Research & Achievements (2013)

October 1, 2013
Past and present JCC Fellows and BSA members make the news

Sebastian Deindl, JCC Fellow from 2010-2013 in Xiaowei Zhuang’s Harvard University lab, published “ISWI Remodelers Slide Nucleosomes with Coordinated Multi-Base-Pair Entry Steps and Single-Base-Pair Exit Steps” in the January 2013 issue of Cell.

Two former JCC Fellows, Ying Peng, now at the Mayo Clinic, and Chun Han, at UCSF, collaborated with Jeffery Axelrod, of Stanford University School of Medicine, on the research paper “Planar Polarized Protrusions Break the Symmetry of EGFR Signaling during Drosophila Bract Cell Fate Induction,” published in the September 2012 issue of Developmental Cell.

Stowers Institute for Medical Research scientists Hans-Martin Herz and Ali Shilatifard, both former JCC Fellows, published two papers last year: “Polycomb Repressive Complex 2-Dependent and – Independent Functions of Jarid2 in Transcriptional Regulation in Drosophila” in the May 2012 issue of Molecular and Cellular Biology and also “Enhancer-associated H3K4 monomethylation by Trithorax-related, the Drosophila homolog of mammalian Mll3/Mll4” in the December 2012 issue of Genes and Development.

Former JCC Fellow Roberto Zoncu, currently in David Sabatini’s lab at MIT’s Whitehead Institute, contributed to the December 2012 Nature report, “Regulation of mTORC1 by the Rag GTPases is necessary for neonatal autophagy and survival.”

James Carothers, assistant professor at University of Washington and former JCC Fellow, was named a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow in Molecular Biology.