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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

 

2016-17 Schedule

Friday, September 23, 2016
Stem Cell Journal Club
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m, RMB Boardroom, RMB-1041, Parnassus
Andy Chang (faculty)
"An adult neural stem cell population with therapeutic potential for Parkinson's disease"
Navarro-Guerrero, E et.al. "Gene Expression Profiling Supports the Neural Crest Origin of Adult Rodent Carotid Body Stem Cells and Identifies CD10 as a Marker for Mesectoderm-Committed Progenitors." Stem Cells. 2016 Jun; 34(6):1637-50.

Sung Jun Hong (2nd year student)
"Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PCR2) silences genes responsible for neurodegeneration"
von Schimmelmann, et al. "Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PCR2) silences genes responsible for neurodegeneration." Nature Neuroscience. 2016 August (advance online pub). 
Coaches: Daniel Lim and Georgia Panagiotakos  


Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Developmental Biology Journal Club
5:30-6:30 p.m., MH-1407, Mission Bay
Melissa Truong (2nd year student)
"Mitochondrial endonuclease G mediates breakdown of paternal mitochondria upon fertilization"
Zhou, Qinghua, et al. "Mitochondrial endonuclease G mediates breakdown of paternal mitochondria upon fertilization." Science. 2016 Jul 22; 353(6297): 394-9. 
Student Coach: Akela Kuwahara

Jacob Kimmel
(2nd year student)
"Fascin regulates nuclear movement and deformation in migrating cells"
Jayo et al. "Fascin regulates nuclear movement and deformation in migrating cells." Dev Cell. 2016. Aug 222; 38(4): 371-83. 


Friday, October 21, 2016
Stem Cell Journal Club
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m, RMB Boardroom, RMB-1041, Parnassus
Todd Nystul (faculty)
"Multi-organ Mapping of Cancer Risk"
Zhu, L et al. "Multi-organ Mapping of Cancer Risk." Cell. 2016. 166(5): 1132-1146.

Steven Cincotta (2nd year student)
"The Role of 3D Genome Architecture in Somatic Cell Reprogramming"
Beagan JA, et al."Local Genome Topology Can Exhibit an Incompletely Rewired 3D-Folding State during Somatic Cell Reprogramming." Cell Stem Cell. 2016. May 5; 18(5):611-24.
Coaches: Todd Nystul and Wallace Marshall


Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Developmental Biology Journal Club 
5:30-6:30 p.m., MH-1407, Mission Bay
Arpana Arjun (2nd year student)
"Chd8 tunes neural progenitor and differentiation during embryonic neurogenesis"
Durak, O et al. "Chd8 mediates cortical neurogenesis via transcriptional regulation of cell cycle and Wnt signaling." Nature Neuroscience. 2016. 19: 1477-1488.  

Steven Cincotta (2nd year student)
"Episode II: Return of the Snake Enhancerssss"
Kvon, Evgeny Z. et al. "Progressive Loss of Function in a Limb Enhancer during Snake Evolution." Cell. 2016. 167 (3):633-642.   


Friday, November 18, 2016 
Stem Cell Journal Club 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m, RMB Boardroom, RMB-1041, Parnassus
Yin Shen (faculty)
"Genetic switches work collaboratively to control gene expression"
Chatterjee, S et al. "Enhancer Variants Synergistically Drive Dysfunction of a Gene Regulatory Network In Hirschsprung Disease." Cell. 2016. 167(2): 355-368.

Lauren Byrnes (2nd year student)
"One cell at a time: Type 2 Diabetes at single-cell resolution"
Baron, M et al. "A Single-Cell Transcriptomic Map of the Human and Mouse Pancreas Reveals Inter- and Intra-cell Population Structure." Cell Systems. 2016; 3(4): 346-360.
and
Segerstolpe, A et al. "Single-Cell Transcriptome Profiling of Human Pancreatic Islets in Health and Type 2 Diabetes." Cell Metabolism. 2016. 24(4): 539-607.
Coaches: Anil Bhushan and Jimmie Ye   


Friday, December 02, 2016
Stem Cell Journal Club 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m, RMB Boardroom, RMB-1041, Parnassus
Elliott Sherr (faculty)
"Gene X marks the spot"
Baek, S.T. et al. "An AKT3-FOXG1-reelin network underlies defective migration in human focal malformations of cortical development." Nature Medicine. 2016. 21(12):1445-54.

Nathaniel Meyer (2nd year student)
"Betatrophin: The Controversy and The Collaborative Conclusion"
Cox, A.R. et al. "Resolving Discrepant Findings on ANGPTL8 in β-Cell Proliferation: A Collaborative Approach to Resolving the Betatrophin Controversy." PLoS One. 2016. 11(7): e0159276.
Coaches: Todd Nystul and Greg Ku   

 

Friday, January 20, 2017
Stem Cell Journal Club 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m, RMB Boardroom, RMB-1041, Parnassus
Marco Conti (faculty)
"talk title"
paper link

Arpana Arjun (2nd year student)
"talk title"
paper link
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Developmental Biology Journal Club 
5:30-6:30 p.m., MH-1407, Mission Bay 
Bryan Marsh
 (1st year student)
Lauren Byrnes (2nd year student) 


Friday, February 17, 2017
Stem Cell Journal Club
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m, RMB Boardroom, RMB-1041, Parnassus
Nadav Ahituv (faculty)
"talk title"
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Jacob Kimmel (2nd year student)
"talk title"
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Developmental Biology Journal Club 
5:30-6:30 p.m., MH-1407, Mission Bay 
Jessica Xie
(1st year student) 
Nathaniel Meyer (2nd year student) 


Friday, March 17, 2017
Stem Cell Journal Club 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m, RMB Boardroom, RMB-1041, Parnassus
Tien Peng (faculty)
"talk title"
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Melissa Truong (2nd year student)
"talk title"
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Developmental Biology Journal Club 
5:30-6:30 p.m., MH-1407, Mission Bay 
Ryan Boileau
(1st year student) 


Friday, April 21, 2017
Stem Cell Journal Club 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m, RMB Boardroom, RMB-1041, Parnassus
TBD (faculty)
"talk title"
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Ryan Boileau (1st year student)
"talk title"
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Developmental Biology Journal Club 
5:30-6:30 p.m., MH-1407, Mission Bay 
Lila Nearhing (1st year student)
Sung Hong (2nd year student)  


Friday, May 19, 2017
Stem Cell Journal Club 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m, RMB Boardroom, RMB-1041, Parnassus
Andrew Brack (faculty)
"talk title"
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Lila Neahring (1st year student)
"talk title"
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Friday, June 09, 2017
Stem Cell Journal Club 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m, RMB Boardroom, RMB-1041, Parnassus
Jessica Xie (1st year student)
"talk title"
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Coaches: 

Bryan Marsh (1st year student)
"talk title"
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Coaches:   

 

 

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