Erik Griffin

Assistant Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program

348 Life Sciences Center
HB 6044
Department:
Biological Sciences
Education:
B.A. Swarthmore College
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology

Selected Publications

Griffin EE, Odde DJ, Seydoux G (2011) Regulation of the MEX-5 gradient by a spatially separated kinase/phosphatase cycle. Cell , Vol 146: 955-968.

Motegi F, Zonies S, Hao Y, Cuenca AA, Griffin EE, Seydoux G (2011)  Microtubules induce self-organization of polarized PAR domains in Caenorhabditis elegans zygotes. Nature Cell Biology, Published online October 9, 2011.

Griffin EE, Chan DC (2006) Domain interactions within Fzo1 oligomers are essential for mitochondrial fusion.  Journal of Biological Chemistry, 281: 16599-16606.

Griffin EE, Detmer SA, Chan DC (2006) Molecular mechanism of mitochondrial fusion.  Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Reviews, 1763:482-489.

Griffin EE, Graumann J, Chan DC (2005) The WD40 protein Caf4p is a component of the mitochondrial fission machinery and recruits Dnm1p to mitochondria.  Journal of Cell Biology, 170: 237-248.

Speaking Engagements

Griffin EE (2012) The Establishment of cytoplasmic polarity in the C. elegans zygote. Dartmouth Molecular Biology and Genetics Graduate Program Retreat. White Mountains, NH.

 

Griffin EE, Motegi F, Seydoux G (2009) Generation of asymmetry in the cytoplasm by PAR-1-dependent local regulation of protein diffusion. Cell Polarity Minisymposium, American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Griffin EE, Motegi F, Seydoux G (2009) Generation of asymmetry in the cytoplasm by PAR-1-dependent local regulation of protein diffusion. Gordon Research Conference on Developmental Biology, Andover, NH.

Griffin EE, Motegi F, Seydoux G (2008) Establishment of cytoplasmic polarity:  MEX-5 asymmetry in the C. elegans zygote results from protein redistribution. 2008 Santa Cruz Developmental Biology Meeting, Santa Cruz, CA.

Griffin EE, Seydoux GS (2008) Zygotic MEX-5 asymmetry results from protein redistribution and may be regulated by PAR-1 phosphorylation. 2008 C. elegans Development and Evolution Meeting, Madison, WI.

Griffin EE, Graumann J, Chan DC (2005) Identification and characterization of Caf4p: a component of the mitochondrial fission complex. Southern California Mitochondria Meeting, Pasadena, CA.