Program

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Tentative schedule

🎀 = short talk, ⚑ = lightning talk, πŸŽ™οΈ = keynote

Time Speaker Affiliation Presentation

8:00 βœ…/β˜• Registration and Breakfast

8:30 🎀 Julia Schwartzman USC Collectives as a unit of eco-evolutionary dynamics for marine bacteria

8:45 🎀 Jacob Steenwyck UCB Innovation, constraint, and the evolution of genetic networks

9:00 🎀 Karin Kram CSUDH SspA Plays a Large Role in Evolution of Escherichia coli in Long-Term Cultures 

9:15 ⚑ Richard Wolff UCLA Pervasive selective sweeps across human gut microbiomes

9:20 ⚑ Philip Woods Caltech Convergence and horizontal gene transfer drive the evolution of anaerobic methanotrophy in archaea

9:25 πŸŽ™οΈ Alexei Aravin Caltech TBD

9:55 ⚑ Peiwei Chen Caltech Adaptive piRNA pathway tuning tames recently expanded selfish genes

10:00 β˜•/πŸͺ§ Coffee and Posters

10:45 🎀 Tom Naragon Caltech The entangling of the bank

11:00 🎀 Janis Liu USC Error rates in QST vs. FST comparisons depend on genetic architecture

11:15 🎀 Chris Fiscus UCI Landscape genomics and mutational load in Vitis arizonica

11:30 ⚑ Daniel Olivares-Cordero USC Dysbiosis response in coral based on symbiont transmission mode

11:35 ⚑ Tyler Inskeep UCR Quantifying the strength of natural selection on nematode gene expression

11:40 ⚑ Dongmin (Ryan) Son UCSB X Chromosome Promoter Methylation and CpG Density in Mammalian Genomes

11:45 πŸŽ™οΈ Joe Parker Caltech The cellular substrate of evolutionary novelty

12:15 🌯/πŸ˜‹ Lunch, networking, and chance to view posters

1:15 🎀 Ilan Goldstein USC Loci that interact with fitness are widespread throughout the yeast genome

1:30 🎀 Arun Durvasula USC Accurate inference of population history in the presence of background selection

1:45 🎀 Chenlu Di UCLA Inference of fitness effects of mutations in non-coding regions of the human genome

2:00 ⚑ Matt Pennell USC TBD

2:05 ⚑ Jen-Yu Wang UCI How do structural variants evolve in Drosophila melanogaster populations?

2:10 ⚑ Ugbad Farah UCSD Adaptive evolution of Nannochloropsis oceanica in multiple resource environments

2:15 πŸŽ™οΈ Doc Edge USC TBD

2:45 β˜•/πŸͺ§ Coffee and Posters

3:30 🎀 Diana Aguiler Gomez UCLA Genetic Rescue, Selection, and Conservation: Insights from Florida’s Puma Whole-Genome Sequencing Analysis

3:45 🎀 Chris Clark UCR Behavioral Genomics of a hummingbird hybrid zone

4:00 🎀 Rex (Daohan) Jiang USC Genetic and selective constraints on the optimization of gene product diversity

4:15 ⚑ Alex McElwee-Adame SDSU Evolutionary history and rhizosphere community dynamics during domestication in hops (Humulus lupulus L.)

4:20 ⚑ James Fifer UCSD Genetic history of a human specialist mosquito

4:25 ⚑ Jennalyn Resendez UCR Variation in centromere size between and within species of Formica ants determined from whole-genome sequencing data

4:30 πŸŽ™οΈ Carly Kenkel USC Ecological genomics of Caribbean acroporids in light of a demographic catastrophe

5:00 Meeting Adjourned


Posters

# Presenter Affiliation Presentation

1 πŸͺ§ Harsh Shukla UCI Roles of Transposable Elements in rewiring 3D genome architecture

2 πŸͺ§ Kayla Ly UCI The genetic architecture of transposable element-mediated heterochromatin formation in Drosophila melanogaster

3 πŸͺ§ Zita Gao UCI Long-range spatial interactions of transposable elements impose trans epigenetic effects

4 πŸͺ§ Mariana Harris UCLA Enrichment of hard sweeps on the X chromosome compared to autosomes in six Drosophila species

5 πŸͺ§ Shawn Yang USC Mapping genetic incompatibilities between genera through chromosome synthesis

6 πŸͺ§ Michael Wasney UCLA The spatial distribution of bacterial genetic diversity along the gut

7 πŸͺ§ Tyler Inskeep UCR Quantifying the strength of natural selection on nematode gene expression

8 πŸͺ§ Diane Nguyen UCR Shifts in Seed Morphology: Insights from Half a Century of Evolution in Barley

9 πŸͺ§ Katalin Voss USC Using simulations to assess the performance of methods for B-cell clonal family assignment

10 πŸͺ§ Yixin Zhu USC A Comprehensive Evaluation of Long-read Whole-Genome Assembly Quality in the Immunoglobulin (IG) Loci Across Diverse Vertebrate Species

11 πŸͺ§ Jen-Yu Wang UCI The Evolution Trends of Structural Variants at A Large Population Scale

12 πŸͺ§ Jonathan Mah UCLA Inference of the demographic histories and selective effects of human gut commensal microbiota over the course of human history

13 πŸͺ§ Brennan Silva UCR The distribution of chromosomal rearrangements in Clarkia, section Myxocarpa

14 πŸͺ§ Joani Viliunas Caltech Evolutionary entrenchment of a myrmecophilous lifestyle: the metabolic basis of obligate parasitism in rove beetles

15 πŸͺ§ Can Li Caltech Study of the Developing Enteric Nervous System in Zebrafish

16 πŸͺ§ Rajesh Neupane UCR Understanding Genetic Basis of Adaptation of Wild Sunflowers in Southern California

17 πŸͺ§ Leila Lin UCI Prevalent fast evolution of genes involved in heterochromatin functions

18 πŸͺ§ Maria Elena de Bellard CSUN A Molecular Approach to Elasmobranch Nociception

19 πŸͺ§ Linlin Liu UCR Wind vs. Gravity: How Seed Dispersal Modes Affect the Level of Gene Flow Among Alpine Plants

20 πŸͺ§ Philip Woods Caltech Convergence and horizontal gene transfer drive the evolution of anaerobic methanotrophy in archaea

21 πŸͺ§ Dennis Manjaly Joshy UCSB Accelerated Cell type Evolution in the Human Brain

22 πŸͺ§ Alex Sumarli UCR Exploring genomic divergence between two sympatric stickleback ecotypes

23 πŸͺ§ Peter Laurin UCLA Adaptation across host microbiomes using haplotype homozygosity

24 πŸͺ§ Jennalyn Resendez UCR Variation in centromere size between and within species of Formica ants determined from whole-genome sequencing data

25 πŸͺ§ Daniel Pierce UCR The Genetic Architecture of Reproductive Barriers and Sexual Signals in Hybridizing Warblers


26 πŸͺ§ Nadje Najar UCR Genetic basis of Selasphorus hummingbird courtship display behaviors


27 πŸͺ§ Marcell Cadney UCSB Differential Patterns of Expression in High Runner Mouse Hippocampus


28 πŸͺ§ Daniela Zarate UCR Comparative linkage mapping to investigate synteny and recombination in social Vespida