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First Person interviews 2019

Below are the First Person interviews published in Journal of Cell Science in 2019. For more information and for the most recently published interviews, visit the First Person page.

 

Xiaolei Gao

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

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

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

 

Brian Hercyk

Brian Hercyk (University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA)

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

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

 

 

Topaz Altman

Topaz Altman (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

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

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

 

 

Maria Pons-Vizcarra

Maria Pons-Vizcarra (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

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

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

 

 

Fabrice Senger

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

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

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

 

Cansu Küey

Cansu Küey (Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK)

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

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

 

 

Diana Papini

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

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

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

 

Mirren Charnley

Mirren Charnley (University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia)

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

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

 

Sushmita Chatterjee

Sushmita Chatterjee (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

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

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

 

 

Maitreyi Rathod

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

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

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

 

Pamela Martino Adami

Pamela Martino Adami (University of Cologne, Germany)

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

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

 

Lotte Vanheer

Lotte Vanheer (University of Leuven, Belgium)

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

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

 

Rachel Furlong

Rachel Furlong (University College Cork, Ireland)

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

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

 

Ruiqi Wang

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

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

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

 

Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon (Columbia University Irving Medical Center, USA)

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

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

 

Chen Yu

Chen Yu (Duke Eye Center, NC, USA)

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

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

 

Osvaldo Contreras

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

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

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

 

Min Jae Kim

Min Jae Kim (Hanyang University, Republic of Korea)

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

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

 

Ebtissal Khouj

Ebtissal Khouj (NUIG, Galway, Ireland)

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

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

 

Kathryn French

Kathryn French (University of Bristol, UK)

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

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

 

David Gurevich

David Gurevich (University of Bristol, UK)

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

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

 

Amrit Bagchi

Amrit Bagchi (Washington University, USA)

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

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

 

Bapi Sarker

Bapi Sarker (Washington University, USA)

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

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

 

Bouchra Khalaf

Bouchra Khalaf (Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, Canada)

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

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

 

Tak Shun Fung

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

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

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

 

Cameron MacQuarrie

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

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

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

 

Benjamin Suenkel

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

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

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

 

Marcel Nowak

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

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

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

 

Tyler Allen

Tyler Allen (Cancer Institute, Duke University, USA)

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

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

 

Bhawik Kumar Jain

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

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

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

 

Jesús Muñoz-Estrada

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

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

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

 

Hong-Hee Choi

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

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

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

 

Eric Clement Arakel

Eric Clement Arakel (Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany)

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

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

 

Alex Generous

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

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

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

 

Taylor Miller

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

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

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

 

Roger Sloboda

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

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

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

 

Robert Bloodgood

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

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

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

 

Rachel Caines

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

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

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

 

Anna Bajur

Anna Bajur (King's College London, UK)

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

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

 

Takuro Tojima

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

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

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

 

Ameer Elaimy

Ameer Elaimy (University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA)

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

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

 

Yuejiao Ma

Yuejiao Ma (Capital Medical University, Beijing, China)

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

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

 

Carlos Alonso

Carlos Alonso (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

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

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

 

Dan Li

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

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

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

 

Aryeh Babkoff

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

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

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

 

Yohan Kim

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

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

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

 

Andrew Porter

Andrew Porter (Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, UK)

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

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

 

Max Butler

Max Butler (University of Cambridge, UK)

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

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

 

Nina Short

Nina Short (Imperial College London, UK)

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

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

 

Javier Coy-Vergara

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

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

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

 

Anne Schaar

Anne Schaar (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)

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

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

 

Shelby Bearrows (University of Colorado, Aurora, USA

Shelby Bearrows is first author on ‘Chromogranin B regulates early-stage insulin granule trafficking from the Golgi in pancreatic islet β-cells’. Shelby conducted the research described in this article while a Professional Research Assistant in Dr Samuel Stephens’ lab at University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA. She is now a Professional Research Assistant in the lab of Dr Daniel Sherbenou at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, USA, using bioinformatics to understand the mechanisms of drug resistance and dysregulation of protein trafficking in complex diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs235226 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 July 2019

 

Taisuke Seike

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

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

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

 

Hiral Shah

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

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

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

 

Indrasen Magre

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

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

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

 

Xuemeng Shi

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

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

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

 

Sharol Schmidt

Sharol Schmidt (Washington State University, WA, USA)

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Mayank Sharma

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

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

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

 

Hideaki Tanaka

Hideaki Tanaka (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

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

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

 

Ioannis Xanthis

Ioannis Xanthis (Queen Mary University of London, London, UK)

Ioannis Xanthis is first author on ‘β1 integrin is a sensor of blood flow direction’. Ioannis conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Prof. Paul Evans's lab at IICD, University of Sheffield Medical School, Sheffield, UK. He is now a postdoctoral research assistant in lab of Dr Thomas Iskratsch at the School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK, investigating vascular biomechanics and bioengineering.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs233593. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 31 May 2019

 

Dominika Agnieszka Rudzka

Dominika Agnieszka Rudzka (Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK)

Dominika Agnieszka Rudzka is first author on ‘Migration through physical constraints is enabled by MAPK-induced cell softening via actin cytoskeleton re-organization’. Dominika conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Professor Michael Olson's lab at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK. She is now a Senior Scientific Officer in the lab of Dr Heather McKinnon at the same institute, investigating cancer cell invasion and migration, and related drug discovery and protein translation.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs234161. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 31 May 2019

 

Samantha Salvage

Samantha Salvage (University of Cambridge, UK)

Samantha Salvage is first author on ‘Ion channel gating in cardiac ryanodine receptors from the arrhythmic RyR2-P2328S mouse’. Samantha conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc with James A Fraser, Physiological Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK and visiting postdoc with Angela F Dulhunty's lab at The Australian National University, Acton, Australia. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Antony P. Jackson at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK, investigating cellular and molecular determinants of cardiac conduction and their implications for arrhythmogenesis.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs233916. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 21 May 2019

 

Yasuha Kinugasa

Yasuha Kinugasa (Osaka University, Japan)

Yasuha Kinugasa is first author on ‘The very-long-chain fatty acid elongase Elo2 rescues lethal defects associated with loss of the nuclear barrier function in fission yeast cells’. Yasuha is a PhD student in the lab of Yasushi Hiraoka at Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Japan, investigating the biology of the nucleus and chromosomes.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs233585. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 May 2019

 

Abhishek Chadha

Abhishek Chadha (Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, USA)

Abhishek Chadha is first author on ‘The route of the visual receptor rhodopsin along the cilium’. Abhishek is a postdoc in the lab of David S. Williams at Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, USA, working on the characterization of ciliary protein trafficking in photoreceptors.

J Cell Sci 2019 132: jcs233577. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 May 2019

 

Anthony Tran

Anthony Tran (Siemens Healthineers, Berkeley, CA, USA)

Anthony Tran is the author of ‘The N-end rule pathway and Ubr1 enforce protein compartmentalization via P2-encoded cellular location signals’, published in JCS. Anthony began the research described in this article while a PhD student in Davis Ng's lab at the National University of Singapore. He is now an Automation Engineer in Molecular Diagnostics at Siemens Healthineers, Berkeley, CA, USA, investigating the quality control mechanisms that cells use to deal with errors in protein folding, trafficking and compartmentalization, and how disruptions to these intrinsic quality control pathways may be linked to various diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs232926. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 7 May 2019

 

Sina Krokowski

Sina Krokowski (Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK)

Sina Krokowski is first author on ‘Shigella MreB promotes polar IcsA positioning for actin tail formation’. Sina conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Serge Mostowy's lab at Imperial College London, UK. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Andres Floto on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK investigating the cell biology underlying host–pathogen interactions, and specifically cell autonomous immunity towards bacterial pathogens.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs233155. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 2 May 2019

 

Brian Spurlock

Brian Spurlock (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA)

Brian Spurlock is first author on ‘New quantitative approach reveals heterogeneity in mitochondrial structure–function relations in tumor-initiating cells’. Brian is a PhD student in the lab of Kasturi Mitra at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA, investigating mitochondrial structure and function regulating the self-renewal of normal and neoplastic stem cells.

J Cell Sci 2019 132: jcs232546. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 2 May 2019

 

Shalini Roy

Shalini Roy (CSIR-Indian Institute Of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India)

Shalini Roy is first author on ‘Crosstalk of PD-1 signaling with the SIRT1/FOXO-1 axis during the progression of visceral leishmaniasis’. Shalini is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Pijush K. Das at CSIR-Indian Institute Of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India, investigating macrophage biology with an emphasis on understanding disease biology, particularly leishmaniasis.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs232553. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 2 May 2019

 

Paula Slater

Paula Slater (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

Paula Slater is first author on ‘XMAP215 promotes microtubule–F-actin interactions to regulate growth cone microtubules during axon guidance in Xenopus laevis’. Paula conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in Laura Anne Lowery's lab at the Department of Biology, Boston College, MA. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Juan Larraín at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, investigating neuronal development and regeneration.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs232538. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 30 April 2019

 

Anahi Capmany

Anahi Capmany (School of Medicine FCM-UNCUYO, CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina)

Anahi Capmany is first author on ‘MYO1C stabilizes actin and facilitates the arrival of transport carriers at the Golgi complex’. Anahi conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in Kristine Schauer's Molecular Mechanisms of Intracellular Transport group at the Institut Curie (Paris, France). She is now a researcher in the lab of Maria Teresa Damiani (School of Medicine FCM-UNCUYO, CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina), investigating the functions of myosins and Rab proteins during infection by Chlamydia trachomatis, a sexually transmitted intracellular bacterium.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs232512. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 26 April 2019

 

Mathias Cobbaut

Mathias Cobbaut (The Francis Crick Institute, London,UK)

Mathias Cobbaut is co-first author on ‘The Rho family GEF FARP2 is activated by aPKCι to control tight junction formation and polarity’. Mathias is a postdoc in the lab of Prof. Peter Parker at The Francis Crick Institute, London, investigating protein kinase regulation/biochemistry and the functional role of protein kinase signaling.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs231928. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 25 April 2019

 

Ahmed Elbediwy

Ahmed Elbediwy (Kingston University, London, UK)

Ahmed Elbediwy is co-first author on ‘The Rho family GEF FARP2 is activated by aPKCι to control tight junction formation and polarity’. Ahmed is a lecturer at Kingston University, investigating cancer biology, polarity and signaling.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs231928. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 25 April 2019

 

Tiina Viita

Tiina Viita (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Tiina Viita is first author on ‘Nuclear actin interactome analysis links actin to KAT14 histone acetyl transferase and mRNA splicing’. Tiina is a PhD Student in the lab of Maria Vartiainen at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland, investigating the nucleus, proteomics, chromatin remodeling, actin and post-transitional modifications of histones.

J. Cell Sci 2019 132: jcs232520. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 17 April 2019

 

Jiah Kim

Jiah Kim (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Jiah Kim is first author on ‘Nuclear speckle fusion via long-range directional motion regulates speckle morphology after transcriptional inhibition’. Jiah is a PhD student in the lab of Andrew S. Belmont at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she works on quantitative analysis of nuclear speckle dynamics.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs232041. [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 17 April 2019

 

B.Bance and S.Seetharaman

Bertille Bance and Shailaja Seetharaman (The Brain and Spine Institute (ICM), Paris and Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)

Bertille Bance and Shailaja Seetharaman are co-first authors on ‘Microtubule acetylation but not detyrosination promotes focal adhesion dynamics and astrocyte migration’, published in JCS. Bertille is a post-doc in the lab of Marc Sanson, at The Brain and Spine Institute (ICM), Paris, France, where she is interested in mechanisms controlling cell proliferation, polarity and migration in normal and tumor cells. Shailaja is a PhD student in the lab of Sandrine Etienne-Manneville at Institut Pasteur, Paris, France investigating the role of the cytoskeleton in cell migration and mechanotransduction.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs231936 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 April 2019

 

Ioanna-Maria Gkotinakou

Ioanna-Maria Gkotinakou (University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece)

Ioanna-Maria Gkotinakou is first author on ‘ERK1/2 phosphorylates HIF-2α and regulates its activity by controlling its CRM1-dependent nuclear shuttling’, published in JCS. Ioanna-Maria is a PhD student in the lab of Panagiotis Liakos at Department of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece, focusing on the molecular mechanisms of the cellular response to hypoxia.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs231191 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 8 April 2019

 

Norman Groves

Norman R. Groves (Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA)

Norman R. Groves is first author on ‘A nuclear localization signal targets tail-anchored membrane proteins to the inner nuclear envelope in plants’, published in JCS. Norman is a PhD student in the lab of Iris Meier at the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, where he investigates trafficking, identification and function of inner nuclear membrane proteins.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs231944 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 3 April 2019

 

Juan Tao

Juan Tao (University of California, USA)

Juan Tao is first author on ‘Drosophila Ptp4E regulates vesicular packaging for monoamine-neuropeptide co-transmission’, published in JCS. Juan conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in Edwin Levitan's lab at University of Pittsburgh. She is now a Research Staff in the lab of Michael Parsons at University of California, investigating how neuropeptide and other molecule transmitters are transported long distances in Drosophila synapses.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs231951 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 3 April 2019

 

Victor Cavalcante-Costa

Victor Cavalcante-Costa (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Victor Cavalcante-Costa is first author on ‘Leishmania amazonensis hijacks host cell lysosomes involved in plasma membrane repair to induce invasion in fibroblasts’, published in JCS. Victor is a PhD Student in the laboratory of Thiago Castro-Gomes at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, investigating the mechanisms responsible for pathogeny of parasitic infections.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs231456 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 March 2019

 

Natania Casden

Natania Casden (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)

Natania Casden is first author on ‘An approach for accelerated isolation of genetically manipulated cell clones with reduced clonal variability’, published in JCS. Natania is a Master's student in the lab of Professor Oded Behar (Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel), investigating the effect of the immune response on neuronal survival after injury and trauma of different types.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs231167 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 26 March 2019

 

Fujian Lu

Fujian Lu (Boston Children's Hospital, MA, USA)

Fujian Lu is first author on ‘Imaging elemental events of store-operated Ca2+ entry in invading cancer cells with plasmalemmal targeted sensors’, published in JCS. Fujian conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Heping Cheng's lab at Institute of Molecular Medicine, Peking University, Beijing, China. He is now a postdoc in the lab of William T. Pu at Boston Children's Hospital, MA, investigating local Ca2+ signaling in health and disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs231183 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 25 March 2019

 

Qiyu Wang

Qiyu Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China)

Qiyu Wang is first author on ‘Poly-ubiquitylation of α-tubulin at K304 is required for flagellar disassembly in Chlamydomonas’, published in JCS. Qiyu is a PhD student in the lab of Kaiyao Huang in the Key Laboratory of Algal Biology, at the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China, where he explores the role of post-translational modifications in cytoskeleton dynamics.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs231175 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 18 March 2019

 

 

Ralitza Staneva (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

Ralitza Staneva is first author on ‘Cancer cells in the tumor core exhibit spatially coordinated migration patterns’, published in JCS. Ralitza is a postdoc in the lab of Danijela Matic Vignjevic at the Institut Curie, Paris, France, investigating the cell and developmental biology of cell–cell and cell–matrix interactions.

J. Cell Sci. 2019 132: jcs231449 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 March 2019


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