8:00-8:20 am Pacific Time, then 10-minute discussion and Q&A
Title: Haplotype-specific chromatin interactions
The Jackson Laboratory
Zhonghui Tang was trained in a genetics Ph.D. program at Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan China. After his Ph.D. training, he joined Dr. Yijun Ruan’s lab as a Postdoctoral Associate. His research is focusing on deciphering human 3D genome architecture, uncovering the contribution of 3D chromatin structure on gene expression regulation, and exploring causality between aberrant chromatin structure and disease susceptibility.
8:30-8:50 am Pacific Time, then 10-minute discussion and Q&A
Title: Genome reconfiguration during somatic cell reprogramming
Assistant Professor - New York Stem Cell Foundation - Robertson Investigator
Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
Lab Webpage: http://creminslab.com/
Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and a core member of the Epigenetics Program in the Perelman School of Medicine. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and then conducted an inter-disciplinary postdoc in the laboratories of Job Dekker and Victor Corces. Dr. Cremins now runs the 3-D Epigenomics and Systems Neurobiology laboratory at UPenn. Her primary research interests lie in understanding the epigenetic mechanisms that govern phenotype commitment in healthy neurons and how these epigenetic mechanisms go awry during the onset of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases.