Faculty Grants, Publications, and Presentations

Faculty Grants

Dr. Aaron Steiner

  • Steiner, Aaron (2017, March). Transcriptional regulation of hair-cell progenitors in the zebrafish lateral line. National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders of the NIH, Federal, $378,529. Funded.

Dr. Nancy Krucher

  • Krucher, N. A. (2018, September). CDK4/6 Resistance: An Alternate Strategy to Target RB Phosphorylation in Cancer. $399,135. Funded.
  • Krucher, N. A. (2014, March). The role of rb phosphorylation in proliferation an apoptosis in breast cancer cells grown in 3d cell culture. National Cancer Institute of the NIH, Federal, $360,000. Funded.

Faculty Publications

Dr. Charlene Hoegler

  • Charlene F. Blando-Hoegler & Carl S, Hoegler. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching – Proceedings of the 37th Workshop/ Conference of the Association for Biological Laboratory Education. Does the maternal genome influence seedling protein biochemistry during plant embryogenesis? (2017) Volume 37, article 70 (Karen A. McMahon, ed.).
  • Blando- Hoegler, C.F. & C.S. Hoegler. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching – Proceedings of the 36th Workshop/ Conference of the Association for Biological Laboratory Education. Does seedling protein biochemistry reflect plant phylogeny and development? (2016) Volume 36, article 56 (Karen A. McMahon, ed.).

Dr. Sergey Kazakov

  • Kazakov S. (2017) Lipobeads. In book: “Liposomes”, Ed. Dr. Angel Catala (InTech: ISBN 978-953-51-5467-9), Ch3, pp. 49-93.
  • Rahni S. (student), Kazakov S. (2017) Hydrogel micro-/nanosphere coated by a lipid bilayer: Preparation and microscopic probing. Gels, 3(1), 00007 (17 pages).
  • Smirnova N.A., Kaidery N.A., Hushpulian D.M., Rakhman I.I., Poloznikov A.A., Tishkov V.I., Karuppagounder S.S., Gaisina I.N., Pekcec A., Van Leyen K., Kazakov S.V., Yang L., Thomas B., Ratan R.R., Gazaryan I.G. (2016) Bioactive flavonoids and catechols as Hif1 and Nrf2 protein stabilizers –Implications for Parkinson’s disease. Aging and Disease, 7(6), 745-762.
  • Kazakov S. (2016) Technological challenges and potential advantages of lipobeads as drug delivery systems. Biotech, Biomaterials and Biomedical: TechConnect Briefs, 3, 101-104.
  • Kazakov S. (2016) Liposome-nanogel structures for future pharmaceutical applications: An updated review. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 22(10), 1391-1413.
  • Kazakov S. (2016) Lipobeads as future drug delivery system. In book: “Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery”, Ed. Dr. Salam Massadeh, Ch4, pp. 85-129, One Central Press, Manchester, UK.

Dr. Nancy Krucher

  • Egger, JV., Lane, MV., Antonucci, LA., Dedi, B. and NA Krucher (2016) Dephosphorylation of the Retinoblastoma protein (Rb) inhibits cancer cell EMT via Zeb.  Cancer Biology and Therapy, 17:1197- 1205
  • Hauff, B., Cervino, J., Haslun, J., Krucher, N. A., Wier, A., Mannix, A., Hughen, K. & Strychar, K. (2014). Genetically divergent symbiodinium sp. display distinct molecular responses to pathogenic vibrio and thermal stress. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. Vol 112 , pages 149-159.
  • Antonucci, L., Egger, J. & Krucher, N. A. (2014). Phosphorylation of the retinoblastoma protein on serine 807 is required for association with bax. Cell Cycle. Vol 13 , pages 3611-3617. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

Dr. Joseph Krumpfer

  • Brüller, S., Liang, H-W., Kramm, U.I., Krumpfer, J.W., Feng, X., Müllen, K., “Bimetallic porous porphyrin polymer-derived non-precious metal electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reactions,” J. Mater. Chem. A (2015) 3, 23799-23808.
  • Nietzel, S., Joe, D., Krumpfer, J.W., Schellenberger, F., Alsaygh, A.A., Klapper, M., Müllen, K., “Organic nanoparticles as fragmentable support for Ziegler-Natta catalysts,” J. Polym. Sci. A (2015) 53, 15-22.
  • Schuster, T., Golling, F., Krumpfer, J.W., Klapper, M., Müllen, K., “Polyisobutylene nanoparticles via cationic polymerization in non-aqueous emulsions,” Macromol. Rapid Comm. (2015), 36, 204-210.

Dr. Sally Marik

  • Marik, S.A., Olsen, O., Tessier-Lavigne, M. & Gilbert, C. D. (2016) Physiological role for amyloid precursor protein in adult experience-dependent plasticity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 113(28):7912-7.
  • Abe, H., McManus, J.N.J., Ramalingam, N., Li, W., Marik, S.A., Meyer zum Alten Borgloh S., and Gilbert, C.D. (2015) Adult cortical plasticity studied with chronically implanted electrode arrays. The Journal of Neuroscience. 35(6): 2766-2777.
  • Marik, S.A., Yamahachi H., Meyer zum Alten Borgloh S., & Gilbert C.D. (2014) Large scale axonal reorganization of inhibitory neurons following retinal lesions. The Journal of Neuroscience. 34(5):1625-1632.

Dr. David N. Rahni

  • Iran’s education and research potential, Science Magazine, 2 June 2017. Vol 356 (6341).
  • Iran’s environment under siege Science Magazine 23 October 2015 350 (6259).
  • Pastor, S.D.; Shum, S.; Rahni, D.N. Exocyclic Diastereotopic Protons as a Probe for Conformational Bias in Eight-Membered Rings Containing Phosphorous and Titanium, Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements V.188, Issue 5, May 2013, pages 623-632.
  • Book BIOIMAGING IN NEURODEGENERATION; P.A. Broderick, David N. Rahni, I. Klodney (Humana Press.).
  • Broderick PA, Rahni DN, Zhou Y. Acute and subacute effects of risperidone and cocaine on accumbens dopamine and serotonin release using in vivo microvoltammetry on line with open-field behavior. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2003 Sep; 27(6):1037-54.
  • Broderick PA, Hope O, Okonji C, Rahni DN, Zhou Y. Clozapine and cocaine effects on dopamine and serotonin release in nucleus accumbens during psychostimulant behavior and withdrawal. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2004 Jan; 28 (1):157-71.
  • Broderick PA, Olabisi OA, Rahni DN, Zhou Y Cocaine acts on accumbens monoamines and locomotor behavior via a 5-HT(2A/2C) receptor mechanism as shown by ketanserin: 24-h follow-up studies, Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2004 May; 28 (3):547-57.

Dr. Joshua Schwartz

  • Schwartz, J. J. and R. Hossain. 2017. Is it one call or two? Perception of inter-pulse and inter-call intervals in the gray treefrog, Hyla versicolor. Behaviour 154:337-356.
  • Schwartz, J. J., Hunce, R., Lentine, B. and K. Powers. 2016. Calling site choice and its impact on call degradation and call attractiveness in the gray treefrog Hyla versicolor. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 70: 1-19. DOI 10.1007/s00265-015-2016-8

Dr. Aaron Steiner

  • Steiner, A. B., Kim, T., Cabot, V. & Hudspeth, A. (2014, March 27). Dynamic gene expression by putative hair-cell progenitors during regeneration in the zebrafish lateral line. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol 111 (Issue 14), pages E1393–E1401.  DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION.

Dr. Andrew Wier

  • Hauff, B., Cervino, J., Haslun, J., Krucher, N., Wier, A. M., Mannix, A., Hughen, K. & Strychar, K. (2014, December 2). Genetically divergent symbiodinium sp. display distinct molecular responses to pathogenic vibrio and thermal stress.. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. Vol 112 , pages 149-159. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

Faculty Presentations

Dr. Charlene Hoegler

  • W. Cervantes & C.F. Hoegler (2017) Study of activities of isozyme banding in selected enzymes during head regeneration of Dugesia (Giraria) tigrina. Eastern College Science Conference. Wilkes University, Wilkes- Barre PA (April 1, 2017)
  • G. Cervantes & C.F. Hoegler (2017) Effects of Round-up herbicide on three stages of head regeneration in Dugesia (Girardia) tigrina. Eastern College Science Conference. Wilkes University, Wilkes- Barre PA (April 1, 2017)
  • Hogeler, C.S., Cassella, T. and Blando-Hoegler, C.F. (2015) FASEB (Federation of Experimental Biology) National Conference. Enzyme activities of muscle tissue lysates can be unexpectedly affected by protease inhibitor cocktails. Boston, MA (4/1/15).
  • Blando-Hoegler, C.F. and C.S. Hoegler (2014) Proceedings of the 34th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biological laboratory Education (ABLE Conference). Evo-Devo II: Does seedling protein biochemistry reflect plant phylogeny and development? University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (6/20/14).

Dr. Sergey Kazakov

  • BIOCATALYSIS 2017: 4th International School NANO-2017 (Moscow, Russia, June 25 – 30, 2017) – Nanobioscopic lipobead: Encapsulated anticancer drugs (Invited lecture)
  • The 2017 Pittsburg Conference (PITTCON 2017), Chicago, IL, March 2017 – a) Giant lipobeads as a tool to optimize the number of steps in preparation of a new smart drug delivery system; b) Lipobeads’ preparation and imagining using high pressure scanning electron microscopy
  • TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo (TechConnect 2016), Washington, D.C., May 2016 – Technological Challenges and Potential Advantages of Lipobeads as Drug Delivery Systems
  • The 2016 Pittsburg Conference (PITTCON 2016), Atlanta, GA, March 2016 – The Concept of Lipobeads in the Context of Encapsulated Drug Delivery

Dr. Nancy Krucher

  • Krucher, N. A. (2014, April). American Association for Cancer Research. Rb association is regulated by phosphorylation. San Diego.

Dr. Joseph Krumpfer

  • 44th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM) of ACS, Riverdale (2016). Silicone chemistry in undergraduate laboratory and research courses
  • 250th ACS National Convention, Boston, MA  (2015). Poly(methyl vinyl ketone) as a carbon fiber precursor

Dr. Sally Marik

  • Marik, S.A., Gilbert, C.D. (2016) Brain-derived neurotrophic factor and caspase activity in mouse barrel cortex following whisker plucking. 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Poster. San Diego, CA.
  • Meyer zum alten Borgloh, S., Morelli, D., Hernandez-Solis R., Marik, S.A., & Gilbert, C.D. (2015) The role of V2 in shaping V1 neuronal activity during complex visual tasks in mice. 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Poster. Chicago, IL.
  • Marik, S.A. & Gilbert, C.D.  (2014) Alterations in neurotrophin expression associated with adult experience-dependent plasticity. 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Poster. Washington D.C.

Dr. Mary Margaret Minnis

  • NEARC Annual Conference (2017, November) Preparation for an iTree ECO Urban Tree Inventory Using GIS. Newport, RI
  • NJ Geospatial Forum Meeting (2017, September) GIS Projects for Service Learning Course. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • NEARC Spring Conference (2017, May) Using LiDAR to Determine Possible Locations for Stormwater Detention. UMASS, Amherst, Mass.
  • NEARC Annual Conference (2016, October) GIS as a Service Learning Course. Falmouth, Mass

Dr. David N. Rahni

  • Has organized and preside over two annual symposia on latest advances on forensics, homeland security and neuroscience at the annual Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (1999-present).
  • P.A.Broderick; N.Mjavia; C.N.Worrell; O.Hope; C.Okonji; D.N.Rahni ; Y.Zhou Clozapine effects on accumbens cocaine-induced dopamine and serotonin release on line with psycho-stimulant behavior using microvoltammetry: withdrawal studies. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2003 New Orleans. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION: (Bio) Sensor Based Detection Modality Paradigm, a Lecture by Professor D. N. Rahni

Dr. Joshua Schwartz

  • Schwartz, J. (2017, April) Northeastern Natural History Conference
  • Schwartz, J. (2016, April) Northeastern Natural History Conference
  • Schwartz, J. (2016, August) Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society
  • Schwartz, J. (2016, January) Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
  • Zhou, X. & Schwartz, J. (2014, November). 11th Annual Environmental Consortium Conference . Knowledge and attitudes of college students about the use of elephants for ivory. Environmental Consortium, Sages Colles, Troy NY.
  • Schwartz, J. (2014, August). 51st Annual Meeting. Animal Behavior Society.
  • Schwartz, J. (2014, May). 167th Meeting. Acoustical Society of America.