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Examples of published faculty-student research

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Voss, L., Foster, O.K.*, Harper, L.*, Morris, C.*, Lavoy, S.*, Brandt, J.N.*, Peloza, K.*, Handa, S.*, Maxfield, A.*, Harp, M.*, King, B.*, Eichten, V.*, Rambo, F.M.*and Hermann, G.J. (2020) An ABCG transporter functions in Rab localization and lysosome-related organelle biogenesis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics 214: 419-445.

Creasey, H.N.*, Brandel, E.Z.*, Nguyen, R.*, Bashmore M.J.* and Jones, C.M. (2020) Covalent attachment of resveratrol to stainless steel toward the development of a resveratrol-releasing bare-metal stent. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 108:2344-2353.

Cook, Z.T.*, Brockway, N.L., Tobias, Z.J.C., Pajarla, J*, Boardman, I.S.*, Ippolito, H.*, Nkombo Nkoula, S.* and Weissman, T.A. (2019) Combining near-infrared fluorescence with brainbow to visualize expression of specific genes within a multicolor context. Mol. Biol. Cell 30:491-505.

Brockway, N.L., Cook, Z.T.*, O’Gallagher, M.J.*, Tobias, Z.J.C., Gado, M.*, Carey, K.M.*, Unni, V.K., Pan, A., Metz, M.R. and Weissman, T.A. (2019) Multicolor lineage tracing using in vivo time-lapse imaging reveals coordinated death of clonally related cells in the developing vertebrate brain. Dev. Biol. 453: 130-140.

Morris M.*, Shaw A.*, Lambert M.*, Perry H.H.*, Lowenstein E.*, Valenzuela D, and Velazquez-Ulloa NA. (2018) Developmental nicotine exposure affects larval brain size and the adult dopaminergic system of Drosophila melanogaster. BMC Dev Biol. 18(1):13. doi: 10.1186/s12861-018-0172-6.

Lowenstein, E.G.* and Velazquez-Ulloa NA. (2018) A Fly’s Eye View of Natural and Drug Reward. Front. Physiol. 8;9:407. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.00407.

Ariki, N.K.*, Muñoz, L.E.*, Armitage E.L.*, Goodstein F.R.*, George K.G.*, Smith V.L., Vetter I., Herzig V., King G.F., and Loening N.M. (2016) Characterization of three venom peptides from the spitting spider Scytodes thoracica. PLoS ONE 26;11(5):e0156291. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156291.

Barrett A.*, and Hermann G.J. (2016) A Caenorhabditis elegans homologue of LYST functions in endosome and lysosome-related organelle biogenesis. Traffic 15:515-535.

Scalettar, BA, Shaver D.*, Kaech, S. and Lochner J.E. (2014) Super-resolution imaging of neuronal dense-core vesicles. J. Vis. Exp. 89):51394. doi: 10.3791/51394.

Merwin, J.R., Boger, L.B.*, Poggi, S.B.*, Fitch, R.M.*, Johnson, A.W. and Lycan, D.E. (2014) Genetic Analysis of the Ribosome Biogenesis Factor Ltv1 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics 98:1071-85.

Delahaye, J.L.*, Foster, O.K.*, Vine, A.*, Saxton, D.S.*, Curtin, T.P.*, Somhegyi, H.*, Salesky, R.*, and Hermann, G.J. (2014) Caenorhabditis elegans HOPS and CCZ-1 mediate trafficking to lysosome-related organelles independently of RAB-7 and SAND-1. Mol. Biol. Cell 25:1073-96.

Loening, N.M., Wilson, Z.N.*, Zobel-Thropp, P.A. and Binford, G. J. (2013) Solution structures of two homologous venom peptides from Sicarius dolichocephalus. PLoS ONE 2013;8(1):e54401. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054401.

Scalettar, BA, Jacobs, C.*, Fulwiler, A.*, Prahl, L.*, Hilken, L.* and Lochner J.E. (2012) Hinderd submicron mobility and long-term storage of presynaptic dense-core granules revealed by single-particle tracking. Dev. Neurobio. 672:1181-1195.

Fassio, S.*, Schofield, B.J.*, Seiser, R.M., Johnson, A.W. and Lycan, D.E. (2010) Dominant mutations in te late 40S biogenesis factor Ltv! Affect cytoplasmic maturation of the small ribosomal subunit in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics 185:199-209.

Levitte S.*, Salesky R.*, King B.*, Coe Smith S.*, Depper M.*, Cole M.*, Hermann GJ. (2010) A Caenorhabditis elegans model of orotic aciduria reveals enlarged lysosome-related organelles in embryos lacking umps-1 function. FEBS J. 277:1420-1439.

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