Recommended Readings: Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D., Friday October 20th, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, October 20, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Head

Laboratory of Bacteriology

The Rockefeller University

CRISPR-Cas, Acquired Immunity in Prokaryotes


Recommended Readings:

Niewoehner, Ole; Garcia-Doval, Carmela; Rostol, Jakob T.; et al. (2017). Type III CRISPR-Cas systems produce cyclic oligoadenylate second messengers.  NATURE. 548 (7669): 543-+

Modell, Joshua W.; Jiang, Wenyan; Marraffini, Luciano A. (2017). CRISPR-Cas systems exploit viral DNA injection to establish and maintain adaptive immunity. NATURE. 544 (7648): 101-+  

Marraffini, Luciano A. (2017). Sensing danger. PNAS. 114 (1): 15-16

Heler, Robert; Wright, Addison V.; Vucelja, Marija; et al. (2017). Mutations in Cas9 Enhance the Rate of Acquisition of Viral Spacer Sequences during the CRISPR-Cas Immune Response. MOLECULAR CELL. 65 (1): 168-175

Marraffini, Luciano A. (2015). CRISPR-Cas immunity in prokaryotes. NATURE. 526 (7571): 55-61

McGinn, Jon; Marraffini, Luciano A. (2016). CRISPR-Cas Systems Optimize Their Immune Response by Specifying the Site of Spacer Integration. MOLECULAR CELL. 64 (3): 616-623

Barrangou, Rodolphe; Marraffini, Luciano A. (2014). CRISPR-Cas Systems: Prokaryotes Upgrade to Adaptive Immunity. MOLECULAR CELL. 54 (2): 234-244

Cong, Le; Ran, F. Ann; Cox, David; et al. (2013). Multiplex Genome Engineering Using CRISPR/Cas Systems.  SCIENCE. 339 (6121): 819-823



Recommended Readings: Vincent A. Fischetti, Ph.D. April 24, 2017

Monday Lectures

Monday, April 17, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Vincent A. Fischetti, Ph.D.

Professor and Head,

Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology

The Rockefeller University

Exploiting phage evolution for the development of novel therapeutics

Recommended Readings:

David Bautz. March 20th 2017. CFRX: Phase 2 Trial of CF-301 to Initiate in mid-2017.

Czaplewski, Lloyd; Bax, Richard; Clokie, Martha; et al. (2016). Alternatives to antibiotics-a pipeline portfolio review. LANCET INFECTIOUS DISEASES. 16(2): 239-251

Diez-Martinez, Roberto; De Paz, Hector D.; Garcia-Fernandez, Esther; et al. (2015). A novel chimeric phage lysin with high in vitro and in vivo bactericidal activity against Streptococcus pneumoniae. JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY. 70(6): 1763-1773

Bikard, David; Euler, Chad W.; Jiang, Wenyan; et al. (2014). Exploiting CRISPR-Cas nucleases to produce sequence-specific antimicrobials. NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY. 32(11): 1146-1150

Schuch, Raymond; Lee, Han M.; Schneider, Brent C.; et al. (2014). Combination Therapy With Lysin CF-301 and Antibiotic Is Superior to Antibiotic Alone for Treating Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus-Induced Murine Bacteremia. JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. 209(9): 1469-1478

Pastagia, Mina; Schuch, Raymond; Fischetti, Vincent A.; et al. (2013). Lysins: the arrival of pathogen-directed anti-infectives. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY. 62:1506-1516

Gilmer, Daniel B.; Schmitz, Jonathan E.; Euler, Chad W.; et al. (2013). Novel Bacteriophage Lysin with Broad Lytic Activity Protects against Mixed Infection by Streptococcus pyogenes and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY. 57(6): 2743-2750


Recommended Readings: Ian A. Wilson D. Phil., D. Sci., Friday February 10, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, February 10, 2017   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Ian A. Wilson  D. Phil., D.Sci.

Hansen Professor of Structural Biology, and

Chair, Dept. of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology

The Scripps Research Institute

Broad Neutralization of Influenza Viruses and

Implications for a Universal Vaccine and Therapy

Recommended Readings:

Dreyfus, Cyrille; Laursen, Nick S.; Kwaks, Ted; et al.  (2012). Highly Conserved Protective Epitopes on Influenza B Viruses.  SCIENCE, 337(6100): 1343-1348 

Walker, Laura M.; Huber, Michael; Doores, Katie J.; et al. (2011).  Broad neutralization coverage of HIV by multiple highly potent antibodiesNATURE , 477(7365): 466-U117

Ekiert, Damian C.; Friesen, Robert H. E.; Bhabha, Gira; et al. (2011).  A Highly Conserved Neutralizing Epitope on Group 2 Influenza A VirusesSCIENCE,  333(6044): 843-850 

Gottlieb, Tanya; Ben-Yedidia, Tamar.  (2014)  Epitope-based approaches to a universal influenza vaccine.  JOURNAL OF AUTOIMMUNITY.  54 (Special Issue: SI ):15-20 

He, Fang; Prabakaran, Mookkan; Kumar, Subaschandrabose Rajesh; et al. (2011), Monovalent H5 vaccine based on epitope-chimeric HA provides broad cross-clade protection against variant H5N1 viruses in miceANTIVIRAL RESEARCH,  105: 143-151 

Li, Zhuo; Gabbard, Jon D.; Mooney, Alaina; et al. (2013). Single-Dose Vaccination of a Recombinant Parainfluenza Virus 5 Expressing NP from H5N1 Virus Provides Broad Immunity against Influenza A Viruses.  JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY,  87(10): 5985-5993

Huber, Victor C.; Thomas, Paul G.; McCullers, Jonathan A. (2009).  A multi-valent vaccine approach that elicits broad immunity within an influenza subtypeVACCINE,  27(8): 1192-1200

Recommended Readings: Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D., December 14th

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, December 14, 2015
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D.
Professor and Head,
Laboratory of Retrovirology,
The Rockefeller University and Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Retroviruses vs. Cells in Ancient and Modern Times

Recommended Reading

Empirical Articles

Busnadiego, I., Kane, M., Rihn, S. J., Preugschas, H. F., Hughes, J., Blanco-Melo, D., … & Wilson, S. J. (2014). Host and viral determinants of Mx2 antiretroviral activity. Journal of Virology, 88(14), 7738-7752. doi:10.1128/JVI.00214-14.

Hatziioannou, T., Del Prete, G. Q., Keele, B. F., Estes, J. D., McNatt, M. W., Bitzegeio, J., … & Bieniasz, P. D. (2014). HIV-1–induced AIDS in monkeys. Science, 344(6190), 1401-1405. doi:10.1126/science.1250761.

Kane, M., Yadav, S. S., Bitzegeio, J., Kutluay, S. B., Zang, T., Wilson, S. J., … & Bieniasz, P. D. (2013). MX2 is an interferon-induced inhibitor of HIV-1 infection. Nature, 502(7472), 563-566. doi:10.1038/nature12653.

Kutluay, S. B., Zang, T., Blanco-Melo, D., Powell, C., Jannain, D., Errando, M., & Bieniasz, P. D. (2014). Global changes in the RNA binding specificity of HIV-1 gag regulate virion genesis. Cell, 159(5), 1096-1109. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2014.09.057.

Rihn, S. J., Hughes, J., Wilson, S. J., & Bieniasz, P. D. (2015). Uneven genetic robustness of HIV-1 integrase. Journal of Virology, 89(1), 552-567. doi: 10.1128/JVI.02451-14.

Review Papers

Malim, M. H., & Bieniasz, P. D. (2012). HIV restriction factors and mechanisms of evasion. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine, 2(5), a006940.  doi:10.1101/cshperspect.a006940.

Recommended Readings: W. Ian Lipkin, M.D., May 29th

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, May 29, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

W. Ian Lipkin, M.D.
John Snow Professor of Epidemiology,
Mailman School of Public Health
Professor of Neurology and Pathology,
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Director, Center for Infection and Immunity, C
Columbia University

Small Game Hunting

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Cox-Foster, D. L., Conlan, S., Holmes, E. C., Palacios, G., Evans, J. D., Moran, N. A., … & Lipkin, W. I. (2007). A metagenomic survey of microbes in honey bee colony collapse disorder. Science, 318(5848), 283-287.

Memish, Z. A., Mishra, N., Olival, K. J., Fagbo, S. F., Kapoor, V., Epstein, J. H., … & Lipkin, W. I. (2013). Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in bats, Saudi Arabia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19(11), 1819-1823. doi:10.3201/eid1911.131172

Negredo, A., Palacios, G., Vázquez-Morón, S., González, F., Dopazo, H., Molero, F., … & Tenorio, A. (2011). Discovery of an ebolavirus-like filovirus in europe. PLoS Pathogens, 7(10), e1002304. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002304

Palacios, G., Druce, J., Du, L., Tran, T., Birch, C., Briese, T., … & Lipkin, W. I. (2008). A new arenavirus in a cluster of fatal transplant-associated diseases. New England Journal of Medicine, 358(10), 991-998. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa073785

Review Papers

Lipkin, W. I. (2013). The changing face of pathogen discovery and surveillance. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 11(2), 133-141. doi:10.1038/nrmicro2949

Lipkin, W. I. (2010). Microbe hunting. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 74(3), 363-377. doi:10.1128/MMBR.00007-10

Lipkin, W. I., & Anthony, S. J. (2015). Virus hunting. Virology. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2015.02.006

Recommended Readings: Carl H. June, M.D., May 22nd

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, May 22, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Carl H. June, M.D.
Director, Translational Research Program,
Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy,
Perelman School of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania

Adoptive Cell Therapy with Engineered T Cells

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Grupp, S. A., Kalos, M., Barrett, D., Aplenc, R., Porter, D. L., Rheingold, S. R., … & June, C. H. (2013). Chimeric antigen receptor–modified T cells for acute lymphoid leukemia. New England Journal of Medicine, 368(16), 1509-1518.  doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1215134

Kalos, M., Levine, B. L., Porter, D. L., Katz, S., Grupp, S. A., Bagg, A., & June, C. H. (2011). T cells with chimeric antigen receptors have potent antitumor effects and can establish memory in patients with advanced leukemia. Science Translational Medicine, 3(95), 95ra73-95ra73. doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.3002842

Porter, D. L., Levine, B. L., Kalos, M., Bagg, A., & June, C. H. (2011). Chimeric antigen receptor–modified T cells in chronic lymphoid leukemia. New England Journal of Medicine, 365(8), 725-733. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1103849

Review Papers

June, C. H., Maus, M. V., Plesa, G., Johnson, L. A., Zhao, Y., Levine, B. L., … & Porter, D. L. (2014). Engineered T cells for cancer therapy. Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy, 63(9), 969-975. doi:10.1007/s00262-014-1568-1

Maus, M. V., Fraietta, J. A., Levine, B. L., Kalos, M., Zhao, Y., & June, C. H. (2014). Adoptive immunotherapy for cancer or viruses. Annual Review of Immunology, 32, 189-225. doi:10.1146/annurev-immunol-032713-120136

Recommended Readings: Stephen C. Harrison, Ph.D. November 21

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, November 21, 2014,
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Stephen C. Harrison, Ph.D.
Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Professor of Basic Medical Sciences,
Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology,
Professor of Pediatrics,
Director of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Dynamics,
Harvard Medical School
Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Medicine,
Children’s Hospital, Boston
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Penetration When Viruses Enter Cells

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Abdelhakim, A. H., Salgado, E. N., Fu, X., Pasham, M., Nicastro, D., Kirchhausen, T., & Harrison, S. C. (2014). Structural correlates of rotavirus cell entry. PLoS Pathogens, 10(9), e1004355. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1004355

Ivanovic, T., Choi, J. L., Whelan, S. P., van Oijen, A. M., & Harrison, S. C. (2013). Influenza-virus membrane fusion by cooperative fold-back of stochastically induced hemagglutinin intermediates. eLife, 2(1), e00333. doi:10.7554/eLife.00333

Schmidt, A. G., Xu, H., Khan, A. R., O’Donnell, T., Khurana, S., King, L. R., … Harrison, S. C. (2013). Preconfiguration of the antigen-binding site during affinity maturation of a broadly neutralizing influenza virus antibody. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(1), 264–269. doi:10.1073/pnas.1218256109

Review Article

Harrison, S. C. (2008). Viral membrane fusion. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, 15(7), 690–698. doi:10.1038/nsmb.1456

Recommended Readings: Jean-Laurent Casanova, Ph.D. December 1

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, December 1, 2014,
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Jean-Laurent Casanova, Ph.D.,
Professor and Head,
St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases,
The Rockefeller University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Toward a Genetic Theory of Childhood Infectious Diseases

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Puel, A., Cypowyj, S., Bustamante, J., Wright, J. F., Liu, L., Lim, H. K., … Casanova, J.-L. (2011). Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis in humans with inborn errors of interleukin-17 immunity. Science, 332(6025), 65–68. doi:10.1126/science.1200439

Sabri, A., Grant, A. V, Cosker, K., El Azbaoui, S., Abid, A., Abderrahmani Rhorfi, I., … El Baghdadi, J. (2014). Association study of genes controlling IL-12-dependent IFN-γ immunity: STAT4 alleles increase risk of pulmonary tuberculosis in Morocco. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 210(4), 611–618. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiu140

Review Papers

Alcaïs, A., Quintana-Murci, L., Thaler, D. S., Schurr, E., Abel, L., & Casanova, J.-L. (2010). Life-threatening infectious diseases of childhood: single-gene inborn errors of immunity? Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1214, 18–33. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2010.05834.x

Casanova, J.-L., & Abel, L. (2005). Inborn errors of immunity to infection: the rule rather than the exception. The Journal of Experimental Medicine, 202(2), 197–201. doi:10.1084/jem.20050854

NIH: without budget cuts, we’d have Ebola vaccine

By Fiona Barry, 22-Oct-2014

The head of the US National Institutes of Health has said the organisation would have developed a finished Ebola vaccine by now if its funding had not been slashed over the last decade.

Recommended Readings: Poornima Parameswaran Ph.D. February 10

Monday, February 10, 2014
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium

Poornima Parameswaran, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Virome & Immunome Diversity in Dengue & other Infectious Diseases

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Papers

Parameswaran, P., Charlebois, P., Tellez, Y., Nunez, A., Ryan, E. M., Malboeuf, C. M., … Henn, M. R. (2012). Genome-wide patterns of intrahuman dengue virus diversity reveal associations with viral phylogenetic clade and interhost diversity. Journal of Virology, 86(16), 8546–8558. doi:10.1128/JVI.00736-12

Parameswaran, P., Liu, Y., Roskin, K. M., Jackson, K. K. L., Dixit, V. P., Lee, J.-Y., … Fire, A. Z. (2013). Convergent antibody signatures in human dengue. Cell Host & Microbe, 13(6), 691–700. doi:10.1016/j.chom.2013.05.008

Parameswaran, P., Sklan, E., Wilkins, C., Burgon, T., Samuel, M. a, Lu, R., … Fire, A. Z. (2010). Six RNA viruses and forty-one hosts: viral small RNAs and modulation of small RNA repertoires in vertebrate and invertebrate systems. PLoS pathogens, 6(2), e1000764. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1000764

Review Articles

Fontana, J. M., Alexander, E., & Salvatore, M. (2012). Translational research in infectious disease: current paradigms and challenges ahead. Translational Research, 159(6), 430–453. doi:10.1016/j.trsl.2011.12.009

Wylie, K. M., Weinstock, G. M., & Storch, G. a. (2012). Emerging view of the human virome. Translational Research, 160(4), 283–290. doi:10.1016/j.trsl.2012.03.006