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    [Section_Value2] => <p>My research interests include the systematics of the economically important plant genera Rubus (Rosaceae), which includes blackberries and raspberries, and Mentha (Lamiaceae), including spearmint and peppermint. These groups have long been considered taxonomically difficult due in part to polyploidy (more than two sets of chromosomes), agamospermy (asexual seed production) in Rubus, and hybridization. I primarily use molecular techniques, in particular DNA sequencing, to address evolutionary biology questions. These data can be used, for example, to infer evolutionary relationships (phylogeny reconstruction), test hypotheses of hybridization, examine biogeographic patterns, and consider modes of speciation especially in polyploid taxa.</p>
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<p>Alice, L. A.&nbsp; 2012.&nbsp; <em>Rubus</em>.&nbsp; Pp. 1202-1207, <em>in</em> B. G. Baldwin et al. (eds.).&nbsp; The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California.&nbsp; University of California Press, Berkeley.</p>
<p>Alice, L. A., T. M. Dodson, and B. L. Sutherland. 2008. &nbsp;Diversity and relationships of Bhutanese Rubus (Rosaceae). &nbsp;Pp. 63-69, in P. Ba&ntilde;ados and A. Dale (eds.). &nbsp;Acta Horticulturae 777, Proceedings of the 9th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium, Pucon, Chile, 2005.<br /> <br /> Bunsawat, J., N. Elliott, K. Hertweck, E. Sproles, and L. A. Alice. &nbsp;2004. Phylogenetics of Mentha (Lamiaceae): Evidence from Chloroplast DNA Sequences. &nbsp;Systematic Botany 29: 959-964.<br /> <br /> Alice, L. A., T. Eriksson, B. Eriksen, and C. S. Campbell. &nbsp;2001. Hybridization and gene flow between distantly related species of Rubus (Rosaceae): Evidence from nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer sequences. &nbsp;Systematic Botany 26: 769-778.</p>
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<p>Postdoc (2009-2010)- University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK &amp; University of California, Berkeley, CA</p>
<p>Ph. D. in Zoology (2004)- University of Washington, Seattle, WA</p>
<p>B.A. in Biology (1997)- Colby College, Waterville, ME</p>
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<p><strong>Ashley, N. T.</strong>, Ubuka, T., Schwabl, I. Goymann, W., Salli, B.<sup>*</sup>, Bentley, G. E., and Buck, C. L. 2014. Revealing a circadian clock in captive arctic-breeding songbirds, Lapland longspurs (<em>Calcarius lapponicus</em>), under constant illumination. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Journal of Biological Rhythms</span> 29:456-69.</p>
<p><strong>Ashley, N. T., </strong>Walton, J. C., Haim, A., Zhang, N., Prince, L. A., Fruchey, A. M., Lieberman, R. A., Weil, Z. M., Magalang, U. J., Nelson, R. J. 2013<em>.</em> Sleep deprivation attenuates cytokine gene expression independent of photoperiod and circulating cortisol in endotoxin-challenged male Siberian hamsters. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Journal of Experimental&nbsp; Biology</span>, In press</p>
<p><strong>Ashley, N. T., </strong>Schwabl, I., Goymann, W., and Buck, C. L. 2013. Keeping time under the midnight sun: behavioral and melatonin profiles of free-living Lapland Longspurs (<em>Calcarius lapponicus</em>) during the Arctic summer.<em> </em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A.</span> 319:10-12.</p>
<p><strong>Ashley, N. T., </strong>Weil, Z. W., and Nelson, R. J. 2012. In press. Inflammation: mechanisms, costs, and natural variation. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics.</span></p>
<p><strong>Ashley, N. T.</strong>, Zhang, N., Weil, Z. M., Magalang, U., Nelson, R. J. 2012. Photoperiod alters the duration and intensity of non-REM sleep following immune challenge in Siberian hamsters (<em>Phodopus sungorus</em>). <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Chronobiology International</span>. 29:683-692.</p>
<p><strong>Ashley, N. T.</strong> and J. C. Wingfield.&nbsp; 2012. Sickness Behavior in Vertebrates: Allostasis, Life History Modulation, and Hormonal Regulation. In: G. E. Demas and R. J. Nelson, eds. EcoImmunology. Pp. 45-91. Oxford University Press.</p>
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    [Section_Value2] => <p>My research interest is understanding host-bacterial interactions during infections especially by pathogens that grow inside the cells using macrophages and <em>Legionella pneumophila</em> as an infection model system. This causative agent of Legionnaires disease, releases an array of bacterial proteins upon infection to hijack multiple host cellular processes to survive and replicate. The research is focused on characterizing the functional role of bacterial proteins during an infection.&nbsp; The research in my lab is related to biomedical fields specifically microbiology, cell biology, immunology, biochemistry and molecular biology.&nbsp;</p>
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<p>Ph.D. (2009) in Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN</p>
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    [Section_Value4] => <p><strong>Banga S</strong>, Coursen JD, Portugal S, Tran TM, Hancox L, Ongoiba A, Traore B, Doumbo OK, Huang CY, Harty JT and Crompton PD. Impact of acute malaria on pre-existing antibodies to viral and vaccine antigens in mice and humans. <em>PLOS One</em><em>,</em> (2015) 10(4): e0125090<strong></strong></p>
<p>Weber MM, Chen C, Rowin K, Mertens K, Galvan G, Zhi H, Dealing CM, Roman VA, <strong>Banga S,</strong> Tan Y, Luo ZQ and Samuel JE. Identification of C. burnetii type IV secretion substrates required for intracellular replication and Coxiella-containing vacuole formation. Journal of Bacteriology (2013) 195 (17): 3914-3924<strong></strong></p>
<p>Zhu W, <strong>Banga S</strong>, Tan Y, Zheng C, Stephenson R, Gately J and Luo ZQ. Comprehensive identification of protein substrates of the Dot/Icm type IV transporter of <em>Legionella pneumophila</em>. <em>PLOS One</em><em>,</em> (2011) 6(3): e17638 <strong></strong></p>
<p>Fontana MF, <strong>Banga S</strong>, Barry KC, Shen X, Tan Y, Luo ZQ and Vance RE. Secreted bacterial effectors that inhibit host protein synthesis are critical for induction of the innate immune response to virulent <em>Legionella pneumophila. </em><em>PLoS Pathogens</em> (2011) 7(2):e1001289<strong></strong></p>
<p>Chen C,* <strong>Banga S</strong>,* Mertens K,* Weber MM, Gorbaslieva I, Tan Y, Luo ZQ and Samuel JE. Large-scale identification and translocation of Type IV secretin substrates by<em> Coxiella burnetti</em>.&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>PNAS</em> (2010) 107(50): 21755-21760</p>
<p><strong><em>Authors Contributed Equally</em></strong>.</p>
<p>Xu L, Shen X, Bryan A, <strong>Banga S</strong>, Swanson MS and Luo ZQ. Inhibition of Host Vacuolar H+-ATPase Activity by a <em>Legionella pneumophila</em> effector. <em>PLoS Pathogens</em> (2010) 6(3):e1000822</p>
<p>Shen X, * <strong>Banga S</strong>,* Liu Y, Xu L, Gao P, Shamovsky I, Nudler E and Luo ZQ. Targeting eEF1A by a Legionella pneumophila effector leads to inhibition of protein synthesis and induction of host stress response. <em>Cell Microbiol</em>. (2009) 11: 911-926</p>
<p><strong><em>Authors Contributed Equally</em></strong>.</p>
<p>Liu Y, Gao P, <strong>Banga S </strong>and Luo ZQ. An <em>in vivo</em> gene deletion system for determining temporal requirement of bacterial virulence factors. <em>PNAS</em> (2008) 105: 9385-9390</p>
<p><strong>Banga S</strong>, Gao P, Shen X, Fiscus V, Zong WX, Chen L and Luo ZQ.&nbsp; <strong>Legionella pneumophila inhibits macrophage apoptosis by targeting pro-death members of the Bcl2 protein family. </strong>&nbsp;<em>PNAS</em> (2007) 104: 5121-5126</p>
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<p class="msnormal">Pile, J.E., J.W. Navalta, C.D. Davis, and N.C. Sharma.&nbsp; 2013.&nbsp; Interventional effects of plumbagin on experimental ulcerative colitis in mice.&nbsp; Journal of Natural Products 76:&nbsp; 1001-1006.</p>
<p class="MSNormal">Blizzard, E.L., C.D. Davis, S. Henke, D.B. Long, and M.J. Yabsley.&nbsp; 2010.&nbsp; Distribution, prevalence, and genetic characterization of <em>Baylisascaris procyonis</em> in selected areas of Georgia. Journal of Parasitology 96(6): 1128-1133.</p>
<p class="MSNormal">Davis, C.D. and N.A. Rice.&nbsp; 2008.&nbsp; Another can of bull:&nbsp; Do energy drinks really provide a source of energy? (Clicker Case Study).&nbsp; National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science <a href="http://www.sciencecases.org/energy_drinks_clicker/prelude.asp">http://www.sciencecases.org/energy_drinks_clicker/prelude.asp</a>.</p>
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<p><strong>Dick, C. W.</strong>, G. Graciolli, and R. Guerrero. 2014 (In Press). Streblidae <em>in </em>Catalogue of Colombian Diptera (M. Wolff, C.J.B. de Carvalho, S.P.P. Pareja, and J.R.P Luz, eds). Special Publications, Zootaxa.</p>
<p>Graciolli, G. and<strong> C. W. Dick</strong>, and R. Guerrero. 2014 (In Press). Nycteribiidae <em>in</em> Catalogue of Colombian Diptera (M. Wolff, C.J.B. de Carvalho, S.P.P. Pareja, and J.R.P Luz, eds). Special Publications, Zootaxa.</p>
<p>Camacho, M. A., D. G. Tirira, <strong>C. W. Dick</strong>, and S. F. Burneo. 2014. <em>Lophostoma carrikeri </em>(Allen, 1910) (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae): First confirmed records in Ecuador. Check List 10: 217-220.</p>
<p><strong>Dick, C. W.</strong> and K. Dittmar. 2014. (Invited Paper). Parasitic bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae and Nycteribiidae): host specificity and potential as vectors. Pages 131-155 In: S. Klimpel and H. Melhorn (Editors). Parasitology Research Monographs (Vol. 5): Bats (Chiroptera) as Vectors of Diseases and Parasites. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 187p.</p>
<p>Tortosa, P., N. Dsouli, Y. Gomard, B. Ramasindrazana, <strong>C. W. Dick</strong> and S. M. Goodman. 2013. Evolutionary history of Indian Ocean nycteribiid bat flies mirroring the ecology of their hosts. PLoS One 8: e75215.</p>
<p>Olival, K. J., <strong>C. W. Dick</strong>, N. B. Simmons, J. C. Morales, D. J Melnick, K. Dittmar, S. L. Perkins, P. Daszak and R. DeSalle. 2013. Lack of population genetic structure and host specificity in the bat fly, <em>Cyclopodia horsfieldi</em>, across species of <em>Pteropus</em> bats in Southeast Asia. Parasites and Vectors 6:231 (18 pp.).</p>
<p><strong>Dick, C. W. </strong>2013.<strong> </strong>Review of the bat flies of Honduras, Central America (Diptera: Streblidae). Journal of Parasitology Research Vol. 2013, Article ID 437696, 17 pp. doi:10.1155/2013/437696</p>
<p>Morse, S.F., S. Bush, B.D. Patterson, <strong>C.W. Dick</strong>, M. Gruwell, and K. Dittmar. 2013.&nbsp; Evolution, multiple acquisition, and localization of endosymbionts in bat flies (Hippoboscoidea, Streblidae, Nycteribiidae). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79: 2952-2961.</p>
<p>Morse, S., <strong>C. W. Dick</strong>, B. D. Patterson, and K. Dittmar. 2012. Some like it hot: Evolution and ecology of novel endosymbionts in bat flies of cave-roosting bats (Hippoboscoidea, Nycterophiliinae, <em>Nycterophilia</em>). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78: 8639-8649.</p>
<p>Morse, S., K. Olival, M. Kosoy, S. Billeter, B. D. Patterson, <strong>C. W. Dick</strong>, and K. Dittmar. 2012. Global distribution and genetic diversity of <em>Bartonella</em> in bat flies (Hippoboscoidea, Streblidae, Nycteribiidae). Infection, Genetics and Evolution 12: 1717-1723.</p>
<p>Pilosof, S., <strong>C. W. Dick</strong>, C. Corine, B. D. Patterson, and B. Krasnov. 2012. Effects of anthropogenic disturbance and climate on patterns of bat fly parasitism on bats. PLoS One 7: 1-7.</p>
<p>Graciolli, G., and <strong>C. W. Dick</strong>. 2012. Description of a second species of <em>Joblingia</em> Dybas &amp; Wenzel, 1947 (Diptera: Streblidae). Systematic Parasitology 81: 187-193.</p>
<p><strong>Dick, C. W.</strong> and J. A. Miller. 2010. Streblidae. Pp. 1249-1260 In: Manual of Central American Diptera (Vol II). Brown, B.V., A. Borkent, J.M. Cumming, D.M. Wood, N.E. Woodley, and M. Zumbado (Editors). National Research Council Press, Ottawa.</p>
<p><strong>Dick, C. W.</strong>, C. E. L., Esb&eacute;rard, G. Graciolli, H. G. Bergallo, and D. Gettinger. 2009. Assessing host specificity of obligate ectoparasites in the absence of dispersal barriers. Parasitology Research 105: 1345-1349.</p>
<p>Patterson, B. D., <strong>C. W. Dick</strong>, and K. Dittmar. 2009. Nested distributions of bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae) on Neotropical bats: artifact and specificity in host-parasite studies. Ecography 32: 481-487.</p>
<p>Dittmar, K., <strong>C. W. Dick</strong>, B. D. Patterson, M. F. Whiting, and M. Gruwell. 2009. Pupal deposition and ecology of bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae): <em>Trichobius</em> sp. (<em>caecus</em> group) in a Mexican cave habitat. Journal of Parasitology 95: 308-314.</p>
<p><strong>Dick, C. W.</strong>, and B. D. Patterson. 2008. An excess of males: skewed sex ratios in bat flies (Diptera: Streblidae). Evolutionary Ecology 22: 757-769.</p>
<p>Tello, J. S., R. D. Stevens, and <strong>C. W. Dick</strong>. 2008. Patterns of species co-occurrence and density compensation: a test for interspecific competition in bat ectoparasite infracommunities. Oikos 117: 693-702.</p>
<p><strong>Dick, C. W.</strong> 2007. High host specificity of obligate ectoparasites. Ecological Entomology 32: 446-450.</p>
<p><strong>Dick, C. W.</strong>, and B. D. Patterson. 2007. Against all odds: explaining high host specificity in dispersal-prone parasites. International Journal for Parasitology 37: 871-876.</p>
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<p><strong> </strong><strong>Chandrakanth Emani </strong>(2012) Focused plant biotechnological research to preserve plant biodiversity. Journal of biodiversity management and forestry. 1:1-2<strong></strong><strong></strong></p>
<p><strong>Chandrakanth Emani </strong>(2011) Gossypium (In) Wealth of wild crop relatives: genetic, genomic and breeding resources, Volume 8: Wild relatives of industrial crops, Chittaranjan Kole (Ed.), Springer: NY.<strong></strong></p>
<p><strong>Chandrakanth Emani </strong>(2010) Using the &ldquo;DNA story&rdquo; to inculcate a scientific thought process in the classroom. American Biology Teacher 72:410-413.</p>
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<p>Miloslav Juricek, <strong>Chandrakanth Emani</strong>, Sunnee Kertbundit and Timothy C. Hall (2009) Metabolic engineering of pathways and gene discovery. (In) Biotech crops: concepts, construction, contribution and concerns, Chittaranjan Kole, Charles H. Michler, Albert G. Abbott and Timothy C. Hall (Eds.), Springer: NY.<strong></strong></p>
<p><strong>Chandrakanth Emani</strong> and Timothy C. Hall (2008) Phaseolin: structure and evolution. The Open Evolution Journal, 2: 66-74.<strong></strong></p>
<p><strong>Chandrakanth Emani</strong>, Yiming Jiang, Berta Miro, Timothy C. Hall and Ajay Kohli (2008) Rice. (In) A compendium of transgenic crop plants, Volume 1: Cereals and forage grasses, Chittaranjan Kole and Timothy C. Hall (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell: New York.<strong></strong></p>
<p><strong>Chandrakanth Emani</strong>, Juan Manuel Garcia, Emily Lopata-Finch, Maria Jose Pozo, Pedro Uribe, Dong-Jin Kim, Ganesan Sunilkumar, Douglas R. Cook, Charles M. Kenerley and Keerti S. Rathore (2003) Enhanced fungal resistance in transgenic cotton expressing an endochitinase gene from Trichoderma virens. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 1: 321-326.</p>
<p><strong>Chandrakanth Emani</strong>, Ganesan Sunilkumar and Keerti S. Rathore (2002) Transgene silencing and reactivation in sorghum. Plant Science, 162: 181-192.</p>
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<p>Sheldon, A.L. &amp; S.A. Grubbs. 2014. Distributional ecology of a rare, endemic stonefly. Freshwater Science, 33: 1119&ndash;1126. doi: 10.1086/678049</p>
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<p>Grubbs, S.A., B.C. Kondratieff, B.P. Stark &amp; R.E. DeWalt. 2013. A review of <em>Zealeuctra</em> Ricker (Plecoptera: Leuctridae) with the description of a new species from the Cumberland Plateau region of eastern North America. ZooKeys, 344: 17&ndash;47. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.344.5912</p>
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<p>Grubbs, S.A. 2012. An amended redescription of the male of <em>Perlesta etnieri</em> (Plecoptera: Perlidae) plus new <em>Perlesta</em> state records. Illiesia, 8: 111&ndash;113. <a href="http://www2.pms-lj.si/illiesia/papers/Illiesia08-09.pdf">http://www2.pms-lj.si/illiesia/papers/Illiesia08-09.pdf</a></p>
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<p>Grubbs, S.A. &amp; R.E. DeWalt. 2012. <em>Perlesta ephelida</em> (Plecoptera: Perlidae), a new eastern Nearctic stonefly species. ZooKeys, 194: 1&ndash;15. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.194.2972</p>
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<p>Grubbs, S.A., M. Pessino &amp; R.E. DeWalt. 2012. Michigan Plecoptera (Stoneflies): distribution patterns and an updated species list. Illiesia, 8: 162&ndash;173. <a href="http://www2.pms-lj.si/illiesia/papers/Illiesia08-18.pdf">http://www2.pms-lj.si/illiesia/papers/Illiesia08-18.pdf</a></p>
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<p>DeWalt, R.E., Y. Cao, T. Tweddale, S.A. Grubbs, L. Hinz &amp; M. Pessino. 2012. Ohio USA stoneflies (Insecta: Plecoptera): species richness estimation, distribution of functional niche traits, drainage affiliations, and relationship to other state faunas. ZooKeys, 178: 1&ndash;26. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.178.2616</p>
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<p>My research examines the link between functional design and ecological utility in vertebrates. I use examinations of dissected carcasses, fully articulated skeletons, and animal behavior to better understand how evolution has shaped organismal design and performance. In my laboratory, we employ EMG's, high-speed video cameras, and pressure transducers to better understand the feeding mechanisms of fishes. In the field, we use SCUBA, rebreathers, portable high-speed video systems, and still-cameras to tease out the intricacies of specialized feeding performance by everything from pelagic species to reef species. My students and I have also worked on the biomechanics of mammal locomotion, tooth development and phenotypic plasticity in fishes, and communication in lizards. We use biomechanics, gross dissection, dermestid beetles, and behavioral observations to draw conclusions about what makes predators successful at doing what they do best -- catching and killing their prey.</p>
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<p>Ph.D. 2003 - Florida Tech</p>
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    [Section_Value4] => <p>2017. The Skeleton Revealed: An Illustrated Tour of the Vertebrates, January, 2017.&nbsp; <a title="The Skeleton Revealed" href="https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/skeleton-revealed">https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/skeleton-revealed</a> and<a title="Nature's blog" href="http://blog.nature.org/science/2017/03/20/skeleton-revealed-vertebrates-never-seen-before/"> http://blog.nature.org/science/2017/03/20/skeleton-revealed-vertebrates-never-seen-before/</a></p>
<p>2014.&nbsp; <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Why Sharks Attack</span> (research featured), NOVA. Boston, MA.</p>
<p>2013. Rose, J.,M. Sandefur, S. Huskey, J. Demler, M. Butcher. &shy;Muscle architecture and out-force potential of the thoracic limb in the Eastern mole (<em>Scalopus aquaticus</em>). J. Morph. 274: 1277-1287.</p>
<p>2012.&nbsp;Grubich, J., S. Huskey, S. Crofts, G. Orti, J. Porto. Mega-Bites: Extreme jaw forces of living and extinct piranhas (Serrasalmidae). Nature Sci. Rep. 2, 1009; DOI:10.1038/srep01009.</p>
<p>2011.&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">NG <em>Explorer: Megapiranha</em></span>, National Geographic Channel. Washington, D.C.</p>
<p>2011.&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Naked Science: <em>Sea Strikers</em></span>, National Geographic Channel. Washington, D.C.</p>
<p>2010.&nbsp;<em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">WOW!</span></em> episode 103, National Geographic Channel. Washington, D.C.</p>
<p>2010.&nbsp;<em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">WOW!</span></em> episode 102, National Geographic Channel. Washington, D.C.</p>
<p>2006.&nbsp;Wainwright, P.C., Huskey, S.H., Turingan, R.G., and Carroll, A.M.&nbsp;Ontogeny of suction feeding capacity in snook.&nbsp;J. Exp. Zool. 305A:246-252.</p>
<p>2004.&nbsp;Carroll, A., Wainwright, P.C., Huskey, S.H., Collar, D., and Turingan, R.G.&nbsp;Morphology predicts suction feeding performance in centrarchid fishes.&nbsp;J. Exp. Biol. 207:3873-3881.</p>
<p>2001.&nbsp;Huskey, S.H. and R.G. Turingan.&nbsp;Variation in prey-resource utilization and oral jaw gape between two populations of largemouth bass, <em>Micropterus salmoides</em>.&nbsp;Env. Biol. Fish. 61(2):185-194.</p>
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<p>Thomson, R. C., I. J. Wang, and J. R. Johnson. 2010. Invited Review: Genome-enabled molecular marker development for ecology, evolution, and conservation. Molecular Ecology 19:2184&ndash;2195.</p>
<p>Fitzpatrick, B. M., J. R. Johnson, D. K. Kump, H. B. Shaffer, J. J. Smith, and S. R. Voss. 2009. Rapid xation of non-native alleles revealed by genome-wide SNP analysis of hybrid tiger salamanders. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9:176.</p>
<p>Ryan, M. E., J. R. Johnson, and B. M. Fitzpatrick. 2009. Ecological consequences of introduced genes: Invasive tiger salamander genotypes impact native amphibians. PNAS 106:11166-11171.</p>
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<p><strong>Graduate Students:</strong></p>
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<p>Derek Rupert, 2012.&nbsp; Comparison of creel survey data to traditional sampling techniques in pit-lake fisheries of Muhlenburg County, KY.</p>
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<p>Kerstin Edberg, 2009.&nbsp; The effects of a reservoir on genetic isolation in two species of darter.</p>
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<p><span>Zacchaeus Compson, 2004. Trophic interactions within Mammoth Cave National Park<br /></span></p>
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<p>Garner, L.M., C. Anderson, D. McElroy and J. Bilotta.&nbsp; 2003.&nbsp; Differences in spectral sensitivity of ERG b- and d-waves in three African cichlid fish species.&nbsp; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 44: 4169.</p>
<p>Douglas, M.E., M.R. Douglas, J.M. Lynch and D.M. McElroy.&nbsp; 2001.&nbsp; Use of geometric morphometrics to differentiate <em>Gila</em> (Cyprinidae) within the upper Colorado River basin.&nbsp; Copeia 2001: 390-401.</p>
<p>Seyoum, S., M.D. Tringali, T.M. Bert, D. McElroy and R. Stokes.&nbsp; 2000.&nbsp; Analysis of genetic population structure in red drum, <em>Sciaenops ocellatus</em>, based on mtDNA control region sequences.&nbsp; Fishery Bull. 98: 127-138.</p>
<p>McElroy, D.M., J.A. Shoemaker and M.E. Douglas.&nbsp; 1997.&nbsp; Discriminating <em>Gila robusta</em> and <em>Gila cypha</em>: risk assessment and the Endangered Species Act.&nbsp; Ecol. Appl. 7: 958-967.</p>
<p>McElroy, D.M. and M.E. Douglas.&nbsp; 1995.&nbsp; Patterns of morphological variation among endangered populations of <em>Gila robusta</em> and <em>G. cypha</em> (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in the upper Colorado River basin.&nbsp; Copeia 1995: 636-649.</p>
<p>McElroy, D.M. and I. Kornfield.&nbsp; 1993.&nbsp; Novel jaw morphology in hybrids between <em>Pseudotropheus zebra</em> and <em>Labeotropheus fuelleborni</em> (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa.&nbsp; Copeia 1993: 933-945.</p>
<p>McElroy, D., P. Moran, E. Bermingham and I. Kornfield.&nbsp; 1992.&nbsp; REAP: an integrated environment for the manipulation and phylogenetic analysis of restriction data.&nbsp; J. Hered. 83: 157-158.</p>
<p>McElroy, D.M., I. Kornfield and J. Everett.&nbsp; 1991.&nbsp; Coloration in African cichlids: diversity and its constraints in Lake Malawi endemics.&nbsp; Neth. J. Zool. 41: 250-268.</p>
<p>McElroy, D.M. and I. Kornfield.&nbsp; 1990.&nbsp; Sexual selection, reproductive behavior, and speciation in the mbuna species flock of Lake Malawi (Pisces: Cichlidae).&nbsp; Envir. Biol. Fishes 28: 273-284.</p>
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<p>2013.&nbsp; Wood, M.V. and T.K. Philips.&nbsp; <em>Carinomezium</em>: another new genus of spider beetle (Coleoptera: Ptinidae) from Namaqualand, South Africa. In Press: Tijdschrift voor Entomologie. In press.</p>
<p>2012.&nbsp; Orozco, J. and T.K. Philips.&nbsp; <em>Pachnoda marginata</em> (Drury) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) developing in bat guano in a West African cave. Coleopterists Bulletin 66: 378-379.</p>
<p>2012.&nbsp; Mudge, A.D., J. Orozco, T.K. Philips, and P. Antoine. &nbsp;Cetoniine Diversity of the Upper Guinean Forests and Savannas of Ghana (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae). Terrestrial Arthropod Review 5: 133-174.</p>
<p>2012.&nbsp; Bell, K.L. and T.K. Philips. &nbsp;Molecular systematics and evolution of the Ptinidae (Coleoptera: Bostrichoidea) and related families.&nbsp; Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 165: 88-108.</p>
<p>2011.&nbsp; Smiley, M.E. and T.K. Philips. Review of the spider beetle genus Pseudomezium.&nbsp; African Entomology 19: 572-596.<br /> <br /> 2011.&nbsp; Trimboli, S. and T.K. Philips. Description of a new species of Meziomorphum (Coleoptera: Ptinidae)from the Western Cape region of South Africa. Coleopterists Bulletin 65: 109-114.<br /> <br /> 2011.&nbsp; Philips, T.K. and G. Mynhardt. Description of Electragnostus intermedius, the first spider beetle from Dominican amber (Coleoptera: Ptinidae), with implications on spider beetle phylogeny.&nbsp; Entomapeiron Paleoentomology 4:37-51.<br /> <br /> 2010.&nbsp;&nbsp; Philips, T.K. and M.E. Smiley. A new species of spider beetle from the Dominican Republic. Florida Entomologist 93: 567-570.<br /> <br /> 2010.&nbsp; Krell F.-T. and T.K. Philips. Formicdubius Philips &amp; Scholtz from South Africa, a junior synonym of Haroldius Boucomont, and a survey of the trichomes in the African species (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Onthophagini). Zookeys 34: 41-48.<br /> <br /> 2010.&nbsp; Orozco, J. and T.K. Philips. Morphological evidence on the phylogeny of the New World Cetoniini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae). Insect Systematics and Evolution 41: 39-54.<br /> <br /> 2009.&nbsp; Akotsen-mensah, C. and T.K. Philips. Description of a new genus of spider beetle (Coleoptera: Ptinidae) from South Africa. Zootaxa. 2160: 51&ndash;67.<br /> <br /> 2009.&nbsp; Davis, A.L.V. and T.K. Philips. Regional Fragmentation of Rain Forest in West Africa and Its Effect on Local Dung Beetle Assemblage Structure. Biotropica 41: 215&ndash;220. <br /> <br /> 2009.&nbsp; Bell, K.L. and T.K. Philips. Six New Species of the Myrmecophile Polyplocotes Westwood (Coleoptera: Ptinidae) from South Australia. Australian Journal of Entomology. 48:15&ndash;24.<br /> <br /> OTHER SIGNIFICANT PUBS:<br /> <br /> 2006.&nbsp; Emlen, D.J. and T.K. Philips. Phylogenetic evidence for an association between tunneling behavior and the evolution of horns in dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) (pp. 47-56).&nbsp; In: M.L. Jameson and B.C. Ratcliffe (editors), Scarabaeoidea in the 21st Century: A Festchrift Honoring Henry F. Howden. Coleopterists Society Monograph, No. 5, 219 pp.<br /> <br /> 2005.&nbsp; Davis, A.L.V. and T.K. Philips Effect of Deforestation on a Southwest Ghana Dung Beetle Assemblage (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) at the Periphery of Ankasa Conservation Area. Environmental Entomology 34: 1081-1088.<br /> <br /> 2005. Ocampo, F.C. and T.K. Philips. Food relocation and nesting behavior of the Argentinian dung beetle genus Eucranium Brull&eacute; and comparison with the southwest African Scarabaeus (Pachysoma) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Revista de la Sociedad Entomologica Argentina 64: 53-59.<br /> <br /> 2004. Philips, T.K., R. Pretorius, and C.H. Scholtz. A phylogenetic analysis of the dung beetles: (Scarabaeinae: Scarabaeidae): Unrolling an evolutionary history.&nbsp; Invertebrate Systematics 18: 1-36.</p>
<p>2002. Davis, A.L.V., C.H. Scholtz and T.K. Philips. Historical biogeography of scarabaeine dung beetles.&nbsp; Journal of Biogeography 29: 1-41.<br /> <br /> 2000. Philips, T.K. A Phylogenetic analysis of the New World Ptininae (Coleoptera: Bostrichoidea). Systematic Entomology. 25: 1-29.</p>
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<p>Wolter, B. <em>et al </em>(2011) Students&rsquo; perceptions of using personal response systems (&ldquo;clickers&rdquo;) with cases in science. <em>J. College Science in Teaching. </em><strong>40:</strong>4, 14-19. <em>(</em><em>Large pedagogical work from NSF CCLI grant&ndash; listed as Associate Author due to journal limitation of author number)</em></p>
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<p><strong></strong>Winchester, J. S., Rouchka, E.C., and <strong>Rice, N.A. </strong>(2007) <em>In silico </em>characterization of phosphorylase kinase: evidence for an alternate intronic polyadenylation site in PHKG1. <em>Mol. Genet. Metab. </em><strong>92</strong>: 234-242.</p>
<p>Archila, S., King, M.A.&sect;, Carlson, G.M. and <strong>Rice, N.A. </strong>(2006) The cytoskeletal organizing protein Cdc42- interacting protein 4 associates with phosphorylase kinase in skeletal muscle. <em>Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. </em>345<strong>, </strong>1592-1599.</p>
<p><strong>Rice, N.A. </strong>and Leinwand, L.A. (2003) Skeletal Myosin Heavy Chain Function in Cultured Lung Myofibroblasts <em>J. Cell Biol. </em><strong>163</strong>: 119-129<em>.</em></p>
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<p>*Forbes-Stoval, J., *Howton, J., Young, M., *Davis, G., *Chandler, T., Kessler, B., Rinehart, C.A., Jacobshagen, S. (2013) &ldquo;Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strain CC-124 is highly sensitive to blue light in addition to green and red light in resetting its circadian clock, with the blue-light photoreceptor plant cryptochrome likely acting as negative modulator.&rdquo; Plant Physiol Biochem. 2013 Dec 12;75C:14-23.</p>
<p>*Kapadia, Chiraag, Rinehart, Claire A. (2013) &ldquo;Ab Initio prediction of mycobacteriophages protein structure and function.&rdquo; BMC Bioinformatics 14,(Suppl 17):A10.</p>
<p>*Gill, Ethan S., Rinehart, Claire A. (2013) &ldquo;Comparison of codon usage in mycobacteriophages with and without tRNAs in their genomes.&rdquo; .&rdquo; BMC Bioinformatics 14,(Suppl 17):A9.</p>
<p>*Parrish, Miranda L., Rinehart, Claire A. (2013) &ldquo;Correlation of geographical distribution of mycobacteriophages with genomic clusters and genome distance.&rdquo; .&rdquo; BMC Bioinformatics 14,(Suppl 17):A8.</p>
<p>*Rajandinakaran, Gopinath, Sun, Huifang, Rinehart, Claire, Rouchka, Eric, and Smith, Michael (2012) &ldquo;Regulation of cell proliferation and apoptosis by growth hormone during zebrafish auditory hair cell regeneration.&rdquo; .&rdquo; BMC Bioinformatics 13,(Suppl 12):A3.</p>
<p>Van Rechem, C, Black, JC, Abbas, T, Rinehart, CA, Yuan, GC, Dutta, A, and Whetstine, JR. (2011) The SCF complex regulates the histone tridemethylase KDM4A/JMJD2A during S phase. J Biol Chem. 2011 Sep 2;286(35):30462-70.</p>
<p>Black, JC, Allen, A, Van Rechem, C, Forbes, E, Longworth, M, Tsch&ouml;p, K, Rinehart, C, Quiton, J, Walsh, R, Smallwood, A, Dyson, NJ, Whetstine, JR.(2010) Conserved antagonism between JMJD2A/KDM4A and HP1? during cell cycle progression. Mol Cell. 2010 Dec 10;40(5):736-48.</p>
<p>Gaskill,C, Forbes-Stovall, J, Young, M, Kessler, WB, Rinehart, CA, Jacobshagen, SH. Improved automated monitoring and new analysis algorithm for circadian phototaxis rhythms in Chlamydomonas. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 2010; 48:239-246.</p>
<p>Jacobshagen, SH, Kessler, WB, and Rinehart, CA. At least four distinct circadian regulatory mechanisms are required for all phases of rhythms in mRNA amount. Journal of Biological Rhythms 2008; 23:511-524.</p>
<p>Mycobacteriophage Genomes Published from Genome Discovery and Exploration Program sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute</p>
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<p class="style26">Our research group examines the development of social and reproductive behaviors as well as the mechanisms, especially chemical that mediate these interactions. In recent years, we have taken more of a conservation behavior approach, as we work to reduce human-wildlife conflict by studying the behavioral ecology of these species, specifically their modes of communication, reproductive patterns and social systems. Thus, applications of our research hope to use an understanding of behavior to facilitate positive human-animal interactions.</p>
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    [Section_Value4] => <p>Hacker CE, Miller LJ, Schulte BA. 2018. Examination of enrichment using space and food for African elephants at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Animal Welfare, in press.</p>
<p>Githiru M, Mutwiwa U, Kasaine S, Schulte B. 2017. A spanner in the works: Human-elephant conflict complicates the energy-food-water nexus in drylands of Africa. Frontiers in Environmental Science, doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2017.00069.</p>
<p>Edge A, Henley M, Daday J, Schulte BA. 2017. Examining human perception of elephants and large trees for insights into conservation of an African savanna ecosystem. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Dias9sfHPVp6HWuEy7G5/full.</p>
<p>Youldon DA, Abell J, Briffitt JS, Chama L, Channings MD, Kilundo AS, Larson CK, Sakal D, Schulte BA. 2017. Patch - occupancy survey of elephant (<em>Loxodonta africana</em>) surrounding Livingstone, Zambia. Koedoe, 59(1), a1372. https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v59i1.1372.</p>
<p>Hazelkorn RA, Schulte BA, Cox TM. 2016. Persistent effects of begging on common bottlenose dolphin <em>Tursiops truncatus</em> behavior in an estuarine population. Aquatic Mammals, 42, 531-541.</p>
<p>Derham KS, Henley MD, Schulte BA. 2016. Wire netting reduces African elephant (<em>Loxodonta africana</em>) impact to selected trees in South Africa. Koedoe, 58(1), a1327. http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/koedoe. v58i1.1327.</p>
<p>Peterson EK, Schulte BA. 2016. Impacts of pollutants on beavers and otters with implications for ecosystem ramifications. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, 157, 33-45.</p>
<p>Schulte BA. 2016. Learning and applications of chemical signal in vertebrates for human-wildlife conflict mitigation. In: <em>Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13</em> (BA Schulte, TE Goodwin &amp; MH Ferkin, eds), in press, Springer, New Yor</p>
<p>Rasmussen LEL, Greenwood DR, Goodwin TE, Schulte BA. 2016. Asian elephant reflections: chirality counts. In: <em>Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13</em> (BA Schulte, TE Goodwin &amp; MH Ferkin, eds), in press, Springer, New York.</p>
<p>Goodwin TE, Harelimana H, MacDonald LJ, Mark DB, Juru AU, Yin Q, Engman JA, Kopper RA, Lichti CF, Mackintosh SG, Shoemaker JD, Sutherland MV, Tackett AJ, Schulte BA. 2016. The role of bacteria in chemical signals of elephant musth: proximate causes and biochemical pathways. In: <em>Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13</em> (BA Schulte, TE Goodwin &amp; MH Ferkin, eds), in press, Springer, New York.</p>
<p>Goodyear SE, Schulte BA. 2015. Habituation to auditory stimuli by captive African elephants (<em>Loxodonta africana</em>). Animal Behavior and Cognition 2, 292-312.</p>
<p>Wisniewska M, Freeman EW, Schulte BA. 2015. Behavioural patterns among female African savannah elephants: the role of age, lactational status, and sex of the nursing calf. Behaviour 152, 1719-1744. DOI:10.1163/1568539X-00003301.</p>
<p>Hoffmeier-Karimi RR, Schulte BA. 2015. Assessing perceived and documented crop damage in a Tanzanian village impacted by human-elephant conflict (HEC). Pachyderm 56, 51-60.</p>
<p>York, C.A. &amp; Schulte, B.A. 2014. The relationship of dominance, reproductive state and stress in female horses (<em>Equus caballus</em>). Behavioural Processes 107, 15-21.</p>
<p>Freeman, E.W., Meyer, J.M., Addendorf, J., Bird, J., Schulte, B.A. &amp; Santymire, R.M. 2014. Impacts of environmental pressures on the reproductive physiology of subpopulations of black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis bicornis) in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. Conservation Physiology, in press.</p>
<p>Freeman, E.W., Meyer, J.M., Addendorf, J., Schulte, B.A. &amp; Santymire, R.M. 2014. Scraping behavior of black rhinoceros is related to age and fecal gonadal metabolite concentrations. Journal of Mammalogy, 95(2), in press.</p>
<p>Freeman, E.W., Meyer, J.M., Putman, S.B, Schulte, B.A. &amp; Brown, J.L. 2013. Ovarian cycle activity varies with respect to age and social status in free-ranging elephants in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. Conservation Physiology, 1, 1-15.</p>
<p>Schulte, B.A., Bagley, K.R., Castelda, S., Loizi, H., Nasseri, N., Vyas, D.K. &amp; Goodwin, T.E. 2013. From exploration to selective information gathering: the development of chemosensory investigation in male African elephants (Loxodonta africana). In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 12 (M. East &amp; M. Dehnhard, eds), pp. 135-145, Springer, New York.</p>
<p>Goodwin, T.E., Broederdorf, L.J., Burkert, B.A., Hirwa, H.H., Mark, D.B., Waldrip, Z.J., Kopper, R.A., Sutherland, M.V. , Freeman, E.W., Hollister-Smith, J.A., and Schulte, B.A. 2012. Chemical signals of elephant musth: I. Temporal aspects of microorganism-mediated modifications. Journal of Chemical Ecology,38, 81-87(DOI 10.1007/s10886-011-0056-8).</p>
<p>Freeman, E.W., Meyer, J.M., Putman, S., Schulte, B.A. &amp; Brown, J.L. 2011. Using a simplified field progestagen method to assess ovarian activity in female African elephants. Biological Conservation, 144, 2105&ndash;2111.</p>
<p>Castelda, S., Napora, E., Nasseri, N., Vyas, D. &amp; Schulte, B.A. 2011. Diurnal co-occurrence of African elephants and other mammals at a Tanzanian waterhole. African Journal of Ecology, 49, 250-252. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2028.2010.01249.x</p>
<p>Nasseri, N.A., McBrayer, L.A. &amp; Schulte, B.A. 2011. The impact of tree modification by African elephant (Loxodonta africana) on herpetofaunal species richness in northern Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 49, 133-140.DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2028.2010.01238.x</p>
<p>Freeman, E.W., Schulte, B.A. &amp; Brown, J.L. 2010. Using behavioral observations and keeper questionnaires to assess social relationships among captive female African elephants. Zoo Biology, 29, 140-153. 10.1002/zoo.20249.</p>
<p>Freeman, E.W., Schulte, B.A. &amp; Brown, J.L. 2010. Investigating the impact of rank and ovarian activity on the social behavior of captive female African elephants. Zoo Biology, 29, 154-167. 10.1002/zoo.20235</p>
<p>Freeman, E.W., Abbondanza, F.N., Meyer, J.M., Schulte, B.A. &amp; Brown, J.L. 2010. A simplified method for monitoring progestagens in African elephants under field conditions. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 1, 86-91. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2009.00004.x</p>
<p>Riddle, H.S., Schulte, B.A., Desai, A.A. &amp; van der Meer, L. 2010. Elephants &ndash; a conservation overview. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 2, 653-661.</p>
<p>Merte, C.E., Goodwin, T.E. &amp; Schulte, B.A. 2010. Male and female developmental differences in chemosensory investigations by African elephants (Loxodonta africana) approaching waterholes. Behavioral Ecology &amp; Sociobiology, 64, 401-408. DOI 10.1007/s00265-009-0856-9.</p>
<p>Merte, C.E., Gough, K.F. &amp; Schulte, B.A. 2009. Investigation of a fresh African elephant carcass by conspecifics. Pachyderm, 45, 124-126.</p>
<p>Goodwin, T.E. &amp; Schulte, B.A. 2009. Prospecting for mammalian chemical signals via solventless extraction techniques: an elephantine task. ChemoSense 11(2), 9-15.</p>
<p>Brzyski, J.R. &amp; Schulte, B.A. 2009. Beaver (Castor canadensis) impacts on herbaceous and woody vegetation in southeastern Georgia. American Midland Naturalist, 162, 81-93.</p>
<p>Loizi, H., Goodwin, T.E., Rasmussen, L.E.L., Whitehouse, A.M. &amp; Schulte, B.A. 2009. Sexual dimorphism in the performance of chemosensory investigatory behaviours by African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Behaviour, 146, 373-392.</p>
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<p>MS - Patna University</p>
<p>BS Honors - Patna University&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
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<li>Sharma, N. and S. Sahi. 2011. Excess soil phosphorus &ndash; Accelerated P transfer, water quality deterioration and sustainable remediation strategies. In: Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress, Eds. N. Tuteja, A. Tiburcio, S. Gill, and R. Tuteja, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH &amp; Co. KGaA. Pp.165-191.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li>
<li>Sharma, N.C., Sahi, S.V., Nath, S., Parsons, J.G., Gardea-Torresdey, J.L., Pal, T. 2007. Synthesis of plant-mediated gold nanoparticles and catalytic role of biomatrix-embedded nanomaterials. Environmental Science &amp; Technology 41 (14), 5137&ndash;5142.</li>
<li>Sharma, N.C., Starnes, D. L., Sahi, S.V. 2007. Phytoextraction of excess soil phosphorus. Environmental Pollution 146, 120&ndash;127.</li>
<li>Ruley, A.T., Sharma, N.C., Sahi, S.V., Singh, S.R. 2006. Effects of lead and chelators on growth, photosynthetic activity and Pb uptake in <em>Sesbania drummondii</em> grown in soil. Environmental Pollution 144 (1), 11&ndash;18.</li>
<li>Sharma, N.C., Sahi, S.V. 2005. Characterization of phosphate accumulation in <em>Lolium multiflorum</em> for remediation of phosphorus-enriched soils. Environmental Science &amp; Technology 39 (14), 5475&ndash;80.</li>
<li>Sharma, N.C., Sahi, S.V., Jain, J.C., Raghothama, K.G. 2004. Enhanced accumulation of phosphate by <em>Lolium multiflorum</em> cultivars grown in phosphate-enriched medium. Environmental Science &amp; Technology, 38, 2443&ndash;2448.</li>
<li>Sharma, N.C., Gardea-Torresdey, J.L., Parsons, J., Sahi, S.V. 2004. Chemical speciation and cellular deposition of lead in <em>Sesbania drummondii</em>. Environmental Toxicology &amp; Chemistry, 23 (9), 2068&ndash;2073.</li>
<li>Sharma, N.C., Jain, J., Sahi, S.V. 2003. Evaluation of phosphate phytoremediation potential of ryegrass. Proceedings of 2<sup>nd</sup> International. Agronomy Congress: Balancing food and environment security, New Delhi, India, November, 2002, pp. 1009&ndash;101.</li>
<li>Deepti, M., Sharma, N.C., Cristae, P., Sahi, S.V. 2002. Transformation of maize by 2,4, dihydroxy-7-methoxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3(4H)-one resistant <em>Agrobacterium strains</em>. Biotechnology Letters, 24, 197&ndash;203.</li>
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<p>Casper, B., Smith, M.E., Halvorsen, M., Sun, H., Carlson, T., and Popper, A.N.&nbsp; <em>In press</em>. Effects of exposure to pile driving sounds on fish inner ear tissues.&nbsp; <em>Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A</em>.</p>
<p>Uribe, P.M.*, Sun, H., Wang, K., Asuncion, J.D., Wang, Q., Steyger, P.S., Smith, M.E., and Matsui, J.I.&nbsp; 2013. Aminoglycoside-induced hair cell death of inner ear organs causes functional deficits in adult zebrafish (<em>Danio rerio</em>).&nbsp; <em>PLoS ONE</em> 8(3): e58755. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058755.</p>
<p>Smith, M.E.&nbsp; 2012. Predicting hearing loss in fishes.&nbsp; Pp. 259-262. In: <em>The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life.</em> Popper, A.N. and Hawkins, A. (Eds.). Springer-Verlag.</p>
<p>Schuck, J.B., Sun, H., Penberthy, W.T., Cooper, N.G.F., Li, X., and Smith, M.E.&nbsp; 2011.&nbsp; Transcriptomic analysis of the zebrafish inner ear points to growth hormone mediated regeneration following acoustic trauma. <em>BMC Neuroscience</em> 12: 88, Doi:10.1186/1471-2202-12-88.</p>
<p>Sun, H., Lin, C-H.*, and Smith, M.E.&nbsp; 2011.&nbsp; Growth hormone promotes hair cell regeneration in the zebrafish (<em>Danio rerio</em>) inner ear following acoustic trauma. <em>PLoS ONE</em> 6 (11): e28372. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028372.</p>
<p>Smith, M.E., Schuck, J.B., Gilley, R.R., and Rogers, B.D.&nbsp; 2011.&nbsp; Structural and functional effects of acoustic exposure in goldfish: evidence for tonotopy in the teleost saccule.&nbsp; <em>BMC Neuroscience</em> 12:19, Doi:10.1186/1471-2202-12-19.</p>
<p>Schuck, J.B. and Smith, M.E.&nbsp; 2009.&nbsp; Cell proliferation follows acoustically-induced hair cell bundle loss in the zebrafish saccule.&nbsp; <em>Hearing Research</em> 253:67-76.</p>
<p>Wysocki, L.E., Davidson, J., Smith, M.E., Popper, A.N., Frankel, A., Ellison, W.,Welch, T., Ford, F., Bebak-Williams, J.&nbsp; 2007. The effects of aquaculture noise on the growth, survival and hearing of rainbow trout. <em>Aquaculture</em> 272:687-697.</p>
<p>Oxman, D., R. Barnett-Johnson, Smith, M.E., A.B. Coffin, D.L. Miller, R. Josephson, and A.N. Popper.&nbsp; 2007. The effect of vaterite deposition on otolith morphology, sound reception and inner ear sensory epithelia in hatchery-reared Chinook salmon (<em>Oncorhynchus tshawytscha</em>). <em>Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences</em> 64:1469-1478.</p>
<p>Popper, A.N., M.B. Halvorsen, A.S. Kane, D. Miller, M.E. Smith, J. Song, P. Stein, and L.E. Wysocki.&nbsp; 2007.<em> </em>The effects of high-intensity, low-frequency active sonar on rainbow trout. <em>Journal of the Acoustical Society of America</em> 122(1):623-635.</p>
<p>Smith, M.E., Coffin, A.B., Miller, D.L., and Popper, A.N.&nbsp; 2006.<em> </em>Anatomical and functional recovery of the goldfish (<em>Carrasius auratus</em>) ear following noise exposure. <em>Journal of Experimental Biology</em> 209:4193-4202.</p>
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<p>Zhuhadar Leyla, Olfa Nasraoui, Robert Wyatt, "Metadata as Seeds for Building an Ontology Driven Information Retrieval System", <a href="http://www.iospress.nl/html/14485869.php"><em>International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems</em></a> (<a href="http://www.iospress.nl/">IOS Press</a>), 2009. (in press)</p>
<p>Zhuhadar Leyla, Olfa Nasraoui, Robert Wyatt, "Designing an Ontology-based Information Retrieval System in E-learning Domain System",<em> <a href="http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505608/description#description">Data</a></em> <a href="http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505608/description#description">&amp; <em>Knowledge Engineering</em></a> (DKE) (<a href="http://www.elsevier.com/">Elsevier</a>). (under review)</p>
<p>Marcus et al. 2009 "Engaging First Year Undergraduates in Hands-On Research Experiences:&nbsp; The Upper Green River Barcode of Life Project".Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 70 (1): 75-83.</p>
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<p>Zhuhadar Leyla, <a href="http://webmining.spd.louisville.edu/Websites/publications.html">Nasraoui Olfa</a>, Elizabeth Romero, and Robert Wyatt, "<a href="http://acadmedia.wku.edu/Zhuhadar/ACHI2010/Multi-Language_Ontology-based_Search_Engine.pdf" target="_blank">Multi-Language Ontology-based Search Engine</a>" The Third International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. <em><a href="http://www.iaria.org/conferences2010/ACHI10.html" target="_blank">ACHI 2010</a></em><a href="http://www.iaria.org/conferences2010/ACHI10.html">.</a> February 10-16, 2010 - St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles</p>
<p>Zhuhadar Leyla, <a href="http://webmining.spd.louisville.edu/Websites/publications.html">Nasraoui Olfa</a>, and Robert Wyatt, "Multi-model Ontology-based Hybrid Recommender System in E-learning Domain", <a href="http://www.wi-iat09.disco.unimib.it/WIIAT09%20FINAL%20PROGRAM%20ultimo.pdf">The 2009 IEEE /WIC/ACM International Conferences</a> on <a href="http://www.wi-iat09.disco.unimib.it/WI09/WIhome.htm">Web Intelligence (WI'09)</a>",15&ndash;18 September 2009, Universit&agrave; degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy.</p>
<p>Zhuhadar Leyla, <a href="http://webmining.spd.louisville.edu/Websites/publications.html">Nasraoui Olfa</a>, Robert Wyatt, "Automated Discovery, Categorization and Retrieval of Personalized Semantically Enriched E-learning Resources ", <em><a href="http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/icsc/">The Third IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC-09)</a></em>, Berkeley, CA, USA - September 14-16, 2009.</p>
<p>Zhuhadar Leyla, <a href="http://webmining.spd.louisville.edu/Websites/publications.html">Nasraoui Olfa</a>, Robert Wyatt, "Evaluating Multi-Model (Metadata - Semantic) Information Retrieval System",<em> <a href="http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp09/ws/program/ica14">ICAI'09 - The 2009 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence</a></em>, Las Vegas, Nevada,USA, 2009.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Zhuhadar Leyla, <a href="http://webmining.spd.louisville.edu/Websites/publications.html">Nasraoui Olfa</a>, Robert Wyatt, "How to Build an Ontology Driven Information Retrieval System in E-learning Domain",<em> <a href="http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp09/ws/program/ike14">IKE'09 - The 2009 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering</a></em>, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2009.</p>
<p>Zhuhadar Leyla, <a href="http://webmining.spd.louisville.edu/Websites/publications.html">Nasraoui Olfa</a>, Robert Wyatt, "Visual Ontology-based Information Retrieval System", <a href="http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/IV09/IV09_Book_of_Abstracts.pdf"><em>IV 2009 : The 13th IEEE International Conference on Information Visualisation: OSINT-WM - Open Source Intelligence and Web Mining</em></a>, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Barcelona, Spain, 2009.</p>
<p>Zhuhadar Leyla, <a href="http://webmining.spd.louisville.edu/Websites/publications.html">Nasraoui Olfa</a>, Robert Wyatt, "Model Driven Architecture: How to re-model an E-learning Web-based System to be ready for the Semantic Web?", <a href="http://www.aied2009.com/aied-programme.html">AIED 2009</a> (<a href="http://www.iospress.nl/">IOS Press</a>): <a href="http://www.aied2009.com/"><em>The International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education</em></a><em>, <a href="http://compsci.wssu.edu/iis/swel/SWEL09/index.html" target="_blank">SWEL'09: Ontologies and Social Semantic Web for Int</a></em></p>
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Biology Faculty and Staff


Lawrence Alice, Ph.D. University of Maine

Lawrence Alice, Ph.D. University of Maine
- Associate Professor

John Andersland, Ph.D. Cornell University

John Andersland, Ph.D. Cornell University
- Staff

Noah Ashley, Ph.D. University of Washington

Noah Ashley, Ph.D. University of Washington
- Associate Professor, Lancaster Professor

Simran Banga, Ph.D. Purdue University

Simran Banga, Ph.D. Purdue University
- Assistant Professor

Gregory Blass, Ph.D.

Gregory Blass, Ph.D.
- Instructor

Cassandra Cantrell, M.S. Western Kentucky University

Cassandra Cantrell, M.S. Western Kentucky University
- Undergraduate Advising

Mark Clauson, M.S. Western Kentucky University

Mark Clauson, M.S. Western Kentucky University
- Staff

Kenneth Crawford, Ph.D. University of Michigan

Kenneth Crawford, Ph.D. University of Michigan
- Associate Professor, Chief Pre-Health Professions Advisor, Associate Dean of Ogden College of Science & Engineering

Cheryl Davis, Ph.D. Wake Forest University

Cheryl Davis, Ph.D. Wake Forest University
- Professor

Carl W. Dick, Ph.D. Texas Tech University

Carl W. Dick, Ph.D. Texas Tech University
- Associate Professor

Jessica Dunnegan

Jessica Dunnegan
- Operations Manager

Chandrakanth Emani, Ph.D. Osmania University

Chandrakanth Emani, Ph.D. Osmania University
- Associate Professor of Plant Molecular Biology and Online Non-Thesis Graduate Program Director

Bobby Gaffney, Ph.D. University of Kentucky

Bobby Gaffney, Ph.D. University of Kentucky
- Research Assistant, Bioinformatics

Scott Grubbs, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Scott Grubbs, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
- Professor

Steve Huskey, Ph.D. Florida Institute of Technology

Steve Huskey, Ph.D. Florida Institute of Technology
- Associate Professor

Sigrid Jacobshagen, Ph.D. Free University of Berlin

Sigrid Jacobshagen, Ph.D. Free University of Berlin
- Professor

Jarrett Johnson, Ph.D. University of Missouri

Jarrett Johnson, Ph.D. University of Missouri
- Associate Professor and Faculty Senate Representative (at-large)

Michael Killen, Ph.D. University of Kentucky

Michael Killen, Ph.D. University of Kentucky
- Instructor

Rodney King, Ph.D. Med. Coll. of Va, VCU

Rodney King, Ph.D. Med. Coll. of Va, VCU
- Professor

Philip Lienesch, Ph.D. University of Oklahoma

Philip Lienesch, Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
- Associate Professor

Kerrie McDaniel, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University

Kerrie McDaniel, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University
- Assistant Professor

Doug McElroy, Ph.D. University of Maine

Doug McElroy, Ph.D. University of Maine
- Professor and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Albert Meier, Ph.D. University of Georgia

Albert Meier, Ph.D. University of Georgia
- Professor

Ila Mishra, Ph.D.

Ila Mishra, Ph.D.
- Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dave Monroe, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dave Monroe, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Natalie Mountjoy, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Natalie Mountjoy, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
- Assistant Professor

Keith Philips, Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Keith Philips, Ph.D. The Ohio State University
- Professor

Nancy Rice, Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Memphis

Nancy Rice, Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Memphis
- Professor

Melanie Richter, Ph.D. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Melanie Richter, Ph.D. University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Claire Rinehart, Ph.D. University of Georgia

Claire Rinehart, Ph.D. University of Georgia
- Professor

Naomi Rowland, M.S. University of Tennessee

Naomi Rowland, M.S. University of Tennessee
- Lab Coordinator, Biotech Center and Part Time Agriculture Instructor

Bruce Schulte, Ph.D. SUNY-ESF

Bruce Schulte, Ph.D. SUNY-ESF
- Department Head of Biology

Nilesh Sharma, Ph.D. University of Bihar

Nilesh Sharma, Ph.D. University of Bihar
- Instructor

Michael Smith, Ph.D. University of Texas

Michael Smith, Ph.D. University of Texas
- Professor and Faculty Senate Representative (voting)

Ajay Srivastava, Ph.D. University of Alberta

Ajay Srivastava, Ph.D. University of Alberta
- Associate Professor and Faculty Senate Representative (voting)

Amanda Staples, B.S. Western Kentucky University

Amanda Staples, B.S. Western Kentucky University
- Lab Technician

Michael Stokes, Ph.D. University of Kansas

Michael Stokes, Ph.D. University of Kansas
- Professor

Rostern Tembo, Ph.D. Bowling Green State University

Rostern Tembo, Ph.D. Bowling Green State University
- Instructor

Deborah Weisberger, M.S. Western Kentucky University

Deborah Weisberger, M.S. Western Kentucky University
- Associate Professor

Robert Wyatt, Ph.D. University of Georgia

Robert Wyatt, Ph.D. University of Georgia
- Associate Professor


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