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: Praveen Sethupathy
Student Organizers 2022-2023: Alexx Shumway and Madhav Mantri

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 Carolynn Steele-Law if you would like accomodations to particpate in these events.

Spring 2023 Schedule

January 26, 2023 in 221 Weill Hall

  • DEI & Ethics in Science: Pregnancy Discrimination in Higher Education
    Sarah Saddoris (Schang Lab)
    Morgan, Allison C., et al. "The unequal impact of parenthood in academia." Science Advances 7.9 (2021): eabd1996. Article
  • Science Discussion: Spatial Genomics Technologies
    Julien Morival (Lammerding Lab)
    Rao, Anjali, et al. "Exploring tissue architecture using spatial transcriptomics." Nature 596.7871 (2021): 211-220. Article

February 23, 2023 in T9006C VRT

  • DEI & Ethics in Science: Lack of Diversity in Biobanks
    Daryl Phuong (Schimenti Lab)
    Manolio TA. Using the data we have: improving diversity in genomic research. The American Journal of Human Genetics. 2019 Aug 1;105(2):233-6. Article
  • Science Discussion: Cancer Immunotherapy
    Leanne Donahue (White Lab)
    Tichet, Mélanie, et al. "Bispecific PD1-IL2v and anti-PD-L1 break tumor immunity resistance by enhancing stem-like tumor-reactive CD8+ T cells and reprogramming macrophages." Immunity 56.1 (2023): 162-179. Article

March 30, 2023 in 221 Weill Hall

  • DEI & Ethics in Science: Current topics in DEI
    Mercedes Carro (Cohen Lab)
    Kaiser R, White R. What happens on the ice, stays on the ice: transgression and layered silence in Antarctica. Current Issues in Criminal Justice. 2022 Jul 3;34(3):239-54. Article
  • Science Discussion: Genomics of marine organisms
    Mitch Lokey (Clark and Messer Labs)
    Stanhope MJ, Ceres KM, Sun Q, Wang M, Zehr JD, Marra NJ, Wilder AP, Zou C, Bernard AM, Pavinski-Bitar P, Lokey MG. Genomes of endangered great hammerhead and shortfin mako sharks reveal historic population declines and high levels of inbreeding in great hammerhead. Iscience. 2023 Jan 20;26(1):105815. Article

May 4, 2023 in T9006C VRT

  • Discussion Topics: Genetics & Sustainability; Ethics of direct to consumer genetic testing

Past Presentations