Takashi’s paper on molecular and evolutionary strategies of meiotic cheating by selfish centromeres is available on bioRxiv.
Takashi’s optogenetics methods chapter is published in Mouse Oocyte Development: Methods and Protocols, edited by Terret and Verlhac. Huaiying’s optogenetics methods chapter is published in a Mitosis and Meiosis volume edited by Maiato and Schuh.
Our review on cellular and molecular mechanisms of centromere drive is published.
Takashi’s paper showing how selfish centromeres exploit spindle asymmetry in meiosis to bias their transmission to the egg is published in Science. The paper is featured in a Perspective and video from Science, Highlight in Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, Dispatch in Current Biology, Spotlight in Trends in Cell Biology, review in Current Opinion in Cell Biology, and in Natural History Magazine.
Lukas’s book chapter on the cell biology of female meiotic drive is published.
Takashi’s paper showing how selfish centromeres exploit spindle asymmetry in meiosis to bias their transmission to the egg is available on bioRxiv.
Huaiying’s paper showing that we can control motor activity and mitotic checkpoint signaling at kinetochores with light, using new optogenetic tools, is published in Nature Chemical Biology and featured in a News & Views. It is also highlighted in Nature Methods.
Runi’s review on centromere inheritance through the germline is published.
Our new paper shows that expanded centromeres with more satellite repeats and more CENP-A nucleosomes drive in female meiosis. Aiko and Jennine (from the Black lab) are lead authors.