Recommended Readings: Kenneth Zaret, Ph.D., Friday May 26th, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, May 26, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Kenneth Zaret, Ph.D.

Joseph Leidy Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Overcoming Chromatin Barriers to Control Cell Fate

Recommended Readings:

Zaret, Kenneth S.; Lerner, Jonathan; Iwafuchi-Doi, Makiko (2016). Chromatin Scanning by Dynamic Binding of Pioneer Factors. MOLECULAR CELL. 62 (5): 665-667

Zaret, Kenneth S.; Mango, Susan E. (2016). Pioneer transcription factors, chromatin dynamics, and cell fate control. CURRENT OPINION IN GENETICS & DEVELOPMENT. 37: 76-81

Iwafuchi-Doi, Makiko; Donahue, Greg; Kakumanu, Akshay; et al. (2016). The Pioneer Transcription Factor FoxA Maintains an Accessible Nucleosome Configuration at Enhancers for Tissue-Specific Gene Activation. MOLECULAR CELL. 62(1): 79-91

Soufi, Abdenour; Garcia, Meilin Fernandez; Jaroszewicz, Artur; et al. (2015). Pioneer Transcription Factors Target Partial DNA Motifs on Nucleosomes to Initiate Reprogramming. CELL. 161(3): 555-568

Zaret, Kenneth S.; Carroll, Jason S. (2011). Pioneer transcription factors: establishing competence for gene expression. GENES & DEVELOPMENT. 25 (21): 2227-2241


Recommended Readings: Thomas P. Sakmar, M.D., Monday May 22th, 2017

Monday Lectures

Monday, May 22, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Thomas P. Sakmar, M.D.

Richard M. and Isabel P. Furlaud Professor and Head,

Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Signal Transduction

The Rockefeller University

Uveal Melanoma: Case History of a Mutant GPCR

Recommended Readings:

Chua V, Lapadula D, Randolph C, Benovic JL, Wedegaertner PB, Aplin AE. (2017). Dysregulated GPCR Signaling and Therapeutic Options in Uveal Melanoma. MOLECULAR CANCER RESEARCH. 15(5):501-506

Moore, Amanda R.; Ceraudo, Emilie; Sher, Jessica J.; et al. (2016). Recurrent activating mutations of G-protein-coupled receptor CYSLTR2 in uveal melanoma. NATURE GENETICS. 48(6): 675-+

Shoushtari, Alexander N.; Carvajal, Richard D. (2014). GNAQ and GNA11 mutations in uveal melanoma. MELANOMA RESEARCH. 24(6): 525-534. PLEASE REQUEST FROM MARKUS LIBRARY.

Harbour, J. William (2012). The genetics of uveal melanoma: an emerging framework for targeted therapy. PIGMENT CELL & MELANOMA RESEARCH. 25(2)

Periole, Xavier; Knepp, Adam M.; Sakmar, Thomas P.; et al. (2012). Structural Determinants of the Supramolecular Organization of G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Bilayers. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 134(26): 10959-10965



Recommended Readings: Bing Ren, Ph.D., Friday May 19th, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, May 19, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Bing Ren, Ph.D.

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Director of the Center for Epigenomics

University of California, San Diego

Organization and Regulation of the Human Genome

Recommended Readings:

Schmitt, Anthony D.; Hu, Ming; Ren, Bing (2016). Genome-wide mapping and analysis of chromosome architecture. NATURE REVIEWS MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY. 17(12): 743-755

Dixon, Jesse R.; Gorkin, David U.; Ren, Bing (2016). Chromatin Domains: The Unit of Chromosome Organization. MOLECULAR CELL. 62(5): 668-680

Zuin, Jessica; Dixon, Jesse R.; van der Reijden, Michael I. J. A.; et al. (2014). Cohesin and CTCF differentially affect chromatin architecture and gene expression in human cells. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 111(3): 996-1001

Smallwood, Andrea; Ren, Bing (2013). Genome organization and long-range regulation of gene expression by enhancers. CURRENT OPINION IN CELL BIOLOGY. 25(3): 387-394

Dunham, Ian; Kundaje, Anshul; Aldred, Shelley F.; et al. (2012). An integrated encyclopedia of DNA elements in the human genome. NATURE. 489(7414): 57-74


Recommended Readings: Michael P. Rout, Ph.D., Monday May 15th, 2017

Monday Lectures

Monday, May 15, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Michael P. Rout, Ph.D.

 Professor and Head,

Laboratory of Cellular and Structural Biology

The Rockefeller University

Getting the Hole Picture: Structure-Function Mapping of the Nuclear Pore Complex

Recommended Readings:

Timney, Benjamin L.; Raveh, Barak; Mironska, Roxana; et al. (2016). Simple rules for passive diffusion through the nuclear pore complex. JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY. 215(1): 57-76

Raveh, Barak; Karp, Jerome M.; Sparks, Samuel; et al. (2016). Slide-and-exchange mechanism for rapid and selective transport through the nuclear pore complex. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA . 113(18): E2489-E2497

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-+

Tu, Li-Chun; Fu, Guo; Zilman, Anton; et al. (2013). Large cargo transport by nuclear pores: implications for the spatial organization of FG-nucleoporins.EMBO JOURNAL. 32(24): 3220-3230

Fernandez-Martinez, Javier; Phillips, Jeremy; Sekedat, Matthew D.; et al. (2012). Structure-function mapping of a heptameric module in the nuclear pore complex. JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY. 196(4): 419-434

Grossman, Einat; Medalia, Ohad; Zwerger, Monika (2012). Functional Architecture of the Nuclear Pore Complex. ANNUAL REVIEW OF BIOPHYSICS. 41: 557-584

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: Sue Biggins, Ph.D., Friday May 5th, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, May 5th, 2017   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Sue Biggins, Ph.D.

Member and Associate Director

Division of Basic Sciences

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Sensing Tension at Kinetochores

Recommended Readings: 

Miller, Matthew P.; Asbury, Charles L.; Biggins, Sue (2016). A TOG Protein Confers Tension Sensitivity to Kinetochore-Microtubule Attachments. CELL. 165(6): 1428-1439

Musacchio, Andrea (2015). The Molecular Biology of Spindle Assembly Checkpoint Signaling Dynamics. CURRENT BIOLOGY.  25(20): R1002-R1018

Biggins, Sue (2015). Under tension: Kinetochores and Basic Research. GENETICS. 200(3): 681-682

London, Nitobe; Biggins, Sue (2014). Signalling dynamics in the spindle checkpoint response. NATURE REVIEWS MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY. 15 (11): 735-747

Sarangapani, Krishna K.; Duro, Eris; Deng, Yi; et al. (2014). Sister kinetochores are mechanically fused during meiosis I in yeast. SCIENCE. 346(6206): 248-251

Biggins, Sue (2013). The Composition, Functions, and Regulation of the Budding Yeast Kinetochore. GENETICS. 194(4): 817-846

Gonen, Shane; Akiyoshi, Bungo; Iadanza, Matthew G.; et al. (2012). The structure of purified kinetochores reveals multiple microtubule-attachment sites. NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. 19( 9): 925-929







Recommended Readings: Alipasha Vaziri, Ph.D., Monday May 1, 2017

Monday Lectures

Monday, May 1, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Alipasha Vaziri, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Head,

Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics

The Rockefeller University

Optical Tools for Unraveling Whole-brain Neuronal Circuit Dynamics Underlying Behavior

Recommended Readings:

Prevedel, Robert; Verhoef, Aart J.; Pernia-Andrade, Alejandro J.; et al. (2016).  Fast volumetric calcium imaging across multiple cortical layers using sculpted light. NATURE METHODS. 13(12): 1021-U215

Rupprecht, Peter; Prevedel, Robert; Groessl, Florian; et al. (2015). Optimizing and extending light-sculpting microscopy for fast functional imaging in neuroscience. BIOMEDICAL OPTICS EXPRESS. 6(2): 353-368

Prevedel, Robert; Yoon, Young-Gyu; Hoffmann, Maximilian; et al. (2014). Simultaneous whole-animal 3D imaging of neuronal activity using light-field microscopy. NATURE METHODS. 11(7): 727-U161

Schrodel, Tina; Prevedel, Robert; Aumayr, Karin; et al. (2013). Brain-wide 3D imaging of neuronal activity in Caenorhabditis elegans with sculpted light. NATURE METHODS. 10(10)1013-+

Fenno, Lief; Yizhar, Ofer; Deisseroth, Karl. (2011). The Development and Application of Optogenetics.  ANNUAL REVIEW OF NEUROSCIENCE. 34: 389-412

Andrasfalvy, Bertalan K.; Zemelman, Boris V.; Tang, Jianyong; et al. (2010).Two-photon single-cell optogenetic control of neuronal activity by sculpted light. PNAS. 107(26): 11981-11986