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First Person interviews

First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of papers published in Journal of Cell Science, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Thanks to all first authors interviewed for taking the time to tell us more about their research and their careers.

We also have an interview series called Cell Scientists to Watch, which features interviews with talented researchers who have recently set up their own labs.

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Aleena Arakaki (University of California, San Diego, USA)

Aleena Arakaki is first author on ‘α-Arrestin ARRDC3 tumor suppressor function is linked to GPCR-induced TAZ activation and breast cancer metastasis’, published in JCS. Aleena conducted the research described in this article while a PhD graduate student in JoAnn Trejo's lab at University of California, San Diego, USA. She is now a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Taran Gujral at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, investigating the cellular and molecular processes that contribute to cancer progression and how to move these findings into clinical translation.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258754 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 27 April 2021


Kara Stark (Duke University, Durham, USA)

Kara Stark is first author on ‘Precise levels of the Drosophila adaptor protein Dreadlocks maintain the size and stability of germline ring canals’, published in JCS. Kara conducted the research described in this article while an undergraduate research assistant in Dr Lindsay Lewellyn's lab at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN. She is now a PhD student in the lab of Dr Zhao Zhang at Duke University, Durham, NC, investigating how transposon mobilization interacts with the immune system during development.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258752 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 27 April 2021


Wenhong Li (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Wenhong Li is first author on ‘Differential cellular responses to adhesive interactions with galectin-8- and fibronectin-coated substrates’, published in JCS. Wenhong is a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Alexander Bershadsky and Prof. Benjamin Geiger at the Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, investigating cell spreading on an animal lectin, galectin-8.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258682 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 27 April 2021


Mariana Castro Dias (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Mariana Castro Dias is first author on ‘Brain endothelial tricellular junctions as novel sites for T cell diapedesis across the blood–brain barrier’, published in JCS. Mariana conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Britta Engelhardt's lab at the Theodor Kocher Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland. She is now an Associate Scientific Communications Manager working for Roche Diagnostics International. She is utterly fascinated by the brain, particularly the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathology of neurodegenerative disorders.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258753 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 April 2021


Fumiya Okawa, Yutaro Hama and Sidi Zhang (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Fumiya Okawa, Yutaro Hama and Sidi Zhang are co-first authors on ‘Evolution and insights into the structure and function of the DedA superfamily containing TMEM41B and VMP1’, published in JCS. Fumiya and Yutaro are PhD students and Sidi is a postdoc in the lab of Noboru Mizushima at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan, where they are investigating the molecular mechanisms and origin of autophagy.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258751 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 April 2021


Yukako Nishimura (Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)

Yukako Nishimura is co-first author on ‘The formin inhibitor SMIFH2 inhibits members of the myosin superfamily’, published in JCS. Yukako conducted the research described in this article while a research fellow in Virgile Viasnoff and Alexander D. Bershadsky's lab at the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore. She is now an assistant professor in the Division of Developmental Physiology, Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, investigating the functions of cytoskeletal networks in mechanobiology.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258593 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 April 2021


Daniel Friedman and Poppy Simmonds (The Rayne Institute, King's College London and MCCIR, Manchester, UK)

Daniel Friedman and Poppy Simmonds are co-first authors on ‘Natural killer cell immune synapse formation and cytotoxicity are controlled by tension of the target interface’, published in JCS. Daniel conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Daniel Davis's lab at Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research (MCCIR), Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and Inflammation, The University of Manchester, UK. He is now a post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Robbert Hoogeboom at The Rayne Institute, King's College London, UK, investigating lymphocyte signalling in the context of disease states. Poppy is a PhD student in the lab of Daniel Davis investigating NK cell cytotoxicity in the lungs.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258680 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 15 April 2021

 


Shannon McMahon (Molecular Horizons and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia)

Shannon McMahon is first author on ‘DNAJB chaperones suppress destabilised protein aggregation via a region distinct from that used to inhibit amyloidogenesis’, published in JCS. Shannon is a PhD student in the lab of Heath Ecroyd at Molecular Horizons and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, investigating whether the intrinsic proteostasis machinery can be manipulated to combat neurodegenerative diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258681 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 13 April 2021


Matthew Zdradzinski (Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, USA)

Matthew Zdradzinski is co-first author on ‘Selective axonal translation of the mRNA isoform encoding prenylated Cdc42 supports axon growth’, published in JCS. Matthew is a PhD Student in the lab of Jeffery Twiss at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, where he is interested in neurobiology, focused around mRNA localization and its effects on axon growth, development and regeneration.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258683 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 15 April 2021


Victor Palacios (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA)

Victor Palacios is first author on ‘Importin-9 regulates chromosome segregation and packaging in Drosophila germ cells’, published in JCS. Victor conducted his PhD research in the lab of Michael Buszczak at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, where he investigated the essential role of Importin-9 in Drosophila fertility.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258592 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 15 April 2021


Asadullah and Sandeep Kumar (BSBE, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India and TandemLaunch Inc., Montreal, Canada)

Asadullah and Sandeep Kumar are co-first authors on ‘Combined heterogeneity in cell size and deformability promotes cancer invasiveness’, published in JCS. Asadullah is a PhD Student in the lab of Prof. Shamik Sen at BSBE, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, who is interested in combining computational methods along with biophysics to study disease biology. Sandeep conducted the research described in this article while a PhD Student in Dr Shamik Sen's lab. He is now an Entrepreneur in Residence at TandemLaunch Inc., Montreal, Canada, interested in developing new computational approaches to studying development and cancer growth.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258594 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 1 April 2021

 

Fabiola García Fernández

Fabiola García Fernández (Institut de recherche Saint-Louis, Université de Paris, France)

Fabiola García Fernández is first author on ‘Modified chromosome structure caused by phosphomimetic H2A modulates the DNA damage response by increasing chromatin mobility in yeast’, published in JCS. Fabiola is a PhD student in the lab of Emmanuelle Fabre at Institut de recherche Saint-Louis, Université de Paris, France, investigating DNA damage repair and genome stability.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258591 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 29 March 2021


Zofia Ostrowska-Podhorodecka

Zofia Ostrowska-Podhorodecka (University of Toronto, Canada)

Zofia Ostrowska-Podhorodecka is first author on ‘Vimentin tunes cell migration on collagen by controlling β1 integrin activation and clustering’, published in JCS. Zofia is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Christopher A. McCulloch, University of Toronto, Canada, where her research focuses on the mechanisms of vimentin-dependent regulation of cell adhesion and cell extension formation.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258525 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 29 March 2021


Yuki Ogawa

Yuki Ogawa (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA)

Yuki Ogawa is first author on ‘Endogenously expressed Ranbp2 is not at the axon initial segment’, published in JCS. Yuki is a postdoc in the lab of Matthew Rasband at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA, investigating how the cytoskeletal proteins are organized in neurons by using CRISPR/Cas9-based genome engineering.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258526 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 17 March 2021



Shivali Rawat

Shivali Rawat (Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India)

Shivali Rawat is first author on ‘Increased supraorganization of respiratory complexes is a dynamic multistep remodelling in response to proteostasis stress’. Shivali is a PhD student in the lab of Swasti Raychaudhuri at CSIR - Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India, investigating protein homeostasis and aggregation in stress and disease-related conditions.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253922 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 September 2020


Julien Pernier

Julien Pernier (Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC), Gif-sur-Yvette, France)

Julien Pernier is first author on ‘Myosin 1b flattens and prunes branched actin filaments’. Julien conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in Patricia Bassereau's lab at the Institut Curie, Paris, France. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Christophe Le Clainche at the Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC), Gif-sur-Yvette, France, investigating the roles of actin-binding proteins in actin network dynamics and organization.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253930 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 25 September 2020


Anthony Rossi

Anthony Rossi (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA)

Anthony Rossi is joint first author on ‘Phosphoregulation of the cytokinetic protein Fic1 contributes to fission yeast growth polarity establishment’. Anthony is a PhD student in the lab of Kathleen L. Gould at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, investigating how cytokinetic components coordinate with each other to achieve cytokinesis.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253971 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 17 September 2020



Alessandra Gallo

Alessandra Gallo (Alzohis, Paris, France)

Alessandra Gallo is first author on ‘Role of the Sec22b–E-Syt complex in neurite growth and ramification’. Alessandra currently works as a medical affairs manager for the biotech company Alzohis, Paris, France, in the lab of Romain Verpillot, investigating the molecular mechanisms of neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253955 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 17 September 2020


Jana Jentzsch

Jana Jentzsch (University of Bayreuth, Germany)

Jana Jentzsch is first author on ‘Microtubule polyglutamylation is important for regulating cytoskeletal architecture and motility in Trypanosoma brucei ’. Jana is a PhD student in the lab of Professor Klaus Ersfeld at the Department of Biology, University of Bayreuth, Germany, investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253948 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 17 September 2020


Raja Gopal Reddy Mooli (University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Raja Gopal Reddy Mooli is first author on ‘An indispensable role for dynamin-related protein 1 in beige and brown adipogenesis’. Raja Gopal Reddy is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Sadeesh Ramakrishnan at the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, investigating the role of hypoxic signaling in liver cancer and the crosstalk between liver and beige adipogenesis mechanisms.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253963 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 15 September 2020


Natrhan Roy

Nathan Roy (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Nathan Roy is first author on ‘LFA-1 signals to promote actin polymerization and upstream migration in T cells’. Nathan is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Janis Burkhardt at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, investigating signaling events that drive immune cell migration in both normal and pathological conditions.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253047 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 September 2020

 


Wenqing Zhou

Wenqing Zhou (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA)

Wenqing Zhou is co-first author on ‘Mitofusin 2 regulates neutrophil adhesive migration and the actin cytoskeleton’. Wenqing conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Qing Deng's laboratory at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Wenqing is now a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Gregory Sonnenberg at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, investigating the mechanisms regulating immune homeostasis and response in the gastrointestinal tract.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253070 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 7 September 2020


Alan Hsu

Alan Hsu (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA)

Alan Hsu is co-first author on ‘Mitofusin 2 regulates neutrophil adhesive migration and the actin cytoskeleton’. He conducted the research while a PhD student in Qing Deng's laboratory at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Alan is now a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr Hongbo Luo at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, investigating the factors that govern neutrophil function and how they impact immune responses to pathogen challenges.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253070 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 7 September 2020


Yueyang Wang

Yueyang Wang (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA)

Yueyang Wang is co-first author on ‘Mitofusin 2 regulates neutrophil adhesive migration and the actin cytoskeleton’. Yueyang conducted the research described in this article while PhD students in Qing Deng's laboratory at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, where she is currently studying mechanisms of neutrophil migration and activation, including the response of neutrophils to tissue injury and infection. 

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253070 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 7 September 2020


Ali Vural

Ali Vural (Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA)

Ali Vural is first author on ‘Intersection of two key signal integrators in the cell: activator of G-protein signaling 3 and dishevelled-2’. Ali is a Research Assistant Professor based in Professor Stephen Lanier's laboratory at the Integrative Biosciences Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, investigating how the biochemistry of activator of G-protein signaling proteins is translated to a variety of functional roles.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253039 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 4 September 2020


Francesco Baschieri

Francesco Baschieri (Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France)

Francesco Baschieri is joint first author on ‘Frustration of endocytosis potentiates compression-induced receptor signaling’. Francesco is a postdoc in the lab of Guillaume Montagnac at the Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France, where he is investigating how cells interpret and respond to physical forces.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253054 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 4 September 2020

 


Yuki Yoshino

Yuki Yoshino (Institute of Aging, Development and Cancer, Tohoku University, Japan)

Yuki Yoshino is first author on ‘RACK1 regulates centriole duplication through promoting the activation of polo-like kinase 1 by Aurora A’. Yuki is an Assistant Professor in the lab of Natsuko Chiba at the Department of Cancer Biology, Institute of Aging, Development and Cancer, Tohoku University, Japan, investigating how BRCA1 dysfunction causes breast cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253153 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 4 September 2020


Tanja Mang

Tanja Mang (Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany)

Tanja Mang is first author on ‘BMPR1A is necessary for chondrogenesis and osteogenesis, whereas BMPR1B prevents hypertrophic differentiation’. Tanja conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Anne Gigout's lab at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, where she worked on the development of relevant preclinical cell culture models to provide systems for testing drugs and identifying specific biomarkers.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs253005 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 27 August 2020


Thibault Legal

Thibault Legal (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Thibault Legal is first author on ‘The C-terminal helix of BubR1 is essential for CENP-E-dependent chromosome alignment’. Thibault is a PhD student in the lab of Julie Welburn at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, investigating kinetochore–microtubule attachment in mitosis.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs251926 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 25 August 2020

 


Andri Christodoulou

Andri Christodoulou (University of Cyprus)

Andri Christodoulou is first author on ‘TMEM147 interacts with lamin B receptor, regulates its localization and levels, and affects cholesterol homeostasis’. Andri conducted the research while a postdoc in Prof Niovi Santama's lab at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Dr Paris Skourides, investigating the role of transmembrane proteins in the morphogenesis and function of the endoplasmic reticulum.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs252684 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 21 August 2020


Maiko Yamamoto

Maiko Yamamoto (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)

Maiko Yamamoto is first author on ‘The PRDM14–CtBP1/2–PRC2 complex regulates transcriptional repression during the transition from primed to naïve pluripotency’. Maiko conducted the research described in this article while a Master course student in Yoshiyuki Seki's lab at Department of Biomedical Chemistry, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University, investigating epigenetic regulation of ESC pluripotency.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs251900 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 12 August 2020


Helena Sofia Domingues

Helena Sofia Domingues (University of Minho, Braga, Portugal)

Helena Sofia Domingues is first author on ‘Pushing myelination – developmental regulation of myosin expression drives oligodendrocyte morphological differentiation’. Helena Sofia conducted the research while a postdoctoral fellow in Inês Mendes Pinto's lab at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal. She is now a Junior Researcher in the lab of Fábio G. Teixeira at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, investigating mammalian myelination in development and age-associated neurodegeneration.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs251934 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 12 August 2020


Rebecca San Gil

Rebecca San Gil (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Rebecca San Gil is first author on ‘Neurodegenerative disease-associated protein aggregates are poor inducers of the heat shock response in neuronal cells’. Rebecca conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Heath Ecroyd's lab at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia. She is now a Fight MND Early Career Research Fellow in the lab of Adam K. Walker at the adam  The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs251918 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 12 August 2020


Alexander Johnson

Alexander Johnson (Institute of Science and Technology Austria)

Alexander Johnson is first author on ‘Experimental toolbox for quantitative evaluation of clathrin-mediated endocytosis in the plant model Arabidopsis’. Alexander is a postdoc in the lab of Jiri Friml at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, investigating the characterization of the molecular mechanisms of endocytosis in plants using a range of quantitative imaging and biochemical approaches.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs251108 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 12 August 2020


Sachiko Fujiwara

Sachiko Fujiwara (Hiroshima University, Japan)

Sachiko Fujiwara is first author on ‘Disease-associated keratin mutations reduce traction forces and compromise adhesion and collective migration’. She conducted the research described in this article as a postdoctoral fellow in Thomas M. Magin's lab at Leipzig University, Germany. She is now an assistant professor in Kazunori Imaizumi's lab at Hiroshima University, Japan, investigating the physiological roles of cytoskeletons.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs251082 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 29 July 2020


Laura Westrate

Laura Westrate (Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA)

Laura Westrate is first author on ‘Vesicular and uncoated Rab1-dependent cargo carriers facilitate ER to Golgi transport’. Laura conducted the research described in this article while a post-doctoral fellow in Dr Gia Voeltz's lab at University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA. She is now an Assistant Professor at Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, investigating the mechanisms behind protein transport and sorting in the endoplasmic reticulum.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs251090 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 27 July 2020


Nuno Martins

Nuno Martins (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Nuno Martins is co-first author on ‘H3K9me3 maintenance on a human artificial chromosome is required for segregation but not centromere epigenetic memory’. He conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in William C. Earnshaw's lab at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK. He is now a postdoc in Ting Wu's lab at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, where his research interests lie in the structural and dynamic chromatin regulation of the more mysterious regions of the cell nucleus, such as centromeres, repetitive elements and nucleoli.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs251124 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 24 July 2020


Fernanda Cisneros-Soberanis

Fernanda Cisneros-Soberanis (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Fernanda Cisneros-Soberani is co-first author on ‘H3K9me3 maintenance on a human artificial chromosome is required for segregation but not centromere epigenetic memory’. Fernanda conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in William C. Earnshaw's lab. She is now an Investigadora en Ciencias Médicas in Luis Alonso Herrera's lab at Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, México City, México, investigating the transcriptional regulation of microRNAs in breast cancer. 

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs251124 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 24 July 2020


Elisa Pesenti

Elisa Pesenti (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Elisa Pesenti are co-first authors on ‘H3K9me3 maintenance on a human artificial chromosome is required for segregation but not centromere epigenetic memory’. Elisa is a postdoc/lab manager in the lab of William C. Earnshaw and is interested in developing human artificial chromosomes (HACs) by applying molecular and synthetic biology techniques to study chromosome segregation and epigenetics in human cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs251124 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 24 July 2020


Eryn Dixon

Eryn Dixon (University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA)

Eryn Dixon is first author on ‘GDNF drives rapid tubule morphogenesis in a novel 3D in vitro model for ADPKD’. Eryn is a PhD Student in the lab of Owen M. Woodward at the Department of Physiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, investigating the responses of epithelial cells to disease and injury, and how these signaling changes ultimately affect renal physiology.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs250373 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 21 July 2020


Tigist Tamir

Tigist Tamir (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA)

Tigist Tamir is first author on ‘Gain-of-function genetic screen of the kinome reveals BRSK2 as an inhibitor of the NRF2 transcription factor’. Tigist conducted the research described in this article while a graduate student in Michael Ben Major's lab at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. They are now a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Forest White at Koch Institute for Integrated Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, interested in integrating cutting edge ‘omics’ technologies to better elucidate drivers of cancer progression and therapy resistance.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs251116 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 16 July 2020


Tejeshwar Rao

Tejeshwar Rao (University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA)

Tejeshwar Rao is first author on ‘EGFR activation attenuates the mechanical threshold for integrin tension and focal adhesion formation’. He is a postdoctoral researcher in Dr Alexa Mattheyses' lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he is investigating the forces, dynamics and protein interactions within macromolecular assemblies central to inter- and intra-cellular communication using novel and advanced fluorescence microscopy.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs250381 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 10 July 2020


Nicholas Maskalenko

Nicholas Maskalenko (University of Texas, Austin, USA)

Nicholas Maskalenko is first author on ‘The DISC1–Girdin complex – a missing link in signaling to the T cell cytoskeleton’. Nicholas is a postdoc in the lab of Martin Poenie at The University of Texas at Austin, investigating the activation and effector functions of immune cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs250399 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 July 2020


Mang Zhu

Mang Zhu (Michael Smith Laboratories, Vancouver, Canada)

Mang Zhu is first author on ‘Proteomic analysis reveals the direct recruitment of intrinsically disordered regions to stress granules in S. cerevisiae’. Mang is a PhD candidate in the lab of Thibault Mayor at Michael Smith Laboratories, Vancouver, Canada, investigating how large protein assemblies are formed in cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs250365 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 July 2020


Megan Mc Fie

Megan Mc Fie (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

Megan Mc Fie is first author on ‘Ciliary proteins specify the cell inflammatory response by tuning NFκB signalling, independently of primary cilia’. Megan conducted the research described in this article while a research assistant in Dr Angus Wann's lab at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology Research, University of Oxford, UK. She is now a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Martin Knight at Queen Mary University of London, UK, investigating the primary cilium, its structure and associated proteins and the role they play in the regulation of cell signalling.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs250357 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 July 2020


Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma (Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto, Canada)

Amit Sharma is first author on ‘Transgelin-2 and phosphoregulation of the LIC2 subunit of dynein govern mitotic spindle orientation’. Amit conducted the research  while a PhD student in Dr Sivaram V. S. Mylavarapu's lab at the NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Haryana, India. He is now a post-doctoral fellow in Dr Laurence Pelletier's lab at the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto, Canada, where his area of interest is cell division and cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs249623 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 25 June 2020


Leeanne McGurk

Leeanne McGurk (University of Dundee, UK)

Leeanne McGurk is first author on ‘TDP-43, a protein central to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is destabilized by tankyrase-1 and -2’. Leeanne conducted the research described in this article while a post-doc in Dr Nancy M. Bonini's lab at University of Pennsylvania. She is now a PI at the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK, investigating the biology of the aging brain.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs248773 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 25 June 2020


Shivnarayan Dhuppa

Shivnarayan Dhuppar (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad, India)

Shivnarayan Dhuppar is first author on ‘Investigating cell cycle-dependent gene expression in the context of nuclear architecture at a single-allele resolution’. Shivnarayan is a postdoc in the lab of Dr Aprotim Mazumder at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad, India, where he likes to think ‘how does it work?’, with the ‘it’ being anything from the biology of a cell to its functions and the physics behind them.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs249615 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 24 June 2020


Yuichiro Saito

Yuichiro Saito (National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan)

Yuichiro Saito is first author on ‘RIF1 controls replication initiation and homologous recombination repair in a radiation dose-dependent manner’. Yuichiro conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Kenshi Komatsu's lab at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Masato T. Kanemaki at National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan, investigating maintenance of the genome integrity in human cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs249631 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 22 June 2020


Ahmed Abdelbaki Abdelaal

Ahmed Abdelbaki Abdelaal (University of Cambridge, UK)

Ahmed Abdelbaki Abdelaal is co-first author on ‘AURKA destruction is decoupled from its activity at mitotic exit but is essential to suppress interphase activity’. Ahmed is a PhD student in the lab of Catherine Lindon at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, UK, where they are investigating the contribution of ubiquitin-mediated signaling to the outcomes of cell division.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs249649 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 22 June 2020


H. Begum Akman

H. Begum Akman (University of Cambridge, UK)

H. Begum Akman is co-first author on ‘AURKA destruction is decoupled from its activity at mitotic exit but is essential to suppress interphase activity’. Begum is a Research Associate in the lab of Catherine Lindon at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, UK, where they are investigating the contribution of ubiquitin-mediated signaling to the outcomes of cell division.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs249649 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 22 June 2020


Ana Loncar

Ana Loncar (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

Ana Loncar is first author on ‘Kinesin-14 family proteins and microtubule dynamics define S. pombe mitotic and meiotic spindle assembly, and elongation’. Ana is a PhD student in the lab of Phong Tran at Institut Curie, Paris, France, investigating spindle assembly dynamics and chromosome segregation.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs248070 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 11 June 2020


Kristina Drizyte-Miller

Kristina Drizyte-Miller (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)

Kristina Drizyte-Miller is first author on ‘The small GTPase Rab32 resides on lysosomes to regulate mTORC1 signaling’. Kristina is a PhD student in the lab of Mark A. McNiven at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA, investigating the role of membrane trafficking proteins in the regulation of cell growth, metabolism and quality control pathways.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs247411 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 11 June 2020


Isabella Guardamagna

Isabella Guardamagna (University of Pavia, Italy)

Isabella Guardamagna is first author on ‘A functional in vitro cell-free system for studying DNA repair in isolated nuclei’. Isabella conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Lucia Anna Stivala's lab at the Immunology and General Pathology Unit, University of Pavia, Italy. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Andrea Ottolenghi, part of the Radiation Biophysics and Radiobiology group at the University of Pavia, Italy, investigating how cancer cells that are resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy acquire proliferative advantages in relation to DNA repair mechanisms and cell-cycle perturbation.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs249029 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 11 June 2020


Stephen Kershaw

Stephen Kershaw (Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, UK)

Stephen Kershaw is co-first author on ‘Glucocorticoids inhibit cell migration through a novel, non-transcriptional mechanism involving HDAC6’. Stephen is a postdoc in the lab of Dr Claus Jorgensen at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute investigating the role of intra-tumour heterogeneity on genetic dependencies in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. 

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs248781 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 11 June 2020


David Morgan

David Morgan (University of Manchester, UK)

David Morgan is co-first author on ‘Glucocorticoids inhibit cell migration through a novel, non-transcriptional mechanism involving HDAC6’. He is a postdoc in the lab of Prof. Tracy Hussell at Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation, Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and Inflammation, The University of Manchester, UK, investigating how resolution of severe lung inflammation impacts alveolar macrophage function, and defining the immune landscape of adenoid cystic carcinoma.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs248781 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 11 June 2020


Juan Martín D'Ambrosio

Juan Martín D'Ambrosio (Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France)

Juan Martín D'Ambrosio is first author on ‘Osh6 requires Ist2 for localization to the ER–PM contacts and efficient phosphatidylserine transport in budding yeast’. Juan Martín conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in the lab of Alenka Copic at Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France, investigating yeast and plant biology, with an interest in membrane contact sites, signal transduction, lipid transport proteins and phospholipase C.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs248096 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 8 June 2020


Westley Heydeck

Westley Heydeck (NanoString Technologies, Seattle, WA)

Westley Heydeck is first author on ‘Tetrahymena Poc5 is a transient basal body component that is important for basal body maturation’. Westley conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student and scientific consultant in Professor Mark Winey's lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. He is now a Technical Application scientist at NanoString Technologies, Seattle, WA, studying complex diseases using animal models and new technologies.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs249011 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 8 June 2020


Karolina Losenkova

Karolina Losenkova (University of Turku, Finland)

Karolina Losenkova is first author on ‘Compartmentalization of adenosine metabolism in cancer cells and its modulation during acute hypoxia’. Karolina is a PhD student in the lab of Gennady Yegutkin at Medicity Research Laboratory, University of Turku, Finland, investigating the role of purine-converting enzymes in tumorigenesis.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs248088 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 29 May 2020


Christian Renz

Christian Renz (IMB, Mainz, Germany)

Christian Renz is first author on ‘Ubc13–Mms2 cooperates with a family of RING E3 proteins in membrane protein sorting’. Christian is a postdoc in the lab of Helle Ulrich at IMB, Mainz, Germany investigating the biochemistry and cell biology of ubiquitin signaling.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs247338 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 27 May 2020


Bipasha Dey

Bipasha Dey (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Maharashtra, India)

Bipasha Dey is first author on ‘DE-cadherin and Myosin II balance regulates furrow length for onset of polygon shape in syncytial Drosophila embryos’. Bipasha has recently completed her PhD and is continuing to work in in the lab of Dr Richa Rikhy at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Maharashtra, India, where she is broadly interested in studying how mechanical forces in cells and tissues guide morphogenesis.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs247429 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 27 May 2020


Xian Hu

Xian Hu (University of Oslo, Norway)

Xian Hu is first author on ‘Micro-stepping extended focus reduces photobleaching and preserves structured illumination super-resolution features’. Xian is a Postdoc in the lab of Oddmund Bakke at the Department of Biosciences University of Oslo, Norway, investigating the link between intracellular vesicular trafficking and mechano-sensing by using state-of-the-art bioimaging and image-processing technologies.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs247320 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 27 May 2020


Osiris Martinez-Guzman

Osiris Martinez-Guzman (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

Osiris Martinez-Guzman is first author on ‘Mitochondrial–nuclear heme trafficking in budding yeast is regulated by GTPases that control mitochondrial dynamics and ER contact sites’. Osiris conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Amit Reddi's lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Dr Adam Hughes at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, where she is investigating organelle communication and mitochondrial metabolism.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs247437 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 20 May 2020 


Michael Bachman

Michael Bachman (Université de Genève, Switzerland)

Michael Bachmann is first author on ‘Induction of ligand promiscuity of αVβ3 integrin by mechanical force’. Michael conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Prof. Martin Bastmeyer's lab at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Prof. Bernhard Wehrle-Haller at the Université de Genève, Switzerland, investigating how integrin αVβ3 is able to tune its ligand selectivity based on mechanical pull causing changes in integrin conformation.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs246835 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 14 May 2020


Imke Mandemaker

Imke Mandemaker (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany)

Imke Mandemaker is first author on ‘Histone H1 eviction by the histone chaperone SET reduces cell survival following DNA damage’. Imke conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Jurgen Marteijn's lab at the Department of Molecular Genetics, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She is now a Postdoc in the lab of Prof. Andreas Ladurner at the Biomedical Center Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, investigating the dynamic regulation of chromatin.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs246207 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 11 May 2020


Olivia Grafinger

Olivia Grafinger (University of Guelph, ON, Canada)

Olivia Grafinger is first author on ‘ β1 integrin-mediated signaling regulates MT1-MMP phosphorylation to promote tumour cell invasion’. Olivia is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Marc Coppolino at University of Guelph, ON, Canada, where she is interested in the relationship between cell adhesion and ECM degradation during invadopodia formation and cellular invasion.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs246843 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 11 May 2020


Maria Lucrecia Alberdi

Maria Lucrecia Alberdi (Imperial College London, UK)

Maria Lucrecia Alberdi is first author on ‘Regulation of kinesin-1 activity by the Salmonella enterica effectors PipB2 and SifA’. Maria Lucrecia conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Stéphane Méresse's lab at the Centre d'Immunologie Marseille-Luminy, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Gad Frankel at the Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection, Imperial College London, UK, where she is investigating interactions between pathogens and their hosts during infection.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs246827 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 11 May 2020


Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller (N269 Life Sciences Laboratory, Amherst, MA, USA)

Jonathan Miller is first author on ‘A DNA polymerization-independent role for mitochondrial DNA polymerase I-like protein C in African trypanosomes’. Jonathan is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Michele Klingbeil at the Department of Microbiology, N269 Life Sciences Laboratory, Amherst, MA, USA, investigating mitochondrial DNA replication and maintenance in the eukaryotic parasite Trypanosoma brucei.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs245621 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 7 May 2020


Yi Liu

Yi Liu (Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT, USA)

Yi Liu is first author on ‘Direct interaction between CEP85 and STIL mediates PLK4-driven directed cell migration’. Yi conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Laurence Pelletier's lab at Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada. He is now a Postdoc in the lab of Dr Rudolf Jaenisch at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT, USA, where he uses stem cells to study complex human brain disorders.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs246173 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 29 April 2020


Midori Ishii

Midori Ishii (University of Oxford, UK)

Midori Ishii is first author on ‘Characterization of unconventional kinetochore kinases KKT10 and KKT19 in Trypanosoma brucei’. Midori is a postdoc in the lab of Bungo Akiyoshi at Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK, where she works on understanding the regulatory mechanisms of unconventional kinetochore proteins.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs246215 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 29 April 2020


Robert Herzog

Robert Herzog (University Medical Center Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany)

Robert Herzog is first author on ‘Poji: a Fiji-based tool for analysis of podosomes and associated proteins’. Robert is a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Dr Stefan Linder at University Medical Center Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, investigating the structure, function, interaction and regulation of podosomes in primary human macrophages.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs246108 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 April 2020


Dongqing Zheng

Dongqing Zheng (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA)

Dongqing Zheng is a PhD candidate in the lab of Nicholas A. Graham at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he uses a systems biology approach to investigate diseases. He is first author on 'AKT but not MYC promotes reactive oxygen species-mediated cell death in oxidative culture'.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs246264 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 April 2020


Georgi Dimchev

Georgi Dimchev (IST Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria)

Georgi Dimchev is a post-doc in the lab of Florian Schur at IST Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria; he is interested in uncovering the specific activities of cytoskeleton-associated proteins in situ. He is first author on ‘Lamellipodin tunes cell migration by stabilizing protrusions and promoting adhesion formation’.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs246116 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 April 2020


Jordi Lambert

Jordi Lambert (University of Cambridge, UK)

Jordi Lambert is first author on ‘ADAMTS-1 and syndecan-4 intersect in the regulation of cell migration and angiogenesis’, for which the research was conducted while she was in Dylan Edwards's lab at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. As a postdoc at University of Cambridge, UK, Jordi is now investigating how cell behaviour is influenced by interactions between the ECM, adhesion receptors and proteases.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs244418 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 8 April 2020


Imadeddin Hijazi

Imadeddin Hijazi (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA)

Imadeddin Hijazi is an undergraduate research assistant in the lab of Amy Chang at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, investigating the mechanisms cells use to adapt to endoplasmic reticulum stress. He is first author on  ‘Retrograde signaling mediates an adaptive survival response to endoplasmic reticulum stress in Saccharomyces cerevisiae’.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs244921 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 30 March 2020


Xiaoyun Li

Xiaoyun Li (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Trieste, Italy)

Xiaoyun Li is a PhD student in the lab of Vincent Torre at the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Trieste, Italy, investigating the mechanisms of malignancy associated with intracellular calcium levels in glioblastoma cells. She is first author on ‘Mechanisms of malignancy in glioblastoma cells are linked to mitochondrial Ca2+ uniporter upregulation and higher intracellular Ca2+ levels’. 

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs244871 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 30 March 2020


Alba Delrio-Lorenzo

Alba Delrio-Lorenzo (University of Valladolid, Spain)

Alba Delrio-Lorenzo is a PhD student in the lab of Javier García-Sancho and María Teresa Alonso at the Instituto de Biología y Genética Molecular (IBGM), University of Valladolid, Spain, investigating the molecular mechanisms implicated in aging, particularly muscle aging. She is first author on ‘Sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ decreases with age and correlates with the decline in muscle function in Drosophila’.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs245639 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 19 March 2020


Seda Yasa

Seda Yasa (INRS, Québec, Canada)

Seda Yasa is a PhD student in the lab of Stephane Lefrancois at the INRS, Québec, Canada, investigating the role of CLN proteins in intracellular trafficking pathways to develop novel therapeutic strategies for lysosomal storage disorders. She is first author on ‘CLN3 regulates endosomal function by modulating Rab7A–effector interactions’.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs244913 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 18 March 2020


Alexander Kiepas

Alexander Kiepas (McGill University, Québec, Canada)

Alexander Kiepas is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Claire Brown and Dr Peter Siegel (co-supervised) at McGill University, Québec, Canada, investigating breast cancer metastasis and biophysical imaging tools. He is first author on 'Optimizing live-cell fluorescence imaging conditions to minimize phototoxicity'.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs244699 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 21 February 2020


Roopali Pradhan

Roopali Pradhan (Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute UK)

Roopali Pradhan is first author on ‘Lamin A/C modulates spatial organization and function of the Hsp70 gene locus via nuclear myosin I’, for which the research was conducted in Dr Kundan Sengupta's lab at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pashan, Pune, India. She is now a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Prof. Julie Ahringer at Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, UK, where she is interested in understanding chromatin organization across development and ageing.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs244350 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 21 February 2020


Satish Bodakuntla

Satish Bodakuntla (Institut Curie, Orsay, France)

Satish Bodakuntla is first author on ‘Tubulin polyglutamylation is a general traffic-control mechanism in hippocampal neurons’. Satish is a postdoc in the lab of Dr Carsten Janke at Institut Curie, Orsay, France, investigating the molecular mechanisms behind microtubule organization and functions.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs243527 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 13 February 2020


Miesje van der Stoel

Miesje van der Stoel (Amsterdam University Medical Center, The Netherlands)

Miesje van der Stoel is first author on ‘ DLC1 is a direct target of activated YAP/TAZ that drives collective cell migration and sprouting angiogenesis’. Miesje is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Stephan Huveneers at Amsterdam University Medical Center, The Netherlands, where her main research interest is studying how the stiffening of blood vessels can affect vascular integrity and the regulation of endothelial junctions.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs243998 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 12 February 2020


Rachel O'Dea

Rachel O'Dea (Centre for Chromosome Biology, NUI Galway, Ireland)

Rachel O'Dea is first author on ‘Non-canonical regulation of homologous recombination DNA repair by the USP9X deubiquitylase’. Rachel is a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Corrado Santocanale at Centre for Chromosome Biology, NUI Galway, Ireland investigating the mechanisms by which the ubiquitin system regulates cellular processes.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs243816 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 12 February 2020


Daniela Sparvoli

Daniela Sparvoli (Université de Montpellier, France)

Daniela Sparvoli is first author on ‘ Diversification of CORVET tethers facilitates transport complexity in Tetrahymena thermophila’. Daniela conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in Aaron P. Turkewitz's lab at The University of Chicago, IL. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Maryse Lebrun at Université de Montpellier, France, where she is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying membrane trafficking in the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila, a unicellular eukaryote.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs243899 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 12 February 2020


Fernando Salgado-Polo

Fernando Salgado-Polo (The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Fernando Salgado-Polo is first author on ‘Sequence-dependent trafficking and activity of GDE2, a GPI-specific phospholipase promoting neuronal differentiation’. Fernando is a PhD student in the lab of Anastassis Perrakis at The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, investigating biochemical characterization of (lyso)phospholipases and their biological roles in cell signaling.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs243600 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 12 February 2020


Julia Cecilia Madela

Julia Cecilia Madela (Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany)

Julia Cecilia Madela is co-first author on ‘Rat cytomegalovirus-encoded γ-chemokine vXCL1 is a highly adapted, species-specific agonist for rat XCR1-positive dendritic cells’. She is a Research Associate in the lab of Sebastian Voigt at Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany, investigating host–pathogen interaction and viral immune evasion.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs244202 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 5 February 2020

 


Agnieszka Bauer

Agnieszka Bauer (Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany)

Agnieszka Bauer is co-first author on ‘Rat cytomegalovirus-encoded γ-chemokine vXCL1 is a highly adapted, species-specific agonist for rat XCR1-positive dendritic cells’. She is a postdoc in the lab of Sebastian Voigt at Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany, investigating host–pathogen interaction and viral immune evasion.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs244202 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 5 February 2020

 


Sara Hernández Pérez

Sara Hernández Pérez (University of Turku, Institute of Biomedicine, Finland)

Sara Hernández Pérez is first author on ‘B cells rapidly target antigen and surface-derived MHCII into peripheral degradative compartments’. Sara is a PhD student in the lab of Pieta K. Mattila at University of Turku, Institute of Biomedicine, Finland, investigating the role of Rab proteins and the actin cytoskeleton in antigen trafficking and B cell activation.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs244178 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 5 February 2020


Jiarui Bi

Jiarui Bi (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

Jiarui Bi is first author on ‘Epidermal growth factor receptor signaling suppresses αvβ6 integrin and promotes periodontal inflammation and bone loss’. Jiarui is a PhD candidate and lab associate in the lab of Hannu S. Larjava at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, investigating new therapies for periodontal disease by soft tissue generation and interruption of biofilm inducement of the disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs244194 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 5 February 2020


Maria Agustina Battistone

Maria Agustina Battistone (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA)

Maria Agustina Battistone is first author on ‘Novel role of proton-secreting epithelial cells in sperm maturation and mucosal immunity’. Maria Agustina is an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in the lab of Dr Sylvie Breton at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, where she is interested in epithelial function and immune modulation in the male reproductive tract, in order to uncover relevant mechanisms in the pathogenesis of male infertility

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs244160 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 5 February 2020


Arturo Matamoros

Arturo Matamoros (Biotechnology Institute, UNAM, Mexico)

Arturo Matamoros is first author on ‘ Capacitation-associated alkalization in human sperm is differentially controlled at the subcellular level’. Arturo is a PhD student in the lab of Claudia L. Treviño at the Biotechnology Institute, UNAM, Mexico, investigating human spermatozoa in order to decipher the molecular mechanisms to control the processes that make the sperm capable of swimming and fusing with the oocyte.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs243535 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 30 January 2020


Levente Kovács

Levente Kovács (University of Cambridge, UK)

Levente Kovács is first author on ‘Usp14 is required for spermatogenesis and ubiquitin stress responses in Drosophila melanogaster’. Levente conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Péter Deák's lab at Department of Genetics, University of Szeged, Hungary. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Prof. David M Glover at the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK, investigating biochemical and genetical pathways influencing centrosome and cilia biogenesis.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs243055 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 23 January 2020


Lizbeth de la Cruz

Lizbeth de la Cruz (University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA)

Lizbeth de la Cruz is first author on ‘Plasma membrane processes are differentially regulated by type I phosphatidylinositol phosphate 5-kinases and RASSF4’. Lizbeth is a Postdoc in the lab of Bertil Hille at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, where they investigate signaling by membrane phosphoinositide lipids.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs243147 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 23 January 2020


Viktoria Betaneli

Viktoria Betaneli (Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany)

Viktoria Betaneli is first author on ‘ Mechanism of control of F-actin cortex architecture by SWAP-70’. Viktoria is a Postdoc in the lab of Prof. Rolf Jessberger at Medical Institute Carl Gustav Carus, Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany, investigating protein oligomerization and the actin cytoskeleton with fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS).

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs243154 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 23 January 2020


Özge Demet Özçete

Özge Demet Özçete (Institute for Auditory Neuroscience, Göttingen, Germany)

Özge Demet Özçete is co-first author on ‘AP180 promotes release site clearance and clathrin-dependent vesicle reformation in mouse cochlear inner hair cells’. She is a Postdoc in the lab of Prof. Dr Tobias Moser at Institute for Auditory Neuroscience, Göttingen, Germany, investigating synaptic physiology.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs243048 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 22 January 2020

 


Jiarui Bi

Jana Kroll (Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin)

Jana Kroll is co-first author on ‘AP180 promotes release site clearance and clathrin-dependent vesicle reformation in mouse cochlear inner hair cells’. Jana is a Postdoc in the lab of Prof. Dr Christian Rosenmund at Institute of Neurophysiology, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, investigating the morphology of neuronal synapses during and after exocytosis. 

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs243048 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 22 January 2020


Krishanu Bhowmick

Krishanu Bhowmick (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)

Krishanu Bhowmick is first author on ‘Plasmodium falciparum GCN5 acetyltransferase follows a novel proteolytic processing pathway that is essential for its function’. Krishanu conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Prof. Suman Kumar Dhar's lab at the Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He is now a research associate in the lab of Dr Rohini Muthuswami and Prof. Suman Kumar Dhar at Jawaharlal Nehru University, investigating how proteolytic processing of PfGCN5 is essential for its function in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs242784 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 January 2020


Aleksandar Vještica

Aleksandar Vještica (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Aleksandar Vještica is first author on ‘A toolbox of stable integration vectors in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe’. Aleksandar is a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Sophie G Martin at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, where he discovered and continues to investigate fungal re-fertilization blocks.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs242750 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 January 2020

 


Etienne Boulter

Etienne Boulter  (Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging (IRCAN), Nice, France)

Etienne Boulter is first author on ‘Cyclic uniaxial mechanical stretching of cells using a LEGO® parts-based mechanical stretcher system’. Etienne is a Research Associate in the lab of Chloé Féral at the Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging (IRCAN), Nice, where he has a long-lasting interest in the study of cell adhesion and related signaling processes, which currently focuses on mechanical signaling.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs242768 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 7 January 2020


Xiaolei Gao

Xiaolei Gao (Institute for Applied Biosciences, Karlsruhe, Germany)

Xiaolei Gao is first author on ‘The spindle pole body of Aspergillus nidulans is asymmetrical and contains changing numbers of γ-tubulin complexes’. Xiaolei is a post-doc in the lab of Reinhard Fischer at the Institute for Applied Biosciences, Karlsruhe, Germany, where she focuses on elucidation of the organization of MTOCs at a molecular level.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs241497 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 13 December 2019


Brian Hercyk

Brian Hercyk (University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA)

Brian Hercyk is first author on ‘A novel interplay between GEFs orchestrates Cdc42 activity during cell polarity and cytokinesis in fission yeast’. Brian is a Ph.D. student in the lab of Maitreyi Das at University of Tennessee-Knoxville, investigating how the cell can repurpose common regulatory patterns to control diverse signaling pathways.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs241984 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 3 December 2019

 


Topaz Altman

Topaz Altman (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Topaz Altman is first author on ‘An in vitro compartmental system underlines the contribution of mitochondrial immobility to the ATP supply in the NMJ’. Topaz is an MD/PhD student in the lab of Eran Perlson at Tel Aviv University, Israel, investigating basic neurodegenerative mechanisms leading to selective motor neuron death.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs242081 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 2 December 2019

 


Maria Pons-Vizcarra

Maria Pons-Vizcarra (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Maria Pons-Vizcarra is first author on ‘MUNC18-1 regulates the submembrane F-actin network, independently of syntaxin1 targeting, via hydrophobicity in β-sheet 10’. Maria is a PhD student in the lab of Matthijs Verhage at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she investigates the mechanisms of dense core vesicle release.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs241885 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 2 December 2019

 


Fabrice Senger

Fabrice Senger (Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France)

Fabrice Senger is first author on ‘Spatial integration of mechanical forces by α-actinin establishes actin network symmetry’. Fabrice is an engineer in the lab of Laurent Blanchoin and Manuel Théry at the Cytomorpholab, Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France, where he is mainly focused on cytoskeletal dynamics and more particularly on actin and microtubules, aiming to address how each of these structures, or their interaction, allow the maintenance of cellular homeostasis with respect to size, mechanical status and intracellular organization.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs241570 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 14 November 2019


Cansu Küey

Cansu Küey (Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK)

Cansu Küey is first author on ‘Unintended perturbation of protein function using GFP nanobodies in human cells’. Cansu is a PhD student in the lab of Steve Royle at Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK, where she is interested in developing novel tools that would allow us to answer membrane trafficking questions.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs240549 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 6 November 2019

 


Diana Papini

Diana Papini ( Newcastle University Biosciences Institute (NUBI), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

Diana Papini is first author on ‘Cell cycle-independent furrowing triggered by phosphomimetic mutations of the INCENP STD motif requires Plk1’. Diana conducted the research described in this article while a Darwin Trust PhD student in Prof. William C. Earnshaw's lab at Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is now a Research Associate in the lab of Prof. Jonathan Higgins at the Newcastle University Biosciences Institute (NUBI), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, investigating how cells rescue late segregating chromosomes (so called ‘laggers’) in anaphase to prevent aneuploidy.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs240473 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 6 November 2019


Mirren Charnley

Mirren Charnley (University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia)

Mirren Charnley is first author on ‘A new role for Notch in the control of polarity and asymmetric cell division of developing T cells’. Mirren is a postdoc in the lab of Prof. Sarah Russell at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, investigating the use of microfabricated cell culture platforms to determine how cell fate is regulated during T cell development.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs239764 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 24 October 2019


Sushmita Chatterjee (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Sushmita Chatterjee is co-first author on ‘Mannose glycosylation is an integral step for NIS localization and function in human breast cancer cells’. Sushmita is now a a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Dan Peer's lab at Tel Aviv University, Israel, investigating the use of RNAi in ovarian cancer and in order to target chemo-resistant ovarian cancer cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs238683 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 23 October 2019


Maitreyi Rathod (Tata Memorial Centre, Navi Mumbai, India)

Maitreyi Rathod is co-first author on ‘Mannose glycosylation is an integral step for NIS localization and function in human breast cancer cells’. Maitreyi conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Abhijit De's lab at the ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre, Navi Mumbai, India.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs238683 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 23 October 2019


Pamela Martino Adami (University of Cologne, Germany)

Pamela Martino Adami is first author on ‘Perturbed mitochondria–ER contacts in live neurons that model the amyloid pathology of Alzheimer's disease’. Pamela conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Laura Morelli's lab at Fundación Instituto Leloir–IIBBA CONICET, Argentina. She is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab of Dr Alfredo Ramirez at the University of Cologne, Germany, investigating the biochemical mechanisms and signaling pathways responsible for the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs239442 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 22 October 2019


Lotte Vanheer (University of Leuven, Belgium)

Lotte Vanheer is first author on ‘Tox4 modulates cell fate reprogramming’. Lotte is a PhD student in the lab of Vincent Pasque at the Department of Development and Regeneration, University of Leuven, Belgium, investigating how transcription factors and chromatin modifications are able to modulate cell identity.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs239988 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 22 October 2019


Rachel Furlong (University College Cork, Ireland)

Rachel Furlong is first author on ‘The Parkinson's disease gene PINK1 activates Akt via PINK1 kinase-dependent regulation of the phospholipid PI(3,4,5)P3’. Rachel is a PhD student in the labs of Prof. Cora O'Neill and Prof. Aideen Sullivan at University College Cork, Ireland, investigating why neurons die in neurodegenerative disease and potential methods to prevent this.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs239962 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 22 October 2019


Ruiqi Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, People's Republic of China)

Ruiqi Wang is first author on ‘Heat resilience in embryonic zebrafish revealed using an in vivo stress granule reporter’. Ruiqi is an assistant technologist in the lab of Jin Xu at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, investigating non-invasive ways to cure neurodegenerative disease, and the relationships among circadian, stress granule and neurodegenerative diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs239996 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 21 October 2019


Michael Shannon (Columbia University Irving Medical Center, USA)

Michael Shannon is first author on ‘Differential nanoscale organisation of LFA-1 modulates T-cell migration’. Michael conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Dylan Owen's lab at the Randall Biophysics Dept, King's College London, UK. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Dr Emily Mace at the Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, Columbia University Irving Medical Center working on natural killer cell development.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs239137 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 16 October 2019


Chen Yu (Duke Eye Center, NC, USA)

Chen Yu is first author on ‘Annexin A5 regulates surface αvβ5 integrin for retinal clearance phagocytosis’. Chen conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Silvia C. Finnemann's lab at Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, NY. He is now a Postdoc in the lab of Daniel R. Saban at Department of Ophthalmology, Duke Eye Center, NC, where he works to decipher the interactions of immune cells with retinal pigment epithelium and neurons that underlie retinal degeneration.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs239426 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 16 October 2019


Osvaldo Contreras (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile)

Osvaldo Contreras is first author on ‘Cross-talk between TGF-β and PDGFRα signaling pathways regulates the fate of stromal fibro–adipogenic progenitors’. Osvaldo is a postdoctoral scientist in the laboratory of Enrique Brandan at Departamento de Biología Celular y Molecular and Center for Aging and Regeneration (CARE-ChileUC), Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, investigating skeletal muscle tissue-resident mesenchymal progenitors in health and disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs238485 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 10 October 2019


Min Jae Kim (Hanyang University, Republic of Korea)

Min Jae Kim is first author on ‘Basal-type lumenogenesis in extraembryonic endoderm stem cells models the early visceral endoderm’. Min Jae is a PhD student in the lab of Bert Binas at Hanyang University, Republic of Korea, investigating stem cell differentiation and organoid establishment.

J. of Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs239145 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 10 October 2019


Ebtissal Khouj (NUIG, Galway, Ireland)

Ebtissal Khouj is first author on ‘Differential requirements for the EF-hand domains of human centrin 2 in primary ciliogenesis and nucleotide excision repair’. Ebtissal conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Prof. Ciaran Morrison's lab at NUIG, Galway, Ireland. She has now just graduated from the lab, where she investigated DNA damage, and related cell signaling pathways.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs238980 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 4 October 2019


Kathryn French (University of Bristol, UK)

Kathryn French is co-first author on ‘Live imaging the foreign body response in zebrafish reveals how dampening inflammation reduces fibrosis’. She is an Academic Clinical Fellow in Oral Surgery in the lab of Prof. Paul Martin at the University of Bristol, UK, investigating wound healing, cancer, the foreign body reaction and scarring.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs238972 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 26 September 2019


David Gurevich (University of Bristol, UK)

David Gurevich is co-first author on ‘Live imaging the foreign body response in zebrafish reveals how dampening inflammation reduces fibrosis’. He is an EBI Early Career Fellow with a lab at the School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK, investigating the roles of inflammation and angiogenesis in tissue repair.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs238972 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 26 September 2019


Amrit Bagchi (Washington University, USA)

Amrit Bagchi is co-first author on ‘Longer collagen fibers trigger multicellular streaming on soft substrates via enhanced forces and cell–cell cooperation’. Amrit is a PhD student in Amit Pathak's lab, investigating the biophysics behind substrate topography-influenced directed collective cell migration.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs238634 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 26 September 2019


Bapi Sarker (Washington University, USA)

Bapi Sarker is co-first author on ‘Longer collagen fibers trigger multicellular streaming on soft substrates via enhanced forces and cell–cell cooperation’. Bapi is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab of Amit Pathak at Washington University, USA, designing tissue engineering scaffolds that can mimic native extracellular matrix, working to understand cell–cell and cell–matrix interactions in complex 3D microenvironments. 

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs238634 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 26 September 2019


Bouchra Khalaf (Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada)

Bouchra Khalaf is first author on ‘Ankyrin-G induces nucleoporin Nup358 to associate with the axon initial segment of neurons’. Bouchra conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Paolo Macchi's lab at the University of Trento, Italy. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Alain Dabdoub at Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada, investigating the molecular and cellular neurobiology of development and disease progression.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs238675 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 26 September 2019


Tak Shun Fung (Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, USA)

Tak Shun Fung is first author on ‘Two distinct actin filament populations have effects on mitochondria, with differences in stimuli and assembly factors’. Tak Shun is a graduate student in the lab of Prof. Henry Higgs at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, USA, investigating the relationship between actin cytoskeletal dynamics and mitochondrial dynamics.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs238477 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 23 September 2019


Cameron MacQuarrie (SUNY Upstate Medical University, NY, USA)

Cameron MacQuarrie is first author on ‘The S. pombe adaptor protein Bbc1 regulates localization of Wsp1 and Vrp1 during endocytic actin patch assembly’. Cameron is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Vladimir Sirotkin at SUNY Upstate Medical University, NY, USA, investigating regulation and localization of WASp at sites of endocytosis in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs237727 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 11 September 2019


Benjamin Suenkel (Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin-Buch, Germany)

Benjamin Suenkel is co-first author on ‘DCAF8, a novel MuRF1 interaction partner, promotes muscle atrophy’. He is a postdoc in the lab of Thomas Sommer at Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin-Buch, Germany, investigating protein biochemistry and quality control.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs237297 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 September 2019


Marcel Nowak (Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin-Buch, Germany)

Marcel Nowak is co-first author on ‘DCAF8, a novel MuRF1 interaction partner, promotes muscle atrophy’. Marcel subsequently worked as a Product Manager for a life science company. 

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs237297 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 September 2019


Tyler Allen (Cancer Institute, Duke University, USA)

Tyler Allen is first author on ‘Circulating tumor cells exit circulation while maintaining multicellularity, augmenting metastatic potential’. Tyler conducted the research described in this article while a graduate student at the College of Veterinary Medicine NC State University, in the lab of Dr Ke Cheng. He is now a postdoc at the Cancer Institute, Duke University, co-advised by Dr Steven Patierno and Dr Jennifer Freedman, where he is interested in the genetic components which contribute to cancer's ability to spread (metastasize) throughout the body.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs237743 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 September 2019


Bhawik Kumar Jain (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA)

Bhawik Kumar Jain is first author on ‘The golgin PpImh1 mediates reversible cisternal stacking in the Golgi of the budding yeast Pichia pastoris’. Bhawik Kumar conducted the research described in this article while a graduate student in Dr Dibyendu (Dib) Bhattacharyya's lab at the Advanced Center for Treatment Research & Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Mumbai, India. He is now a Postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. Todd Graham at the Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, where he investigates membrane trafficking.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs237131 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 6 September 2019


Jesús Muñoz-Estrada (Albany Medical College, NY, USA)

Jesús Muñoz-Estrada is first author on ‘Ahi1 promotes Arl13b ciliary recruitment, regulates Arl13b stability and is required for normal cell migration’. Jesús is a postdoc in the lab of Ferland Russell at Albany Medical College, Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, NY, investigating primary cilium biology and its association with human diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs237685 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 5 September 2019


Hong-Hee Choi (Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea)

Hong-Hee Choi is first author on ‘PPE39 of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain Beijing/K induces Th1-cell polarization through dendritic cell maturation’. Hong-Hee is a research assistant in the lab of Sung Jae Shin at Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea, working on the development of effective controls for mycobacterial pathogens by regulating host signaling pathways.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs237735 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 5 September 2019


Eric Clement Arakel (Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany)

Eric Clement Arakel is first author on ‘Dissection of GTPase-activating proteins reveals functional asymmetry in the COPI coat of budding yeast’. Eric Clement is a post-doctoral research associate in the lab of Blanche Schwappach at Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Department of Molecular Biology, Göttingen, Germany, investigating the use of structure-guided manipulations of the COPI coat to dissect the molecular mechanisms that mediate the ER-retrieval of proteins from the Golgi.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 132: jcs237123 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 29 August 2019


Alex Generous (Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rochester, MN, USA)

Alex Generous is first author on ‘Trans-endocytosis elicited by nectins transfers cytoplasmic cargo, including infectious material, between cells’. Alex is a PhD student in the lab of Roberto Cattaneo at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rochester, MN, investigating the adherens junction and how they can be used as novel infectious disease spread mechanisms.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs237198 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 23 August 2019


Taylor Miller (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA)

Taylor Miller is first author on ‘Depletion of phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate at the Golgi translocates K-Ras to mitochondria’. Taylor conducted the research described in this article while a research assistant in Kwang-Jin Cho's lab as part of the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati. She is now a Research Assistant III in the lab of Susanne Wells at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where her research interests lie in cell signaling and how it relates to tumorigenesis.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs237115 [Full text] [PDF] -  Published 22 August 2019


Roger Sloboda (Life Science Center, Dartmouth College, NH, USA)

Roger Sloboda is co-author on ‘The Chlamydomonas flagellar membrane glycoprotein FMG-1B is necessary for expression of force at the flagellar surface’. He is a Professor at Department of Biological Sciences, Life Science Center, Dartmouth College, NH and is interested in understanding the mechanism of an unusual form of cell motility, flagellar-dependent whole-cell gliding in the bi-flagellate green alga Chlamydomonas.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs237461 [Full text] [PDF] -  Published 19 August 2019


Robert Bloodgood (University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA, USA)

Robert Bloodgood is co-author on ‘The Chlamydomonas flagellar membrane glycoprotein FMG-1B is necessary for expression of force at the flagellar surface’. He is a Professor at Department of Cell Biology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA. Robert is interested in understanding the mechanism of an unusual form of cell motility, flagellar-dependent whole-cell gliding in the bi-flagellate green alga Chlamydomonas.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs237461 [Full text] [PDF] -  Published 19 August 2019


Rachel Caines (Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Belfast, Ireland)

Rachel Caines is first author on ‘The RNA-binding protein QKI controls alternative splicing in vascular cells, producing an effective model for therapy’. Rachel is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Andriana Margariti at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Belfast where she is specifically interested in the repair and regeneration of the cardiovascular system through the application of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs237305 [Full text] [PDF] -  Published 15 August 2019


Anna Bajur (King's College London, UK)

Anna Bajur is first author on ‘Cytocortex-dependent dynamics of Drosophila Crumbs controls junctional stability and tension during germ band retraction’. Anna conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Prof. Elisabeth Knust's lab at Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany. She is now a Research associate/Postdoc in the lab of Dr Katelyn Spillane at King's College London, Department of Physics, UK, investigating the interplay between mechanical forces and the plasma membrane, especially in the context of signalling and modulation of cellular behaviour.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs236976 [Full text] [PDF] -  Published 7 August 2019


Takuro Tojima (RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Wako, Saitama, Japan)

Takuro Tojima is first author on ‘Spatiotemporal dissection of the trans-Golgi network in budding yeast’. Takuro is a Research Scientist in the lab of Akihiko Nakano at Live Cell Super-Resolution Imaging Research Team, RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Wako, Saitama, Japan, investigating molecular mechanisms of membrane traffic.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs236380 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 2 August 2019


Ameer Elaimy (University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA)

Ameer Elaimy is first author on ‘Real-time imaging of integrin β4 dynamics using a reporter cell line generated by Crispr/Cas9 genome editing’. Ameer is a MD/PhD student at University of Massachusetts Medical School in the lab of Arthur M. Mercurio, where he works on identifying mechanisms that contribute to tumorigenesis and therapy resistance in breast cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs236372 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 31 July 2019


Yuejiao Ma (Capital Medical University, Beijing, China)

Yuejiao Ma is first author on ‘CHIR-99021 regulates mitochondrial remodelling via β-catenin signalling and miRNA expression during endodermal differentiation’. Yuejiao is a PhD student in the lab of Haiyan Zhang at the School of Basic Medical Science, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, investigating the differentiation of human adipose stem cells, as well as hepatocytes and mitochondria.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs236356 [Full text] [PDF] -  Published 31 July 2019


Carlos Alonso (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

Carlos Alonso is first author on ‘MRP4-mediated cAMP efflux is essential for mouse spermatozoa capacitation’. Carlos conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Silvina Perez Martinez's lab at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Dr Daniel J. Bernard at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, investigating the molecular mechanisms regulating reproduction at different levels.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs235952 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 26 July 2019


Dan Li (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Gansu, China)

Dan Li is first author on ‘DDX56 inhibits type I interferon by disrupting assembly of IRF3–IPO5 to inhibit IRF3 nucleus import’. Dan is an associate professor in the lab of Haixue Zheng at the Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Gansu, China, investigating virus–host interactions.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs236364 [Full text] [PDF] -  Published 24 July 2019


Aryeh Babkoff (The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel)

Aryeh Babkoff is first author on ‘A direct interaction between survivin and myosin II is required for cytokinesis’. Aryeh is a MD/PhD candidate in the lab of Prof. Shoshana Ravid at The Institute of Medical Research Israel-Canada, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel, investigating the regulation of the actomyosin contractile ring during mitosis.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs235671 [Full text] [PDF] -  Published 17 July 2019


Yohan Kim (Nathan S. Kline Institute, NY, USA)

Yohan Kim is first author on ‘Tau interacts with SHP2 in neuronal systems and in Alzheimer's disease brains’. Yohan conducted the research described in this article while a graduate student in Gloria Lee's lab at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, IA, USA . He is now a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Efrat Levy at the Center for Dementia Research, Nathan S. Kline Institute, NY, USA, investigating the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease and developing therapeutic strategies.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs235655 [Full text] [PDF] -  Published 15 July 2019


Andrew Porter (Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, UK)

Andrew Porter is first author on ‘The interaction between CASK and the tumour suppressor Dlg1 regulates mitotic spindle orientation in mammalian epithelia’. Andrew is a postdoc in the lab of Prof. Angeliki Malliri at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, investigating how abnormal mitotic events – spindle misorientation, centriole defects and chromosomal instability – contribute to tumourigenesis.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs235663 [Full text] [PDF] -  Published 15 July 2019


Max Butler (University of Cambridge, UK)

Max Butler is co-first author on ‘Rho kinase-dependent apical constriction counteracts M-phase apical expansion to enable mouse neural tube closure’. Max is a medical student at The University of Cambridge, UK, where his primary research interests are developmental biology and medical imaging.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs235184 [Full text] [PDF] -  Published 1 July 2019


Nina Short (Imperial College London, UK)

Nina Short is co-first author on ‘Rho kinase-dependent apical constriction counteracts M-phase apical expansion to enable mouse neural tube closure’. Nina is a Molecular and Cellular Bioscience MRes student at Imperial College London, UK, where she studies developmental biology and immunology.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs235184 [Full text] [PDF] -  Published 1 July 2019


Javier Coy-Vergara ( Institute of Molecular Biology, Göttingen, Germany)

Javier Coy-Vergara is first author on ‘A trap mutant reveals the physiological client spectrum of TRC40’. Javier conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in the laboratory of Blanche Schwappach at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Göttingen, Germany. He is now a Postdoc in the same lab where he continues to investigate the role of TRC40 in the proteostasis network of the cell.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs235465 [Full text] [PDF] -  Published 1 July 2019


Anne Schaar (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)

Anne Schaar is first author on ‘Ca2+ entry via TRPC1 is essential for cellular differentiation and modulates secretion via the SNARE complex’. Anne conducted the research described in this article while a PhD graduate student in Dr Brij Singh's lab at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of North Dakota, USA. She is now a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Dr Rozalyn Anderson at the Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA where she is focused on understanding the functional and molecular age-related changes to metabolism with a focus on muscle and adipose tissue.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs235242 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 1 July 2019


Taisuke Seike (Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, RIKEN, Osaka, Japan)

Taisuke Seike is first author on ‘The asymmetric chemical structures of two mating pheromones reflect their differential roles in mating of fission yeast’. Taisuke conducted the research described in this article while a Postdoctoral Fellow in Hironori Niki's lab at Genetics Strains Research Center, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan. He is now a Special Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab of Chikara Furusawa at Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, RIKENOsaka, Japan, investigating the mechanism and evolution of pheromone recognition systems in yeast.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs235259 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 25 June 2019


Hiral Shah (Bharat Chattoo Genome Research Centre, Gujarat, India)

Hiral Shah is first author on ‘Dual role for fungal-specific outer kinetochore proteins during cell cycle and development in Magnaporthe oryzae’. Hiral is a PhD student in the lab of Johannes Manjrekar and the late Prof. Bharat Chattoo at Bharat Chattoo Genome Research Centre, Gujarat, India, investigating the role of microtubule-associated proteins in fungal development.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs234971 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 21 June 2019


Indrasen Magre (National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India)

Indrasen Magre is first author on ‘Nup358 regulates microridge length by controlling SUMOylation-dependent activity of aPKC in zebrafish epidermis’. Indrasen completed his PhD in the lab of Dr Jomon Joseph at National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India, where he was involved in dissecting molecular mechanisms governing cell polarity during development.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs234997 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 17 June 2019


Xuemeng Shi  (Key Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics of the Ministry of Education, Hubei, China)

Xuemeng Shi is first author on ‘WIP-1 and DBN-1 promote scission of endocytic vesicles by bridging actin and Dynamin-1 in the C. elegans intestine’. Xuemeng is a PhD student in the lab of Rongying Zhang at the Key Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics of the Ministry of Education, Hubei, China, investigating intracellular transport along the endocytic pathway.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs234989 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 17 June 2019


Sharol Schmidt (Washington State University, WA, USA)

Sharol Schmidt is first author on ‘ Identification and characterization of the land-plant-specific microtubule nucleation factor MACET4’. Sharol is a PhD candidate in the lab of Andrei Smertenko, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, WA, investigating the evolution of plant cell division and the mechanisms behind plant cell shaping.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs234328 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 5 June 2019


Maria-Eleni Lalioti (School of Medicine, University of Patras, Greece)

Maria-Eleni Lalioti is first author on ‘ GemC1 governs multiciliogenesis through direct interaction with and transcriptional regulation of p73’. Maria is a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Stavros Taraviras at School of Medicine, University of Patras, Greece, investigating signaling cues involved in the commitment program for multiciliated cells to delineate the mechanisms disrupted in cilia-associated diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs233924 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 3 June 2019


Mayank Sharma (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

Mayank Sharma is first author on ‘Targeting specificity of nuclear-encoded organelle proteins with a self-assembling split-fluorescent protein toolkit’. Mayank is a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Ralf Bernd Klösgen at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, investigating targeting specificity of nuclear-encoded proteins into endosymbiotic organelles in plant cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs234245 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 3 June 2019


Hideaki Tanaka (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Hideaki Tanaka is first author on ‘ Peroxisomes control mitochondrial dynamics and the mitochondrion-dependent pathway of apoptosis’. Hideaki is a PhD student in the lab of Yukiko Gotoh at the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan, investigating inter-organelle interactions.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs234310 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 3 June 2019


Bhagawat C. Subramanian (National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA)

Bhagawat C. Subramanian is a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Dr Roberto Weigert at the National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA, working on understanding the molecular signaling that drives innate immune cell behavior during inflammation, through the use of subcellular imaging modalities in live animals. He is first author on 'The LTB4–BLT1 axis regulates the polarized trafficking of chemoattractant GPCRs during neutrophil chemotaxis'.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs225250. [Full Text] [PDF] - Pubished ......


Hannah Arbach (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)

Hannah Arbach is first author on 'Extreme nuclear branching in healthy epidermal cells of the Xenopus tail fin'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Andrea Wills at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, investigating branched nuclear morphology in the fin of Xenopus tadpoles.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs224261. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 20 September 2018


Sudeshna Nag (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)

Sudeshna Nag is first author on 'Rab4A organizes endosomal domains for sorting cargo to lysosome-related organelles'. She is a PhD student in Professor Subba Rao Gangi Setty's lab at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, investigating the mechanisms of protein sorting and trafficking.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs224014. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 20 September 2018


Patrick Cunningham (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA)

Patrick Cunningham is first author on 'Neurodegeneration and locomotor dysfunction in Drosophila scarlet mutants'. He is a PhD student in Daniel T. Babcock's lab at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA, investigating the loss of dopaminergic neurons in Drosophila in a model for Parkinson's disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs224295. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 17 September 2018


Sung Tae Kim (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA)

Sung Tae Kim is first author on 'The N-recognin UBR4 of the N-end rule pathway is targeted to and required for the biogenesis of the early endosome'. He is a PhD student in Dr Yong Tae Kwon's lab at University of Pittsburgh, USA, investigating the function of the N-end rule pathway in the ubiquitin-proteasome system and authophagy.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs223933. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 10 September 2018


Stefanie Jennifer Oeding (University of Münster, Germany)

Stefanie Oeding is firat author on 'Identification of Miro1 and Miro2 as mitochondrial receptors for myosin XIX'. She was a PhD student in Professor Martin Bähler's lab at University of Münster, Germany, and is currently working in cell line development at Rentschler Biopharma in Laupheim, Germany.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs223941. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 10 September 2018


Łukasz Rymer (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)

Łukasz Rymer is first author on 'The budding yeast Pex5p receptor directs Fox2p and Cta1p into peroxisomes via its N-terminal region near the FxxxW domain'. Ge us a PhD student in Dr Marek Skoneczny's lab at the Department of Genetics of the Polish Academy of Scienes, Warsaw, Poland, investigating the targeting of peroxisomal proteins.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs224006. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 7 September 2018


Yiliu (Charlie) Zhang (Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore)

Yiliu (Charlie) Zhang is first author on 'The unusual flagellar-targeting mechanism and functions of the trypanosome orthologue of the ciliary GTPase Arl13b'. He is a Research Fellow in Sudipto Roy's lab at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Singapore, investigating the development and functions of multi-ciliated cells in vertebrates.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs223842. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 5 September 2018


Sara Sannino (University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Sara Sannino is first author on 'Compensatory increases of select proteostasis networks after Hsp70 inhibition in cancer cells'. She is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Jeffrey L. Brodsky at The University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, investigating the role of protein folding and degradation pathways in cancer survival.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs223859. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 5 September 2018


Marita Borg Distefano (University of Oslo, Norway)

Marita Borg Distefano is first author on 'TBC1D5 controls the GTPase cycle of Rab7b'. She is a researcher in the labs of Oddmund Bakke and Cinzia Progida at the University of Oslo, Norway, investigating intracellular trafficking, Rab proteins and cell migration.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs223875. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 3 September 2018


Rini Ravindran (LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA)

Rini Ravindran is first author on 'New ubiquitin-dependent mechanisms regulating the Aurora B–protein phosphatase 1 balance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae'. She is a PhD student in Kelly Tatchell's lab at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, investigating the maturation and regulation of protein phosphatase 1.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs223545. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 16 August 2018


Vibha Singh (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India)

Vibha Singh is first author on 'Cell-matrix adhesion controls Golgi organization and function through Arf1 activation in anchorage-dependent cells'. She is a PhD student in Nagaraj Balasubramanian's lab at the INdian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India, investigating cell adhesion-mediated cellular processes and membrane trafficking pathways.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs223339. [Full Text] [PDF]  - Published 17 August 2018


Varsha Singh (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)

Varsha Singh is first author on 'Cholera toxin inhibits SNX27-retromer-mediated delivery of cargo proteins to the plasma membrane'. She is an Instructor of Medicine in Mark Donowitz's lab at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, investigating the molecular regulation of the ion transport process in the human intestine, with a particular emphasis on membrane trafficking.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs223636. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 17 August 2018


Ashok Kumar ( University of Texas, USA)

Ashok Kumar is first author on 'A predicted unstructured C-terminal loop domain in SIRT1 is required for cathepsin B cleavage'. He is a research associate in Prabodh Kapoor's lab at the University of Texas, USA, investigating how post-translational modificiations regulate their expression and their impact on metabolic disease. Ashok performed the research in this article while working as a postdoctoral research fellow in Mona Dvir-Ginzberg's lab at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs223727. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 20 August 2018


Hsin-Yi Lee (Graduate Institute of Life Sciences and the Institute of Molecular Biology in Taipei, Taiwan)

Hsin-Yi Lee is first author on 'Misfolding-prone proteins are reversibly sequestered to an Hsp42-associated granule upon chronological aging'. He is a postdoctoral fellow in Jun-Yi Leu's lab at the Graduate Institute of Life Sciences and the Institute of Moelcular Biology in Tapei, Taiwan, investigating the dynamics of protein complexes and the phosphoproteome in yeast.

J Cell Sci 2018 131: jcs223834. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 21 August 2018


Mitro Miihkinen (Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Turku, Finland)

Mitro Miihkinen is co-first author on 'ProLIF – quantitative integrin protein–protein interactions and synergistic membrane effects on proteoliposomes'. He is a PhD student in the lab of Joanna Ivaska at Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Turku, Finland, investigating the role of integrins and filopodia in cancer cell invasion.

J Cell Sci 2019 132: jcs223719. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 20 August 2018


Nicola De Franceschi (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

Nicola De Franceschi is co-first author on 'ProLIF – quantitative integrin protein–protein interactions and synergistic membrane effects on proteoliposomes'. He conducted the research as a PhD student in Johanna Ivaska's lab at Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Finland. He is also first author on  'The ESCRT protein CHMP2B acts as a diffusion barrier on reconstituted membrane necks'. Nicola conducted the research in the second article in his current role as a postdoctoral fellow in Patricia Bassereau's lab at Institut Curie, Paris, France, where his research focuses on in vitro reconstruction of ESCRT-III machinery.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs223644. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 20 August 2018


Kévin Adam (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, California, USA)

Kévin Adam is first author on 'A PIM-CHK1 signaling pathway regulates PLK1 phosphorylation and function during mitosis'. He is a Research Associate in Tony Hunter's lab at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, USA, investigating the involvement of non-conventional phosphorylation from the SONAtes phosphate categories in cancer development. Kévin conducted the research in this article while a PhD student in Patrick Mayeux's lab at the Cochin Institute, Paris, France.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs223073. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 10 August 2018


Rachel Margraf (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA)

Rachel Margraf is first author on 'Connexin 43 K63-polyubiquitylation on lysines 264 and 303 regulates gap junction internalization'. She graduated from the lab of Dr Matthias Falk at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA in 2018, where she studied molecular mechanisms of gap junction turnover.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs223388. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 13 August 2018


Jan Steinkühler (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany)

Jan Steinkühler is firat author on 'Membrane fluctuations and acidosis regulate cooperative binding of ‘marker of self’ protein CD47 with the macrophage checkpoint receptor SIRPα'. He is a postdoc in Rumiana Dimova's lab at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany, investigating biointerfaces through the use of biomembrane models. Jan conducted the work in this article while a PhD student in the same lab on a collaborative visit to Dennis Discher's lab at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs222141. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 16 July 2018


Susana Peralta (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA)

Susana Peralta is first author on 'ATAD3 controls mitochondrial cristae structure in mouse muscle, influencing mtDNA replication and cholesterol levels'. She is a Senior Research Associate in the lab of Carlos T. Moraes at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA, investigating mitochondrial biology and mitochondrial diseases.

J Cell Sci 2018 131: jcs221812. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 4 July 2018


Jean-Philippe Babeu (Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada)

Jean-Philippe Babeu is first author on 'P1 promoter-driven HNF4α isoforms are specifically repressed by β-catenin signaling in colorectal cancer cells'. He is a research assistant in the lab of Francois Boudreau at Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, investigating gene regulation in the context of the gastrointestinal tract.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs222026. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 6 July 2018


Katherine Fisher (University of Sheffield, UK)

Katherine Fisher is first author on 'A genome-wide RNAi screen identifies MASK as a positive regulator of cytokine receptor stability'. She is a research associate in David Strutt's lab at the University of Sheffield, UK, and investigates the mechanisms of coordinated cell polarisation using Drosophila genetics and computaional modelling. Katherine conducted the research in this article while a postdoc with Martin Zeidler at the University of Sheffield, UK.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs221796. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 6 July 2018


Francesca Nardi (NorthShore University Research Institute, Chicago, USA)

Francesca Nardi is first author on 'PEDF regulates plasticity of a novel lipid–MTOC axis in prostate cancer-associated fibroblasts'. She is a research associate in the lab of Susan Crawford at NorthShore University Research Institute, Chicago, USA, investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying tumorigenesis and identifying potential therapeutic targets.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs221523. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 11 July 2018


Travis Armiger (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)

Travis Armiger is first author on 'Determining mechanical features of modulated epithelial monolayers using subnuclear particle tracking'. He is a PhD student in the lab of Kris Noel Dahl at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, investigating cellular biophysics and the ways in the physical properties of cells influence gene expression and tissue function.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs221069. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 21 June 2018


Ye Zhang (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)

Ye Zhang is first author on 'Histone H3K27 methylation modulates the dynamics of FANCD2 on chromatin to facilitate NHEJ and genome stability'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Fang-Sun at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, investigating epigenetic regulation in DNA repair and carcinogenesis.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs221176. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 21 June 2018


Phatthamon Lapanuwat (Siriraj Medical School, Bangkok, Thailand)

Patthamon Lapanuwat is first author on 'Cyclin D1 depletion interferes with oxidative balance and promotes cancer cell senescence'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Siwanon Jirawatnoai at Siriaj Medical School, Bangkok, Thailand, investigating the cell cycle and cancer metabolism.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs221770. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 25 June 2018


Frances Tilley (Imagine Institute, Paris, France)

Francis Tilley is first author on 'Retromer associates with the cytoplasmic amino-terminus of polycystin-2'. She is a postdoc in Corinne Antignac's lab at Imagine Institute, Paris, France, investigating the mechanisms of pathogenesis in Galloway-Mowat syndrome. Frances conducted the work in this article while a PhD student in the lab of Peter Cullen at the University of Bristol, UK.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs220723. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 6 June 2018


Oddrun Elise Olsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway)

Oddrun Elise Olsen is first author on 'BMPR2 inhibits activin and BMP signaling via wild-type ALK2'. She is a postdoc in the lab of Toril Holien at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, investigating members of the TGF-ß superfamily and multiple myeloma.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs220731. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 11 June 2018


Natalie Farrawell (University of Wollongong, Australia)

Natalie Farrawell is first author on 'SOD1A4V aggregation alters ubiquitin homeostasis in a cell model of ALS'. She is a Senior Research Assistant in the lab of Justin Yerbury at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia, where she investigates the molecular processes underpinning amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs220806. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 12 June 2018


María Gabriela Otero (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA)

María Gabriela Otero is first author on 'Proteasome stress leads to APP axonal transport defects by promoting its amyloidogenic processing in lysosomes'. María conducted the research in this article while a PhD student in the lab of Tomás Falzone at the Instituto de Biología Celular y Neurociencias, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is now a postdoc in Tyler Pierson's lab at the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA, investigating pediatric neurological disorders. 

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs220541. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 11 June 2018


Chih-Wen Chu (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA)

Chih-Wen Chu is first author on 'The Ajuba family protein Wtip regulates actomyosin contractility during vertebrate neural tube closure'. She is an associate scientist in the lab of Sergei Sokol at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA, investigating apical constriction and planar cell polarity, with a focus on protein dynamics at the cell junctions.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs219725. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 16 May 2018


Pawel Leznicki (University of Manchester, UK)

Pawel Leznicki is first author on 'Expansion of DUB functionality generated by alternative isoforms – USP35, a case study'. He conducted the research in this article while in Yogesh Kulathu's lab at the University of Dundee, UK. He is now a research associate in the lab of Stephen High at the University of Manchester, UK, investigating protein biogenesis processes and their quality control.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs219741. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 16 May 2018


Gergő Szanda (Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary)

Gergő Szanda is first author on 'Mitochondrial cAMP exerts positive feedback on mitochondrial Ca2+uptake via the recruitment of Epac1'. He is an assistant professor and leads a group at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, investigating Ca2+ signalling and mitochondrial biology, and the role of endocannabinoids in metabolism.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs219758. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 16 May 2018


Yvonne Kschonsak (German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany)

Yvonne Kschonsak is first author on 'Activated ezrin controls MISP levels to ensure correct NuMA polarization and spindle orientation'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Ingrid Hoffmann at the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany, investigating regulation of mitotic spindle orientation and positioning in mammalian cells. 

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs219931. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 21 May 2018


Nancy Nader (Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Doha, Qatar)

Nancy Nader is first author on 'The VLDL receptor regulates membrane progesterone receptor trafficking and non-genomic signaling'. She is a research associate in the lab of Khaled Machaca at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Doha, Qatar, working on the characterisation of non-classical membrance progesterone receptors and the study of their pathways in difference animal and tissue models.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs220368. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 23 May 2018


Rafael José Argüello (Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, Marseille, France)

Rafael José Argüello is first author on 'SunRiSE – measuring translation elongation at single-cell resolution by means of flow cytometry'. He is a researcher in the lab of Philippe Pierre at Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, Marseille, France, investigating tRNAs and translation, and the regulation of energetic metabolism in the context of infection and cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs220434. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 31 May 2018


Julia Abitbol (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

Julia Abitbol is first author on 'Mice harbouring an oculodentodigital dysplasia-linked Cx43 G60S mutation have severe hearing loss'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Dale Laird at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, investigating the mechanisms of connexin-induced hearing loss.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs219196. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 4 May 2018


Xuan Xie (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan)

Xuan Xie is first author on 'Deubiquitylases USP5 and USP13 are recruited to and regulate heat-induced stress granules through their deubiquitylating activities'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Masayuki Komada at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan, investigating the roles of ubiquitylation and deubiquitylation in the regulation of stress granules.

J Cell Sci 2018 131: jcs218636. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 12 April 2018


Luke Thompson (University of St Andrews, UK)

Luke Thompson is first author on 'Neurochondrin interacts with the SMN protein suggesting a novel mechanism for spinal muscular atrophy pathology'. Luke conducted the research in this article while a PhD student in the lab of Dr Judith Sleeman at the University of St Andrews, UK. He will join Prof. Elliot Androphy's lab group at Indiana University, USA, as a postdoctoral fellow, investigating the role of coatomer proteins and associated factors in neuronal function.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs217612. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 17 April 2018


Siyang Han (Princeton University, USA)

Siyang Han is first author on 'Substratum stiffness tunes proliferation downstream of Wnt3a in part by regulating integrin-linked kinase and frizzled-1'. She is a graduate student in the lab of Celeste Nelson at Princeton University, USA, investigating how biochemical signals and mechanical cues from the cellular microenvironment integrate to regulate cell proliferation, apoptosis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs218503. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 23 April 2018


Simona Amodeo ( Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland)

Simona Amodeo is first author on 'Characterization of the novel mitochondrial genome replication factor MiRF172 in Trypanosoma brucei'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Torsten Ochsenreiter at the Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland, investigating mitochondrial genome anchoring, replication and inheritance in Trypanosoma brucei.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs218834. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 25 April 2018


Varun Jayeshkumar Shah (Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India)

Varun Jayeshkumar Shah is first author on 'CRL7SMU1 E3 ligase complex-driven H2B ubiquitination functions in sister chromatid cohesion by regulating SMC1 expression'. He is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Subbareddy Maddika at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyperabad, India, investigating the role of LisH-domain-containing proteins in the assembly of multi-subunit E3 ligase complexes.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs217794. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 26 April 2018


Emily Herman (University of Alberta, Canada)

Emily Herman is first author on 'Identification and characterisation of a cryptic Golgi complex in Naegleria gruberi'. She is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr Joel Dacks at the University of Alberta, Canada, investigating evolution of the membrane trafficking system in microbial eukaryotes.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs218008. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 9 April 2018


Francesco Consolato (San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy)

Francesco Consolato is first author on 'm-AAA and i-AAA complexes coordinate to regulate OMA1, the stress-activated supervisor of mitochondrial dynamics'. He is a postdoc in the lab of Giorgio Casari at San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy, investigating basic cell biology such as the interaction and regulation of metallopeptidase and their substrates.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs218289. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 10 April 2018


Alghassimou Diallo (IGDR-UMR, Université de Rennes, France)

Alghassimou Diallo is joint first author on 'Aurora A kinase activity is required to maintain an active spindle assembly checkpoint during pro-metaphase'. He is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Claude Prigent at IGDR-UMR, Université de Rennes, France, investigating cell division and mechanisms leading to chromosome instability and cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs218446. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 12 April 2018


Thibault Courtheoux (IGDR-UMR, Université de Rennes, France)

Thibault Courtheoux is joint first author on 'Aurora A kinase activity is required to maintain an active spindle assembly checkpoint during pro-metaphase'. He is a postdoc in the lab of Dr Claude Prigent at IGDR-UMR, Université de Rennes, France, investigating cell division and mechanisms leading to chromosome instability and cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs218446. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 12 April 2018


Thomas Williams (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK)

Thomas Williams is first author on 'The physiological regulation of macropinocytosis during Dictyostelium growth and development'. He is a post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Dr Robert Kay at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK, investigating the molecular mechanisms of macropinocytosis from cup formation to internalisation.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs217109. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 21 March 2018


Poonam Sehgal (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Poonam Sehgal is first author on 'Epidermal growth factor receptor and integrins control force-dependent vinculin recruitment to E-cadherin junctions'. Shecarried out the work in this article as a postdoc in the lab of Dr Deborah Leckband at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, investigating the mechanism of E-cadherin-mediated-force-transduction signalling in epithelial cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs217547. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 20 March 2018


Erika Testa (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy)

Erika Testa is first author on 'H2afx and Mdc1 promote maintenance of genomic integrity in male germ cells'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Marco Barchi at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, investigating meiosis, DNA repair, genome stability of meiotic cells and male fertility.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs217000. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 20 March 2018


Alexander Auld (Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA)

Alexander Auld is first author on 'Aplip1, the Drosophila homolog of JIP1, regulates myonuclear positioning and muscle stability'. He is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Eric Folker at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA, investigating muscle development with a focus on the mechanisms and function of nuclear movement.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs217117. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 16 March 2018


Anuttoma Ray (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA)

Anuttoma Ray is first author on 'Dileucine-like motifs in the C-terminal tail of connexin32 control its endocytosis and assembly into gap junctions'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Parmender P. Mehta at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA, investigating the molecular mechanisms that regulate assembly of connexins into gap junctions.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs216820. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 2 March 2018


Nicole Diggins (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA)

Nicole Diggins is first author on 'α5β1 integrin trafficking and Rac activation are regulated by APPL1 in a Rab5-dependent manner to inhibit cell migration'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Donna Webb at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA, investigating how the complex workings of the cell are disrupted by diseases such as viral infection or cancer. 

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs216838. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 6 March 2018


Alessandro Soloperto (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy)

Alessandro Soloperto is first author on 'Mechano-sensitization of mammalian neuronal networks through expression of the bacterial large-conductance mechanosensitive ion channel'. He is a PhD student in the lab of Francesco Difato at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy, investigating the potential of targeted modulation of the neuronal Ca2+ activity via remote mechanical stimulation.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs216572. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 8 March 2018


Gaurav Barve (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India)

Gaurav Barve is first author on 'Septins are involved at the early stages of macroautophagy in S. cerevisiae'. He is a PhD student in the laboratory of Ravi Manjithaya at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India, investiating the role of septins in autophagy. 

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs216606. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 22 February 2018


Daniel Booth (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Daniel Booth is co-first author on 'Functional analysis after rapid degradation of condensins and 3D-EM reveals chromatin volume is uncoupled from chromosome architecture in mitosis'. He is a senior post-doctorial fellow in the lab of Dies Meijer at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and combines basic cell biology with translational medicine to explore the contribution of cell division errors to disease states.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs216622 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 22 February 2018


Kumiko Samejima (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Kumiko Samejima is co-first author on 'Functional analysis after rapid degradation of condensins and 3D-EM reveals chromatin volume is uncoupled from chromosome architecture in mitosis'. She is a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of William C. Earnshaw at the University of Edinburgh, UK, investigating the mechanism of mitotic chromosome assembly segregation.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs216622 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 22 February 2018


Guillaume Hatte (Universitéde Rennes 1, Rennes, France)

Guillaume Hatte is first author on 'Tight junctions negatively regulate mechanical forces applied to adherens junctions in vertebrate epithelial tissue'. He completed his PhD in the lab of Claude Prigent at CNRS UMR 6290 and Université de Rennes 1, France, where he investigated the involvement of tight junctions during epithelial cell cytokinesis in a vertebrate model.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs215608. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 5 February 2018


Sandra Vidak (National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA)

Sandra Vidak is first author on 'Nucleoplasmic lamins define growth-regulating functions of lamina-associated polypeptide 2α in progeria cells'. She is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Tom Misteli at the National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Sandra investigates how the impairment of protein quality control mechanisms contributes to the progression of the premature ageing disease Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS).

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs215632. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 8 February 2018


Justyna Meissner (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)

Justyna Meissner is first author on 'The ARF guanine nucleotide exchange factor GBF1 is targeted to Golgi membranes through a PIP-binding domain'. She is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr Elizabeth Sztul at University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, investigating the structure and function of large GEFs.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs215624. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 8 February 2018


Prajakta Gosavi (University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia)

Prajakta Gosavi is first author on 'The Golgi ribbon in mammalian cells negatively regulates autophagy by modulating mTOR activity'. She is a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Paul Gleeson at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia, investigating the role of the Golgi ribbon structure in the regulation of cellular signalling pathways and higher-order functions under physiological as well as disease conditions.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs215640. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 8 February 2018


Zhiyi Lv (Göttingen University, Germany)

Zhiyi Lv is first author on 'A ‘molecular guillotine’ reveals an interphase function of Kinesin-5'. He is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Jörg Großhans at Göttingen University, Germany, investigating the mechano-biology of Drosophila morphogenesis.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs215699. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 8 February 2018


Klaus Herburger (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Klaus Herburger is first author on 'Localisation and substrate specificities of transglycanases in charophyte algae relate to development and morphology'. He has a position in the lab of Professor Stephen Fry at University of Edinburgh, UK, investigating enzymatic remodelling of polysaccharides in plant cell walls. 

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs214296. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 29 January 2018


Magdalena Woloszynska (Ghent University, Belgium)

Magdalena Woloszynska is the first author on 'The Elongator complex regulates hypocotyl growth in darkness and during photomorphogenesis'. While completing this work, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Chromatin and Growth Control group at the VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology at Ghent University, Belgium. Her research interests include plant molecular biology, epigenetics, transcriptomics, plant physiology and plant mitochondria.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs214312. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 29 January 2018


Yoko Ito (RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Wako, Saitama, Japan)

Yoko Ito is first author on 'The Golgi entry core compartment functions as a COPII-independent scaffold for ER-to-Golgi transport in plant cells'. She is a postdoctoral research in the Live Cell Super-Resolution Imaging Research Team in the lab of Akihiko Nakano at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Wako, Saitama, Japan. She is studying the mechanisms of biogenesis and maintenance of the Golgi apparatus in plant cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs214338. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 29 January 2018


Avinash Persaud (The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada)

Avinash Persaud is first author on 'Dynamin inhibitors block activation of mTORC1 by amino acids independently of dynamin'. He is a research associate in the lab of Daniela Rotin at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, investigating mTORC1 signaling and the function of the ubiquitin ligase Nedd4.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs214239. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 4 January 2018


Kosuke Shiraishi (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)

Kosuke Shiraishi is first author on 'Yeast Hog1 proteins are sequestered in stress granules during high-temperature stress'. He carried out the work while a PhD student in the lab of Professor Yasuyoshi Sakai at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, investigating regulatory mechanism of nitrogen metabolism and stress response in the methylotrophic yeast.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs214254. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 8 January 2018


Shweta Yadav (Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA)

Shweta Yadav is first author on 'RDGBα localization and function at membrane contact sites is regulated by FFAT–VAP interactions'. She is a post-doctoral associate in the laboratory of Professor Juan Botas at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA, investigating neurodegenerative diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs214288. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 8 January 2018


Kengo Takahashi (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)

Kengo Takahashi is first author on 'Glucose deprivation induces primary cilium formation through mTORC1 inactivation'. He is a PhD student in the laboratory of Kensaku Mizuno at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, where he investigates the link between nutrient conditions and ciliogenesis.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs214262. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 8 January 2018


Alexander Buffone, Jr (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)

Alexander Buffone, Jr is first author on 'Migration against the direction of flow is LFA-1 dependent in human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells'. He is a postdoc in the lab of Daniel Hammer at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, investigating upstream migration of hematopoietic stem cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs214247. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 10 January 2018


Timothy Cummins (University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, USA)

Timothy Cummins is first author on 'PAWS1 controls cytoskeletal dynamics and cell migration through association with the SH3 adaptor CD2AP'. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine Clinical Proteomics Center, which focuses on identifying biomarkers of kidney diseases by using quantitative mass spectroscopy.

J. Cell Sci. 2018 131: jcs214221. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 10 January 2018


Brian Jenkins (Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA)

Brian Jenkins is first author on 'Effects of mutating α-tubulin lysine 40 on sensory dendrite development'. He is based at the Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, where his research interests include visualising how cells transport RNA, proteins and organelles throughout the cell. Brian conducted the research in this article while a postdoc in the lab of Jill Wildonger at the University of Winconsin-Madison, Madison, USA.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 4077-4078. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 December 2017


Yen Wei Lim (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Yen Wei Lim is  joint first author on 'ImaEdge – a platform for quantitative analysis of the spatiotemporal dynamics of cortical proteins during cell polarization'. He is a PhD student in the lab of Fumio Motegi at the National University of Singapore, where he investigates the intricacies behind cell fate determination

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 4075-4076. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 December 2017


Zhen Zhang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Zhen Zhang is joint first author on 'ImaEdge – a platform for quantitative analysis of the spatiotemporal dynamics of cortical proteins during cell polarization'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Pakorn Kanchanawong at the National University of Singapore, developing novel and robust computational tools to analyse micrscopic images and videos.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 4075-4076. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 December 2017


Anne Rademacher (German Cancer Research Center and the Bioquant Institute, Heidelberg, Germany)

Anne Rademacher is  first author on ' Real-time observation of light-controlled transcription in living cells'. She is a PhD student in the laboratory of Karsten Rippe at the German Cancer Research Center and the Bioquant Institute, Heidelberg, Germany, where she investigates the transcriptional silencing and activation of heterochromatin.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 4073-4074. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 December 2017


Ana Nascimento (Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany)

Ana Nascimento is first author on 'KIF13A mediates trafficking of influenza A virus ribonucleoproteins'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Beate Sodeik at the Institute of Virology at Hannover Medical School, investigating host-pathogen interactions, particularly involving viruses. Ana conducted the work in this article in Maria João Amorim's lab at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 3949-3950. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 December 2017


Lai Kuan Dionne (Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA)

Lai Kuan Dionne is co-first author on 'FYCO1 regulates accumulation of post-mitotic midbodies by mediating LC3-dependent midbody degradation'. She is a post-doctoral associate in the lab of Moe Mahjoub at Washington University School of Medicine, investigating the molecular mechanisms of post-mitotic midbody accumulation and secretion in health and diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 3947-3948. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 December 2017


Eric Peterman (University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, USA)

Eric Peterman is co-first author on 'FYCO1 regulates accumulation of post-mitotic midbodies by mediating LC3-dependent midbody degradation'. He is a PhD student in the lab of Rytis Prekeris at the University of Colardo-Anschutz Medical Campus, investigating post-mitotic inheritance and roles of the midbody.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 3947-3948. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 December 2017


Arijita Ghosh

Arijita Ghosh (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India)

Arijita Ghosh is first author on 'Leucine-rich repeat-containing 8B protein is associated with the endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ leak in HEK293 cells'. She is a PhD student in the laboratory of Amal Kanti Bera at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, investigating the role of leucine-rich repeat-containing 8 proteins in cellular calcium homeostasis.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 3818-3828. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 November 2017


Libi Anandi

Libi Anandi (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India)

Libi Anandi is first author on 'DNA-dependent protein kinase plays a central role in transformation of breast epithelial cells following alkylation damage'. She is a PhD student in the laboratory of Mayurika Lahiri at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India, investigating the early events of cellular transformation. 

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 3749-3763. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 November 2017


Richard Eva

Richard Eva (Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, UK)

Richard Eva is first author on 'EFA6 regulates selective polarised transport and axon regeneration from the axon initial segment'. He is a research associate in the laboratory of Prof. James Fawcett, investigating the intrinsic mechanisms preventing brain and spinal cord axons from regenerating after injury in order to identify novel strategies for enhancing repair.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 3663-3675. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 November 2017


Olivia Susanto

Olivia Susanto (Beaton Institute, Glasgow, UK)

Olivia Susanto is first author on 'LPP3 mediates self-generation of chemotactic LPA gradients by melanoma cells'. She is a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Prof. Robert Insall at the Beaton Institute in Glasgow, UK, where she focuses on imaging live cell interactions and cell migration both in vivo and in vitro, in cell biology and immunology.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 3455-3466. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 October 2017


Brandy Hyndman

Brandy Hyndman (Queen's University Cancer Research Institute, Kingston, Canada)

Brandy Hyndman is co-first author on 'Differential recruitment of E3 ubiquitin ligase complexes regulates RET isoform internalization'. She is a Research Associate in the lab of Dr Lois Mulligan at the Queen's University Cancer Research Institute in Kingston, ON, Canada. She investigates the ubiquitylation and trafficking of RET receptor tyrosine kinase isoforms.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 3282-3296. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 October 2017


Mathieu Crupi

Mathieu Crupi (Queen's University Cancer Research Institute, Kingston, Canada)

Mathieu Crupi is co-first author on 'Differential recruitment of E3 ubiquitin ligase complexes regulates RET isoform internalization'. He is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Lois Mulligan at the Queen's University Cancer Research Institute in Kingston, ON, Canada. He investigates the ubiquitylation and trafficking of RET receptor tyrosine kinase isoforms.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 3282-3296. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 October 2017


Jinhang Hu

Jinhang Hu (China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China)

Jinhang Hu is first author on 'CCR2 3′UTR functions as a competing endogenous RNA to inhibit breast cancer metastasis'. She is a research associate with Zhishu Tang at the Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine in Xian Yang, China, investigating the bioactive constituents and anti-tumour mechanisms of the active ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine. Jinhang conducted the work in this article in Tao Xi's lab at China Pharmeceutical University, Nanjing, China.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 3399-3413. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 October 2017


Yi-Wen Xu

Yi-Wen Xu (Life Sciences Institute, Zhejiang University, China)

Yi-Wen Xu is first author on 'Maternal DCAF2 is crucial for maintenance of genome stability during the first cell cycle in mice'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Heng-Yu Fan at the Life Sciences Institute, Zhejiang University, China, investigating the mechanisms of mammalian germ cell development and disease models relating to the female reproductive system.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 3297-3307. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 October 2017


Chaitali Khan

Chaitali Khan (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India)

Chaitali Khan is first author on 'The initiator caspase Dronc plays a non-apoptotic role in promoting DNA damage signalling in D. melanogaster'. She is a PhD student in the lab of Basuthkar J. Rao at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, investigating the principles of tissue homeostasis in the context of DNA damage, cell death and cellular signalling.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 2943-2944. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 September 2017


Meraj Hasan Khan

Meraj Hasan Khan (University of Turku, Finland)

Meraj Hasan Khan is first author on 'The Sharpin interactome reveals a role for Sharpin in lamellipodium formation via the Arp2/3 complex'. He is a PhD student in the laboratory of Jeroen Pouwels at the University of Turku, Finland, investigating the cytoskeleton and protein early markers of metastasis. 

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 2945-2946. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 September 2017


Seth Zimmerman

Seth Zimmerman (Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA)

Seth Zimmerman is first author on 'Cells lay their own tracks – optogenetic Cdc42 activation stimulates fibronectin deposition supporting directed migration'. He is a postdoc in Chris Counter's laboratory at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, investigating the basic cell biology of cancer and metastasis, and designing new approaches to study it.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 2971-2983. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 September 2017


Luca Sardo

Luca Sardo (Department of Biological Sciences, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, USA)

Luca Sardo is co-first author on 'Real-time visualization of chromatin modification in isolated nuclei'. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Biological SCiences, University of the Scienes in Philadelphia, investigating the mechanisms of HIV neuropathogenesis and latency.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 2926-2940. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 September 2017


Aushaq Bashir Malla

Aushaq Bashir Malla (Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, India)

Aushaq Bashir Malla is co-first author on 'IP6K1 is essential for chromatoid body formation and temporal regulation of Tnp2 and Prm2 expression in mouse spermatids'. He is a PhD student at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, India, investigating the post-transcriptional regulation of mRNA and role of RNA-protein interactions in disease and development.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 2854-2866. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 September 2017


Viorica Raluca Contu

Viorica Raluca Contu (National Institute of Neuroscience, NCNP, Japan)

Viorica Raluca Contu is co-first author on 'Lysosomal targeting of SIDT2 via multiple YxxΦ motifs is required for SIDT2 function in the process of RNautophagy'. She is a PhD student at the National Institute of Neuroscience, NCNP, Japan, investigating intracellular RNA degredation by the lysosomes and its possible involvements in disease pathogenesis and treatment.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 2843-2853. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 September 2017


Dougall Norris

Dougall Norris (The University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre, Australia)

Dougall Norris is co-first author on 'An improved Akt reporter reveals intra- and intercellular heterogeneity and oscillations in signal transduction'. He is a PhD student in the Metabolic Systems Biology Group at The University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre in Australia, where his project focuses on live-cell imaging, multiplexing fluorescent constructs and imaging modalities, coupled with powerful computational analysus. 

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 2655-2656. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 August 2017


Nicola Stevenson

Nicola Stevenson (University of Bristol, UK)

Nicola Stevenson is co-first author on 'Elucidating the key roles that compensatory endocytosis plays in Weibel-Palade body exocytosis'. She is a Research Associate at the University of Bristol, UK, investigating mechanisms of collagen trafficking.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 2431-2433. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 August 2017


Ian White

Ian White (MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London, UK)

Ian White is co-first author on 'Elucidating the key roles that compensatory endocytosis plays in Weibel-Palade body exocytosis'. He is an electron microscopist at the MRS Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at University College London, UK.

J. Cell Sci. 2017 130: 2431-2433. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 August 2017

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