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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 2016 by month.


Hawver LA, Giulietti JM, Baleja JD, Ng WL. 2016. Quorum sensing coordinates cooperative expression of pyruvate metabolism genes to maintain a sustainable environment for population stability. MBio 7: pii: e01863-016.

Kim JC, Harris ST, Dinter T, Shah KA, Mirkin SM. 2016. The role of break-induced replication in large-scale expansions of (CAG)n/(CTG)n repeats. Nat Struct Mol Biol. Epub ahead of print.  (Kim is former TEACRS postdoc)

Liu Z, Pouli D, Sood D, Sundarakrishnan A, Hui Mingalone CK, Arendt LM, Alonzo C, Quinn KP, Kuperwasser C, Zeng L, Schnelldorfer T, Kaplan DL, Georgakoudi I. 2016. Automated quantification of three-dimensional organization of fiber-like structures in biological tissues. Biomaterials 116: 34-47.

Pouli D, Balu M, Alonzo CA, Liu Z, Quinn KP, Rius-Diaz F, Harris RM, Kelly KM, Tromberg BJ, Georgakoudi I. 2016. Imaging mitochondrial dynamics in human skin reveals depth-dependent hypoxia and malignant potential for diagnosis. Sci Transl Med. 8: 367ra169.

Sánchez MA, Kling T, Ishiyama T, van Zadel MJ, Bisson PJ, Mezger M, Jochum MN, Cyran JD, Smit WJ, Bakker HJ, Shultz MJ, Morita A, Donadio D, Nagata Y, Bonn M, Backus EH. 2016. Experimental and theoretical evidence for bilayer-by-bilayer surface melting of crystalline ice. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA Epub ahead of print.


Brown JE, Moreau JE, Berman AM, McSherry HJ, Coburn JM, Schmidt DF, Kaplan DL. 2016. Shape memory silk protein sponges for minimally invasive tissue regeneration. Adv Healthc Mater. Epub ahead of print.

Hartman MR, Harrington KT, Etson CM, Fierman MB, Slonim DK, Walt DR. 2016. Personal microbiomes and next-generation sequencing for laboratory-based education. FEMS Microbiol Lett. Epub ahead of print.

He M, Storr-Paulsen T, Wang AL, Ghezzi CE, Wang S, Fullana M, Karamichos D, Utheim TP, Islam R, Griffith M, Islam MM, Hodges RR, Wnek GE, Kaplan DL, Dartt DA. 2016. Artificial polymeric xcaffolds as extracellular matrix substitutes for autologous conjunctival goblet cell expansion. Invest Opthalmol Vis Sci. 57: 6134-6146

Kumar M, Coburn J, Kaplan DL, Mandal BB. 2016. Immuno-informed 3D silk biomaterials for tailoring biological responses. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 8: 29310-29322.

Quinn KP, Sullivan KE, Liu Z, Ballard Z, Siokatas C, Georgakoudi I, Black LD. 2016. Optical metrics of the extracellular matrix predict compositional and mechanical changes after myocardial infarction. Sci Rep. 6: 35823.


Armbruster M, Hanson E, Dulla CG. 2016. Glutamate clearance is locally modulated by presynaptic neuronal activity in the cerebral cortex. J Neurosci. 36: 10404-10415. 

Coburn J, Harris J, Zakharov AD, Poirier J, Ikegaki N, Kajdacsy-Balla A, Pilichowska M, Lyubimov AV, Shimada H, Kaplan DL, Chiu B. 2016. Implantable chemotherapy-loaded silk protein materials for neuroblastoma treatment. Int J Cancer Epub ahead of print.

Morgan E, Levy R. 2016. Abstract knowledge versus direct experience in processing of binomial expressions. Cognition. 157: 384-402.

Wang S, Ghezzi CE, Gomes R, Pollard RE, Funderburgh JL, Kaplan DL. 2016. In vitro 3D corneal tissue model with epithelium, stroma, and innervation. Biomaterials 9: 1-9. 

Zhou W, Ni T, Wronski A, Glass B, Skibinski A, Beck A, Kuperwasser C. 2016. The SIRT2 Deacetylase Stablizes Slug to Control Malignancy of Basal-like Breast Cancer. Cell Rep. 17: 1302-1317.


Anderson EC, Barrett LF. 2016. Affective beliefs influence the experience of eating meat. PLoS One. 11(8): 30160424.

Cairns DM, Chwalek K, Moore YE, Kelley MR, Abbott RD, Moss S, Kaplan DL. 2016. Expandable and rapidly differentiating human induced neural stem cell lines for multiple tissue Engineering applications. Stem Cell Rep. Epub ahead of print.

Currao M, Malara A, Di Buduo CA, Abbonante V, Tozzi L, Balduini A. 2016. Hyaluronan based hydrogels provide an improved model to study megakaryocyte-matrix interactions. Exp Cell Res. 346(1): 1-8.

Dokukin M, Ablaeva Y, Kalaparthi V, Seluanov A, Gorbunova V, Sokolov I. 2016. Pericellular Brush and Mechanics of Guinea Pig Fibroblast Cells Studied with AFM. Biophysical Journal, 111 (1), 236–246.

Gerami-Naini B, Smith A, Maione AG, Kashpur O, Carpinito G, Veves A, Mooney DJ, Garlick JA. 2016. Cell Reprogram. 18(4); 214-223.

Green ER, Clark S, Crimmins GT, Mack M, Kumamoto CA, Mecsas J. 2016. Fis is essential for Yersinia pseudotuberculosis virulence and protects against reactive oxygen species produced by phagocytic cells during infection. PLoS Pathog. 12: e1005898.

Gunnery SD, Habermann B, Saint-Hailaire M, Thomas CA, Tickle-Degnen L. 2016. The relationship between the experience of hypomimia and social wellbeing in people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners. J Parkinsons Dis. 6 (3): 625-630.

Guz NV, Patel SJ, Dokukin ME, Clarkson B, Sokolov I. 2016. Biophysical differences between chronic myelogenous leukemic quiescent and proliferating stem/progenitor cells.  Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, 12 (8), 2429–2437.

Harris JC, Coburn JM, Kajdacsy-Balla A, Kaplan DL, Chiu B. 2016. Sustained delivery of vincristine inside an orthotopic mouse sarcoma model decreases tumor growth. J Pediatr Surg. Epub ahead of print.

Matthan NR, Ausman LM, Meng H, Tighiouart H, Lichtenstein AH. 2016. Estimating the reliability of glycemic index values and potential sources of methodological and biological variability. Am J Clin Nutr. 104(4): 1004-1013.

Naumova EN, Liss A, Jagai JS, Behlau I, Griffiths JK, 2016. Hospitalizations due to selected infections cause by opportunistic premise plumbing pathogens (OPPP) and reported drug resistance in the United States older adult population in 1991-2006. J Public Health Policy. Epub ahead of print.

Park KA, Ribic A, Laage Gaupp FM, Coman D, Huang Y, Dulla CG, Hyder F, Biederer T. 2016. Excitatory synaptic drive and feedforward inhibition in the Hippocampal CA2 circuit are regulated by SynCAM 1. J Neurosci. 36(28) 7464-7475.

Patel AB, Tsilioni I, Leeman SE, Theoharides TC. 2016. Neurotensin stimulates sortilin and mTOR in human microglia inhibitable by methoxyluteolin, a potential therapeutic target for autism. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. Epub ahead of print.

Patel AD, Morgan E. 2016. Exploring cognitive relations between prediction in language and music. Cogn Sci. Epub ahead of print.

Raskin M, Easterbrooks MA, Lamoreau RS, Kotake C, Goldberg J. 2016. Depression trajectories of antenatally depressed and nondepressed young mothers: implications for child socioemotional development. Womens Health Issues. 26 (3): 344-350.

Simon M, Dokukin M, Kalaparthi V, Spedden E, Sokolov I, and Staii C. 2016. Load Rate and Temperature Dependent Mechanical Properties of the Cortical Neuron and Its Pericellular Layer Measured by Atomic Force Microscopy. Langmuir, 32 (4), 1111–1119.

Simon MD, Maki Y, Vinogradov AA, Zhang C, Yu H, Lin YS, Kajihara Y, Pentelute BL. 2016. d-Amino acid scan of two small proteins. J Am Chem Soc. 138(37): 12099-12111.

Siegert TR, Bird MJ, Makwana KM, Kritzer JA. 2016. Analysis of loops that mediate protein-protein interactions and translation into submicromolar inhibitors.  J Am Chem Soc. Epub ahead of print.

Vien TN, DeCaen PG. 2016. Biophysical adaptations of prokaryotic voltage-gated sodium channels. Curr Top Membr. 78:39-64.

Wolcott J, Aliaga L, Altinok O, Bercellie A, Betancourt M, Bodek A, Bravar A, Budd H, Cai T, Carneiro MF, Chvojka J, da Motta H, Devan J, Dytman SA, Díaz GA, Eberly B, Endress E, Felix J, Fields L, Fine R, Galindo R, Gallagher H, Golan T, Gran R, Harris DA, Higuera A, Hurtado KKiveni M, Kleykamp J, Kordosky M, Le T, Maher E, Manly S, Mann WA, Marshall CM, Martinez Caicedo DA, McFarland KS, McGivern CL, McGowan AM, Messerly B, Miller J, Mislivec A, Morfín JG, Mousseau J, Naples D, Nelson JK, Norrick A, Nuruzzaman, Osta J, Paolone V, Park J, Patrick CE, Perdue GN, Rakotondravohitra L, Ramirez MA, Ray H, Ren L, Rimal D, Rodrigues PA, Ruterbories D, Schellman H, Schmitz DW, Solano Salinas CJ, Sánchez Falero S, Tagg N, Tice BG, Valencia E, Walton T, Wospakrik M, Zhang D,  MINERvA Collaboration. 2016. Evidence for Neutral-Current Diffractive π^{0} Production from Hydrogen in Neutrino Interactions on Hydrocarbon. Phys Rev Lett. 117(11).



Bigalke JM, Heldwein EE. 2016. Nuclear exodus: Herpesviruses lead the way. Annu Rev Virol. Epub ahead of print.

Kern A, Zhou CW, Jia F, Xu Q, Hu LT. 2016. Live-vaccinia virus encapsulation in pH-sensitive polymer increases safety of a reservoir-targeted Lyme disease vaccine by targeting gastrointestinal release. Vaccine Epub ahead of print.

Killpack TL, Melón LC. 2016. Toward inclusive STEM classrooms: What personal role do faculty play? CBE Life Sci Educ. Fall 15 (3).

MacKenzie G, O'Toole KK, Maguire J. 2016. Compromised GABAergic inhibition contributes to tumor-associated epilepsy. Epilespy Res 126:185-196.

McDowell GS, Philpott A. 2016. Ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis in Xenopus extract. Int J Dev Biol. Epub ahead of print.

Molina-Quiroz RC, Lazinski DW, Camilli A, Levy SB. 2016. Transposon-sequencing analysis unveils novel genes involved in the generation of persister cells in uropathogenic Escherichia coli. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. Epub ahead of print.

Stoppel WL, Gao AE, Greaney AM, Partlow BP, Bretherton RC, Kaplan DL, Black LD 3rd. 2016. Elastic, silk-cardiac extracellular matrix hydrogels exhibit time-dependent stiffening that modulates cardiac fibroblast response. J Biomed Mater Res A Epub ahead of print.


Higashimori H, Schin CS, Chiang MS, Morel L, Shoneye TA, Nelson DL, Yang Y. 2016. Selective deletion of astroglial FMRP dysregulates glutamate transporter GLT1 and contributes to Fragile X Syndrome phenotypes in vivo. J Neurosci. 36: 7079-7094.

Lee AC, Harvey WF, Price, LL, Morgan LPK, Morgan NL, Wang C, 2016. Mindfulness is associated with psychological health and moderates pain in knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. Epub ahead of print.

Moss BJ, Park L, Dahlberg CL, Juo P. 2016. The CaM kinase CMK-1 mediates a negative feedback mechanism coupling the C. elegans glutamate receptor GLR-1 with its own transcription. PLoS Genet. 12: e1006180.

Sheets AR, Demidova-Rice TN, Shi L, Ronfard V, Grover KV, Herman IM. 2016. Identification and characterization of novel matrix-derived bioactive peptides: A role for collagenase from Santyl® ointment in post-debridement wound healing? PLoS One 11: e0159598.

Yigit S, Yu H, An B, Hamaia S, Farndale RW, Kaplan DL, Lin YS, Brodsky B. 2016. Mapping the effect of Gly mutations in collagen on α2β1 integrin binding. J Biol Chem. Epub ahead of print.


Cijsouw T, Biederer T. 2016. How a piggyback synapse listens in to tune excitatory terminals. Neuron 90: 1143-1145.

Davis KM, Isberg RR. 2016. Defining heterogeneity within bacterial populations via single cell approaches. Bioessays Epub ahead of print.

Golding A, Guay JA, Herrera-Rincon C, Levin M, Kaplan DL. 2016. A tunable silk hydrogel device for studying limb regeneration in adult Xenopus laevis. PLoS One 11: e0155618.

Gunsalus KT, Tornberg-Belanger SN, Matthan NR, Lichtenstein AH, Kumamoto CA.. 2015. Manipulation of host diet to reduce gastrointestinal colonization by the opportunistic pathogen Candida albicans. mSphere 1: pii: e00020-15.

Hawver LA, Jung SA, Ng WL. 2016. Specificity and complexity in bacterial quorum-sensing systems. FEMS Microbiol Rev. Epub ahead of print.

Ling S, Li C, Jin K, Kaplan DL, Buehler MJ. 2016. Liquid Exfoliated natural silk nanofibrils: Applications in optical and electrical devices. Adv Mater. Eupb ahead of print.

Theoharides TC, Tsilioni I, Patel AB, Doyle R. 2016. Atopic diseases and inflammation of the brain in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders. Transl Psychiatry. 6: e844.

Vien TN, Moss SJ, Davies PA. 2016. Regulating the efficacy of inhibition through trafficking of γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptors. Anesth Analg. Epub ahead of print.


Abbott RD, Wang RY, Reagan MR, Chen Y, Borowsky FE, Zieba A, Marra KG, Rubin JP, Ghobrial IM, Kaplan DL. 2016. The use of silk as a scaffold for mature, sustainable unilocular adipose 3D tissue engineered systems. Adv Healthc Mater. Epub ahead of print.                                

Dinh DM, Ramadass B, Kattula D, Sarkar R, Braunstein P, Tai A, Wanke CA, Hassoun S, Kane AV, Naumova EN, Kang G, Ward HD. 2016. Longitudinal analysis of the intestinal microbiota in persistently stunted young children in South India. PLoS One 11: e0155405.

Ghezzi CE, Wang L, Behlau I, Rnjak-Kovacina J, Wang S, Goldstein MH, Liu J, Marchant JK, Rosenblatt MI, Kaplan DL. 2016. Degradation of silk films in multipocket corneal stromal rabbit models. J Appl Biomater Funct Mater. Epub ahead of print.

Gobrogge K, Wang Z. 2016. The ties that bond: Neurochemistry of attachment in voles. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 38: 80-88.

Ni TK, Kuperwasser C. 2016. Premature polyadenylation of MAGI3 produces a dominantly-acting oncogene in human breast cancer. Elife Epub ahead of print.

Walker KR, Modgil A, Albrecht D, Lomoio S, Haydon PG, Moss SJ, Tesco G. 2016. Genetic deletion of the clathrin adaptor GGA3 reduces anxiety and alters GABAergic transmission. PLoS One 11: e0155799.

Wang J, Bisson PJ, Marmolejos JM, Shultz MJ. 2016. Measuring complex sum frequency spectra with a nonlinear interferometer. J Phys Chem Lett. 12:1945-1949.


Calabrese R, Raia N, Huang W, Ghezzi CE, Simon M, Staii C, Weiss AS, Kaplan DL. 2016. Silk-ionomer and silk-tropoelastin hydrogels as charged three-dimensional culture platforms for the regulation of hMSC response. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. Epub ahead of print.

Chen WS, Cao Z, Sugaya S, Lopez MJ, Sendra VG, Laver N, Leffler H, Nilsson UJ, Fu J, Song J, Xia L, Hamrah P, Panjwani N. 2016. Pathological lymphangiogenesis is modulated by galectin-8-dependent crosstalk between podoplanin and integrin-associated VEGFR-3. Nat Commun. 7: 11302.

Das SG, Romagnoli M, Mineva ND, Barillé-Nion S, Jézéquel P, Campone M, Sonenshein GE. 2016. miR-720 is a downstream target of an ADAM8-induced ERK signaling cascade that promotes the migratory and invasive phenotype of triple-negative breast cancer cells. Breast Cancer Res. 18:40.

Gross K, Wronski A, Skibinski A, Phillips S, Kuperwasser C. 2016. Cell fate decisions during breast cancer development. J Dev Biol. 4: 4.

Holly EN, Boyson CO, Montagud-Romero S, Stein DJ, Gobrogge KL, DeBold JF, Miczek KA. 2016. Episodic social stress-escalated cocaine self-administration: Role of phasic and tonic corticotropin releasing factor in the anterior and posterior ventral tegmental area. J Neurosci. 36: 4093-4105.

Lu Y, Hanada T, Fujiwara Y, Nwankwo JO, Wieschhaus AJ, Hartwig J, Huang S, Han J, Chishti AH. 2016. Gene disruption of dematin causes precipitous loss of erythrocyte membrane stability and severe hemolytic anemia. Blood Epub ahead of print.

Nakamura Y, Morrow DH, Modgil A, Huyghe D, Deeb TZ, Lumb MJ, Davies PA, Moss SJ. 2016. Proteomic characterization of inhibitory synapses using a novel pHluorin-tagged GABAAR α2 subunit knock-in mouse. J Biol Chem. Epub ahead of print.

Weng Z, Zhang B, Tsilioni I, Theoharides TC. 2016. Nanotube formation: A rapid form of “alarm signaling”? Clin Ther. Epub ahead of print.

Zhao S, Chen Y, Partlow BP, Golding AS, Tseng P, Coburn J, Applegate MB, Moreau JE, Omenetto FG, Kaplan DL. 2016. Bio-functionalized silk hydrogel microfluidic systems. Biomaterials 93: 60-70.


Applegate MB, Partlow BP, Coburn J, Marelli B, Pirie C, Pineda R, Kaplan DL, Omenetto FG. 2016. Silk fibroin: Photocrosslinking of silk fibroin using riboflavin for ocular prostheses. Adv Mater. 28: 2464.

Bodi CM, Vassoler FM, Byrnes EM. 2016. Adolescent experience affects postnatal ultrasonic vocalizations and gene expression in future offspring. Dev Psychobiol. Epub ahead of print.

Bowman TA, O’Keeffe KR, D’Aquila T, Yan QW, Griffin JD, Killion EA, Salter DM, Mashek DG, Buhman KK, Greenberg AS. 2016. Acyl CoA synthetase 5 (ACSL5) ablation in mice increases energy expenditure and insulin sensitivity and delays fat absorption. Mol Metab. 5: 210-220.

Davison A, McDowell GS, Holden JM, Johnson HF, Koutsovoulos GD, Liu MM, Hulpiau P, Van Roy F, Wade CM, Banerjee R, Yang F, Chiba S, Davey JW, Jackson DJ, Levin M, Blaxter ML. 2016. Formin is associated with left-right asymmetry in the pond snail and the frog. Curr Biol. Epub ahead of print.

McDowell GS, Lemire JM, Paré JF, Cammarata G, Lowery LA, Levin M. 2016. Conserved roles for cytoskeletal components in determining laterality. Integr Biol (Camb). Epub ahead of print.

Perez de Arce K, Schrod N, Metzbower SWR, Kong G, Tang A,  Liu X,  Blanpied T, Lucic V and Biederer T. (2015) Topographic Mapping of the Synaptic Cleft into Adhesive Nanodomains. Neuron 88:1165-1172.

Plowright R, Dinjaski N, Zhou S, Belton DJ, Kaplan DL, Perry CC. 2016. Influence of silk-silica fusion protein design on silica condensation in vitro and cellular calcification. RSC Adv. 6: 21776-21788.

Wang M, Zuris JA, Meng F, Rees H, Sun S, Deng P, Han Y, Gao X, Pouli D, Wu Q, Georgakoudi I, Liu DR, Xu Q. 2016. Efficient delivery of genome-editing proteins using bioreducible lipid nanoparticles. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA Epub ahead of print.


Abbott RD, Kimmerling EP, Cairns DM, Kaplan DL. 2016. Silk as a biomaterial to support long-term three-dimensional tissue cultures. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces Epub ahead of print.

Frazier TP, Bowles A, Lee S, Abbott R, Tucker HA, Kaplan D, Wang M, Strong A, Brown Q, He J, Bunnell BA, Gimble JM. 2016. Serially transplanted non-pericytic CD146 adipose stromal/stem xells in silk bioscaffolds regenerate adipose tissue in vivo. Stem Cells Epub ahead of print.

Li C, Levin M, Kaplan DL. 2016. Bioelectric modulation of macrophage polarization. Sci Rep. 6: 21004.

Speroni L, Sweeney MF, Sonnenschein C, Soto AM. 2016. A hormone-responsive 3D culture model of the human mammary gland epithelium. J Vis Exp. Feb 7 (108).


Applegate MB, Partlow BP, Coburn J, Marelli B, Pirie C, Pineda R, Kaplan DL, Omenetto FG. 2016. Photocrosslinking of silk fibroin using riboflavin for ccular prostheses. Adv Mater. Epub ahead of print.

Raskin, M., Fosse, N.E., Fauth, R.C., Bumgarner, E., & Easterbrooks, M. A. (2015). Relationship types among adolescent parents participating in a home visiting program: A Latent Transition Analysis. Journal of Family Psychology.

Raskin, M., Fosse, N.E., & Easterbrooks, M. A. (2015). The influence of mother’s depression on her reports of father involvement and child behavioral problems: A Latent State Trait approach. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36(1), 88-103.

Raskin, M., Kotake, C., Ebert, M., Miller, L., & Easterbrooks, M.A. (2015). Depression, caregiving stress and coping in orphanage and day care providers in Ukraine. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 29(10), 130-145.

Tamayol A, Akbari M, Zilberman Y, Comotto M, Lesha E, Serex L, Bagherifard S, Chen Y, Fu G, Ameri SK, Ruan W, Miller EL, Dokmeci MR, Sonkusale S, Khademhosseini A. 2016.  Flexible pH-Sensing Hydrogel Fibers for Epidermal Applications. Adv Healthc Mater. Epub ahead of print.

Tsilioni I, Russell IJ, Stewart JM, Gleason RM, Theoharides TC. 2016. Substance P, Hemokinin-1, CRH, TNF and IL-6 are increased in serum of patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome and may serve both as biomarkers and targets for treatment. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. Epub ahead of print.