Recommended Readings: Susan L. Ackerman, Ph.D. May 2

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, April 25, 2014
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Susan L. Ackerman, Ph.D.
Professor, The Jackson Laboratory
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Multicopy Genes Encoding Functional RNAs and Their Role in the CNS

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Jia, Y., Mu, J. C., & Ackerman, S. L. (2012). Mutation of a U2 snRNA gene causes global disruption of alternative splicing and neurodegeneration. Cell, 148(1-2), 296–308. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2011.11.057

Liu, Y., Zaun, H. C., Orlowski, J., & Ackerman, S. L. (2013). CHP1-mediated NHE1 biosynthetic maturation is required for Purkinje cell axon homeostasis. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(31), 12656–12669. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0406-13.2013

Zhao, L., Longo-Guess, C., Harris, B. S., Lee, J.-W., & Ackerman, S. L. (2005). Protein accumulation and neurodegeneration in the woozy mutant mouse is caused by disruption of SIL1, a cochaperone of BiP. Nature Genetics, 37(9), 974–979. doi:10.1038/ng1620

Review Papers

Cooper, T. A, Wan, L., & Dreyfuss, G. (2009). RNA and disease. Cell, 136(4), 777–793. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2009.02.011

Lemmens, R., Moore, M. J., Al-Chalabi, A., Brown, R. H., & Robberecht, W. (2010). RNA metabolism and the pathogenesis of motor neuron diseases. Trends in Neurosciences, 33(5), 249–258. doi:10.1016/j.tins.2010.02.003

Recommended Readings: Steve Lisberger, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

What Happens in the Cerebellum while You Learn a Motor Skill

Steve Lisberger, Ph.D., George Barth Geller Professor and chair, department of neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine;

investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

January 24, 2014

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

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Readings

Li, J. X., & Lisberger, S. G. (2011). Learned timing of motor behavior in the smooth eye movement region of the frontal eye fields. Neuron, 69(1), 159-169

Li, J. X., Medina, J. F., Frank, L. M., & Lisberger, S. G. (2011). Acquisition of neural learning in cerebellum and cerebral cortex for smooth pursuit eye movements. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(36), 12716-12726

Medina, J. F., & Lisberger, S. G. (2009). Encoding and decoding of learned smooth-pursuit eye movements in the floccular complex of the monkey cerebellum. Journal of Neurophysiology, 102(4), 2039-2054

Medina, J. F., & Lisberger, S. G. (2008). Links from complex spikes to local plasticity and motor learning in the cerebellum of awake-behaving monkeys. Nature Neuroscience, 11(10), 1185-1192

Niu, Y. -., & Lisberger, S. G. (2011). Sensory versus motor loci for integration of multiple motion signals in smooth pursuit eye movements and human motion perception. Journal of Neurophysiology, 106(2), 741-753