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Journal Club

During the academic year, we sponsor a seminar on most Mondays at 4:00 PM, in the Lecture Hall (E501). We pride ourselves on presenting, at almost every seminar, an eminent scholar from around the country or around the globe.

Upcoming Journal Club


Raza Haider
Raza Haider
Oct. 27, 2021 8:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor: Witold K. Surewicz, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Mitochondrial translation is required for sustained killing by cytotoxic T cells"


Recent Journal Club


Nitish Rana, MS
Nitish Rana, MS
Oct. 20, 2021 8:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor: Theresa Pizarro, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"POSTPONED TO A DATE TBD:  Commensal bacteria promote endocrine resistance in prostate cancer through androgen biosynthesis"


Yutong Shang
Yutong Shang
Oct. 13, 2021 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor: Xin Qi, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"ATP6V0A1 encoding the a1-subunit of the V0 domain of vacuolar H+-ATPases is essential for brain development in humans and mice  "


Archived Journal Club


Kayla Kindig
Kayla Kindig
Feb. 24, 2021 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Sudha Chakrapani, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Parabrachial CGRP Neurons Control Meal Termination "


Eva Gilker, MS
Eva Gilker, MS
Feb. 17, 2021 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"O-GlcNAcylation ameliorates the pathological manifestations of Alzheimer’sdisease by inhibiting necroptosis   "


Aya Jishi
Aya Jishi
Feb. 3, 2021 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Xin Qi, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Overexpression of neuregulin 1 in GABAergic interneurons results in reversible cortical disinhibition "


Kevin Felt
Kevin Felt
Jan. 27, 2021 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Sudha Chakrapani, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Computational design of transmembrane poressis "


Jessica Dudman
Jessica Dudman
Jan. 20, 2021 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Xin Qi, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Identification of epilepsy-associated neuronal subtypes and gene expression underlying epileptogenesis "


Raisa C. Echols, MS
Raisa C. Echols, MS
Jan. 13, 2021 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Michael J. Decker, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Chd2 Is Necessary for Neural Circuit Development and Long-Term Memory "


Sara Taki
Sara Taki
Jan. 6, 2021 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"mTOR-mediated cancer drug resistance suppresses autophagy and generates a druggable metabolic vulnerability   "


Shelby Dahlen
Shelby Dahlen
Dec. 16, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Patrick Osei-Owusu, PhD, FAHA

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Platelets docking to VWF prevent leaks during leukocyteextravasation by stimulating Tie-2 "


José Diaz-Aponte
José Diaz-Aponte
Dec. 2, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: George R. Dubyak, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Tolerance to Morphine-Induced Inhibition of TTX-R Sodium Channels in Dorsal Root Ganglia Neurons Is Modulated by Gut-Derived Mediators "


Alethia Dixon
Alethia Dixon
Nov. 18, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Patrick Osei-Owusu, PhD, FAHA

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Arginine vasopressin receptor 1a is a therapeutic target for castration-resistant prostate cancer "


Benjamin Dumm
Benjamin Dumm
Nov. 11, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Witold K. Surewicz, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"A STAT3 palmitoylation cycle promotes TH17 differentiation and colitis "


Ryan Lingerak
Ryan Lingerak
Nov. 4, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Bing-Cheng Wang, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Fecal transplantation and butyrate improve neuropathic pain, modify immune cell profile, and gene expression in the PNS of obese mice "


Ling Xu
Ling Xu
Oct. 28, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Witold K. Surewicz, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Amygdala inhibitory neurons as loci for translation in emotional memories "


Solomiia Boyko
Solomiia Boyko
Oct. 21, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Witold K. Surewicz, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Age-induced accumulation of methylmalonic acid promotes tumour progression "


Paulina Getsy
Paulina Getsy
Oct. 14, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Stephen Lewis, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Constitutive expression of progesterone receptor isoforms promotes the development of hormone-dependent ovarian neoplasms "


Raza Haider
Raza Haider
Oct. 7, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Witold K. Surewicz, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Functional genomic landscape of cancer-intrinsic evasion of killing by T cells "


Nitish Rana, MS
Nitish Rana, MS
Sept. 30, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Theresa Pizarro, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"GLUT1 inhibition blocks growth of RB1-positive triple negative breast cancer "


Yutong Shang
Yutong Shang
Sept. 23, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Remotely via Zoom
Mentor: Xin Qi, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Importin a3 regulates chronic pain pathways in peripheral sensory neurons "


Katherine Horan
Katherine Horan
Feb. 12, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor: Xin Qi, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 8:  DDX3X acts as a live-or-die checkpoint in stressed cells by regulating NLRP3 inflammasome "


Solomiia Boyko
Solomiia Boyko
Feb. 5, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor: Witold K. Surewicz, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Mitochondrial Permeability Uncouples Elevated Autophagy and Lifespan Extension "


Paulina Getsy
Paulina Getsy
Jan. 29, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor: Stephen Lewis, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Glucocerebrosidase Activity Modulates Neuronal Susceptibility to Pathological alpha-Synuclein Insult "


Nitish Rana, MS
Nitish Rana, MS
Jan. 22, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor: Theresa Pizarro, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Gut stem cell aging is driven by mTORC1 via a p38 MAPK-p53 pathway "


José Diaz-Aponte
José Diaz-Aponte
Jan. 15, 2020 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor: George R. Dubyak, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Cystic fibrosis–adapted Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing lasR mutants cause hyperinflammatory responses "


Benjamin Dumm
Benjamin Dumm
Dec. 18, 2019 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor: Witold K. Surewicz, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"A new antibiotic selectively kills Gram-negative pathogens "


Ryan Lingerak
Ryan Lingerak
Dec. 11, 2019 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor: Bing-Cheng Wang, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Bacteriophage targeting of gut bacterium attenuates alcoholic liver disease "


Ling Xu
Ling Xu
Dec. 4, 2019 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor: Witold K. Surewicz, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"The microbiota regulate neuronal function and fear extinction learning "


Sara Taki
Sara Taki
Nov. 20, 2019 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor: Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Extracellular Matrix Remodeling Regulates Glucose Metabolism through TXNIP Destabilization "


Raza Haider
Raza Haider
Nov. 13, 2019 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor:

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"Metabolic regulation of gene expression by histone lactylation "


Yutong Shang
Yutong Shang
Nov. 6, 2019 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor:

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Habenular TCF7L2 links nicotine addiction to diabetes "


Michael Babinchak, PhD
Michael Babinchak, PhD
Oct. 30, 2019 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor:

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Regulation of lifespan by neural excitation and REST "


Qiuye Li, PhD
Qiuye Li, PhD
Oct. 16, 2019 8:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor:

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JOURNAL CLUB

"Histone demethylase KDM6A directly senses oxygen to control chromatin and cell fate "


Yutong Shang
Yutong Shang
Dec. 19, 2018 8:45 a.m.
School of Medicine E501
Mentor: Xin Qi, PhD

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JOURNAL CLUB

"FBXO38 mediates PD-1 ubiquitination and regulates anti-tumour immunity of T cells "