To:       DavidStates (, HeatherGrifka (, JenniferMacDonald (, Soojie Yu

From:   Angel Lee (

Re:       Labmeeting for the Fall term 2007

Date:    August27, 2007



Here is the Fall Lab meeting schedule. For this academic year, labmeetings are held every Monday, 3pm to 5pm in the Pharmacology Library on thesecond floor of MSRB 3 (right next to Rick Neubig’s lab).

We have three different types of presentations at our lab meeting:

(1) Formal data presentation

(2) Informal data sessions

(3) Journal club

(1) Formal Data Presentation:

Each presenter should plan on a 40 min presentation with 15 min fordiscussion.  Powerpointpresentations are the norm. Your talk should address the following:


(1)   what is thegoal?

(2)   What is thebackground evidence that supports the research project (either data from ourlab or from the literature).


(1)   What hasbeen accomplished to date ? How do your results fit in with the big picture?

(2)   What aresome of the problems encountered.

(2) Informal data sessions

Everyone who has data to show will discuss their workin progress in an informal setting (bring notebooks).

We typically use transparencies to show the data– we look at raw data as well as graphed data.

(3) Journal club:

Journal papers are discussed in a powerpoint format:

1) by Thursday of the week prior to your JC, email me 5 of your JCselections and I will select one for presentation. Papers that are appropriatefor discussion- topics relevant to your project which you think the group willbenefit from.  Please pick paperspublished within the past 1-2 years.

2) email the pdf of the paper to everyone in the group by thepreceding Friday at the latest.

3) we pick significant and relevant papers in the field to discuss.Therefore we typically pick papers from the following journals:

Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, NatureNeuroscience, Nature Cell Biology


Cell, Molecular Cell, Cancer Cell, Neuron,Immunity, Developmental Cell

Journal of Cell Biology

Journal of Neuroscience, Development

Genes and Development


Journal of Experimental Medicine

Other journals:


Cell Death Differentiation, Oncogene, CancerResearch

Journal of Biological Chemistry

Journal club format:

(1) introduction to the topic- background, evidence leading to theproposed studies

(2) discussion of key experiments - make sure you know how theexperiment was performed and how you would interpret the results

(3) significance of the findings and how you would do differently.



Type of meeting


Sept 10

Data session


Sept. 17

No meeting


Sept. 24

Journal Club


Oct. 1

Data session


Oct. 8

Journal Club


Oct. 15

Data session


Oct. 22

Journal Club


Oct. 29

Data session


Nov. 5

Journal Club


Nov. 12

Data session


Nov. 19

Formal presentation


Nov. 26

Formal presentation


Dec. 3

Formal presentation


Dec. 10

No meeting

ASH meeting

Dec. 17

Meeting review & Data session

Angel, David


** It is your responsibility to reserve alaptop and portable projector if you will have a need for them.

You can reserve them through Anna, thePharmacology Dept secretary. There is both a PC (old) and Mac Laptop (new).

Reserve early as they tend to be in greatdemand during the academic year.