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Genome Integrity Discussion Group (4)

Genome Integrity Discussion Group

Monday, October 2, 2017, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York, USA

Presented By

Genome Integrity Discussion Group

The New York Academy of Sciences


The connection between cancer and genome integrity is widely appreciated. Importantly, the greater New York Metropolitan area is unparalleled in the concentration of world leading research on chromosome biology and function, as well as for research at the interface between chromosome integrity and the dynamics of malignancy. The Genome Integrity Discussion Group capitalize on this concentration of excellence, providing a forum for interaction between basic- and clinically-oriented research groups working in these fields. These meetings not only facilitate synergy between labs, but also provide a context in which previously unappreciated complementarities can be revealed.

In that spirit, the talks will cover a broad range of areas, including, but not limited to the DNA damage response and cancer predisposition, DNA replication, transcription, chromatin modification, recombination, cell cycle control, telomeres, chromosome segregation, epigenetic states, as well as the emergence of new technologies relevant to research in genome integrity. Although a primary focus is upon basic mechanisms and processes, these areas are pertinent to cancer and myriad human disease states, and it is expected that this will be reflected in the substance of our discussions. At each of the meetings, two early career scientists (students or postdocs) are selected to present data.
Genome Integrity Discussion Group meetings are organized under the leadership of Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Susan Smith (NYU Langone Medical Center), and Lorraine Symington (Columbia University Irving Medical Center).

Call for Student/Postdoc Presentation Abstracts: Deadline September 8, 2017

Two abstracts will be selected for short talks by students/postdocs. Please submit abstracts in CSHL format with file name via email to Professor Keeney at by September 8, 2017, for consideration.


Nonmember Academia, Faculty, etc.
Nonmember Corporate, Other
Nonmember Not for Profit
Nonmember Student, Undergrad, Grad, Fellow
Member Student, Post-Doc, Fellow


Genome Integrity Discussion Group (4)
Scott Keeney, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Genome Integrity Discussion Group (4)
Susan Smith, PhD, NYU Langone Medical Center
Genome Integrity Discussion Group (4)
Lorraine Symington, PhD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Genome Integrity Discussion Group (4)
Sonya Dougal, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences


October 02, 2017

1:00 PM

Registration Opens

1:30 PM

Welcome and Introductory Remarks


Sonya Dougal, PhD
The New York Academy of Sciences
Scott Keeney, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1:40 PM

A Mechanism for Preventing DNA Replication Fork Collapse Under Replication Stress


Zhiguo Zhang, PhD
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
2:10 PM

Replication Fork Cleavage Drives Genomic Instability in BRCA-Deficient Cells


Simon Powell, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2:40 PM

The Condensin Complex is a Mechanochemical Motor that Translocates Along DNA


Tsuyoshi Terakawa, PhD
Columbia University (Greene Lab)
2:55 PM

Coffee Break

3:25 PM

The Mouse Shu Complex SWS1-SWSAP1 is Essential for Meiotic Recombination


Carla M. De Castro Abreu, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Jasin Lab)
3:40 PM

How DNA Repair and Meiotic Progression are Coordinated in Budding Yeast


Nancy Hollingsworth, PhD
Stony Brook University
4:10 PM

The Sister Chromatid Cohesion Cycle


Matthew O’Connell, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
4:40 PM

Networking Reception

5:30 PM


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  • BioScience Communications

  • Columbia University

  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center

  • Institut Pasteur

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

  • New York University

  • NYU Langone Medical Center

  • Rutgers College of Arts & Sciences/University College-Newark

  • The Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • The City University of New York CUNY

  • The Columbia University School of Medicine

  • The Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School

  • The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • The Rockefeller University

  • Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

  • Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Yale University School of Medicine