Recommended Readings: Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D. Friday February 23rd, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, February 23rd, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and Head

Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development

The Rockefeller University

Stem Cells in Silence, Action, and Cancer

Recommended Readings:

Science News

David Nield. Our Skin Can ‘Remember’ Inflammation, And It Could Help Us Understand Psoriasis. (2017, Oct 21). ScienceAlert

Empirical Articles

Naik, Shruti; Larsen, Samantha B.; Gomez, Nicholas C.; et al. (2017). Inflammatory memory sensitizes skin epithelial stem cells to tissue damage. NATURE. 550 (7677): 475-+

Ge, Yejing; Gomez, Nicholas C.; Adam, Rene C.; et al. (2017). Stem Cell Lineage Infidelity Drives Wound Repair and Cancer. CELL. 169 (4): 636-650

Yang, Hanseul; Adam, Rene C.; Ge, Yejing; et al. (2017). Epithelial-Mesenchymal Micro-niches Govern Stem Cell Lineage Choices. CELL. 69 (3): 483-+  

Asare, Amma; Levorse, John; Fuchs, Elaine. (2017). Coupling organelle inheritance with mitosis to balance growth and differentiation. SCIENCE. 355 (6324): 493-+

Sendoel, Ataman; Dunn, Joshua G.; Rodriguez, Edwin H.; et al. (2017). Translation from unconventional 5 ‘ start sites drives tumour initiation. NATURE. 541 (7638)

Lay, Kenneth; Kume, Tsutomu; Fuchs, Elaine (2016). FOXC1 maintains the hair follicle stem cell niche and governs stem cell quiescence to preserve long-term tissue-regenerating potential. PNAS. 113 (11): E1506-E1515

Ouspenskaia, Tamara; Matos, Irina; Mertz, Aaron F.; et al. (2016). WNT-SHH Antagonism Specifies and Expands Stem Cells prior to Niche Formation. CELL. 164 (1-2): 156-169

Yang, Hanseul; Schramek, Daniel; Adam, Rene C.; et al. (2015). ETS family transcriptional regulators drive chromatin dynamics and malignancy in squamous cell carcinomas. ELIFE. 4. # e10870

Review Papers

Gonzales, Kevin Andrew Uy; Fuchs, Elaine (2017). Skin and Its Regenerative Powers: An Alliance between Stem Cells and Their Niche.  DEVELOPMENTAL CELL. 43 (4): 387-401

Blanpain, Cedric; Fuchs, Elaine (2014). STEM CELL PLASTICITY Plasticity of epithelial stem cells in tissue regeneration. SCIENCE. 344 (6189): 1243-+

Hsu, Ya-Chieh; Li, Lishi; Fuchs, Elaine (2014). Emerging interactions between skin stem cells and their niches. NATURE MEDICINE. 20 (8): 847-856

Book Chapter

Fuchs, Elaine (2016). Epithelial Skin Biology: Three Decades of Developmental Biology, a Hundred Questions Answered and a Thousand New Ones to Address. ESSAYS ON DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, PT A  Book Series: Current Topics in Developmental Biology. 116: 357-+  


Recommended Readings: Gerald Crabtree, Ph.D. Friday February 16th, 2018

Friday Lectures

Friday, February 16th, 2018  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Gerald Crabtree, Ph.D.

David Korn Professor

Pathology and Developmental Biology

Stanford University

Chromatin regulation: Insights from new methods and the genomics of human disease

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Braun, Simon M. G.; Kirkland, Jacob G.; Chory, Emma J.; et al. (2017). Rapid and reversible epigenome editing by endogenous chromatin regulators. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS. 8

Stanton, Benjamin Z.; Hodges, Courtney; Calarco, Joseph P.; et al. (2017). Smarca4 ATPase mutations disrupt direct eviction of PRC1 from chromatin. NATURE GENETICS. 49 (2): 282-288

Kadoch, Cigall; Williams, Robert T.; Calarco, Joseph P.; et al. (2017). Dynamics of BAF-Polycomb complex opposition on heterochromatin in normal and oncogenic states. NATURE GENETICS. 49 (2): 213-222

Miller, Erik L.; Hargreaves, Diana C.; Kadoch, Cigall; et al. (2017). TOP2 synergizes with BAF chromatin remodeling for both resolution and formation of facultative heterochromatin. NATURE STRUCTURAL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. 24 (4): 344-+

Son, Esther Y.; Crabtree, Gerald R. (2014). The Role of BAF (mSWI/SNF) Complexes in Mammalian Neural Development. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS PART C-SEMINARS IN MEDICAL GENETICS. 166 (3): 333-349

Hodges, Courtney; Crabtree, Gerald R. (2012). Dynamics of inherently bounded histone modification domains. PNAS. 109 (33): 13296-13301

Hathaway, Nathaniel A.; Bell, Oliver; Hodges, Courtney; et al. (2012). Dynamics and Memory of Heterochromatin in Living Cells. CELL. 149 (7): 1447-1460

Review Papers

Kadoch, Cigall; Crabtree, Gerald R. (2015). Mammalian SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complexes and cancer: Mechanistic insights gained from human genomics. SCIENCE ADVANCES. 1 (5) 

Ho, Lena; Crabtree, Gerald R. (2010). Chromatin remodelling during development. NATURE. 463 (7280): 474-484

Book Chapter

Lessard, Julie A.; Crabtree, Gerald R. (2010). Chromatin Regulatory Mechanisms in Pluripotency. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY. Book Series: Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology. 26: 503-532

Recommended Readings: Philip Cole, M.D., Ph.D. Friday December 8th, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, December 8, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Philip Cole, M.D., Ph.D.


Department of Medicine, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Harvard Medical School

Targeting Reversible Lysine Acetylation with Designed Small Molecules


Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Boija, Ann; Mahat, Dig Bijay; Zare, Aman; et al. (2017). CBP Regulates Recruitment and Release of PromoterProximal RNA Polymerase II.  MOLECULAR CELL. 68 (3): 491-+

Lasko, Loren M.; Jakob, Clarissa G.; Edalji, Rohinton P.; et al. (2017). Discovery of a selective catalytic p300/CBP inhibitor that targets lineage-specific tumours. NATURE. 550 (7674): 128-+

Maksimoska, Jasna; Segura-Pena, Dario; Cole, Philip A.; et al. (2014). Structure of the p300 Histone Acetyltransferase Bound to Acetyl-Coenzyme A and Its Analogues. BIOCHEMISTRY. 53 (21): 3415-3422

Bowers, Erin M.; Yan, Gai; Mukherjee, Chandrani; et al. (2010). Virtual Ligand Screening of the p300/CBP Histone Acetyltransferase: Identification of a Selective Small Molecule Inhibitor.  CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY. 17 (5): 471-482

Dancy, Beverley M.; Crump, Nicholas T.; Peterson, Daniel J.; et al. (2012). Live-Cell Studies of p300/CBP Histone Acetyltransferase Activity and Inhibition. CHEMBIOCHEM. 13 (14): 2113-2121

Liu, Xin; Wang, Ling; Zhao, Kehao; et al. (2008). The structural basis of protein acetylation by the p300/CBP transcriptional coactivator. NATURE. 451 (7180): 846-850

Review Papers

Dancy, Beverley M.; Cole, Philip A. (2013). Protein Lysine Acetylation by p300/CBP. CHEMICAL REVIEWS. 115 (6): 2419-2452

Cole, Philip A. (2008). Chemical probes for histone-modifying enzymes.  NATURE CHEMICAL BIOLOGY. 4 (10): 590-597

Recommended Readings: Sohail Tavazoie, M.D., Ph.D. Friday November 3rd, 2017

Friday Lectures

Friday, November 3, 2017  3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Sohail Tavazoie, M.D., Ph.D.,

Leon Hess Associate Professor and Head

Elizabeth and Vincent Meyer Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology

The Rockefeller University

Small RNA Regulation of Cancer Metastasis: Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Application

Recommended Readings:

Kingham, T. Peter; Nguyen, Hoang C. B.; Zheng, Jian; et al. (2017). MicroRNA-203 predicts human survival after resection of colorectal liver metastasis.  ONCOTARGET. 8 (12): 18821-18831

Sengelaub, Caitlin A.; Navrazhina, Kristina; Ross, Jason B.; et al. (2016). PTPRN2 and PLCb1 promote metastatic breast cancer cell migration through PI(4,5)P-2-dependent actin remodeling. EMBO JOURNAL. 35 (1): 62-76  

Goodarzi, Hani; Nguyen, Hoang C. B.; Zhang, Steven; et al. (2016). Modulated Expression of Specific tRNAs Drives Gene Expression and Cancer Progression. CELL. 165 (6): 1416-1427

Lee, Hyeseung; Goodarzi, Hani; Tavazoie, Sohail F.; et al. (2016). TMEM2 Is a SOX4-Regulated Gene That Mediates Metastatic Migration and Invasion in Breast Cancer. CANCER RESEARCH. 76 (17): 4994-5005

Alarcon, Claudio R.; Lee, Hyeseung; Goodarzi, Hani; et al. (2015). N-6-methyladenosine marks primary microRNAs for processing. NATURE. 519 (7544): 482-+

Loo, Jia Min; Scherl, Alexis; Alexander Nguyen; et al. (2015). Extracellular Metabolic Energetics Can Promote Cancer Progression. CELL. 160 (3): 393-406

Pencheva, Nora; Tavazoie, Sohail F. (2013). Control of metastatic progression by microRNA regulatory networks. NATURE CELL BIOLOGY. 15 (6) : 546-554


Recommended Readings: Elaine Fuchs PhD October 24, 2016

Monday Lecture Series

Monday October 24, 2016   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Rebecca Lancefield Professor

Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development

Skin Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer

Recommended Readings:

Quist, S. R.; Eckardt, M.; Kriesche, A.; et al.  Expression of epidermal stem cell markers in skin and adnexal malignancies. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY   175(3):520-530     SEP 2016

 Holland, Jane D.; Klaus, Alexandra; Garratt, Alistair N.; et al.  Wnt signaling in stem and cancer stem cells.  CURRENT OPINION IN CELL BIOLOGY    25(2):254-264  APR 2013

Arwert, Esther N.; Hoste, Esther; Watt, Fiona M.    Epithelial stem cells, wound healing and cancer.  NATURE REVIEWS CANCER   12(3):170-180   MAR 2012

Blanpain, Cedric; Fuchs, Elaine  STEM CELL PLASTICITY Plasticity of epithelial stem cells in tissue regeneration.  SCIENCE   344(6189):1243-+  ( Article Number: 1242281)  JUN 13 2014

Hsu, Ya-Chieh; Li, Lishi; Fuchs, Elaine  Transit-Amplifying Cells Orchestrate Stem Cell Activity and Tissue Regeneration. CELL   157(4):935-949     MAY 8 2014

Fuchs, Elaine; Chen, Ting  A matter of life and death: self-renewal in stem cells.  EMBO REPORTS   14 (1): 39-48   JAN 2013 

Oshimori, Naoki; Fuchs, Elaine   The Harmonies Played by TGF-beta in Stem Cell Biology.    CELL STEM CELL   11(6):751-764    DEC 7 2012

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

Recommended Readings: Joseph Schlessinger, Ph.D., May 13

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, May 13, 2016
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Joseph Schlessinger, Ph.D.
William H. Prusoff Professor and Chair,
Department of Pharmacology,
Yale School of Medicine

Cell Signaling by Receptor Tyrosine Kinases: From Basic Principles to Cancer Therapy

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Bae, J. H., Lew, E. D., Yuzawa, S., Tomé, F., Lax, I., & Schlessinger, J. (2009). The selectivity of receptor tyrosine kinase signaling is controlled by a secondary SH2 domain binding site. Cell, 138(3), 514-524. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2009.05.028.

Chung, I., Akita, R., Vandlen, R., Toomre, D., Schlessinger, J., & Mellman, I. (2010). Spatial control of EGF receptor activation by reversible dimerization on living cells. Nature, 464(7289), 783-787. doi: 10.1038/nature08827.

Yuzawa, S., Opatowsky, Y., Zhang, Z., Mandiyan, V., Lax, I., & Schlessinger, J. (2007). Structural basis for activation of the receptor tyrosine kinase KIT by stem cell factor. Cell, 130(2), 323-334.

Review Papers

Lemmon, M. A., & Schlessinger, J. (2010). Cell signaling by receptor tyrosine kinases. Cell, 141(7), 1117-1134. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.06.011.

Schlessinger, J. (2014). Receptor tyrosine kinases: legacy of the first two decades. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 6(3), a008912. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a008912.

Recommended Readings: John Kuryian, Ph.D., January 29

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, January 29, 2016

3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

John Kuriyan, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology,
Department of Chemistry,
University of California, Berkeley,
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Control of Catalytic Activity in the EGF Receptor

Recommended Reading

Empirical Articles

Jura, N., Shan, Y., Cao, X., Shaw, D. E., & Kuriyan, J. (2009). Structural analysis of the catalytically inactive kinase domain of the human EGF receptor 3. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(51), 21608-21613. doi:10.1073/pnas.0912101106.

Zhang, X., Gureasko, J., Shen, K., Cole, P. A., & Kuriyan, J. (2006). An allosteric mechanism for activation of the kinase domain of epidermal growth factor receptor. Cell, 125(6), 1137-1149. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2006.05.013

Zhang, X., Pickin, K. A., Bose, R., Jura, N., Cole, P. A., & Kuriyan, J. (2007). Inhibition of the EGF receptor by binding of MIG6 to an activating kinase domain interface. Nature, 450(7170), 741-744. doi: 10.1038/nature05998

Review Papers

Jura, N., Zhang, X., Endres, N. F., Seeliger, M. A., Schindler, T., & Kuriyan, J. (2011). Catalytic control in the EGF receptor and its connection to general kinase regulatory mechanisms. Molecular Cell, 42(1), 9-22. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2011.03.004.

Kovacs, E., Zorn, J. A., Huang, Y., Barros, T., & Kuriyan, J. (2015). A structural perspective on the regulation of the epidermal growth factor receptor. Annual Review of Biochemistry, 84, 739-764. doi: 10.1146/annurev-biochem-060614-034402.

Recommended Readings: Titia de Lange, Ph.D., December 7th

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, December 7, 2015
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Titia de Lange, Ph.D.
Leon Hess Professor and Head,
Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics,
The Rockefeller University

Telomere-derived Genome Instability in Cancer

Recommended Readings

Davoli, T., & de Lange, T. (2011). The causes and consequences of polyploidy in normal development and cancer. Annual review of cell and developmental biology, 27, 585-610. doi:10.1146/annurev-cellbio-092910-154234

Davoli, T., & de Lange, T. (2012). Telomere-driven tetraploidization occurs in human cells undergoing crisis and promotes transformation of mouse cellsCancer Cell, 21(6), 765-776. doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2012.03.044

de Lange, T. (2005). Telomere-related genome instability in cancer. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 70, 197-204. doi:10.1101/sqb.2005.70.032