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2013 Publications

Faculty publications

Behe, M.J. 2013. Getting There First: An Evolutionary Rate Advantage for Adaptive Loss-of-Function Mutations. Biological Information: New Perspectives, edited by R. J. Marks II, M. J. Behe, W. A. Dembski, and B. L. Gordon. World Scientific Publishing, Hong Kong, 450-473.


V. Caruso Silva and L. Cassimeris. 2013. Stathmin and microtubules regulate mitotic entry in Hela cells by controlling activation of both Aurora Kinase A and Plk1. Mol. Biol. Cell. 24: 3919-3931.

Close, M. and D. Cundall. Snake lower jaw skin: Extension and recovery of a hyperextensible keratinized integument. J. Exp. Zool.

Fong, J.T., Kells, R.M., Falk, M.M. 2013. Two tyrosine-based sorting signals in the Cx43 C-terminus cooperate to mediate gap junction endocytosis. Mol. Biol. Cell 24:2834-2848.

Vogels TP, Froemke RC, Doyon N, Gilson M, Haas JS, Liu R, Maffei A, Miller P, Wierenga CJ, Woodin MA, Zenke F, Sprekeler H. 2013. Inhibitory synaptic plasticity: spike timing-dependence and putative network function. Front Neural Circuits. 2013 Jul 18;7:119. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2013.00119. eCollection 2013.

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Ton, Iovine cover image. genesis

Ton, Q. and Iovine, M.K., 2013. Determining how defects in Connexin43 cause skeletal disease. genesis. doi:10.1002/dvg.22349.

Little, K., Draud, M. & Itzkowitz, M. 2013.Interspecific aggression in two highly similar Stegastes damselfish. Ethology, Ecology & Evolution. 25: 227 – 242.

Lang GI, Rice DP, Hickman MJ, Sodergren E, Weinstock GM, Desai MM, and Botstein D. 2013. The dynamics of genomic sequence evolution in experimental populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Nature. Aug 29;500(7464):571-4. Epub 2013 Jul 21.

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Nimlamool, Bean, Lowe-Krentz cover image. Molecular Reproduction and Development

Nimlamool, W., Bean, B.S. and Lowe-Krentz, L.J. 2013. Human sperm CRISP2 is released from the acrosome during the acrosome reaction and reassociates to the Equatorial Segment. Molecular Reproduction and Development. 80: 488-502. DOI 10.1002/mrd.22189

Kantak, Pranish A.; Bobrow, Dylan N.; Nyby, John G. 2013.Obsessive-compulsive-like behaviors in house mice are attenuated by a probiotic (Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG) Behavioural Pharmacology., 2013.

Rice, A. M., Vallin, N., Kulma, K., Arntsen, H., Husby, A., Tobler, M., and Qvarnström, A. 2013. Optimizing the trade-off between offspring number and quality in unpredictable environments: Testing the role of differential androgen transfer to collared flycatcher eggs. Hormones and Behavior 63: 813-822.

Royce J. Lee, Emil F. Coccaro, Henk Cremers, Rosemary McCarron, Shi-Fang Lu, Michael J. Brownstein and Neal G. Simon. A novel V1a receptor antagonist blocks vasopressin-induced changes in the CNS response to emotional stimuli: an fMRI study. Front. Syst. Neurosci., 12 December 2013 | doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2013.00100.

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Kearse, Ware, et al cover image. Nucleus

Schneider, J.E., Wise, J.D., Benton, N.A., Brozek, J.M., Keen-Rhinehart, E. 2013. When do we eat? Ingestive behavior, survival, and reproductive success. Hormones and Behavior 64 (2013) 702-728.

Rudra, S., and Skibbens, R. V. (2013). Chl1 DNA helicase regulates Scc2 deposition specifically during DNA replication in Saccharomyces cerevisae. PLoS One 8(9): e 75435.

Kearse M, Ireland J, Prem S, Chen A, Ware V. 2013. RpL22e, but not RpL22e-like-PA, is SUMOylated and localizes to the nucleoplasm of Drosophila meiotic spermatocytes. Nucleus 4: 241-258;


Class publications

Graham F. Hatfull, Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) program2, KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) Mycobacterial Genetics Course1,3,4, University of California Los Angeles Research Immersion Laboratory in Virology5, Phage Hunters Integrating Research and Education (PHIRE) program1 . 2013. The complete genome sequences of 63 mycobacteriophages. Genome Announc. November/December 2013 vol. 1 no. 6 e00847-13; doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00847-13.

Vassie Ware and Lehigh students are a part of the SEA-PHAGES program and contributed 2 phage genomes [Butters, Wanda] to this announcement.)

Skibbens, R. V., Colquhoun, J. M., Green, M. J., Molnar, C. A., Sin, D. N., Sullivan, B. J., and Tanzosh, E. E. (2013). Cohesinopathies of a feather flock together. PLoS Genet 9(12): e1004036.

This publication was the result of work done by students in BioS 396/496 (Advanced Topics in Cell Cycle and Division), led by Professor Skibbens.


Murray Itzkowitz, Chair | Michael Behe | R. Michael Burger | Lynne Cassimeris | David Cundall
Matthis Falk | Julie Haas | M. Kathryn Iovine | Michael Kuchka | Gregory Lang | Linda Lowe-Krentz | Julie Miwa
John Nyby | Amber Rice | Jeffrey Sands | Jill Schneider | Neal Simon | Robert Skibbens | Jennifer Swann | Vassie Ware