Spring 2014 Journal Club (Graduate Research Seminar)-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2014 Journal Club

(Graduate Research Seminar)

Journal club is held in the Conference Room of the Mellon Institute at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated.




9/3 A. Javier López
Woof! Genomics and evolution of our best friend
Nicholas Audette
An Evolving View of the Barrel Cortex Circuit
9/10 Manoj Puthenveedu
Why Pittsburgh Winters are Depressing

Fell GL, Robinson KC, Mao J, Woolf CJ, Fisher DE. Skin β-endorphin mediates addiction to UV light. Cell. 2014 Jun 19;157(7):1527-34.
Berquin Feese The Role of ErbB4 in Developmental Adaptation in the Primary Visual Cortex
Frederick Lanni Cells on the lam(ellipod)
Malachi Blundon
Identifying acute APC-dependent proteome changes in Drosophila melanogaster
Sandra J. Kuhlman Closing the loop: brain-computer interfaces for mice

Clancy KB, Koralek AC, Costa RM, Feldman DE, Carmena JM. Volitional modulation of optically recorded calcium signals during neuroprosthetic learning. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Jun;17(6):807-9.
Vinitha Ganesan Proteomic tool for discovering autoantigens
Anagha Kadam
Characterization of a Novel Genomic Locus in a Pandemic Pneumococcus Lineage
10/8 Philip Davidson
Tracking the evolution of the sporulation initiation pathway
Yizhu Lin
High-throughput probing of human sno-lncRNA secondary structure
10/15 Adam D. Linstedt
Flipping & scrambling to be eaten
Brendan Redler
Mapping required residues for retrograde trafficking of AB5 toxins
10/22 Dr. Hayder Ali Samaka, Visiting Scientist
Regulators of Candida Drug Responses during Infection
Aaron Karako,
Associate Program Manager -
CRDF Global
International Research Partnerships
Lina Song

Divide and Conquer: From Pan- to Isoform-Specific Sensor for GalNAc Transferases

10/29 Stacie Oliver
The Wnt signaling and cytoskeletal regulator APC2 controls stem cell niche size and architecture
Ceren Tuzmen
Nerves and BOOnes: Neuronal and Musculoskeletal Connections in Heterotopic Ossification
11/5 Beril Kumcuoglu
Ribosomal Protein Mediated Conformational Changes during 60S Subunit Assembly
Amanda Willard
A novel 6-OHDA dopamine depletion paradigm
11/12 Joel McManus

Destined to translate: coupling transcriptional and translational responses to glucose starvation

Zid BM, O'Shea EK. Promoter sequences direct cytoplasmic localization and translation of mRNAs during starvation in yeast. Nature 514; 117-121 (02 October 2014).

Shawn Burton Inhibition of inhibition in olfaction. Part I: Patterning the olfactory bulb outputs
12/3 Veronica F. Hinman
The single cell and whole-organism science
Swati Venkat
Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying Shiga toxin-receptor interaction
*1:30 pm - 5 pm

Rotation Talks

Dan Ackerman - “Assembly of 5S rRNA into Pre-ribosomes”

Amber Lucas - “Assembly of 5S rRNA into Pre-ribosomes”

Surya Aggarwal - "Effects of NGF Treatment & PI3K inhibition on Rab2 localization"

Stephanie Biedka - "Molecular mechanisms of cellular reprogramming in the sea urchin embryo”

Mengshen Chen - "Characterization of Kinesin State Transition"

Hannah Kim - “Buffering between transcription and translation in yeast”

Ian Fucci - Transcriptome-wide mRNA structure probing in two species of yeast

Jian Ming Khor - “Evolution of novelty: co-option of the sea star skeletogenic gene regulatory network into a new spatial-temporal context”

Rolando Cuevas - “Elucidating the mechanism involved in Golgi Positioning”

Alan Shteyman - “Analyzing Cancer Phylogenetics Trees Using Consensus Trees”

Elena Shuvaeva - “A Wolf in SHB's Clothing: Investigation of C. albicans genes"

Meiqi Wang - “Visual acuity test using calcium imaging”

Nathaniel Williams - "Investigating the Role of VPS8 in Sequence Dependent Recycling"

Andrew Wolff - "Using Imaging to Identify Specific Brain Regions"