Vertebrate Genomics Club, a.k.a "The Verge"

The Center for Vertebrate Genomics (CVG) was created to enhance research and education in vertebrate genetics and functional genomics at Cornell University. As part of that overall goal, the CVG aims to foster research interactions amongst vertebrate geneticists and other faculty. The monthly "Verge" meetings were started to increase awareness among CVG members of the different research programs that currently exist on campus, to share up-to-date information from conferences and the scientific literature, and to encourage interactions between CVG members.

Verge seminars may be held in-person or via zoom meeting. For remote meetings, the webinar link will be shared via the Verge-L email list and may be requested by emailing Charlotte Williams or Carolynn Steele-Law. Please contact Carolynn or Charlotte if you need accomodations to particpate in these events.

The Verge usually meets from 11am to noon once per month.

Schedule Spring 2023

January 10, 2023

  • Andrew White
    Sex differences in melanocyte stem cell behavior resulting from pro-inflammatory signals.
  • Fenghua Hu
    How does lysosome regulate brain functions? – Lessons learned from TMEM106B studies

February 14, 2023

  • Maren Vitousek
    What can songbirds tell us about stress? Investigating the causes of variation in stress coping capacity in a free-living model system.
  • Avery August
    Tuning T cells induced inflammation and anti-inflammation

March 14, 2023 - Postponed due to Cornell closing

  • Jeffrey Pleiss
    Mechanisms and biology of pre-mRNA splicing regulation
  • Nina Overgaard Therkildsen and Jen Grenier
    Affordable linked-read sequencing enables variant phasing and detection of structural variants in natural populations

April 11, 2023

  • Ellie Duan
    Transcriptomic regulations of heat stress response in dairy cows
  • Nora Prior
    What the nose knows: social experiences impact peripheral and central chemosensory systems

May 9, 2023 in 226 Weill Hall

  • Eirene Markenscoff-Papadimitriou
    Gene regulation in brain development and autism
  • Michael Sheehan
    Out of the lab and into the weeds: Opportunities for genomics on rewilded lab mice

Past Presentations