Fall 2006 Journal Club (Graduate Research Seminar)-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2006 Journal Club

(Graduate Research Seminar)

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

Date

Speaker

Topic

Sept. 13 Michael Chen "Another way to build a fence"

Vagin et al (July 2006). A Distinct Small RNA Pathway Silences Selfish Genetic Elements in the Germline. Science 313:320

Adam Linstedt "Rules of disengagement (If only it was this simple in Iraq)"

Tsou & Stearns (Aug2006). Mechanism limiting centrosome duplication to once per cell cycle. Nature 442:947.

Sept. 20 Corey Flynn "How do you build a pinwheel?"

Highly ordered arrangement of single neurons in orientation pinwheels.²
by Ohki et al out of Clay Reid's lab

  Chris Fried "When good actin goes bad"

Requirement for Coronin 1 in T Lymphocyte Trafficking and Cellular Homeostasis. Science, Vol. 313, 11 August 2006, pp. 839-842.

Sept. 27 Ken Hovis "TAARgeting A New Dimension of Olfaction"

A second class of chemosensory receptors in the olfactory epithelium.
Nature. 2006 Aug 10;442(7103):645-50. Epub 2006 Jul 30.
Liberles SD, Buck LB.

  Nathan Urban "Choices, choices"...

"Interchromosomal Interactions and Olfactory Receptor Choice" Cell, Vol 126, 403-413, 28 July 2006 Stavros Lomvardas,1 Gilad Barnea,1 David J. Pisapia,1 Monica Mendelsohn,1
Jennifer Kirkland,1 and Richard Axel

Oct. 4   CANCELLED
Oct. 11 Bistra Iordanova "The life of cells in living animals"

"Metabolic biotinylation of cell surface receptors for in vivo imaging"
Tannous et al. Nature Methods. 2006 May;3(5):391-6.

Bruce Armitage "Better living through chemistry"

"Small-molecular activation of procaspase-3 to caspase-3 as a personalized anticancer strategy" Putt, KS et al Nature Chemical Biology 2006, 2(10), 543-550.

Oct. 18 Shu Ying Kwan "Cell posturepedics: What's your cell's sleep number?"
Deepak Kana Kadayakkara "on the memory TRAIL..."

The generation of protective memory-like CD8+ T cells during homeostatic proliferation requires CD4+ T cells. Hamilton SE et al. Nat Immunol. 2006 May;7(5):475-81. Epub 2006 Apr 9.

Oct. 25 Connor Murphy "MAXimum security"

Anke Kiessling, Bianca Sperl, Angela Hollis, Dirk Eick, and Thorsten Berg. Selective Inhibition of c-Myc/Max Dimerization and DNA Binding by Small Molecules. Chemistry & Biology 13, 745–751, July 2006.

  Eric Ahrens "Metal-head songbirds and neuronal plasticity"

Van Meir et al. In vivo MR imaging of the seasonal volumetric and
functional plasticity of song control nuclei in relation to song output in
a female songbird Neuroimage, 31 (3): 981-992, 2006

Nov. 1 Nina Senutovitch "The big kizuna"
  Alison Barth "Organ-specific gene evolution and divergence in chimp-human lineages"
Nov. 8 Tara Sharma "Canonical Wnt signaling: an unexpected new player"

The role of microtubule actin cross-linking factor 1 (MACF1) in the Wnt signaling pathway Hui-Jye Chen, Chung-Ming Lin, Chyuan-Sheng Lin, Raul Perez-Olle, Conrad L. Leung and Ronald K.H. Lie 2006; Genes & Dev.

  Fred Lanni "Actin - arrgh!"
Nov. 15 Melissa Witzberger "Rok on!"

Hickson, J.R.X. et al. 2006. Rho kinase controls cell shape changes during cytokinesis. Current Biology 16: 359-370.

  Kristen Yankura REGΓ-ulating stability of SRC-3: a role for the proteasome in cell growth

Li,X. et al. 2006. The SRC-3/AIB1 coactivator is degraded in a ubiquitin-and ATP-independent manner by the REGΓ proteasome. Cell 124:381-392

Nov. 22 NO JOURNAL CLUB  
Nov. 29
(3:30 - 5pm)
Rotation Reports 1. Margarida Anjos, Advisor: Charles Ettensohn

2. Shantanu Bhattacharyya, Advisor: Gordon Rule

3. Dara Brown, Advisor: Justin Crowley

4. Sarah Capek, Advisor: Peter Berget

5. Saksham Chandra, Advisor: Nathan Urban

6. Saketh Chemuru Muni, Advisor: Peter Berget

7. Shantanu Ganguly, Advisor: Alison Barth

8. John Holleran, Advisor: Jon Jarvik

9. Elmer Ker, Advisor: Charles Ettensohn

Dec. 1
(3:30-5pm)
Rotation Reports 1. Nicole Marthaler, Advisor: Alison Barth

2. Brenna McCauley, Advisor: John Woolford

3. Parker Mills, Advisor: Robert Murphy

4. Jeanne Morin-Leisk, Advisor: Adam Linstedt

5. Kalin Vasilev, Advisor: Alam Waggoner

6. Jing Wen, Advisor: Eric Ahrens

7. Smita Yadav, Advisor: Russell Schwartz

8. Qi Yan, Advisor: Eric Ahrens

9. Bradley Yates, Advisor: Jon Jarvik

Dec. 6 Anupam Goyal  
  Justin Crowley