Journal Articles Co-Authored by Students and Recent Alumni

* denotes Middlebury student co-author

2014

Merchant, A.T.* and G. Spatafora. 2014. A role for the DtxR family of metalloregulators in gram positive pathogenesis.  Mol. Oral Microbiol. 29:1-10. Invited review

Leanne M. Shulman*, Mark D. Spritzer 2014. Changes in sexual behavior and testosterone levels of males rats in response to daily interactions with estrus females. Physiology and Behavior 133: 8-13.

Qiao, H., Prasada Rao, H. B. D., Yang, Y., Fong, J. H., Cloutier, J. M.*, Deacon, D. C.*, Nagel, K. E.*, Swartz, R.K.*, Strong, E., Holloway, J.K., Cohen, P.E., Schimenti, J., Ward, J., and Hunter, N.(2014). Antagonistic roles of ubiquitin ligase HEI10 and SUMO ligase RNF212 regulate meiotic recombination. Nat Genet, 2014 Jan 5. doi:10.1038/ng.2858

2013

Downey, J., E. Ayala, D. Senadheera*, W. Hendrickson*, L. McCall*, J. Sweet, D. Cvitkovitch, S. Goodman, and G. Spatafora. 2013. In vitro manganese-dependent cross-talk between Streptocococus mutans VicK and GcrR: implications for overlapping stress response pathways. PLoSOne (submitted).  

Mark D. Spritzer, Elliott C. Fox*, Gregory D. Larsen*, Christopher G. Batson*, Benjamin A. Wagner*, and Jack Maher*. 2013. Testosterone influences spatial strategy preferences among adult male rats. Hormones and Behavior. 63: 800-812.

*Haswell, J.R., B.W. Pruitt*, L.P. Cornacchione*, C.L. Coe*, E.G. Smith*, and G.A. Spatafora.  2013.  Characterization of the functional domains of the SloR metalloregulatory protein in Streptococcus mutans.  J. Bacteriology, 195:126-134.

Hennet*, M.L., Yu*, H.Y., and Combelles, C.M.H.  2013.  Follicular fluid hydrogen peroxide and lipid hydroperoxide in bovine antral follicles of various size, atresia, and dominance status. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 30, 333-340

Schimenti, K. J., Feuer, S. K*., Griffin, L. B*., Graham, N. R., Bovet, C. A*., Hartford, S., Pendola, J., Lessard C, Schimenti JC, Ward JO (2013). AKAP9 is essential for spermatogenesis and sertoli cell maturation in mice. Genetics,194(2), 447-57. 2013 Jun.

2012

Al-Abdulrazzak, D.*, and S.C. Trombulak. 2012.  Classifying levels of protection in marine protected areas.  Marine Policy 36: 576-582.

Chester, C.C., J.A. Hilty*, and S.C. Trombulak. 2012. Climate change science, impacts, and opportunities. In Climate and Conservation: Landscape and seascape science, planning, and action (J.A. Hilty, C.C. Chester, and M.S. Cross, eds.).  Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Combelles, C.M.H., Holick*, E.A., and Racowsky, C.  2012.  Release of superoxide dismutase-1 by day 3 embryos of varying quality and implantation potential.  Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 29, 305-311. 
 
Combelles, C.M.H. and Hennet*, M.L. 2012. Media composition: antioxidants/chelators and   cellular function. In Embryo Culture: Advances, Controversies, and Future Considerations. Methods in Molecular Biology. Editors: Smith, G.D., Swain, J.E., and Pool, T.B.  912, 129-159.
 
Combelles, C.M.H. and Chateau*, G. 2012. The use of immature oocytes in the fertility preservation for cancer patients: current promises and challenges. International Journal of Developmental Biology. Special issue on Female Germ Cells in Development and Cancer, Editors: Garagna, S., Redi, C.A., and Zuccotti, M.  In Press

Combelles, C.M.H. and Hennet*, M.L. 2012. Oxidative stress in assisted reproductive technologies.  In Studies on Women’s Health: Oxidative Stress in Applied Basic Research and Clinical Practice. Editors: Agarwal, A., Rizk, B, and Aziz, N. Humana Press, Springer Science and Business Media.

Feuer, S.K.*, L. Camarano and P.F. Rinaudo.  ART and health: clinical outcomes and insights on molecular mechanisms from rodent studies. Molecular Human Reproduction, 10.1093/molehr/gas066 

Feuer, S.K.* and P. Rinaudo. 2012 Preimplantation Stress and Development.  Birth Defects Research (Part C) 96:299–314 (2012)

Hennet*, M.L. and Combelles, C.M.H. 2012. The antral follicle: a microenvironment for oocyte differentiation.  International Journal of Developmental Biology. Special issue on Female Germ Cells in Development and Cancer, Editors: Garagna, S., Redi, C.A., and Zuccotti, M. In Press

2011

Gupta, S., Choi, A., Yu*, H., Czerniak*, S.M., Holick*, E.A., Paolella*, L.J., Agarwal, A., and Combelles, C.M.H. 2011. Fluctuations in total antioxidant capacity, catalase activity and hydrogen peroxide levels of follicular fluid during bovine folliculogenesis. Reproduction, Fertility, and Development 23, 673-680. 

Smith, E.G. and G. Spatafora. 2011. Gene Regulation in Streptococcus mutans: Complex Control in a Complex Environment. J. Dent. Res. (featured as a Critical Review in Oral Biology and Medicine) 91(2):133-141.

Spritzer, M.D., E. Ibler*, W. Inglis*, and M.G. Curtis*. 2011. Testosterone and social isolation influence adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of male rats. Neuroscience, 195: 180-190.

Spritzer, M.D., E.D. Daviau*, M.K. Coneeny*, S.M. Engelman*, W.T. Prince*, K.N. Rodriguez-Wisdom*. 2011. Effects of testosterone on spatial learning and memory in adult male rats. Hormones and Behavior, 59: 484-496.

Strimaitis, A. M. * and S. P. Sheldon. 2011. A Comparison of macroinvertebrate and epiphyte density and diversity on native and exotic complex macrophytes in three Vermont lakes.  Northeastern Naturalist 18:149-160. 2011.

2010

Combelles, C. M., Holick*, E. A., Paolella*, L. J., Walker*, D. C., Wu*, Q., 2010. Profiling of superoxide dismutase isoenzymes in compartments of the developing bovine antral follicles. Reproduction. 139, 871-81.

Combelles, C.M.H., Morozumi, K., Yanagimachi, R., Zhu, L., Fox, J.H., and Racowsky C.  2010. Diagnosing cellular defects in an unexplained case of total fertilization failure. Human Reproduction 25, 1666-1671.

Deacon DC*, Nevis KR, Cashman TJ, Zhou Y, Zhao L, Washko D, Guner-Ataman B, Burns CG, Burns CE.  2010.  The miR-143-adducin3 pathway is essential for cardiac chamber morphogenesis.  Development. 2010 Jun;137(11):1887-96

Levine, R.B.*, M.S. Constanza-Robinson and G. Spatafora. 2010.  Neochloris oleoabundans grown on anaerobically digested dairy manure for concomitant nutrient removal and biodiesel feedstock production. 2011.  Biomass and Bioenergy 35:40-49 (doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2010.08.035).

O'Rourke, K.P*., J.D. Shaw*, M.W. Pesesky*, B.T. Cook*, S.M. Roberts*, J.P. Bond and G.A. Spatafora. 2010.  Genome-wide characterization of the SloR metalloregulome in Streptococcus mutans.  J. Bacteriol. 192:1433-1443.

Yosef, R., and *A. Wineman. 2010. Differential stopover of blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) by sex and age at Eilat, Israel.  Journal of Arid Environments 74: 360-367.  (Based on senior thesis in 2004 with thesis advisor Professor Stephen Trombulak.)

2009

McCalley, Carmody K.* and Jed P. Sparks. 2009. Abiotic Gas Formation Drives Nitrogen Loss from a Desert Ecosystem.  Science. Vol. 326. no. 5954, pp. 837 - 840

K. Dziedzic, J. Heaphy*, H. Prescott*, J. Kavaler. 2009. The transcription factor D-Pax2 regulates crystallin production during eye development in Drosophila melanogaster. Developmental Dynamics 238:10 2530-2539.

Richmond, L.*, and S.C Trombulak.  2009.  Distribution of red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) with respect to cover-object characteristics in the Green Mountains of Vermont.  Northeastern Naturalist 16: 13-26.

2008

*Dunning, D.W., *L.W. McCall, *W.F. Powell, *W. T. Arscott, *E. M. McConocha, S. D. Goodman, and G. Spatafora. 2008. SloR modulatioin of the Streptococcus mutans acid tolerance response involves the GcrR response regulator as an essential intermediary. Microbiology 154:1132-43.

2007

Lloyd, A.H., C.L. Fastie, and H. Eisen*.  2007.  Fire and substrate interact to control the northern range limit of black spruce (Picea mariana) in Alaska. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.  37:2480-2493.

Ward JO, Reinholdt LG, Motley WW*, Niswander LM*, Deacon DC*, Griffin LB* et al. (2007) Mutation in Mouse Hei10, an E3 Ubiquitin Ligase, Disrupts Meiotic Crossing Over. PLoS Genet 3(8): e139 doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.0030139

Kim S, Namekawa SH, Niswander LM*, Ward JO, Lee JT, et al. (2007) A mammal-specific Doublesex homolog associates with male sex chromatin and is required for male meiosis. PLoS Genet 3(4): e62. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.0030062

Senadheera, M.D*, A.W.C. Lee, D.C.I. Huang, G. Spatafora, S.D. Goodman, and D.G. Cvitkovitch.  2007.  The Streptococcus mutans vicX gene product modulates gtfB/C expression, biofilm formation, genetic competence and oxidative stress tolerance.  J. Bacteriol. 189:1451-58.

Young, H.J., D.W. Dunning*, K.W. von Hasseln*. 2007. "Foraging behavior affects pollen removal and deposition in Impatiens capensis (Balsaminacaeae)." American Journal of Botany 94(7): 1267-1271.

2006

*Rolerson, E., *A. Swick, *L. Newlon, *C. Palmer, *Y. Pan, *B. Keeshan and G. Spatafora.  The SloR/Dlg Metalloregulator Modulates Streptococcus mutans Virulence Gene Expression.  J. Bacteriol. July, 2006, No.14

2005

Lloyd, A.H., *A.E. Wilson, C. L. Fastie, R. M. Landis. 2005. "Population dynamics of black and white spruce in the southern Brooks Range, Alaska." Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 35 (9): 2073-2081.


M. Dilani Senadheera*, B. Guggenheim, G. Spatafora, Y.-C. C. Huang, J. Choi, D. Hung, J. Treglown, S. Goodman, R. Ellen and D. Cvitkovitch.  2005.  A VickRK Signal Transduction System in Streptococcus mutans Affects gtfBCD, gbpD, and ftf Expression, Biofilm Formation, and Genetic Competence Development.  J. Bacteriol. 187:4064-4076.

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Student researcher contributes to catalog for 'Confronting History' exhibition at museum

Pujan Gandhi, Class of 2009, recently served as the Reiff Intern at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. While there, he researched Enrique Chagoya, Robert Gober, and Glenn Ligon, and and contributed to the publication that accompanied the exhibition "Confronting History: Contemporary Artists Envision the Past," which was on view February 13 through April 29, 2009.

Professor named co-editor of 'Math Horizons'

Steve Abbott has been selected as co-editor (with Bruce Torrence of Randolph-Macon College) of "Math Horizons." This lively journal, published quarterly by the Mathematical Association of America, is dedicated to exposing current undergraduates to the history, culture, and personalities of mathematics, as well as to the latest results in the field. The publication features writing by some of the leading mathematical expositors, but also works with a student advisory board to include student writing on topics where their perspective may be the most insightful one.