2018 BAD Meeting

June 6th 2018 – 2nd Boston Area Drosophila Meeting | Harvard Medical School


Stephanie Mohr | Director, Drosophila RNAi Screening Center (DRSC), Harvard Medical School



Michael Rosbash
Peter Gruber Endowed Chair in Neuroscience, Professor of Biology | Brandeis University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Nobel Laureate – Physiology or Medicine (2017)


9:30 AM – 9:45 AMNKT is required in the mushroom body for night sleep regulation.
Lauren Crowe, R. Jackson Lab, Tufts University
9:45 AM – 10:00 AMDoes the fly larva get hungry? How internal state affects olfactory preference.
Katrin Vogt, A. Samuel lab, Harvard University
10:00 AM – 10:15 AMKinetochore proteins have a post-mitotic function in Drosophila neurodevelopment.
Guoli Zhao, T. Schwarz Lab, Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School
10:15 AM – 10:30 AMIsoform-selective genome editing revealed expression and nociceptive function of Drosophila TrpA1 channel.
Yang Xiang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
10:30 AM – 10:45 AMMapping neural circuits for alcohol reward in Drosophila.
Kristin Scaplen, K. Kaun Lab, Brown University
10:45 AM – 11:00 AMPlasma membrane localization of apoptotic caspases for non-apoptotic functions.
Alla Amcheslavsky, A. Bergmann Lab, University of Massachusetts Medical School
11:00 AM – 11:15 AMMispositioned nuclei: Distinct mechanisms drive similar phenotypes.
Mary Ann Collins, Folker Lab, Boston College
11:15 AM – 11:20 AM[Lightning Talk] Restriction of apoptosis in Drosophila neuroblasts.
Katherine Harding, K. White Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
11:20 AM – 11:25 AM[Lightning Talk] The role of Hippo signaling in epithelial cell fate determination.
Heya Zhao, A. Veraksa Lab, University of Massachusetts, Boston
11:25 AM – 11:30 AM[Lightning Talk] Gene expression analysis in the developing ovary.
Shreeharsha Tarikere, C. Extavour Lab, Harvard University
11:30 AM – 1:00 PMLUNCH – Discussion Groups (NRB Cafeteria)
• Chromatin/DNA repair – Mitzi Kuroda
• Tools/Techniques/Disease models – Michele Markstein
• Neurobiology – Troy Littleton
• Cell death/apoptosis – Kristin White
1:00 PM – 1:15 PMProtein-protein interactions that modulate Polycomb function.
Hyuckjoon Kang, M. Kuroda Lab, Harvard Medical School
1:15 PM – 1:30 PMMechanotransduction via the LINC complex regulates DNA replication and chromosome organization in myonuclei.
Shuoshuo Wang, T. Lionnet lab, New York University
1:30 PM – 1:45 PMBAD romance: enrichment of a fly dosage compensation GAGA motif in the human X chromosome.
Edridge D’Souza, M. Markstein lab, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1:45 PM – 2:00 PMFlyBase 2018: new look, new features.
Gil dos Santos, FlyBase, Harvard University
2:00 PM – 2:15 PMRegulation of endosomal microautophagy by cellular stress in Drosophila.
Ana Mesquita, A. Jenny Lab, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2:15 PM – 2:30 PMDisco modulates apoptosis and hyperplasia downstream of the Notch-JNK signaling axis.
Diana Ho, S. Artavanis-Tsakonas Lab, Harvard Medical School
2:30 PM – 2:45 PMProteomics of protein trafficking by in vivo tissue-specific labeling.
Ilia Droujinine, N. Perrimon Lab, Harvard Medical School
2:45 PM – 2:50 PM[Lightning Talk] Trans inter-homolog pairing in haplotype-resolved genomes.
Jelena Erceg, T. Wu Lab, Harvard Medical School
2:50 PM – 2:55 PM[Lightning Talk] Probabilistic Modeling of Drosophila Sleep Reveals Mechanisms Regulating Sleep Duration and Structure.
Timothy Wiggin, L. Griffith Lab, Brandeis University
2:55 PM – 3:00 PM[Lightning Talk] TRiP CRISPR fly stock update.
J. Zirin, DRSC/TRiP-FGR, Harvard Medical School
3:00 PM – 3:30 PMBREAK
3:30 PM – 5:00 PMKEYNOTE ADDRESS: Michael Rosbash, Brandeis University
Introduction by Stephanie Mohr, Harvard Medical School