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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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Harini Iyer

Harini Iyer (Rice University, Houston, USA)

Harini Iyer is first author on ‘ The Cl transporter ClC-7 is essential for phagocytic clearance by microglia’, published in JCS. Harini conducted the research described in this article while a Postdoctoral Scholar in William Talbot's lab at Beckman Center, Stanford, USA. She is now an Assistant Professor at Rice University, Houston, USA investigating lysosomal signaling in the neuroimmune system.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs262014 [Full text] [PDF] - 16 February 2024

 

Calin Dragoi

Calin Dragoi (University of Oxford, UK)

Calin Dragoi is first author on ‘ The oscillation of mitotic kinase governs cell cycle latches in mammalian cells’, published in JCS. Calin is a DPhil student in Biochemistry in the lab of Prof. Bela Novak at University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, using mathematical modelling to investigate the emergence of cell cycle properties.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261974 [Full text] [PDF] - 13 February 2024

 

Samuele Metti

Samuele Metti (School of Life Science, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Samuele Metti is co-first author on ‘ Native collagen VI delays early muscle stem cell differentiation’, published in JCS. Samuele conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Prof. Paolo Bonaldo's lab at University of Padova, Italy. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Prof. Gisou van der Goot at School of Life Science, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, investigating how extracellular matrix proteins affect muscle stem cell behaviour.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261975 [Full text] [PDF] - 13 February 2024

 

Ashley Peterson

Ashley Peterson (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Ashley Peterson is first author on ‘ Neutrophil motility is regulated by both cell intrinsic and endothelial cell ARPC1B’, published in JCS. Ashley conducted the research described in this article while a graduate research assistant (PhD student) in Anna Huttenlocher's lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. She is currently searching for jobs in pharmaceutical/biotech industry. Her research interests are in using in vitro and microfluidics systems to model human disease for drug discovery and preclinical testing.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261983 [Full text] [PDF] - 12 February 2024

 

JingHui Cao

JingHui Cao (Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka, Japan)

JingHui Cao is first author on ‘ Artificial tethering of constitutive centromere-associated network proteins induces CENP-A deposition without Knl2 in DT40 cells’, published in JCS. JingHui is a PhD student in the lab of Tatsuo Fukagawa at the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka, Japan, investigating the relationship between cancer and chromosomal instability (CIN).

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261976 [Full text] [PDF] - 6 February 2024

 

Neha Saxena

Neha Saxena (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

Neha Saxena is first author on ‘ Stiffness-dependent MSC homing and differentiation into CAFs – implications for breast cancer invasion’, published in JCS. Neha conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Professor Shamik Sen's lab at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India. She is now a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Professor Siddharth Dey, based in the Bioengineering Building, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, investigating the role of the microenvironment in disease and the progression of embryonic development.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261939 [Full text] [PDF] - 15 January 2024

 

Artem Fokin

Artem Fokin (Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France)

Artem Fokin is first author on ‘ Inactivating negative regulators of cortical branched actin enhances persistence of single cell migration’, published in JCS. Artem conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in the lab of Alexis Gautreau at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. His research focuses on investigating the cytoskeleton and everything that moves, both at the intracellular level (vesicular traffic) and at the level of individual cells and cell layers.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261940 [Full text] [PDF] - 15 January 2024

 

Poulomi Das

Poulomi Das (University of Georgia, Athens, USA)

Poulomi Das is first author on ‘The Small Interactor of PKD2 protein promotes the assembly and ciliary entry of the Chlamydomonas PKD2–mastigoneme complexes’, published in JCS. Poulomi is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Karl F. Lechtreck at the Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, USA, where she investigates the molecular world of proteins using microscopy.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261941 [Full text] [PDF] - 15 January 2024

 

Anuttoma Ray

Anuttoma Ray (Cactus Communications, Princeton, NJ, USA)

Anuttoma Ray is first author on ‘ Regulated dynamic subcellular GLUT4 localization revealed by proximal proteome mapping in human muscle cells’, published in JCS. Anuttoma conducted the research described in this article while a Postdoctoral researcher in Dr Timothy McGraw's lab at Department of Biochemistry, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University, New York, USA. She is now an Editor at Cactus Communications, Princeton, NJ, USA, where she leverages her skills and expertise for the scientific community to drive the creation of high-quality, research-based manuscripts for academic publishing.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261855 [Full text] [PDF] - 21 December 2023

 

Agnieszka Pierzynska-Mach

Agnieszka Pierzynska-Mach (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy)

Agnieszka Pierzynska-Mach is first author on ‘ DEK oncoprotein participates in heterochromatin replication via SUMO-dependent nuclear bodies’, published in JCS. Agnieszka conducted the research described in this article while a researcher in Alberto Diaspro's lab at the Nanoscopy & NIC@IIT, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy. She is experienced in cell biophysics and specializes in investigating chromatin structure and DNA-related cellular processes with high-resolution microscopy techniques.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261851 [Full text] [PDF] - 18 December 2023

 

Alexander Whitehead

Alexander Whitehead (Microbial Sciences Building, Madison, USA)

Alexander Whitehead is first author on ‘ AP-1 signaling modulates cardiac fibroblast stress responses’, published in JCS. Alexander conducted the research described in this article while an NSF GRFP Graduate Fellow in Adam Engler's lab at Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, La Jolla, USA. He is now a Hartwell Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Bruce Klein at Microbial Sciences Building, Madison, USA. His research interests include regenerative medicine, stem cell modeling, immunity and fibrosis.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261845 [Full text] [PDF] - 15 December 2023

 

Jo Strachan

Joanna Strachan (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Jo Strachan is first author on ‘ SUMOylation regulates Lem2 function in centromere clustering and silencing’, published in JCS. Jo conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in Elizabeth Bayne's lab at University of Edinburgh, UK. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Steven Spoel at University of Edinburgh. Her interest is in exploring the diverse roles of the small protein modifiers ubiquitin and SUMO.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261821 [Full text] [PDF] - 4 December 2023

 

Kodzo Atchou and Bianca Manuela Berger

Kodzo Atchou and Bianca Manuela Berger (University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland)

Kodzo Atchou and Bianca Manuela Berger are co-first authors on ‘ Pre-gelation staining expansion microscopy for visualisation of the Plasmodium liver stage’, published in JCS. Kodzo is a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Dr Volker Heussler at the Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, where he is interested in molecular biology and parasitology with a focus on host–pathogen interaction for the Plasmodium liver stage. Bianca is a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Dr Torsten Ochsenreiter also at the Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern, where she has a broad interest in molecular biology and parasitology; during her PhD she investigated mitochondrial gene expression in Trypanosoma brucei.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261781 [Full text] [PDF] - 30 November 2023

 

 

Francisca Vitorino

Francisca Vitorino (Washington University, St. Louis, USA)

Francisca Vitorino is first author on ‘ The antiproliferative effect of FGF2 in K-Ras-driven tumor cells involves modulation of rRNA and the nucleolus’, published in JCS. Francisca conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Julia Pinheiro Chagas da Cunha's lab at Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, Brazil. She is now a Research Lab supervisor in the lab of Benjamin A. Garcia at Washington University in St. Louis, USA. Her research interest is in mass spectrometry-based proteomics, focusing on chromatin proteome and histone post-translational modifications.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261780 [Full text] [PDF] - 30 November 2023

 

Kolaparamba V. Navyasree

Kolaparamba V. Navyasree (Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Trivandrum, Kerala, India)

Kolaparamba V. Navyasree is first author on ‘ Cholesterol regulates insulin-induced mTORC1 signaling’, published in JCS. Kolaparamba is a PhD student in the lab of Perunthottathu K. Umasankar at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Trivandrum, Kerala, India, where she explores the intricate mechanisms of cell signaling pathways to unravel their role in cellular function and potential diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261779 [Full text] [PDF] - 29 November 2023

 

Amber Shaheen

Amber Shaheen (Western University, London, Canada)

Amber Shaheen is first author on ‘ Cholesterol is required for activity-dependent synaptic growth’, published in JCS. Amber conducted the research described in this article while a graduate student in Dr Jeffrey Dason's lab at University of Windsor. She is now a MD candidate at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, London, Canada. Amber's research focuses on understanding the role of cholesterol in neuronal membranes, its regulation by synaptic activity, and its impact on neuronal development and function, using Drosophila as a model organism.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261775 [Full text] [PDF] - 23 November 2023

 

Sarah Barger

Sarah Barger (Yale University, USA)

Sarah Barger is first author on ‘ Nuclear envelope assembly relies on CHMP-7 in the absence of BAF–LEM-mediated hole closure’, published in JCS. Sarah is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Shirin Bahmanyar at Yale University, USA, investigating the role of nuclear envelope proteins in cancer initiation and progression.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261710 [Full text] [PDF] - 13 November 2023

 

Sonal Jaiswal

Sonal Jaiswal (Techno India University, Kolkata)

Sonal Jaiswal is first author on ‘ Separation-of-function MCPH-associated mutations in CPAP affect centriole number and length’, published in JCS. Sonal conducted the research described in this article while a PhD candidate in Dr. Priyanka Singh's lab at the Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan, India. She is now an Academic Coordinator in the Management Division at Techno India University, Kolkata, where her role involves contributing insights and expertise to the academic community.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261746 [Full text] [PDF] - 9 November 2023

 

Anu Prakash

Anu Prakash (University of Galway, Ireland)

Anu Prakash is first author on ‘ Centrosome amplification promotes cell invasion via cell–cell contact disruption and Rap-1 activation’, published in JCS. Anu conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Emer Bourke's lab at University of Galway, Ireland. She is currently looking for a job in the pharmaceutical industry. Her research interests are focused on clinical research and drug discovery to develop novel treatments for human diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261708 [Full text] [PDF] - 1 November 2023

 

Teresa Vitali

Teresa Vitali (Washington University Saint Louis, USA)

Teresa Vitali is first author on ‘ Vimentin intermediate filaments provide structural stability to the mammalian Golgi complex’, published in JCS. Teresa undertook the work while a Research Associate in the lab of Martin Lowe at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. Teresa has since spent time as a Senior Research Assistant in the lab of Dr Inhee Chung at George Washington University, Washington, USA and will soon be starting a new role at Washington University Saint Louis, USA. She is interested in cytoskeletal organization and function in diverse cellular processes (at the molecular and cellular level), and in pathological contexts like cancer and infection.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261707 [Full text] [PDF] - 20 October 2023

 

Ari Dehn

Ari Dehn (The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, USA)

Ari Dehn is first author on ‘ Epithelial mechanics are maintained by inhibiting cell fusion with age in Drosophila’, published in JCS. Ari conducted the research described in this article while a Research Associate in Dr Vicki Losick's lab at Boston College, MA, USA. Ari is now a Research Assistant at The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, USA, where they are interested in exploring new ideas and using science to further understand human health and disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261706 [Full text] [PDF] - 18 October 2023

 

David Anaguano

David Anaguano (University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA)

David Anaguano is first author on ‘ Time-resolved proximity biotinylation implicates a porin protein in export of transmembrane malaria parasite effectors’, published in JCS. David is a PhD student in the lab of Vasant Muralidharan at Center for Tropical Emerging Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, investigating the mechanisms protozoan parasites utilize to maintain a successful infection within their hosts.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261711 [Full text] [PDF] - 18 October 2023

 

Carolyn Davis

Carolyn Davis (University of California, Davis, USA)

Carolyn Davis is joint first author on ‘ Light-activated BioID – an optically activated proximity labeling system to study protein–protein interactions’, published in JCS. Carolyn is a PhD student in the lab of Sanjeevi Sivasankar at the University of California, Davis, USA, where she is developing tools to investigate how protein interaction networks at cell junctions change under differing conditions and how this can play a role in diseases like cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261665 [Full text] [PDF] - 11 October 2023

 

Rebeka Tomasin

Rebeka Tomasin (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA)

Rebeka Tomasin is first author on ‘ A molecular landscape of quiescence and proliferation highlights the role of Pten in mammary gland acinogenesis’, published in JCS. Rebeka conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in Alexandre Bruni-Cardoso's lab at the Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Cyrus Ghajar at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA, investigating microenvironmental influences on cell behavior in normal tissue and across cancer progression.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261664 [Full text] [PDF] - 11 October 2023

 

Parisa Naeli

Parisa Naeli (Queen's University Belfast, UK)

Parisa Naeli is first author on ‘ The SARS-CoV-2 protein NSP2 enhances microRNA-mediated translational repression’, published in JCS. Parisa is a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Seyed Mehdi Jafarnejad at Queen's University Belfast, UK, investigating mRNA translation and decay, RNA biology, and RNA-binding proteins.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261698 [Full text] [PDF] - 11 October 2023

 

Antoine Canat

Antoine Canat (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany)

Antoine Canat is first author on ‘ DAXX safeguards heterochromatin formation in embryonic stem cells’, published in JCS. Antoine conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Emmanuelle Fabre's lab at Insitut de Recherche St Louis, Université de Paris, France. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla at the Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany, investigating nuclear organization and chromatin regulation during totipotency and pluripotency.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261613 [Full text] [PDF] - 11 October 2023

 

Anthony Dornan

Anthony Dornan (University of Glasgow, UK)

Anthony Dornan is first author on ‘ Compromised junctional integrity phenocopies age-dependent renal dysfunction in Drosophila Snakeskin mutants’, published in JCS. Anthony conducted the research described in this article while at Prof. Julian Dow's lab at School of Molecular Biosciences, University of Glasgow, UK, where he currently works as a Lab Manager/Research Technician. Anthony's research focuses on applying molecular genetic techniques, predominantly using the model organism Drosophila and in particular the fly's Malpighian (renal) tubules, to address fundamental questions in the physiology of cell signalling, transport and stress responses.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261663 [Full text] [PDF] - 10 October 2023

 

Toan Le

Toan Le (Osaka University, Japan)

Toan Le is first author on ‘ A ubiquitin–proteasome pathway degrades the inner nuclear membrane protein Bqt4 to maintain nuclear membrane homeostasis’, published in JCS. Toan is a PhD student in the lab of Yasushi Hiraoka at the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Japan, investigating protein degradation at the inner nuclear membrane.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261662 [Full text] [PDF] - 3 October 2023

 

Clara Mutschler

Clara Mutschler (John Van Geest Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, UK)

Clara Mutschler is first author on ‘Schwann cells are axo-protective after injury irrespective of myelination status in mouse Schwann cell–neuron cocultures’, published in JCS. Clara is a PhD student in the lab of Peter Arthur-Farraj at the John Van Geest Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, UK, investigating axon–Schwann cell interactions after peripheral nervous system injury.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261615 [Full text] [PDF] - 20 September 2023

 

Makoto Nagano

Makoto Nagano (National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan)

Makoto Nagano is first author on ‘Distinct role of TGN-resident clathrin adaptors for Vps21p activation in the TGN–endosome trafficking pathway’, published in JCS. Makoto conducted the research described in this article while a lecturer in Jiro Toshima's lab at Department of Biological Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan. He is now a Senior Researcher in the lab of Koichi Watashi at National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan, investigating molecular mechanisms for regulation of membrane trafficking.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261576 [Full text] [PDF] - 4 September 2023

 

Rachel Wills

Rachel Wills (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Rachel Wills is first author on ‘ A novel homeostatic mechanism tunes PI(4,5)P2-dependent signaling at the plasma membrane’, published in JCS. Rachel conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Gerry Hammond's lab at University of Pittsburgh. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Jason Lohmueller at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, investigating how basic cellular mechanisms contribute to diseases at the organismal level.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261539 [Full text] [PDF] - 29 August 2023

 

Nioosha Nekooie Marnany

Nioosha Nekooie Marnany (Institut de Biologie, Paris, France)

Nioosha Nekooie Marnany is first author on ‘ Glucose oxidation drives trunk neural crest cell development and fate’, published in JCS. Nioosha conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Sylvie Dufour and Dr Jean-Loup Duband's lab at Institut Mondor de Recherches Biomédicales, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France. Currently, she is a postdoc in the ‘Institut de Biologie, Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS)' in Paris, at Hervé Le Hire's lab where she is working on the relationship between the exon junction complex (EJC) and metabolism.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261506 [Full text] [PDF] - 17 August 2023

 

James Glover

James Glover (King's College London, UK)

James Glover is co-first author on ‘ UMAD1 contributes to ESCRT-III dynamic subunit turnover during cytokinetic abscission’, published in JCS. James is a PhD student in the lab of Juan Martin-Serrano at the Department of Infectious Diseases, King's College London, UK, investigating cell division using advanced microscopy techniques.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261498 [Full text] [PDF] - 10 August 2023

 

Karel Mocaer

Karel Mocaer (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany)

Karel Mocaer is first author on ‘ Targeted volume correlative light and electron microscopy of an environmental marine microorganism’, published in JCS. Karel is a PhD student in the lab of Yannick Schwab at EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany, where she is interested in ultrastructural studies of marine microorganisms using various electron microscopy techniques.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261499 [Full text] [PDF] - 9 August 2023

 

Katherine Paine

Katherine Paine (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Katherine Paine is first author on ‘ The phosphatase Glc7 controls the eisosomal response to starvation via post-translational modification of Pil1’, published in JCS. Katherine conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Chris MacDonald's lab at University of York, York, UK. She is now a Postdoc in the lab of Simon Wilkinson at Institute of Genetics and Cancer, University of Edinburgh, UK. During her PhD, she was interested in the regulation of cell surface membrane proteins but has now moved into the field of autophagy, where she is working to understand factors involved in regulating this process.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261459 [Full text] [PDF] - 24 July 2023

 

Tadayuki Komori

Tadayuki Komori (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)

Tadayuki Komori is first author on ‘ Phosphorylation of Rab29 at Ser185 regulates its localization and role in the lysosomal stress response in concert with LRRK2’, published in JCS. Tadayuki conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Takeshi Iwatsubo's lab at University of Tokyo, Japan. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Mitsunori Fukuda at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, investigating Rab GTPases and membrane trafficking in general.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261458 [Full text] [PDF] - 21 July 2023

 

Debasna Panigrahi

Debasna Panigrahi (Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine, Bengaluru, India)

Debasna Panigrahi is first author on ‘ The inner mitochondrial membrane fission protein MTP18 serves as a mitophagy receptor to prevent apoptosis in oral cancer’, published in JCS. Debasna conducted the research described in this article while a PhD Research Scholar in Dr Sujit Kumar Bhutia's lab at National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha, India. She is now a DBT Research Associate in the lab of Dr Arvind Ramanathan at Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine, Bengaluru, India, investigating the regulation of the balance between mitochondrial division and recycling for optimal cellular health.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261435 [Full text] [PDF] - 11 July 2023

 

Hope Needs

Hope Needs (University of Bristol, UK)

Hope Needs is first author on ‘ Aggregation-prone Tau impairs mitochondrial import, which affects organelle morphology and neuronal complexity’, published in JCS. Hope conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Prof. Ian Collinson and Prof. Jeremy Henley's lab at School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK. She is now a postdoc in the lab of at Prof. Jeremy Henley investigating mitochondrial function and dysfunction (particularly mitochondrial protein import) in neurodegenerative disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261433 [Full text] [PDF] - 7 July 2023

 

Nevena Stajković

Nevena Stajković (Yale School of Medicine, USA)

Nevena Stajković is first author on ‘ Direct fluorescent labeling of NF186 and Nav1.6 in living primary neurons using bioorthogonal click chemistry’, published in JCS. Nevena is a PhD student in the lab of Ivana Nikić-Spiegel at Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN), Tübingen, Germany, investigating neuronal biology, axon initial segment components (particularly voltage-gated sodium channels) and their role in neurological diseases, fluorescent protein labeling and advanced microscopy methods, such as super-resolution microscopy.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261396 [Full text] [PDF] - 28 June 2023

 

Benjamin Walters

Benjamin Walters (Yale School of Medicine, USA)

Benjamin Walters is first author on ‘ Divergent functions of histone acetyltransferases KAT2A and KAT2B in keratinocyte self-renewal and differentiation’, published in JCS. Benjamin conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student with the A*STAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP) in Dr Chin Yan Lim's lab at Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore. He is now a Hope Funds for Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Bluma Lesch at Yale School of Medicine, USA, where he is currently interested in exploring how parental experiences can affect the health of offspring through the inheritance of germline epigenetic information.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261397 [Full text] [PDF] - 22 June 2023

 

Amruta Vasudevan and Reshma Maiya

Amruta Vasudevan and Reshma Maiya (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India)

Amruta Vasudevan and Reshma Maiya are two of the co-first authors on ‘Transport of synaptic vesicles is modulated by vesicular reversals and stationary cargo clusters’, published in JCS. Amruta is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Sandhya P. Koushika at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, investigating neuronal vesicular transport in the context of neuronal function and organismal behaviour. Reshma is a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Gautam I. Menon at The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India, modelling and performing theoretical studies of intracellular transport, specifically in neurons.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 136: jcs261346 [Full text] [PDF] - 21 June 2023

 

Tatsuki Tsuruoka

Tatsuki Tsuruoka (National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Aichi, Japan)

Tatsuki Tsuruoka is first author on ‘ Development of a fluorescence reporter system to quantify transcriptional activity of endogenous p53 in living cells’, published in JCS. Tatsuki conducted the research described in this article while a Master's course student in Kazuyasu Sakaguchi's lab at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. He is now a PhD student in the lab of Kazuhiro Aoki at Quantitative Biology Research Group, Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems (ExCELLS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Aichi, Japan, investigating the regulatory mechanisms of cellular responses mediated by the p53 signaling pathway.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261398 [Full text] [PDF] - 16 June 2023

 

Harry Scott

Harry Scott (University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)

Harry Scott is first author on ‘ The human discs large protein 1 interacts with and maintains connexin 43 at the plasma membrane in keratinocytes’, published in JCS. Harry is a PhD student in the labs of Professor Sheila Graham and Patricia Martin at University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, where he studies the role of Cx43 and Dlg1 in human papillomavirus-associated cancer and wound healing.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261342 [Full text] [PDF] - 9 June 2023

 

Akshay Vishwanatha

Akshay Vishwanatha (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA)

Akshay Vishwanatha is first author on ‘Altered cohesin dynamics and histone H3K9 modifications contribute to mitotic defects in the cbf11Δ lipid metabolism mutant’, published in JCS. Akshay conducted the research described in this article while a Postdoctoral Associate in Martin Převorovský's lab at Charles University, Czech Republic. He is now a Postdoc in the lab of Laura Kirkman at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell, New York, USA. As a molecular cell biologist, he is fascinated by the intricacies of the less-explored facets that impact genome integrity, cell cycle dynamics and DNA repair mechanisms.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261345 [Full text] [PDF] - 8 June 2023

 

Connie Shen

Connie Shen (McGill University, Montréal, Canada)

Connie Shen is first author on ‘ Nuclear segmentation facilitates neutrophil migration’, published in JCS. Connie is a PhD candidate in the lab of Judith Mandl at McGill University, Montréal, Canada, where she studies the dynamics of immune cell migration.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261344 [Full text] [PDF] - 8 June 2023

 

Guan Chen

Guan Chen (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)

Guan Chen is first author on ‘ Oxidative stress induces chromosomal instability through replication stress in fibroblasts from aged mice’, published in JCS. Guan is an Assistant Professor in the lab of Kozo Tanaka at Department of Molecular Oncology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, investigating aging and cancer-related research.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261343 [Full text] [PDF] - 8 June 2023

 

Chandra Ramakrishnan

Chandra Ramakrishnan (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Chandra Ramakrishnan is co-first author on ‘ Radial spoke protein 9 is necessary for axoneme assembly in Plasmodium but not in trypanosomatid parasites’, published in JCS. Chandra conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in Prof. Robert E. Sinden's lab at Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, UK. She is now a senior staff scientist in the lab of Prof. Adrian B. Hehl at Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Switzerland, investigating genes and their regulation important for the sexual development of coccidian parasites.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261358 [Full text] [PDF] - 8 June 2023

 

Roshan Lal Shrestha

Roshan Lal Shrestha (National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA)

Roshan Lal Shrestha is first author on ‘ The histone H3/H4 chaperone CHAF1B prevents the mislocalization of CENP-A for chromosomal stability’, published in JCS. Roshan Lal is a research fellow in the lab of Dr Munira A. Basrai at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA, investigating the mechanisms of chromosomal instability and aneuploidy.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261312 [Full text] [PDF] - 31 May 2023

 

Julia Spear

Julia Spear (University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA)

Julia Spear is first author on ‘ Single-cell intracellular pH dynamics regulate the cell cycle by timing the G1 exit and G2 transition’, published in JCS. Julia is a PhD student in the lab of Katharine White at the Harper Cancer Research Institute, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA, investigating single-cell intracellular pH dynamics during the cell cycle and intracellular pH heterogeneity in diseases such as cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261308 [Full text] [PDF] - 31 May 2023

 

Haymar Wint

Haymar Wint (Okayama University, Japan)

Haymar Wint is first author on ‘Pacsin 2-dependent N-cadherin internalization regulates the migration behaviour of malignant cancer cells’, published in JCS. Haymar conducted the research described in this article while an assistant lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Medicine 2, Yangon, Myanmar. She is now a PhD student at the Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University in the lab of Tetsuya Takeda and Kohji Takei at the Okayama University, Japan, investigating the molecular mechanisms of metastasis of cancer cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261309 [Full text] [PDF] - 31 May 2023

 

Marcelo da Silva

Marcelo da Silva (São Paulo, Brazil)

Marcelo da Silva is first author on ‘ Clues on the dynamics of DNA replication in Giardia lamblia’, published in JCS. Marcelo conducted the research described in this article while a postdoctoral fellow in Maria Carolina Elias's lab at Cell Cycle Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, Brazil. He is now a newly hired PI at the Chemistry Institute, University of São Paulo, Brazil, investigating DNA metabolism of single-celled parasites.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261310 [Full text] [PDF] - 30 May 2023

 

Yasuhiro Hirano

Yasuhiro Hirano (Osaka University, Suita, Japan)

Yasuhiro Hirano is first author on ‘ Ceramide synthase homolog Tlc4 maintains nuclear envelope integrity via its Golgi translocation’, published in JCS. Yasuhiro conducted the research described in this article while a lecturer in Professor Yasushi Hiraoka's lab at the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Suita, Japan. He is now a lecturer in the lab of Professor Tatsuo Fukagawa at the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, investigating the maintenance of nuclear membrane homeostasis by inner nuclear membrane proteins.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261311 [Full text] [PDF] - 23 May 2023

 

Priyanka Ghosh

Priyanka Ghosh (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA)

Priyanka Ghosh is first author on ‘ Inflammatory macrophage to hepatocyte signals can be prevented by extracellular vesicle reprogramming’, published in JCS. Priyanka is a Senior Scientist in the lab of Ann Wozniak at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA, investigating extracellular vesicle-mediated therapeutics in inflammatory liver disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261260 [Full text] [PDF] - 12 May 2023

 

Lu Xu

Lu Xu (Nankai University, Tianjin, China)

Lu Xu is first author on ‘ Molecular basis of Climp63-mediated ER lumen spacing’, published in JCS. Lu conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Junjie Hu's lab at Nankai University, Tianjin, China. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Xin Bian at Nankai University, where she performs functional studies of membrane-shaping proteins.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261259 [Full text] [PDF] - 28 April 2023

 

Udo Onwubiko

Udo Onwubiko (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)

Udo Onwubiko is first author on ‘ Cdc42 prevents precocious Rho1 activation during cytokinesis in a Pak1-dependent manner’, published in JCS. Udo conducted the research described in this article while a graduate student in Dr Maitreyi Das's lab at the University of Tennessee, USA. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Dr Amy Maddox at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, investigating how cells organize spatially and temporally to give rise to higher functional structures, such as organs and tissues.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261238 [Full text] [PDF] - 26 April 2023

 

Eirini Tsekitsidou

Eirini Tsekitsidou (Stanford University, CA, USA)

Eirini Tsekitsidou is first author on ‘ Calcineurin associates with centrosomes and regulates cilia length maintenance’, published in JCS. Eirini conducted the research described in this article while a Graduate Student Researcher in Martha Cyert's lab at the Department of Biology, Stanford University, CA, USA. She is now a Senior Analyst at Health Advances LLC in San Francisco, CA, USA.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261228 [Full text] [PDF] - 25 April 2023

 

Damián Lobato-Márquez and José Javier Conesa

Damián Lobato-Márquez and José Javier Conesa (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK and CNB-CSIC, Madrid, Spain)

Damián Lobato-Márquez and José Javier Conesa are co-first authors on ‘ Septins and K63 ubiquitin chains are present in separate bacterial microdomains during autophagy of entrapped Shigella’, published in JCS. Damián is a Research fellow in the lab of Serge Mostowy at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, investigating bacterial pathogenesis and the cell-autonomous immune response. José Javier is a postdoctoral research assistant in the lab of Jose María Valpuesta at CNB-CSIC, Madrid, Spain, where he works on structural biology method development.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261194 [Full text] [PDF] - 13 April 2023

 

Marc Severin

Marc Severin (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Marc Severin is first author on ‘ Dynamic localization of the Na+-HCO3 co-transporter NBCn1 to the plasma membrane, centrosomes, spindle and primary cilia’, published in JCS. Marc is a PhD student in the lab of Stine Falsig Pedersen at Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, investigating the way cells live and interact with each other and their surroundings.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261192 [Full text] [PDF] - 11 April 2023

 

Nazlı Ezgi Özkan Küçük

Nazlı Ezgi Özkan Küçük (Koc University, Istanbul, Türkiye)

Nazlı Ezgi Özkan Küçük is first author on ‘ Cell cycle-dependent palmitoylation of protocadherin 7 by ZDHHC5 promotes successful cytokinesis’, published in JCS. Nazlı Ezgi conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Nurhan Özlü’s lab at Koc University, Istanbul, Türkiye, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. She is now a postdoc in the lab of in the same lab, working on understanding the role of post-translational modifications in cell division using a combination of cell biology and proteomics approaches.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261103 [Full text] [PDF] - 20 March 2023

 

Franziska Lehne

Franziska Lehne (Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany)

Franziska Lehne is first author on ‘ Swip-1 promotes exocytosis of glue granules in the exocrine Drosophila salivary gland’, published in JCS. Franziska conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Prof. Dr Sven Bogdan's lab at the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Department of Molecular Cell Physiology, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Prof. Dr Christian Helker at Philipps-University Marburg, investigating the formation of the lymphatic vasculature in zebrafish.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs2261106 [Full text] [PDF] - 5 March 2023

 

Ana Popović

Ana Popović (Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland)

Ana Popović is first author on ‘ Myosin-X recruits lamellipodin to filopodia tips’, published in JCS. Ana is a PhD student in the lab of Guillaume Jacquemet at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland, investigating cell migration with a focus on cellular protrusions called filopodia.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261054 [Full text] [PDF] - 3 March 2023

 

Felicity Sterling

Felicity Sterling (Belmont University, Nashville, TN, USA)

Felicity Sterling is first author on ‘ StARD9 is a novel lysosomal kinesin required for membrane tubulation, cholesterol transport and Purkinje cell survival’, published in JCS. Felicity conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Kevin T. Vaughan's lab at the University of Notre Dame, IN, USA, and in her own lab as assistant professor at Belmont University, Nashville, TN, USA. The Sterling lab is now investigating the contribution of lysosomal dynamics in rare pediatric neurodegenerative disorders.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261051 [Full text] [PDF] - 2 March 2023

 

Stephen Coscia

Stephen Coscia (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)

Stephen Coscia is first author on ‘ Myo19 tethers mitochondria to endoplasmic reticulum-associated actin to promote mitochondrial fission’, published in JCS. Stephen is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Erika Holzbaur at the University of Pennsylvania, where he uses microscopy to study regulation of mitochondrial dynamics by the cytoskeleton.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261044 [Full text] [PDF] - 2 March 2023

 

Joanna Pylvänäinen

Joanna Pylvänäinen (Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland)

Joanna Pylvänäinen is first author on ‘ Fast4DReg – fast registration of 4D microscopy datasets’, published in JCS. Joanna is a PhD student in the lab of Guillaume Jacquemet at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland, where she is interested in microscopy images and how to analyze them in the best possible way.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261053 [Full text] [PDF] - 24 February 2023

 

Tetsuaki Miyake

Tetsuaki Miyake (York University, Toronto, Canada)

Tetsuaki Miyake is first author on ‘ Re-organization of nucleolar architecture in myogenic differentiation’, published in JCS. Tetsuaki is a post-doc in the lab of Dr J. C. McDermott at York University, Toronto, Canada, where he is currently interested in visualizing and recording protein activities inside live cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261055 [Full text] [PDF] - 23 February 2023

 

Julia Romano

Julia Romano (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA)

Julia Romano is first author on ‘ Toxoplasma gondii scavenges mammalian host organelles through the usurpation of host ESCRT-III and Vps4A’, published in JCS. Julia is a Senior Research Associate in the lab of Isabelle Coppens at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA, investigating how intracellular parasites interact with host cells to scavenge host materials such as lipids and vesicles.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261049 [Full text] [PDF] - 22 February 2023

 

Kazutoshi Takebayashi

Kazutoshi Takebayashi (Osaka University, Japan)

Kazutoshi Takebayashi is first author on ‘ Field model for multistate lateral diffusion of various transmembrane proteins observed in living Dictyostelium cells’, published in JCS. Kazutoshi is a research associate in the lab of Masahiro Ueda at the BioSystems Building, Osaka University, Japan, focusing on diffusion analysis and modelling of transmembrane proteins in living cell membranes.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261050 [Full text] [PDF] - 21 February 2023

 

Pablo Sánchez and Franziska Kriegenburg

Pablo Sánchez and Franziska Kriegenburg ( University of Freiburg, Germany)

Pablo Sánchez and Franziska Kriegenburg are co-first authors on ‘ ULK1-mediated phosphorylation regulates the conserved role of YKT6 in autophagy’, published in JCS. Pablo is a postdoc in the lab of Claudine Kraft at Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany, investigating the molecular mechanisms regulating autophagy in different organisms. Franziska is a postdoc in the same lab working on understanding the regulation of protein degradation pathways and the impact on cellular fate.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 136: jcs261011 [Full text] [PDF] - 10 February 2023

 

 

 

Gabriella Robertson

Gabriella Robertson (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA)

Gabriella Robertson is first author on ‘ DRP1 mutations associated with EMPF1 encephalopathy alter mitochondrial membrane potential and metabolic programs’, published in JCS. Gabriella is a PhD candidate in the lab of Vivian Gama at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA, where her research interests center on the role of organelle dynamics and metabolic function in early neurodevelopment and disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261010 [Full text] [PDF] - 10 February 2023

 

Konstantin Stoletov

Konstantin Stoletov (University of Alberta, Canada)

Konstantin Stoletov is first author on ‘ Intravital imaging of Wnt/β-catenin and ATF2-dependent signalling pathways during tumour cell invasion and metastasis’, published in JCS. Konstantin is a Research Associate in the lab of John Lewis at Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Canada, investigating intravital imaging of cancer metastasis.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs260947 [Full text] [PDF] - 10 February 2023

 

Mia Konjikusic

Mia Konjikusic (University of California, San Francisco, USA)

Mia Konjikusic is first author on ‘ Kif9 is an active kinesin motor required for ciliary beating and proximodistal patterning of motile axonemes’, published in JCS. Mia conducted the research described in this article while a graduate student in John Wallingford and Ryan Gray's lab at the University of Texas at Austin. She is now a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Jeremy Reiter at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), investigating how cells confer cell-type-specific signaling through the cilium.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs260969 [Full text] [PDF] - 8 February 2023

 

Daniel Lagunas-Gomez

Daniel Lagunas-Gomez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cuernavaca, México)

Daniel Lagunas-Gomez is first author on ‘ The C-terminus of the cargo receptor Erv14 affects COPII vesicle formation and cargo delivery’, published in JCS. Daniel is a PhD student in the lab of Omar Pantoja at the Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cuernavaca, México, investigating membrane trafficking using yeast and plants as model systems.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261009 [Full text] [PDF] - 7 February 2023

 

Alice Dupont Juhl

Alice Dupont Juhl (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark)

Alice Dupont Juhl is co-first author on ‘ Transient accumulation and bidirectional movement of KIF13B in primary cilia’, published in JCS. Alice is a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Daniel Wüstner at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, focusing on molecular cell imaging.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs260968 [Full text] [PDF] - 6 February 2023

 

Sherman Foo

Sherman Foo (Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK)

Sherman Foo is first author on ‘ Diacylglycerol at the inner nuclear membrane fuels nuclear envelope expansion in closed mitosis’, published in JCS. Sherman conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in the labs of Snezhana Oliferenko (The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK, and Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King's College London, UK) and Markus R. Wenk (Singapore Lipidomics Incubator, National University of Singapore). He is now a postdoc in the lab of Buzz Baum at Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Francis Crick Avenue, Cambridge, UK, where he is currently studying cellular organization of hyperthermophilic archaea, with a particular focus on the surface layer and cell cycle of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261013 [Full text] [PDF] - 6 February 2023

 

Lilian Sluimer

Lilian Sluimer (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Lilian Sluimer is first author on ‘ SKOR1 mediates FER kinase-dependent invasive growth of breast cancer cells’, published in JCS. Lilian conducted the research described in this article while working on this research as a first-year master's student and continued working on this project as a research technician for a year in Patrick Derksen's lab at UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands. She is now a PhD student in the lab of Anna Akhmanova at the Division of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Biophysics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, investigating the organization and dynamics of cytoskeletal microtubule networks in different cellular systems.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261006 [Full text] [PDF] - 6 February 2023

 

Ezgi Odabasi

Ezgi Odabasi (Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Ezgi Odabasi is first author on ‘ CCDC66 regulates primary cilium length and signaling via interactions with transition zone and axonemal proteins’, published in JCS. Ezgi is a postdoc in the lab of Elif Nur Firat-Karalar at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, investigating regulation of centrosome or cilium complex by centriolar satellites.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs261008 [Full text] [PDF] - 3 February 2023

 

Agostina Di Pizio

Agostina Di Pizio (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)

Agostina Di Pizio is first author on ‘ A conditional null allele of Dync1h1 enables targeted analyses of dynein roles in neuronal length sensing’, published in JCS. Agostina is a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Mike Fainzilber at Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, investigating neuronal growth and regeneration.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs260972 [Full text] [PDF] - 2 February 2023

 

Olivera Mitevska

Olivera Mitevska (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, UK)

Olivera Mitevska is first author on ‘ Lis1–dynein drives corona compaction and limits erroneous microtubule attachment at kinetochores’, published in JCS. Olivera conducted the research described in this article while an Undergraduate Research Fellow in Dr Philip Auckland's lab at Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King's College London, London, UK. She is now a Placement student in the lab of Prof. Zameel Cader at Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, UK. She has broad interests in cell and molecular biology; currently she is working on elucidating circadian biology in the CNS as part of a professional placement on the MSci Pharmacology with Professional Placement Year course at King's College London.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs260970 [Full text] [PDF] - 2 February 2023

 

Yanze Jian

Yanze Jian (University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China)

Yanze Jian is first author on ‘ The fission yeast kinetochore complex Mhf1–Mhf2 regulates the spindle assembly checkpoint and faithful chromosome segregation’, published in JCS. Yanze is a PhD student in the lab of Chuanhai Fu at the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, investigating checkpoint signalling in mitosis and meiosis.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs260945 [Full text] [PDF] - 24 January 2023

 

Anchi Chann

Anchi Chann (Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, USA)

Anchi Chann is first author on ‘ Scribble and E-cadherin cooperate to control symmetric daughter cell positioning by multiple mechanisms’, published in JCS. Anchi conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Sarah Russell's lab at Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia. He is now a Research Fellow in the lab of Fotini Gounari at the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, USA, investigating fate-determining mechanisms in development and disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs260901 [Full text] [PDF] - 20 January 2023

 

Jessica Kehrer

Jessica Kehrer (Heidelberg University Medical School, Germany)

Jessica Kehrer is first author on ‘ Clearing of hemozoin crystals in malaria parasites enables whole-cell STED microscopy’, published in JCS. Jessica is a PhD student in the lab of Friedrich Frischknecht at Heidelberg University Medical School, Germany, investigating malaria parasites using different microscopy and cell biology methods.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs260900 [Full text] [PDF] - 12 January 2023

 

Leeba Ann Chacko

Leeba Ann Chacko (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

Leeba Ann Chacko is first author on ‘ Microtubule–mitochondrial attachment facilitates cell division symmetry and mitochondrial partitioning in fission yeast’, published in JCS. Leeba Ann is a PhD student in the lab of Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan at the Single Molecule Science initiative, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, investigating how mitochondrial volume homeostasis is maintained during the cell cycle.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs260895 [Full text] [PDF] - 12 January 2023

 

Marina Bleiler

Marina Bleileri (University of Connecticut, USA)

Marina Bleiler is first author on ‘ Incorporation of 53BP1 into phase-separated bodies in cancer cells during aberrant mitosis’, published in JCS. Marina is a PhD student in the lab of Charles Giardina at Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, USA, investigating molecular mechanisms impacting survival of mitotically stressed cancer cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs260893 [Full text] [PDF] - 9 January 2023

 

Aarthi Subramani

Aarthi Subramani (Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, USA)

Aarthi Subramani is first author on ‘ Regulation of macrophage IFNγ-stimulated gene expression by the transcriptional coregulator CITED1’, published in JCS. Aarthi is a PhD student, graduating December 2022, in the lab of David E. Nelson at the Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, USA, investigating the interaction of host and pathogen at the cellular and molecular levels, which has always piqued her interest. To be more specific, she is interested in the mechanisms/strategies utilized by either the pathogen or the host during infection and how they shape the outcome of an infection.

J. Cell Sci. 2023 136: jcs260894 [Full text] [PDF] - 3 January 2023

 

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