Upcoming RNA Supergroup Events

RNA World Journal Club, beginning Friday Sept 22nd

            Contact Aaron Goldstrohm for more information at


Oct 2, 2017  26th Annual Developmental Biology Symposium,

RNA rules: developmental regulation by RNA, Coffman Memorial Union


Maria Barna, Stanford University

“Novel Modes of Cellular Communication: From Specialized Ribosomes to Signaling Filopodia”


Douglas Black, University of California, Los Angeles

“Mechanisms and Programs of Posttranscriptional Gene Regulation in Neurons”


Anne Ephrussi, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

“Assembly and Transport of Oskar RNPs in the Drosophila Oocyte”


Antonio Giraldez, Yale University

“Uncovering Novel Regulatory Codes in Development”


Eric Miska, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge

“RNA and Epigenetics: New Insights from C. elegans and Rift Lake Cichlids”


Craig Pikaard, Indiana University

“Mechanisms of Selective Gene Silencing in Plants”


Howard Lipshitz, University of Toronto

“Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in Drosophila”


Oct 29, 2017 BMBB Seminar

            Dr. Anita Corbett, Emory University


March 14, 2018 BMBB Seminar

            Dr. Perry Blackshear, National Institutes Environmental Health Sciences



May 3, 2017   19th Bollum Symposium  Versatile Functions of RNA in Biology and Disease

1:00pm     Welcome

                   Dr. David BernlohrUniversity of Minnesota-Twin Cites

1:05pm     Introduction

                   Dr. Aaron GoldstrohmUniversity of Minnesota-Twin Cities

1:15pm     Dr. Hashim Al-HashimiDuke University

                   Dynamic RNA Structures in Translational Fidelity and Drug History

2:00pm     Dr. Lynne MaquatUniversity of Rochester

 Nonsense-mediated mRNA Decay and Human Disease: Genome Guardian and Executor

2:45pm     Intermission

3:15pm     Dr. Kristen LynchUniversity of Pennsylvania

                   Getting Sick of Splicing: Alternative Splicing and the Humane Immune System

4:00pm     Dr. Maurice SwansonUniversity of Flordia

                   RNA-mediated Mechanisms in Development and Disease

4:45pm     Closing Remarks

                   Dr. Aaron GoldstrohmUniversity of Minnesota-Twin Cities


April 20th, 2017, RNA Supergroup Research in Progress Seminar

Dr. Subbaya Subramanian, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

Title: Mechanisms of malignant transformation and immune regulation in colon cancer.

            Learn more about his research here:


April 5th, 2017, BMBB Seminar

Dr. Yunsun Nam Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Biophysics UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dalas, TX


March 8th, 2017, BMBB Seminar

Jens Lykke-Andersen, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences from the University of California, San Diego. 

"Mechanisms of human mRNA turnover and quality control"


Dec 13th 2016, 4-5pm, Faculty Lightning Talks

Dr. Aaron Goldstrohm

            Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

            "Regulation of mRNA translation and decay in the eukaryotes"


Dr. Guisheng Song

"microRNA signaling in the pathogenesis of metabolic disorders and liver cancer"

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition


Dr. David Greenstein

           "The Caenorhabditis elegans gonad: A test tube for RNA biology."


Nov 15th 2016, 4-5pm, Faculty Lightning Talks

            Dr. Scott Dehm

            AR splice variants in prostate cancer

            Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology


Dr. Kate Adamala

           Assistant Professor, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development 


Dr. Frank Alberts

          Genomic approaches for dissecting regulatory genetic variation.

          Assistant Professor, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development 


Sept 15th 2016, 4-5pm, Faculty Lightning Talks

Dr. Jeongsik Yong, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics


Kathleen Boris-Lawrie, Professor and Chair of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


Irina St. Louis, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine


Aaron Engelhart, Assistant Professor of Geneetics, Cell Biology and Development