Recommended Readings: Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., June 10

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, June 10, 2016
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
President-elect, The Rockefeller University
Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine (Nephrology),
Chair, Department of Genetics, Yale University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

From Genes and Genomes to Biology and Health

Recommended Readings:

Choi, M., Scholl, U. I., Ji, W., Liu, T., Tikhonova, I. R., Zumbo, P., … & Lifton, R. O. (2009). Genetic diagnosis by whole exome capture and massively parallel DNA sequencing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(45), 19096-19101. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0910672106.

Ji, W., Foo, J. N., O’Roak, B. J., Zhao, H., Larson, M. G., Simon, D. B., … & Lifton, R. P. (2008). Rare independent mutations in renal salt handling genes contribute to blood pressure variation. Nature Genetics, 40(5), 592-599. doi: 10.1038/ng.118.

Lifton, R. P., Gharavi, A. G., & Geller, D. S. (2001). Molecular mechanisms of human hypertension. Cell, 104(4), 545-556. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(01)00241-0

Shimkets, R. A., Warnock, D. G., Bositis, C. M., Nelson-Williams, C., Hansson, J. H., Schambelan, M., … & Lifton, R. O. (1994). Liddle’s syndrome: heritable human hypertension caused by mutations in the β subunit of the epithelial sodium channel. Cell, 79(3), 407-414. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(94)90250-X

Recommended Readings: Rod MacKinnon, M.D., Ph.D., April 11

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, April 11, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Rod MacKinnon, M.D., Ph.D.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor and Head,
Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics,
The Rockefeller University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Some Experiments That Excite Me Right Now

Recommended Readings

Brohawn, S. G., Campbell, E. B., & MacKinnon, R. (2014). Physical mechanism for gating and mechanosensitivity of the human TRAAK K+ channel. Nature, 516(7529), 126-130. doi:10.1038/nature14013

Doyle, D. A., Cabral, J. M., Pfuetzner, R. A., Kuo, A., Gulbis, J. M., Cohen, S. L., … & MacKinnon, R. (1998). The structure of the potassium channel: molecular basis of K+ conduction and selectivity. Science, 280(5360), 69-77. doi:10.1126/science.280.5360.69

Hite, R. K., Yuan, P., Li, Z., Hsuing, Y., Walz, T., & MacKinnon, R. (2015). Cryo-electron microscopy structure of the Slo2. 2 Na+-activated K+ channel. Nature, 527(7577), 198-203.  doi:10.1038/nature14958

MacKinnon, R. (2004). Potassium channels and the atomic basis of selective ion conduction (Nobel Lecture). Angewandte Chemie, 43(33), 4265-4277.