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.

Contact 
Ke (Kevin) Bian (kebian@mit.edu), Walker Lab, MIT
Lee Pribyl (pribyl@mit.edu), Engelward Lab, MIT

Location
MIT Building 56 Room 614

  • Refreshments - 6:45pm
  • Talks - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Networking - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Dram Seminar Events

November 18, 2021 | 6:45pm | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 11/18/2021

Anastasia Rastokina (Mirkin Lab, Tufts University): Insight into GAA repeat expansion in mammalian cells

Judit JimenezSainz (Jensen Lab, Yale University): Cancer missense mutations in the BRC repeats of BRCA2 protein disrupt RAD51 binding and activity leading to chemotherapeutic sensitivity

Zoom link to be provided at a later time.

December 9, 2021 | 6:45pm | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 12/9/2021

Rebecca Brown (Freudenreich Lab, Tufts University): Components of the THO and TRAMP complexes prevent transcription-replication conflicts and protect against fragility of expanded CAG repeats

Allen Su (Lee Lab, MIT Koch Institute): Cohesin Mitigates Oncogenic Replication Stress

Zoom link to be provided at a later time.

January 13, 2022 | 6:45pm | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 1/13/2022

Turner Pecen (Nagel Lab, Harvard University): Developing Pathway Specific Reporters for Nucleotide Excision Repair

Li Lan (Lan Lab, MGH/Harvard University): TBD

Zoom link to be provided at a later time.

February 10, 2022 | 6:45pm | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 2/10/2022

Sneh Toprani (Nagel Lab, Harvard University): DNA repair capacity in healthy individuals

Iman Khan (Mouw Lab, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute): TBD

Zoom link to be provided at a later time.

March 10, 2022 | 6:45pm | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 3/10/2022

Nimrat Chatterjee (Chatterjee Lab, University of Vermont): TBD

Shangming Tang (Pellman Lab, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute): TBD

Zoom link to be provided at a later time.

April 14, 2022 | 6:45pm | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 4/14/2022

Justin Blanch (McVey Lab, Tufts University): Error-prone DNA repair in Drosophila: the missing link between POLQ structure and function

Shrabasti Roychoudhury (Chowdhury Lab, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute): Discovery and characterization of new factors in the interface of replication and repair

Zoom link to be provided at a later time.

May 12, 2022 | 6:45pm | 56-614

DRAM Seminar 5/12/2022

Paul Caffrey (Gardner Lab, New England BioLabs): DNA repair at high temperatures

Deyu Li (Li Lab, University of Rhode Island): TBD

Zoom link to be provided at a later time.