Middlebury

 

Presentations at Professional Meetings

* denotes Middlebury student co-author

2014

Brach, J.*, C. Hatheway*, J. Corbett*, A. Merchant*, A. Glasfeld, and G. Spatafora. 2014.  Defining the amino acids that coordinate SloR:DNA binding and contribute to sloABC repression in Streptococcus mutans.  114th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA

Wysota, M.S.*, D.  Galán Donlo*, L. P. Cornacchione* and G. A. Spatafora. 2014.  Characterizing the SloR Recognition Element (SRE) in the Oral Pathogen Streptococcus mutans.  114th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA.

Tenenbaum*, K.J., and Allen, D.N. 2014. Scouting Bayes: a Bayesian forecast with scouting priors. Society for American Baseball Research Analytics Conference.

2013

Cornacchione, L.P.* and G. Spatafora. 2013.  Nucleotide substitutions in the Streptococcus mutans SRE impact gene expression. Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research, Seattle, WA (oral presentation)

Lloyd, A. and S. Weisser *.  2013.  Carbon uptake and storage in old-growth and second-growth forests in central Vermont.  American Geophysical Union.  

Spritzer, M.D., K.T. Grafmiller*, S.M. Engelman*. (2013). Effects of sexual interactions on neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of adult male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

Tenenbaum*, K.J., and Allen, D.N. 2013. Nash equilibrium solution for fastball locations in two-strike counts. Society for American Baseball Research Analytics Conference.

2012

Students of the Fall 2012 BIOL0140 Ecology and Evolution Class. Dept. of Biology Middlebury College. Effect of Increased Stream Flow from Hurricane Sandy on Stream Invertebrates. Vermont Monitoring Cooperative Annual Meeting. Burlington VT.

Beguin, S.* 2012.   Middlebury College land use and experimental sedimentation mixed impact on macroinvertebrate assemblages in low order streams. Vermont EPSCoR Watershed Project Annual Symposium.  Presentation.

Beguin, S*. and S. P. Sheldon.  2012. Characterizing aquatic macroinvertebrate communities along an elevational gradient in Vermont rivers following tropical storm Irene. Vermont EPSCoR Annual Meeting. Presentation.

Batson, C.G*., B.A Wagner*, J. Maher*, E.C. Fox*, M.D. Spritzer. 2012. Sexual interactions with unfamiliar females reduce hippocampal neurogenesis among adult male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting.

Combelles, C.M.H., VanDeventer*, G.M., Chirunomula*, S., McGeehan*, M., McLean*, M., and Wilkinson*, B. 2012.  Relationships between antioxidants, dominance, atresia, and hormones in bovine follicles. 45th SSR Annual Meeting and the 18th Ovarian Workshop.

Haswell, J.R., B.W. Pruitt, and G. A. Spatafora.  2012.  Characterizing essential amino acids in the Streptococcus mutans SloR metalloregulator.  International Association for Dental Research, Iguacu Falls, Brazil (oral presentation)

Spritzer, M.D., M.G. Curtis*, J.P. Stern*, J. Maher*, L.M. Shulman*. 2012. Sexual interactions with unfamiliar females reduce hippocampal neurogenesis among adult male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting.

2011

Combelles, C.M.H., Hennet*, M.L., Yu*, H.Y. 2011. Follicular fluid hydrogen peroxide and lipid hydroperoxide in relation to the health and dominance of bovine antral follicles. 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction.

McConaughy, W.K.* and G. Spatafora. 2011.  Deciphering the SloR:DNA binding interaction at the Streptococcus mutans sloABC locus.  111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA.

Shulman, L.M.*, M.D. Spritzer, and M.R. Stefani. 2011. Effects of sexual experience on spatial memory and behavioral flexibility in male rats. Joint meeting of the Animal Behavior Society and International Ethological Conference.

Spritzer, M.D.,E.C. Fox*, G.D. Larsen*. 2011. Effects of testosterone on spatial strategies used by adult male rats. Joint meeting of the Animal Behavior Society and International Ethological Conference.

2010

Pesesky*, M. E. Smith*, Kevin O’Rourke* and G. Spatafora. 2010.  Characterizing the SloR:DNA binding interface in Streptococcus mutans.   110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, San Diego, CA.

Spritzer, M.D.,M.G. Curtis*, L.M. Shulman*. 2010. Interactions with novel sexual partners reduce hippocampal neurogenesis compared to repeated interactions with the same sexual partner among adult male rats. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

Spritzer, M.D.,M.K. Coneeny*, S.M. Engelman*, W.T. Prince*. 2010. Prolonged exposure to testosterone improves spatial learning in male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting.

2009

C.M.H. Combelles, D.M. Ozimek*, Q. Wu*, M.P. Burns* and S.M. Hastings. 2009. Relationships between the antioxidant profile and health status of individual antral follicles in the bovine. 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction.

Q. Wu*, C. Lam*, D. Poljak*, G.M. Van Deventer*, C.P. Bradley* and C.M.H. Combelles. 2009. Characterization of the catalase and glutathione peroxidase-1 antioxidant system during Bovine folliculogenesis. 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction.

E. Ayala, J.S. Downey, W. Hendrickson*, G. Spatafora and S.D. Goodman.  2009.  Accumulating evidence implicates VicK as a cognate histidine kinase for the GcrR orphan response regulator in Streptococcus mutans.  109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Philadelphia, PA.

Feuer SK*, Pinnell NE*, Griffin LB*, Cloutier JM*, Schimenti KJ, Hartford S, Pendola J, Lessard C, Handel MA, Eppig JJ, Schimenti JC and JO Ward. Mutations in A-kinase anchoring protein (Akap) 9 cause male-specific gametogenic failure. Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian Gametogenesis and Embryogenesis, Waterville Valley NH. Aug. 2-7, 2009.

O'Rourke, K.P. and G. Spatafora.  2009.  Genome-wide characterization of the SloR metalloregulome in Streptococcus mutans.  109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Philadelphia, PA.

Schwartzman, J.A.* and G. Spatafora.  2009.  The S. mutans per gene product is a transcriptional regulator of peroxide stress genes.  109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Philadelphia, PA.

Spritzer, M.D., M. Curtis*, E. Ibler*, W. Inglis*, L. Nazarian* and P. Sinclair*. (2009) Acute low dose of prolactin increases cell proliferation within the dentate gyrus of adult male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting.

Weverka, A.*, D. Mann, A. Lloyd, and R.M. Landis.  Two roads diverge: altered disturbance regime caused indirectly by human activities moves an uncut Vermont forest into an alternate stable state. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 2009.

Wisdom*, K.N. and M.D. Spritzer. (2009) Effects of testosterone on spatial learning and memory in male rats. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting.

2008

Schwartzman, J. A.* and G. Spatafora.  2008.  Accumulating evidence implicates a ferric uptake regulator (Fur) in the Streptococcus mutans oxidative stress response.  108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Boston, MA.

Spritzer, M.D. and *E. Ibler. "Effects of testosterone and social isolation on survival of newly proliferated cells in the dentate gyrus of adult male rats." Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Nov. 15-19, 2008. Washington, DC.

"Mutation of mouse A-kinase anchor protein (Akap9) causes male-specific gametogenic failure."
Griffin LB*, Feuer SK*, Kalloo G*, Schimenti K, Schimenti JC,  and Jeremy O. Ward. Meiosis Gordon Conference, June 8-13, 2008, Colby-Sawyer College.

"Investigations of protein-protein interactions between HEI10 and CCNB3."
Cloutier JM*, Langlais K, and Jeremy O. Ward.  Meiosis Gordon Conference, June 8-13, 2008, Colby-Sawyer College.

2007

Combelles, C.M.H., Czerniak*, S.M., Schiffer*, R.R., Walker*, D.C., and Williams*, J.L. 2007. Spatial and temporal expression of the three isoforms of the antioxidant superoxide dismutase during bovine folliculogenesis and oogenesis. 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction. 71, p. 91-92.

Holick*, E.A., Paolella*, L.J., Czerniak*, S.M., Walker*, D.C., and Combelles, C.M.H. 2007. Profiling of the superoxide dismutase antioxidants in bovine follicular fluids from developing antral follicles. 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction. 160, p. 114.

Chowdary, H., Koli, R., Gupta, S., Sharma, R., Combelles, C.M.H., and Agarwal, A. 2007. Dynamics changes in the catalase activity of bovine follicular fluid: correlation with the stages of antral folliculogenesis and follicle dominance. 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Gupta, S., Chowdary, H., Koli, R., Czerniak*, S., Combelles, C.M.H., and Agarwal A. 2007. Association of catalase enzymatic activity in bovine follicular fluid with both the phases of folliculogenesis and the stages of the estrus cycle. 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Selected for Oral Presentation.

Koli, R., Chowdary, H., Gupta, S., Williams*, J., Agarwal, A., and Combelles, C.M.H. 2007. Correlation between the dynamics of total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity and the sizes of bovine antral follicles and follicle dominance. 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

*E.D. Daviau and M.D. Spritzer. (2007). Effects of testosterone on hippocampal neurogenesis and spatial memory in adult male rats. Annual meeting of Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology . Abstract P1.76. June 21-24, Pacific Grove, CA.

M.D. Spritzer and *E.D. Daviau. (2007). Effects of testosterone onhippocampal neurogenesis and spatial memory in adult male rats. Annual meeting of Animal Behavior Society. July 21-25, Burlington, VT.

H. Young and *K. Pelz. Effects of habitat fragmentation on pollinator communities in New England. Poster at meetings: Evolution in Human-altered environments, an international summit. UCLA, California. Feb. 2007

2006

*L.A. Newlon, *E.M. Rolerson, *C.D. Palmer, *S.C. Swank and G.A. Spatafora.  "Streptococcus mutans mediators of sucrose-indpendent [P1] and -dependent [GbpD] adherence are subject to SloR metalloregulation."  Poster presentation at the 2006 Streptococcal Genetics Conference, June 18-21, 2006.  St. Malo, France

*F. Powell, Jr., *E.M. Rolerson, *C.D. Palmer and G.A. Spatafora. "The GcrR/TarC response regulator contributes to S. mutans acid tolerance and is subject to SloR metalloregulation."  Poster presentation at the 2006 Streptococcal Genetics Conference, June 18-21, 2006.  St. Malo, France

*E.Rolerson, *N. Langer, *J. Shaw, A. Watson,  J. Bond and G. Spatafora, Middlebury College, VT, USA.  Identification of Streptococcus mutans manganese-responsive genes that contribute to virulence.   [abstract presentation at the American Association for Dental and Craniofacial Research, March 10, 2006, Orlando, FL]

*C. PALMER and G. SPATAFORA, Middlebury College, VT, USA.  The SloR Metalloregulator Modulates Expression of a Streptococcus mutans Antibiotic Locus.  [abstract presentation at the American Society for Microbiology, May, 2006, Orlando, FL].

*E. Rolerson, *A. Swick, *L. Newlon, *C. Palmer, and G. Spatafora.  Modulation of Streptococcus mutans Metal ion Uptake, Biofilm Formation, and Genetic Competence by the SloR Metalloregulator is Mediated via Quorum Sensing.  [abstract presentation at the American Society for Microbiology, May, 2006, Orlando, FL].

2005

*E. Owen and S. Trombulak. An Evaluation of Rapid Biological Assessment Programs. Poster presentation at the 2005 annual meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology. Universidade de Brasilia. July 2005.