Recommended Readings: David Keays, Ph.D. Monday March 4, 2019

Special Seminar Series

Monday, March 4, 2019  4:00 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

David Keays, Ph.D.

Group Leader

Research Institute of Molecular Pathology – Vienna, Austria

The Mysterious Magnetoreceptors


Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Landler, Lukas; Keays, David A. (2018). Cryptochrome: The magnetosensor with a sinister side? PLOS BIOLOGY. 16 (10)

Engels, Svenja; Treiber, Christoph Daniel; Salzer, Marion Claudia; et al. (2018). Lidocaine is a nocebo treatment for trigeminally mediated magnetic orientation in birds. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY INTERFACE. 15 (145)

Nimpf, Simon; Malkemper, Erich Pascal; Lauwers, Mattias; et al. (2017). Subcellular analysis of pigeon hair cells implicates vesicular trafficking in cuticulosome formation and maintenance. ELIFE. 6

Nimpf, Simon; Keays, David A. (2017). Is magnetogenetics the new optogenetics? EMBO JOURNAL. 36 (12): 1643-1646

Nordmann, Gregory C.; Hochstoeger, Tobias; Keays, David A. (2017). Unsolved mysteries: Magnetoreception-A sense without a receptor. PLOS BIOLOGY. 15 (10)

Edelman, Nathaniel B.; Fritz, Tanja; Nimpf, Simon; et al. (2015). No evidence for intracellular magnetite in putative vertebrate magnetoreceptors identified by magnetic screening. PNAS. 112 (1): 262-267

Lauwers, Mattias; Pichler, Paul; Edelman, Nathaniel Bernard; et al. (2013). An Iron-Rich Organelle in the Cuticular Plate of Avian Hair Cells. CURRENT BIOLOGY. 23 (10): 924-929

Treiber, Christoph Daniel; Salzer, Marion Claudia; Riegler, Johannes; et al. (2012). Clusters of iron-rich cells in the upper beak of pigeons are macrophages not magnetosensitive neurons. NATURE. 484 (7394): 367-U102


Recommended Readings: David Julius, Ph.D. Friday February 8, 2019

Friday Lectures

Friday, February 8, 2019  3:45 p.m

Caspary Auditorium

David Julius Ph.D.

Morris Herzstein Chair in Molecular Biology and Medicine

Professor and Chair of Physiology

University of California

Natural Products as Probes of the Pain Pathway: From Physiology to Atomic Structure

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Gao, Yuan; Cao, Erhu; Julius, David; et al. (2016). TRPV1 structures in nanodiscs reveal mechanisms of ligand and lipid action. NATURE. 534 (7607): 347-+

Paulsen, Candice E.; Armache, Jean-Paul; Gao, Yuan; et al. (2015). Structure of the TRPA1 ion channel suggests regulatory mechanisms. NATURE. 520 (7548): 511-+

Liao, Maofu; Cao, Erhu; Julius, David; et al. (2013). Structure of the TRPV1 ion channel determined by electron cryo-microscopy. NATURE. 504 (7478): 107-+

Cavanaugh, Daniel J.; Chesler, Alexander T.; Jackson, Alexander C.; et al. (2011). Trpv1 Reporter Mice Reveal Highly Restricted Brain Distribution and Functional Expression in Arteriolar Smooth Muscle Cells. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE. 31 (13): 5067-5077

Cordero-Morales, Julio F.; Gracheva, Elena O.; Julius, David. (2011). Cytoplasmic ankyrin repeats of transient receptor potential A1 (TRPA1) dictate sensitivity to thermal and chemical stimuli. PNAS. 108 (46): E1184-E1191

Cavanaugh, Daniel J.; Chesler, Alexander T.; Braz, Joao M.; et al. (2011). Restriction of Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid-1 to the Peptidergic Subset of Primary Afferent Neurons Follows Its Developmental Downregulation in Nonpeptidergic Neurons. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE. 31 (28): 10119-10127

Review Papers

Bohlen, Christopher J.; Julius, David (2012). Receptor-targeting mechanisms of pain-causing toxins: How ow? TOXICON. 60 (3): 254-264

Basbaum, Allan I.; Bautista, Diana M.; Scherrer, Gregory; et al. (2009). Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Pain. CELL. 139 (2): 267-284

Book Chapter

Julius, David. (2013). TRP Channels and Pain. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY. 29: 355-384


Recommended Readings: Tom Muir, Ph.D. Friday January 25, 2019

Friday Lectures

Friday, January 25, 2019  3:45 p.m

Caspary Auditorium

Tom Muir Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry and Chair

Department of Chemistry

Princeton University

Painting Chromatin with Synthetic Protein Chemistry


Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Nacev, B.A., Feng, L., Bagert, J.D. Lemiesz, A., et al. (2019). The expanding landscape of ‘oncohistone’ mutations in human cancers. NATURE, in press

Wojcik, Felix; Dann, Geoffrey P.; Beh, Leslie Y.; et al. (2018). Functional crosstalk between histone H2B ubiquitylation and H2A modifications and variants. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS. 9

Lu, Chao; Jain, Siddhant U.; Hoelper, Dominik; et al. (2016). Histone H3K36 mutations promote sarcomagenesis through altered histone methylation landscape. SCIENCE. 352 (6287): 844-849

Nguyen, Uyen T. T.; Bittoval, Lenka; Mueller, Manuel M.; et al. (2014). Accelerated chromatin biochemistry using DNA-barcoded nucteosome libraries. NATURE METHODS. 11 (8): 834-840

Fierz, Beat; Kilic, Sinan; Hieb, Aaron R.; et al. (2012). Stability of Nucleosomes Containing Homogenously Ubiquitylated H2A and H2B Prepared Using Semisynthesis. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 134 (48): 19548-19551

Review Paper

David, Yael; Muir, Tom W. (2017). Emerging Chemistry Strategies for Engineering Native Chromatin. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 139 (27): 9090-9096

Mueller, Manuel M.; Muir, Tom W. (2015). Histones: At the Crossroads of Peptide and Protein Chemistry. CHEMICAL REVIEWS. 115 (6): 2296-2349

Chatterjee, Champak; Muir, Tom W. (2010). Chemical Approaches for Studying Histone Modifications. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY. 285 (15): 11045-11050

Book Chapter

Holt, Matthew; Muir, Tom (2015). Application of the Protein Semisynthesis Strategy to the Generation of Modified Chromatin. ANNUAL REVIEW OF BIOCHEMISTRY. 84: 265-290

McGinty, Robert K.; Chatterjee, Champak; Muir, Tom W. (2009). Semisynthesis of Ubiquitylated Proteins. METHODS IN ENZYMOLOGY: NON-NATURAL AMINO ACIDS. 462: 225-243