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 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


2019-20 Schedule

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm - Room: N-721

Stem Cell Journal Club

Todd Nystul (faculty)
"Know thy surroundings: factors that shape keratinocyte progenitor cell fate"
Box, K., Joyce, B.W., and Devenport, D. (2019). Epithelial geometry regulates spindle orientation and progenitor fate during formation of the mammalian epidermis. Elife 8.


Nicholas Elder (student)
"Putting in the Legwork: An Organoid Model of the Developing Limb Bud."
Mori, S. et al. Self-organized formation of developing appendages from murine pluripotent stem cells. Nat. Commun. 10, 3802 (2019)
Coaches: Alex Pollen and Tien Peng


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Room: MH-1407

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Emily Bulger (student)
"Pesky Pescoids: How 'Self-organized symmetry breaking in zebrafish reveals feedback from morphogenesis to pattern formation'"

Trivedi V, Fulton T, Attardi A, Anlas K, Dingare C, Martinez Arias A, Steventon BJ."Self-organized symmetry breaking in zebrafish reveals feedback from morphogenesis to pattern formation" BioRxiv. 2019 Sept 14. DOI 10.1101/769257



Nicholas Elder (student)
"Shedding some light on signaling dynamics and cell fate in Drosophila"
Johnson, H. E., Shvartsman, S. Y. & Toettcher, J. E. Signaling dynamics control cell fate in the early Drosophila embryo. BioRxiv (2018). doi:10.1101/342998


Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Room: N-721

Stem Cell Journal Club

Elphege Nora (faculty)
"A symmetric toggle switch explains the onset of random X inactivation in different mammals"
Mutzel et al., A symmetric toggle switch explains the onset of random X inactivation in different mammals. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology volume 26, pages350–360 (2019), doi:10.1038/s41594-019-0214-1

 

Brandon Chacon (student)
"When they go low, we go high"
Soldatov et al., Spatiotemporal structure of cell fate decisions in murine neural crest.Science  07 Jun 2019: Vol. 364, Issue 6444, eaas9536

Coaches: Faranak Fattahi and Alex Pollen


Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Room: N-721

Stem Cell Journal Club

Diane Barber (faculty)
"Form supports function: connecting actin dynamics to chromatin remodeling and cell fate reprogramming"
Hu, X., Liu, Z.Z., Chen, X. et al. MKL1-actin pathway restricts chromatin accessibility and prevents mature pluripotency activation. Nat Commun 10, 1695 (2019)

 

Michael Mobaraki (faculty)
"Overtime Subtle Variability in Transcription and Methylation Arises in Mouse Muscle Stem Cells"
Hernando-Herraez et al., Ageing affects DNA methylation drift and transcriptional cell-to-cell variability in mouse muscle stem cells, Nature Communications 2019 Sep 25; 10(1):4361.
Coach: Robert Blelloch and Alex Pollen


Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Room:

Stem Cell Journal Club

Sophie Dumont (faculty)
TBD

Matthew Keefe (student)
TBD


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Room:

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Reed McMullen (student)
TBD

Michael Mobaraki (student)
TBD


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Room:

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Karissa Hansen (student)
TBD

Matthew Keefe (student)
TBD


Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Room:

Stem Cell Journal Club

Bjoern Schwer (faculty)
TBD

Jean Luke Campos (student)
TBD


Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Room:

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Alexander Merriman (student)
TBD

Jean Luke Campos (student)
TBD


Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Room:

Stem Cell Journal Club

Thi Nguyen (student)
TBD

Emily Bulger (student)
TBD


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Room:

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Aris Taychameekiatchai (student)
TBD

Gugene Kang (student)
TBD


Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Room:

Stem Cell Journal Club

Gugene Kang (student)
TBD

Eliza Gaylord (student)
TBD

 


Friday, May 15, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Room:

Stem Cell Journal Club

Alexander Merriman (student)
TBD

Reed McMullen (student)
TBD


Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Room:

Stem Cell Journal Club

Aris Taychameekiatchai (student)
TBD

Karissa Hansen (student)
TBD