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2014 Schedule

2014 SING Workshop

Sunday, June 1  (CLA Building)
8:00 pm
Welcome Reception and Dinner
Welcome: Shannon Speed
Participant Introductions
Panel of Previous Participants (Moderator: Kim TallBear)
•    Jessica Kolopenuk
•    Joe Yracheta
•    Krystal Tsosie
•    Kyle Nakatsuka


Monday, June 2  (Student Activity Center, Room 2.120)
9:00-9:30 am

Introduction to the Workshop

  • Ripan Malhi, Kim TallBear, Deborah Bolnick, Shannon Speed
  • Workshop goals and guidelines
9:30-10:30  Faculty and Teaching Assistant Introductions
  • Faculty: Ripan Malhi, Jessica Bardill, Joe Yracheta, Kim TallBear, Deborah Bolnick, Nanibaa’ Garrison, Pilar Ossorio, Cecil Lewis, Mike DeGiorgio, Jennifer Raff
  • Teaching Assistants: Jaime Mata-Míguez, Austin Reynolds, Lauren Springs, Rick Smith



10:45-11:00 Informed Consent and Swabs for DNA Extraction
11:00-12:00 Discussion of Key Terms (Deborah Bolnick)
12:00-1:50 Lunch and Talk (Ripan Malhi)
  • Introduction to Genomics
1:50-2:00 Break
2:00-3:45 DNA Extraction Lab (Deborah Bolnick and TAs, SAC 5.168 Lab)
  • Introduction
  • Lab Orientation and Safety
  • DNA Extraction and Quantification
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5:00 Bioethics 101 (Pilar Ossorio)
5:00-5:15 Participant Evaluations of the Day
5:15 Free Time for Dinner and Exploration


Tuesday, June 3  (Field Trip to Gault Site and Lunch, then SAC 2.120)
8:00-9:00 am Travel to the Gault Site (bus departs from Star of Texas Inn)
9:00-12:00 Gault Site Tour (Michael Collins)
12:00-12:45 Bus to Taylor, TX
12:45-1:45 Lunch at Louie Mueller BBQ in Taylor, TX
1:45-2:30 Bus back to UT Student Activity Center
2:30-4:00 Native American Genetic Variation and Population History (Ripan Malhi)
4:00-4:15 Break
4:15-5:30 Native American Ancient DNA (Jennifer Raff)
5:30-5:45 Participant Evaluations of the Day
5:45 Participant Dinners with Faculty Mentors


Wednesday, June 4  (SAC 5.168 and Glickman Conference Center in the CLA Building)
8:30-9:00 am Mitochondrial DNA PCR Lab (Deborah Bolnick and TAs, SAC 5.168 Lab)
9:00-10:30 Human Genome Diversity Bioinformatics Lab (Mike DeGiorgio, CLA 1.404)
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Human Genome Diversity Bioinformatics Lab, Continued (Mike DeGiorgio)
12:00-1:50 Lunch and Talk (Nanibaa’ Garrison, Glickman Conference Center)
  • Ethics of Biospecimen Use
1:50-2:00 Break
2:00-3:15 Gel Electrophoresis Lab and Tour of the UT DNA Sequencing Facility

(Deborah Bolnick and TAs, SAC 5.168)

3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-5:00 Human Genetic Structure (Mike DeGiorgio, Glickman Conference Center)
5:00-5:15 Participant Evaluations of the Day
5:15 Free Time for Dinner and Exploration


Thursday, June 5  (Glickman Conference Center in CLA)
9:00-10:30 am Biomedical Genetic Research (Joe Yracheta)
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Epigenetics (Rick Smith)
12:00-1:50 Lunch and Talk (Debra Harry)
  • Indigenous Research Methodologies
1:50-2:00 Break
2:00-3:45 Research Case Studies: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5:00 Community-Based Collaborations Brainstorm
5:00-5:15 Participant Evaluations of the Day
5:15 Free Time for Dinner and Exploration


Friday, June 6  (Glickman Conference Center in CLA)
9:00-10:30 am Commercialization of Genetic Ancestry Testing (Deborah Bolnick)
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Building Trust and Building Policy: Beyond Ancestry (Jessica Bardill)
12:00-1:50 Lunch and Talk (Kim TallBear)
  • Combating Colonial Technoscience: Lessons from the Frontlines
1:50-2:00 Break
2:00-3:30 Human Microbiome (Cecil Lewis, CLA 1.404)
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 Microbiome Bioinformatics Lab (Cecil Lewis, CLA 1.404)
5:00-5:15 Participant Evaluations of the Day
5:15 Free Time for Dinner and Exploration


Saturday, June 7  (Glickman Conference Center in CLA)
9:00-10:30 am ELSI Roleplay (Jessica Bardill)
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 ELSI Roleplay, Continued (Jessica Bardill)
12:00-1:30 Lunch and Talk (Jaime Mata-Míguez)
  • The Genetic Impact of Aztec Imperialism in Mexico
1:30-1:35 Break
1:35-3:00 Mitochondrial DNA Bioinformatics Lab (Jennifer Raff & TAs)
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-5:00 Professionalization Modules
5:00-6:00 Final Workshop Evaluation with External Facilitator
6:30-9:00 Dinner at Bolnick residence