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The Annual Triangle Fly Symposium

May 8, 2019

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  


The Triangle Fly Symposium is a student and post-doc organized and run research conference dedicated to improving collaboration and sharing results between the many Drosophila labs in North Carolina’s Research Triangle. The symposium gives PIs, graduate students, post-docs, and undergraduates the opportunity to present their research. With over 16 talks and 30 posters presented during a single day, the symposium has become a tradition in the NC Triangle - attracting over 100 registered participants and renowned keynote speakers. 


2019 Triangle Fly Symposium

8:00 – 9:00 am              Registration, Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 am              Opening Remarks

9:10 – 10:00 am            Dr. Elizabeth Gavis. Keynote speaker. Princeton                                              University.

10:00 – 11:00 am          Oral Session 1

Uncovering regulation of acentric DNA segregation.

Delisa Clay. Duke University.

Crk Adaptor Protein Containing Multiprotein Signaling Complexes Regulate Actomyosin-Dependent Developmental Processes.

Dr. Andrew Spracklen. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Genomic Regulation of Limited Lifespan and Postponed Reproductive Senescence.

Grace Parker. North Carolina State University

11:00 – 12:00 pm         Poster Session 1

12:00 – 1:00 pm           Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm             Oral Session 2

Social Experience Reprograms Olfactory Receptor Neuron Function Through Chromatin Mediated Changes in Gene Expression.

Bryson Deanhardt. Duke University

Survival Motor Neuron Regulates Immune System Function by Regulating Traf6, NF-κB, and Tor Activity.

Dr. Ashlyn Spring. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Not All Tissues Enforce a Hierarchy of Codon Usage.

Scott Allen. Duke University

2:00 – 3:00 pm             Poster Session 2

3:00 – 4:00 pm             Oral Session 3

The Role of Histone Availability in Cell Cycle and Transcriptional Regulation in The Early Embryo.

Dr. Amanda Amodeo. Princeton University

Epigenetic Regulation of DNA Replication.

Robin Armstrong. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Robustness of The Dorsal Morphogen Gradient with Respect to Morphogen Dosage.

Prasad Bandodkar. North Carolina State University

4:00 – 5:00 pm             Oral Session 4

Developmental Rewiring of An Injury Response from Regeneration to Hypertrophy in the Drosophila Hindgut Pylorus.

Erez Cohen. Duke University

Defining the Earliest Cues Driving Apical-Basal Polarity Establishment: The Tumor Suppressor Protein Scribble Regulates Supermolecular Assembly and Positioning of Cell-Cell Adherens Junctions.

Dr. Teresa Bonello. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Functional Genomics Resources for Drosophila Research from the DRSC/TRiP.

Dr. Stephanie Mohr. Harvard University

5:00 – 5:15 pm             Poster and Talk Awards

5:15 - 6:30 pm              Happy Hour


2019 Symposium SPONSORS