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2013 Publications

  • Angel CA1, Lutz L, Yang X, Rodriguez A, Adair A, Zhang Y, Leisner SM, Nelson RS, Schoelz JE. (2013). The P6 protein of Cauliflower mosaic virus interacts with CHUP1, a plant protein which moves chloroplasts on actin microfilaments. Virology. 2013 Sep 1;443(2):363-74. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2013.05.028. Epub 2013 Jun 12.

  • Avidor-Reiss T. Gopalakrishnan J. Cell Cycle Regulation of the Centrosome and Cilium. Drug Discovery Today: Disease Mechanisms 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ddmec.2013.03.002

  • Basiri, ML. Blachon S.  Chim, YCF, and Avidor-Reiss T. Imaging Centrosomes in Fly Testes.  The Journal of Visualized Experiments 2013 Sep 20;(79):e50938. doi: 10.3791/50938.

  • Chadee DN. Involvement of mixed lineage kinase 3 in cancer. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2013 Apr;91(4):268-74. doi: 10.1139/cjpp-2012-0258. Epub 2012 Dec 19. Review.

  • Du P, Tang F, Qiu Y, Dong F. GFI1 is repressed by p53 and inhibits DNA damage-induced apoptosis. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 4;8(9):e73542. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073542. eCollection 2013.

  • Gao S, Hsieh CL, Bhansali M, Kannan A, Shemshedini L.  A peptide against soluble guanylyl cyclase α1: a new approach to treating prostate cancer. PLoS One. 2013 May 27;8(5):e64189. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064189. Print 2013.

  • Gao S, Hsieh CL, Zhou J, Shemshedini L. Zinc Finger 280B regulates sGCα1 and p53 in prostate cancer cells. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 13;8(11):e78766. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078766. eCollection 2013.

  • Hammer A, Rider L, Oladimeji P, Cook L, Li Q, Mattingly RR, Diakonova M. (2013). Tyrosyl phosphorylated PAK1 regulates breast cancer cell motility in response to prolactin through filamin A. Mol Endocrinol. 2013 Mar;27(3):455-65. doi: 10.1210/me.2012-1291. Epub 2013 Jan 22.

  • Hapiak V, Summers P, Ortega A, Law WJ, Stein A, Komuniecki R. (2013). Neuropeptides amplify and focus the monoaminergic inhibition of nociception in Caenorhabditis elegans. J Neurosci. 2013 Aug 28;33(35):14107-16. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1324-13.

  • Hapiak V, Summers P, Ortega A, Law WJ, Stein A, Komuniecki R. Neuropeptides amplify and focus the monoaminergic inhibition of nociception in Caenorhabditis elegans. J Neurosci. 2013 Aug 28;33(35):14107-16. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1324-13.2013.

  • Ma, J. , Zhang, L., *Tipton, A.R, Wu, J., Messmer-Blust, A., Philbrick, M., Qi, Y., Liu, S.T., Liu, H., Li, J. and Guo, S. (2013) Structural and Functional Analysis of the Related Transcriptional Enhancer Factor-1 (RTEF-1) and Nuclear Factor Kappa B (NF-κB) Interaction. American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 2013 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 24213609

  • Pei Du, Fangqiang Tang, Yaling Qiu, and Fan Dong*. (2013). GFI1 Is Repressed by p53 and Inhibits DNA Damage-Induced Apoptosis. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9): e73542.

  • Pierce LR1, Willey JC, Crawford EL, Palsule VV, Leaman DW, Faisal M, Kim RK, Shepherd BS, Stanoszek LM, Stepien CA. (2013).  A new StaRT-PCR approach to detect and quantify fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv): enhanced quality control with internal standards. J Virol Methods. 2013 Apr;189(1):129-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2013.01.006. Epub 2013 Jan 30.

  • Qu C, Dwyer T, Shao Q, Yang T, Huang H, and Liu G (2013). Direct Binding of TUBB3 with DCC Couples Netrin-1 Signaling to Intracellular Microtubule Dynamics in Axon Outgrowth and Guidance. Journal of Cell Science 126 (14): 3070-3081. (Selected in In This Issue)            
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23641072

  • Qu C, Li W, Shao Q, Dwyer T, Huang H, Yang T, and Liu G (2013). c-Jun N-Terminal Kinase 1 (JNK1) Is Required for Coordination of Netrin Signaling in Axon Guidance. Journal of Biological Chemistry 288 (3): 1883–1895.                 
    http://www.jbc.org/content/288/3/1883.long

  • Rider L, Oladimeji P, Diakonova M. (2013). PAK1 regulates breast cancer cell invasion through secretion of matrix metalloproteinases in response to prolactin and three-dimensional collagen IV. Mol Endocrinol. 2013 Jul;27(7):1048-64. doi: 10.1210/me.2012-1322. Epub 2013 Jun 6.

  • Rossig C, Reinbothe C, Gray J, Valdes O, von Wettstein D, Reinbothe S. (2014). New functions of the chloroplast Preprotein and Amino acid Transporter (PRAT) family members in protein import. Plant Signal Behav. Jan 29;9(1). pii: e27693. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

  • Tipton AR, Ji W, Sturt-Gillespie B, Bekier ME 2nd, Wang K, Taylor WR, Liu ST. Monopolar spindle 1 (MPS1) kinase promotes production of closed MAD2 (C-MAD2) conformer and assembly of the mitotic checkpoint complex. J Biol Chem. 2013 Dec 6;288(49):35149-58. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.522375. Epub 2013 Oct 22.

  • Zhang X, Tao Y, Wang J, Garcia-Mata R, Markovic-Plese S. 2013. Simvastatin inhibits secretion of Th17-polarizing cytokines and antigen presentation by DCs in patients with relapsing remitting MS. Eur J Immunol. 43, 281-289.

2014 Publications:

  • Blachon S, Khire A, and Avidor-Reiss T.  The Origin of the Second Centriole of the Zygote.  Genetics. Early Online February 13, 2014, doi:10.1534/genetics.113.160523

  • C. Guilluy, L. Osborne, L. Van Landeghem, L. Sharek, R. Superfine, R. Garcia-Mata, and Keith Burridge. 2014. Isolated nuclei adapt to force and reveal a mechanotransduction pathway within the nucleus, Nature Cell Biology (Mar 9. doi: 10.1038/ncb2927. [Epub ahead of print])

  • Liu, S.T. (2014) Kinetochore Strucuture, Function and Evolution (version 2.0), In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS).John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester. invited review.

  • Richard Komuniecki, Vera Hapiak, Ph. D.; Gareth Harris, Ph. D.; Bruce Bamber, Ph. D. (2014) Context-dependent modulation configures interact sensory-mediated microcircuits in C. elegans

  • Rossig C, Reinbothe C, Gray J, Valdes O, von Wettstein D, Reinbothe S. New functions of the chloroplast Preprotein and Amino acid Transporter (PRAT) family members in protein import. Plant Signal Behav. 2014 Jan 29;9(1). pii: e27693. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

  • S.M. Goicoechea , R. Garcia-Mata, J. Staub, A. Valdivia, L. Sharek, C.A. McCulloch, R. Hwang, R. Urrutia, J.J. Yeh, H.J, Kim, and C. Otey. 2014. Palladin promotes invasion of pancreatic cancer cells by enhancing invadopodia formation in cancer-associated fibroblasts, Oncogene  (6;33(10):1265-73)

  • S.M. Goicoechea , S. Awadia and R. Garcia-Mata. 2014. I'm coming to GEF you. Regulation of RhoGEFs during cell migration. Cell Adhesion & Migration (in press)

Other Recent Publications from the Department of Biological Sciences


Biological Sciences Researchers In the News
Interdisciplinary research team swimming together to track fish killer - Dr. Douglas Leaman
Cellular research yields body of knowledge to fight disease, disorders - Dr. Tomer Avidor-Reiss


 

Recent External Grant Awards in Biological Sciences:

Faculty   Member

Title

Sponsor

Amount

Tomer   Avidor-Reiss

Centriole Inheritance During Reproduction

National Science Foundation

$297,389.00

Tomer   Avidor-Reiss

The Mechanism of Pericentriolar Material Assembly During Centrosome Biogenesis

National Institutes of Health

$495,599.00

Bruce   Bamber

Electrophysiology of C. elegans Behavioral Circuitry

Whitehall Foundation

$30,000.00

Deborah   Chadee

MLK4 Regulation of MAPK Signaling

National Institutes of Health

$349,200.00

Fan   Dong

ELANE and CSF3R Mutations in Severe Congenital Neutropenia

National   Institutes of Health

$436,500.00

Rafael   Garcia-Mata

Molecular Mechanisms of Invadopodia Formation in Breast Cancer Cells

Ohio Cancer Research Associates

$60,000.00

John Gray

GEPR: Systems Approaches to Identify Gene Regulatory Networks in the Grasses

Ohio State University/NSF

$660,418.00

Richard   Komuniecki

Chimeric Nematode Models for Anthelmintic Discovery

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

$100,000.00

Scott   Leisner

Examination of Factors Influencing Virus Disease in Floriculture Crops

U.S. Department of Agriculture

$540,419.00

Anthony   Quinn

Chemotherapeutic Regulation of Autoimmunity Without Overt Cytotoxicity

American   Heart Association - Great Rivers Affiliate

$137,570.00

William   Taylor

Regulation of Sororin Function by Mitotic Phosphorylation

National Institutes of Health

$291,000.00

Richard   Komuniecki

Locomotion in Parasitic Nematodes National Institutes of Health

$343,100.00

Douglas Leaman

Gene Diversity of the VHS Fish Virus: Evolution of Cellular Immune Response and Pathogenesis National Science Foundation

$695,619.00

Guofa Liu

 Coming Soon  Coming Soon  

Song-Tao Liu

TRIP13 AAA-ATPase overexpression in chromosomal instability and breast cancer National Institutes of Health  $1,224,000.00

 

Other External Grant Awards in the Department of Biological Sciences


 

Recent Accolades for Department Faculty

  • Anthony Quinn:      Outstanding Teaching Award  2013
  • Song-Tao Liu:        Tenure and Promotion 2013
  • Guofa Liu:              Tenure and Promotion 2014         
  • Brenda Leady:       Promoted to Lecturer 2013
  • John Arnold:          Promoted to Lab Coordinator 2013
  • Brianne Sturt:        Hired as Lab Technologist 2013
  • Donna Braswell:    College of Natural Science and Mathematics Outstanding Staff Award

 

Recent Graduates from the Departmental graduate degree programs:

  • Veronica Lommler:     M.S.  Biology
  • Hapiak, Vera:            Ph.D. Biology
  • Abi Saab, Widian:      Ph.D. Biology
  • Gao, Shuai:               Ph.D. Biology
  • Du, Pei:                     Ph.D. Biology
  • Lutz, Lindy:               Ph.D. Biology
  • Yuan Wenjue            M.S.   Biology
  • Hang Zhang              M.S.   Biology
  • Lindsay Schreiner     Ph.D.  Biology

 

Past Graduates from the Departmental graduate degree programs      


 2014 UnderGraduate Biology Students

Left to Right Names of the Winner:

  1. Maryam Ahmad –  2014 High GPA winner
  2. Sarah McMasters and Stephanie Angel – Our  two 2014 Outstanding Student Award winners
  3. Colleen Stobinski – 2014 Outstanding UG TA winner

Department of Biological Sciences Awards - Spring 2014

High Academic Achievement (High GPA):                Maryam Ahmad

Undergraduate Research Symposium:

1st Place -                                                              Maryam Ahmad

2nd Place –                                                            Leah Turigliatto

3rd Place –                                                             Stephanie Angel and Sarah McMasters

Outstanding Undergraduate TA                            Colleen Stobinski

Outstanding Peer Mentor                                      Nicole Carr

C.V. Wolfe Scholarship                                          Shazli Khan

Fred O. Hartman Scholarship                                Andrea Tsatalis

Biology Merit:                                                        Mariah Truscinski

 

 


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Last Updated: 3/22/15