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First Person interviews 2020

Below are the First Person interviews published in Journal of Cell Science in 2020. For more information and for the most recently published interviews, visit the First Person page.

 

Patricia Joyce Brooks

Patricia Joyce Brooks (Princess Margaret Research Institute, Toronto, Canada)

Patricia Joyce Brooks is first author on ‘CD301 mediates fusion in IL-4-driven multinucleated giant cell formation’, published in JCS. Patricia conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Christopher A. McCulloch and Michael Glogauer's lab at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada. Patricia is now a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Scott Bratman at the Princess Margaret Research Institute, Toronto, Canada, where she is bringing clinical oral pathology diagnostic challenges to the benchtop to establish better testing at the basic science level.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs258004 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 23 December 2020

 

Carlos Martín-Rodríguez (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)

Carlos Martín-Rodríguez is first author on ‘TrkB deubiquitylation by USP8 regulates receptor levels and BDNF-dependent neuronal differentiation’, published in JCS. Carlos conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Juan Carlos Arévalo's lab at the Instituto de Neurociencias de Castilla y León, University of Salamanca, Spain. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Aranzazu Sanchez and Blanca Herrera at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, investigating the transmission of molecular signals from the cell exterior to the interior.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs258012 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 23 December 2020

 

Matías Capella (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany)

Matías Capella is first author on ‘ ESCRT recruitment by the S. cerevisiae inner nuclear membrane protein Heh1 is regulated by Hub1-mediated alternative splicing’, published in JCS. Matías conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in Prof. Dr Stefan Jentsch's lab at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich, Germany. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Dr Sigurd Braun at the Biomedical Center Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, investigating the regulation of repetitive DNA stability.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs258020 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 21 December 2020

 

Ana Diaz Espinosa (Mayo Clinic Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences, USA)

Ana Diaz Espinosa is first author on ‘Dopamine D1 receptor stimulates cathepsin K-dependent degradation and resorption of collagen I in lung fibroblasts’, published in JCS. Ana conducted the research described in this article while a Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) student in Daniel Tschumperlin's lab at the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She is now a PhD student at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences, investigating how to restore cellular and tissue function by integrating fundamental principles of biology and biomaterials.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs257402 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 11 December 2020

 

Kenneth Kin Lam Wong (Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada)

Kenneth Kin Lam Wong is first author on ‘Hyperpolarized mitochondria accumulate in Drosophila Hipk-overexpressing cells to drive tumor-like growth’, published in JCS. Kenneth is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Esther Verheyen at the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, investigating the crosstalk between cell signaling and metabolism in tumor cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs257261 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 9 December 2020

 

Xing Du (Nanjing Agricultural University, Jiangsu, China)

Xing Du is first author on ‘SMARCA2 is regulated by NORFA–miR-29c, a novel pathway that controls granulosa cell apoptosis and is related to female fertility’, published in JCS. Xing is a postdoc in the lab of Qifa Li at Nanjing Agricultural University, Jiangsu, China, investigating the genetic mechanism and epigenetic regulation of sow prolificacy, and the molecular mechanism of mammalian ovarian granulosa cell apoptosis.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs257519 [Full Text] [PDF] - Pubished 9 December 2020

 

Stephen Wellard (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA)

Stephen Wellard is first author on ‘Aurora B and C kinases regulate chromosome desynapsis and segregation during mouse and human spermatogenesis’, published in JCS. Stephen is a PhD student in the lab of Philip W. Jordan at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, investigating the regulation of accurate chromosome segregation during mammalian meiosis.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs257410 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 7 December 2020

 

Veena Mathew (Terry Fox Laboratory, Vancouver, Canada)

Veena Mathew is first author on ‘Cdc48 regulates intranuclear quality control sequestration of the Hsh155 splicing factor in budding yeast’, published in JCS. Veena is a postdoc in the lab of Dr Peter Stirling at the Terry Fox Laboratory, Vancouver, Canada, investigating genome instability, gene expression regulation and protein quality control.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs257253 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 7 December

 

Chloe Snider (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA)

Chloe Snider is first author on ‘Fission yeast Opy1 is an endogenous PI(4,5)P2 sensor that binds to the phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate 5-kinase Its3’, published in JCS. Chloe is a PhD student in the lab of Kathleen Gould at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, investigating how the cytokinetic ring is anchored to the plasma membrane during cell division.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs257246 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 7 December 2020

 

Sarah Taheraly (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

Sarah Taheraly is first author on ‘An image analysis method to survey the dynamics of polar protein abundance in the regulation of tip growth’, published in JCS. Sarah conducted the research described in this article while an Engineer in Biology and Health in the lab of Nicolas Minc, at the Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France. She now works in the lab of Philippe Benaroch at the Institut Curie, Paris, as an motivated engineer interested in cell biology, immunology, genetics and astronomy.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs256677 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 30 November 2020

 

Mohammad Yunus Ansari (Northeast Ohio Medical University, USA)

Mohammad Yunus Ansari is first author on ‘Mitochondrial dysfunction triggers a catabolic response in chondrocytes via ROS-mediated activation of the JNK/AP1 pathway’, published in JCS. Mohammad Yunus is a Research Assistant Professor in the lab of Tariq M Haqqi, at the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Northeast Ohio Medical University, USA, investigating the mechanism of regulation of mitochondrial function in articular cartilage and its role in cartilage homeostasis in health and disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs256644 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 30 November 2020

 

Amelia Townley (University of Nottingham, UK)

Amelia Townley is first author on ‘Mitochondrial survivin reduces oxidative phosphorylation in cancer cells by inhibiting mitophagy’, published in JCS. Amelia conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in the lab of Sally Wheatley at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her PhD research investigated how alterations to mitochondrial turnover benefit cancer cell progression and formation.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs256164 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 12 November 2020

 

Takeshi Harada (Osaka University, Japan)

Takeshi Harada is first author on ‘Palmitoylated CKAP4 regulates mitochondrial functions through an interaction with VDAC2 at ER–mitochondria contact sites’, published in JCS. Takeshi is an assistant professor in the lab of Akira Kikuchi at the Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan, investigating the role of CKAP4 at ER–mitochondria contact sites.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs256024 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 10 November 2020

 

Wei Sheng Yap (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Wei Sheng Yap is first author on ‘The yeast FIT2 homologs are necessary to maintain cellular proteostasis and membrane lipid homeostasis’, published in JCS. Wei Sheng works in the lab of Guillaume Thibault in the School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, studying the interplay between the proteostasis network and lipid homeostasis.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs256016 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 5 November 2020

 

Matthew Wood (Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA)

Matthew Wood is first author on ‘TDP-43 dysfunction results in R-loop accumulation and DNA replication defects’, published in JCS. Matthew is a PhD student in the lab of Alessandro Vindigni at Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA, investigating DNA damage in neurodegenerative diseases caused by R-loops.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs255182 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 30 October 2020

 

Justin Jacob (Washington D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences, USA)

Justin Jacob is first author on ‘Keratin 17 regulates nuclear morphology and chromatin organization’, published in JCS. Justin conducted the research described in this article while a PhD candidate in the laboratories of Pierre A. Coulombe (primary) and Michael J. Matunis, PhD (secondary) at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Baltimore, MD, USA. He is now a supervisory chemist and chemical terrorism coordinator at the Clinical Toxicology Unit in the Public Health Lab Division at the Washington D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences. This unit involves a (1) drug monitoring program and a (2) laboratory response network for a chemical threats program.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs255190 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 30 October 2020

 

Andria A. Lytridou (The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Nicosia, Cyprus)

Andria A. Lytridou is first author on ‘Stbd1 promotes glycogen clustering during endoplasmic reticulum stress and supports survival of mouse myoblasts’, published in JCS. Andria is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Petros P. Petrou at The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Nicosia, Cyprus, investigating the role of the glycogen-binding protein Stbd1 in physiological and pathological processes.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs255208 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 28 October 2020

 

Shan Ying (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)

Shan Ying is first author on ‘UV damage induces G3BP1-dependent stress granule formation that is not driven by mTOR inhibition-mediated translation arrest’, published in JCS. Shan is a research assistant in the lab of Denys Khaperskyy at Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada where her research interests focus on understanding properties and functions of stress granules and the molecular mechanism of viral host shutoff.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs255174 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 28 October 2020

 

Federico Pecori (Soka University, Tokyo, Japan)

Federico Pecori is first author on ‘Mucin-type O-glycosylation controls pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells via Wnt receptor endocytosis’, published in JCS. Federico is a PhD student in the lab of Shoko Nishihara at the Laboratory of Cell Biology, Department of Bioinformatics, Soka University, Tokyo, Japan, where he is interested in the mechanisms regulating stem cell identity.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs255166 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 23 October 2020

 

Safia Omer (Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA)

Safia Omer is first author on ‘Overexpression of Mdm36 reveals Num1 foci that mediate dynein-dependent microtubule sliding in budding yeast’, published in JCS. Safia is a post-doctoral associate in the lab of Wei-Lih Lee at Dartmouth College, Department of Biological Sciences, Hanover, NH, USA, investigating the interplay between cytoskeleton and organelles using quantitative imaging.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs254664 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 15 October 2020

 

Destiny Davis (Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), Emeryville, CA, USA)

Destiny Davis is first author on ‘Callose deposition is essential for the completion of cytokinesis in the unicellular alga Penium margaritaceum’, published in JCS. Destiny conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Georgia Drakakaki's lab at University of California, Davis, CA, USA. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Jenny Mortimer at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), Emeryville, CA, USA, where she is endlessly fascinated by the inner workings of the plant cell related to the cell wall.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs254649 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 12 October 2020

 

Aini Gusmira (Universitas Indonesia)

Aini Gusmira is first author on ‘Regulation of caveolae through cholesterol-depletion-dependent tubulation mediated by PACSIN2’, published in JCS. Aini conducted the research described in this article while a PhD Student in Shiro Suetsugu's lab at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Ikoma, Nara, Japan. She is now an academic staff member in the lab of Dr Anton Bahtiar at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Indonesia, investigating the role of the cell membrane in disease processes.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs254656 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 12 October 2020

 

Sampo Kukkurainen (Tampere University Hospital, Finland)

Sampo Kukkurainen is first author on ‘The F1 loop of the talin head domain acts as a gatekeeper in integrin activation and clustering’, published in JCS. Sampo conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Vesa Hytönen's lab at Tampere University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere, Finland. He is now a researcher at Tampere University Hospital. His PhD was on the mechanobiology of talin and integrin, analyzing their atomic level interactions using computational structural biology tools.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs254615 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 12 October 2020

 

Yutaka Takeda (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Yutaka Takeda is first author on ‘The centriole protein CEP76 negatively regulates PLK1 activity in the cytoplasm for proper mitotic progression’, published in JCS. Yutaka is a PhD student in the lab of Daiju Kitagawa at the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan, investigating the molecular mechanisms that ensure proper mitotic progression in cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2020 133: jcs254607 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 1 October 2020

 

Shivali Rawat

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

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

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

 

Julien Pernier

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

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

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

 

Anthony Rossi

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

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

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

 

Alessandra Gallo

Alessandra Gallo (Alzohis, Paris, France)

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

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

 

Jana Jentzsch

Jana Jentzsch (University of Bayreuth, Germany)

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Natrhan Roy

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

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

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

 

 

Wenqing Zhou

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

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

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

 

Alan Hsu

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

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

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

 

Yueyang Wang

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

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

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

 

Ali Vural

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

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

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

 

Francesco Baschieri

Francesco Baschieri (Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France)

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

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

 

 

Yuki Yoshino

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

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

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

 

Tanja Mang

Tanja Mang (Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany)

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

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

 

Thibault Legal

Thibault Legal (University of Edinburgh, UK)

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

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

 

 

Andri Christodoulou

Andri Christodoulou (University of Cyprus)

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

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

 

Maiko Yamamoto

Maiko Yamamoto (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)

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

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

 

Helena Sofia Domingues

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

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

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

 

Rebecca San Gil

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

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

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

 

Alexander Johnson

Alexander Johnson (Institute of Science and Technology Austria)

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

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

 

Sachiko Fujiwara

Sachiko Fujiwara (Hiroshima University, Japan)

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

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

 

Laura Westrate

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

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

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

 

Nuno Martins

Nuno Martins (University of Edinburgh, UK)

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

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

 

Fernanda Cisneros-Soberanis

Fernanda Cisneros-Soberanis (University of Edinburgh, UK)

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

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

 

Elisa Pesenti

Elisa Pesenti (University of Edinburgh, UK)

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

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

 

Eryn Dixon

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

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

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

 

Tigist Tamir

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

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

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

 

Tejeshwar Rao

Tejeshwar Rao (University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA)

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

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

 

Nicholas Maskalenko

Nicholas Maskalenko (University of Texas, Austin, USA)

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

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

 

Mang Zhu

Mang Zhu (Michael Smith Laboratories, Vancouver, Canada)

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

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

 

Megan Mc Fie

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

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

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

 

Amit Sharma

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

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

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

 

Leeanne McGurk

Leeanne McGurk (University of Dundee, UK)

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

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

 

Shivnarayan Dhuppa

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

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

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

 

Yuichiro Saito

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

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

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

 

Ahmed Abdelbaki Abdelaal

Ahmed Abdelbaki Abdelaal (University of Cambridge, UK)

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

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

 

H. Begum Akman

H. Begum Akman (University of Cambridge, UK)

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

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

 

Ana Loncar

Ana Loncar (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

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

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

 

Kristina Drizyte-Miller

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

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

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

 

Isabella Guardamagna

Isabella Guardamagna (University of Pavia, Italy)

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

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

 

Stephen Kershaw

Stephen Kershaw (Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, UK)

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

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

 

David Morgan

David Morgan (University of Manchester, UK)

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

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

 

Juan Martín D'Ambrosio

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

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

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

 

Westley Heydeck

Westley Heydeck (NanoString Technologies, Seattle, WA)

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

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

 

Karolina Losenkova

Karolina Losenkova (University of Turku, Finland)

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

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

 

Christian Renz

Christian Renz (IMB, Mainz, Germany)

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

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

 

Bipasha Dey

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

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

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

 

Xian Hu

Xian Hu (University of Oslo, Norway)

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

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

 

Osiris Martinez-Guzman

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

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

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

 

Michael Bachman

Michael Bachman (Université de Genève, Switzerland)

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

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

 

Imke Mandemaker

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

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

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

 

Olivia Grafinger

Olivia Grafinger (University of Guelph, ON, Canada)

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

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

 

Maria Lucrecia Alberdi

Maria Lucrecia Alberdi (Imperial College London, UK)

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

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

 

Jonathan Miller

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

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

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

 

Yi Liu

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

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

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

 

Midori Ishii

Midori Ishii (University of Oxford, UK)

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

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

 

Robert Herzog

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

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

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

 

Dongqing Zheng

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

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

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

 

Georgi Dimchev

Georgi Dimchev (IST Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria)

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

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

 

Jordi Lambert

Jordi Lambert (University of Cambridge, UK)

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

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

 

Imadeddin Hijazi

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

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

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

 

Xiaoyun Li

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

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

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

 

Alba Delrio-Lorenzo

Alba Delrio-Lorenzo (University of Valladolid, Spain)

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

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

 

Seda Yasa

Seda Yasa (INRS, Québec, Canada)

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

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

 

Alexander Kiepas

Alexander Kiepas (McGill University, Québec, Canada)

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

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

 

Roopali Pradhan

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

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

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

 

Satish Bodakuntla

Satish Bodakuntla (Institut Curie, Orsay, France)

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

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

 

Miesje van der Stoel

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

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

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

 

Rachel O'Dea

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

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

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

 

Daniela Sparvoli

Daniela Sparvoli (Université de Montpellier, France)

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

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

 

Fernando Salgado-Polo

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

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

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

 

Julia Cecilia Madela

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

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

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

 

Agnieszka Bauer

Agnieszka Bauer (Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany)

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

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

 

 

Sara Hernández Pérez

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

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

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

 

Jiarui Bi

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

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

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

 

Maria Agustina Battistone

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

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

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

 

Arturo Matamoros

Arturo Matamoros (Biotechnology Institute, UNAM, Mexico)

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

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

 

Levente Kovács

Levente Kovács (University of Cambridge, UK)

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

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

 

Lizbeth de la Cruz

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

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

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

 

Viktoria Betaneli

Viktoria Betaneli (Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany)

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

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

 

Özge Demet Özçete

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

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

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

 

 

Jiarui Bi

Jana Kroll (Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin)

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

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

 

Krishanu Bhowmick

Krishanu Bhowmick (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)

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

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

 

Aleksandar Vještica

Aleksandar Vještica (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

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

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

 

 

Etienne Boulter

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

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

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

 

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