Damian’s molecular evolution pipeline (FREEDA) is available on bioRxiv.
Damian gives a talk at the Stowers “Stuck on Repeat” Genetics and Genomics Research Conference.
Runi is awarded the 2022 S. Walter Englander Prize for Postdoctoral Research from the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics.
Runi receives Honorable Mention for the 2022 ASCB Porter Prize for Research Excellence.
Scott gives a talk at the FASEB Consequences of Aneuploidy Conference.
Runi and Damian present at the 2022 Centromere Biology GRC.
Piero give a talk at the 2022 Evolution of Reproduction meeting at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Portugal.
Runi presents at the 2022 Meiosis GRC.
Damian’s review on centromere drive is published in Chromosome Research, in a special issue on non-Mendelian Inheritance and Meiotic Drive.
Runi’s paper on germline centromere inheritance is published in Nature Cell Biology.
Tomo’s review on centromere evolution is published in Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology, in a special issue on Satellite DNA.
Tomo’s paper on centromere drive is published in Cell.
Jun’s collaborative paper with the Cheeseman lab on Separase cleavage of Meikin is published in Developmental Cell.
Tomo gives a talk in the 2021 Socially Distant Centromere Conference.
Runi is an organizer of the 2021 Socially Distant Centromere Conference.
Runi gives a talk for the 2020 Socially Distant Centromere.
Scott’s review on chemical tools for studying cell division is published in Nature Chemical Biology.
Scott’s paper showing that Aurora B promotes microtubule release at kinetochores under tension is published in the Journal of Cell Biology.
Tomo and Scott give talks at the 2020 ASCB/EMBO meeting in the Centromere Structure and Function Subgroup and the Pushing and Pulling Within and Between Cells Minisymposium, and present posters in the Kinetochore Assembly and Function and Kinetochore-Microtubule Interface sessions.
Tomo’s paper on centromere drive and suppression is available on bioRxiv.
Jun’s collaborative paper with the Cheeseman lab on Separase cleavage of Meikin is available on bioRxiv.
Scott gives a talk at the 2020 EMBO/EMBL Symposium on Microtubules: From Atoms to Complex Systems
Piero is awarded a fellowship from the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation. Congratulations!
Runi’s review on germline centromere inheritance is published in Current Topics in Development Biology.
Ye’s review on artificial chromosomes is published in Essays in Biochemistry.
Scott’s paper showing that Aurora B promotes microtubule release at kinetochores under tension is available on bioRxiv.
Huaiying’s paper on liquid phase condensation and telomere clustering in published in Molecular Biology of the Cell.
Takashi leaves to open his lab at NIH. We will miss him!
Takashi’s paper on molecular strategies of meiotic cheating by selfish centromeres is published in Cell.
Damian is awarded a fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Congratulations!
Huaiying’s paper on liquid phase condensation at telomeres is available on bioRxiv.
Huaiying leaves to open her lab at Carnegie Mellon. We will miss her!
Takashi is commended by the ASCB Porter Prize committee for outstanding research.
Takashi’s paper on molecular and evolutionary strategies of meiotic cheating by selfish centromeres is available on bioRxiv.
Huaiying and Takashi give talks at the 2018 ASCB annual meeting in San Diego in Minisymposium 10 (Phase Transitions in the Cell) and Minisymposium 11 (Spindle Mechanics and Chromosome Segregation).
Runi gives a talk and and Takashi presents a poster at the 2018 Germ Cells meeting at Cold Spring Harbor.
Takashi gives a talk and Runi presents a poster at the 2018 Centromere Biology Gordon Research Conference.
Takashi receives the 2018 Kaushal Family Award in Genetics, from the Department of Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
Takashi’s optogenetics methods chapter is published in Mouse Oocyte Development: Methods and Protocols, edited by Terret and Verlhac.
Takashi receives the 2018 Holtzer award from the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
Huaiying’s optogenetics methods chapter is published in a Mitosis and Meiosis volume edited by Maiato and Schuh.
Huaiying presents her work in Heidelberg at an EMBO / EMBL Symposium: Cellular Mechanisms Driven by Liquid Phase Separation.
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.
We are presenting our work at the 2017 ASCB annual meeting in Philadelphia:
Huaiying has a talk and a poster on “optogenetic control of nuclear body assembly”. Her talk is Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6:05 pm in Minisymposium 3: Inside the Nucleus: Genome Organization and Gene Expression. The poster is Tuesday, December 5, board B392.
Huaiying has another poster titled “Optogenetic manipulation of individual kinetochores shows that Aurora B kinase promotes microtubule depolymerization rather than detachment”. Sunday, December 3, board B207.
Takashi has a talk and a poster titled “microtubule destabilizing activity of selfish centromeres drives non-Mendelian segregation”. His talk is Sunday, Dec. 3 at 5:50 pm in Minisymposium 6: Regulation of Cell Size, Mitosis and Meiosis. The poster is Monday, December 4, board B242.
Runi has a poster on “mechanisms of quantitative transmission of CENP-A nucleosomes through the germline”. Tuesday, December 5, board B226
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 by Figueiredo and Maiato. It is also highlighted in Nature Methods.
Runi’s review on centromere inheritance through the germline is published.
Aiko’s paper showing that amplified satellite DNA repeats at centromeres act as selfish elements in female meiosis is published in Current Biology.