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First Person interviews 2021

Below are the First Person interviews published in Journal of Cell Science in 2021. For more information and for the most recently published interviews, visit the First Person page.

 

Alessandra da Silva Dantas

Alessandra da Silva Dantas (Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Exeter, UK)

Alessandra da Silva Dantas is first author on ‘ Crosstalk between the calcineurin and cell wall integrity pathways prevents chitin overexpression in Candida albicans’, published in JCS. Alessandra is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. Neil Gow at the Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Exeter, UK, and is interested in the mechanisms controlling cell division and death in human fungal pathogens.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259654 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 20 December 2021

 

Jia Yu and Pei-Ju Liao

Jia Yu and Pei-Ju Liao (Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore)

Jia Yu and Pei-Ju Liao are co-first authors on ‘ Structural model of human PORCN illuminates disease-associated variants and drug-binding sites’, published in JCS. Jia is a senior postdoc in the lab of David Virshup at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, investigating Wnt secretion and signalling; in particular, how Wnt trafficking and secretion is regulated by two integral membrane proteins, porcupine and WLS. Pei-Ju is a research assistant in the same lab, investigating protein–protein interactions in the systems biology of signalling pathways using protein structure modelling and protein complex simulation.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259653 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 20 December 2021

 

 

Akruti Shah

Akruti Shah (Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, Telangana, India)

Akruti Shah is first author on ‘ IP6K1 upregulates the formation of processing bodies by influencing protein-protein interactions on the mRNA cap’, published in JCS. Akruti is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Rashna Bhandari at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, investigating the effect of post-translational modifications and protein–protein interactions on mRNA metabolism in health and disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259651 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 20 December 2021

 

Nadine Pollak

Nadine Pollak (Institute of Cell Biology and Immunology, University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Nadine Pollak is first author on ‘ Cell cycle progression and transmitotic apoptosis resistance promote escape from extrinsic apoptosis’, published in JCS. Nadine conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc at the Institute of Cell Biology and Immunology, University of Stuttgart, Germany, initially under the supervision of Prof. Peter Scheurich and subsequently in the lab of Prof. Markus Rehm, where she is now investigating the mechanisms underlying cell fate decisions in response to death stimuli throughout the cell cycle at the single-cell level.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259602 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 20 December 2021

 

Keiichiro Sakai

Keiichiro Sakai (National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan)

Keiichiro Sakai is first author on ‘ Near-infrared imaging in fission yeast using a genetically encoded phycocyanobilin biosynthesis system’, published in JCS. Keiichiro is a PhD student in the lab of Kazuhiro Aoki at the Quantitative Biology Research Group, Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems (ExCELLS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan, investigating how phycocyanobilin, a linear tetrapyrrole, brightens near-infrared fluorescent proteins, including iRFP, as a chromophore more efficiently than biliverdin in fission yeast.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259652 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 17 December 2021

 

Ajay Labade and Adwait Salvi

Ajay Labade and Adwait Salvi (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA and Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland)

Ajay Labade and Adwait Salvi are co-first authors on ‘ Nup93 and CTCF modulate spatiotemporal dynamics and function of the HOXA gene locus during differentiation’, published in JCS. Ajay is a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Dr Jason Buenrostro at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, where he develops multimodal genomics technologies for the investigation of functional genome organization. Adwait is a PhD student in the lab of Filippo Rijli at Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland, who works on deciphering the role of 3D genome organization in gene regulation during differentiation.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259605 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 10 December 2021

 

 

Alexander Hirschhäuser

Alexander Hirschhäuser (Philipps-University Marburg, Germany)

Alexander Hirschhäuser is first author on ‘ CK1α protects WAVE from degradation to regulate cell shape and motility in the immune response’, published in JCS. Alexander is a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Dr Sven Bogdan at the Philipps-University Marburg, Germany, investigating actin dynamics required for cell shape and cell migration of immune cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259601 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 December 2021

 

Joanna Wenda

Joanna Wenda (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Joanna Wenda is first author on ‘Mitotic chromosome condensation requires phosphorylation of the centromeric protein KNL-2 in C. elegans’, published in JCS. Joanna is a PhD student (in the process of graduating) in the lab of Florian Steiner at Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, investigating chromatin and cell biology, specifically centromere maintenance and mitotic chromosome formation.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259603 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 6 December 2021

 

Amlan Barai

Amlan Barai (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)

Amlan Barai is first author on ‘ α-Actinin-4 drives invasiveness by regulating myosin IIB expression and myosin IIA localization’, published in JCS. Amlan is an Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Prof. Shamik Sen at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, where he uses multidisciplinary approaches to understand cell behavior and cellular dynamic processes including cancer development, metastasis and tumor heterogeneity.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259600 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 6 December 2021

 

Shun Kato

Shun Kato (Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Japan)

Shun Kato is first author on ‘ Syntaxin 17, an ancient SNARE paralog, plays different and conserved roles in different organisms’, published in JCS. Shun is a master's student in the lab of Mitsuo Tagaya at the School of Life Sciences, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Japan, investigating organelle communication in mammalian cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259565[Full text] [PDF] - Published 26 November 2021

 

Emma Lacroix

Emma Lacroix ( Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada)

Emma Lacroix is first author on ‘Evolutionary conservation of systemic and reversible amyloid aggregation’, published in JCS. Emma is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Tim Audas at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, investigating stress-induced physiological amyloid aggregation.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259567[Full text] [PDF] - Published 25 November 2021

 

Shruti Patrick

Shruti Patrick (National Brain Research Centre, Haryana, India)

Shruti Patrick is first author on ‘ YAP1-mediated regulation of mitochondrial dynamics in IDH1 mutant gliomas’, published in JCS. Shruti is a PhD student in the lab of Ellora Sen at National Brain Research Centre, Haryana, India, investigating the differential roles of potential therapeutic targets in the context of IDH1 wild-type and IDH1 mutant gliomas.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259568[Full text] [PDF] - Published 24 November 2021

 

Chunchu Deng

Chunchu Deng (Institute of Clinical Neurobiology, University Hospital Würzburg, Germany)

Chunchu Deng is co-first author on ‘ Dynamic remodeling of ribosomes and endoplasmic reticulum in axon terminals of motoneurons’, published in Journal of Cell Science. Chunchu is a PhD Student in the lab of Professor Michael Sendtner at the Institute of Clinical Neurobiology, University Hospital Würzburg, Germany, investigating the dynamics of the endoplasmic reticulum and local translation in motoneurons, and their involvement in motoneuron diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259566[Full text] [PDF] - Published 22 November 2021

 

Judith Barbara Fülle

Judith Barbara Fülle (University of Manchester, UK)

Judith Barbara Fülle is first author on ‘ Desmosome dualism – most of the junction is stable, but a plakophilin moiety is persistently dynamic’, published in JCS. Judith is a PhD student in the labs of Christoph Ballestrem, David R. Garrod and E. Birgitte Lane at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, University of Manchester, UK and the Skin Research Institute of Singapore, Agency of Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, investigating the nature of cell–cell junctions, in particular the composition and regulation of desmosomes in health and disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259488 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 10 November 2021

 

Naoto Tanaka

Naoto Tanaka (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

Naoto Tanaka is first author on ‘ CZON-cutter – a CRISPR-Cas9 system for multiplexed organelle imaging in a simple unicellular alga’, published in JCS. Naoto conducted the research described in this article while at Yamato Yoshida's lab at Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan. He is now a Master's student in the lab of Kakutani Tetsuji at the same institution investigating the evolution and role of epigenetic mechanisms, such as histone modifications, in photosynthetic eukaryotes.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259489 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 10 November 2021

 

Anja Schmidt and Long Li

Anja Schmidt and Long Li (Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany)

Anja Schmidt and Long Li are co-first authors on ‘ Dia- and Rok-dependent enrichment of capping proteins in a cortical region’, published in JCS. Anja conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in Jörg Großhans's lab at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Mark Peifer at Chapel Hill, NC, USA, investigating cell–cell interactions, mechanotransduction and cell–cell junction dynamics. Long is a postdoc in the lab of Jörg Großhans at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, where he focuses on the regulation and interaction between microtubule and actin interaction.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259490 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 5 November 2021

 

 

Bram van Steen and Lanette Kempers

Bram van Steen and Lanette Kempers (Sanquin Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Bram van Steen and Lanette Kempers are co-first authors on ‘ Transendothelial migration induces differential migration dynamics of leukocytes in tissue matrix’, published in JCS. Bram is a PhD student in the laboratory of Jaap van Buul at Sanquin Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, investigating the secrets of cell behavior and migration using advanced models and microscopy. Lanette is a PhD student in the same lab studying the process of sprouting and angiogenesis using various microscopy approaches.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259486 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 5 November 2021

 

Ronja Markworth

Ronja Markworth (Klinik für Neurologie, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany)

Ronja Markworth is first author on ‘ Tubular microdomains of Rab7-positive endosomes retrieve TrkA, a mechanism disrupted in Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease 2B’, published in JCS. Ronja is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Katja Burk at Klinik für Neurologie, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany, investigating the intracellular dynamics of receptors, how they are sorted and how this affects their signalling outcome.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259411 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 25 October 2021

 

Vikas Arige

Vikas Arige (University of Rochester, NY, USA)

Vikas Arige is first author on ‘ CREB regulates the expression of type 1 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors’, published in JCS. Vikas is a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Dr David I. Yule at the University of Rochester, NY, USA, investigating the role of CREB in the regulation of type 1 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259446 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 25 October 2021

 

Xin Zhang

Xin Zhang (Nanjing Medical University, China)

Xin Zhang is first author on ‘ LRRC23 is a conserved component of the radial spoke that is necessary for sperm motility and male fertility in mice’, published in JCS. Xin is a PhD student in the lab of Mingxi Liu at the State Key Laboratory Of Reproductive Medicine, Nanjing Medical University, China where he is engaged in the study of E3 ubiquitin ligases in spermatogenesis and the ultrastructures of sperm flagella.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259445 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 25 October 2021

 

Xiuping Sun

Xiuping Sun (School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Xiuping Sun is first author on ‘A quantitative study of the Golgi retention of glycosyltransferases’, published in JCS. Xiuping conducted the research described in this article while a PhD candidate in Lu Lei's lab at School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Wang Jigang, Yang Qinhe at Shenzhen People's Hospital, Shenzhen, China investigating the roles of disease-related genes in neurodegenerative diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259447 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 21 October 2021

 

Natalia Mallo

Natalia Mallo (CETGA, Ribeira, A Coruña, Spain)

Natalia Mallo is first author on ‘ Depletion of a Toxoplasma porin leads to defects in mitochondrial morphology and contacts with the endoplasmic reticulum’, published in JCS. Natalia conducted the research described in this article while a Postdoc Research Associate in Lilach Sheiner's lab at Wellcome Centre For Integrative Parasitology, University of Glasgow, UK. She now works in the lab of Santiago Cabaleiro at CETGA (Technological Centre of the Aquaculture Cluster), Ribeira, A Coruña, Spain, where her research interests are related to the study of molecular biology of protozoan parasites. Natalia has a special interest in endosymbiotic organelles, such as the mitochondrion, and aims to elucidate organelle functions that can be related to adaptations to parasitic lifestyle

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259414 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 21 October 2021

 

Zhong-Qiu Yu

Zhong-Qiu Yu (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK)

Zhong-Qiu Yu is first author on ‘ Visual detection of binary, ternary and quaternary protein interactions in fission yeast using a Pil1 co-tethering assay’, published in JCS. Zhong-Qiu conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in Li-Lin Du's lab at National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China. He is now a research associate in the lab of David Rubinsztein at Department of Medical Genetics, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK, investigating protein degradation pathways and neurodegeneration diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259413 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 13 October 2021

 

Craig Barcus

Craig Barcus (Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA)

Craig Barcus is first author on ‘ Tyrosine kinase-independent actions of DDR2 in tumor cells and cancer-associated fibroblasts influence tumor invasion, migration and metastasis’, published in JCS. Craig is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab of Gregory Longmore at Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA, where he is interested in how progressing tumors interact with the extracellular environment to promote metastasis.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259412 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 13 October 2021

 

Ajay Singh

Ajay Singh (National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad, India)

Ajay Singh is first author on ‘ Local DNA synthesis is critical for DNA repair during oocyte maturation’, published in JCS. Ajay is a postdoc in the lab of Dr H. B. D. Prasada Rao at the National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad, India, investigating the quality of and lifespan-determining factors of mature oocytes in mammals.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259361 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 12 October 2021

 

Anne Janssen

Anne Janssen (Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Cambridge, UK)

Anne Janssen is first author on ‘ Direct observation of aggregate-triggered selective autophagy in human cells’, published in JCS. Anne conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Lukas Kapitein's lab at Division of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Biophysics, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH, Utrecht, The Netherlands. She is now a FEBS long-term fellow in the lab of Delphine Larrieu at Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Cambridge, UK, where she is currently interested in the nuclear envelope and how problems in maintaining nuclear integrity can cause human disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259359 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 11 October 2021

 

Dipanjana Ghosh

Dipanjana Ghosh (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India)

Dipanjana Ghosh is first author on ‘ PLP2 drives collective cell migration via ZO-1-mediated cytoskeletal remodeling at the leading edge in human colorectal cancer cells’, published in JCS. Dipanjana is an independent DST Woman Scientist-A researcher at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India, investigating cancer cell metastasis at the proteome-wide level.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259325 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 29 September 2021

 

Katharina Vestre

Katharina Vestre (Lab of Cinzia Progida at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway)

Katharina Vestre is first author on ‘ Rab7b regulates dendritic cell migration by linking lysosomes to the actomyosin cytoskeleton’, published in JCS. Katharina is a PhD student in the lab of Cinzia Progida at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway, investigating the coordination between intracellular traffic and the cytoskeleton, and how this affects processes such as cell division and migration.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259327 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 September 2021

 

Marielle Saclier

Marielle Saclier (Bénédicte Chazaud's lab at the Institut Cochin, Paris, France)

Marielle Saclier is first author on ‘ Interplay between myofibers and pro-inflammatory macrophages controls muscle damage in mdx mice’, published in JCS. Marielle conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Bénédicte Chazaud's lab at the Institut Cochin, Paris, France. She subsequently joined the lab of Graziella Messina at the University of Milan, Italy, as a postdoc to investigate the interaction of macrophages with the cellular environment during muscle regeneration, both as a model of sterile inflammation and in the context of diseases such as muscular dystrophy.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259360 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 24 September 2021

 

Eike Mahlandt

Eike Mahlandt (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Eike Mahlandt is first author on ‘ Visualizing endogenous Rho activity with an improved localization-based, genetically encoded biosensor’, published in JCS. Eike is a PhD candidate in the lab of Joachim Goedhart at Department Molecular Cytology, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where she develops molecular tools to study protein activity in real-time in vascular endothelial cells using fluorescent microscopy.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259301 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 8 September 2021

 

Shafali Gupta

Shafali Gupta (The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Shafali Gupta is first author on ‘ Enhanced RhoA signaling stabilizes E-cadherin in migrating epithelial monolayers’, published in JCS. Shafali is a postdoc in the lab of Alpha S. Yap at Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, investigating the critical mechanisms behind different cellular processes.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259300 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 8 September 2021

 

Giulia Corbet

Giulia Corbet (University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA)

Giulia Corbet is first author on ‘ ADAR1 limits stress granule formation through both translation-dependent and translation-independent mechanisms’, published in JCS. Giulia is a PhD student in the lab of Roy Parker at the University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA, investigating how ribonucleoprotein granules form, function and are regulated.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259302 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 7 September 2021

 

Chujun Zhang

Chujun Zhang (Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Chujun Zhang is first author on ‘ Activation of IRE1, PERK and salt-inducible kinases leads to Sec body formation in Drosophila S2 cells’, published in JCS. Chujun is a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Catherine Rabouille at Hubrecht Institute of the KNAW and UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, investigating pathways leading to stress assemblies formation.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259299 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 6 September 2021

 

Izzy Owen

Izzy Owenl (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, USA)

Izzy Owen is first author on ‘ The oncogenic transcription factor FUS-CHOP can undergo nuclear liquid–liquid phase separation’, published in JCS. Izzy is a PhD student in the lab of Frank Shewmaker at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, USA, where her research interests involve understanding protein phase separation at the molecular and functional levels in disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259298 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 6 September 2021

 

Keith Eidell

Keith Eidell (Koch Institute, MIT, USA)

Keith Eidell is first author on ‘ LFA-1 and kindlin-3 enable the collaborative transport of SLP-76 microclusters by myosin and dynein motors’, published in JCS. Keith is currently a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Michael Hemann at MIT at the Koch Institute investigating cytoskeletal control of immune cell activation.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259252 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 27 August 2021

 

Fanny Jaudon and Martina Albini

Fanny Jaudon and Martina Albini (Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy)

Fanny Jaudon and Martina Albini are co-first authors on ‘ A developmental stage- and Kidins220-dependent switch in astrocyte responsiveness to brain-derived neurotrophic factor’, published in JCS. Fanny is a postdoc at the University of Trieste in the lab of Lorenzo A. Cingolani at Center for Synaptic Neuroscience and Technology, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy, investigating the molecular mechanisms controlling development and function of neuronal circuits and implementing genome-editing approaches for the treatment of neurological disorders. Martina is a PhD student at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in the lab of Fabio Benfenati and Fabrizia Cesca investigating neurotrophin biology and its involvement in neurological diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259251 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 26 August 2021

 

Bharti Nawalpuri

Bharti Nawalpuri (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)

Bharti Nawalpuri is first author on ‘ Distinct temporal expression of the GW182 paralog TNRC6A in neurons regulates dendritic arborization’, published in JCS. Bharti is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Ravi S. Muddashetty at the Centre for Brain Research, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, investigating mechanisms of translation regulation in neurodevelopment and synaptic plasticity.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259250 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 26 August 2021

 

Alaina Willet

Alaina Willet (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA)

Alaina Willet is first author on ‘ Phosphorylation in the intrinsically disordered region of F-BAR protein Imp2 regulates its contractile ring recruitment’, published in JCS. Alaina is a Research Instructor in the lab of Kathy Gould at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, investigating the mechanisms regulating contractile ring formation in fission yeast.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259248 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 26 August 2021

 

Chiara Cassioli

Chiara Cassioli (University of Siena, Italy)

Chiara Cassioli is first author on ‘ The Bardet–Biedl syndrome complex component BBS1 controls T cell polarity during immune synapse assembly’, published in JCS. Chiara is a postdoc in the lab of Cosima T. Baldari at the University of Siena, Italy, investigating regulation of immune synapse assembly in the non-ciliated T cells by components of the ciliary machinery.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259174 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 24 August 2021

 

Lucie Wolf

Lucie Wolf (German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany)

Lucie Wolf is first author on ‘ EVI/WLS function is regulated by ubiquitylation and linked to ER-associated degradation by ERLIN2’, published in JCS. Lucie works in the lab of Michael Boutros at German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany, investigating the many regulatory layers of cellular communication. She is now a postdoctoral researcher, but was a PhD student when the manuscript was submitted.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259247 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 20 August 2021

 

Aarren Mannion

Aarren Mannion (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden)

Aarren Mannion is first author on ‘ Tumour cell CD99 regulates transendothelial migration via CDC42 and actin remodelling’, published in JCS. Aarren conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in the labs of Professor Pam Jones and Professor Graham Cook at the Leeds Institute for Medical Research, University of Leeds School of Medicine, Leeds, UK. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Professor Lars Holmgren at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, investigating the role of a signalling axis between the scaffold protein AmotL2 and YAP in endothelial cell mechanotransduction.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259175 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 11 August 2021

 

Conor Herlihy

Conor Herlihy (Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA)

Conor Herlihy is first author on ‘ Suv420 enrichment at the centromere limits Aurora B localization and function’, published in JCS. Conor is a Postdoc in the lab of Dr Ting Wu at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, where he is interested in understanding how the genome organizes and regulates itself in order to enable normal development and prevent the onset of diseases such as cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259173 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 04 August 2021

 

Zachary Wilson

Zachary Wilson (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA)

Zachary Wilson is first author on ‘Vacuolar H+-ATPase dysfunction rescues intralumenal vesicle cargo sorting in yeast lacking PI(3,5)P2 or Doa4’, published in JCS. Zachary is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Adam Hughes at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, investigating how eukaryotic cells compartmentalize, exchange and regulate essential nutrients, and how defects in these processes contribute to cellular dysfunction and disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259171 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 04 August 2021

 

Kateryna Demydenko

Kateryna Demydenko (KULeuven, Belgium)

Kateryna Demydenko is first author on ‘ Ca2+ release via InsP3Rs enhances RyR recruitment during Ca2+ transients by increasing dyadic [Ca2+] in cardiomyocytes’, published in JCS. Kateryna is a PhD student in the lab of H. Llewelyn Roderick at KULeuven, Belgium. Her research aims to understand the role of Ca2+ signaling microdomains and how they differentially contribute to signaling specificity in regulating contractile and transcriptional responses in the cardiac myocytes.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259141 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 29 July 2021

 

IShigetaka Nishiguchi

Shigetaka Nishiguchi (National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okazaki, Japan)

Shigetaka Nishiguchi is first author on ‘ Structural variability and dynamics in the ectodomain of an ancestral-type classical cadherin revealed by AFM imaging’, published in JCS. Shigetaka conducted the research described in this article while an assistant manager at Olympus Corporation and a graduate student in Hiroki Oda's lab at the JT Biohistory Research Hall and Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Takayuki Uchihashi at the Exploratory Research Center on Life and Living Systems, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okazaki, Japan, investigating cadherin using atomic force microscopy.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259142 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 29 July 2021

 

Ines Alvarez Rodrigo

Ines Alvarez Rodrigo (The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK)

Ines Alvarez Rodrigo is first author on ‘ Ana1 helps recruit Polo to centrioles to promote mitotic PCM assembly and centriole elongation’, published in JCS. Ines conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Jordan Raff's lab at Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford, UK. She is now a postdoc in the lab of J. P. Vincent at The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK, investigating applying advanced microscopy techniques to study Wnt signalling during development.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259140 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 July 2021

 

Agathe Chaigne

Agathe Chaigne (University College London, UK)

Agathe Chaigne is first author on ‘ Three-dimensional geometry controls division symmetry in stem cell colonies’, published in JCS. Agathe is a postdoc in the lab of Ewa Paluch at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology (LMCB), University College London, London, UK, investigating the crosstalk between cell division and cell fate transitions during development.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259139 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 July 2021

 

Magdalena Cardenas-Rodriguez

Magdalena Cardenas-Rodriguez (Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay)

Magdalena Cardenas-Rodriguez is first author on ‘ Genetic compensation for cilia defects in cep290 mutants by upregulation of cilia-associated small GTPases’, published in JCS. Magdalena is a research assistant in the lab of Jose Luis Badano at Human Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, investigating the cellular processes that are altered in cilia-related human diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259056 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 July 2021

 

Kia Wee

Kia Wee (Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital, Norway)

Kia Wee Tan is first author on ‘ JIP4 is recruited by the phosphoinositide-binding protein Phafin2 to promote recycling tubules on macropinosomes’, published in JCS. Kia Wee is a PhD student in the lab of Harald Stenmark at the Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway, investigating membrane trafficking.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259055 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 July 2021

 

Amber Knapp-Wilson

Amber Knapp-Wilson (University of Bristol, UK)

Amber Knapp-Wilson is co-first author on ‘Maintenance of complex I and its supercomplexes by NDUF-11 is essential for mitochondrial structure, function and health’, published in JCS. Amber conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in the labs of Professor Ian Collinson and Professor Patricia Kuwabara at the University of Bristol, UK. She is now a medical student and part-time research associate in the lab of Professor Andrew Mumford at the University of Bristol, investigating the impact of pathogenic genetic variants on protein biochemistry and function.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259059 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 12 July 2021

 

Jean Castillo

Jean Castillo (Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA)

Jean Castillo is first author on ‘ An optogenetic model reveals cell shape regulation through FAK and fascin’, published in JCS. Jean is a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of N. Gautam at Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA, investigating signal transduction, optogenetics and cell behavior.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259058 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 12 July 2021

 

Bin Yu

Bin Yu (Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China)

Bin Yu is first author on ‘ SUMO proteases SENP3 and SENP5 spatiotemporally regulate the kinase activity of Aurora A’, published in JCS. Bin is a PhD graduate in the lab of Jing Yi at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China, investigating protein post-translational modifications in cell cycle control.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs259057 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 12 July 2021

 

Anna Dowbaj

Anna Dowbaj (MPI-CBG, Dresden, Germany)

Anna Dowbaj is co-first author on ‘ An optogenetic method for interrogating YAP1 and TAZ nuclear–cytoplasmic shuttling’, published in JCS. Anna conducted the work described in this article while a PhD student in the lab of Erik Sahai at the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Meritxell Huch at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dresden, Germany, investigating the role of the stem cell niche in liver regeneration.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs2259054 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 July 2021

 

Nicholas Iannantuono

Nicholas Iannantuono (Université de Montréal, Canada)

Nicholas Iannantuono is first author on ‘ Rab11FIP1 maintains Rab35 at the intercellular bridge to promote actin removal and abscission’, published in JCS. Nicholas is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Gregory Emery at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer, Université de Montréal, Canada, investigating the mechanisms that govern how cells faithfully divide their contents and separate into two independent entities.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258998 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 25 June 2021

 

Dipayan De

Melisa Jovita Andrade (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia)

Melisa Jovita Andrade is first author on ‘RPA facilitates rescue of keratinocytes from UVB radiation damage through insulin-like growth factor-I signalling’, published in JCS. Melisa Jovita is a joint PhD student in the lab of Professor K. Satyamoorthy at Manipal School of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, where her current research interests lie in understanding the cellular responses of skin cells to ultraviolet B radiation (UVBR) and the mechanistic pathways of cellular damage protection by growth factors in 2D and 3D photobiology human skin models.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258999 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 21 June 2021

 

Dipayan De

Dipayan De (CSIR Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India)

Dipayan De is first author on ‘ Amyloid-β oligomers block lysosomal targeting of miRNPs to prevent miRNP recycling and target repression in glial cells’, published in JCS. Dipayan is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Suvendra N. Bhattacharyya at the CSIR Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India, investigating how cellular organelles regulate microRNA activity in mammalian cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258963 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 June 2021

 

Stefanie Andersson and Antonia Maria Romero

Stefanie Andersson and Antonia Maria Romero (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Stefanie Andersson and Antonia Maria Romero are co-first authors on ‘ Genome-wide imaging screen uncovers molecular determinants of arsenite-induced protein aggregation and toxicity’, published in JCS. Stefanie is a PhD student in the lab of Markus Tamás at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where her research interests lie in uncovering arsenic and toxicity on a cellular level. Antonia Maria is a postdoc in the lab of Markus Tamás, who investigates the molecular mechanisms involved in the response to availability of different metals.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258962 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 9 June 2021

 

Ambuja Navalkar (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India)

Ambuja Navalkar is first author on ‘Direct evidence of cellular transformation by prion-like p53 amyloid infection’, published in JCS. Ambuja conducted the research described in this article while a research fellow in Professor Samir K. Maji's lab at the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India. She is now an Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in the Maji lab, investigating protein aggregation linked with cancer and neurodegeneration.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258961 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 7 June 2021

 

Neha Khetan (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India)

Neha Khetan is first author on ‘Self-organized optimal packing of kinesin-5-driven microtubule asters scales with cell size’, published in JCS. Neha is a CEFIPRA postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Chaitanya A. Athale at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India, investigating the interplay of self-organization and evolutionary forces in cytoskeletal patterns and collective behaviour.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258883 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 3 June 2021

 

Mariana De Niz (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Mariana De Niz is first author on ‘Hijacking of the host cell Golgi by Plasmodium berghei liver stage parasites’, published in JCS. Mariana conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Volker T. Heussler's lab at Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland. She is now a Postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Luisa M. Figueiredo at Instituto de Medicina Molecular, University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she is interested in understanding cell and biophysical properties of host–pathogen interactions mediating parasite invasion of mammalian hosts.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258882 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 3 June 2021

 

Luv Kishore Srivastava (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

Luv Kishore Srivastava is first author on ‘Spatial distribution of lamin A/C determines nuclear stiffness and stress-mediated deformation’, published in JCS. Luv Kishore is a PhD student in the lab of Allen Ehrlicher at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, investigating the role of lamin A/C in global and local nuclear deformation.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258880 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 4 June 2021

 

Bartika Ghosha (CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India)

Bartika Ghoshal is first author on ‘ Non-canonical argonaute loading of extracellular vesicle-derived exogenous single-stranded miRNA in recipient cells’, published in JCS. Bartika is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Suvendra Nath Bhattacharyya at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India, investigating extracellular vesicle or exosome biology and cell biology.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258780 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 17 May 2021

 

Tatiana Burrinha (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

Tatiana Burrinha is first author on ‘ Upregulation of APP endocytosis by neuronal aging drives amyloid-dependent synapse loss’, published in JCS. Tatiana is a PhD student in the lab of Cláudia Guimas Almeida at the Chronic Diseases Research Center (CEDOC), NOVA Medical School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neuronal aging.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258827 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 17 May 2021

 

Edismauro Freitas Filho (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Edismauro Freitas Filho is first author on ‘ RACK1 plays a critical role in mast cell secretion and Ca2+ mobilization by modulating F-actin dynamics’, published in JCS. Edismauro conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Maria Célia Jamur's lab at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and Pathogenic Bioagents, University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is now a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Larissa Dias da Cunha at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and Pathogenic Bioagents, University of São Paulo, investigating the role of signaling proteins and specific lipids in the initial events of signal transduction, cytoskeleton rearrangement and LC3-associated phagocytosis during immune cell responses.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258779 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 13 May 2021

 

Kira Allmeroth (Max Planck Insitute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany)

Kira Allmeroth is first author on ‘ N1-acetylspermidine is a determinant of hair follicle stem cell fate’, published in JCS. Kira conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Martin Denzel's lab at the Max Planck Insitute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany. She is now a postdoc in the Denzel lab, investigating stem cells and metabolism.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258781 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 12 May 2021

 

Maayan Barnea-Zohar and Sabina E. Winograd-Katz (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)

Maayan Barnea-Zohar and Sabina E. Winograd-Katz are co-first authors on ‘ An SNX10-dependent mechanism downregulates fusion between mature osteoclasts’, published in JCS. Maayan is a research assistant in the lab of Ari Elson at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, investigating cell–cell fusion in osteoclasts and how cell size is determined. Sabina is a research assistant and lab manager in the lab of Benjamin Geiger at the Weizmann Institute of Science, investigating cell biology and signaling.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258782 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 11 May 2021

 

Shin Ohsawa (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland)

Shin Ohsawa is co-first author on ‘The methanol sensor Wsc1 and MAPK Mpk1 suppress degradation of methanol-induced peroxisomes in methylotrophic yeast’, published in JCS. Shin conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Yasuyoshi Sakai's lab at Kyoto University, Japan. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Marc Bühler at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland, investigating sensing and signaling mechanisms involved in gene expression and cellular dynamics in yeast.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258750 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 7 May 2021

 

Aleena Arakaki (University of California, San Diego, USA)

Aleena Arakaki is first author on ‘α-Arrestin ARRDC3 tumor suppressor function is linked to GPCR-induced TAZ activation and breast cancer metastasis’, published in JCS. Aleena conducted the research described in this article while a PhD graduate student in JoAnn Trejo's lab at University of California, San Diego, USA. She is now a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Taran Gujral at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, investigating the cellular and molecular processes that contribute to cancer progression and how to move these findings into clinical translation.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258754 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 27 April 2021

 

Kara Stark (Duke University, Durham, USA)

Kara Stark is first author on ‘Precise levels of the Drosophila adaptor protein Dreadlocks maintain the size and stability of germline ring canals’, published in JCS. Kara conducted the research described in this article while an undergraduate research assistant in Dr Lindsay Lewellyn's lab at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN. She is now a PhD student in the lab of Dr Zhao Zhang at Duke University, Durham, NC, investigating how transposon mobilization interacts with the immune system during development.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258752 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 27 April 2021

 

Wenhong Li (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Wenhong Li is first author on ‘Differential cellular responses to adhesive interactions with galectin-8- and fibronectin-coated substrates’, published in JCS. Wenhong is a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Alexander Bershadsky and Prof. Benjamin Geiger at the Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, investigating cell spreading on an animal lectin, galectin-8.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258682 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 27 April 2021

 

Mariana Castro Dias (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Mariana Castro Dias is first author on ‘Brain endothelial tricellular junctions as novel sites for T cell diapedesis across the blood–brain barrier’, published in JCS. Mariana conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Britta Engelhardt's lab at the Theodor Kocher Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland. She is now an Associate Scientific Communications Manager working for Roche Diagnostics International. She is utterly fascinated by the brain, particularly the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathology of neurodegenerative disorders.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258753 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 April 2021

 

Fumiya Okawa, Yutaro Hama and Sidi Zhang (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Fumiya Okawa, Yutaro Hama and Sidi Zhang are co-first authors on ‘Evolution and insights into the structure and function of the DedA superfamily containing TMEM41B and VMP1’, published in JCS. Fumiya and Yutaro are PhD students and Sidi is a postdoc in the lab of Noboru Mizushima at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan, where they are investigating the molecular mechanisms and origin of autophagy.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258751 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 April 2021

 

Yukako Nishimura (Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)

Yukako Nishimura is co-first author on ‘The formin inhibitor SMIFH2 inhibits members of the myosin superfamily’, published in JCS. Yukako conducted the research described in this article while a research fellow in Virgile Viasnoff and Alexander D. Bershadsky's lab at the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore. She is now an assistant professor in the Division of Developmental Physiology, Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, investigating the functions of cytoskeletal networks in mechanobiology.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258593 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 28 April 2021

 

Daniel Friedman and Poppy Simmonds (The Rayne Institute, King's College London and MCCIR, Manchester, UK)

Daniel Friedman and Poppy Simmonds are co-first authors on ‘Natural killer cell immune synapse formation and cytotoxicity are controlled by tension of the target interface’, published in JCS. Daniel conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Daniel Davis's lab at Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research (MCCIR), Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and Inflammation, The University of Manchester, UK. He is now a post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Robbert Hoogeboom at The Rayne Institute, King's College London, UK, investigating lymphocyte signalling in the context of disease states. Poppy is a PhD student in the lab of Daniel Davis investigating NK cell cytotoxicity in the lungs.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258680 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 15 April 2021

 

 

Shannon McMahon (Molecular Horizons and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia)

Shannon McMahon is first author on ‘DNAJB chaperones suppress destabilised protein aggregation via a region distinct from that used to inhibit amyloidogenesis’, published in JCS. Shannon is a PhD student in the lab of Heath Ecroyd at Molecular Horizons and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, investigating whether the intrinsic proteostasis machinery can be manipulated to combat neurodegenerative diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258681 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 13 April 2021

 

Matthew Zdradzinski (Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, USA)

Matthew Zdradzinski is co-first author on ‘Selective axonal translation of the mRNA isoform encoding prenylated Cdc42 supports axon growth’, published in JCS. Matthew is a PhD Student in the lab of Jeffery Twiss at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, where he is interested in neurobiology, focused around mRNA localization and its effects on axon growth, development and regeneration.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258683 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 15 April 2021

 

Victor Palacios (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA)

Victor Palacios is first author on ‘Importin-9 regulates chromosome segregation and packaging in Drosophila germ cells’, published in JCS. Victor conducted his PhD research in the lab of Michael Buszczak at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, where he investigated the essential role of Importin-9 in Drosophila fertility.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258592 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 15 April 2021

 

Asadullah and Sandeep Kumar (BSBE, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India and TandemLaunch Inc., Montreal, Canada)

Asadullah and Sandeep Kumar are co-first authors on ‘Combined heterogeneity in cell size and deformability promotes cancer invasiveness’, published in JCS. Asadullah is a PhD Student in the lab of Prof. Shamik Sen at BSBE, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, who is interested in combining computational methods along with biophysics to study disease biology. Sandeep conducted the research described in this article while a PhD Student in Dr Shamik Sen's lab. He is now an Entrepreneur in Residence at TandemLaunch Inc., Montreal, Canada, interested in developing new computational approaches to studying development and cancer growth.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258594 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 1 April 2021

 

 

Fabiola García Fernández

Fabiola García Fernández (Institut de recherche Saint-Louis, Université de Paris, France)

Fabiola García Fernández is first author on ‘Modified chromosome structure caused by phosphomimetic H2A modulates the DNA damage response by increasing chromatin mobility in yeast’, published in JCS. Fabiola is a PhD student in the lab of Emmanuelle Fabre at Institut de recherche Saint-Louis, Université de Paris, France, investigating DNA damage repair and genome stability.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258591 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 29 March 2021

 

Zofia Ostrowska-Podhorodecka

Zofia Ostrowska-Podhorodecka (University of Toronto, Canada)

Zofia Ostrowska-Podhorodecka is first author on ‘Vimentin tunes cell migration on collagen by controlling β1 integrin activation and clustering’, published in JCS. Zofia is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Christopher A. McCulloch, University of Toronto, Canada, where her research focuses on the mechanisms of vimentin-dependent regulation of cell adhesion and cell extension formation.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258525 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 29 March 2021

 

Yuki Ogawa

Yuki Ogawa (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA)

Yuki Ogawa is first author on ‘Endogenously expressed Ranbp2 is not at the axon initial segment’, published in JCS. Yuki is a postdoc in the lab of Matthew Rasband at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA, investigating how the cytoskeletal proteins are organized in neurons by using CRISPR/Cas9-based genome engineering.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258526 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 17 March 2021

 

Simona Amodeo

Simona Amodeo (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Simona Amodeo is first author on ‘Characterization of the novel mitochondrial genome segregation factor TAP110 in Trypanosoma brucei’, published in JCS. Simona conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in the lab of Torsten Ochsenreiter at the Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland. She is now a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Professor André Schneider at the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Bern, investigating mitochondrial biogenesis and ribosomes in Trypanosoma brucei.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258558 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 8 March 2021

 

Brittany Seman

Brittany Seman (West Virginia School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA)

Brittany Seman is first author on ‘Neonatal low-density granulocytes internalize and kill bacteria but suppress monocyte function using extracellular DNA’, published in JCS. Brittany is a postdoctoral fellow in microbiology in the lab of Dr Cory M. Robinson at West Virginia School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, investigating host–pathogen interactions in the context of infectious diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258538 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 8 March 2021

 

Pragya Chandrakar

Pragya Chandrakar (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA)

Pragya Chandrakar is first author on ‘Jagged–Notch-mediated divergence of immune cell crosstalk maintains the anti-inflammatory response in visceral leishmaniasis’, published in JCS. Pragya conducted the research described in this article while a Senior Research Fellow in Dr Susanta Kar's lab at the CSIR Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India. She is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab of Dr John Chan at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA, investigating the different possible mechanisms by which foreign pathogens breach the immune system.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258532 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 8 March 2021

 

Juan Flores and Peter M. Takvorian (Nan Gao Lab, Newark, New Jersey, USA and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA)

Juan Flores and Peter M. Takvorian are co-first authors on ‘Human microsporidian pathogen Encephalitozoon intestinalis impinges on enterocyte membrane trafficking and signaling’, published in JCS. Juan is a PhD student in the lab of Nan Gao, at Newark, New Jersey, USA, investigating the role of the underappreciated intestinal microbiome and pathogens by profiling their metabolic and transcriptional impacts on host cells. Peter is a Visiting Research Associate Professor (Rutgers) and Visiting Assistant Professor of Pathology (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) in the lab of Ann Cali (Rutgers, Newark, USA) and Louis M. Weiss (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA) investigating ultrastructural studies of the host cell interaction and pathological effects of intracellular parasites and viruses.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258531 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 5 March 2021

 

Matthias Klose

Matthias Klose (University Medical Center Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany)

Matthias Klose is first author on ‘FIB-SEM-based analysis of Borrelia intracellular processing by human macrophages’, published in JCS. Matthias is a postdoc in the lab of Professor Stefan Linder at Institute for Medical Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene, University Medical Center Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, investigating mechanisms that drive uptake and intracellular processing of Borrelia burgdorferi in primary human macrophages.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258533 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 26 February 2021

 

Vibhu Prasad

Vibhu Prasad (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Vibhu Prasad is co-first author on ‘Cell-to-cell and genome-to-genome variability of adenovirus transcription tuned by the cell cycle’, published in JCS. Vibhu conducted the research described in this article while a Research Associate/bridging postdoc in Professor Urs Greber's lab at Department of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Professor Ralf Bartenschlager at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Molecular Virology, University of Heidelberg, Germany, working on identification of cellular factors and processes required for flavivirus and SARS-CoV-2 infection.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258534 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 26 February 2021

 

Elliott Bernard

Elliott Bernard (The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK)

Elliott Bernard is first author on ‘M. tuberculosis infection of human iPSC-derived macrophages reveals complex membrane dynamics during xenophagy evasion’, published in JCS. Elliott is a PhD student in the lab of Maximiliano (Max) Gutierrez at The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK, investigating the cell biology of the endolysosomal and autophagy systems and their dysfunction in disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258535 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published on 26 February 2021

 

Huildore Bommanna Ranjitha

Huildore Bommanna Ranjitha (ICAR-Indian Veterinarian Research Institute, Bengalur, Karnataka, India)

Huildore Bommanna Ranjitha is first author on ‘Foot-and-mouth disease virus induces PERK-mediated autophagy to suppress the antiviral interferon response’, published in JCS, and is a PhD Scholar in the lab of Dr Suresh H. Basagoudanavar at ICAR-Indian Veterinarian Research Institute, Bengalur, Karnataka, India, performing in vitro and in vivo analysis of the pathogenesis of animal diseases and working on the development of preventive/diagnostic medicine.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258536 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 26 February 2021

 

Thibault Rosazza

Thibault Rosazza (University of Dundee, Australia)

Thibault Rosazza is first author on ‘Dynamic imaging reveals surface exposure of virulent Leishmania amastigotes during pyroptosis of infected macrophages’, published in JCS. Thibault conducted the research described in this article while a master's student in Dr Gerald Spaeth's lab at Institut Pasteur, Unite de Parasitologie Moleculaire et Signalisation, and is now a rotation PhD student in the lab of Dr Gabriel Solberger at University of Dundee, investigating host–pathogen interactions, emphasizing innate immunity modulations.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258537 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 26 February 2021

 

Srinivas Animireddy

Srinivas Animireddy (MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX, USA)

Srinivas Animireddy is first author on ‘Aberrant cytoplasmic localization of ARID1B activates ERK signaling and promotes oncogenesis’, published in JCS. Srinivas conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Murali Dharan Bashyam's lab at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad, India. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Dr Blaine Bartholomew at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX, investigating the role of chromatin remodelers in development and diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258443 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 26 February 2021

 

Georgios Efthymiou

Georgios Efthymiou (Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Marseille, Marseille, France)

Georgios Efthymiou is first author on ‘Fibronectin Extra Domains tune cellular responses and confer topographically distinct features to fibril networks’, published in JCS. Georgios conducted the research described in this article while a Labex SignaLife PhD Student in Ellen Van Obberghen-Schilling's lab at Université Côte d'Azur, France. He is now a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Sophie Vasseur at the Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Marseille, Marseille, France, investigating crosstalk between composition and mechanical properties of the ECM and cellular metabolism in cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258478 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 25 February 2021

 

Corrine Kliment

Corrine Kliment (Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Corrine Kliment is first author on ‘Adenine nucleotide translocase regulates airway epithelial metabolism, surface hydration and ciliary function’, published in JCS. Corrine conducted the research described in this article while a post-doctoral Fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in Doug Robinson, PhD's lab at Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. She is now an Assistant Professor in her own lab at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, investigating the role of mitochondrial proteins in epithelial cell homeostasis in lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pulmonary fibrosis.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258477 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 25 February 2021

 

Mélody Wintrebert

Mélody Wintrebert (Institut Mondor de Recherche Biomédicale, Créteil, and Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Maisons Alfort, France)

Mélody Wintrebert is joint first author on ‘Activation of meiotic recombination by nuclear import of the DNA break hotspot-determining complex in fission yeast’, published in JCS. Mélody conducted the research described in this article while a Master’s student in Gerry Smith's lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA. She is now a PhD student in the labs of Frédéric Relaix and Laurent Tiret at Institut Mondor de Recherche Biomédicale, Créteil, and Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Maisons Alfort, France, investigating cellular and molecular biology.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258481 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 22 February 2021

 

Mirjana Malnar

Mirjana Malnar (Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Mirjana Malnar is first author on ‘SFPQ regulates the accumulation of RNA foci and dipeptide repeat proteins from the expanded repeat mutation in C9orf72’, published in JCS. Mirjana is a PhD student in the lab of Boris Rogelj at Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, investigating RNA biology and the involvement of non-coding RNAs in various diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258476 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published  22 February 2021

 

Sarah O'Keefe

Sarah O'Keefe (University of Manchester, UK)

Sarah O'Keefe is first author on ‘Ipomoeassin-F inhibits the in vitro biogenesis of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and its host cell membrane receptor’, published in JCS. Sarah is a postdoc in the lab of Stephen High at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK, where she is developing small molecule inhibitors for the benefit of human health.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258479 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 19 February 2021

 

Miguel Burgos

Miguel Burgos (Albacete University Hospital and the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Miguel Burgos is first author on ‘The p.E152K-STIM1 mutation deregulates Ca2+ signaling contributing to chronic pancreatitis’, published in JCS. Miguel conducted the research described in this article while a postdoctoral researcher in Olivier Mignen's lab at the Université de Brest, Brest, France. He is now a senior postdoctoral researcher and Associate Professor in the lab of Alberto Ocaña at Albacete University Hospital and the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, investigating the pathophysiology of calcium homeostasis.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258444 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 11 February 2021

 

Jennifer Potter-Birriel

Jennifer Potter-Birriel (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)

Jennifer Potter-Birriel is first author on ‘A region of SLBP outside the mRNA-processing domain is essential for deposition of histone mRNA into the Drosophila egg’, published in JCS. Jennifer is a postdoc in the lab of William Marzluff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, investigating regulation of gene expression.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258442 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 11 February 2021

 

Xiangchuan Wang

Xiangchuan Wang (Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, P.R. China)

Xiangchuan Wang is first author on ‘Cortical recruitment of centralspindlin and RhoA effectors during meiosis I of Caenorhabditis elegans primary spermatocytes’, published in JCS. Xiangchuan is a Senior Research Scholar in the lab of Yu Chung Tse at the Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, P.R. China, investigating the generation of diversified gametes.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258445 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 11 February 2021

 

Anthony Ravussin

Anthony Ravussin (University of Oslo, Norway)

Anthony Ravussin is first author on ‘The phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate-binding protein SNX4 controls ATG9A recycling and autophagy’, published in JCS. Anthony is a postdoc in the lab of Professor Harald Stenmark at the Centre for Cancer Cell Reprogramming, University of Oslo, Norway, investigating the role of PI3P-binding proteins in the control of membrane dynamics.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258441 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 11 February 2021

 

Fatemeh Mazloumi Gavgani (Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, Bergen, Norway)

Fatemeh Mazloumi Gavgani is joint first author on ‘Nuclear upregulation of class I phosphoinositide 3-kinase p110β correlates with high 47S rRNA levels in cancer cells’, published in JCS. Fatemeh conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Aurélia E. Lewis's lab at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen, Norway. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Fabian Rentzsch at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, Bergen, Norway, investigating the molecular mechanisms of neuronal regeneration.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258440 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 11 February 2021

 

Gengxu Li and Si Chen

Gengxu Li and Si Chen (North China University of Science and Technology and Tangshan People's Hospital, China)

Gengxu Li and Si Chen are co-first authors on ‘Matrix stiffness regulates α-TAT1-mediated acetylation of α-tubulin and promotes silica-induced epithelial–mesenchymal transition via DNA damage’, published in JCS. Gengxu is an undergraduate student in the lab of Fang Yang at Basic Medicine College, North China University of Science and Technology, China, and Si is a resident doctor at the Department of Neurosurgery, Tangshan People's Hospital, China, where they study the pathogenesis and prevention of lung fibrosis.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258390 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 27 January 2021

 

Helena Rannikmae

Helena Rannikmae (GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage, UK)

Helena Rannikmae is first author on ‘Mutational inactivation of Apc in the intestinal epithelia compromises cellular organisation’, published in JCS. Helena conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Marc de la Roche's lab at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK. She is now a Senior Scientist in the Complex In Vitro Models group at GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage, UK, using complex in vitro models to study health and disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258385 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 27 January 2021

 

Komaki Ninomiya

Komaki Ninomiya (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)

Komaki Ninomiya is first author on ‘PLEKHG4B enables actin cytoskeletal remodeling during epithelial cell–cell junction formation’, published in JCS. Komaki is a PhD student in the lab of Kazumasa Ohashi at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, investigating the mechanisms and spatiotemporal dynamics of cytoskeletal and cellular structures driven by Rho-GEFs.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258384 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 27 January 2021

 

Kamilla Laidlaw

Kamilla Laidlaw (University of York, UK)

Kamilla Laidlaw is first author on ‘A glucose-starvation response governs endocytic trafficking and eisosomal retention of surface cargoes in budding yeast’, published in JCS. Kamilla is a Postdoc in the lab of Chris MacDonald at University of York, UK, investigating the regulation of surface proteins through endosomal trafficking mechanisms.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258383 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 27 January 2021

 

Koichiro Maki

Koichiro Maki (Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan)

Koichiro Maki is first author on ‘Hydrostatic pressure prevents chondrocyte differentiation through heterochromatin remodeling’, published in JCS. Koichiro conducted the research described in this article while a Post-doctoral fellow in Prof Sara A. Wickström's lab at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is now an Assistant Professor in the lab of Prof Taiji Adachi at the Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan, investigating single-molecular biophysics and cellular biomechanics.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258329 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 27 January 2021

 

Srija Bhagavatula

Srija Bhagavatula (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

Srija Bhagavatula is first author on ‘A putative stem-loop structure in Drosophila crumbs is required for mRNA localisation in epithelia and germline cells’, published in JCS. Srija is a post-doc in the lab of Dr Elisabeth Knust at Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany, investigating the significance of mRNA localization in epithelia.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258327 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 25 January 2021

 

Rachael Norris (UConn Health, Farmington, CT, USA)

Rachael Norris is first author on ‘Gap junction internalization and processing in vivo: a 3D immuno-electron microscopy study’, published in JCS. Rachael is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Mark Terasaki at UConn Health, Farmington, CT, where she is investigating the functional significance of gap junction internalization using immuno-electron microscopy techniques to study protein localization.

J. Cell Sci. 2021: jcs258328 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 11 January 2021

 

Leyao Shen and Deepika Sharma (Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA)

Leyao Shen and Deepika Sharma are co-first authors on ‘Biphasic regulation of glutamine consumption by WNT during osteoblast differentiation’, published in JCS. Leyao is a PhD student in the lab of Courtney Karner at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, United States, investigating the role of amino acid metabolism in osteoblast differentiation during bone development. Deepika is a post-doc in the same lab, who is interested in understanding the role of metabolism during bone formation and maintenance in order to identify novel targets for bone disorders.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs257998 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 11 January 2021

 

Juri Luis Habicht, Ashley Mooneyham and Asumi Hoshino (Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane, Neuruppin, Germany and St Paul, MN, USA)

Juri Luis Habicht, Ashley Mooneyham and Asumi Hoshino are co-first authors ‘UNC-45a breaks the microtubule lattice independently of its effect on non-muscle myosin II’, published in JCS. Juri Luis conducted the research described in this article while a research assistant in the lab of Martina Bazzaro at the University of Minnesota, USA. He is now a medical student in the lab of Prof. Dr Martin Heinze at Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane, Neuruppin, Germany, investigating neuronal functioning and mental health. Ashley conducted the research described in this article while a graduate research assistant and PhD candidate with Martina Bazzaro. She is now a Director of Grants in the lab of Superior Medical Experts at St Paul, MN, USA and works on small business healthcare innovation. Asumi is a full-time researcher in the lab of Martina Bazzaro investigating the molecular basis of drug resistance in cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258038 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 11 January 2021

 

Brittany J. Carr (UBC/VGH Eye Care Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Brittany J. Carr is first author on ‘Distinct roles for prominin-1 and photoreceptor cadherin in outer segment disc morphogenesis in CRISPR-altered X. laevis’, published in JCS. Brittany is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab of Dr Orson L. Moritz at UBC/VGH Eye Care Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she works as an interdisciplinary scientist who is interested in the cellular and molecular biology of visual disease and disorders; she is particularly interested in myopia (near-sightedness), retinal GPCR signalling and pharmacology, inherited retinal degeneration, and age-related macular degeneration.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 134: jcs258326 [Full Text] [PDF] - Published 11 January 2021


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