BMS Journal Club

2022-23 Journal Club Schedule

Journal Club Chairs: Bruce Wang, MD and Tien Peng, MD
Day/Time: Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m. except as noted
Location:In person at N-225 on the Parnassus campus, with a livestream/Zoom option as well. The Zoom link will be sent out with the email reminder sent to the BMS listservs. Please contact Demian Sainz if you are not already on one of our listservs.
Links to previous livestreams and recorded video are in the sidebar.

See the BMS Journal Club Archives in the right sidebar for past journal club descriptions and recordings.

September 8, 2022

*Introduction to Journal Club with Journal Club co-Chairs Bruce Wang and Tien Peng*

Meagan Olive (student)
"The right to choose: Gamma delta T cells take up residence in the decidua for a novel role in early pregnancy"
Yang, S., et al. Early pregnancy human decidua gamma/delta T cells exhibit tissue resident and specific functional characteristics. Mol Hum Reprod. 2022 Jul 29;28(8):gaac023. doi: 10.1093/molehr/gaac023. PMID: 35758607.
Coaches: Tiffany Scharschmidt, MD & David Raleigh, MD, PhD

September 29, 2022

Cathryn Cadwell, MD, PhD (faculty)
"Brain cell type atlases: The key to understanding neurobiology, or aimless stamp collecting?"
Berg, J., Sorensen, S.A., Ting, J.T. et al. Human neocortical expansion involves glutamatergic neuron diversification. Nature 598, 151–158 (2021).

Charlotte Wang (student)
"All types of screens: unmasking cancer"
Kishton, R. J., et al. (2022). Cancer genes disfavoring T cell immunity identified via integrated systems approach. Cell reports, 40(5), 111153.
Coaches: Julia Carnevale, MD & David Nguyen, MD, PhD


October 13, 2022

Franklin Huang, MD, PhD (faculty)
"Ancestry-driven recalibration of tumor mutational burden and disparate clinical outcomes in response to immune checkpoint inhibitors"Nassar, A.H., Adib, E., Abou Alaiwi, S. et al. Ancestry-driven recalibration of tumor mutational burden and disparate clinical outcomes in response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, Cancer Cell,2022, ISSN 1535-6108,\

Rita Loudermilk (student)
"Shining a Light on Cell-Cell Interactions"
Oslund, R.C., Reyes-Robles, T., White, C.H. et al. Detection of cell–cell interactions via photocatalytic cell tagging. Nat Chem Biol 18, 850–858 (2022).
Coaches: Alexis Combes, PhD & Gabi Fragiadakis, PhD

October 20, 2022

Xin Duan, PhD (faculty)
"May the force be with your neurons at the right moment"
Excessive Mechanotransduction in Sensory Neurons Causes Joint Contractures in a Mouse Model of Arthrogryposis
Shang Ma, et al,  Ardem Patapoutian (Biorxiv, 2022)

Evan Semenza (student)
"This is your brain on (fatty) acid: metabolic involvement in the evolutionary expansion of the cerebral cortex"
Pinson, A., et al. (2022) Human TKTL1 implies greater neurogenesis in frontal neocortex of modern humans than Neanderthals. Science 377(6611).
Coaches: Corey Harwell, PhD & Daniel Lim, MD, PhD

November 3, 2022

Timothy Henrich, MD (faculty)

Caroline Whitty (student)
"I'll have the de-CAF"
Krishnamurty, A.T., Shyer, J.A., Thai, M. et al. LRRC15+ myofibroblasts dictate the stromal setpoint to suppress tumour immunity. Nature (2022).

Coaches: Dean Sheppard, MD & Eric Collisson, MD

January 26, 2023

Sophia Nelson (student)
"Fancy MAIT-ing you here: uncovering a new role for MAIT cells in meningeal homeostasis and cognitive function"
Zhang, Y., Bailey, J.T., Xu, E. et al. Mucosal-associated invariant T cells restrict reactive oxidative damage and preserve meningeal barrier integrity and cognitive function. Nat Immunol 23, 1714–1725 (2022).
Coaches: Ari Molofsky, MD, PhD & Andrew Yang, PhD 

February 23, 2023

Jingwen Ding (student)

Maddie Urbanek (student)

March 2, 2023

McKenzie Daanen (student)

Khang Nguyen (student)

March 9, 2023

Kai Trepka (student)

Minna Apostolova (student)

March 16, 2023

Jayden Ross (student)

Ivan Chavez (student)

March 23, 2023

Kadellyn Sandoval Gutierrez (student)

Amy Chen (student)

April 6, 2023

Amrik Kang (student)

Riana Hunter (student)

April 13, 2023

Gary Chan (student)

James Asaki (student)

April 20, 2023

Jing Chung (student)

Madison Lotstein (student)

April 27, 2023

Mingyang Ma (student)

Jaela Caston (student)

May 4, 2023

Isabel Shen (student)

Zachary Stensland (student)

May 11, 2023

Sara Misiukiewicz (student)

Manon Miller (student)

May 18, 2023

Rukman Thota (student)

Gabriella Kimmerly (student)

May 25, 2023

Sarah Castro (student)

Anita Qualls (student)

June 1, 2023

Jun Hyung Sin (student)

Victoria Bowcut (student)