User:Jessica Polka

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  • Jessica Polka
  • Postdoc, lab of Pamela Silver
  • Systems Biology Dept, Harvard Medical School
  • 200 Longwood Avenue WAB 561
  • Boston MA 02115

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  • 2012, PhD, University of California San Francisco (lab of R. Dyche Mullins)
  • 2007, BS, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (lab of Ted Salmon)

Research interests

  1. Bacterial Cytoskeleton
  2. Carboxysome organization


  1. [Induced_sensitivity_of_Bacillus_subtilis_colony_morphology_to_mechanical_media_compression]
  2. Polka JK, Kollman JM, and Mullins RD. Accessory factors promote AlfA-dependent plasmid segregation by regulating filament nucleation, disassembly, and bundling. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 11;111(6):2176-81. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1304127111 | PubMed ID:24481252 | HubMed [Accessory_factors_promote_AlfA-dependent_plasmid_segregation_by_regulating_filament_nucleation_disassembly_and_bundling]
  3. Polka JK and Silver PA. Building synthetic cellular organization. Mol Biol Cell. 2013 Dec;24(23):3585-7. DOI:10.1091/mbc.E13-03-0155 | PubMed ID:24288075 | HubMed [Building_Synthetic_Cellular_Organization]
  4. Chen AH, Robinson-Mosher A, Savage DF, Silver PA, and Polka JK. The bacterial carbon-fixing organelle is formed by shell envelopment of preassembled cargo. PLoS One. 2013;8(9):e76127. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0076127 | PubMed ID:24023971 | HubMed [The_bacterial_carbon-fixing_organelle_is_formed_by_shell_envelopment_of_preassembled_cargo]
  5. Rivera CR, Kollman JM, Polka JK, Agard DA, and Mullins RD. Architecture and assembly of a divergent member of the ParM family of bacterial actin-like proteins. J Biol Chem. 2011 Apr 22;286(16):14282-90. DOI:10.1074/jbc.M110.203828 | PubMed ID:21339292 | HubMed [Architecture_and_assembly_of_a_divergent_member_of_the_ParM_family_of_bacterial_actin-like_proteins]
  6. Kollman JM, Polka JK, Zelter A, Davis TN, and Agard DA. Microtubule nucleating gamma-TuSC assembles structures with 13-fold microtubule-like symmetry. Nature. 2010 Aug 12;466(7308):879-82. DOI:10.1038/nature09207 | PubMed ID:20631709 | HubMed [Microtubule_nucleating_gamma-TuSC_assembles_structures_with_13-fold_microtubule-like_symmetry]
  7. Polka JK, Kollman JM, Agard DA, and Mullins RD. The structure and assembly dynamics of plasmid actin AlfA imply a novel mechanism of DNA segregation. J Bacteriol. 2009 Oct;191(20):6219-30. DOI:10.1128/JB.00676-09 | PubMed ID:19666709 | HubMed [The_structure_and_assembly_dynamics_of_plasmid_actin_AlfA_imply_a_novel_mechanism_of_DNAsegregation]
  8. Ciferri C, Pasqualato S, Screpanti E, Varetti G, Santaguida S, Dos Reis G, Maiolica A, Polka J, De Luca JG, De Wulf P, Salek M, Rappsilber J, Moores CA, Salmon ED, and Musacchio A. Implications for kinetochore-microtubule attachment from the structure of an engineered Ndc80 complex. Cell. 2008 May 2;133(3):427-39. DOI:10.1016/j.cell.2008.03.020 | PubMed ID:18455984 | HubMed [Implications_for_kinetochore-microtubule_attachment_from_the_structure_of_an_engineered_Ndc80_complex]

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