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First Person interviews 2018

Below are the First Person interviews published in Journal of Cell Science in 2018. For more information and for the most recently published interviews, visit the First Person page.

 

B.C. Subramanian

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] - Published 21 September 2018

 

Hannah Arbach

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

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

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

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

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

 

Lukasz Rymer

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

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

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

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

 

Hsin-Yi Lee

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

 

Ashok Kumar

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

 

Vibha Singh

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

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

 

Rini Ravindran

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

 

Rachel Margraf

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

 

Kevin Adam

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

 

Francesca Nardi

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

 

Jean-Philippe Babeu

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

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

 

Susana Peralta

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

 

Phattamon Lapanuwat

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

 

Travis Armiger

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

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

 

Natalie Farrawell

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

 

Oddrun Elise Olsen

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

 

Maria G. Otero

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

 

Frances Tilley

Frances Tilley (Imagine Institute, Paris, France)

Frances 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

 

Rafael Jose Arguello

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

 

Nancy Nader

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

 

Yvonne Kschonsak

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

 

Chih-Wen Chu

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

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

 

Gergo Szanda

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

 

Julia Abitbol

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

 

Varun J. Shah

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

 

Simona Amodeo

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

 

Siyang Han

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

 

Luke Thompson

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

 

Xuan Xie

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

 

Alghassimou Diallo

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

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

 

Francesco Consolato

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

 

Emily Herman

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

 

Thomas Williams

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

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

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

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

 

Alessandro Soloperte

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

 

Nicole Diggins

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

 

Anuttoma Ray

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

 

Gaurav Barve

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

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

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

 

Sandra Vidak

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

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

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

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

 

Guillaume Hatte

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

 

Klaus Herburger

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

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

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

 

Alexander Buffone, Jr

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

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

 

Kosuke Shiraishi

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

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 Takahasi

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

 

Avinash Persaud

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


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