BUMC RNA Club Meetings 2019-2020

With generous support from the RNA Society,  Dr. Daniel Cifuentes and Dr. Ruslan Afasizhev are promoting these meetings to facilitate research discussions focused on RNA biology and gene regulation.  Below is the latest schedule of meetings on certain Fridays, K103, 12:30 PM.  

Check this page frequently for any updates to the schedule.  Contact us if your lab wishes to participate.

Fall 2019 to Spring 2020 Schedule

February 28th, 2020 – Fearns & Afasizhev

Andres Vacas (Afasizhev lab)
“Characterization of the MEAT1 complex from Trypanosoma brucei”

Rachel Fearns
“Structure-function analysis of RNA synthesis initiation by pneumovirus

January 31st, 2020 – Cifuentes & Afasizhev

Alexandra Mora-Martin (Cifuentes lab)
“Uncovering the nuclear function of glycogen synthase 1”

Hong Wang (Afasizhev lab)
“Structural studies of Trypanosoma brucei RNA editing complexes”

December 13th, 2019 – Wolozin & Lau

Benjamin Wolozin
“Regulation of RNA binding proteins by Optogenetic Tau Oligomerization”
Nelson Lau
“Transposon RNAs: genetic baggage or ticking time-bomb?”


November 22nd, 2019 – Flynn & Muhlberger

Jess Floro (Flynn Lab)
“Silencing Defective 2 (SDE2) Regulates pre-mRNA Splicing and Cellular Viability”

October 25 – Afasizhev lab

Shawn Lyons
“Regulation of Ribosomal RNA processing during stress”

Ruslan Afasizhev
“Lexis and Grammar of Mitochondrial RNA Processing in Trypanosome”

October 4 – Afasizhev lab
*Room E434, Evans 4th floor

Takuma Suematsu (Afasizhev Lab)
“Architecture of mitochondrial 3′ processome in Trypanosoma Bruce.”

August 30 – Afasizheva Lab and Cifuentes Lab
*Room E434, Evans 4th floor

Mikhail Mesitov (Afasizheva Lab)
“PPR Protein-Containing Polyadenylation Complex Determines Stability and Controls 3’end Processing of Mitochondrial mRNAs in Trypanosoma brucei.”

Dmitry Kretov (Cifuentes Lab)
“Cross-talk between the canonical and Ago2-dependent microRNA processing pathways.”

Future Sessions, Topics TBD:

March 27th, 2020 – Labunskyy & Grishok

April 24th, 2020 – Afasizheva & Lau

May 20th, 2020 – Gummuluru