A Celebration of Gene Expression



Celebrating Steve and Robin's 60th Birthdays and the Lab's 30 Year Anniversary at Harvard Medical School.

April 29th, 2023

10 am - 5 pm

Cannon Room, Building C, Harvard Medical School

Session I

  • 10:00     Steve Buratowski          Welcome/ The Story of the Buratowski Lab: A Celebration of Gene Expression
  • 10:40     Natalie Kuldell               How Researching Transcription Initiation and Elongation Trained Me to Get Started and Keep Going
  • 11:00     Eun-Jung Cho               Epigenetic regulation of myogenesis; from transcription to condensates
  • 11:20     Michael Keogh              Nucleosome conformation dictates the histone code
  • 11:40     Phil Sharp                     Special Guest remarks

Meeting Photo

  • 11:55 If the weather is nice, we'll take a few pictures on steps of Bldg A (Gordon Hall) in the quad.  Otherwise, we'll probably use the Cannon Room.

Lunch (12:15 - 1:15)

  • We'll have pizza and soda set up in the Folin-Wu room (next to the Cannon Room).  

Session II

  • 1:15       Fred Winston                      Special Guest Remarks
  • 1:30       Minkyu Kim                         Protein-Protein Interaction Mapping Identifies Novel Regulators of the DNA Damage Response
  • 1:50       Lidia Vasiljeva                     Transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes
  • 2:10       TaeSoo Kim                        Regulation of internal cryptic cis-regulatory elements
  • 2:30       Nihal Terzi Cizmecioglu      Chromatin-based Control of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Lineage Commitment

Coffee Break

  • 2:50      Robin is baking a BIG cake.

Session III

  • 3:30     Kevin Struhl                         Special Guest Remarks
  • 3:45     Sebastian Marquardt           Languages of the Non-coding Genome
  • 4:05     Hannah Mischo                   Fateful decisions for the messenger – lessons from CTD-codes, NRD and TBP
  • 4:25     Inwha Baek                         Spatiotemporal regulation of eukaryotic transcription
  • 4:45     Meeting Close




Special Guests: Phil Sharp, MIT; Kevin Struhl, HMS; Fred Winston, HMS

Alumni Attending:

Natalie Kuldell  (BioBuilder Educational Foundation, Boston, MA)

Eun-Jung Cho (Sungkyunkwon University, Seoul, South Korea)

Michael Keogh (EpiCypher, Boston, MA)

Minkyu Kim (UT San Antonio, TX)

Lidia Vasilieva (Oxford University, UK)

TaeSoo Kim (Ewha Women's University, Seoul, South Korea)

Sebastian Marquardt (Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Hannah Mischo (King's College, London, UK)

Nihal Terzi (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey)

Inwha Baek (Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea)

Lulu Fresco (Princeton High School, NJ)

Christine Moore Rodriguez (Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT)

Noon Matangkasombut (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)

Philip Komarnitsky (Nested Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA)

Luis Soares (Arrakis Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA)

Dane Hazelbaker (Tome Biosciences, Cambridge, MA)

Hyunsuk Suh (Pfizer, Lexington, MA)

Adam Volanakis (Moderna Therapeutics, Boston, MA)

Deepash Kothiwal (Institute for Protein Innovation, Boston, MA)

Bertha Michel (UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico)


Organizing Committee: Dane Hazelbaker, Sebastian Marquardt, Michael Keogh, Robin Buratowski