Student Highlights

2016

Congratulations to BCDB First Year Emma D’Agnostino for receiving a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Student Fellowship!

Emma D'Agnostino

Congratulations to BCDB Student Ben Nanes for publishing a first author paper in the Molecular Biology of the Cell!
Nanes BA, Grimsley-Myers CM, Cadwell CM, Robinson BS, Lowery AM, Vincent PA, Mosunjac M, Früh K, Kowalczyk AP. (2016). p120-catenin regulates VE-cadherin endocytosis and degradation induced by the Kaposi sarcoma associated ubiquitin ligase K5. Mol Biol Cell. pii: mbc.E16-06-0459. PMID: 27798235

Congratulations to BCDB Student Jessie Hwang for publishing a first author paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry!
Hwang J, Lee JA, Pallas DC. (2016). Leucine Carboxyl Methyltransferase 1 (LCMT-1) Methylates Protein Phosphatase 4 (PP4) and Protein Phosphatase 6 (PP6) and Differentially Regulates the Stable Formation of Different PP4 Holoenzymes. J Biol Chem. 291(40):21008-21019. PMID: 27507813

Congratulations to BCDB Student Jarred Whitlock for publishing a first author review in the European Journal of Physiology!
Whitlock JM and Hartzell HC. (2016). A Pore Idea: the ion conduction pathway of TMEM16/ANO proteins is composed partly of lipid. Pflugers Arch. 468(3):455-73. doi: 10.1007/s00424-015-1777-2.

Jarred Whitlock

Congratulations to BCDB Students Jarred Whitlock and Laura Newman for being awarded the Margret and Thomas Lew Graduate Award in Biomedical Sciences in Biochemistry!

Congratulations to BCDB Student Paul Donlin-Asp for being selected BCDB Program Scholar of the Year!

Congratulations to BCDB Student Emily Rye Weikum for being selected to attend ASBMB Sponsored Hill Day in Washington, D.C!

Emily Rye Weikum

Congratulations to BCDB Student Jarred Whitlock for winning first prize (poster) ay the 70th annual Society of General Physiologists' Meeting on Sept. 11th 2016!

Congratulations to BCDB Student Sara Stahley for publishing a first author paper in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology!
Stahley SN, Warren MF, Feldman RJ, Swerlick RA, Mattheyses AL, Kowalczyk AP.  (2016). Super-Resolution Microscopy Reveals Altered Desmosomal Protein Organization in Tissue from Patients with Pemphigus Vulgaris. J Invest Dermatol. 136(1):59-66. doi: 10.1038/JID.2015.353. PMID: 26763424

Congratulations to BCDB Student Jarred Whitlock who was awarded an NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship!
1F31GM116556: “The Role of Anoctamin 6 in Phospholipid Scrambling and Ion Channel Activity”

Congratulations to BCDB Student Ed Quach who was awarded an NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship!
1F31HL134241-01: “A Multidisciplinary approach to elucidate the pathophysiology of thrombocytopenia”

Congratulations to BCDB Student Josh Francis for publishing a first author paper in Small GTPases!
Francis JW, Turn RE, Newman LE, Schiavon C, Kahn RA. (2016). Higher order signaling: ARL2 as regulator of both mitochondrial fusion and microtubule dynamics allows integration of 2 essential cell functions. Jul 11:1-9. PMID:27400436

Congratulations to BCDB Student Eric Hoffer for publishing a co-first author paper in Cell Reports!
Pierson WE*, Hoffer ED*, Keedy HE, Simms CL, Dunham CM, Zaher HS. (2016). Uniformity of Peptide Release Is Maintained by Methylation of Release Factors. 17(1):11-8. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.08.085. PMID:27681416. *Co-first authors.

Congratulations to BCDB Student Emily Rye Weikum for being awarded the Alec Hodel Research Achievement Award!

Congratulations to BCDB Student Danny Barron for publishing a first author paper in Scientific Reports!
Barron DA, Moberg K. (2016). Inverse regulation of two classic Hippo pathway target genes in Drosphila by the dimerization hub protein Ctp. 6: 22726. doi: 10.1038/srep22726. PMID: 26972460.

Congratulations to BCDB Student Samantha Schwarz for publishing a first author paper in the Journal of Virological Methods!
Schwartz SL, Lowen, AC. (2016). Droplet digital PCR: A novel method for deterction of influenza virus defective interfering particles. Journal of Virological Methods. 237: 159-165.

Congratulations to BCDB Student Isaac Bishof who was awarded an NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship!
1F31NS093859-01A1: “Defining mechanisms of RNA-binding protein assembly linked to Alzheimer Disease”

Congratulations to BCDB Student Josh Lewis who was awarded an NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship!
1F31AR066476-01A1: “Lipid raft targeting of Desmogelin as a mechanism for Desmosome assembly”

Congrats to BCDB Student Alicia Cutler for winning the Overall Excellence Poster Prize at the FASEB Conference on Skeletal muscle satellite cells and regeneration in July 2016

Congratulations to BCDB Student Paul Donlin-Asp for publishing a first author review in Current Opinion in Neurobiology!
Donlin-Asp PG, Bassell GJ, Rossoll W. (2016). A role for the survival of motor neuron protein in mRNP assembly and transport. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 39:53-61. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2016.04.004. PMID:27131421

Congrats to BCDB Student Alicia Cutler for winning the Laney Graduate School’s People’s Choice Award for the 3 Minute Thesis Competition at Emory University in May 2016!

Congratulations to BCDB Student Paul Donlin-Asp for publishing a co-first author paper in Journal of Neuroscience!
Fallini C*, Donlin-Asp PG*, Rouanet JP, Bassell GJ, Rossoll W. (2016). Deficiency of the Survival of Motor Neuron Protein Impairs mRNA Localization and Local Translation in the Growth Cone of Motor Neurons. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(13):3811-20. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2396-15.2016. PMID:27030765. *co-first authors

Congratulations to BCDB Student Callie Wigington for publishing a first author paper in Journal of Biological Chemistry!
Wigington CP, Morris KJ, Newman LE, Corbett AH. (2016). The Polyadenosine RNA Binding Protein, Zinc Finger Cys3His Protein #14 (ZC3H14), Regulates the pre-mRNA Processing of a Key ATP Synthase Subunit mRNA. Aug 25. pii: jbc.M116.754069. PMID:27563065

Congratulations to BCDB Student Marc Schureck for publishing a paper in Nucleic Acids Research!
Schureck MA, Repack A, Miles SJ, Marquez J, Dunham CM. (2016). Mechanism of endonuclease cleavage by the HigB toxin. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Sep 19;44(16):7944-53. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw598. PMID: 27378776

Congratulations to BCDB Student Katie Williams for publishing a first author paper in Molecular Biology of the Cell!
Williams KR, McAninch DS, Stefanovic S, Xing L, Allen M, Li W, Feng Y, Mihailescu MR, Bassell GJ. (2016). hnRNP-Q1 represses nascent axon growth in cortical neurons by inhibiting Gap-43 mRNA translation. Mol Biol Cell. 27(3):518-34. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E15-07-0504. PMID: 26658614

Congratulations to BCDB Student Dawn Barnes for published a first author paper in Cytoskeleton!
Barnes DE, Hwang H, Ono K, Lu H, Ono S. (2016). Molecular evolution of troponin I and a role of its N-terminal extension in nematode locomotion. 73(3):117-30. doi: 10.1002/cm.21281.

Congratulations to BCDB Student Marc Schureck for publishing a paper in RNA!
Schureck MA, Maehigashi T, Miles SJ, Marquez J, Dunham CM. (2016). mRNA bound to the 30S subunit is a HigB toxin substrate. RNA. 22(8):1261-70. doi: 10.1261/rna.056218.116. PMID: 27307497

Congratulations to BCDB Student Shea Cadwell for published a first author review in Traffic!
Cadwell CM, Su W, Kowalczyk AP. (2016). Cadherin Tales: Regulation of Cadherin Function by Endocytic Membrane Trafficking. Sep 14. doi: 10.1111/tra.12448. PMID:27624909

Congratulations to BCDB Student Emily Hunter for published a first author review in Methods in Molecular Biology!
Hunter EL, Sale WS, Alford LM. (2016). Analysis of Axonemal Assembly During Ciliary Regeneration in Chlamydomonas. 1454:237-43. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3789-9_15. PMID:27514926

Congratulations to BCDB Student Paul Donlin-Asp who was awarded a Travel Award to attend the iClip and Ribosomal profiling course at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain!

Congratulations to BCDB Student Shea Cadwell for published a first author paper in Journal of Biological Chemistry!
Cadwell CM, Jenkins PM, Bennett V, Kowalczyk AP. (2016). Ankyrin-G Inhibits Endocytosis of Cadherin Dimers. J Biol Chem. 291(2):691-704. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.648386. PMID: 26574545

Congratulations to BCDB Student Emily Kuiper who published a co-first author paper in Journal of Biological Chemistry!
Owings JP, Kuiper EG, Prezioso SM, Meisner J, Varga JJ, Zelinskaya N, Dammer EB, Duong DM, Seyfried NT, Albertí S, Conn GL, Goldberg JB. (2016). Pseudomonas aeruginosa EftM Is a Thermoregulated Methyltransferase. J Biol Chem. 291(7):3280-90. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.706853. PMID: 26677219

Congratulations to BCDB Student Jadiel Wasson who published a first author paper in eLife!
Wasson JA, Simon AK, Myrick DA, Wolf G, Driscoll S, Pfaff SL, Macfarlan TS, Katz DJ. (2016). Maternally provided LSD1/KDM1A enables the maternal-to-zygotic transition and prevents defects that manifest postnatally. Jan 27;5. pii: e08848. doi: 10.7554/eLife.08848.