PEB Discussion Group 2020-2021

This monthly forum brings together researchers from biological, physical and engineering backgrounds to present and discuss their research. Our focus is on research in progress talks, giving opportunities for graduate students and post-docs to present.

For the fall of 2020, the PEB Discussion Group will be held virtually.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or present your research, please contact the organizers for this academic year:

Kyra Thrush (CBB) and Alex Grigas (CBB)

2020 Fall PEB discussion group schedule

September 25, 2020

David Van Dijk (Van Dijk lab)
Alison Sweeney (Sweeney lab)

October 23, 2020

Henry Mattingly (Postdoc, Emonet lab, MCDB): Are cells information limited?

Caitlin Davis (Assistant Professor, Chemistry): Spliceosomal U1A protein - SL2 RNA binding affinity increases in cells

December 4, 2020

Min Wu (Associate Professor, Cell Biology): Single cell pattern formation: Opportunities and challenges

Jinghua Ge (Postdoc, Cell Biology): Single-molecule force spectroscopy of protein-membrane interactions

2021 Spring PEB discussion group schedule

January 29, 2021

Eric Schneider (Associate Professor, Department of Surgery): Understanding physiological response to quantified measures of sub-concussive blast exposure in humans

Miriam Genuth (Postdoc, MCDB): Ergodic cell state transitons and the reproducibility of embryonic development

February 26, 2021

Xiaobai Li (Graduate Student, Chemistry): Stresses within the actin meshwork control the turnover of fimbrin during clathrin-mediated endocytosis

Kyra Thrush (Graduate Student, CBB): Epigentic based modeling of brain aging is linked to Alzheimer’s Disease pathology

March 26, 2021

Christopher Anderson (Graduate Student, ExPath): Generation of a tissue engineered pulsatile conduit for modified fontan circulation

Jeremy Moore (Graduate Student, MCDB): Cell-to-cell variation in sensitivity to mixed chemotactic stimuli

April 23, 2021

Ryosuke Tanaka (Clark lab, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program): Mechanisms for collision avoidance in walking Drosophila

Viraaj Jayaram (Emonet lab, Physics): Robust olfactory navigation is shaped by multiple temporal features of turbulent odor plumes

May 28, 2021

2nd year PEB students:

Sara Siwiecki, Yuxuan Cheng, Daisy Duan, Farrah Mohammed, Anjiabei Wang, Eric Ni, Fidel Arizaga, Grace Meng, Hannahmariam Mekbib, Isaac Vock, Isaiah Yim, Joey Erwin, Joseph Shomar, Kasey Hancock, Lianghui Peng, Tianyu Yuan, XJ Xu, Zachary Sun