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2013-2014

Hugo J Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
"Mitochondria and Neurodegeneration"
September 17, 2013
Michael Miller, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
October 29, 2013
Host: Hugo Bellen


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2012-2013

Sarah Woodfield
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Endocytic regulation of tumorigenesis in Drosophila melanogaster"
Dissertation Seminar
August 30, 2012
Advisor: Andreas Bergmann
Barbara Jusiak
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Functional dissection of Eyes absent and Sine oculis in Drosophila eye development"
Dissertation Seminar
November 26, 2012
Advisor: Graeme Mardon
Kathrina Marcelo
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Regulation of hemogenic endothelial specification"
Dissertation seminar
December 3, 2012
Advisor: Karen Hirschi
Steven Baker
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Structure-function studies of methyl-CpG-binding protein 2"
Dissertation Seminar
December 17, 2012
Advisor: Huda Zoghbi
Christopher McGraw
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Delineating the temporal and molecular components of the pathophysiology of MeCP2-related disorders"
Dissertation Seminar
December 17, 2012
Advisor: Huda Zoghbi
Tammy Chan
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Gustatory regulation of physiology, behavior, and aging in Drosophila melanogaster"
Dissertation Seminar
March 8, 2013
Advisor: Scott Pletcher
Jane Johnson, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
"Transcriptional control of neuronal diversity: new players, new interactions"
January 29, 2013
Host: Andy Groves
Ya-Chieh Hsu, Ph.D.
New York Stem Cell Foundation - Druckenmiller postdoctoral fellow, Rockefeller University
"No place like home: interactions between stem cells and progeny in the mammalian hair follicle niche"
February 13, 2013
Hosts: Hugo Bellen and Hoang Nguyen
Bo Xiong
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Crag is a GEF for Rab11 required for transport of Rhodopsin and maintenance of adult photoreceptors"
Dissertation Seminar
May 22, 2013
Advisor: Hugo Bellen
Edward Miranda
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"A transcriptomics approach to understanding Dictyostelium development"
July 22, 2013
Advisor: Gad Shaulsky
Wu-Lin Charng
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Drosophila Tempura, a novel protein prenyltransferase, regulates Notch signaling via Rab1 and Rab11"
Dissertation Seminar
July 29, 2013
Advisor: Hugo Bellen
Wei-Hsiang Huang
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"The role of Atoh1-dependent hindbrain circuitry in respiratory control"
Dissertation Seminar
August 20, 2013
Advisor: Huda Zoghbi


2011-2012

Mahalakshmi Prabhakaran
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"A genetic screen links dosage compensation in Drosophila to transcription elongation of X-linked genes"
Dissertation seminar
November 28, 2011
Advisor: Rick Kelley
Shinya Yamamoto
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Solving the 'Notch Puzzle' through forward genetic approaches: In vivo analysis of EHBP1 and Notch in Drosophila"
Dissertation seminar
December 5, 2011
Advisor: Hugo Bellen
Vafa Bayat
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Mutations in the mitochondrial methionyl-tRNA synthetase cause a neurodegenerative phenotype in flies and a recessive ataxia (ARSAL) in humans"
Dissertation seminar
December 14, 2011
Advisor: Hugo Bellen
Aysegul Verim
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Elucidating the role of Rantes in hematopoietic stem cell aging and development"
Dissertation seminar
January 17, 2012
Advisor: Peggy Goodell
Jessica Leonardi
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Insights into the regulation of Drosophila Notch signaling by O-glucose glycans"
Dissertation seminar
March 2, 2012
Advisor: Hamed Jafar-Nejad
Molly Schroeder
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Cell competition as a non-autonomous tumor suppression mechanism in Drosophila epithelia"
Dissertation Seminar
April 2, 2012
Advisor: Georg Halder
Fabio Demontis, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
"The control of proteostasis during muscle aging and its systemic effects"
May 3, 2012
Host: Hugo Bellen and Hui Zheng
Yi Rao, Ph.D.
Peking University, Beijing
"Genetic analysis of sexual preference: From mammals to flies"
May 7, 2012
Host: Hugo Bellen
Ken Zaret, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"Pioneer factors and the initiation of cellular reprogramming"
May 8, 2012
Host: Andy Groves
David Raible, Ph.D.
University of Washington in Seattle
"Mechanosensory hair cell death and regeneration"
May 22, 2012
Host: Andy Groves
Chiat Koo (Leon) Lim
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Keeping the dose at two-fold"
Dissertation Seminar
June 21, 2012
Advisor: Rick Kelley
Amy Shore
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Pregnancy-induced noncoding RNA (PINC) associates with Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 and regulates mammary epithelial differentiation"
Dissertation seminar
July 11, 2012
Advisor: Jeff Rosen
Jacob Berry
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Dopaminergic circuits involved in learning and forgetting in Drosophila"
Dissertation seminar
July 20, 2012
Advisor: Ron Davis


2010-2011

James Clemens, Ph.D.
Purdue University
"Neurodegeneration and cancer: New roles of axon guidance receptors"
October 26, 2010
Host: Hugo Bellen
Mardelle Atkins
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Understanding a key step in the onset of differentiation: A mechanism for eyeless repression in the Drosophila eye"
Dissertation seminar
October 12, 2010
Advisor: Graeme Mardon
Adriana Visbal
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Altered differentiation and paracrine stimulation of mammary epithelial cell proliferation by conditionally activated Smoothened"
Dissertation seminar
November 9, 2010
Advisors: Jeff Rosen and Michael Lewis
Onkar Dhande
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Activity-dependent mechanisms of retinotopic map refinement"
Dissertation seminar
December 10, 2010
Advisor: Michael Crair
Raphael Kopan, Ph.D.
Washington University, St. Louis
"How non-autonomous consequences of Notch loss lead to B-LPD, asthma and cancer"
January 11, 2011
Host: Andy Groves
Cheng-Chiu Huang
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Development, homeostasis and regeneration of the female reproductive tract"
Dissertation seminar
January 31, 2011
Advisor: Richard Behringer
Jae Man Lee
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Identification of a novel ligand for the nuclear receptor LRH-1 and its physiologic impact on type 2 diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease"
Dissertation seminar
February 1, 2011
Advisor: David Moore
Joanna Asprer
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"LMO4 is a cofactor that promotes neuronal differentiation in the developing cortex and spinal cord"
Dissertation seminar
March 24, 2011
Advisor: Soo Lee
Airon Wills, Ph.D.
Duke University
"Regenerative mechanisms are required for tissue growth and homeostasis in adult zebrafish"
March 31, 2011
Host: Andy Groves
Martin Garcia-Castro, Ph.D.
Yale University
"Quest for the early crest: From chick to human"
April 26, 2011
Host: Andy Groves
Larry Zipursky, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., University of California at Los Angeles
"Cell recognition and wiring the brain"
May 13, 2011
Host: Kim Tolias
Joe Gall, Ph.D.
Carnegie Institution for Science
"Transcription during the lampbrush chromosome stage of oogenesis"
May 16, 2011
Host: Rick Kelley
Craig Montell, Ph.D.
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
"Control of animal behavior by TRP channels"
May 26, 2011
Hosts: Joanna Jankowsky and Hugo Bellen
Roy Sillitoe, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
"Genetic control of cerebellar circuit formation"
June 20, 2011
Host: Ben Arenkiel
Carlos Ballester
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"mGluR5 in cortical excitatory neurons exerts both cell-autonomous and -nonautonomous influences on cortical somatosensory circuit formation"
Dissertation seminar
June 21, 2011
Advisor: Hui-Chen Lu
Utpal Banerjee, Ph.D.
University of California at Los Angeles
"Signaling and metabolic control of cell fate"
June 21, 2011
Host: Hector Sandoval


2009-2010

Jean-Luc Doumont, Ph.D.
Principiae - Structuring thoughts
"Making the most of your presentation"
October 27, 2009
Hosts: Hugo Bellen and Joanna Jankowsky
Jean-Luc Doumont, Ph.D.
Principiae - Structuring thoughts
"Structuring your scientific paper"
October 28, 2009
Hosts: Hugo Bellen and Joanna Jankowsky
Shannon Griswold
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Mesonephric origins for steroidogenic cells of the fetal gonad"
Dissertation seminar
December 2, 2009
Advisor: Richard Behringer
Stephanie Greene
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"microRNA-205 in mammary gland development and breast cancer"
Dissertation seminar
December 14, 2009
Advisor: Jeff Rosen
Eric Hyun
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"The role of the AXH domain and its protein interactors in Ataxin-1 function and spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 pathogenesis"
Dissertation seminar
January 13, 2009
Advisor: Huda Zoghbi
Marianne Bronner-Fraser, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
"Gene regulatory networks underlying neural crest formation"
January 22, 2010
Host: Andy Groves
Allan Spradling, Ph.D.
HHMI, Carnegie Institution of Washington and Johns Hopkins
"Analyzing stem cells and differentiation within intact metazoan tissues"
February 16, 2010
Host: Hugo Bellen
Walter Gehring, Ph.D.
Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
"Eye development and evolution: from cyanobacteria to humans"
February 24, 2010
Host: Milan Jamrich
Daisy Dai
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"The role of TAp63a in epithelial development and homeostasis"
Dissertation seminar
April 5, 2010
Advisor: Dennis Roop
Artur Kania, Ph.D.
IRCM and McGill University, Montreal
"The control of spinal motor neuron myotopic organization by Reelin, Eph and Netrin signaling"
April 27, 2010
Host: Hugo Bellen
Bibhash Mukhopadhyay
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Kinesin-II and Bazooka play essential roles in Drosophila photoreceptor morphogenesis"
Dissertation seminar
July 1, 2010
Advisor: Kwang Choi


2008-2009

Hillary Andrews
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Sequoia regulates multiple cell fate decisions in the adult Drosophila peripheral nervous system"
Dissertation seminar
August 29, 2008
Advisor: Hugo Bellen
Clayton Morrison
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Towards understanding growth control in Drosophila"
Dissertation seminar
September 29, 2008
Advisor: Georg Halder
An-Chi Tien
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"A novel role of Ero1L in Notch folding through cysteine bridge formation"
Dissertation seminar
December 2, 2008
Advisor: Hugo Bellen
Manzoor Bhat, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
"Genetic and molecular dissection of neuron-glial interactions in Drosophila and mice"
Feb 3, 2009
Host: Hugo Bellen
Odessa Yabut
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"The effects of Dyrk1A overexpression in neurogenesis and its implications in Down Syndrome"
Dissertation seminar
March 12, 2009
Advisor: Gabriella D'Arcangelo
Eldad Tzahor, Ph.D.
Weizmann Institute of Science
"New insights into the developmental link between the heart and jaw muscles"
May 26, 2009
Host: Hugo Bellen
Chuan-Wei Jang
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Transposon mutagenesis in the mouse germline"
Dissertation seminar
June 22, 2009
Advisor: Richard Behringer


2007-2008

Prajal Patel
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Drosophila deoxyhypusine hydroxylase homologue Nero regulates cell growth"
Dissertation seminar
September 4, 2007
Advisor: Hugo Bellen
Koen Venken
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"P(acman): A BAC transgenic platform for targeted insertion of large DNA fragments in Drosophila melanogaster"
Dissertation seminar
September 5, 2007
Advisor: Hugo Bellen
Liqun Luo, Ph.D.
Stanford University
"Wiring up the olfactory circuit in the fly brain"
October 30, 2007
Host: Hugo Bellen
Andrew K. Groves, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
"Development and regeneration of the inner ear: the beginning and the end"
January 18, 2008
Host: Hugo Bellen
Bassem Hassan, Ph.D.
VIB and KULeuven, Belgium
"From SOP to CAC: proneural genes in development and cancer"
January 22, 2008
Host: Hugo Bellen
Franklin D. Costantini, Ph.D.
Columbia University
"Control of branching morphogenesis during kidney development"
February 19, 2008
Host: Brendan Lee
Melis Inan
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Cortical cAMP-PKA signaling in barrel map development"
Dissertation seminar
April 14, 2008
Advisor: Michael Crair
Katia Del Rio-Tsonis, Ph.D.
Miami University
"Mechanisms of retina regeneration"
May 20, 2008
Host: Milan Jamrich
Matt Rose
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Genetic fate-mapping of novel Math1-dependent hindbrain lineages vital for hearing, balance, and respiration"
Dissertation seminar
June 3, 2008
Advisor: Huda Zoghbi
Paolo Mangahas
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Regulation of the removal of apoptotic cell corpses in Caenorhabditis elegans by UNC-108 and NCK-1"
Dissertation seminar
July 23, 2008
Advisor: Zheng Zhou

2006-2007

Melih Acar
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Senseless and Rumi in Drosophila peripheral nervous system development"
Dissertation seminar
September 29, 2006
Advisor: Hugo Bellen
Beatriz Sosa-Pineda, Ph.D.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
"The homeobox gene Prox1 is a critical regulator of pancreas and liver organogenesis"
October 17, 2006
Host: Lydia Aguilar-Bryan
Erez Raz, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
"Molecular and cellular mechanisms governing directional primordial germ cell migration in zebrafish"
October 19, 2006
Host: Gadi Shaulsky
Henry Krause, Ph.D.
Banting and Best, University of Toronto
"Live animal systems for nuclear receptor ligand and cofactor identification"
October 31, 2006
Host: Hugo Bellen
Frank Gertler, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Regulation of cytoskeletal dynamics during nervous system development"
January 9, 2007
Host: Hugo Bellen
Bart De Strooper, M.D., Ph.D.
VIB and KULeuven, Belgium
"Regulated intramembrane proteolysis in apoptosis and Alzheimer's disease"
February 6, 2007
Host: Hui Zheng
James Skeath, Ph.D.
Washington University, St. Louis
"A crisis of identity: generation of neuronal diversity in the Drosophila CNS"
March 13, 2007
Host: Hugo Bellen
Fisun Hamaratoglu
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"The function of the tumor suppressor genes merlin, expanded, and fat in organ size regulation in Drosophila"
Dissertation seminar
May 8, 2007
Advisor: Georg Halder
Ross Poché
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Genetic regulation of neuronal layer formation"
Dissertation seminar
May 31, 2007
Advisor: Richard Behringer
Ryan Udan
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Growth control of organs: the Drosophila Hippo signaling pathway"
Dissertation seminar
June 28, 2007
Advisor: Georg Halder
Kavita Oommen
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Novel co-regulation by Notch and Fos is required for specification of a cell fate in C. elegans"
Dissertation seminar
July 25, 2007
Advisor: Anna Newman


2005-2006

Andreas Bergmann, Ph.D.
M.D. Anderson, The University of Texas
"Genetic control of cell death (apoptosis) in Drosophila"
August 16, 2005
Host: Charles Hoeffer
Hugo Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., Baylor College of Medicine
"The Senseless and Gfi1 transcription factors in fly nervous system development and human ataxia: from proneural proteins to cell survival"
September 13, 2005
Host: Milan Jamrich
Philippe Soriano, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
"Growth factor signaling specificity in development"
October 25, 2005
Host: Hugo Bellen
Travis Bailey
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Regulation of the Rx genes"
Dissertation seminar
November 17, 2005
Advisor: Milan Jamrich
Yishi Jin, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., University of California, Santa Cruz
"Mechanisms of synapse assembly in C. elegans"
January 3, 2006
Host: Hugo Bellen
Andrew Chisholm, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Cruz
"From a ball of cells to a worm: molecular genetics of C. elegans morphogenesis"
January 4, 2006
Host: Hugo Bellen
Elaine S. Seto
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Internalization is required for proper Wingless signaling in Drosophila"
Dissertation seminar
February 13, 2006
Advisor: Hugo Bellen
Raphael Kopan, Ph.D.
Washington University, St. Louis
"Notch signaling in the vertebrate kidney and the somite: theme and variations"
April 18, 2006
Host: Brendan Lee
Tong-Wey Koh
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Mechanisms of endocytosis at the synapse"
Dissertation seminar
April 27, 2006
Advisor: Hugo Bellen
Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., University of Utah School of Medicine
"Regeneration and stem cells in the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea"
May 2, 2006
Host: Rick Kelley
Guillermo Oliver, Ph.D.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
"Homeobox genes in mammalian organogenesis"
May 9, 2006
Host: Lydia Aguilar-Bryan


2004-2005

Guy Eakin
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Tetraploid development in the mouse"
Dissertation seminar
October 4, 2004
Advisor: Richard Behringer
Eric C. Lai, Ph.D.
"microRNAs: runts of the genome assert themselves"
University of California at Berkeley
October 12, 2004
Host: Hugo Bellen
Kartik Pappu
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Integration of extracellular signaling with the retinal determination network during Drosophila eye development "
Dissertation seminar
October 19, 2004
Advisor: Graeme Mardon
Xiaoying Bai
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Regulation of roX noncoding RNA genes by the Drosophila dosage compensation complex"
Dissertation seminar
October 28, 2004
Advisor: Mitzi Kuroda
Neal G. Copeland, Ph.D.
"Insertional mutagenesis provides a road map for navigating the cancer genome"
National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland
November 22, 2004
Host: Hugo Bellen
Nancy A. Jenkins, Ph.D.
"Mouse models of human vesicle transport diseases"
National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland
November 23, 2004
Host: Monica Justice
Kenneth H. Fischbeck, M.D.
"Therapeutic approaches to polyglutamine disease"
National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, Neurogenetics Branch, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland
December 14, 2004
Host: Huda Zoghbi
Sunil Q. Mehta
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"The role of sec15 in regulating synaptic specificity in the Drosophila visual system"
Dissertation seminar
February 22, 2005
Advisor: Mike Crair
James C. Clemens, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
"Alternative splicing of Drosophila Dscam generates axon guidance receptors that exhibit isoform-specific homophilic binding"
March 28, 2005
Host: Hugo Bellen
Carolina J. Jorgez
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Study of ovarian function using conditional knockout mouse models"
Dissertation seminar
March 29, 2005
Advisor: Martin Matzuk


2003-2004

Mike O’Connor, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., University of Minnesota
"Molecular mechanism of dorsal⁄ventral patterning in the Drosophila embryo"
September 23, 2003
Host: Hugo Bellen
Jane Johnson, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
"Transcriptional regulation of spinal cord development"
October 07, 2003
Host: Hugo Bellen
Erik Jorgensen, Ph.D.
University of Utah
"A genetic analysis of synaptic transmission in the nematode C. elegans"
October 21, 2003
Host: Hugo Bellen
Akio Kobayashi
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Molecular analysis of urogenital system development in the mouse"
Dissertation seminar
January 8, 2004
Advisor: Richard Behringer
Beril Tavsanli
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Structure-function analysis of the Drosophila retinal determination protein Dachshund"
Dissertation seminar
February 9, 2004
Advisor: Graeme Mardon
Nancy Van Driessche
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Transcriptional profiling of Dictyostelium discoideum growth and development"
Dissertation seminar
March 8, 2004
Advisor: Gad Shaulsky
Maranke Koster
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"The role of p63 in skin development and carcinogenesis"
Dissertation seminar
June 17, 2004
Advisor: Dennis Roop


2002-2003

Stacey Bussell Tepera
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"β-catenin signaling in mouse mammary gland development"
Dissertation seminar
September 20, 2002
Advisor: Jeff Rosen
Peter Bryant, D.Phil.
University of California at Irvine
"What is Drosophila telling us about growth control and cancer?"
October 01, 2002
Host: Hugo Bellen
Robb Krumlauf, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri
"Hox genes and Wise ways to pattern embryogenesis"
November 12, 2002
Host: Armin Schumacher
Cheng-Ming Chuong, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
"Feather morphogenesis: A model for evo-devo research"
November 26, 2002
Host: Dennis Roop
Milind Suraokar
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Mutational analysis of the Hoxb-4 gene during mouse development"
Dissertation seminar
January 13, 2003
Advisor: Allan Bradley
Bob/You-Tzung Chen
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Inducible gene trapping and conditional genetic ablation using puΔtk and the Cre/loxP technology"
Dissertation seminar
January 13, 2003
Advisor: Allan Bradley
Bruce Edgar, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
"Growth and cell cycle control in Drosophila"
February 04, 2003
Host: Georg Halder
John Carlson, Ph.D.
Yale University
"Odor and taste receptors in Drosophila: Genetics and e-genetics"
March 18, 2003
Host: Hugo Bellen
Vincent Wang
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"The role of Math1 in mammalian CNS and PNS development"
Dissertation seminar
April 09, 2003
Advisor: Huda Zogbhi
Patrik Verstreken
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Synaptic vesicle retrieval: ‘kiss and run’ versus clathrin-mediated endocytosis"
Dissertation seminar
April 23, 2003
Advisor: Hugo Bellen
Li Zhang
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"The role of homeobox gene Rx and FGF signaling in vertebrate eye development"
Dissertation seminar
June 12, 2003
Advisor: Milan Jamrich
Barbara Cohen, Ph.D.
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
"PLoS and the future of scientific publishing"
July 01, 2003
Host: Hugo Bellen
Kirsten Kibler
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Intercellular communication genes in Dictyostelium development"
Dissertation seminar
July 09, 2003
Advisor: Gadi Shaulsky


2001-2002

Stuart Orkin, M.D.
H.H.M.I., Harvard Medical School, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute
"Mechanisms of lineage control in the hematopoietic system"
October 02, 2001
Host: Hugo Bellen
David Stein, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin
"Establishment of dorsal-ventral polarity in the Drosophila embryo"
November 13, 2001
Host: Armin Schumacher
Hannele Ruohola-Baker, Ph.D.
University of Washington
"Establishment of polarity during Drosophila oogenesis"
December 3, 2001
Host: Scott Goode
William H. Klein, Ph.D.
M.D. Anderson, The University of Texas
"Intrinsic mechanisms regulating retinal ganglion cell differentiation"
December 11, 2001
Host: Milan Jamrich
Carl Thummel, Ph.D.
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
"Steroid regulation of cell death and morphogenesis during Drosophila development"
March 5, 2002
Host: Hugo Bellen
Christopher Wylie, Ph.D.
Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Germ cells"
May 28, 2002
Host: Milan Jamrich
Heping Liu
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Identification and functional analyses of a novel mouse paired-like homeobox gene, mMrx.1"
Dissertation seminar
May 30, 2002
Advisor: Kathi Mahon


2000-2001

Luis Parada, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
"Regulation of Trk receptors and studies on embryonic olfactory development"
September 29, 2000
Host: Mike Crair
Mark Fortini, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"Mechanisms of Notch receptor signaling and intracellular trafficking"
October 17, 2000
Host: Hui Zheng
Barry Gumbiner, Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
"Cadherins and catenins in development and cancer"
October 24, 2000
Host: Armin Schumacher
Virginia Papaioannou, Ph.D.
Columbia University
"T-Box genes and mouse models of human developmental disorders"
November 14, 2000
Host: Armin Schumacher
Paul MacDonald, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin
"Translational regulation of early Drosophila development"
November 28, 2000
Host: Mitzi Kuroda
Andrew Peterson, Ph.D.
University of California at San Francisco
"Forward genetics and mouse embryonic development"
December 12, 2000
Host: Armin Schumacher
Stephen Cohen, Ph.D.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
"Morphogen gradient formation in the Drosophila wing"
December 19, 2000
Host: Hugo Bellen
Pernille Rørth, Ph.D.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
"Regulation of cell migration during Drosophila oogenesis"
December 20, 2000
Host: Sophia Tsai/Hugo Bellen
Catherine Dulac, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., Harvard University and Harvard Medical School
"Molecular logic of the pheromone response in mammals"
January 23, 2001
Host: Hugo Bellen
Raffi Aroian, Ph.D.
University of California at San Diego
"The birth (embryonic axis formation) and death (Bt toxin action) of a worm (C. elegans)"
April 03, 2001
Host: Anna Newman
Jeannie Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., Harvard Medical School
"The regulation of X-chromosome inactivation by noncoding RNA genes"
May 01, 2001
Host: Mitzi Kuroda


1999-2000

Manfred Frasch, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
"Genetic and molecular pathways controlling mesodermal tissue development in Drosophila"
September 07, 1999
Host: Hugo Bellen
Volker Hartenstein, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Calfornia at Los Angeles
"The embryonic development of the Drosophila brain"
September 21, 1999
Host: Ron Davis
Didier Stainier, Ph.D.
University of California at San Francisco
"Heart and endoderm formation in zebrafish"
October 05, 1999
Host: Hugo Bellen
Randall Moon, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., University of Washington School of Medicine
"Wnt signaling in development and disease"
October 19, 1999
Host: Allan Bradley
Rui Chen
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Retinal cell fate determination in Drosophila"
Dissertation seminar
October 19, 1999
Advisor: Graeme Mardon
Yi Rao, Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine
"Molecular guidance of cell migration in the nervous system"
October 20, 1999
Host: Sophia Tsai
Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D.
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and M.I.T.
"DNA methylation, imprinting, and nuclear cloning"
November 02, 1999
Host: Armin Schumacher
Philippe Soriano, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
"PDGF signaling in mouse development"
November 16, 1999
Host: Gerard Karsenty
Hong Su
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Nested chromosomal deletions induced with retroviral vectors in mice"
Dissertation seminar
November 29, 1999
Advisor: Allan Bradley
Paul Overbeek, Ph.D.
Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"XX Males with No Sry"
November 30, 1999
Host: Kathi Mahon
John Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California at San Francisco
"Evidence that regional specification is coupled to cell-type specification in the developing telencephalon"
December 14, 1999
Host: Armin Schumacher
Cornelia Bargmann, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., University of California at San Francisco
"Olfactory discrimination and sensory specificity in C. elegans"
January 18, 2000
Host: Huda Zogbhi
Lee Niswander, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
"Analysis of platelet activating factor (PAF) and PAF Acetylhydrolase and their role in mammalian development"
February 22, 2000
Host: Gerard Karsenty
Radwan Abu-Issa
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Analysis of Platelet Activating Factor (PAF) and PAF Acetylhydrolase and their role during mammalian development"
Dissertation seminar
February 22, 2000
Advisor: Gregor Eichele
Anthony Lau
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Knockout mouse models for liver-restricted TGF-β superfamilymembers"
Dissertation seminar
February 22, 2000
Advisor: Martin Matzuk
Sergei Prokopenko
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Rho1 G protein and its exchange factor Pebble mediate a signaling pathway initiating cytokinesis in Drosophila"
Dissertation seminar
February 28, 2000
Advisor: Hugo Bellen
Susan Lindquist, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., University of Chicago
"The Hsp90 chaperone as a capacitor for morphological evolution"
April 11, 2000
Host: Huda Zoghbi
Luis Parada, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
"New insights into the role of neurotropins in neural development"
April 17, 2000
Host: Kathi Mahon
Brigid Hogan, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"Bmps in branching and budding"
May 30, 1999
Host: Monica Justice
Hua Chang
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"SMAD 5: multiple roles in mouse embyrogenesis"
Dissertation seminar
June 13, 2000
Advisor: Martin Matzuk


1998-1999

Herbert Jäckle, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute, Göttingen, Germany
"Head formation in Drosophila: interplay of transcription factors and anterior prevalence"
October 7, 1998
Host: Hugo Bellen
Kevin Moses, Ph.D.
Emory University School of Medicine
"The EGF receptor pathway in the developing fly eye"
October 13, 1998
Host: Hugo Bellen
Joshua Sanes, Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine
"Genetic analysis of synapse formation in mice"
December 8, 1998
Host: Huda Zoghbi
Gail Martin, Ph.D.
University of Calfornia at San Francisco
"FGF signaling in vertebrate embryonic development"
January 12, 1999
Host: Armin Schumacher
David Anderson, Ph.D. - cancelled
H.H.M.I., California Institute of Technology
"Stem cell transcription factors and the specification of neuronal identity"
January 26, 1999
Host: Ming Tsai
Luis Parada, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
"Neurotrophins, neurofibromatosis, and animal disease models"
February 22, 1999
Host: Kathi Mahon
Karl Herrup, Ph.D.
Case Western University
"Genetic compartments in mouse cerebellar development -- fact and fancy"
February 9, 1999
Host: Rich Paylor
Donald Ready, Ph.D.
Purdue University
"Mighty morphin’ photoreceptors: Mechanisms of Drosophila rhabdomere morphogenesis"
May 4, 1999
Host: Graeme Mardon
Joe Lu
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"The apterous Lim-Homeodomain protein"
Dissertation seminar
May 17, 1999
Advisor: Juan Botas


1997-1998

David Glover, Ph.D.
Medical Sciences Institute, University of Dundee, Scotland
"The importance of the centrosome cycle for the fidelity of cell division"
August 28, 1997
Host: Hugo Bellen
Kathi Mahon, Ph.D.
Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Molecular genetics of early forebrain and pituitary development"
September 2, 1997
Host: Hugo Bellen
Ruth Lu
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Retinoid signaling in vertebrate limb development"
Dissertation seminar
September 17, 1997
Advisor: Gregor Eichele
Pentao Liu
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Chromosome engineering in mice"
Dissertation seminar
October 14, 1997
Advisor: Allan Bradley
Mariane Wolfner, Ph.D.
Cornell University
"Seminal influences: male-derived proteins that stimulate egg-laying, sperm storage and physiological changes in mated female Drosophila"
November 25, 1997
Host: Mitzi Kuroda
Roel Nusse, Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
"Wnt signaling and wnt phenotypes in Drosophila"
December 2, 1997
Host: Graeme Mardon
Randy Johnson, Ph.D.
M.D. Anderson, The University of Texas
"Cerebellar agenesis and limb patterning defects in lmx-1 mutant mice"
December 9, 1997
Host: Hugo Bellen
Kenneth Kemphues, Ph.D.
Cornell University
"Establishment of embryonic polarity in C. elegans"
February 10, 1998
Host: Anna Newman
Rosa Beddington, Ph.D.
National Institute Medical Research, London
"Genes involved in anterior patterning in the vertebrate embryo"
February 7, 1998
Host: Kathi Mahon
Alexandra Joyner, Ph.D.
Skirball Institute, New York University Medical Center
"Role of signaling molecules and transcription factors in mouse CNS patterning"
February 24, 1998
Host: Allan Bradley
Robert Saint, Ph.D.
University of Adelaide, Australia
"Cel cycle regulation in a metazoan: from cell to organism and back!"
March 23, 1998
Host: Sergei Prokopenko
Peter Devereotes, Ph.D.
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
"How cells sense chemical gradients"
March 24, 1998
Host: Gadi Shaulsky
Ulrich Tepass, Ph.D.
University of Toronto
"Drosophila E-cadherin function in cell migration, cell sorting, and axis formation"
April 21, 1998
Host: Postdoctoral Association
Nipam Patel, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., University of Chicago School of Medicine
"The evolution and manipulation of body patterning"
August 18, 1998
Host: Postdoctoral Association
Jeff Rosen, Ph.D.
Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
"A role for CAAT/enhancer binding protein transcription factors in mammary gland development and breast cancer"
May 12, 1998
Host: Hugo Bellen


1996-1997

Henry Krause, Ph.D.
Charles H. Best Institute, University of Toronto
"Homeodomain proteins and their requirements for cofactors"
October 22, 1996
Host: Hugo Bellen
Ruth Lehmann, Ph.D.
Skirball Institute, New York University Medical Center
"Pattern formation in Drosophila"
January 10, 1997
Annual Research Conference
Jules Hoffmann, Ph.D.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Strasbourg, France
"The immune response of Drosophila - a model system for the study of innate immunity"
January 14, 1997
Host: Juan Botas
Cliff Tabin, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
"Signals patterning the vertebrate limb"
January 31, 1997
Host: Graeme Mardon and Ming-Jer Tsai
Pamela Geyer, Ph.D.
University of Iowa
"Effects of a retrotransposable element on Drosophila gene expression: insights into chromatin insulators and transvection"
February 12, 1997
Host: Mitzi Kuroda
Scott Emr, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., University of California at San Diego
"Phosphoinositide signaling essential for protein and membrane trafficking in the secretory system"
February 25, 1997
Host: Hugo Bellen
Barbara Meyer, Ph.D.
University of California at Berkeley
"To halve or have not: mitosis, meiosis, and X chromosome gene expression"
April 15, 1997
Host: Mitzi Kuroda
Eric Olson, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
"Genetic control of cardiovascular development"
April 22, 1997
Host: Gerard Karsenty
Stuart Kim, Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
"Receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in C. elegans: pattern formation, cell specificity and basolateral localization"
May 6, 1997
Host: Graeme Mardon


1995-1996

Steven Burden, Ph.D.
Skirball Institute, New York University Medical Center
"Synapse-specific gene expression"
October 5, 1995
Walter Gehring, Ph.D.
Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
"The development and evolution of eyes"
October 26, 1995
Ariel Ruiz i Altaba, Ph.D.
Skirball Institute, New York University Medical Center
"Hedgehog signaling and pattern formation in the neural tube"
November 16, 1995
Gines Morata, Ph.D.
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
"Drosophila gene patterns and pattern genes of Drosophila"
February 6, 1996
Fred Winston, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
"Histones and other factors that control transcription and chromatin structure in yeast"
February 8, 1996
Michael Young, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., The Rockefeller University
"Molecular control of circadian behavioral rhythms in Drosophila"
February 20, 1996
Richard Palmiter, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., University of Washington at Seattle
"Genetic approaches for understanding feeding behavior in mice"
April 9, 1996
Robert Wyman, Ph.D.
Yale University
"The specificity of neural connections: a new gene family required for gap junction synapses"
May 10, 1996


1994-1995

Sean Carroll, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., University of Wisconsin at Madison
"Developmental regulatory mechanisms and the evolution of insect body patterns"
September 14, 1994
Mark Krasnow, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
"Genetic control of branching morphogenesis in Drosophila"
September 28, 1994
Steven McKnight, Ph.D.
Tularik, Inc.
"Regulation of fat cell differentiation by a family of leucine zipper proteins"
October 20, 1994
David Anderson, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., California Institute of Technology
"Growth and transcription factors controlling the development of neural crest stem cells"
January 19, 1995
Larry Zipursky, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., University of California at Los Angeles
"Molecular genetic studies of Drosophila visual system development"
February 16, 1995
Sam Kunes, Ph.D.
Harvard University
"Pattern formation in the brain of Drosophila"
February 22, 1995
William McGinnis, Ph.D.
Yale University
"Functional specificity of homeotic proteins"
March 14, 1995
Rolf Bodmer, Ph.D.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
"Genetic dissection of heart development in Drosophila"
April 18, 1995
Rik Derynck, Ph.D.
University of California at San Francisco
"TGF-ß receptor signaling in differentiation"
April 20, 1995
Thomas Musci, M.D.
University of California at San Francisco
"Translational regulation of the Xenopus FGF receptor during embryogenesis"
May 11, 1995
David Mangelsdorf, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
"Retinoid X receptors: master regulators of hormone signaling"
May 18, 1995
Zena Werb, Ph.D.
University of California at San Francisco
"The role of extracellular matrix proteolysis in regulating development"
May 25, 1995


1993-1994

Paul Schedl, Ph.D.
University of Princeton
"Chromosomes and sex"
February 26, 1993
Brigid Hogan, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"Role of TGFß related genes in mouse development"
May 12, 1993
Ruth Lehmann, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Pattern formation and germ cell determination in Drososphila"
May 28, 1993
Ben-Zion Shilo, Ph.D.
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
"Role of the Drosophila EGF-receptor homologue in establishment of embryonic dorso-ventral polarity"
October 5, 1993
Spyridon Artavanis-Tsakonas
H.H.M.I., Yale University
"The Notch signaling pathway and its involvement in cell differentiation"
May 3, 1994
Hermann Steller, Ph.D.
H.H.M.I., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Control of programmed cell death in Drosophila"
April 12, 1994


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