Recommended Readings: Thomas P. Sakmar, M.D., Monday May 22th, 2017

Monday Lectures

Monday, May 22, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Thomas P. Sakmar, M.D.

Richard M. and Isabel P. Furlaud Professor and Head,

Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Signal Transduction

The Rockefeller University

Uveal Melanoma: Case History of a Mutant GPCR

Recommended Readings:

Chua V, Lapadula D, Randolph C, Benovic JL, Wedegaertner PB, Aplin AE. (2017). Dysregulated GPCR Signaling and Therapeutic Options in Uveal Melanoma. MOLECULAR CANCER RESEARCH. 15(5):501-506

Moore, Amanda R.; Ceraudo, Emilie; Sher, Jessica J.; et al. (2016). Recurrent activating mutations of G-protein-coupled receptor CYSLTR2 in uveal melanoma. NATURE GENETICS. 48(6): 675-+

Shoushtari, Alexander N.; Carvajal, Richard D. (2014). GNAQ and GNA11 mutations in uveal melanoma. MELANOMA RESEARCH. 24(6): 525-534. PLEASE REQUEST FROM MARKUS LIBRARY.

Harbour, J. William (2012). The genetics of uveal melanoma: an emerging framework for targeted therapy. PIGMENT CELL & MELANOMA RESEARCH. 25(2)

Periole, Xavier; Knepp, Adam M.; Sakmar, Thomas P.; et al. (2012). Structural Determinants of the Supramolecular Organization of G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Bilayers. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 134(26): 10959-10965



Recommended Readings: Michael P. Rout, Ph.D., Monday May 15th, 2017

Monday Lectures

Monday, May 15, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Michael P. Rout, Ph.D.

 Professor and Head,

Laboratory of Cellular and Structural Biology

The Rockefeller University

Getting the Hole Picture: Structure-Function Mapping of the Nuclear Pore Complex

Recommended Readings:

Timney, Benjamin L.; Raveh, Barak; Mironska, Roxana; et al. (2016). Simple rules for passive diffusion through the nuclear pore complex. JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY. 215(1): 57-76

Raveh, Barak; Karp, Jerome M.; Sparks, Samuel; et al. (2016). Slide-and-exchange mechanism for rapid and selective transport through the nuclear pore complex. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA . 113(18): E2489-E2497

Fernandez-Martinez, Javier; Kim, Seung Joong; Shi, Yi; et al. (2016). Structure and Function of the Nuclear Pore Complex Cytoplasmic mRNA Export Platform. CELL. 167(5): 1215-+

Tu, Li-Chun; Fu, Guo; Zilman, Anton; et al. (2013). Large cargo transport by nuclear pores: implications for the spatial organization of FG-nucleoporins.EMBO JOURNAL. 32(24): 3220-3230

Fernandez-Martinez, Javier; Phillips, Jeremy; Sekedat, Matthew D.; et al. (2012). Structure-function mapping of a heptameric module in the nuclear pore complex. JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY. 196(4): 419-434

Grossman, Einat; Medalia, Ohad; Zwerger, Monika (2012). Functional Architecture of the Nuclear Pore Complex. ANNUAL REVIEW OF BIOPHYSICS. 41: 557-584

Recommended Readings: Alipasha Vaziri, Ph.D., Monday May 1, 2017

Monday Lectures

Monday, May 1, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Alipasha Vaziri, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Head,

Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics

The Rockefeller University

Optical Tools for Unraveling Whole-brain Neuronal Circuit Dynamics Underlying Behavior

Recommended Readings:

Prevedel, Robert; Verhoef, Aart J.; Pernia-Andrade, Alejandro J.; et al. (2016).  Fast volumetric calcium imaging across multiple cortical layers using sculpted light. NATURE METHODS. 13(12): 1021-U215

Rupprecht, Peter; Prevedel, Robert; Groessl, Florian; et al. (2015). Optimizing and extending light-sculpting microscopy for fast functional imaging in neuroscience. BIOMEDICAL OPTICS EXPRESS. 6(2): 353-368

Prevedel, Robert; Yoon, Young-Gyu; Hoffmann, Maximilian; et al. (2014). Simultaneous whole-animal 3D imaging of neuronal activity using light-field microscopy. NATURE METHODS. 11(7): 727-U161

Schrodel, Tina; Prevedel, Robert; Aumayr, Karin; et al. (2013). Brain-wide 3D imaging of neuronal activity in Caenorhabditis elegans with sculpted light. NATURE METHODS. 10(10)1013-+

Fenno, Lief; Yizhar, Ofer; Deisseroth, Karl. (2011). The Development and Application of Optogenetics.  ANNUAL REVIEW OF NEUROSCIENCE. 34: 389-412

Andrasfalvy, Bertalan K.; Zemelman, Boris V.; Tang, Jianyong; et al. (2010).Two-photon single-cell optogenetic control of neuronal activity by sculpted light. PNAS. 107(26): 11981-11986







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: Stuart H. Orkin M.D. January 6 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, January 6,  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Stuart H. Orkin   M.D.

David G. Nathan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Dana Farber Institute

The Human Fetal Globin Switch:

A Paradigm for Disease-related Common Genetic Variation in Regulatory Elements

Recommended Readings:

Bauer, Daniel E.; Kamran, Sophia C.; Lessard, Samuel; et al.  An Erythroid Enhancer of BCL11A Subject to Genetic Variation Determines Fetal Hemoglobin Level.  SCIENCE  342(6155): 253-257    OCT 11 2013  

Galarneau, Genevieve; Palmer, Cameron D.; Sankaran, Vijay G.; et al.  Fine-mapping at three loci known to affect fetal hemoglobin levels explains additional genetic variation.  NATURE GENETICS   42(12): 1049-1051   DEC 2010

Menzel, Stephan; Thein, Swee Lay.   Genetic architecture of hemoglobin F control. CURRENT OPINION IN HEMATOLOGY   16(3): 179-186   MAY 2009  PLEASE REQUEST FROM MARKUS LIBRARY

He, Yunyan; Lin, Weixiong; Luo, Jianming.  Influences of Genetic Variation on Fetal Hemoglobin. PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY   Volume: 28   Issue: 8   Pages: 708-717   Published:  NOV 2011   PLEASE REQUEST FROM MARKUS LIBRARY.

Orkin, Stuart H.  Recent advances in globin research using genome-wide association studies and gene editing. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences   1368 : 5-10    2016

Recommended Readings: Frederick Cross Ph.D. Monday December 5, 2016

Monday Lectures

 December 5, 2016

4:00 p.m.  Carson Family Auditorium  CRC

Frederick Cross  Ph.D.

Professor,  Laboratory of Cell Cycle Genetics

The Rockefeller University

Evolution of Cell Cycle Control:

Branches and a Green Microbe

Recommended Readings:

Tulin, Frej; Cross, Frederick R.  Patching Holes in the Chlamydomonas Genome.  G3-GENES GENOMES GENETICS   6(7): 1899-1910   JUL 1 2016

Onishi, Masayuki; Pringle, John R.; Cross, Frederick R.   Evidence That an Unconventional Actin Can Provide Essential F-Actin Function and That a Surveillance System Monitors F-Actin Integrity in Chlamydomonas.  GENETICS    202(30): 977-+  MAR 2016

Tulin, Frej; Cross, Frederick R.   A Microbial Avenue to Cell Cycle Control in the Plant Superkingdom.   PLANT CELL   26(10): 4019-4038     OCT 2014

Cross, Frederick R.; Umen, James G.  The Chlamydomonas cell cycle   PLANT JOURNAL   82(3): 370-392   MAY 2015

Recommended Readings: Michael O’Donnell Ph.D. Monday December 12, 2016

Monday Lectures

 December 12, 2016

4:00 p.m.  Carson Family Auditorium  CRC

Michael O’Donnell  Ph.D.

HHMI Investigator, and Anthony and Judith Evnin Professor
Laboratory of DNA Replication

The Rockefeller University

The Eukaryotic Replisome

Recommended Readings:

O’Donnell, Mike; Li, Huilin   The Eukaryotic Replisome Goes Under the Microscope.  CURRENT BIOLOGY  26(6): R247-R256      MAR 21 2016

Yuan, Zuanning; Bai, Lin; Sun, Jingchuan; et al.   Structure of the eukaryotic replicative CMG helicase suggests a pumpjack motion for translocation.  NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY   23(3): 217-224     MAR 2016

Sun, Jingchuan; Shi, Yi; Georgescu, Roxana E.; et al.   The architecture of a eukaryotic replisome.   NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY    22(12): 976-982 DEC 2015

Georgescu, Roxana E.; Schauer, Grant D.; Yao, Nina Y.; et al.  Reconstitution of a eukaryotic replisome reveals suppression mechanisms that define leading/lagging strand operation.      ELIFE    4: e04988     APR 14 2015

O’Donnell, Michael; Langston, Lance; Stillman, Bruce  Principles and Concepts of DNA Replication in Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya .   COLD SPRING HARBOR PERSPECTIVES IN BIOLOGY    5(7): a010108

Recommended Readings: Shixin Liu Ph.D. Monday November 14 2016

Monday Lectures

Monday November 14, 2016   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Shixin Liu   Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, The Rockefeller University

Laboratory of Nanoscale Biophysics and Biochemistry

Watching Biological Machines in Action

Recommended Readings:

 Liu, Shixin; Chistol, Gheorghe; Hetherington, Craig L.; et al.  A Viral Packaging Motor Varies Its DNA Rotation and Step Size to Preserve Subunit Coordination as the Capsid Fills.  CELL    157 (3):702-713     APR 24 2014

Chemla, Yann R.  High-Resolution, Hybrid Optical Trapping Methods, and Their Application to Nucleic Acid Processing Proteins.  BIOPOLYMERS   105(10): 704-714    OCT 2016

Ha, Taekjip.  Single-molecule methods leap aheadNATURE METHODS    11(10)1015-1018    OCT 2014

Guo, Peixuan; Grainge, Ian; Zhao, Zhengyi; et al.  Two classes of nucleic acid translocation motors: rotation and revolution without rotation. CELL AND BIOSCIENCE  4:54     SEP 16 2014

Casjens, Sherwood R.  The DNA-packaging nanomotor of tailed bacteriophages.  NATURE REVIEWS MICROBIOLOGY   9(9):647-657   SEP 2011

Chemla, YR; Aathavan, K; Michaelis, J; et al.  Mechanism of force generation of a viral DNA packaging motor. CELL   122(5 ): 683-692   : SEP 9 2005 

Recommended Readings: Marcello Magnasco Ph.D. Monday October 31, 2016

Monday Lectures

Monday October 31, 2016   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Marcello Magnasco, Ph.D.

Professor, Mathematical Physics

The Rockefeller University

Recommended Readings:

Janik VM, and Slater PJB.  Vocal Learning in Mammals.  Advances in the Study of Behavior,   26:59-99     1997    Request through Markus Library at

Reiss D, and McCowan B.  Spontaneous Vocal Mimicry and Production by Bottle-nosed Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) – evidence for vocal learning.   Journal of Comparative Psychology   107(3):301-312    Sept  1997

McCowan B, Hanser SF, and Doyle LR.  Quantitative Tools for Comparing Animal Communication Systems: information theory applied to bottlenose dolphin whistle repertoires.  Animal Behavior.  57:409-419    Feb 1999

Janik VM.  Cetacean Vocal Learning and Communication.  Current Opinion in Neurobiology.  28:60-65    Oct 2014

Luis AR, Couchinho MN, and dos Santos ME.   Quantitative Analysis of Pulsed Signals Emitted by Wild Bottlenose Dolphins.  PLoS One   11(7):e0157781      July 2016

Gruden P, White PR, Oswald JN, Barkley Y, Cerchio S, Lammers M,and  Baumann-Pickering S.   Differences in Oscillatory Whistles Produced by Spinner (Stenella longirostris) and Pantropical Spotted (Stenella attenuata) Dolphins.   Marine Mammal Science  32:520-534    April 2016

Recommended Readings: Elaine Fuchs PhD October 24, 2016

Monday Lecture Series

Monday October 24, 2016   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Rebecca Lancefield Professor

Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development

Skin Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer

Recommended Readings:

Quist, S. R.; Eckardt, M.; Kriesche, A.; et al.  Expression of epidermal stem cell markers in skin and adnexal malignancies. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY   175(3):520-530     SEP 2016

 Holland, Jane D.; Klaus, Alexandra; Garratt, Alistair N.; et al.  Wnt signaling in stem and cancer stem cells.  CURRENT OPINION IN CELL BIOLOGY    25(2):254-264  APR 2013

Arwert, Esther N.; Hoste, Esther; Watt, Fiona M.    Epithelial stem cells, wound healing and cancer.  NATURE REVIEWS CANCER   12(3):170-180   MAR 2012

Blanpain, Cedric; Fuchs, Elaine  STEM CELL PLASTICITY Plasticity of epithelial stem cells in tissue regeneration.  SCIENCE   344(6189):1243-+  ( Article Number: 1242281)  JUN 13 2014

Hsu, Ya-Chieh; Li, Lishi; Fuchs, Elaine  Transit-Amplifying Cells Orchestrate Stem Cell Activity and Tissue Regeneration. CELL   157(4):935-949     MAY 8 2014

Fuchs, Elaine; Chen, Ting  A matter of life and death: self-renewal in stem cells.  EMBO REPORTS   14 (1): 39-48   JAN 2013 

Oshimori, Naoki; Fuchs, Elaine   The Harmonies Played by TGF-beta in Stem Cell Biology.    CELL STEM CELL   11(6):751-764    DEC 7 2012