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Integrative Science and Engineering Center

Publications and Patents

Our achievements and aspirations spring in many ways from faculty members' creativity, talent, and dedication in scholarship, teaching, and professional service. Recent faculty research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Irwin M., Tare M., Singh A., Puli O.R., Gogia N., Riccetti M., Deshpande P. "A positive feedback loop of Hippo-and c Jun-amino-terminal Kinase (JNK) signaling-pathways regulate Amyloid-beta mediated neurodegeneration." Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 8, 117.

Muratore M., Prather C., Sun Y. "The gut bacterial communities across six grasshopper species from a coastal tallgrass prairie." PLoS One. 2020 Jan 30. 15(1):e0228406. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228406. eCollection 2020. PMID: 31999781.

Gogia N., Sarkar A., Mehta A.S., Ramesh N., Deshpande P., Kango-Singh M., Pandey U.B., Singh A. "Inactivation of hippo and cJun-N-terminal kinase (JNK) signaling mitigate FUS mediated neurodegeneration in vivo." Neurobiol Dis. 2020 Mar 18:104837. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2020.104837. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Furterer S., Sun Y., Schneider K., Kinney A., Beagle J.K. "Inclusive Pedagogy in the Face of Implicit Bias: Critical Conversations on Educating the Whole Person in the STEM Disciplines."

Muratore M., Prather C., Sun Y. "The gut bacterial communities across six grasshopper species from a coastal tallgrass prairie." PLoS One. 2020 Jan 30; 15(1):e0228406. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228406. eCollection 2020. PMID: 31999781.

Camino E.M., Weinstein M.L., List M.P., Vellky J.E., Rebeiz M., Williams T.M. "Red Light/Green Light, a Dual Fluorescent Protein Reporter System To Study Enhancer-Promoter Specificity in Drosophila." G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics.

Britzolaki A., Saurine J., Klocke B., Pitychoutis P.M. "A Role for SERCA Pumps in the Neurobiology of Neuropsychiatric and Neurodegenerative Disorders." Adv Exp Med Biol. 2020;1131:131-161. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-12457-1-6. Review. PMID: 31646509.

Vasquez E.S., Dewitt M.J., West Z.J., Elsass M.J. "Impact of Team Formation Approach on Teamwork Effectiveness and Performance in an Upper-Level Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Laboratory Course." International Journal of Engineering Education 36 (1), 491-501.

Furterer S., Sun Y., Schneider K., Kinney A., Beagle J.K. "Inclusive Pedagogy in the Face of Implicit Bias: Critical Conversations on Educating the Whole Person in the STEM Disciplines."

Barlow D.E., Biffinger J.C., Estrella L., Lu Q., Hung C.S., Nadeau L.J., Crouch A.L., Russell J.N. Jr, Crookes-Goodson W.J. "Edge-Localized Biodeterioration and Secondary Microplastic Formation by Papiliotrema laurentii Unsaturated Biofilm Cells on Polyurethane Films." Langmuir. 2020 Feb 18;36(6):1596-1607. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b03421. Epub 2020 Feb 6. PMID: 32026679.

Waters J.C., Jhaveri D., Biffinger J.C., Lee K. "Quantitative trait loci (QTL) underlying phenotypic variation in bioethanol-related processes in Neurospora crassa." PLoS One. 2020 Feb 4;15(2):e0221737. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0221737. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32017762.

Thorpe S.L., Snyder G.N., Mammana A. "Spectroscopic study of porphyrin self-assembly: Role of pH, time, and chiral template." Chirality. 2020 Jan;32(1):5-16. doi: 10.1002/chir.23140. Epub 2019 Nov 11. PMID: 31713271.

Fitz J., Mammana A. "Spectroscopic study of the pH dependence of the optical properties of a water-soluble molecular photo-switch." Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2020 Feb 15;227:117576. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2019.117576. Epub 2019 Oct 11. PMID: 31670039.

Bedaso Z., Wu S.Y. "Daily precipitation isotope variation in Midwestern United States: Implication for hydroclimate and moisture source." Sci Total Environ. 2020 Apr 15;713:136631. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136631. Epub 2020 Jan 11. PMID: 32019019.

Bhambri R., Watson C.S., Hewitt K., Haritashya U.K., Kargel J.S., Pratap Shahi A., Chand P., Kumar A., Verma A., Govil H. "The hazardous 2017-2019 surge and river damming by Shispare Glacier, Karakoram." Sci Rep. 2020 Mar 13;10(1):4685. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-61277-8.

Immerzeel W.W., Lutz A.F., Andrade M., Bahl A., Biemans H., Bolch T., Hyde S. "Importance and vulnerability of the world’s water towers." Nature 577 (7790), 364-369.

Watson C.S., Kargel J.S., Shugar D.H., Haritashya U.K., Schiassi E., Furfaro R. "Mass loss from calving in Himalayan proglacial lakes." Frontiers in Earth Science 7.

Misra A., Kumar A., Bhambri R., Haritashya U.K., Verma A., Dobhal D.P. "Topographic and climatic influence on seasonal snow cover: implications for the hydrology of ungauged Himalayan basins, India." Journal of Hydrology, 124716.


Snigdha K., Gangwani K.S., Lapalikar G.V., Singh A., Kango-Singh M. "Hippo Signaling in Cancer: Lessons From Drosophila Models." Frontiers in cell and developmental biology 7.

Minata M., Audia A., Shi J., Lu S., Bernstock J., Pavlyukov M.S., Das A. "Phenotypic plasticity of invasive edge glioma stem-like cells in response to ionizing radiation." Cell reports 26 (7), 1893-1905. e7.

Yeates C.J., Sarkar A., Kango-Singh M., Singh A. "Unraveling Alzheimer’s Disease Using Drosophila." Insights into Human Neurodegeneration: Lessons Learnt from Drosophila, 251-277.

Prather C.M., Belovsky G.E. "Herbivore and detritivore effects on rainforest plant production are altered by disturbance." Ecol Evol. 2019 Jun 4;9(13):7652-7659. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5316. eCollection 2019 Jul. PMID: 31346429.

Kumar A., Rana A.K., Singh A., et al. "Bioactivity of methanolic extract of Brassica juncea in animal model of diabetes mellitus." Chinese Herbal Medicines. Volume: 11 Issue: 4 Pages: 434-437. Oct. 2019.

Mehta A.S., Luz-Madrigal A., Li J.L., Tsonis P.A., Singh A. "Comparative transcriptomic analysis and structure prediction of novel Newt proteins." PLoS One. 2019 Aug 16;14(8):e0220416. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220416. eCollection 2019. PMID: 31419228.

Kumari P, Samant S.S., Puri S., et al. "Diversity, indigenous uses and traditional practices of dye yielding plants in Central Himachal Pradesh, North western Himalaya." Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. Volume: 18 Issue: 3 Pages: 560-564. Jul 2019.

Singh A., Gogia N., Chang C.Y., Sun Y.H. "Proximal fate marker homothorax marks the lateral extension of stalk-eyed fly Cyrtodopsis whitei." Genesis. 2019 Sep;57(9):e23309. doi: 10.1002/dvg.23309. Epub 2019 Jun 4. PMID: 31162816.

Mehta A.S., Singh A. "Insights into regeneration tool box: An animal model approach." Dev Biol. 2019 Sep 15;453(2):111-129. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2019.04.006. Epub 2019 Apr 13. Review. PMID: 30986388.

Deshpande P., Gogia N., Singh A. "Exploring the efficacy of natural products in alleviating Alzheimer's disease." Neural Regen Res. 2019 Aug;14(8):1321-1329. doi: 10.4103/1673-5374.253509. Review. PMID: 30964049.

Busch R.T., Karim F., Weis J., Sun Y., Zhao C., Vasquez E.S. "Optimization and Structural Stability of Gold Nanoparticle-Antibody Bioconjugates." ACS Omega. 2019 Sep 9;4(12):15269-15279. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.9b02276. eCollection 2019 Sep 17. PMID: 31552374.

Karim F., Vasquez E.S., Sun Y., Zhao C. "Optothermal microbubble assisted manufacturing of nanogap-rich structures for active chemical sensing." Nanoscale. 2019 Nov 21;11(43):20589-20597. doi: 10.1039/c9nr05892c. Epub 2019 Oct 22. PMID: 31638631.

Liu Y., Ramos-Womack M., Han C., Reilly P., Brackett K.L.R., Rogers W. "Changes throughout a genetic network mask the contribution of Hox gene evolution." Current Biology 29 (13), 2157-2166. E6.

Thelen C., Flaherty E., Saurine J., Sens J., Mohamed S., Pitychoutis P.M. "Sex Differences in the Temporal Neuromolecular and Synaptogenic Effects of the Rapid-acting Antidepressant Drug Ketamine in the Mouse Brain." Neuroscience. 2019 Feb 1;398:182-192. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2018.11.053. Epub 2018 Dec 8. PMID: 30537521.

Buck C.C., Dennis P.B., Gupta M.K., Grant M.T., Crosby M.G., Slocik J.M., Mirau P.A., Becknell K.A., Comfort K.K., Naik R.R. "Anion-Mediated Effects on the Size and Mechanical Properties of Enzymatically Crosslinked Suckerin Hydrogels." Macromol Biosci. 2019 Mar;19(3):e1800238. doi: 10.1002/mabi.201800238. Epub 2018 Oct 8. PMID: 30369051.

Hasan M.J, Petrie F.A., Johnson A.E., Vasquez E.S., Ureña-Benavides E.E. "Fabrication and Characterization of Superparamagnetic Hybrid Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC)/Iron Oxide (Fe3O4) Nanoparticles." 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting.

Busch R.T., Karim F., Weis J., Sun Y., Zhao C., Vasquez E.S. "Optimization and Structural Stability of Gold Nanoparticle-Antibody Bioconjugates." ACS Omega. 2019 Sep 9;4(12):15269-15279. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.9b02276. eCollection 2019 Sep 17. PMID: 31552374.

Karim F., Vasquez E.S., Sun Y., Zhao C. "Optothermal microbubble assisted manufacturing of nanogap-rich structures for active chemical sensing." Nanoscale. 2019 Nov 21;11(43):20589-20597. doi: 10.1039/c9nr05892c. Epub 2019 Oct 22. PMID: 31638631.

Theberge A.L., Alsabia S.M., Mortensen C.T., Blair A.G., Wendel N.M., Biffinger J.C. "Soluble electron acceptors affect bioluminescence from Shewanella woodyi." Luminescence. 2019 Dec 12. doi: 10.1002/bio.3744. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31828931.

Bedaso Z.K., Wu S.Y., Johnson A.N., McTighe C. "Assessing groundwater sustainability under changing climate using isotopic tracers and climate modelling, southwest Ohio, USA." Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques 64 (7), 798-807.

Radzikowski G.L., Bedaso Z.K., Haritashya U.K. "Contribution of ice and snowmelt to surface water flow and groundwater recharge in the Rocky Mountain region, Colorado, USA." AGU Fall Meeting 2019.

Langston J., Bedaso Z.K., Beck C.C., van der Lubbe J., Henkes G.A., Dirirsa M. "Establishing terrestrial paleoclimate interpretive framework for modern biogenic carbonate from Ethiopia and the East African Rift System." AGUFM 2019, PP51F-1443.

CCLAVW Participants. "Geological collaboration at paleoanthropological sites in Ethiopia's lower Awash Valley." Evolutionary Anthropology, 1-5.

Radzikowski G.L., Bedaso Z.K., Haritashya U.K. "Contribution of ice and snowmelt to surface water flow and groundwater recharge in the Rocky Mountain region, Colorado, USA." AGU Fall Meeting 2019.

Schiassi E., Furfaro R., Kargel J.S., Watson C.S., Shugar D.H., Haritashya U.K. "GLAM Bio-Lith RT: A Tool for Remote Sensing Reflectance Simulation and Water Components Concentration Retrieval in Glacial Lakes." Frontiers in Earth Science 7.

Mishra S.K., Arendt A.A., Kayastha R.B., Kapnick S.B., Chan H.G.V., Richey A.S. "Grand Challenges of Hydrologic Modelling for Water Resource Management in High Mountain Asia." AGU Fall Meeting 2019.

Haritashya U.K., Kapnick S.B., Casey K., Kargel J.S. "High-Mountain Asia’s Cryosphere: Collaborative Research to Address Climate, Hydrology, Geodynamics, and Hazards I." AGU Fall Meeting 2019.

Xie Z., Haritashya U.K., Asari V.K., Young B., Bishop M.P., Kargel J.S. "Mapping Himalayan and Karakoram Glaciers using Deep Learning Approach." AGUFM 2019, C51B-1272.

Shugar D.H., Burr A., Haritashya U.K., Kargel J.S., Watson S., Kennedy M.C. "Recent doubling of mid-and low-latitude glacial lakes." AGU Fall Meeting 2019.

Kirschbaum D., Watson C.S., Rounce D.R., Shugar D., Kargel J.S. "The State of Remote Sensing Capabilities of Cascading Hazards Over High Mountain Asia." Frontiers in Earth Science 7, 197.

Dunham A., Kiser E., Kargel J.S., Shugar D.H., Haritashya U.K., Watson S. "Uncovering relationships between ground shaking and coseismic landsliding during the April 25, 2015 Gorkha Earthquake through full wavefield simulations using SPECFEM3D." AGU Fall Meeting 2019.

Shugar D., Burr A., Haritashya U., Kargel J., Watson S., Bevington A. "Where are the world's glacial lakes and how big are they?" Geophysical Research Abstracts 21.

Curto C., Veliz-Cuba A., Youngs N. "Analysis of Combinatorial Neural Codes: An Algebraic Approach." Algebraic and Combinatorial Computational Biology, 213-240.

Veliz-Cuba A., Laubenbacher R. "Dynamics of semilattice networks with strongly connected dependency graph." Automatica 99, 167-174.

Veliz-Cuba A., Geiser L. "The number of fixed points of AND-OR networks with chain topology." Involve, a Journal of Mathematics 12 (6), 1051-1068.

Radillo A.E., Veliz-Cuba A., Josić K., Kilpatrick Z.P. "Performance of normative and approximate evidence accumulation on the dynamic clicks task." arXiv preprint arXiv:1902.01535.

 


Sarkar A., Gogia N., Glenn N., Singh A., Jones G., Powers N., Srivastava A. "A soy protein Lunasin can ameliorate amyloid-beta 42 mediated neurodegeneration in Drosophila eye." Scientific reports 8 (1), 1-14.

Pinto N., Carrington B., Dietrich C., Sinha R., Aguilar C., Chen T., Aggarwal P. "Markers and Methods to Study Adult Midgut Stem Cells." Somatic Stem Cells, 123-137.

Laws A.N., Prather C.M., Branson D.H., Pennings S.C. "Effects of grasshoppers on prairies: Herbivore composition matters more than richness in three grassland ecosystems." Journal of Animal Ecology 87 (6), 1727-1737.

Prather C.M., Laws A.N. "Insects as a piece of the puzzle to mitigate global problems: an opportunity for ecologists." Basic and applied ecology 26, 71-81.

Prather C.M., Laws A.N., Cuellar J.F., Reihart R.W., Gawkins K.M., Pennings S.C. "Seeking salt: herbivorous prairie insects can be co‐limited by macronutrients and sodium." Ecology letters 21 (10), 1467-1476.

Prather C.M., Belovsky G.E., Cantrell S.A., González G. "Tropical herbivorous phasmids, but not litter snails, alter decomposition rates by modifying litter bacteria." Ecology 99 (4), 782-791.

Wang Z., Xie L., Prather C.M., Guo H., Han G., Ma C. "What drives the shift between sexual and clonal reproduction of Caragana stenophylla along a climatic aridity gradient?" BMC plant biology 18 (1), 91.

Sarkar A., Gogia N., Glenn N., Singh A., Jones G., Powers N., Srivastava A., Kango-Singh M., Singh A. "A soy protein Lunasin can ameliorate amyloid-beta 42 mediated neurodegeneration in Drosophila eye." Sci Rep. 2018 Sep 10;8(1):13545. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-31787-7. PMID: 30202077.

Sarkar A., Gogia N., Farley K., Payton L., Singh A. "Characterization of a morphogenetic furrow specific Gal4 driver in the developing Drosophila eye." PLoS One. 2018 Apr 27;13(4):e0196365. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196365. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29702674.

Rinehart E., Newton E., Marasco M., Beemiller K., Zani A., Muratore M. "Listeria monocytogenes Response to Propionate Is Differentially Modulated by Anaerobicity." Pathogens 7 (3), 60.

Wallace N., Rinehart E., Sun Y. "Stimulating Respiratory Activity Primes Anaerobically Grown Listeria monocytogenes for Subsequent Intracellular Infections." Pathogens. 2018 Dec 8;7(4). pii: E96. doi: 10.3390/pathogens7040096. PMID: 30544815.

Grover S., Williams M.E., Kaiser R., Hughes J.T., Gresham L., Rebeiz M. "Augmentation of a wound response element accompanies the origin of a Hox-regulated Drosophila abdominal pigmentation trait." Developmental biology 441 (1), 159-175.

Roeske M.J., Camino E.M., Grover S., Rebeiz M., Williams T.M. "Cis-regulatory evolution integrated the Bric-à-brac transcription factors into a novel fruit fly gene regulatory network." Elife. 2018 Jan 3;7. pii: e32273. doi: 10.7554/eLife.32273. PMID: 29297463.

Belmer A., Quentin E., Diaz S.L., Guiard B.P., Fernandez S.P., Doly S., Banas S.M., Pitychoutis P.M., Moutkine I., Muzerelle A., Tchenio A., Roumier A., Mameli M., Maroteaux L. "Positive regulation of raphe serotonin neurons by serotonin 2B receptors." Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 Jun;43(7):1623-1632. doi: 10.1038/s41386-018-0013-0. Epub 2018 Feb 5. PMID: 29453444.

Choi S.J., Mukai J., Kvajo M., Xu B., Diamantopoulou A., Pitychoutis P.M., Gou B., Gogos J.A., Zhang H. "A Schizophrenia-Related Deletion Leads to KCNQ2-Dependent Abnormal Dopaminergic Modulation of Prefrontal Cortical Interneuron Activity." Cereb Cortex. 2018 Jun 1;28(6):2175-2191. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx123. PMID: 28525574.

Britzolaki A., Saurine J., Flaherty E., Thelen C., Pitychoutis P.M. "The SERCA2: A Gatekeeper of Neuronal Calcium Homeostasis in the Brain." Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2018 Jul;38(5):981-994. doi: 10.1007/s10571-018-0583-8. Epub 2018 Apr 16. Review. PMID: 29663107.

Breitner E.K., Burns K.E., Hussain S.M., Comfort K.K. "Implementation of physiological fluids to provide insight into the characterization, fate, and biological interactions of silver nanoparticles." Nanotechnology. 2018 Jun 22;29(25):254001. doi: 10.1088/1361-6528/aabb9d. Epub 2018 Apr 4. PMID: 29617270.

Labrador-Rached C.J., Browning R.T., Braydich-Stolle L.K., Comfort K.K. "Toxicological Implications of Platinum Nanoparticle Exposure: Stimulation of Intracellular Stress, Inflammatory Response, and Akt Signaling In Vitro." J Toxicol. 2018 Oct 1; 2018:1367801. doi: 10.1155/2018/1367801. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30364051.

Al-Ajrash S.M.N., Lafdi K., Vasquez E.S., Chinesta F., Le Coustumer P. "Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Silicon Particle Distribution in Electrospun Nanofibers." 
Langmuir. 2018 Jun 19;34(24):7147-7152. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b01167. Epub 2018 Jun 8. PMID: 29800513.

Su P.C., Shen J., Xu W., Cheung S.S., Luo Y. "Sensors (Basel)." 2018 Jan 15;18(1). pii: E235. doi: 10.3390/s18010235. A Fast and Robust Extrinsic Calibration for RGB-D Camera Networks.

Wu S.Y, Bedaso Z.K., McTighe C. "Climatic Controls over Variation of Stable Isotopes of Precipitation in Ethiopia. GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA-2018.

Levin N.E., Bedaso Z.K., Beverly E.J., Cerling T.E., Lehmann S.B., Moerman J.W. "Hotter, Drier and More Open? Geochemical Perspectives on 10 MYR of Environmental Change and Human Evolution in Africa." GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA-2018.

Harrison S., Kargel J.S., Huggel C., Reynolds J., Shugar D.H., Betts R.A. "Climate change and the global pattern of moraine-dammed glacial lake outburst floods." European Geosciences Union (EGU)/Copernicus Publications.

Arendt A.A., Richey A.S., Haritashya U.K. "Collaborative Research to Address Changes in the Climate, Hydrology, and Cryosphere of High-Mountain Asia." Posters. AGU Fall Meeting 2018.

Haritashya U.K., Kargel J.S., Shugar D.H., Leonard G.J., Strattman K. "Evolution and controls of large glacial lakes in the Nepal Himalaya." Remote Sensing 10 (5), 798.

Xie Z., Haritashya U.K., Asari V.K. "Glaciernet: A Novel Convolutional Neural Network Application for Debris-Covered Glacier Mapping." GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA-2018.

Haritashya U.K., Kargel J.S., Shugar D.H., Leonard G.J., Watson C.S., Furfaro R. "Growth of Lower Barun glacial lake, Nepal Himalaya." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. "Large landslides and landslide/glacier-dammed Himalayan and Karakoram rivers and the potential for transboundary disruptions." NASA - Interdisciplinary Science. Total Amount $1,160,615. Project duration: January 19, 2018 - January 18, 2021.

Pauydal S., Karki A., Kargel J.S., Regmi D., Haritashya U.K., Watson C.S. "Petrography of the 2017 Langmale (Nepal) Landslide and Glacier Lake Outburst Flood." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Al-Khaled K., Haynes N., Schiesser W., Usman M. "Eventual periodicity of the forced oscillations for a Korteweg–de Vries type equation on a bounded domain using a sinc collocation method." Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 330, 417-428.

Imran M., Usman M., Malik T., Ansari A.R. "Mathematical analysis of the role of hospitalization/isolation in controlling the spread of Zika fever." Virus Res. 2018 Aug 15;255:95-104. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2018.07.002. Epub 2018 Jul 9. PMID: 30003923.

Uddin M., Kamran K., Usman M., Ali A. "On the Laplace-transformed-based local meshless method for fractional-order diffusion equation." International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science.

Veliz-Cuba A. "Decision Making in a Changing Environment."


Mina D.G., Haus J.W., Chong A., Khanolkar A., Sarangan A., Hansen K. "Bi-tapered fiber sensor using visible to near infrared light."

Yoho J., Wogensthal K., Bennett T.L., Palmer J., Comfort K.K., Kango‐Singh M. "Water‐Soluble Zinc Porphyrin Capable of Light‐Induced Photocleavage of DNA: Cell Localization Studies in Drosophila Melanogaster and Light Activated Treatment of Lung Cancer Cells." European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2017 (1), 153-159.

Guo H., Guan L., Wang Y., Xie L., Prather C.M., Liu C., Ma C. "Grazing limits natural biological controls of woody encroachment in Inner Mongolia Steppe." Biology open 6 (10), 1569-1574.

Prather C., Strickland M.S., Laws A., Branson D. "Herbivore species identity and composition affect soil enzymatic activity through altered plant composition in a coastal tallgrass prairie." Soil Biology and Biochemistry 112, 277-280.

Prather C.M., Huynh A., Pennings S.C. "Woody structure facilitates invasion of woody plants by providing perches for birds." Ecology and evolution 7 (19), 8032-8039.

Shiley J.R., Comfort K.K., Robinson J.B. "Immunogenicity and antimicrobial effectiveness of Pseudomonas aeruginosa specific bacteriophage in a human lung in vitro model." Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2017 Nov;101(21):7977-7985. doi: 10.1007/s00253-017-8504-1. Epub 2017 Sep 15. PMID: 28914348.

Wallace N., Newton E., Abrams E., Zani A., Sun Y. "Metabolic determinants in Listeria monocytogenes anaerobic listeriolysin O production." Archives of microbiology 199 (6), 827-837.

Abrams E.A. "Understanding the Effects of Propionic Acid on Listeria monocytogenes Growth, Survival, and Virulence."

Rebeiz M., Williams T.M. "Using Drosophila pigmentation traits to study the mechanisms of cis-regulatory evolution." Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2017 Feb;19:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cois.2016.10.002. Epub 2016 Oct 8. Review. PMID: 28521937.

Pham T., Day S.M., Glassford W.J., Williams T.M., Rebeiz M. "The evolutionary origination of a novel expression pattern through an extreme heterochronic shift." Evol Dev. 2017 Mar; 19(2):43-55. doi: 10.1111/ede.12215. Epub 2017 Jan 24. PMID: 28116844.

Sens J., Schneider E., Mauch J., Schaffstein A., Mohamed S., Fasoli K., Saurine J., Britzolaki A., Thelen C., Pitychoutis P.M. "Lipopolysaccharide administration induces sex-dependent behavioural and serotonergic neurochemical signatures in mice." Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2017 Feb; 153:168-181. doi: 10.1016/j.pbb.2016.12.016. Epub 2017 Jan 3. PMID: 28057525.

Cathe D.S., Whitaker J.N., Breitner E.K., Comfort K.K. "Exposure to metal oxide nanoparticles in physiological fluid induced synergistic biological effects in a keratinocyte model." Toxicol Lett. 2017 Feb 15; 268:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2017.01.003. Epub 2017 Jan 16. PMID: 28093221.

Swavey S., Morford K., Tsao M., Comfort K., Kilroy M.K. "Heteroleptic monometallic and trimetallic ruthenium(II) complexes incorporating a π-extended dipyrrin ligand: Light-activated reactions with the A549 lung cancer cell line." J Inorg Biochem. 2017 Oct; 175:101-109. doi: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2017.07.012. Epub 2017 Jul 18. PMID: 28750281.

Shiley J.R., Comfort K.K., Robinson J.B. "Immunogenicity and antimicrobial effectiveness of Pseudomonas aeruginosa specific bacteriophage in a human lung in vitro model." Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2017 Nov; 101(21):7977-7985. doi: 10.1007/s00253-017-8504-1. Epub 2017 Sep 15. PMID: 28914348.

Luby A.O., Breitner K., Comfort K.K. "Preliminary protein corona formation stabilizes gold nanoparticles and improves deposition efficiency." Applied Nanoscience 6 (6), 827-836.

Yoho J., Wogensthal K., Bennett T.L., Palmer J., Comfort K.K., Kango‐Singh M. "Water‐Soluble Zinc Porphyrin Capable of Light‐Induced Photocleavage of DNA: Cell Localization Studies in Drosophila Melanogaster and Light Activated Treatment of Lung Cancer Cells." European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2017 (1), 153-159.

Haridas D., Biffinger J.C., Boyd T.J., Fulmer P.A., Hamdan L.J., Fitzgerald L.A. "Laboratory growth of denitrifying water column microbial consortia from deep-sea shipwrecks in the northern Gulf of Mexico." Version 3. F1000Res. 2017 Oct 13 [revised 2018 Jan 1];6:1834. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.12713.3. eCollection 2017. PMID: 30109018.

Swavey S., Kumar S.V., Erb J. "Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Complexes Coordinated Directly to the Pyrrole Backbone of π-Extended Boron Dipyrromethene (Bodipy) Dyes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Properties." PMID: 28829115.

Carroll G.T., Lancaster J.R., Turro N.J., Koberstein J.T., Mammana A. "Electroless Deposition of Nickel on Photografted Polymeric Microscale Patterns." Macromol Rapid Commun. 2017 Jan;38(2). doi: 10.1002/marc.201600564. Epub 2016 Nov 22. PMID: 2787344.

Carroll G.T., Turro N.J., Mammana A., Koberstein J.T. "Photochemical Immobilization of Polymers on a Surface: Controlling Film Thickness and Wettability." Photochem Photobiol. 2017 Oct;93(5):1165-1169. doi: 10.1111/php.12751. Epub 2017 Apr 27. PMID: 28295380.

Bhushan S., Shean D.E., Haritashya U.K., Arendt A.A., Syed T.H., Setiawan L. "Analysis of High Resolution Satellite imagery to acsees Glacier Mass Balance and Lake Hazards in Sikkim Himalayas." AGUFM 2017, C41B-1195.

Strattman K., Haritashya U.K., Kargel J.S., Shugar D.H., Furfaro R. "Assessing Annual Ice Velocity Fluctuations of Three Lake-terminating Glaciers in Nepal." AGUFM 2017, C41B-1193.

Kargel J.S., Karki A., Haritashya U.K., Shugar D.H., Harrison S. "Himalayan Lake-and River-Impacting Landslides and Ice Avalanches: Some So Deadly, Some No Problem." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Spear B., Haritashya U.K., Kargel J.S. "Landslides Induced by 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and Their Continuous Evolution Post 2015 and 2016-Monsoon." AGUFM 2017, NH43A-0178.

Regmi D., Kargel J.S., Leonard G.J., Haritashya U.K., Karki A., Poudyal S. "Potential GLOF Hazards and Initiatives taken to minimize its Impacts on Downstream Communities and Infrastructures in Nepal Himalaya." AGUFM 2017, C33A-1166.

Haritashya U.K., Strattman K., Kargel J.S. "Rapid changes in glacier surface processes and downstream river basin in the Central Himalayan region." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Usman M., Flora G., Yakopcic C., Imran M. "A computational study and stability analysis of a mathematical model for in vitro inhibition of cancer cell mutation." International Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics 3 (3), 1861-1878.

Naveed M., Tehreem S., Usman M., Chaudhry Z., Abbas G. "Structural and functional annotation of hypothetical proteins of human adenovirus: prioritizing the novel drug targets." BMC research notes 10 (1), 706.

Imran M., Raffoul Y., Usman M., Zhang C. "A study of bifurcation parameters in travelling wave solutions of a damped forced korteweg de vries-kuramoto sivashinsky type equation." Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems-S 11 (4), 691.

Imran M., Usman M., Dur-e-Ahmad M., Khan A. "Transmission dynamics of zika fever: A SEIR based model." Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, 1-24.

Sadeghpour M., Veliz-Cuba A., Orosz G., Josić K., Bennett M.R. "Bistability and oscillations in co-repressive synthetic microbial consortia." Quant Biol. 2017 Mar;5(1):55-66. doi: 10.1007/s40484-017-0100-y. Epub 2017 Mar 30. PMID: 28713623.

Radillo A.E., Veliz-Cuba A., Josić K., Kilpatrick Z.P. "Evidence Accumulation and Change Rate Inference in Dynamic Environments." Neural Comput. 2017 Jun; 29(6):1561-1610. doi: 10.1162/NECO_a_00957. Epub 2017 Mar 23. PMID: 28333591.


Mount A.S., Gohad N.V, Hansen D.C., Hansen K.M. "Deposition of nanocrystalline calcite on surfaces by a tissue and cellular biomineralization." 2016. tigerprints.clemson.edu.

Negari A.B., Jauregui D., Hernandez J.M.S., Mina D.G., King B.J., Idehenre I., Powers P.E., Hansen K.M., Haus J.W. "Phase Sensitive Signal Analysis for Bi-Tapered Optical Fibers." Conference on Biophysics, Biology, and Biophotonics - The Crossroads. 2016.

Tare M., Sarkar A., Bedi S., Kango-Singh M., Singh A. "Cullin-4 regulates Wingless and JNK signaling-mediated cell death in the Drosophila eye." Cell death and disease 7 (12), e2566.

Cheng P., Wang J., Waghmare I., Sartini S., Coviello V., Zhang Z., Kim S.H. "FOXD1–ALDH1A3 Signaling Is a Determinant for the Self-Renewal and Tumorigenicity of Mesenchymal Glioma Stem Cells." Cancer research 76 (24), 7219-7230.

Waghmare I., Kango-Singh M. "Loss of cell adhesion increases tumorigenic potential of polarity deficient scribble mutant cells." PloS one 11 (6).

Bojanowski C.L., Crookes-Goodson W.J., Robinson J.B. "Use of bacteriophage to prevent Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination and fouling in Jet A aviation fuel." Biofouling. 2016 Nov; 32(10):1163-1170. PMID: 27718644.

Tare M., Sarkar A., Bedi S., Kango-Singh M., Singh A. "Cullin-4 regulates Wingless and JNK signaling-mediated cell death in the Drosophila eye." Cell Death Dis. 2016 Dec 29; 7(12):e2566. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2016.338. PMID: 28032862.

Sarkar A., Irwin M., Singh A., Riccetti M., Singh A. "Alzheimer's disease: the silver tsunami of the 21(st) century." Neural Regen Res. 2016 May;11(5):693-7. doi: 10.4103/1673-5374.182680. Review. PMID: 27335537.

Wallace N., Zani A., Abrams E., Sun Y. "The Impact of Oxygen on Bacterial Enteric Pathogens." Advances in applied microbiology 95, 179-204.

Thelen C., Sens J., Mauch J., Pandit R., Pitychoutis P.M. "Repeated ketamine treatment induces sex-specific behavioral and neurochemical effects in mice." Behav Brain Res. 2016 Oct 1;312:305-12. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2016.06.041. Epub 2016 Jun 22. PMID: 27343934.

Braun N.J., DeBrosse M.C., Hussain S.M., Comfort K.K. "Modification of the protein corona-nanoparticle complex by physiological factors." Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2016 Jul 1;64:34-42. doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2016.03.059. Epub 2016 Mar 22. PMID: 27127026.

Comfort K.K. "The rise of nanotoxicology: A successful collaboration between engineering and biology." AIMS Bioengineering 3 (3), 230.

Vasquez E.S., Feugang J.M., Willard S.T., Ryan P.L., Walters K.B. "Bioluminescent magnetic nanoparticles as potential imaging agents for mammalian spermatozoa." J Nanobiotechnology. 2016 Mar 17;14:20. doi: 10.1186/s12951-016-0168-y. PMID: 26984640.

Wynn J.G., Reed K.E., Sponheimer M., Kimbel W.H., Alemseged Z., Bedaso Z.K., Campisano C.J. "Dietary flexibility of Australopithecus afarensis in the face of paleoecological change during the middle Pliocene: Faunal evidence from Hadar, Ethiopia." J Hum Evol. 2016 Oct; 99:93-106. doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2016.08.002. Epub 2016 Aug 30. PMID: 27650582.

DeLuca N.M., Bedaso Z.K., Levin N.E., Zaitchik B.F., Waugh D., Harman C.J. "Spatial and Temporal Variation in the Isotopic Composition of Ethiopian Rainfall." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Negash E.W., Alemseged Z., Wynn J.G., Bedaso Z.K., Bobe R. "Stable Isotopic Study of Modern and Fossil Tragelaphus: interpreting the range of dietary signals within a single genus." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159, 239-239.

Kargel J.S., Leonard G.J., Shugar D.H., Haritashya U.K., Bevington A. "Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha earthquake." Science 351 (6269), aac8353.

Binger D.J., Haritashya U.K., Kargel J.S., Shugar D.H. "Glacial Lake Growth and Associated Glacier Dynamics: Case Study from the Himalayas, Andes, Alaska and New Zealand." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Kargel J.S., Shugar D.H., Leonard G.J., Haritashya U.K., Harrison S. "Glacier, Glacial Lake, and Ecological Response Dynamics of the Imja Glacier-Lake-Moraine System, Nepal." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Haritashya U.K., Rittger K., Kargel J.S., Bair N. "High Mountain Asia's Cryosphere: Systems Dynamics and Hazards I." Poster. 2016 AGU Fall Meeting.

"Interlinked glacier dynamics, lakes, mountain hazards, and critical vulnerabilities in the Himalaya." NASA - Understanding Changes in High Mountain Asia Program, Total Amount $627,637. Project duration: Sept 20, 2016 - Sept 19, 2019.

"Roles of the Changing Cryosphere in Multi-Hazard Hotspots in Seismically and Volcanically Active Areas." NASA. Total Amount $49,860. Project duration: Sept 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2017.

Haritashya U.K., Binger D.J., Kargel J.S. "Spatio-temporal variability in ice velocity, glacier surface temperature and surface processes in the Central Himalayan region." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Ahmad M.D., Usman M., Khan A., Imran M. "Optimal control analysis of Ebola disease with control strategies of quarantine and vaccination." Infect Dis Poverty. 2016 Jul 13;5(1):72. doi: 10.1186/s40249-016-0161-6. PMID: 27405359.


Negari A.B.H., Sierra-Hernandez J.M., Hansen K. "Bitapered fiber sensor: Signal analysis." Sensors and Actuators, 2015. Elsevier.

Johnstone M.B., Gohad N.V., Falwell E., Hansen D.C., Mount A.S., Hansen K.M. "Cellular Orchestrated Biomineralization of Crystalline Composites on Implant Surfaces by the Easterb Oyster, Crassostrea Virginica." Journal of Shellfish Research. Volume 34 Issue 2. 644-644. Aug. 2015.

Kwon H.J., Waghmare I., Verghese S., Singh A, Kango-Singh M. "Drosophila C-terminal Src kinase regulates growth via the Hippo signaling pathway." Developmental biology 397 (1), 67-76.

Wittkorn E., Sarkar A., Garcia K., Kango-Singh M., Singh A. "The Hippo pathway effector Yki downregulates Wg signaling to promote retinal differentiation in the Drosophila eye."  Development 142 (11), 2002-2013.

Cutler T., Sarkar A., Moran M., Steffensmeier A., Puli O.R., Mancini G., Tare M., Gogia N., Singh A. "Drosophila Eye Model to Study Neuroprotective Role of CREB Binding Protein (CBP) in Alzheimer's Disease." PLoS One. 2015 Sep 14;10(9):e0137691. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137691. eCollection 2015. PMID: 26367392. 

Wittkorn E., Sarkar A., Garcia K., Kango-Singh M., Singh A. "The Hippo pathway effector Yki downregulates Wg signaling to promote retinal differentiation in the Drosophila eye." Development. 2015 Jun 1;142(11):2002-13. doi: 10.1242/dev.117358. Epub 2015 May 14. PMID: 25977365.

Won J.H., Tsogtbaatar O., Son W., Singh A., Choi K.W., Cho K.O. "Cell type-specific responses to wingless, hedgehog and decapentaplegic are essential for patterning early eye-antenna disc in Drosophila." PLoS One. 2015 Apr 7;10(4):e0121999. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121999. eCollection 2015. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2015;10(5):e0128169. Tsogtbartarr, Orkhon [corrected to Tsogtbaatar, Orkhon]. PMID: 25849899.

Kwon H.J., Waghmare I., Verghese S., Singh A., Kango-Singh M. "Drosophila C-terminal Src kinase regulates growth via the Hippo signaling pathway." Dev Biol. 2015 Jan 1;397(1):67-76. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2014.10.010. Epub 2014 Oct 22. PMID: 25446534.

Camino E.M., Butts J.C., Ordway A., Vellky J.E., Rebeiz M., Williams T.M. "The evolutionary origination and diversification of a dimorphic gene regulatory network through parallel innovations in cis and trans." PLoS Genet. 2015 Apr 2;11(4):e1005136. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005136. eCollection 2015 Apr. PMID: 25835988.

Johnson W.C., Ordway A.J., Watada M., Pruitt J.N., Williams T.M., Rebeiz M. "Genetic Changes to a Transcriptional Silencer Element Confers Phenotypic Diversity within and between Drosophila Species." PLoS Genet. 2015 Jun 26;11(6):e1005279. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005279. eCollection 2015 Jun. PMID: 26115430.

Pitychoutis P.M., Belmer A., Moutkine I., Adrien J., Maroteaux L. "Mice Lacking the Serotonin Htr2B Receptor Gene Present an Antipsychotic-Sensitive Schizophrenic-Like Phenotype." Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Nov;40(12):2764-73. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.126. Epub 2015 May 4. PMID: 25936642. 

Hussain S.M., Warheit D.B., Ng S.P., Comfort K.K., Grabinski C.M., Braydich-Stolle L.K. "At the Crossroads of Nanotoxicology in vitro: Past Achievements and Current Challenges." Toxicol Sci. 2015 Sep;147(1):5-16. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfv106. Review. PMID: 26310852.

Breitner E.K., Hussain S.M., Comfort K.K. "The role of biological fluid and dynamic flow in the behavior and cellular interactions of gold nanoparticles." J Nanobiotechnology. 2015 Sep 5;13:56. doi: 10.1186/s12951-015-0117-1. PMID: 26341004.

Zakaria A.B.M., Vasquez E.S., Walters K.B., Leszczynska D. "Functional Holey Graphene Oxide: A New Electrochemically Transformed Substrate Material for Dopamine Sensing. Chemical and Materials Engineering Faculty Publications.

Beagle J.K. "Benzotriazole-Mediated Synthesis of Nitrogen-Containing Heterocycles."

Church K.M., Holloway L.M., Matley R.C., Brower R.J. "Efficient pyrimidine N-1-alkylation via activation of electron rich olefins with oxoammonium salts: synthesis of methoxy TEMPO substituted pyrimidine nucleoside analogs." PMID: 15598074.

Keolopile Z.G., Gutowski M., Buonaugurio A., Collins E., Zhang X., Erb J., Lectka T., Bowen K.H., Allan M., "Importance of Time Scale and Local Environment in Electron-Driven Proton Transfer. The Anion of Acetoacetic Acid." Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015. 137, 14329-14340.

Lopper M.E., Boone J., Morrow C. "Deinococcus radiodurans PriA is a pseudohelicase." PLOS ONE, 13. 2015.

Negash E.W., Alemseged Z., Wynn J.G., Bedaso Z.K. "Paleodietary reconstruction using stable isotopes and abundance analysis of bovids from the Shungura Formation of South Omo, Ethiopia." Journal of human evolution 88, 127-136.

"Analysis of the satellite-era glacier fluctuation in the Peruvian Andes and identifying associated glacial hazards." University of Dayton SEED Grant. Total Amount $6,500. Project duration: May 15, 2015 - August 14, 2015.

Haritashya U.K., Pleasants M.S., Copland L. "Assessment of the evolution in velocity of two debris‐covered valley glaciers in Nepal and New Zealand." Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography 97 (4), 737-751.

Child S.F., Stearns L.A., van der Veen C.J., Haritashya U.K., Tarpanelli A. "Estimating stream discharge from a Himalayan Glacier using coupled satellite sensor data." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Kargel J.S., Shugar D.H., Haritashya U.K., Leonard G.J., Fielding E.J. "Geological, Geophysical, and Stochastic Factors in Nepal's Gorkha Earthquake-Triggered Landslide Distribution." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Kargel J., Leonard G., Regmi D., Haritashya U., Chand M., Pradhan S. "Glacier dynamics and outburst flood potential from the Imja and Thulagi Glacier-Lake systems (Nepal)." EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 17.

Shugar D.H., Immerzeel W., Wanders N., Kargel J.S., Leonard G.J. "Gorkha earthquake-induced landslides and dammed lakes: Evolution and outburst modeling." AGUFM 2015, NH43D-03\.

"Natural Hazard Processes Facing Mountain Villages in the Sapta Koshi Basin, eastern Nepal." National Geographic Society / Waitt Grants Program. Total Amount $15,000. Project duration: Sept 5, 2015 - May 31, 2016.

Arendt A., Bliss A., Bolch T., Cogley J.G., Gardner A.S., Hagen J.O., Hock R. "Randolph Glacier Inventory–A dataset of global glacier outlines: Version 5.0." Digital Media.

Kargel J.S., Collins B.D., Fielding E.J., Fujita K., Haritashya U.K., Hudnut K.W. "Why did the Nepal Gorkha Earthquake Have so few Effects on Glacial Lakes?" AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.

Veliz-Cuba A., Aguilar B., Laubenbacher R.C. "Dimension Reduction of Large Sparse AND-NOT Network Models." Electr. Notes Theor. Comput. Sci. 316, 83-95.

Veliz-Cuba A., Shouval H., Josic K., Kilpatrick Z.P. "Networks that learn the precise timing of event sequences." Journal of Computational Neuroscience 39 (3), 235-254.

Veliz-Cuba A., Hirning A.J., Atanas A.A., Hussain F., Vancia F., Josić K. "Sources of variability in a synthetic gene oscillator. PLoS computational biology 11 (12).

Veliz-Cuba A., Murrugarra D. "Steady State Analysis of Boolean Models: A Dimension Reduction Approach. Algebraic and Discrete Mathematical Methods for Modern Biology. 121-139.


UD-587: (US Patent # 9,364,537) - New Cationic Water Soluble Porphyrin with Anti-Resistant Properties. Co-inventors: Shawn Swavey, Ph.D. and Jayne Robinson, Ph.D.

UD–524: (US Patent # 8,551,456): Combination Therapy and Methods for Treating Bacterial Biofilms. Co-Inventors: Jayne Robinson Ph.D. and Tracy Collins Ph.D.


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