Recommended Readings: David Reich, Ph.D. Friday April 27, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, April 27, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

David Reich Ph.D.


Department of Genetics

Harvard Medical School

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

Recommended Readings:

Science News

Jared Diamond. A Brand-New Version of Our Origin Story. (April 20, 2018). The New York Times

Robin McKie. Neanderthals were perhaps capable of many modern human behaviours. (April 7, 2018). The Guardian

Turi King. Sex, power and ancient DNA. (March 13, 2018). Nature

Empirical Articles

Loreille, Odile ; Ratnayake, Shashikala ; Bazinet, Adam L.; et al. (2018). Biological Sexing of a 4000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Head to Assess the Potential of Nuclear DNA Recovery from the Most Damaged and Limited Forensic Specimens. GENES. 9 (3): 135

Olalde, Inigo; Brace, Selina; Allentoft, Morten E.; et al. (2018). The Beaker phenomenon and the genomic transformation of northwest Europe. NATURE. 555 (7695): 190-196

Mathieson, Iain; Alpaslan-Roodenberg, Songul; Posth, Cosimo; et al. (2018). The genomic history of southeastern Europe. NATURE. 555 (7695): 197-203

Hajdinjak, Mateja; Fu, Qiaomei; Huebner, Alexander; et al. (2018). Reconstructing the genetic history of late Neanderthals. NATURE. 555 (7698): 652-656

Lipson, Mark; Skoglund, Pontus; Spriggs, Matthew; et al. (2018). Population Turnover in Remote Oceania Shortly after Initial Settlement. CURRENT BIOLOGY. 28 (7): 1157-+

Palkopoulou, Eleftheria; Lipson, Mark; Mallick, Swapan; et al. (2018). A comprehensive genomic history of extinct and living elephants. PNAS. 115 (11): E2566-E2574

Tassi, Francesca; Vai, Stefania; Ghirotto, Silvia; et al. (2017). Genome diversity in the Neolithic Globular Amphorae culture and the spread of Indo-European languages. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. 284 (1867

Haak, Wolfgang; Lazaridis, Iosif; Patterson, Nick; et al. (2015). Massive migration from the steppe was a source for Indo-European languages in Europe. NATURE. 522 (7555): 207-+

Altshuler, David M.; Durbin, Richard M.; Abecasis, Goncalo R.; et al. (2012). An integrated map of genetic variation from 1,092 human genomes. NATURE. 491 (7422): 56-65

Review Paper

Pickrell, Joseph K.; Reich, David. (2014). Toward a new history and geography of human genes informed by ancient DNA. TRENDS IN GENETICS.  30 (9): 377-389


David Reich, Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past (Pantheon Books, New York, and Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2018)

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: Shai Shaham, Ph.D., Monday April 16, 2018

Monday Lectures

Monday, April 16, 2018  4:00 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Shai Shaham, Ph.D.

Richard E. Salomon Family Professor and Head

Laboratory of Developmental Genetics

The Rockefeller University

Uncovering Cell Death Treasure Hiding in Plain Sight

Recommended Readings:

Science News

Brandon Specktor. See How a Single Cell Dies in Gory, Intricate Detail. (March 28, 2018). Live Science

Empirical Articles

Ghose P, Rashid A, Insley P, Trivedi M, Shah P, Singhal A, Lu Y, Bao Z, Shaham S. (2018). EFF-1 fusogen promotes phagosome sealing during cell process clearance in Caenorhabditis elegans. NATURE CELL BIOLOGY. 20 (4):393-399

Malin, Jennifer A.; Kinet, Maxime J.; Abraham, Mary C.; et al. (2016). Transcriptional control of non-apoptotic developmental cell death in C-elegans. CELL DEATH AND DIFFERENTIATION. 23 (12): 1985-1994

Schwendeman, Andrew R.; Shaham, Shai. (2016). A High-Throughput Small Molecule Screen for C-elegans Linker Cell Death Inhibitors. PLOS ONE. 11 (10) 

Kinet, Maxime J.; Malin, Jennifer A.; Abraham, Mary C.; et al. (2016). HSF-1 activates the ubiquitin proteasome system to promote non-apoptotic developmental cell death in C. elegans. ELIFE. 5

Blum, Elyse S.; Abraham, Mary C.; Yoshimura, Satoshi; et al. (2012). Control of Nonapoptotic Developmental Cell Death in Caenorhabditis elegans by a Polyglutamine-Repeat Protein. SCIENCE. 335 (6071): 970-973

Review Papers

Kutscher, Lena M.; Shaham, Shai (2017). Non-apoptotic cell death in animal development. CELL DEATH AND DIFFERENTIATION. 24 (8): 1326-1336

Blum, Elyse S.; Schwendeman, Andrew R.; Shaham, Shai. (2013). PolyQ disease: misfiring of a developmental cell death program? TRENDS IN CELL BIOLOGY. 23 (4): 168-174  

Book Chapters

Malin, Jennifer Zuckerman; Shaham, Shai. (2015). Cell Death in C. elegans Development. CURRENT TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY. 114: 1-42

Kinet, Maxime J.; Shaham, Shai. (2014). Noncanonical Cell Death in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. METHODS IN ENZYMOLOGY. 545: 157-180


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: Clare Waterman, Ph.D. Friday April 6, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, April 6, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Clare Waterman Ph.D.

NIH Distinguished Investigator

Laboratory of Cell and Tissue Morphodynamics

National Institutes of Health

Integrating Actin Dynamics and Adhesion in Cell Migration and Immune Function

Recommended Readings:

Science News

Live-Cell Microscopy Reveals How Cell Movement is Driven. Dec 11, 2017. GEN News

Empirical Articles

Nordenfelt, Pontus; Moore, Travis I.; Mehta, Shalin B.; et al. (2017). Direction of actin flow dictates integrin LFA-1 orientation during leukocyte migration. NATURE COMMUNCATIONS. 8

Swaminathan, Vinay; Kalappurakkal, Joseph Mathew; Mehta, Shalin B.; et al. (2017). Actin retrograde flow actively aligns and orients ligand-engaged integrins in focal adhesions. PNAS. 114 (40): 10648-10653

Wu, Yicong; Chandris, Panagiotis; Winter, Peter W.; et al. (2016). Simultaneous multiview capture and fusion improves spatial resolution in wide-field and light-sheet microscopy. OPTICA. 3 (8): 897-910

Plotnikov, Sergey V.; Pasapera, Ana M.; Sabass, Benedikt; et al. (2012). Force Fluctuations within Focal Adhesions Mediate ECM-Rigidity Sensing to Guide Directed Cell Migration. CELL. 151 (7): 1513-1527

Kanchanawong, Pakorn; Shtengel, Gleb; Pasapera, Ana M.; et al. (2010). Nanoscale architecture of integrin-based cell adhesions. NATURE. 468 (7323): 580-U262

Review Paper

Case, Lindsay B.; Waterman, Clare M. (2015). Integration of actin dynamics and cell adhesion by a three-dimensional, mechanosensitive molecular clutch. NATURE CELL BIOLOGY. 17 (8): 955-963

Fischer, Robert S.; Wu, Yicong; Kanchanawong, Pakorn; et al. (2011). Microscopy in 3D: a biologist’s toolbox. TRENDS IN CELL BIOLOGY. 21 (12): 682-691

Book Chapter

Skau, Colleen T.; Waterman, Clare M. (2015). Specification of Architecture and Function of Actin Structures by Actin Nucleation Factors. ANNUAL REVIEW OF BIOPHYSICS. 44: 285-310

Gardel, Margaret L.; Schneider, Ian C.; Aratyn-Schaus, Yvonne; et al. (2010). Mechanical Integration of Actin and Adhesion Dynamics in Cell Migration. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY. 26: 315-333