Journal Club

Tuesdays from 12:30 - 1:50 in Foege Auditorium (S 060)

Speakers must post references for their Journal Club by the Monday preceding their talk. References should be given to Brian Giebel (bgiebel (at) to be posted on this page. If you are unable to speak at the appointed time, please arrange to change dates with someone else (please notify Brian when you make changes).

References are posted as they are received - and sometimes this is several months in advance. Please be sure to check the current and past schedules to make sure your proposed article hasn't already been reserved or previously presented by another speaker.

This is worth repeating. Please make sure no one else is already scheduled to present your article.

Follow this link for a listing of past Journal Club references.


Autumn 2017

10/17 - Bill Noble

Bill Noble
Michal Kosinski, Yilun Wang. Deep neural networks are more accurate than humans at detecting sexual orientation from facial images.

10/24 - Damon May

Damon May
"Inactivation of porcine endogenous retrovirus in pigs using CRISPR-Cas9", Niu et al., Science 2017

10/31 - Emma Hoppe, Khrystyna North

Khrystyna North
Schwendner, P. et al. Preparing for the crewed Mars journey: microbiota dynamics in the confined Mars500 habitat during simulated Mars flight and landing. Microbiome 5, 129 (2017).

11/7 - Lindsay Pino

Lindsay Pino

Direct-to-Consumer Canine Genetic Testing:

E. Ostrander, et al. "Demographic history, selection and functional diversity of the canine genome". Nature Reviews Genetics 2017.

11/14 - Celeste Berg, Katherine Xue

Celeste Berg
Hong Ma, Nuria Marti-Gutierrez, Sang-Wook Park, et al. Correction of a pathogenic gene mutation in human embryos. Nature (2017) doi:10.1038/nature23305

Katherine Xue
Starr, Picton, and Thornton. 2017. Alternative evoltuionary histories in the sequence space of an ancient protein. Nature: doi:10.1038/nature23902

Starr et al. 2017. Pervasive contingency and entrenchment in a billion years of Hsp90 evolution. bioRxiv.


11/21 - Madeleine Geisheker, Kelsey Lynch

Kelsey Lynch
Chung-Ping Liao, Reid C. Booker. Identification of hair shaft progenitors that create a niche for hair pigmentation. Genes and Development.

11/28 - Ken Jean-Baptiste, Cindy Yeh

12/5 - Claudia Espinoza, Anthony Valente


Winter 2018

1/9 - Ian Smith, Brian Searle

1/16 - Maitreya Dunham, Jonathan Packer

1/23 - Eliah Overbey, Molly Gasperini

1/30 - Abby Keller, Gesine Cauer

2/6 - Anna Minkina, April Lo

2/13 - Jared Mohr, Martin Mathay

2/20 - Mitchell Vollger, Sarah Hilton

2/27 - Colin Manoil, Serena Liu

3/6 - Clara Amorosi, Andy Lin


Spring 2018

3/27 - Judit Villen

4/3 - Jolie Carlisle, Emily Killingbeck

4/10 - Steven Lee, Alberto Rivera

4/17 - Bianca Ruiz, Danny Lawrence

4/24 - Chris Large, Kyle Hess

5/1 - Rebecca Martin, Hannah Pliner

5/8 - Anja Ollodart, Juhye Lee

5/15 - Andrew Hill, Jason Klein

5/22 - Andria Ellis

5/29 - Max Dougherty