Recommended Readings: Ole Kiehn Ph.D. October 14, 2016

Friday Lecture Series

Friday October 14, 2016   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Ole Kiehn, Ph.D.

Professor, Mammalian Locomotor Laboratory,

Dept. of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institut

Deciphering the Functional Organization of Neuronal Circuits

Controlling Locomotion

Recommended Readings:

Kiehn, Ole.  Decoding the organization of spinal circuits that control locomotion. NATURE REVIEWS NEUROSCIENCE    17(4): 224-238    APR 2016

Bouvier, Julien; Caggiano, Vittorio; Leiras, Roberto; et al. Descending Command Neurons in the Brainstem that Halt Locomotion. CELL   163(5): 1191-1203    NOV 19 2015

Patrick, Susan K.; Noah, J. Adam; Yang, Jaynie F.   Interlimb Coordination in Human Crawling Reveals Similarities in Development and Neural Control With Quadrupeds.JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY   101(2): 603-613   FEB 2009

Stuart, Douglas G.; Hultborn, Hans. Thomas Graham Brown (1882-1965), Anders Lundberg (1920-), and the neural control of stepping. BRAIN RESEARCH REVIEWS  59(1) : 74-95   NOV 2008

Recommended Readings: Jesse Ausubel M.A. October 10, 2016

Monday Lecture Series

Monday October 10, 2016   4 p.m.

Carson Family Auditorium

Jesse Ausubel, M.A.

Director and Senior Research Associate

Program for the Human Environment, The Rockefeller University

Nature Rebounds

Recommended Readings:

Donlan, J; Berger, J; Bock, CE; et al.  Re-wilding North America. NATURE   436 (7053):913-914    AUG 18 2005

Ausubel, Jesse H. and Paul E. Waggoner.  Dematerialization: Variety, caution, and persistence.  PNAS.   105(35):12774-12779.   June 2008.

Pearce, F and J. Ausubel.  Be green, think big. NEW SCIENTIST   189( 2536): 44-46 JAN 28 2006

Ausubel, Jesse H. and Paul E. Waggoner.  Assessing environmental changes in grasslandsSCIENCE  299(5614): 1844-1844      MAR 21 2003

Kauppi, Pekka E.; Ausubel, Jesse H.; Fang, Jingyun; et al.  Returning forests analyzed with the forest identity.  PNAS.  103(46): 17574-17579     NOV 14 2006

Recommended Readings: Michael Levine Ph.D. Sept 30, 2016

Friday Lecture Series

Norton Zinder Lecture

Michael Levine, Ph.D.

Director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton Univ.

Anthony B. Evnin Professor, Dept Molecular Biology, Princeton Univ.

Visualization and evolution of transcriptional enhancers

Recommended Readings:

Bothma, J.P., Garcia, H.G., Ng, S., Perry, M.W., Gregor, T., and Levine, M. (2015). Enhancer additivity and nonadditivity are determined by enhancer strength in the Drosophila embryo. eLife 4, 07956.

Farley, E.K., Olson, K.M., Zhang, W., Brandt, A.J., Rokhsar, D.S., and Levine, M. (2015). Suboptimization of developmental enhancers. Science 350, 325-328.

Fukaya, T., Lim, B., and Levine, M. 2016. Enhancer control of transcriptional bursting. Cell 166, 358-368.

Bothma, J., Garcia, H., Gavin, S., Esposito, E., Gregor, T., and Levine, M. (2014). Dynamic regulation of eve stripe 2 expression reveals transcriptional bursts in living Drosophila embryos. PNAS 111, 10598-10603.

Evans, Nicole C.; Swanson, Christina I.; Barolo, Scott.  Sparkling Insights into Enhancer Structure, Function, and Evolution.  TRANSCRIPTIONAL SWITCHES DURING DEVELOPMENT   Book Series: Current Topics in Developmental Biology .  98: 97-120   2012

Gordon, Kacy L.; Ruvinsky, Ilya.  Tempo and Mode in Evolution of Transcriptional Regulation.  PLOS GENETICS.   8(1): e1002432    2012

Recommended Readings: Gaby Maimon, Ph.D., Sept 23, 2016

Friday Lecture Series

Head shot of Gaby Maimon

Gaby Maimon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function

Quantitative Neural Computations in Behaving Drosophila

Recommended Readings:

Kim, A.J. et al. Cellular evidence for efference copy in Drosophila visuomotor processing. Nature Neuroscience. 18, 1247–1255 (2015).

Rien, D.; kern, R. and R. Kurtz.  Octopaminergic modulation of a fly visual motion-sensitive neuron during stimulation with naturalistic optic flow.  Frontiers in Bahavioral Neuroscience. 7, 155 (2013)

Maimon, G. Modulation of visual physiology by behavioral state in monkeys, mice, and flies. Current Opinions in Neurobiology. 21, 559–564 (2011).

Rosner, R. and A. K. Warzecha.  Relating neuronal to behavioral performance: variability of optomotor responses in the blowflyPLoS One.   6, 10:e26886 (2011)

Recommended Readings: Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., June 10

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, June 10, 2016
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
President-elect, The Rockefeller University
Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine (Nephrology),
Chair, Department of Genetics, Yale University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

From Genes and Genomes to Biology and Health

Recommended Readings:

Choi, M., Scholl, U. I., Ji, W., Liu, T., Tikhonova, I. R., Zumbo, P., … & Lifton, R. O. (2009). Genetic diagnosis by whole exome capture and massively parallel DNA sequencing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(45), 19096-19101. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0910672106.

Ji, W., Foo, J. N., O’Roak, B. J., Zhao, H., Larson, M. G., Simon, D. B., … & Lifton, R. P. (2008). Rare independent mutations in renal salt handling genes contribute to blood pressure variation. Nature Genetics, 40(5), 592-599. doi: 10.1038/ng.118.

Lifton, R. P., Gharavi, A. G., & Geller, D. S. (2001). Molecular mechanisms of human hypertension. Cell, 104(4), 545-556. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(01)00241-0

Shimkets, R. A., Warnock, D. G., Bositis, C. M., Nelson-Williams, C., Hansson, J. H., Schambelan, M., … & Lifton, R. O. (1994). Liddle’s syndrome: heritable human hypertension caused by mutations in the β subunit of the epithelial sodium channel. Cell, 79(3), 407-414. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(94)90250-X

Recommended Readings: Mary Hynes, Ph.D., May 23

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, May 23, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Mary Hynes, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor,
Laboratory of Neural Specification and Development,
The Rockefeller University

Widespread Differential Expression of 3’ UTR and Cognate Coding Region Sequences in Neurons and Other Tissues

Recommended Readings:

Heiman, M., Kulicke, R., Fenster, R. J., Greengard, P., & Heintz, N. (2014). Cell type–specific mRNA purification by translating ribosome affinity purification (TRAP). Nature Protocols, 9(6), 1282-1291. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2014.085.

Kocabas, A., Duarte, T., Kumar, S., & Hynes, M. A. (2015). Widespread differential expression of coding region and 3′ UTR sequences in neurons and other tissues. Neuron, 88(6), 1149-1156. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.10.048.

Recommended Readings: Sean Brady, Ph.D., May 16

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, May 16, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Sean Brady, Ph.D.
Tri-Institutional Associate Professor,
Evnin Associate Professor and Head,
Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules,
The Rockefeller University
Early Career Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Bioactive Metabolites from the Human Microbiome: Natural Cures or Snake Oil

Recommended Readings:

Cohen, L. J., Kang, H. S., Chu, J., Huang, Y. H., Gordon, E. A., Reddy, B. V. B., … & Brady, S. F. (2015). Functional metagenomic discovery of bacterial effectors in the human microbiome and isolation of commendamide, a GPCR G2A/132 agonist. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(35), E4825-E4834. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1508737112.

Charlop-Powers, Z., Milshteyn, A., & Brady, S. F. (2014). Metagenomic small molecule discovery methods. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 19, 70-75. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2014.05.021.

Recommended Readings: Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D., June 3

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, June 3, 2016
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D.,
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry,
Professor of Chemical & Systems Biology and Radiology (By Courtesy),
Stanford University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Precision Glycocalyx Editing for Cancer Immune Therapy

Recommended Readings:

Agarwal, P., Beahm, B. J., Shieh, P., & Bertozzi, C. R. (2015). Systemic fluorescence imaging of zebrafish glycans with bioorthogonal chemistry. Angewandte Chemie, 127(39), 11666-11672. doi: 10.1002/anie.201504249.

Agarwal, P., & Bertozzi, C. R. (2015). Site-specific antibody–drug conjugates: The nexus of bioorthogonal chemistry, protein engineering, and drug development. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 26(2), 176-192. doi: 10.1021/bc5004982.

Hudak, J. E., Canham, S. M., & Bertozzi, C. R. (2014). Glycocalyx engineering reveals a Siglec-based mechanism for NK cell immunoevasion. Nature Chemical Biology, 10(1), 69-75. doi: 10.1038/nchembio.1388.

Woods, E. C., Yee, N. A., Shen, J., & Bertozzi, C. R. (2015). Glycocalyx engineering with a recycling glycopolymer that increases cell survival in vivo. Angewandte Chemie, 127(52), 16008-16014. doi: 10.1002/anie.201508783.

Recommended Readings: Angelika Amon, Ph.D., May 27

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, May 27, 2016
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Angelika Amon, Ph.D.
Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of Cancer Research,
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Causes and Consequences of Aneuploidy

Recommended Readings:

Sheltzer, J. M., Blank, H. M., Pfau, S. J., Tange, Y., George, B. M., Humpton, T. J., … & Amon, A. (2011). Aneuploidy drives genomic instability in yeast. Science, 333(6045), 1026-1030. doi: 10.1126/science.1206412.

Sheltzer, J. M., Torres, E. M., Dunham, M. J., & Amon, A. (2012). Transcriptional consequences of aneuploidy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(31), 12644-12649. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1209227109.

Tang, Y. C., & Amon, A. (2013). Gene copy-number alterations: a cost-benefit analysis. Cell, 152(3), 394-405. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2012.11.043.

Torres, E. M., Sokolsky, T., Tucker, C. M., Chan, L. Y., Boselli, M., Dunham, M. J., & Amon, A. (2007). Effects of aneuploidy on cellular physiology and cell division in haploid yeast. Science, 317(5840), 916-924. doi: 10.1126/science.1142210

Recommended Readings: Joseph Schlessinger, Ph.D., May 13

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, May 13, 2016
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Joseph Schlessinger, Ph.D.
William H. Prusoff Professor and Chair,
Department of Pharmacology,
Yale School of Medicine

Cell Signaling by Receptor Tyrosine Kinases: From Basic Principles to Cancer Therapy

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Bae, J. H., Lew, E. D., Yuzawa, S., Tomé, F., Lax, I., & Schlessinger, J. (2009). The selectivity of receptor tyrosine kinase signaling is controlled by a secondary SH2 domain binding site. Cell, 138(3), 514-524. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2009.05.028.

Chung, I., Akita, R., Vandlen, R., Toomre, D., Schlessinger, J., & Mellman, I. (2010). Spatial control of EGF receptor activation by reversible dimerization on living cells. Nature, 464(7289), 783-787. doi: 10.1038/nature08827.

Yuzawa, S., Opatowsky, Y., Zhang, Z., Mandiyan, V., Lax, I., & Schlessinger, J. (2007). Structural basis for activation of the receptor tyrosine kinase KIT by stem cell factor. Cell, 130(2), 323-334.

Review Papers

Lemmon, M. A., & Schlessinger, J. (2010). Cell signaling by receptor tyrosine kinases. Cell, 141(7), 1117-1134. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.06.011.

Schlessinger, J. (2014). Receptor tyrosine kinases: legacy of the first two decades. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 6(3), a008912. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a008912.