Basic Sciences Division

Seminars and Meetings

The following events are for members of the Basic Sciences Division and other scientific collaborators. Read more about meetings, clubs and seminars »

Seattle Mitosis Group
Asbury Lab
Thursday, September 4
Hutch: D1-080

Division News

Erica Hildebrand wins 4th place in the poster contest at the Genetics Society of America Yeast Genetics Meeting

The 2014 Yeast Genetics Meeting took place July 29 – August 3, 2014 at the University of Washington, Seattle. This is the premier meeting for students, postdoctoral fellows, research staff and principal investigators studying various aspects of eukaryotic biology in yeast.

Her poster was titled Regulation of centromeric nucleosome localization in budding yeast. It described her project to determine the genome-wide mislocalization pattern of the centromeric histone variant Cse4 when Psh1, the ubiquitin ligase that normally controls Cse4 levels, is deleted. She compared the Cse4 mislocalization pattern to other genomic features and found that Cse4 is mislocalized to intergenic regions, and that there is an association between genes that have upstream mislocalized Cse4 and that have decreased transcript levels compared to the WT strain. Regions of Cse4 mislocalization are also enriched for the histone variant H2A.Z, so Hildebrand is currently trying to determine how this contributes to the regulation of Cse4 localization.

Dr. Heidi Dvinge Receives DoD Postdoctoral Fellowships

Basic Sciences postdoc Heidi Dvinge of the Robert K. Bradley Lab has received a Department of Defense fellowship to study certain aspects of breast cancer starting in May 2014. Please join us in congratulating her!
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Career Opportunity

Junior and Senior Faculty Members
The division of Basic Sciences is seeking applicants for available faculty member positions. For more info, please click here.

Latest Publications

Engel, G.A., Small, C.T., Soliven, K., Feeroz, M.M., Wang, X., Hasan, M.K., Oh, G., Alam, S.M.R., Craig, K.L., Jackson, D.L., Matsen, F.A., Linial, M.L., Jones-Engel, L. (2013). Zoonotic simian foamy virus in Bangladesh reflects diverse patterns of transmission and co-infection. Emerg Microbes Infec, 2.

Skene, P.J., Henikoff, S. (2014). Histones push the envelope. Nat Struct Mol Biol, 21(8), 651-2.
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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

These graduate students recently obtained their Ph.D.:

  • Kristina Krassovsky (MCB)
  • Christopher Weber  (MCB)
  • Adam Waite (MCB)

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