Friday, Oct 13

Lobby, Conference Level
09:30-11:30amWorkshop 1 - Practical Guide to Using RNAstructure for RNA Secondary Structure Modeling by Dr David Mathews
Circle Suite West, Conference Level
09:30-11:30amWorkshop 2 - Practical Guide to Computational Workflows for Analyzing CLIP-sequencing datasets by Dr Sarath Janga
Circle Suite Center, Conference Level
11:30-12:45pmCAREER Mentoring Lunch
Meridian Ball Room West, Conference Level
11:30-12:50pmPoster set-up (odd numbered posters only- to be displayed from start of meeting until 930 pm)
Monument and Circle Suites, Conference Level
12:50-01:00pmWelcome and Opening Remarks
Meridian Ball Room East and Center, Conference Level

Session I: Integrative Approaches in RNA Biology
Session Chair: Heather Hundley, Indiana University

01:00-01:15pmEmergence of ribonuclease activity in ribozymes through intersection of neutral networks
Saurja DasGupta, Joseph A. Piccirilli
The University of Chicago
01:15-01:30pmDissecting the functional consequences of the A-to-I RNA editing landscape in Glioblastoma to uncover a compendium of prognostic editing events
Seyedsasan Hashemikhabir, Britya Ghosh, Heather Ann Hundley, Sarath Chandra Janga
Biohealth Informatics, Indiana University
01:30-01:45pmTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Daniel L. Kiss, William D. Baez, Bernice Agana, Vicki H. Wysocki, Ralf Bundschuh, Daniel R Schoenberg
Center for RNA Biology, Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology, The Ohio State University
01:45-02:00pmIn vivo genome-wide probing of RNA structure in Bacillus subtilis reveals regulatory features
Laura E. Ritchey, David C. Tack, Sarah M. Assmann, Philip C. Bevilacqua, Paul Babitzke
Chemistry and Center for RNA Molecular Biology, Penn State University
02:00-02:15pmTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Angela M Yu, Paul M. Gaspar, Eric J. Strobel, Kyle E. Watters, Alan A. Chen, Julius B. Lucks
Tri-Institutional Program in Computational Biology and Medicine, Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine, MSKCC; Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University
02:15-02:30pmRNA folding nearest neighbor parameter derivation and RNA secondary structure prediction
Hongying Sun, Jeffrey Zuber, David H. Mathews
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester
02:30-02:45pmSelectivity in substrate binding by the exonuclease Rrp6p
Armend Axhemi, Sukanya Srinivasan, Ulf Peter Guenther, Elizabeth V Wasmuth, Christopher D. Lima, Eckhard Jankowsky
The Center for RNA Science and Therapeutics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
02:45-03:15pmCoffee Break
Foyer, Conference Level

Session II: Probing RNA-Protein Complexes
Session Chair: Michael Guy, Northern Kentucky University

03:15-03:30pmDynamic remodeling of mRNA splicing and translation programs drives hepatocyte proliferation during liver regeneration.
Sushant Bangru, Waqar Arif, Joseph Seimetz, Amruta Bhate, Jackie Chen, Edrees Rashan, Russ P. Carstens, Sayeepriyadarshini Anakk, Auinash Kalsotra
Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
03:30-03:45pmTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Rene Arvola, Chase Weidmann, Chen Qui, Traci Tanaka Hall, Jordan Killingsworth, Tzu-Fang Lou, Zachary Campbell, Aaron Goldstrohm
Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan
03:45-04:00pmTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Anne Witzky, Katherine R. Hummels, Andrei Rajkovic, Rodney Tollerson II, Daniel B. Kearns, Michael Ibba
Department of Molecular Genetics, Center for RNA Biology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210
04:00-04:15pmProximal 3'UTR introns elicit EJC-dependent NMD to manipulate levels of key developmental regulators
Pooja Gangras, Thomas L. Gallagher, Kiel T Tietz, Natalie C. Deans, Sharon L. Amacher, Guramrit Singh
Department of Molecular Genetics
04:15-04:30pmPnrc2 Regulates 3’UTR-Mediated Decay Of Cyclic Transcripts During Somitogenesis
Kiel T. Tietz, Thomas L. Gallagher, Zachary T. Morrow, Nicolas L. Derr, Sharon L. Amacher
Department of Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University
04:30-04:45pmA family expands: Characterization of human TRMT10B, a multifunctional tRNA methyltransferase
Nathan Howell, Jane Jackman
Ohio State University
04:45-05:00pmIF2 and unique features of initiator tRNAfMet help establish the translational reading frame
Bappaditya Roy, Qi Liu, Shinichiro Shoji, Kurt Fredrick
Department of Microbiology and Center for RNA Biology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 43210, USA
05:00-05:30pmBreak/ PI Meeting and additional time for poster set-up
05:30-06:30pmKeynote Lecture
Sequence, Structural and Context Preferences of Human RNA-binding Proteins
Professor Christopher Burge
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panorama Ballroom, 21st floor
08:00-09:30pmPoster Session I
Odd-numbered posters will be presented
Please remove odd-numbered posters promptly at 930 pm so that even-numbered posters can be displayed
09:30-11:00pmPoster Session II
Even-numbered posters will be presented
Foyer, Conference Level

Saturday, Oct 14

Panorama Ballroom, 21st floor

Session III: Non-coding RNAs and RNA-dependent regulation
Session Chair: Kannanganattu Prasanth, University of Illinois (UIUC)

08:30-08:45amTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Seth Lyon, Venkat Gopalan
Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University
08:45-09:00amSharing the load: Mex67-Mtr2 co-functions with Los1 in primary tRNA nuclear export
Kunal Chatterjee, Shubhra Majumder, Yao Wan, Vijay Shah, Jungian Wu, Hsiao-Yun Huang, , Anita K. Hopper
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Research Centre, Centre for RNA Biology, Department of Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University.
09:00-09:15amTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Qinyu Hao, Susan M. Freier, Supriya G. Prasanth, Sui Huang, Brian McStay, Kannanganattu V. Prasanth
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
09:15-09:30amOnly particular guide RNAs activate human Argonaute3 for RNA cleavage
Mi Seul Park, Hong-Duc Phan, Florian Busch, Samantha H. Hinckley, James A. Brackbill, Vicki H. Wysocki, Kotaro Nakanishi
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University
09:30-09:45amCTD phosphatase Ssu72 stimulates read-through of ncRNA at NNS terminated genes
Jose F. Victorino, Whitney R. Smith-Kinnaman, Neil McCracken, Rachel A. Chan, Hongyu Gao, Yunlong Liu,, Amber L. Mosley
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Indiana University School of Medicine
09:45-10:00amHypoxia-regulated microRNA-210 expression and role in kidney development
Shelby L. Hemker, Andrew N. Clugston, Yu Leng Phua, Dennis Kostka, Jacqueline Ho
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
10:00-10:15amTitle not published online - please see printed booklet
Alan C. Kessler, Gabriel Silveria dAlmeida, Sneha S. Kulkarni, Zdenek Paris, Mellie J. Paulines, Robert L. Ross, Patrick A. Limbach, Mary Anne T. Rubio, Juan D. Alfonzo
Department of Microbiology, The Center for RNA Biology, The Ohio State University
10:15-10:45amCoffee Break
Foyer, Conference Level

Session IV: RNA Nanotechnology and Diseases
Session Chair: Mina Sumita, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

10:45-11:00amAssessment of thermal stability of phosphorothioate-DNA, DNA, RNA, 2’-F RNA and LNA in the context of Phi29 pRNA 3WJ
Xijun Piao, Hongzhi Wang, Daniel W. Binzel, Peixuan Guo
College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University
11:00-11:15amtRNA dynamics during antibiotic dependent translation arrest
James Marks, Junhong Choi, Nora Vazquez-Laslop, Joseph Puglisi, Alexander Mankin
University of Illinois at Chicago
11:15-11:30amVersatile RNA Tetra-U Helix Linking Motif as a Toolkit for Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology
Tori Goldsworthy, My N. Bui, Zhihai Li, Emil F. Khisamutdinov, M. Brittany Johnson, Angelica N. Martins, Ian Marriott, Mathias Viard , Emily Satterwhite, Kirill Afonin
Department of Chemistry, , Ball State University
11:30-11:45ampiRNA mediated down regulation of ferritin heavy chain 1 mRNA in Triple Negative Breast Cancer cells
Sumirtha Balaratnam, Soumitra Basu
Kent State University
11:45-12:00pmRbm24-mediated post-transcriptional gene regulation is necessary for vertebrate eye development
Soma Dash, Lindy K. Brastorm, C. Anthony Scott, Diane C. Slusarski, Salil A. Lachke
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware
12:00-12:20pmTranslation repression via modulating the cytoplasmic poly(A) binding protein in inflammatory response
Xu Zhang, Xiaoli Chen, Qiuying Liu, Shaojie Zhang, Wenqian Hu
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic
12:20-12:40pmFrom the structure and function of ribosome to disease-curing antibiotics
Yury Polikanov
University of Illinois at Chicago
12:40-01:00pmClosing Remarks and Award Presentations