Spring 2016 Journal Club (Graduate Research Seminar)-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2016 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.




1/13 Brendan Redler TBA
Kevin Mastro (Pitt) Cell-specific pallidal stimulation produces long-lasting recovery of movement in a mouse model of PD
1/20 Lina Song No More Sugar: Identification and Characterization of a Novel Isoform-Specific GalNAc Transferase Inhibitor
Nick Giannoukakis

Speaking on "Neurostimulation of the Cholinergic Anti-Inflammatory Pathway Ameliorates Disease in Rat Collagen-Induced Arthritis"

Levine YA, Koopman FA, Faltys M, Caravaca A, Bendele A, Zitnik R, Vervoordeldonk MJ, Tak PP. Neurostimulation of the Cholinergic Anti-Inflammatory Pathway Ameliorates Disease in Rat Collagen-Induced Arthritis. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 11;9(8):e104530.

1/27 Ceren Tuzmen Heterotopic ossification has some nerve: Crosstalk between sensory neuropeptides and BMP-2 signaling in tendon
David Hackney How to Build a Superhelicase
2/3 Swati Venkat Sorting of oligomerized proteins: Implications in Shiga toxin trafficking and quality control
Rita Bottino
2/10 Amanda Willard Time-course of basal ganglia network changes in Parkinson's Disease using a gradual dopamine depletion paradigm
2/17 Shawn Burton Molecular identification of a novel GABAergic circuit in the olfactory bulb
Joel McManus

TRAP-ping the translatome of developing Drosophila photoreceptor neurons

Zhang KX, Tan L, Pellegrini M, Zipursky SL, McEwen JM. Rapid Changes in the Translatome during the Conversion of Growth Cones to Synaptic Terminals. Cell Rep. 2016 Feb 9;14(5):1258-71

2/24 Rotation Reports

(3:30) Iris Yang - "Codon Bias and uORF Function"
(3:40) Daniel Wilson - "Developing a Model for Targeted Photoablation of Tumors"
(3:50) Teresa Spix - "Know your gnotobiotics: A tool for investigating the microbiota"
(4:00) Amber Laperuta - TBA
(4:10) Scott Keith - "Mapping the Drosophila Gut Microbiota via Fluorescence in situ Hybridization"
(4:20) Manning Huang - "Putative Export Signals in Streptococcus pneumoniae"
(4:30) Stephanie Crilly - "Investigating atlastin dimerization kinetics"
3/2 Natalie McGuier Learning-induced plasticity in visual cortex: A project proposal
Javier Lopez

Cold Play: Searching for missing human heritability with small sample

Fumagalli et al. Greenlandic Inuit show genetic signatures of diet and climate adaptation. Science 349:1343 Sept 18 2015.

3/9 Spring Break

3/16 Beril Tutuncuoglu Late Nuclear Stages of 60S Ribosomal Subunit Assembly Involve Multiple Conformational Changes in Two Distinct Neighborhoods
Brian Jeon Investigating Properties of Neural Circuits via Ca++ Imaging Based Brain Computer Interface in Mice
Yessica Garcia Figueroa

Christopher Pratt

Stacie Oliver The Wnt signaling and cytoskeletal regulator APC2 controls stem cell niche size and architecture
4/6 Tanvi Shashikant The Genomic Control of Skeletal Morphogenesis in the Sea Urchin Embryo
Alan Waggoner Neural activity monitoring/mapping in brain
4/13 Dan Shiwarski A Golgi export checkpoint limits the efficacy of delta opioid receptor agonists in sensory neurons
Huajin Wang How Do Lipid Droplets Form and Grow? - Implications From The Lipodystrophy Gene BSCL2/Seipin
4/20 Brett Benedetti
4/27 Rotation Reports

Philip Davidson

The Kinase Awakens: Investigating the Kinases of the Sporulation Initiation Pathway
5/11 Michael Passineau Salivary Gland Gene Therapy: Clinical Impact and Post-Trial Optimization

Pieter Spealman

Comparative translatomics reveal a conserved class of noncanonical uORFs in yeast