Recommended Readings:Detlev Arendt, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

The Evolutionary Origin of the Vertebrate Brain

Detlev Arendt, Ph.D., honorary professor, University of Heidelberg, Germany;

group leader and senior scientist, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

May 3, 2013

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Readings

Arendt, D., Tessmar-Raible, K., Snyman, H., Dorresteijn, A. W., & Wittbrodf, J. (2004). Ciliary photoreceptors with a vertebrate-type opsin in an invertebrate brain. Science, 306(5697), 869-871

Christodoulou, F., Raible, F., Tomer, R., Simakov, O., Trachana, K., Klaus, S., . . . Arendt, D. (2010). Ancient animal microRNAs and the evolution of tissue identity. Nature, 463(7284), 1084-1088

Raible, F., Tessmar-Raible, K., Osoegawa, K., Wincker, P., Jubin, C., Balavoine, G., . . . Arendt, D. (2005). Evolution: Vertebrate-type intron-rich genes in the marine annelid platynereis dumerilii. Science, 310(5752), 1325-1326

Tessmar-Raible, K., & Arendt, D. (2003). Emerging systems: Between vertebrates and arthropods, the lophotrochozoa. Current Opinion in Genetics and Development, 13(4), 331-340

Tomer, R., Denes, A. S., Tessmar-Raible, K., & Arendt, D. (2010). Profiling by image registration reveals common origin of annelid mushroom bodies and vertebrate pallium. Cell, 142(5), 800-809


Recommended Readings: Alexander Varshavsky, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

William H. Stein Memorial Lecture

Recent Discoveries about the Ubiquitin System and the N-end Rule Pathway

Alexander Varshavsky, Ph.D.,

Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits Professor of Cell Biology,

California Institute of Technology

April 26, 2012

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Readings

Graciet, E., Walter, F., Maoiléidigh, D. Ó., Pollmann, S., Meyerowitz, E. M., Varshavsky, A., & Wellmer, F. (2009). The N-end rule pathway controls multiple functions during arabidopsis shoot and leaf development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(32), 13618-13623

Hwang, C. -., Shemorry, A., Auerbach, D., & Varshavsky, A. (2010). The N-end rule pathway is mediated by a complex of the RING-type Ubr1 and HECT-type Ufd4 ubiquitin ligases. Nature Cell Biology, 12(12), 1177-1185

Hwang, C. -., Shemorry, A., & Varshavsky, A. (2010). N-terminal acetylation of cellular proteins creates specific degradation signals. Science, 327(5968), 973-977

Hwang, C. -., Shemorry, A., & Varshavsky, A. (2009). Two proteolytic pathways regulate DNA repair by cotargeting the Mgt1 alkylguanine transferase. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(7), 2142-2147

Varshavsky, A. (2006). The early history of the ubiquitin field. Protein Science, 15(3), 647-654

Varshavsky, A. (2011). The N-end rule pathway and regulation by proteolysis. Protein Science, 20(8), 1298-1345

Xia, Z., Webster, A., Du, F., Piatkov, K., Ghislain, M., & Varshavsky, A. (2008). Substrate-binding sites of UBR1, the ubiquitin ligase of the N-end rule pathway. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 283(35), 24011-24028


Recommended Readings: Robert H. Singer, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

Following Single mRNAs from Birth to Death

Robert H. Singer, Ph.D., professor and co-chair,

Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

April 12, 2012

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Readings

Ben-Ari, Y., Brody, Y., Kinor, N., Mor, A., Tsukamoto, T., Spector, D. L., . . . Shav-Tal, Y. (2010). The life of an mRNA in space and time. Journal of Cell Science, 123(10), 1761-1774

Darzacq, X., Yao, J., Larson, D. R., Causse, S. Z., Bosanac, L., De Turris, V., . . . Singer, R. H. (2009). Imaging transcription in living cells . Annual Review of Biophysics 38 (1) , pp. 173-196

Grünwald, D., & Singer, R. H. (2010). In vivo imaging of labelled endogenous Β-actin mRNA during nucleocytoplasmic transport. Nature, 467(7315), 604-607

Katz, Z. B., Wells, A. L., Park, H. Y., Wu, B., Shenoy, S. M., & Singer, R. H. (2012). β-Actin mRNA compartmentalization enhances focal adhesion stability and directs cell migration. Genes and Development, 26(17), 1885-1890

Lionnet, T., Czaplinski, K., Darzacq, X., Shav-Tal, Y., Wells, A. L., Chao, J. A., . . . Singer, R. H. (2011). A transgenic mouse for in vivo detection of endogenous labeled mRNA. Nature Methods, 8(2), 165-170

Park, H. Y., Buxbaum, A. R., & Singer, R. H. (2010). Single mRNA tracking in live cells. Methods in Enzymology, 472, 387-406

Trcek, T., Larson, D. R., Moldón, A., Query, C. C., & Singer, R. H. (2011). Single-molecule mRNA decay measurements reveal promoter-regulated mRNA stability in yeast. Cell, 147(7), 1484-1497