Member Publications


Marlene Belfort

Novikova, O. and Belfort, M. Mobile group II introns as ancestral eukaryotic elements. Trends in Genet. (2017) In Press.

Lennon, C.W. and Belfort, M. Inteins. Current Biol. (2017) 27, R1-R3.

Belfort, M. Mobile self-splicing inteins as stress sensors. Current Opinion in Microbiology. (2017), 38, 51-58.

Qu, G., Kaushal, P.S., Wang, J., Shigematsu, H., Piazza, C.L., Agrawal, R.K., Belfort, M. and Wang, H-W. Structure of a group II intron complex with its reverse transcriptase. Nature Structural and Molecular Bio. (2016) 23, 549-559. Selected for News and Views.

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

Chan, H., Pearson, S., Green, C.M., Li, Z., Zhang, J., Belfort, G., Shekhtman, A., Li, H. and Belfort, M. Exploring intein inhibition by platinum compounds as an antimicrobial strategy. J. Biol. Chem. (2016) 291, 22661-22670.

Green, C. and Belfort, M. Microbes as intein havens. Microbe (2016) 11, 388-393

Agrawal, R.K., Wang, H-W and Belfort, M. Forks in the tracks: Group II introns, spliceosomes, telomeres and beyond. RNA Biol. (2016), 1-5.

Lennon, C.W., Stanger, M. and Belfort, M. Protein splicing of a recombinase intein induced by ssDNA and DNA damage. Genes Dev. (2016) 30, 2663-2668.

Kristen Corbosiero

Evans, C., Wood, K.M., Aberson, S.D., Archambault, H.M., Milrad, S.M., Bosart, L.F., Corbosiero, K.L., Davis, C.A., Dias Pinto, J.R., Doyle, J., Fogarty, C., Galarneau, Jr., T.J., Grams, C.M., Griffin, K.S., Gyakum, J., Hart, R.E., Kitabatake, N., Lentink, H.S., McTaggart-Cowan, R., Perrie, W., Quinting, J.F.D., Reynolds, C. A., Riemer, M., Ritchie, E., Sun, Y. and Zhang, F. The extratropical transition of tropical cyclones. Part I: Cyclone evolution and direct impacts. Mon. Wea. Rev. (2017), In press.

Ditchek, S.D., Nelson, T.C., Rosenmayer, M. and Corbosiero, K.L. The relationship between tropical cyclones at genesis and their maximum attained intensity. J. Climate (2017) 30, 4897-4913.

Alland, J., Tang, B.H. and Corbosiero, K.L. Effects of dry air aloft on the development of the tropical cyclone secondary circulation. J. Atmos. Sci. (2017) 74, 1455-1470.

Bu, Y.P., Fovell, R. and Corbosiero, K.L. The influences of boundary layer mixing and cloud-radiative forcing on tropical cyclone size. J. Atmos. Sci. (2017) 74, 1273-1292.

Fischer, M.S., Tang, B.H. and Corbosiero, K.L. Assessing the influence of upper-tropospheric troughs on tropical cyclone intensification rates after genesis. Mon. Wea. Rev. (2017) 145, 1295-1313.

Fovell, R. G., Bu, Y. P., Corbosiero, K. L., Ten, W.-W., Cao, Y., Kuo, H.-C., Hsu, L.-H. and Su, H. Influence of cloud microphysics and radiation on tropical cyclone structure and motion: A review. Meteorol. Monographs (2016) 56, 11.1–11.27.

Peirano, C. M., Corbosiero, K. L. and Tang, B. H. Revisiting trough interactions and tropical cyclone intensity change. Geophys. Res. Lett. (2016) 43.

Stevenson, S. N., Corbosiero, K. L. and Abarca, S. F. Lightning in eastern North Pacific tropical cyclones: A comparison to the North Atlantic. Mon. Wea. Rev. (2016a) 144, 225–239.

Tang, B., Vaughan, M., Lazear, R., Corbosiero, K., Bosart, L. F., Wasula, T. A., Lee, I. R. and I. R. Lipton, I. R. Topographic and boundary influences on the 22 May 2014 Duanesburg, New York, tornadic supercell. Wea. Forecasting (2016a) 31, 107–127.

Tang, B., Rios-Berrios, R., Alland, J., Berman, J. and Corbosiero, K. L. Sensitivity of axisymmetric tropical cyclone spin-up to dry air aloft. J. Atmos. Sci. (2016b) 73, 4269–4287.

Mary Gallant

Gallant, M.P., Tartaglia, M., Hardman, S., & Burke, K. Using Tai Chi to reduce fall risk factors among older adults: An evaluation of a community-based implementation. Journal of Applied Gerontology (2017), Epub ahead of print.

Mindy Larsen

DeSantis, K.A., Stabell, A.R., Spitzer, D.C., O'Keefe,K.J., Nelson, D.A. and Larsen, M.. RARα and RARγ Reciprocally Control K5+ Progenitor Cell Expansion in Developing Salivary Glands. Organogenesis (2017) In Press. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28933645

Schram, R.A., Koslow, M.H., Nelson, D.A., Larsen, M. and Castracane, J. A Novel Impedance Biosensor for Measurement of Trans-Epithelial Resistance in Cells Cultured on Nanofiber Scaffolds. Biosensors (2017) 7(3). pii: E35. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28858219

Foraida, Z.I., Kamaldinoff, T., Nelson, D.A., Larsen, M. and Castracane, J.  Blend Electrospun Elastin-PLGA Nanofiber Scaffolds Promote Salivary Epithelial Cell Organization and Apicobasal Polarization. Acta Biomateriala (2017) 62, 116-127. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28801269

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

Kwon, H.R., Nelson, D.A., DeSantis, K.A., Morrissey, J.M. and Larsen, M. Endothelial Cell Regulation of Epithelial Cell Patterning. Development (2017) 144, 211-220. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28096213

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

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

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

Sfakis, L., Kamaldinov, T., Larsen, M., Castracane, J., Khmaladze, A.T. Quantification of Confocal images using LabVIEW for tissue engineering applications. Tissue Engineering Part C (2016) 22,1028-1037.

Cara Ocobock

Howells, M.E., Ocobock, C., Lynn, C., Jost Robinson, C.A., and Woolard, K. It’s a Dead Man’s Party: Integrative Evolutionary Education through Darwin Day. EvoS Journal (2017) 7, 132-149.

Ocobock, C. Human energy expenditure, allocation, and interactions in natural temperate, hot, and cold environments. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2016) 161, 667-675.

Ocobock, C. The Allocation and Interaction Model: a new model for predicting total energy expenditure of highly active humans in natural environments. American Journal of Human Biology (2016) 28, 372-380.

Rabi Musah

Fowble, K.L.; Teramoto, K.; Cody, R. B.; Edwards, D.; Guarrera, D.; Musah, R.A. Development of “Laser Ablation Direct Analysis in Real Time Imaging” Mass Spectrometry (LADI-MS): Application to Spatial Distribution Mapping of Metabolites Along the Biosynthetic Cascade Leading to Synthesis of Atropine and Scopolamine in Plant Tissue. Anal. Chem. (2017), (doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b04137).

Giffen, J.E.; Lesiak, A.D.; Cody, R.B.; Dane, A.J.; Musah, R.A. Rapid Species-level Identification of Salvias by Chemometric Processing of Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry-derived Chemical Profiles. Phytochem. Anal. (2017), 28, 16-26.

Kasper, S.H.; Hart, R.; Bergkvist, M.; Musah, R.A.; Cady, N.C. Zein nanocapsules as a tool for surface passivation, drug delivery and biofilm prevention. AIMS Microbiol. (2016), 2, 422-433.

Musah, R.A.; Ford, M. Peer-Based Supplemental Instruction in STEM: Differences in Effectiveness across Transfer and non-Transfer Undergraduates. J. Res. Educ. Eff. (2016), 1-23.

Lesiak, A.D.; Musah, R.A., Rapid High-throughput Identification of Botanical Material Using Direct Analysis in Real Time High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. JoVE (2016) (doi: 10.3791/54197).

Lesiak, A.D.; Musah, R.A. Application of Ambient Ionization High Resolution Mass Spectrometry to Determination of the Botanical Provenance of the Constituents of Psychoactive Drug Mixtures. Forensic Sci. Int. (2016), 266: 271-280.

Kasper S.H.; Bonocora R.P.; Wade J.T.; Musah R.A.; Cady N.C. Chemical Inhibition of Kynureninase Reduces Pseudomonas aeruginosa Quorum Sensing and Virulence Factor Expression. ACS Chem. Bio. (2016), 11: 1106-1117.

Lesiak, A.D.; Cody, R.B.; Dane, A.J.; Musah, R.A. Direct Analysis in Real Time High Resolution Mass Spectrometry as a Tool for Rapid Characterization of Mind-altering Plant Materials and Revelation of Supplement Adulteration—the Case of Kanna. Forensic Sci. Int. (2016), 260: 66-73.

Musah, R.A.; Lesiak, A.D.; Maron, M.J.; Cody, R.B.; Edwards, D.; Fowble, K.L.; Dane, A.J.; Long, M.C. Mechanosensitivity Below Ground: Touch-Sensitive Smell-Producing Roots in the “Shy Plant,” Mimosa pudica L. Plant Physiol. (2016), 170: 1075-1089.

Lesiak, A.D.; Musah, R.A. More than just heat: ambient ionization mass spectrometry for determination of the species of origin of processed commercial products—application to psychoactive pepper supplements. Anal. Methods (2016), 8: 1646-1658.

Marina Petrukhina

Rudebusch, G. E., Espejo, G. L., Zafra, J. L., Peńa-Alvarez, M., Spisak, S. N., Fukuda, K., Wei, Z., Nakano, M., Petrukhina, M. A., Casado, J., and Haley, M. M. A Biradical Balancing Act: Redox Amphoterism in a Diindenoanthracene Derivative Results from Quinoidal Acceptor and Aromatic Donor Motifs. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2016) 138, 12648-12654. Featured in JACS Spotlights.

Spisak, S. N., Li, J., Rogachev, Yu, A., Wei, Z., Papaianina, O., Amsharov, K., Rybalchenko, A. V., Goryunkov, A. A. and Petrukhina, M. A. From Corannulene to Indacenopicene: Effect of Carbon Framework Topology on Aromaticity and Reduction Limits. Organometallics (2016) 35, 3105-3111. Featured on the journal cover.

Pecqueur, S., Maltenberger, A., Petrukhina, M. A., Halik, M., Jaeger, A., Pentlehner, D. and Angew, G. Schmid. Wide Band-Gap Bismuth-Based p-Dopants for Opto-Electronic Applications. Chem. Int. Ed. (2016) 55, 10493-10497. Selected as a Hot Paper.

Zabula, A. V., Spisak, S. N., Filatov, A. S., Rogachev, A. Yu., Clérac, R. and Petrukhina, M. A.. Supramolecular Trap for a Transient Corannulene Trianion. Chem. Sci. (2016) 7, 1954-1961.

Annalisa Scimemi

Sweeney A.M., Fleming K.E., McCauley J.P., Rodriguez M.F., Martin E.T., Sousa A.A., Leapman R.D. and Scimemi A. PAR1 activation induces rapid changes in glutamate uptake and astrocyte morphology. Sci Rep. (2017) 7, 43606.

Rădulescu A., Herron J., Kennedy C. and Scimemi A. Global and local excitation and inhibition shape the dynamics of the cortico-striatal-thalamo-cortical pathway. Sci Rep. (2017) 7, 7608.

Sweeney, A.M., Fleming, K.E., McCauley, J.P., Rodriguez, M.F., Martin, E.T., Sousa, A.A., Leapman, R.D. , Scimemi, A. PAR1 activation induces rapid changes in glutamate uptake and astrocyte morphology. Scientific Reports (2017) 7, 43606.

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

Anna Sharikova

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

Foraida, Z. I., Sharikova, A., Peerzada, L.N., Khmaladze, A., Larsen, M. and J. Castracane. Double emulsion electrospun nanofibers as a growth factor delivery vehicle for salivary gland regeneration. Proc of SPIE (2017) 10352, 103520E.

Maleev, I., Khan, A., Peerzada, L., Khmaladze, A. and Sharikova, A. In-line Monitoring of Water Quality by Combined Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy, in Imaging and Applied Optics 2016. OSA CLEO, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2017), paper AF2B.5.

Das, A., Tubbesing, K., Khmaladze, A., Barroso, M. and Sharikova, A. Raman Spectroscopic Analysis of Iron Transport across Membranes in Cells, in Imaging and Applied Optics 2016, in OSA Optics in the Life Sciences, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2017), paper JTu4A.29.

Sharikova, A., Saide, G., Sfakis, L., Yong Park, J., Desta, H., Maloney, M.C., Castracane, J., Mahajan, S.D. and Khmaladze, A. Monitoring of live cell cultures during apoptosis by phase imaging and Raman spectroscopy. Proceedings Volume 10074: Quantitative Phase Imaging III (2017).

Melissa Tracy

Alaei, A., Alaei, K., Waye, K., Tracy, M., Nalbandyan, M., Mutlu, E. and Cetin, M.K. Hepatitis C infection and other drug related harms among inpatients who injected drugs in Turkey. Journal of Viral Hepatitis (2017) 24, 406-505.

Appleton, A.A., Holdsworth, E., Ryan, M. and Tracy, M. Measuring childhood adversity in life course cardiovascular research: a systematic review. Psychosomatic Medicine (2017) 79, 434-440.

Wendy Turner

Barandongo, Z.R., J.K.E. Mfune & W.C. Turner. Dust bathing behaviors of African herbivores and the potential risk of inhalational anthrax. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. In press.

Caraco, T. & W.C. Turner. Environmentally transmitted disease under stage structured infectiousness: killers and vaccinators. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2017) doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.09.029

Valseth, K., C.L. Nesbø, W.R. Easterday, W.C. Turner, J.S. Olsen, N.C. Stenseth, T.H.A. Haverkamp. Temporal dynamics in soil microbial communities at anthrax carcass sites. BMC Microbiology (2017) 17, 206.

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

Valseth, K., Nesbø, C.L., Easterday, W.R., Turner, W.C., Olsen, J.S., Stenseth, N.C. and Haverkamp, T.H.A. Draft genomes of two Bacillus anthracis strains from Etosha National Park, Namibia. Genome Announcements (2016) 4, e00861-16.

Turner, W.C., Penzhorn, B.L. and Getz, W.M. Description of three new species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) in Namibia. Comparative Parasitology (2016) 83, 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.N., Turnbull, P.C.B., Stenseth N.C. and Getz, W.M. Lethal exposure: An integrated approach to pathogen transmission via environmental reservoirs. Scientific Reports (2016) 6, 27311.

Elizabeth Vásquez

Vásquez, E., Isasi, C.R., Echeverria, S.E., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Kaplan, R., Lamar, M., Gellman, M.D., Palta, P., Qi, Q. and Gonzalez, H. Is there a relationship between objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time and cognitive function in U.S. Hispanic/Latino adults: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Preventive Medicine. In press.

Batsis, J., Mackenzie, T., Vásquez, E., Germain, C., Emeny, R., Rippberger, P., Lopez-Jimenez, F. and Bartels, S. Association of Adiposity, Telomere Length and Mortality: Data from the NHANES 1999-2002. International Journal of Obesity. In press.

Hasting, J. and Vásquez, E. Diabetes and tooth loss among working age African Americans: A national perspective. Social Work in Public Health Journal. In press.

Quiñones, A.R., Markwardt, S., Thielke, S., Rostant, O., Vásquez, E. and Botoseneanu, A. Prospective disability in different combinations of somatic and mental multimorbidity. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A. In press.

Nallanthighal, S., Chan, C., Bharali, D., Mousa, S., Vásquez, E. and Reliene, R. Particle coatings but not silver ions mediate genotoxicity of ingested silver nanoparticles in a mouse model. Nanoimpact. In press.

Vásquez E, Strizich G, Gallo L, Marshall SJ, Merchant GC, Murillo R, Penedo FJ, Salazar C, Sotres- Alvarez D, Shaw BA, Isasi CR. The role of stress in understanding differences in sedentary behavior in Hispanic/Latino Adults: results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sociocultural Ancillary Study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health (2016) 13, 310-7.

Vásquez E, Sahakyan K, Batsis JA, Germain C, Somers VK, Shaw BA. Ethnic differences in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality by physical activity levels among older adults in the US. Ethnicity and Health (2016), 1-9.

Vásquez E, Botoseneanu A, Bennett JM, Shaw BA. Racial/ethnic differences in trajectories of cognitive function in older adults: Role of education, smoking, and physical activity. J Aging Health (2016) 28, 1382-402.

Murillo R, Echeverria S, Vásquez E. Differences in neighborhood social cohesion and aerobic physical activity by Latino subgroup. SSM-Population Health (2016) 2, 536-41.

Germain CM, Vásquez E, Batsis JA, McQuoid DR. Sex, race and age differences in muscle strength and limitations in community dwelling older adults: Data from the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS). Archives of Gerontology and Geriatric (2016) 65, 98-103.

Germain CM, Vásquez E, Batsis JA. Physical activity, central adiposity, and functional limitations in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy (2016) 39, 71-6.

Germain CM, Batsis JA, Vásquez E, McQuoid DR. Muscle strength, physical activity, and functional limitations in older adults with central obesity. Journal of Aging Research (2016) 8387324. Batsis JA, Germain CM, Vásquez E, Zbehlik AJ, Bartels SJ. Physical activity predicts higher physical function in older adults: the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Journal of Physical Activity and Health (2016) 13,6-16.

Batsis JA, Germain CM, Vásquez E, Bartels SJ. Prevalence of weakness and its relationship with limitations based on the Foundations for the National Institutes for Health project: data from the Health and Retirement Study. European J Clinical Nutrition (2016) 70, 1168-73.

Baker TA, Roker R, Collins HR, Johnson-Lawrence V, Thorpe RJ, Mingo CA, Vásquez E. Beyond race and gender: measuring behavioral and social indicators of pain treatment satisfaction in older black and white cancer patients. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine (2016) 2, 2333721415625688.

DiMura PM, Gates M, Gensburg L, Vásquez E. Hypertension prevalence among adults in the United States (NHANES 2007-2010): Are there race and Hispanic origin differences? Journal of Ageing Research and Health Care (2016) 1, 1.

Sho-Ya Wang

Wang, S.Y. and Wang, G.K. Single rat muscle Na+ channel mutation confers batrachotoxin autoresistance found in poison-dart frog Phyllobates terribilis. PNAS (2017) 114, 10491-10496.

Joanna Workman

Gobinath A.R., Richardson, R., Chow, C., Workman, J.L., Lieblich, S.E., Barr, A.M., Galea, L.A.M. Voluntary running influences the efficacy of fluoxetine treatment in a model of postpartum depression. Neuropharmacology. (2017). In press. 

Gobinath, A.R., Workman, J.L., Chow, C., Lieblich, S.E., Galea, L.A.M. 2017. Sex-dependent effects of maternal corticosterone and SSRI treatment on hippocampal neurogenesis across development. Biology of Sex Differences. (2017) 8, 20.

Workman, J.L., Gobinath, A.R., ‡Kitay, N.F., Chow, C., Brummelte, S., Galea, L.A.M. Parity modifies the effects of fluoxetine and corticosterone on behavior, stress reactivity, and hippocampal neurogenesis. Neuropharmacology (2016) 105, 443-453.

Wainwright, S.R., Workman, J.L., Tehrani, A., Hamson, D.K., Chow, C., Lieblich, S.E., Galea, L.A.M. Testosterone has antidepressant efficacy in a chronic unpredictable stress model of depression in gonadectomised adult male rats. Hormones and Behavior (2016) 79, 58-69.

Gobinath, A.R., Workman, J.L., Chow, C., Lieblich, S.E., Galea, L.A.M. Maternal postpartum corticosterone and fluoxetine differentially affect adult male and female offspring on anxiety-like behavior, stress reactivity, and hippocampal neurogenesis. Neuropharmacology (2016) 101,165-78.

Xiaobo Xue

Schoen, M.E., Xue, X., Wood, A., Hawkins, T. R., Garland, J., Ashbolt, N.J. Cost, Energy, Global Warming, Eutrophication and Local Human Health Impacts of Community Water and Sanitation Service Options, Water Research. (2017) 109, 186-195.

Mariya Zheleva

Zheleva, M. Bogdanov, P., Zois, D.S., Xiong, W., Chandra, R. and Kimball, M. Smallholder Agriculture in the Information Age: Limits and Opportunities. Proceedings of ACM Third Workshop on Computing within Limits (LIMITS) (2017), 59-70.

Zheleva, M., Chandra, R., Chowdhery, A., Garnett, P., Gupta, A., Kapoor, A. and Valerio, M. Enabling a Nationwide Radio Frequency Inventory Using the Spectrum Observatory. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2017).

Habibzadey, M., Xiong, W., Zheleva, M., Stern, E.K., Nussbaum, B.H. and Soyata, T. Smart City Sensing and Communication Sub-Infrastructure. IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Boston, MA. (2017).

Schmitt, P., Iland, D., Zheleva, M. and Belding, E. HybridCell: Cellular connectivity on the fringes with demand-driven local cells. The 35th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM) (2016).

Schmitt, P., Iland, D., Belding, E. and Zheleva, M. Phonehome: Robust extension of cellular coverage. 2016 25th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (IEEE ICCCN) (2016).