Faculty Publications

Our faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences are involved in cutting-edge research. They have authored and contributed to a number of publications—both in prior work and during their tenure at Michigan Tech. Select a faculty member below for some of their most recent publications.

Nancy A. Auer

  • Oyadomari, J.K. and N.A. Auer. 2004. Inshore-Offshore distribution of larval fishes in Lake Superior off the western coast of the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research. Vol. 30. Supplement 1, 369-384.
  • Oyadomari, J.K. and N. A. Auer. 2007. Influence of Rearing Temperature and Feeding Regime on Otolith Increment Deposition in Larval Cisco. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136(3):766-777.
  • Auer, N.A. and E.A. Baker. 2007. Assessment of Lake Sturgeon Spawning Stocks Using Fixed-location, Split-beam Sonar Technology. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 23:113-121.
  • Oyadomari, J.K. and N. A. Auer. 2007. Influence of Rearing Temperature and Feeding Regime on Otolith Increment Deposition in Larval Cisco. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 136 (3):766-777.
  • Auer, N.A. and E.A. Baker. 2007. Assessment of Lake Sturgeon Spawning Stocks Using Fixed-location, Split-beam Sonar Technology. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 23:113-121.
  • Oyadomari, J.K. and N. A. Auer. 2008. Transport and growth of larval cisco (Coregonus artedi) in the Keweenaw Current region of Lake Superior. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65: 1447-1458.
  • Chiotti, J.A., Holtgren, J.M., Auer, N.A. and S.A. Ogren. 2008. Lake Sturgeon Spawning Habitat in the Big Manistee River, Michigan. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 28:1009-1019.
  • Auer, N.A. 2009. Importance of woody material in Great Lake aquatic food webs. International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology. 30(8):1298-1300.
  • Auer, N.A. Requested Book Critique. 2009. Anadromous sturgeons – What’s in a name? Environmental Biology of Fishes. 84:153-155.
  • Auer, N.A., B.A. Cannon and M.T. Auer. 2009. Life History, Distribution and production of Diporeia near the Keweenaw Peninsula, Lake Superior. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 35:570-590
  • Auer, M.T., L. A. Bub, N. A. Auer and N. R. Urban. 2010. Primary production, carbon flux and the distribution of the amphipod Diporeia in Lake Superior. International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology. 30(10):1499-1505.
  • Homola, J.J., K. T. Scribner, E. A. Baker, and N. A. Auer. 2010. Genetic assessment of straying rates of wild and hatchery reared lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in Lake Superior tributaries. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 36 (2010):798–802.
  • Mann, K.A., J. M. Holtgren, N. A. Auer and S.Ogren. (2011) Comparing size, movement and habitat selection of wild and streamside-reared lake sturgeon. North American Journal Fisheries Management. 31(2):305-314, First published on: 25 April 2011 (iFirst).
  • Auer, M.T., N.A. Auer, N.R. Urban and M.T.A.Auer (2/6/2013) Distribution of the Amphipod Diporeia in Lake Superior:The Ring of Fire. International Journal of Great Lakes Research, vol. 39 (1):33-46.
  • Auer, M.T., Auer, N.A., Barkdoll, B.B., Bornhorst, T.J., Brooks, C., Dempsey, D., Doskey, P.V., Green, S.A., Hyslop, M.D., Kerfoot, W.K., Mayer, A.S., Perlinger, J.A., Shuchman, R., Urban, N.R. and Watkins, Jr., D.W. NOV 2013. The Great Lakes: Foundations of Physics, Hydrology, Water Chemistry, and Biodiversity. In, J. Schnoor (ed.), Water Quality and Sustainability, Elsevier Publishers, London. Auer, M.T., Auer, N.A., Barkdoll, B.B., Bornhorst, T.J., Brooks, C., Dempsey, D., Doskey, P.V., Green, S.A., Hyslop, M.D., Kerfoot, W.K., Mayer, A.S., Perlinger, J.A., Shuchman, R., Urban, N.R. and Watkins, Jr., D.W. NOV 2013. The Great Lakes: Nutrients, Sediments, Persistent Pollutants, and Policy Perspectives for a Sustainable Future. In, J. Schnoor (ed.), Water Quality and Sustainability, Elsevier Publishers, London.
  • Dempsey D. and N. Auer. (editors and authors) 6/2013. The Great Lake Sturgeon. Michigan State University Press. Chapters: Auer, N. Form and Function Chapter, Auer, N. Preface and Conclusion Chapter, Importance of Connectivity and Corridors for Migration and Future Management and Stewardship of Lake Sturgeon, and Baker, E.A. and N. Auer, Sturgeon Habitat, Foods, and Feeding

Rupali Datta

  • Makris KC, Quazi S, Nagar R, Sarkar D, Datta R and Sylvia VL (2008) In-vitro model improves prediction of soil arsenic bioavailability: worst-case scenario. Environ. Sci. Technol., 42: 6278-6284. Read More
  • Andra SS, Datta R, Sarkar D, Makris KC, Mullens CP, Sahi SV and Bach SBH (2009) Induction of Lead‐Binding Phytochelatins in Vetiver Grass [Vetiveria Zizanioides (L.)]. J. Environ. Qual. 38, 868‐877. Read More
  • Punamiya P, Datta R, Sarkar D, Barber S, Patel M, Das P (2010) Symbiotic role of Glomus mosseae in phytoextraction of lead in vetiver grass [Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.)]. J. Hazard. Mater. 177: 465-474. Read More
  • Das P, Datta R, Makris K, Sarkar, D. (2010) Vetiver grass is capable of removing TNT from soil in the presence of urea. Environ. Pollut. 158(5): 980-983. Read More
  • Andra S, Sarkar D, Saminathan S, Datta R (2011) Predicting potentially plant-available lead in contaminated residential sites. Environ. Monitor. Assess. 175: 661-676. Read More
  • Datta R, Das P, Smith S, Punamiya P, Ramanathan DM, Reddy R, Sarkar D (2013) Phytoremediation potential of vetiver grass [chrysopogon zizanioides (l.)] For tetracycline. Internatl. J. Phytorem. 15(4):343-51 Read More
  • Das P, Sarkar D, Makris KC, Punamiya P and Datta R (2013) Effectiveness of urea in enhancing the extractability of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene from chemically variant soils. In Press. Epub ahead of print: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.06.028 Read More

John J. Durocher

  • Yang H, Durocher JJ, Larson RA, DellaValla JP, and Carter JR. Total Sleep Deprivation Alters Cardiovascular Reactivity to Acute Stressors in Humans. Journal of Applied Physiology, (In Press, JAPPL-00561-2012R1, July 19, 2012).
  • Carter JR, Durocher JJ, Larson RA, DellaValla JP, and Yang H. Sympathetic Neural Responses to 24-hour Sleep Deprivation in Humans: Sex Differences. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 302: H1991-1997, 2012.
  • Durocher JJ, Lufkin KJ, King ME and Carter JR. Social technology restriction alters state-anxiety but not autonomic activity in humans. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 301(6): R1773-1778, 2011.
  • Durocher JJ, Klein JC and Carter JR. Attenuation of sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity during the onset of acute mental stress in humans. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 300(5): H1788-93, 2011.
  • Carter JR, Stream SF, Durocher JJ, and Larson RA. Influence of acute alcohol ingestion on sympathetic neural responses to orthostatic stress in humans. American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism, 300: E771-E778, 2011.
  • Schwartz CE, Durocher JJ, and Carter JR. Neurovascular responses to mental stress in prehypertensive humans. Journal of Applied Physiology, 110: 76-82, 2011.
  • Durocher JJ, Guisfredi AJ, Leetun DT, and Carter JR. Comparison of on-ice and off-ice graded exercise testing in collegiate hockey players. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 35(1): 35-39, 2010.

Michael R. Gretz

  • Domozych, D.S.,. Lambiasse, L., Kiemle, S.N.. and Gretz, M.R. 2009. Structure and biochemistry of charophycean cell walls. II. Cell wall development and bipolar growth in the desmid Penium margaritaceum. Asymmetry in a symmetric world. Journal of Phycology (in press)
  • BBellinger, B.J., Underwood, G.J.C., Ziegler, S.E. and Gretz, M.R. 2009. The significance of diatom-derived polymers in carbon flow dynamics within estuarine biofilms determined through isotopic enrichment. Aquatic Microbial Ecology (in press).
  • Domozych, D.S., Serfis, A., Kiemle, S. and Gretz, M.R. 2007. The structure and biochemistry of charophycean cell walls. I. Pectins of Penium margaritaceum. Protoplasma 230:99-115.
  • Kiemle, S.N., Domozych, D.S. and Gretz, M.R. 2007. The exopolymers of desmids: Chemistry, structural analysis and implications in wetland biofilms. Phycologia 46:617-627.
  • Domozych, D.S., Elliot, L, Kiemle, S.N. and Gretz, M.R. 2007. Pleurotaenium trabecula, a desmid of wetland biofilms: The extracellular matrix and adhesion mechanisms. Journal of Phycology 43:1022-1038.
  • Abdullahi, A.S., Underwood, G.J.C., and Gretz, M.R. 2006. Extracellular matrix assembly in diatoms (Bacillariophyceae). V. Environmental effects on polysaccharide synthesis in the model diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Journal of Phycology 42:363-378.
  • Apoya, M.D., Liang, Y., Underwood, G.J.C. and Gretz, M.R. 2006. Movement modalities and responses to environmental changes of the mudflat diatom Cylindrotheca closterium. Journal of Phycology 42:379-390.

Erika I. Hersch-Green

  • Bangert, R., Ferrier, S. M., Evans, L., Kennedy, K., Grady, K. C., Hersch-Green, E. I., Allan, G. J., and T. G. Whitham. In Press. The proportion of three foundation plant species and their genotypes influence an arthropod community: restoration implications for the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher. Restoration Ecology.
  • Hersch-Green, E. I., H. Myburg, and M. T. Johnson. 2012. Adaptive molecular evolution of a defence gene in sexual but not functionally asexual evening primroses. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 1576-1586.
  • S.M. Ferrier, R.K. Bangert, E. I. Hersch-Green, J. K. Bailey, G.J. Allan, and T.G. Whitham. 2012. Unique arthropod communities on different host-plant genotypes results in greater arthropod diversity. Arthropod Plant Interactions 6: 187-195.
  • Hersch-Green, E. I, N. Turley, and M. T. J. Johnson. 2011. Community genetics: what have we accomplished and where should we be headed? Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 366: 1453-1460.
  • Hersch-Green, E.I., and R.C. Cronn. 2009. Tangled trios, or something entirely different? Characterizing a hybrid zone in Castilleja (Orobanchaceae). American Journal of Botany 96(8): 1519-1531.
  • Hersch, E.I, and B. A. Roy. 2007. Context-dependant pollinator behavior: an explanation for patterns of hybridization among three species of Indian paintbrush. Evolution 61(1): 111- 124. Cover Photo.
  • Hersch, E.I. 2006. Foliar damage to parental plants interacts to influence mating success of Ipomoea purpurea. Ecology 87(8): 2026-2036.

Casey J Huckins

  • Scribner, K., Huckins, C. J., Baker, E., Kanefsky, J. 2012. Genetic relationships and gene flow between resident and migratory brook trout in the Salmon Trout River. Journal of Great Lakes Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2011.11.009. 38 (2012) 152–158
  • Van Grinsven, M., Mayer, A. and Huckins, C. (2011), Estimation of Streambed Groundwater Fluxes Associated with Coaster Brook Trout Spawning Habitat. Ground Water. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00856.x
  • Harless, M. L., Huckins, C. J., Grant, J. B., Pypker, T. G. (2011). "Effects of six chemical deicers on larval wood frogs", Environmental Toxicity and Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(7):1637–1641.
  • Huckins, C. J, .E. A. Baker, K. D. Fausch and J. B. K. Leonard. 2008. Ecology and Life History of Coaster Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis and Potential Bottlenecks in Their Rehabilitation. North American Journal of Fish Management. 28:1321–1342.
  • Huckins, C. J., and E. A. Baker. 2008. Migrations and Biological Characteristics of Adfluvial Coaster Brook Trout in a South Shore Lake Superior Tributary. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 137:1229-1243.
  • Webster, C. W., C. J F. Huckins, J. M. Shields. 2008. Spatial Distribution of Riparian Zone Coarse Woody Debris in a Managed Northern Temperate Watershed. American Midland Naturalist. in press.
  • VanDusen, P. J., C. J Huckins, D. J. Flaspohler. 2005. Associations among selection logging history, brook trout, macroinvertebrates and habitat in Northern Michigan headwater streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 134:762-774.
  • Osenberg, C. W., C. J F. Huckins, A. Kaltenberg, and A. Martinez. 2004. Resolving within and between population variation in feeding ecology with a biomechanical model of crushing force. Oecologia. 141:57-65
  • Flaspohler, D. J., C. J F. Huckins, B. R. Bub, and P. J. VanDusen. 2002. Temporal patterns in aquatic and avian communities following selective logging. Forest Science 48:339-350.
  • Huckins, C. J F., C. W. Osenberg, and G. G. Mittelbach. 2000. Species introductions and ecological consequences: an example with congeneric sunfish. Ecological Applications 10:612:625.

Chandrashekhar P. Joshi

  • Nookaraju A, Pandey SP, Bae HJ and Joshi CP* (2013) Designing cell walls for better bioenergy production. Molecular Plant 6 (1):8-10. doi: 10.1093/mp/sss111 First published online: October 5, 2012.
  • Liu Y, Xu F, Gou J, Al-Haddad J, Telewski FW, Bae HJ and C. P. Joshi* (2012) Importance of Two Consecutive Methionines at the N-terminus of a Cellulose Synthase (PtdCesA8) for Normal Wood Cellulose Synthesis in Transgenic Aspen. Tree Physiology 32(11): 1403-1412 first published online October 17, 2012
  • Chandrashekhar P. Joshi*, Shivegowda Thammannagowda, Takeshi Fujino, Jiqing Gou, Utku Avci, Candace H. Haigler, Lisa M. McDonnell, Shawn D. Mansfield, Bemnet Menghesa, Nicholas C. Carpita, Darby Harris, Seth DeBolt and Gary F. Peter (2011) Perturbation of wood cellulose synthesis causes pleiotropic effects in transgenic aspen. Molecular Plant 4(2) 331-345.
  • Zhu X, Pattahil S, Mazumdar K, Brehm A, Hahn MG. Dinesh-Kumar SP and C. P. Joshi (2010) Virus-induced gene silencing offers a functional genomics platform for studying plant cell wall formation. Molecular Plant 3 (5): 818-833.
  • Fuyu Xu and Chandrashekhar P. Joshi (2010) Overexpression of Aspen Sucrose Synthase Gene Promotes Growth and Development of Transgenic Arabidopsis Plants. Advances in Biosciences and Biotechnology 1: 426-438.
  • Xu F and C. P. Joshi (2010). In vitro demonstration of interactions among the zinc-binding domains of cellulose synthases in Arabidopsis and aspen. Advances in Biosciences and Biotechnology 1 (3) 152-161.
  • Manoj Kumar, Shivegowda Thammannagowda, Vincent Bulone, Vincent Chiang, Kyung-Hwan Han, Chandrashekhar P. Joshi, Shawn D. Mansfield, Ewa Mellerowicz, Björn Sundberg, Tuula Teeri, and Brian E. Ellis. An update on the nomenclature for the cellulose synthases genes from Populus. Trends in Plant Science 14(5):248-254, 2009.
  • (Invited presentation) C.P. Joshi: Genetic engineering of poplars for biofuel production via altered synthesis of cellulose. Presented at Tree Biotechnology meeting at Whistler, BC, Canada during June 28-July 2, 2009.
  • Shanfa Lu, Laigeng Li, Xiaoping Yi, Chandrashekhar P. Joshi, and Vincent L. Chiang: Differential expression of three eucalyptus secondary cell wall- related cellulose synthase genes in response to tension stress. Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 681-695, 2008.
  • C. P. Joshi, Brunner A, Busov V, Meilan R, Thammanagowda S, Tsai C.: Poplars. In: Compendium of transgenic crop plants: Transgenic forest tree species. C. Kole and T. Hall (Eds). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK. PP 1-34. 2008.
  • C.P. Joshi and S.D. Mansfield: The cellulose paradox: simple molecule, complex biosynthesis. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 10: 220-226, 2007.
  • C. P. Joshi: Genomics of Wood development. In Aluízio Borém (Ed) Forest Biotechnology. Universidade Vicosa, Brazil, PP 273-295. 2007 (in Portuguese).
  • Reginaldo A. Festucci-Buselli, Wagner C. Otoni and Chandrashekhar P. Joshi: Structure, organization and functions of cellulose synthase complexes in higher plants. Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology 19(1) 1-17, 2007.

Charles Kerfoot

Amy M. Marcarelli

  • Marcarelli AM, Baxter CV, Wipfli MS. 2014. Nutrient additions to mitigate for loss of Pacific salmon: consequences for stream biofilm and nutrient dynamics. Ecosphere 5:69. Read More
  • Ray AM, Mebane CA, Raben F, Irvine KM, & Marcarelli AM. 2014. Evaluation of a combined macrophyte-epiphyte bioassay for assessing nutrient enrichment in the Portneuf River, Idaho, USA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186:4081-4096. Read More
  • Bechtold HA, Marcarelli AM, Baxter CV & Inouye RS. 2012. Effects of N, P andorganic carbon on stream biofilm nutrient limitation and uptake in a semi-arid watershed. Limnology and Oceanography 57:1544-1554. Read More
  • Mineau MM, Baxter CV, Marcarelli AM & Minshall GW. 2012. An invasive riparian tree reduces stream ecosystem efficiency via a recalcitrant organic matter subsidy. Ecology 93:1501-1508 Read More
  • Scott JT & Marcarelli AM. 2012. Cyanobacteria in freshwater benthic environments. Pp 271-289 in: Whitton BA (ed) Ecology of Cyanobacteria II: Their Diversity in Time and Space. Springer. Read More
  • Marcarelli AM, Baxter CV, Mineau MM & Hall RO. 2011. Quantity and quality: unifying food web and ecosystem perspectives on the role of resource subsidies in freshwaters. Ecology 92: 1215-1225. Read More
  • Hopkins JM, Marcarelli AM & Bechtold HA. 2011. Ecosystem structure and function are complementary measures of water quality in a polluted, spring-influenced river. Water Air and Soil Pollution 214: 409-421. Read More
  • Marcarelli AM, Van Kirk RW & Baxter CV. 2010. Predicting effects of hydrologic alteration and climate change on ecosystem metabolism in a western U.S. river. Ecological Applications 20: 2081-2088. Read More

Guiliang Tang

  • Zhenying Cai, Jingjing Liu, Haijiao Wang, Cangjing Yang, Yuxiao Chen, Yongchi Li, Shanjin Pan, Rui Dong, Guiliang Tang, Juan de Dios Barajas-Lopez, Hiroaki Fujii, and Xuelu Wang (2014) GSK3-like kinases positively modulate abscisic acid signaling through phosphorylating subgroup III SnRK2s in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 13. pii: 201316717. [Epub ahead of print] Read More
  • James Wong, Lei Gao, Yang Yang, Jixian Zhai, Siwaret Arikit, Yu Yu, Shuyi Duan, Vicky Chan, Qin Xiong, Jun Yan, Shengben Li, Renyi Liu, Yuanchao Wang, Guiliang Tang, Blake C. Meyers, Xuemei Chen and Wenbo Ma (2014) Roles of Small RNAs in Soybean Defense against Phytophthora sojae Infection. Plant J. 2014 Jun 18. doi: 10.1111/tpj.12590. [Epub ahead of print] Read More
  • Chi M, Bhagwat B, Lane WD, Tang G, Su Y, Sun R, Oomah BD, Wiersma PA, Xiang Y. (2014) Reduced polyphenol oxidase gene expression and enzymatic browning in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) with artificial microRNAs. BMC Plant Biol. 11;14(1):62. Read More
  • Tang G and Tang X. (2013) Short Tandem Target Mimic: A Long Journey to the Engineered Molecular Landmine for Selective Destruction/Blockage of microRNAs in Plants and Animals. Journal of Genetics and Genomics. 40 (6): 291–296. Read More
  • Bhagwata B, Chia M, Su L, Tang H, Tang G., Xiang Y. (2013) An in vivo Transient Expression System Can Be Applied for Rapid and Effective Selection of Artificial microRNA Constructs for Plant Stable Genetic Transformation. Journal of Genetics and Genomics. 40(5): 261-70. Read More
  • Tang G*, Yan J, Gu Y, Qiao M, Fan R, Mao Y, Tang X*. (2012) Construction of short tandem target mimic (STTM) to block the functions of plant and animal microRNAs. Methods 58(2):118-25.(*Corresponding authors) Read More
  • Yan J, Gu Y, Jia X, Kang W, Pan S, Tang X, Chen X, Tang G. (2012) Effective small RNA destruction by the expression of a short tandem target mimic in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 24(2):415-27. Read More
  • Lewis RW, Tang G, McNear DH Jr. (2012) Morphological and genetic changes induced by excess Zn in roots of Medicago truncatula A17 and a Zn accumulating mutant.BMC Res Notes. 5(1):657 Read More
  • Ren L. and Tang G. (2012) Identification of sucrose-responsive microRNAs reveals sucrose-regulated copper accumulations in an SPL7-dependent and independent manner in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Science, 187: 59-68 Read More
  • Dianwei Han, Jun Zhang, and Guiliang Tang (2012) MicroRNAfold: pre-microRNA secondary structure prediction based on Modified NCM model with thermodynamics-based scoring strategy. International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics 6(3):272-91 Read More
  • Iyer NJ, Jia X, Sunkar R, Tang G, Mahalingam R. (2012) microRNAs responsive to ozone-induced oxidative stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Signal Behav 7(4):484 - 491. Read More
  • Lijuan Ji, Xigang Liu, Jun Yan, Wenming Wang, Rae Eden Yumul, Yu Ju Kim, Thanh Theresa Dinh, Jun Liu, Xia Cui, Binglian Zheng, Manu Agarwal, Chunyan Liu, Xiaofeng Cao, Guiliang Tang, and Xuemei Chen* (2011) ARGONAUTE10 and ARGONAUTE1 Regulate the Termination of Floral Stem Cells through Two microRNAs in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet. 7(3):e1001358. Epub 2011 Mar 31. Read More
  • Tang X, Tang X, Gal J, Kyprianou N, Zhu H, Tang G. (2011) Detection of microRNAs in prostate cancer cells by microRNA array. Methods Mol Biol. 732:69-88. Read More
  • Xiaoyun Jia, Jun Yan, and Guiliang Tang (2011) MicroRNA-mediated DNA methylation in plants. Frontiers in Biology 6(2):133-139 Read More
  • Dianwei Han, Guiliang Tang, and Jun Zhang (2011) A Parallel Strategy for Predicting the Secondary Structure of Polycistronic MicroRNAs. Int. J.Bioinformatics Research and Applications (In press)
  • Guiliang Tang (2010) Plant microRNAs: An insight into their gene structures and evolution. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology 21:782-789. Read More
  • Wang WX, Wilfred BR, Madathil SK, Tang G, Hu Y, Dimayuga J, Stromberg AJ, Huang Q, Saatman KE, Nelson PT (2010) MiR-107 Regulates Granulin/Progranulin with Implications for Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurodegenerative Disease. Am J Pathol. 177(1):334-45 Read More

Xiaoqing Tang

  • Mao Y, Mohan R, Zhang S, Tang X. (2013) MicroRNAs as pharmacological targets in diabetes. Pharmacol Res. (In press. doi:pii: S1043-6618(13)00102-3. 10.1016/j.phrs.2013.06.005.) Read More
  • Tang G* and Tang X*. (2013) Short Tandem Target Mimic: A Long Journey to the Engineered Molecular Landmine for Selective Destruction/Blockage of microRNAs in Plants and Animals. Journal of Genetics and Genomics. 40 (6): 291–296. Read More
  • Tang G*, Yan J, Gu Y, Qiao M, Fan R, Mao Y, Tang X*. (2012) Construction of short tandem target mimic (STTM) to block the functions of plant and animal microRNAs. Methods (in press, *Corresponding authors) Read More
  • Zhao X, Mohan R, Ozcan S, Tang X. (2012) MicroRNA-30d Induces Insulin Transcription Factor MafA and Insulin Production by Targeting Mitogen-activated Protein 4 Kinase 4 (MAP4K4) in Pancreatic β-Cells. J Biol Chem. 287(37):31155-64. Read More
  • Tang X, Tang X, Gal J, Kyprianou N, Zhu H, Tang G. (2011) Detection of microRNAs in prostate cancer cells by microRNA array. Methods Mol Biol. 732:69-88. Read More
  • Tang, X., Muniappan, L., Tang, G., and Ozcan, S. (2009) Identification of glucose-regulated miRNAs from pancreatic beta cells reveals a role for miR-30d in insulin transcription. RNA 15:287-293.
  • Tang, X.*, Tang, G., and Özcan S*. (2008) Role of microRNAs in diabetes. BBA-Gene Regulatory Mechanisms. 1779: 697-701 (* Corresponding authors).
  • Tang, G., Tang, X., Mendu, V., Tang, XH., and Jia, X. (2008) The art of microRNA: Various strategies leading to gene silencing via an ancient pathway. BBA-Gene Regulatory Mechanisms. 1779: 655-662.
  • Tang, G., Xiang, Y., Kang, Z., Mendu, V., Tang, X., Jia, X., and Tang, X. (2008) Small RNA technologies: siRNA, miRNA, antagomiR, target mimicry, miRNA sponge and miRNA profiling. Current Perspectives in MicroRNAs (miRNA), Springer Netherlands, pp 17-33.
  • Tang, X., Gal J., Zhang X., Zhu H. and Tang G. (2007) A simple array platform for microRNA analysis and its application in mouse tissues. RNA 13,1803-22.
  • Tang, X., Guilherme A, Chakladar A, Powelka AM, Konda S, Virbasius JV, Nicoloro SM, Straubhaar J, Czech MP. (2006) An RNA interference-based screen identifies MAP4K4/NIK as a negative regulator of PPARgamma, adipogenesis, and insulin-responsive hexose transport. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 103, 2087-2092.
  • Powelka, A.M., Seth, A., Virbasius, J.V., Kiskinis, E., Nicoloro, S.M., Guilherme, A., Tang, X., Straubhaar, J., Cherniack, A.D., Parker, M.G., Czech, M.P. (2006) Suppression of oxidative metabolism and mitochondrial biogenesis by the transcriptional corepressor RIP140 in mouse adipocytes. J Clin Invest. 116,125-136.
  • Tang, X., Powelka, A.M., Soriano, N.A., Czech, M.P. and Guilherme A. (2005) PTEN, but not SHIP2, suppresses insulin signaling through the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt pathway in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes. J Biol Chem. 280,22523-22529.
  • Zhou, Q.L., Park, J.G., Jiang, Z.Y., Holik, J.J., Mitra, P., Semiz, S., Guilherme, A., Powelka, A.M., Tang, X., Virbasius, J., Czech, M.P. (2004) Analysis of insulin signalling by RNAi-based gene silencing. Biochem Soc Trans. 32(Pt 5), 817-821.

Thomas Werner

  • Mitchell, C.M., Saul, M.C., Lei, L., Wei, H., Werner, T. (2014) The Mechanisms Underlying Alpha-Amanitin Resistance in Drosophila melanogaster: A Microarray Analysis. PLoS ONE. Apr 2;9(4):e93489. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093489
  • Bray, M.J., Werner, T., Dyer, K.A. (2013) Two genomic regions together cause dark abdominal pigmentation in Drosophila tenebrosa. Heredity (11 December 2013) doi:10.1038/hdy.2013.124
  • Werner T. (2012) Leopard spots and zebra stripes on fruit fly wings. Nature Education/Bedford Freeman Worth
  • Werner T., Koshikawa S., Williams T.M., Carroll S.B. (2010) Generation of a novel wing color pattern by the Wingless morphogen. Nature, Vol. 464, pp. 1143-1148.
  • Rebeiz M., Ramos-Womack M., Jeong S., Andolfatto P., Werner T., True J., Stern D.L., Carroll S.B. (2009) Evolution of the tan Locus Contributed to Pigment Loss in Drosophila santomea: A Response to Matute et al. Cell, Vol. 139, pp. 1189-1196.
  • Williams T.M. , Selegue J.E., Werner T., Gompel N., Kopp A., and Carroll S. B. (2008) The Regulation and Evolution of a Genetic Switch Controlling Sexually Dimorphic Traits in Drosophila. Cell, Vol. 134, pp. 610–623.
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Ramakrishna Wusirika

  • Rafi S, Ramakrishna W. (2012) Bioinformatic analysis of epigenetic and microRNA mediated regulation of drought responsive genes in rice. PloS ONE 7:e49331. Read More
  • Li K, Pidatala RR, Ramakrishna W (2012) Mutational, proteomic and metabolomic analysis of a plant growth promoting copper-resistant Pseudomonas spp. FEMS Microbiol Lett 335: 140–148. Read More
  • Deshpande AD, Dhadi SR, Hager E, Ramakrishna W. (2012) Rice callus suspension cultures inhibit growth of two cancer cell lines. Phytotherapy Research 26: 1075–1081 Read More
  • Krom N, Ramakrishna, W. (2012) Retrotransposon insertions in rice gene pairs associated with reduced conservation of gene pairs in grass genomes. Genomics 99:308-314.
  • Dhadi SR, Deshpande A, Ramakrishna W. (2012) A novel non-wounding transient expression assay for cereals mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 30:36-45.
  • Li K, Ramakrishna W. (2011) Effect of multiple metal resistant bacteria from contaminated lake sediments on metal accumulation and plant growth. J. Hazardous Materials 189:531-539.
  • Xu Z, Rafi S, Ramakrishna W. (2011) Polymorphisms and evolutionary history of retrotransposon insertions in rice promoters. Genome 54:629-638.
  • Krom N, Ramakrishna W. (2010) Conservation, rearrangement, and deletion of gene pairs during the evolution of four grass genomes. DNA Research 17:343-352.
  • Dhadi SR, Krom N, Ramakrishna W. (2009) Genome-wide comparative analysis of putative bidirectional promoters from rice, Arabidopsis and Populus. Gene 429:65-73.
  • Krom N, Ramakrishna, W. (2008) Comparative analysis of divergent and convergent gene pairs and their expression patterns in rice, Arabidopsis, and Populus. Plant Physiology 147:1763-1773.
  • Krom N, Recla J, Ramakrishna W. (2008) Analysis of genes associated with retrotransposons in the rice genome. Genetica 134:297-310.
  • Xu Z, Ramakrishna W. (2008) Retrotransposon insertion polymorphisms in six rice genes and their evolutionary history. Gene 412:50-58.
  • Yan L, Loukoianov A, Blechl A, Tranquilli G, Ramakrishna W, SanMiguel P, Bennetzen JL, Echenique V, Dubcovsky J. (2004) The wheat VRN2 gene is a flowering repressor down-regulated by vernalization. Science 303:1640-1644.
  • Ramakrishna W, Deng Z, Ding CK, Handa AK, Ozminkowski RH Jr. (2003) A novel small heat shock protein gene, vis1, contributes to pectin depolymerization and juice viscosity in tomato fruit. Plant Physiology 131: 725-735.
  • Bennetzen JL, Ramakrishna W. (2002) Numerous small rearrangements of gene content, order and orientation differentiate grass genomes. Plant Molecular Biology 48:821-827.
  • Ramakrishna W, Dubcovsky J, Park Y-J, Busso C, Emberton J, SanMiguel P, Bennetzen JL. (2002) Different types and rates of genome evolution detected by comparative sequence analysis of orthologous segments from four cereal genomes. Genetics 162:1389-1400.
  • Ramakrishna W, Emberton J, Ogden M, SanMiguel P, Bennetzen JL. (2002) Structural analysis of the maize Rp1 complex uncovers numerous sites and unexpected mechanisms of local rearrangement. Plant Cell 14:3213-3223.