Recommended Readings: Yi Rao, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

Molecular Sociophysiology of Sexual Preference

Yi Rao, Ph.D., investigator, National Institute of Biological Sciences;

dean, school of life sciences, Peking University, Beijing

May 11, 2012

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium


Recommended Readings

Liu, Y., Y. -A Jiang, Y. Si, J. -Y Kim, Z. -F Chen, and Y. Rao. 2011. Molecular Regulation of Sexual Preference Revealed by Genetic Studies of 5-HT in the Brains of Male Mice. Nature 472 (7341): 95-100

Park, H. T., J. Wu, and Y. Rao. 2002. Molecular Control of Neuronal Migration. BioEssays 24 (9): 821-827

Park, K. W., C. M. Morrison, L. K. Sorensen, C. A. Jones, Y. Rao, C. -B Chien, J. Y. Wu, L. D. Urness, and D. Y. Li. 2003. Robo4 is a Vascular-Specific Receptor that Inhibits Endothelial Migration. Developmental Biology 261 (1): 251-267

Yuan, W., L. Zhou, J. -H Chen, J. Y. Wu, Y. Rao, and D. M. Ornitz. 1999. The Mouse SLIT Family: Secreted Ligands for ROBO Expressed in Patterns that Suggest a Role in Morphogenesis and Axon Guidance. Developmental Biology 212 (2): 290-306



Recommended Readings: Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

Skin Stem Cells: In Morphogenesis, Wound Repair and Cancer

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor,

The Rockefeller University

March 2, 2012

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium


Recommended Readings:

Blanpain, C., and E. Fuchs. 2009. Epidermal homeostasis: A balancing act of stem cells in the skin. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 10, (3): 207-217

Ezhkova, E., W. -H Lien, N. Stokes, H. A. Pasolli, J. M. Silva, and E. Fuchs. 2011. EZH1 and EZH2 cogovern histone H3K27 trimethylation and are essential for hair follicle homeostasis and wound repair. Genes and Development 25, (5): 485-498

Fuchs, E. 2007. Scratching the surface of skin development. Nature 445, (7130): 834-842

Guasch, G., M. Schober, H. A. Pasolli, E. B. Conn, L. Polak, and E. Fuchs. 2007. Loss of TGFβ signaling destabilizes homeostasis and promotes squamous cell carcinomas in stratified epithelia. Cancer Cell 12, (4): 313-327

Kobielak, A., and E. Fuchs. 2006. Links between α-catenin, NF-κB, and squamous cell carcinoma in skin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103, (7): 2322-2327

Williams, S. E., S. Beronja, H. A. Pasolli, and E. Fuchs. 2011. Asymmetric cell divisions promote notch-dependent epidermal differentiation. Nature 470, (7334): 353-358

Yi, R., and E. Fuchs. 2010. MicroRNA-mediated control in the skin. Cell death and differentiation 17, (2): 229-235

Recommended Readings: Paul Nurse, PhD May 18, 2009

Monday Lecture Series

“Controlling the Eukaryotic Cell Cycle”

Paul Nurse, PhD

President, The Rockefeller University

May 18, 2009

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:45 p.m.)  

Second Floor, Welch Hall



Review Articles:

Nelson, B; Kurischeko, C; Horecka, J. et al.  2003.  RAM: A conserved signaling network that regulates Ace2p transcriptional activity and polarized morphogenesis.  Molecular Biology of the Cell.  14(9):3782-3803

Hasan S;  Hassa, PO;  Imhof, R. et al. 2001.  Transcription coactivator p300 binds PCNA and may have a role in DNA repair synthesis.  Nature. 410(6826):387-391  


Recommended Articles:

Bottcher, RT; Wiesner, S; Braun, A. et al.  2009.   Profilin 1 is required for abscission during late cytokinesis of chondrocytes.  EMBO Journal. 28(8):1157-1169

Neumann, FR; Nurse, P.  2007.  Nuclear size control in fission yeast.  Journal of Cell Biology. 179(4):593-600

 Drewes, G; Nurse, P.  2003.  The protein kinase kin1, the fission yeast orthologue of mammalian MARK/PAR-1, localises to new cell ends after mitosis and is important to bipolar growth.  FEBS Letters. 554(1-2):45-49

Arellano, M; Niccoli, T; Nurse, P.  2002.  Tea3p is a cell end marker activating polarized growth in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Current Biology. 12(9):751-756

Hirata, D; Kishimoto, N; Suda, M. et al.  2002.  Fission yeast Mor2/Cps12, a protein similar to Drosophila Furry, is essential for cell morphogenesis and its mutation induces Wee1-dependent G92) delay.   EMBO Journal.   21(18):4863-4874 

Bahler, J; Nurse, P.  2001.  Fission yeast Pom1p kinase activity is cell cycle regulated and essential for cellular symmetry during growth and division. EMBO Journal. 20(5):1064-1073 

Browning, H.; Hayles, J; Mata, J. et al.   2000.  Tea2p is a kinesin-like protein required to generate polarized growth in fission yeast.  Journal of Cell Biology.  151(1):15-27 

Sawin, KE; Hajibacheri, M.A.Nassar; Nurse, P.  1999.  Mis-specification of cortical identity in a fission yeast PAK mutant.  Current  Biology. 9(22):1335-1338

Chang, F; Drubin, D; Nurse, P.  1997.  cdc12p, a protein require for cytokinesis in fission yeast, is a component of  the cell divisions ring and interacts with profiling. Journal of Cell Biology.  137(1):169-182