Published May 28, 2019
Students from laboratories affiliated with the Department of Biochemistry shared their findings during the department’s annual Research Day.
Twenty-seven students participated by delivering an oral presentation, presenting a research poster, or both.
Four students and one postdoctoral associate received awards for their presentations:
The following lists include the oral presentation or poster title, author and faculty mentor.
Martha L. Bulyk, PhD, professor in the departments of medicine and pathology at Harvard Medical School, was the keynote speaker.
Bulyk has developed new techniques to further identify sequences that transcription factors recognize and bind. Although numerous eukaryotic genomes have been sequenced, much remains to be understood about how the genes in those genomes are regulated. Bulyk”s research focuses on trying to understand more about these genes. Interactions between transcription factors (TFs) and their DNA binding sites are an integral part of the regulatory networks within cells. Her lab employs numerous combined experimental and computational strategies in studying these regulatory interactions, to discover cis-regulatory codes in the genome.
Her presentation topic was “Transcription Factor-DNA Interactions: Unraveling New Twists in Molecular Recognition, Genetic Variation, Gene Regulation.”
Bulyk is also a professor in the division of genetics, department of medicine and associate professor of pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Biochemistry Research Day was held May 14 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ building. Approximately 85 students, faculty and other researchers attended.
The event is supported by the Dr. Elizabeth P. Olmsted Fund in Biochemistry.