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Metabolic modeling of species interaction in the human microbiome elucidates community-level assembly rules
MCB grad Roie Levy is lead author on paper in PNAS.
PNAS | UW Today

Genome-scale Co-evolutionary Inference Identifies Functions and Clients of Bacterial Hsp90
GS grad Max Press is lead author on paper in PLoS Genetics.

Great ape genetic diversity and population history
GS grad Peter Sudmant is lead author on paper in Nature. Nature | UW Today

Interaction of exons with promoters and enhancers influences gene splicing patterns.  
Tim Mercer, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow with the Stamatoyannopoulos lab and the Mattick lab at the Garvan Institute in Australia, is lead author on a publication in Nature Genetics demonstrating that the 3-dimensional folding of the human genome impacts gene products by influencing how exons are spliced into mature transcripts.

A Natural Polymorphism in rDNA Replication Origins Links Origin Activation with Calorie Restriction and Lifespan
Liz Kwan, a former MCB graduate student in Toni Bedalov's lab at FHCRC and now a postdoctoral fellow in the Brewer/Raghuraman lab, is the lead author on a study linking lifespan in yeast with replication of the rDNA locus in PLoS Genet.

Dr. Maureen Munn, director of Genome Sciences Education Outreach, and colleagues in the UW Institute for Science and Math were awarded the July 2013 Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction. GS faculty Josh Akey, Debbie Nickerson, and Gail Jarvik were co-PIs on the science education projects that were featured in the Science article.
Science | AAAS news | Seattle Times | NSF

Photos from the Dr. Stan Gartler & Dr. Arno Motulsky 90th birthday celebration are now available.

Dr. John Stamatoyannopoulos has been awarded the 2013-14 Litchfield Lectureship of Oxford University.  He will spend a week in residence at Oxford during the academic year, and will deliver the University-wide Litchfield Lecture.

Shreeram Akilesh, MD, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Stamatoyannopoulos lab and Instructor of Pathology, is a recipient of a 2013 Damon Runyon Fellowship, one of only two given nationwide for physician-scientists.

GS grads Rachel Gittelman (Akey Lab), Vanessa Gray (Fowler Lab), and Alex Mason (Queitsch Lab) have been awarded NSF fellowships. Elyse Hope, Rob Lawrence, and Max Libbrecht received honorable mention.

GS grad Daniel Kim has been awarded an F31 predoctoral fellowship from NIMH.

Dr. Megan Dennis has been awarded a K99 postdoctoral fellowship from NINDS.

Dr. Harmit Malik has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.

The Genome Sciences IT team has received the UW Distinguished Staff Award for a Team.

Katrina Claw
"Proteomic identification and evolutionary analysis of primate reproductive proteins"
Thursday, August 15, 1:00
Health Sciences K-069

Cailyn Spurrell
Friday, August 23, 10:30
Health Sciences K-069

Melody Palmer
Friday, September 6, 2:00
Health Sciences K-069

Peter Sudmant
Friday, September 20, 1:00
Health Sciences D-209

Wednesday Evenings at the Genome

These exciting discussions assume no background knowledge in genetics or other biological subjects and provide opportunities to chat with our presenters. Please see the public lecture website for additional information.

Wednesday, July 31
Dr. Maynard Olson
"Genomic Medicine: What Path Forward?"
7:00, Hitchcock 132
















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