CCBTP Journal Club

CCBTP Journal Club meets on the first Monday of each month, from 4:30-6 pm, for paper discussion and socializing.  All meetings are held in the Lineberger 3rd floor main conference room (32-001).   In addition to the usual academic benefits of journal club, one of the goals of this journal club is to build community by increasing trainee opportunities to interact with CCBTP preceptors/lab members other than their own.  Another is to offer trainees “behind the scenes” insights into how a particular paper came about, and the consequences thereof.  Each paper we discuss is from a CCBTP preceptor, who is invited to come to that discussion along with the grad students/postdocs who did the work.

The next meeting of CCBTP Journal Club will be held October 2 and will feature a paper form the Weissman Lab.  The paper is “BRG1/SMARCA4 Inactivation Promotes Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer Aggressiveness by Altering Chromatin Organization”.  Dr. Weissman will be joined by graduate student Krystal Orlando for the discussion.