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First Person interviews 2017

Below are the First Person interviews published in Journal of Cell Science in 2017. For more information and for the most recently published interviews, visit the First Person page.

 

 

Brian Jenkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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