Recommended Readings: Beth Stevens, Ph.D. Friday May 4, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, May 4, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Beth Stevens Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Neurology

Harvard Medical School – Boston Children’s Hospital

How the Immune System Sculpts Brain Circuitry

Recommended Readings:

Science News

Beth Stevens and Todd E. Golden. Deciphering neurodegeneration: Inflammation, immune response, and Alzheimer’s. (Webinar – February 7, 2018). Science

Empirical Articles

Shi, Qiaoqiao; Chowdhury, Saba; Ma, Rong; et al. (2017). Complement C3 deficiency protects against neurodegeneration in aged plaque-rich APP/PS1 mice. SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE. 9 (392)

Hong, Soyon; Beja-Glasser, Victoria F.; Nfonoyim, Bianca M.; et al. (2016). Complement and microglia mediate early synapse loss in Alzheimer mouse models. SCIENCE. 352 (6286): 712-716

Vasek, Michael J.; Garber, Charise; Dorsey, Denise; et al. (2016). A complement-microglial axis drives synapse loss during virus-induced memory impairment. NATURE. 534 (7608): 538-+

Sekar, Aswin; Bialas, Allison R.; de Rivera, Heather; et al. (2016). Schizophrenia risk from complex variation of complement component 4. NATURE. 530 (7589): 177-+

Schafer, Dorothy P.; Lehrman, Emily K.; Heller, Christopher T.; et al. (2014). An Engulfment Assay: A Protocol to Assess Interactions Between CNS Phagocytes and Neurons. JOVE-JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS. 88

Schafer, Dorothy P.; Lehrman, Emily K.; Kautzman, Amanda G.; et al. (2012). Microglia Sculpt Postnatal Neural Circuits in an Activity and Complement-Dependent Manner. NEURON. 74 (4): 691-705

Review Paper

Salter, Michael W.; Stevens, Beth. (2017). Microglia emerge as central players in brain disease. NATURE MEDICINE. 23 (9): 1018-1027

Hong, Soyon; Dissing-Olesen, Lasse; Stevens, Beth. (2016). New insights on the role of microglia in synaptic pruning in health and disease. CURRENT OPINION IN NEUROBIOLOGY. 36: 128-134  

Bilimoria, Parizad M.; Stevens, Beth. (2015). Microglia function during brain development: New insights from animal models. BRAIN RESEARCH. 1617: 7-17  

Book Chapter

Stephan, Alexander H.; Barres, Ben A.; Stevens, Beth. (2012). The Complement System: An Unexpected Role in Synaptic Pruning During Development and Disease.  ANNUAL REVIEW OF NEUROSCIENCE. 35: 369-389

Recommended Readings: David Reich, Ph.D. Friday April 27, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, April 27, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

David Reich Ph.D.


Department of Genetics

Harvard Medical School

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

Recommended Readings:

Science News

Jared Diamond. A Brand-New Version of Our Origin Story. (April 20, 2018). The New York Times

Robin McKie. Neanderthals were perhaps capable of many modern human behaviours. (April 7, 2018). The Guardian

Turi King. Sex, power and ancient DNA. (March 13, 2018). Nature

Empirical Articles

Loreille, Odile ; Ratnayake, Shashikala ; Bazinet, Adam L.; et al. (2018). Biological Sexing of a 4000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Head to Assess the Potential of Nuclear DNA Recovery from the Most Damaged and Limited Forensic Specimens. GENES. 9 (3): 135

Olalde, Inigo; Brace, Selina; Allentoft, Morten E.; et al. (2018). The Beaker phenomenon and the genomic transformation of northwest Europe. NATURE. 555 (7695): 190-196

Mathieson, Iain; Alpaslan-Roodenberg, Songul; Posth, Cosimo; et al. (2018). The genomic history of southeastern Europe. NATURE. 555 (7695): 197-203

Hajdinjak, Mateja; Fu, Qiaomei; Huebner, Alexander; et al. (2018). Reconstructing the genetic history of late Neanderthals. NATURE. 555 (7698): 652-656

Lipson, Mark; Skoglund, Pontus; Spriggs, Matthew; et al. (2018). Population Turnover in Remote Oceania Shortly after Initial Settlement. CURRENT BIOLOGY. 28 (7): 1157-+

Palkopoulou, Eleftheria; Lipson, Mark; Mallick, Swapan; et al. (2018). A comprehensive genomic history of extinct and living elephants. PNAS. 115 (11): E2566-E2574

Tassi, Francesca; Vai, Stefania; Ghirotto, Silvia; et al. (2017). Genome diversity in the Neolithic Globular Amphorae culture and the spread of Indo-European languages. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. 284 (1867

Haak, Wolfgang; Lazaridis, Iosif; Patterson, Nick; et al. (2015). Massive migration from the steppe was a source for Indo-European languages in Europe. NATURE. 522 (7555): 207-+

Altshuler, David M.; Durbin, Richard M.; Abecasis, Goncalo R.; et al. (2012). An integrated map of genetic variation from 1,092 human genomes. NATURE. 491 (7422): 56-65

Review Paper

Pickrell, Joseph K.; Reich, David. (2014). Toward a new history and geography of human genes informed by ancient DNA. TRENDS IN GENETICS.  30 (9): 377-389


David Reich, Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past (Pantheon Books, New York, and Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2018)

Recommended Readings: Clare Waterman, Ph.D. Friday April 6, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, April 6, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Clare Waterman Ph.D.

NIH Distinguished Investigator

Laboratory of Cell and Tissue Morphodynamics

National Institutes of Health

Integrating Actin Dynamics and Adhesion in Cell Migration and Immune Function

Recommended Readings:

Science News

Live-Cell Microscopy Reveals How Cell Movement is Driven. Dec 11, 2017. GEN News

Empirical Articles

Nordenfelt, Pontus; Moore, Travis I.; Mehta, Shalin B.; et al. (2017). Direction of actin flow dictates integrin LFA-1 orientation during leukocyte migration. NATURE COMMUNCATIONS. 8

Swaminathan, Vinay; Kalappurakkal, Joseph Mathew; Mehta, Shalin B.; et al. (2017). Actin retrograde flow actively aligns and orients ligand-engaged integrins in focal adhesions. PNAS. 114 (40): 10648-10653

Wu, Yicong; Chandris, Panagiotis; Winter, Peter W.; et al. (2016). Simultaneous multiview capture and fusion improves spatial resolution in wide-field and light-sheet microscopy. OPTICA. 3 (8): 897-910

Plotnikov, Sergey V.; Pasapera, Ana M.; Sabass, Benedikt; et al. (2012). Force Fluctuations within Focal Adhesions Mediate ECM-Rigidity Sensing to Guide Directed Cell Migration. CELL. 151 (7): 1513-1527

Kanchanawong, Pakorn; Shtengel, Gleb; Pasapera, Ana M.; et al. (2010). Nanoscale architecture of integrin-based cell adhesions. NATURE. 468 (7323): 580-U262

Review Paper

Case, Lindsay B.; Waterman, Clare M. (2015). Integration of actin dynamics and cell adhesion by a three-dimensional, mechanosensitive molecular clutch. NATURE CELL BIOLOGY. 17 (8): 955-963

Fischer, Robert S.; Wu, Yicong; Kanchanawong, Pakorn; et al. (2011). Microscopy in 3D: a biologist’s toolbox. TRENDS IN CELL BIOLOGY. 21 (12): 682-691

Book Chapter

Skau, Colleen T.; Waterman, Clare M. (2015). Specification of Architecture and Function of Actin Structures by Actin Nucleation Factors. ANNUAL REVIEW OF BIOPHYSICS. 44: 285-310

Gardel, Margaret L.; Schneider, Ian C.; Aratyn-Schaus, Yvonne; et al. (2010). Mechanical Integration of Actin and Adhesion Dynamics in Cell Migration. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY. 26: 315-333

Recommended Readings: Christopher D. Lima, Ph.D. Friday March 30th, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, March 30th, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Christopher D. Lima, Ph.D.


Structural Biology Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Targeting RNA for Degradation by the Eukaryotic RNA Exosome

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Wasmuth, Elizabeth V.; Lima, Christopher D. (2017). The Rrp6 C-terminal domain binds RNA and activates the nuclear RNA exosome. NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH. 45 (2): 846-860

Januszyk, Kurt; Lima, Christopher D. (2014). The eukaryotic RNA exosome. CURRENT OPINION IN STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY. 24: 132-140

Zinder, John C.; Wasmuth, Elizabeth V.; Lima, Christopher D. (2016). Nuclear RNA Exosome at 3.1 angstrom Reveals Substrate Specificities, RNA Paths, and Allosteric Inhibition of Rrp44/Dis3. MOLECULAR CELL. 64 (4): 734-745

Wasmuth, Elizabeth V.; Januszyk, Kurt; Lima, Christopher D. (2014). Structure of an Rrp6-RNA exosome complex bound to poly(A) RNA. NATURE. 511 (7510): 435-+

Wasmuth, Elizabeth V.; Lima, Christopher D. (2012). Exo- and Endoribonucleolytic Activities of Yeast Cytoplasmic and Nuclear RNA Exosomes Are Dependent on the Noncatalytic Core and Central Channel. MOLECULAR CELL. 48 (1): 133-144

Liu, Quansheng; Greimann, Jaclyn C.; Lima, Christopher D. (2006). Reconstitution, activities, and structure of the eukaryotic RNA exosome. CELL. 127 (6): 1223-1237

Review Paper

Zinder, John C.; Lima, Christopher D. (2017). Targeting RNA for processing or destruction by the eukaryotic RNA exosome and its cofactors. GENES & DEVELOPMENT. 31 (2): 88-100

Book Chapter

Greimann, Jaclyn C.; Lima, Christopher D. (2008). RECONSTITUTION of RNA Exsomes From Human And Saccharomyces Cerevisiae: Clonning, Expression, Purification, And  Activity Assays. METHODS IN ENZYMOLOGY. 448: 185-210

Recommended Readings: Winrich Freiwald, Ph.D. Friday March 23, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, March 23rd, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Winrich Freiwald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Head

Laboratory of Neural Systems

The Rockefeller University

On the Neural Circuits of Social Cognition

Recommended Readings:

Science News

Cory Rosenberg. July 8, 2017. How do we know what other people are thinking? This monkey study may offer clues. Mother Nature Network.

Empirical Articles

Sliwa, J.; Freiwald, W. A. (2017). A dedicated network for social interaction processing in the primate brain. SCIENCE. 356 (6339): 745-+

Landi, Sofia M.; Freiwald, Winrich A. (2017). Two areas for familiar face recognition in the primate brain. SCIENCE. 357 (6351): 591-595   

Schwiedrzik, Caspar M.; Freiwald, Winrich A. (2017). High-Level Prediction Signals in a Low-Level Area of the Macaque Face-Processing Hierarchy. NEURON. 96 (1): 89-+

Fisher, Clark; Freiwald, Winrich A. (2015). Whole-agent selectivity within the macaque face-processing system. PNAS. 112 (47): 14717-14722

Schwiedrzik, Caspar M.; Zarco, Wilbert; Everling, Stefan; et al. (2015). Face Patch Resting State Networks Link Face Processing to Social Cognition. PLOS BIOLOGY. 13 (9) 

Meyers, Ethan M.; Borzello, Mia; Freiwald, Winrich A.; et al. (2017). Intelligent Information Loss: The Coding of Facial Identity, Head Pose, and Non-Face Information in the Macaque Face Patch System. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE. 35 (18): 7069-7081

Freiwald, Winrich A.; Tsao, Doris Y. (2010). Functional Compartmentalization and Viewpoint Generalization Within the Macaque Face-Processing System. SCIENCE. 330 (6005): 845-851

Review Papers

Brecht, Michael; Freiwald, Winrich A. (2012). The many facets of facial interactions in mammals. CURRENT OPINION IN NEUROBIOLOGY. 22 (2): 259-266

Miller, Cory T.; Freiwald, Winrich A.; Leopold, David A.; et al. (2016). Marmosets: A Neuroscientific Model of Human Social Behavior. NEURON. 90 (2): 219-233

Book Chapter

Freiwald, Winrich; Duchaine, Bradley; Yovel, Galit. (2016). Face Processing Systems: From Neurons to Real-World Social Perception.  ANNUAL REVIEW OF NEUROSCIENCE. 39: 325-346


Recommended Readings: Lewis Cantley, Ph.D. Friday March 16, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, March 16, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Lewis Cantley, Ph.D.

Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center


Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital

PI 3-Kinase: Linking Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Cancer

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Liu H, Murphy CJ, Karreth FA, Emdal KB, White FM, Elemento O, Toker A, Wulf GM, Cantley LC. (2018). Identifying and Targeting Sporadic Oncogenic Genetic Aberrations in Mouse Models of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. CANCER DISCOVERY. 8 (3):354-369

Waldhart, Althea N.; Dykstra, Holly; Peck, Anderson S.; et al. (2017).  Phosphorylation of TXNIP by AKT Mediates Acute Influx of Glucose in Response to Insulin. CELL REPORTS. 19 (10)2005-2013

Croessmann S, Sheehan JH, Lee KM, Sliwoski G, et al. (2017). PIK3CA C2 Domain Deletions Hyperactivate Phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), Generate Oncogene Dependence, and Are Exquisitely Sensitive to PI3Kα Inhibitors. CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-17-2141

Fruman, David A.; Chiu, Honyin; Hopkins, Benjamin D.; et al. (2017). The PI3K Pathway in Human Disease. CELL. 170 (4)605-635 

Thorpe, Lauren M.; Spangle, Jennifer M.; Ohlson, Carolynn E.; et al. (2017). PI3K-p110 alpha mediates the oncogenic activity induced by loss of the novel tumor suppressorPI3K-p85 alpha. PNAS.114 (27)7095-7100

Juvekar, Ashish; Hu, Hai; Yadegarynia, Sina; et al. (2016). Phosphoinositide 3-kinase inhibitors induce DNA damage through nucleoside depletion. PNAS. 113 (30): E4338-E4347

Review Papers

Fruman, David A.; Chiu, Honyin; Hopkins, Benjamin D.; et al. (2017). The PI3K Pathway in Human Disease. CELL. 170 (4): 605-635

Heiden, Matthew G. Vander; Cantley, Lewis C.; Thompson, Craig B. (2009). Understanding the Warburg Effect: The Metabolic Requirements of Cell Proliferation. SCIENCE. 324 (5930): 1029-1033

Yuan, T. L.; Cantley, L. C. (2008). PI3K pathway alterations in cancer: variations on a theme. ONCOGENE. 27 (41): 5497-5510

Book Chapter

Lien, Evan C.; Lyssiotis, Costas A.; Cantley, Lewis C. (2016). Metabolic Reprogramming by the PI3K-Akt-mTOR Pathway in Cancer. METABOLISM IN CANCER. 207: 39-72

Yuan, Tina L.; Cantley, Lewis C. (2010). Phosphoinositide 3-kinase in Health and Disease Volume 1 Introduction. PHOSPHOINOSITIDE 3-KINASE IN HEALTH AND DISEASE, VOL1. Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology. 346: 1-7


Recommended Readings: Michael Greenberg, Ph.D. Friday March 9th, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, March 9th, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Michael Greenberg, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor

Department of Neurobiology

Harvard Medical School

How Nature and Nurture Conspire to Control Brain Development and Function

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Kalish, Brian T.; Cheadle, Lucas; Hrvatin, Sinisa; et al. (2018). Single-cell transcriptomics of the developing lateral geniculate nucleus reveals insights into circuit assembly and refinement. PNAS. 115 (5): E1051-E1060

Hrvatin, Sinisa; Hochbaum, Daniel R.; Nagy, M. Aurel; et al. (2018). Single-cell analysis of experience-dependent transcriptomic states in the mouse visual cortex. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE. 21 (1): 120-+

Gabel, Harrison W.; Kinde, Benyam; Stroud, Hume; et al. (2015). Disruption of DNA-methylation-dependent long gene repression in Rett syndrome. NATURE. 522 (7554): 89-U221

Malik, Athar N.; Vierbuchen, Thomas; Hemberg, Martin; et al. (2014). Genome-wide identification and characterization of functional neuronal activity-dependent enhancers. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE. 17 (10): 1330-1339

West, Anne E.; Greenberg, Michael E. (2011). Neuronal Activity-Regulated Gene Transcription in Synapse Development and Cognitive Function. COLD SPRING HARBOR PERSPECTIVES IN BIOLOGY. 3 (6)

Greer, Paul L.; Hanayama, Rikinari; Bloodgood, Brenda L.; et al. (2010). The Angelman Syndrome Protein Ube3A Regulates Synapse Development by Ubiquitinating Arc. CELL. 140 (5): 704-716

Review Papers

Hardingham, Giles E.; Pruunsild, Priit; Greenberg, Michael E.; et al. (2018). Lineage divergence of activity-driven transcription and evolution of cognitive ability. NATURE REVIEWS NEUROSCIENCE. 19 (1): 9-15

Ebert, Daniel H.; Greenberg, Michael E. (2013). Activity-dependent neuronal signalling and autism spectrum disorder. NATURE. 493 (7432): 327-337

Book Chapter

Flavell, Steven W.; Greenberg, Michael E. (2008). Signaling mechanisms linking neuronal activity to gene expression and plasticity of the nervous system. ANNUAL REVIEW OF NEUROSCIENCE. 31: 563-590


Recommended Readings: Erich Jarvis, Ph.D. Friday March 2nd, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, March 2nd, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Erich Jarvis, Ph.D.

Professor and Head

Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language

The Rockefeller University

Insights from non-human animals into the neurobiology of spoken language 

Recommended Readings:

Science News

Jordana Cepelewicz. In Birds’ Songs, Brains and Genes, He Finds Clues to Speech. (2018, Jan 30). Quanta Magazine

Empirical Articles

Lei, Huimeng; Yan, Zhangming; Sun, Xiaohong; et al. (2017). Axon guidance pathways served as common targets for human speech/language evolution and related disorders. BRAIN AND LANGUAGE. 174: 1-8

Korlach, Jonas; Gedman, Gregory; Kingan, Sarah B.; et al. (2017). De novo PacBio long-read and phased avian genome assemblies correct and add to reference genes generated with intermediate and short reads. GIGASCIENCE. 6 (10)

Chabout, Jonathan; Jones-Macopson, Joshua; Jarvis, Erich D. (2017). Eliciting and Analyzing Male Mouse Ultrasonic Vocalization (USV) Songs. JOVE-JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS. 123  

Chabout, Jonathan; Sarkar, Abhra; Patel, Sheel R.; et al. (2016). A Foxp2 Mutation Implicated in Human Speech Deficits Alters Sequencing of Ultrasonic Vocalizations in Adult Male Mice. FRONTIERS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE. 10   

Jarvis, Erich D.; Mirarab, Siavash; Aberer, Andre J.; et al. (2014). Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. SCIENCE. 346 (6215): 1320-1331

Pfenning, Andreas R.; Hara, Erina; Whitney, Osceola; et al. (2014). Convergent transcriptional specializations in the brains of humans and song-learning birds. SCIENCE. 346 (6215): 1333-+

Review Papers

Theofanopoulou, Constantina; Boeckx, Cedric; Jarvis, Erich D. (2017). A hypothesis on a role of oxytocin in the social mechanisms of speech and vocal learning. PNAS. 284 (1861)

Simonyan, Kristina; Horwitz, Barry; Jarvis, Erich D. (2012). Dopamine regulation of human speech and bird song: A critical review. BRAIN AND LANGUAGE. 122 (3): 142-150

Book Chapter

Jarvis, Erich D. (2016). Perspectives from the Avian Phylogenomics Project: Questions that Can Be Answered with Sequencing All Genomes of a Vertebrate Class. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ANIMAL BIOSCIENCES. 4: 45-59


Recommended Readings: Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D. Friday February 23rd, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, February 23rd, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and Head

Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development

The Rockefeller University

Stem Cells in Silence, Action, and Cancer

Recommended Readings:

Science News

David Nield. Our Skin Can ‘Remember’ Inflammation, And It Could Help Us Understand Psoriasis. (2017, Oct 21). ScienceAlert

Empirical Articles

Naik, Shruti; Larsen, Samantha B.; Gomez, Nicholas C.; et al. (2017). Inflammatory memory sensitizes skin epithelial stem cells to tissue damage. NATURE. 550 (7677): 475-+

Ge, Yejing; Gomez, Nicholas C.; Adam, Rene C.; et al. (2017). Stem Cell Lineage Infidelity Drives Wound Repair and Cancer. CELL. 169 (4): 636-650

Yang, Hanseul; Adam, Rene C.; Ge, Yejing; et al. (2017). Epithelial-Mesenchymal Micro-niches Govern Stem Cell Lineage Choices. CELL. 69 (3): 483-+  

Asare, Amma; Levorse, John; Fuchs, Elaine. (2017). Coupling organelle inheritance with mitosis to balance growth and differentiation. SCIENCE. 355 (6324): 493-+

Sendoel, Ataman; Dunn, Joshua G.; Rodriguez, Edwin H.; et al. (2017). Translation from unconventional 5 ‘ start sites drives tumour initiation. NATURE. 541 (7638)

Lay, Kenneth; Kume, Tsutomu; Fuchs, Elaine (2016). FOXC1 maintains the hair follicle stem cell niche and governs stem cell quiescence to preserve long-term tissue-regenerating potential. PNAS. 113 (11): E1506-E1515

Ouspenskaia, Tamara; Matos, Irina; Mertz, Aaron F.; et al. (2016). WNT-SHH Antagonism Specifies and Expands Stem Cells prior to Niche Formation. CELL. 164 (1-2): 156-169

Yang, Hanseul; Schramek, Daniel; Adam, Rene C.; et al. (2015). ETS family transcriptional regulators drive chromatin dynamics and malignancy in squamous cell carcinomas. ELIFE. 4. # e10870

Review Papers

Gonzales, Kevin Andrew Uy; Fuchs, Elaine (2017). Skin and Its Regenerative Powers: An Alliance between Stem Cells and Their Niche.  DEVELOPMENTAL CELL. 43 (4): 387-401

Blanpain, Cedric; Fuchs, Elaine (2014). STEM CELL PLASTICITY Plasticity of epithelial stem cells in tissue regeneration. SCIENCE. 344 (6189): 1243-+

Hsu, Ya-Chieh; Li, Lishi; Fuchs, Elaine (2014). Emerging interactions between skin stem cells and their niches. NATURE MEDICINE. 20 (8): 847-856

Book Chapter

Fuchs, Elaine (2016). Epithelial Skin Biology: Three Decades of Developmental Biology, a Hundred Questions Answered and a Thousand New Ones to Address. ESSAYS ON DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, PT A  Book Series: Current Topics in Developmental Biology. 116: 357-+  


Recommended Readings: Gerald Crabtree, Ph.D. Friday February 16th, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, February 16th, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Gerald Crabtree, Ph.D.

David Korn Professor

Pathology and Developmental Biology

Stanford University

Chromatin regulation: Insights from new methods and the genomics of human disease

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Braun, Simon M. G.; Kirkland, Jacob G.; Chory, Emma J.; et al. (2017). Rapid and reversible epigenome editing by endogenous chromatin regulators. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS. 8

Stanton, Benjamin Z.; Hodges, Courtney; Calarco, Joseph P.; et al. (2017). Smarca4 ATPase mutations disrupt direct eviction of PRC1 from chromatin. NATURE GENETICS. 49 (2): 282-288

Kadoch, Cigall; Williams, Robert T.; Calarco, Joseph P.; et al. (2017). Dynamics of BAF-Polycomb complex opposition on heterochromatin in normal and oncogenic states. NATURE GENETICS. 49 (2): 213-222

Miller, Erik L.; Hargreaves, Diana C.; Kadoch, Cigall; et al. (2017). TOP2 synergizes with BAF chromatin remodeling for both resolution and formation of facultative heterochromatin. NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. 24 (4): 344-+

Son, Esther Y.; Crabtree, Gerald R. (2014). The Role of BAF (mSWI/SNF) Complexes in Mammalian Neural Development. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS PART C-SEMINARS IN MEDICAL GENETICS. 166 (3): 333-349

Hodges, Courtney; Crabtree, Gerald R. (2012). Dynamics of inherently bounded histone modification domains. PNAS. 109 (33): 13296-13301

Hathaway, Nathaniel A.; Bell, Oliver; Hodges, Courtney; et al. (2012). Dynamics and Memory of Heterochromatin in Living Cells. CELL. 149 (7): 1447-1460

Review Papers

Kadoch, Cigall; Crabtree, Gerald R. (2015). Mammalian SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complexes and cancer: Mechanistic insights gained from human genomics. SCIENCE ADVANCES. 1 (5) 

Ho, Lena; Crabtree, Gerald R. (2010). Chromatin remodelling during development. NATURE. 463 (7280): 474-484

Book Chapter

Lessard, Julie A.; Crabtree, Gerald R. (2010). Chromatin Regulatory Mechanisms in Pluripotency. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY. Book Series: Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology. 26: 503-532