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Postdoctoral Fellow

Sumana Raychaudhuri, Ph.D.

Sumana Raychaudhuri, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:
Hwang J, Ribbens D, Raychaudhuri S, Cairns L, Gu H, Frost A, Urban S, Espenshade PJ. 2016. A Golgi rhomboid protease Rbd2 recruits Cdc48 to cleave yeast SREBP. EMBO J. 35:2332-2349. PMCID: PMC5090219

Dustin Thomas, Ph.D.

Dustin Thomas, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:
Thomas DG, Robinson DN. 2017. The fifth sense: Mechanosensory regulation of alpha-actinin-4 and its relevance for cancer metastasis. Sem. Cell Dev. Biol. 2017; 71: 68-74.
Surcel A, Schiffhauer ES, Thomas D, Zhu Q, DiNapoli K, Herbig M, Otto O, Guck J, Jaffee E, Iglesias P, Anders R, Robinson DN. Harnessing the adaptive potential of mechanoresponsive proteins to overwhelm pancreatic cancer dissemination and invasion. bioRxiv 190553; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/190553. 2017

Daisuke Murata, Ph.D.

Daisuke Murata, Ph.D.

Parama Paul, Ph.D.

Parama Paul, Ph.D.

Andrei Kucharavy, Ph.D.

Andrei Kucharavy, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:
Ruan L, Zhou C, Jin E, Kucharavy A, Zhang Y, Wen Z, Florens L, Li R. 2017. Cytosolic proteostasis through importing of misfolded proteins into mitochondriaNature; Mar 16; 543, 443–446; doi:10.1038/nature21695
Chen G, Mulla WA, Kucharavy A, Tsai HJ, Rubinstein B, Conkright J, McCroskey S, Bradford WD, Weems L, Haug JS, Seidel CW, Berman J, Li R. Targeting the Adaptability of Heterogeneous Aneuploids. Cell. 2015;160:771-784. 
Pinto IM, Rubinstein B, Kucharavy A, Unruh J, Li R. Actin Depolymerization Drives Actomyosin Ring Contraction during Budding Yeast Cytokinesis. Dev Cell. 2012;22:1247-1260. 

Jin Zhu, Ph.D.

Jin Zhu, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:
Mulla WA, Seidel CW, Zhu J, Tsai HJ, Smith SE, Singh P, Bradford WD, McCroskey S, Nelliat AR, Conkright J, Peak A, Malanowski KE, Perera AG, Li R. 2017. Aneuploidy as a cause of impaired chromatin silencing and mating-type specification in budding yeast. Elife. 2017 Aug 25; 6. pii: e27991. doi: 10.7554/eLife.27991.
Zhu J, Heinecke D, Mulla W, Bradford WD, Rubinstein B, Box A, Haug JS and Li R.  Single-cell based quantitative assay of chromosome transmission fidelity. G3. 2015;5:1043-56
Mulla W, Zhu J, Li R. Yeast: a simple model system to study complex phenomena of aneuploidy. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2014 Mar;38(2):201-12. doi: 10.1111/1574-6976.12048. Epub 2013 Oct 31. Review. PMID:24118136.
Zhu J, Pavelka N, Bradford WD, Rancati G, Li R. Karyotypic Determinants of Chromosome Instability in Aneuploid Budding Yeast. PLoS Genet. 2012;8:e1002719. 
Pavelka N, Rancati G, Zhu J, Bradford WD, Saraf A, Florens L, Sanderson BW, Hattem GL, Li R. Aneuploidy confers quantitative proteome changes and phenotypic variation in budding yeast. Nature. 2010;468:321-325. 

Hung-Ji Tsai, Ph.D.

Hung-Ji Tsai, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:
Mulla WA, Seidel CW, Zhu J, Tsai HJ, Smith SE, Singh P, Bradford WD, McCroskey S, Nelliat AR, Conkright J, Peak A, Malanowski KE, Perera AG, Li R. 2017. Aneuploidy as a cause of impaired chromatin silencing and mating-type specification in budding yeast. Elife. 2017 Aug 25; 6. pii: e27991. doi: 10.7554/eLife.27991.

Tatsuya Yamada, Ph.D.

Tatsuya Yamada, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:
Yamada T, Adachi Y, Yanagawa T, Iijima M, Sesaki H. 2017. p62/sequestosome-1 knockout delays neurodegeneration induced by Drp1 loss. Neurochem Int. 2017 May 18. pii: S0197-0186(17)30189-4. doi: 10.1016/j.neuint.2017.05.012. [Epub ahead of print]
Yamada T, Adachi Y, Fukaya M, Iijima M, Sesaki H. 2016. Drp1 deficiency leads to Rip3-mediated necroptotic neurodegeneration. Am J Pathol. 186(11):2798-2802.
Yamada T, Adachi Y, Fukaya M, Iijima M, Sesaki H. Drp1 deficiency leads to Rip3-mediated necroptotic neurodegeneration. Am J Pathol. 2016; Epub ahead of print
Adachi Y, Itoh K, Yamada T, Cerveny KL, Suzuki TL, Macdonald P, Frohman MA, Ramachandran R, Iijima M, Sesaki H. Coincident phosphatidic acid interaction restrains Drp1 in mitochondrial division. Mol Cell. 2016;63:1034-43.
Yamada T, Adachi Y, Iijima M, Sesaki H. Making a division apparatus on mitochondria. Trends Biochem Sci. 2016;41:209-210

Hideki Nakamura, Ph.D.

Hideki Nakamura, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:
Nakamura H, Lee AA, Afshar AS, Lin YC, Tanigawa M, Suarez A, Razavi S, DeRose R, Bobb D, Hong W, Gabelli SB, Goutsias J, Inoue T. 2017. Intracellular production of hydrogels and synthetic RNA granules by multivalent molecular interactions. Nature Materials (In press, doi:10.1038/nmat5006)  
Kim AK, DeRose R, Ueno T, Lin B, Komatsu T, Nakamura H, Inoue T. Toward total synthesis of cell function: Reconstituting cell dynamics with synthetic biology. Sci Signal. 2016 Feb 9;9(414). Review.

Kie Itoh, Ph.D.

Kie Itoh, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:
Adachi Y, Itoh K, Iijima M, Sesaki H. 2017. Assay to measure interactions between purified Drp1 and synthetic liposomes. Bio-Protocol. Vol 7, Iss 9.
Bordt EA, Clerc P, Roelofs BA, Saladino AJ, Tretter L, Adam-Vizi V, Cherok E, Khalil A, Yadava N, Ge SX, Francis TC, Kennedy NW, Picton LK, Kumar T, Uppuluri S, Miller AM, Itoh K, Karbowski M, Sesaki H, Hill RB, Polster BM. 2017. The putative Drp1 inhibitor mdivi-1 Is a reversible mitochondrial complex I inhibitor that modulates reactive oxygen species. Dev Cell. 2017;40(6):583-594.
Adachi Y, Itoh K, Yamada T, Cerveny KL, Suzuki TL, Macdonald P, Frohman MA, Ramachandran R, Iijima M, Sesaki H. Coincident phosphatidic acid interaction restrains Drp1 in mitochondrial division. Mol Cell. 2016;63:1034-43.
Zhang L, Trushin S, Christensen TA, Bachmeier BV, Gateno B, Schroeder A, Yao J, Itoh K, Sesaki H, Poon WW, Gylys KH, Patterson ER, Parisi JE, Diaz Brinton R, Salisbury JL, Trushina E. Altered brain energetics induces mitochondrial fission arrest in Alzheimer's Disease. Sci Rep. 2016;6:18725
Roy M, Itoh K, Iijima M, Sesaki H. Parkin suppresses Drp1-independent mitochondrial division. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2016;475(3):283-8.
Genin EC, Plutino M, Bannwarth S, Villa E, Cisneros-Barroso E, Roy M, Ortega-Vila B, Fragaki K, Lespinasse F, Pinero-Martos E, Augé G, Moore D, Burté F, Lacas-Gervais S, Kageyama Y, Itoh K, Yu-Wai-Man P, Sesaki H, Ricci JE, Vives-Bauza C, Paquis-Flucklinger V. CHCHD10 mutations promote loss of mitochondrial cristae junctions with impaired mitochondrial genome maintenance and inhibition of apoptosis. EMBO Mol Med. 2015;8:58-72
Sesaki, H., Adachi, Y., Kageyama, Y., Itoh, K., and Iijima, M. (2014). In vivo functions of Drp1: Lessons learned from yeast genetics and mouse knockouts. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1842: 1179-1185.
Itoh, K., Tamura, Y., Iijima, M., and Sesaki H. (2013). Effects of Fcj1-Mos1 and mitochondrial division on aggregation of mitochondrial DNA nucleoids and organelle morphology. Mol. Biol. Cell. 24: 1842-1851
Sesaki, H., Adachi, Y., Kageyama, Y., Itoh, K., and Iijima, M. (2013). In vivo functions of Drp1: Lessons learned from yeast genetics and mouse knockouts. Biochim Biophys Acta. Epub ahead of print.
Itoh, K., Nakamura, K., Iijima, M., and Sesaki, H. (2013). Mitochondrial dynamics in neurodegeneration. Trends Cell Biol. 23: 64-71
Tamura, Y., Itoh, K. and Sesaki, H. (2011). SnapShot: Mitochondrial dynamics. Cell. 145:1158-11581e

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