Published: April 25, 2022

May 9 from 9:00am-3:30pm at JSCBB Butcher Auditorium A115

We are glad to announce that the 15th annual SCR Symposium will be held in person in Butcher Auditorium, JSCBB, organized by students in the SCR program.

Special guests are plenary speakers Gloria Brar from UC Berkeley (development, immune function, disease progression, and meiosis) and Gentry Patrick from UCSD (synaptic activity in the mammalian central nervous system), as well as students and postdocs in SCR labs.


  • 8:45 am - 9:30 am, Breakfast, JSCBB Charlie Butcher Atrium
  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, Morning Session, Charlie Butcher Auditorium
    • Plenary Speaker: Gloria Brar, University of California, Berkeley: “The Gene Regulatory System that Underlies Meiotic Differentiation”
    • Lindsey Lee (Leinwand lab): "The Muscle Myosin MYH7b Has Slow Properties and Specialized Roles Across Species"
    • Suzannah Miller (Ahn lab): "Interrogating the Organization of the WRAMP Structure Through Proximity Proteomics and Quantitative Image Analysis"
    • Dong Tian, PhD (Han lab): "Bacterial Peptidoglycan Muropeptides Benefit Mitochondrial Homeostasis and Animal Physiology by Acting as ATP Synthase Agonists"
    • Humza Ashraf (Spencer lab): "Beta-galactosidase Marks Long Durations of Cell Cycle Exit Rather Than Cellular Senescence"
  • 12:00 pm - 1:10 pm, Lunch, JSCBB Charlie Butcher Atrium
  • 1:10 pm - 3:30 pm, Afternoon Session, Butcher Auditorium
    • Megan Mitchell (Sousa lab): "Understanding a Key Enzyme in the Antimicrobial Peptide Resistance Pathway for Novel Antibiotic Design"
    • Emiliano Zamponi, PhD (Voeltz lab): "A Novel Morphological Feature of the ER Network in Developing Mammalian Axons"
    • Kelsey Dahlgren (Cameron lab): "Proximity-Based Proteomics Reveals the Spatial Proteome of a Cyanobacterium"
    • Carmen Buttler (Chuong lab): "Immune Cell Expression of IFNAR1 is Regulated by an Intronic Transposon" 
    • Plenary Speaker: Gentry Patrick, University of California – San Diego: "Glutamate Receptors, Ubiquitin and the Endolysosomal Pathway at CNS Synapses”
  • 3:30 pm, Adjourn