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.

Norah Owiti (noraho@mit.edu), Engelward Lab, MIT
Simran Kaushal (kaushal@mit.edu), Engelward Lab, MIT

MIT Building 56 Room 614

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

Dram Seminar Events

December 12, 2020 | 5:30PM | Virtual

DRAM Seminar 12/10/2020

Nimrat Chatterjee (Chatterjee Lab, UVM): TBD

Xiaofeng (Allen) Su (Ammon Lab, Koch Institute): TBD

January 14, 2021 | 5:30PM | Virtual

DRAM Seminar 1/14/2021

Julia Hisey (Mirkin Lab, Tufts): Replication-independentinstability of Friedrich's Ataxia GAA repeats during chronological aging.

Niraj Joshi (D'Andrea Lab, DFCI): FANCG is a Negative Regulator of FANCA-mediated Single-Strand Annealing and DNA End-Resection

February 11, 2021 | 5:30PM | Virtual

DRAM Seminar 2/11/2021

Daniel Laverty (Nagel Lab, HSPH): Novel Regulators of Double Strand Break Repair and Translesion Synthesis.

Elena Sapede (Haber Lab, Brandeis): Nonhomologous Tails Impact Mismatch Correction in Divergent Repeats During SSA Repair

March 11, 2021 | 5:30PM | Virtual

DRAM Seminar 3/11/2021

Norah Owiti (Engelward Lab, MIT): Effect of N-Nitrosodimethylamine on DNA damage and gene expression in mice with varied DNA repair capacity.

Nilisha Pokhrel (Lohman Lab, NEB): TBD

April 15, 2021 | 5:30PM | Virtual

DRAM Seminar 4/15/2021

Ryan McGinty (Sunyaev Lab, HMS): TBD

Kevin Bian (Walker Lab, MIT): TBD

May 13, 2021 | 5:30PM | Virtual

DRAM Seminar 5/13/2021

Arvind Pandey (Scully Lab, BIDMC, HMS): Genetic interaction between BRCA 1,and FANCM in stalled fork repair.

Simona Dalin (Beroukhim Lab, DFCI/Broad and Getz Lab, MGH/Broad): TBD