(§Graduate students, #Undergraduate students, High School students)


Rich-Robinson J§, Russell A#, Mancini E, Das ME. 2020. Cdc42 reactivation at growth sites is regulated by cell-cycle-dependent removal of its GAP Rga4 in fission yeast. bioRxiv 2020.08.14.238121; doi: 

Peer-reviewed Publications

Onwubiko UN§, Rich-Robinson J§, Mustaf RA, Das ME. 2020. Cdc42 promotes Bgs1 recruitment for septum synthesis and glucanase localization for cell separation during cytokinesis in fission yeast. Small GTPases, Mar 22:1-8.

Hercyk B, Rich J§, Mitoubsi A, Harrell M, Das M. 2018. A novel interplay between GEFs orchestrates Cdc42 activation in cell polarity and cytokinesis. Journal of Cell Science 2019, 132:jcs236018-jcs236018. This article was highlighted in preLights.

Hercyk B and Das M. 2019. F-BAR Cdc15 Promotes Gef1-mediated Cdc42 Activation During Cytokinesis and Cell Polarization in S. pombe. Genetics, 2019, 213 (4): 1341-1356.

Hercyk B and Das M. 2019. Rho Family GTPases in Fission Yeast Cytokinesis. Communicative and Integrative Biology,Oct 21;12(1):171-180.

Hercyk B, Onwubiko UN§, Das M. 2019. Coordinating Septum Formation and the Actomyosin Ring during Cytokinesis in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Molecular Microbiology, Dec;112(6):1645-1657.

Onwubiko UN, Mlynarczyk PJ§, Wei B, Habiyaremye J#, Clack A#, Abel SM, Das ME. A Cdc42 GEF, Gef1, through endocytosis organizes F-BAR Cdc15 along the actomyosin ring and promotes concentric furrowing. *Journal of Cell Science 2019 132: jcs223776 doi: 10.1242/jcs.223776 Published 28 February 2019. PMID: 30709916. *This article was selected as an Editor’s highlight.

Wei B, Hercyk BS, Habiyaremye J#, Das M. 2017. Spatiotemporal analysis of cytokinetic events in fission yeast. JoVE, 120. PMID:28287547

Nuñez I, Rodriguez Pino M, Wiley DJ, Das M, Chen C, Goshima T, Kume K, Hirata D, Toda T and Verde F. 2016. Spatial control of translation repression and polarized growth by conserved NDR kinase Orb6 and RNA-binding protein Sts5. eLife, pii:e14216. Pubmed PMID: 27474797

Wei B, Hercyk BS, Mattson N, Mohammadi A#, Rich J#, DeBruyne E#, Clark MM#, Das M. 2016. Unique Spatiotemporal Activation Pattern of Cdc42 by Gef1 and Scd1 Promotes Different Events during Cytokinesis. *Molecular Biology of the Cell, 27(8):1235-45; PubMed PMID: 26941334. *This article was Highlighted in Molecular Biology of the Cell as well as American Society for Cell Biology newsletter.

Das M, Nuñez I, Rodriguez M, Wiley D J, Rodriguez J, Sarkeshik A, Yates III. J R, Buchwald P, and Verde F. 2015. “Phosphorylation-dependent inhibition of Cdc42 GEF Gef1 by 14-3-3 protein Rad24 spatially regulates Cdc42 GTPase activity and oscillatory dynamics during cell morphogenesis.” Molecular Biology of the Cell, 26(19):3520-34; PubMed PMID: 26246599

Das M, Verde F. 2013. “Role of Cdc42 dynamics in the control of fission yeast cell polarization.” Biochem Soc Trans. 41(6):1745-9.

Das M*, Drake T*, Buchwald P, Vavylonis D and Verde F. 2012. “Oscillatory dynamics of Cdc42 GTPase in the spatial control of polarized cell growth.” *Science, 2012, 337, 6091, 239-243. *Recommend in Faculty of 1000 Biology and highlighted in Editors’ Choice Cell Biology “Pole to Pole” Sci. Signal. *Co-authors

Das M, Chiron S and Verde F. 2010. “Microtubule-dependent spatial organization of mitochondria in fission yeast.” Methods in Cell Biology, 97, 203-21

Das M, Wiley D J, Chen X, Shah K and Verde F. 2009. “Conserved NDR kinase Orb6 controls polarized cell growth by spatial regulation of the small GTPase Cdc42.” Current Biology, 19, 1314-19. *This article was recommended in Faculty of 1000 Biology.

Iyer R S, Das M and Bhat P J. 2008. “Pseudohyphal differentiation defect due to mutations in GPCR and ammonium signaling is suppressed by low glucose concentration: A possible integrated role for Carbon and Nitrogen limitation.” Current Genetics, 54, 71-81

Das M*, Wiley D J*, Medina S, Vincent H, Larrea M, Oriolo A and Verde F. 2007. “Regulation of cell diameter, For3p localization and cell symmetry by fission yeast Rho-GAP Rga4p.” *Molecular Biology of the Cell, 18, 2090-101. *This article was Highlighted in InCytes in the June Issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell as well as American Society for Cell Biology newsletter. * Co-authors

Das M and Bhat P J. 2005. “Disruption of MRG19 results in altered nitrogen metabolic status and defect in pseudohyphal development: Evidence for a link between metabolic status and developmental pathway.” *Microbiology, 151, 91-8 *This article was recommended in Faculty of 1000 Biology.

Khanday F A, *Saha M and Bhat P J. 2002. “Molecular Characterization of MRG19 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Implication in the Regulation of Galactose and Nonfermentable Carbon Source Utilization.” European Journal of Biochemistry, 269, 5840-50 (*Maiden name)