Recommended Readings: Joel E. Cohen Ph.D. Monday November 7 2016

Monday Lectures

Monday October 31, 2016   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Joel E. Cohen   Ph.D.

Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations

The Rockefeller University

and

Departments of International and Public Affairs;
Earth and Environmental Sciences; Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology; and Statistics of Columbia University

The Variation is the Theme:

Taylor’s law from Chagas Disease Vector Control to Tornado Outbreaks

Recommended Readings:

Taylor, L. R. Aggregation, variance and the mean.  Nature.  178:732-735    1961

Anderson, Sean C.; Cooper, Andrew B.; Dulvy, Nicholas K.   Ecological prophets: quantifying metapopulation portfolio effects. METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION  4(10): 971-981      OCT 2013

Meng, Xu. Taylor’s power law: Before and after 50 years of scientific scrutiny.  ArXiv.  arxiv.org/pdf/1505.02033      2011

Taylor, L. R. and I. P. Woiwod  Temporal Stability as a Density-Dependent Species Characteristic.  Journal of Animal Ecology.   49(1): 209-224   February 1980

Kalyuzhny, Michael; Schreiber, Yishai; Chocron, Rachel; et al.  Temporal fluctuation scaling in populations and communities. ECOLOGY.   95(6):1701-1709   JUN 2014

Recommended Readings: Jesse Ausubel M.A. October 10, 2016

Monday Lecture Series

Monday October 10, 2016   4 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Jesse Ausubel, M.A.

Director and Senior Research Associate

Program for the Human Environment, The Rockefeller University

Nature Rebounds

Recommended Readings:

Donlan, J; Berger, J; Bock, CE; et al.  Re-wilding North America. NATURE   436 (7053):913-914    AUG 18 2005

Ausubel, Jesse H. and Paul E. Waggoner.  Dematerialization: Variety, caution, and persistence.  PNAS.   105(35):12774-12779.   June 2008.

Pearce, F and J. Ausubel.  Be green, think big. NEW SCIENTIST   189( 2536): 44-46 JAN 28 2006

Ausubel, Jesse H. and Paul E. Waggoner.  Assessing environmental changes in grasslandsSCIENCE  299(5614): 1844-1844      MAR 21 2003

Kauppi, Pekka E.; Ausubel, Jesse H.; Fang, Jingyun; et al.  Returning forests analyzed with the forest identity.  PNAS.  103(46): 17574-17579     NOV 14 2006

Recommended Readings: Mary Hynes, Ph.D., May 23

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, May 23, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Mary Hynes, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor,
Laboratory of Neural Specification and Development,
The Rockefeller University

Widespread Differential Expression of 3’ UTR and Cognate Coding Region Sequences in Neurons and Other Tissues

Recommended Readings:

Heiman, M., Kulicke, R., Fenster, R. J., Greengard, P., & Heintz, N. (2014). Cell type–specific mRNA purification by translating ribosome affinity purification (TRAP). Nature Protocols, 9(6), 1282-1291. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2014.085.

Kocabas, A., Duarte, T., Kumar, S., & Hynes, M. A. (2015). Widespread differential expression of coding region and 3′ UTR sequences in neurons and other tissues. Neuron, 88(6), 1149-1156. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.10.048.

Recommended Readings: Sean Brady, Ph.D., May 16

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, May 16, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Sean Brady, Ph.D.
Tri-Institutional Associate Professor,
Evnin Associate Professor and Head,
Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules,
The Rockefeller University
Early Career Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Bioactive Metabolites from the Human Microbiome: Natural Cures or Snake Oil

Recommended Readings:

Cohen, L. J., Kang, H. S., Chu, J., Huang, Y. H., Gordon, E. A., Reddy, B. V. B., … & Brady, S. F. (2015). Functional metagenomic discovery of bacterial effectors in the human microbiome and isolation of commendamide, a GPCR G2A/132 agonist. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(35), E4825-E4834. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1508737112.

Charlop-Powers, Z., Milshteyn, A., & Brady, S. F. (2014). Metagenomic small molecule discovery methods. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 19, 70-75. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2014.05.021.

Recommended Readings: Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D., May 2

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, May 2, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D.
Senior Attending Physician,
The Rockefeller University Hospital
Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor and Head,
Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases,
The Rockefeller University

50th Anniversary of First Research Paper on Methadone Maintenance Treatment: Update on Molecular, Neurobiological, Behavioral, and Genetic Research

Recommended Readings:

Bond, C., LaForge, K. S., Tian, M., Melia, D., Zhang, S., Borg, L., … & Tischfield, J. A. (1998). Single-nucleotide polymorphism in the human mu opioid receptor gene alters β-endorphin binding and activity: possible implications for opiate addiction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95(16), 9608-9613.

Butelman, E. R., Yuferov, V., & Kreek, M. J. (2012). κ-opioid receptor/dynorphin system: genetic and pharmacotherapeutic implications for addiction. Trends in Neurosciences, 35(10), 587-596. doi:10.1016/j.tins.2012.05.005.

Dole, V. P., Nyswander, M. E., & Kreek, M. J. (1966). Narcotic blockade. Archives of Internal Medicine, 118(4), 304-309. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.00290160004002

Kreek, M. J., Nielsen, D. A., Butelman, E. R., & LaForge, K. S. (2005). Genetic influences on impulsivity, risk taking, stress responsivity and vulnerability to drug abuse and addiction. Nature Neuroscience, 8(11), 1450-1457. doi:10.1038/nn1583

Reed, B., Butelman, E. R., Yuferov, V., Randesi, M., & Kreek, M. J. (2014). Genetics of opiate addiction. Current Psychiatry Reports, 16(11), 1-12. doi:10.1007/s11920-014-0504-6.

Recommended Readings: Tarun Kapoor, Ph.D., April 18

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, April 18, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Tarun Kapoor, Ph.D.
Pels Family Professor and Head,
Selma and Lawrence Ruben Laboratory of Chemistry and Cell Biology,
The Rockefeller University

New Chemical Probes for Ribosome Biogenesis and Cytoskeleton Organization

Recommended Readings

Kasap, C., Elemento, O., & Kapoor, T. M. (2014). DrugTargetSeqR: a genomics-and CRISPR-Cas9–based method to analyze drug targets. Nature Chemical Biology, 10(8), 626-628. doi: 10.1038/nchembio.1551

See, S. K., Hoogendoorn, S., Chung, A. H., Ye, F., Steinman, J. B., Sakata-Kato, T., … & Chen, J. K. (2015). Cytoplasmic dynein antagonists with improved potency and isoform selectivity. ACS Chemical Biology, 11(1), 53-60. doi:10.1021/acschembio.5b00895

Shimamoto, Y., Forth, S., & Kapoor, T. M. (2015). Measuring pushing and braking forces generated by ensembles of kinesin-5 crosslinking two microtubules. Developmental Cell, 34(6), 669-681. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2015.08.017

Recommended Readings: Rod MacKinnon, M.D., Ph.D., April 11

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, April 11, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Rod MacKinnon, M.D., Ph.D.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor and Head,
Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics,
The Rockefeller University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Some Experiments That Excite Me Right Now

Recommended Readings

Brohawn, S. G., Campbell, E. B., & MacKinnon, R. (2014). Physical mechanism for gating and mechanosensitivity of the human TRAAK K+ channel. Nature, 516(7529), 126-130. doi:10.1038/nature14013

Doyle, D. A., Cabral, J. M., Pfuetzner, R. A., Kuo, A., Gulbis, J. M., Cohen, S. L., … & MacKinnon, R. (1998). The structure of the potassium channel: molecular basis of K+ conduction and selectivity. Science, 280(5360), 69-77. doi:10.1126/science.280.5360.69

Hite, R. K., Yuan, P., Li, Z., Hsuing, Y., Walz, T., & MacKinnon, R. (2015). Cryo-electron microscopy structure of the Slo2. 2 Na+-activated K+ channel. Nature, 527(7577), 198-203.  doi:10.1038/nature14958

MacKinnon, R. (2004). Potassium channels and the atomic basis of selective ion conduction (Nobel Lecture). Angewandte Chemie, 43(33), 4265-4277.

Recommended Readings: Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., April 25

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, April 25, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
Albert Resnick, M.D., Assistant Professor and Head,
Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism,
The Rockefeller University

Molecular Regulation of Fat Cell Phenotype

Recommended Readings

Chi, J., & Cohen, P. (2016). The multifaceted roles of PRDM16: Adipose biology and beyond. Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, 27(1), 11-23. doi:10.1016/j.tem.2015.11.005

Cohen, P., Levy, J. D., Zhang, Y., Frontini, A., Kolodin, D. P., Svensson, K. J., … & Wu, J. (2014). Ablation of PRDM16 and beige adipose causes metabolic dysfunction and a subcutaneous to visceral fat switch. Cell, 156(1), 304-316. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2013.12.021

Cohen, P., & Spiegelman, B. M. (2015). Brown and beige fat: molecular parts of a thermogenic machine. Diabetes, 64(7), 2346-2351. doi: 10.2337/db15-0318

Kir, S., White, J. P., Kleiner, S., Kazak, L., Cohen, P., Baracos, V. E., & Spiegelman, B. M. (2014). Tumour-derived PTH-related protein triggers adipose tissue browning and cancer cachexia. Nature, 513(7516), 100-104. doi:10.1038/nature13528

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: Titia de Lange, Ph.D., December 7th

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, December 7, 2015
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Titia de Lange, Ph.D.
Leon Hess Professor and Head,
Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics,
The Rockefeller University

Telomere-derived Genome Instability in Cancer

Recommended Readings

Davoli, T., & de Lange, T. (2011). The causes and consequences of polyploidy in normal development and cancer. Annual review of cell and developmental biology, 27, 585-610. doi:10.1146/annurev-cellbio-092910-154234

Davoli, T., & de Lange, T. (2012). Telomere-driven tetraploidization occurs in human cells undergoing crisis and promotes transformation of mouse cellsCancer Cell, 21(6), 765-776. doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2012.03.044

de Lange, T. (2005). Telomere-related genome instability in cancer. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 70, 197-204. doi:10.1101/sqb.2005.70.032