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Selected Publications

  • Cheerambathur DK, Prevo B, Chow T, Hattersley N, Wang S, Zhao Z, Kim T, Gerson-Gurwitz A, Oegema K, Green R and Desai A. The kinetochore-microtubule coupling machinery is repurposed in sensory nervous system morphogenesis. Developmental Cell 48 (2019).
  • Martino L, Morchoisne-Bolhy S, Cheerambathur DK, Van Hove L, Dumont J, Joly N, Desai A, Doye V and Pintard L. Channel nucleoporins recruit PLK-1 to nuclear pore complexes to direct nuclear envelope breakdown in C. elegansDevelopmental Cell 43, 151-171 (2017).
  • Wang S, Tang NH, Lara-Gonzalez P, Zhao Z, Cheerambathur DK, Prevo B, Chisholm AD, Desai A and Oegema K. A toolkit for GFP-mediated tissue-specific protein degradation in C. elegansDevelopment 144, 2694-2701 (2017).
  • Cheerambathur DK, Prevo B, Hattersley N, Lewellyn L, Corbett KD, Oegema K and Desai A. Dephosphorylation of the Ndc80 tail stabilizes kinetochore-microtubule attachments via the Ska complex. Developmental Cell 41, 424-437 (2017).
  • Gama JB, Pereira C, Simões PA, Celestino R, Reis RM, Barbosa DJ, Pires HR, Carvalho C, Amorim J, Carvalho AX, Cheerambathur DK and Gassmann R. Molecular mechanism of dynein recruitment to kinetochores by the Rod-Zw10-Zwilch complex and Spindly. The Journal of Cell Biology 216, 943-960 (2017).
  • Hattersley N, Cheerambathur D, Moyle M, Stefanutti M, Richardson A, Lee KY, Dumont J, Oegema K and Desai A. A nucleoporin docks protein phosphatase 1 to direct meiotic chromosome segregation and nuclear assembly. Developmental Cell 38, 463-477 (2016).
  • Cheerambathur DK and Desai A. Linked in: formation and regulation of microtubule attachments during chromosome segregation. Current Opinion in Cell Biology 26, 113-122 (2014).
  • Cheerambathur DK, Gassmann R, Cook B, Oegema K and Desai A. Crosstalk between microtubule attachment complexes ensures accurate chromosome segregation. Science 342, 1239-1242 (2013).
  • Espeut J, Cheerambathur DK, Krenning L, Oegema K and Desai A. Microtubule binding by KNL-1 contributes to spindle checkpoint silencing at the kinetochore. The Journal of Cell Biology 196, 469-482 (2012).
  • Sommi P, Cheerambathur D, Brust-Mascher I and Mogilner A. Actomyosin-dependent cortical dynamics contributes to the prophase force-balance in the early Drosophila embryo. PLoS One 6, e18366. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018366.
  • Cheerambathur DK, Brust-Mascher I, Civelekoglu-Scholey G and Scholey JM. Dynamic partitioning of mitotic kinesin-5 cross-linkers between microtubule-bound and freely diffusing states. The Journal of Cell Biology 182, 429-436 (2008).
  • Cheerambathur DK, Civelekoglu-Scholey G, Brust-Mascher I, Sommi P, Mogilner A and Scholey JM. Quantitative analysis of an anaphase B switch: predicted role for a microtubule catastrophe gradient. The Journal of Cell Biology 177, 995-1004 (2007).