Melissa Rolls

Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences; Director of the Center for Cellular Dynamics; Paul Berg Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Melissa Rolls

Research Summary

Subcellular compartmentalization of neurons. The cellular basis of neuronal polarity and neuronal responses to injury including degeneration and regeneration.

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Dendrites Microtubules Axons Neurons Dendrite Regeneration Axon Wounds And Injuries Tubulin Drosophila Growth Kinesin Proteins Phosphotransferases Leucine Zippers Mitochondria Genes Dendrites (Metallography) Atlastin Caspases Leucine Defects Vertebrates Microtubule Rna Interference

Most Recent Publications

Minimal Mechanisms of Microtubule Length Regulation in Living Cells

Anna C. Nelson, Melissa M. Rolls, Maria Veronica Ciocanel, Scott A. McKinley, 2024, The Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics

James I. Hertzler, Melissa M. Rolls, 2023, on p. 107-134

Michelle C. Stone, Abigail S. Mauger, Melissa M. Rolls, 2023, Journal of Experimental Biology

J. Ian Hertzler, Annabelle R. Bernard, Melissa M. Rolls, 2023, Developmental Biology on p. 18-25

Rachel D. Swope, J. Ian Hertzler, Michelle C. Stone, Gregory O. Kothe, Melissa M. Rolls, 2022, Developmental Biology on p. 1-13

Kadidia Pemba Adula, Matthew Shorey, Vasudha Chauhan, Khaled Nassman, Shu Fan Chen, Melissa M. Rolls, Alvaro Sagasti, 2022, Journal of Neuroscience on p. 6195-6210

Michelle C. Stone, Dylan Y. Seebold, Matthew Shorey, Gregory O. Kothe, Melissa M. Rolls, 2022, Developmental Biology on p. 114-119

Pankajam Thyagarajan, Chengye Feng, David Lee, Matthew Shorey, Melissa M. Rolls, 2022, Developmental Biology on p. 56-70

Melissa M. Rolls, 2022, Developmental Biology on p. 112-117

Maria Elena Pero, Cristina Meregalli, Xiaoyi Qu, Grace Ji-Eun Shin, Atul Kumar, Matthew Shorey, Melissa M. Rolls, Kurenai Tanji, Thomas H. Brannagan, Paola Alberti, Giulia Fumagalli, Laura Monza, Wesley B. Grueber, Guido Cavaletti, Francesca Bartolini, 2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Most-Cited Papers

Michelle M. Nguyen, Christie J. McCracken, E. S. Milner, Daniel J. Goetschius, Alexis T. Weiner, Melissa K. Long, Nick L. Michael, Sean Munro, Melissa M. Rolls, 2014, Molecular Biology of the Cell on p. 2039-2050

Michelle C. Stone, Richard M. Albertson, Li Chen, Melissa M. Rolls, 2014, Cell Reports on p. 247-253

Melissa M. Rolls, Timothy J. Jegla, 2015, Journal of Experimental Biology on p. 572-580

Kavitha Rao, Michelle C. Stone, Alexis T. Weiner, Kyle W. Gheres, Chaoming Zhou, David L. Deitcher, Edwin S. Levitan, Melissa M. Rolls, 2016, Molecular Biology of the Cell on p. 3245-3256

Chengye Feng, Pankajam Thyagarajan, Matthew Shorey, Dylan Y. Seebold, Alexis T. Weiner, Richard M. Albertson, Kavitha S. Rao, Alvaro Sagasti, Daniel J. Goetschius, Melissa M. Rolls, 2019, Journal of Cell Biology on p. 2309-2328

Janani Iyer, Mayanglambam Dhruba Singh, Matthew Jensen, Payal Patel, Lucilla Pizzo, Emily Huber, Haley Koerselman, Alexis T. Weiner, Paola Lepanto, Komal Vadodaria, Alexis Kubina, Qingyu Wang, Abigail Talbert, Sneha Yennawar, Jose Badano, J. Robert Manak, Melissa M. Rolls, Arjun Krishnan, Santhosh Girirajan, 2018, Nature Communications

Alexis T. Weiner, Dylan Y. Seebold, Pedro Torres-Gutierrez, Christin Folker, Rachel D. Swope, Gregory O. Kothe, Jessica G. Stoltz, Madeleine K. Zalenski, Christopher Kozlowski, Dylan J. Barbera, Mit A. Patel, Pankajam Thyagarajan, Matthew Shorey, Derek M.R. Nye, Matthew Keegan, Kana Behari, Song Song, Jeffrey D. Axelrod, Melissa M. Rolls, 2020, PLoS Biology

Juan Tao, Chengye Feng, Melissa M. Rolls, 2016, The Quarterly journal of microscopical science on p. 3274-3281

Li Chen, Derek M. Nye, Michelle C. Stone, Alexis T. Weiner, Kyle W. Gheres, Xin Xiong, Catherine A. Collins, Melissa M. Rolls, 2016, PLoS Genetics

Yalei Chen, Melissa M. Rolls, William O. Hancock, 2014, Current Biology on p. 316-321

News Articles Featuring Melissa Rolls

Grad Students in Huck Labs Win Awards for Innovative Research

Two graduate students—one in the Huck's Neuroscience program and the other in the Eberly College of Science's BMMB program—have been named recipients of an award available to those working in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology labs. Both PIs are also part of the Huck.

MCIBS head Melissa Rolls honored with 2021 Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award

Melissa Rolls, Paul Berg Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in the Eberly College of Science, is the 2021 recipient of Penn State's Graduate School Alumni Society Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award.

MCIBS Chair Melissa Rolls Wins Leadership Award

Melissa Rolls, who is also the Paul Berg Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Director of the Center for Cellular Dynamics, has been recognized for outstanding leadership of the Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences graduate program.

Melissa Rolls appointed Paul Berg Professor of Biochemistry

Melissa Rolls, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, has been named the Paul Berg Professor of Biochemistry. The professorship was created in 1995 by an anonymous donor in honor of Paul Berg, a 1948 Penn State graduate who was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 1974 and earned the Nobel Prize in 1980 for developing a method to map the structure and function of DNA.