Publications:

Research Articles

Severson, A.F., and B.J. Meyer. 2014. Divergent kleisin subunits of cohesin specify mechanisms to tether and release meiotic chromosomes. eLife 10.7554/eLife.03467.

Schvarzstein, M., Pattabiraman, D., Libuda, D.E., Ramadugu, A., Tam, A., Martinez-Perez, E., Roelens, B., Zawadzki, K.A., Yokoo, R., Rosu, S., Severson, A.F., Meyer, B.J., Nabeshima, K., and A.M. Villeneuve. 2014. DNA helicase HIM-6/BLM both promotes MutS-dependent crossovers and antagonizes MutS-independent inter-homolog associations during Caenorhabditis elegans meiosis. Genetics pii: genetics.114.161513.

Severson, A.F., L. Ling, V. van Zuylen, and B.J. Meyer. 2009. The axial element protein HTP-3 promotes cohesin loading and meiotic axis assembly in C. elegans to implement the meiotic program of chromosome segregation. Genes Dev. 23:1763-1778.

Chan, R.C.*, Severson, A.F.*, and B.J. Meyer. 2004. Condensin restructures chromosomes in preparation for meiotic divisions. J. Cell Biol. 167:613-625.
* co-first author paper

Severson, A.F., and B. Bowerman. 2003. Myosin and the PAR proteins polarize microfilament-dependent forces that shape and position mitotic spindles in C. elegans. J. Cell Biol. 161:21-26.

Severson, A.F., D.L. Baillie, and B. Bowerman. 2002. A Formin Homology protein and a Profilin are required for cytokinesis and Arp2/3-independent assembly of cortical microfilaments in C. elegans. Current Biol. 12:2066-2075.

Hamill, D.R., A.F. Severson, J.C. Carter, and B. Bowerman. 2002. Centrosome maturation and mitotic spindle assembly in C. elegans require SPD-5, a protein with multiple coiled-coil domains. Dev. Cell 3:673-684.

Severson, A.F., D.R. Hamill, J.C. Carter, J. Schumacher, and B. Bowerman. 2000. The Aurora-related Kinase AIR-2 recruits ZEN-4/CeMKLP1 to the mitotic spindle at metaphase and is required for cytokinesis. Curr. Biol. 10:1162-1171.

Swan, K.A., A.F. Severson, J.C. Carter, P.R. Martin, H. Schnabel, R. Schnabel, and B. Bowerman. 1998. cyk-1: a C. elegans FH gene required for a late step in embryonic cytokinesis. J. Cell Sci. 111:2017-2027.

Invited Review Articles and Book Chapters

A.F. Severson. Analysis of meiotic sister chromatid cohesion in Caenorhabditis elegans. Methods Mol. Biol. 1515:65-95.

A.F. Severson, George von Dassow, and Bowerman, B. Oocyte Meiotic Spindle Assembly and Function. Curr. Top. Dev. Biol. 116:65-98.

Wood, A.J.*, A.F. Severson*, and B.J. Meyer. 2010. Condensin and cohesin complexity: the expanding repertoire of functions. Nat. Rev. Genet. 11:391-404.
* co-first author paper

Severson, A.F. and B. Bowerman. 2002. Cytokinesis: closing in on the central spindle. Dev. Cell 2:4-6.

Bowerman, B. and A.F. Severson. 1999. Cell Division: Plant-like properties of animal cell cytokinesis. Curr. Biol. 9: R658-660.