Posted by Sarah Alexander on September 17, 2013
Three CSB Graduate Students have had their recent publications show up on two major research blogs recently, Scope and ASBMB Today.
Jeremy Chang’s work with his adviser, Dr. James Ferrell Jr., on trigger waves and the Xenopus cell cycle uses the study of the trigger waves of Cdk1 to achieve spatial coordination of mitosis, which may be an important general mechanism for coordinating biochemical events. Jeremy’s paper, published in Nature, on Mitotic trigger waves and the spatial coordination of the Xenopus cell cycle also earned him the top publication award at the 2013 Departmental Retreat. To read Rosanne’s blogged review of Jeremy’s work, visit: http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2013/09/11/the-key-to-speed-inside-a-cell-its-trigger-waves/#more-128234
Claudia Choi, Graduate Student in the lab of Dr. Karlene Cimprich, focused her recent Molecular Cell publication on the connection between NEK8 and renal ciliopathies in regards to DNA damage and cystic kidney disorders. Claudia’s paper, NEK8 Links the ATR-Regulated Replication Stress Response and S Phase CDK Activity to Renal Ciliopathies, earned her third place for publication at the Department Retreat for the 2013 year. Rosanne’s blog on Claudia’s paper and Dr. Cimprich’s work can be found at: http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2013/08/26/clues-about-kidney-disease-from-an-unexpected-direction/#more-127474
Josh Lichtman and his adviser Josh Elias recently published their paper on Molecular & Cellular Proteomics concerning a new mass spectrometry method being used to understand how a host proteome responds to a microbiome. With their paper titled Host-centric proteomics of stool: A novel strategy focused on intestinal responses to the gut microbiota, Elias and Lichtman were featured on ASBMB today with a review by Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay at: http://wildtypes.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/poop-prunes-and-proteomics-one-of-these-is-not-discussed-in-this-blog-post/
Check out Jeremy, Claudia, and Josh’s blogged reviews, read the papers for yourself, and post comments about what you think.