Recommended Readings: Li Zhao, Ph.D. Monday April 15, 2019

Monday Lectures

Monday, April 15, 2019  4:00 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Li Zhao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Head

Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

The Rockefeller University

The Origin and Evolution of De Novo Genes

 

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Matthews, Benjamin J.; Dudchenko, Olga; Kingan, Sarah B.; et al. (2018). Improved reference genome of Aedes aegypti informs arbovirus vector control. NATURE. 563 (7732): 501-+

Zhao, Li; Begun, David J. (2017). Genomics of parallel adaptation at two timescales in Drosophila. PLOS GENETICS. 13 (10)

Svetec, Nicolas; Cridland, Julie M.; Zhao, Li; et al. (2016). The adaptive significance of natural genetic variation in the DNA damage response of Drosophila melanogaster. PLOS GENETICS. 12 (3)

Li, Xueyan; Fan, Dingding; Zhang, Wei; et al. (2015). Outbred genome sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in butterflies. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS. 6

Zhao, Li; Wit, Janneke; Svetec, Nicolas; et al. (2015). Parallel gene expression differences between low and high latitude populations of Drosophila melanogaster and D. simulans. PLOS GENETICS. 11 (5)

Zhao, Li; Saelao, Perot; Jones, Corbin D.; et al. (2014). Origin and spread of de novo genes in Drosophila melanogaster populations. SCIENCE. 343 (6172): 769–772

Ding, Yun; Zhao, Li; Yang, Shuang; et al. (2010). A Young Drosophila Duplicate Gene Plays Essential Roles in Spermatogenesis by Regulating Several Y- Linked Male Fertility Genes. PLOS GENETICS. 6 (12)

Recommended Readings: David Baker, Ph.D. Friday January 11, 2019

Friday Lectures

Friday, January 11, 2018  3:45 p.m

Caspary Auditorium

David Baker Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Institute for Protein Design

University of Washington

The Coming of Age of De Novo Protein Design

 

Recommended Readings:

Science News

Scientists program proteins to pair exactly. December 19, 2018. Science Daily

Empirical Articles

Shen, Hao; Fallas, Jorge A.; Lynch, Eric; et al. (2018). De novo design of self-assembling helical protein filaments. SCIENCE. 362 (6415): 705-709

Marcos, Enrique; Chidyausiku, Tamuka M.; McShan, Andrew C.; et al. (2018). De novo design of a non-local beta-sheet protein with high stability and accuracy. NATURE STRUCTURAL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. 25 (11): 1028-1030

Dou, Jiayi; Vorobieva, Anastassia A.; Sheffler, William; et al. (2018). De novo design of a fluorescence-activating beta-barrel. NATURE. 561 (7724): 485-+

Lu, Peilong; Min, Duyoung; DiMaio, Frank; et al. (2018). Accurate computational design of multipass transmembrane proteins. SCIENCE. 359 (6379): 1042-1046

Hosseinzadeh, Parisa; Bhardwaj, Gaurav; Mulligan, Vikram Khipple; et al. (2017). Comprehensive computational design of ordered peptide macrocycles. SCIENCE. 358 (6369): 1461-1466

Review Paper

Huang, Po-Ssu; Boyken, Scott E.; Baker, David. (2016). The coming of age of de novo protein design. NATURE. 537 (7620): 320-327

Fleishman, Sarel J.; Baker, David. (2012). Role of the Biomolecular Energy Gap in Protein Design, Structure, and Evolution. CELL. 149 (2): 262-273

Book Chapter

Thyme, Summer; Baker, David. (2014). Redesigning the Specificity of Protein-DNA Interactions with Rosetta. HOMING ENDONUCLEASES: METHODS AND PROTOCOLS. 1123: 265-282

Whitehead, Timothy A.; Baker, David; Fleishman, Sarel J. (2013). Computational Design of Novel Protein Binders and Experimental Affinity Maturation. METHODS IN PROTEIN DESIGN. 523: 1-19

 Leaver-Fay, Andrew; Tyka, Michael; Lewis, Steven M.; et al. (2011). Rosetta3: An Object-Oriented Software Suite for the Simulation and Design of Macromolecules. METHODS IN ENZYMOLOGY. 487: 545-574

 

Recommended Readings: Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D. Monday April 9, 2018

Monday Lectures

Monday, April 9, 2018  4:00 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D.

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

Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior

The Rockefeller University

The Evolution of Eusociality in Ants

Recommended Readings:

Science News

Substance that guides ant trail is produced by symbiotic bacteria. April 9, 2018. ScienceDaily

Empirical Articles

von Beeren, Christoph; Brueckner, Adrian; Maruyama, Munetoshi; et al. (2018). Chemical and behavioral integration of army ant-associated rove beetles – a comparison between specialists and generalists. FRONTIERS IN ZOOLOGY. 15

Ulrich, Yuko; Burns, Dominic; Libbrecht, Romain; et al. (2016). Ant larvae regulate worker foraging behavior and ovarian activity in a dose-dependent manner. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY. 70 (7): 1011-1018

Libbrecht, Romain; Oxley, Peter Robert; Keller, Laurent; et al. (2016). Robust DNA Methylation in the Clonal Raider Ant Brain. CURRENT BIOLOGY. 26 (3): 391-395

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

Abbot, Patrick; Abe, Jun; Alcock, John; et al. (2011). Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. NATURE. 471 (7339): E1-E4  

Review Papers

Trible, Waring; Kronauer, Daniel J. C. (2017). Caste development and evolution in ants: it’s all about size. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY. 220 (1): 53-62

Libbrecht, Romain; Oxley, Peter R.; Kronauer, Daniel J. C.; et al. (2013). Ant genomics sheds light on the molecular regulation of social organization. GENOME BIOLOGY. 14 (7)

Book Chapter

Ivens, Aniek B. F.; von Beeren, Christoph; Bluethgen, Nico; et al. (2016). Studying the Complex Communities of Ants and Their Symbionts Using Ecological Network Analysis. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ENTOMOLOGY. 6: 353-+

 

Recommended Readings: Erich Jarvis, Ph.D. Friday March 2nd, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, March 2nd, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Erich Jarvis, Ph.D.

Professor and Head

Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language

The Rockefeller University

Insights from non-human animals into the neurobiology of spoken language 

Recommended Readings:

Science News

Jordana Cepelewicz. In Birds’ Songs, Brains and Genes, He Finds Clues to Speech. (2018, Jan 30). Quanta Magazine

Empirical Articles

Lei, Huimeng; Yan, Zhangming; Sun, Xiaohong; et al. (2017). Axon guidance pathways served as common targets for human speech/language evolution and related disorders. BRAIN AND LANGUAGE. 174: 1-8

Korlach, Jonas; Gedman, Gregory; Kingan, Sarah B.; et al. (2017). De novo PacBio long-read and phased avian genome assemblies correct and add to reference genes generated with intermediate and short reads. GIGASCIENCE. 6 (10)

Chabout, Jonathan; Jones-Macopson, Joshua; Jarvis, Erich D. (2017). Eliciting and Analyzing Male Mouse Ultrasonic Vocalization (USV) Songs. JOVE-JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS. 123  

Chabout, Jonathan; Sarkar, Abhra; Patel, Sheel R.; et al. (2016). A Foxp2 Mutation Implicated in Human Speech Deficits Alters Sequencing of Ultrasonic Vocalizations in Adult Male Mice. FRONTIERS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE. 10   

Jarvis, Erich D.; Mirarab, Siavash; Aberer, Andre J.; et al. (2014). Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. SCIENCE. 346 (6215): 1320-1331

Pfenning, Andreas R.; Hara, Erina; Whitney, Osceola; et al. (2014). Convergent transcriptional specializations in the brains of humans and song-learning birds. SCIENCE. 346 (6215): 1333-+

Review Papers

Theofanopoulou, Constantina; Boeckx, Cedric; Jarvis, Erich D. (2017). A hypothesis on a role of oxytocin in the social mechanisms of speech and vocal learning. PNAS. 284 (1861)

Simonyan, Kristina; Horwitz, Barry; Jarvis, Erich D. (2012). Dopamine regulation of human speech and bird song: A critical review. BRAIN AND LANGUAGE. 122 (3): 142-150

Book Chapter

Jarvis, Erich D. (2016). Perspectives from the Avian Phylogenomics Project: Questions that Can Be Answered with Sequencing All Genomes of a Vertebrate Class. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ANIMAL BIOSCIENCES. 4: 45-59

 

Recommended Readings: Edward H. Egelman, Ph.D. Friday January 19th, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, January 19, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Edward Egelman, Ph.D.

Harrison Distinguished Professor

Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

University of Virginia Medical School

Cryo-EM of Protein and Nucleoprotein Polymers at Near-Atomic Resolution

Recommended Readings:

Science News

Kenny Walter. Virus Holds Key to Durable Material. (2017, Jul 20). Virus Holds Key to Durable Material. R&D Magazine

Empirical Articles

Egelman, Edward H. (2017). Cryo-EM of bacterial pili and archaeal flagellar filaments. CURRENT OPINION IN STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY. 46: 31-37

Wang, Fengbin; Burrage, Andrew M.; Postel, Sandra; et al. (2017). A structural model of flagellar filament switching across multiple bacterial species. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS. 8: 960

Wang, Fengbin; Coureuil, Mathieu; Osinski, Tomasz; et al. (2017). Cryoelectron Microscopy Reconstructions of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Type IV Pili at Sub-nanometer Resolution. STRUCTURE. 25 (9): 1423-+

Kasson, Peter; DiMaio, Frank; Yu, Xiong; et al. (2017). Model for a novel membrane envelope in a filamentous hyperthermophilic virus. ELIFE. 6  

Kolappan, Subramania; Coureuil, Mathieu; Yu, Xiong; et al. (2016). Structure of the Neisseria meningitidis Type IV pilus. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS. 7: 13015

Braun, Tatjana; Vos, Matthijn R.; Kalisman, Nir; et al. (2016). Archaeal flagellin combines a bacterial type IV pilin domain with an Ig-like domain. PNAS. 113 (37): 10352-10357

Egelman, Edward H. (2016). The Current Revolution in Cryo-EM. BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL. 110 (5): 1008-1012

Wang, Ray Yu-Ruei; Kudryashev, Mikhail; Li, Xueming; et al. (2015). De novo protein structure determination from near-atomic-resolution cryo-EM maps. NATURE METHODS. 12 (4): 335-U84

DiMaio, Frank; Yu, Xiong; Rensen, Elena; et al. (2015). A virus that infects a hyperthermophile encapsidates A-form DNA. SCIENCE. 348 (6237): 914-917

Review Papers

Egelman, Edward H. (2015). Three-dimensional reconstruction of helical polymers. ARCHIVES OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS. 581: 54-58

Recommended Readings: Ali H. Brivanlou, Ph.D. Monday November 20th, 2017

Monday Lectures

Monday, November 20, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Ali H. Brivanlou, Ph.D.

Robert and Harriet Heilbrunnand Professor and Head

Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Embryology

The Rockefeller University

 

Self-organization of Spatial Patterns in Artificial Human Embryos and Organoids

Recommended Readings:

News

Patrick Monahan.

Empirical Articles

Deglincerti, Alessia; Croft, Gist F.; Pietila, Lauren N.; et al. (2016). Self-organization of the in vitro attached human embryo. NATURE.  533 (7602): 251-+

Etoc, Fred; Metzger, Jakob; Ruzo, Albert; et al. (2016). A Balance between Secreted Inhibitors and Edge Sensing Controls Gastruloid Self-Organization. DEVELOPMENTAL CELL. 39 (3): 302-315  

Haremaki, Tomomi; Deglincerti, Alessia; Brivanlou, Ali H. (2015). Huntingtin is required for ciliogenesis and neurogenesis during early Xenopus development. DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY. 408 (2): 305-315

Warmflash, Aryeh; Sorre, Benoit; Etoc, Fred; et al. (2014). A method to recapitulate early embryonic spatial patterning in human embryonic stem cells. NATURE METHODS. 11 (8): 847-854

Bedzhov, Ivan; Leung, Chuen Yan; Bialecka, Monika; et al. (2014). In vitro culture of mouse blastocysts beyond the implantation stages. NATURE PROTOCOLS.  9 (12): 2732-2739

Review Paper

Simunovic, Mijo; Brivanlou, Ali H. (2017). Embryoids, organoids and gastruloids: new approaches to understanding embryogenesis.  DEVELOPMENT. 144 (6): 976-985

Clevers, Hans (2016). Modeling Development and Disease with Organoids. CELL. 165 (7): 1586-1597

 

Recommended Readings: Nancy A. Moran, Ph.D., Friday September 22th, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, September 22, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Nancy A. Moran, Ph.D.

Leslie Surginer Endowed Professor

Department of Integrative Biology

University of Texas

The evolution and function of gut communities in social bees

Recommended Readings:

Ashley P. Taylor. March 29, 2017. In Certain Social Bees, Gut Microbiomes Follow Phylogeny. TheScientist

Kwong, Waldan K.; Moran, Nancy A. (2017). Gut microbial communities of social bees. NATURE REVIEWS MICROBIOLOGY. 14 (6): 374-384

Kwong, Waldan K; Medina, Luis A; Koch, Hauke; et al. (2017). Dynamic microbiome evolution in social bees. SCIENCE ADVANCES. 3 (3): e1600513

Powell, Elijah; Ratnayeke, Nalin; Moran, Nancy A. (2016). Strain diversity and host specificity in a specialized gut symbiont of honeybees and bumblebees. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY. 25 (18): 4461-4471

Engel, Philipp; Moran, Nancy A. (2013). The gut microbiota of insects – diversity in structure and function. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY REVIEW. 37 (5): 699-735

Schloissnig, Siegfried; Arumugam, Manimozhiyan; Sunagawa, Shinichi; et al. (2013). Genomic variation landscape of the human gut microbiome. NATURE. 493 (7430): 45-50

Tian, Baoyu; Fadhil, Nibal H.; Powell, J. Elijah; et al. (2012). Long-Term Exposure to Antibiotics Has Caused Accumulation of Resistance Determinants in the Gut Microbiota of Honeybees. MBIO. 3 (6): e00377-12


 

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: Jon Clardy, Ph.D. March 24, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, March 24, 2017   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Jon Clardy, Ph.D.

Hsien Wu and Daisy Yen Wu Professor,

Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

The Rockefeller University

Small Molecule Modulators of Multilateral Symbioses

Recommended Readings:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170215084450.htm

Pupo, Monica T.; Currie, Cameron R.; Clardy, Jon (2017). Microbial Symbionts of Insects are the Focus of the First International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (ICBG) in Brazil. JOURNAL OF THE BRAZILIAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 28 (3): 393-401

Ruzzini, Antonio C.; Clardy, Jon (2016). Gene Flow and Molecular Innovation in Bacteria. CURRENT BIOLOGY. 26(18)R859-R864

Cantley, Alexandra M.; Clardy, Jon (2015). Animals in a bacterial world: opportunities for chemical ecology.  NATURAL PRODUCT REPORTS. 32(7): 888-892

Sit, Clarissa S.; Ruzzini, Antonio C.; Van Arnam, Ethan B.; et al. (2015). Variable genetic architectures produce virtually identical molecules in bacterial symbionts of fungus-growing ants. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 112(43)13150-13154

Ramadhar, Timothy R.; Beemelmanns, Christine; Currie, Cameron R.; et al. (2014). Bacterial symbionts in agricultural systems provide a strategic source for antibiotic discover. JOURNAL OF ANTIBIOTICS. 67(1): 53-58

Crawford, Jason M.; Clardy, Jon (2011). Bacterial symbionts and natural products. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS. 47(27): 7559-7566

Oh, Dong-Chan; Poulsen, Michael; Currie, Cameron R.; et al. (2009). Dentigerumycin: a bacterial mediator of an ant-fungus symbiosis.  NATURE CHEMICAL BIOLOGY. 5(6) 391-393

 

 

 

Recommended Readings: Elly Tanaka, Ph.D. March 17, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, March 17, 2017   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Elly Tanaka, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist,

Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria

The Control of Growth, Signaling, and Patterning during Vertebrate Limb Regeneration

Recommended Readings:

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-03-inflammation-regeneration-friend-foe.html

Tanaka, Elly M. (2016). The Molecular and Cellular Choreography of Appendage on Regeneration. CELL. 165(7): 1598-1608

Tornini, Valerie A.; Puliafito, Alberto; Slota, Leslie A.; et al. (2016). Live Monitoring of Blastemal Cell Contributions during Appendage Regeneration. CURRENT BIOLOGY. 26(22): 2981-2991 

Sandoval-Guzman, Tatiana; Wang, Heng; Khattak, Shahryar; et al. (2014). Fundamental Differences in Dedifferentiation and Stem Cell Recruitment during Skeletal Muscle Regeneration in Two Salamander Species. CELL STEM CELL. 14(2): 174-187

Khattak, Shahryar; Schuez, Maritta; Richter, Tobias; et al. (2013). Germline Transgenic Methods for Tracking Cells and Testing Gene Function during Regeneration in the Axolotl. STEM CELL REPORTS. 1(1): 90-103

Simon, Andras; Tanaka, Elly M. (2013). Limb regeneration.  WILEY INTERDISCIPLINARY REVIEWS-DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY. 2(2): 291-300