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. See the DSCB Journal Club Archives in the right sidebar for past years' journal clubs.

The Wednesday Journal Club (formerly Developmental Biology) 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 Friday Journal Club (formerly Stem Cell) 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: Dan Wagner, PhD

The Zoom link and meeting password will be sent out to those on the DSCB listservs the day of every journal club. Please contact Meredith Miner if you are not already on one of our listservs.

2023-24 Schedule

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 5pm - Room: MH-1407

Andrew Cesiulis (student)
"Single-cell brain organoid screening identifies developmental defects in autism"
Li, C., Fleck, J.S., Martins-Costa, C. et al. Single-cell brain organoid screening identifies developmental defects in autism. Nature 621, 373–380 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-023-06473-y

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 5pm - Room: MH-1407

Francesco Dalla Ricca (student)
"IE Human Embryos Models: big potential and even bigger ethical questions"
Oldak, B., Wildschutz, E., Bondarenko, V. et al. Complete human day 14 post-implantation embryo models from naive ES cells. Nature 622, 562–573 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-023-06604-5

Friday, November 17, 2023 - 12pm - Room: N-217

Elphege Nora (faculty)
"Distal and proximal cis-regulatory elements sense X chromosome dosage and developmental state at the Xist locus"
Gjaltema et al., Molecular Cell https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S109727652101025X?via%3Dihub

Adriana Guajardo (student)
"Senescence is the essence of whole-body regeneration in cnidarians"
Salinas-Saavedra M, Febrimarsa, Krasovec G, Horkan HR, Baxevanis AD, Frank U. Senescence-induced cellular reprogramming drives cnidarian whole-body regeneration. Cell Rep. 2023 Jul 25;42(7):112687. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2023.112687. Epub 2023 Jun 30.
Coaches: David Booth, PhD & Mercedes Paredes, MD, PhD

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 5pm - Room: MH-1407

Nicole Suren (student)

Friday, January 19, 2024 - 12pm - Room: N-217

David Wen (student)

Cindy Ow (student)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 5pm - Room: MH-1407

Sneha Rao (student)

Friday, February 16, 2024 - 12pm - Room: N-217

Rose Zhou (student)

Vasileios Papakis (student)

Friday, March 15, 2024 - 12pm - Room: N-217

Ricardo Espinosa Lima (student)

Nicole Suren (student)

Friday, April 12, 2024 - 12pm - Room: N-217

Tayma Handal (student)

Francesco Dalla Ricca (student)

Friday, May 10, 2024 - 12pm - Room: N-217

Andrew Cesiulis (student)

Nitya Kopparapu (student)