Research in Progress Seminar Series

Seminars are held Mondays from 12–1 p.m. in Tupper Hall 2133/2135.

Seminars by Year


April 1, 2024

"Understanding Olfactory Mucosa as an Immune Barrier" (PDF)

Shoaib Akhtar, Postdoc and Brianna Ramirez, GSR, Gong Lab

April 8, 2024

"Role of Polyamines in osteogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells" (PDF)

Amin Cressman, GSR, Fierro Lab

"Role of sialylated N- glycans on cellular electrotaxis" (PDF)

Bryan Le, GSR, Fierro Lab


January 27, 2020

"Regulation of centrosome assembly through liquid-liquid phase separation in vertebrates" (PDF)

Li-En Jao Lab

February 3, 2020

"Studying Retinal Ganglion Cell genesis in vivo and in vitro" (PDF)
"Overcoming the barriers to Retinal Ganglion Cell replacement" (PDF)

Anna La Torre Lab

February 24, 2020

"The role of N-glycan sialylation on mesenchymal stromal cells" (PDF)
"Characterization of human skeletal stem cells derived from orthopedic surgical procedures" (PDF)

Fernando Fierro Lab

March 9, 2020

"Tools for interrogating Wnt5a-Ror signaling" (PDF)

Henry Ho Lab

March 23, 2020

Tom Glaser Lab

April 6, 2020

Nadean Brown Lab

April 20, 2020

Megan Dennis Lab

May 4, 2020

Qizhi Gong Lab

May 18, 2020

Glenn Yiu Lab

June 1, 2020

Paul Knoepfler Lab


November 18, 2019

"CRL5-dependent regulation of Arl4c and Arf6 signaling controls pyramidal neuron migration and dendritogenesis in the developing hippocampus" (PDF)

Jisoo Han, Graduate Student Researcher, Sergi Simó Lab

December 16, 2019

Studies in genetic retinal disease using small and large animal models" (PDF)

Ala Moshiri, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor


January 8, 2018

"Novel biallelic STRA6 mutations in a case of isolated anophthalmia" (PDF)
“A homeotic hotspot in the human genome” (PDF)

Tom Glaser Lab

January 22, 2018

“Galectin-1 inhibitors discovered through OB2C combinatorial library methods have potent anti-cancer activities” (PDF)

Kit Lam Lab

January 29, 2018

"Innate Immunity in the Olfactory Neuroepithelium" (PDF)

Qizhi Gong Lab

February 5, 2018

“Dual-transformable, “Trojan Horse” nanoparticles for Cancer Eradication” (PDF)

Yuanpei Li Lab

February 12, 2018

"Co-translational protein targeting of centrosomal proteins during mitosis" (PDF)

Li-En Jao Lab

February 26, 2018

"Genetically encoded indicators for high-resolution imaging of dopamine dynamics in mammals" (PDF)

Lin Tian Lab

March 5, 2018

"Targeting the H3.3 epigenetic pathway in pediatric glioma with gene editing&rdquo (PDF)
Modeling pediatric glioma in human cerebral organoids&rdquo (PDF)

Paul Knoepfler Lab

March 19, 2018

"Let-7 regulates cell cycle dynamics in the embryonic retina and cortex” (PDF)
"Developing cell replacement strategies for retinal neuropathies” (PDF)

Anna LaTorre Lab

March 26, 2018

"Epigenetic regulation of KSHV replication by viral transactivator-cellular zinc finger protein interplay” (PDF)
"Studying Epigenetic Gene Regulation with Herpesvirus Infection as Unique Model System” (PDF)

Yoshihiro lzumiya Lab

April 2, 2018

"Progress towards targeting mesenchymal stem cells to tissues of interest” (PDF)

Fernando Fierro Lab

April 9, 2018

“Engineering epigenetic memory requires both DNA and histone methylation” (PDF)

David Segal Lab

April 16, 2018

"Optic nerve head formation in the embryonic mouse eye&rdquo (PDF)

Nadean Brown Lab

April 23, 2018

“Investigating Kif26 Kinesins in Wnt5a-Ror Signaling.” (PDF)

Henry Ho Lab

April 30, 2018

"Duplicated genes and their role in neurological development and disease&rdquo (PDF)
The regulatory landscape within human-specific duplicated regions associated to neurodevelopmental disorders&rdquo (PDF)

Megan Dennis Lab

May 7, 2018

"Understanding the role of DEC1 in prostate cancer” (PDF)

Paramita Ghosh Lab

May 14, 2018

"CRISPR-based Genomic Disruption of VEGF in the Mouse Eye" (PDF)
"Optogenetic Control of Reactive Oxygen Species as a model for Age-Related Macular Degeneration" (PDF)

Glenn Yiu Lab

June 4, 2018

"Tools to study frog optic nerve regeneration" (PDF)
"Imaging optic nerve debris" (PDF)

Nick Marsh-Armstong Lab

June 11, 2018

Flora Tassone Lab

November 5, 2018

"Animal Models of Inherited Retinal Disease" (PDF)

Ala Moshiri Lab

November 26, 2018

"Atoh7 cis regulation during retinal ganglion cell development: A multi species approach" (PDF)

Tom Glaser Lab

December 3, 2018

CRL5 and ARL4C as Novel Regulators of Axon and Dendrite Morphogenesis” (PDF)
miRNA Function in Regulating Progenitor Competency during Cortical Development” (PDF)

Sergi Simó Lab

December 17, 2018

"Regulation of centrosome maturation in vertebrates"

Li-En Jao Lab


January 9, 2017

“Clearing out neuroinflammation” (PDF)

Wenbin Deng Lab

January 23, 2017

“Requirements of Neurogenin2 on the developing mammalian retina” (PDF)

Nadean Brown Lab

January 30, 2017

"Recent advances on cancer genetics: examples on thyroid and gastric cancer" (PDF)

Luis Carvajal Lab

February 6, 2017

“Regulation of centrosome maturation by localized RNA” (PDF)

Li-En Jao Lab

February 13, 2017

Kit Lam Lab

February 27, 2017

Paul Hagerman Lab

March 6, 2017

“Identification of Novel Genes Required for Eye Function by Coordinated and Systematic Genome-wide Screening of Mouse Knockouts” (PDF)

Ala Moshiri Lab

March 13, 2017

“Galvanotaxis: Electrical signal stimulates cell movement” (PDF)
“Herpesvirus Reactivation as a model system to study 3D gene regulation” (PDF)

Yoshihiro lzumiya Lab

March 20, 2017

“Neuronal Migration in Cerebral Cortex during Development” (PDF)
“Studying the role of the CRL5 complex in adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus” (PDF)

Sergi Simo Lab

March 27, 2017

"Ocular Imagine in Nonhuman Primates: Insight into Age-Related Macular Degeneration” (PDF)

Glenn Yiu Lab

April 3, 2017

“Cell membrane glycosylation and cancer” (PDF)

Caruto Lebrilla Lab

April 24, 2017

“FGF-2 induces migration of bone marrow stromal cells by modifying glycosylations of integrins” (PDF)

Fernando Fierro Lab

May I, 2017

“Regulation of RTK signaling in mammary gland development and carcinogenesis” (PDF)

Colleen Sweeney Lab

May 8, 2017

"Atoh7 cis regulation during retinal ganglion cell development” (PDF)
"Exploring the high incidence of eye malformations in Chuuk, Micronesia -- genes, diet or both?" (PDF)

Tom Glaser Lab

May 15, 2017

"Allosteric activation of Integrin’s” (PDF)

Yoshi Takada Lab

May 22, 2017

"Understanding the role of Kif26b in non-canonical Wnt signaling: a biochemical and genetic approach” (PDF)

Henry Ho Lab

June 5, 2017

“Parallel assessment of synaptic genes using zebrafish” (PDF)

Megan Dennis Lab

June 12, 2017

“Psychedelics and the Next Generation of Neurotherapeutics” (PDF)

David Olson Lab

October 16, 2017

"Protein assembly studied by EPR spectroscopy of site-directed spin labels" (PDF)

John Voss Lab

October 17, 2017

"Extreme Genome Editing (EGE®) CRISPR-based Technology & Applications” (PDF)

Amalia Avila-Figueroa (Biocytogen)

October 30, 2017

"Past Research on: Macular Telangiectasis Type 2" (PDF)

Dr. Sook Chung

November 6, 2017

“Exploring novel mouse models of retinal degeneration” (PDF)

Ala Moshiri Lab

November 20, 2017

“Computational modeling of anti-tumor agents targeting p53 translation” (PDF)

Tom Jue Lab

November 27, 2017

“Post-translational Regulation of the ErbB3 Receptor Tyrosine Kinase in Breast Cancer by Otubain1” (PDF)

Kermit Carraway Lab

December 18, 2017

“Contribution of CRL5 complex to hippocampal development and its implications in adult neurogenesis” (PDF)

Sergi Simó Lab


October 10, 2016

"Debris clearance by optic nerve astrocytes" (PDF)

Nick Marsh-Armstong Lab

October 17, 2016

"A Re-examination of Myoglobin Function” (PDF)

Tom Jue Lab

October 24, 2016

"Updates on research with teneurins and WISPs” (PDF)

Richard Tucker Lab

October 31, 2016

Two Tales from the World of Enzyme Design: Discovery of Novel Function & Academic Crowd Sourcing of Design” (PDF)

Justin Siegel Lab

November 14, 2016

Getting epigenetics into your head” (PDF)

David Segal Lab

November 28, 2016

“In vivo imaging of distal and local axons in mammalian cortex with an axon-targeted GCaMP” (PDF)
“Genetically encoded fluorescent sensors for interrogating neuronal circuits” (PDF

Lin Tian Lab

December 5, 2016

“Reelin Signaling Termination in Retinal Lamination” (PDF)

Anna LaTorre Lab

December 12, 2016

"ErbB3 nuclear localization in prostate cancer” (PDF)

Paramita Ghosh Lab

December 19, 2016

“Profiling tufted cells in the olfactory bulb” (PDF)

Qizhi Gong Lab