Ekaterina L. Grishchuk, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Physiology
Department: Physiology

Contact information
Physiology Department
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
415 Curie Blvd.
675A Clinical Research Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 746-8178
Fax: (215) 573-2273
Lab: (215) 746-8177
M.S. (Physics, specialization in Biophysics)
Moscow State University, Russia, 1990.
Ph.D. (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology)
University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, 1997.
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Description of Research Expertise

Mechanisms that drive and control chromosome motions in mitosis

Selected Publications

Zaytsev, A.V., Sundin, L.J.R., DeLuca, K.F., Grishchuk*, E.L. and J.D. DeLuca*: Accurate phosphoregulation of kinetochore-microtubule affinity requires unconstrained molecular interactions. Journal of Cell Biology 206(1): 45-59, Jun 2014 Notes: (*equal contribution).

Gudimchuk Nikita , Benjamin Vitre, Yumi Kim, Anatoly Kiyatkin,Don W. Cleveland, Fazly I. Ataullakhanov and Ekaterina L. Grishchuk : Kinetochore kinesin CENP-E is a processive bi-directional tracker of dynamic microtubule tips Nature Cell Biology 15(9): 1079-88, Sep 2013.

Volkov VA, Zaytsev AV, Gudimchuk N, Grissom PM, Gintsburg AL, Ataullakhanov FI, McIntosh JR, and E.L. Grishchuk.: Long tethers provide high-force coupling of the Dam1 ring to shortening microtubules. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110(19): 7708-13, May 2013.

Schmidt, Jens C., Arthanari,H., Boeszoermenyi,A., Dashkevich, N.M., Wilson-Kubalek,E.M., Monnier,N., Markus,M., Oberer,M., Milligan,R.A., Bathe,M., Wagner,G., Grishchuk, E.L. and I.M. Cheeseman : The kinetochore-bound Ska1 complex tracks depolymerizing microtubules and binds to curved protofilaments. Developmental Cell 23(5): 968-80, Nov 2012.

Ekaterina L. Grishchuk, J. Richard McIntosh, Maxim I. Molodtsov, Fazly I. Ataullakhanov: Force generation by dynamic microtubule polymers. Comprehensive Biophysics. Elsevier, 4, May 2012.

Grishchuk Ekaterina L, Efremov Artem K, Volkov Vladimir A, Spiridonov Ilia S, Gudimchuk Nikita, Westermann Stefan, Drubin David, Barnes Georjana, McIntosh J Richard, Ataullakhanov Fazly I: The Dam1 ring binds microtubules strongly enough to be a processive as well as energy-efficient coupler for chromosome motion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105(40): 15423-8, Oct 2008.

McIntosh J Richard, Grishchuk Ekaterina L, Morphew Mary K, Efremov Artem K, Zhudenkov Kirill, Volkov Vladimir A, Cheeseman Iain M, Desai Arshad, Mastronarde David N, Ataullakhanov Fazly I: Fibrils connect microtubule tips with kinetochores: a mechanism to couple tubulin dynamics to chromosome motion. Cell 135(2): 322-33, Oct 2008.

Grishchuk Ekaterina L, Spiridonov Ilia S, Volkov Vladimir A, Efremov Artem K, Westermann Stefan, Drubin David, Barnes Georjana, Ataullakhanov Fazly I, McIntosh J Richard: Different assemblies of the DAM1 complex follow shortening microtubules by distinct mechanisms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105(19): 6918-23, May 2008.

Grishchuk Ekaterina L, McIntosh J Richard: Microtubule depolymerization can drive poleward chromosome motion in fission yeast. The EMBO journal 25(20): 4888-96, Oct 2006.

Grishchuk Ekaterina L, Molodtsov Maxim I, Ataullakhanov Fazly I, McIntosh J Richard: Force production by disassembling microtubules. Nature 438(7066): 384-8, Nov 2005.

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