Faculty Research and Scholarship

The faculty of the Premedical Advisory Committee are drawn from various programs across the University. In addition to teaching and advising, these faculty are actively involved in research in their respective areas of specialty. Read what our faculty are doing:

Book Chapters

Singh, S. R., Mishra, M. K., Hou, S. X., Kango-Singh, M. (2012). "Generation and Staining of Intestinal Stem Cell Lineage in Adult Midgut." In Dr. Shree Ram Singh (Ed.), Methods in Molecular Biology [Somatic Stem Cells: Methods and Protocols] (2012, XXIX ed., vol. 879, pp. 606). New York / Humana (Springer) Press: A product of Humana Press.

Swavey, S. M. "Ruthenium complexes as photosensitizers: new possibilities in photodynamic therapy." In Watson, D. B. (Ed.), Porphyrins: Chemistry, Properties, and Applications. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishing Company.

Swavey, S. M., tran, m. "Porphyrin and phthalocyanine photosensitizers as PDT agents: a new modality for the treatment of melanoma." Melanoma - From Early Detection to Treatment/Book 2. Manhattan, NY: InTech Publishing Company.

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Contracts

Kearns, R. J. “The Isolation and Transfection of Feline Gastrointestinal Tissue Used to Study Enteropathogenic Interactions.” Sponsored by Proctor and Gamble (Iams, $43,000. (December 2009 - December 2012).

Rowe, J. J. “Nanotoxicity.” Sponsored by AFRL, $10,000. (June 1, 2012 - January 1, 2013).

Smith, T. B. (Principal). “Physics of Flight Field Trip.” Sponsored by Chaminade College Preparatory School, $26,000. (November 14, 2012 - November 16, 2012).

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Grants

Bigelow, K. E. (Principal), Diestelkamp, W. S., Krane, C. M., Pinnell, M. F.. “Multi-disciplinary STEM Grant Preparation Support in Bioengineering.” Sponsored by NSF Advance - LEADER Consortium Mini-Grant, $5,000. (December 2010 - August 2012).

Krane, C. M. (Co-Principal), Goldstein, D. (Principal). “Roles and regulation of aqua/glyceroporins in a freeze tolerant amphibian.” Sponsored by NSF, $201,947. (September 2011 - August 2014).

Lopper, M. E. (Principal). “Development of novel antibacterial compounds to target bacterial DNA replication restart pathways.” Sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement - Cottrell College Science Award, $45,000. (July 1, 2010 - December 31, 2012).

Pinnell, M. F. (Principal), Krane, C. M. (Principal), Diestelkamp, W. S. (Principal). “Assessing the viscoelastic properties of porcine arteries: an integrated approach.” Sponsored by Leader Consortium - NSF Advance Program, $5,000. (January 1, 2010 - June 30, 2012).

Singh, A. (Principal). “Genetic Control of Axial Patterning in Drosophila Eye.” Sponsored by National Institute of Health (NIH)-R15, $218,750. (June 1, 2010 - May 30, 2012).

Smith, T. B. (Co-Principal), Basista, B. (Co-Principal), Teed, R. (Co-Principal), Tomlin, J. (Co-Principal), Schen, M. (Co-Principal), Hundley, S. (Co-Principal). “Earth, Life, and Physical Science Professional Development Project for Grades 5-12 Teachers.” Sponsored by Ohio Board of Regents, $193,609. (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012).

Williams, T. M. (Principal). “Collaborative Research: The structure, function, and evolution of a regulatory network controlling sexually dimorphic fruit fly development.” Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $450,000. (January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2014).

Williams, T. M. (Principal). “The molecular basis and commonality of functional cis-regulatory element variation.” Sponsored by American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate, $130,301. (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2013).

Williams, T. M. (Principal). “A Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Supplement to parent award “Collaborative Research: The structure, function, and evolution of a regulatory network controlling sexually dimorphic fruit fly development.” Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $10,000. (May 1, 2012 - August 1, 2012).

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Invited Lectures & Addresses

Abueida, A. A. “Cycle Extensions in BIBD Block-Intersection Graphs.” SIAM Conference in Discrete Mathematics, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, National Science Foundation, Halifax, Canada. (June 18, 2012).

Johnson, D. W., Adams, R. K., West, Z. J., Zabarnick, S. S., Striebich, R. C. “Analysis of Polar Components in Jet Fuel by High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry with Electrospray Ionization.” National Meeting, American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA. (August 20, 2012).

Kango-Singh, M. “Hippo signaling controls Dronc activity to regulate organ size in Drosophila.” 53rd Annual DrosophilaResearch Conference, Genetics Society of America, Chicago Il. (March 7, 2012).

Kango-Singh, M., Meghana, T., Modi, R., Nainaparampil, J., Singh, A. Drosophila eye model to study the genetic basis of amyloid-beta dependent neurodegeneration.” Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience symposium, Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience, Miami University Oxford, OH. (February 17, 2012).

Kango-Singh, M., Tare, M., Singh, A. “Domain specific E3 ubiquitin ligase mediated Wingless degradation promotes Dorso-Ventral lineage in the developing Drosophila eye.” 53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Genetics Society of America, Chicago Il. (March 7, 2012).

Kango-Singh, M., Verghese, S. “Hippo signaling controls Dronc activity to regulate organ size in Drosophila.” Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience symposium, Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience, Miami University Oxford, OH. (May 18, 2012).

Steffensmeier, A., Kango-Singh, M., Singh, A. “Role of Transcriptional Co-activator CREB binding Protein in Amyloid-Beta-42 Mediated Neuro-degeneration.” Berry Summer Thesis Institute Symposium 2012, University of Dayton Honors’ Program, Dayton, OH. (August 2, 2012).

Swavey, S. M. “Electropolymerized Metalloporphyrins as Catalysts for the Reduction of Oxygen.” 221st electrochemical society meeting, Electrochemical Society, Seattle Washington. (May 12, 2012).

Tare, M., Kango-Singh, M., Singh, A. “Domain specific E3 ubiquitin ligase mediated Wingless degradation promotes Dorso-Ventral lineage in the developing Drosophila eye.” 50th Annual Midwest Developmental Biology Meeting, Society for Developmental Biology (Mid West Chapter), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Research Center,. (May 12, 2012).

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Journal Articles

Abueida, A. A., Blinco, A., Clark, S., Daven, M., Eggleton, R. (2013). "Reducible and purely heterogeneous decompositions of uniform complete multigraphs into spanning trees." Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, 55, 145-152.

Abueida, A. A., Lefevre, J., Waterhouse, M. (2012). "The spectrum of non-polychromatic equitable edge colored Steiner Triple Systems." JCMCC, 80, 405-414.

Abueida, A. A., Rodger, C. A. (2012). "Completing a solution of the Embedding Problem for Incomplete Idempotent Latin Squares when Numerical Conditions Suffice." Discrete Mathematics, 312(22), 3328-3334.

Benbow, M. E., Gorbach, K., McIntosh, M., Burky, A. J. (2012). "Dispersal and upstream migration of a neritid snail: implications for restoring migratory pathways in tropical streams." Freshwater Biology, 57, 1643-1657.

Benbow, M. E., Gorbach, K., McIntosh, M., Burky, A. J. (2012). "Dispersal and upstream migration of a neritid snail: implications for restoring migratory pathways in tropical streams." Freshwater Biology, 57, 1643-1657.

Chen, C.-L., Shroeder, M. C., Kango-Singh, M., Tao, C., Halder, G. A. (2012). "Tumor suppression by cell competition through regulation of the Hippo pathway." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA., 109(2), 484-9.

Haney, C., Rowe, J. J., Robinson, J. B. (2012). "Spions increase biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa." Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology, 3, 1-11.

Singh, A. (2012). "Neurodegeneration a means to an end." Journal of Cell Science and Therapy (Editorial). J. Cell Sci. Therapy, 3(e107), 2.

Sunchu, B., Berg, L., Ward, H. E., Lopper, M. E. (2012). "Identification of a small molecule PriA helicase inhibitor."Biochemistry, 51, 10137-46.

Swavey, S. M. (2012). "Transition metal porphyrins as photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy." Global Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 3(9), 1-14.

Swavey, S. M., Eder, A. "Enhanced O2 electrocatalysis by a highly conjugated cobalt(II) porphyrin." inorganic Chemistry Communications, 29, 14-17.

Swavey, S. M., Viviani, S., Fratini, A. V. "The effect of the lanthanide contraction on coordination with the polyazine bridging ligand 2,3-bis(2-pyridyl)pyrazine." Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 24, 29-31.

Swavey, S. M., Sweigert, P., Hong, Y. "Nickel, copper, and zinc centered ruthenium substituted porphyrins: Effect of transition metals on photoinduced DNA cleavage and photoinduced melanoma cell toxicity." Dalton Transactions, 41, 5201-5208.

Verghese, S., Bedi, S., Kango-Singh, M. (2012). "Hippo signalling controls Dronc activity to regulate organ size inDrosophila." Cell Death and Differentiation, 19(10), 1664-1676.

Verghese, s., Waghmare, I., Kwon, H., Hanes, K., Kango-Singh, M. (2012). "Scribble acts in the Drosophila Fat-Hippo pathway to regulate Warts activity." PLoS One, 7(11), 10.

Wright, S. J. (2012). "Student Perceptions of an Upper-Level, Undergraduate Human Anatomy Laboratory Course without Cadavers." Anatomical Sciences Education, 5(3), 146-157.

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Other

Call, G. B., Puli, O. R., M, J. A., R, P. C., Kango-Singh, M., Singh, A. (2012). In Gary Schoenwolf (Ed.), "Annual DrosophilaResearch Conference, 2012." (1st ed., vol. 241, pp. 1227-1236). Hoboken, NJ: Developmental Dynamics/ John Wiley & Sons.

Singh, A., Irvine, K. D. (2012). In Amit Singh & Kenneth D Irvine (Ed.), "Drosophila as a model for understanding development and disease" (1st ed., vol. 241, pp. 1-2). USA: Wiley.

Singh, A., Tare, M., Puli, O. R., Kango-Singh, M. (2012). In Amit Singh & Kenneth D Irvine (Ed.), "A glimpse into dorso-ventral patterning of the Drosophila eye" (1st ed., vol. 241, pp. 69-84). USA: Wiley.

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Papers

Blystone, A. M., Hansen, K. M. “The Effect of Diet and Sex on the Gustatory Behavioral Response of the blow fly, Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae), to Amino Acids Associated with Decomposition.” Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America, Knoxville, TN. (November 11, 2012).

Blystone, A. M., Hansen, K. M. “The Role of Sex in the Gustatory Response of the Blow fly, Lucilia sericata, to Sugars and Decomposition Related Amino Acids.” North American Forensic Entomological Association Annual Meeting, North American Forensic Entomological Association, Las Vegas, NV. (July 17, 2012).

Johnson, D. W., Crosson, G., Keil, R. G., Masthay, M. B., Trick, K. A. “Inclusion of civic engagement (SENCER) in the general chemistry curriculum: Challenges and successes.” Central Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society, Detroit Michigan. (June 6, 2012).

Johnson, D. W., Zabarnick, S. S., Adams, R. K., Striebich, R. C., West, Z. J. “Analysis of nitrogen compounds in jet fuel by high performance liquid chromatography/time of flight mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization and chemical derivatization.” Central Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society, Detroit, Michigan. (June 6, 2012).

Shah, P. J., Knachel, H. C., Sarangan, A. M., Hansen, K. M. “Nanostructured Columnar Thin Films for Biological and Chemical Sensing Applications.” Electrochemical Society Fall Meeting, Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, HI. (October 7, 2012).

Yoon, Y., Mount, A. S., Hansen, K. M., Hansen, D. C. “Electrochemical Characterization of the Shell of the Eastern OysterCrassostrea virginica.” National Shellfisheries Association Annual Meeting, National Shellfisheries Association, Seattle, WA. (March 29, 2012).

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Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

Fomin, N., Smith, T. B., The NPDGamma Collaboration (2012). "First results from the NPDGamma Experiment at the Spallation Neutron Source." St. Petersburg, FL: Proceedings from CIPANP 2012.

Johnson, D. W., Adams, R. K., Striebich, R. C., West, Z. J., Zabarnick, S. S. (2012). "Analysis of Polar Components in Jet Fuel by High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry with Electrospray Ionization" (2nd ed., vol. 57, pp. 798-800). Energy and Fuels Division: Preprints, Energy and Fuels Division.

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Posters

Bedi, S., Kango-Singh, M., Singh, A. “Lobe genetically interacts with RD genes to promote ectopic eye formation inDrosophila.” Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience symposium, Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience, Miami University Oxford, OH. (May 18, 2012).

Berg, L., Lopper, M. E. “Do trends in bacterial replication restart pathways depend on the presence of primosome protein DnaT?.” American Chemical Society, Central State University, Dayton, OH. (April 3, 2012).

Butts, J. C., McNamee, C., Rebeiz, M., Williams, T. M. “A characterization of regulatory linkages in a genetic network for a derived fruit fly trait..” 71st Annual Meeting for the Society for Developmental Biology, Society for Developmental Biology, Montreal, Canada. (July 22, 2012).

Camino, E. M., Francis, K. R., Vellky, J., Williams, T. M. “Inspecting the regulatory architecture of a toolkit gene locus governing trait development and evolution.” 71st Annual Meeting for the Society for Developmental Biology, Society for Developmental Biology, Montreal, Canada. (July 22, 2012).

Johnson, D. W., Masthay, M. B., Zhao, Y. “Photochemistry of β Cartene in Hexane Solution in the Presence of Carbon Tetrachloride.” Pittsbugh Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Orlando, FL. (March 15, 2012).

Johnson, D. W., Zabarnick, S. S., Striebich, R. C., West, Z. J., Adams, R. K. “Identification of Nitrogen Containing Contaminants in Jet Fuel by HPLC-MS and Chemical Derivatization.” Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society,, Orlando, FL. (March 9, 2012).

Kwon, H., Waghmare, I., Verghese, S., Kango-Singh, M. “Investigation of the Genetic Interactions between the Hippo Signaling Pathway and Drosophila C-terminal Src Kinase.” 4th Annual mGluRs Midwest/Great Lakes Undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH. (September 29, 2012).

Lesko, A., Verghese, S., Waghmare, I., Kango-Singh, M. “Differential Hippo signaling in compensatory proliferation in aDrosophila tumor model.” 4th Annual mGluRs Midwest/Great Lakes Undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH. (September 29, 2012).

Moran, M. T., Tare, M., Puli, O. R., Singh, A. “Role of transcriptional coactivator CREB binding in amyloid-beta 42 mediated neurodegeneration.” 4th Annual mGluRs MIdwest/ Great Lakes Undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience, The College of Wooster, Wooster Ohio. (September 29, 2012).

Moran, M. T., Tare, M., Puli, O. R., Singh, A. “The role of Teashirt (Tsh) and Tiptop (Tio) in amyloid-beta -42 mediated neurodegeneration in the Drosophila retina.” 4th Annual mGluRs MIdwest/ Great Lakes Undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience, The College of Wooster, Wooster Ohio. (September 29, 2012).

Moran, M., Kango-Singh, M., Singh, A. “Role of retinal determination genes in amyloid beta 42 mediated neurodegeneration in the Drosophila retina.” Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience symposium, Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience, Miami University Oxford, OH. (May 18, 2012).

Mutyam, V., Frisbie, J., Goldstein, D., Diestelkamp, W., Krane, C. M. “Aquaglyceroporin expression and erythrocyte omoregulation in cultures from the freeze tolerant anuran, Cope’s gray tree frog, Hyla chrysoscelis.” 2012 Ohio Physiological Society Meeting, Ohio Physiological Society, Wright State University, Dayton, OH. (October 27, 2012).

Mutyam, V., Frisbie, J., Goldstein, D., Diestelkamp, W., Krane, C. M. “Aquaglyceroporin expression and erythrocyte omoregulation in cultures from the freeze tolerant anuran, Cope’s gray tree frog, Hyla chrysoscelis.” 2012 Experimental Biology, FASEB, San Diego, CA. (April 23, 2012).

Nielsen, M. G. “Differential toxicity of silver and titanium dioxide nanoparticles on Drosophila melanogaster development, reproductive effort, and viability: Size, coatings and antioxidants matter.” Society of Toxicology, Society of Toxicology. (March 11, 2012).

Puli, O. R., Yorimitsu, T., Nakagoshi, H., Singh, A. “Defective proventriculus (dve), a new member of DV patterning in the eye..” Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience symposium, Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience, Miami University Oxford, OH. (May 18, 2012).

Puli, O. R., Yorimitsu, T., Nakagoshi, H., Singh, A. “Defective proventriculus (dve), a new member of DV patterning in the eye..” 53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Genetics Society of America, Chicago, IL. (March 7, 2012).

Rogers, W. A., Salomone, J. R., Tacy, D. J., Williams, T. M. “The mutations, molecular mechanisms, and constraints directing the evolution of a Drosophila cis-regulatory element.” 71st Annual Meeting for the Society for Developmental Biology, Society for Developmental Biology, Montreal, Canada. (July 22, 2012).

Sack, T. C., Zhao, Y., Johnson, D. W., Masthay, M. B. “Spectroscopic, gravimetric, and EDAX characterization of the photoproducts of beta-carotene generated in CCl4 solvent.” Dayton Local ACS Poster Session, American Chemical Society, Central State University, Wilberforce, OH. (April 3, 2012).

Salomone, J. R., Rogers, W. A., Williams, T. M. “Identifying cis-regulatory element changes that underlie gene expression and phenotypic evolution between species.” 71st Annual Meeting for the Society for Developmental Biology, Society for Developmental Biology, Montreal, Canada. (July 22, 2012).

Steffensmeier, A., Tare, M., Puli, O., Kango-Singh, M., Singh, A. “Role of signaling pathways in amyloid-Beta-dependent cell death in Drosophila eye.” Biennal National Convention 2012, the National Biological Honor Society Beta-Beta-Beta, Puerto Rico. (May 16, 2012).

Steffensmeier, A., Tare, M., Puli, O., Kango-Singh, M., Singh, A. “Role of signaling pathways in amyloid-Beta-dependent cell death in Drosophila eye.” 53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Genetics Society of America, Chicago IL. (March 7, 2012).

Sunchu, B., Ward, H. E., Lopper, M. E. “Study of the mechanism of an inhibitor of DNA replication restart in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.” American Chemical Society, Central State University, Dayton, OH. (April 3, 2012).

Tare, M., Kango-Singh, M., Singh, A. “Domain specific E3 ubiquitin ligase mediated Wingless degradation promotes Dorso-Ventral lineage in the developing Drosophila eye.” Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience symposium, Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience, Miami University Oxford, OH. (May 18, 2012).

Verghese, S., Bedi, S., Kango-Singh, M. “Hippo signaling controls Dronc activity to regulate organ size in Drosophila.” 53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Genetics Society of America, Chicago Il. (March 7, 2012).

Waghmare, I., Verghese, S., Hanes, K., Kwon, H., Lesko, A., Singh, A., Kango-Singh, M. “A model to study the influence of Hippo signaling on local cell-cell interactions.” Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience symposium, Ohio Miami Valley Society for Neuroscience, Miami University Oxford, OH. (May 18, 2012).

Waghmare, I., Verghese, S., Hanes, K., Lesko, A., Singh, A., Kango-Singh, M. “A model to study the influence of Hippo signaling on local cell-cell interactions.” 53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Genetics Society of America, Chicago IL. (March 7, 2012).

Walton, M., McGrail, K., Krane, C. M. “Assessing the effect of shear stress on Aquaporin 1 expression in vascular endothelial cells in vitro..” 2012 Ohio Physiological Society Meeting, Ohio Physiological Society, Wright State University, Dayton, OH. (October 27, 2012).

Werner, T., Shigeyuki, K., Williams, T. M., Bollepogu, R., Komal, K., Carroll, S. B. “The role of toolkit genes in the evolution of complex wing, thorax, and abdominal color patterns in Drosophila guttifera.” 71st Annual Meeting for the Society for Developmental Biology, Society for Developmental Biology, Montreal, Canada. (July 22, 2012).

Wetzel, E., Mutyam, V., Frisbie, J., Nickell, P., Goldstein, D., Krane, C. M. “Membrane trafficking of aquaglyceroporin HC3 in erythrocytes from the freeze tolerant anuran, Cope’s gray treefrog, Hyla chrysoscelis.” 2012 Ohio Physiological Society Meeting, Ohio Physiological Society, Wright State University, Dayton, OH. (October 27, 2012).

Wetzel, E., Nickell, P., Mutyam, V., Frisbie, J., Goldstein, D., Krane, C. M. “Membrane trafficking of aquaglyceroporin HC3 in erythrocytes from the freeze tolerant anuran, Cope’s gray treefrog, Hyla chrysoscelis.” 2013 Experimental Biology, FASEB, San Diego, CA. (November 7, 2012).

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Presentations

Wang, H., Comfort, D., Shah, P., Sarangan, A. M., Rowe, J. J. “The Effect of Electron Donor On Microbial Fuel Cell Performance.” AICHE 2012 Annual Meeting, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Pittsburg, PA. (November 2012).

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Rowe, J. J., Robinson, J. B., Nielsen, M. G. “synthesis of benign Ag nanoparticles and effect of Ag nanoparticles on gut bacterial flora.” Sponsored by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, $10,000. (June 1, 2012 - January 1, 2013).

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