Spring 2005 Journal Club (Graduate Research Seminar)-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2005 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

Jan. 19 Vikrant Kapoor "Understanding the role of granule cell mediated inhibition in main olfactory bulb of the mice"
  Phil Campbell "Engineering biological patterning"
Jan. 26 Mangala Srinivas "Monitoring cell migration in vivo using MRI"
  Alison Barth "Defining the CREB regulon: A genome-wide analysis of transcription factor regulatory regions" by Impey et al., Cell 119:1041-1054.
Feb. 2 Lan Tang "Protein or ribonucleoprotein neighborhoods within assembling ribosomes"
  James Burnette "Enhancing student comprehension with interactive computer tutorials"
Feb. 9 Yanhua Hu "Automated classification of protein subcellular locations from time series images"
  Eric Ahrens  
Feb. 16 Advisory Commitee Meeting
Feb. 23 Arun Krishnaswamy "Large-scale testing of chemical shift prediction algorithms and improved machine learning-based approaches to shift prediction"
  David Hackney "EB1 (microtubule (+) end binding protein 1) sticks its finger in it"
March 2 Parul Nisha "Whispering down the lane vs. yelling across the street - the chromatin way"
March 16 Narayan Raghupathy "Genomic paternity testing"
  Elizabeth Jones "Half a loaf is better than none"
March 23 Nan Song "Is this your long lost brother?"
  Dannie Durand "Brand new genes" Sayah et al. Cyclophilin A retrotransposition into TRIM5 explains owl monkey resistance to HIV-1. Nature. 2004; 430(6999):569-73.

M. Long et al. The origin of new genes: glimpses from the young and old. Nat Rev Genet. 2003;4(11):865-75.

March 30 Christine Wang "Dude, where's my chlorine?"
  Rebecca Bollinger "Fusion of cells by 'Flipped' SNAREs"
Hu C, Ahmed M, Melia TJ, Sollner TH, Mayer T, Rothman JE. Science. 2003 Jun 13;300(5626):1745-9.
April 6 Brett Benedetti "Put on your thinking HAT"
Korzus E., Rosenfeld, M., Mayford, M. CBP histone acetyltransferase activity is a critical component of memory consolidation. Neuron 2004;42, 961-72.
  Panagiotis Papasaikas "Of Mice and Men"
Gene W. Yeo et. al. Identification and Analysis of Alternative Splicing Events Conserved in Human and Mouse. 2005, PNAS vol. 102 no.8 2850-2855.
April 13 Aarti Sahasranaman "Tiam1: PARtaker in cell polarity"
Chen X, Macara I. Par-3 controls tight junction assembly through the Rac exchange factor Tiam1. Nature Cell Biology 2005. Vol. 7(3): 262- 269.
  Debrup Sengupta "Sgo1: what draws us together, what drives us apart"
April 20 Sonal Shruti "The Runner Junkies"
  Mengning Zhou "Axon or dendrite, that is the question"
Jiang H, Guo W, Liang X, and Rao Y. Both the Establishment and the Maintenance of Neuronal Polarity Require Active Mechanisms: Critical Roles of GSK-3‚ and Its Upstream Regulators. Cell. 2005 Jan 14;120(1):123-35.
April 27 Rajalaxmi Natarajan CANCELLED
  Robert Murphy