CVG Journal Club

The CVG Journal Club holds discussions of current articles drawn from broad, interdisciplinary topics which describe useful approaches, tools, and resources in genomics. Graduate students and post-docs in CVG labs will choose the topics/articles and lead the discussion. All CVG members and lab members are encouraged to attend. Meetings will be once per month, informal (and even fun!!), with snacks and drinks provided.

Faculty Advisor: William Lai
Student Organizers 2023-2024: Hsin-Yun (Rachel) Chang and Leanne Donahue

CVG Journal Club usually meets the last Thursday each month from 4:00-5:00pm with 2 presentations per meeting. In alignment with the CVG's commitment to discussing and advancing efforts surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in science, one presentation per journal club meeting will center on DEI in science. Please contact the organizers or Kietarah Czebiniak-Mancini if you would like accomodations to particpate in these events.

Spring 2024 Schedule

January 25, 2024 in 221 Weill Hall

  • Science Discussion: Tissue Regeneration
    Kuang-Tse Wang (Adler Lab)
    Sun, Q., Lee, W., Hu, H. et al. Dedifferentiation maintains melanocyte stem cells in a dynamic niche. Nature 616, 774–782 (2023). Article
  • DEI & Ethics in Science: Neurodiversity in STEM
    Chloe Cheng (Barrow Lab)
    Syharat, Connie Mosher, Alexandra Hain, Arash E. Zaghi, Rachael Gabriel, and Catherine GP Berdanier. "Experiences of neurodivergent students in graduate STEM programs." Frontiers in Psychology 14 (2023): 1149068. Article

February 29, 2024 in T9006C VRT

  • Science Discussion: Transgenerational epigenetic memory
    Satyam Srivastav (Feschotte and Clark Labs)
    Beltran T, Shahrezaei V, Katju V, Sarkies P. Epimutations driven by small RNAs arise frequently but most have limited duration in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2020 Nov;4(11):1539-48. Article
  • DEI & Ethics in Science: Difficulties faced by the global south in publishing
    Jessica Noll (Diel Lab)
    Rodríguez Mega E. Latin America’s bird scientists issue manifesto to end marginalization. Science. 2023;379:527. Article
    Ortega RP. Rare dinosaur heads home as Germany agrees to return Brazilian fossil. Science website [acessado em 22/07/2022]. doi. 2022;10. Article

March 28, 2024 in 221 Weill Hall

  • Science Discussion: Genomics and climate change
    Arielle Fogel(Clark Lab)
    Oliver Kersten et al. ,Hybridization of Atlantic puffins in the Arctic coincides with 20th-century climate change.Sci. Adv.9,eadh1407(2023).DOI:10.1126/sciadv.adh1407 Article
  • DEI & Ethics in Science: Difficulties faced by first gen students
    Dan Sprockett (Moeller Lab)
    Wofford, A.M., Griffin, K.A. & Roksa, J. Unequal expectations: First-generation and continuing-generation students’ anticipated relationships with doctoral advisors in STEM. High Educ 82, 1013–1029 (2021). Article

May 2, 2024 in T9006C VRT

  • Science Discussion: Novel methods and model organisms in genomics studies
  • DEI & Ethics in Science: Effects of AI on DEI in STEM

Past Presentations