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If you have a recently published paper or one in press, please contact Dan Jay, Postdoctoral Officer, at to share your accomplishments. Use the drop down below to browse postdoctoral publications for 2017 by month.


Miller MG, Hamilton DA, Joseph JA, Shukitt-Hale B. 2017. Dietary blueberry improves cognition among older adults in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Eur J Nutr. Epub ahead of print.

Shaw F and Wendell K. 2016. Examining two learner approaches in a making activity with university students. Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2016 IEEE.

Touchette MH, Seeliger JC. 2017. Transport of outer membrane lipids in mycobacteria. Biochim Biophys Acta. pii: S1388-1981(17)30011-2.

Touchette MH, Van Vlack ER, Bai L, Kim J, Cognetta AB 3rd, Previti ML, Backus KM, Martin DW, Cravatt BF, Seeliger JC. 2017. A Screen for Protein-Protein Interactions in Live Mycobacteria Reveals a Functional Link between the Virulence-Associated Lipid Transporter LprG and the Mycolyltransferase Antigen 85A. ACS Infect Dis. 3(5):336-348.

Wobst HJ, Delsing L, Brandon NJ, Moss SJ. 2017. Truncation of the TAR DNA-binding protein 43 is not a prerequisite for cytoplasmic relocalization, and is suppressed by caspase inhibition and by introduction of the A90V sequence variant. PLoS one 12: e0177181.


Klein BA, Cornacchione LP, Collins M, Malamy MH, Duncan MJ, Hu LT. 2017. Using Tn-seq to identify pigmentation related genes of Porphyromonas gingivalis: Characterization of the role of a putative glycosyltransferase. J Bacteriol. Epub ahead of print.

Yang X, Hartman MR, Harrington KT, Etson CM, Fierman MB, Slonim DK, Walt DR. 2017. Using next-generation sequencing to explore genetics and race in the high school classroom. CBE Lif Sic Educ. 16: pii: ar22. doi: 10.1187/cbe.16-09-0281.


DuPont JJ, McCurley A, Davel AP, McCarthy J, Bender SB, Hong K, Yang Y, Yoo JK, Aronovitz M, Baur WE, Christou DD, Hill MA, Jaffe IZ. 2016. Vascular mineralocorticoid receptor regulates microRNA-155 to promote vasoconstriction and rising blood pressure with aging. 1(14):e88942.

Julian B, Gao K, Harwood BN, Beinborn M, Kopin AS. 2017. Mutation-Induced Functional Alterations of CCR6. 360(1):106-116.

Tarakanova A, Huang W, Weiss AS, Kaplan DL, Buehler MJ. 2017. Computational smart polymer design based on elastin protein mutability. Biomaterials 127: 49-60.

Thoonen R, Giovanni S, Govindan S, Lee DI, Wang GR, Calamaras TD, Takimoto E, Kass DA, Sadayappan S, Blanton RM. 2015. Molecular Screen Identifies Cardiac Myosin-Binding Protein-C as a Protein Kinase G-Iα Substrate. 8(6):1115-22.

Tseng P, Napier B, Zhao S, Mitropoulos AN, Applegate MB, Marelli B, Kaplan DL, Omenetto FG. 2017. Directed assembly of bio-inspired hierarchical materials with controlled nanofibrillar architectures. Nat Nanotechnol. Epub ahead of print.

Wobst HJ, Wesolowski SS, Chadchankar J, Delsing L, Jacobsen S, Mukherjee J, Deeb TZ, Dunlop J, Brandon NJ, Moss SJ. 2017. Cytoplasmic relocalization of TAR DNA-binding protein 43 is not sufficient to reproduce cellular pathologies associated with ALS In vitro. Front Mol Neurosci. Epub ahead of print.


Espinoza RA, Silva-Valenzuela CA, Amaya FA, Urrutia ÍM, Contreras I, Santiviago CA. 2017. Differential roles for pathogenicity islands SPI-13 and SPI-8 in the interaction of Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhi with murine and human macrophages. Biol Res. 50(1):5.

Ettinger A, HilleRisLambers J. 2017. Competition and facilitation may lead to asymmetric range shift dynamics with climate change. Glob Chang Biol. Epub ahead of print.

Huang W, Ebrahimi D, Dinjaski N, Tarakanova A, Buehler MJ, Wong JY, Kaplan DL. 2017. Synergistic integration of experimental and simulation approaches for the de novo design of silk-based materials. Ass Chem Res. Epub ahead of print.

Kang JY, Chadchankar J, Vien TN, Mighdoll MI, Hyde TM, Mather RJ, Deeb TZ, Pangalos MN, Brandon NJ, Dunlop J, Moss SJ. 2017. Deficits in the activity of presynaptic γ-Aminobutyric acid type B receptors contribute to altered neuronal excitability in Fragile X Syndrome. J Biol Chem. Epub ahead of print.

Meng H, Matthan NR, Ausman LM, Lichtenstein AH. 2017. Effect of macronutrients and fiber on postprandial glycemic responses and meal glycemic index and glycemic load value determinations. Am J Clin Nutr. pii: ajcn144162.

Ramsey ME, Hyde JA, Medina-Perez DN, Lin T, Gao L, Lundt ME, Li X, Norris SJ, Skare JT, Hu LT. 2017. A high-throughput genetic screen identifies previously uncharacterized Borrelia burgdorferi genes important for resistance against reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. PLoS Pathog. 13(2):e1006225.

Sullivan A and Bers MU. 2017. Dancing robots: Integrating art, music, and robotics in Singapore’s early childhood centers. Int J Technol Des Educ. Epub ahead of print.

Yen M, Cairns LS, Camilli A. 2017. A cocktail of three virulent bacteriophages prevents Vibrio cholerae infection in animal models. Nat Commun. 8: 14187.


Bartlett JD, Kotake C, Fauth R, Easterbrooks MA. 2017. Intergenerational transmission of child abuse and neglect: do maltreatment type, perpetrator, and substantiation status matter? Child Abuse Negl. 63: 84-94.

Bigalke JM, Heldwein EE. 2016. Expression, purification and crystallization of the herpesvirus nuclear egress complex (NEC). Bio Protoc 6: e1872.

Bigalke JM, Heldwein EE. 2017. Have NEC coat, will travel: Structural basis of membrane budding during nuclear egress in herpesviruses. Adv Virus Res. 97:107-141

Chao Y, Li L, Girodat D, Forstner KU, Said N, Corcoran C, Smiga M, Papenfort K, Reinhardt R, Wieden HJ, Liusi BD, Vogel J. 2017. In vivo cleavage map illustrates the central role of RNase E in coding and non-coding RNA pathways. Mol Cell. 65: 39-51.

Chen WS, Cao Z, Leffler H, Nilsson UJ, Panjwani N. 2017. Galectin-3 inhibition by a small-molecule inhibitor reduces both pathological corneal neovascularization and fibrosis. Invest Opthalmol Vis Sci. 58: 9-20.

DeCicco RePass MA, Chen Y, Lin Y, Zhou W, Kaplan DL, Ward HD. 2017. A novel bioengineered 3D human intestinal model for long-term infection of Cryptosporidium parvum. Infect Immun. Epub ahead of print.

Heggeness ML, Gunsalus KT, Pacas J, McDowell G. 2017. The new face of US science. Science 541: 21-23. 

Khayat A, Monteiro N, Smith EE, Pagni S, Zhang W, Khademhosseini A, Yelick PC. 2017. GelMA-encapsulated HDPSCs and HUVECs for dental pulp regeneration. 96: 192-199.

Kotewicz KM, Ramabhadran V, Sjoblom N, Vogel JP, Haenssler E, Zhang M, Behringer J, Scheck RA, Isberg RR. 2016. A single Legionella effector catalyzes a multistep ubiquitination pathway to rearrange tubular endoplasmic reticulum for replication. Cell Host Microbe Epub ahead of print.

Kozak GM, Wadsworth CB, Kahne SC, Bogdanowicz SM, Harrison RG, Coates BS, Dopman EB. 2017. A combination of sexual and ecological divergence contributes to rearrangement spread during initial stages of speciation. Mol Ecol. Epub ahead of print.

Liss A, Wu R, Chui KK, Naumova EN. 2017. Heat-related hospitalizations in older adults: an amplified effect of the first seasonal heatwave. Sci Rep. 7: 39581.

Ng FS, Sengupta S, Huang Y, Yu AM, You S, Roberts MA, Iyer LK, Yang Y, Jackson FR. 2016. TRAP-seq profiling and RNAi-based genetic screens identify conserved glial genes required for adult Drosophila behavior. Front Mol Neurosci. 9: 146

Smith EE, Zhang W, Schiele NR, Khademhosseini A, Kuo CK, Yelick PC. 2017. Developing a biomimetic tooth bud model. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. Epub ahead of print.