Honors Project 2009-2010

Katharina Biolotti - The Thermal and Photochemical Stabilities and the Excited Electronic States of Natural and Synthetic Polyenes

Shelby Davies - Targeted functional analysis of Fgf/Bmp antagonistic signaling during tooth development in Danio rerio

Erica Ehrhardt - The effect of myosuppressin on nitric oxide feedback in the heart of the lobster, Homarus americanus

Tenzing Lama - Characterization of prdm1a in zebrafish tooth development

Lauren Marshall - Analysis of homolog pairing in Drosophila melanogaster using RNAi knockdowns

Norris Wong - Quantifying microbial contributions to SOM under elevated CO2

A sampling of peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts co-authored by Biochemistry students (students indicated with *):

Christensen RL, Barney* EA, Broene RD, Galinato MG, Frank HA (2004) Linear polyenes: models for the spectroscopy and photophisics of carotenoids.  Arch. Biochem. Biophys.  430:30

Graustein* A, Walters* J, Gaspar* J, Palopoli MF (2002) Levels of DNA polymorphism vary with mating systems in the nematode genus Caenorhabditis. Genetics 161: 99-107

Koenigs MB*, Richardson EA*, Dube DH (2009) Metabolic profiling of Helicobacter pylori glycosylation. Molecular Biosystems. in press

Kohorn BD, Kobayashi M, Johansen S, Riese J, Huang L-F, Koch K, Fu* S, Dotson* A, Byers* N (2006) An Arabidopsis Cell Wall Associated Kinase Required for Invertase Activity and Cell Growth. The Plant Journal 46: 307-316

Kohorn BD, Kobayashi M, Johansen S, Fischer* A, Byers* N (2006) Wall Associated Kinase 1 is Crosslinked in Endomembranes and Transport To The Cell Surface Requires Correct Cell Wall Synthesis. Journal Cell Science 119: 2282-2290

Logan BA, Kornyeyev D, Hardison* J, Holaday AS (2006) The role of antioxidant enzymes in photoprotection.  Photosynthesis Research (2006) 88: 119-132

McBride AE, Conboy AK*, Borwn SP*, Ariyachet C, Rutledge KL (2009) Specific sequences within arginine-glycine-rich domains affect mRNA-binding protein fuction.  Nucleic Acids Res. Epub ahead of print

McBride AE, Zurita-Lopez C, Regis A, Blum E, Conboy A*, Elf S Clarke S (2007) Protein arginine methylation in Candida albicans: Role in nuclear transport.  Eukaryot Cell. 6(7): 1119-29

McBride AE, Cook JT*, Stemmler EA, Rutledge KL, McGrath KA* Rubens JA (2005) Arginine methylation of yeast mRNA-binding protein Npl3 directly affects its function, nuclear export, and intranuclear protein interactions.  J Biol Chem 280(35): 30888-98

Palopoli MF, Rockman MR, TinMaung A, Ramsay C, Curwen S*, Aduna A, Laurita J, Kruglyak L. (2008) Molecular basis of the copulatroy plug ploymorphism in Caenorhabditis elegans.  Nature 454:1019-1022

Stemmler EA, Cashman* CR, Messinger DI, Gardner* NP, Dickinson PS, Christie AE  High resolution direct-tissue MALDI-FTMS reveals broad conservation of three neuropeptides (APSGFLGMRamide, GYRKPPFNGSIFamide and pQDLDHVFLRFamide) across members of seven decapod crustaean infraorders. Peptides. in press

Stemmler EA, Hsu YA, Cashman* CR, Messinger DI, de la Iglesia HO, Dickinson PS, Christie AE (2007) Direct tissue MALDI-FTMS profiling of individual Cancer productus sinus glands reveals that one of three distinct combinations of crustacean hyperglycemic hormone precursor-related peptide (CPRP) isoforms are present in individual crabs. General and Comparative Endocrinology 154: 187-192