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November – December 2013

Jessica Babb (Nephew Lab)
Babb JA, Masini CV, Day HE, Campeau S. (2013) Stessor-specific effects of sex on HPA axis hormones and activation of stress-related neurocircuitry. Stress. 16(6): 664-77.

Jerome Clasadonte (Haydon Lab)

  • Clasadonte J, Dong J, Hines DJ, Haydon PG. (2013) Astrocyte control of synaptic NMDA receptors contributes to the progressive development of temporal lobe epilepsy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110(43):17540-5.

  • Clasadonte J*, McIver S*, Schmitt L*, Halassa MM, Haydon PG. (2014) Chronic sleep restriction disrupts sleep homeostasis and behavioral sensitivity to alcohol by reducing the extracellular accumulation of adenosine. J Neurosci. [In Press.] *Co-authors.

Michael Darcy (Feig Lab)
Darcy MJ, Trouche S, Jin SX, Feig LA. (2013) Age-dependent role for ras-GRF1 in the late stages of adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus. Hippocampus. [Epub ahead of print]

Michael Lustgarten (Fielding Lab)
Lustgarten MS, Price LL, Phillips EM, Fielding RA. (2013) Serum Glycine Is Associated with Regional Body Fat and Insulin Resistance in Functionally-Limited Older Adults. PLoS One. 8(12): e84034.

Mathilde Romagnoli (G Sonenshein Lab)
Romagnoli M, Mineva ND, Polmear M, Conrad C, Srinivasan S, Loussouarn D, Barillé-Nion S, Georgakoudi I, Dagg A, McDermott EW, Duffy MJ, McGowan PM, Schlomann U, Parsons M, Bartsch JW, Sonenshein GE. (2013) ADAM8 expression in invasive breast cancer promotes tumor dissemination and metastasis. EMBO Mol Med. [Epub ahead of print]

Junpeng Wang (Meydani Lab)

  • Du X*, Wang J*, Niu X, Smith D, Wu D, Meydani SN. (2013) Dietary Wolfberry Supplementation Enhances the Protective Effect of Flu Vaccine against Influenza Challenge in Aged Mice. J Nutr. [Epub ahead of print] *equal contribution.

  • Wang J, Niu X, Du X, Smith D, Meydani SN, Wu D. (2014) Dietary supplementation with white button mushrooms augments the protective immune response to salmonella vaccine in mice. J Nutr. 144(1):98-105. Epub 2013 Nov 20.

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September – October 2013

Jessica Babb (Nephew Lab)
Babb JA, Masini CV, Day HE, Campeau S. (2013) Stressor-specific effects of sex on HPA axis hormones and activation of stress-related neurocircuitry. Stress. (6):664-77. doi: 10.3109/10253890.2013.840282.

Kerstin Birke (Kumar-Singh Lab)

  • Birke K, Lipo E, Birke MT, Kumar-Singh R. (2013) Topical Application of PPADS Inhibits Complement Activation and Choroidal Neovascularization in a Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. PLoS One. 8(10):e76766. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076766.

  • Yu AL, Birke K, Burger J, Welge-Lussen U. (2012) Biological effects of cigarette smoke in cultured human retinal pigment epithelial cells. PLoS One. 7(11):e48501. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048501.

Michael Lustgarten (Fielding Lab)
Lustgarten MS, Price LL, Phillips EM, Fielding RA. (2013) Branched Chain Amino Acids are Associated with Muscle Mass in Functionally-Limited Older Adults. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Medical Sciences. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. [Epub ahead of print]

Kate O’Toole (Maguire Lab)
O’Toole KK, Hooper A, Wakefield S, and Maguire JL. (2013) Seizure-induced disinhibition of the HPA axis increases seizure susceptibility. Epilepsy Research [In Press]

Olena Tokareva (Kaplan Lab)

  • Tokareva O, Jacobsen M, Buehler M, Wong J, Kaplan DL. (2013) Structure-function-property-design interplay in biopolymers: Spider silk. Acta Biomater. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Tokareva O, Michalczechen-Lacerda VA, Rech EL, Kaplan DL. (2013) Recombinant DNA production of spider silk proteins. Microbial Biotechnology, 6(6): 651–663.

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June – August 2013

Maxim Dokukin (Sokolov Lab)

  • Dokukin ME, NV Guz, and I Sokolov. (2013) Quantitative study of the elastic modulus of loosely attached cells in AFM indentation experiments. Biophysical journal. 104(10): p. 2123-2131.

  • Sokolov I, ME Dokukin, and NV Guz. (2013) Method for quantitative measurements of the elastic modulus of biological cells in AFM indentation experiments. Methods. 60(2): p. 202-213.

Michael Lustgarten (Fielding Lab)

  • Lustgarten MS, Price LL, Phillips EM, Kirn D, Mills J, Fielding RA. Serum Predictors of Percent Lean Mass in Young Adults. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Jun 14. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Lustgarten MS, Price LL, Phillips EM, Fielding RA. Branched Chain Amino Acids are Associated with Muscle Mass in Functionally-Limited Older Adults. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Medical Sciences (Accepted, not yet in print)

Jenny Maki (Degterev Lab)
Thapa RJ, Nogusa S, Chen P, Maki JL, Lerro A, Andrake M, Rall GF, Degterev A, Balachandran S. (2013) Interferon-induced RIP1/RIP3-mediated necrosis requires PKR and is licensed by FADD and caspases. Proc Natl Acad Sci. Aug 13; 110(33):E3109-18.

Laura Schaevitz (Berger-Sweeney Lab)
Schaevitz LR, Gómez NB, Zhen DP and Berger-Sweeney JE. (2013) MeCP2 R168X male and female mutant mice exhibit Rett-like behavioral deficits. Genes, Brain, and Behavior. DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12070.

Lucas Albrechet-Souza (Miczek Lab)

  • Reis FMC, Albrechet-Souza L, Franci CR, Brandao ML. (2012) Risk assessment behaviors associated with corticosterone trigger the defense reaction to social isolation in rats: Role of the anterior cingulate cortex. Stress. 15(3): 318-328.

  • Almada RC, Albrechet-Souza L, Brandao ML. (2013) Further evidence for involvement of the dorsal hippocampus serotonergic and  -aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic pathways in the expression of contextual fear conditioning in rats. Journal of Psychopharmacology. xx: 1-9.

  • Borelli KG, Albrechet-Souza L, Fedoce AG, Fabri DS, Resstel LB, Brandao ML. (2013) Conditioned fear is modulated by CRF mechanisms in the periaqueductal gray columns. Hormones and Behavior. 63: 791-799.

  • Albrechet-Souza L, Carvalho MC, Brandao ML. (2013) D1-like receptors in the nucleus accumbens shell regulate the expression of contextual fear conditioning and activity of the anterior cingulate cortex in rats. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. 16: 1045-1057.

Laura Vanderburg (Levin Lab)

  • Vandenberg LN, Morrie RD, Seebohm G, Lemire JM, Levin M. (2013) Rab GTPases are required for early orientation of the left-right axis in Xenopus. Mechanisms of Development. 130: 254-271. [selected for journal cover]

  • Vandenberg LN, Schaeberle CM, Rubin BS, Sonnenschein C, Soto AM. (2013) The male mammary gland: a target for the xenoestrogen bisphenol A. Reproductive Toxicology. 37: 15-23.

  • Vandenberg LN, Colborn T, Hayes T, Heindel JJ, Jacobs D, Lee DH, Myers JP, Shioda T, Soto AM, vom Saal FS, Welshons WV, Zoeller RT. (2013) Regulatory decisions on endocrine disrupting chemicals should be based on the principles of endocrinology. Reproductive Toxicology. 38: 1-15.

  • Vandenberg LN, Hunt PA, Myers JP, vom Saal FS. (2013) Human exposures to bisphenol A: mismatches between data and assumptions. Reviews on Environmental Health. 28(1): 37-58.

  • Vandenberg LN, Levin M. (2013) A unified model for left-right asymmetry? Comparison and synthesis of molecular models of embryonic laterality. Developmental Biology. 379(1): 1-15. [selected for journal cover]

Kendall Walker (Tesco Lab)
Walker KR and Tesco G. (2013) Molecular mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction following traumatic brain injury. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Jul 9:5:29.

Huifen Wang (Jacques Lab)

  • Wang H, Jacques PF. (2013) Yogurt and weight and management. Am J Clin Nutr. [In press]

  • Wang H, Jacobs DR, Gaffo AL, Gross, MD, Goff DC, Carr JJ. (2013) Serum urate and subclinical atherosclerosis: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. J Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print]

Cuixian Yang (Yi Lab)
Yang C, Choi C-H, Lee C-S, and Yi H. (2013) A Facile Synthesis-Fabrication Strategy for Integration of Catalytically Active Viral-Palladium Nanostructures into Polymeric Hydrogel Microparticles via Replica Molding. ACS Nano. 7 (6): 5032-5044.

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April – May 2013

Trent Fowler (Roy Lab)
Fowler T, Suh H, Buratowski S, Roy AL. (2013) Regulation of primary response genes in B cells. J Biol Chem. 2013 May 24; 288(21):14906-16. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.454355. Epub 2013 Mar 27.

Jenny Maki (Degterev Lab)
Book Chapter:
Jenny L Maki and Alexei Degterev. (June, 2013) Activity Assays for Receptor Interacting Protein Kinase 1: A Key Regulator of Necroptosis. Methods in Molecular Biology, Necrosis Vol 1004. Editors: Kimberly McCall and Charles Klein. Humana Press.

Mael Manesse (Walt Lab)

  • Palacios MA, Lacy MM, Schubert SM, Manesse M and Walt DR. (2013) Assessing the Stochastic Intermittency of Single Quantum Dot Luminescence for Robust Quantification of Biomolecules. Anal Chem. 2013 May 24. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Manesse M, Phillips AF, Lafratta CN, Palacios MA, Hayman RB and Walt DR. (2013) Dynamic microbead arrays for biosensing applications. Lab Chip, 13(11): 2153–60. doi: 10.1039/c3lc00044c.

Erika Pearson (Moore Lab)
Pearson EL, Moore CL. (2013) Dismantling promoter-driven RNA polymerase II transcription complexes in vitro by the termination factor Rat1. J Biol Chem. 2013 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Kyle Quinn (Georgakoudi Lab)

  • Quinn KP and Georgakoudi I. (2013) Rapid quantification of pixel-wise fiber orientation data in micrographs. J. Biomed. Opt. 18(4), 046003. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.4.046003.

  • Speroni L, Whitt GS, Xylas J, Quinn KP, Jondeau-Cabaton A, Barnes C, Georgakoudi I, Sonnenschein C, Soto AM. (2013) Hormonal regulation of epithelial organization in a three-dimensional breast tissue culture model. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2013 May 16 [Epub ahead of print]

  • Ward A, Quinn KP, Bellas E, Georgakoudi I, Kaplan DL. (2013) Noninvasive Metabolic Imaging of Engineered 3D Human Adipose Tissue in a Perfusion Bioreactor. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55696. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055696. Epub 2013 Feb 6.

Roshni Rainbow (Zeng Lab)
Rainbow RS, Kwon H, Foote AT, Preda RC, Kaplan DL, Zeng L. (2013) Muscle cell-derived factors inhibit inflammatory stimuli-induced damage in hMSC-derived chondrocytes. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2013 Apr 20. pii: S1063-4584(13)00771-1. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2013.04.011. [Epub ahead of print]

Lucia Speroni (Soto & Sonnenschein Lab)
Speroni L, Whitt GS, Xylas J, Quinn KP, Jondeau-Cabaton A, Barnes C, Georgakoudi I, Sonnenschein C, Soto AM. (2013) Hormonal regulation of epithelial organization in a three-dimensional breast tissue culture model. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2013 May 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Lorien Urban (Roberts Lab)
Urban LE, Lichtenstein AH, Gary CE, Fierstein JL, Equi A, Kussmaul C, Dallal GE, Roberts SB. (2013) The energy content of restaurant foods without stated calorie information. JAMA Internal Med. 2013 May 13:1-8. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6163. [Epub ahead of print]

Rohini Vishwanathan (Tang Lab)

  • Vishwanathan R, Chung M, Johnson EJ. (2013) A systematic review on zinc for the prevention and treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 May 7. pii: iovs.12-11552v1. doi: 10.1167/iovs.12-11552. [Epub ahead of print].

  • Johnson EJ, Vishwanathan R (co-first author), Johnson MA, Hausman DB et al. (2013) Relationship between serum and brain carotenoids, α-tocopherol and retinol concentrations and cognitive performance in the oldest old from the Georgia Centenarian Study (accepted J of Aging Research).

Huifen Wang (Jacques Lab)

  • Oude Griep LM, Wang H, Chan Q. (2013) Empirically derived dietary patterns, diet quality scores, and markers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. Curr Nutr Rep. Apr. 2013; 2:97-104.

  • Wang H, Rogers GT, Fox CS, Meigs JB, Jacques PF. (2013) Dairy intake and longitudinal changes of body weight and waist circumference: the Framingham Heart Study (FHS). Int J Obes. May. 2013 [In press]

Junpeng Wang (Meydani Lab)
Wang J, Vanegas SM, Du X, Noble T, Zingg JM, Meydani M, Meydani SN, Wu D. (2013) Caloric restriction favorably impacts metabolic and immune/inflammatory profiles in obese mice but curcumin/piperine consumption adds no further benefit. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2013 Mar 27;10(1):29. doi: 10.1186/1743-7075-10-29.

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February – March 2013

Aleksandra Kristo (Lichtenstein Lab)
Kristo AS, Matthan NR, and Lichtenstein AH. (2013) Effect of Diets Differing in Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load on Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Review of Randomized Controlled-Feeding Trials. Nutrients, 5(4), 1071-1080.

Daniel Lobo (Levin Lab)

  • Lobo D, Malone TJ, Levin M. (2013) Planform: an application and database of graph-encoded planarian regenerative experiments. Bioinformatics (in press).

  • Lobo D., Malone T.J., Levin M. (2013) Towards a bioinformatics of patterning: a computational approach to understanding regulative morphogenesis. Biology Open, 2(2), pp. 156-169 (cover).

  • Lobikin M., Chernet B., Lobo D., Levin M. (2012) Resting potential, oncogene-induced tumorigenesis, and metastasis: the bioelectric basis of cancer in vivo. Physical Biology 9(6): 065002 (cover).

Jenny Maki (Degterev Lab)

  • Xie T, Peng W, Liu Y, Yan C, Maki J, Degterev A, Yuan J, Shi Y. (2013) Structural Basis of RIP1 Inhibition by Necrostatins. Structure. 21(3):493-9.

  • Maki JL, Tres Brazell J, Teng X, Cuny GD, Degterev A. (2013) Expression and purification of active receptor interacting protein 1 kinase using a baculovirus system. Protein Expr Purif. pii: S1046-5928(13)00047-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Kosh Neupane (Kritzer Lab)
Neupane KP, Aldous AR, Kritzer JA. (2013) Macrocyclization of the ATCUN Motif Controls Metal Binding and Catalysis. Inorg. Chem. 52 (5), pp 2729–2735.

Anna Osherov (Panzer Lab)
Osherov A, Zhu C, and Panzer MJ. (2013) Role of Solution Chemistry in Determining the Morphology and Photoconductivity of Electrodeposited Cuprous Oxide Films Chem. Mater., 25 (5), pp 692–698.

Roshni Rainbow (Zeng Lab)

  • Kwon H, Sun L, Cairns D, Rainbow R, Preda C, Kaplan D, Zeng L. (2013) The influence of scaffold material on chondrocytes under inflammatory conditions. Acta Biomaterialia, Epub.

  • Rainbow R, Zeng L, Ren W. (2012) Impact of neighboring tissues on cartilage repair and inflammation in osteoarthritis: implications on therapeutics approaches. Arthritis, Epub.

Maria Van Rompay (Tucker Lab)
Van Rompay MI, McKeown NM, Castaneda-Sceppa C, Ordovás JM, Tucker KL. (2013) Carbohydrate nutrition differs by diabetes status and is associated with dyslipidemia in Boston Puerto Rican adults without diabetes. J Nutr.;143(2):182-8.

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December 2012 – January 2013

Wendy Scott Beane (Levin Lab)
Beane WS, Morokuma J, Lemire JM, Levin M. Bioelectric signaling regulates head and organ size during planarian regeneration. Development 2013 Jan 15; 140(2):313-22.

Laurent Bouillant (L. Sononshein Lab)

  • Bouillaut L, Self WT, Sonenshein AL. Proline-Dependent Regulation of Clostridium difficile Stickland Metabolism. J Bacteriol. 2013 Feb; 195(4):844-54. doi: 10.1128/JB.01492-12. Epub 2012 Dec 7.

  • Babakhani F, Bouillaut L, Sears P, Sims C, Gomez A, Sonenshein AL. Fidaxomicin inhibits toxin production in Clostridium difficile. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Liu H, Bouillaut L, Sonenshein AL, Melville SB. Use of a Mariner-Based Transposon Mutagenesis System To Isolate Clostridium perfringens Mutants Deficient in Gliding Motility. J Bacteriol. 2013 Feb; 195(3):629-36. doi: 10.1128/JB.01288-12. Epub 2012 Nov 30.

  • Babakhani F, Bouillaut L, Gomez A, Sears P, Nguyen L, Sonenshein AL. Fidaxomicin inhibits spore production in Clostridium difficile. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Aug; 55 Suppl 2:S162-9. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis453.

Andrew Burke (Miczek Lab)
Burke AR, Forster GL, Novick AM, Roberts CL, Watt MJ. Effects of adolescent social defeat on adult amphetamine-induced locomotion and corticoaccumbal dopamine release in male rats. Neuropharmacology. 2013 Apr; 67:359-69. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2012.11.013. Epub 2012 Dec 6.

Huifen Wang (Jacques Lab)
Wang H, Livingston KA, Fox CS, Meigs JB, Jacques PF. Yogurt consumption is associated with better diet quality and metabolic profile in American men and women. Nutrition Research. 2013 Jan; 33(1):18-26. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2012.11.009.

Fair Vassoler (Byrnes Lab)
Vassoler FM, White SL, Schmidt HD, Sadri-Vakili G, Pierce RC. Epigenetic inheritance of a cocaine-resistance phenotype. Nature Neuroscience. 2013 Jan; 16(1):42-7. doi: 10.1038/nn.3280. Epub 2012 Dec 16.

Rohini Vishwanathan (Tang Lab)
Vishwanathan R and Johnson EJ. Eggs: Friend or Foe? Journal of Postdoctoral Research 2013; 1 (1): 70-84.

Yue Wu (Noonan Lab)
Wu Y, Tracey B, Natarjan P, Noonan JP. James Stein Type Center Pixel Weights for Non-Local Means Image Denoising. IEEE Signal Processing Letters. [In press]

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September – November 2012

Sunghwan Kim (Omenetto Lab)

  • Kim S, Mitropoulos AN, Spitzberg JD, Tao H, Kaplan DL, and Omenetto FG (2012). Silk inverse opals. Nature Photon. 6, 818.
  • Toffanin  S*, Kim S*, Cavallini S, Natali M, Benfenati V, Amsden JJ, Kaplan DL, Zamboni R, Muccini M, and Omenetto FG (2012). Low threshold blue lasing from silk fibroin thin films.  Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 091110. (*Authors equally contribute to this work.)

Michael Lustgarten (Fielding Lab)
Lustgarten MS, Price LL, Logvinenko T, Hatzis C, Padukone N, Reo NV, Phillips EM, Kirn D, Mills J, Fielding RA (2012). Identification of serum analytes and metabolites associated with aerobic capacity. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2012 Nov 27.

Jenny Maki (Degterev Lab)
Degterev A, Maki JL, Yuan J (2012). Activity and specificity of necrostatin-1, small-molecule inhibitor of RIP1 kinase. Cell Death Differ. Nov 30. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2012.133.

Shabnam Monfared (Hopwood Lab)
Monfared SK, Hüwel L (2012). Influence of excited state spatial distributions on plasma diagnostics: atmospheric pressure laser-induced He-H2 plasma. Journal of Applied Physics, October 15, 2012. J. Appl. Phys. 112, 083302 (2012).

Mathilde Romagnoli (G. Sonenshein Lab)
Romagnoli M, Belguise K, Yu Z, Wang X, Landesman-Bollag E, Seldin DC, Chalbos D, Barillé-Nion S, Jézéquel P, Seldin ML, Sonenshein GE (2012). Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition Induced by TGF-β1 Is Mediated by Blimp-1-Dependent Repression of BMP-5. Cancer Res. 2012 Dec 1;72(23):6268-6278. Epub 2012 Oct 10.

Laura Schaevitz (Berger-Sweeney Lab)

  • Katz DM, Berger-Sweeney JE, Eubanks JH, Justice MJ, Neul JL, Pozzo-Miller L, Blue ME, Christian D, Crawley JN, Giustetto M, Guy J, Howell CJ, Kron M, Nelson SB, Samaco RC, Schaevitz LR, St Hillaire-Clarke C, Young JL, Zoghbi HY, Mamounas LA (2012). Preclinical research in Rett syndrome: setting the foundation for translational success. Dis Model Mech. 5(6): 733-45.
  • Schaevitz LR, Berger-Sweeney JE (2012). Gene-environment interactions in epigenetic pathways in autism: The importance of one-carbon metabolism. ILAR Journal, in press.
  • Schaevitz LR, Nicolai R, Lopez CM, D’Iddio S, Iannoni E, Berger-Sweeney JE (2012). Acetyl-L-carnitine improves behavior and dendritic morphology in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. PLoS One, in press.

Laura Vandenberg (Levin Lab)

  • Vandenberg LN, Stevenson C, Levin M (2012). Low frequency vibrations induce malformations in two aquatic species in a frequency-, waveform-, and direction-specific manner. In press, PLoS ONE.
  • Vandenberg LN, Lemire JM, Levin M (2012). Serotonin has early, cilia-independent roles in Xenopus left-right patterning. In press, Disease Models and Mechanisms. Online August 16, 2012. doi:10.1242/dmm.010256
  • Book Chapter - Vandenberg LN. Low dose effects of hormones and endocrine disruptors. In: Endocrine Disrupters. Edited by Gerald Litwack, Published by Academic Press/Elsevier.

Junpeng Wang (Meydani Lab)
Wang J, Pae M, Meydani SN, Wu D (2012). Green tea epigallocatechin-3-gallate modulates differentiation of naïve CD4(+) T cells into specific lineage effector cells. J Mol Med (Berl). 2012 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print]

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July – August 2012

Selena Ahmed (Orians Lab)
Ahmed S, Peters CM, Chunlin L, Myer R, Unachukwu U, Litt A, Kennelly E, Stepp JR (2012). Biodiversity and Phytochemical Quality in Indigenous and State-Supported Tea Management Systems of Yunnan, China. Conservation Letters. 5 (5) (E-pub ahead of print; print version in press).

Ali Akanda (WE REASoN Group)

  • Akanda AS (2012). South Asia’s Water Conundrum: Hydroclimatic and Geopolitical Asymmetry, and Brewing Conflicts in the Eastern Himalayas. International Journal of River Basin Management (Accepted).

  • Akanda AS and Hossain F (2012). The Climate-Water-Health Nexus in Emerging Megacities. EOS Transactions (In Press).

  • Akanda AS, Jutla AS and Islam S (2012). Hydroclimatology and Large Scale Population Vulnerability to Cholera Outbreaks in Bengal Delta; in Hossain, F. et al., Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources – Water. Elsevier (In Press).

  • Jutla AS, Akanda AS and Islam S (2012). Satellite Remote Sensing of Space-Time Plankton Variability in the Bay of Bengal:  Connections to Cholera Outbreaks. Remote Sensing of Environment, 123: 196-206.

  • Akanda AS, Jutla AS, Gute DM, Evans T and Islam S (2012). Reinforcing Cholera Intervention through Prediction aided Prevention. Bull World Health Organ, 90: 243-244.

Guokui Qin (Kaplan Lab)
Qin G, Hu X, Cebe P, Kaplan DL (2012). Mechanism of resilin elasticity. Nat Commun, Aug 14;3:1003. doi: 10.1038/ncomms2004.

Akiko Shimamoto (Miczek Lab)
Holly EN, Shimamoto A, Debold JF, Miczek KA (2012). Sex differences in behavioral and neural cross-sensitization and escalated cocaine taking as a result of episodic social defeat stress in rats. Psychopharmacology (Berl), Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print].

Junpeng Wang (Wu Lab)
Ren Z, Na L, Xu Y, Rozati M, Wang J, Xu J, Sun C, Vidal K, Wu D, Meydani SN (2012). Dietary supplementation with lacto-wolfberry enhances the immune response and reduces pathogenesis to influenza infection in mice. J Nutr. 142(8):1596-602.

Huaibin (Eli) Zhang (Walt Lab)
Zhang H, Nie S, Etson CM, Wang RM, Walt DR (2012). Oil-sealed femtoliter fiber-optic arrays for single molecule analysis. Lab on a Chip, 12, 2229 – 2239.

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May – June 2012

Michael Lustgarten (Fielding Lab)

  • Lustgarten MS, Bhattacharya A, Muller FL, Jang YC, Shimizu T, Shirasawa T, Richardson A, Van Remmen H (2012). Complex I generated, mitochondrial matrix-directed superoxide is released from the mitochondria through voltage dependent anion channels. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 422(3):515-21.

  • Jang YC, Liu Y, Hayworth CR, Bhattacharya A, Lustgarten MS, Muller FL, Chaudhuri A, Qi W, Li Y, Huang JY, Verdin E, Richardson A, Van Remmen H (2012). Dietary restriction attenuates age-associated muscle atrophy by lowering oxidative stress in mice even in complete absence of CuZnSOD. Aging Cell, Jun 5, [Epub ahead of print].

Jenny Maki (Degterev Lab)
Maki JL,* Smith EE*, Teng X, Ray SS, Cuny GD, Degterev A (2012). Fluorescence polarization assay for inhibitors of the kinase domain of receptor interacting protein 1. Analytical Biochem, 427(2):164-74.
*equal contribution

Marina Marinkovic (Chishti Lab)
Li X*, Marinkovic M*, Russo C, McKnight CJ, Coetzer TL, Chishti AH (2012). Identification of a specific region of Plasmodium falciparum EBL-1 that binds to host receptor glycophorin B and inhibits merozoite invasion in human red blood cells. Molec. Biochem. Parasitol., 183:23-31.
*equal contribution

The article was selected for the cover, and Marina designed the figure that appeared on the front page. The paper was recently featured on the on the Malaria Nexus website.

Shui-Ying (Fanny) Ng (Jackson Lab)

  • Tangredi MM, Ng FS, Jackson FR (2012). The C-terminal Kinase and ERK-binding Domains of Drosophila S6KII (RSK) Are Required for Phosphorylation of the Protein and Modulation of Circadian Behavior. J Biol Chem., 287(20):16748-58.

  • Sundram V*, Ng FS*, Roberts MA, Millán C, Ewer J, Jackson FR (2012). Cellular Requirements for LARK in the Drosophila Circadian System. J Biol Rhythms, 27(3):183-95.
    * indicates co-authorship

Laura N. Vandenberg (Levin Lab)

  • Vandenberg LN, Colborn T, Hayes T, Heindel JJ, Jacobs D, Lee DH, Shioda T, Soto AM, vom Saal FS, Welshons WV, Zoeller RT, Myers JP (2012). Hormones and endocrine disrupting chemicals: low dose effects and non-monotonic dose responses. Endocrine Reviews (in press). Interviews about this paper were published in the NY Times, The Huffington Post, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, and others. Laura also did a radio show interview on Living on Earth about this paper and Environmental Health News published an opinion piece on this paper: Vandenberg LN. Opinion: There are no safe doses for endocrine disruptors. Environmental Health News, March 15, 2012.
  • Vandenberg LN, Adams DS, Levin M (2012). Normalized Shape and Location of Perturbed Craniofacial Structures in the Xenopus Tadpole Reveal an Innate Ability to Achieve Correct Morphology. Developmental Dynamics, 241(5):863-78. Laura did a radio show interview on Living on Earth about this paper.
  • Vandenberg LN, Zoeller RT, Myers JP (2012). Environmental Chemicals: Large Effects from Low Doses. San Francisco Medicine, 85(5):15-6.

Rohini Vishwanathan (Tang Lab)
Vishwanathan R, Neuringer M, Snodderly DM, Schalch W, Johnson EJ (2012). Macular lutein and zeaxanthin are related to brain lutein and zeaxanthin in primates. Nutritional Neuroscience (in press).

Kendall Walker (Tesco Lab)
Walker K, Kang E, Whalen M, Shen Y, Tesco G (2012). Depletion of GGA1 and GGA3 mediates post-injury elevation of BACE1. Journal of Neuroscience (in press).

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March – April 2012

Oya Cingoz (Coffin Lab)

  • Tipper CH*, Cingöz O*, Coffin JM (2012). Mus spicilegus endogenous retrovirus HEMV uses murine sodium-dependent myo-inositol transporter 1 as a receptor. J Virol., 86(11):6341-4.
    *equal contribution

  • Cingöz O, Paprotka T, Delviks-Frankenberry KA, Wildt S, Hu WS, Pathak VK, Coffin JM (2012). Characterization, mapping, and distribution of the two XMRV parental proviruses. J Virol., Jan;86(1):328-38.

Daniel Lobo (Levin Lab)
Lobo D, Beane WS, & Levin M (2012). Modeling planarian regeneration: a primer for reverse-engineering the worm. PLoS Computational Biology 8(4), e100248. (cover)

Vaibhav Pai (Levin Lab)
Pai, V. & Levin, M. (2012). Bioelectric controls of Stem cell Functions. In Stem Cells. Enfield, NH: Science Publishers Edenbridge Ltd. [in press]

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February 2012

Vaibhav Pai (Levin Lab)
Horseman, ND, & Pai, V.P. (2011). Mammary Gland Involution: Events, Regulation and Influences on Breast Diseases. In J. Carrasco & M. Mota (Eds.), Endothelium and Epithelium (247-284). Hauppauge, NY: NOVA Science publishers.

Pramod Singh (Sonkusale Lab)
Singh, PK, Korolove, KA, Afsar, MA, and Sonkusale, S (2011). Single and Dual Band 77/95/110 GHz Metamaterial Absorbers on Flexible Polyimide Substrate. Applied Physics Letters, 99(26):1-4.

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January 2012

Paul Everill (Bachovchin Lab)
Everill, P; Sudmeier, JL; Bachovchin, WW (2012). Direct NMR Observation and pKa Determination of the Asp102 Side Chain in a Serine Protease. JACS. [E-pub ahead of print]

Laura Vandenberg (Levin Lab)
Vandenberg LN, Levin M (2011). Polarity proteins are required for left-right axis orientation and twin-twin instruction. Genesis.
[E-pub ahead of print].

Ravi Subramanian (Coffin Lab)
Subramanian RP, Wildschutte JH, Russo C, Coffin JM (2011). Identification, characterization, and comparative genomic distribution of the HERV-K (HML-2) group of human endogenous retroviruses. Retrovirology, 8:90.

Patricia Keller (Kuperwasser Lab)

  • Keller PJ, Arendt LM, Skibinski A, Logvinenko T, Klebba I, Dong S, Smith AE, Prat A, Perou CM, Gilmore H, Schnitt S, Naber SP, Garlick JA and Kuperwasser C (2011). Defining the cellular precursors to human breast cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. [E-pub ahead of print]

  • Proia TA, Keller PJ, Gupta PB, Klebba I, Jones AD, Sedic M, Gilmore H, Tung N, Naber SP, Schnitt S, Lander ES, and Kuperwasser C (2011). Genetic predisposition directs tumor phenotype by dictating progenitor cell fate. Cell Stem Cell, 8(2):149-163.

Keith Noto (Slonim Lab)
Noto K, Brodley CE, and Slonim D. FRaC: A Feature-Modeling Approach for Semi-Supervised and Unsupervised Anomaly Detection. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. [Accepted for publication in an upcoming volume]

Junpeng Wang (S. Meydani Lab)
Wang J, Pae M, Simin M, Wu D (2012). Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate inhibits receptor expression of T cell growth cytokines and their downstream signaling. J Nutr. (In press)

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November and December 2011

Raveendhara Bannuru (Tufts CTSI)

  • Kalichman L, Bannuru RR, Severin M, Harvey W. Injection of Botulinum Toxin for Treatment of Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 2011; 40(6): 532-8. [PMID: 20822798]

  • Bannuru RR, Natov NS, Dasi UR, Schmid CH, McAlindon TE. Therapeutic Trajectory Following Intra-Articular Hyaluronic acid Injection in Knee Osteoarthritis: Meta-Analysis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2011; 19(6):611-9. [PMID: 21443958]

  • Bannuru RR, Dvorak T, Obadan N, Yu WW, Patel K, Chung M, Ip S. Comparative Evaluation of Radiation Treatments for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: An Updated Systematic Review. Annals of Internal Medicine 2011; 155(3);171-8. [PMID: 21646550]

  • Stefan MS, Bannuru RR, Lessard D, Gore JM, Lindenauer PK, Goldberg RJ. The Impact of COPD on Management and Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized with Acute Myocardial Infarction – A Ten Year Retrospective Observational Study. Chest 2011 (In Press).

Shaun Brinsmade (Abraham Sonenshein Lab)

  • Brinsmade SR, Sonenshein AL. Dissecting complex metabolic integration provides direct genetic evidence for CodY activation by guanine nucleotides. J. Bacteriol. 2011 Oct;193(20):5637-48. PMC3187194 [Available on 2012/4/1].

  • Brinsmade SR, Kleijn RJ, Sauer U, Sonenshein AL. Regulation of CodY activity through modulation of intracellular branched-chain amino acid pools. J. Bacteriol. 2010 Dec;192(24):6357-68. PMC3008522.

Trent Fowler (Roy Lab)
Fowler T, Sen R, Roy AL. Regulation of primary response genes. Mol Cell. 2011 Nov 4; 44(3):348-60.

Jared Hawkins (Thorley-Lawson Lab)
Hawkins J, Jones M, Plassmann P, Thorley-Lawson DA. (2011) Chemotaxis in Densely Populated Tissue Determines Germinal Center Anatomy and Cell Motility: A New Paradigm for the Development of Complex Tissues. PLoS ONE 6: e27650ss.

Vaibhav Pai (Levin Lab)
Vaibhav Pai, Sherry Aw, Tal Shomrat, Joan Lemire, and Michael Levin. Transmembrane Voltage Potential Controls Embryonic Eye Patterning in Xenopus laevis. Development. 2011 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print]
(see commentary in Science and Forbes magazine).

Maria Van Rompay (Tucker lab)

  • Van Rompay MI, Castaneda-Sceppa C, McKeown NM, Ordovás JM, Tucker KL. Prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors among older Puerto Rican adults living in Massachusetts. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Oct;13(5):825-33.

  • Van Rompay MI, McKeown NM, Castaneda-Sceppa C, Falcón LM, Ordovás JM, Tucker KL. Acculturation and sociocultural influences on dietary intake and health status among Puerto Rican adults in Massachusetts. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly Journal of the American Dietetic Association). 2012 Jan. [In press]

Laura Schaevitz (Berger-Sweeney lab)
Schaevitz L, Picker J, Rana J, Kolodny N, Shane B, Berger-Sweeney J, Coyle J (2011) Glutamate carboxypeptidase II and folate deficiencies result in reciprocal protection against cognitive and social deficits in mice: Implications for neurodevelopmental disorders. Dev Neurobiol. doi: 10.1002/dneu.21000

Laura Vandenberg (Levin lab)
Vandenberg, LN. Laterality defects are influenced by timing of treatments and animal model.Differentiation 2012 Jan; 83(1):26-37. Epub 2011 Oct 4.

Rohini Vishwanathan (Tang lab)
Book chapter – R. Vishwanathan and E. J. Johnson. Chapter 56: Eye Disease. Present Knowledge in Nutrition, 10th edition. Editors: John Erdman, Ph.D., Ian Macdonald, Ph.D., and Steven Zeisel, Ph.D. ILSI and John Wiley & Sons (in press).

Junpeng Wang (S. Meydani lab)

  • Wang J, Ren Z, Xu Y, Xiao S, Nikbin Meydani S, Wu D. Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate Ameliorates Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis by Altering Balance among CD4(+) T-Cell Subsets. Am J Pathol. 2011 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Wu D, Wang J, Pae M, Meydani SN. Green tea EGCG, T cells, and T cell-mediated autoimmune diseases. Mol Aspects Med. 2011 Oct 14. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Wu D, Wang J. The ability of green tea to alleviate autoimmune diseases: fact or fiction? Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov;7(6):711-3.

Julia Wildschutte (Coffin lab)
Subramanian RP*, Wildschutte JH*, Russo C, Coffin J. 2011. Identification, characterization, and comparative genomic distribution of the HERV-K (HML-2) group of human endogenous retroviruses. Retrovirology 8;8:90.

*contributed equally

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