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. 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.

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

Winter 2015

1/27 - Tim Durham, Colby Samstag

Tim Durham
Thaiss, Christoph A., David Zeevi, Maayan Levy, Gili Zilberman-Schapira, Jotham Suez, Anouk C. Tengeler, Lior Abramson, et al. “Transkingdom Control of Microbiota Diurnal Oscillations Promotes Metabolic Homeostasis.” Cell 159, no. 3 (October 23, 2014): 514–29. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2014.09.048.

Colby Samstag
Masuda-Suzukake, M. et al. Prion-like spreading of pathological α-synuclein in brain. Brain136, 1178–1138 (2013). Luk, K. C. et al. Pathological α-synuclein transmission initiates Parkinson-like neurodegeneration in nontransgenic mice. Science 338, 949–953 (2012)

2/3 - Michael Dorrity

Michael Dorrity
Taylor, Alexander I., et al. "Catalysts from synthetic genetic polymers." Nature (2014).

2/10 - Elyse Hope, Aaron Seo

Elyse Hope
Cross-Kingdom Chemical Communication Drives a Heritable, Mutually Beneficial Prion-Based Transformation of Metabolism.  D.F. Jarosz et al, Cell (2014)

Aaron Seo
A new antibiotic kills pathogens without detectable resistance. Losee L. Ling, et al. doi:10.1038/nature14098

2/17 - Sonia Ting, Han-Yin Yang

2/24 - Daniel Chee, Alex Eng

Alex Eng
Safavi-Hemami, Helena, et al. "Specialized insulin is used for chemical warfare by fish-hunting cone snails." PNAS 2014

3/3 - Mike Doud, Ken Chen

3/10 - M. K. Raghuraman, Michael Duyzend


Spring 2015

3/31 - Vijay Ramani, Alex Mason

4/7 - Clara Amorosi, Amanda Watts

4/14 - Claudia Espinoza, Greg Findlay

4/21 - Molly Gasperini, Aaron Wolf

4/28 - Andrew Hill, Emily Killingbeck

5/5 - Jason Klein, John Lazar

5/12 - Serena Liu, Heather Machkovech

5/19 - Damon May, Lindsay Pino

5/26 - Hannah Pliner, Brian Searle

6/2 - Katherine Xue, Max Dougherty, Madeleine Geisheker