Student Publications

Recent First Author Papers

(^indicates the student has defended)

Matthew Verosloff^ (Lucks) RNA Sequence and Structure Determinants of Pol III Transcriptional Termination in Human Cells. Verosloff MS, Corcoran WK, Dolberg TB, Bushhouse DZ, Leonard JN, and Lucks JB. Journal of Molecular Biology. 2021 June 25;433(13):166978.

Nikita Divekar (Wignall) A degron-based strategy reveals new insights into Aurora B function in C. elegans. Divekar NS, Davis-Roca AC, Zhang L, Dernburg AF, and Wignall SM. PLoS Genetics. 2021 May 20;17(5):e1009567.

Michael Chas Sumner (Brickner) Random sub-diffusion and capture of genes by the nuclear pore reduces dynamics and coordinates interchromosomal movement. Sumner MC, Torrisi SB, Brickner DG, and Brickner JH. eLife. 2021 May 18;10:e66238.

Siyu Chen (He) Structural basis of long-range to short-range synaptic transition in NHEJ. Chen S, Lee L, Naila T, Fishbain S, Wang A, Tomkinson AE, Lees-Miller SP, and He Y. Nature. 2021 May 13;593(7858):294-298.

Miranda Jacobs (Kamat) EPA and DHA differentially modulate membrane elasticity in the presence of cholesterol. Jacobs ML, Faizi HA, Peruzzi JA, Vlahovska PM, and Kamat NP. Biophysical Journal. 2021 April 19:epub before print.

Ryan Abdella^ and Anna Talyzina (He) Structure of the human Mediator-bound transcription preinitiation complex. Abdella R, Talyzina A, Chen S, Inouye CJ, Tjian R, and He Y. Science. 2021 April 2;372(6537):52-56.

Alexander McFarland (Hartmann) Triclosan Tolerance Is Driven by a Conserved Mechanism in Diverse Pseudomonas Species. McFarland AG, Bertucci HK, Littman E, Shen J, Huttenhower C, and Hartmann EM. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2021 April;87(7):e02924-20. 

Emma Coughlin^ (Odom) Light-Mediated Directed Placement of Different DNA Sequences on Single Gold Nanoparticles. Coughlin EE, Hu J, Lee A, and Odom TW. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2021 March 17;143(10):3671-3676.

Nikita Divekar (Wignall) Methods for Rapid Protein Depletion in C. elegans using Auxin-Inducible Degradation. Divekar NS, Horton HE, and Wignall SM. Current Protocols. 2021 February 1;1(2):e16.

Nolan Kennedy (Tullman-Ercek) Self-assembling shell proteins PduA and PduJ have essential and redundant roles in bacterial microcompartment assembly. Kennedy NW, Ikonomova SP, Slininger Lee M, Raeder HW, and Tullman-Ercek D. Journal of Molecular Biology. 2021 January 22;433(2):166721.

Sarah Lloyd (Bao) Epidermal progenitors suppress GRHL3-mediated differentiation through intronic polyadenylation promoted by CPSF-HNRNPA3 collaboration. Chen X, Lloyd SM, Kweon J, Gamalong GM, and Bao X. Nature Communications. 2021 January 19;12:448.

Brandon Liauw (Vafabakhsh) Conformational rearrangement during activation of a metabotropic glutamate receptor. Liauw BW, Afsari HS, and Vafabakhsh R. Nature Chemical Biology. 2021 January 4;17(3):291-297.

Clayton Dilks (Andersen) Quantitative benzimidazole resistance and fitness effects of parasitic nematode beta-tubulin alleles. Dilks CM, Hahnel SR, Sheng Q, Long L, McGrath PT, and Andersen EC. Intl Journal for Parasitology: Drugs & Drug Resistance. 2020 December;14:28-36.

Kaleigh Roberts^ (Meade) Cobalt(III) Schiff base complexes stabilize non-fibrillar amyloid-β aggregates with reduced toxicity. Roberts KF, Brue CR, Preston A, Baxter D, Herzog E, Varelas E, and Meade TJ. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry. 2020 December;213:111265.

Ronald Biggs (Marko) Micromanipulation of prophase I chromosomes from mouse spermatocytes reveals high stiffness and gel-like chromatin organization. Biggs RJ, Liu N, Peng Y, Marko JF, and Qiao H. Communications Biology. 2020 September 30;3:542.

Clare Harper and Antoineen White (Lackner) The multifunctional nature of mitochondrial contact site proteins. Harper CS, White AJ, and Lackner LL. Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 2020 August;65:58-65.

Kathryn Evans^ (Andersen) The Gene scb-1 Underlies Variation in Caenorhabditis elegans Chemotherapeutic Responses. Evans KS and Andersen EC. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 2020 July 1;10(7):2353-2364.

Rachael Bakker^ (Carthew) The Wg and Dpp morphogens regulate gene expression by modulating the frequency of transcriptional bursts. Bakker R, Mani M, and Carthew RW. eLife. 2020 June 22;9:e56076.

Isaac Larkin^ (Mirkin) Dual-Readout Sandwich Immunoassay for Device-Free and Highly Sensitive Anthrax Biomarker Detection. Larkin IN, Garimella V, Yamankurt G, Scott AW, Xing H, and Mirkin CA. Analytical Chemistry. 2020 June 2;92(11):7845-7851.

Daniel Shams^ (Schwab) Spatial gradient sensing and chemotaxis via excitability in Dictyosteliudiscoideum. Shams DP, Yang X, Mehta P, and Schwab DJ. Physical Review E. 2020 June;101(6):062410.

Nolan Kennedy (Tullman-Ercek) Apparent size and morphology of bacterial microcompartments varies with technique. Kennedy NW, Hershewe JM, Nichols TM, Roth EW, Wilke CD, Mills CE, Jewett MC, and Tullman-Ercek D. PLoS ONE. 2020 March 9;15(3):e0226395.

Ryan Abdella^ (He) Structure of a paramyxovirus polymerase complex reveals a unique methyltransferase-CTD conformation. Abdella R, Aggarwal M, Okura T, Lamb RA, and He Y. PNAS. 2020 March 3;117(9):4931-4941.

Ritika Giri^ (Carthew) Ordered patterning of the sensory system is susceptible to stochastic features of gene expression. Giri R, Papadopoulos DK, Posadas DM, Potluri HK, Tomancak P, Mani M, and Carthew RW. eLife. 2020 February 26;9:e53638.

Joseph Muldoon^ (Leonard/Bagheri) Macrophages employ quorum licensing to regulate collective activation. Muldoon JJ, Chuang Y, Bagheri N, and Leonard JN. Nature Communications. 2020 February 13;11:878.

Patrick Donahue^ (Leonard) The COMET toolkit for composing customizable genetic programs in mammalian cells. Donahue PS, Draut JW, Muldoon JJ, Edelstein HI, Bagheri N, and Leonard JN. Nature Communications. 2020 February 7;11:779.

Peter Doubleday^ (Kelleher) Elucidating Proteoform Dynamics Underlying the Senescence Associated Secretory Phenotype. Doubleday PF, Fornelli L, and Kelleher NL. Journal of Proteome Research. 2020 February 7;19(2):938-948.

Pamela Agbu^ (Carthew) MicroRNA miR-7 Regulates Secretion of Insulin-Like Peptides. Agbu P, Cassidy JJ, Braverman J, Jacobson A, and Carthew RW. Endocrinology. 2020 February;161(2):bqz040.

Gokay Yamankurt^ (Mirkin/Carthew) The effector mechanism of siRNA spherical nucleic acids. Yamankurt G, Stawicki RJ, Posadas DM, Nguyen JQ, Carthew RW, and Mirkin CA. PNAS. 2020 January 21;117(3):1312-1320.

Alexander Karge^ (Petersen) tec-1 kinase negatively regulates regenerative neurogenesis in planarians. Karge A, Bonar NA, Wood S, and Petersen CP. eLife. 2020 January 20;9:e47293.

Erik Schad^ (Petersen) STRIPAK Limits Stem Cell Differentiation of a WNT Signaling Center to Control Planarian Axis Scaling. Schad EG and Petersen CP. Current Biology. 2020 January 20;30(2):254-263.e2.

Nisan Hubbard^ (Mayo) Activation of Notch Signaling by Oocytes and Jag1 in Mouse Ovarian Granulosa Cells. Hubbard N, Prasasya RD, and Mayo KE. Endocrinology. 2019 December;160(12):2863-2876.

Justin Finkle^ (Bagheri) Hybrid analysis of gene dynamics predicts context specific expression and offers regulatory insights. Finkle JD and Bagheri N. Bioinformatics. 2019 November 15;35(22):4671-4678.

Kaleigh Roberts^ (Meade) Inhibition of Amyloid-β Aggregation by Cobalt(III) Schiff Base Complexes: A Computational and Experimental Approach. Iscen A, Brue CR, Roberts KF, Kim J, Schatz GC, and Meade TJ. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2019 October 23;141(42):16685-16695.

Benjamin Parker^ (Weiss) Mapping low-affinity/high-specificity peptide–protein interactions using ligand-footprinting mass spectrometry. Parker BW, Goncz EJ, Krist DT, Statsyuk AV, Nesvizhskii AI, and Weiss EL. PNAS. 2019 October 15;116(42):21001-21011.

Patric Ho (Bao) Unwinding chromatin at the right places: how BAF is targeted to specific genomic locations during development. Ho PJ, Lloyd SM, and Bao X. Development. 2019 September 30;146(19):178780.

Ryan Marcum^ (Radhakrishnan) Inositol phosphates and core subunits of the Sin3L/Rpd3L histone deacetylase (HDAC) complex up-regulate deacetylase activity. Marcum RD and Radhakrishnan I. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2019 September 20;294(38):13928-13938.

Joseph Muldoon^ (Bagheri) Network inference performance complexity: a consequence of topological, experimental and algorithmic determinants. Muldoon JJ, Yu JS, Fassia M-K, and Bagheri N. Bioinformatics. 2019 September 15;35(18):3421-3432.

Sarah Lloyd (Bao) Pinpointing the Genomic Localizations of Chromatin‐Associated Proteins: The Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow of ChIP‐seq. Lloyd SM and Bao X. Current Protocols in Cell Biology. 2019 September 3;84(1):e89.

Amy Neely (Bao) Nuclei Isolation Staining (NIS) Method for Imaging Chromatin‐Associated Proteins in Difficult Cell Types. Neely AE and Bao X. Current Protocols in Cell Biology. 2019 September 3;84(1):e94.

Anne d'Aquino^ (Jewett) Engineered ribosomes with tethered subunits for expanding biological function. Carlson ED, d'Aquino AE, Kim DS, Fulk EM, Hoang K, Szal T, Mankin AS, and Jewett MC. Nature Communications. 2019 September 2;10:3920.

Jasmine Lucas^ (Schmidt) Cellular properties of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells during postnatal development. Lucas JA and Schmidt TM. Neural Development. 2019 August 30;14:8.

Xiaoxiao Huang^ (Kelleher/Licht) Defining the NSD2 interactome: PARP1 PARylation reduces NSD2 histone methyltransferase activity and impedes chromatin binding. Huang X, LeDuc RD, Fornelli L, Schunter AJ, Bennett RL, Kelleher NL, and Licht JD. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2019 August 16;294(33):12459-12471.

Shannon Brady^ (Andersen) A Novel Gene Underlies Bleomycin-Response Variation in Caenorhabditis elegans. Brady SC, Zdraljevic S, Bisaga KW, Tanny RE, Cook DE, Lee D, Wang Y, and Andersen EC. Genetics. 2019 August 1;212(4):1453-1468.

Carissa Heath^ (Wignall) Chromokinesin Kif4 promotes proper anaphase in mouse oocyte meiosis. Heath CM and Wignall SM. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2019 July 1;30(14):1691-1704.

Soo Ro^ (Rosenzweig) Native top-down mass spectrometry provides insights into the copper centers of membrane-bound methane monooxygenase. Ro SY, Schachner LF, Koo CW, Purohit R, Remis JP, Kenney GE, Liauw BW, Thomas PM, Patrie SM, Kelleher NL, and Rosenzweig AC. Nature Communications. 2019 June 17;10:2675.

Shuya Wang^ (Mirkin) Rational vaccinology with spherical nucleic acids. Wang S, Qin L, Yamankurt G, Skakuj K, Huang Z, Chen P-C, Dominguez D, Lee A, Zhang B, and Mirkin CA. PNAS. 2019 May 21;116(21):10473-10481.

Ran Yang^ (Beitel) QuBiT: a quantitative tool for analyzing epithelial tubes reveals unexpected patterns of organization in the Drosophila trachea. Yang R, Li E, Kwon Y-J, Mani M, and Beitel GJ. Development. 2019 May 16;146(12):dev172759.

Matthew Ross^ (Rosenzweig/Hoffman) Particulate methane monooxygenase contains only mononuclear copper centers. Ross MO, MacMillan F, Wang J, Nisthal A, Lawton TJ, Olafson BD, Mayo SL, Rosenzweig AC, and Hoffman BM. Science. 2019 May 10;364(6440):566-570.

Bryan Dorsey^ (Mondragón) Structural organization of a Type III-A CRISPR effector subcomplex determined by X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM. Dorsey BW, Huang L, and Mondragón A. Nucleic Acids Research. 2019 April 23;47(7):3765-3783.

Matthew Verosloff^ (Lucks) PLANT-Dx: A Molecular Diagnostic for Point of Use Detection of Plant Pathogens. Verosloff M, Chappell J, Perry KL, Thompson JR, and Lucks JB. ACS Synthetic Biology. 2019 April 19;8(4):902-905.

Stefan Zdraljevic^ (Andersen) Natural variation in C. elegans arsenic toxicity is explained by differences in branched chain amino acid metabolism. Zdraljevic S, Fox BW, Strand C, Panda O, Tenjo FJ, Brady SC, Crombie TA, Doench JG, Schroeder FC, and Andersen EC. eLife. 2019 April 8:e40260.

Fangke Xu^ (Allada) Circadian Clocks Function in Concert with Heat Shock Organizing Protein to Modulate Mutant Huntingtin Aggregation and Toxicity. Xu F, Kula-Eversole E, Iwanaszko M, Hutchison AL, Dinner A, and Allada R. Cell Reports. 2019 April 2;27(1):59-70.

Gokay Yamankurt^ (Mirkin) Exploration of the nanomedicine-design space with high-throughput screening and machine learning. Yamankurt G, Berns EJ, Xue A, Lee A, Bagheri N, Mrksich M, and Mirkin CA. Nature Biomedical Engineering. 2019 April;3(4):318-327.

Ronald Biggs (Marko) Effects of altering histone posttranslational modifications on mitotic chromosome structure and mechanics. Biggs R, Liu PZ, Stephens AD, and Marko JF. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2019 March 21;30(7):820-827.

Jennifer Ferrer^ (Mirkin/Wertheim) Dual Toll-Like Receptor Targeting Liposomal Spherical Nucleic Acids. Ferrer JR, Wertheim JA, and Mirkin CA. Bioconjugate Chemistry. 2019 March 20;30(3):944-951.

Matthew Ross^ (Rosenzweig/Hoffman) Formation and Electronic Structure of an Atypical CuSite. Ross MO, Fisher OS, Morgada MN, Krzyaniak MD, Wasielewski MR, Vila AJ, Hoffman BM, and Rosenzweig AC. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2019 March 20;141(11):4678-4686.

Miranda Jacobs (Kamat) Diblock copolymers enhance folding of a mechanosensitive membrane protein during cell-free expression. Jacobs ML, Boyd MA, and Kamat NP. PNAS. 2019 March 5;116(10):4031-4036.

Saoirse McSharry^ (Beitel) The Caspase-3 homolog DrICE regulates endocytic trafficking during Drosophila tracheal morphogenesis. McSharry SS and Beitel GJ. Nature Communications. 2019 March 4;10(1):1031.

Lauren Kraft^ (Lackner) A conserved mechanism for mitochondria-dependent dynein anchoring. Kraft LM and Lackner LL. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2019 March 1;30(5):691-702.

Sean Allen^ (Scott) Celastrol-loaded PEG-b-PPS nanocarriers as an anti-inflammatory treatment for atherosclerosis. Allen SD, Liu Y-G, Kim T, Bobbala S, Yi S, Zhang X, Choi J, and Scott EA. Biomaterials Science. 2019 February 1;7(2):657-668.

Kari Tanaka^ (Pinkett) Oligopeptide-binding protein from nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae has ligand-specific sites to accommodate peptides and heme in the binding pocket. Tanaka KJ and Pinkett HW. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2019 January 18;294(3):1070-1082.

Elsy Buitrago Delgado^ (LaBonne) A transition from SoxB1 to SoxE transcription factors is essential for progression from pluripotent blastula cells to neural crest cells. Buitrago-Delgado E, Schock EN, Nordin K, and LaBonne C. Developmental Biology. 2018 December 15;444(2):50-61.

Irem Unlü^ (Wang) The cyclic phosphodiesterase CNP and RNA cyclase RtcA fine-tune noncanonical XBP1 splicing during ER stress. Unlu I, Lu Y, and Wang X. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2018 December 14;293(50):19365-19376.

Kathryn Evans^ and Shannon Brady^ (Andersen) Shared Genomic Regions Underlie Natural Variation in Diverse Toxin Responses. Evans KS, Brady SC, Bloom JS, Tanny RE, Cook DE, Giuliani SE, Hippleheuser SW, Zamanian M, and Andersen EC. Genetics. 2018 December 1;210(4):1509-1525.

Nancy Au Yeung^ (Horvath) Transcriptional and chromatin regulation in interferon and innate antiviral gene expression. Au-Yeung N and Horvath CM. Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews. 2018 December;44:11-17.

Katarzyna Soczek^ (Mondragón) CryoEM structures of open dimers of Gyrase A in complex with DNA illuminate mechanism of strand passage. Soczek KM, Grant T, Rosenthal PB, and Mondragon A. eLife. 2018 November 20;7:e41215.

Roli Mandhana Kasat^ (Horvath) Sendai Virus Infection Induces Expression of Novel RNAs in Human Cells. Mandhana R and Horvath CM. Scientific Reports. 2018 November 14;8:16815.

Stefan Zdraljevic^ (Andersen) Extreme allelic heterogeneity at a Caenorhabditis elegans beta-tubulin locus explains natural resistance to benzimidazoles. Hahnel SR, Zdraljevic S, Rodriguez BC, Zhao Y, McGrath PT, and Andersen EC. PLoS Pathogens. 2018 October 29;14(10):e1007226.

Sean Allen^ (Scott) Benchmarking Bicontinuous Nanospheres against Polymersomes for in Vivo Biodistribution and Dual Intracellular Delivery of Lipophilic and Water-Soluble Payloads. Allen SD, Bobbala S, Karabin NB, Modak M, and Scott EA. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2018 October 10;10(40):33857-33866.

Sean Allen^ (Scott) Polymersomes scalably fabricated via flash nanoprecipitation are non-toxic in non-human primates and associate with leukocytes in the spleen and kidney following intravenous administration. Allen SD, Liu Y-G, Bobbala S, Cai L, Hecker PI, Temel R, and Scott EA. Nano Research. 2018 October;11(10):5689-5703.

Soo Ro^ (Rosenzweig) Structure and function of the lanthanide-dependent methanol dehydrogenase XoxF from the methanotroph Methylomicrobium buryatense 5GB1C. Deng YW, Ro SY, and Rosenzweig AC. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry. 2018 October;23(7):1037-1047.

Benjamin Des Soye^ (Jewett) Establishing a High-Yielding Cell-Free Protein Synthesis Platform Derived from Vibrio natriegens. Des Soye BJ, Davidson SR, Weinstock MT, Gibson DG, and Jewett MC. ACS Synthetic Biology. 2018 September 21;7(9):2245-2255.

WeiTing Chen^ (Lackner) Direct membrane binding and self-interaction contribute to Mmr1 function in mitochondrial inheritance. Chen W, Ping HA, and Lackner LL. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2018 September 15;29(19):2346-2357.

Amanda Davis-Roca^ (Wignall) Dynamic SUMO remodeling drives a series of critical events during the meiotic divisions in C. elegans. Davis-Roca AC, Divekar NS, Ng RK, and Wignall SM. PLoS Genetics. 2018 September 4;14(9):e1007626.

Nancy Au Yeung^ (Horvath) Histone H2A.Z Suppression of Interferon-Stimulated Transcription and Antiviral Immunity Is Modulated by GCN5 and BRD2. Au-Yeung N and Horvath CM. iScience. 2018 August 31;6:68-82.

Anjali Rao^ (LaBonne) Histone deacetylase activity has an essential role in establishing and maintaining the vertebrate neural crest. Rao A and LaBonne C. Development. 2018 August 8;145(15):dev163386.

Roli Mandhana Kasat^ (Horvath) Constitutively Active MDA5 Proteins Are Inhibited by Paramyxovirus V Proteins. Mandhana R, Qian LK, and Horvath CM. Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research. 2018 August;38(8):319-332.

Alexandra de Paz^ (Tyo) High-resolution mapping of DNA polymerase fidelity using nucleotide imbalances and next-generation sequencing. de Paz AM, Cybulski TR, Marblestone AH, Zamft BM, Church GM, Boyden ES, Kording KP, and Tyo KEJ. Nucleic Acids Research. 2018 July 27;46(13):e78.

Heidi Schmit and Lauren Kraft^ (Lackner) The role of mitochondria in anchoring dynein to the cell cortex extends beyond clustering the anchor protein. Schmit HL, Kraft LM, Lee-Smith CF, and Lackner LL. Cell Cycle. 2018 July 25;17(11):1345-1357.

Soo Ro^ (Rosenzweig) From micelles to bicelles: Effect of the membrane on particulate methane monooxygenase activity. Ro SY, Ross MO, Deng YW, Batelu S, Lawton TJ, Hurley JD, Stemmler TL, Hoffman BM, and Rosenzweig AC. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2018 July 6;293(27):10457-10465.

Molly Frey (Scott) Influences of nanocarrier morphology on therapeutic immunomodulation. Frey M, Bobbala S, Karabin N, and Scott E. Nanomedicine. 2018 July;13(14):1795-1811.

Jessica Lenoir (Horvath) RNA sensor LGP2 inhibits TRAF ubiquitin ligase to negatively regulate innate immune signaling. Parisien J-P, Lenoir JJ, Mandhana R, Rodriguez KR, Qian K, Bruns AM, and Horvath CM. EMBO reports. 2018 June 1;19(6):e45176.

Anne d'Aquino^ (Jewett) Engineered Ribosomes for Basic Science and Synthetic Biology. d'Aquino AE, Kim DS, and Jewett MC. Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 2018 June;9:311-340.

Simona Morochnik^ (Ameer/Szleifer) A thermoresponsive, citrate-based macromolecule for bone regenerative engineering. Morochnik S, Zhu Y, Duan C, Cai M, Reid RR, He T-C, Koh J, Szleifer I, and Ameer GA. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 2018 June;106(6):1743-1752.

Lauren Kraft^ (Lackner) Mitochondrial anchors: Positioning mitochondria and more. Kraft LM and Lackner LL. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2018 May 27;500(1):2-8.

Matthew Robey^ (Kelleher) Identification of the First Diketomorpholine Biosynthetic Pathway Using FAC-MS Technology. Robey MT, Ye R, Bok JW, Clevenger KD, Islam MN, Chen C, Gupta R, Swyers M, Wu E, Gao P, Thomas PM, Wu CC, Keller NP, and Kelleher NL. ACS Chemical Biology. 2018 May 18;13(5):1142-1147.

Clarence Chan^ (Mondragón) Crystal Structure of Human Rpp20/Rpp25 Reveals Quaternary Level Adaptation of the Alba Scaffold as Structural Basis for Single-stranded RNA Binding. Chan CW, Kiesel BR, and Mondragón A. Journal of Molecular Biology. 2018 May 11;430(10):1403-1416.

Nicolas Daffern (Radhakrishnan) Solution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of the Ligand-Binding Domain of an Orphan Nuclear Receptor Reveal a Dynamic Helix in the Ligand-Binding Pocket. Daffern N, Chen Z, Zhang Y, Pick L, and Radhakrishnan I. Biochemistry. 2018 April 3;57(13):1977-1986.

Kari Tanaka^ (Pinkett) Selective substrate uptake: The role of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) importers in pathogenesis. Tanaka KJ, Song S, Mason K, and Pinkett HW. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes. 2018 April;1860(4):868-877.

Grace Kenney^ (Rosenzweig) The biosynthesis of methanobactin. Kenney GE, Dassama LMK, Pandelia M, Gizzi AS, Martinie RJ, Gao P, DeHart CJ, Schachner LF, Skinner OS, Ro SY, Zhu X, Sadek M, Thomas PM, Almo SC, Bollinger JM, Krebs C, Kelleher NL, and Rosenzweig AC. Science. 2018 March 23;359(6382):1411-1416.

Eric Hill^ (Petersen) Positional information specifies the site of organ regeneration and not tissue maintenance in planarians. Hill EM and Petersen CP. eLife. 2018 March 16;7:e33680

Justin Finkle^ (Bagheri) and Jia Wu^ (Bagheri/Miller) Windowed Granger causal inference strategy improves discovery of gene regulatory networks. Finkle JD, Wu JJ, and Bagheri N. PNAS. 2018 February 27;115(9):2252-2257.

Shuya Wang^ (Mirkin) Conjugation Chemistry-Dependent T-Cell Activation with Spherical Nucleic Acids. Skakuj K, Wang S, Qin L, Lee A, Zhang B, and Mirkin CA. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2018 January 31;140(4):1227-1230.

Lauren Geary^ (LaBonne) FGF mediated MAPK and PI3K/Akt Signals make distinct contributions to pluripotency and the establishment of Neural Crest. Geary L and LaBonne C. eLife. 2018 January 19;7:e33845.

Rexxi Prasasya^ (Mayo) Notch Signaling Regulates Differentiation and Steroidogenesis in Female Mouse Ovarian Granulosa Cells. Prasasya RD and Mayo KE. Endocrinology. 2018 January 1;159(1):184-198.

Soo Ro^ (Rosenzweig) Recent Advances in the Genetic Manipulation of Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. Ro SY and Rosenzweig AC. Methods in Enzymology. 2018;605:335-349.

Varun Sood^ (Brickner) Genetic and Epigenetic Strategies Potentiate Gal4 Activation to Enhance Fitness in Recently Diverged Yeast Species. Sood V and Brickner JH. Current Biology. 2017 December 4;27(23):3591-3602.e3.

Joseph Muldoon^ (Bagheri/Leonard) and Patrick Donahue (Leonard) Building with intent: Technologies and principles for engineering mammalian cell-based therapies to sense and respond. Muldoon JJ, Donahue PS, Dolberg TB, and Leonard JN. Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering. 2017 December;4:127-133.

Stefan Zdraljevic^ (Andersen) Natural diversity facilitates the discovery of conserved chemotherapeutic response mechanisms. Zdraljevic S and Andersen EC. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development. 2017 December;47:41-47.

Joseph Muldoon^ (Bagheri/Leonard) Multiplexing Engineered Receptors for Multiparametric Evaluation of Environmental Ligands. Hartfield RM, Schwarz KA, Muldoon JJ, Bagheri N, and Leonard JN. ACS Synthetic Biology. 2017 November 17;6(11):2042-2055.

Bethany Sump (Brickner) Nup98 regulation of histone methylation promotes normal gene expression and may drive leukemogenesis. Sump B and Brickner JH. Genes & Development. 2017 November 15;31(22):2201-2203.