Recommended Readings: Kang Shen, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

Extracellular and Intracellular Mechanisms of Synapse Patterning in C. elegans

Kang Shen, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor,

department of biological sciences, Stanford University

 February 22, 2012

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

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Readings

Allen, P. B., Sgro, A. E., Chao, D. L., Doepker, B. E., Edgar, J. S., Shen, K., & Chiu, D. T. (2008). Single-synapse ablation and long-term imaging in live C. elegans. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 173(1), 20-26

Crane, M. M., Stirman, J. N., Ou, C. -., Kurshan, P. T., Rehg, J. M., Shen, K., & Lu, H. (2012). Autonomous screening of C. elegans identifies genes implicated in synaptogenesis. Nature Methods, 9(10), 977-980

Klassen, M. P., Wu, Y. E., Maeder, C. I., Nakae, I., Cueva, J. G., Lehrman, E. K., . . . Shen, K. (2010). An arf-like small G protein, ARL-8, promotes the axonal transport of presynaptic cargoes by suppressing vesicle aggregation. Neuron, 66(5), 710-723

Maeder, C. I., & Shen, K. (2011). Genetic dissection of synaptic specificity. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 21(1), 93-99

Margeta, M. A., Wang, G. J., & Shen, K. (2009). Clathrin adaptor AP-1 complex excludes multiple postsynaptic receptors from axons in C. elegans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(5), 1632-1637

 

Recommended Readings: Shai Shaham, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

“Adventures at the Sensory Synapse”

 Shai Shaham, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Head, Laboratory of Developmental Genetics

The Rockefeller University

March 13, 2009

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

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Articles:

Bacaj, T., M. Tevlin, Y. Lu, and S. Shaham. 2008. Glia are essential for sensory organ function in C. elegans. Science. 322(5902):744-747.

 

Heiman, M. G., and S. Shaham. 2007. Ancestral roles of glia suggested by the nervous system of Caenorhabditis elegans. Neuron Glia Biology. 3(1):55-61. (Request copy of article from the Markus Library)

 

Shaham, S. 2006. Glia-neuron interactions in the nervous system of Caenorhabditis elegans. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 16(5): 522-528.

 

Shaham, S. 2005. Glia-neuron interactions in nervous system function and development. Current Topics in Developmental Biology. 69:39-66.

 

Wang, Y., A. Apicella Jr., S. -K Lee, M. Ezcurra, R. D. Slone, M. Goldmit, W. R. Schafer, S. Shaham, M. Driscoll, and L. Bianchi. 2008. A glial DEG/ENaC channel functions with neuronal channel DEG-1 to mediate specific sensory functions in C. elegans. EMBO Journal. 27(18):2388-2399.

 

Wang, Y., A. Apicella Jr., S. -K Lee, M. Ezcurra, R. D. Slone, M. Goldmit, W. R. Schafer, S. Shaham, M. Driscoll, and L. Bianchi. 2008. A glial DEG/ENaC channel functions with neuronal channel DEG-1 to mediate specific sensory functions in C. elegans (EMBO journal (2008) 27, (2388-2399) DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2008.161). EMBO Journal. 27(19):2638.

 

Yoshimura, S., J. I. Murray, Y. Lu, R. H. Waterston, and S. Shaham. 2008. Mls-2 and vab-3 control glia development, h/h-17/Olig expression and glia-dependent neurite extension in C. elegans. Development. 135(13):2263-2275.