Recommended Readings: Ian A. Wilson D. Phil., D. Sci., Friday February 10, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, February 10, 2017   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Ian A. Wilson  D. Phil., D.Sci.

Hansen Professor of Structural Biology, and

Chair, Dept. of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology

The Scripps Research Institute

Broad Neutralization of Influenza Viruses and

Implications for a Universal Vaccine and Therapy

Recommended Readings:

Dreyfus, Cyrille; Laursen, Nick S.; Kwaks, Ted; et al.  (2012). Highly Conserved Protective Epitopes on Influenza B Viruses.  SCIENCE, 337(6100): 1343-1348 

Walker, Laura M.; Huber, Michael; Doores, Katie J.; et al. (2011).  Broad neutralization coverage of HIV by multiple highly potent antibodiesNATURE , 477(7365): 466-U117

Ekiert, Damian C.; Friesen, Robert H. E.; Bhabha, Gira; et al. (2011).  A Highly Conserved Neutralizing Epitope on Group 2 Influenza A VirusesSCIENCE,  333(6044): 843-850 

Gottlieb, Tanya; Ben-Yedidia, Tamar.  (2014)  Epitope-based approaches to a universal influenza vaccine.  JOURNAL OF AUTOIMMUNITY.  54 (Special Issue: SI ):15-20 

He, Fang; Prabakaran, Mookkan; Kumar, Subaschandrabose Rajesh; et al. (2011), Monovalent H5 vaccine based on epitope-chimeric HA provides broad cross-clade protection against variant H5N1 viruses in miceANTIVIRAL RESEARCH,  105: 143-151 

Li, Zhuo; Gabbard, Jon D.; Mooney, Alaina; et al. (2013). Single-Dose Vaccination of a Recombinant Parainfluenza Virus 5 Expressing NP from H5N1 Virus Provides Broad Immunity against Influenza A Viruses.  JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY,  87(10): 5985-5993

Huber, Victor C.; Thomas, Paul G.; McCullers, Jonathan A. (2009).  A multi-valent vaccine approach that elicits broad immunity within an influenza subtypeVACCINE,  27(8): 1192-1200

Recommended Readings: Tania Baker Ph.D. Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday Lectures

Friday, November 18, 2016   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Tania Baker, Ph.D.

Edwin C. Whitehead Professor of Biology, MIT

Investigator, HHMI

Operations of AAA+ Unfoldase Motors:

Powerful Destroyers and Activators of Protein Function

Selected Publications:

Baker, Tania A.; Sauer, Robert T.  ClpXP, an ATP-powered unfolding and protein-degradation machine.    BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-MOLECULAR CELL RESEARCH.   1823(Special Issue SI): 15-28     JAN 2012

Stinson, Benjamin M.; Nager, Andrew R.; Glynn, Steven E.; et al.  Nucleotide Binding and Conformational Switching in the Hexameric Ring of a AAA plus Machine. CELL   153(3):628-639    APR 25 2013

Glynn, Steven E.; Nager, Andrew R.; Baker, Tania A.; et al.   Dynamic and static components power unfolding in topologically closed rings of a AAA plus proteolytic machine.   NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY.  19(6):616-+   JUN 2012

Cordova, Juan Carlos; Olivares, Adrian O.; Shin, Yongdae; et al.    Stochastic but Highly Coordinated Protein Unfolding and Translocation by the ClpXP Proteolytic Machine.  CELL    158(3): 647-658     JUL 31 2014

Olivares, Adrian O.; Nager, Andrew R.; Iosefson, Ohad; et al.   Mechanochemical basis of protein degradation by a double-ring AAA plus machine.   NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY    21(10): 871-875    OCT 2014


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: Nicole King Ph.D. October 7 2016

Friday Lecture Series

Friday October 7, 2016   3:45 p.m.

The Fairfield Osborn Memorial Lecture

Caspary Auditorium

Nicole King

Professor, and HHMI Investigator

Dept.of Molecular and Cell Biology, Division of Genetics, Genomics and Development

University of California Berkeley

Bacteria as Master Regulators and Aphrodisiacs

Recommended Readings:

Anderson, Douglas P.; Whitney, Dustin S.; Hanson-Smith, Victor; et al.  Evolution of an ancient protein function involved in organized multicellularity in animals. ELIFE                   5: e10147    JAN 7 2016

Alegado, Rosanna A.; King, Nicole  Bacterial Influences on Animal OriginsCOLD SPRING HARBOR PERSPECTIVES IN BIOLOGY    6(11): a016162  NOV 2014

King, Nicole.  Evolutionary Transitions to Multicellular Life Principles and Mechanisms Forrward.  EVOLUTIONARY TRANSITIONS TO MULTICELLULAR LIFE: PRINCIPLES AND MECHANISMS   Book Series:Advances in Marine Genomics   Volume: 2   Pages: V-VI    2015

King, Nicole; Mueller, Susann.  Environmental microbiology: Revisiting the physiology of microorganisms on the single cell scale. CURRENT OPINION IN MICROBIOLOGY     Volume: 25   Pages: V-VI   Published: JUN 2015

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: Ying Lu, Ph.D., February 29

Special Lecture Series
Monday, February 29
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Ying Lu, Ph.D.,
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Systems Biology,
Harvard Medical School

Specificity, Efficiency and Processivity in the Eukaryotic Protein Degradation System

Recommended Readings

Lu, Y., Lee, B. H., King, R. W., Finley, D., & Kirschner, M. W. (2015). Substrate degradation by the proteasome: A single-molecule kinetic analysis. Science, 348(6231), 1250834. doi: 10.1126/science.1250834.

Lu, Y., Wang, W., & Kirschner, M. W. (2015). Specificity of the anaphase-promoting complex: A single-molecule study. Science, 348(6231), 1248737. doi: 10.1126/science.1248737

Recommended Readings: Franziska Bleichert, Ph.D., March 21

Special Lecture Series
Monday, March 21, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Franziska Bleichert, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Molucular Mechanisms for Initiating DNA Replication in Eukaryotes

Recommended Reading

Bleichert, F., Balasov, M., Chesnokov, I., Nogales, E., Botchan, M. R., & Berger, J. M. (2013). A Meier-Gorlin syndrome mutation in a conserved C-terminal helix of Orc6 impedes origin recognition complex formation. Elife, 2, e00882. doi: 10.7554/eLife.00882.

Bleichert, F., Botchan, M. R., & Berger, J. M. (2015). Crystal structure of the eukaryotic origin recognition complex. Nature. 519(7543):321-326. doi: 10.1038/nature14239

Recommended Readings: Julie Segre, Ph.D., February 12

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, February 12, 2016
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Julie Segre, Ph.D.,
Senior Investigator, Microbial Genomics Section,
Chief, Translational and Functional Genomics Branch,
National Human Genome Research Institute,
National Institutes of Health

Human Skin Microbiome in Health and Disease

Recommended Reading

Empirical Papers

Conlan, S., Thomas, P. J., Deming, C., Park, M., Lau, A. F., Dekker, J. P., … & Segre, J. A. (2014). Single-molecule sequencing to track plasmid diversity of hospital-associated carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Science Translational Medicine, 6(254), 254ra126-254ra126. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3009845.

Naik, S., Bouladoux, N., Linehan, J. L., Han, S. J., Harrison, O. J., Wilhelm, C., … & Belkaid, Y. (2015). Commensal-dendritic-cell interaction specifies a unique protective skin immune signature. Nature, 520(7545), 104-108. doi: 10.1038/nature14052.

Oh, J., Byrd, A. L., Deming, C., Conlan, S., Kong, H. H., Segre, J. A., & NISC Comparative Sequencing Program. (2014). Biogeography and individuality shape function in the human skin metagenome. Nature, 514(7520), 59-64. doi: 10.1038/nature13786.

Review Article

Belkaid, Y., & Segre, J. A. (2014). Dialogue between skin microbiota and immunity. Science, 346(6212), 954-959. doi: 10.1126/science.1260144.

Recommended Readings: Talia Lerner, Ph.D., March 10

Special Lecture Series
Thursday, March 10, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Talia Lerner, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Bioengineering,
Stanford University

Distinct Information Encoding in Circuit-Defined Nigrostriatal Dopamine Neuron Subpopulations

Recommended Reading

Adhikari, A., Lerner, T. N., Finkelstein, J., Pak, S., Jennings, J. H., Davidson, T. J., … & Kim, S. Y. (2015). Basomedial amygdala mediates top-down control of anxiety and fear. Nature,  527(7577), 179-185. doi: 10.1038/nature15698

Lerner, T. N., Shilyansky, C., Davidson, T. J., Evans, K. E., Beier, K. T., Zalocusky, K. A., … & Deisseroth, K. (2015). Intact-brain analyses reveal distinct information carried by SNc dopamine subcircuits. Cell, 162(3), 635-647. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.07.014.

Recommended Readings: Beth Levine, M.D., September 25th

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, September, 25th 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Beth Levine, M.D.
Charles Cameron Sprague Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science,
Director, Center for Autophagy Research,
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Microbiology,
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Molecular Regulation and Functions of Beclin 1 and the Autophagy Pathway

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Liu, Y., Shoji-Kawata, S., Sumpter, R. M., Wei, Y., Ginet, V., Zhang, L., … & Levine, B. (2013). Autosis is a Na+, K+-ATPase–regulated form of cell death triggered by autophagy-inducing peptides, starvation, and hypoxia–ischemia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(51), 20364-20371. doi:10.1073/pnas.1319661110

Nassif, M., Valenzuela, V., Rojas-Rivera, D., Vidal, R., Matus, S., Castillo, K., … & Hetz, C. (2014). Pathogenic role of BECN1/Beclin 1 in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Autophagy, 10(7), 1256-1271. doi:10.4161/auto.28784

Pedro, J. M. B. S., Wei, Y., Sica, V., Maiuri, M. C., Zou, Z., Kroemer, G., & Levine, B. (2015). BAX and BAK1 are dispensable for ABT-737-induced dissociation of the BCL2-BECN1 complex and autophagy. Autophagy, 11(3), 452-459. doi:10.1080/15548627.2015.1017191

Review Papers

Galluzzi, L., Pietrocola, F., Levine, B., & Kroemer, G. (2014). Metabolic control of autophagy. Cell, 159(6), 1263-1276. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.11.006.

Levine, B., Liu, R., Dong, X., & Zhong, Q. (2015). Beclin orthologs: integrative hubs of cell signaling, membrane trafficking, and physiology. Trends in Cell Biology, 25(9), 533-544. doi:10.1016/j.tcb.2015.05.004