C. elegans  meiotic nuclei stained to visualize DNA (blue), PCH-2 (green) and a marker for meiotic entry, phosphorylated SUN-1 (red)

C. elegans meiotic nuclei stained to visualize DNA (blue), PCH-2 (green) and a marker for meiotic entry, phosphorylated SUN-1 (red)


Defachelles, L., A.E. Russo, C.R. Nelson and N. Bhalla. 2018. PCH-2(TRIP13) regulates spindle checkpoint strength. [bioRxiv]

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Bohr, T., C.R. Nelson, S. Giacopazzi, P. Lamelza and N. Bhalla. 2018. Shugoshin is essential for meiotic prophase checkpoints in C. elegans. Current Biology. 28(20): 3199-3211. [Pubmed]

Bohr, T., G. Ashley, E. Eggleston, K. Firestone and N. Bhalla. 2016. Synaptonemal complex components are required for meiotic checkpoint function in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. 204(3):987-997. [Pubmed]

Nelson, C.R., T. Hwang, P.H. Chen and N. Bhalla. 2015. TRIP13(PCH-2) promotes Mad2 localization to unattached kinetochores in the spindle checkpoint response. J Cell Biol. 211(3):503-516. [Pubmed]

Bohr, T., C.R. Nelson and N. Bhalla. 2015. Spindle assembly checkpoint proteins regulate and monitor meiotic synapsis in C. elegans. J Cell Biol. 211(2):233-242. [Pubmed]

Ye, A.L., J.M. Ragle, B. Conradt and N. Bhalla. 2014. Differential regulation of germline apoptosis in response to meiotic checkpoint activation. Genetics. 198(3):995-1000. [Pubmed]

Deshong, A., A.L. Ye, P. Lamelza, and N. Bhalla. 2014. A quality control mechanism coordinates events during meiotic prophase in C. elegans. PLoS Genet. 10(4): e1004291. [Pubmed]

Lamelza, P. and N. Bhalla. 2012. Histone methyltransferases MES-4 and MET-1 promote meiotic checkpoint activation in Caenorabditis elegans.  PLoS Genet. 8(11): e1003089. [Pubmed]

Harper, N.C., R. Rillo, S. Jover-Gil, Z.J. Assaf, N. Bhalla, A.F. Dernburg.  2011. Pairing Centers recruit a Polo-like kinase to orchestrate meiotic chromosome dynamics in C. elegansDev Cell. 21(5): 934-47. [Pubmed]

Additional Publications (invited commentaries and reviews):

Calisi, R.M. and a Working Group of Mothers in Science. 2018. Opinion: How to tackle the childcare-conference conundrum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 115(12):2845-2849. [Pubmed]

Berg J.M., Bhalla N., Bourne P.E., Chalfie M., Drubin D.G., Fraser J.S., Greider C.W., Hendricks M., Jones C., Kiley R., King S., Kirschner M.W., Krumholz H.M., Lehmann R., Leptin M., Pulverer B., Rosenzweig B., Spiro J.E., Stebbins M., Strasser C., Swaminathan S., Turner P., Vale R.D., VijayRaghavan K., Wolberger C. 2016. Preprints for the life sciences. Science. 352(6288):899-901. [Pubmed]

Bhalla, N. 2016. Has the time come for preprints in biology? MBC. 27(8):1185-7. [Pubmed]

Ye, A.L. and N. Bhalla.  2011. Reproductive Aging: Insights from Model Systems (Review). Biochem Soc Trans. 39(6): 1770-1774. [Pubmed]

Paschal, C.R. and N. Bhalla. 2011. The cohesin complex: a platform for DNA damage checkpoint activation and repair? (Commentary) Curr Biol. 21(17): R649-50. [Pubmed]

Bhalla, N. 2010. Meiosis: Repair or removal? (Commentary) Curr Biol. 20(23): R1014-6. [Pubmed]

Bhalla, N. and A.F. Dernburg. 2008. Prelude to a Division (Review).  Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol.  24: 397-424. [Pubmed]