Journal Club

Tuesdays from 12:30 - 1:50 in Foege Auditorium (S 060)

Speakers must post references for their Journal Club by the Monday preceding their talk. References should be given to Brian Giebel (bgiebel (at) to be posted on this page. If you are unable to speak at the appointed time, please arrange to change dates with someone else (please notify Brian when you make changes).

References are posted as they are received - and sometimes this is several months in advance. Please be sure to check the current and past schedules to make sure your proposed article hasn't already been reserved or previously presented by another speaker.

This is worth repeating. Please make sure no one else is already scheduled to present your article.

Follow this link for a listing of past Journal Club references.


Winter 2018

1/30 - Abby Keller

Abby Keller
Gibeaux et al. Paternal chromosome loss and metabolic crisis contribute to hybrid inviability in Xenopus. Nature 553, 337–341

2/6 - Anna Minkina, April Lo

April Lo
McGranahan et al. Allele-Specific HLA Loss and Immune Escape in Lung Cancer Evolution. Cell (2017).

Anna Minkina
Falk et al. Heterochromatin drives organization of conventional and inverted nuclei. bioRxiv, posted online 1/9/2018.

2/13 - Jared Mohr, Martin Mathay

Martin Mathay
McCabe, AL. et al. Conformational Changes That Coordinate the Activity of BamA and BamD Allowing Beta-Barrel Assembly. J. Bacteriol. 199, 20 (2017).

Jared Mohr
Guo, H., Bueler, S. A. & Rubinstein, J. L. Atomic model for the dimeric F0 region of mitochondrial ATP synthase. Science 358, 936-940 (2017).


2/20 - Mitchell Vollger, Sarah Hilton

Sarah Hilton
Pastuzyn, E. D., Day, C. E., Kearns, R. B., Kyrke-Smith, M., Taibi, A. V., McCormick, J., & Briggs, J. A. (2018). The neuronal gene Arc encodes a repurposed retrotransposon Gag protein that mediates intercellular RNA transfer. Cell, 172(1), 275-288.

Mitchell Vollger
Sergej Nowoshilow el al. The axolotl genome and the evolution of key tissue formation regulators. Nature 554.

2/27 - Colin Manoil, Serena Liu

3/6 - Clara Amorosi, Andy Lin


Spring 2018

3/27 - Judit Villen, Sanjay Srivatsan

4/3 - Jolie Carlisle, Emily Killingbeck

4/10 - Steven Lee, Alberto Rivera

4/17 - Bianca Ruiz, Danny Lawrence

4/24 - Chris Large, Kyle Hess

5/1 - Rebecca Martin, Hannah Pliner

5/8 - Anja Ollodart, Juhye Lee

5/15 - Andrew Hill, Nick Hasle

5/22 - Andria Ellis, Eliah Overbey

Eliah Overbey
Editing DNA Methylation in the Mammalian Genome. Liu, X. S. et al. (2016). Cell,167(1). doi:10.1016/j.cell.2016.08.056

5/29 - Mary Kuhner

Mary Kuhner
Silver et al. (2017)  Mastering chess and shogi by self-play with a general reinforcement learning algorithm.  arXiv:1712.01815v1

Gesine Cauer
Adam Klosin, Eduard Casas, Cristina Hidalgo-Carcedo, Tanya Vavouri, Ben Lehner. Transgenerational transmission of environmental information in C. elegans. Science, 2017; 356 (6335): 320 DOI: 10.1126/science.aah6412