Recommended Readings: Gregory Alushin, Ph.D., February 24

Special Lecture Series
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Gregory Alushin, Ph.D.
Early Independent Scientist,
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Cytoskeletal Structural Plasticity in Force Generation and Mechanosensation

Recommended Reading

Alushin, G. M., Lander, G. C., Kellogg, E. H., Zhang, R., Baker, D., & Nogales, E. (2014). High-resolution microtubule structures reveal the structural transitions in αβ-tubulin upon GTP hydrolysis. Cell, 157(5), 1117-1129. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.03.053.

Kim, L. Y., Thompson, P. M., Lee, H. T., Pershad, M., Campbell, S. L., & Alushin, G. M. (2015). The structural basis of actin organization by vinculin and metavinculin. Journal of Molecular Biology. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2015.09.031.

Zhang, R., Alushin, G. M., Brown, A., & Nogales, E. (2015). Mechanistic origin of microtubule dynamic instability and its modulation by EB proteins. Cell, 162(4), 849-859. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.07.012.

Recommended Readings: Shai Shaham, Ph.D. November 10

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, November 10, 2014,
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Shai Shaham, Ph.D.
Professor and Head,
Laboratory of Developmental Genetics,
The Rockefeller University

Glial Control of Neuronal Receptive Ending Form and Function

Recommended Readings

Empirical Papers

Bacaj, T., Tevlin, M., Lu, Y., & Shaham, S. (2008). Glia are essential for sensory organ function in C. elegans. Science, 322(5902), 744–747. doi:10.1126/science.1163074

Heiman, M. G., & Shaham, S. (2009). DEX-1 and DYF-7 establish sensory dendrite length by anchoring dendritic tips during cell migration. Cell, 137(2), 344–355. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2009.01.057

Procko, C., Lu, Y., & Shaham, S. (2011). Glia delimit shape changes of sensory neuron receptive endings in C. elegans. Development, 138(7), 1371–1381. doi:10.1242/dev.058305

Yoshimura, S., Murray, J. I., Lu, Y., Waterston, R. H., & Shaham, S. (2008). mls-2 and vab-3 Control glia development, hlh-17/Olig expression and glia-dependent neurite extension in C. elegans. Development, 135(13), 2263–2275. doi:10.1242/dev.019547

Review Papers

Oikonomou, G., & Shaham, S. (2011). The glia of Caenorhabditis elegans. Glia, 59(9), 1253–1263. doi:10.1002/glia.21084

Procko, C., & Shaham, S. (2010). Assisted morphogenesis: glial control of dendrite shapes. Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 22(5), 560–565. doi:10.1016/