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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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.

Ribeiro CJN, Dos Santos AD, Lima SVMA, da Silva ER, Ribeiro BVS, Duque AM, Peixoto MVS, Dos Santos PL, de Oliveira IM, Lipscomb MW, de Araújo KCGM, de Moura TR. Space-time risk cluster of visceral leishmaniasis in Brazilian endemic region with high social vulnerability: An ecological time series study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Jan 19;15(1):e0009006. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009006. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33465104.

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.

da Silva RL, Elizondo DM, Brandy NZD, Haddock NL, Boddie TA, de Oliveira LL, de Jesus AR, de Almeida RP, de Moura TR, Lipscomb MW. Leishmania donovani infection suppresses Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1 in monocytes and macrophages to inhibit inflammatory responses. Sci Rep. 2021 Jan 13;11(1):946. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-79068-6. PMID: 33441583.

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.


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.

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.

Musa HH, Musa TH, Musa IH, Musa IH, Ranciaro A, Campbell MC. Addressing Africa's pandemic puzzle: perspectives on COVID-19 infection and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 30:S1201-9712(20)32172-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.09.1456. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33010461; PMCID: PMC7526606.

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.

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.

Elizondo DM, Brandy NZD, da Silva RL, de Moura TR, Lipscomb MW. Allograft inflammatory factor-1 in myeloid cells drives autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes.JCI Insight. 2020 May 21;5(10). doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.136092. PubMed PMID: 32434993; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7259535.

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

Elizondo DM, Brandy NZD, da Silva RLL, de Moura TR, Ali J, Yang D, Lipscomb MWPancreatic islets seeded in a novel bioscaffold forms an organoid to rescue insulin production and reverse hyperglycemia in models of type 1 diabetes. Sci Rep. 2020 Mar 9;10(1):4362. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-60947-x.

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.


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

Campbell MC, Ashong B, Teng S, Harvey J, Cross CN. Multiple selective sweeps of ancient polymorphisms in and around LTα located in the MHC class III region on chromosome 6. BMC Evol Biol. 2019 Dec 2;19(1):218.

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.

Elizondo DM, Brandy NZD, da Silva RLL, Haddock NL, Kacsinta AD, de Moura TR, Lipscomb MW. Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1 Governs Hematopoietic Stem Cell Differentiation Into cDC1 and Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cells Through IRF8 and RelB in vitro. Front Immunol. 2019 Feb 8;10:173. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00173. eCollection 2019.

Hansen MEB, Rubel MA, Bailey AG, Ranciaro A, Thompson SR, Campbell MC, Beggs W, Dave JR, Mokone GG, Mpoloka SW, Nyambo T, Abnet C, Chanock SJ, Bushman FD, Tishkoff SA. Population structure of human gut bacteria in a diverse cohort from rural Tanzania and Botswana. Genome Biol. 2019 Jan 22;20(1):16. doi: 10.1186/s13059-018-1616-9.


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.

Elizondo DM, Andargie TE, Haddock NL, da Silva RLL, de Moura TR, Lipscomb MW. IL-10 producing CD8+ CD122+ PD-1+ regulatory T cells are expanded by dendritic cells silenced for Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1. J Leukoc Biol. 2019 Jan;105(1):123-130. doi: 10.1002/JLB.1A0118-010RR. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

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.

Elizondo DM, Andargie TE, Haddock NL, Boddie TA, Lipscomb MW. Drebrin 1 in dendritic cells regulates phagocytosis and cell surface receptor expression through recycling for efficient antigen presentation. Immunology. 2019 Feb;156(2):136-146. doi: 10.1111/imm.13010. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

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

Campbell MC, Smith LT, Harvey J. Population genetic evidence for positive and purifying selection acting at the human IFN-γ locus in Africa. Genes Immun. 2019 Feb;20(2):143-157. doi: 10.1038/s41435-018-0016-1. Epub 2018 Mar 29.

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.

Magalhães LS, Bomfim LG, Mota SG, Cruz GS, Corrêa CB, Tanajura DM, Lipscomb MW, Borges VM, Jesus AR, Almeida RP, Moura TR. Increased thiol levels in antimony-resistant Leishmania infantum isolated from treatment-refractory visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2018 Feb;113(2):119-125. doi: 10.1590/0074-02760170289.

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.


Elizondo DM, Andargie TE, Yang D, Kacsinta AD, Lipscomb MW. Inhibition of Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1 in Dendritic Cells Restrains CD4+ T Cell Effector Responses and Induces CD25+Foxp3+ T Regulatory Subsets. Front Immunol. 2017 Nov 8;8:1502. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.01502. eCollection 2017.

Mao L, Fang Y, Campbell M, Southerland WM. Population differentiation in allele frequencies of obesity-associated SNPs.BMC Genomics. 2017 Nov 10;18(1):861. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-4262-9.

Crawford NG, et. al. Campbell MC Tishkoff SA. Loci associated with skin pigmentation identified in African populations. Science. 2017 Nov 17;358(6365). pii: eaan8433. doi: 10.1126/science.aan8433. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

Elizondo DM, Andargie TE, Kubar DM, Gugssa A, Lipscomb MW. CD40-CD40L crosstalk drives fascin expression in dendritic cells for efficient antigen presentation to CD4+ T cells. International Immunology. 2017

Zhao ZM, Campbell MC, Li N, Lee DSW, Zhang Z, Townsend JP. Detection of Regional Variation in Selection Intensity within Protein-Coding Genes Using DNA Sequence Polymorphism and Divergence. Mol Biol Evol. 2017 Nov 1;34(11):3006-3022. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msx213.

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.

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.

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.

Elizondo DM, Andargie TE, Kubhar DS, Marshall KM, Zariwala AM, Lee CM, Lipscomb MW. siRNA Immunological Fishing Training (SIFT) Experience as a Novel Research Education Tool for Students Studying Immunology. J Microbiol Biol Educ. 2017 Apr 21;18(1). pii: 18.1.110. doi: 10.1128/jmbe.v18i1.1288. eCollection 2017 Apr.

Bomfim LGS, Magalhães LS, Santos-Filho MAA, Peres NTA, Corrêa CB, Tanajura DM, Silva AM, Lipscomb MW, Borges VM, Jesus AR, Almeida RP, de Moura TR. Leishmania infantum Induces the Release of sTREM-1 in Visceral Leishmaniasis. Front Microbiol. 2017 Nov 16;8:2265. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02265. PMID: 29201022; PMCID: PMC5696592.

Silva RL, Santos MB, Almeida PL, Barros TS, Magalhães L, Cazzaniga RA, Souza PR, Luz NF, França-Costa J, Borges VM, Lima-Junior DS, Lipscomb MW, Duthie MS, Reed SG, Almeida RP, Jesus AR. sCD163 levels as a biomarker of disease severity in leprosy and visceral leishmaniasis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Mar 29;11(3):e0005486. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005486. eCollection 2017 Mar.

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.

Elizondo DM, Andargie TE, Marshall KM, Zariwala AM, Lipscomb MW.  Dendritic cell expression of ADAM23 governs T cell proliferation and cytokine production through the α(v)β(3) integrin receptor. J Leukoc Biol. 2016 Nov;100(5):855-864. Epub 2016 Jun 17.

Ogindo CO, Khraiwesh MH, George M Jr, Brandy Y, Brandy N, Gugssa A, Ashraf M, Abbas M, Southerland WM, Lee CM, Bakare O, Fang Y. Novel drug design for Chagas disease via targeting Trypanosoma cruzi tubulin: Homology modeling and binding pocket prediction on Trypanosoma cruzi tubulin polymerization inhibition by naphthoquinone derivatives. Bioorg Med Chem. 2016 Aug 15;24(16):3849-55. doi: 10.1016/j.bmc.2016.06.031. Epub 2016 Jun 16.

Ogunwuyi O, Kumari N, Smith KA, Bolshakov O, Adesina S, Gugssa A, Anderson WA, Nekhai S, Akala EO. Antiretroviral Drugs-Loaded Nanoparticles Fabricated by Dispersion Polymerization with Potential for HIV/AIDS Treatment.  Infect Dis (Auckl). 2016 Mar 20;9:21-32. doi: 10.4137/IDRT.S38108. eCollection 2016.

Sabila M, Kundu N, Smalls D, Ullah HTyrosine Phosphorylation Based Homo-dimerization of Arabidopsis RACK1A Proteins Regulates Oxidative Stress Signaling Pathways in Yeast. Front Plant Sci. 2016 Feb 24;7:176. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00176. eCollection 2016.

Jackson F, Jackson L, Cross C, Clarke C. What could you do with 400 years of biological history on african americans? Evaluating the potential scientific benefit of systematic studies of dental and skeletal materials on African Americans from the 17th through 20th centuries. Am J Hum Biol. 2016 Jul;28(4):510-3. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22821. Epub 2016 Jan 9.



Omokanwaye T, Wilson OC Jr, Gugssa A, Anderson W. Biomineralization of nanoscale single crystal hydroxyapatite. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2015 Nov 1;56:84-7. doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2015.05.073. Epub 2015 May 30.

Islas-Flores T, Rahman A, Ullah H, Villanueva MA. The Receptor for Activated C Kinase in Plant Signaling: Tale of a Promiscuous Little Molecule. Front Plant Sci. 2015 Dec 8;6:1090. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.01090. eCollection 2015. Review.

Bakare R, Hawthrone S, Vails C, Gugssa A, Karim A, Stubbs J 3rd, Raghavan D. Antimicrobial and cell viability measurement of bovine serum albumin capped silver nanoparticles (Ag/BSA) loaded collagen immobilized poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) film. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2016 Mar 1;465:140-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2015.11.041. Epub 2015 Nov 21.

Dickinson-Copeland CM, Wilson NO, Liu M, Driss A, Salifu H, Adjei AA, Wilson M, Gyan B, Oduro D, Badu K, Botchway F, Anderson W, Bond V, Bacanamwo M, Singh S, Stiles JK. Heme-Mediated Induction of CXCL10 and Depletion of CD34+ Progenitor Cells Is Toll-Like Receptor 4 Dependent. PLoS One. 2015 Nov 10;10(11):e0142328. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142328. eCollection 2015. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2016;11(1):e0147460.

Ghosh S, Mitra PS, Loffredo CA, Trnovec T, Murinova L, Sovcikova E, Ghimbovschi S, Zang S, Hoffman EP, Dutta SK. Transcriptional profiling and biological pathway analysis of human equivalence PCB exposure in vitro: indicator of disease and disorder development in humans. Environ Res. 2015 Apr;138:202-16. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.12.031. Epub 2015 Feb 27.

Zhang J, Teng S, Zhong C, Wang B, Wu J. Current Developments in RNA Sequence Analysis. Bioinform Biol Insights. 2016 May 15;9(Suppl 1):61-3. doi: 10.4137/BBI.S39980. eCollection 2015.

Li X, Teng SRNA Sequencing in Schizophrenia. Bioinform Biol Insights. 2016 Mar 31;9(Suppl 1):53-60. doi: 10.4137/BBI.S28992. eCollection 2015. Review.


Jackson FLGene-environment interactions in human health: case studies and strategies for developing new paradigms and research methodologies. Front Genet. 2014 Aug 29;5:271. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2014.00271. eCollection 2014.

Jackson FL, Lee CM, Taylor S. Let minority-serving institutions lead. Science. 2014 Aug 22;345(6199):885. doi: 10.1126/science.345.6199.885-c. No abstract available.

Mukherjee S, Basar MA, Davis C, Duttaroy A. Emerging functional similarities and divergences between Drosophila Spargel/dPGC-1 and mammalian PGC-1 protein. Front Genet. 2014 Jul 10;5:216. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2014.00216. eCollection 2014.

Kim JR, Hayes KA, Yeung NW, Cowie RH. Diverse gastropod hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, globally and with a focus on the Hawaiian Islands. PLoS One. 2014 May 2;9(5):e94969. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094969.


Mwendwa DT, Ali MK, Sims RC, Cole AP, Lipscomb MW, Levy SA, Callender CO, Campbell AL. Dispositional depression and hostility are associated with inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease in African Americans. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Feb;28:72-82. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2012.10.019. Epub 2012 Oct 30. PMID: 23123367.

Mukherjee S, Duttaroy ASpargel/dPGC-1 is a new downstream effector in the insulin-TOR signaling pathway in Drosophila. Genetics. 2013 Oct;195(2):433-41. doi: 10.1534/genetics.113.154583. Epub 2013 Aug 9.

Kundu N, Dozier U, Deslandes L, Somssich IE, Ullah H. Arabidopsis scaffold protein RACK1A interacts with diverse environmental stress and photosynthesis related proteins. Plant Signal Behav. 2013 May;8(5):e24012. doi: 10.4161/psb.24012. Epub 2013 Feb 22.

Armstrong N, Ramamoorthy M, Lyon D, Jones K, Duttaroy A. Mechanism of silver nanoparticles action on insect pigmentation reveals intervention of copper homeostasis. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e53186. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053186. Epub 2013 Jan 7.


Publication by the Thomas Laboratory - January 2021

In the present study, the Thomas Laboratory deleted the Ad E4 open reading frames 1-4 (E4orf1-4) from the ΔE1B55K Ad. This resulted in the innate cytokine network genes being elevated in the ΔE4 Ad-infected cells beyond that of ΔE3 Ad-infected cells. Further, in immunized mice the IgG2a subclass was favored as was the IgG1 subclass in immunized nonhuman primates. The work supports the notion that Ad early gene-products limit specific immune responses. Read the entire article here:


Publication by the Teng Laboratory - November 2020

In the present studies, collaborative investigations by the Department of Biology and Department of Microbiology at Howard University work to characterize the SARS-COV-2 subcellular distribution of viral proteins within cells. These results help to provide the field with insight into the functions of the viral proteins by understanding the intracellular compartmentalization and localization within host cells.  Read the article to learn more!

Publication by the Jackson Laboratory - August 2020

In the present study, Fatimah Jackson and her team to evaluate rib notching in the Cobb Collection, a well-known collection of 987 de-fleshed human cadavers donated for research purposes between 1932 and 1969 to Howard University. The historical context of this collection combined with our preliminary analysis of the clinical and demographic records on that these individuals indicates a stress-intensive lifestyle for many that imposed significant CVD risk factors. Read this article. 

Publication by the Eribo Laboratory - July 2020

In the present study, the Eribo laboratory investigated the antibiotic susceptibility, clonality, and genetic mechanism of carbapenem resistance in twenty-eight Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from four hospitals in Washington DC. Results found the emergence of VIM carbapenemase-producing Abaumannii isolates, which has not been previously reported in the United States.

Publication by the Allen Laboratory - February 2020

"The Genomics Education Partnership (GEP) is a consortium of faculty who engage their students in a genomics Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE). Students participate in genome annotation, generating gene models using multiple lines of experimental evidence. Our observations suggested that the students’ learning experience is continuous and recursive, frequently beginning with frustration but eventually leading to success as they come up with defendable gene models. ... Based on these findings, we suggest that a dynamic of “formative frustration” is an important aspect for a successful CURE." 

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Publication by the Frankel Laboratory - January 2020

In the present study, the effects of short-term methoxychlor exposure on the viability, reproduction, and locomotor behavior of adult seminole ramshorn snails (Planorbella duryi) was assessed. Our results suggest that methoxychlor exposure causes detrimental effects on several nonlethal endpoints in a nonmodel aquatic invertebrate species and that the analysis of locomotor behaviors serves as a reliable, sensitive endpoint for ecotoxicology testing. Environ Toxicol Chem 2019;39:220-228.