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Genome Integrity Discussion Group (2)


for Members

Genome Integrity Discussion Group

Monday, June 4, 2018, 1:30 PM - 5:30 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 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 capitalizes on this concentration of excellence, providing a forum for interaction between basic- and clinically-oriented research groups working in these fields. These meetings facilitate synergy between labs, and provide a context in which previously unappreciated complementarities can be revealed.

In that spirit, the talks cover a broad range of areas including 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.

Call for Student/Postdoc Presentation Abstracts: Deadline May 4, 2018

The year-end meeting consists of a scientific symposium including a keynote presentation and four early career investigator short talks selected from abstracts from 1:30 to 4:30 PM, followed by a poster session and networking reception from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. Please submit abstracts in CSHL format with file name via email to Professor Keeney at by May 4, 2018, 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 (2)
Scott Keeney, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Genome Integrity Discussion Group (2)
Susan Smith, PhD, NYU Langone Medical Center
Genome Integrity Discussion Group (2)
Lorraine Symington, PhD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Genome Integrity Discussion Group (2)
Sonya Dougal, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences


Genome Integrity Discussion Group (2)
Simon Boulton, PhD, The Francis Crick Institute


June 04, 2018

1:30 PM

Welcome Remarks


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

Keynote Address: Timely Resolution Of DNA Secondary Structures Across The Genome


Simon Boulton, PhD
The Francis Crick Institute
2:30 PM

Coffee Break and Poster Set-up

3:00 PM

Distinct Modes of DNA Polymerase α Recruitment for Leading- and Lagging-Strand Initiation have Implications for Genome Maintenance


Sarina Porcella
(Smith Lab), New York University
3:20 PM

Xrs2 and Tel1 Independently Contribute to Mre11 and Rad50-mediated DNA Tethering and Replisome Stability


Julie Oh
(Symington Lab), Columbia University
3:40 PM

ATR Undergoes Rapid Exchange at Sites of DNA damage in a Manner Dependent on its Kinase Activity


Demis Menolfi, PhD
(Zha Lab), Columbia University
4:00 PM

Discovery of a Novel Player in Meiotic Recombination in Mouse


Michiel Boekhout, PhD
(Keeney Lab), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
4:20 PM

Closing Remarks


Scott Keeney, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
4:25 PM

Poster Viewing and Networking Reception

6:00 PM


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  • Brooklyn College Department of Chemistry

  • Columbia University

  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center

  • Cornell Medical Center

  • CUNY City Tech

  • CUNY School of Medicine

  • Department of Biology, New York University

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

  • Nature Publishing Group

  • new jersey city university

  • New York University

  • NYU Division of Rheumatology

  • NYU Langone Medical Center

  • NYU School of Medicine

  • Pfizer Inc.

  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc

  • Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine

  • SUNY Stonybrook

  • The Columbia University School of Medicine

  • The CUNY Graduate Center

  • The Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School

  • The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • The Rockefeller University

  • The State University of New York

  • Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

  • Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Yale University

  • Yale University School of Medicine