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First Person interviews 2022

Below are the First Person interviews published in Journal of Cell Science in 2022. For more information and for the most recently published interviews, visit the First Person page.

 

Vasileios Papalazarou

Vasileios Papalazarou (Francis Crick Institute, London, UK)

Vasileios Papalazarou is joint first author on ‘Collagen VI expression is negatively mechanosensitive in pancreatic cancer cells and supports the metastatic niche’, published in JCS. Vasileios conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Laura Machesky's lab at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK. He is now a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Karen Vousden at the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK, investigating cancer metabolism, cell migration and metastasis.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260866 [Full text] [PDF] - 22 December 2022

 

Kerstin Hinterndorfer and Felix Mikus

Kerstin Hinterndorfer and Felix Mikus (University of Geneva, Switzerland and Heidelberg, Germany)

Kerstin Hinterndorfer and Felix Mikus are co-first authors on ‘ Ultrastructure expansion microscopy reveals the cellular architecture of budding and fission yeast’, published in JCS. Kerstin is a PhD student in the lab of Robbie Loewith at University of Geneva, Switzerland, working on TOR signaling and expansion microscopy in yeast. Felix is a predoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr Gautam Dey in Heidelberg, Germany, investigating how nuclear pore complex dynamics regulate nuclear remodeling and proteostasis in closed and semi-closed mitosis.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260862 [Full text] [PDF] - 20 December 2022

 

 

 

Vaishna Vamadevan

Vaishna Vamadevan (Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India)

Vaishna Vamadevan is first author on ‘ Ubiquitin-assisted phase separation of dishevelled-2 promotes Wnt signalling’, published in JCS. Vaishna is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Subbareddy Maddika at Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, investigating the role of ubiquitylation in regulating various cellular events.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260861 [Full text] [PDF] - 15 December 2022

 

Paul Ann Riya and Budhaditya Basu

Paul Ann Riya and Budhaditya Basu (Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India)

Paul Ann Riya and Budhaditya Basu are co-first authors on ‘ HES1 promoter activation dynamics reveal the plasticity, stemness and heterogeneity in neuroblastoma cancer stem cells’, published in JCS. Paul Ann Riya is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Jackson James at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, investigating the key mechanisms that maintain stem cells. Budhaditya Basu is a PhD student in same lab, where he works on understanding the role of circular RNA in axon path finding.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260800 [Full text] [PDF] - 23 November 2022

 

 

 

Ignasi Casanellas

Ignasi Casanellas (University of California, Irvine, USA)

Ignasi Casanellas is first author on ‘ Substrate adhesion determines migration during mesenchymal cell condensation in chondrogenesis’, published in JCS. Ignasi conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Josep Samitier's lab at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. He is now a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Medha Pathak at University of California, Irvine, USA, where he is developing in vitro systems to understand how mechanical environmental inputs guide stem cell functions during tissue formation.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260798 [Full text] [PDF] - 22 November 2022

 

Rodolpho Ornitz Oliveira Souza

Rodolpho Ornitz Oliveira Souza (Indiana University School of Medicine, USA)

Rodolpho Ornitz Oliveira Souza is first author on ‘ IMC10 and LMF1 mediate mitochondrial morphology through mitochondrion–pellicle contact sites in Toxoplasma gondii’, published in JCS. Rodolpho is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Gustavo Arrizabalaga at Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA, where he is interested in the cell biology and metabolism of protozoan parasites.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260797 [Full text] [PDF] - 17 November 2022

 

Sarantis Korniotis

Sarantis Korniotis (Intelligencia AI, Athens, Greece)

Sarantis Korniotis is first author on ‘ GM-CSF-activated human dendritic cells promote type 1 T follicular helper cell polarization in a CD40-dependent manner’, published in JCS. Sarantis conducted the research described in this article while a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Vassili Soumelis's lab at Saint-Louis Hospital, Université de Paris, France. He is now a Senior Scientific Associate in Immunology at Intelligencia AI, Athens, Greece, investigating new signals and factors that make cells acquire regulatory or immune-suppressive properties.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260764 [Full text] [PDF] - 11 November 2022

 

Lizbeth Perez-Castro and Niranjan Venkateswaran

Lizbeth Perez-Castro and Niranjan Venkateswaran (UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA)

Lizbeth Perez-Castro and Niranjan Venkateswaran are co-first authors on ‘ The AHR target gene scinderin activates the WNT pathway by facilitating the nuclear translocation of β-catenin’, published in JCS. Lizbeth is a PhD Student in the lab of Maralice Conacci-Sorrell at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she is interested in cell molecular biology. Niranjan is a Research scientist in same laboratory where he is interested in understanding the role of essential amino acids in cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260703 [Full text] [PDF] - 27 October 2022

 

 

 

Umar Butt

Umar Butt (Turku Bioscience, Turku, Finland)

Umar Butt is first author on ‘ SHARPIN S146 phosphorylation mediates ARP2/3 interaction, cancer cell invasion and metastasis’, published in JCS. Umar is a PhD student in the lab of Jukka Westermarck and Jeroen Pouwels at Turku Bioscience, Turku, Finland, investigating the molecular mechanisms behind cancer cell invasion and metastasis.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260702 [Full text] [PDF] - 21 October 2022

 

Vinay Kumar Dubey

Vinay Kumar Dubey (Institute for Stem Cell Sciences and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bangalore, India)

Vinay Kumar Dubey is first author on ‘ S. mediterranea ETS-1 regulates the function of cathepsin-positive cells and the epidermal lineage landscape via basement membrane remodeling’, published in JCS. Vinay Kumar is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Dasaradhi Palakodeti at the Institute for Stem Cell Sciences and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bangalore, India, investigating extracellular factors that govern maintenance and differentiation of adult pluripotent stem cell in planaria.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260710 [Full text] [PDF] - 20 October 2022

 

Akash Chinchole

Akash Chinchole (Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India)

Akash Chinchole is first author on ‘ MLL regulates the actin cytoskeleton and cell migration by stabilising Rho GTPases via the expression of RhoGDI1’, published in JCS. Akash is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Shweta Tyagi at Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India, where he is interested in studying disease models pertaining to defective cell migration and developing therapeutics.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260701 [Full text] [PDF] - 20 October 2022

 

Ramesh Rijal

Ramesh Rijal (Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA)

Ramesh Rijal is first author on ‘Dictyostelium discoideum cells retain nutrients when the cells are about to outgrow their food source’, published in JCS. Ramesh is a postdoc in the lab of Richard H. Gomer at the Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, investigating polyphosphate biology at the host–microbe interface.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260620 [Full text] [PDF] - 26 September 2022

 

Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams (University of Sheffield, UK)

Daniel Williams is first author on ‘ Assessment of endocytic traffic and Ocrl function in the developing zebrafish neuroepithelium’, published in JCS. Daniel conducted the research described in this article while a PhD Student in Professor Martin Lowe's lab at the School of Biosciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, UK. He then did a postdoc with Professor David Brough, University of Manchester, UK, investigating the regulation of the NLRP3 inflammasome. Daniel is now a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Andrew Peden at the School of Biosciences, University of Sheffield, UK, studying the regulation of membrane contact site formation between endosomes and the endoplasmic reticulum.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260619 [Full text] [PDF] - 20 September 2022

 

Boris Sieber and Fangfang Lu

Boris Sieber and Fangfang Lu (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland and University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)

Boris Sieber and Fangfang Lu are co-first authors on ‘ iRhom2 regulates ERBB signalling to promote KRAS-driven tumour growth of lung cancer cells’, published in JCS. Boris is a postdoc in the lab of Sophie Martin at University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, investigating the regulation of Ras signalling and the MAPK cascade upon receptor activation. Fangfang is a PhD student in the lab of Matthew Freeman at University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, investigating control of cell signalling and its implications in health and diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260569 [Full text] [PDF] - 8 September 2022

 

 

 

Madison Rogers

Madison Rogers (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA)

Madison Rogers is first author on ‘ PDGFR dimer-specific activation, trafficking and downstream signaling dynamics’, published in JCS. Madison is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Katherine A. Fantauzzo at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA, where she is broadly interested in cell signaling and how biological specificity is defined downstream of receptor tyrosine kinases.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260572 [Full text] [PDF] - 7 September 2022

 

Vartika Sharma

Vartika Sharma (University of California Los Angeles, USA)

Vartika Sharma is first author on ‘ Deltex modulates Dpp morphogen gradient formation and affects Dpp signaling in Drosophila’, published in JCS. Vartika conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Ashim Mukherjee's lab at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. She is now a Postdoc in the lab of David Walker at University of California Los Angeles, USA, where she explores the molecular and cellular mechanisms of aging.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260571 [Full text] [PDF] - 7 September 2022

 

Kenrick Waite

Kenrick Waite (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA)

Kenrick Waite is first author on ‘ Proteasome granule localization is regulated through mitochondrial respiration and kinase signaling’, published in JCS. Kenrick is a postdoc in the lab of Jeroen Roelofs at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA, where he is interested in understanding how cells regulate biological processes and how this is linked to different phenotypes or diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260570 [Full text] [PDF] - 7 September 2022

 

Neža Vadnjal

Neža Vadnjal (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)

Neža Vadnjal is first author on ‘ Proteomic analysis of the actin cortex in interphase and mitosis’, published in JCS. Neža is a PhD student in the lab of Ewa Paluch at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, investigating the molecular control of cell mechanics.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260485 [Full text] [PDF] - 26 August 2022

 

Darshika Tomer

Darshika Tomer (Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey)

Darshika Tomer is first author on ‘ A new mechanism of fibronectin fibril assembly revealed by live imaging and super-resolution microscopy’, published in JCS. Darshika conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in Dr Sophie Astrof's lab at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, where she was interested in growth and differentiation signaling pathways and how they are manipulated under normal and disease scenarios.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260494 [Full text] [PDF] - 19 August 2022

 

Pharvendra Kumar

Pharvendra Kumar (NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad, India)

Pharvendra Kumar is first author on ‘ Bidirectional regulation between AP-1 and SUMOylation pathway genes modulates inflammatory signaling during Salmonella infection’, published in JCS. Pharvendra is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Chittur V. Srikanth at Regional Centre for Biotechnology, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad, India, investigating transcriptional regulation of host signaling during infection and inflammation.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260486 [Full text] [PDF] - 19 August 2022

 

Nannan Gao

Nannan Gao (Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA)

Nannan Gao is first author on ‘ Respiratory syncytial virus disrupts the airway epithelial barrier by decreasing cortactin and destabilizing F-actin’, published in JCS. Nannan is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Fariba Rezaee, at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, investigating the impact of respiratory viral infection and environmental factors on airway epithelial barrier.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260484 [Full text] [PDF] - 19 August 2022

 

Ambuja Navalkar

Ambuja Navalkar (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA)

Ambuja Navalkar is first author on ‘ Oncogenic gain of function due to p53 amyloids occurs through aberrant alteration of cell cycle and proliferation’, published in JCS. Ambuja conducted the research described in this article while a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Samir K. Maji's lab at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India. She is now a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Professor Tanja Mittag at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA, investigating the role of biomolecular condensation in transcription factor assembly and activity in the context of cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260459 [Full text] [PDF] - 9 August 2022

 

Hardik P. Gala and Debarya Saha

Hardik P. Gala and Debarya Saha (University of Washington, Seattle Washington, USA)

Hardik P. Gala and Debarya Saha are co-first authors on ‘ A transcriptionally repressed quiescence program is associated with paused RNA polymerase II and is poised for cell cycle re-entry’, published in JCS. Hardik conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Jyotsna Dhawan's lab at CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Habsiguda, Hyderbad-500007, India. He is now a post doc in the lab of Dr Jennifer Nemhauser at Dept of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle Washington, investigating how plant cells integrate a plethora of signals, coordinate and adapt growth and development to an ever-changing environment. Debarya is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Jyotsna Dhawan where he aims to understand the regulatory mechanisms controlling the cell cycle during homeostasis and disease

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260460 [Full text] [PDF] - 8 August 2022

 

 

Mustafa Aydogan and Laura Hankins

Mustafa Aydogan and Laura Hankins (Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, UK)

Mustafa Aydogan and Laura Hankins are co-first authors on ‘ Centriole distal-end proteins CP110 and Cep97 influence centriole cartwheel growth at the proximal end’, published in JCS. Mustafa is now a group leader at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Broadly, his group focuses on fundamental mechanisms of time control in early metabolism and development, with a particular interest in autonomous clocks that can run independently of the cell cycle and/or the circadian clock. He performed this work while a PhD student in the lab of Jordan Raff, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, UK. Laura was also a PhD student at the lab of Jordan Raff, where she was studying the process of centriole biogenesis, with a particular focus on how these organelles grow to the right size. She is now a Science Communications Officer at The Company of Biologists Ltd, Histon, Cambridge, UK.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260402 [Full text] [PDF] - 27 July 2022

 

 

Gaëlle Letort

Charlotte Canet-Jourdan (Institut Curie, Paris, France)

Charlotte Canet-Jourdan is first author on ‘ Patient-derived organoids identify an apico-basolateral polarity switch associated with survival in colorectal cancer’, published in JCS. Charlotte conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Fanny Jaulin's lab at Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France, and is now a postdoc in the lab of Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil at Institut Curie, Paris. She is passionate about cancer cell biology and is now investigating the intricate relationships between tumor and immune cells, especially macrophages.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260403 [Full text] [PDF] - 25 July 2022

 

Gaëlle Letort

Gaëlle Letort (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)

Gaëlle Letort is first author on ‘ An interpretable and versatile machine learning approach for oocyte phenotyping’, published in JCS. Gaëlle conducted the research described in this article while a post-doc in Marie-Emilie Terret and Marie-Hélène Verlhac’s lab at Collège de France, Paris. She is now a Research Engineer (CNRS) in the lab of Department of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology at Institut Pasteur, Paris, investigating mathematical modelling and image analysis applied to biology.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260360 [Full text] [PDF] - 13 July 2022

 

Aadil Qadir Bhat and Mir Owais Ayaz

Aadil Qadir Bhat and Mir Owais Ayaz (CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu, India)

Aadil Qadir Bhat and Mir Owais Ayaz are co-first authors on ‘ Identification of a stretch of four discontinuous amino acids involved in regulating kinase activity of IGF1R’, published in JCS. Aadil is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Mohd Jamal Dar at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu, India, investigating membrane receptors and their role in cancers. Mir is a PhD student in the same lab investigating the role of GSK3-β in different types of cancers.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260361 [Full text] [PDF] - 13 July 2022

 

 

 

Tina Angelika Schrader and Ruth Carmichael

Tina Angelika Schrader and Ruth Carmichael (College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Biosciences, University of Exeter, UK)

Tina Angelika Schrader and Ruth Carmichael are co-first authors on ‘ PEX11β and FIS1 cooperate in peroxisome division independently of mitochondrial fission factor’, published in JCS. Tina Angelika is a senior research technician in the lab of Prof. Michael Schrader at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Biosciences, University of Exeter, UK, where her area of expertise is culturing and manipulating mammalian cells, as well as implementing new scientific ideas and directions. Ruth is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the same lab, who is interested in the fundamental physiological mechanisms and regulation of organelle dynamics (e.g. their shape/morphology, number and interorganelle interactions) in mammalian cells, and the impact of this on health and disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260359 [Full text] [PDF] - 11 July 2022

 

Morgan Schrock

Morgan Schrock (The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)

Morgan Schrock is first author on ‘ MKLP2 functions in early mitosis to ensure proper chromosome congression’, published in JCS. Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Matthew K. Summers at The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, investigating antimitotic treatments for brain cancer.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260317 [Full text] [PDF] - 29 June 2022

 

Yun-Ting Tseng

Yun-Ting Tseng (College of Bioresources and Agriculture, National Taiwan University)

Yun-Ting Tseng is first author on ‘ Translation initiation factor eIF4G1 modulates assembly of the polypeptide exit tunnel region in yeast ribosome biogenesis’, published in JCS. Yun-Ting is a PhD student in the lab of Kai-Yin Lo at the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, College of Bioresources and Agriculture, National Taiwan University, working within the field of ribosome biogenesis, exploring how ribosomes are assembled and matured correctly.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260316 [Full text] [PDF] - 21 June 2022

 

Akira Kawamura

Akira Kawamura (The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan)

Akira Kawamura is first author on ‘ DYRK2 maintains genome stability via neddylation of cullins in response to DNA damage’, published in JCS. Akira is an undergraduate student in the lab of Kiyotsugu Yoshida at Department of Biochemistry, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, investigating the function of dual-specificity tyrosine-regulated kinase 2, mainly in human cancers.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260276 [Full text] [PDF] - 10 June 2022

 

Sherif Khodeer

Sherif Khodeer (University of Leuven Department of Development and Regeneration, Leuven, Belgium)

Sherif Khodeer is first author on ‘ ALKBH5 regulates somatic cell reprogramming in a phase-specific manner’, published in JCS. Sherif conducted the research described in this article while a postdoctoral research fellow in John Arne Dahl's lab at Oslo University Hospital. He is now a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Vincent Pasque at University of Leuven Department of Development and Regeneration, Leuven B3000, Belgium, investigating reprogramming, pluripotency and early development.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260275 [Full text] [PDF] - 10 June 2022

 

Hendrik Schürmann

Hendrik Schürmann (Department of Medical Oncology, University Hospital Essen, Germany)

Hendrik Schürmann is first author on ‘ Analysis of monocyte cell tractions in 2.5D reveals mesoscale mechanics of podosomes during substrate-indenting cell protrusion’, published in JCS. Hendrik conducted the research described in this article while a medical doctoral student in Timo Betz's lab at Institute of Cell Biology, University of Münster, Germany. He is now a research associate/physician in the lab of Jens Siveke at Bridge Institute of Experimental Tumor Therapy (BIT)/Department of Medical Oncology, University Hospital Essen, Germany, investigating using imaging-based screenings to predict treatment responses using preclinical cancer models.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcsJCS260211 [Full text] [PDF] - 27 May 2022

 

Chia-Li Liao

Chia-Li Liao (Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National Taiwan University)

Chia-Li Liao is first author on ‘ Unveiling a novel serpinB2-tripeptidyl peptidase II signaling axis during senescence’, published in JCS. Chia-Li is a PhD student in the lab of Jing-Jer Lin, Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National Taiwan University, investigating the molecular mechanisms of size-scaling between cells and organelles during senescence.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcsJCS260209 [Full text] [PDF] - 25 May 2022

 

Cláudia Barata-Antunes and Gabriel Talaia

Cláudia Barata-Antunes and Gabriel Talaia (University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal and Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA)

Cláudia Barata-Antunes and Gabriel Talaia are co-first authors on ‘ Interactions of cytosolic tails in the Jen1 carboxylate transporter are critical for trafficking and transport activity’, published in JCS. Cláudia is a PhD student in the lab of Sandra Paiva at Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal, where her research interests focus on the study of nutrient transporters endocytosis and trafficking in yeast. Gabriel is a postdoc in the lab of Shawn Ferguson at Department of Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA, investigating endocytic trafficking and the function of transmembrane proteins and lysosomal signaling in neurodegenerative disorders.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260210 [Full text] [PDF] - 19 May 2022

 

 

Keira L. Rice

Keira L. Rice (Division of Life Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

Keira L. Rice is first author on ‘ Localized TPC1-mediated Ca2+ release from endolysosomes contributes to myoseptal junction development in zebrafish’, published in JCS. Keira is a PhD candidate in the lab of Prof. Andrew L. Miller at the Division of Life Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, investigating endolysosomal Ca2+ signaling in skeletal muscle development.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260166 [Full text] [PDF] - 11 May 2022

 

Shalini Umachandran

Shalini Umachandran (Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India)

Shalini Umachandran is first author on ‘ A PKC that controls polyphosphate levels, pinocytosis and exocytosis, regulates stationary phase onset in Dictyostelium’, published in JCS. Shalini is a PhD student in the lab of Ramamurthy Baskar at Department of Biotechnology, Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India, investigating the role of PKC in delaying stationary phase onset in Dictyostelium.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260168 [Full text] [PDF] - 10 May 2022

 

Deblina Sain Basu

Deblina Sain Basu (Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bangalore, India)

Deblina Sain Basu is first author on ‘ FMRP protects the lung from xenobiotic stress by facilitating the integrated stress response’, published in JCS. Deblina is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Arjun Guha at Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bangalore, India, where she probes mechanisms that confer susceptibility to environmental insults.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260167 [Full text] [PDF] - 10 May 2022

 

Aude Pascal

Aude Pascal (Régis Giet at University of Rennes, France)

Aude Pascal is first author on ‘Annexin A2 and Ahnak control cortical NuMA–dynein localization and mitotic spindle orientation’, published in JCS. Aude is a research assistant in the lab of Régis Giet at University of Rennes, France, who is particularly interested in developmental biology. She has always been struck by the fact that a whole organism displaying multiple functions arises from a single cell. For this reason, she has oriented her research on mitosis and meiosis to study the different steps, components and structures involved in these processes.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260167 [Full text] [PDF] - 09 May 2022

 

Davide Martino Coda

Davide Martino Coda (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Davide Martino Coda is first author on ‘ A network of transcription factors governs the dynamics of NODAL/Activin transcriptional responses’, published in JCS. Davide Martino is a postdoc in the lab of Johannes Graeff at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, investigating epigenetics and transcriptional mechanisms in developmental biology and memory neuroscience.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260117 [Full text] [PDF] - 27 April 2022

 

Momoe Nakajo

Momoe Nakajo (Laboratory of Developmental Dynamics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)

Momoe Nakajo is first author on ‘ Centrosome maturation requires phosphorylation-mediated sequential domain interactions of SPD-5’, published in JCS. Momoe is a PhD student in the lab of Asako Sugimoto at the Laboratory of Developmental Dynamics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, investigating the mechanisms involved in formation of microtubule-organizing centers.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260116 [Full text] [PDF] - 25 April 2022

 

Raviprasad Kuthethur

Raviprasad Kuthethur (Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India)

Raviprasad Kuthethur is first author on ‘ Expression analysis and function of mitochondrial genome-encoded microRNAs’, published in JCS. Raviprasad is a PhD scholar in the lab of Dr Sanjiban Chakrabarty at Manipal School of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India, investigating the function of mitochondrial genome-encoded microRNAs in mitochondrial perturbation.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260115 [Full text] [PDF] - 25 April 2022

 

Kazuki Ueda

Kazuki Ueda (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)

Kazuki Ueda is a joint first author on ‘ Recruitment of Peroxin 14 to lipid droplets affects lipid storage in Drosophila’, published in JCS. Kazuki is a MSc student in the lab of Andrew Simmonds at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, investigating peroxisome-independent roles of Pex proteins in regulating lipid metabolism.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260034 [Full text] [PDF] - 14 April 2022

 

Sophia Pantasis

Sophia Pantasis (Novartis, Basel, Switzerland)

Sophia Pantasis is first author on ‘ Vertebrate lonesome kinase modulates the hepatocyte secretome to prevent perivascular liver fibrosis and inflammation’, published in JCS. Sophia conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in the labs of Dr Mattia R. Bordoli and Professor Sabine Werner at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She is now a Discovery Track postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr Valerie Salazar at Novartis, Basel, Switzerland, investigating the molecular players behind fibroproliferative diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260035 [Full text] [PDF] - 13 April 2022

 

Yiwei Zhang and Hui Tu

Yiwei Zhang and Hui Tu (Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)

Yiwei Zhang and Hui Tu are co-first authors on ‘ Oligopeptide transporter Slc15A modulates macropinocytosis in Dictyostelium by maintaining intracellular nutrient status’, published in JCS. Yiwei is a PhD student in the lab of Huaqing Cai at Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, where she is interested in understanding the interrelationship between cellular nutrient status and macropinocytic activity, and lipid transport. Hui is a PhD student in the same lab, investigating the mechanisms of macropinocytosis, cell migration and lipid transport.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs260036 [Full text] [PDF] - 4 April 2022

 

 

 

Ioannis Kasioulis

Ioannis Kasioulis (School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK)

Ioannis Kasioulis is first author on ‘ A lateral protrusion latticework connects neuroepithelial cells and is regulated during neurogenesis’, published in JCS. Ioannis conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc (Research Associate) in Prof. Kate G. Storey's lab at School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, UK. He is now a Research Associate in the lab of Dr Alessandra Granata at University of Cambridge, UK, working to uncover the molecular mechanisms of large vessel disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259966 [Full text] [PDF] - 30 March 2022

 

Federica Giannini

Federica Giannini (School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK)

Federica Giannini is co-first author on ‘ The prophase oocyte nucleus is a homeostatic G-actin buffer’, published in JCS. Federica is a PhD student in the lab of Binyam Mogessie at the School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK, investigating the molecular mechanisms of how healthy mammalian eggs are formed.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259965 [Full text] [PDF] - 23 March 2022

 

Hoi Tong Wong

Hoi Tong Wong (Stony Brook University, New York, USA)

Hoi Tong Wong is first author on ‘ Decoupling SARS-CoV-2 ORF6 localization and interferon antagonism’, published in JCS. Hoi Tong is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Daniel Salamango at Stony Brook University, New York, investigating host–pathogen interactions at the molecular level.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259964 [Full text] [PDF] - 21 March 2022

 

Yulu Cherry Liu

Yulu Cherry Liu (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA)

Yulu Cherry Liu is first author on ‘ Hedgehog pathway modulation by glypican 3-conjugated heparan sulfate’, published in JCS. Yulu Cherry conducted the research described in this article while a postdoctoral fellow in Adrian Salic's lab at the Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. She is now an assistant professor at Hood College, Frederick, MD, USA, investigating primary cilia and glypican.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259962 [Full text] [PDF] - 18 March 2022

 

Kotoku Kawaguchi

Kotoku Kawaguchi (Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan)

Kotoku Kawaguchi is first author on ‘ Ezrin knockdown reduces procaterol-stimulated ciliary beating without morphological changes in mouse airway cilia’, published in JCS. Kotoku is an assistant professor in the lab of Shinji Asano at Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan, investigating the role of ezrin in ciliary beating and mucociliary clearance.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259961 [Full text] [PDF] - 18 March 2022

 

Wenjing Liu

Wenjing Liu (Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, China)

Wenjing Liu is first author on ‘ LMBR1L regulates the proliferation and migration of endothelial cells through Norrin/β-catenin signaling’, published in JCS. Wenjing is a PhD student in the lab of Xianjun Zhu at Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, China, investigating the molecular mechanisms of retinal vascular diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259963 [Full text] [PDF] - 16 March 2022

 

Asmahan Abu-Arish

Asmahan Abu-Arish (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

Asmahan Abu-Arish is first author on ‘ Lipid-driven CFTR clustering is impaired in cystic fibrosis and restored by corrector drugs’, published in JCS. Asmahan conducted the research described in this article while a Research Associate in John W. Hanrahan's lab at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She is now an Assistant Professor at University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, where she is interested in uncovering the molecular players behind disease development in real time, namely in hyperinflammatory pulmonary diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and COPD.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259841 [Full text] [PDF] - 7 March 2022

 

Kristina Ehring

Kristina Ehring (Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, University of Münster, Germany)

Kristina Ehring is first author on ‘ Conserved cholesterol-related activities of Dispatched 1 drive Sonic hedgehog shedding from the cell membrane’, published in JCS. Kristina is a PhD student in the lab of Kay Grobe at the Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, University of Münster, Germany, investigating mechanisms involved in the release of lipidated Hedgehog morphogen from the plasma membrane.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259870 [Full text] [PDF] - 3 March 2022

 

Benjamin Roberts

Benjamin Roberts (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA)

Benjamin Roberts is first author on ‘ Characterization of lipoprotein lipase storage vesicles in 3T3-L1 adipocytes’, published in JCS. Benjamin conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Saskia Neher's lab at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA. He is now a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr Prasanna Krishnan at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA, investigating regulated secretory trafficking and cargo sorting.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259844 [Full text] [PDF] - 3 March 2022

 

Rasha Khaddaj

Rasha Khaddaj (Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

Rasha Khaddaj is first author on ‘ The surface of lipid droplets constitutes a barrier for endoplasmic reticulum-resident integral membrane proteins’, published in JCS. Rasha is a postdoc in the lab of Roger Schneiter at the Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, investigating lipid droplet biogenesis in budding yeast.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259845 [Full text] [PDF] - 1 March 2022

 

Dolma Choezom

Dolma Choezom (Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany)

Dolma Choezom is first author on ‘ Neutral sphingomyelinase 2 controls exosome secretion by counteracting V-ATPase-mediated endosome acidification’, published in JCS. Dolma is a PhD student in the lab of Professor Dr Julia Christina Gross at Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany, investigating the molecular mechanisms that underlie membrane vesicle trafficking processes.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259842 [Full text] [PDF] - 1 March 2022

 

Yuan Gao

Yuan Gao (Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)

Yuan Gao is first author on ‘ PDZD8-mediated lipid transfer at contacts between the ER and late endosomes/lysosomes is required for neurite outgrowth’, published in JCS. Yuan is a PhD Student in the lab of Dr Weike Ji at the School of Basic Medicine, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, investigating inter-organelle interaction.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259862 [Full text] [PDF] - 28 February 2022

 

Baishakhi Ghosh and Kristine Nishida

Baishakhi Ghosh and Kristine Nishida (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and FastForward Facility, Maryland, USA)

Baishakhi Ghosh and Kristine Nishida are co-first authors on ‘ Epithelial plasticity in COPD results in cellular unjamming due to an increase in polymerized actin’, published in JCS. Baishakhi is a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Venkataramana K. Sidhaye at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Maryland, USA, evaluating the mechanisms by which inhaled pollutants can cause chronic injury to model chronic lung diseases. Kristine is a Research Associate in the FastForward Facility at Maryland, where she is interested in increasing the accessibility of cell and gene therapies to patients.

J. Cell Sci. 2021 135: jcs259866 [Full text] [PDF] - 25 February 2022

 

Debatrayee Sinha

Debatrayee Sinha (The University of Toledo, OH, USA)

Debatrayee Sinha is first author on ‘ Fission yeast polycystin Pkd2p promotes cell size expansion and antagonizes the Hippo-related SIN pathway’, published in JCS. Debatrayee is a PhD student in the lab of Qian Chen at The University of Toledo, OH, USA, where she is integrating genetics and microscopy to explore the mechanisms by which the Pkd2 channel mediates its function.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259865 [Full text] [PDF] - 24 February 2022

 

Chaoyu Fu

Chaoyu Fu (National University of Singapore)

Chaoyu Fu is first author on ‘ Cooperative regulation of adherens junction expansion through epidermal growth factor receptor activation’, published in JCS. Chaoyu conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in the labs of Virgile Viasnoff and Michael Sheetz at the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore. He is now a postdoc in the lab of Yan Jie at the National University of Singapore, investigating mechanosensing and mechanical stability of membrane receptors.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259868 [Full text] [PDF] - 24 February 2022

 

Tetsuo Mioka

Tetsuo Mioka (Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido, Japan)

Tetsuo Mioka is first author on ‘ Characterization of micron-scale protein-depleted plasma membrane domains in phosphatidylserine-deficient yeast cells’, published in JCS. Tetsuo is an assistant professor in the lab of Kazuma Tanaka at the Division of Molecular Interaction Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido, Japan, where he is involved in characterization of a novel plasma membrane domain generated in PtdSer-deficient budding yeast cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259846 [Full text] [PDF] - 23 February 2022

 

Jianhui Li

Jianhui Li (Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, CT, USA)

Jianhui Li is first author on ‘ Selective microautophagy of proteasomes is initiated by ESCRT-0 and is promoted by proteasome ubiquitylation’, published in JCS. Jianhui is a postdoc in the lab of Mark Hochstrasser at the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, CT, USA, investigating how cellular signaling pathways and autophagy regulate nucleocytoplasmic trafficking and quality control of the proteasome under changing nutrient conditions.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259864 [Full text] [PDF] - 23 February 2022

 

Melanie Ridgway

Melanie Ridgway (Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research, Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK)

Melanie Ridgway is first author on ‘ Analysis of sex-specific lipid metabolism in Plasmodium falciparum points to importance of sphingomyelin for gametocytogenesis’, published in JCS. Melanie conducted the research described in this article while a PhD candidate in Alexander Maier's lab at Biomedical Science and Biochemistry, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Australia. She is now a postdoc in the lab of David Horn at Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research, Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK, investigating the cell biology of unicellular parasites.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259848 [Full text] [PDF] - 21 February 2022

 

Kazuhiro Kajiwara

Kazuhiro Kajiwara (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA)

Kazuhiro Kajiwara is first author on ‘ Ferroptosis induces membrane blebbing in placental trophoblasts’, published in JCS. Kazuhiro undertook this study in the lab of Yoel Sadovsky, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA, where he works on functional analysis of ferroptosis in trophoblasts.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259847 [Full text] [PDF] - 21 February 2022

 

Katharina Keuenhof

Katharina Keuenhof (Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicinaregatan, Göteborg, Sweden)

Katharina Keuenhof is first author on ‘ Large organellar changes occur during mild heat shock in yeast’, published in JCS. Katharina is a PhD student in the lab of Johanna Höög at Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicinaregatan, Göteborg, Sweden, where she is curious about ultrastructural changes within biological organisms and using electron microscopy in new ways.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259843 [Full text] [PDF] - 21 February 2022

 

Marta Grifell-Junyent

Marta Grifell-Junyent (Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Marta Grifell-Junyent is first author on ‘ CDC50A is required for aminophospholipid transport and cell fusion in mouse C2C12 myoblasts’, published in JCS. Marta conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Prof. Dr Thomas Günther Pomorski's lab at Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Tim Cash (CSO) at Senolytic Therapeutics, Barcelona, Spain, a longevity start-up, where she is doing research on senolytic drugs to remove senescent cells involved in age-related diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259840 [Full text] [PDF] - 21 February 2022

 

Badwi (Bobby) Boumelhem

Badwi (Bobby) Boumelhem (Medical Foundation Building, The University of Sydney, Australia)

Badwi (Bobby) Boumelhem is first author on ‘ Intracellular flow cytometric lipid analysis – a multiparametric system to assess distinct lipid classes in live cells’, published in JCS. Badwi (Bobby) conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in the labs of Prof. Stuart Fraser and Prof. Stephen Assinder's at Medical Foundation Building, The University of Sydney, Australia. Badwi is now a postdoc in the lab of Prof. Simon Fleming and Prof. Marcela Bilek at the same institution, using pluripotent, embryonic stem cells to gain insight into the early stages of development.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259838 [Full text] [PDF] - 21 February 2022

 

Giovanna Lucrecia Gallo and Ayelen Valko

Giovanna Lucrecia Gallo and Ayelen Valko (Centro de Virologia Humana y Animal, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center, Germany)

Giovanna Lucrecia Gallo and Ayelen Valko are co-first authors on ‘ A novel fission yeast platform to model N-glycosylation and the bases of congenital disorders of glycosylation type I’, published in JCS. Giovanna conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Cecilia D'Alessio's lab at Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Nora Lopez at Centro de Virologia Humana y Animal, Buenos Aires, Argentina, investigating the biological mechanisms underlying virus–host cell interactions, intracellular viral strategies to survive host immune responses and the control mechanisms displayed by the host. Ayelen conducted the research described in this article while a postdoc in Cecilia D'Alessio's lab. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Sebastian Schuck at Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center, Germany, investigating the underlying mechanisms of micro-ER-phagy, an autophagic process that is essential for elimination of the ER during ER stress.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259839 [Full text] [PDF] - 18 February 2022

 

Poulomi Banerjee

Poulomi Banerjee (National Centre for Cell Science, NCCS Complex, Maharashtra, India)

Poulomi Banerjee is first author on ‘ SUMOylation modulates the function of DDX19 in mRNA export’, published in JCS. Poulomi is a PhD student in the lab of Dr Jomon Joseph at National Centre for Cell Science, NCCS Complex, Maharashtra, India, where she is interested in delineating the molecular mechanisms involved in regulation of eukaryotic gene expression in health and diseases.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259867 [Full text] [PDF] - 18 February 2022

 

Shengnan Zheng

Shengnan Zheng (University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China)

Shengnan Zheng is first author on ‘ The Cdc42 GTPase-activating protein Rga6 promotes the cortical localization of septin’, published in JCS. Shengnan is a PhD student in the lab of Chuanhai Fu at University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, investigating how septin and microtubule cytoskeletons regulate cell septation and cell polarity.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259869 [Full text] [PDF] - 17 February 2022

 

Syed Qaaifah Gillani

Syed Qaaifah Gillani (Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Germany)

Syed Qaaifah Gillani is first author on ‘ PCTAIRE1 promotes mitotic progression and resistance against antimitotic and apoptotic signals’, published in JCS. Syed Qaaifah conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Dr Shaida Andrabi's lab at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Kashmir, India, and as a visiting research scholar at the Biosciences Institute, Newcastle University, UK, and the Dana–Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Dr Anja Zeigerer at Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Germany, investigating the connection of endosomal trafficking to liver metabolism, and its impact on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and diabetes.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259793 [Full text] [PDF] - 9 February 2022

 

Yu-Chien Chuang

Yu-Chien Chuang (Fred Hutchinson Research Center, Seattle, USA)

Yu-Chien Chuang is first author on ‘ Dynamic configurations of meiotic DNA-break hotspot determinant proteins’, published in JCS. Yu-Chien is a postdoctorial fellow in the lab of Gerald R. Smith at Basic Science Division, Fred Hutchinson Research Center, Seattle, USA, investigating the regulation mechanism of meiosis crossover interference.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259792 [Full text] [PDF] - 9 February 2022

 

Imge Ozugergin

Imge Ozugergin (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)

Imge Ozugergin is first author on ‘Diverse mechanisms regulate contractile ring assembly for cytokinesis in the two-cell Caenorhabditis elegans embryo’, published in JCS. Imge is a PhD student in the lab of Alisa Piekny at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, investigating the mechanisms regulating cytokinesis, as well as how and why this process varies between different cell types.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259794 [Full text] [PDF] - 8 February 2022

 

Carolina Camelo

Carolina Camelo (Institute of Integrative Cell Biology and Physiology, University of Münster, Germany)

Carolina Camelo is first author on ‘ Tracheal tube fusion in Drosophila involves release of extracellular vesicles from multivesicular bodies’, published in JCS. Carolina is a PhD student in the lab of Stefan Luschnig at Institute of Integrative Cell Biology and Physiology, University of Münster, Germany, where she is interested in understanding how cells organize themselves to form functional tissues and organisms, particularly during development. In this work, I was interested in understanding how tracheal tube fusion is regulated by specialized tracheal fusion cells.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259791 [Full text] [PDF] - 7 February 2022

 

Weiya Xu

Weiya Xu (Nanjing Medical University, P.R. China)

Weiya Xu is first author on ‘ Transcription factor-like 5 is a potential DNA- and RNA-binding protein essential for maintaining male fertility in mice’, published in JCS. Weiya conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Xin Wu's lab at State Key Laboratory of Reproductive Medicine, Nanjing Medical University, P.R. China. Her current study is an investigation into the regulatory mechanisms during germline cell development, in particular, spermiogenesis.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259759 [Full text] [PDF] - 3 February 2022

 

Lei Qi

Lei Qi (University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA)

Lei Qi is first author on ‘ Integrin α6β4 requires plectin and vimentin for adhesion complex distribution and invasive growth’, published in JCS. Lei is a research scientist in the lab of Kathleen L. O'Connor at University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA, investigating cellular mechanotransduction and epigenetics.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259761 [Full text] [PDF] - 28 January 2022

 

Sweksha Lohani

Sweksha Lohani (Department of Cellular Regulation, Osaka University, Japan)

Sweksha Lohani is first author on ‘ A novel role for PRL in regulating epithelial cell density by inducing apoptosis at confluence’, published in JCS. Sweksha is a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Hiroaki Miki at Department of Cellular Regulation, Osaka University, Japan, investigating the physiological role of PRL in epithelial homeostasis.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259762 [Full text] [PDF] - 26 January 2022

 

Gianna Fote

Gianna Fote (University of California Irvine School of Medicine, USA)

Gianna Fote is first author on ‘ Isoform-dependent lysosomal degradation and internalization of apolipoprotein E requires autophagy proteins’, published in JCS. Gianna conducted the research described in this article while a MD/PhD student in Joan S. Steffan and Leslie M. Thompson's lab at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, USA, working on the influence of genetic variants on molecular mechanisms of autophagy, and therapeutic modulation of autophagic balance in neurological disease.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259758 [Full text] [PDF] - 25 January 2022

 

Eliana Torres-Zelada

Eliana Torres-Zelada (University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, USA)

Eliana Torres-Zelada is first author on ‘ Chiffon triggers global histone H3 acetylation and expression of developmental genes in Drosophila embryos’, published in JCS. Eliana conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Vikki Weake's lab at Purdue University, Indiana, USA. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Melissa Harrison at University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, USA, investigating Drosophila Gcn5-containing complexes and their function in gene expression regulation and fly development.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259760 [Full text] [PDF] - 24 January 2022

 

Rajdeep Das

Rajdeep Das (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India)

Rajdeep Das is first author on ‘MITOL-mediated DRP1 ubiquitylation and degradation promotes mitochondrial hyperfusion in a CMT2A-linked MFN2 mutant’, published in JCS. Rajdeep is a senior research fellow in the lab of Professor Oishee Chakrabarti at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India, investigating mitochondrial dynamics and cellular trafficking.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259717 [Full text] [PDF] - 19 January 2022

 

Masashi Nambu

Masashi Nambu (Faculty of Science, and Graduate School of Integrated Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Japan)

Masashi Nambu is first author on ‘ Direct evaluation of cohesin-mediated sister kinetochore associations at meiosis I in fission yeast’, published in JCS. Masashi works in the lab of Ayumu Yamamoto at Faculty of Science, and Graduate School of Integrated Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Japan, investigating the development of ‘direct’ evaluation of kinetochore association and the contribution of cohesion and its regulators.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259726 [Full text] [PDF] - 12 January 2022

 

Ziyan Fang

Ziyan Fang (Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, USA)

Ziyan Fang is first author on ‘ The Salmonella effector SifA initiates a kinesin-1 and kinesin-3 recruitment process mirroring that mediated by Arl8a and Arl8b’, published in JCS. Ziyan conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Stéphane Méresse's lab at Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CIML), Marseille, France. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Elina Zúñiga at Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, USA, where her research interests lie in studying the cellular and molecular aspects of the host immune responses during viral or bacterial infection.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259721 [Full text] [PDF] - 12 January 2022

 

Mira Kuzmić

Mira Kuzmić (Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Marseille (CRCM), France)

Mira Kuzmić is first author on ‘ Septin-microtubule association via a motif unique to isoform 1 of septin 9 tunes stress fibers’, published in JCS. Mira conducted the research described in this article while a post-doc in the lab of Dr Ali Badache and Dr Pascal Verdier-Pinard's at Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Marseille (CRCM), France. Her life's vocation is cancer research.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259719 [Full text] [PDF] - 12 January 2022

 

Ana Julia Fernández-Alvarez and María Gabriela Thomas

Ana Julia Fernández-Alvarez and María Gabriela Thomas (Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Ana Julia Fernández-Alvarez and María Gabriela Thomas are co-first authors on ‘ Smaug1 membrane-less organelles respond to AMPK and mTOR and affect mitochondrial function’, published in JCS. Ana Julia and María Gabriela (Gabi) are both Research Associates in the lab of Graciela Boccaccio at Fundación Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires, Argentina, where they investigate the cellular biology of RNA granules.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259716 [Full text] [PDF] - 12 January 2022

 

Hannah Black and Rachel Livingstone

Hannah Black and Rachel Livingstone (Department of Biology, University of York and Henry Wellcome Laboratory for Cell Biology, University of Glasgow, UK)

Hannah Black and Rachel Livingstone are co-first authors on ‘ Knockout of syntaxin-4 in 3T3-L1 adipocytes reveals new insight into GLUT4 trafficking and adiponectin secretion’, published in JCS. Hannah conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Professor Nia Bryant and Professor Gwyn Gould's lab at the Henry Wellcome Laboratory for Cell Biology, University of Glasgow, UK. She is now a postdoc in the lab of Professor Nia Bryant at the Department of Biology, University of York, UK, investigating membrane trafficking of the glucose transporter protein GLUT4. Rachel is a PhD student in the lab of Professor Gwyn Gould at the Henry Wellcome Laboratory for Cell Biology, University of Glasgow, UK, where she is also investigating membrane trafficking of GLUT4.

J. Cell Sci. 2022 135: jcs259718 [Full text] [PDF] - Published 10 January 2022

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