Markus Library – Author Book Talk Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee Thursday March 15, 2018 3:15 p.m.

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
Cancer Physician, Researcher, and Pulitzer Prize winning Author
of The Emperor of All Maladies – New York, NY

Markus Library,  Welch Hall, Level Two Main Reading Room

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Reception at 3:15 and following the presentation.   Author presentation at 3:30

Dr. Mukherjee will share his thoughts and experiences on becoming a best selling author skilled at presenting science effectively to the non science community.

Copies of his 2016 book  The Gene: an Intimate History  will be available for sale at the book talk.

 

 

Avoid NIH Funding Rejections: Write a Winning Specific Aims Page & Narrative

NIH-Trained Grant Writer Helps You Make Your Application Stand Out and Get Funded

Don’t let the Specific Aims Page and Narrative section of your NIH grant application get you turned down for the research money you need.

This happens quite frequently in Peer Review meetings. The Specific Aims Page and Narrative section of your Abstract are the most critical aspects of your grant. They can make or break peer reviewer interest and enthusiasm and often immediately sink your grant before it is read in detail.

Despite the overwhelming importance of these sections, knowing how to use them to attract the attention of your reviewer is not straightforward. The good news is, that with an understanding of what NIH peer reviewers expect to see, you can make sure your grant gets noticed, which boosts your chances of funding approval. This is where medical researcher and educator, Christopher Dant, PhD, can help.

Dr. Dant is a former researcher, has written numerous successful NIH grants, and was trained in grant writing at the NIH. Most recently, he taught NIH grant writing at both Stanford and Dartmouth Medical Schools. Dr. Dant knows what it takes to get your grant approved, and during his upcoming online training session on Thursday, February 15th at 1pm ET, he wants to share this knowledge with you. This online training will help your application stand out above the fierce NIH grant competition. Ultimately, it will improve your opportunity to get the funding your research needs.

By attending this online training session with Dr. Dant, you’ll learn how to significantly improve your chances of getting your research noticed and ultimately funded. Here are just a few of the proven tactics you’ll learn by attending this expert-led training:

  • Construct your Specific Aims Page to incorporate exactly what NIH reviewers want
  • Proven lay language to use in your narrative section to show your grant’s relevance to human health and attract NIH peer reviewer attention
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  • Develop a systematic approach to writing your Specific Aims Page that gets you noticed
  • Use Significance and potential Impact to convince NIH reviewers that your research is worth funding
  • Uncover how your Specific Aims Page is KEY to your entire NIH application, and make it work for you
  • Make your grant rise to the top in terms of the importance and impact of your work
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Registration is limited to ensure that Dr. Dant has time to answer all attendee specific questions during the Q&A portion of the training. Don’t wait, register today.

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Write More Effective Data Management Plans:
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The NIH requires Data Sharing Plans for all grants seeking $500k or more in direct costs in any one year, or as required by the solicitation. The Data Management Plan is more than a component of your proposal; it’s a blueprint for how you’ll actually manage the data during the course of your funded work. Therefore, creating an effective Data Management Plan is an integral part of creating a winning proposal and getting the research money you need.

During this expert-led online training session, you’ll learn what counts as data, and understand exactly what funding agencies expect and require for your Data Management Plan to be successful. Your expert presenter, Michael Lesiecki, PhD, will explain how you should think about managing your data before you begin your proposed research to insure usability, long-run preservation and access. During this training, you’ll examine proven models and processes so you can improve your Data Management Plan and create the most competitive proposal possible.

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  • Optimally manage your data based on its type by utilizing proven samples, physical collections, software, curriculum materials, and other materials produced in the course of your funded project.
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  • Give reviewers exactly what they are looking for in your Data Management Plan to improve your chances of proposal approval.
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Recommended Readings: Edward S. Boyden Ph.D. Friday February 17, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, February 17, 2017   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Edward S. Boyden,  Ph.D.

Associate Professor

MIT Media Lab

Optical Tools for Analyzing and Repairing

Complex Biological Systems

Recommended Readings:

Boyden, Edward S. (2015). Optogenetics and the future of neuroscience. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE. 18(12): 1862-1862

Chen, Fei; Tillberg, Paul W.; Boyden, Edward S. (2015). Expansion microscopy. SCIENCE. 347(6221): 543-548   

Madisen, Linda; Mao, Tianyi; Koch, Henner; et al. (2012). A toolbox of Cre-dependent optogenetic transgenic mice for light-induced activation and silencing. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE. 15(5): 793-802

Bernstein, Jacob G.; Garrity, Paul A.; Boyden, Edward S.  (2012). Optogenetics and thermogenetics: technologies for controlling the activity of targeted cells within intact neural circuits. CURRENT OPINION IN NEUROBIOLOGY.   22(1): 61-71

 

 

Recommended Readings: Ian A. Wilson D. Phil., D. Sci., Friday February 10, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, February 10, 2017   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Ian A. Wilson  D. Phil., D.Sci.

Hansen Professor of Structural Biology, and

Chair, Dept. of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology

The Scripps Research Institute

Broad Neutralization of Influenza Viruses and

Implications for a Universal Vaccine and Therapy

Recommended Readings:

Dreyfus, Cyrille; Laursen, Nick S.; Kwaks, Ted; et al.  (2012). Highly Conserved Protective Epitopes on Influenza B Viruses.  SCIENCE, 337(6100): 1343-1348 

Walker, Laura M.; Huber, Michael; Doores, Katie J.; et al. (2011).  Broad neutralization coverage of HIV by multiple highly potent antibodiesNATURE , 477(7365): 466-U117

Ekiert, Damian C.; Friesen, Robert H. E.; Bhabha, Gira; et al. (2011).  A Highly Conserved Neutralizing Epitope on Group 2 Influenza A VirusesSCIENCE,  333(6044): 843-850 

Gottlieb, Tanya; Ben-Yedidia, Tamar.  (2014)  Epitope-based approaches to a universal influenza vaccine.  JOURNAL OF AUTOIMMUNITY.  54 (Special Issue: SI ):15-20 

He, Fang; Prabakaran, Mookkan; Kumar, Subaschandrabose Rajesh; et al. (2011), Monovalent H5 vaccine based on epitope-chimeric HA provides broad cross-clade protection against variant H5N1 viruses in miceANTIVIRAL RESEARCH,  105: 143-151 

Li, Zhuo; Gabbard, Jon D.; Mooney, Alaina; et al. (2013). Single-Dose Vaccination of a Recombinant Parainfluenza Virus 5 Expressing NP from H5N1 Virus Provides Broad Immunity against Influenza A Viruses.  JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY,  87(10): 5985-5993

Huber, Victor C.; Thomas, Paul G.; McCullers, Jonathan A. (2009).  A multi-valent vaccine approach that elicits broad immunity within an influenza subtypeVACCINE,  27(8): 1192-1200

Recommended Readings: Stuart H. Orkin M.D. January 6 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, January 6,  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Stuart H. Orkin   M.D.

David G. Nathan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Dana Farber Institute

The Human Fetal Globin Switch:

A Paradigm for Disease-related Common Genetic Variation in Regulatory Elements

Recommended Readings:

Bauer, Daniel E.; Kamran, Sophia C.; Lessard, Samuel; et al.  An Erythroid Enhancer of BCL11A Subject to Genetic Variation Determines Fetal Hemoglobin Level.  SCIENCE  342(6155): 253-257    OCT 11 2013  

Galarneau, Genevieve; Palmer, Cameron D.; Sankaran, Vijay G.; et al.  Fine-mapping at three loci known to affect fetal hemoglobin levels explains additional genetic variation.  NATURE GENETICS   42(12): 1049-1051   DEC 2010

Menzel, Stephan; Thein, Swee Lay.   Genetic architecture of hemoglobin F control. CURRENT OPINION IN HEMATOLOGY   16(3): 179-186   MAY 2009  PLEASE REQUEST FROM MARKUS LIBRARY

He, Yunyan; Lin, Weixiong; Luo, Jianming.  Influences of Genetic Variation on Fetal Hemoglobin. PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY   Volume: 28   Issue: 8   Pages: 708-717   Published:  NOV 2011   PLEASE REQUEST FROM MARKUS LIBRARY.

Orkin, Stuart H.  Recent advances in globin research using genome-wide association studies and gene editing. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences   1368 : 5-10    2016

Recommended Readings: Maria Barna Ph.D. Friday December 9, 2016

Friday Lectures

Friday, December 9, 2016   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Maria Barna, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Departments of Developmental Biology and Genetics at Stanford University

Specialized Ribosomes:

A New Frontier in Gene Regulation, Organismal Biology, & Evolution

Recommended Readings:

Xue, Shifeng; Barna, Maria.   Specialized ribosomes: a new frontier in gene regulation and organismal biology.  NATURE REVIEWS MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY    13( 6):355-369     JUN 2012

Amunts, Alexey; Brown, Alan; Bai, Xiao-chen; et al.  Structure of the Yeast Mitochondrial Large Ribosomal Subunit.  SCIENCE   343(6178):1485-1489      MAR 28 2014

Xue, Shifeng; Tian, Siqi; Fujii, Kotaro; et al.  RNA regulons in Hox 5 ‘ UTRs confer ribosome specificity to gene regulation. NATURE   517(7532):33-U55   JAN 1 2015

Wu, XQ; Iyengar, P; RajBhandary, UL.   Ribosome-initiator tRNA complex as an intermediate in translation initiation in Escherichia coli revealed by use of mutant initiator tRNAs and specialized ribosomes. EMBO JOURNAL    15(17):4734-4739  SEP 2 1996

Shi, Zhen; Barna, Maria   Trransiating the Genome in Time and Space: Specialized Ribosomes, RNA. Regulons, and RNA-Binding Proteins. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, VOL 31   Book Series: Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology   V. 31: 31-+    2015

Yadav, Anupama; Radhakrishnan, Aparna; Panda, Anshuman; et al. The Modular Adaptive Ribosome.   PLOS ONE   11(11): Article Number: e0166021    NOV 3 2016

 

Recommended Readings: Tania Baker Ph.D. Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday Lectures

Friday, November 18, 2016   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Tania Baker, Ph.D.

Edwin C. Whitehead Professor of Biology, MIT

Investigator, HHMI

Operations of AAA+ Unfoldase Motors:

Powerful Destroyers and Activators of Protein Function

Selected Publications:

Baker, Tania A.; Sauer, Robert T.  ClpXP, an ATP-powered unfolding and protein-degradation machine.    BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-MOLECULAR CELL RESEARCH.   1823(Special Issue SI): 15-28     JAN 2012

Stinson, Benjamin M.; Nager, Andrew R.; Glynn, Steven E.; et al.  Nucleotide Binding and Conformational Switching in the Hexameric Ring of a AAA plus Machine. CELL   153(3):628-639    APR 25 2013

Glynn, Steven E.; Nager, Andrew R.; Baker, Tania A.; et al.   Dynamic and static components power unfolding in topologically closed rings of a AAA plus proteolytic machine.   NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY.  19(6):616-+   JUN 2012

Cordova, Juan Carlos; Olivares, Adrian O.; Shin, Yongdae; et al.    Stochastic but Highly Coordinated Protein Unfolding and Translocation by the ClpXP Proteolytic Machine.  CELL    158(3): 647-658     JUL 31 2014

Olivares, Adrian O.; Nager, Andrew R.; Iosefson, Ohad; et al.   Mechanochemical basis of protein degradation by a double-ring AAA plus machine.   NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY    21(10): 871-875    OCT 2014

 

Recommended Readings: Frederick Cross Ph.D. Monday December 5, 2016

Monday Lectures

 December 5, 2016

4:00 p.m.  Carson Family Auditorium  CRC

Frederick Cross  Ph.D.

Professor,  Laboratory of Cell Cycle Genetics

The Rockefeller University

Evolution of Cell Cycle Control:

Branches and a Green Microbe

Recommended Readings:

Tulin, Frej; Cross, Frederick R.  Patching Holes in the Chlamydomonas Genome.  G3-GENES GENOMES GENETICS   6(7): 1899-1910   JUL 1 2016

Onishi, Masayuki; Pringle, John R.; Cross, Frederick R.   Evidence That an Unconventional Actin Can Provide Essential F-Actin Function and That a Surveillance System Monitors F-Actin Integrity in Chlamydomonas.  GENETICS    202(30): 977-+  MAR 2016

Tulin, Frej; Cross, Frederick R.   A Microbial Avenue to Cell Cycle Control in the Plant Superkingdom.   PLANT CELL   26(10): 4019-4038     OCT 2014

Cross, Frederick R.; Umen, James G.  The Chlamydomonas cell cycle   PLANT JOURNAL   82(3): 370-392   MAY 2015

Recommended Readings: Michael O’Donnell Ph.D. Monday December 12, 2016

Monday Lectures

 December 12, 2016

4:00 p.m.  Carson Family Auditorium  CRC

Michael O’Donnell  Ph.D.

HHMI Investigator, and Anthony and Judith Evnin Professor
Laboratory of DNA Replication

The Rockefeller University

The Eukaryotic Replisome

Recommended Readings:

O’Donnell, Mike; Li, Huilin   The Eukaryotic Replisome Goes Under the Microscope.  CURRENT BIOLOGY  26(6): R247-R256      MAR 21 2016

Yuan, Zuanning; Bai, Lin; Sun, Jingchuan; et al.   Structure of the eukaryotic replicative CMG helicase suggests a pumpjack motion for translocation.  NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY   23(3): 217-224     MAR 2016

Sun, Jingchuan; Shi, Yi; Georgescu, Roxana E.; et al.   The architecture of a eukaryotic replisome.   NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY    22(12): 976-982 DEC 2015

Georgescu, Roxana E.; Schauer, Grant D.; Yao, Nina Y.; et al.  Reconstitution of a eukaryotic replisome reveals suppression mechanisms that define leading/lagging strand operation.      ELIFE    4: e04988     APR 14 2015

O’Donnell, Michael; Langston, Lance; Stillman, Bruce  Principles and Concepts of DNA Replication in Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya .   COLD SPRING HARBOR PERSPECTIVES IN BIOLOGY    5(7): a010108