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PREP Scholar Publications

Publication in peer-reviewed journals is a very important part of research training. Publications by PREP Scholars over the past five years are listed below. The names of scholar authors are in bold font.


Becquart NA, Naumova EN, Singh G, Chui KKH. 2019. Cardiovascular disease hospitalizations in Louisiana parishes’ elderly before, during and after Hurricane Katrina. Int J Environ Res Public Health. Epub ahead of print. Abstract


Alarcon Falconi TM, Cruz MS, Naumova EN. 2018. The shift in seasonality of legionellosis in the USA. Epidemiol Infect. 146: 1824-1833. Abstract

Diaz O, Sayer C, Popham D, Shen A. 2018. Clostridium difficile lipoprotein GerS is required for cortex modification and thus spore germination. mSphere. 3: 2379-5042. Abstract

Kalantari P, Morales Y, Miller EA, Jaramillo LD, Ponichtera HE, Wuethrich MA, Cheong C, Seminario MC, Russo JM, Bunnell SC, Stadecker MJ. 2018. CD209a synergizes with dectin-2 and mincle to drive severe Th17 cell-mediated schistosome egg-induced immunopathology. Cell Rep 22: 1288-1300. Abstract


Cruz MS, AlarconFalconi TM, Hartwick MA, Venkat A, Ehrlich HY, Anandan S, Ward HD, Veeraraghavan B, Naumova EN.  2017. From hospitalization records to surveillance: The use of local patient profiles to characterize cholera in Vellore, India. PLoS One. 12: e0182642. Abstract

McDonald G, Medina CO, Pilichowska M, Kearney JF, Shinkura R, Selsing E, Wortis HH, Honjo T, Imanishi-Kari T. 2017. Accelerated systemic autoimmunity in the absence of somatic hypermutation in 564Igi: A mouse model of systemic lupus with knocked-in heavy and light chain genes. Front Immunol. 8: 1094. Abstract

McGinty RJ, Puleo F, Aksenova AY, Hisey JA, Shishkin AA, Pearson EL, Wang ET, Housman DE, Moore C, Mirkin SM. 2017. A defective mRNA cleavage and polyadenylation complex facilitates expansions of transcribed (GAA)n repeats associated with Friedreich's Ataxia. Cell Rep. 20: 2490-2500. Abstract

Morel L, Chiang MSR, Higashimori H, Shoneye T, Iyer LK, Yelick J, Tai A, Yang Y. 2017. Molecular and functional properties of regional astrocytes in the adult brain. J Neurosci. 37: 8706-8717. Abstract

Nwankwo JO, Gremmel T, Gerrits AJ, Mithila FJ, Warburton RR, Hill NS, Lu Y, Richey LJ, Jakubowski JA, Frelinger AL 3rd, Chishti AH. 2017. Calpain-1 regulates platelet function in a humanized mouse model of sickle cell disease. Thromb Res. 160:58-65. Abstract


Higashimori H, Schin CS, Chiang MS, Morel L, Shoneye TA, Nelson DL, Yang Y. 2016. Selective deletion of astroglial FMRP dysregulates glutamate transporter GLT1 and contributes to Fragile X Syndrome phenotypes in vivo. J Neurosci. 36: 7079-7094. Abstract

Liang L, Stone RC, Stojadinovic O, Ramirez H, Pastar I, Maione AG, Smith A, Yanez V, Veves A, Kirsner RS, Garlick JA, Tomic-Canic M. 2016. Integrative analysis of miRNA and mRNA paired expression profiling of primary fibroblast derived from diabetic foot ulcers reveals multiple impaired cellular functions. Wound Repair Regen. 24: 943-953. Abstract

Maione AG, Smith A, Kashpur O, Yanez V, Knight E, Mooney DJ, Veves A, Tomic-Canic M, Garlick JA. 2016. Altered ECM deposition by diabetic foot ulcer-derived fibroblasts implicates fibronectin in chronic wound repair. Wound Repair Regen. 24: 630-643. Abstract

Rivas HG, Schmaling SK, Gaglia MM. 2016. Shutoff of host gene expression in influenza A virus and herpesviruses: Similar mechanisms and common themes. Viruses. 8: 102. Abstract


Smit E, Wanke C, Dong K, Grotheer A, Hansen S, Skinner S, Tang AM. 2015. Frailty, food insecurity, and nutritional status in people living with HIV. J Frailty Aging. 4: 191-197. Abstract

Uzturk BG, Jin SX, Rubin B, Bartolome C, Feig LA. 2015. RasGRF1 regulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis specifically in early-adolescent female mice. J Endocrinol. 227: 1-12. Abstract


Arendt LM, St Laurent J, Wronski A, Caballero S, Lyle SR, Naber SP, Kuperwasser C. 2014. Human breast progenitor cell numbers are regulated by WNT and TBX3. PLoS One. 9: e111442. Abstract

Jin SX, Bartolome C, Arai JA, Hoffman L, Uzturk BG, Kumar-Singh R, Waxham MN, Feig LA. 2014. Domain contributions to signaling specificity differences between Ras-guanine nucleotide releasing factor (Ras-GRF) 1 and Ras-GRF2. J Biol Chem. 289: 16551-64. 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

Umiker BR, McDonald G, Larbi A, Medina CO, Hobeika E, Reth M, Imanishi-Kari T. 2014. Production of IgG autoantibody requires expression of activation-induced deaminase in early-developing B cells in a mouse model of SLE. Eur J Immunol. 44: 3093-108. Abstract