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.

Spring 2015

3/31 - Vijay Ramani, Alex Mason

Vijay Ramani
Sczepanski and Joyce, "A cross-chiral RNA polymerase ribozyme," Nature 515, 440–442 (2014).

Alex Mason
McDermott et al. Chromothriptic Cure of WHIM Syndrome. Cell Volume 160, Issue 4, p686–699, 12 February 2015.

4/7 - Clara Amorosi, Amanda Watts

Clara Amorosi
Wallberg, Andreas, et al. "A worldwide survey of genome sequence variation provides insight into the evolutionary history of the honeybee Apis mellifera." Nature genetics (2014).

Amanda Watts
Meng et al. Towards a therapy for Angelman syndrome by targeting a long non-coding RNA. Nature Vol 518 pp 409-414. doi: 10/1038.nature13975. Feb 19, 2015

4/14 - Claudia Espinoza, Greg Findlay

Greg Findlay
Sandler et al., “Lineage correlations of single cell division time as a probe of cell-cycle dynamics," Nature 519, 468–471 (2015).

4/21 - Molly Gasperini, Aaron Wolf

Molly Gasperini
Van Allen, E. M., Wagle, N., Stojanov, P., Perrin, D. L., Cibulskis, K., Marlow, S., … Garraway, L. a. (2014). Whole-exome sequencing and clinical interpretation of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor samples to guide precision cancer medicine. Nature Medicine, 20(6), 682–8.

Collins, F., & Varmus, H. (2015). A New Initiative on Precision Medicine. New England Journal of Medicine372(9), 793–795.

Aaron Wolf
Adler et al., Sequencing ancient calcified dental plaque shows changes in oral microbiota with dietary shifts of the Neolithic and Industrial revolutions. Nature Genetics. 2013.

4/28 - Andrew Hill, Emily Killingbeck

Andrew Hill
Ebrahim Afshinnekoo and Cem Meydan et al. Geospatial Resolution of Human and Bacterial Diversity with City-Scale Metagenomics. Cell, February 2015. doi:10.1016/j.cels.2015.01.001

Emily Killingbeck
Matthias Merker, et al. Evolutionary history and global spread of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing lineage. Nature Genetics 47, 242–249 (2015) doi:10.1038/ng.3195

5/5 - Jason Klein, John Lazar

Jason Klein
Goldfarb T. BREX is a novel phage resistance system widespread in microbial genomes. EMBO J. 2015 Jan 13;34(2):169-83. doi: 10.15252/embj.201489455. Epub 2014 Dec 1.

5/12 - Serena Liu, Heather Machkovech

5/19 - Damon May, Lindsay Pino

Damon May
J. William Schopf et al. Sulfur-cycling fossil bacteria from the 1.8-Ga Duck Creek Formation provide promising evidence of evolution's null hypothesis. PNAS vol. 112 no. 7.

5/26 - Hannah Pliner, Brian Searle

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