Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Schedule

Quantitative Approaches in Molecular and Cellular Biology/Rigor and Reproducibility

General Course Description: This is a ten-week long Fall Quarter course specifically designed for Predoctoral Trainees in the Training Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology. The goals of this Core Course are to provide specialized training for pre-doctoral researchers in applying quantitative approaches, and enhancing rigor and reproducibility in their research. 

Topics and Speakers

September 27, 2017

Topic:  Demonstrative research presentation by a senior trainee

Speaker: Ms. Brianna Gregg, Collins Lab, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, CBS

October 04, 2017

Topic:  Demonstrative research presentation by a senior trainee

Speaker: Mr. Michael Kirmiz, Trimmer Lab, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, CBS

October 11, 2017

Topic:  Trainee research presentation

Speaker: Ms. Rebecka Sepela, Sack Lab, Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology, SOM

October 18, 2017

Topic:  Trainee research presentation

Speaker: Mr. Dean Natwick, Collins Lab, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, CBS

October 25, 2017

Topic:  External evaluation of Training Program activities

Convener: Dr. Julie Rainwater, PhD. Director of the Evaluation Program, UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, SOM

November 1, 2017

Topic:  NIH Training Module 1: Lack of Transparency

Instructor:  Dr. James Trimmer, PhD. Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, CBS

November 8, 2017

Topic:  In vivo detection of single RNAs

Instructor: Dr. Ben Montpetit, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Viticulture & Enology, CAES

November 15, 2017

Topic:  NIH Training Module 2: Blinding and Randomization

Instructor: Dr. Daniel Starr, PhD. Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, CBS

November 29, 2017

Topic:  NIH Training Module 3: Biological and Technical Replicates

Instructor:  Dr. John Albeck, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, CBS

December 6, 2017

Topic:  CRISPR and its applications

Instructor: Dr. Megan Dennis, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, SOM