HudsonAlpha Journal Club

The HudsonAlpha Journal Club gives trainees at the Institute an opportunity to present and discuss publications relevant to their research areas. The meetings provide the trainees in HudsonAlpha labs valuable experience with science communication and presentations. Journal Club is hosted by HudsonAlpha faculty investigator Sara Cooper, PhD.

Upcoming Journal Club Meetings

Timley Watkins

Halpern, Keren Bahar, Rom Shenhav, Orit Matcovitch-Natan, Beáta Tóth, Doron Lemze, Matan Golan, Efi E. Massasa et al. “Single-cell spatial reconstruction reveals global division of labour in the mammalian liver.”Nature 542, no. 7641 (2017): 352-356.

Emily Ross

Topic TBD

Ryne Ramaker

Topic TBD

Previous Paper Discussions

Matthew Neu

Stessman, H.A., Xiong, B., Coe, B.P., Wang, T., Hoekzema, K., Fenckova, M., Kvarnung, M., Gerdts, J., Trinh, S., Cosemans, N. and Vives, L., 2017. Targeted sequencing identifies 91 neurodevelopmental-disorder risk genes with autism and developmental-disability biases. Nature genetics49(4), pp.515-526.


Brian Moyers

Li, S., Alvarez, R.V., Sharan, R., Landsman, D. and Ovcharenko, I., 2016. Quantifying deleterious effects of regulatory variants. Nucleic acids research45(5), pp.2307-2317.


James Lawlor

Zhang, Yu, Lin An, Feng Yue, and Ross C. Hardison. “Jointly characterizing epigenetic dynamics across multiple human cell types.” Nucleic acids research 44, no. 14 (2016): 6721-6731.


Kimberly Hobbs

Klann, Tyler S., Joshua B. Black, Malathi Chellappan, Alexias Safi, Lingyun Song, Isaac B. Hilton, Gregory E. Crawford, Timothy E. Reddy, and Charles A. Gersbach. “CRISPR-Cas9 epigenome editing enables high-throughput screening for functional regulatory elements in the human genome.” Nature biotechnology (2017).


Kevin Bowling, May 3, 2017

Saleheen, Danish, Pradeep Natarajan, Irina M. Armean, Wei Zhao, Asif Rasheed, Sumeet A. Khetarpal, Hong-Hee Won et al. “Human knockouts and phenotypic analysis in a cohort with a high rate of consanguinity.” Nature 544, no. 7649 (2017): 235-239.


Jaimie Richards, April 19, 2017

Yusuf, Rafeek A., Deevakar Rogith, Shelly RA Hovick, Susan K. Peterson, Allison M. Burton‐Chase, Bryan M. Fellman, Yisheng Li, Carolyn McKinney, Elmer V. Bernstam, and Funda Meric‐Bernstam. “Attitudes toward molecular testing for personalized cancer therapy.” Cancer 121, no. 2 (2015): 243-250.


Megan Breitbach, April 5, 2017

Erikson, Galina A., Dale L. Bodian, Manuel Rueda, Bhuvan Molparia, Erick R. Scott, Ashley A. Scott-Van Zeeland, Sarah E. Topol et al. “Whole-genome sequencing of a healthy aging cohort.” Cell 165, no. 4 (2016): 1002-1011.


Michelle Amaral, March 15, 2017

Sambandan, S., Akbalik, G., Kochen, L., Rinne, J., Kahlstatt, J., Glock, C., … & Schuman, E. M. (2017). Activity-dependent spatially localized miRNA maturation in neuronal dendrites. Science, 355(6325), 634-637.


Emily Gordon, March 1, 2017

Verissimo, C. S., Overmeer, R. M., Ponsioen, B., Drost, J., Mertens, S., Verlaan-Klink, I., … & Bernards, R. (2016). Targeting mutant RAS in patient-derived colorectal cancer organoids by combinatorial drug screening. eLife, 5, e18489.


Krysta Engel, February 15, 2017

Jagannathan, S., & Bradley, R. K. (2016). Translational plasticity facilitates the accumulation of nonsense genetic variants in the human population. Genome Research26(12), 1639-1650.


Nick Cochran, January 25, 2017

Chailangkarn, T., Trujillo, C. A., Freitas, B. C., Hrvoj-Mihic, B., Herai, R. H., Diana, X. Y., … & Stefanacci, L. (2016). A human neurodevelopmental model for Williams syndrome. Nature536(7616), 338-343.


Surya Chhetri, January 13, 2016

Domcke, S., Bardet, A. F., Ginno, P. A., Hartl, D., Burger, L., & Schübeler, D. (2015). Competition between DNA methylation and transcription factors determines binding of NRF1. Nature.


Drew Hardigan, December 7, 2016

Javierre, Biola M., Oliver S. Burren, Steven P. Wilder, Roman Kreuzhuber, Steven M. Hill, Sven Sewitz, Jonathan Cairns et al. “Lineage-Specific Genome Architecture Links Enhancers and Non-coding Disease Variants to Target Gene Promoters.” Cell 167, no. 5 (2016): 1369-1384.


Brittany Lasseigne, November 16, 2016

Hause, R. J., Pritchard, C. C., Shendure, J., & Salipante, S. J. (2016). Classification and characterization of microsatellite instability across 18 cancer types. Nature Medicine.


Ryan Ramaker, November 2, 2016

Katainen, R., Dave, K., Pitkänen, E., Palin, K., Kivioja, T., Välimäki, N., … & Kondelin, J. (2015). CTCF/cohesin-binding sites are frequently mutated in cancer. Nature genetics47(7), 818-821.


Jaimie Richards, October 19, 2017

Ewing, A., Thompson, N., & Ricks-Santi, L. (2015). Strategies for enrollment of African Americans into cancer genetic studies. Journal of Cancer Education30(1), 108-115.

Keenan, T., Moy, B., Mroz, E. A., Ross, K., Niemierko, A., Rocco, J. W., … & Bardia, A. (2015). Comparison of the genomic landscape between primary breast cancer in African American versus white women and the association of racial differences with tumor recurrence. Journal of Clinical Oncology, JCO-2015.


Timley Watkins, October 5, 2016

Chew, W. L., Tabebordbar, M., Cheng, J. K., Mali, P., Wu, E. Y., Ng, A. H., … & Church, G. M. (2016). A multifunctional AAV-CRISPR-Cas9 and its host response. Nature Methods13(10), 868-874.


Matthew Neu, September 15, 2016

Krishnan, A., Zhang, R., Yao, V., Theesfeld, C. L., Wong, A. K., Tadych, A., … & Troyanskaya, O. G. (2016). Genome-wide prediction and functional characterization of the genetic basis of autism spectrum disorder. Nature Neuroscience.