Recommended Readings: Kivanc Birsoy, Ph.D., January 14

Special Lecture
Friday, January 14, 2015
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Kivanc Birsoy, Ph.D.
Jane Coffin Childs Medical Fund Fellow,
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Systematic Approaches to Study Metabolic Plasticity of Cancer Cells

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Birsoy, K., Possemato, R., Lorbeer, F. K., Bayraktar, E. C., Thiru, P., Yucel, B., … Sabatini, D. M. (2014). Metabolic determinants of cancer cell sensitivity to glucose limitation and biguanides. Nature, 508(7494), 108–112. doi:10.1038/nature13110

Birsoy, K., Wang, T., Possemato, R., Yilmaz, O. H., Koch, C. E., Chen, W. W., … Sabatini, D. M. (2013). MCT1-mediated transport of a toxic molecule is an effective strategy for targeting glycolytic tumors. Nature Genetics, 45(1), 104–108. doi:10.1038/ng.2471

Grabiner, B. C., Nardi, V., Birsoy, K., Possemato, R., Shen, K., Sinha, S., … Sabatini, D. M. (2014). A diverse array of cancer-associated MTOR mutations are hyperactivating and can predict rapamycin sensitivity. Cancer Discovery, 4(5), 554–563. doi:10.1158/2159-8290.CD-13-0929

Review Papers

Birsoy, K., Sabatini, D. M., & Possemato, R. (2012). Untuning the tumor metabolic machine: Targeting cancer metabolism: a bedside lesson. Nature Medicine, 18(7), 1022–1023. doi:10.1038/nm.2870

Recommended Readings: Sohail Tavazoie, Ph.D. October 6

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, October 6, 2014
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Sohail Tavazoie, Ph.D.
Leon Hess Assistant Professor and Head,
Elizabeth and Vincent Meyer Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology,
The Rockefeller University
Senior Attending Physician,
The Rockefeller University Hospital

Molecular Control of Cancer Metastasis

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Pencheva, N., Tran, H., Buss, C., Huh, D., Drobnjak, M., Busam, K., & Tavazoie, S. F. (2012). Convergent multi-miRNA targeting of ApoE drives LRP1/LRP8-dependent melanoma metastasis and angiogenesis. Cell, 151(5), 1068–1082. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2012.10.028

Png, K. J., Halberg, N., Yoshida, M., & Tavazoie, S. F. (2012). A microRNA regulon that mediates endothelial recruitment and metastasis by cancer cells. Nature, 481(7380), 190–194. doi:10.1038/nature10661

Png, K. J., Yoshida, M., Zhang, X. H.-F., Shu, W., Lee, H., Rimner, A., … Tavazoie, S. F. (2011). MicroRNA-335 inhibits tumor reinitiation and is silenced through genetic and epigenetic mechanisms in human breast cancer. Genes & Development, 25(3), 226–231. doi:10.1101/gad.1974211

Tavazoie, S. F., Alarcón, C., Oskarsson, T., Padua, D., Wang, Q., Bos, P. D., … Massagué, J. (2008). Endogenous human microRNAs that suppress breast cancer metastasis. Nature, 451(7175), 147–52. doi:10.1038/nature06487

Review Papers

Pencheva, N., & Tavazoie, S. F. (2013). Control of metastatic progression by microRNA regulatory networks. Nature Cell Biology, 15(6), 546–54. doi:10.1038/ncb2769