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 Fall 2022

September 13, 2022 in S1-166 Schurman Hall (LH1)

  • Tolunay Beker Aydemir
    Zinc metabolism in GI-related disorders: Implications for potential biomarkers
  • Iwijn De Vlaminck
    Spatial Transcriptomics Approaches to Map Microbe-Host Interactions in Tissues

October 18, 2022 in S1-166 Schurman Hall (LH1)

  • Jacquelyn Evans
    Investigating genetic risk factors for complex diseases in dogs
  • Marcus Smolka
    Signaling Networks Controlling Genome Integrity and Chemoresistance

November 1, 2022 in G10 Biotechnology Bldg

  • Colleen Lau
    Epigenetic control of innate and adaptive immune memory
  • Nathaniel Vacanti
    Alzheimer’s disease, the proteome, and metabolic flux

December 13, 2022 by zoom

  • Bhargav Sanketi
    Go with your gut: How the intestine gets its form and function

Schedule Spring 2023

January 10, 2023

  • Andrew White
  • Fenghua Hu

February 14, 2023

  • Maren Vitousek
  • Avery August

March 14, 2023

  • Jeffrey Pleiss
  • Nina Overgaard Therkildsen

April 11, 2023

  • Ellie Duan

May 9, 2023

  • Eirene Markenscoff-Papadimitriou
  • Michael Sheehan

Past Presentations