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Jennifer Waters, Ph.D.

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2019 - 2024
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Imaging Scientist

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  1. Waters JC. A Novel Paradigm for Expert Core Facility Staff Training. Trends Cell Biol. 2020 09; 30(9):669-672. PMID: 32622700.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Guo M, Li Y, Su Y, Lambert T, Nogare DD, Moyle MW, Duncan LH, Ikegami R, Santella A, Rey-Suarez I, Green D, Beiriger A, Chen J, Vishwasrao H, Ganesan S, Prince V, Waters JC, Annunziata CM, Hafner M, Mohler WA, Chitnis AB, Upadhyaya A, Usdin TB, Bao Z, Colón-Ramos D, La Riviere P, Liu H, Wu Y, Shroff H. Rapid image deconvolution and multiview fusion for optical microscopy. Nat Biotechnol. 2020 11; 38(11):1337-1346. PMID: 32601431; PMCID: PMC7642198.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  3. Jost AP, Waters JC. Designing a rigorous microscopy experiment: Validating methods and avoiding bias. J Cell Biol. 2019 05 06; 218(5):1452-1466. PMID: 30894402; PMCID: PMC6504886.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  4. Hirsch SM, Sundaramoorthy S, Davies T, Zhuravlev Y, Waters JC, Shirasu-Hiza M, Dumont J, Canman JC. FLIRT: fast local infrared thermogenetics for subcellular control of protein function. Nat Methods. 2018 11; 15(11):921-923. PMID: 30377360; PMCID: PMC6295154.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. Nordenfelt P, Moore TI, Mehta SB, Kalappurakkal JM, Swaminathan V, Koga N, Lambert TJ, Baker D, Waters JC, Oldenbourg R, Tani T, Mayor S, Waterman CM, Springer TA. Direction of actin flow dictates integrin LFA-1 orientation during leukocyte migration. Nat Commun. 2017 12 11; 8(1):2047. PMID: 29229906.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Icha J, Weber M, Waters JC, Norden C. Phototoxicity in live fluorescence microscopy, and how to avoid it. Bioessays. 2017 08; 39(8). PMID: 28749075.
    Citations: 70     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  7. Nadarajan S, Lambert TJ, Altendorfer E, Gao J, Blower MD, Waters JC, Colaiácovo MP. Polo-like kinase-dependent phosphorylation of the synaptonemal complex protein SYP-4 regulates double-strand break formation through a negative feedback loop. Elife. 2017 03 27; 6. PMID: 28346135; PMCID: PMC5423773.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  8. Lambert TJ, Waters JC. Navigating challenges in the application of superresolution microscopy. J Cell Biol. 2017 Jan 02; 216(1):53-63. PMID: 27920217; PMCID: PMC5223610.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  9. Waters JC, Wittmann T. Concepts in quantitative fluorescence microscopy. Methods Cell Biol. 2014; 123:1-18. PMID: 24974019.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  10. Lambert TJ, Waters JC. Assessing camera performance for quantitative microscopy. Methods Cell Biol. 2014; 123:35-53. PMID: 24974021.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    
  11. Waters JC, Wittmann T. Quantitative imaging in cell biology. Preface. Methods Cell Biol. 2014; 123:xix-xx. PMID: 24974047.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Petrak LJ, Waters JC. A practical guide to microscope care and maintenance. Methods Cell Biol. 2014; 123:55-76. PMID: 24974022.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Salmon ED, Shaw SL, Waters JC, Waterman-Storer CM, Maddox PS, Yeh E, Bloom K. A high-resolution multimode digital microscope system. Methods Cell Biol. 2013; 114:179-210. PMID: 23931508.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  14. Waters JC. Live-cell fluorescence imaging. Methods Cell Biol. 2013; 114:125-50. PMID: 23931505.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  15. Salmon WC, Waters JC. CCD cameras for fluorescence imaging of living cells. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Jul 01; 2011(7):790-802. PMID: 21724827.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  16. Waters JC. Accuracy and precision in quantitative fluorescence microscopy. J Cell Biol. 2009 Jun 29; 185(7):1135-48. PMID: 19564400.
    Citations: 213     Fields:    
  17. Murray JM, Appleton PL, Swedlow JR, Waters JC. Evaluating performance in three-dimensional fluorescence microscopy. J Microsc. 2007 Dec; 228(Pt 3):390-405. PMID: 18045334.
    Citations: 49     Fields:    
  18. Salmon ED, Shaw SL, Waters JC, Waterman-Storer CM, Maddox PS, Yeh E, Bloom K. A high-resolution multimode digital microscope system. Methods Cell Biol. 2007; 81:187-218. PMID: 17519169.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  19. Waters JC. Live-cell fluorescence imaging. Methods Cell Biol. 2007; 81:115-40. PMID: 17519165.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  20. Salic A, Waters JC, Mitchison TJ. Vertebrate shugoshin links sister centromere cohesion and kinetochore microtubule stability in mitosis. Cell. 2004 Sep 03; 118(5):567-78. PMID: 15339662.
    Citations: 136     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  21. Salmon ED, Shaw SL, Waters J, Waterman-Storer CM, Maddox PS, Yeh E, Bloom K. A high-resolution multimode digital microscope system. Methods Cell Biol. 2003; 72:185-216. PMID: 14719333.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  22. Nicklas RB, Waters JC, Salmon ED, Ward SC. Checkpoint signals in grasshopper meiosis are sensitive to microtubule attachment, but tension is still essential. J Cell Sci. 2001 Dec; 114(Pt 23):4173-83. PMID: 11739650.
    Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  23. Waters JC, Chen RH, Murray AW, Gorbsky GJ, Salmon ED, Nicklas RB. Mad2 binding by phosphorylated kinetochores links error detection and checkpoint action in mitosis. Curr Biol. 1999 Jun 17; 9(12):649-52. PMID: 10375530.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  24. Waters JC, Chen RH, Murray AW, Salmon ED. Localization of Mad2 to kinetochores depends on microtubule attachment, not tension. J Cell Biol. 1998 Jun 01; 141(5):1181-91. PMID: 9606210; PMCID: PMC2137189.
    Citations: 198     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  25. Waters JC, Salmon E. Pathways of spindle assembly. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1997 Feb; 9(1):37-43. PMID: 9013671.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  26. Waters JC, Skibbens RV, Salmon ED. Oscillating mitotic newt lung cell kinetochores are, on average, under tension and rarely push. J Cell Sci. 1996 Dec; 109 ( Pt 12):2823-31. PMID: 9013330.
    Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  27. Chen RH, Waters JC, Salmon ED, Murray AW. Association of spindle assembly checkpoint component XMAD2 with unattached kinetochores. Science. 1996 Oct 11; 274(5285):242-6. PMID: 8824188.
    Citations: 186     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  28. Waters JC, Mitchison TJ, Rieder CL, Salmon ED. The kinetochore microtubule minus-end disassembly associated with poleward flux produces a force that can do work. Mol Biol Cell. 1996 Oct; 7(10):1547-58. PMID: 8898361; PMCID: PMC276005.
    Citations: 79     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  29. Waters JC, Salmon ED. Cytoskeleton: a catastrophic kinesin. Curr Biol. 1996 Apr 01; 6(4):361-3. PMID: 8723332.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  30. Waters JC, Salmon ED. Chromosomes take an active role in spindle assembly. Bioessays. 1995 Nov; 17(11):911-4. PMID: 8526883.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  31. Waters JC, Cole RW, Rieder CL. The force-producing mechanism for centrosome separation during spindle formation in vertebrates is intrinsic to each aster. J Cell Biol. 1993 Jul; 122(2):361-72. PMID: 8320259; PMCID: PMC2119639.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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