2012 Rustbelt RNA Meeting







Friday, Oct 19
11:45-12:45pmLunch Social
12:50-01:00pmWelcome and Opening Remarks
Session I: Pre-mRNA splicing and translational control
01:00-01:15pmRegulation of histone mRNA by PIWI homologs in planarian stem cells
Labib Rouhana, Jennifer Weiss, Phillip A. Newmark
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
01:15-01:30pmTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Rohan Balakrishnan, Kurt Fredrick
Ohio State Biochemistry Program, Center for RNA Biology, Ohio State University
01:30-01:45pmStress-responsive MDM2 splicing is mediated by trans factors FUBP1 and PTBP1.
Aishwarya G Jacob, Ravi K Singh, Dawn S Chandler
MCDB, The Ohio State University
01:45-02:00pmBtf and TRAP150 have distinct roles in regulating subcellular mRNA distribution.
Sapna Varia, Divya Potabathula, Zhihui Deng, Athanasios Bubulya, Paula A. Bubulya
Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences, Wright State University
02:00-02:15pmAdaptor protein Nck1 interacts with cytoplasmic capping enzyme and regulates cytoplasmic capping
Chandrama Mukherjee, Daniel R Schoenberg
Center for RNA Biology, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, Ohio State University
02:15-02:30pmAn RNA electrophoretic mobility shift and mutational analysis of rnp-4f 5'-UTR intron splicing regulatory proteins in Drosophila reveals a novel new role for a dADAR protein isoform
Sushmita Ghosh, G. Girija Lakshmi, Gabriel P. Jones, Roshni Parikh, Bridgette A. Rawlins, Jack C. Vaughn
Zoology, Cell Molecular and Structural Biology, Miami University
02:30-02:45pmStructural insight into the editing of pre-mRNAs by human ADAR2
Andrew Kehr, Dr. Mark Macbeth
Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
02:45-03:15pmCoffee Break
Session II: Gene regulation and expression
03:15-03:30pmSystematic investigation of insertional and deletional RNA-DNA differences in the human transcriptome
Cai Chen, Ralf Bundschuh
Biophysics Graduate Program, The Ohio State University
03:30-03:45pmRegulation of Androgen Receptor expression through its 3’ untranslated region
Jey Sabith Ebron , Kavleen Sikand, Girish C. Shukla
Center for Gene regulation in Health and Disease, Cleveland State University
03:45-04:00pmRoles of RNA polymerases II, IV and V in the establishment of de novo RNA-directed DNA methylation of geminivirus genomes
Jamie N. Jackel, Jeffery B. Ostler, Elisa Furay, David M. Bisaro
Molecular Genetics at The Ohio State University
04:00-04:15pmMultiple autonomous repression domains confer mRNA regulation by the PUF protein, Pumilio
Chase A. Weidmann, Aaron C. Goldstrohm
University of Michigan, Department of Biological Chemistry
04:15-04:30pmMultiple functions of a family of 3’-to-5’ polymerases in Dictyostelium discoideum
Yicheng Long, Maria Abad, Fuad Mohammad, Jane Jackman
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University
04:30-04:45pmBiosynthesis of a Trojan Horse Antibiotic - Albomycin δ2
Aditya S Kulkarni, Yu Zeng, Preeti B Patil, Wei Zhou, Shawn Chen
Department of Biological Sciences, Ohio University , Athens, OH
04:45-05:00pmStretch Break
Session III: Keynote Lecture
05:00-06:00pmAdventures in Personal Genomics and Whole Omics Profiling
Michael Snyder
Genetics, Stanford University
06:00-06:30pmPI Meeting ballroom lobby area
06:00-06:30pmPoster Setup
06:30-07:30pmDinner in Ballroom
07:30-09:00pmPoster Session I (odd numbers)
09:00-10:30pmPoster Session II (even numbers)
10:30-12:30amReception upstairs in restaurant
Saturday, Oct 20
06:30-08:30amBreakfast upstairs in restaurant
Session IV: Nucleic acid structures and regulation
08:30-08:45amStructure Modulation of Helix 69 from 23S rRNA by Pseudouridylation
Jun Jiang, Raviprasad Aduri, Christine S. Chow, John SantaLucia, Jr.
Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
08:45-09:00amElucidating the Functional Significance of hnRNP A1 Binding to a RNA Structural Element of Human Enterovirus IRES
Jeffrey Levengood, Mei-Ling Li, Michelle Tolbert, Blanton Tolbert
Chemistry. Case Western Reserve University
09:00-09:15amRole of double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase (PKR) in metabolic disease
Takahisa Nakamura, Gkhan S. Hotamisligil
Harvard School of Public Health
09:15-09:30amThe HIV-1 DIS RNA Dimerizes Through a Bent Kissing Complex Intermediate.
Hansini Mundigala, J. Michaux, A. Feig, E. Ennifar, D. Rueda
Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202
09:30-09:45amA simple and efficient fluorescence method for pKa determination in RNA and DNA reveals highly shifted pKa's in secondary and tertiary structure
Jennifer L. Wilcox, Philip C. Bevilacqua
Department of Chemistry and Center for RNA Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University
09:45-10:00amRNA 3D Hub - an online resource for RNA structural bioinformatics
Anton I Petrov, Craig L. Zirbel, Neocles B. Leontis
Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University
10:00-10:15amThermodynamically stable RNA three-way junction and X-motif with unusual properties for application in nanotechnology and cancer therapy
Farzin Haque, Dan Shu, Yi Shu, Hui Li, Piotr Rychahou, Mark Evers, Peixuan Guo
Nanobiotechnology Center, Markey Cancer Center, and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kentucky
10:15-10:45amCoffee Break (checkout before noon)
Session V: Transfer and other non-coding RNAs
10:45-11:00amNon-canonical biogenesis of the catalytic RNA subunit of Drosophila RNase P- a tRNA processing enzyme
Sathiya N. Manivannan, Lien B. Lai, Amanda A. Simcox, Venkat Gopalan
MCDB, The Ohio State University
11:00-11:15amInterrogating the Nature of the Adduct Between RluA and RNA Containing 5-Fluorouridine
Sanjay K. Singh, Edward J. Miracco, Miguel A Blacutt, Eugene G. Mueller
Department of Chemistry, University of Louisville
11:15-11:30amTargeted Tandem Mass Spectrometry for tRNA Identification
Collin Wetzel, Patrick Limbach
Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
11:30-11:45amTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Mary Anne T. Rubio, Christopher Trotta, Juan D. Alfonzo
Dept. of Microbiology, Center for RNA Biology The Ohio State University
11:45-12:00pmDivergent tRNA Recognition and Editing by the YbaK Superfamily
Oscar Vargas-Rodriguez, Mom Das, Karin Musier-Forsyth
Chemistry and Biochemistry and Center for RNA Biology. The Ohio State University
12:00-12:20pmGenome-Wide revelation of small RNA transcriptional landscape in the infection cycles of pathogenic protozoa Plasmodium falciparum
Samantha Sanford, Ben Sauerwine, Shrabani Basu, Marcel Schultz, Michael Widom, Kausik Chakrabarti
Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
12:20-12:40pmAnalysis of the Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma lung cancer progression transcriptome using Next-Generation RNA Sequencing from laser micro-dissected archival FFPE tissue specimens
Cheryl L. Thompson, Matthew L. Morton, Xiaodong Bai, Callie Merry, Ahmad Khalil, Rom Leidner
Family Medicine and Community Health, Case Western Reserve University
12:40-01:00pmAwards & Closing Remarks