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Biochemistry & Cell Biology Graduate Student Awards & Fellowships:

Yun-Ting Kao 2017 George J. Schroepfer, Jr. Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Premila Samuel Mohan Dass 2017 George J. Schroepfer, Jr. Award for Outstanding Published Research in Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Brian Engel 2016 George J. Schroepfer, Jr. Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Ye Chen 2016 George J. Schroepfer, Jr. Award for Outstanding Published Research in Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Alicia Jones 2016 Outstanding Biochemistry & Cell Biology Student Seminar Presentation
Ian Campbell 2016 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Fellowship
Razan Alnahhas 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2016 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Fellowship
Joseph Massey 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention
Kathryn Beabout 2015 NIH NRSA Fellowship
Carlos Origel 2015 Biochemistry & Cell Biology Excellence in Teaching Award
Joey Olmos 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Justin Ma 2015 Sam and Helen Worden Fellowship
Ramya Ganiga Prabhakar 2015 Sam and Helen Worden Fellowship
Ruda Cui 2015 Sam and Helen Worden Fellowship
Sarah Alvarado 2015 NIH Houston Area Molecular Biophysics Fellowship
Brian Grindel 2015 George J. Schroepfer, Jr. Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Yusong Guo 2015 George J. Schroepfer, Jr. Award for Outstanding Published Research in Biochemistry & Cell Biology
James Spurlin 2015 Outstanding Biochemistry & Cell Biology Student Seminar Presentation
Kim Gonzalez 2015 BioSciences Service Award
Mariane Martinez 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Emily Thomas 2013 NIH Houston Area Molecular Biophysics Fellowship

Report awards and publications to Susan Cates or Rachael Eaton

Biochemistry & Cell Biology Graduate Student Publication List:

Graduate student authors are listed in bold font.

Tjahjono E, Kirienko NV.  2017. A conserved mitochondrial surveillance pathway is required for defense against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. PLOS Genetics 13(6). pii: e01422-16. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01422-16.

Clements TTandon B, Lintel H.A., McCarty J.H., Wagner D.S. RICE CRISPR: Rapidly Increased Cut Ends by an Exonuclease Cas9 Fusion in Zebrafish. genesis. 2017. doi: 10.10022/dvg.23044.

Wang X, Davlieva M, Reyes J, Panesso D, Arias CA, Shamoo Y. A Novel Phosphodiesterase of the GdpP Family Modulates Cyclic di-AMP Levels in Response to Cell Membrane Stress in Daptomycin-Resistant Enterococci. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017. 61(3). pii: e01422-16. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01422-16.

Thomas, E.E., Pandey, N., Knudsen, S., Ball, Z, and Silberg, J.J. Programming post-translational control over the metabolic labeling of cellular proteins with a non-canonical amino acid. 2017. ACS Synthetic Biology. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00100.

Samuel PP, Ou WC, Phillips GN Jr, Olson JS. Mechanism of human apohemoglobin unfolding. 2017. Biochemistry 56(10): 1444-1459, doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.6b01235.

Fan Y, Guo YR, Yuan W, Zhou Y, Holt MV, Want T, Demeler B, Young NL, Zhong W, Tao YJ. Structure of a pentameric virion-associated fiber with a potential role in Orsay virus entry to  host cells. PLoS Pathogen. 2017. 13(2): e1006231.

Chebaro Y, Lorenz M, Fa A, Zheng R, Gustin M. Adaptation of Candida albicans to reactive sulfur species. Genetics. 2017. pii: genetics.116.199679. doi: 10.1534/genetics.116.199679.

Kao, YT, Fleming WA, Ventura MJ, Bartel B. Genetic interactions between PEROXIN12 and other peroxisome-associated ubiquitination components. Plant Physiology. 2016 172(2): 1643-1656.

Zhou F, Qiang KM, Beckingham KM. Failure to burrow and tunnel reveals roles for jim lovell in the growth and endoreplication of the Drosophila larval tracheae. PLoS One. 2016 11(8): e0160233. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160233.

Jones AM, Mehta MM, Thomas EE, Atkinson JT, Segall-Shapiro TH, Liu S, Silberg JJ. The structure of a thermophilic kinase shapes fitness upon random circular permutation. ACS Synthetic Biology. 2016 5(5): 415-425. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.5b00305.

Beabout K, Hammerstrom TG, Perez AM, Magalhães BF, Prater AG, Clements TP, Arias CA, Saxer G, Shamoo Y. The ribosomal S10 protein is a general target for decreased tigecycline susceptibility. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Sep;59(9):5561-6. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00547-15. Epub 2015 Jun 29. PubMed PMID: 26124155; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4538488.

Chapela PJ, Broaddus RR, Hawkins SM, Lessey BA, Carson DD. Cytokine stimulation of MUC4 expression in human female reproductive tissue carcinoma cell lines and endometrial cancer. J Cell Biochem. 2015 Nov;116(11):2649-57. doi: 10.1002/jcb.25213. PubMed PMID: 25923310.

Chen Y, Kim JK, Hirning AJ, Josić K, Bennett MR. SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY. Emergent genetic oscillations in a synthetic microbial consortium. Science. 2015 Aug 28;349(6251):986-9. doi: 10.1126/science.aaa3794. PubMed PMID: 26315440; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4597888.

Engel BJ, Constantinou PE, Sablatura LK, Doty NJ, Carson DD, Farach-Carson MC, Harrington DA, Zarembinski TI. Multilayered, Hyaluronic Acid-Based Hydrogel Formulations Suitable for Automated 3D High Throughput Drug Screening of Cancer-Stromal Cell Cocultures. Adv Healthc Mater. 2015 Aug 5;4(11):1664-74. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201500258. Epub 2015 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 26059746; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4545642.

Grigore AD, Ben-Jacob E, Farach-Carson MC. Prostate cancer and neuroendocrine differentiation: more neuronal, less endocrine? Front Oncol 2015 Mar 3;5:37. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2015.00037. eCollection 2015. Review. PubMed PMID: 25785244; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4347593.

Han L, Singh S, Thorson JS, Phillips GN Jr. Loop dynamics of thymidine diphosphate-rhamnose 3'-O-methyltransferase (CalS11), an enzyme in calicheamicin biosynthesis. Struct Dyn. 2016 Feb 18;3(1):012004. doi: 10.1063/1.4941368. eCollection 2016 Jan. PubMed PMID: 26958582; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4760980.

Jones AM, Mehta MM, Thomas EE, Atkinson JT, Segall-Shapiro TH, Liu S, Silberg JJ. The structure of a thermophilic kinase shapes fitness upon random circular permutation. ACS Synth Biol. 2016 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26976658.

Kao YT, Bartel B. Elevated growth temperature decreases levels of the PEX5 peroxisome-targeting signal receptor and ameliorates defects of Arabidopsis mutants with an impaired PEX4 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme. BMC Plant Biol. 2015 Sep 16;15:224. doi: 10.1186/s12870-015-0605-3. PubMed PMID: 26377801; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4574000.

Kwiatkowski SC, Ojeda AF, Lwigale PY. PlexinD1 is required for proper patterning of the periocular vascular network and for the establishment of corneal avascularity during avian ocular development. Dev Biol. 2016 Mar 1;411(1):128-39. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2016.01.001. Epub 2016 Jan 16. PubMed PMID: 26783882; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4769923.

Morgado M, Sutton MN, Simmons M, Warren CR, Lu Z, Constantinou PE, Liu J, Francis LL, Conlan RS, Bast RC Jr, Carson DD. Tumor necrosis factor-α and interferon-γ stimulate MUC16 (CA125) expression in breast, endometrial and ovarian cancers through NFκB. Oncotarget. 2016 Feb 24. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.7652. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26918940.

Pandey N, Nobles CL, Zechiedrich L, Maresso AW, Silberg JJ. Combining random gene fission and rational gene fusion to discover near-infrared fluorescent protein fragments that report on protein-protein interactions. ACS Synth Biol. 2015 May 15;4(5):615-24. doi: 10.1021/sb5002938. Epub 2014 Oct 14. PubMed PMID: 25265085; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4487222.

Samuel PP, Smith LP, Phillips GN Jr, Olson JS. Apoglobin Stability Is the Major Factor Governing both Cell-free and in Vivo Expression of Holomyoglobin. J Biol Chem. 2015 Sep 25;290(39):23479-95. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.672204. Epub 2015 Jul 23. PubMed PMID: 26205820; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4583012.

Summerville J, Faust J, Fan E, Pendin D, Daga A, Formella J, Stern M, McNew JA. The effects of ER morphology on synaptic structure and function in Drosophila melanogaster. J Cell Sci. 2016 Feb 23. pii: jcs.184929. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26906425.

Wang F, Singh S, Xu W, Helmich KE, Miller MD, Cao H, Bingman CA, Thorson JS, Phillips GN Jr. Structural Basis for the Stereochemical Control of Amine Installation in Nucleotide Sugar Aminotransferases. ACS Chem Biol. 2015 Sep 18;10(9):2048-56. doi: 10.1021/acschembio.5b00244. Epub 2015 Jun 23. PubMed PMID: 26023720; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4575645.

Young PG, Bartel B. Pexophagy and peroxisomal protein turnover in plants. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015 Sep 5. pii: S0167-4889(15)00298-0. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2015.09.005. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 26348128; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4779433.

Burkhart SE, Kao YT, Bartel B. Peroxisomal ubiquitin-protein ligases peroxin2 and peroxin10 have distinct but synergistic roles in matrix protein import and peroxin5 retrotranslocation in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2014 Nov;166(3):1329-44.

Naresh Pandey, Christopher L. Nobles, Lynn Zechiedrich, Anthony W. Maresso, and Jonathan J. Silberg. Combining Random Gene Fission and Rational Gene Fusion To Discover Near-Infrared Fluorescent Protein Fragments That Report on Protein-Protein Interactions. ACS Synthetic Biology. DOI: 10.1021/sb5002938.

Yusong R. Guo, Corey F. Hryc, Joanita Jakana, Hongbing Jiang, David Wang, Wah Chiu, Weiwei Zhong, and Yizhi J. Tao. Crystal structure of a nematode-infecting virus. PNAS (2014) 111: 12781-12786.

David L. Shis, Faiza Hussain Sarah Meinhardt, Liskin Swint-Kruse, and Matthew R. Bennett. Modular, Multi-Input Transcriptional Logic Gating with Orthogonal LacI/GalR Family Chimeras. ACS Synth. Biol., DOI:10.1021/sb500262f

K. C. Nicolaou, Christopher R. H. Hale, Christian Nilewski, Heraklidia A. Ioannidou, Abdelatif ElMarrouni, Lizanne G. Nilewski, Kathryn Beabout, Tim T. Wang, and Yousif Shamoo. Total Synthesis of Viridicatumtoxin B and Analogues Thereof: Strategy Evolution, Structural Revision, and Biological Evaluation. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2014) 136 (34), 12137-12160.

Weerth RS, Michalska K, Bingman CA, Yennamalli RM, Li H, Jedrzejczak R, Wang F, Babnigg G, Joachimiak A, Thomas MG, Phillips GN. Structure of a cupin protein Plu4264 from Photorhabdus luminescens subsp. laumondii TTO1 at 1.35 Å resolution. Proteins. 2014 Oct 30.

Farmer LM, Rinaldi MA, Young PG, Danan CH, Burkhart SE, Bartel B. Disrupting autophagy restores peroxisome function to an Arabidopsis lon2 mutant and reveals a role for the LON2 protease in peroxisomal matrix protein degradation. Plant Cell. 2013 Oct;25(10):4085-100.

Elshahawi SI, Ramelot TA, Seetharaman J, Chen J, Singh S, Yang Y, Pederson K, Kharel MK, Xiao R, Lew S, Yennamalli RM, Miller MD, Wang F, Tong L, Montelione GT, Kennedy MA, Bingman CA, Zhu H, Phillips GN Jr, Thorson JS. Structure-Guided Functional Characterization of Enediyne Self-Sacrifice Resistance Proteins CalU16 and CalU19. ACS Chem Biol. 2014 Oct 17;9(10):2347-58.

Woodward AW, Fleming WA, Burkhart SE, Ratzel SE, Bjornson M, Bartel B. A viable Arabidopsis pex13 missense allele confers severe peroxisomal defects and decreases PEX5 association with peroxisomes. Plant Mol Biol. 2014 Sep;86(1-2):201-14.

Wang F, Singh S, Zhang J, Huber TD, Helmich KE, Sunkara M, Hurley KA, Goff RD, Bingman CA, Morris AJ, Thorson JS, Phillips GN Jr. Understanding molecular recognition of promiscuity of thermophilic methionine adenosyltransferase sMAT from Sulfolobus solfataricus. FEBS J. 2014 Sep;281(18):4224-39.

Dharmaraj N, Chapela PJ, Morgado M, Hawkins SM, Lessey BA, Young SL, Carson DD. Expression of the transmembrane mucins, MUC1, MUC4 and MUC16, in normal endometrium and in endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2014 Aug;29(8):1730-8.

Chelsey C. McKenna, Ana F. Ojeda, James Spurlin III, Sam Kwiatkowski, Peter Y. Lwigale. Sema3A maintains corneal avascularity during development by inhibiting Vegf induced angioblast migration. Developmental Biology. Volume 391, Issue 2, Pages 241-250 (2014). 

Shis DL, Bennett MR. Synthetic biology: the many facets of T7 RNA polymerase. Mol Syst Biol. 2014 Jul 30;10(7):745.

Fong EL, Martinez M, Yang J, Mikos AG, Navone NM, Harrington DA, Farach-Carson MC. Hydrogel-based 3D model of patient-derived prostate xenograft tumors suitable for drug screening.Mol Pharm. 2014 Jul 7;11(7):2040-50.

Warren CR, Grindel BJ, Francis L, Carson DD, Farach-Carson MC. Transcriptional activation by NFκB Increases perlecan/HSPG2 expression in the desmoplastic prostate tumor microenvironment. J Cell Biochem. 2014 Jul;115(7):1322-33.

Silva AL, Fuhrich DG, Carson DD, Engel BJ, Savaris RF. MUC1 expression in Fallopian tubes of women with hydrosalpinx. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Sep;180:106-10. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.06.001. Epub 2014 Jun 25.

Grindel BJ, Martinez JR, Pennington CL, Muldoon M, Stave J, Chung LW, Farach-Carson MC. Matrilysin/matrix metalloproteinase-7(MMP7) cleavage of perlecan/HSPG2 creates a molecular switch to alter prostate cancer cell behavior. Matrix Biol. 2014 Jun;36:64-76.

Faust JE, Manisundaram A, Ivanova PT, Milne SB, Summerville JB, Brown HA, Wangler M, Stern M, McNew JA. Peroxisomes are required for lipid metabolism and muscle function in Drosophila melanogaster.PLoS One. 2014 Jun 19;9(6):e100213.

Sripakdeevong P, Cevec M, Chang AT, Erat MC, Ziegeler M, Zhao Q, Fox GE, Gao X, Kennedy SD, Kierzek R, Nikonowicz EP, Schwalbe H, Sigel RK, Turner DH, Das R. Structure determination of noncanonical RNA motifs guided by ¹H NMR chemical shifts.Nat Methods. 2014 Apr;11(4):413-6.

Bartel B, Farmer LM, Rinaldi MA, Young PG, Danan CH, Burkhart SE. Mutation of the Arabidopsis LON2 peroxisomal protease enhances pexophagy. Autophagy. 2014 Mar;10(3):518-9.

Farach-Carson MC, Warren CR, Harrington DA, Carson DD. Border patrol: insights into the unique role of perlecan/heparan sulfate proteoglycan 2 at cell and tissue borders. Matrix Biol. 2014 Feb;34:64-79.

Chang MA, Morgado M, Warren CR, Hinton CV, Farach-Carson MC, Delk NA. p62/SQSTM1 is required for cell survival of apoptosis-resistant bone metastatic prostate cancer cell lines. Prostate. 2014 Feb;74(2):149-63.

Thapar R, Denmon AP, Nikonowicz EP. Recognition modes of RNA tetraloops and tetraloop-like motifs by RNA-binding proteins. Wiley Interdiscip Rev RNA. 2014 Jan-Feb;5(1):49-67.

Neto EP, Fuhrich DG, Carson DD, Engel BJ, Savaris RF. Elafin Expression in Mucosa of Fallopian Tubes Is Altered by Hydrosalpinx. Reprod Sci.  2014 Feb 27. 

Hussain F, Gupta C, Hirning AJ, Ott W, Matthews KS, Josic K, Bennett MR. Engineered temperature compensation in a synthetic genetic clock. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 21;111(3):972-7.

Katarzyna WalkiewiczAndres S. Benitez Cardenas, Christine Sun, Colin Bacorn, Gerda Saxer, and Yousif Shamoo. Small changes in enzyme function can lead to surprisingly large fitness effects during adaptive evolution of antibiotic resistance. PNAS. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1209335110.   

Goodspeed D, Chehab EW, Covington MF, Braam J. Circadian control of jasmonates and salicylates: The clock role in plant defense. Plant Signal Behav.  2013 Jan 8;8(2). doi:pii: e23123.

David L. Shis and Matthew R. Bennett. Library of synthetic transcriptional AND gates built with split T7 RNA polymerase mutants.PNAS.(March 11, 2013) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1220157110.   

Sam Kwiatkowski, Ravi P. Munjaal, Teresa Lee, and Peter Y. Lwigale. Expression of pro- and anti-angiogenic factors during the formation of the periocular vasculature and development of the avian cornea. Developmental Dynamics.  DOI 10.1002/dvdy.23956.   

Zheng W, Tao YJ. Structure and assembly of the influenza A virus ribonucleoprotein complex. FEBS Lett.  2013 Apr 17;587(8):1206-14. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2013.02.048. Epub 2013 Mar 13. Review.   

Goodspeed D, Liu JD, Chehab EW, Sheng Z, Francisco M, Kliebenstein DJ, Braam J. Postharvest circadian entrainment enhances crop pest resistance and phytochemical cycling. Curr Biol.  2013 Jul 8;23(13):1235-41. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.05.034. Epub 2013 Jun 20.   

Wang F, Zhou M, Singh S, Yennamalli RM, Bingman CA, Thorson JS, Phillips GN Jr. Crystal structure of SsfS6, the putative C-glycosyltransferase involved in SF2575 biosynthesis. Proteins. 2013 Jul;81(7):1277-82. doi: 10.1002/prot.24289. Epub 2013 Apr 20.   

Zheng W, Tao YJ. Genome encapsidation by orthobunyavirus nucleoproteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 May 28;110(22):8769-70. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1306838110. Epub 2013 May 21.   

Miller C, Kong J, Tran TT, Arias CA, Saxer G, Shamoo Y. Adaptation of Enterococcus faecalis to Daptomycin Reveals an Ordered Progression to Resistance. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Aug 19.   

Chang AT, Nikonowicz EP. Solution NMR determination of hydrogen bonding and base pairing between the glyQS T box riboswitch Specifier domain and the anticodon loop of tRNA-Gly. FEBS Lett. 2013 Sep 10. doi:pii: S0014-5793(13)00673-X. 10.1016/j.febslet.2013.09.003.   

James W Spurlin, III and Peter Lwigale. Wounded Embryonic Corneas Exhibit Non-fibrotic Regeneration and Complete Innervation. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.  September 3, 2013 IOVS-13-12504.   

Ana F. Ojeda, Ravi P. Munjaal, Peter Y. Lwigale. Expression of CXCL12 and CXCL14 during eye development in chick and mouse. Gene Expression Patterns 13(2013):303-310.   

Wenjie Zheng, John Olson, Vikram Vakharia, Yizhi Jane Tao. The Crystal Structure and RNA-Binding of an Orthomyxovirus Nucleoprotein.PLOS Pathogen. 9(9): e1003624.   

Masiello CA, Chen Y, Gao X, Liu S, Cheng HY, Bennett MR, Rudgers JA, Wagner DS, Zygourakis K, Silberg JJ. Biochar and microbial signaling: production conditions determine effects on microbial communication. Environ Sci Technol. 2013 Oct 15;47(20):11496-503.

Chen J, Lobachev KS, Grindel BJ, Farach-Carson MC, Hyzy SL, El-Baradie KB, Olivares-Navarrete R, Doroudi M, Boyan BD, Schwartz Z. Chaperone properties of pdia3 participate in rapid membrane actions of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin d3. Mol Endocrinol. 2013 Jul;27(7):1065-77. doi: 10.1210/me.2012-1277. Epub 2013 May 9.   

Thapar, R. and Denmon, A.P. (2013). Signaling pathways that control mRNA turnover. Cellular Signaling. Volume 25, Issue 8, August 2013, Pages 1699-1710.  

Farach-Carson MC, Warren CR, Harrington DA, Carson DD. Border patrol: Insights into the unique role of perlecan/heparan sulfate proteoglycan 2 at cell and tissue borders. Matrix Biol. 2013 Aug 31. doi:pii: S0945-053X(13)00123-6. 10.1016/j.matbio.2013.08.004.   

Neeraja Dharmaraj, Engel BJ, Carson DD. Activated EGFR stimulates MUC1 expression in human uterine and pancreatic cancer cell lines. J Cell Biochem. 2013 Oct;114(10):2314-22. doi: 10.1002/jcb.24580.   

Nibert ML, Tang J, Xie J, Collier AM, Ghabrial SA, Baker TS, Tao YJ. 3D structures of fungal partitiviruses. Adv Virus Res. 2013;86:59-85. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-394315-6.00003-9. Review.   

Burkhart SE, Lingard MJ;Bartel B. Genetic Dissection of Peroxisome-associated Matrix Protein Degradation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics. January 1, 2013. Volume 193(1):125-141.  

Rinaldi MALiu J, Enders TA, Bartel B, Strader LC. A gain-of-function mutation in IAA16 confers reduced responses to auxin and abscisic acid and impedes plant growth and fertility. Plant Mol Biol. 2012 Jul;79(4-5):359-73.

O'Brien EL, Itallie EV, Bennett MR. Modeling synthetic gene oscillators. Math Biosci.  2012 Mar;236(1):1-15.

Goodspeed D, Chehab EW, Min-Venditti A, Braam J, Covington MF. Arabidopsis synchronizes jasmonate-mediated defense with insect circadian behavior.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.2012 Mar 20;109(12):4674-7. 

Phillips JE, Gomer RH. A secreted protein is an endogenous chemorepellant in Dictyostelium discoideumProc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jul 3;109(27):10990-5.

McKenna CC, Munjaal RP,& Lwigale PY. Distinct roles for neuropilin1 and neuropilin2 during mouse corneal innervation. PLoS One.2012;7(5):e37175.

James Spurlin  and Peter Lwigale. A technique to increase accessibility to late-stage chick embryos for in ovo  manipulations. Developmental Dynamics.  26 NOV 2012. DOI 10.1002/dvdy.23907

Faust JEVerma A, Peng C, McNew JA. An inventory of peroxisomal proteins and pathways in Drosophila melanogaster. Traffic. 2012 Oct;13(10):1378-92.

Chang AT, Nikonowicz EP. Solution nuclear magnetic resonance analyses of the anticodon arms of proteinogenic and nonproteinogenic tRNA(Gly).Biochemistry. 2012 May 1;51(17):3662-74.

Johnson C, Chun-Jen Lin C, Stern M. Ras-dependent and Ras-independent effects of PI3K in Drosophila motor neurons. Genes Brain Behav.2012 Oct;11(7):848-58.

Guu TS, Zheng W, Tao YJ. Bunyavirus: structure and replication. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2012;726:245-66.

Calvin M. Schmidt, David L. Shis, Truong D. Nguyen-Huu, and Matthew R. Bennett. Stable Maintenance of Multiple Plasmids in E. coli Using a Single Selective Marker. ACS Synth. Biol., 2012,1 (10), pp 445-450. **1st author is Rice undergraduate, Calvin Schmidt.