September 3, 2004 --- 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. --- Physics-Astronomy Auditorium A-118 --- University of Washington, Seattle

Walt Fangman did his undergraduate studies at Bellarmine College, Kentucky (B.A. in Biology, 1961) and his doctoral work in the laboratory of Fred Neidhardt at Purdue University (Ph.D. in Microbiology, 1965). After postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Aaron Novick at the University of Oregon, Walt joined the Department of Genetics at the University of Washington in 1967. Originally interested in the initiation of DNA synthesis at the single origin of replication in prokaryotic chromosomes, Walt was quickly seduced by the small size of the budding yeast genome with its high density of replication origins. It is in this arena that Walt has spent most of his career, exploring the temporal program of chromosomal DNA replication and essentially creating the field along the way.

Besides serving as Chairman of the Department of Genetics (1985-90), Walt has also served two stints as the Principal Investigator on the NIH Genetics Training Grant. Walt has been a Professor Emeritus at UW since 2000.


Session Chair: Heather McCune

9:00 - Bonny Brewer - Welcome

9:10 - Lee Hartwell - The Good Old Days of the Yeast Genome

9:40 - Walt Hill - Regulatory Microbiology at the Government Level, not at the Genetic Level

10:00 - Mike Feiss - Chromosome recognition in the lambda-like phages

10:20 - Dean Taylor - Fangman's Influence

10:40 - Coffee Break

Session Chair: Isabelle Lucas

11:00 - Tom Petes - Chromosome fragile sites in yeast

11:20 - Carol Newlon - How are chromosomes without conentional replication origins maintained?

11:40 - Ginger Zakian - Everything we do is based on my two years in Walt's lab

12:00 - Bob Sclafani - Cell Cycle Regulation of the Fidelity of DNA Replication

12:20 - Betsy Ferguson - Monkey Genetics

12:40 - Lunch

Session Chair: Gina Alvino

1:50 - Judith Jaehning - How is Mitochondrial Transcription Regulated?

2:10 - John Henly - Life after J-137

2:30 - Surprise?

2:50 - Heather Lorimer - Mitochondrial DNA Replication, It's Not More of the Same

3:10 - Kathy Friedman - Life on the Edge: Replicating the very ends of chromosomes

3:30 - Coffee Break

Session Chair: Wenyi Feng

3:50 - Anne Donaldson - Nuclear Organization and DNA Replication: What is the Answer?

4:10 - Katie Kolor - Population-based Screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

4:30 - Corine Lau - From yeast to frogs: connecting through the nuclear pore

4:50 - Margaret Hoang - Chromosome Origami

5:10 - M.K. (Raghu) Raghuraman - The Recent Future

5:30 - Walt Fangman - Parting Shots