SESSION I: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: NOVEL FACTORS THAT REGULATE SPERMATOGENESIS (1)

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8:55 am
Introduction to Session I
Chairs: Erwin Goldberg, PhD - Northwestern University
Penny Whiley, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

9:00 am
Everything Old is New Again: Redefining Protamine Structure and Function
Sue Hammoud, PhD - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

9:40 am
Identification of a Novel Germ Cell Granule with Potential Roles in Meiotic Germ Cell Translation
Elizabeth Snyder, PhD - University of Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ

10:20 am
BREAK

10:40 am
Pachytene piRNAs in Germ Cell Development
Chen Chen, PhD - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

11:20 am
Short Talk #1: TENT4A and TENT4B Control Poly(A) Tail Length and Non-A Contents in Murine Spermatogenic Cells
Zhuqing Wang, PhD - The Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA, Torrence, CA

11:35 am
Short Talk #2: In Pro-Spermatogonia the RNA Binding Protein DND1 Targets Transcripts for Epigenetic, Cell Cycle, and Translation Regulation
Victor Ruthig, PhD - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC