DNA Repair and Mutagenesis Seminars

Environmental agents that can induce DNA damage and mutations are the focus of research in multiple labs within the Center for Environmental Health Sciences, and fostering conversations among experts in this area is part of the Center's mission.  For many years, the DNA Repair And Mutagenesis (DRAM) seminars have brought together scientists from institutions throughout New England who share an interest in the mechanisms of genome maintenance, and the consequences of mutations in humans and model organisms.  The DRAM seminars are held monthly during the academic fall and spring terms and comprise of two talks, for 20 minutes each, by either graduate students, post docs, or principal investigators.  Ample time is reserved for questions both during and after the seminars to promote friendly and engaging discussions.  We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity to meet and network with other scientists.  Refreshments are available before the talks.

Nimrat Chatterjee (nimratchatterjee@gmail.com), Walker Lab, MIT
Stephen Slocum (sslocum@mit.edu), Essigmann Lab, MIT

MIT Building 56 Room 614
Refreshments - 6:45 pm
Talks - 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Dram Seminar Events

March 9, 2017 | 7:00-9:00PM | 56-614

Bert van de Kooji; Yaffe Lab, MIT. Understanding DSB-Repair Pathway Choice and Fidelity

Tommy Tashjian; Godoy Lab, Northeastern University. A Stable Conformational Change of E. coli DNA Polymerase IV After Interaction with RecA Regulates Activity

April 13, 2017 | 7:00-9:00PM | 56-614

Beatrice Rondinelli; D’Andrea Lab, Harvard University. The Role of Chromatin Modifiers on Fork Stability and Drug Resistance

Gajendradhar Dwivedi; Haber Lab, Brandeis University. Frequent Mutations Arising During Repair of a DNA Double Strand Break

May 11, 2017 | 7:00-9:00PM | 56-614

Meining Carly Ching; Godoy Lab, Northeastern University. Investigation Into the Regulation of RecA in Acinetobacter Baumannii

TBA; Cantor Lab, UMass Medical. TBA