Recommended Readings: Gabriel D. Victora, Ph.D., Monday April 23, 2018

Monday Lectures

Monday, April 23, 2018  4:00 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Gabriel D. Victora, Ph.D.

Laurie and Peter Grauer Assistant Professor and Head

Laboratory of Lymphocyte Dynamics

The Rockefeller University

Clonal and Cellular Dynamics of Antibody Evolution

Recommended Readings:

Science News

New tool for tracking ‘kiss-and-run’ communication between cells. January 30, 2018. ScienceDaily

Empirical Articles

Pasqual G, Chudnovskiy A, Tas JMJ, Agudelo M, Schweitzer LD, Cui A, Hacohen N, Victora GD. (2018). Monitoring T cell-dendritic cell interactions in vivo by intercellular enzymatic labelling. NATURE. 553 (7689): 496-500

Degn, Soren E.; van der Poel, Cees E.; Firl, Daniel J.; et al. (2017). Clonal Evolution of Autoreactive Germinal Centers. CELL. 170 (5): 913-+

Ersching, Jonatan; Efeyan, Alejo; Mesin, Luka; et al. (2017). Germinal Center Selection and Affinity Maturation Require Dynamic Regulation of mTORC1 Kinase. IMMUNITY. 46 (6): 1045-+

Amitai, Assaf; Mesin, Luka; Victora, Gabriel D.; et al. (2017). A Population Dynamics Model for Clonal Diversity in a Germinal Center. FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY. 8  

Tas, Jeroen M. J.; Mesin, Luka; Pasqual, Giulia; et al. (2016). Visualizing antibody affinity maturation in germinal centers. SCIENCE. 351 (6277): 1048-1054

Shulman, Ziv; Gitlin, Alexander D.; Targ, Sasha; et al. (2013). T Follicular Helper Cell Dynamics in Germinal Centers. SCIENCE. 341 (6146): 673-677

Victora, Gabriel D.; Dominguez-Sola, David; Holmes, Antony B.; et al. (2012). Identification of human germinal center light and dark zone cells and their relationship to human B-cell lymphomas. BLOOD. 120 (11): 2240-2248

Victora, Gabriel D.; Schwickert, Tanja A.; Fooksman, David R.; et al. (2010). Germinal Center Dynamics Revealed by Multiphoton Microscopy with a Photoactivatable Fluorescent Reporter. CELL. 143 (4): 592-605

Review Papers

Mesin, Luka; Ersching, Jonatan; Victora, Gabriel D. (2016). Germinal Center B Cell Dynamics. IMMUNITY. 45 (3): 471-482

Victora, Gabriel D.; Wilson, Patrick C. (2015). Germinal Center Selection and the Antibody Response to Influenza. CELL. 163 (3): 545-548

Victora, Gabriel D.; Mesin, Luka. (2014). Clonal and cellular dynamics in germinal centers. CURRENT OPINION IN IMMUNOLOGY. 28: 90-96 

Book Chapter

Victora, Gabriel D.; Nussenzweig, Michel C. (2012). Germinal Centers. ANNUAL REVIEW OF IMMUNOLOGY. 30: 429-457    

Recommended Readings: Michael P. Rout, Ph.D. Monday April 2, 2018

Monday Lectures

Monday, April 2, 2018  4:00 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Michael P. Rout, Ph.D.


Laboratory of Cellular and Structural Biology

The Rockefeller University

A Hole New View: Structure-Function Mapping of the Nuclear Pore Complex

Recommended Readings:

Science News

March 15, 2018. Scientists map the portal to the cell’s nucleus. Science Daily.

Empirical Articles

Upla, Paula; Kim, Seung Joong; Sampathkumar, Parthasarathy; et al. (2017). Molecular Architecture of the Major Membrane Ring Component of the Nuclear Pore Complex. STRUCTURE. 25 (3): 434-445

Hayama, Ryo; Rout, Michael P.; Fernandez-Martinez, Javier. (2017). The nuclear pore complex core scaffold and permeability barrier: variations of a common theme. CURRENT OPINION IN CELL BIOLOGY. 46: 110-118

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-+

Raveh, Barak; Karp, Jerome M.; Sparks, Samuel; et al. (2016). Slide-and-exchange mechanism for rapid and selective transport through the nuclear pore complex. PNAS. 113 (18): E2489-E2497

Kim, Seung Joong; Fernandez-Martinez, Javier; Sampathkumar, Parthasarathy; et al. (2014). Integrative Structure-Function Mapping of the Nucleoporin Nup133 Suggests a Conserved Mechanism for Membrane Anchoring of the Nuclear Pore Complex. MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS. 13 (11): 2911-2926

Wente, Susan R.; Rout, Michael P. (2010). The Nuclear Pore Complex and Nuclear Transport. COLD SPRING HARBOR PERSPECTIVES IN BIOLOGY. 2 (10)

Review Papers

Field, Mark C.; Koreny, Ludek; Rout, Michael P. (2014). Enriching the Pore: Splendid Complexity from Humble Origins. TRAFFIC. 15 (2): 141-156

Strambio-De-Castillia, Caterina; Niepel, Mario; Rout, Michael P. (2010). The nuclear pore complex: bridging nuclear transport and gene regulation. NATURE REVIEWS MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY. 11 (7): 490-501

Book Chapter

Jovanovic-Talisman, Tijana; Chait, Brian T.; Rout, Michael P. (2014). NPC Mimics: Probing the Mechanism of Nucleocytoplasmic Transport. METHODS IN CELL BIOLOGY. 122: 379-393  

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: Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D., Friday October 20th, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, October 20, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Head

Laboratory of Bacteriology

The Rockefeller University

CRISPR-Cas, Acquired Immunity in Prokaryotes


Recommended Readings:

Niewoehner, Ole; Garcia-Doval, Carmela; Rostol, Jakob T.; et al. (2017). Type III CRISPR-Cas systems produce cyclic oligoadenylate second messengers.  NATURE. 548 (7669): 543-+

Modell, Joshua W.; Jiang, Wenyan; Marraffini, Luciano A. (2017). CRISPR-Cas systems exploit viral DNA injection to establish and maintain adaptive immunity. NATURE. 544 (7648): 101-+  

Marraffini, Luciano A. (2017). Sensing danger. PNAS. 114 (1): 15-16

Heler, Robert; Wright, Addison V.; Vucelja, Marija; et al. (2017). Mutations in Cas9 Enhance the Rate of Acquisition of Viral Spacer Sequences during the CRISPR-Cas Immune Response. MOLECULAR CELL. 65 (1): 168-175

Marraffini, Luciano A. (2015). CRISPR-Cas immunity in prokaryotes. NATURE. 526 (7571): 55-61

McGinn, Jon; Marraffini, Luciano A. (2016). CRISPR-Cas Systems Optimize Their Immune Response by Specifying the Site of Spacer Integration. MOLECULAR CELL. 64 (3): 616-623

Barrangou, Rodolphe; Marraffini, Luciano A. (2014). CRISPR-Cas Systems: Prokaryotes Upgrade to Adaptive Immunity. MOLECULAR CELL. 54 (2): 234-244

Cong, Le; Ran, F. Ann; Cox, David; et al. (2013). Multiplex Genome Engineering Using CRISPR/Cas Systems.  SCIENCE. 339 (6121): 819-823



Recommended Readings: James P. Allison, Ph.D., Friday May 12th, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, May 2, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

James P. Allison, Ph.D.

Professor and Vivian L. Smith Distinguished Chair of Immunology,

Executive Director of the Immunotherapy Platform

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy: New Insights, Opportunities, and Prospects for a Cure

Recommended Readings:

Hazarika M; Chuk MK; Theoret MR; et al. (2017). U.S. FDA Approval Summary: Nivolumab for Treatment of Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma Following Progression on Ipilimumab.CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432

Medina, Patrick J.; Adams, Val R. (2016). PD-1 Pathway Inhibitors: Immuno-Oncology Agents for Restoring Antitumor Immune Responses. PHARMACOTHERAPY. 36(3): 317-334

Sharma, Padmanee; Allison, James P. (2015). Immune Checkpoint Targeting in Cancer Therapy: Toward Combination Strategies with Curative Potential. CELL. 161(2): 205-214

Robert, Caroline; Schachter, Jacob; Long, Georgina V.; et al. (2015). Pembrolizumab versus Ipilimumab in Advanced Melanoma. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE    372(26): 2521-2532

Sharma, Padmanee; Allison, James P. (2015). The future of immune checkpoint therapy. SCIENCE. 348(6230): 56-61

Gubin, Matthew M.; Zhang, Xiuli; Schuster, Heiko; et al. (2014). Checkpoint blockage cancer immunotherapy targets tumour-specific mutant antigens. NATURE. 515(7528): 577-+

Lipson, Evan J.; Drake, Charles G. (2011). Ipilimumab: An Anti-CTLA-4 Antibody for Metastatic Melanoma. CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH. 17(22): 6958-6962


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: 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: Elena Gallo MacFarlane, Ph.D., February 8

Special Seminar
Wednesday, February 8, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Elena Gallo MacFarlane, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral and Research Fellow,
Institute of Genetic Medicine,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The Vessel Wall as a Paracrine Engine in TGF-Beta-Driven Vasculopathies

Recommended Reading:

Chetaille, P., Preuss, C., Burkhard, S., Côté, J. M., Houde, C., Castilloux, J., … & Thibeault, M. (2014). Mutations in SGOL1 cause a novel cohesinopathy affecting heart and gut rhythm. Nature Genetics, 46(11), 1245-1249. doi: 10.1038/ng.3113.

Gallo, E. M., Loch, D. C., Habashi, J. P., Calderon, J. F., Chen, Y., Bedja, D., … & Judge, D. P. (2014). Angiotensin II–dependent TGF-β signaling contributes to Loeys-Dietz syndrome vascular pathogenesis. The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 124(1), 448-460. doi: 10.1172/JCI69666.

Gerber, E. E., Gallo, E. M., Fontana, S. C., Davis, E. C., Wigley, F. M., Huso, D. L., & Dietz, H. C. (2013). Integrin-modulating therapy prevents fibrosis and autoimmunity in mouse models of scleroderma. Nature, 503(7474), 126-130. doi: 10.1038/nature12614.

Lindsay, M. E., Schepers, D., Bolar, N. A., Doyle, J. J., Gallo, E., Fert-Bober, J., … & Bjeda, D. (2012). Loss-of-function mutations in TGFB2 cause a syndromic presentation of thoracic aortic aneurysm. Nature Genetics, 44(8), 922-927. doi: 10.1038/ng.2349

Recommended Readings: Michael Lenardo, M.D., October 23rd

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, October 23, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Michael Lenardo, M.D.
Chief, Molecular Development Section,
Laboratory of Immunology,
Director, NIAID Clinical Genomics Program,
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
National Institutes of Health

Genomic Approaches to Solving Primary Immune Disorders

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Kuehn, H. S., Ouyang, W., Lo, B., Deenick, E. K., Niemela, J. E., Avery, D. T., … & Uzel, G. (2014). Immune dysregulation in human subjects with heterozygous germline mutations in CTLA4. Science, 345(6204), 1623-1627. doi:10.1126/science.1255904.

Lo, B., Zhang, K., Lu, W., Zheng, L., Zhang, Q., Kanellopoulou, C., … & Jordan, M. B. (2015). Patients with LRBA deficiency show CTLA4 loss and immune dysregulation responsive to abatacept therapy. Science, 349(6246), 436-440. doi:10.1126/science.aaa1663.

Lucas, C. L., Zhang, Y., Venida, A., Wang, Y., Hughes, J., McElwee, J., … & Lenardo, M. J. (2014). Heterozygous splice mutation in PIK3R1 causes human immunodeficiency with lymphoproliferation due to dominant activation of PI3K. The Journal of Experimental Medicine, 211(13), 2537-2547. doi:10.1084/jem.20141759.

Review Papers

Grönholm, J., & Lenardo, M. J. (2015). Novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for autoimmune diabetes- A prime time to treat insulitis as a disease. Clinical Immunology, 156(2), 109-118. doi:10.1016/j.clim.2014.11.007.

Zhang, Y., Su, H. C., & Lenardo, M. J. (2015). Genomics is rapidly advancing precision medicine for immunological disorders. Nature Immunology, 16(10), 1001-1004. doi:10.1038/ni.3275

Recommended Readings: Susan Kaech, Ph.D., September 14th

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, September 14th, 2015
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Susan Kaech, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Immunobiology,
Yale School of Medicine
Early Career Scientist,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

PEPing Up T Cell-mediated Immunity to Viruses and Cancer

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Cui, G., Staron, M. M., Gray, S. M., Ho, P. C., Amezquita, R. A., Wu, J., & Kaech, S. M. (2015). IL-7-induced glycerol transport and TAG synthesis promotes memory CD8+ T cell longevity. Cell, 161(4), 750-761. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2015.03.021.

Laidlaw, B. J., Cui, W., Amezquita, R. A., Gray, S. M., Guan, T., Lu, Y., … & Kaech, S. M. (2015). Production of IL-10 by CD4+ regulatory T cells during the resolution of infection promotes the maturation of memory CD8+ T cells. Nature Immunology, 16(8), 871-879. doi:10.1038/ni.3224

Laidlaw, B. J., Zhang, N., Marshall, H. D., Staron, M. M., Guan, T., Hu, Y., … & Kaech, S. M. (2014). CD4+ T cell help guides formation of CD103+ lung-resident memory CD8+ T cells during influenza viral infection. Immunity, 41(4), 633-645. doi:10.1016/j.immuni.2014.09.007.

Slütter, B., Pewe, L. L., Kaech, S. M., & Harty, J. T. (2013). Lung airway-surveilling CXCR3 hi memory CD8+ T cells are critical for protection against influenza A virus. Immunity, 39(5), 939-948. doi:10.1016/j.immuni.2013.09.013.

Review Paper

Gray, S. M., Kaech, S. M., & Staron, M. M. (2014). The interface between transcriptional and epigenetic control of effector and memory CD8+ T‐cell differentiation. Immunological Reviews, 261(1), 157-168. doi:10.1111/imr.12205.

Kaech, S. M., & Cui, W. (2012). Transcriptional control of effector and memory CD8+ T cell differentiation. Nature Reviews Immunology, 12(11), 749-761. doi:10.1038/nri3307.