This QuickTime movie represents a comparison of Structural Models for the Transcrition Preinitiation Complex (PIC).

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Structural Models for the Transcription Preinitiation Complex (PIC)

Cryo-EM reconstruction of purified yeast PIC with available crystal structures docked from Murikami, Kornberg and colleagues.
Murikami et al. Science DOI:10.1126/science 1238724 (2013)

Negative stain reconstruction of step-wise assembled humen PIC with available crystal structures docked from He, Nogales and colleagues
He et al. Nature 495, 481-486 (2013)

Cryo-EM reconstruction of partial human PIC (lacking TFIIH) with available crystal structures docked from He, Nogales and colleagues.
He et al. Nature 495, 481-486 (2013)

Microtubules - Structure, Function and Dynamics

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Recent publications

The following publications have been accepted and are currently in press. Baskaran et al. <a href=http://elifesciences.org/content/early/2014/12/09/eLife.05115> Architecture and dynamics of the autophagic phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase complex</a><i>eLife</i>, 2014;10.7554 Epub Raymond Staals, Yifan Zhu, David Taylor et al. <a href=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1097276514007898> RNA Targeting by the Type III-A CRISPR-Cas Csm Complex of Thermus thermophilus.</a> <i>Mol Cell</i> <b>56</b>, 518-539 Greg Alushin et al. <a href=http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24855948> High-Resolution Microtubule Structures Reveal the Structural Transitions in αβ-Tubulin upon GTP Hydrolysis</a><i>Cell</i>, 157(5)1117-29. Megan Hochstrasser, David Taylor et al. <a href=http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24748111> CasA mediates Cas3-catalyzed target degradation during CRISPR RNA-guided interference.</a><i>Proc Natl Acad Sci</i>, <b>111(18)</b>, 6618-23.

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Eva Nogales was announced as the receipient of the 2015 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award.
This award is sponsored by Genentech, and granted in recognition of exceptional contributions in protein science which profoundly influence our understanding of biology.

Thesis award

David Taylor and Vignesh Kasinath have repectivley received the Damon Runyon and Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowships.
David Taylor received the Mary Ellen Jones Dissertation Prize, which is awarded annually to recognize the most distinguished dissertation in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University.