Publications by Faculty Members

Highlighting Recent Publications

Department of Biology faculty run high quality top-tier research programs studying the intricacies of life sciences at discrete biochemical and molecular interactions and up through cellular functioning, physiological complexities and evolutionary changes within ecosystems, climate and the environment. The diversity of interests and expertise among Biology faculty members allows for inter-, cross- and multidisciplinary approaches towards studying biological phenomenon. Here, we highlight the recent string of publications by our faculty members.

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Carvalho APS, Owens HL, St Laurent RA, Earl C, Dexter KM, Messcher RL, Willmott KR, Aduse-Poku K, et al. Comprehensive phylogeny of Pieridae butterflies reveals strong correlation between diversification and temperature. 2024. iScience

Hévin N, Goldstein P, Aduse-Poku K, et al. Habitat Opening Fostered Diversity: Impact of Dispersal and Habitat-shifts in the Diversification of a Speciose Afrotropical Insect Group. 2024. Ecography

Hazelwood O, Ashraf A. Opposing polarity domains provide direction and play a role in cell division in plant growth.  Dev Cell. 2024 May 6;59(9):1091-1093.

Sobitan A, Gebremedhin B, Yao Q, Xie G, Gu X, Li J, Teng S. A computational approach: The functional effects of thyroid peroxidase variants in thyroid cancer and genetic disorders.  JCO Clin Cancer Inform., 2024 Jan:8:e2300140.


Rahman MA, Ullah H. Receptor for Activated C Kinase1B (RACK1B) Delays Salinity-Induced Senescence in Rice Leaves by Regulating Chlorophyll Degradation. Plants. 2023; 12(12):2385

Jackson F, Community-initiated genomicsScience

Diogo R, Adesomo A, Farmer K, Kim R, Jackson F Not just in the past: Racist and sexist biases still permeate biology, anthropology, medicine, and educationEvolutionary Anthropology 

Jackson F, Flowers R, Shah S, Guthrie N, Mahase V, Jackson H, and QuadGrid Human Analytics Research Team. New Admixture Patterns Trigger Gene-Environment Mismatch between APOL1 risk alleles and Chronic Kidney Disease Disparities. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health

Baranova A, Cao H, Teng S, Su K, and Zhang F Shared genetics and causal associations between COVID-19 and multiple sclerosis. J Med Virol. 2023 Jan;95(1):e28431. doi: 10.1002/jmv.28431. PMID: 36571271


Amacker K, Farina SC. Functional Morphology of the Urohyal Shunt for Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Ventilation in the Flatfish, Isopsetta isolepis. Integrative and Comparative Biology, icac126

Rice AN, Farina SC, Makowski AJ, Kaatz IM, Lobel PS, Bemis WE, and Bass AH. "Evolutionary Patterns in Sound Production across Fishes," Ichthyology & Herpetology 110(1), 1-12, (20 January 2022).

Arif M, Mondal T, Majeed A, Loffredo CA, Korba BE, Ghosh S. Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-α (PPARα) Expression in a Clinical Population of Pakistani Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Dyslipidemia.  Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Sep 16;23(18):10847. doi: 10.3390/ijms231810847. PMID: 36142760   

London LY, Ayuk MA, Black AC, Cheung L, Robinson DM, Thomas DN, Warner MH, Allen AD, Ghosh S, Gugssa A, Ullah H, Bassey GB, Fernando LM, Moore MM, Oliver JJ, Irabor EG, Roy SD, Quagraine BK, Smith M; Howard University SEA-PHAGES Students, Anderson WA, Robinson CJ.Complete Genome Sequences of Mycobacteriophages SynergyX, Abinghost, Bananafish, and Delton.  Microbiol Resour Announc. 2022 Aug 18;11(8):e0028622. doi: 0.1128/mra.00286-22. Epub 2022 Jul 11. PMID: 35863046 

Mondal T, Loffredo CA, Trnovec T, Palkovicova Murinova L, Noreen Z, Nnanabu T, Conka K, Drobna B, Ghosh S. Gene expression signatures in PCB-exposed Slovak children in relation to their environmental exposures and socio-physical characteristics. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2022 Aug;29(40):60531-60541. doi: 10.1007/s11356-022-20018-2. Epub 2022 Apr 14. PMID: 35420343 

A Study of Differential Gene Expression and Core Canonical Pathways Involved in Rhenium Ligand Treated Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) Induced A549 Lung Cancer Cell Lines by INGENUITY Software System. Krauss C, Aurelus C, Johnston K, Hedley J, Banerjee S, Wisniewski S, Reaves Q, Dia K, Brown S, Bartlet V, Gavin S, Cuffee J, Banerjee N, Rawat K, Mandal S, Abedin Z, Ghosh S, Banerjee H. Comput Mol Biosci. 2022 Mar;12(1):12-19. doi: 10.4236/cmb.2022.121002. Epub 2022 Mar 7. PMID: 35342659 Free PMC article.  

Bassey GB, Clarke AIL, Elhelu OK, Lee CM. Trichomoniasis, a new look at a common but neglected STI in African descendance population in the United States and the Black Diaspora. A review of its incidence, research prioritization, and the resulting health disparities. J Natl Med Assoc. 2022 Jan 15:S0027-9684(21)00228-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jnma.2021.12.007. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35042602.

Mahase V, Sobitan A, Rhoades R, Baranova A, Zhang F, Johnson M, Otolorin A, Tang Q, and Teng S Genetic variations affecting the ACE2 protein stability in minority populations. Frontiers in Medicine, section Infectious Diseases – Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment 2022; 9: 1002187. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2022.1002187 PMCID: PMC9659633 PMID: 36388927

Baranova A, Cao H, Teng S, and Zhang F. A phenome-wide investigation of risk factors for severe COVID-19. J Med Virol 2022 Oct 31; e28264. doi: 10.1002/jmv.28264 PMID: 36316288

Bedada F, Gorfu G, Teng S and Neita M Insight into Genomic Organization of Pathogenic Coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2: Implication for Emergence of New Variants, Laboratory Diagnosis and Treatment Options Frontiers in Molecular Medicine 2:917201. doi: 10.3389/fmmed.2022.917201

Rhoades R, Sobitan A, Mahase V, Gebremedhin B, Tang Q, Rawat D, Cao H, Teng S. In-Silico Investigation of Systematic Missense Mutations of Middle East Respiratory Coronavirus Spike Protein Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. 9:933553.

Sobitan A, Edwards W, Jalal M, Ayanfe K, Ullah H, Duttaroy A, Li J, Teng SPrediction of the effects of missense mutations on human Myeloperoxidase protein stability using in silico saturation mutagenesis. Genes 2022, 13(8), 1412

Rhoades R, Henry B, Prichett D, Fang Y, Teng S Computational Saturation Mutagenesis to Investigate the Effects of Neurexin-1 Mutations on AlphaFold Structure, Genes 2022, 13(5), 789; 

Rhoades R, Solomon S, Johnson C, Teng S  Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Host Factors Involved in Mental Disorders. Frontiers in Microbiology. 13:845559. PMID: 35444632 PMCID: PMC9014212

Xie Y, Guo W, Lopez A, Teng S, Li L.  The pH Effects on SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 Spike Proteins in the Process of Binding to hACE2. Pathogens 2022, 11(2), 238; PMID: 34518836

Sangare K, Helmold Hait S, Moore M, Hogge C, Hoang T, Rahman MA, Venzon DJ, LaBranche C, Montefiori D, Robert-Guroff M, Thomas MA. E4orf1 Suppresses E1B-Deleted Adenovirus Vaccine-Induced Immune Responses. Vaccines 2022, 10, 295.

Almuzaini N, Moore M, Robert-Guroff M, Thomas MA. Disruption of NBS1/MRN Complex Formation by E4orf3 Supports NF-κB That Licenses E1B55K-Deleted Adenovirus-Infected Cells to Accumulate DNA>4n. Microbiol Spectr. 2022 Jan 12:e0188121. doi: 10.1128/spectrum.01881-21. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35019694.

Rahman MA, Herman Fennell H, Ullah H Receptor for Activated C Kinase1B (OsRACK1B) Impairs Fertility in Rice through NADPH-Dependent H2O2 Signaling PathwayInt. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23(15), 8455


Frankel TE,  Frankel JS 2021 Sulfoxaflor causes mortality, decreased locomotion, and altered interactions in pavement ants (Tetramorium caespitum). J. Environ Sci Health Part B 56:891-898.

Jayabalan M, Caballero ME, Cordero AD, White BM, Asalone KC, Moore MM, Irabor EG, Watkins SE, Walters-Conte KB, Taraboletti A, Hartings MR, Chow BY, Saeed BA, Bracht KA, Bracht JR Unrealized potential from smaller institutions: Four strategies for advancing STEM diversity Cell 2021 Nov 24;184(24):5845-5850 PMID: 34822781

Tailor K, Paul J, Ghosh S, Kumari N, Kwabi-Addo B.RASAL2 suppresses the proliferative and invasive ability of PC3 prostate cancer cells. Oncotarget. 2021 Dec 21;12(26):2489-2499. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.28158. eCollection 2021 Dec 21. PMID: 34966481 

London LY, Ayuk MA, Effiom D, Fashina F, Louis BJ, Tolsma SS, Allen AD, Dickson LA, Ghosh S, Gugssa A, Ullah H, Bassey GB, Fernando LM, Moore MM, Oliver JJ, Irabor EG, Roy SD, Quagraine BK, Smith M; Howard University SEA-PHAGES Students,, Anderson WA, Robinson CJ.Complete Genome Sequences of Mycobacteriophages Dallas and Jonghyun.  Microbiol Resour Announc. 2021 Jul 8;10(27):e0030421. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00304-21. Epub 2021 Jul 8. PMID: 34236221 

Mondal T, Nautiyal A, Ghosh S, Loffredo CA, Mitra D, Saha C, Dey SK. An evaluation of DNA double strand break formation and excreted guanine species post whole body PET/CT procedure. J Radiat Res. 2021 Jul 10;62(4):590-599. doi: 10.1093/jrr/rrab025. 

Sobitan A, Mahase V, Rhoades R, Williams D, Liu D, Xie Y, Li L, Tang Q, Teng S. Computational Saturation Mutagenesis of SARS-CoV-1 Spike Glycoprotein: Stability, Binding Affinity, and Comparison With SARS-CoV-2. Front Mol Biosci. 2021 Dec 9;8:784303. doi: 10.3389/fmolb.2021.784303. PMID: 34957216; PMCID: PMC8696472.

Fernando LM, Golliday K, Boateng R, Allen AK. Comparison of N- and C-terminally endogenously GFP-tagged WEE-1.3 strains in C. elegans. MicroPubl Biol. 2021 Jan 14;2021:10.17912/micropub.biology.000353. doi: 10.17912/micropub.biology.000353. PMID: 33474525; PMCID: PMC7812379.

Sangare K, Tuero I, Rahman MA, Hoang T, Miller-Novak LK, Vargas-Inchaustegui DA, Venzon DJ, LaBranche C, Montefiori DC, Robert-Guroff M, Thomas MA. The immunological impact of adenovirus early genes on vaccine-induced responses in mice and nonhuman primates. J Virol. 2021 Jan 13:JVI.02253-20. doi: 10.1128/JVI.02253-20. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33441339.

Jackson FLC. So many Nigerians: why is Nigeria overrepresented as the ancestral genetic homeland of Legacy African North Americans? Am J Hum Genet. 2021 Jan 7;108(1):202-208. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2020.10.010. Epub 2020 Dec 14. PMID: 33321100.

Fernando LM, Adeel S, Basar MA, Allen AK, Duttaroy A. In-gel SOD assay reveals SOD-2 is the single active, water-soluble SOD enzyme in C. elegans. Free Radic Res. 2021 Jun;55(6):619-624. doi: 10.1080/10715762.2021.1979228. PMID: 34514925.

Washington SD, Pritchett DL, Keliris GA, Kanwal JS. Hemispheric and Sex Differences in Mustached Bat Primary Auditory Cortex Revealed by Neural Responses to Slow Frequency Modulations. Symmetry (Basel). 2021 Jun;13(6):1037. doi: 10.3390/sym13061037. Epub 2021 Jun 8. PMID: 34513031; PMCID: PMC8428785.

London LY, Ayuk MA, Effiom D, Fashina F, Louis BJ, Tolsma SS, Allen AD, Dickson LA, Ghosh S, Gugssa A, Ullah H, Bassey GB, Fernando LM, Moore MM, Oliver JJ, Irabor EG, Roy SD, Quagraine BK, Smith M; Howard University SEA-PHAGES Students,, Anderson WA, Robinson CJ. Complete Genome Sequences of Mycobacteriophages Dallas and Jonghyun. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2021 Jul 8;10(27):e0030421. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00304-21. Epub 2021 Jul 8. PMID: 34236221; PMCID: PMC8265233.

Eckelbarger M, Rice SL, Osano A, Peng J, Ullah H, Rhee SY. Recognizing pioneering Black plant scientists in our schools and society. Trends Plant Sci. 2021 Oct;26(10):989-992. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2021.07.021. Epub 2021 Sep 7. PMID: 34507887.

Evans KM, Larouche O, Watson SJ, Farina S, Habegger ML, Friedman M. Integration drives rapid phenotypic evolution in flatfishes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 May 4;118(18):e2101330118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2101330118. PMID: 33931506; PMCID: PMC8106320.

Friesner J, Colón-Carmona A, Schnoes AM, Stepanova A, Mason GA, Macintosh GC, Ullah H, Baxter I, Callis J, Sierra-Cajas K, Elliott K, Haswell ES, Zavala ME, Wildermuth M, Williams M, Ayalew M, Henkhaus N, Prunet N, Lemaux PG, Yadegari R, Amasino R, Hangarter R, Innes R, Brady S, Long T, Woodford-Thomas T, May V, Sun Y, Dinneny JR. Broadening the impact of plant science through innovative, integrative, and inclusive outreach. Plant Direct. 2021 Apr 14;5(4):e00316. doi: 10.1002/pld3.316. PMID: 33870032; PMCID: PMC8045900.

Alshammari SO, Dakshanamurthy S, Ullah H. Small compounds targeting tyrosine phosphorylation of Scaffold Protein Receptor for Activated C Kinase1A (RACK1A) regulate auxin mediated lateral root development in Arabidopsis. Plant Signal Behav. 2021 May 4;16(5):1899488. doi: 10.1080/15592324.2021.1899488. Epub 2021 Mar 30. PMID: 33784940; PMCID: PMC8078533.


Clinton CK, Jackson FLC. Historical overview, current research, and emerging bioethical guidelines in researching the New York African burial ground. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2020 Nov 28. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.24171. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33247601.

Teng S, Sobitan A, Rhoades R, Liu D, Tang Q. Systemic effects of missense mutations on SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein stability and receptor-binding affinity. Brief Bioinform. 2020 Oct 2:bbaa233. doi: 10.1093/bib/bbaa233. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33006605.

Zhang J, Cruz-Cosme R, Zhuang MW, Liu D, Liu Y, Teng S, Wang PH, Tang Q. A systemic and molecular study of subcellular localization of SARS-CoV-2 proteins. Signal Transduct Target Ther. 2020 Nov 17;5(1):269. doi: 10.1038/s41392-020-00372-8. PMID: 33203855.

Broderick E. Eribo, Behailu B. Eshetea, Nicole Addy, Laura Ewing, Junia Jean-Gilles Beaubrun. High Incidence of Antibiotic Resistance in Kitfo, an Ethiopian Beef Tartar. J Food Prot. 2020 doi:

Citation: Guthrie N, Davis G, Kim S, Green K , Opoku-Asare I , Jackson F. (2020) Presence of Rib Notching as an Indicator of Hypertension and its Sequelae in Cardiovascular Diseases in an Historic African American Skeletal Population. Adv Clin Med Res. 1(2):1-11.

Daniel Mark Koenemann and Janelle M. Burke "A Molecular Phylogeny for the Genus Coccoloba (Polygonaceae) with an Assessment of Biogeographic Patterns," Systematic Botany 45(3), 567-575, (11 August 2020).

Teng S, Tang Q. ACE2 enhance viral infection or viral infection aggravate the underlying diseases. Comput Struct Biotechnol J. 2020;18:2100–6. doi: 10.1016/j.csbj.2020.08.002. Epub 2020 Aug 6. PMCID: PMC7409731.

Mahase V, Sobitan A, Johnson C, II FC, Xie Y, Li L, Teng S: Computational analysis of hereditary spastic paraplegia mutations in the kinesin motor domains of KIF1A and KIF5A. Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry,  2020. 0(0):2041003.

Fernando LM, Elliot J, Allen AK. The Caenorhabditis elegans proteasome subunit RPN-12 is required for hermaphrodite germline sex determination and oocyte quality. Dev Dyn. 2020 Aug 6. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.235. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32767462.

Bansal G, Allen-McFarlane R, Eribo B: Antibiotic Susceptibility, Clonality, and Molecular Characterization of Carbapenem-Resistant Clinical Isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii from Washington DC. International Journal of Microbiology 2020, 2020:2120159. PMID: 32695174; PMCID: PMC7368205. doi: 10.1155/2020/2120159. 

Middendorf, G., T. Mourad, and J. Johnston. 2020. Ecology Education Goes Four-Dimensional. Bull Ecol Soc Am 00(00):e01740.

Fernando L, Nguyen V, Hansen T, Golden A, Allen A. Loss of proteasome subunit RPN-12 causes an increased mean lifespan at a higher temperature in C. elegans. MicroPubl Biol. 2020 Apr 6;2020:10.17912/micropub.biology.000234. doi: 10.17912/micropub.biology.000234. PMID: 32550497; PMCID: PMC7252339.

Jessica A. Ohrenberger, Jessica A. Bolker, and Stacy C. Farina (2020) Observation of Abundant Larval Arctic Shanny (Stichaeus punctatus) in the Western North Atlantic, Found in the Waters of the Isles of Shoals, Maine, USA. Copeia: March 2020, Vol. 108, No. 1, pp. 163-165. doi 10.1643/CI-19-227

Lopatto D, Rosenwald AG, DiAngelo JR, Allen AK, et al. Facilitating Growth through Frustration: Using Genomics Research in a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience. J Microbiol Biol Educ. 2020;21(1):21.1.6. Published 2020 Feb 28. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v21i1.2005

Ahsan N, Wilson RS, Rao RSP, Salvato F, Sabila M, Ullah H, Miernyk JA. Mass Spectrometry-Based Identification of Phospho-Tyr in Plant Proteomics. J Proteome Res. 2020 Feb 7;19(2):561-571. doi: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.9b00550. Epub 2020 Jan 22.


Rhoades R, Jackson FL, Teng S (2019) Discovery of rare variants implicated in schizophrenia using next-generation sequencing. Journal of Translational Genetics and Genomics  (JTGG) 2019;3:1. (Review)

Campbell M, Ashong B, Teng S, Harvey J, Cross CN (2019)  Multiple selective sweeps of ancient polymorphisms in and around LTα located in the MHC class III region on chromosome 6. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2019 Dec 2;19(1):218. doi: 10.1186/s12862-019-1516-y. PMID: 31791241

Frankel TE, Bohannon ME, Frankel JS. Assessing the Impacts of Methoxychlor Exposure on the Viability, Reproduction, and Locomotor Behavior of the Seminole Ramshorn Snail (Planorbella duryi). Environ Toxicol Chem. 2020 Jan;39(1):220-228. doi: 10.1002/etc.4613. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Clinton, C.K., Duncan, C.M., Shaw, R.K., Jackson L, Jackson FL. Identification of trace metals and potential anthropogenic influences on the historic New York African Burial Ground population: A pXRF technology approach. Sci Rep 9, 18976 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41598-019-55125-7

Wen F, Armstrong N, Hou W, Cruz-Cosme R, Obwolo LA, Ishizuka K, Ullah H, Luo MH, Sawa A, Tang Q. Zika virus increases mind bomb 1 levels, causing degradation of pericentriolar material 1 (PCM1) and dispersion of PCM1 granules from the centrosome. J Biol Chem. 2019 Oct 30. pii: jbc.RA119.010973. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.010973.

Corn KA, Farina SC, Summers AP, Gibb AC. Effects of organism and substrate size on burial mechanics of English sole, Parophrys vetulus. J Exp Biol. 2018 Sep 25;221(Pt 18). pii: jeb176131. doi: 10.1242/jeb.176131.

Frankel TE, Bohannon ME, Frankel JS. Assessing the impacts of methoxychlor exposure on the viability, reproduction, and locomotor behavior of the seminole ramshorn snail (Planorbella duryi). Environ Toxicol Chem. 2019 Oct 14. doi: 10.1002/etc.4613.

Basar MA, Williamson K, Roy SD, Finger DS, Ables ET, Duttaroy A. Spargel/dPGC-1 is essential for oogenesis and nutrient-mediated ovarian growth in Drosophila. Dev Biol. 2019 Jun 25. pii: S0012-1606(18)30592-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2019.06.020

Farina SC, Kane E, Hernandez LP. Multifunctional structures and multistructural functions: Integration in the evolution of biomechanical systems. Integr Comp Biol. 2019 Jun 5. pii: icz095. doi: 10.1093/icb/icz095

Pos KM, Farina SC, Kolmann MA, Gidmark NJ. Pharyngeal jaws converge by similar means, not to similar ends, when minnows (Cypriniformes: Leuciscidae) adapt to new dietary niches.Integr Comp Biol. 2019 Jun 4. pii: icz090. doi: 10.1093/icb/icz090

Ullah H, Hou W, Dakshanamurthy S, Tang Q. Host targeted antiviral (HTA): functional inhibitor compounds of scaffold protein RACK1 inhibit herpes simplex virus proliferation. Oncotarget. 2019 May 14;10(35):3209-3226. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.26907. eCollection 2019 May 14

Long NP, Farina SC. Enormous gill chambers of deep-sea coffinfishes (Lophiiformes: Chaunacidae) support unique ventilatory specialisations such as breath holding and extreme inflation. J Fish Biol. 2019 May 10. doi: 10.1111/jfb.14003.

Denver JB, Ullah H. miR393s regulate salt stress response pathway in Arabidopsis thaliana through scaffold protein RACK1A mediated ABA signaling pathways. Plant Signal Behav. 2019;14(6):1600394. doi: 10.1080/15592324.2019.1600394.

Farina SC, Knope ML, Corn KA, Summers AP, Bemis WE. Functional coupling in the evolution of suction feeding and gill ventilation of sculpins (Perciformes: Cottoidei). Integr Comp Biol. 2019 Apr 20. pii: icz022. doi: 10.1093/icb/icz022.


Teng S, Thomson PA, McCarthy S, Kramer M, Muller S, Lihm J, Morris S, Soares DC, Hennah W, Harris S, Camargo LM, Malkov V, McIntosh AM, Millar JK, Blackwood DH, Evans KL, Deary IJ, Porteous DJ, McCombie WR. Rare disruptive variants in the DISC1 Interactome and Regulome: association with cognitive ability and schizophrenia. Mol Psychiatry. 2018 May;23(5):1270-1277. doi: 10.1038/mp.2017.115. Epub 2017 Jun 20.

Bressman NR, Gibb AC, Farina SC. A walking behavior generates functional overland movements in the tidepool sculpin, Oligocottus maculosus. Zoology (Jena). 2018 Dec;131:20-28. doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2018.10.003. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Jackson L, Jackson H, Mohammed M, Guthrie N, Kim S, Okolo R, Jackson F. Cancer in an Historic Washington DC African American Population and Its Geospatial Distribution Front Oncol. 2018 Nov 13;8:383. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00383. eCollection 2018.

Knight CA, Bowman MJ, Frederick L, Day A, Lee C, Dunlap CA. The first report of antifungal lipopeptide production by a Bacillus subtilis subsp. inaquosorum strain. Microbiol Res. 2018 Nov;216:40-46. doi: 10.1016/j.micres.2018.08.001. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Corn KA, Farina SC, Summers AP, Gibb AC. Effects of organism and substrate size on burial mechanics of English sole, Parophrys vetulus. J Exp Biol. 2018 Sep 25;221(Pt 18). pii: jeb176131. doi: 10.1242/jeb.176131.

JM Burke, FA Michelangeli. Six new species of Miconia (Miconieae, Melastomataceae) from the Andes. Phytotaxa 361 (2), 131-150

Boateng R, Allen AK. New Role for an Old Protein: An Educational Primer for Use with "The Identification of a Novel Mutant Allele of topoisomerase II in Caenorhabditis elegans Reveals a Unique Role in Chromosome Segregation During Spermatogenesis". Genetics. 2018 Jan;208(1):79-88. doi: 10.1534/genetics.117.300482. Review.

Frankel T, Yonkos L, Ampy F, Frankel J. Exposure to levonorgestrel increases nest acquisition success and decreases sperm motility in the male fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Environ Toxicol Chem. 2018 Apr;37(4):1131-1137. doi: 10.1002/etc.4054. Epub 2018 Feb 5.


Li L, Jia Z, Peng Y, Godar S, Getov I, Teng S, Alper J, Alexov E. Forces and Disease: Electrostatic force differences caused by mutations in kinesin motor domains can distinguish between disease-causing and non-disease-causing mutations. Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 15;7(1):8237. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-08419-7.

Bailey D, Basar MA, NAg S, Teng S, Duttaroy A (2017) The essential requirement of an animal heme peroxidase protein during the wing maturation process in Drosophila BMC Developmental Biology  2017 Jan 11;17(1):1. doi: 10.1186/s12861-016-0143-8.

Shao L, Lu B, Wen Z, Teng S, Wang L, Zhao Y, Ishizuka K, Sawa A, Song H, Ming G, Zhong Y (2017) Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia (DISC1) protein disturb neural function in multiple disease-risk pathways. Human Molecular Genetics 2017 May 3. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddx147. PMID: 28472294

JM Burke, F Michelangeli, D Fernández-Fernández. Miconia complanata (Miconieae: Melastomataceae), a new species from the border between Ecuador and Peru. Brittonia 69 (3), 370-375  2017

Frankel T, Yonkos L, Frankel J. Exposure effects of levonorgestrel on oogenesis in the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Environ Toxicol Chem. 2017 Dec;36(12):3299-3304. doi: 10.1002/etc.3906. Epub 2017 Aug 23.

Boateng R, Nguyen KCQ, Hall DH, Golden A, Allen AK. Novel functions for the RNA-binding protein ETR-1 in Caenorhabditis elegans reproduction and engulfment of germline apoptotic cell corpses. Dev Biol. 2017 Sep 1;429(1):306-320. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2017.06.015. Epub 2017 Jun 23.

Dedrick RM, Jacobs-Sera D, Bustamante CA, Garlena RA, Mavrich TN, Pope WH, Reyes JC, Russell DA, Adair T, Alvey R, Bonilla JA, Bricker JS, Brown BR, Byrnes D, Cresawn SG, Davis WB, Dickson LA, Edgington NP, Findley AM, Golebiewska U, Grose JH, Hayes CF, Hughes LE, Hutchison KW, Isern S, Johnson AA, Kenna MA, Klyczek KK, Mageeney CM, Michael SF, Molloy SD, Montgomery MT, Neitzel J, Page ST, Pizzorno MC, Poxleitner MK, Rinehart CA, Robinson CJ, Rubin MR, Teyim JN, Vazquez E, Ware VC, Washington J, Hatfull GF. Prophage-mediated defence against viral attack and viral counter-defence. Nat Microbiol. 2017 Jan 9;2:16251. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.251.


Robinson CJ, London-Thomas LY, Dickson LA, Clinton TA, Baig H, Bute M, Fahad M, Farrakhan K, Grady N, Guthrie NE, Hafid R, Harvey J, Hunnicutt K, Larsen VL, McDuffie T, McGee EN, Pailin JY, Peacock B, Thomas A, Anderson WA .Genome Sequence of Mycobacteriophage ErnieJ. Genome Announc. 2016 Nov 23;4(6). pii: e00873-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00873-16.   

Teng S. NGS for Sequence Variants. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016;939:1-20.

Wang X, Zhou P, Buggs S and Teng S (2016) Genetic biomarker selection for obsessive-compulsive disorder by sparse representation based variable selection method. Journal of Psychiatry and Brain Science (JPBS) 2016;1(4): 1; doi: 10.20900/jpbs.20160015.

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