Recommended Readings: Howard C. Hang, Ph.D. Friday October 19, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, October 19, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Howard C. Hang Ph.D.

Richard E. Salomon Family Associate Professor and Head

Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Microbial Pathogenesis

The Rockefeller University

Chemical Dissection of Host-Microbe Interactions

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Liu W, Zhou Y, Peng T, Zhou P, Ding X, Li Z, Zhong H, Xu Y, Chen S, Hang HC, Shao F. (2018). Nε-fatty acylation of multiple membrane-associated proteins by Shigella IcsB effector to modulate host function. NATURE MICROBIOLOGY. 3 (9): 996-1009

Thinon, Emmanuelle; Fernandez, Joseph P.; Molina, Henrik; et al. (2018). Selective Enrichment and Direct Analysis of Protein S-Palmitoylation Sites. JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH. 17 (5): 1907-1922

Westcott N, Fernandez JP, Molina H, Hang HC. (2017). Chemical proteomics reveals ADP-ribosylation of small GTPases during oxidative stress. NATURE CHEMICAL BIOLOGY. 13 (3): 302-308

Peng T, Hang HC. (2016). Site-Specific Bioorthogonal Labeling for Fluorescence Imaging of Intracellular Proteins in Living Cells. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 138 (43): 14423-14433

Rangan, Kavita J.; Pedicord, Virginia A.; Wang, Yen-Chih; et al. (2016). A secreted bacterial peptidoglycan hydrolase enhances tolerance to enteric pathogens. SCIENCE. 353 (6306): 1434-1437

Percher, Avital; Ramakrishnan, Srinivasan; Thinon, Emmanuelle; et al. (2016). Mass-tag labeling reveals site-specific and endogenous levels of protein S-fatty acylation. PNAS. 113 (16): 4302-7

Review Paper

Peng, Tao; Thinon, Emmanuelle; Hang, Howard C. (2016). Proteomic analysis of fatty-acylated proteins. CURRENT OPINION IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY. 30: 77-86

Westcott, Nathan P.; Hang, Howard C. (2014). Chemical reporters for exploring ADP-ribosylation and AMPylation at the host-pathogen interface.  CURRENT OPINION IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY. 23: 56-62

Grammel, Markus; Hang, Howard C. (2013). Chemical reporters for biological discovery. NATURE CHEMICAL BIOLOGY. 9 (8): 475-484

Recommended Readings: Titia de Lange, Ph.D., Monday October 15, 2018

Monday Lectures

Monday, October 15, 2018  4:00 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Titia de Lange, Ph.D.

Leon Hess Professor and Head

Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics

The Rockefeller University


Understanding DSB Repair: How Telomeres Gave Us a Break(through)


Recommended Readings:

Science News

Scientists discover a mechanism of drug resistance in breast and ovarian cancer. July 18, 2018. ScienceDaily 

Empirical Articles

Mirman Z, Lottersberger F, Takai H, Kibe T. et al. (2018). 53BP1-RIF1-shieldin counteracts DSB resection through CST- and Polα-dependent fill-in. NATURE. 560 (7716): 112-116

Gong, Yi; Handa, Naofumi; Kowalczykowski, Stephen C.; et al. (2017). PHF11 promotes DSB resection, ATR signaling, and HR. GENES AND DEVELOPMENT. 31 (1): 46-58

Doksani, Ylli; de Lange, Titia. (2016). Telomere-Internal Double-Strand Breaks Are Repaired by Homologous Recombination and PARP1/Lig3-Dependent End-Joining. CELL REPORTS. 17 (6)1646-1656

Lottersberger, Francisca; Karssemeijer, Roos Anna; Dimitrova, Nadya; et al. (2015). 53BP1 and the LINC Complex Promote Microtubule-Dependent DSB Mobility and DNA Repair. CELL. 163 (4):  880-893 

Doksani Y, de Lange T. (2014). The role of double-strand break repair pathways at functional and dysfunctional telomeres. COLD SPRING HARBOR PERSPECTIVES IN BIOLOGY. 6 (12)

Zimmermann, Michal; Lottersberger, Francisca; Buonomo, Sara B.; et al. (2013). 53BP1 Regulates DSB Repair Using Rif1 to Control 5 ‘ End Resection. SCIENCE. 339 (6120): 700-704

Lottersberger, Francisca; Bothmer, Anne; Robbiani, Davide F.; et al. (2013). Role of 53BP1 oligomerization in regulating double-strand break repair. PNAS. 110 (6): 2146-2151

Review Papers

Maciejowski, John; de lange, Titia. (2017). Telomeres in cancer: tumour suppression and genome instability. NATURE REVIEWS MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY. 18 (3): 175-186

Zimmerman, Michal; de Lange, Titia. (2014). 53BP1: pro choice in DNA repair. TRENDS IN CELL BIOLOGY. 24 (2)108-117 

Recommended Readings: Christopher D. Lima, Ph.D. Friday March 30th, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, March 30th, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Christopher D. Lima, Ph.D.


Structural Biology Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Targeting RNA for Degradation by the Eukaryotic RNA Exosome

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Wasmuth, Elizabeth V.; Lima, Christopher D. (2017). The Rrp6 C-terminal domain binds RNA and activates the nuclear RNA exosome. NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH. 45 (2): 846-860

Januszyk, Kurt; Lima, Christopher D. (2014). The eukaryotic RNA exosome. CURRENT OPINION IN STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY. 24: 132-140

Zinder, John C.; Wasmuth, Elizabeth V.; Lima, Christopher D. (2016). Nuclear RNA Exosome at 3.1 angstrom Reveals Substrate Specificities, RNA Paths, and Allosteric Inhibition of Rrp44/Dis3. MOLECULAR CELL. 64 (4): 734-745

Wasmuth, Elizabeth V.; Januszyk, Kurt; Lima, Christopher D. (2014). Structure of an Rrp6-RNA exosome complex bound to poly(A) RNA. NATURE. 511 (7510): 435-+

Wasmuth, Elizabeth V.; Lima, Christopher D. (2012). Exo- and Endoribonucleolytic Activities of Yeast Cytoplasmic and Nuclear RNA Exosomes Are Dependent on the Noncatalytic Core and Central Channel. MOLECULAR CELL. 48 (1): 133-144

Liu, Quansheng; Greimann, Jaclyn C.; Lima, Christopher D. (2006). Reconstitution, activities, and structure of the eukaryotic RNA exosome. CELL. 127 (6): 1223-1237

Review Paper

Zinder, John C.; Lima, Christopher D. (2017). Targeting RNA for processing or destruction by the eukaryotic RNA exosome and its cofactors. GENES & DEVELOPMENT. 31 (2): 88-100

Book Chapter

Greimann, Jaclyn C.; Lima, Christopher D. (2008). RECONSTITUTION of RNA Exsomes From Human And Saccharomyces Cerevisiae: Clonning, Expression, Purification, And  Activity Assays. METHODS IN ENZYMOLOGY. 448: 185-210

Recommended Readings: Sanford M. Simon, Ph.D. Monday March 19, 2018

Monday Lectures

Monday, March 19, 2018  4:00 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Sanford M. Simon, Ph.D.

Professor and Head

Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics

The Rockefeller University

ESCRTing Viruses out of the Cell: Lessons from HIV-1

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Itano, Michelle S.; Arnion, Helene; Wolin, Sandra L.; et al. (2018). Recruitment of 7SL RNA to assembling HIV-1 virus-like particles. TRAFFIC. 19 (1): 36-43

Itano, Michelle S.; Bleck, Marina; Johnson, Daniel S.; et al. (2016). Readily Accessible Multiplane Microscopy: 3D Tracking the HIV-1 Genome in Living Cells. TRAFFIC. 17 (2): 179-186

Bleck, Marina; Itano, Michelle S.; Johnson, Daniel S.; et al. (2014). Temporal and spatial organization of ESCRT protein recruitment during HIV-1 budding. PNAS. 111 (33): 12211-12216

Jouvenet, Nolwenn; Zhadina, Maria; Bieniasz, Paul D.; et al. (2011). Dynamics of ESCRT protein recruitment during retroviral assembly. NATURE CELL BIOLOGY. 13 (4): 394-U124

Jouvenet, Nolwenn; Simon, Sanford M.; Bieniasz, Paul D. (2009). Imaging the interaction of HIV-1 genomes and Gag during assembly of individual viral particles. PNAS. 106 (45): 19114-19119

Jouvenet, Nolwenn; Bieniasz, Paul D.; Simon, Sanford M. (2008). Imaging the biogenesis of individual HIV-1 virions in live cells. NATURE. 454 (7201): 236-240

Review Papers

Jouvenet, Nolwenn; Simon, Sanford M.; Bieniasz, Paul D. (2011). Visualizing HIV-1 Assembly.  JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. 410 (4): 501-511

Book Chapter

Woolf, Steven H.; Purnell, Jason Q.; Simon, Sarah M.; et al. (2015). Translating Evidence into Population Health Improvement: Strategies and Barriers. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC HEALTH. 36: 463-482


Recommended Readings: Gregory M. Alushin, Ph.D. Monday November 13th, 2017

Monday Lectures

Monday, November 13, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Gregory M. Alushin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Head

Laboratory of Structural Biophysics and Mechanobiology

The Rockefeller University

Cytoskeletal Structural Plasticity in Force Generation and Mechanosensation

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Omabegho T, Gurel PS, Cheng CY, Kim LY, Ruijgrok PV, Das R, Alushin GM, Bryant Z. (2017). Controllable molecular motors engineered from myosin and RNA. NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY. PLEASE REQUEST FROM MARKUS LIBRARY.

Swaminathan V, Alushin GM, Waterman CM. (2017). Mechanosensation: A Catch Bond That Only Hooks One Way. CURRENT BIOLOGY. 27 (21):R1158–R1160

Kim, Laura Y.; Thompson, Peter M.; Lee, Hyunna T.; et al. (2016). The Structural Basis of Actin Organization by Vinculin and Metavinculin. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY.  428 (1): 10-25

Skau, Colleen T.; Fischer, Robert S.; Gurel, Pinar; et al. (2016). FMN2 Makes Perinuclear Actin to Protect Nuclei during Confined Migration and Promote Metastasis. CELL. 167 (6):1571-+

Review Papers

Thomas DG, Robinson DN. (2017). The fifth sense: Mechanosensory regulation of alpha-actinin-4 and its relevance for cancer metastasis. SEMINARS IN CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY. PLEASE REQUEST FROM MARKUS LIBRARY.

Mishra, Mithilesh; Huang, Junqi; Balasubramanian, Mohan K. (2014). The yeast actin cytoskeleton. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY REVIEWS. 38 (2): 213-227

Book Chapter

Luo, Tianzhi; Robinson, Douglas N. (2011). The Role of the Actin Cytoskeleton in Mechanosensation. MECHANOSENSITIVITY AND MECHANOTRANSDUCTION. Mechanosensitivity in Cells and Tissues. 4: 25-65


Recommended Readings: Seth Darst, Ph.D. Monday November 6th, 2017

Monday Lectures

Monday, November 6, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Seth Darst, Ph.D.

Jack Fishman Professor and Head

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The Rockefeller University

Promoter Melting by Bacterial RNA Polymerase – One Step at a Time

Recommended Readings:

Feklistov, Andrey; Bae, Brian; Hauver, Jesse; et al. (2017). RNA polymerase motions during promoter melting. SCIENCE. 356 (6340): 863-866

Hubin, Elizabeth A.; Fay, Allison; Xu, Catherine; et al. (2017). Structure and function of the mycobacterial transcription initiation complex with the essential regulator RbpA. ELIFE. 6

Chen, James; Wassarman, Karen M.; Feng, Shili; et al. (2017). 6S RNA Mimics B-Form DNA to Regulate Escherichia coli RNA Polymerase. MOLECULAR CELL. 68 (2): 388-+

Bae, Brian; Feklistov, Andrey; Lass-Napiorkowska, Agnieszka; et al. (2015). Structure of a bacterial RNA polymerase holoenzyme open promoter complex. ELIFE. 4

Davis, Elizabeth; Chen, James; Leon, Katherine; et al. (2015). Mycobacterial RNA polymerase forms unstable open promoter complexes that are stabilized by CarD.  NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH. 43 (1): 433-445

Chen, Jie; Darst, Seth A.; Thirumalai, D. (2010). Promoter melting triggered by bacterial RNA polymerase occurs in three steps. PNAS. 107 (28): 12523-12528