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Toothaker J.M., Roosa, K., Voss, A.E., Getman, S.M. and Pepling, M.E. (2022). Oocyte survival and follicle formation in an estrogen deficient environment. Endocrine Research 47, 45-55.

Burton, J.N., Luke, A.J., and Pepling, M.E. (2022). Regulation of primordial follicle formation by KIT signaling through the PI3 Kinase pathway. Biology of Reproduction 106, 515-525.

Juárez-Morales, J. L., Weierud, F., England, S. J., Demby, C., Santos, N., Grieb, G., Mazan, S., & Lewis, K. E. (2021). Evolution of lbx spinal cord expression and function. Evolution & Development, 23, 404– 422.

Wang, X. and Pepling, M.E. (2021). Regulation of Meiotic Prophase One in Mammalian Oocytes. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 9, 1291.

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Garner AM, Wilson MC, Wright C, Russell AP, Niewiarowski PH, Dhinojwala A. The same but different: setal arrays of anoles and geckos indicate alternative approaches to achieving similar adhesive effectiveness. J Anat. 2021 May;238(5):1143-1155. doi: 10.1111/joa.13377. Epub 2020 Dec 14. PMID: 33319377; PMCID: PMC8053591.

O’Connell, J.M. and Pepling, M.E. (2021). Primordial Follicle Formation - Some Assembly Required. Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research 18, 118-127.

Garner AM, Pamfilie AM, Dhinojwala A, Niewiarowski PH. Tokay geckos (Gekkonidae: Gekko gecko) preferentially use substrates that elicit maximal adhesive performance. J Exp Biol. 2021 Feb 25;224(Pt 4):jeb241240. doi: 10.1242/jeb.241240. PMID: 33504587.

Garner, A.M. and A.P. Russell. 2021. Revisiting the classification of squamate adhesive setae: historical, morphological, and functional perspectives. Royal Society Open Science 8: 202039.

Russell, A.P. and A.M. Garner. 2021. Setal field transects, evolutionary transitions and gecko-anole convergence provide insights into the fundamentals of form and function of the digital adhesive system of lizards. Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering 6:1-17.

S. J. England, G. A. Cerda, A. Kowalchuk, T. Sorice, G. Grieb, and K. E. Lewis (2020) Hmx3a has essential functions in zebrafish spinal cord, ear and lateral line development. Genetics 216: 1153-1185. DOI: PMCID: PMC7768253

Caruana J., Dhar N., R. Raina (2020) Overexpression of Arabidopsis microRNA167 induces salicylic acid-dependent defense against Pseudomonas syringae through the regulation of its targets ARF6 and ARF8. Plant Direct. 2020;00:1–16.

Rathbun L., Aljiboury A., Bai X., Hall NA., Manikas J., Amack JD., Bembenek JN., Hehnly H., PLK1- and PLK4-Mediated Asymmetric Mitotic Centrosome Size and Positioning in the Early Zebra-fish Embryo, Current Biology (2020),

Dhar N., Caruana J., Erdem I., Raina R. (2020) An Arabidopsis DISEASE RELATED NONSPECIFIC LIPID TRANSFER PROTEIN 1 (DRN1) is required for resistance against various phytopathogens and tolerance to salt stress. GENE,

Dutta, A., Choudhary, P., Gupta, P., Chatterjee, S., Liu, Po-Pu, Klessig, D. F., Raina, R. (2020) Arabidopsis SMALL DEFENSE-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 1 modulates pathogen defense and tolerance to oxidative stress. Front. Plant Sci., doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00703.

McCullough, E.L., Verdeflor, L., Weinsztok, A., Wiles, J.R., and Dorus, S., "Exploratory Activities for Understanding Evolutionary Relationships Depicted by Phylogenetic Trees: United but Diverse", The American Biology Teacher, (2020) 82 (5): 333-337.

Dhar, N., Caruana, J., Erdem, I., Subbarao, K. V., Klosterman, S. J., and Raina, R. (2020) The Arabidopsis SENESCENCE ASSOCIATED GENE 13 regulates dark-induced senescence and plays contrasting roles in the defense against bacterial and fungal pathogens. MPMI

Rathbun, L.I., Colicino, E.G., Manikas, J. et al. Cytokinetic bridge triggers de novo lumen formation in vivo. Nat Commun 11, 1269 (2020).

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Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants, Susan E. Parks and 20 others, Science, 13 Dec 2019, Vol 366, Issue 6471, pp. 1367-1372, DOI: 10.1126/science.aax9044

Garner, A.M., C. Buo, J.M. Piechowski, A.M. Pamfilie, S.R. Stefanovic, A. Dhinojwala, and P.H. Niewiarowski. 2019. Digital hyperextension has no influence on the active self-drying of gecko adhesive subdigital pads. Journal of Experimental Zoology – Part A 333(2): 118-125.

Cohn, E., P. Cole, A. Haymaker, A.M. Garner, and R.L. Londraville. 2019. Response to Underwater Laser Pointer in the Orange-Finned Anemonefish Amphiprion chrysopterus and Three-spot Damselfish Dascyllus trimaculatus. Journal of Fish Biology 96: 274-277.

Li D., Liu R., Singh D., Yuan X., Kachroo P. and Raina, R. (2020) JMJ14 encoded H3K4 demethylase modulates immune responses by regulating defence gene expression and pipecolic acid levels. New Phytologist 225: 2108-2121.

K. L. Duggan, M. Morris, S. K. Bhatia, M. M. Khachan, K. E. Lewis (2019). Effects of Cationic Polyacrylamide and Cationic Starch on Aquatic Life. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste 23 (4).

Gamel, K.M., A.M. Garner, and B.E. Flammang. Bioinspired remora adhesive disc offers insight into evolution. 2019. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 14(5): 1-8.

Niewiarowski, P.H., A. Dhinojwala, and A.M. Garner. 2019. Adapting a thermal physical model approach to estimate gecko adhesion performance opportunity and constraint: How rough could it be? Integrative and Comparative Biology 59(1): 203-213.

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Colicino EG, Stevens K, Curtis E, Rathbun L, Bates M, Manikas J, Amack J, Freshour J, Hehnly H. Chromosome misalignment is associated with PLK1 activity at cenexin-positive mitotic centrosomes. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2019. PMID:31042116

Dao TP, Martyniak B, Canning AJ, Lei Y, Colicino EG, Cosgrove MS, Hehnly H, Castañeda CA*. (2019) ALS-linked mutations affect UBQLN2 oligomerization and phase separation in a position- and amino acid-dependent manner. Structure. 27: 937-951. DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2019.03.012.

R. Hartwell, S. England, N. Monk, N. van Hateren, S. Baxendale, M. Marzo, K. E. Lewis and T. Whitfield (2019). Anteroposterior patterning of the zebrafish ear through Fgf- and Hh-dependent regulation of hmx3a expression. PLoS genetics 15 (4), e1008051.

Yiran Y, Jones HB, Dao TP, Castañeda CA*. (2019) Single amino acid substitutions in stickers, but not spacers, substantially alter UBQLN2 phase transitions and dense phase material properties. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 123: 3618-3629. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b01024.

D. R. Johnson, M. M. Blum, K. E. Lewis, and S. W. Alestalo (2019) Intersectionality as Praxis for Equity in STEM: A WiSE Women of Color Program. Chapter 19 in "Intersectionality & Higher Education: Theory, Research and Praxis". Second Edition. Peter Lang. [Peer-reviewed chapter].

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Kemp Eliminases of the AlleyCat Family Possess High Substrate Promiscuity, (ChemCatChem 5/2019), Dr. Elizabeth A. Caselle, Jennifer H. Yoon, Sagar Bhattacharya, Joel J. L. Rempillo , Zsófia Lengyel, Dr. Areetha D'Souza, Dr. Yurii S. Moroz, Patricia L. Tolbert, Dr. Alexander N. Volkov, Prof. Dr. Marcello Forconi, Prof. Dr. Carlos A. Castañeda, Prof. Dr. Olga V. Makhlynets, Prof. Dr. Ivan V. Korendovych,

Yang, B. , X. Xu, L. Russell, M.T. Sullenberger, J.L. Yanowitz, and E.M. Maine (2019) A DNA repair protein and histone methyltransferase interact to promote genome stability in C. elegans germ line. PLoS Genetics 15(2):e1007992. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007992.

Sullenberger, M.T., and E.M. Maine (2018) Simplified detection of a point mutation in C. elegans using tetra-primer ARMS-PCR.  microPublication Biology

McInerney, S.J., B. Khakipoor, A.M. Garner, T. Houette, C.K. Unsworth, A. Rupp, N. Weiner, J.F.V. Vincent, J.K.S. Nagel, and P.H. Niewiarowski. 2018. E2BMO: Facilitating User Interaction with a BioMimetic Ontology via Semantic Translation and Interface Design. Designs 2(4): 53.

Mutlu, B., H-M. Chen, J.J. Moresco, B.D. Orelo, B. Yang, J. Gaspar, S. Keppler-Ross, J.R. Yates III, D.H. Hall, E.M. Maine, and S.E. Mango (2018) Regulated nuclear accumulation of a histone methyltransferase times the onset of heterochromatin formation in C. elegans embryos.  Science Advances 4: eaat6224.

Lissemore, J.L., E. Connors, Y. Liu, L. Qiao, B. Yang, M.L. Edgley, S. Flibotte, J. Taylor, V. Au, D.G. Moerman, and E.M. Maine (2018) The molecular chaperone HSP90 promotes Notch signaling in the germline of Caenorhabditis elegans.  G3 8:1535-1544.

Dao TP, Kolaitis R-M, Kim HJ, O’Donovan K, Martyniak B, Colicino E, Hehnly H, Taylor JP, Castañeda CA*. (2018) Ubiquitin modulates liquid-liquid phase separation of UBQLN2 via disruption of multivalent interactions. Molecular Cell. 69: 965-978. DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2018.02.004.

Chepurny OG, Bonaccorso RL, Leech CA, Wöllert T, Langford GM, Schwede F, Roth CL, Doyle RP, Holz GG. Chimeric peptide EP45 as a dual agonist at GLP-1 and NPY2R receptors. Scientific Reports. 2018; 8(1):3749.

Li, Y., and E.M. Maine (2018) The balance of poly(U) polymerase activity ensures germline identity, survival, and development in Caenorhabditis elegans. Development 145: dev165944. doi: 10.1242/dev.165944.

Garner, A.M., S.M. Lopez, and P.H. Niewiarowski. 2017. Brown anole (Anolis sagrei) adhesive forces remain unaffected by partial claw clipping. Acta Herpetologica 12:133-137.

Moss*, D.K., Ivany, L.C., Silver, R.B., Schue*, J., and Artruc*, E.G. (2017) High latitude settings promote extreme longevity in fossil marine bivalves. Paleobiology, v. 43, pp. 365-382. DOI:

Garner, A.M., A.Y. Stark, S.A. Thomas, and P.H. Niewiarowski. 2017. Geckos go the Distance: Water's Effect on the Speed of Adhesive Locomotion in Geckos. Journal of Herpetology 51:240-244.

Castañeda CA*, Chaturvedi A, Camara CM, Curtis JE, Krueger S, Fushman D. (2016) Linkage-specific conformational ensembles of non-canonical polyubiquitin chains. Phys Chem Chem Phys 18: 5771-5788. DOI: 0.1039/C5CP04601G.

Castañeda CA, Liu J, Chaturvedi A, Nowicka U, Cropp TA, Fushman D. (2011) Nonenzymatic assembly of natural polyubiquitin chains of any linkage composition and isotopic labeling scheme. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133: 17855-17868. DOI: 10.1021/ja207220g.