Department of Biological Sciences

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Paul F. Agris

Xiao, X., Agris, P. F., Hall, C. (2016). Introducing folding stability into the score function for computational design of RNA-binding peptides boosts the probability of success. Proteins, 84, 700-11.


Marlene Belfort

Agrawal, R. K., Wang, H.-W., Belfort, M. (2016). Forks in the tracks: Group II introns, spliceosomes, telomeres and beyond. RNA Biology, 13, 1218-1222.

Chan, H., Pearson, C. Seth, Green, C. M., Li, Z., Zhang, J., Belfort, G., Shekhtman, A., Li, H., Belfort, M. (2016). Exploring intein inhibition by platinum compounds as an antimicrobial strategy. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 291, 22661-22670.

Kelley, D., Lennon, C. W., Belfort, M., Novikova, O. (2016). Mycobacteriophage as incubators for intein evolution and dissemination. mBio, 7, e01537-16.

Lennon, C. W., Stanger, M., Belfort, M. (2016). Protein splicing of a recombinase intein by single-stranded DNA damage. Genes Development, 30, 2663-2668.

Lennon, C. W., Belfort, M. (2017). Inteins. Current Biology, 27(6), R204-R206.

Green, C. M., Belfort, M. (2016). Microbes as Intein Havens. Microbe, 11(9), 388-393.


Thomas B. Caraco

Dipple, S., Jia, T., Caraco, T. B., Korniss, G., Szymanski, B. K. (2017). Assortative mating: Encounter-network topology and the evolution of attractiveness. Scientific Reports, 7, epub.

Allstadt, A., Newman, J., Walter, J., Korniss, G., Caraco, T. B. (2016). Spatial competition: Roughening of an experimental interface. Scientific Reports / Nature, 6, epub.


Richard P. Cunningham

Wang, J., Dong, H., Chionh, Y., McBee, M., Sirirungruang, S., Cunningham, R., Shi, P.-Y., Dedon, P. (2016). The role of sequence context, nucleotide pool balance and stress in 2’-deoxynucleotide misincorporation in viral, bacterial and mammalian RNA. Nucleic Acids Research, 44(18), 8962-8975.


Gabriele Fuchs

Palumbo, R. J., Fuchs, G., Lutz, S., Curcio, M. J. (2017). Paralog-Specific Functions of RPL7A and RPL7B Mediated by Ribosomal Protein or snoRNA Dosage in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. G3, 7(2), 591-606.

Marceau, C. D., Puschnik, A. S., Majzoub, K., Ooi, Y. S., Brewer, S. M., Fuchs, G., Swaminathan, K., Mata, M. A., Elias, J. E., Sarnow, P., Carette, J. E. (2016). Genetic dissection of Flaviviridae host factors through genome-scale CRISPR screens. Nature, 535(7610), 159-63.


Mindy Larsen

Larsen, M., Bogdanov, P., Sood, R., Kwon, H. R., Nelson, D. A., Duffy, C., Peters, S. B., Chittur, S. V. (2017). Systems Biology: Salivary Gland Development, Disease, and Regenerative Medicine. In Seunghee Cha (Ed.), Salivary Gland Development and Regeneration - Advances in Research and Clinical Approaches to Functional Restoration (pp. 23-44). Cham: Springer International.

Sfakis, L., Sharikova, A., Costa, F., Tuschel, D., Larsen, M., Castracane, J., Khmaladze, A. (2017). Core/Shell Nanofiber Characterization by Raman Scanning Microscopy. Biomedical Optics Express, 8(2), 1025-1035.

Kwon, H. R., Nelson, D. A., Santis, K. D., Morrissey, J. M., Larsen, M. (2017). Endothelial Cell Regulation of Epithelial Cell Patterning. Development, 144, 211-220.

Sfakis, L., Kamaldinov, T., Larsen, M., Castracane, J., Khmaladze, A. T. (2017). Quantification of Confocal images using LabVIEW for tissue engineering applications. Tissue Engineering, Part C, 22(11), 1028-1037.

Gervais, E. M., Sequeira, S. J., Wang, W., Abraham, S., Kim, J. H., Leonard, D., DeSantis, K. A., Larsen, M. (2016). Involvement of Par-1b in Myoepithelial Cell Morphogenesis and Differentiation During Salivary Gland Development. Organogenesis, 12(4), 194-216.


Gregory Lnenicka

Powers, A., Grizzaffi, J., Ribchester, R., Lnenicka, G. (2016). Regulation of quantal currents determines synaptic strength at neuromuscular synapses in larval Drosophila. European Journal of Physiology, 468(11), 2031-2040.


Morgan A. Sammons

Pauken, K. E., Sammons, M. A., Odorizzi, P. M., Manne, S., Godec, J., Khan, O., Drake, A. M., Chen, Z., Sen, D. R., Kurachi, M., Barnitz, R. A., Bartman, C., Bengsch, B., Huang, A. C., Schenkel, J. M., Vahedi, G., Haining, W. N., Berger, S. L., Wherry, E. J. (2016). Epigenetic stability of exhausted T cells limits durability of reinvigoration by PD-1 blockade. Science, 354(6316), 1160-1165.


Annalisa Scimemi

Sweeney, A., Fleming, K. E., McCauley, J., Rodriguez, M., Martin, E., Sousa, A., Leapman R., Scimemi, A. (2017). PAR1 activation induces rapid changes in glutamate uptake and astrocyte morphology. Scientific Reports, 7.

Reeves, S. L., Fleming, K. E., Zhang, L., Scimemi, A. (2016) M-Track: A New Software for Automated Detection of Grooming Trajectories in Mice. PLoS Computational Biology, 12(9), e1005115.


Ben G. Szaro

Hutchins, E. J., Belrose, J. L., Szaro, B. G. (2016). A novel role for the nuclear localization signal in regulating hnRNP K protein stability in vivo. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 478(2), 772-776.


Wendy C. Turner

Turner, W. C., Kusters, M., Versveld, W., Horak, I. (2017). Ixodid tick diversity on wild mammals, birds, and reptiles in and around Etosha National Park, Namibia. African Journal of Ecology, epub.

Valseth, K., Nesbo, C. L., Easterday, W. R., Turner, W. C., Olsen, J. S., Stenseth, N. C., Haverkamp, T. H.A. (2016). Draft genomes of two Bacillus anthracis strains from Etosha National Park, Namibia. Genome Announcements 4(4).

Turner, W. C., Penzhorn, B. L., Getz, W. M. (2016). Description of 3 new species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) in Namibia. Comparative Parasitology, 83(2), 202-211.

Turner, W. C., Kausrud, K. L., Beyer, W., Easterday, W. R., Barandongo, Z. R., Blaschke, E., Cloete, C. C., Lazak, J., Ganz, H. H., Van Ert, M., Turnbull, P. C.B., Stenseth, N. C., Getz, W. M. (2016). Lethal exposure: An integrated approach to pathogen transmission via environmental reservoirs. Scientific Reports / Nature, 6, 27311.