Publications, Presentations, News Clips/Articles

Faculty and Student Publications

Students are noted, faculty are in bold.

Most Recent Publications:



Alex M. Wilks (’15), Sarah R. Rabice(’14), Holland S. Garbacz (’15), Cailin C. Harro (’17), Andrew M. Smith. 2015. Double-network gels and the toughness of terrestrial slug glue. Journal of Experimental Biology 218,  3128-3137; doi: 10.1242/jeb.128991   View the article here.

Georg Stary, Andrew Olive, Aleksandar F. Radovic-Moreno, David Gondek, David Alvarez, Pamela A. Basto, Mario Perro, Vladimir D. Vrbanac, Andrew M. Tager, Jinjun Shi, Jeremy A. Yethon, Omid C. Farokhzad, Robert Langer, Michael N. Starnbach, Ulrich H. von Andrian. (2015). A mucosal vaccine against Chlamydia trachomatis generates two waves of protective memory T cells. Science (348) 6241. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa8205.




Kanda, L.L., and J. Hatzel*. (2014) Individual differences in a novel environment do not reflect field measures in muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus). Ethology, Ecology, & Evolution.
        *Recent ENVS graduate.

Woods IG, Schoppik D, Shi VJ, Zimmerman S, Coleman HA ('14), Greenwood J, Soucy ER, Schier AF. (2014) Neuropeptidergic signaling partitions arousal behaviors in zebrafish. Journal of Neuroscience 34(9): 3142-3160.




Brenner, J. and L.L. Kanda. (2013) Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) invades lands surrounding pastures in Sonora, Mexico. Invasive Plant Science and Management, 6(1):187-195.

The paper examines the relationships between land disturbance and the prevalence of buffelgrass, an invasive species that is displacing native vegetation in the Sonoran Desert of Mexico. Buffelgrass was introduced from Africa by the government decades ago as forage for cattle. The highly invasive and flammable grass threatens the desert ecosystem and is prompting massive eradication efforts

Jean C. Hardwick, Shannon E. Ryan (’12), Eric Beaumont, Jeffrey L. Ardell, E. Marie Southerland, Dynamic remodeling of the guinea pig intrinsic cardiac plexus induced by chronic myocardial infarction, Autonomic Neuroscience, Available online 31 October 2013, ISSN 1566-0702,

Melcher P, and Zwieniecki MA. (2013). Functional analysis of embolism induced by air injection in Acer rubrum and Salix nigra. Frontiers in Plant Biophysics and Modeling. Link to more information here.

Kathryn E. Cole, Maki InadaAndy Smith Michael P. Haaf2013. "Implementing a Grant Proposal Writing Exercise in Undergraduate Science Courses to Incorporate Real-World Applications and Critical Analysis of Current Literature".   ACS Journal of Education.DOI: 10.1021/ed400130s. Publication Date (Web): August 2.  View the article here.

Maciej A. Zwieniecki, Peter J. Melcher, and Eric T. Ahrens (2013). Analysis of spatial and temporal dynamics of xylem refilling in Acer rubrum L. using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Frontiers in Plant Biophysics and Modeling. doi: 10.3389/fpls/2013.00265

Peter Melcher and Maciej A. Zwieniecki (2013). Functional analysis of embolism induced by air injection in Acer rubrum and Salix nigra. Frontiers in Plant Sciences: Plant Biophysics and Modeling (In Press) doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00368

Robert Griffin-Nolan (Biology ’13). “Guest Commentary: Scientists should not revive extinct species”.  The Ithacan, April 17, 2013.

M. Braun (Biology ’11), M. Menges (Biology '10), F. Opoku  (Biochemistry ’13) and A. M. Smith.  2013. The relative contribution of calcium, zinc and oxidation-based cross-links to the stiffness of Arion subfuscus glue. The Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 1475-148.  View the article here.

Merriam, L.A, Baran, C.N. ('08), Girard, B., Hardwick, J.C., May, V., and Parsons, R.L. (2013). PAC1 receptor internalization and endosomal signaling mediate the PACAP-induced increase in guinea pig neuron excitability.  Journal of Neuroscience, 6 March 2013, 33(10): 4614-4622.  View the article



Jean C. Hardwick, E. Marie Southerland, Allison E. Girasole ('10), Shannon E. Ryan ('12), Sara Negrotto, and Jeffrey L. Ardell. Remodeling of intrinsic cardiac neurons: effects of β-adrenergic receptor blockade in guinea pig models of chronic heart disease. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2012 Nov;303(9):R950-8. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00223.2012. Epub 2012 Aug 29.  View the abstract here.


Gondek DC, Olive AJ, Stary G, Starnbach MN. “CD4+ T Cells Are Necessary and Sufficient To Confer Protection against Chlamydia trachomatis Infection in the Murine Upper Genital Tract.” J Immunol. 2012 189:2441-2449; published ahead of print August 1, 2012, doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1103032.    


Kanda, L.L., L. Louon ('11), and K. Straley ('11). (2012) Stability in activity and boldness across time and context in captive Siberian dwarf hamsters. Ethology, 118:518-533.

Michael Kerchner, Jean C. Hardwick, and Janice E. Thornton. “Identifying and Using ‘Core Competencies’ to Help Design and Assess Undergraduate Neuroscience Curricula”. The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Fall 2012, 11(1):A27-A37. View the PDF here.



Low SE, Woods IG, Lachance M, Ryan J, Schier AF, Saint-Amant L. 2012. “Touch responsiveness in zebrafish requires voltage-gated calcium channel 2.1b.” J Neurophysiol. Apr 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Peter J. Melcher, N. Michele Holbrook, Michael J. Burns, Maciej A. Zwieniecki, Alexander R. Cobb, Timothy J. Brodribb, Brendan Choat and Lawren Sack. 2012. "Measurements of stem xylem hydraulic conductivity in the laboratory and field". Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 3:685-694. 

L. Leann Kanda, Laura Louon ('11), and Katherine Straley ('11). IN PRESS 2012. “Stability in activity and boldness across time and context in captive Siberian dwarf hamsters”. Ethology.


Fall 2011

Liachko I, Tanaka E, Cox K, Chung SC, Yang L, Seher A, Hallas L, Cha E, Kang G, Pace H, Barrow J, Inada M, Tye BK, Keich U. 2011 Novel Features of ARS Selection in Budding Yeast Lachancea kluyveri. BMC Genomics. Dec 28;12(1):633.  Available on-line.

Allison E. Girasole ('10), Christopher P. Palmer ('11), Samantha L. Corrado ('11), E. Marie Southerland, Jeffrey L. Ardell, and Jean D Hardwick (2011).  Angiotensin II potentiates adrenergic and muscarinic modulation of guinea pig intracardiac neurons.  American Journal of Physiology. 301: R1391-1399. View the abstract here.

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