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 »

Retrovirus Group
Connor McCoy (Matsen Lab)
"Substitution and Per-Residue Selection in B Cell Affinity Maturation"
Thursday, April 24

Friday Evening Seminar

Chad Toledo (Paddison)
“BuGZ, a Glioma-lethal gene, is required for
 Bub3 Stability, Bub1 Kinetochore Function, and Chromosome Alignment”

Daciana Margineantu (Hockenbery)

“Aldo-keto reductases as metabolic targets in triple negative breast cancer”

Friday, April 25
Pelton Auditorium

Division News

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!
DoD Press Release »

Former Tsukiyama Lab Member Named One of Nation’s Top Scientists

Thomas G. Fazzio, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, has been recognized as a rising scientific star by President Obama with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

The Presidential Award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early phases of their research careers. Dr. Fazzio was one of 102 scientists and engineers selected for this year’s award.

Read more here. »

Career Opportunity

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

Latest Publications

Steiner, F.A., Henikoff, S. (2014). Holocentromeres are dispersed point centromeres localized at transcription factor hotspots. Elife, 3, e02025.
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Orsi, G.A., Kasinathan, S., Hughes, K.T., Saminadin-Peter, S., Henikoff, S., Ahmad, K. (2014). High-resolution mapping defines the cooperative architecture of Polycomb response elements. Genome Res.
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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

These graduate students recently obtained their Ph.D.:

  • Adam Waite (MCB)
  • Naomi Bogenschutz  (MCB)
  • Raymond Malfavon-Borja (MCB)

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