DSCB 216 Journal Clubs

DSCB journal clubs are held twice a month. First and second year DSCB students are required to present once in each of the two journal clubs. Students in their third year and beyond are encouraged to attend and participate in both.


The Developmental Biology Journal Club takes place at the Mission Bay campus. This series is student-led and is intended to be a less formal environment in which students can develop their presentation skills in a group of peers. Students in their second year and beyond are encouraged to serve as “student coaches” to help first year students prepare their presentations. Papers selected for presentation in this journal club should be recent and impactful manuscripts related to developmental biology.


The Stem Cell Journal Club takes place on the Parnassus campus, with two presenters each week. Student presenters are required to work with 2 faculty coaches and any number of student coaches (usually 2-3) to prepare for their presentations. Papers presented in this series should be recent and impactful manuscripts related to stem cell biology.


DSCB Journal Club Chair: Jeffrey Bush, PhD


2017-18 Schedule

The schedule for the 2017-18 academic year will be updated here shortly. See the DSCB Journal Club Archives in the right sidebar for past years' journal clubs.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:00pm - Room: N-729

Stem Cell Journal Club

Dr. Yin Shen (faculty)
“Decipher the mystery of non-coding genetic variants in open chromatin regions”
Forrest, Marc P. et al. Open Chromatin Profiling in hiPSC-Derived Neurons Prioritizes Functional Noncoding Psychiatric Risk Variants and Highlights Neurodevelopmental Loci. Cell Stem Cell. 21, 305-318 (2017).

Ryan Boileau (DSCB 2nd year student)
"Commitment tissues: Lineage infidelity of skin stem cells during wound regeneration and cancer"
Ge Y, Gomez NC, Adam RC, Nikolova M, Yang H, Verma A, Lu CP, Polak L, Yuan S, Elemento O, Fuchs E. Stem Cell Lineage Infidelity Drives Wound Repair and Cancer. Cell. 2017 May 4;169(4):636-650.e14.
Coaches: Sarah Knox and Jeffrey Bush


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 5:00PM-7:00PM - Room: MH-1406

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Lila Neahring (DSCB 2nd year student)
"Dermal cells of a feather flock together"
Shyer AE, Rodrigues AR, Schroeder GG, Kassianidou E, Kumar S, and Harland RM. Emergent cellular self-organization and mechanosensation initiate follicle pattern in the avian skin. Science 357, 811-815 (2017).

Bryan Marsh (DSCB 2nd year student)
"Engineering MutAnts of Neural Development and Social Behavior"
Hua, Y. et al. An Engineered orco Mutation Produces Aberrant Social Behavior and Defective Neural Development in Ants. Cell 170(4), 736-747, 10 Aug 2017.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 5:00PM-7:00PM - Room: MH-1406

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Jessica Xie (DSCB 2nd year student)
"Time to grow a spine: quorum sensing and mechanical cues control oscillations of the segmentation clock "
Hubaud, A., Regev, I., Mahadevan, L., & Pourquié, O. (2017). Excitable Dynamics and Yap-Dependent Mechanical Cues Drive the Segmentation Clock. Cell, 1–15.

Ryan Boileau (DSCB 2nd year student)
"The eggstracellular matrix: Building a framework for organ growth"
Crest J, Diz-Muñoz A, Chen DY, Fletcher DA, Bilder D. Organ sculpting by patterned extracellular matrix stiffness. Elife. 2017 Jun 27;6


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:00PM-7:00PM - Room: MH-1406

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Sean de la O (DSCB 1st year student)
"Down the Tubes: Single Cell RNA Seq to Investigate Intestine Stem Cell Biology"
Yan, K.S. et al. Intestinal enteroendocrine lineage cells possess homeostatic and injury-inducible stem cell activity. Cell Stem Cell. 2017 July 6;21(1):78-90.e6.

Claire Maesner (DSCB 1st year student)
"Macho macho worms: evolution of positionally in muscle to guide regeneration"
Raz, A.A, Srivastava, M., Salvamoser, R. amd Reddoem P.W. Acoel regeneration mechanisms indicate an ancient role for muscle in regenerative patterning. Nature Communications 8, 1260. (2017).


Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm - Room: N-729

Stem Cell Journal Club

Dr. Andy Chang (faculty)
"Carbon monoxide: what doesn't kill you may protect you"
Choi, Y.K. et al. Dual effects of carbon monoxide on pericytes and neurogenesis in traumatic brain injury. 2016 Nov;22(11):1335-1341. Epub 2016 Sep 26.

Lila Neahring (DSCB 2nd year student)
"Eggs actin up: Actin protects mammalian eggs against chromosome segregation errors."
Mogessie, B. and Schuh, M. (2017). Actin protects mammalian eggs against chromosome segregation errors. Science 357, 772.
Coaches: Sophie Dumont and Marco Conti


Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00pm - Room: RMB Boardroom

Stem Cell Journal Club

Dr. Matt Springer (faculty)
"The Incredible Shrinking Stem Cell Pool"
Grigorian-Shamagian, L. et al. Cardiac and systemic rejuvenation after cardiosphere-derived cell therapy in senescent rats. European Heart Journal, 38(39) 2957-2967. (2017).

Bryan Marsh (DSCB 2nd year student)
"H3K4 Methylation-Dependent Memory of Somatic Cell Identity Inhibits Reprogramming and Development of Nuclear Transfer Embryos."
Hormanseder, E. et al. H3K4 Methylation-Dependent Memory of Somatic Cell Identity Inhibits Reprogramming and Development of Nuclear Transfer Embryos. Cell Stem Cell 21, 135-143. (2017).
Coaches: Susan Fisher and Diana Laird


Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:00PM-7:00PM - Room: MH-1406

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Nicole Koutsodendris
"Facing the Facts: The Role of Nedd4 in Craniofacial Bone Formation"
Wiszniak, S., Harvey, N. & Schwarz, Q. Cell autonomous roles of Nedd4 in craniofacial bone formation. Developmental Biology, 410 (1), 98-107. (2015).
 


Friday, January 19, 2018 - 12:00pm - Room: RMB Boardroom

Stem Cell Journal Club

Dr. Bjoern Schwer (faculty)
Sean de la O (DSCB 1st year student)


Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 5:00PM-7:00PM - Room: MH-1406

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Antara Rao (DSCB 1st year student)
Ryan Samuel (DSCB 1st year student)


Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:00pm - Room: RMB Boardroom

Stem Cell Journal Club

Nicole Koutsodendris (DSCB 1st year student)
Claire Maesner (DSCB 1st year student)


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 5:00PM-7:00PM - Room: MH-1406

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Beatriz Alvarado (DSCB 1st year student)
Matthew Schmitz (DSCB 1st year student)


Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00pm - Room: RMB Boardroom

Stem Cell Journal Club

Antara Rao (DSCB 1st year student)
Ryan Samuel (DSCB 1st year student)


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:00PM-7:00PM - Room: MH-1406

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Zhiling Zhao (DSCB 1st year student)
Elina Kostyanovskaya (DSCB 1st year student)


Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:00pm - Room: RMB Boardroom

Stem Cell Journal Club

Matthew Schmitz (DSCB 1st year student)
Beatriz Alvarado (DSCB 1st year student)


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 5:00PM-7:00PM - Room: MH-1406

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Ugomma Eze (DSCB 1st year student)
Karishma Pratt (DSCB 1st year student)


Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:00pm - Room: RMB Boardroom

Stem Cell Journal Club

Elina Kostyanovskaya (DSCB 1st year student)
Zhiling Zhao (DSCB 1st year student)


Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:00pm - Room: RMB Boardroom

Stem Cell Journal Club

Karishma Pratt (DSCB 1st year student)
Ugomma Eze (DSCB 1st year student)