David Morgan, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Physiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address600 16th St, #N312B
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of CalgaryB.Sc.1980Animal Biology
    University of California, San FranciscoPh.D.1986 Graduate Division (Endocrinology)

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    Regulatory Enzymes and Systems in Cell Cycle Control
    NIH R35GM118053May 1, 2016 - Apr 30, 2026
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Quantitative studies of cell cycle checkpoints and switches
    NIH R01GM097115Aug 8, 2011 - May 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Regulation of chromosome segregation
    NIH R01GM094173Sep 1, 2010 - Aug 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Cell Cycle Control by Cyclin-Dependent Kinases
    NIH R01GM069901Jan 1, 2004 - Mar 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH R13CA072052Jun 14, 1996 - Jun 13, 1997
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH R01GM050684May 1, 1994 - Dec 31, 2003
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Molecular Control of Cell Proliferation
    NIH R37GM053270Aug 3, 1990 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Molecular Control of Cell Proliferation
    NIH R01GM053270Aug 3, 1990 - Aug 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH R01CA052481Aug 3, 1990 - Jun 30, 1995
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry Training Grant
    NIH T32GM007810Jul 1, 1979 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Phosphate-binding pocket on cyclin B governs CDK substrate phosphorylation and mitotic timing. bioRxiv. 2024 Feb 29. Ng HY, Adly AN, Whelpley DH, Suhandynata RT, Zhou H, Morgan DO. PMID: 38464173; PMCID: PMC10925351.
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    2. Assembly of SARS-CoV-2 ribonucleosomes by truncated N∗ variant of the nucleocapsid protein. J Biol Chem. 2023 Dec; 299(12):105362. Adly AN, Bi M, Carlson CR, Syed AM, Ciling A, Doudna JA, Cheng Y, Morgan DO. PMID: 37863261; PMCID: PMC10665939.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    3. The molecular mechanisms of human separase regulation. Biochem Soc Trans. 2023 06 28; 51(3):1225-1233. Yu J, Morgan DO, Boland A. PMID: 37140261; PMCID: PMC10317155.
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    4. Reconstitution of the SARS-CoV-2 ribonucleosome provides insights into genomic RNA packaging and regulation by phosphorylation. J Biol Chem. 2022 11; 298(11):102560. Carlson CR, Adly AN, Bi M, Howard CJ, Frost A, Cheng Y, Morgan DO. PMID: 36202211; PMCID: PMC9529352.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    5. Reconstitution of the SARS-CoV-2 ribonucleosome provides insights into genomic RNA packaging and regulation by phosphorylation. bioRxiv. 2022 May 24. Carlson CR, Adly AN, Bi M, Cheng Y, Morgan DO. PMID: 35664996; PMCID: PMC9164447.
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    6. Single-molecule analysis of specificity and multivalency in binding of short linear substrate motifs to the APC/C. Nat Commun. 2022 01 17; 13(1):341. Hartooni N, Sung J, Jain A, Morgan DO. PMID: 35039540; PMCID: PMC8764033.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. Multisite phosphorylation by Cdk1 initiates delayed negative feedback to control mitotic transcription. Curr Biol. 2022 01 10; 32(1):256-263.e4. Asfaha JB, Örd M, Carlson CR, Faustova I, Loog M, Morgan DO. PMID: 34818519; PMCID: PMC8752490.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    8. Structural basis of human separase regulation by securin and CDK1-cyclin B1. Nature. 2021 08; 596(7870):138-142. Yu J, Raia P, Ghent CM, Raisch T, Sadian Y, Cavadini S, Sabale PM, Barford D, Raunser S, Morgan DO, Boland A. PMID: 34290405; PMCID: PMC8482764.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    9. Phosphoregulation of Phase Separation by the SARS-CoV-2 N Protein Suggests a Biophysical Basis for its Dual Functions. Mol Cell. 2020 12 17; 80(6):1092-1103.e4. Carlson CR, Asfaha JB, Ghent CM, Howard CJ, Hartooni N, Safari M, Frankel AD, Morgan DO. PMID: 33248025; PMCID: PMC7677695.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 150     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. Phosphorylation modulates liquid-liquid phase separation of the SARS-CoV-2 N protein. bioRxiv. 2020 Jun 29. Carlson CR, Asfaha JB, Ghent CM, Howard CJ, Hartooni N, Morgan DO. PMID: 32637943; PMCID: PMC7337373.
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    11. Polyanions provide selective control of APC/C interactions with the activator subunit. Nat Commun. 2019 12 20; 10(1):5807. Mizrak A, Morgan DO. PMID: 31862931; PMCID: PMC6925294.
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    12. Cohesin cleavage by separase is enhanced by a substrate motif distinct from the cleavage site. Nat Commun. 2019 11 15; 10(1):5189. Rosen LE, Klebba JE, Asfaha JB, Ghent CM, Campbell MG, Cheng Y, Morgan DO. PMID: 31729382; PMCID: PMC6858450.
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    13. The pseudosubstrate inhibitor Acm1 inhibits the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome by combining high-affinity activator binding with disruption of Doc1/Apc10 function. J Biol Chem. 2019 11 15; 294(46):17249-17261. Qin L, Mizrak A, Guimarães DSPSF, Tambrin HM, Morgan DO, Hall MC. PMID: 31562243; PMCID: PMC6873173.
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    14. Firing of Replication Origins Frees Dbf4-Cdc7 to Target Eco1 for Destruction. Curr Biol. 2017 Sep 25; 27(18):2849-2855.e2. Seoane AI, Morgan DO. PMID: 28918948; PMCID: PMC5639876.
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    15. Building a Regulatory Network with Short Linear Sequence Motifs: Lessons from the Degrons of the Anaphase-Promoting Complex. Mol Cell. 2016 10 06; 64(1):12-23. Davey NE, Morgan DO. PMID: 27716480; PMCID: PMC5098475.
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    16. Cell Size Determines the Strength of the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint during Embryonic Development. Dev Cell. 2016 Feb 08; 36(3):344-52. Galli M, Morgan DO. PMID: 26859356; PMCID: PMC4748171.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 35     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    17. Quantitative framework for ordered degradation of APC/C substrates. BMC Biol. 2015 Nov 16; 13:96. Lu D, Girard JR, Li W, Mizrak A, Morgan DO. PMID: 26573515; PMCID: PMC4647693.
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    18. An E2 accessory domain increases affinity for the anaphase-promoting complex and ensures E2 competition. J Biol Chem. 2015 Oct 02; 290(40):24614-25. Girard JR, Tenthorey JL, Morgan DO. PMID: 26306044; PMCID: PMC4591839.
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    19. Multiple mechanisms determine the order of APC/C substrate degradation in mitosis. J Cell Biol. 2014 Oct 13; 207(1):23-39. Lu D, Hsiao JY, Davey NE, Van Voorhis VA, Foster SA, Tang C, Morgan DO. PMID: 25287299; PMCID: PMC4195823.
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    20. Sgo1 recruits PP2A to chromosomes to ensure sister chromatid bi-orientation during mitosis. J Cell Sci. 2014 Nov 15; 127(Pt 22):4974-83. Eshleman HD, Morgan DO. PMID: 25236599; PMCID: PMC4231310.
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    21. Activation of the APC/C ubiquitin ligase by enhanced E2 efficiency. Curr Biol. 2014 Jul 07; 24(13):1556-62. Van Voorhis VA, Morgan DO. PMID: 24930963; PMCID: PMC4090254.
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    22. Cdk1-dependent phosphorylation of Iqg1 governs actomyosin ring assembly prior to cytokinesis. J Cell Sci. 2014 Mar 01; 127(Pt 5):1128-37. Naylor SG, Morgan DO. PMID: 24413167; PMCID: PMC3937778.
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    23. The D box meets its match. Mol Cell. 2013 Jun 06; 50(5):609-10. Morgan DO. PMID: 23746347; PMCID: PMC3702177.
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    24. Sequential primed kinases create a damage-responsive phosphodegron on Eco1. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2013 Feb; 20(2):194-201. Lyons NA, Fonslow BR, Diedrich JK, Yates JR, Morgan DO. PMID: 23314252; PMCID: PMC3565030.
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    25. The APC/C subunit Mnd2/Apc15 promotes Cdc20 autoubiquitination and spindle assembly checkpoint inactivation. Mol Cell. 2012 Sep 28; 47(6):921-32. Foster SA, Morgan DO. PMID: 22940250; PMCID: PMC3462283.
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    26. Separase biosensor reveals that cohesin cleavage timing depends on phosphatase PP2A(Cdc55) regulation. Dev Cell. 2012 Jul 17; 23(1):124-36. Yaakov G, Thorn K, Morgan DO. PMID: 22814605; PMCID: PMC3413326.
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    27. Ubiquitination of Cdc20 by the APC occurs through an intramolecular mechanism. Curr Biol. 2011 Nov 22; 21(22):1870-7. Foe IT, Foster SA, Cheung SK, DeLuca SZ, Morgan DO, Toczyski DP. PMID: 22079111; PMCID: PMC3430386.
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    28. Protein-linked ubiquitin chain structure restricts activity of deubiquitinating enzymes. J Biol Chem. 2011 Dec 30; 286(52):45186-96. Schaefer JB, Morgan DO. PMID: 22072716; PMCID: PMC3247991.
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    29. Cascades of multisite phosphorylation control Sic1 destruction at the onset of S phase. Nature. 2011 Oct 12; 480(7375):128-31. Kõivomägi M, Valk E, Venta R, Iofik A, Lepiku M, Balog ER, Rubin SM, Morgan DO, Loog M. PMID: 21993622; PMCID: PMC3228899.
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    30. Dynamics of Cdk1 substrate specificity during the cell cycle. Mol Cell. 2011 Jun 10; 42(5):610-23. Kõivomägi M, Valk E, Venta R, Iofik A, Lepiku M, Morgan DO, Loog M. PMID: 21658602; PMCID: PMC3115021.
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    31. Cdk1-dependent destruction of Eco1 prevents cohesion establishment after S phase. Mol Cell. 2011 May 06; 42(3):378-89. Lyons NA, Morgan DO. PMID: 21549314; PMCID: PMC3095509.
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    32. Catalysis of lysine 48-specific ubiquitin chain assembly by residues in E2 and ubiquitin. Mol Cell. 2010 Aug 27; 39(4):548-59. Rodrigo-Brenni MC, Foster SA, Morgan DO. PMID: 20797627; PMCID: PMC2929935.
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    33. The hidden rhythms of the dividing cell. Cell. 2010 Apr 16; 141(2):224-6. Morgan DO. PMID: 20403319.
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    34. Global analysis of Cdk1 substrate phosphorylation sites provides insights into evolution. Science. 2009 Sep 25; 325(5948):1682-6. Holt LJ, Tuch BB, Villén J, Johnson AD, Gygi SP, Morgan DO. PMID: 19779198; PMCID: PMC2813701.
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    35. Analysis of activator-binding sites on the APC/C supports a cooperative substrate-binding mechanism. Mol Cell. 2009 Apr 10; 34(1):68-80. Matyskiela ME, Morgan DO. PMID: 19362536; PMCID: PMC2754851.
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    36. Functionally distinct isoforms of Cik1 are differentially regulated by APC/C-mediated proteolysis. Mol Cell. 2009 Mar 13; 33(5):581-90. Benanti JA, Matyskiela ME, Morgan DO, Toczyski DP. PMID: 19285942; PMCID: PMC2883288.
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    37. Mechanisms of ubiquitin transfer by the anaphase-promoting complex. J Biol. 2009; 8(10):92. Matyskiela ME, Rodrigo-Brenni MC, Morgan DO. PMID: 19874575; PMCID: PMC2790831.
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    38. The anaphase-promoting complex promotes actomyosin-ring disassembly during cytokinesis in yeast. Mol Biol Cell. 2009 Feb; 20(4):1201-12. Tully GH, Nishihama R, Pringle JR, Morgan DO. PMID: 19109423; PMCID: PMC2642741.
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    39. SnapShot: Cell-cycle regulators II. Cell. 2008 Nov 28; 135(5):974-974.e1. Morgan DO. PMID: 19041757.
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    40. SnapShot: cell-cycle regulators I. Cell. 2008 Nov 14; 135(4):764-764.e1. Morgan DO. PMID: 19013283.
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    41. Cyclin-specific control of ribosomal DNA segregation. Mol Cell Biol. 2008 Sep; 28(17):5328-36. Sullivan M, Holt L, Morgan DO. PMID: 18591250; PMCID: PMC2519743.
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    42. Positive feedback sharpens the anaphase switch. Nature. 2008 Jul 17; 454(7202):353-7. Holt LJ, Krutchinsky AN, Morgan DO. PMID: 18552837; PMCID: PMC2636747.
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    43. Modulation of the mitotic regulatory network by APC-dependent destruction of the Cdh1 inhibitor Acm1. Mol Cell. 2008 May 23; 30(4):437-46. Enquist-Newman M, Sullivan M, Morgan DO. PMID: 18498748; PMCID: PMC2494983.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 44     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    44. Covalent capture of kinase-specific phosphopeptides reveals Cdk1-cyclin B substrates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Feb 05; 105(5):1442-7. Blethrow JD, Glavy JS, Morgan DO, Shokat KM. PMID: 18234856; PMCID: PMC2234163.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 153     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    45. A coupled chemical-genetic and bioinformatic approach to Polo-like kinase pathway exploration. Chem Biol. 2007 Nov; 14(11):1261-72. Snead JL, Sullivan M, Lowery DM, Cohen MS, Zhang C, Randle DH, Taunton J, Yaffe MB, Morgan DO, Shokat KM. PMID: 18022565; PMCID: PMC2215327.
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    46. Finishing mitosis, one step at a time. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2007 Nov; 8(11):894-903. Sullivan M, Morgan DO. PMID: 17912263.
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    47. Identification of yeast IQGAP (Iqg1p) as an anaphase-promoting-complex substrate and its role in actomyosin-ring-independent cytokinesis. Mol Biol Cell. 2007 Dec; 18(12):5139-53. Ko N, Nishihama R, Tully GH, Ostapenko D, Solomon MJ, Morgan DO, Pringle JR. PMID: 17942599; PMCID: PMC2096582.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 42     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    48. Sequential E2s drive polyubiquitin chain assembly on APC targets. Cell. 2007 Jul 13; 130(1):127-39. Rodrigo-Brenni MC, Morgan DO. PMID: 17632060.
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    49. A novel destruction sequence targets the meiotic regulator Spo13 for anaphase-promoting complex-dependent degradation in anaphase I. J Biol Chem. 2007 Jul 06; 282(27):19710-5. Sullivan M, Morgan DO. PMID: 17493939.
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    50. Evolution of Ime2 phosphorylation sites on Cdk1 substrates provides a mechanism to limit the effects of the phosphatase Cdc14 in meiosis. Mol Cell. 2007 Mar 09; 25(5):689-702. Holt LJ, Hutti JE, Cantley LC, Morgan DO. PMID: 17349956; PMCID: PMC1939968.
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    51. Cdk and APC activities limit the spindle-stabilizing function of Fin1 to anaphase. Nat Cell Biol. 2007 Jan; 9(1):106-12. Woodbury EL, Morgan DO. PMID: 17173039.
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    52. An architectural map of the anaphase-promoting complex. Genes Dev. 2006 Feb 15; 20(4):449-60. Thornton BR, Ng TM, Matyskiela ME, Carroll CW, Morgan DO, Toczyski DP. PMID: 16481473; PMCID: PMC1369047.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 88     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    53. Cyclin specificity in the phosphorylation of cyclin-dependent kinase substrates. Nature. 2005 Mar 03; 434(7029):104-8. Loog M, Morgan DO. PMID: 15744308.
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    54. The APC subunit Doc1 promotes recognition of the substrate destruction box. Curr Biol. 2005 Jan 11; 15(1):11-8. Carroll CW, Enquist-Newman M, Morgan DO. PMID: 15649358.
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    55. Enzymology of the anaphase-promoting complex. Methods Enzymol. 2005; 398:219-30. Carroll CW, Morgan DO. PMID: 16275331.
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    56. Targets of the cyclin-dependent kinase Cdk1. Nature. 2003 Oct 23; 425(6960):859-64. Ubersax JA, Woodbury EL, Quang PN, Paraz M, Blethrow JD, Shah K, Shokat KM, Morgan DO. PMID: 14574415.
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    57. Oscillation sensation. Nature. 2002 Aug 01; 418(6897):495-6. Morgan DO, Roberts JM. PMID: 12152065.
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