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 2024

February 13, 2024

  • Mandi de Mestre
    Defining the intolerome of in utero life.
  • Jonathan Butcher
    Hemodynamic operation of local mechanobiological switches drives spontaneous yet robust control of valve morphogenesis.

March 12, 2024

  • Adam Boyko
    The Genetics of Canine Lab Values
  • Norah Smith
    Using genetic variation to understand age-related differences in CD8+ T cell responses

April 9, 2024

  • Nina Overgaard Therkildsen and Jen Grenier
    Haplotagging: Affordable linked-read sequencing to enable variant phasing and detection of structural variants in natural populations
  • Santiago Peralta
    Translating genomic findings into veterinary oral oncological solutions

May 21, 2024 in LH2 Schurman Hall

Stay for a social reception and buffet following the lectures!
  • Doug Antczak
  • Praveen Sethupathy

Past Presentations