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Works in Life Sciences

2021

Promoting Inclusive Metrics of Success and Impact to Dismantle a Discriminatory Reward System in Science, Sarah W. Davies, Hollie M. Putnam, Tracy Ainsworth, Julia K. Baum, Colleen B. Bove, Sarah C. Crosby, Isabelle M. Cote, Anne Duplouy, Robinson W. Fulweiler, Alyssa J. Griffin, Torrance C. Hanley, Tessa Hill, Adriana Humanes, Sangeeta Mangubhai, Anna Metaxas, Laura M. Parker, Hanny E. Rivera, Nyssa J. Silbiger, Nicola S. Smith, Ana K. Spalding, Nikki Traylor-Knowles, Brooke L. Weigel, Rachel M. Wright, Amanda E. Bates
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Gene Expression Associated with Disease Resistance and Long-Term Growth in a Reef-Building Coral, Emma R. Kelley, Robin S. Sleith, Mikhail V. Matz, Rachel M. Wright
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Crocuta crocuta (Carnivora: Hyaenidae), Virginia Hayssen, Paula Noonan
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Opinion: Genetic Conflict With Mobile Elements Drives Eukaryotic Genome Evolution, and Perhaps Also Eukaryogenesis, Adena B. Collens, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Epigenetics as Driver of Adaptation and Diversification in Microbial Eukaryotes, Agnes K.M. Weiner, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Glow with the flow : visualizing bioelectric patterns and their relationship to axis determination in Danio rerio, Elora Celine Greiner
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Machine learning approaches to multi-animal behavioral analysis, Annie Aurora Dobroth
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Life on a shellfish : the diversity and community dynamics of Epizoic foraminifera, Adena Beth Collens
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It takes two : symbiont contributions to the sea anemone (Exaiptasia pallida) stress response, Quinton Oliver Celuzza
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Between a cell and a hard place : mechanisms of shell-building in the Arcellinid testate amoebae, Naomi K. Ostriker
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Who is in charge? : exploring the connection between connexin dependent bioelectrics and morphogen signaling during axis determination in zebrafish, Janeth Mora-Martinez
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Discerning demographics : biodiversity of testate amoebae based on analyses of single-cell transcriptomes, Clara Rojan Malekshahi
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Engineering a cancer vaccine, Yacine Diama Fall
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Light and nutrient stress elicit different responses in clonal anemone (Exaiptasia pallida) lines, Giovanna Sylvia Sabini-Leite
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2020

Parasitic Infection Surveillance in Mississippi Delta Children, Richard S. Bradbury, Irene Arguello, Meredith Lane, Gretchen Cooley, Sukwan Handali, Silvia D. Dimitrova, Fernanda S. Nascimento, Sam Jameson, Kathryn Hellmann, Michelle Tharp, Paul Byers, Susan P. Montgomery, Lisa Haynie, Brian Kirmse, Nils Pilotte, Steven A. Williams, Charlotte V. Hobbs
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Rectal Swabs as an Alternative Sample Collection Method to Bulk Stool for the Real-Time PCR Detection of Giardia duodenalis, Jacqueline R.M.A. Maasch, Ahmed M. Arzika, Catherine Cook, Elodie Lebas, Nils Pilotte, Jessica R. Grant, Steven A. Williams, Jeremy D. Keenan, Thomas M. Lietman, Kristen Aiemjoy
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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A Novel Quantitative Real-Time PCR Diagnostic Assay for Fecal and Nasal Swab Detection of an Otariid Lungworm, Parafilaroides decorus, Kalani M. Williams, M. K. Fessler, R. A. Bloomfield, William D. Sandke, Clara R. Malekshahi, Caroline D. Keroack, Pádraig J. Duignan, Samantha D. Torquato, Steven A. Williams
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Nobiletin Affects Circadian Rhythms and Oncogenic Characteristics in a Cell-Dependent Manner, Sujeewa S. Lellupitiyage Don, Kelly L. Robertson, Hui-Hsien Lin, Caroline Labriola, Mary E. Harrington, Stephanie R. Taylor, Michelle E. Farkas
Psychology: Faculty Publications

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Dietary Fish Oil Supplement Induces Age Specific Contractile and Proteomic Responses in Muscles of Male Rats, David W. Russ, Kalina Dimova, Emily Morris, Marguerite Pacheco, Sean M. Garvey, Stylianos P. Scordilis
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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First International External Quality Assessment Scheme of Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests for the Detection of Schistosoma and Soil-Transmitted Helminths, Including Strongyloides: A Pilot Study, Piet Cools, Lisette van Lieshout, Rob Koelewijn, David Addiss, Sitara S.R. Ajjampur, Mio Ayana, Richard S. Bradbury, Jason L. Cantera, Daniel Dana, Kerstin Fischer, Rubina Imtiaz, Joyce Kabagenyi, James Lok, James McCarthy, Rojelio Mejia, Zeleke Mekonnen, Sammy M. Njenga, Nurulhasanah Othman, Hongguang Shao, Rebecca Traub, Marjan Van Esbroeck, Jozef Vercruysse, Johnny Vlaminck, Steven A. Williams, Jaco J. Verweij, Jaap J. van Hellemond, Bruno Levecke
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Selection and Exploitation of Prevalent, Tandemly Repeated Genomic Targets for Improved Real-Time PCR-Based Detection of Wuchereria bancrofti and Plasmodium falciparum in Mosquitoes, Michael F. Zulch, Nils Pilotte, Jessica R. Grant, Corrado Minetti, Lisa J. Reimer, Steven A. Williams
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Field Evaluation of DNA Detection of Human Filarial and Malaria Parasites Using Mosquito Excreta/Feces, Corrado Minetti, Nils Pilotte, Michael Zulch, Tiago Canelas, Edward J. Tettevi, Francis B.D. Veriegh, Mike Yaw Osei-Atweneboana, Steven A. Williams, Lisa J. Reimer
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Comparison of Multi-Parallel qPCR and Double-Slide Kato-Katz for Detection of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection Among Children in Rural Bangladesh, Jade Benjamin-Chung, Nils Pilotte, Ayse Ercumen, Jessica R. Grant, Jacqueline R.M.A. Maasch, Andrew M. Gonzalez, Ashanta C. Ester, Benjamin F. Arnold, Mahbubur Rahman, Rashidul Haque, Alan E. Hubbard, Stephen P. Luby, Steven A. Williams, John M. Colford
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Symbiont Community Diversity is More Variable in Corals That Respond Poorly to Stress, Lauren I. Howe-Kerr, Benedicte Bachelot, Rachel M. Wright, Carly D. Kenkel, Line K. Bay, Adrienne M.S. Correa
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Comparative Studies on the Polymorphism and Copy Number Variation of mtSSU rDNA in Ciliates (Protista, ciliophora): Implications for Phylogenetic, Environmental, and Ecological Research, Yurui Wang, Yaohan Jiang, Yongqiang Liu, Yuan Li, Laura A. Katz, Feng Gao, Ying Yan
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Semester-Long Course-Based Research Project in Second-Semester Organic Chemistry: Synthesizing Potential Lead Compounds for the Treatment of a Neglected Tropical Disease, Kerry L. Barnett, Kevin M. Shea, Catherine McGeough, Kristine Trotta, Steven A. Williams, Minh Ly, Kathryn Aloisio
Chemistry: Faculty Publications

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Deconstructing Circadian Disruption: Assessing the Contribution of Reduced Peripheral Oscillator Amplitude on Obesity and Glucose Intolerance in Mice, Vincent van der Vinne, Blanca Martin Burgos, Mary E. Harrington, David R. Weaver
Psychology: Faculty Publications

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De novo Sequencing, Assembly, and Annotation of the Transcriptome for the Free-Living Testate Amoeba Arcella intermedia, Giulia M. Ribeiro, Alfredo L. Porfírio-Sousa, Xyrus X. Maurer-Alcalá, Laura A. Katz, Daniel J.G. Lahr
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Characterizing the role of meteorin as a midline signaling molecule for developing the embryonic CNS, Madeline Marie Ryan
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Mapping the evolutionary history of genes along chromosomes in diverse eukaryotic parasites, Dana Ragooanan
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Defining the role of the reelin signaling pathway in neurogenesis and behavior - a zebrafish model of autism spectrum disorders, Grace Kathryn Nevil
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Effects of prenatal folic acid exposure on social behavior in prairie voles, Taylor Eve McCain
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Feeding-induced circadian disruption in the liver : towards a non-invasive method of observing circadian disruption in peripheral tissues, Eleanor Evans McCartney
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Species comparison of androgen receptor density and neuron abundance in the lumbar spinal cord of frogs, Kerry Marie LeCure
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Disease resistance variance in the Great Star Coral, Emma R. Kelley
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Investigating the effect of pH on amino-propofol's function in ion channel modulation and fluorescence labeling in vitro, Eun Kyung Kim
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Genomic analysis of bacterial resistance to narrow spectrum antibiotics : linking phenotypes to genotypes, Nancy Yoobin Jung
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Fiddler crab burrowing and oil polution alter greenhouse gas fluxes from salt marsh soil, Adrianna K. Grow
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No refuge : decline of a northern forest herb, Clintonia borealis, at multiple sites along a broad elevational gradient suggests impacts of recent climate change, Ashley Marie Fishbein
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Quantifying circadian disruption in mice with randomized light pulse regimens, Juliane Sophie Donahue Bombosch
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Testate amoeba community diversity across space and time in New England bogs, Olivia Katherine Dufour
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Seedlings and photosynthesis : using response curves to inform carbon models, Alonwyn L. Clauser
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Modelling Parkinson's disease in cultured mouse salivary gland cells, Anna Jacoba Benton
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Modeling variation in brook trout and brown trout seasonal survival under a changing climate, Julia Kreth Barron
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Whole-genome sequencing and circadian gene analysis of the Polynesian tiger mosquito Aedes polynesiensis, Renna Bushko
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Synthesis and base pair opening kinetics of the Spiroimminodihydantoin lesion, Ruby C. Wu
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Nucleosomal base excision repair of spiroiminodihydantoin lesions initiated by formamidopyrimidine DNA glycosylase, Linghe Zhang
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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The effect of human body temperature on the proteo-transcriptomic responses of commensal and pathogenic Escherichia coli, Isidora Stanković
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Effects of dim evening light on circadian rhythms and behavior, Selma Tir
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The effects of carbon source and oxygen availability on gene expression in uropathogenic Escherichia coli, Grace M. Moore
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Computational analysis of in vivo circadian bioluminescence in freely moving mice, Blanca Cristina Martin Burgos
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Analyses of genome structures in testate amoeba (Arcellinida, Amoebozoa) uning single-cell 'omics and flurescence microscopy, Ketty Munyenyembe
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Analysis of neurolenin bioactivity in adult Caenorhabditis elegans and Dirofilaria immitis, Grace Caroline Wessels
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Validity and utility of wireless wearable heart rate assessment : comparisons with wired, subjective, and salivary measures, Julia R. Riccardi
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Foraminifera over time, space, and in response to temperature, Giovanna M. Noe-Wilson
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Investigating forebrain development : robo4 cell guidance, forebrain cellular heterogeneity, and neural crest immigration, Mackenzie Patricia Heffernan Litz
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Exploration of the phylogeography of twinleaf (Jeffersonia diphylla), an ant-dispersed forest herb native to the eastern United States, Xufen Liu
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Ecological distribution of testate amoebae in New England, Evelyn Grey Elizaabeth Hoffman
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Characterization of a Brugia malayi POU-homeodomain transcription factor binding to its cognate promoter, McKayla Elizabeth Ford
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Engaging New Audiences with Imaging and Mcroscopy, Michael J. Barresi, Enrico Coen, Elisabeth Kugler, Jamie Shuda, Derek C. Sung
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Complementary Metagenomic Approaches Improve Reconstruction of Microbial Diversity in a Forest Soil, L. V. Alteio, F. Schulz, R. Seshadri, N. Varghese, W. Rodriguez-Reillo, E. Ryan, D. Goudeau, S. A. Eichorst, R. R. Malmstrom, R. M. Bowers, Laura A. Katz, J. L. Blanchard, T. Woyke
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Phylogenomics of the Epigenetic Toolkit Reveals Punctate Retention of Genes Across Eukaryotes, Agnes K.M. Weiner, Mario A. Cerón-Romero, Ying Yan, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Reproduction: A Female Perspective, Virginia Hayssen
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

Misconceptions about Conception and Other Fallacies: Historical Bias in Reproductive Biology, Virginia Hayssen
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Combined Genome and Transcriptome Analyses of the Ciliate Schmidingerella arcuata (Spirotrichea) Reveal Patterns of DNA Elimination, Scrambling, and Inversion, Susan A. Smith, Xyrus X. Maurer-Alcalá, Ying Yan, Laura A. Katz, Luciana F. Santoferrara, George B. McManus
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Comparative Studies on the Polymorphism and Copy Number Variation of mtSSU rDNA in Ciliates (Protista, Ciliophora): Implications for Phylogenetic, Environmental, and Ecological Research, Yurui Wang, Yaohan Jiang, Yongqiang Liu, Yuan Li, Laura A. Katz, Feng Gao, Ying Yan
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Molecular Detection of Intestinal Helminths and Protozoa Among Young Children in Dosso Region, Niger, Kristen Aiemjoy, Ahmed M. Arzika, Catherine Cook, Elodie Lebas, Nils Pilotte, Jessica R. Grant, Steven A. Williams, Thomas M. Lietman, Jeremy D. Keenan
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Dietary Fish Oil Supplement Induces Age-Specific Contractile and Proteomic Responses in Muscles of Male Rats, David W. Russ, Kalina Dimova, Emily Morris, Marguerite Pacheco, Sean M. Garvey, Stylianos P. Scordilis
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Sensorimotor Function in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, Jules D. Miehm, John Buonaccorsi, Jongil Lim, Sumire Sato, Caitlin Rajala, Julianna Averill, Farnaz Khalighinejad, Carolina Ionete, Stephanie L. Jones, Jane A. Kent, Richard E.A. van Emmerik
Exercise and Sport Studies: Faculty Publications

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Characterizing the Diverse Cells that Associate with the Developing Commissures of the Zebrafish Forebrain, Jake Schnabl, M.P.H Litz, Caitlin Schneider, N. PenkoffLidbeck, Sarah Bashiruddin, M. S. Schwartz, Kristin Alligood, Michael Barresi
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

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Supplementary Movie 11B: The 28 hpf Forebrain Commissural Cell Architecture Exhibits Differently Timed Cell Contributions Between the Telencephalon and Diencephalon, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 11A: The Early, 22 hpf, Forebrain Commissural Cell Architecture is Constructed from Several Interacting Cell Types, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 10: flk+ Cells Form Vascular Structures Throughout the Forebrain, with Midline Structures Connecting the Diencephalon and Telencephalon, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 09C: fli1a+ Cells Form Vascular-Like Structures in the Forebrain, While Superficially Coating the Forebrain at 36 hpf, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 09B: fli1a+ Cells Follow the Tract of the AC as They Form Telencephalic Projections at 28 hpf, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 09A: fli1a+ Cells Form Vascular-Like Processes Ventral and Superficial to the POC at 24 hpf, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 08B: gfap+ and olig2+ Lineage Neurons Have Increased in Number at 28 hpf, but Differentially Contribute to Telencephalic Versus Diencephalic Populations, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 08A: gfap+ and olig2+ Lineage Neurons are Evident at 24 hpf, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 07C: Telencephalic and Diencephalic gfap+ and olig2+ Differentially Contribute to Glial Lineages, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 07B: gfap+ and olig2+ Populations are Each Discrete Forebrain Progenitors at 24 hpf, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 07A: gfap+ and olig2+ Populations are Forebrain Progenitors at 22 hpf, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 06D: olig2+ Populations Have Greatly Expanded by 36 hpf and Exhibit Many Multiprocess Contacts with the Forebrain Commissures, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 06C: The olig2+ Population has Greatly Increased in the Telencephalon by 28 hpf, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 06B: olig2+ Cells Heavily Populate the Diencephalon and Increase in Cell Number in the Telencephalon at 24 hpf, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 06A: olig2+ Cells Heavily Populate the Diencephalon and Lightly Populate the Telencephalon at 22 hpf, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 05F: 3D Rendering of gfap+ Cells with Ventral Commissural Glial Morphology, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 05E: 3D Rendering of gfap+ Cells with Dorsal Commissural Glial Morphology are Found Dorsal to the POC, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 05D: 3D Rendering of gfap+ Cells with Radial Glial Morphology, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 05C: 3D Visualization of gfap+ Cells with Ventral Commissural Glial Morphology are Found Ventral to POC, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 05B: 3D Visualization of gfap+ Cells with Dorsal Commissural Glial Morphology are Found Dorsal to the POC, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 05A: 03D Visualization of gfap+ Cells with Radial Glial Morphology Which Surround the POC, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 04: Pioneering Axons of the AC Navigate in Association with and Through gfap+ Glial Membranes, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 03: Time-Lapse Microscopy Showing First Pathfinding Axons of the POC and AC, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 02D: The Gfap+ Glial Bridge is Superficial to the Forebrain Commissures, While Glial Membranes are Instead Coincident with POC Axons at 36 hpf, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 02C: The Gfap+ Glial Bridge is Superficial to the Forebrain Commissures, While Glial Membranes are Densely Coincident with POC Axons at 28 hpf, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 02B: The Gfap+ Glial Bridge is Superficial to the Forebrain Commissures, While Glial Membranes are Instead Coincident with POC Axons at 24 hpf, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 02A: Glial Membranes and Gfap Form Overlapping but Non-Coincident Glial Bridges at 22 hpf, Prior to Commissure Formation, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 01E: The 48 hpf Forebrain Commissural Cell Architecture Exhibits Many Multiprocess Cell Types Which Interact With the Forebrain Commissures, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 01D: fli1a+ Cells Track the Tract of the AC to Form Vasculature in the Telencephalon., Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 01C: Olig2+ Cells Densely Populate the Telencephalon and Extend Processes Towards the AC, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 01B: gfap+ Glial Cell Membranes Overlap with Axons of Forebrain Commissures, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

Supplementary Movie 01A: Gfap Forms Glial Bridges Which are Interlaced Through the Forebrain Commissures, Jake Schnabl, Michael Barresi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Zebrafish Forebrain Cellular Characterization

What Does Soil-Transmitted Helminth Elimination Look Like? Results From a Targeted Molecular Detection Survey in Japan, Mitsuko Hasegawa, Nils Pilotte, Mihoko Kikuchi, Arianna R. Means, Marina Papaiakovou, Andrew M. Gonzalez, Jacqueline R.M.A. Maasch, Hiroshi Ikuno, Toshihiko Sunahara, Kristjana H. Ásbjörnsdóttir, Judd L. Walson, Steven A. Williams, Shinjiro Hamano
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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What Does Soil-Transmitted Helminth Elimination Look Like? Results From a Targeted Molecular Detection Survey in Japan, Mitsuko Hasegawa, Nils Pilotte, Mihoko Kikuchi, Arianna R. Means, Marina Papaiakovou, Andrew M. Gonzalez, Jacqueline R.M.A. Maasch, Hiroshi Ikuno, Toshihiko Sunahara, Kristjana H. Ásbjörnsdóttir, Judd L. Walson, Steven A. Williams, Shinjiro Hamano
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Top-Down and Bottom-Up Controls on Microeukaryotic Diversity (i.e., Amplicon Analyses of SAR Lineages) and Function (i.e., Metatranscriptome Analyses) Assessed in Microcosm Experiments, Jean David Grattepanche, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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2019

Impact of Metazooplankton Filter Feeding on Escherichia coli under Variable Environmental Conditions, Niveen S. Ismail, Brittney M. Blokker, Tyler R. Feeney, Ruby H. Kohn, Jingyi Liu, Vivian E. Nelson, Mariah C. Ollive, Sarah B. L. Price, Emma J. Underdaha
Engineering: Faculty Publications

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ΔSCOPE: A New Method to Quantify 3D Biological Structures and Identify Differences in Zebrafish Forebrain Development, Morgan S. Schwartz, Jake Schnabl, Mackenzie P.H. Litz, Benjamin Baumer, Michael Barresi
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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The Concept of the Hologenome, an Epigenetic Phenomenon, Challenges Aspects of the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis, Adena Collens, Emma Kelley, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Single-Cell Transcriptomics Reveal a Correlation Between Genome Architecture and Gene Family Evolution in Ciliates, Ying Yan, Xyrus X. Maurer-Alcalá, Rob Knight, Sergei L.Kosakovsky Pond, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Ubiquity or Not Ubiquity: That is the Question, Robin S. Sleith, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Gene Expression of Endangered Coral (Orbicella spp.) in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary After Hurricane Harvey, Rachel M. Wright, Adrienne M.S. Correa, Lucinda A. Quigley, Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez, Kathryn E.F. Shamberger, Sarah W. Davies
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Evolution and Unprecedented Variants of the Mitochondrial Genetic Code in a Lineage of Green Algae, David Zihala, Marek Eliáš, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Positive Genetic Associations Among Fitness Traits Support Evolvability of a Reef-Building Coral Under Multiple Stressors, Rachel M. Wright, Hanaka Mera, Carly D. Kenkel, Maria Nayfa, Line K. Bay, Mikhail V. Matz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Production of Dynein and Kinesin Motor Ensembles on DNA Origami Nanostructures for Single Molecule Observation, Jingjie Hu, Nathan Derr
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Genome Analyses of the New Model Protist Euplotes vannus Focusing on Genome Rearrangement and Resistance to Environmental Stressors, Xiao Chen, Yaohan Jiang, Feng Gao, Weibo Zheng, Timothy J. Krock, Naomi A. Stover, Chao Lu, Laura A. Katz, Weibo Song
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Pooling as a Strategy for the Timely Diagnosis of Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Stool: Value and Reproducibility, Marina Papaiakovou, James Wright, Nils Pilotte, Darren Chooneea, Fabian Schär, James E. Truscott, Julia C. Dunn, Iain Gardiner, Judd L. Walson, Steven A. Williams, D. Timothy J. Littlewood
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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A Case for Using Genomics and a Bioinformatics Pipeline to Develop Sensitive and Species-Specific PCR-Based Diagnostics for Soil-Transmitted Helminths, Jessica R. Grant, Nils Pilotte, Steven A. Williams
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Hybrid Genome Assembly of a Neotropical Mutualistic Ant, Juliane Hartke, Tilman Schell, Evelien Jongepier, Hanno Schmidt, Philipp P. Sprenger, Juraj Paule, Erich Bornberg-Bauer, Thomas Schmitt, Florian Menzel, Markus Pfenninger, Barbara Feldmeyer, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Frankia-Enriched Metagenomes from the Earliest Diverging Symbiotic Frankia Cluster: They Come in Teams, Thanh Van Nguyen, Daniel Wibberg, Theoden Vigil-Stenman, Fede Berckx, Kai Battenberg, Kirill N. Demchenko, Jochen Blom, Maria P. Fernandez, Takashi Yamanaka, Alison M. Berry, Jörn Kalinowski, Andreas Brachmann, Katharina Pawlowski, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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PhyloToL: A Taxon/Gene-Rich Phylogenomic Pipeline to Explore Genome Evolution of Diverse Eukaryotes, Mario A. Cerón-Romero, Xyrus X. Maurer-Alcalá, Jean David Grattepanche, Ying Yan, Miguel M. Fonseca, Laura A. Katz, Fabia Ursula Battistuzz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Causative Agent of Canine Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) Detected in Wild Lemurs, Sarah Zohdy, Kim Valenta, Bernadette Rabaoarivola, Weam I. Zaky, Nils Pilotte, Steven A. Williams, Colin A. Chapman, Zach J. Farris
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Targeting a Highly Repeated Germline DNA Sequence for Improved Real-Time PCR-Based Detection of Ascaris Infection in Human Stool, Nils Pilotte, Jacqueline R.M.A. Maasch, Alice V. Easton, Eric Dahlstrom, Thomas B. Nutman, Steven A. Williams
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Glial Bridge Development: 24 hpf, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Glial Bridge

Slit1a Rescue: Role of slit1a, non-HSS1AYOT, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Role of slit1a

Validation Experiment: You-too, Psi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Validation Experiment

Slit1a Rescue: Role of slit1a, WT, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Role of slit1a

Glial Bridge Development: 26 hpf, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Glial Bridge

Slit1a Rescue: Role of slit1a, HSS1AYOT, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Role of slit1a

Glial Bridge Development: 30 hpf, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Glial Bridge

Glial Bridge Development: 22 hpf, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Glial Bridge

Validation Experiment: Wild Type, Raw, AT, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Validation Experiment

Validation Experiment: Wild Type, Raw, Gfap, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Validation Experiment

Validation Experiment: You-too, Probability, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Validation Experiment

Slit1a Rescue: Role of slit1a, HSS1A, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Role of slit1a

Validation Experiment: Wild Type, Probability, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Validation Experiment

Validation Experiment: You-too, Raw, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Validation Experiment

Validation Experiment: Wild Type, Psi, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Validation Experiment

Glial Bridge Development: 28 hpf, Barresi Lab, Smith College
Glial Bridge

Effects of Single and Integrated Water, Sanitation, Handwashing, and Nutrition Interventions on Child Soil-Transmitted Helminth and Giardia infections: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural Kenya, Amy J. Pickering, Sammy M. Njenga, Lauren Steinbaum, Jenna Swarthout, Audrie Lin, Benjamin F. Arnold, Christine P. Stewart, Holly N. Dentz, MaryAnne Mureithi, Benard Chieng, Marlene Wolfe, Ryan Mahoney, Jimmy Kihara, Kendra Byrd, Gouthami Rao, Theodora Meerkerk, Priscah Cheruiyot, Marina Papaiakovou, Nils Pilotte, Steven A. Williams, John M. Colford Jr., Clair Null
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Follicle-Stimulating Hormone is Associated with Lipids in Postmenopausal Women, Corinna Serviente, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, Jyrki Virtanen, Sarah Witkowski, Leo Niskanen, Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson
Exercise and Sport Studies: Faculty Publications

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Incubation and Grazing Effects on Spirotrich Ciliate Diversity Inferred from Molecular Analyses of Microcosm Experiments, Jean David Grattepanche, Doris L. Juarez, Cameah C. Wood, George B. McManus, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Status, threats, and restoration of acroporid corals throughout the Caribbean, Sabrina Cordero
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Operant conditioning to quantify social choices in male prairie voles, Emily R. Halstead
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Optimizing collection purification and characterization of salivary dopamine and its metabolites as biomarkers for Parkinson's disease, Josselyn Sofia Vergara Cobos
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Modeling the effects of meteorin on the development of Zebrafish : a gene association model for autism spectrum disorder, Raegan Dae Stokes
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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The effect of an anabolic steroid on the proteome of developing muscle cells, Emily Ann Morris
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Elucidating the potential symbiotic relationships between ciliates and bacteria, Simran Sahni
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Detection of a putative Brugia malayi POU-homeodomain transcription factor binding to its congate promoter, Hafsa Mohamud Mire
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Examining the genome content and life cycles of Arcellinid testate amoebae : on the hunt for silicon transporter homologs, Emma Gabrielle Östlund-Sholars
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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The association between stress, body composition and diet quality among UMass students, Insia Naqvi
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Engineering proteins for receptor-mediated transport across the blood-brain barrier, Naomi Murata
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Toxicity and mutagenicity evaluation of antifilarial neurolenin derivatives as potential drug candidate for lymphatic filariasis, Lydia Pedrick DeAngelo
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Genome dynamics and nuclear changes throughout the life cycles of foraminifera, Eleanor Goetz
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The effect of gestational folic acid exposure on offspring behavior, Natalie Simone Bourdon
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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A method for verifying RNA integrity in mosquito nucleic acid extraction, Bethlehem Asnakew Yigzaw
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Embodied toxicity in the plasticene : BPA, BPS and the political ecology of endocrine disruption, Athena Maria Sofides
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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The role of bioelectrics during early embryonic development in Danio rerio, Andrea Gabrielle Olivera
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Effects of aging and omega-3 fatty acid diet on medical gastrocnemius muscle proteome, Marguerite Aurora Pacheco
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Synthesis and characterization of protein-polymer conjugates for receptor-specific cellular internalization, Julia S. Kim
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Investigating the relationship between the structure and function of the dynein microtubule binding domain, Sarah Jane Flaherty
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Let's face it : ǂb the teratogenic effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on craniofacial development, Aliece Tayia Goodman
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Developing a Zebrafish assay for general anesthesia to assess the impact of the Delta subunit of GABAa receptor on anesthesia sensitivity, Jamie Chan
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Visualizing jet lag in the suprachiasmatic nucleus and liver, Guinevere Grace Connelly
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Investigating the role of slit signaling during diencephalon development in zebrafish, Cassie Lynne Kemmler
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Quantifying Protein Copy Number in Super-Resolution Using an Imaging Invariant Calibration, Francesca Cella Zanacchi, Carlo Manzo, Raffaella Magrassi, Nathan D. Derr, Melike Lakadamyali
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Effects of Thermal Stress on Amount, Composition, and Antibacterial Properties of Coral Mucus, Rachel M. Wright, Marie E. Strader, Heather M. Genuise, Mikhail Matz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Laboratory Evaluation of Molecular Xenomonitoring Using Mosquito and Tsetse Fly Excreta/Feces to Amplify Plasmodium, Brugia, and Trypanosoma DNA, Nils Pilotte, Darren A.N. Cook, Joseph Pryce, Michael F. Zulch, Corrado Minetti, Lisa J. Reimer, Steven A. Williams
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Neural Circuits Underlying Rodent Sociality: A Comparative Approach, Nicole S. Lee, Annaliese K. Beery
Neuroscience: Faculty Publications

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Frank Beach award winner: Neuroendocrinology of Group Living, Annaliese K. Beery
Neuroscience: Faculty Publications

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PhyloChromoMap, a Tool for Mapping Phylogenomic History along Chromosomes, Reveals the Dynamic Nature of Karyotype Evolution in Plasmodium falciparum, Mario A. Cerón-Romero, Esther Nwaka, Zuliat Owoade, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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2018

Backpack PCR: A Point-of-Collection Diagnostic Platform for the Rapid Detection of Brugia Parasites in Mosquitoes, Weam I. Zaky, Francesca R. Tomaino, Nils Pilotte, Sandra J. Laney, Steven A. Williams
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Inclusion of Females Does Not Increase Variability in Rodent Research Studies, Annaliese K. Beery
Psychology: Faculty Publications

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Ancylostoma ceylanicum Hookworm in Myanmar Refugees, Thailand, 2012–2015, Elise M. O’Connell, Tarissa Mitchell, Marina Papaiakovou, Nils Pilotte, Deborah Lee, Michelle Weinberg, Potsawin Sakulrak, Dilok Tongsukh, Georgiette Oduro-Boateng, Sarah Harrison, Steven A. Williams, William M. Stauffer, Thomas B. Nutman
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Twisted Tales: Insights into Genome Diversity of Ciliates Using Single-Cell ‘Omics, Maurer-Alcala X. Xyrus X. Maurer-Alcala, Ying Yan, Olivia A. Pilling, Rob Knight, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Decline of a Foundation Tree Species Due to Invasive Insects Will Trigger Net Release of Soil Organic Carbon, Danielle Ignace, Aliza Fassler, Jesse Bellemare
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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What does your hair smell like? : identifying and modifying hair affinity for volatile molecules, Jinyi Yang
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Deconvoluting the Effects of Surface Chemistry and Nanoscale Topography: Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Nucleation on Si-based Substrates, Zhang Zhang, Jingling Huang, Carmen Say, Robert L. Dorit, Kate Queeney
Chemistry: Faculty Publications

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Seed Bank and Seasonal Patterns of the Eukaryotic SAR (Stramenopila, Alveolata and Rhizaria) Clade in a New England Vernal Pool, Chip Sisson, Bethaney Gulla-Devaney, Laura A. Katz, Jean-David Grattepanche
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Elucidating testate amoeba biodiversity : an analysis of Hyalosphenia spp, Angela Colleen O'Donnell
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Exploring the origin, diversity, and phylogeny of cultivated lettuce (Lactuca sativa), Youngjoo Ahn
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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The teratogenic effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on craniofacial development, Emilie Suzanne Jones
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Investigating the nature of mutualisms between Rhododendron seedlings and local versus novel communities of ericoid mycorrhizal fungi, Taryn Leigh Mueller
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Different coasts and different hosts : investigating speciation in the seal lungworm Otostrongylus circumlitus, Kalani Marie Williams
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Gene regulation in enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, Nhi My Van
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[Triangle]Scope : a new method to quantify 3D biological structures and identify differences in zebrafish forebrain development, Morgan Sarah Schwartz
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Investigating the long-term effects of human land use on soil chemistry and forest vegetation, Linda A. Patterson
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Putting the "success" in succession : comparing dominant species in a deciduous forest isn't so "clear cut", Madeleine Ann Meadows-McDonnell
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Using the small molecule nobiletin to modulate circadian rhythms in human cancer cells and mice, Caroline Elisabeth Labriola
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Characterization and comparison of 2,6 Di-sec-butylphenol modulation of the GABAa and glycine receptors, Shuqi Mao
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Cannibalism in Blepharisma americanum : a genome comparison, Bethaney Gulla-Devaney
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Expression cloning and analysis of a putative Brugia malayi POU-homeodomain transcription factor, Nicole Frumento
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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The construction of a noise eater utilizing a PID controller and subsequent modifications using neural networks, Isabelle Elise Bunge
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Androgenic modulation of foot-flagging behavior in the Bronean rock frog (Staurois parvus), Sarah Smith
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Characterizing 2,6 Di-sec-Butylphenol and 2,6 Di-tert-Butylphenol modulation of GABAa receptor currents, Madison Page Leet
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Characterization of proteins engineered to bind mesothelin for targeted cancer therapy, Daniela Amoakohene Deny
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Sex and species differences in spinal motor neuron androgen receptor expression in frogs, Aditi Ramya Balasubramanian
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Reelin in autism spectrum disorders : an investigation of reelin-disabled signaling in zebrafish neurogenesis and disease, Katrina G. Anderson
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Navigating of microtubule obstacles by ensembles of dynein, Amalia Rose Driller-Colangelo
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Using organocarbonates as safer electrophilic reagents, Bezawit Sirak Habtesellassie
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Synthesis of an alkyne-conjugated neurolenin derivative for use in biological click-chemistry experiments, Anisha Tyagi
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Functionalization of neurolenins isolated from Neurolaena lobata, Peyton Higgins
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Microbial Diversity in the Eukaryotic SAR Clade: Illuminating the Darkness Between Morphology and Molecular Data, Jean David Grattepanche, Laura M. Walker, Brittany M. Ott, Daniela L. Paim Pinto, Charles F. Delwiche, Christopher E. Lane, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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The effect of bumblebee caste on individuals' response to medicinal pollen, Elyse Clarissa Stone
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Canis aureus (Carnivore: Canidae), Patricia D. Moehlman, Virginia Hayssen
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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A Superhydrophobic Cone to Facilitate the Xenomonitoring of Filarial Parasites, Malaria, and Trypanosomes Using Mosquito Excreta/Feces, Darren A.N. Cook, Nils Pilotte, Corrado Minetti, Steven A. Williams, Lisa J. Reimer
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Nuclear Features of the Heterotrich Ciliate Blepharisma americanum: Genomic Amplification, Life Cycle, and Nuclear Inclusion, Megan M. Wancura, Ying Yan, Laura A. Katz, Xyrus X. Maurer-Alcalá
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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A Novel Quantitative Real-Time PCR Diagnostic Assay for Seal Heartworm (Acanthocheilonema spirocauda) Provides Evidence for Possible Infection in the Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus), Caroline D. Keroack, Kalani M. Williams, M. K. Fessler, Kaela E. DeAngelis, Eirini Tsekitsidou, Jillian M. Tozloski, Steven A. Williams
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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The Role of Climate in the Dynamics of Annual Plants in a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem, Danielle Ignace, Nancy Huntly, Peter Chesson
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Exploration of the Germline Genome of the Ciliate Chilodonella uncinata through Single-Cell Omics (Transcriptomics and Genomics), Xyrus X. Maurer-Alcalá, Rob Knight, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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A Comparative Analysis of Preservation Techniques for the Optimal Molecular Detection of Hookworm DNA in a Human Fecal Specimen, Marina Papaiakovou, Nils Pilotte, Benjamin Baumer, Jessica Grant, Kristjana Asbjornsdottir, Fabien Schaer, Yan Hu, Raffi Aroian, Judd Walson, Steven A. Williams
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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2017

Intraspecific Differences in Molecular Stress Responses and Coral Pathobiome Contribute to Mortality Under Bacterial Challenge in Acropora millepora, Rachel M. Wright, Carly D. Kenkel, Carly E. Dunn, Erin N. Shilling, Line K. Bay, Mikhail V. Matz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Distribution of Abundant and Active Planktonic Ciliates in Coastal and Slope Waters Off New England, Sarah J. Tucker, George B. McManus, Laura A. Katz, Jean-David Grattepanche
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Unusual Features of Non-Dividing Somatic Macronuclei in the Ciliate Class Karyorelictea, Ying Yan, Anna J. Rogers, Feng Gao, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Insights into Transgenerational Epigenetics from Studies of Ciliates, Olivia A. Pilling, Anna J. Rogers, Bethaney Gulla-Devaney, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Teaching with Big Data: Report from the 2016 Society for Neuroscience Teaching Workshop, William Grisham, Joshua C. Brumberg, Terri Gilbert, Linda Lanyon, Robert W. Williams, Richard F. Olivo
Neuroscience: Faculty Publications

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Post-Fatigue Recovery of Power, Postural Control and Physical Function in Older Women, Stephen A. Foulis, Stephanie L. Jones, Richard E. Van Emmerik, Jane A. Kent
Exercise and Sport Studies: Faculty Publications

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Pteronura brasiliensis (Carnivora: Mustelidae), Paula Noonan, Siobhan Prout, Virginia Hayssen
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Just a "wnt" of division : the role of wnt5b in radial glial proliferation and differentiation during Zebrafish spinal cord development, Carla Michelle Vélez García
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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A Novel, Species-Specific, Real-Time PCR Assay for the Detection of the Emerging Zoonotic Parasite Ancylostoma Ceylanicum in Human Stool, Marina Papaiakovou, Nils Pilotte, Jessica R. Grant, Rebecca J. Traub, Stacey Llewellyn, James S. McCarthy, Alejandro J. Krolewiecki, Rubén Cimino, Rojelio Mejia, Steven A. Williams
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Disentangling Sources of Variation in SSU rDNA Sequences from Single Cell Analyses of Ciliates: Impact of Copy Number Variation and Experimental Error, Chundi Wang, Tengteng Zhang, Yurui Wang, Laura A. Katz, Feng Gao, Weibo Song
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Callosciurus prevostii (Rodentia: Sciuridae), Peter W.W. Lurz, Isabella Fielding, Virginia Hayssen
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Measuring liver gene expression using in vivo bioluminescence imaging, Ivana William
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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DNA-catalyst conjugates for site-selective transformations in biological sciences, Yu Zhang
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Developing a new system for bioluminescence in vivo imaging of free-moving mice : a new way to measure circadian rhythms, Wanqi Wang
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Identification of TPX-2 promoter binding proteins in the parasite Brugia malayi : a novel approach to stage specific anthelmintic drug discovery, Amalia Rose Sweet
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Differential potency of cyclohexanol isomers for positive modulation and inhibition of GABAa receptor currents, Varsha Subramaniam
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Nanoscale cargo transport of spherical DNA origami structures by ensembles of molecular motor proteins, Jessica Marie Morgan
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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The effects of change in foundational species from Tsuga canadensis to Betula lenta on soil chemistry profiles, Veida Lekakh
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Rapid effects of G1 on social behavior and preoptic area isotocin expression in male goldfish, Zoe L.C. Kohler-Boland
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Embryo-environment interactions : how PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) impact craniofacial development, Gina Lee Cho
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Effects of Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) decline on forest floor characteristics and macrofungal communities at two sites in western Massachusetts, Aliza M. Boles Fassler
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Peer social motivation : quantifying differences in species specific social behavior using operant conditioning, Katrina Laurel Blandino
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to explore development of the somatic nucleus of the extensive fragmenting ciliate chilodonella uncinata, Anna Jollyette Rogers
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Exploring genome architecture, protein evolution and epigenetic processes in ciliates, Olivia A. Pilling
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Before and after : uncovering temporal patterns of biodiversity in microbial communities of tide pools, Abigail Angelina Onos
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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The role of sex and ovarian cycles in rodent behavioral and physiological variability, Kathleen Jane Moshofsky
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Searching for signals of selection in crop genomes, Chloe Taylor Lee
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Quantifying reward for social partners in two vole species, Sarah Anne Lopez
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Clocking multifluorescent protein expression in yeast, Emmie Marie Knobloch
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Assessing the ecological relationships between Sphagnum mosses and testate amoebae in a New England peatland, Mallory Rose Kakley
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Conjugation of engineered proteins to Azlactone-functionalized polymers for drug-delivery applications, Eugenie Amjad Jumai'an
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Microcosm experiments : assessing microbial community responses to food web perturbations, Doris Lizbeth Juarez
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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A broad-based investigation of body size of Sciurus carolinensis in space and time, Isabella Marie Fielding
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Characterization of hard and soft corals at Mexico Rocks, Belize using underwater and aerial images, Amanda Raquel Castro
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Investigating genome architecture and composition in the class Litostomatea, Monica Annmarie Wilson
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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The isolation and derivatization of sesquiterpene lactones from Neurolaena lobata, Megan Elizabeth Neubig
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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HSP25 interactome, Natalie Sarah Kolber
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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A Program Aimed toward Inclusive Excellence for Underrepresented Undergraduate Women in the Sciences, Laura A. Katz, Kathryn M. Aloisio, Nicholas J. Horton, Minh Ly, Sara B. Pruss, Kate Queeney, Cate Rowen, Patricia Marten DiBartolo
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Application of a Household-Based Molecular Xenomonitoring Strategy to Evaluate the Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program in Tamil Nadu, India, Swaminathan Subramanian, Purushothaman Jambulingam, Brian K. Chu, Candasamy Sadanandane, Venkatesan Vasuki, Adinarayanan Srividya, Mohamed S. Mohideen AbdulKader, Kaliannagounder Krishnamoorthy, Harikishan K. Raju, Sandra J. Laney, Steven A. Williams, Ralph H. Henderson
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Advantages for Elaeagnus umbellata : implications for expanded invasion in response to increasing environmental and anthropological pressures, Windy Joanne Kelley
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Amoebozoans Are Secretly but Ancestrally Sexual: Evidence for Sex Genes and Potential Novel Crossover Pathways in Diverse Groups of Amoebae, Yonas I. Tekle, Fiona C. Wood, Laura A. Katz, Mario A. Cero ́ n-Romero, Lydia A. Gorfu
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Salivary concentrations of dopamine and other constituents in Parkinson's disease, Noah Daniel Blohm
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Exogenous oxytocin in the central nucleus of the amygdala of female meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) attenuates peer bond formation, Jennifer D. Christensen
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Investigating the distribution and diversity of rare endemic forest plant species in the eastern United States, Anna Elizabeth George
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Rapid Turnover of Ciliate Community Members in New England Tide Pools, Mary Badger, Sarah J. Tucker, Jean-David Grattepanche, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Women in Science 2017, Clark Science Center's Summer Research Fellows Program
Women in Science

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2016

The biodiversity of gastrointestinal nematodes in South African wildlife, Chablis J. Bird
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Evidence of biotic and abiotic effects in small, warm-margin distribution limit populations of a northern forest herb, Clintonia borealis (Liliaceae), Karyn Rae Nelson
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Patchiness of Ciliate Communities Sampled at Varying Spatial Scales Along the New England Shelf, Jean-David Grattepanche, George B. McManus, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Profiling the Macrofilaricidal Effects of Flubendazole on Adult Female Brugia Malayi Using RNAseq, Maeghan O'Neill, Cristina Ballesteros, Lucienne Tritten, Erica Burkman, Weam I. Zaky, Jianguo Xia, Andrew Moorhead, Steven A. Williams, Timothy G. Geary
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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The Effects of Ivermectin on Brugia malayi Females In Vitro: A Transcriptomic Approach, Cristina Ballesteros, Lucienne Tritten, Maeghan O'Neill, Erica Burkman, Weam I. Zaky, Jianguo Xia, Andrew Moorhead, Steven A. Williams, Timothy G. Geary
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Gfap-Positive Radial Glial Cells are an Essential Progenitor Population for Later-Born Neurons and Glia in the Zebrafish Spinal Cord, Kimberly Johnson, Jessica Barragan, Sarah Bashiruddin, Cody J. Smith, Chelsea Tyrrell, Michael J. Parsons, Rosemarie Doris, Sarah Kucenas, Gerald B. Downes, Carla M. Velez, Caitlin Schneider, Catalina Sakai, Narendra Pathak, Katrina Anderson, Rachael Stein, Stephen H. Devoto, Jeff S. Mumm, Michael J.F. Barresi
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Radial Glia Inhibit Peripheral Glial Infiltration into the Spinal Cord at Motor Exit Point Transition Zones, Cody J. Smith, Kimberly Johnson, Taylor G. Welsh, Michael J.F. Barresi, Sarah Kucenas
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Absence of the Filarial Endosymbiont Wolbachia in Seal Heartworm (Acanthocheilonema spirocauda) but Evidence of Ancient Lateral Gene Transfer, Caroline D. Keroack, Jenna Irene Wurster, Caroline G. Decker, Kalini M. Williams, Barton E. Slatko, Jeremy M. Forster, Steven A. Williams
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Septal Oxytocin Administration Impairs Peer Affiliation via V1a Receptors in Female Meadow Voles, Allison M.J. Anacker, Jennifer D. Christensen, Elyssa M. LaFlamme, Diana M. Grunberg, Annaliese K. Beery
Neuroscience: Faculty Publications

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The phylogeography and cytogenetics of Rhipsalis baccifera : the cactus that made it to the Old World, Elizabeth Ann Tan
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Analysis of the phylogenetic relationships of genes along chromosomes in the genome of the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum, Esther Nwaka
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Assessing the biodiversity and discovering evidence of RNA editing in testate (shelled) amoebae, Natalie Abigail Phillips
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Exploring modifications and identification of neurolenin as a potential anti-filarial drug candidate for Lymphatic filariasis, Meghna Purkayastha
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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The evolution of androgen receptor distribution in the spinal cord to support specialized sexual displays : a comparative analysis using a foot-flagging frog, Staurois parvus, Gina Elizabeth Mantica
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Effects of snorkel use on competitive swimming efficiency, Milana Lauren Socha
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Analysis of seal heartworm (Acanthocheilonema spirocauds) and identification of unknown harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) parasites using molecular techniques, Caroline Dana Keroack
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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A metagenomic survey of the equine gastrointestinal tract pre and post treatment with an anthelmintic, Ashanta Chy'rell Ester
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Engineering proteins targeting tumor biomarker mesothelin toward applications as cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, Allison R. Sirois
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Phenotypic and Molecular Analysis of the Effect of 20-hydroxyecdysone on the Human Filarial Parasite Brugia malayi, Amruta S. Mhashilkar, Swamy R. Adapa, Rays H.Y. Jiang, Steven A. Williams, Weam I. Zaky, Barton E. Slatko, Ashley N. Luck, Andrew Moorhead, Thomas R. Unnasch
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Analysis of two approaches for inferring lateral gene transfer in the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum, Zuliat Owoade
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Characterization of cyclohexanol modulation of GABA[subscript A], Erin M. Walch
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Migration versus mutualism : can the small-ranged endemic plant Rhododendron catawbinse form specialized ericoid mycorrhizae with soil fungi north of its native range?, Elena Maria Karlsen-Ayala
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Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of a cisplatin-modified DNA 9-mer, Emily Anne Boerger
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Size matters not : the importance of sRNAs in adaptive thermoregulation in uropathogenic Escherichia coli, Madeleine Sutherland
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Protein engineering for receptor-mediated drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, Natalie Durham Sorkin Smith
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The role of the orexin/hypocretin system in the incubation of alcohol craving in rats, Olivia Gilman Mallari
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The presence of lateral gene transfer events in fungal genomes : determining the presence of viral lateral gene transfer events in Eukaryotic genomes, Jiaqi Mei
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Analysis of creatine kinase expression and regulation throughout C2C12 myogenesis, Arcadia June Kratkiewicz
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Spatial and temporal distributions of ciliates in New England tidal ponds, Mary Elizabeth Badger
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Bottom-up and top-down controls on red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) distribution : a possible "landscape of fear" on the forest floor, Elizabeth Mary Besozzi
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Characterizing PAH-induced teratogenesis of the pharyngeal system during Zebrafish craniofacial development, Kathryn Soule Berg
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Synthesis and analysis of multi-functional polymer hydrogel biomedical materials, Anna Laura Carroll
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Investigating cytoplasmic dynein function using chimeric proteins to isolate subdomain mechanisms, Ria Anand Deshpande
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Developing a molecular method for estimating the effective population size of ciliate morphospecies Chilodonella uncinata, Cynthia Jepkosgei Masai
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Increased Androgenic Sensitivity in the Hind Limb Muscular System Marks the Evolution of a Derived Gestural Display, Lisa A. Mangiamele, Matthew J. Fuxjager, Eric R. Schuppe, Rebecca S. Taylor, Walter Hödl, Doris Preininger
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Xq28 sex-linked inversion polymorphism : a teaching laboratory exercise, a population genetics study, Caitlyn Shayne Kirby
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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Effects of Withania somnifera on human glycine receptor, Elizabeth Sullivan Halpin
Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

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A Novel Xenomonitoring Technique Using Mosquito Excreta/Feces for the Detection of Filarial Parasites and Malaria, Nils Pilotte, Weam I. Zaky, Brian P. Abrams, Dave D. Chadee, Steven A. Williams
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Nuclear Architecture and Patterns of Molecular Evolution Are Correlated in the Ciliate Chilodonella uncinata, Xyrus X. X. Maurer-Alcala, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Nuclear Architecture and Patterns of Molecular Evolution Are Correlated in the Ciliate Chilodonella uncinata, Xyrus X. Maurer-Alcalá, Laura A. Katz
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Human Xq28 Inversion Polymorphism: From Sex Linkage to Genomics - A Genetic Mother Lode, Cait S. Kirby, Natalie Kolber, Asmaa M. Salih Almohaidi, Lou Ann Bierwert, Lori Saunders, Steven Williams, Robert Merritt
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Improved PCR-Based Detection of Soil Transmitted Helminth Infections Using a Next-Generation Sequencing Approach to Assay Design, Nils Pilotte, Marina Papaiakovou, Jessica R. Grant, Lou Ann Bierwert, Stacey Llewllyn, James S. McCarthy, Steven A. Williams
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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Estrogens Suppress a Behavioral Phenotype in Zebrafish Mutants of the Autism Risk Gene, CNTNAP2, Ellen J. Hoffman, Katherine J. Turner, Joseph M. Fernandez, Daniel Cifuentes, Marcus Ghosh, Sundas Ijaz, Roshan A. Jain, Fumi Kubo, Brent R. Bill, Herwig Baier, Michael Granato, Michael J.F. Barresi, Stephen W. Wilson, Jason Rihel, Matthew W. State, Antonio J. Giraldez
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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The Effect of In Vitro Cultivation on the Transcriptome of Adult Brugia malayi, Cristina Ballesteros, Lucienne Tritten, Maeghan O’Neill, Erica Burkman, Weam I. Zaky, Jianguo Xia, Andrew Moorhead, Steven A. Williams, Timothy G. Geary
Biological Sciences: Faculty Publications

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