2011 Rustbelt RNA Meeting







Friday, Oct 21
12:00-01:00pmLunch Social
01:00-01:10pmWelcome and Opening remarks
Session I: Nucleic acid structure and regulation
01:15-01:30pmInference of recurrent 3D RNA motifs from sequence
James Roll, Craig L. Zirbel, Anton I. Petrov, Neocles B. Leontis
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Center for Biomolecular Sciences, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH 43403
01:30-01:45pmComputational studies of the structure, dynamics and catalysis in the HDV ribozyme
Abir Ganguly, Narayanan Veeraraghavan, Barbara L. Golden, Philip C. Bevilacqua, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer
Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University
01:45-02:00pmEntropic and enthalpic activation parameters of dodecamer DNA duplex formation is dependent on sequence
Brittany M. Rauzan, Alice Deckert
Chemistry Department, Allegheny College
02:00-02:15pmGlobal analysis of small non coding RNAs in malaria pathogen
Shrabani Basu, Will Foran, Ben Sauerwine, Michael Widom, Kausik Chakrabarti
Department of Chemistry and Center For Nucleic Acids Science and Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, 4400 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
02:15-02:30pmNucleoside Triphosphate Phosphohydrolase I (NPH I) DNA template requirements in Vaccinia Early Gene Transcription Termination.
Ryan Hindman , Paul Gollnick
Department of Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo
02:30-02:45pmTRAP-mediated Transcription Termination at a Deficient Intrinsic Terminator
Natalie Merlino, Paul Gollnick
Department of Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo
02:45-03:15pmCoffee Break
Session II: Gene regulation and expression
03:15-03:30pmIdentification of re-capping substrates for the cytoplasmic Capping enzyme complex
Chandrama Mukherjee, Deepak Patil, Brian Kennedy, Baskar Bakthavachalu, Ralf Bundschuh, Daniel R. Schoenberg
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, The Ohio State University
03:30-03:45pmIdentification of the human PMR1 mRNA endonuclease as an alternatively processed product of the gene for peroxidasin-like protein
Shan-Qing Gu, Baskar Bakthavachalu, Joonhee Han, Deepak Patil, Yuichi Otsuka, Chittibabu Guda, Daniel R. Schoenberg
Center for RNA Biology and Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1218
03:45-04:00pmA novel feedback loop regulates the response to endoplasmic reticulum stress via the cooperation of cytoplasmic splicing and mRNA translation
Mithu Majumder, Charlie Huang, Martin D. Snider, Anton A. Komar, Randal J. Kaufman, Dawid Krokowski and Maria Hatzoglou
Department of Nutrition, Case Western University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106.
04:00-04:15pmThe Yeast 60S Subunit is Structured by Ribosomal Proteins in a Stepwise Fashion
Michael Gamalinda, Jelena Jakovljevic, Jan Linnemann, Reyes Babiano, Jesus de la Cruz, Philipp Milkereit, John Woolford, Jr.
Carnegie Mellon University
04:15-04:30pmExploration of the Ribosome’s Rescue Mechanism By Single Molecule Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer
May Daher Farhat, David Rueda
Chemistry Department, Wayne State University
04:30-04:45pmComputational analysis of functional long non-coding RNAs reveals lack of peptide-coding capacity and parallels with 3'UTRs
Farshad Niazi, Saba Valadkhan
Valadkhan Lab, RNA Center, CWRU
04:45-05:00pmStretch Break
Session III: Keynote Lecture
05:00-06:00pmLong non-coding RNAs involved in nuclear organization and function
David L. Spector
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
06:00-06:30pmPI Meeting in ballroom lobby area
06:00-06:30pmPoster Setup
06:30-07:30pmDinner in Ballroom
07:30-09:00pmPoster Session I (odd numbered posters)
09:00-10:30pmPoster Session II (even numbered posters)
10:30-12:30amReception upstairs in restaurant
Saturday, Oct 22
06:30-08:30amBreakfast upstairs in restaurant
Session IV: tRNA modification and processing
08:30-08:45amPost-translational modification of a translation factor by a tRNA synthetase paralog
Herve Roy, Tammy J. Bullwinkle, William W. Navarre, Michael Ibba
Ohio State University
08:45-09:00amSubstrate specificity of Trm10: a multifunctional tRNA modification enzyme
William E. Swinehart, Jane E. Jackman
Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry; The Ohio State University
09:00-09:15amA Common Modification in an Unusual Place: Avoiding Conundrums in Mitochondrial Translation
Paul Sample, Ludek Koreny, Zdenek Paris, Julius Lukes, Juan Alfonzo
Microbiology - The Ohio State University
09:15-09:30amTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Zdenek Paris, Kirk Gaston, Paul Sample, Ian Fleming, Mary Anne Rubio, Juan Alfonzo
Microbiology, The Ohio State University
09:30-09:45amBeyond tRNA cleavage: Novel essential function for yeast tRNA splicing endonuclease
Nripesh Dhungel, Anita K. Hopper
Department of Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University
09:45-10:00amNon-canonical biogenesis of the catalytic RNA subunit of Drosophila RNase P- a tRNA processing enzyme
Sathiyanarayanan Manivannan, Lien B. Lai, Venkat Gopalan, Amanda A. Simcox
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, The Ohio State University
10:00-10:30amCoffee Break (checkout before noon)
Session V: Pre-mRNA splicing and miRNA-mediated gene regulation
10:30-10:45amA dominant role for polyadenylation in forkhead transcription factor-mediated regulation of a meiotic cyclin gene
Kristine D. Potter, Nicole G. Cremona, Jo Ann Wise
Center for RNA Molecular Biology, Case Western Reserve University
10:45-11:00amSon Maintains Accurate Splicing for a Subset of Human Pre-mRNAs.
Alok Sharma, Michael Markey, Madhavi Kadakia , Keshia Torres-Munoz, Sapna Shah Varia, Athanasios Bubulya, Paula Bubulya
Biological Sciences, Wright State University
11:00-11:15amTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Melissa Hinman, Victoria Barron, David Friel, Guangbin Luo, Hua Lou
Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University
11:15-11:30amMechanism of splicing of large introns in human cells in vivo
Jarnail Singh , Richard A Padgett
Department of Molecular Genetics, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 44195
11:30-11:45amNuclear-retained lncRNA regulates pre-mRNA splicing and is required for cell cycle progression.
Vidisha Tripathi, Xinying Zong, Zhen Shen, Supriya G. Prasanth, Kannanganattu V. Prasanth
Dept of Cell and Developmental Biology, UIUC
11:45-12:00pmSmall RNAs, Big Impact: Probing microRNA Activity inside Human Cells Using Single Molecule Microscopy
Sethuramasundaram Pitchiaya, John R. Androsavich, Nils G. Walter
Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055
12:00-12:20pmHuman MDM4 is post-transcriptionally regulated by hsa-miR34a
Pooja Mandke, Nicholas Wyatt, Steven Berberich, Michael Markey
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Wright State University
12:20-12:40pmThe DEAD-box Protein Dbp2 Connects Cryptic Unstable Transcripts to Transcriptional Repression of Overlapping Genes
Sara C. Ess, Luyen T. Nguyen, Wai Kit Ma, Elizabeth J. Tran
Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University
12:40-01:00pmAwards and Closing Remarks