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

Andy Chang, PhD (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

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

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

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, January 20, 2017

Stem Cell Journal Club

Marco Conti (faculty)
"Mitochondrial replacement in human oocytes carrying pathogenic mitochondrial DNA mutations"
Kang, E., et al. "Mitochondrial replacement in human oocytes carrying pathogenic mitochondrial DNA mutations." Nature. 2016. 540: 270-275.

Arpana Arjun (2nd year student)
"Identification of a population of neural progenitor cells located in the meninges"
Bifari, F., et al. "Neurogenic Radial Glia-like Cells in Meninges Migrate and Differentiate into Functionally Integrated Neurons in the Neonatal Cortex.” Cell Stem Cell. 2016. 20:1-14.
Coaches: Georgia Panagiotakos and Barbara Panning


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Bryan Marsh (1st year student)
"Transcription of the non-coding RNA upperhand controls Hand2 expression and heart development"
Anderson K.M., et al. “Transcription of the non-coding RNA upperhand controls Hand2 expression and heart development.” Nature. 2016. 539(7629):433-436.

Lauren Byrnes (2nd year student)
"Axolotl Limb Regeneration Requires Neuregulin-1 Signaling"
Farkas, J.E., et al. "Neuregulin-1 signaling is essential for nerve-dependent axolotl limb regeneration." Development. 2016. 143: 2724-2731. 
 


Friday, February 17, 2017

Stem Cell Journal Club

Nadav Ahituv (faculty)
"The seahorse genome and the evolution of its specialized morphology"
Lin, Q., et al. "The seahorse genome and the evolution of its specialized morphology." Nature. 2016. 540: 395-399.

Jacob Kimmel (2nd year student)
"Switching states: Inference of stem cell state transitions from end-point measurements"
Hormoz, S., et. al. "Inferring Cell-State Transition Dynamics from Lineage Trees and Endpoint Single-Cell Measurements." Cell Systems. 2016.  3 (5): 419-433.
Coaches: Susan Fisher and Wallace Marshall 


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Jessica Xie (1st year student)
Li, Y., et al. "Induction of Expansion and Folding in Human Cerebral Organoids." Cell Stem Cell. 2017. 20:1-12.

Nathaniel Meyer (2nd year student)
"The Plasticity of Pericytes: A Premature Promise?"
Guinmaraes-Camboa, N., et al. “Pericytes of Multiple Organs Do Not Behave as Mesenchymal Stem Cells In Vivo.” Cell Stem Cell. 2016. 20: 1-15.

 


Friday, March 17, 2017

Stem Cell Journal Club

Tien Peng (faculty)
"In vivo cellular reprogramming: elixir of youth with a side of teratoma"
Ocampo, A., et al. "In Vivo Amelioration of Age-Associated Hallmarks by Partial Reprogramming." Cell. 2016. 167(7): 1719-1733.

Melissa Truong (2nd year student)
"Tissue damage and senescence provide critical signals for cellular reprogramming in vivo"
Mosteiro, L., et al. "Tissue damage and senescence provide critical signals for cellular reprogramming in vivo." Science. 2016. 354(6315): 1020-1032.
Coaches: Andrew Brack and Barbara Panning


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Ryan Boileau (1st year student)
"Organizing the organizers of organs: Maternal FoxH1 in mesendoderm development"
Charney, R., et al. “Foxh1 Occupies cis-Regulatory Modules Prior to Dynamic Transcription Factor Interactions Controlling the Mesendoderm Gene Program.” Developmental Cell. 2017. 40: 1-13.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Stem Cell Journal Club

TBA (faculty)
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Ryan Boileau (1st year student)
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Developmental Biology Journal Club

Lila Nearhing (1st year student)

Sung Hong (2nd year student)


Friday, May 19, 2017

Stem Cell Journal Club

Andrew Brack (faculty)
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Lila Neahring (1st year student)
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Stem Cell Journal Club

Jessica Xie (1st year student)
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Bryan Marsh (1st year student)
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