Recommended Readings: Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., June 10

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, June 10, 2016
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
President-elect, The Rockefeller University
Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine (Nephrology),
Chair, Department of Genetics, Yale University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

From Genes and Genomes to Biology and Health

Recommended Readings:

Choi, M., Scholl, U. I., Ji, W., Liu, T., Tikhonova, I. R., Zumbo, P., … & Lifton, R. O. (2009). Genetic diagnosis by whole exome capture and massively parallel DNA sequencing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(45), 19096-19101. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0910672106.

Ji, W., Foo, J. N., O’Roak, B. J., Zhao, H., Larson, M. G., Simon, D. B., … & Lifton, R. P. (2008). Rare independent mutations in renal salt handling genes contribute to blood pressure variation. Nature Genetics, 40(5), 592-599. doi: 10.1038/ng.118.

Lifton, R. P., Gharavi, A. G., & Geller, D. S. (2001). Molecular mechanisms of human hypertension. Cell, 104(4), 545-556. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(01)00241-0

Shimkets, R. A., Warnock, D. G., Bositis, C. M., Nelson-Williams, C., Hansson, J. H., Schambelan, M., … & Lifton, R. O. (1994). Liddle’s syndrome: heritable human hypertension caused by mutations in the β subunit of the epithelial sodium channel. Cell, 79(3), 407-414. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(94)90250-X

Recommended Readings: Mary Hynes, Ph.D., May 23

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, May 23, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Mary Hynes, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor,
Laboratory of Neural Specification and Development,
The Rockefeller University

Widespread Differential Expression of 3’ UTR and Cognate Coding Region Sequences in Neurons and Other Tissues

Recommended Readings:

Heiman, M., Kulicke, R., Fenster, R. J., Greengard, P., & Heintz, N. (2014). Cell type–specific mRNA purification by translating ribosome affinity purification (TRAP). Nature Protocols, 9(6), 1282-1291. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2014.085.

Kocabas, A., Duarte, T., Kumar, S., & Hynes, M. A. (2015). Widespread differential expression of coding region and 3′ UTR sequences in neurons and other tissues. Neuron, 88(6), 1149-1156. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.10.048.

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: Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D., June 3

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

Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D.,
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry,
Professor of Chemical & Systems Biology and Radiology (By Courtesy),
Stanford University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Precision Glycocalyx Editing for Cancer Immune Therapy

Recommended Readings:

Agarwal, P., Beahm, B. J., Shieh, P., & Bertozzi, C. R. (2015). Systemic fluorescence imaging of zebrafish glycans with bioorthogonal chemistry. Angewandte Chemie, 127(39), 11666-11672. doi: 10.1002/anie.201504249.

Agarwal, P., & Bertozzi, C. R. (2015). Site-specific antibody–drug conjugates: The nexus of bioorthogonal chemistry, protein engineering, and drug development. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 26(2), 176-192. doi: 10.1021/bc5004982.

Hudak, J. E., Canham, S. M., & Bertozzi, C. R. (2014). Glycocalyx engineering reveals a Siglec-based mechanism for NK cell immunoevasion. Nature Chemical Biology, 10(1), 69-75. doi: 10.1038/nchembio.1388.

Woods, E. C., Yee, N. A., Shen, J., & Bertozzi, C. R. (2015). Glycocalyx engineering with a recycling glycopolymer that increases cell survival in vivo. Angewandte Chemie, 127(52), 16008-16014. doi: 10.1002/anie.201508783.

Recommended Readings: Angelika Amon, Ph.D., May 27

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, May 27, 2016
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Angelika Amon, Ph.D.
Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of Cancer Research,
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Causes and Consequences of Aneuploidy

Recommended Readings:

Sheltzer, J. M., Blank, H. M., Pfau, S. J., Tange, Y., George, B. M., Humpton, T. J., … & Amon, A. (2011). Aneuploidy drives genomic instability in yeast. Science, 333(6045), 1026-1030. doi: 10.1126/science.1206412.

Sheltzer, J. M., Torres, E. M., Dunham, M. J., & Amon, A. (2012). Transcriptional consequences of aneuploidy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(31), 12644-12649. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1209227109.

Tang, Y. C., & Amon, A. (2013). Gene copy-number alterations: a cost-benefit analysis. Cell, 152(3), 394-405. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2012.11.043.

Torres, E. M., Sokolsky, T., Tucker, C. M., Chan, L. Y., Boselli, M., Dunham, M. J., & Amon, A. (2007). Effects of aneuploidy on cellular physiology and cell division in haploid yeast. Science, 317(5840), 916-924. doi: 10.1126/science.1142210