Center for Integrative Genomics Advanced Research Seminar (CIGars)

“Game of Microbes: Natural Products as Weapons for Microbial Regulation in the Oral Cavity”
Maribel Okiye, Ph.D. Graduate Student, Chemistry & M.S. Graduate Student, Bioinformatics – University of Michigan

Our special guest speaker, Maribel Okiye, Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate and Bioinformatics M.S. Candidate at the University of Michigan, will be speaking on  Exploring the Metabolic Diversity of the Human Oral Microbiome for the Discovery of Novel Bioactive Secondary Metabolites using Anaerobe Culturomics, Metabolomics, and High-Throughput Screening.

“Interpreting Decanalization as the Amplification of Polygenic Signals”
Sini Nagpal, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow – Greg Gibson, Ph.D., Advisor Georgia Tech

The Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) holds monthly advanced research seminars (CIGars) with two presentations given by graduate students and post-docs. Each presentation is approximately 25 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. These talks are directed to graduate students and post-docs but are open to anyone who is interested in the topics.  

This is a great opportunity to:

  • Improve your presentation skills as a speaker
  • Communicate science, research, and technology to an audience with diverse backgrounds
  • Practice giving your talk for an upcoming conference, thesis defense, or qualifying oral exams
  • Enjoy free lunch and hear about a wide range of work happening in the local bioscience community