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Scholar Publications

Publication in peer-reviewed journals is an integral part of TEACRS training. Publications by our trainees over the past five years are listed below.


Arsenault AB, Gunsalus KTW, Laforce-Nesbitt SS, Przystac L, DeAngelis EJ, Hurley ME, Vorel ES, Tucker R, Matthan NR, Lichtenstein AH, Kumamoto CA, Bliss JM. 2018. Dietary supplementation with medium-chain triglycerides reduces Candida gastrointestinal colonization in preterm infants. Pediatr Infect Dis. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Koch MR, House NCM, Cosetta CM, Jong RM, Salomon CG, Joyce CE, Philips EA, Su XA, Freudenreich CH. 2018. The chromatin remodeler Isw1 prevents CAG repeat expansions during transcription in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Melón L, Hammond R, Lewis M, Maguire J. 2018. A Novel, synthetic, neuroactive steroid is effective at decreasing depression-like behaviors and improving maternal care in preclinical models of postpartum depression. Front Endocrinol. 9: 703. Abstract

Melón LC, Nasman JT, John AS, Mbonu K, Maguire JL. 2018. Interneuronal δ-GABAA receptors regulate binge drinking and are necessary for the behavioral effects of early withdrawal. Neuropsychopharmacology Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Pirone A, Alexander JM, Koenig JB, Cook-Snyder DR, Palnati M, Wickham RJ, Eden L, Shrestha N, Reijmers L, Biederer T, Miczek KA, Dulla CG, Jacob MH. 2018. Social stimulus causes aberrant activation of the medial prefrontal cortex in a mouse model with autism-like behaviors. Fron Synaptic Neurosci. Epub ahead of print.  Abstract

Whalen C, Tuohy C, Tallo T, Kaufman JW, Moore C, Kuehner JN. 2018. RNA Polymerase II transcription attenuation at the yeast DNA repair gene, DEF1, involves Sen1-dependent and polyadenylation site-dependent termination. G3 8: 2043-2058. Abstract


Breindel JL, Skibinski A, Sedic M, Wronski-Campos A, Zhou W, Keller PJ, Mills J, Bradner J, Onder T, Kuperwasser C. 2017. Epigenetic reprogramming of lineage-committed human mammary epithelial cells requires DNMT3A and loss of DOT1L. Stem Cell Reports. Epub ahead of print.  Abstract

Kuehner JN, Kaufman JW, Moore C. 2017. Stimulation of RNA Polymerase II ubiquitination and degradation by yeast mRNA 3'-end processing factors is a conserved DNA damage response in eukaryotes. DNA Repair 57:151-160. Abstract

Heggeness ML, Gunsalus KT, Pacas J, McDowell G. 2017. The new face of US science. Science 541: 21-23. Abstract

Killpack TL, Ballesteros M, Bunnell SC, Bedugnis A, Kobzik L, Hu LT, Petnicki-Ocwieja T. 2017. Phagocytic receptors activate Syk and Src signaling during Borrelia burgdorferi phagocytosis. Infec Immun Epub ahead of print.  Abstract

Melón LC, Hooper A, Yang X, Moss SJ, Maguire J. 2017. Inability to suppress the stress-induced activation of the HPA axis during the peripartum period engenders deficits in postpartum behaviors in mice. Psychoneuroendocrinology Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Neil AJ, Kim JC, Mirkin SM. 2017. Precarious maintenance of simple DNA repeats in eukaryotes. Bioessasy Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Regan H, Scaduto C, Hirakawa MP, Gunsalus K, Correia-Mesquita TO, Sun Y, Chen Y, Kumamoto CA, Bennett R, Whiteway M. 2017. Negative regulation of filamentous growth in Candida albicans by Dig1p. Mol Microbiol. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Smith EE, Zhang W, Schiele NR, Khademhosseini A, Kuo CK, Yelick PC. 2017. Developing a biomimetic tooth bud model. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Tsutakawa SE, Thompson MJ, Arvai AS, Neil AJ, Shaw SJ, Algasaier SI, Kim JC, Finger LD, Jardine E, Gotham VJB, Sarker AH, Her MZ, Rashid F, Hamdan SM, Mirkin SM, Grasby JA, Tainer JA. 2017. Nat Comm. 8: 15855. Abstract

Yang X, Hartman MR, Harrington KT, Etson CM, Fierman MB, Slonim DK, Walt DR. 2017. Using next-generation sequencing to explore genetics and race in the high school classroom. CBE Lif Sic Educ. 16: pii: ar22. doi: 10.1187/cbe.16-09-0281.  Abstract


Camille Melón L, Maguire J. 2016. GABAergic regulation of the HPA and HPG axes and the impact of stress on reproductive function. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 160: 196-203. Abstract

Gunsalus KT, Kumamoto CA. 2016. Transcriptional profiling of Candida albicans in the host. Methods Mol Biol. 1356:17-29.   Abstract

Hartman MR, Harrington KT, Etson CM, Fierman MB, Slonim DK, Walt DR. 2016. Personal microbiomes and next-generation sequencing for laboratory-based education. FEMS Microbiol Lett. Epub ahead of print.   Abstract

Killpack TL, Melón LC. 2016. Toward inclusive STEM classrooms: What personal role do faculty play? CBE Life Sci Educ. Fall 15 (3).  Abstract

Kim JC, Harris ST, Dinter T, Shah KA, Mirkin SM. 2016. The role of break-induced replication in large-scale expansions of (CAG)n/(CTG)n repeats. Nat Struct Mol Biol. Epub ahead of print.  Abstract

MacKenzie G, O'Toole KK, Maguire J. 2016. Compromised GABAergic inhibition contributes to tumor-associated epilepsy. Epilespy Res 126:185-196. Abstract

Marturano JE, Schiele NR, Schiller ZA, Galassi TV, Stoppato M, Kuo CK. 2016. Embryonically inspired scaffolds regulate tenogenically differentiating cells. J Biomech. 49: 3281-3288.  Abstract

Moss BJ, Park L, Dahlberg CL, Juo P. 2016. The CaM kinase CMK-1 mediates a negative feedback mechanism coupling the C. elegans glutamate receptor GLR-1 with its own transcription. PLoS Genet. 12: e1006180. Abstract

Ng FS, Sengupta S, Huang Y, Yu AM, You S, Roberts MA, Iyer LK, Yang Y, Jackson FR. 2016. TRAP-seq profiling and RNAi-based genetic screens identify conserved glial genes required for adult Drosophila behavior. Front Mol Neurosci. 9: 146.  Abstract

Stoppel WL, Gao AE, Greaney AM, Partlow BP, Bretherton RC, Kaplan DL, Black LD 3rd. 2016. Elastic, silk-cardiac extracellular matrix hydrogels exhibit time-dependent stiffening that modulates cardiac fibroblast response. J Biomed Mater Res A 104: 3058-3072.  Abstract

Stoppel WL, Kaplan DL, Black LD 3rd. 2016. Electrical and mechanical stimulation of cardiac cells and tissue constructs. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 96: 135-155.   Abstract


Brown JP, Galassi TV, Stoppato M, Schiele NR, Kuo CK 2015. Comparative analysis of mesenchymal stem cell and embryonic tendon progenitor cell response to embryonic tendon biochemical and mechanical factors. Stem Cell Res Ther. 6: 89. Abstract

Bouillaut L, McBride S, Sorg JA, Schmidt DJ, Suarez JM, Tzipori S, Mascio C, Chesnel L, Sonenshein AL. 2015. Effects of surotomycin on Clostridium difficile viability and tPLosoxin production in vitro. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 59: 4199-4205. Abstract

Cantu D, Walker K, Andresen L, Taylor-Weiner A, Hampton D, Tesco G, Dulla CG. 2015. Traumatic brain injury increases cortical glutamate network activity by compromising GABAergic control. Cereb Cortex 25: 2306-2320. Abstract

Cook-Snyder DR, Jones A, Reijmers LG. 2015. A retrograde adeno-associated virus for collecting ribosome-bound mRNA from anatomically defined projection neurons. Front Mol Neurosci. 8: 56. Abstract

Garafalo SD,Luth ES, Moss BJ, Monteiro MI, Malkin E, Juo P. 2015. The AP2 clathrin adaptor protein complex regulates the abundance of GLR-1 glutamate receptors in the ventral nerve cord of C. elegans. Mol Biol Cell. 26: 1887-1900. Abstract

Gunsalus KT, Tornberg-Belanger SN, Matthan NR, Lichtenstein AH, Kumamoto CA.. 2015. Manipulation of host diet to reduce gastrointestinal colonization by the opportunistic pathogen Candida albicans. mSphere 1: pii: e00020-15.  Abstract

Hanson E, Armbruster M, Cantu D, Andresen L, Taylor A, Danbolt NC, Dulla CG. 2015. Astrocytic glutamate uptake is slow and does not limit neuronal NMDA receptor activation in the neonatal neocortex. Glia 63: 1784-1796. Abstract

Kim JC, Mirkin SM. 2015. Putting the brakes on Huntington Disease in a mouse experimental model. PLoS Genet. 11: e1005409.  Abstract

Kwon H, Rainbow RS, Sun L, Hui CK, Cairns DM, Preda RC, Kaplan DL, Zeng L. 2015. Scaffold structure and fabrication method affect pro-inflammatory milieu in 3D-cultured chondrocytes. J Biomed Mater Res A 103: 534-544. Abstract

Leahy AA, Esfahani SA, Foote AT, Hui CK, Rainbow RS, Nakamura DS, Tracey BH, Mahmood U, Zeng L. 2015. Following the trajectory of osteoarthritis development through serial near infrared fluorescence imaging of MMP activities. Arthritis Rheumatol. 67: 443-453. Abstract

Li C, Luo T, Zheng Z, Murphy AR, Wang X, Kaplan DL. 2015. Curcumin-functionalized silk materials for enhancing adipogenic differentiation of bone marrow-derived human mesenchymal stem cells. Acta Biomater. 11: 222-232. Abstract

McGehee AM, Moss BJ, Juo P. 2015. The DAF-7/TGF-β signaling pathway regulates abundance of the Caenorhabditis elegans glutamate receptor GLR-1. Mol Cell Neurosci. 67: 66-74. Abstract

Petnicki-Ocwieja T, Kern A, Killpack TL, Bunnell SC, Hu LT. 2015. Adaptor protein-3-mediated trafficking of TLR2 ligands controls specificity of inflammatory responses but not adaptor complex assembly. J Immunol. 195: 4331-4340. Abstract

Schiele NR, von Flotow F, Tochka ZL, Hockaday LA, Marturano JE, Thibodeau JJ, Kuo CK. 2015. Actin cytoskeleton contributes to the elastic modulus of embryonic tendon during early development. J Orthop Res. 33: 874-881. Abstract

Shainheit MG, Valentino MD, Gilmore MS, Camilli A. 2015. Mutations in pneumococcal cpsE generated via in vitro serial passaging reveals a potential mechanism of reduced encapsulation utilized by a conjunctival isolate. J Bacteriol. 197: 1781-1791. Abstract

Stoppel WL, Hu D, Domian IJ, Kaplan DL, Black LD. 2015. Anisotropic silk biomaterials containing cardiac extracellular matrix for cardiac tissue engineering. Biomed Mater. 10: 034105. Abstract

Stoppel WL, Ghezzi CE, McNamara SL, Black III LD, Kaplan DL. 2015. Clinical applications of naturally derived biopolymer-based scaffolds for regenerative medicine. Ann Biomed Eng. 43: 657-680. Abstract

Williams C, Budina E, Stoppel WL, Sullivan KE, Emani S, Emani SM, Black LD 3rd. 2015. Cardiac extracellular matrix-fibrin hybrid scaffolds with tunable properties for cardiovascular tissue engineering. Acta Biomater. 14: 84-89. Abstract


Ahmed S, Stepp JR, Orians C, Griffin T, Matyas C, Robbat A, Cash S, Xue D, Long C, Unachukwu U, Buckley S, Small D, Kennelly E. 2014. Effects of extreme climate events on tea (Camellia sinensis) functional quality validate indigenous farmer knowledge and sensory references in tropical china. PLoS One 9: e109126. Abstract

Ahmed S, Orians CM, Griffin TS, Buckley S, Unachukwu U, Stratton AE, Stepp JR, Robbat A Jr, Cash S, Kennelly EJ. 2014. Effects of water availability and pest pressures on tea (Camellia sinensis) growth and functional quality. AoB Plants. 6: 0. Abstract

Asrat S, Dugan AS, Isberg RR 2014. The frustrated host response to Legionella pneumophila Is bypassed by MyD88-dependent translation of pro-inflammatory cytokines. PLoS Pathog. 10: e1004229. Abstract

Bolterstein E, Rivero R, Marquez M, McVey M. 2014. The drosophila werner exonuclease participates in an exonuclease-independent response to replication stress. Genetics 197: 643-652. Abstract

Dahlberg CL, Juo P. 2014. WD40-repeat proteins, WDR-20 and WDR-48, bind and activate the deubiquitinating enzyme USP-46 to promote the abundance of the glutamate receptor GLR-1 in the ventral nerve cord of C. elegans. J Biol Chem. 289: 3444-3456. Abstract

Gavenonis J, Jonas NE, Kritzer JA. 2014. Potential C-terminal-domain inhibitors of heat shock protein 90 derived from a C-terminal peptide helix. Bioorg Med Chem. 22: 3989-3993. Abstract

Gavenonis J, Sheneman BA, Siegert TR, Eshelman MR, Kritzer JA. 2014. Comprehensive analysis of loops at protein-protein interfaces for macrocycle design. Nat Chem Biol. 10: 716-722. Abstract

Glass ZA, Schiele NR, Kuo CK. 2014. Informing tendon tissue engineering with embryonic development. Biomaterials 47: 1964-1968. Abstract

House NC, Koch MR, Freudenreich CH 2014. Chromatin modifications and DNA repair: beyond double-strand breaks. Front Genet. 5: 296. Abstract

Kowalski JR, Dube H, Touroutine D, Goodwin PR, Carozza M, Didier Z, Francis MM, Juo P. 2014. The anaphase-promoting complex (APC) ubiquitin ligase regulates GABA transmission at the C. elegans neuromuscular junction. Mol Cell Neurosci. 58:62-75. Abstract

Liberman R, Bond S, Shainheit MG, Stadecker MJ, Forgac M. 2014. Regulated assembly of the V-ATPase is increased during cluster disruption-induced maturation of dendritic cells through a PI-3 Kinase/mTOR-dependent pathway. J Biol Chem. 289: 1355-1363. Abstract

Mazzilli SA, Gunsalus KTW, McDowell GS, Krukenberg KA, Polka JK, 2014. Logistics of organizing the FOR symposium, The Winnower 1:e141697.77958.

McCready J, Wong DS, Burlison JA, Ying W, Jay DG. 2014. An impermeant ganetespib analog inhibits extracellular Hsp90-mediated cancer cell migration that involves lysyl oxidase 2-like protein. Cancers (Basel) 6: 1031-1046. Abstract

McCready J, Arendt LM, Glover E, Iyer V, Briendel JL, Lyle SR, Naber SP, Jay DG, Kuperwasser C. 2014. Pregnancy-associated breast cancers are driven by differences in adipose stromal cells present during lactation. Breast Cancer Res. 16: R2. Abstract

Mohn JL, Alexander J, Pirone A, Palka CD, Lee SY, Mebane L, Haydon PG, Jacob MH. 2014. Adenomatous polyposis coli protein deletion leads to cognitive and autism-like disabilities. Mol Psychiatry 19: 133-142. Abstract

Mohn JL, Alexander J, Pirone A, Palka CD, Lee SY, Mebane L, Haydon PG, Jacob MH. 2014. New molecular insights into cognitive and autistic-like disabilities. Mol Psychiatry 19: 1053. Abstract

O'Toole KK, Hooper A, Wakefield S, Maguire J. 2014. Seizure-induced disinhibition of the HPA axis increases seizure susceptibility. Epilepsy Res. 108: 29-43. Abstract

Paczosa MK, Fisher ML, Maldonado-Arocho FJ, Mecsas J. 2014. Yersinia pseudotuberculosis uses Ail and YadA to circumvent neutrophils by directing Yop translocation during lung infection. Cell Microbiol. 16: 247-268. Abstract

Ponichtera HE, Shainheit MG, Liu BC, Raychowdhury R, Larkin BM, Russo JM, Salantes DB, Lai CQ, Parnell LD, Yun TJ, Cheong C, Bunnell SC, Hacohen N, Stadecker MJ. 2014. CD209a expression on dendritic cells Is critical for the development of pathogenic Th17 cell responses in murine schistosomiasis. J Immunol. 192: 4655-4665. Abstract

Shainheit MG, Mulé M, Camilli A. 2014. The core promoter of the capsule operon of Streptococcus pneumoniae Is necessary for colonization and invasive disease. Infect Immun. 82: 694-705. Abstract

Skibinski A, Breindel JL, Prat A, Galván P, Smith E, Rolfs A, Gupta PB, Labaer J, Kuperwasser C. 2014. The hippo transducer TAZ interacts with the SWI/SNF complex to regulate breast epithelial lineage commitment. Cell Rep. 6: 1059-1072. Abstract

Tebbji F, Chen Y, Richard Albert J, Gunsalus KT, Kumamoto CA, Nantel A, Sellam A, Whiteway M. 2014. A functional portrait of Med7 and the mediator complex in Candida albicans. PLoS Genet. 10: e1004770. Abstract