Recommended Readings: Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., June 10

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, June 10, 2016
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
President-elect, The Rockefeller University
Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine (Nephrology),
Chair, Department of Genetics, Yale University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

From Genes and Genomes to Biology and Health

Recommended Readings:

Choi, M., Scholl, U. I., Ji, W., Liu, T., Tikhonova, I. R., Zumbo, P., … & Lifton, R. O. (2009). Genetic diagnosis by whole exome capture and massively parallel DNA sequencing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(45), 19096-19101. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0910672106.

Ji, W., Foo, J. N., O’Roak, B. J., Zhao, H., Larson, M. G., Simon, D. B., … & Lifton, R. P. (2008). Rare independent mutations in renal salt handling genes contribute to blood pressure variation. Nature Genetics, 40(5), 592-599. doi: 10.1038/ng.118.

Lifton, R. P., Gharavi, A. G., & Geller, D. S. (2001). Molecular mechanisms of human hypertension. Cell, 104(4), 545-556. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(01)00241-0

Shimkets, R. A., Warnock, D. G., Bositis, C. M., Nelson-Williams, C., Hansson, J. H., Schambelan, M., … & Lifton, R. O. (1994). Liddle’s syndrome: heritable human hypertension caused by mutations in the β subunit of the epithelial sodium channel. Cell, 79(3), 407-414. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(94)90250-X

Recommended Readings: David A. Relman, M.D., February 19

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, February 19
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

David A. Relman, M.D.
Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor,
Department of Medicine,
Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
Stanford University

The Human Microbiome Across Space and Time

Recommended Readings

Empirical Article

DiGiulio, D. B., Callahan, B. J., McMurdie, P. J., Costello, E. K., Lyell, D. J., Robaczewska, A., … & Stevenson, D. K. (2015). Temporal and spatial variation of the human microbiota during pregnancy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(35), 11060-11065. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1502875112.

Hoy, Y. E., Bik, E. M., Lawley, T. D., Holmes, S. P., Monack, D. M., Theriot, J. A., & Relman, D. A. (2015). Variation in taxonomic composition of the fecal microbiota in an inbred mouse strain across individuals and time. PLOS ONE, 10(11), e0142825. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142825.

Lin, A., Bik, E. M., Costello, E. K., Dethlefsen, L., Haque, R., Relman, D. A., & Singh, U. (2013). Distinct distal gut microbiome diversity and composition in healthy children from Bangladesh and the United States. PLOS ONE, 8(1), e53838. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053838.

Review Paper

Costello, E. K., Stagaman, K., Dethlefsen, L., Bohannan, B. J., & Relman, D. A. (2012). The application of ecological theory toward an understanding of the human microbiome. Science, 336(6086), 1255-1262. doi: 10.1126/science.1224203.

Recommended Readings: Elena Gallo MacFarlane, Ph.D., February 8

Special Seminar
Wednesday, February 8, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Elena Gallo MacFarlane, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral and Research Fellow,
Institute of Genetic Medicine,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The Vessel Wall as a Paracrine Engine in TGF-Beta-Driven Vasculopathies

Recommended Reading:

Chetaille, P., Preuss, C., Burkhard, S., Côté, J. M., Houde, C., Castilloux, J., … & Thibeault, M. (2014). Mutations in SGOL1 cause a novel cohesinopathy affecting heart and gut rhythm. Nature Genetics, 46(11), 1245-1249. doi: 10.1038/ng.3113.

Gallo, E. M., Loch, D. C., Habashi, J. P., Calderon, J. F., Chen, Y., Bedja, D., … & Judge, D. P. (2014). Angiotensin II–dependent TGF-β signaling contributes to Loeys-Dietz syndrome vascular pathogenesis. The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 124(1), 448-460. doi: 10.1172/JCI69666.

Gerber, E. E., Gallo, E. M., Fontana, S. C., Davis, E. C., Wigley, F. M., Huso, D. L., & Dietz, H. C. (2013). Integrin-modulating therapy prevents fibrosis and autoimmunity in mouse models of scleroderma. Nature, 503(7474), 126-130. doi: 10.1038/nature12614.

Lindsay, M. E., Schepers, D., Bolar, N. A., Doyle, J. J., Gallo, E., Fert-Bober, J., … & Bjeda, D. (2012). Loss-of-function mutations in TGFB2 cause a syndromic presentation of thoracic aortic aneurysm. Nature Genetics, 44(8), 922-927. doi: 10.1038/ng.2349

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: Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D., March 6

Friday Lecture Series / Ph.D. Recruitment Lecture
Friday, March 6, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

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

Infectious Diseases of Childhood: Inborn Errors of Immunity?

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Casrouge, A., Zhang, S.-Y., Eidenschenk, C., Jouanguy, E., Puel, A., Yang, K., … Casanova, J.-L. (2006). Herpes simplex virus encephalitis in human UNC-93B deficiency. Science, 314(5797), 308–312. doi:10.1126/science.1128346

Taramasso, L., Boisson-Dupuis, S., Garre, M. L., Bondi, E., Cama, a, Nozza, P., … Marazzi, M. G. (2014). Pineal germinoma in a child with interferon-gamma receptor 1 deficiency. case report and literature review. Journal of Clinical Immunology, 34(8), 922–927. doi:10.1007/s10875-014-0098-0

Von Bernuth, H., Picard, C., Jin, Z., Pankla, R., Xiao, H., Ku, C.-L., … Casanova, J.-L. (2008). Pyogenic bacterial infections in humans with MyD88 deficiency. Science, 321(5889), 691–696. doi:10.1126/science.1158298

Review Papers

Casanova, J.-L., & Abel, L. (2002). Genetic dissection of immunity to mycobacteria: the human model. Annual Review of Immunology, 20, 581–620. doi:10.1146/annurev.immunol.20.081501.125851

Casanova, J.-L., & Abel, L. (2013). The genetic theory of infectious diseases: a brief history and selected illustrations. Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, 14, 215–243. doi:10.1146/annurev-genom-091212-153448

Conley, M. E., & Casanova, J. L. (2014). Discovery of single-gene inborn errors of immunity by next generation sequencing. Current Opinion in Immunology, 30, 17–23. doi:10.1016/j.coi.2014.05.004

Recommended Readings: Jorge E. Galán, Ph.D., DVM, February 6

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, February 6, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Jorge E. Galán, Ph.D., DVM
Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis,
Professor of Cell Biology,
Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis,
Yale University School of Medicine

Typhoid fever: new insight into the pathogenesis of an old disease

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Lefebre, M. D., & Galán, J. E. (2014). The inner rod protein controls substrate switching and needle length in a Salmonella type III secretion system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(2), 817–822. doi:10.1073/pnas.1319698111

Song, J., Gao, X., & Galán, J. E. (2013). Structure and function of the Salmonella Typhi chimaeric A(2)B(5) typhoid toxin. Nature, 499(7458), 350–354. doi:10.1038/nature12377

Spanò, S., & Galán, J. E. (2012). A Rab32-dependent pathway contributes to Salmonella typhi host restriction. Science, 338(6109), 960–963. doi:10.1126/science.1229224

Review Papers

Hicks, S. W., & Galán, J. E. (2013). Exploitation of eukaryotic subcellular targeting mechanisms by bacterial effectors. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 11(5), 316–326. doi:10.1038/nrmicro3009

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

Recommended Readings: Sohail Tavazoie, Ph.D. October 6

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, October 6, 2014
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Sohail Tavazoie, Ph.D.
Leon Hess Assistant Professor and Head,
Elizabeth and Vincent Meyer Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology,
The Rockefeller University
Senior Attending Physician,
The Rockefeller University Hospital

Molecular Control of Cancer Metastasis

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Pencheva, N., Tran, H., Buss, C., Huh, D., Drobnjak, M., Busam, K., & Tavazoie, S. F. (2012). Convergent multi-miRNA targeting of ApoE drives LRP1/LRP8-dependent melanoma metastasis and angiogenesis. Cell, 151(5), 1068–1082. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2012.10.028

Png, K. J., Halberg, N., Yoshida, M., & Tavazoie, S. F. (2012). A microRNA regulon that mediates endothelial recruitment and metastasis by cancer cells. Nature, 481(7380), 190–194. doi:10.1038/nature10661

Png, K. J., Yoshida, M., Zhang, X. H.-F., Shu, W., Lee, H., Rimner, A., … Tavazoie, S. F. (2011). MicroRNA-335 inhibits tumor reinitiation and is silenced through genetic and epigenetic mechanisms in human breast cancer. Genes & Development, 25(3), 226–231. doi:10.1101/gad.1974211

Tavazoie, S. F., Alarcón, C., Oskarsson, T., Padua, D., Wang, Q., Bos, P. D., … Massagué, J. (2008). Endogenous human microRNAs that suppress breast cancer metastasis. Nature, 451(7175), 147–52. doi:10.1038/nature06487

Review Papers

Pencheva, N., & Tavazoie, S. F. (2013). Control of metastatic progression by microRNA regulatory networks. Nature Cell Biology, 15(6), 546–54. doi:10.1038/ncb2769

Recommended Readings: Michael Strand, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

Polydnaviruses: Viral Mutualists and Nature’s Genetic Engineers

Michael Strand, Ph.D., Regents Professor, department of entomology,

University of Georgia

February 21, 2014

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Readings

Beck, M. H., & Strand, M. R. (2007). A novel polydnavirus protein inhibits the insect prophenoloxidase activation pathway. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(49), 19267-19272

Burke, G. R., Thomas, S. A., Eum, J. H., & Strand, M. R. (2013). Mutualistic polydnaviruses share essential replication gene functions with pathogenic ancestors. PLoS Pathogens, 9(5)

Strand, M. R., & Burke, G. R. (2012). Polydnaviruses as symbionts and gene delivery systems. PLoS Pathogens, 8(7), 5

Thoetkiattikul, H., Beck, M. H., & Strand, M. R. (2005). Inhibitor κB-like proteins from a polydnavirus inhibit NF-κB activation and suppress the insect immune response. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(32), 11426-11431

Webb, B. A., Strand, M. R., Dickey, S. E., Beck, M. H., Hilgarth, R. S., Barney, W. E., . . . Witherell, R. A. (2006). Polydnavirus genomes reflect their dual roles as mutualists and pathogens. Virology, 347(1), 160-174


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