Fall 2011 Journal Club (Graduate Research Seminar)-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2011 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.




8/31 Ashrifia Adomako-Ankomah
Regulation of Skeletal Morphogenesis by Cell-cell Interactions in the Sea Urchin Embryo

Kaitlyn Dykstra Yip1A Cycling Between the ER and Golgi is not Required for its ER Structuring Function
9/7 Anmol Grover Genetically Tagged pH Biosensor for Endosomal Trafficking

Marcel Bruchez, Ph.D.
Using Generative Models to Enhance Superresolution Imaging
9/14 Tim Jarvela GRASPing Golgi Ribbon Maintenance

Merissa Remus ERK Activation in the Nucleus Accumbens: Selectivity by Subregion, Type of Motivationally-relevant Stimulus, and Cell Phenotype
9/21 Ayshwarya Subramanian Understanding Tumor Progression using Phylogenetics

Brooke McCartney, Ph.D.
Stories from the End of the Filament: APC2 Dependent Regulation of the Actin Cytoskeleton
9/28 Shana Bowersox Connections Between Nicotine and Weight Loss in the Central Nervous System

Jigarkumar Desai Candida albicans: Why is it Virulent?
Eugenio Gallo Dissecting the Complexity of Hematopoiesis by Mass-Cytometry

Salini Konikkat Much More than Translation: Specialized Functions of Ribosomes
Karen Kormuth
Much More than a Vegetable: Spinach and the Development of Fluorescently Tagged RNAs

Han Lai When Metabolite Genes get Together
Ting Liu Temperature Induced Phase Transition and Change in Ejection Kinetics of Phage Genome

Olivia Molinar
Head Versus Tail Regeneration in Planaria
10/26 John Pettersson
Diversifying the Sequence Between Neighbouring Domains can Prevent Interdomain Misfolding

Madhumitha Ramesh
You are What You Eat: Why miRNA Might be the Next Sensational Nutritional Supplement
11/2 Elizabeth Ransey
The Structure-based Design of Amyloid Fibril Inhibitors
Structure-based design of non-natural amino-acid inhibitors of amyloid fibril formation. Nature, Vol 475, 7 July 2011.
Sahil Sangani
Understanding the Mechanism of a GPCR-G Protein Complex Formation
11/9 Zhongling Sun
The Mechanism of Gamete Recognition in the Mouse
Gagandeep Gahlay, Lyn Gauthier, Boris Baibakov, Olga Epifano and Jurrien Dean. Gamete Recognition in Mice Depends on the Cleavage Status of an Egg's Zona Pellucida Protein. Science. Vol. 329 no. 5988 pp. 216-219,9 July 2010. DOI: 10.1126/science.1188178

Yi Wang
Rotation of Rotorless F1-ATPaes
11/16 (Mellon Institute Social Room)
Rotation 1 Presentations
12:30 to 2:20 p.m.

Tanvi Shashikant
MAP Kinase Signaling and Skeletogenesis in Sea Urchin Embryo
Advisor: Ettensohn

Philip Davidson
Unmixing Breast Cancer Expression Data
Advisor: Schwartz

Adam Foote
Muscle-Blind Mutations and Muscle Z-Band Alternative Splicing
Advisor: Lopez

Tara Tappen
Tissue-specific Splicing Patterns of the Drosophila Stunted Gene
Advisor: Lopez

Stacie Oliver
Tagging Vesicular Transporters with Fluorogen-Activating Proteins
Advisor: Bruchez

Ardon Shorr
Occupy Small Street: the Gathering of Yeast
Advisor: Lanni

Christopher Pratt
A Tale of Pain and Relief: Heterologous Signal Activation Downstream of the Mu-Opioid Receptor
Advisor: Puthenveedu

Daniel Shiwarski
Live Cell Imaging of cAMP Signaling Dynamics to Evaluate ß2-Adrenergic Receptor Re-sensitization
Advisor: Puthenveedu

Shawn Burton
Highly Active Layer 2/3 Neurons do not Exhibit Hallmarks of Recent Synaptic Plasticity
Advisor: Barth

Pieter Spealman
Three's a Crowd: APC and Dia Interactions
Advisor: McCartney

Beril Kumcuoglu
Wnt Signaling Pathway Regulates Cell Shape
Advisor: McCartney

11/23 No Journal Club due to Thanksgiving Break
Kiran Rafiq
Linking a Developmental Gene Regulatory Network to Morphogenesis

Jason Talkish Understanding How Three Proteins Fold rRNA by Chemical Footprinting and Other “Cutting”-Edge Techniques
12/7 David Whitney Age-Dependent Changes in the Columnar Organization and Plasticity of the Ferret Visual Cortex

Emily Furbee
hsp27 and Programmed Cell Death in Drosophila Development