Fall 2015 Journal Club (Graduate Research Seminar)-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2015 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.




9/2 Katie Lagree Regulation of Candida albicans adherence and biofilm formation
Manoj Puthenveedu The brain on the clock - a structural correlate to circadian rhythms
9/9 Dylan McCreary Experience Dependent Changes in mini EPSC Frequency in Sensory Neocortex Validate Hypotheses Driven by High Throughput Electron Microscopy
Aryn Gittis
9/16 Lydia Perkins Discovery of New Gene Targets for Synergistic Cystic Fibrosis Therapies
Veronica Hinman

Tracing our Origins: Who was Homo naledi

Berger LR, et al. Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. Elife. 2015 Sep 10;4.

9/23 Emily Simon Regulation of the Dynein Adaptor Golgin-160 for Golgi Membrane Transport
Sandra Kuhlman

On the fly: How opposing signals can create a coherent representation

Mauss AS, Pankova K, Arenz A, Nern A, Rubin GM, Borst A. Neural Circuit to Integrate Opposing Motions in the Visual Field. Cell. 2015 Jul 16;162(2):351-62.

9/30 Zach Weinberg Controlling Signaling Through Controlling Trafficking
Claire Cheetham

The power of positive thinking: can happy memories prevent depression?

Ramirez S, Liu X, MacDonald CJ, Moffa A, Zhou J, Redondo RL, Tonegawa S. Activating positive memory engrams suppresses depression-like behaviour. Nature. 2015 Jun 18;522(7556):335-9.

10/7 James Winsor Probing the atlastin fusion mechanism using fluorescence
Fred Lanni Membrane signal transduction mechanisms
10/14 Minyan Zheng Examination of gene expression changes during larval regeneration in starfish P.miniata
John Woolford Using yeast and flies to explore yet another pathway dysfunctional in neurodegenerative disorders (FTD/ALS)
10/21 Malachi Blundon To put “Apep” in APC’s step: Using proteomics to build molecular pathways
Kenneth Miller (Ph.D. ’95)
Biological Sciences Alumnus Speaker
Senior Scientist, MedImmune
Analytical Characterization of Biopharmaceuticals for First-Time In Human (FTiH) Clinical Trials
10/28 Nick Audette Sensory input engages different circuit structures in deep and superficial layers of the cortex
Marcel Bruchez Snap, Crack or Pop: Mechanics of S. Aureus Division
11/4 Vinitha Ganesan Discovery prognosis biomarkers to predict lung disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Victoria Corbit (Pitt) Novel interneuron-selective pallidostriatal projection is crucial for pathological beta oscillations in a computational model
11/11 Berquin Feese The Role of ErbB4 in Proper Development of Inhibitory Neurons
Adam Linstedt Touchy Feely Mechanotransduction

Rotation Reports

Stephanie Crilly - "Anatomical changes in basal ganglia circuitry in response to dopamine depletion"
Manning Huang - "Characterizing Ywp1, an anti-adhesin that regulates biofilm formation in Candida albicans"
Scott Keith - "Investigating a Potential Family of Exported Peptides in Streptococcus pneumoniae"
Amber LaPeruta - "What's my purpose? Exploring the function of rRNA m3U modifications"
Teresa Spix - "To move or not to move: Behavioral effects of external pallidal stimulation"
Daniel Wilson - Title TBA
Iris Yang - Title TBA

11/25 Thanksgiving Break
12/2 Yong Fan Mitigating oxygen shock to enhance hematopoietic stem cell engraftment
Kevin Zitelli (Pitt)
12/9 Yizhu Lin
Jon Jarvik