Hot Student Papers

Identification of Heat Shock Factor 1 Molecular and Cellular Targets during Embyronnic and Adult Female Meiosis

21 Nov 2011 - 3:27pm

Kaiguo MoZak RazakZak Razak and Kaiguo Mo (Westwood lab) recently published their paper in Molecular and Cellular Biology. In this paper they show that HSF1 has wide ranging effects on regulation of genes involved in meiosis, which may explain frequently observed meiotic anomalies in humans. Kaiguo is now a member of Mary Cheng’s lab.

Congratulations, Westwood lab!

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The functionally distinct fission yeast formins have specific actin-assembly properties

21 Nov 2011 - 3:25pm

Bonnie Scott, a graduate student in the Biomedical Communications Program, just published this paper in Molecular Biology of the Cell. It represents Bonnie’s second paper in as many months.

Congratulations, Bonnie!

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Bioinformatics and genomic analysis of transposable elements in eukaryotic genomes

14 Nov 2011 - 3:33pm

Rebecca RookeMatt JanickiThis week’s Hot Student Paper is by Ph.D. student Matt Janicki and recent M.Sc. graduate Rebecca Rooke from Guojun Yang’s lab.

Their article was recently published in Chromosome Research and has been downloaded non-stop since its publication. In this review/perspective paper, they provide critical insight into our understanding of the genetics and evolution of transposable elements, and the genomic and bioinformatics tools now available to study these critically important yet understudied genetic elements.

Cellular effects and epistasis among three determinants of adaptation in experimental populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

7 Nov 2011 - 3:36pm

This week’s Hot Student Paper is by former M.Sc. student Lucas Parreiras from the Anderson and Kohn labs.

Lucas’s paper appeared in the October issue of Eukaryotic Cell. In this paper, Lucas meticulously dissects how interactions between genes can play a role in adaptive evolution and speciation.

Lucas is now a Research Specialist at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (Univ. of Wisconsin) where he is utilizing directed evolution, genetics and metabolomics approaches to improve biofuel production of yeast.

Congratulations, Lucas!

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Hot Student Paper Double Feature

31 Oct 2011 - 3:38pm

Michael StaniewskiOskana RusanovaThe Halloween edition of the Hot Student Paper includes TWO papers from the Short Lab. Former M.Sc. student Oskana Rusanova  contributed to both papers.