Fall 2012 Journal Club (Graduate Research Seminar)-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2012 Journal Club

(Graduate Research Seminar)

Journal club is held in the Conference Room of the Mellon Institute at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated.




8/29 Emily Furbee
Phenotypic Analysis of Hsp27 Phosphorylation Mutants in Drosophila

Manoj Puthenveedu

The Key to Eating (and Digesting) Bugs

Thurston TL, Wandel MP, von Muhlinen N, Foeglein A, Randow F. Galectin 8 targets damaged vesicles for autophagy to defend cells
against bacterial invasion. Nature. 2012 Jan 15;482(7385):414-8. doi: 10.1038/nature10744.

9/5 Merissa Remus
Cue-Evoked ERK Activation in the Nucleus Accumbens during Reward Seeking: Role for D1 Dopamine Receptors

Ayshwarya Subramanian
Inferring Robust Phyloegenetic Markers from Tumor Data
9/12 Jason Talkish
Disruption of Ribosome Biosynthesis Results in a Shift from Co- to Post-transcriptional pre-rRNA Processing and Breakdown of the Traditional Assembly Hierarchy

David Whitney
Evoking Neural Plasticity in the Visual Cortex Depends on Local Map Structure
Shawn Burton
A Selective Filter Controls Differential Trafficking in Neurons
Philip Davidson
Specificity of Interaction in Two Component Systems
Adam Foote
A Specific Mitochondrial Stress Engages Apoptotic Signaling to Cause Deafness

Beril Kumcuoglu
Policing Proteins Under Stress : Immobilization of Specific Proteins as a Function of Environmental Cues
Stacie Oliver
Flocking and Migration: The Lung as a Homing Niche in a Model of Multiple Sclerosis

Christopher Pratt
Seeing Yourself: The Role of Protocadherins in Neuronal Self-Avoidance
10/10 Tanvi Shashikant
The Role of miRNAs in Stem Cell Quiescence

Daniel Shiwarski
cAMP/cGMP Regulation: Breaking Symmetry During the Neuronal Polarization Process
10/17 Ardon Shorr
Renal Cilia Detect Flow
Pieter Spealman
Nuclear/Mitochondrial Incompatibility as a Mechanism for Speciation
10/24 Tara Tappen
Ribosome Profiling Sheds Light on the Black Box of miRNA Regulation
Anmol Grover
Single Molecule Measurement of Eukaryotic Translation
10/31 Jineta Banerjee
Synaptic Changes are Heterogeneous Along the Tonotopic Axis of the MNTB-LSO Circuit of Mouse Auditory Brainstem During Early Development

John Woolford

Ghosts and Horseless Headmen from the RNA World: Riboswitches that Regulate Fluoride Toxicity

Baker JL et al. Widespread Genetic Switches and Toxicity Resistence Proteins for Fluoride. Science. 335:233-235, 2012.

Ren et al. Fluoride ion encapsulation by Mg++ ions and phosphates in a fluoride riboswitch. Nature. 486:85-89, 2012.

11/7 Santosh Chandrasekaran
Exploring the Role of Intrinsic Biophysical Diversity in Coding of Information in the Sensory Cortex

Aryn Gittis

GABAergic RIP-Cre Neurons in the Arcuate Nucleus Selectively Regulate Cell Energy Expenditure

Cell Volume 151, Issue 3, 26 October 2012, Pages 645–657

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Rotation 1 Presentations

Ceren Tuzmen (Dahl Lab)
Expression and Purification of Recombinant Lamin Proteins and Quantification of Lamins in Mammalian Cultured Cells

Brendan Redler (Barth Lab)
Evidence for a Multiwhisker Sensory Function in Mus musculus

Amanda Willard (Barth Lab)
Chemical Activation of Cold Circuits in the Spinal Cord

Vinitha Ganesan (Urban Lab)
Looking for Dendrodendritic Synaptic Junctions in the Olfactory Bulb Primary Neuronal Cultures

Caitlin Winkler (Thiels Lab)
A Possible Role for the Auditory Cortex in Reward-seeking Behavior

Swati Venkat (Ahrens Lab)
Yeast-based Screen for Ferritin as a MRI Reporter

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Rotation 1 Presentations

Nicholas Audette (Linstedt Lab)
In Vitro
Pull-down of the Trafficking Receptor GPP130 by Shiga Toxin

Berquin Feese (Lindstedt Lab)
Regulation of Dynein Binding to Golgi Membranes by Golgin160

Malachi Blundon (Minden Lab)
Examination of Mutant APC Proteome Changes in Drosophila melanogaster Early Embryos

Lina Song (Minden Lab)
The New Strategy for Identification of Low Abundance Protein in 2D Gel

Patrick Abbott (Lopez Lab)
RNA Interference Screening for Factors that Affect Recursive Splicing

Yizhu Lin (McManus Lab)
Regulation of Alternative Splicing in Yeast TAD3

Anagha Kadam (Hinman Lab)
Wnt Signaling During Endomesoderm Development in Sea Star Embryos

11/21 No Journal Club Due to Thanksgiving Holiday
11/28 Paul Barton Doing Some Library Research: Lipocalins as FAPs

Alys Cheatle Modularity in DNA Binding Preference of a Tbrain Transcription Factor may Allow for more Versatile Transcriptional Responses and Increased Evolvability
Michael Gamalinda
Factory of Protein Factories: Ribosomal Proteins and the Ribosome Assembly Line

Andrew Kehr
Ongoing Structural and Biochemical Characterizations: ADAR2, 3, 2/3?