2016 BAD Meeting

September 23rd 2016 – Boston Area Drosophila Meeting | University of Massachusetts Boston


Alexey Veraksa | Professor of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Boston
James Walker | Assistant Professor, Mass. General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Screening of “The Fly Room” – Introduced by director, Alexis Gambisfly-room


Talks: Campus Center Ballroom (3rd Floor, Ballroom C)
Movie: University Hall, Room 2300

1:00 PM – 1:15 PMResistance is Futile: Using the Fly to Overcome Stem Cell Drug Resistance
Michele Markstein, UMass Amherst
1:15 PM – 1:30 PMA new role of E2F in endocycling fatbody cells
Ana Guarner Peralta, N. Dyson Lab, Harvard Medical School
1:30 PM – 1:45 PMIonotropic Receptors mediate detection of humidity
Zach Knecht, Paul Garrity Lab, Brandeis University
1:45 PM – 2:00 PMfs(1)h dependent neuroblast apoptosis
Antoine Borensztejn, K. White Lab, Harvard Medical School
2:00 PM – 2:15 PMInteraction of neurodegenerative APP and HTT proteins during axon growth via the proto-oncogene ABL
Lee Fradkin, UMass Medical School
2:15 PM – 2:30 PMInteraction between transcriptional co-activators and PRC1 on developmental genes
Hyuckjoon Kang, M. Kuroda Lab, Harvard Medical School
2:30 PM – 2:45 PMSerotonergic activity controls sleep architecture in Drosophila
Chang Liu, L. Griffith Lab, Brandeis University
2:45 PM – 3:15 PMRefreshment Break
3:15 PM – 3:30 PMMechanisms of myonuclear movement
Torrey Mandigo, E. Folker Lab, Boston College
3:30 PM – 3:45 PMFunctional genomics and bioinformatics resources at the HMS DRSC & TRiP 
Stephanie Mohr, Harvard Medical School
3:45 PM – 4:00 PMOptogenetic pacing in Drosophila melanogaster
Airong Li, Harvard Medical School
4:15 PM – 4:30 PMA new toolbox for the fly Sciara – a new/old model system
Susan Gerbi, Brown University
4:30 PM – 4:45 PMAn optimized approach for CRISPR/Cas9-based transcriptional activation in vivo
Ben Ewen-Campen, N. Perrimon Lab, Harvard Medical School
4:45 PM – 5:00 PMWalk to University Hall, Room 2300
5:00 PM – 7:00 PMIntroduction by Alexis Gambis and screening of “The Fly Room”