BMS Journal Club

2017-18 Journal Club Schedule

Dates: September 2017-June 2018

Journal Club Chairs: Bruce Wang, MD and Tien Peng, MD
Day/Time: Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m. except as noted
Location: N-225, Parnassus & videoconferenced to Room MH-1405, Mission Bay.
Links to the live stream and recorded video are in the sidebar.


**If you're watching the video stream at Mission Bay and would like to ask the speaker a question, send a DM via Twitter to @UCSF_BMS_JC and someone at Parnassus will ask your question for you.


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


January 11, 2018

Kamir Hiam (Student)
"How to Prepare for the Plague: A Systems Biologist’s Guide to Immunity"
Kadoki, M. et al. Organism-Level Analysis of Vaccination Reveals Networks of Protection across Tissues. Cell, 171 (2), 398 - 413. (2017).
Coaches: Matthew Spitzer and Mark Ansel

Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


January 18, 2018

Elise Wolf (Student)
"Keeping transposons in LINE"
Liu, N. et al. Selective silencing of euchromatic L1s revealed by genome-wide screens for L1 regulators. Nature, 553, 228-232. (2018).
Coaches: Jason Cyster and Hiten Madhani

Sara Sunshine (Student)
"Scrambled Eggs: When Adaptations Alter Vaccine Efficacy"
Zost, S.J. et al. Contemporary H3N2 influenza viruses have a glycosylation site that alters binding of antibodies elicited by egg-adapted vaccine strains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114 (47), 12578-12583. (2017).
Coaches: Shomyseh Sanjabi and Alan Frankel

Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


January 25, 2018

*Note: BMS Interview Day, Journal Club takes place at 5:00pm.

Diane Barber (Faculty)

"YAP YAP YAP - p53 and Hippo signaling converse for pancreatic cancer"
Mello, S. et al. A p53 Super-tumor Suppressor Reveals a Tumor Suppressive p53-Ptpn14-Yap Axis in Pancreatic Cancer. Cancer Cell 32, 460-473. (2017).​

Breanna Allen (Student)
"How the Macrophage Got Sued"
Özge, C. et al. Myeloid Cell-Derived Reactive Oxygen Species Induce Epithelial Mutagenesis. Cancer Cell, 32, 869–883. (2017).
Coaches: Matthew Spitzer and Lewis Lanier

Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


February 8, 2018

*Note: BMS Interview Day, Journal Club takes place at 5:00pm.

Kole Roybal (Faculty)

"Remote Control of Tumor Growth by the Bone Marrow"
Engblom, et al. Osteoblasts remotely supply lung tumors with cancer-promoting SiglecFhigh neutrophils. Science 358, 1147 (2017).​

Ramiro Patino (Student)
"Look what a surface made me (bacteria) do"
Hug I.,  Deshpande S., Sprecher K.S., Pfohl T., & Jenal, U. Second messenger-mediated tactile response by a bacterial rotary motor. Science, 358 (6362), 531-534. (2017).
Coaches: Joanne Engel and Oren Rosenberg

Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


February 15, 2018

Jiapei Chen (Student)
"When Radial Glial Fibers give Rad Guidance"
Jinnou, H. et al. Radial Glial Fibers Promote Neuronal Migration and Functional Recovery after Neonatal Brain Injury. Cell Stem Cell, 22(1), 128–137.e9. (2018).
Coaches: Adam Ferguson and Eric Huang

Devan Diwanji (Student)
"The Force Awakens (Nuclear Transport): Molecular mechanical stability and transmitted forces regulate YAP nuclear entry"
Elosegui-Artola, A. et al. Force Triggers YAP Nuclear Entry by Regulating Transport across Nuclear Pores. Cell 171, 1397–1410.e14. (2017).
Coaches: Valerie Weaver and Natalia Jura

Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


February 22, 2018

Camille Simoneau (Student)
"Safety in mTOR: A genetic basis for protection against Zika"
Caires-Juniors, L.C. et al. Discordant congenital Zika syndrome twins show differential in vitro viral susceptibility of neural progenitor cells. Nature Communications, 9(475). (2018).
Coaches: Melanie Ott and Faranak Fattahi

Austin Hsu (Student)
"N.T. the N-Terminus"
Lehmann, L. et al. A Proteolytic Fragment of Histone Deacetylase 4 Protects the Heart from Failure by Regulating the Hexosamine Biosynthetic Pathway. Nature Medicine 24, 62–72. (2018).
Coaches: Saptarsi Haldar and Guo Huang

Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


March 1, 2018

Camillia Azimi (Student)
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Cassandra Burnett (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


March 8, 2018

Karen Chan (Student)
"A Breath of Fresh Air: How Viral Infection Can Reshape the Lung Microenvironment"
Machiels, B. et al. A gammaherpesvirus provides protection against allergic asthma by inducing the replacement of resident alveolar macrophages with regulatory monocytes. Nature Immunology 18 (12): 1310-1320. (2017).
Coaches: Chris Allen and Erin Gordon

Irene Chen (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


March 15, 2018

Tyler Fair (Student)
Not a Gag: The Neuronal Gene Arc Encodes a Repurposed Retrotransposon Gag Protein that Mediates Intercellular RNA Transfer
Pastuzyn, E. D. et al. The Neuronal Gene Arc Encodes a Repurposed Retrotransposon Gag Protein that Mediates Intercellular RNA Transfer. Cell 172, 275–288.e18 (2018).
Coaches: Alex Pollen and Tomasz Nowakowski

Kristoffer Leon (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


March 22, 2018

Lauren McHenry (Student)
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Antonia Gallman (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


March 29, 2018

Ian Boothby (Student)
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Paul Wei (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


April 5, 2018

Isobel Hawes (Student)
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Kun Leng (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


April 12, 2018

Elizabeth Hwang (Student)
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David Shin (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


April 19, 2018

Naznin Jahan (Student)
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Kyle Kisor (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


April 26, 2018

Emmy Li (Student)
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Nicholas Stevers (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


May 3, 2018

Tara McIntyre (Student)
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Catherine Tan (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


May 10, 2018

Rachel Nakagawa (Student)
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Jennifer Umhoefer (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


May 17, 2018

Maxine Nelson (Student)
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Kevin Wilkins (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


May 24, 2018

Lindsey Pieper (Student)
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Fauna Yarza (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


May 31, 2018

Donovan Trinidad (Student)
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Ryan Ziffra (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


June 7, 2018

Yuhao Wang (Student)
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Denise Allen (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405


June 14, 2018

Katharine Yu (Student)
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Nikolai Zapero (Student)
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Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405