Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 12- Friday, November 13

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All times in EST


November 12


10:00 AM


Session 1

Moderator: Evi Van Itallie


10:00 AM


Opening remarks & Meet SSQBio Peer Supporters!

Tobyn, Delphine, & Danylo


10:05 AM


Elmer Rho

Engineering lentiviral vectors for site-directed gene insertion


10:25 AM


Suyang Wan

Towards high-throughput imaging-based single cell genotype-phenotype mapping platforms


10:45 AM


Daniel Eaton

Long Timelapse Imaging of Pooled Variant Libraries



11:05 AM



Break – 20 minutes 




11:25 AM



Session 2


Moderator: Tanush Jagdish


11:25 AM


Liz Perez

Initial Results in Dissecting Ewing Sarcoma by Single-Cell Genomics


11:45 AM


Erica Normandin

SARS-CoV-2 tropism, diversity, and circulation


12:05 PM


Jackson Nyman

Studying intratumoral heterogeneity in clear cell renal cell carcinoma using histopathology images







4:30 PM


Career Panel

Moderator: Becky Ward, Executive Director of the Systems Biology Department

Jagesh Shah, Vice President, Gene Therapy Technologies at Sana Biotechnology, inc.

Hallie Kuhn, Principal, Alexandria Venture Investments

Daniel Pomeroy, Executive Director, the Scientific Citizenship Initiative at Harvard Medical School







6:00 PM


Game night!

All students welcome! Peer supporters- Danylo, Delphine, and Tobyn will host



Friday, November 13











Session 3








Moderator: Hailey Cambra


12:00 PM


Lightning talks

G3s:  Qiu Wu, Delphine Tripp, Tal Scully, Mary Richardson, Anjali Nelliat, Danylo Lavrentovich, Tanush Jagdish, Sabina Haque, Goria Ha, Luis Gutierrez Lopez, Tobyn Branck

G2s: Emre Tkacik, Sharifa Sahai, Ellie Rand, Sid Raju, Bill Jia, Kailyn Doiron, Alan Amin


12:45 PM


Patrick Flynn


Role of Chromatin Bridges in Activating Innate Immune Signaling following Failed Mitosis


1:05 PM


Natalia Quinones

Expanding the world of plasmid dependent bacteriophages 







1:25 PM


Coffee break- 20 minutes




1:45 PM

1:45 PM

2:30 PM



Lightning talks

Moderator: Sabina Haque

G5s: Debra Van Egeren, David Jacobowitz

G6s: Luke Rast, Kate Shulgina

G7s: Gabriel Filsinger, David Ding

Presentation of two faculty awards for excellence in:

1) Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

2) Mentorship








5:00 PM




SSQBio Happy Hour Program trivia



Retreat closing