Recommended Readings: Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D., Friday September 15th, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, September 15, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D.

Stanley S. and Sydney R. Shuman Assistant Professor and Head

Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior

The Rockefeller University

Communication and Social Behavior in Ants

Recommended Readings:

News provided by NYU Langone Health (2017). Mutant Ants provide insights into social interaction.

Trible, Waring; Olivos-Cisneros, Leonora; McKenzie, Sean K.; et al. (2017). orco Mutagenesis Causes Loss of Antennal Lobe Glomeruli and Impaired Social Behavior in Ants. CELL. 170 (4): 727-+  

McKenzie, Sean K.; Fetter-Pruneda, Ingrid; Ruta, Vanessa; et al. (2016). Transcriptomics and neuroanatomy of the clonal raider ant implicate an expanded clade of odorant receptors in chemical communication. PNAS. 113 (49): 14091-14096

Leonhardt, Sara Diana; Menzel, Florian; Nehring, Volker; et al. (2016). Ecology and Evolution of Communication in Social Insects. CELL. 164 (6): 1277-1287

Oxley, Peter R.; Ji, Lu; Fetter-Pruneda, Ingrid; et al. (2014). The Genome of the Clonal Raider Ant Cerapachys biroi. CURRENT BIOLOGY. 24 (4): 451-458  

Sumner, Seirian (2014). The importance of genomic novelty in social evolution. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY. 23 (1): 26-28


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: Bing Ren, Ph.D., Friday May 19th, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, May 19, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Bing Ren, Ph.D.

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Director of the Center for Epigenomics

University of California, San Diego

Organization and Regulation of the Human Genome

Recommended Readings:

Schmitt, Anthony D.; Hu, Ming; Ren, Bing (2016). Genome-wide mapping and analysis of chromosome architecture. NATURE REVIEWS MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY. 17(12): 743-755

Dixon, Jesse R.; Gorkin, David U.; Ren, Bing (2016). Chromatin Domains: The Unit of Chromosome Organization. MOLECULAR CELL. 62(5): 668-680

Zuin, Jessica; Dixon, Jesse R.; van der Reijden, Michael I. J. A.; et al. (2014). Cohesin and CTCF differentially affect chromatin architecture and gene expression in human cells. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 111(3): 996-1001

Smallwood, Andrea; Ren, Bing (2013). Genome organization and long-range regulation of gene expression by enhancers. CURRENT OPINION IN CELL BIOLOGY. 25(3): 387-394

Dunham, Ian; Kundaje, Anshul; Aldred, Shelley F.; et al. (2012). An integrated encyclopedia of DNA elements in the human genome. NATURE. 489(7414): 57-74


Recommended Readings: Peter Campbell, Ph.D. March 31, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, March 31, 2017   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Peter Campbell, Ph.D.

Head of Cancer Genetics and Genomics,

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Interrogating the Architecture of Cancer Genomes

Recommended Readings:

The Past, Present and Future of Genome Sequencing

Forbes, Simon A.; Beare, David; Gunasekaran, Prasad; et al. (2015). COSMIC: exploring the world’s knowledge of somatic mutations in human cancer. NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH. 43(D1): D805-D811

Martincorena, Inigo; Campbell, Peter J. (2015). Somatic mutation in cancer and normal cellsSCIENCE.  349(6255): 1483-1489

Alioto, Tyler S.; Buchhalter, Ivo; Derdak, Sophia; et al. (2015). A comprehensive assessment of somatic mutation detection in cancer using whole-genome sequencingNATURE COMMUNICATIONS. 6(10001)

Alexandrov, Ludmil B.; Nik-Zainal, Serena; Wedge, David C.; et al. (2013). Signatures of mutational processes in human cancer. NATURE. 500(7463): 415-+

Yates, Lucy R.; Campbell, Peter J. (2012). Evolution of the cancer genome. NATURE REVIEWS GENETICS. 13(11): 795-806  



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: Maria Barna Ph.D. Friday December 9, 2016

Friday Lectures

Friday, December 9, 2016   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Maria Barna, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Departments of Developmental Biology and Genetics at Stanford University

Specialized Ribosomes:

A New Frontier in Gene Regulation, Organismal Biology, & Evolution

Recommended Readings:

Xue, Shifeng; Barna, Maria.   Specialized ribosomes: a new frontier in gene regulation and organismal biology.  NATURE REVIEWS MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY    13( 6):355-369     JUN 2012

Amunts, Alexey; Brown, Alan; Bai, Xiao-chen; et al.  Structure of the Yeast Mitochondrial Large Ribosomal Subunit.  SCIENCE   343(6178):1485-1489      MAR 28 2014

Xue, Shifeng; Tian, Siqi; Fujii, Kotaro; et al.  RNA regulons in Hox 5 ‘ UTRs confer ribosome specificity to gene regulation. NATURE   517(7532):33-U55   JAN 1 2015

Wu, XQ; Iyengar, P; RajBhandary, UL.   Ribosome-initiator tRNA complex as an intermediate in translation initiation in Escherichia coli revealed by use of mutant initiator tRNAs and specialized ribosomes. EMBO JOURNAL    15(17):4734-4739  SEP 2 1996

Shi, Zhen; Barna, Maria   Trransiating the Genome in Time and Space: Specialized Ribosomes, RNA. Regulons, and RNA-Binding Proteins. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, VOL 31   Book Series: Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology   V. 31: 31-+    2015

Yadav, Anupama; Radhakrishnan, Aparna; Panda, Anshuman; et al. The Modular Adaptive Ribosome.   PLOS ONE   11(11): Article Number: e0166021    NOV 3 2016


Recommended Readings: Michael Levine Ph.D. Sept 30, 2016

Friday Lecture Series

Norton Zinder Lecture

Michael Levine, Ph.D.

Director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton Univ.

Anthony B. Evnin Professor, Dept Molecular Biology, Princeton Univ.

Visualization and evolution of transcriptional enhancers

Recommended Readings:

Bothma, J.P., Garcia, H.G., Ng, S., Perry, M.W., Gregor, T., and Levine, M. (2015). Enhancer additivity and nonadditivity are determined by enhancer strength in the Drosophila embryo. eLife 4, 07956.

Farley, E.K., Olson, K.M., Zhang, W., Brandt, A.J., Rokhsar, D.S., and Levine, M. (2015). Suboptimization of developmental enhancers. Science 350, 325-328.

Fukaya, T., Lim, B., and Levine, M. 2016. Enhancer control of transcriptional bursting. Cell 166, 358-368.

Bothma, J., Garcia, H., Gavin, S., Esposito, E., Gregor, T., and Levine, M. (2014). Dynamic regulation of eve stripe 2 expression reveals transcriptional bursts in living Drosophila embryos. PNAS 111, 10598-10603.

Evans, Nicole C.; Swanson, Christina I.; Barolo, Scott.  Sparkling Insights into Enhancer Structure, Function, and Evolution.  TRANSCRIPTIONAL SWITCHES DURING DEVELOPMENT   Book Series: Current Topics in Developmental Biology .  98: 97-120   2012

Gordon, Kacy L.; Ruvinsky, Ilya.  Tempo and Mode in Evolution of Transcriptional Regulation.  PLOS GENETICS.   8(1): e1002432    2012

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: 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: Angelika Amon, Ph.D., May 27

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, May 27, 2016
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Angelika Amon, Ph.D.
Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of Cancer Research,
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Causes and Consequences of Aneuploidy

Recommended Readings:

Sheltzer, J. M., Blank, H. M., Pfau, S. J., Tange, Y., George, B. M., Humpton, T. J., … & Amon, A. (2011). Aneuploidy drives genomic instability in yeast. Science, 333(6045), 1026-1030. doi: 10.1126/science.1206412.

Sheltzer, J. M., Torres, E. M., Dunham, M. J., & Amon, A. (2012). Transcriptional consequences of aneuploidy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(31), 12644-12649. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1209227109.

Tang, Y. C., & Amon, A. (2013). Gene copy-number alterations: a cost-benefit analysis. Cell, 152(3), 394-405. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2012.11.043.

Torres, E. M., Sokolsky, T., Tucker, C. M., Chan, L. Y., Boselli, M., Dunham, M. J., & Amon, A. (2007). Effects of aneuploidy on cellular physiology and cell division in haploid yeast. Science, 317(5840), 916-924. doi: 10.1126/science.1142210