Friday, Oct 14

Conference Level, Second Floor
11:00-12:45pmPoster set-up (odd numbered posters only- to be displayed from start of meeting until 9 pm)
Conference Level, Second Floor
12:45-01:00pmWelcome and Opening Remarks

Session I: RNA and RNA-Protein Complexes at the Chemistry - Biology Interface
Session Chair: Ivelitza Garcia, Allegheny College

01:00-01:15pmTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Jamie L. Bingaman, Sixue Zhang, David R. Stevens, Neela H. Yennawar, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Philip C. Bevilacqua
Department of Chemistry and Center for RNA Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University
01:15-01:30pmSynthesis of mini-lariat RNA and use as a microRNA mimic for RNA interference
Stephanie Mack, Jey Sabith Ebron, Girish C. Shukla, Subha R. Das
Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
01:30-01:45pmRiboCAT, a new RNA probing data analysis tool: Development and application to probing secondary structure of HTLV-1 5’UTR
Joshua Hatterschide, William Cantara, Weixin Wu, Karin Musier-Forsyth
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Center for Retrovirus Research, and Center for RNA Biology, The Ohio State University
01:45-02:00pmStructural control of cap-independent translation in Enterovirus 71
Michele Tolbert, Christopher E. Morgan, Mei-Ling Li, Blanton S. Tolbert
Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University
02:00-02:15pmTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Eric J. Strobel, Kyle E. Watters, Angela M. Yu, John T. Lis, Julius B. Lucks
Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
02:15-02:30pmConstruction and Characterization of G0-G4 RNA Dendrimers with Phi29 3WJ Modules
Mario Vieweger, Ashwani Sharma, Farzin Haque, Peixuan Guo
College of Pharmacy; College of Medicine/Department of Physiology & Cell Biology/Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
02:30-02:45pmSingle molecule Förster resonance energy transfer study of labeled small molecule and G-quadruplex
Parastoo Maleki, Y. MA , K. Iida, K. Nagasawa, Hamza Balci
Department of Physics, Kent State University
02:45-03:15pmCoffee Break
Foyer, Conference Level

Session II: The Life of an mRNA from Birth to Maturity
Session chair: Mallory Havens, Lewis University

03:15-03:30pmRBFOX2 Controls a Developmental Splicing Switch of the Hippo Pathway Regulator Neurofibromin 2
Cole Lewis, Waqar Arif, Auinash Kalsotra
Department of Biochemistry and Medical, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
03:30-03:45pmStressing SMN splicing for a cure
Catey Dominguez, Dawn Chandler
Center for Childhood Cancer, Ohio State University
03:45-04:00pmTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Jordan Powers , Nikhil Gowda, Xiao Ning Zhang
Biochemistry Program, St. Bonaventure University
04:00-04:15pmPtbp2 regulates an alternative splicing network necessary for germ cell development
Molly M. Hannigan, Leah L. Zagore, Donny D. Licatalosi
Center for RNA Molecular Biology, Case Western Reserve University
04:15-04:30pmA-to-I editing within the C. elegans nervous system
Sarah N. Deffit, Pranathi Vadlamani , Brian A. Lee, Emily C. Wheeler, Gene W. Yeo, Heather A. Hundley
Medical Sciences Program, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
04:30-04:45pmA global view of RNA-protein interactions reveals novel root hair cell fate regulators
Shawn W. Foley, Sager J. Gosai, Nur Selamoglu, Amelia C. Solitti, Fevzi Daldal, Dorothee Staiger, Dongxue Wang, Roger B. Deal, Brian D. Gregory
Department of Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA USA
04:45-05:00pmAlternate Exon Junction Complexes potentiate branched nonsense-mediated mRNA decay pathways
Justin Mabin, Lauren Woodward, Mengxuan Jia and Vicki Wysocki, Robert Patton, Ralf Bundschuh, Guramrit Singh
Department of Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University
05:00-05:30pmBreak/ PI Meeting and additional time for poster set-up
05:30-06:30pmKeynote Lecture
Science through serendipity
Professor Melissa Moore
RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School
& Chief Scientific Officer, Moderna Therapeutics, Inc
Marriott Ballroom, Conference Level
07:30-09:00pmPoster Session I
Odd-numbered posters will be presented
Please remove odd-numbered posters promptly at 9 pm so that even-numbered posters can be displayed
09:00-10:30pmPoster Session II
Even-numbered posters will be presented
Foyer, Conference Level

Saturday, Oct 15

Conference Level, Second Floor

Session III: Ribosome Assembly, Translational Control and Mechanisms of mRNA Turnover
Session Chair: Guramrit Singh, Ohio State University

08:30-08:45amTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Michelle R. Gibbs, Kyung-Mee Moon, Menglin Chen, Rohan Balakrishnan, Leonard J. Foster, Kurt Fredrick
Department of Microbiology, The Ohio State University
08:45-09:00amThe trans-acting protein Erb1 facilitates multiple remodeling events during 60S ribosomal subunit assembly
Salini Konikkat, John L. Woolford
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
09:00-09:15amMechanistic insights into RAN translation of C9orf72-associated GGGGCC repeat expansions
Katelyn M. Green, Michael G. Kearse, Amy Krans, Peter K. Todd
Department of Neurology, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
09:15-09:30amTranslational recoding in Human Disease
Vivek Advani, Mary McMahon, Jordan Aoyama, Joesph Briggs, Davide Ruggero, Jonathan D. Dinman
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park
09:30-09:45amTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Jackson B. Trotman, Andrew J. Giltmier, Chandrama Mukherjee, Daniel R. Schoenberg
Center for RNA Biology and Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology, The Ohio State University
09:45-10:00amThe DEAD-box protein Dhh1p couples translation elongation to mRNA decay
Ying-Hsin Chen, Sophie Martin, Aditya Radhakrishnan, Najwa AlHusaini, Rachel Green, Jeff Coller
Center for RNA Molecular Biology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106
10:00-10:15amThe CCR4-1 deadenylase plays a major role regulating malarial transmission from host to vector
Kevin J. Hart, Elyse E. Munoz, Michael P. Walker, Dean Taylor, Mark Kennedy, Scott E. Lindner
Center for Malaria Research, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park
10:15-10:45amCoffee Break
Foyer, Conference Level

Session IV: Non-coding RNAs and RNA-mediated Regulation
Session Chair: Douglas Bernstein, Ball State University

10:45-11:00amTranslation quality control signals coordination of multiple stress responses in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Kyle Mohler, Rebecca Mann, Tammy Bullwinkle, Kyle Hopkins, Noah Reynolds, Michael Polymenis, Lin Hwang, Kym Faull, Michael Ibba
Microbiolgy, The Ohio State University
11:00-11:15amTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Katherine M. McKenney, Ian M.C. Fleming, Kirk W. Gaston, Pat A. Limbach, Mary Anne Rubio, Juan D. Alfonzo
Department of Microbiology and OSU Center for RNA Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 43210 Ohio, USA
11:15-11:30amTrypanosoma brucei RAP1 suppresses VSG switching by suppressing levels of telomeric transcript levels and RNA:DNA hybrids
Vishal Nanavaty, Ranjodh Sandhu, Sanaa Jehi, Unnati Pandya, Bibo Li
Biological, Geological and Environmental Sceinces, Cleveland State University
11:30-11:45amCharacterization of the human DEAD-box helicase DDX5
Zheng Cindy Xing, Elizabeth Tran
Biochemistry Department, Purdue University; Purdue Center for Cancer Research
11:45-12:00pmRole of Argonaute as an interrogator in target RNA cleavage
Daniel Dayeh, Kotaro Nakanishi
The Ohio State University, Center for RNA Biology
12:00-12:20pmTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Jessica A. Brown, Charles G. Kinzig, Suzanne J. DeGregorio, Joan A. Steitz
Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
12:20-12:40pmmiR-574-5p Plays a Cardioprotective Role in Heart Failure
Jiangbin Wu, Ricky Chan, Peng Yao
Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
12:40-01:00pmClosing Remarks and Award Presentations
01:15-02:45pmLunch and CAREER ROUNDTABLE
Conference Level, Second Floor