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Amy E. Ikui
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College|Graduate Center
Phone: (718) 951-5000 Ext. 2674
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Subprogram: Plant Sciences
Research Interests: Cell cycle and cell growth regulation in green algae
Research Focus: Cancer/Cell Division and Death|Genetics/Development|Genome Integrity/DNA Damage and Repair/RNA Processing

Amy Ikui's research is focused on investigating DNA replication machinery in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

Awards and Grants
NIH SC1 2017-

Courses Taught
Graduate Cell Biology

Publications
Ikui AE*, Ueki N, Pecani K and Cross FR*. Conservation and divergence of DNA replication control in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. biorxiv (2020) doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.26.061929 (pre-print)

Khondker S, Kajjo S, Chandler-Brown D, Skotheim J, Rudner A and Ikui AE*.  PP2ACdc55 dephosphorylates Pds1 to inhibit spindle elongation. Journal of Cell Science (2020) 133(14) jcs243766. doi: 10.1242/jcs.243766

Schroeder L and Ikui AE*. Tryptophan confers resistance to SDS-associated cell membrane stress in Saccharomyces cerevisiae PLOS One (2019) 14 (3): e0199484 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199484

Kono K, Ikui AE. A new cell cycle checkpoint senses plasma membrane/cell wall damage in budding yeast BioEssays. (2017) 39(4) doi: 10.1002/bies.201600210

Kono K, Al-Zain A, Schroeder L, Nakanishi M, Ikui AE*. Plasma membrane/cell wall perturbation activates a novel cell cycle checkpoint in S. cerevisiae. PNAS (2016) 113(25) 6910-15.

Al-Zain A, Schroeder L, Sheglov A, Ikui AE*. Cdc6 degradation requires phospho-degron created by GSK-3 and Cdk1 for SCFCdc4 recognition in S. cerevisiae. MBoC (2015) 26(14):2609-19.

Ikui AE*, Rossio V, Schroeder L, Yoshida S. A yeast GSK-3 kinase Mck1 promotes Cdc6 degradation to inhibit DNA re-replication. PLOS Genetics (2012) 8(12) e1003099.

Social Media
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