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CANCELED: Seminar – Anthony Koleske, PhD – “Understanding How Genetic Variants in TRIO Contribute to Schizophrenia and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders”

March 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Anthony Koleske, PhD

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Anthony Koleske, PhD
Yale School of Medicine

About the Speaker: Anthony J. Koleske is an expert in understanding the biochemical mechanisms that regulate neuronal dendrite and synapse development. After receiving a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Koleske performed his Ph.D. studies with Dr. Richard Young at the Whitehead Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For his Ph.D. thesis, Koleske discovered the RNA polymerase II holoenzyme, an important advancement in understanding how gene transcription is turned on. Koleske went on to do a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. David Baltimore at M.I.T., where he began his work studying cellular functions of Abl family kinases, which his laboratory has shown are essential regulators of the cytoskeleton in diverse cell types. Koleske joined the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University in 1998, where he currently is professor and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Neuroscience. Koleske is the recipient of numerous awards including a Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship, Special Fellowship and Scholar Awards from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Young Investigator and Established Investigator Awards from NARSAD, an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association. He has served widely on review panels, including terms as Chair of the Basic Science Study Section for the American Heart Association and the Neurodifferentiation, Plasticity, Repair, and Rhythmicity Study Section of the NIH. He served as Director of the combined PhD programs in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Yale (2014-2019). He currently serves as Director of the China Scholarship Council-Yale World Scholars Program and co-Director of the Yale BioMed SURF Amgen Scholars Program (w/Faye Rogers and Barbara Kazmierczak).


For Further Information: Contact Teresa Palumbo at 608.263.5837 or palumbo@waisman.wisc.edu

The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and NIH grant U54 HD090256.


March 27, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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