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Chromatin Club Bay Area In Person

Chromatin Club Bay Area – In-Person Symposium

The Chromatin Club Bay Area was founded to foster a scientific community between Stanford, Berkeley, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, and others. We organize monthly online seminars during which three scientists from our institutions present their work, and semi-annual in person meetings each quarter to facilitate networking between researchers.

The scientific focus of the Chromatin Club Bay Area is broad and aims at bridging basic and translational epigenetic research.

To learn about our monthly, online seminars, please visit the Chromatin Club Bay Area - Online Seminar Series webpage.

Upcoming Event Details

Date: March 30th, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. PT

Location: UC Berkely, Li Ka Shing Bldg Rm 245

Invited Speakers:

  • Hinrich Boeger, Ph.D. – Professor MCD Biology, UC Santa Cruz
    Chromatin Remodeling and the Specificity of Transcriptional Regulation
  • Abby Dernburg, Ph.D. – Professor Cell and Developmental Biology, UC Berkeley
    A Mechanical Signaling Pathway Monitors Chromosome Interactions for Quality Control During Oogenesis in C. elegans.
  • Bence Daniel, Ph.D. – Postdoc, Stanford University; Currently: Principal Scientist – Epigenetics and Chromatin Biology at Genentech, Inc.
    Regulation of Immune Signal Intergration and Memory by Inflammation-induced Chromosome Conformation
  • Cristhian Cadena, Ph.D - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vishva Dixit Lab, Genentech, Inc.
    IRF2 Collaborates with the SWI-SNF Complex to Supress Interferon-stimulated Genes
  • Rini Shah, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Scholar, Elphege Nora Lab, UC San Francisco
    The NIPBL:PDS5 Balance Tunes the Velocity of Cohesin Loop Extrusion, Shaping Chromosomes and Transcriptomes
  • Ali Shariati, Ph.D. Lab – Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz
    Self-organization of Embryonic Stem Cells into a Reproducible Embryo Model Through Epigenome Editing

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Previous Event Details

Date: Thursday, September 28th, 2023

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT

Location: Stanford Research Park 3145 Porter Drive Room D110 Palo Alto, CA 94304

Invited Speakers:

  • Rachel Meyer, Ph.D. - Adjunct Asst. Professor, UC Santa Cruz
    Environmental DNA Tools for Revolutionary Biomonitoring
  • Hayden Saunders - Ph.D. Student, Narilkar Lab, UC San Francisco
    HMGB1, a Low Affinity Architectural Protein, Alters Nucleosomal DNA Dynamics
  • Sahin Naqvi, Ph.D. - Postdoc, Wysocka Lab, Stanford University
    Tuning Transcription Factor Levels to Reconcile Dosage Sensitivity and Robustness in Development
  • Peter Meister, Ph.D - Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Formation of Chromatin Fountains by Cohesin in C. elegans
  • Chris Hsiung, M.D., Ph.D. - Visiting Scholar at UC San Francisco and Arc Institute
    Higher-order Combinatorial Chromatin Perturbations for Functional Genomics


Date: Monday, January 30th, 2023

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT

Location: UCSF, Mission Bay Campus, Genentech Hall Atrium, 600 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94158

Invited Speakers:

  • King Hung - Chang Lab, Stanford University
    Oncogenes Outside Chromosomes
  • Osman Sharifi - LaSalle Lab, UC Davis
    Longitudinal Cortical snRNA-Seq Reveals Sexually Dimorphic Cellular Trajectories of Disease Progression in a Mouse Model of Rett Syndrome
  • Mohammad Qasim - Hernday Lab, UC Merced
  • Eliana Bondra - Rine Lab, UC Berkeley