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Recent Biology Faculty Publications

2020

Lewellyn, Lindsay. R15 Grant from the NIH ($413,086 total support for Sept 2020-Aug 2023) -  “The growth of the germline ring canals during Drosophila melanogaster oogenesis”. 

Kreyden VA, Mawi EB, Rush, KM, and Kowalski JR. UBC-9 acts in GABA neurons to control neuromuscular signaling in C. elegans. Neuroscience Insights 2020, in press.

Fidino, M., T. Gallo, C. Kay, C.M. Salsbury, T. J. Ryan, J. Angstman, et al. Structural difference between cities influence species responses to urbanization: an analysis of 10 US cities. In Press, Ecological Applications. 

2020. Marsico, T. D. , E. R. Krimmel, J. R.  Carter, E. L. Gillespie, P. D. Lowe, R. McCauley, A. B. Morris, G. Nelson, M. Smith, D. L. Soteropoulos, and A. K. Monfils. Small herbaria contribute unique biogeographic records to county-, locality-, and temporal-level scales. American Journal of Botany. In Press.

2020. Thompson, M., C. Horn, Z. Murrell, K. Kron, and E. Gillespie. Novel microsatellite markers for evaluation of genetic diversity in the tetraploid flame azalea, Rhododendron calendulaceum (Ericaceae). Molecular Biology Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-020-05813-9

Thestrup J, Tipold M, Kindred A, Stark K, Curry T, Lewellyn L. The Arp2/3 complex and the formin, Diaphanous, are both required to regulate the size of germline ring canals in the developing egg chamber. Dev. Biol. 2020 May 1;461(1):75-85. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2020.01.007. Epub 2020 Jan 13.PMID: 31945342

2019

2019. Sheik, M. L., K. L. LaBounty, E. Mitchell, & E. Gillespie. Fourteen polymorphic microsatellite markers for the widespread Labrador Tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum, Ericaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences. 7(12): e11306.

DeFord DM, Nosek JM, Castiglia KR, Hasik EF, Franke ME, Nick BC, Abdelnour AM, Haas CE, Junod NA, Latsko KN, Moore ML, Berthrong ST, Rostad CA, Stobart CC. Evaluation of the role of respiratory syncytial virus surface glycoproteins F and G on viral stability and replication: implications for future vaccine design. J Gen Virol 2019 Jun 11; 100(7): 1112-1122.

Pandya MC, Callahan SM, Savchenko KG, Stobart CC. A contemporary view of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) biology and strain-specific differences. Pathogens 2019 May 21; 8(2):E67

Magle, S., M. Fidino, E. Lehrer, T. Gallo, M. Mulligan, M. J. Rios, A. Ahlers, J. Angstmann, A. Belaire, B. Dugelby, A. Gramza, L. Hartley, B. MacDougall, T. Ryan, C. Salsbury, H. Sander, C. Schell, K. Simon, and D. Drake. 2019. Advancing urban wildlife research through a multi-city collaboration. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17:232-239

Stephens, J. D., and T. J. Ryan. 2019. Diet of the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta) and common map turtle (Graptemys geographica) in an urban landscape. Urban Naturalist 21:1-11.

Gillespie EL, T Madsen-McQueen, T Eriksson, A Bailey, & ZE Murrell. Microsatellite markers for the biogeographically enigmatic Sandmyrtle (Kalmia buxifolia, Phyllodoceae, Ericaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 2019 Jan 31; 7(6) e11267.

2018

Kelly CD, Stoehr AM, Nunn C, Smyth KN, Prokop ZM. Sexual dimorphism in immunity across animals: a meta-analysis. Ecol Lett. 2018 Dec;21(12):1885-1894.

Kasireddy V, Mitchell E, Murrell ZE, Gillespie, EL. Fifteen microsatellite markers for the Appalachian Rockcap Fern, Polypodium appalachianum (Polypodiaceae), and its relatives. Applications in Plant Sciences 2018 Dec; 6(11) e1195.

Ke Z, Dillard RS, Chirkova T, Leon F, Stobart CC, Hampton CM, Strauss JD, Rajan D, Rostad CA, Taylor JV, Yi H, Shah R, Jin M, Hartert TV, Peebles RS Jr, Graham BS, Moore ML, Anderson LJ, Wright ER. The Morphology and Assembly of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Revealed by Cryo-Electron Tomography. Viruses. 2018 Aug 20;10(8).

Kline A, Curry T, Lewellyn L. The Misshapen kinase regulates the size and stability of the germline ring canals in the Drosophila egg chamber. Dev Biol. 2018 Aug 15;440(2):99-112.

Schlingmann B, Castiglia KR, Stobart CC, Moore ML. Polyvalent vaccines: High-maintenance heroes. PLoS Pathog. 2018 Apr 5;14(4):

Rostad CA, Stobart CC, Todd SO, Molina SA, Lee S, Blanco JCG, Moore ML. Enhancing the Thermostability and Immunogenicity of a Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Live-Attenuated Vaccine by Incorporating Unique RSV Line19F Protein Residues. J Virol. 2018 Feb 26;92(6).

Wei, B, Kowalski, JR. oxi-1 and fshr-1 are required for neuromuscular signaling under normal and oxidative stress conditions in C. elegans. MICROPUBLICATION:BIOLOGY Aug 28, 2018.

2017

Stobart CC, Nosek JM, Moore ML. Rhinovirus Biology, Antigenic Diversity, and Advancements in the Design of a Human Rhinovirus Vaccine. Front Microbiol. 2017 Dec 5;8:2412.

Deffit, SN, Neff, C, and Kowalski, JR. Exploring C. elegans behavior: An inquiry-based laboratory module for middle or high school students. Am Biol Teach, Oct.8 2017. 79:661-667.

Dube S, Dube H, Green NB, Larsen EM, White A, Johnson RJ, Kowalski JR. In Vivo Delivery and Activation of Masked Fluorogenic Hydrolase Substrates by Endogenous Hydrolases in C. elegans. Chembiochem. 2017 Sep 19;18(18):1807-1813.

Hart AP, Kron KA, Gillespie EL. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the north-temperate Labrador Teas (Rhododendron Subsection Ledum) suggests a complex genetic history. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. 2018 Sep; 11(1):53-66.

Gillespie EL, Pauley AG, Haffner ML, Hay NM, Estep MC, Murrell ZE. Fourteen polymorphic microsatellite markers for a widespread limestone endemic, Carex eburnea (Cyperaceae: Carex sect. Albae). Appl Plant Sci. 2017 Aug 21;5(8).

Etnier, S. A., P. J. Villani, and T. J. Ryan. 2017. The influence of light quality and quantity on heterophylly in the aquatic plant Nymphaea odorata subsp. tuberosa (Nymphaeaceae). Northeastern Naturalist, 24:152-164.

Cheerambathur DK, Prevo B, Hattersley N, Lewellyn L, Corbett KD, Oegema K, Desai A. Dephosphorylation of the Ndc80 Tail Stabilizes Kinetochore-Microtubule Attachments via the Ska Complex. Dev Cell. 2017 May 22;41(4):424-437.

Stobart CC, Hotard AL, Meng J, Moore ML. BAC-Based Recovery of Recombinant Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Methods Mol Biol. 2017;1602:111-124.

Beachy CK, Ryan TJ, Bonett RM. How Metamorphosis Is Different in Plethodontids: Larval Life History Perspectives on Life-Cycle Evolution. Herpetologica. 2017;73(3):252-258.

Savchenko KG, Carris LM. 2017. Two new Entyloma (Entylomataceae, Basidiomycota) species on North American Sanicula. Phytotaxa 327: 126-131.

Savchenko KG, Carris LM, Demers J, Manamgoda D, Castlebury L. 2017. What causes flag smut of wheat? Plant Pathology 66: 1139-1148.

2016

Stobart CC, Rostad CA, Ke Z, Dillard RS, Hampton CM, Strauss JD, Yi H, Hotard AL, Meng J, Pickles RJ, Sakamoto K, Lee S, Currier MG, Moin SM, Graham BS, Boukhvalova MS, Gilbert BE, Blanco JC, Piedra PA, Wright ER, Moore ML. A live RSV vaccine with engineered thermostability is immunogenic in cotton rats despite high attenuation. Nat Commun. 2016 Dec 21;7:13916.

Kowalski JR, Hoops GC, Johnson RJ. Implementation of a Collaborative Series of Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences Spanning Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, and Neurobiology. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2016 winter;15(4).

Stoehr AM, Wojan EM. Multiple cues influence multiple traits in the phenotypically plastic melanization of the cabbage white butterfly. Oecologia. 2016 Nov;182(3):691-701.

Rostad CA, Stobart CC, Gilbert BE, Pickles RJ, Hotard AL, Meng J, Blanco JCG, Moin SM, Graham BS, Piedra PA, Moore ML. A Recombinant Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Candidate Attenuated by a Low-Fusion F Protein Is Immunogenic and Protective against Challenge in Cotton Rats. J Virol. 2016 Jul 27;90(16):7508-7518.

Pepe-Ranney C, Campbell AN, Koechli CN, Berthrong S, Buckley DH. Unearthing the Ecology of Soil Microorganisms Using a High Resolution DNA-SIP Approach to Explore Cellulose and Xylose Metabolism in Soil. Front Microbiol. 2016 May 12;7:703.

Currier MG, Lee S, Stobart CC, Hotard AL, Villenave R, Meng J, Pretto CD, Shields MD, Nguyen MT, Todd SO, Chi MH, Hammonds J, Krumm SA, Spearman P, Plemper RK, Wang J, Jennings AK, Kowalski JR. The Anaphase-Promoting Complex (APC) ubiquitin ligase affects chemosensory behavior in C. elegans. PeerJ. 2016 May 10;4:e2013.

Currier MG, Lee S, Stobart CC, et al. EGFR Interacts with the Fusion Protein of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Strain 2-20 and Mediates Infection and Mucin Expression. PLoS Pathog. 2016;12(5):e1005622. Published 2016 May 6.

Stoehr, A.M., K. Hayes, E.M. Wojan. 2016. Assessing the role of wingspots in intra-specific communication in the Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae L.). Journal of Insect Behavior 29:243-255.

Cetera M, Lewellyn L, Horne-Badovinac S. Cultivation and Live Imaging of Drosophila Ovaries. Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1478:215-226. Review.

Stobart CC, Hotard AL, Meng J, Moore ML. Reverse Genetics of Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1442:141-53.

K.M. Schmid. Lipid  metabolism in plants.  In N. Ridgway, R. McLeod, eds., Biochemistry of Lipids, Lipoproteins and Membranes, Amsterdam, Elsevier, pp. 113-147. 2016.

2015

Meng J, Hotard AL, Currier MG, Lee S, Stobart CC, Moore ML. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Attachment Glycoprotein Contribution to Infection Depends on the Specific Fusion Protein. J Virol. 2015 Oct 14;90(1):245-53.

Chirkova T, Lin S, Oomens AG, Gaston KA, Boyoglu-Barnum S, Meng J, Stobart CC, Cotton CU, Hartert TV, Moore ML, Ziady AG, Anderson LJ. CX3CR1 is an important surface molecule for respiratory syncytial virus infection in human airway epithelial cells. J Gen Virol. 2015 Sep;96(9):2543-56.

Nelson G, Sweeney P, Wallace LE, Rabeler RK, Allard D, Brown H, Carter JR, Denslow MW, Ellwood ER, Germain-Aubrey CC, Gilbert E, Gillespie E, Goertzen LR, Legler B, Marchant DB, Marsico TD, Morris AB, Murrell Z, Nazaire M, Neefus C, Oberreiter S, Paul D, Ruhfel BR, Sasek T, Shaw J, Soltis PS, Watson K, Weeks A, Mast AR. Digitization workflows for flat sheets and packets of plants, algae, and fungi. Appl Plant Sci. 2015 Sep 10;3(9).

Trombley MP, Post DM, Rinker SD, Reinders LM, Fortney KR, Zwickl BW, Janowicz DM, Baye FM, Katz BP, Spinola SM, Bauer ME. Phosphoethanolamine Transferase LptA in Haemophilus ducreyi Modifies Lipid A and Contributes to Human Defensin Resistance In Vitro. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 22;10(4):e0124373.

Prudic KL, Stoehr AM, Wasik BR, Monteiro A. Eyespots deflect predator attack increasing fitness and promoting the evolution of phenotypic plasticity. Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Jan 7;282(1798):20141531.

Stobart CC, Moore ML. Development of next-generation respiratory virus vaccines through targeted modifications to viral immunomodulatory genes. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2015;14(12):1563-72.

Armitage, K.B. and C.M. Salsbury. Pattern and variation of the time budget of yellow-bellied marmots, Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 2015.

Savchenko KG. 2015. Antherospora sukhomlyniae, a new species of smut fungi on Hyacinthella in Crimea (Ukraine). Mycotaxon 130: 57-59

Savchenko KG, Heluta VP, Wasser SP, Nevo E. 2015. Smut fungi of Israel. Ed. by Paul A Volz – Koeltz Scientific Books.

2014

Fernandes VM, McCormack K, Lewellyn L, Verheyen EM. Integrins regulate apical constriction via microtubule stabilization in the Drosophila eye disc epithelium. Cell Rep. 2014 Dec 24;9(6):2043-55.

Savchenko KG, Carris LM, Castlebury LA, Heluta VP, Wasser SP, Nevo E. Stripe smuts of grasses: one lineage or high levels of polyphyly? Persoonia. 2014 Dec;33:169-81.

Cetera M, Ramirez-San Juan GR, Oakes PW, Lewellyn L, Fairchild MJ, Tanentzapf G, Gardel ML, Horne-Badovinac S. Epithelial rotation promotes the global alignment of contractile actin bundles during Drosophila egg chamber elongation. Nat Commun. 2014 Nov 21;5:5511.

Savchenko KG, Carris LM, Castlebury LA, Heluta VP, Wasser SP, Nevo E. Revision of Entyloma (Entylomatales, Exobasidiomycetes) on Eryngium. Mycologia. 2014 Jul-Aug;106(4):797-810.

Winter PS, Bowman CE, Villani PJ, Dolan TE, Hauck NR. Systemic acquired resistance in moss: further evidence for conserved defense mechanisms in plants. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 7;9(7):e101880.

Stobart CC, Moore ML. RNA virus reverse genetics and vaccine design. Viruses. 2014 Jun 25;6(7):2531-50.

Ryan, T. J., W. E. Peterman*, J. D. Stephens*, and S. C. Sterrett*. 2014. Movement and habitat use the snapping turtle in an urban landscape. Urban Ecosystems 17:613-623.

Berthrong ST, Yeager CM, Gallegos-Graves L, Steven B, Eichorst SA, Jackson RB, Kuske CR. Nitrogen fertilization has a stronger effect on soil nitrogen-fixing bacterial communities than elevated atmospheric CO2. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2014 May;80(10):3103-12.

Meng J, Stobart CC, Hotard AL, Moore ML. An overview of respiratory syncytial virus. PLoS Pathog. 2014 Apr 24;10(4):e1004016.

Kowalski JR, Dube H, Touroutine D, Rush KM, Goodwin PR, Carozza M, Didier Z, Francis MM, Juo P. The Anaphase-Promoting Complex (APC) ubiquitin ligase regulates GABA transmission at the C. elegans neuromuscular junction. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2014 Jan;58:62-75.

Savchenko KG, Heluta VP, Wasser SP, Nevo E. 2014. Rust fungi (Pucciniales) of Israel. II. The genus Uromyces. Nova Hedwigia 98: 393-407.

Savchenko KG, Heluta VP, Wasser SP, Nevo E. 2014. Rust fungi (Pucciniales) of Israel. III. The genus PucciniaNova Hedwigia 99: 27-47.

Savchenko KG, Heluta VP, Wasser SP, Nevo E. 2014. Rust fungi (Pucciniales) of Israel. I. All genera except Puccinia and Uromyces with Caeoma origani sp. nov. Nova Hedwigia 98: 163-178.