Elizabeth Villa

Title(s)Associate Professor, Molecular Biology
SchoolVc-academic Affairs
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Molecular and cellular biology of the phage nucleus and spindle
    NIH R01GM129245Sep 6, 2018 - Jul 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Opening Windows into the Cell: Revealing the Molecular Architecture of the Nuclear Periphery
    NIH DP2GM123494Sep 30, 2016 - May 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Forespore engulfment during B. subtilis sporulation
    NIH R01GM057045Jan 1, 1998 - Dec 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Bringing Structure to Cell Biology with Cryo-Electron Tomography. Annu Rev Biophys. 2023 05 09; 52:573-595. Young LN, Villa E. PMID: 37159298.
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    2. Identifying the core genome of the nucleus-forming bacteriophage family and characterization of Erwinia phage RAY. Cell Rep. 2023 Apr 28; 42(5):112432. Prichard A, Lee J, Laughlin TG, Lee A, Thomas KP, Sy AE, Spencer T, Asavavimol A, Cafferata A, Cameron M, Chiu N, Davydov D, Desai I, Diaz G, Guereca M, Hearst K, Huang L, Jacobs E, Johnson A, Kahn S, Koch R, Martinez A, Norquist M, Pau T, Prasad G, Saam K, Sandhu M, Sarabia AJ, Schumaker S, Sonin A, Uyeno A, Zhao A, Corbett KD, Pogliano K, Meyer J, Grose JH, Villa E, Dutton R, Pogliano J. PMID: 37120812.
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    3. A cytoskeletal vortex drives phage nucleus rotation during jumbo phage replication in E. coli. Cell Rep. 2022 08 16; 40(7):111179. Birkholz EA, Laughlin TG, Armbruster E, Suslov S, Lee J, Wittmann J, Corbett KD, Villa E, Pogliano J. PMID: 35977483; PMCID: PMC9891218.
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    4. Architecture and self-assembly of the jumbo bacteriophage nuclear shell. Nature. 2022 08; 608(7922):429-435. Laughlin TG, Deep A, Prichard AM, Seitz C, Gu Y, Enustun E, Suslov S, Khanna K, Birkholz EA, Armbruster E, McCammon JA, Amaro RE, Pogliano J, Corbett KD, Villa E. PMID: 35922510; PMCID: PMC9365700.
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    5. Subcellular organization of viral particles during maturation of nucleus-forming jumbo phage. Sci Adv. 2022 05 06; 8(18):eabj9670. Chaikeeratisak V, Khanna K, Nguyen KT, Egan ME, Enustun E, Armbruster E, Lee J, Pogliano K, Villa E, Pogliano J. PMID: 35507660; PMCID: PMC9067925.
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    6. Entropy-regularized deconvolution of cellular cryotransmission electron tomograms. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 12 14; 118(50). Croxford M, Elbaum M, Arigovindan M, Kam Z, Agard D, Villa E, Sedat J. PMID: 34876518; PMCID: PMC8685678.
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    7. Selective transport of fluorescent proteins into the phage nucleus. PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0251429. Nguyen KT, Sugie J, Khanna K, Egan ME, Birkholz EA, Lee J, Beierschmitt C, Villa E, Pogliano J. PMID: 34111132; PMCID: PMC8191949.
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    8. Asymmetric localization of the cell division machinery during Bacillus subtilis sporulation. Elife. 2021 05 21; 10. Khanna K, Lopez-Garrido J, Sugie J, Pogliano K, Villa E. PMID: 34018921; PMCID: PMC8192124.
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    9. The SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid phosphoprotein forms mutually exclusive condensates with RNA and the membrane-associated M protein. Nat Commun. 2021 01 21; 12(1):502. Lu S, Ye Q, Singh D, Cao Y, Diedrich JK, Yates JR, Villa E, Cleveland DW, Corbett KD. PMID: 33479198; PMCID: PMC7820290.
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    10. Practical Approaches for Cryo-FIB Milling and Applications for Cellular Cryo-Electron Tomography. Methods Mol Biol. 2021; 2215:49-82. Lam V, Villa E. PMID: 33367999; PMCID: PMC8836527.
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    11. HSP70 chaperones RNA-free TDP-43 into anisotropic intranuclear liquid spherical shells. Science. 2021 02 05; 371(6529). Yu H, Lu S, Gasior K, Singh D, Vazquez-Sanchez S, Tapia O, Toprani D, Beccari MS, Yates JR, Da Cruz S, Newby JM, Lafarga M, Gladfelter AS, Villa E, Cleveland DW. PMID: 33335017; PMCID: PMC8286096.
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    12. Structure of LRRK2 in Parkinson's disease and model for microtubule interaction. Nature. 2020 12; 588(7837):344-349. Deniston CK, Salogiannis J, Mathea S, Snead DM, Lahiri I, Matyszewski M, Donosa O, Watanabe R, Böhning J, Shiau AK, Knapp S, Villa E, Reck-Peterson SL, Leschziner AE. PMID: 32814344; PMCID: PMC7726071.
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    13. The In Situ Structure of Parkinson's Disease-Linked LRRK2. Cell. 2020 09 17; 182(6):1508-1518.e16. Watanabe R, Buschauer R, Böhning J, Audagnotto M, Lasker K, Lu TW, Boassa D, Taylor S, Villa E. PMID: 32783917; PMCID: PMC7869717.
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    14. The SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid phosphoprotein forms mutually exclusive condensates with RNA and the membrane-associated M protein. bioRxiv. 2020 Jul 31. Lu S, Ye Q, Singh D, Villa E, Cleveland DW, Corbett KD. PMID: 32766587; PMCID: PMC7402048.
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    15. Preparing samples from whole cells using focused-ion-beam milling for cryo-electron tomography. Nat Protoc. 2020 06; 15(6):2041-2070. Wagner FR, Watanabe R, Schampers R, Singh D, Persoon H, Schaffer M, Fruhstorfer P, Plitzko J, Villa E. PMID: 32405053; PMCID: PMC8053421.
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    16. The molecular architecture of engulfment during Bacillus subtilis sporulation. Elife. 2019 07 08; 8. Khanna K, Lopez-Garrido J, Zhao Z, Watanabe R, Yuan Y, Sugie J, Pogliano K, Villa E. PMID: 31282858; PMCID: PMC6684271.
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    17. Viral Capsid Trafficking along Treadmilling Tubulin Filaments in Bacteria. Cell. 2019 06 13; 177(7):1771-1780.e12. Chaikeeratisak V, Khanna K, Nguyen KT, Sugie J, Egan ME, Erb ML, Vavilina A, Nonejuie P, Nieweglowska E, Pogliano K, Agard DA, Villa E, Pogliano J. PMID: 31199917; PMCID: PMC7301877.
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    18. Chromosome Translocation Inflates Bacillus Forespores and Impacts Cellular Morphology. Cell. 2018 02 08; 172(4):758-770.e14. Lopez-Garrido J, Ojkic N, Khanna K, Wagner FR, Villa E, Endres RG, Pogliano K. PMID: 29425492; PMCID: PMC6370482.
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    19. Biography of Klaus Schulten. J Phys Chem B. 2017 04 20; 121(15):3206. Amaro RE, Villa E, Luthey-Schulten Z. PMID: 28423903.
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    20. Assembly of a nucleus-like structure during viral replication in bacteria. Science. 2017 01 13; 355(6321):194-197. Chaikeeratisak V, Nguyen K, Khanna K, Brilot AF, Erb ML, Coker JK, Vavilina A, Newton GL, Buschauer R, Pogliano K, Villa E, Agard DA, Pogliano J. PMID: 28082593; PMCID: PMC6028185.
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    21. Finding the right fit: chiseling structures out of cryo-electron microscopy maps. Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2014 Apr; 25:118-25. Villa E, Lasker K. PMID: 24814094.
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