Diversity Program Consortium Publications

The following publications cite at least one of the Diversity Program Consortium-affiliated grants.

Site-Level Publications on DPC Interventions

Ben-Zeev A, Paluy Y, Milless KL, Goldstein EJ, Wallace L, Márquez-Magaña L, et al. 'Speaking Trut​h' Protects Underrepresented Minorities' Intellectual Performance and Safety in STEM Link to external Web site. Education Sciences (Basel). 2017;7(2).

Daniels H, Grineski SE, Collins TW, Morales DX, Morera O, Echegoyen L. Factors Influencing Student Gains from Undergraduate Research Experiences at a Hispanic-Serving Institution Link to external Web site. CBE Life Sciences Education. 2016;15(3).

Davidson PL, Maccalla NMG, Afifi AA, Guerrero L, Nakazono TT, Zhong S, et al. A participatory approach to evaluating a national training and institutional change initiative: the BUILD longitudinal evaluation Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):15.

Estrada M, Eroy-Reveles A, Matsui J. The Influence of Affirming Kindness and Community on Broadening Participation in STEM Career Pathways Link to external Web site. Social Issues Policy Review. 2018; 12(1), 258-297.

Guerrero LR, Ho J, Christie C, Harwood E, Pfund C, Seeman T, et al. Using collaborative approaches with a multi-method, multi-site, multi-target intervention: evaluating the National Research Mentoring Network Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):14.

Keller TE, Logan K, Lindwall J, Beals C. Peer mentoring for undergraduates in a research-focused diversity initiative Link to external Web site. Metropolitan University. 2017; 28(3), 50-66.

Marsan LA, D'Arcy CE, Olimpo JT. The Impact of an Interactive Statistics Module on Novices' Development of Scientific Process Skills and Attitudes in a First-Semester Research Foundations Course Link to external Web site. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education. 2016;17(3):436-43.

McCreath HE, Norris KC, Calderόn NE, Purnell DL, Maccalla NMG, Seeman TE. Evaluating efforts to diversify the biomedical workforce: the role and function of the Coordination and Evaluation Center of the Diversity Program Consortium Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(12):27.

Morales DX, Grineski SE, Collins TW. Influences on Faculty Willingness to Mentor Undergraduate Students from Another University as Part of an Interinstitutional Research Training Program Link to external Web site. CBE Life Sciences Education. 2016;15(3).

Morales DX, Grineski SE, Collins TW. Faculty Motivation to Mentor Students Through Undergraduate Research Programs: A Study of Enabling and Constraining Factors Link to external Web site. Research in Higher Education. 2016:1-25.

Morales DX, Grineski SE, Collins TW. Increasing Research Productivity in Undergraduate Research Experiences: Exploring Predictors of Collaborative Faculty-Student Publications Link to external Web site. CBE Life Sciences Education. 2017;16(3).

Ott LE, Kephart K, Stolle-McAllister K, LaCourse WR. Students' Understanding and Perceptions of Assigned Team Roles in a Classroom Laboratory Environment Link to external Web site. Journal of College Science Teaching. 2018; 47(4), 83-91.

Trujillo G, Aguinaldo PG, Anderson C, Bustamante J, Gelsinger DR, Pastor MJ, et al. Near-peer STEM Mentoring Offers Unexpected Benefits for Mentors from Traditionally Underrepresented Backgrounds Link to external Web site. Perspectives Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (PURM). 2015;4(1).

Collaborative Publications on Interventions

Andreoli JM, Feig A, Chang S, Welch S, Mathur A, Kuleck G. A research-based inter-institutional collaboration to diversify the biomedical workforce: ReBUILDetroit Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):23.

Byars-Winston, A., Womack, V, Butz, A, McGee, R, Quinn, S, Utzerath, E, et al. Pilot study of an intervention to increase cultural awareness in research mentoring: Implications for diversifying the scie​ntific workforceLink to external Web site. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2018; 2(2), 86-94.

Collins TW, Aley SB, Boland T, Corral G, Cox MB, Echegoyen LE, et al. BUILDing SCHOLARS: enhancing diversity among U.S. biomedical researchers in the Southwest Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):12.

Estrada M, Eroy-Reveles A, Ben-Zeev A, Baird T, Jr., Domingo C, Gomez CA, et al. Enabling full representation in science: the San Francisco BUILD project's agents of change affirm science skills, belonging and community Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):25.

Foroozesh M, Giguette M, Morgan K, Johanson K, D'Amour G, Coston T, et al. Building integrated pathways to independence for diverse biomedical researchers: Project Pathways, the BUILD program at Xavier University of Louisiana Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):28.

Jones HP, McGee R, Weber-Main AM, Buchwald DS, Manson SM, Vishwanatha JK, et al. Enhancing research careers: an example of a US national diversity-focused, grant-writing training and coaching experiment Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):16.

Kamangar F, Silver G, Hohmann C, Hughes-Darden C, Turner-Musa J, Haines RT, et al. An entrepreneurial training model to enhance undergraduate training in biomedical research Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):18.

LaCourse WR, Sutphin KL, Ott LE, Maton KI, McDermott P, Bieberich C, et al. Think 500, not 50! A scalable approach to student success in STEM Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):24.

Pfund C, Byars-Winston A, Branchaw J, Hurtado S, Eagan K. Defining Attributes and Metrics of Effective Research Mentoring Relationships Link to external Web site. AIDS and Behavior. 2016;20 Suppl 2:238-48.

Richardson DM, Keller TE, Wolf DSS, Zell A, Morris C, Crespo CJ. BUILD EXITO: a multi-level intervention to support diversity in health-focused research Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):19.

Saetermoe CL, Chavira G, Khachikian CS, Boyns D, Cabello B. Critical race theory as a bridge in science training: the California State University, Northridge BUILD PODER program Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):21.

Sorkness CA, Pfund C, Ofili EO, Okuyemi KS, Vishwanatha JK, on behalf of the NRMN team, Zavala, ME, et al. A new approach to mentoring for research careers: the National Research Mentoring Network Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):22.

Taylor BE, Reynolds AJ, Etz KE, MacCalla NMG, Cotter PA, DeRuyter TL, et al. BUILDing BLaST: promoting rural students' biomedical research careers using a culturally responsive, one health approach Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):13.

Urizar GG, Jr., Henriques L, Chun CA, Buonora P, Vu KL, Galvez G, et al. Advancing research opportunities and promoting pathways in graduate education: a systemic approach to BUILD training at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Link to external Web site. BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):26.

Publications from the National Research Mentoring Network

Butler J, III, Fryer CS, Ward E, Westaby K, Adams A, Esmond SL, et al. The Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI): Developing workforce capacity for health disparities research Link to external Web site. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2017;1(3):153-9.

Byars-Winston A, Womack VY, Butz AR, McGee R, Quinn SC, Utzerath E, et al. Pilot Study of an Intervention to Increase Cultural Awareness in Research Mentoring: Implications for Diversifying the Scientific Workforce​ Link to external Web site. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2018; 2(2), 86-94.

Estape ES, Quarshie A, Segarra B, San Martin M, Rios R, Martinez K, et al. Promoting Diversity in the Clinical and Translational Research Workforce​ Link to external Web site. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2018.

Hall M, Engler J, Hemming J, Alema-Mensah E, Baez A, Lawson K, et al. Using a Virtual Community (the Health Equity Learning Collaboratory) to Support Early-Stage Investigators Pursuing Grant Funding Link to external Web site. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(11), 2408.

McGee R. "Biomedical Workforce Diversity: The Context for Mentoring to Develop Talents and Foster Success Within the 'Pipeline'" Link to external Web site. AIDS and Behavior. 2016;20 Suppl 2:231-7.

Ofili EO, Pemu PE, Quarshie A, Mensah EA, Rollins L, Ojutalayo F, et al. DEMOCRATIZING DISCOVERY HEALTH WITH N=Me​ Link to external Web siteTransactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association. 2018; 129, 215-234. 

Pfund C, Sorkness CA, Byars-Winston A, Thomas SB. In Reply to Chang and colleagues Link to external Web site. Academic Medicine. 2015;90(3):265-6.

Rogers J, Sorkness CA, Spencer K, Pfund C. Increasing research mentor training among biomedical researchers at Clinical and Translational Science Award hubs: The impact of the facilitator training initiative​ Link to external Web site. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2018; 1-6.

Spencer KC, McDaniels M, Utzerath R, Rogers JG, Sorkness CA, Asquith P, Pfund C. Building a Sustainable National Infrastructure to Expand Research Mentor Training Link to external Web site. CBE Life Sciences Education, 2018; 17(3), ar48.

Vishwanatha J, Pfund C, Ofili E, Okuyemi K. NIH's mentoring makes progress Link to external Web site. Science. 2016;354(6314):840-1.

Publications from BUILD Pilot Projects​

California State Long Beach, BUILD Program

Berlemont R. Distribution and diversity of enzymes for polysaccharide degradation in fungi Link to external Web site. Scientific Reports. 2017;7(1):222.

Cruz S, Sumstine S, Mendez J, Bavarian N. Health-compromising practices of undergraduate college students: Examining racial/ethnic and gender differences in characteristics of prescription stimulant misuse Link to external Web site. Addictive Behaviors. 2017;68:59-65.

Ghosh P, Aznar N, Swanson L, Lo IC, Lopez-Sanchez I, Ear J, et al. Biochemical, Biophysical and Cellular Techniques to Study the Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor, GIV/Girdin Link to external Web site. Current Protocols in Chemical Biology. 2016;8(4):265-98.

Gonzalez J, Ramirez J, Schwans JP. Evaluating Fmoc-amino acids as selective inhibitors of butyrylcholinesterase Link to external Web site. Amino Acids. 2016;48(12):2755-63.

Lanza HI, Pittman P, Batshoun J. Obesity and Cigarette Smoking: Extending the Link to E-cigarette/Vaping Use Link to external Web site. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2017;41(3):338-47.

Lanza HI, Teeter, H. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (E-cigarette/Vape) use and Co-Occurring Health-Risk Behaviors Among an Ethnically Diverse Sample of Young Adults Link to external Web site. Substance Use & Misuse. 2018; 53(1), 154-161.

Long N, Long B, Mana A, Le D, Nguyen L, Chokr S, et al. Tamoxifen and ICI 182,780 activate hypothalamic G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 to rapidly facilitate lordosis in female rats Link to external Web site. Hormones and Behavior. 2017;89:98-103.

McKay G, Sjelin B, Chagnon M, Ishida KP, Mezyk SP. Kinetic study of the reactions between chloramine disinfectants and hydrogen peroxide: temperature dependence and reaction mechanism Link to external Web site. Chemosphere. 2013;92(11):1417-22.

Micevych PE & Sinchak K. Extranuclear signaling by ovarian steroids in the regulation of sexual receptivityLink to external Web site. Hormones and Behavior. 2018; 104, 4-14.

Nguyen EB, Wishner J, & Slowinska K. The Effect of Pulsed Electric Field on Expression of ECM proteins: Collagen, Elastin, and MMP1 in Human Dermal Fibroblasts​Link to external Web site. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry (Lausanne). 2018; 812, 265-272.

Nguyen STC, Freund H., Kasanjian J, Berlemont, R. Function, distribution, and annotation of characterized cellulases, xylanases, and chitinases from CAZy Link to external Web site. Applied Microbiology Biotechnology. 2018; 102(4), 1629-1637.

Oh M, Hu C, Urfano SF, Arostegui M, Slowinska K. Thermoresponsive Collagen/Cell Penetrating Hybrid Peptide as Nanocarrier in Targeting-Free Cell Selection and Uptake Link to external Web site. Analytical Chemistry. 2016;88(19):9654-61.

Pulanco MC, Cosman J, Ho MM, Huynh J, Fing K, Turcu J, et al. Complement Protein C1q Enhances Macrophage Foam Cell Survival and Efferocytosis Link to external Web site. Journal of Immunology. 2017;198(1):472-80.

Rafferty A, Gray VB, Nguyen J, Nguyen-Rodriguez S, Barrack M, Lin S. Parents Report Competing Priorities Influence Snack Choice in Youth SportsLink to external Web site. Journal of Nutrition Education Behavior. 2018.

Roach BL, Ngo JM, Limso C, Oloja KB, Bhandari D. Identification and characterization of a novel phosphoregulatory site on cyclin-dependent kinase 5​Link to external Web site. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2018; 504(4), 753-758.

Scheyer K, Urizar GG, Jr. Altered stress patterns and increased risk for postpartum depression among low-income pregnant women Link to external Web site. Archives of Women's Mental Health. 2016;19(2):317-28.

Talamantes D, Biabini N, Dang H, Abdoun K, Berlemont R. Natural diversity of cellulases, xylanases, and chitinases in bacteria Link to external Web site. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 2016;9:133.

California State University, Northridge, BUILD PODER

Runa F, Adamian Y, Kelber JA. Cellular and molecular aspects of pancreatic cancer Link to external Web site. Acta Histochemica. 2016;118(3):305-16.

Gharibi A, Adamian Y, Kelber JA. Ascending the PEAK1 toward targeting TGFbeta during cancer progression: Recent advances and future perspectives Link to external Web site. Cancer Cell & Microenvironment. 2016; 3(1).

Morgan State University, ASCEND

Alotaibi S, Samba J, Pokharel S, Lan Y, Uradu K, Afolabi A, Ozturk B, et al. Individually grown cobalt nanowires as magnetic force microscopy probes Link to external Web site. Applied Physics Letters. 2018; 112(9), 092401.

Baptiste-Roberts K, Oranuba E, Werts N, Edwards LV. Addressing Health Care Disparities Among Sexual Minorities Link to external Web site. Obstetics and Gynecology Clinics of North America. 2017;44(1):71-80.

Bediako SM, Harris C. Communalism Moderates the Association Between Racial Centrality and Emergency Department Use for Sickle Cell Disease Pain Link to external Web site. The Journal of Black Psychology. 2017; 43(7), 659-668.

Bonyi E, Kukoyi Z, Daodu O, Boone-Kukoyi Z, Coskun S, Unalan HE, et al. Metal oxide surfaces for enhanced colorimetric response in bioassays Link to external Web site. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 2017;154:331-40.

Ganjavi M, Faraji B. Late effect of the food consumption on colorectal cancer rateLink to external Web site. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 2018; 1-9.

Ghimire S, McCarthy PC. Capture of Pb(2+) and Cu(2+) Metal Cations by Neisseria meningitidis-type Capsular Polysaccharides​Link to external Web site. Biomolecules. 2018; 8(2).

Hoffman GE, Murphy KJ, Sita LV. The Importance of Titrating Antibodies for Immunocytochemical Methods Link to external Web site. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 2016;76:2 12 1-2  37.

Hohmann CF, Odebode G, Naidu L, Koban M. Early Life Stress Alters Adult Inflammatory Responses in a Mouse Model for Depression Link to external Web site. Annals of Psychiatry Mental Health. 2017; 5(2).

Kamangar F, Mohebtash M. Feasibility of Mass Screening for Colorectal Cancer Using Fecal Immunochemical Test in Iran Link to external Web site. Archives of Iranian Medicine. 2017; 20(12), 723-725.

Lansiquot C, Boone-Kukoyi Z, Shortt R, Thompson N, Ajifa H, Kioko B, Aslan K, et al. Ultra-Rapid Crystallization of L-alanine Using Monomode Microwaves, Indium Tin Oxide and Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Evaporative Crystallization Link to external Web site. Nano Biomedicine and Engineering. 2017; 9(2), 112-123.

McCarthy PC, Sharyan A, Sheikhi Moghaddam L. Meningococcal Vaccines: Current Status and Emerging Strategies Link to external Web site. Vaccines (Basel). 2018; 6(1).

McLemore GL, Toker S, Boone-Kukoyi Z, Ajifa H, Lansiquot C, Nwawulu C, et al. Microwave Heating of Crystals with Gold Nanoparticles and Synovial Fluid under Synthetic Skin Patches Link to external Web site. ACS Omega. 2017;2(9):5992-6002.

Nalini M, Oranuba E, Poustchi H, Sepanlou SG, Pourshams A, Khoshnia M, et al. Causes of premature death and their associated risk factors in the Golestan Cohort Study, Iran Link to external Web site. BMJ Open. 2018; 8(7), e021479.

Sharyan A, Gonzalez C, Ukaegbu O, Powell K, McCarthy PC. Determination of the binding affinities of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W capsule polymerase with two nucleotide sugar substrates​Link to external Web site​. BMC Research Notes. 2018; 11(1), 482.

Thompson N, Boone-Kukoyi Z, Shortt R, Lansiquot C, Kioko B, Bonyi E, et al. Decrystallization of Crystals Using Gold "Nano-Bullets" and the Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Decrystallization Technique Link to external Web site. Molecules. 2016;21(10).

Toker S, Boone-Kukoyi Z, Thompson N, Ajifa H, Clement T, Ozturk B, et al. Microwave Heating of Synthetic Skin Samples for Potential Treatment of Gout Using the Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Decrystallization Technique Link to external Web site. ACS Omega. 2016;1(5):744-54.

Portland State University, BUILD EXITO

Akkaya M, Akkaya B, Kim AS, Miozzo P, Sohn H, Pena M, Pierce SK, et al. Toll-like receptor 9 antagonizes antibody affinity maturation Link to external Web site. Nature Immunology. 2018; 19(3), 255-266.

Graham AM, Rasmussen JM, Rudolph MD, Heim CM, Gilmore JH, Styner M, Buss C, et al. Maternal Systemic Interleukin-6 During Pregnancy Is AssociatedWith Newborn Amygdala Phenotypes and Subsequent Behavior at 2 Years of Age Link to external Web site. Biological Psychiatry. 2018; 83(2), 109-119.

Iverson EA, Goodman DA, Gorchels ME, Stedman KM. Extreme Mutation Tolerance: Nearly Half of the Archaeal Fusellovirus Sulfolobus Spindle-Shaped Virus 1 Genes Are Not Required for Virus Function, Including the Minor Capsid Protein Gene vp3 Link to external Web site. Journal of Virology. 2017;91(10).

Mantua J, Helms SM, Weymann KB, Capaldi VF II, Lim MM. Sleep Quality and Emotion Regulation Interact to Predict Anxiety in Veterans with PTSD Link to external Web site​​. Behavioral Neurology. 2018: 2018, 7940832.

Perry CK, McCalmont JC, Ward JP, Menelas HK, Jackson C, De Witz JR, et al. Mujeres Fuertes y Corazones Saludables: adaptation of the StrongWomen -healthy hearts program for rural Latinas using an intervention mapping approach Link to external Web site. BMC Public Health. 2017;17(1):982.

Shiramizu B, Shambaugh V, Petrovich H, Seto TB, Ho T, Mokuau N, et al. Leading by Success: Impact of a Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Program to Address Health Inequities Link to external Web site. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2016.

Teutsch P, Jones CE, Kaiser ME, Avalon Gardner N, Lim MM. Gait and Conditioned Fear Impairments in a Mouse Model of Comorbid TBI and PTSD​ Link to external Web site. Behavioral Neurology, 2018, 6037015.

San Francisco State University, SF BUILD

Akom A, Shah A, Nakai A, Cruz T. Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) 2.0: how technological innovation and digital organizing sparked a food revolution in East Oakland Link to external Web site. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education: QSE. 2016;29(10):1287-307.

Alegro M, Theofilas P, Nguy A, Castruita PA, Seeley W, Heinsen H, Grinberg LT, et al. Automating cell detection and classification in human brain fluorescent microscopy images using dictionary learning and sparse coding Link to external Web site. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2017; 282, 20-33.

Ardila-Mantilla F. Todos Cuentan: Cultivating Diversity in Combinatorics Link to external Web site. Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 2016;63(10):1164-70.

Chitewere T, Shim JK, Barker JC, Yen IH. How Neighborhoods Influence Health: Lessons to be learned from the application of political ecology Link to external Web site. Health Place. 2017;45:117-23.

Conrad MD, Mota D, Foster M, Tukwasibwe S, Legac J, Tumwebaze P, Rosenthal PJ, et al. I​mpact of Intermittenet Preventive Treatment During Pregnancy on Plasmodium falciparum Drug Resistance-Mediating Polymorphisms in Uganda Link to external Web site. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2017; 216(8), 1008-1017.

Conrad MD, Mota D, Musiime A, Kilama M, Rek J, Kamya M, Rosenthal PJ, et al. Comparative Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum Resistance-Associated Genetic Polymorphisms in Parasites Infecting Humans and Mosquitoes in Uganda Link to external Web site. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2017; 97(5), 1576-1580.

Gerrish E, Watkins SL. The relationship between urban forests and income: A meta-analysis Link to external Web site. Landscape Urban Planning. 2018;170:293-308.

Kitayama K, Segura ER, Lake JE, Perez-Brumer AG, Oldenburg CE, Myers BA, Clark JL, et al. Syphilis in the Americas: a protocol for a systematic review of syphilis prevalence and incidence in four high-risk groups, 1980-2016 Link to external Web site. Systematic Reviews. 2017; 6(1), 195.

Oliver A, Andemeskel G, King CR, Wallace L, McDougal S, Monteiro KP, Ben-Zeev A. 'I'm Black and I'm Proud': A Majority Ecological Context Protects Affective Aspects of Black Identity Under Stereotype Threat Link to external Web site. Race and Social Problems. 2017; 9(4), 313-320.

Ramirez J, Elmofty M, Castillo E, DeRouen M, Shariff-Marco S, Allen L, et al. Evaluation of cortisol and telomere length measurements in ethnically diverse women with breast cancer using culturally sensitive methods Link to external Web site. Journal of Community Genetics. 2017.

Sun X, Gao J, Jin P, Eng C, Burchard EG, Beaty TH, et al. Optimized distributed systems achieve significant performance improvement on sorted merging of massive VCF files​ Link to external Web site​. GigaScience. 2018; 7(6).

Watkins SL, Gerrish E. The relationship between urban forests and race: A meta-analysis Link to external Web site. Journal of Environmental Management. 2018; 209, 152-168.

White MJ, Risse-Adams O, Goddard P, Contreras MG, Adams J, Hu D, et al. Novel genetic risk factors for asthma in African American children: Precision Medicine and the SAGE II Study Link to external Web site. Immunogenetics. 2016;68(6-7):391-400. 

Zeiger AM, White MJ, Eng C, Oh SS, Witonsky J, Goddard PC, Burchard EG, et al. Genetic Determinants of Telomere Length in African American Youth​ Link to external Web site. Scientific Reports. 2018: 8(1), 13265.

University of Alaska, Fairbanks, BLaST

Bogren LK, Johnston EL, Barati Z, Martin PA, Wojda SJ, Van Tets IG, et al. The effects of hibernation and forced disuse (neurectomy) on bone properties in arctic ground squirrels Link to external Web site. Physiological Reports. 2016;4(10).

Coker RH, Weaver AN, Coker MS, Murphy CJ, Gunga HC, Steinach M. Metabolic Responses to the Yukon Arctic Ultra: Longest and Coldest in the World Link to external Web site. Medicine and Science in Sports Exercise. 2017;49(2):357-62.

Goldsmith EW, Renshaw B, Clement CJ, Himschoot EA, Hundertmark KJ, Hueffer K. Population structure of two rabies hosts relative to the known distribution of rabies virus variants in Alaska Link to external Web site. Molecular Ecology. 2016;25(3):675-88.

Hansen CM, Himschoot EA, Hare RF, Meixell BW, Van Hemert C, Hueffer K. Neisseria arctica sp. nov. isolated from nonviable eggs of greater white-fronted geese (Anser albifrons) in Arctic Alaska Link to external Web site. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2017.

Hoffman M, Taylor BE, Harris MB. Evolution of lung breathing from a lungless primitive vertebrate Link to external Web site. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology. 2016;224:11-6.

Hueffer K, Khatri S, Rideout S, Harris MB, Papke RL, Stokes C, et al. Rabies virus modifies host behaviour through a snake-toxin like region of its glycoprotein that inhibits neurotransmitter receptors in the CNS Link to external Web site. Scientific Reports. 2017;7(1):12818.

Huettmann F, Magnuson EE, Hueffer K. Eco​logical niche modeling of rabies i​n the changing Arctic of Alaska Link to external Web site. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica. 2017;59(1):18.

Hunter S, Maulik M, Scerbak C, Vayndorf E, Taylor BE. Caenorhabditis Sieve: A Low-tech Instrument and Methodology for Sorting Small Multicellular Organisms​ ​Link to external Web site. Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE. 2018; 137.

Jerome SP, Sticka KD, Schnurr TM, Mangum SJ, Reynolds AJ, Dunlap KL. 25(OH)D levels in trained versus sedentary university students at 64 degrees north Link to external Web site. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2017;76(1):1314414.

Lewis JA, Yakel JL, Pandya AA. Levamisole: A positive allosteric modulator for the alpha3beta4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors prevents weight gain in CD-1 mice on a high fat diet Link to external Web site. Current Pharmaceutical Design. 2016.

Maulik M, Mitra S, Bult-Ito A, Taylor BE, Vayndorf EM. Behavioral Phenotyping and Pathological Indicators of Parkinson's Disease in C. elegans Models​ Link to external Web site. Frontiers in Genetics. 2017; 8, 77.

Maulik M, Mitra S, Hunter S, Hunstiger M, Oliver SR, Bult-Ito A, Taylor BE. Sir-2.1 mediated attenuation of alpha-synuclein expression by Alaskan bog blueberry polyphenols in a transgenic model of Caenorhabditis elegans​Link to external Web site. Scientific Reports. 2018; 8(1), 10216.

Mitra S, Bult-Ito A. Attenuation of compulsive-like behavior by fluvoxamine in a non-induced mouse model of obsessive-compulsive disorder Link to external Web site. Behavioral Pharmacology. 2017.

Mitra S, Mucha M, Owen S, Bult-Ito A. Postpartum Lactation-Mediated Behavioral Outcomes and Drug Responses in a Spontaneous Mouse Model of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Link to external Web site. ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 2017; 8(12), 2683-2697.

Podlutsky A, Valcarcel-Ares MN, Yancey K, Podlutskaya V, Nagykaldi E, Gautam T, et al. The GH/IGF-1 axis in a critical period early in life determines cellular DNA repair capacity by altering transcriptional regulation of DNA repair-related genes: implications for the developmental origins of cancer Link to external Web site. GeroScience. 2017;39(2):147-60.

Scerbak C, Vayndorf R, Hernandez A, McGill C, Taylor B. Lowbush cranberry acts through DAF-16/FOXO signaling to promote increased lifespan and axon branching in aging posterior touch receptor neurons​Link to external Web site. GeroScience. 2018; 40(2), 151-162.

Scerbak C, Vayndorf EM, Hernandez A, McGill C, Taylor BE. Mechanosensory Neuron Aging: Differential Trajectories with Lifespan-Extending Alaskan Berry and Fungal Treatments in Caenorhabditis elegans Link to external Web site. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 2016;8:173.

Scerbak C, Vayndorf EM, Parker JA, Neri C, Driscoll M, Taylor BE. Insulin signaling in the aging of healthy and proteotoxically stressed mechanosensory neurons Link to external Web site. Frontiers in Genetics. 2014;5:212.

Vayndorf EM, Scerbak C, Hunter S, Neuswanger JR, Toth M, Parker JA, et al. Morphological remodeling of C. elegans neurons during aging is modified by compromised protein homeostasis Link to external Web site. NPJ Aging and Mechanisms of Disease. 2016;2.

Wild LA, Chenoweth EM, Mueter FJ, Straley JM. Evidence for dietary time series in layers of cetacean skin using stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios​Link to external Web site. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM. 2018; 32(16), 1425-1438.

University of Detroit-Mercy, ReBUILDetroit

Butela KA, Gurney SMR, Hendrickson HL, LeBlanc-Straceski JM, Zimmerman AM, Conant SB, et al. Complete Genome Sequences of Cluster A Mycobacteriophages BobSwaget, Fred313, KADY, Lokk, MyraDee, Stagni, and StepMih Link to external Web site. Genome Announcements. 2017;5(43).

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, STEM BUILD

Lee M, Puglisi KM, UMBC STEM-BUILD Cohort 1, Erill I, Caruso SM. Complete Genome Sequences of HonestAbe, Anthony, and Taffo16, Three Cluster C Bacillus Cereus Group Bacteriophages​ ​Link to external Web site​. Genome Announcements. 2018; 6(25).

Lentz TB, Ott LE, Robertson SD, Windsor SC, Kelley JB, Wollenberg MS, et al. Unique Down to Our Microbes-Assessment of an Inquiry-Based Metagenomics Activity Link to external Web site. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education. 2017;18(2).

The University of Texas, El Paso, BUILDing SCHOLARS

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Collins TW, Grineski SE, Morales DX. Environmental injustice and sexual minority health disparities: A national study of inequitable health risks from air pollution among same-sex partners Link to external Web site. Social Science & Medicine. 2017;191:38-47.

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Whisner CM, Castillo LF. Prebiotics, Bone and Mineral Metabolism Link to external Web site. Calcified Tissue International. 2018; 102(4), 443-479.

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Ageel SM, Huang Z, Walton J, Baker C, Falkner D, Liu Z, Wang Z. Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)/Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites for Energy Storage and Conversion Link to external Web site. Advanced Composites Hybrid Materials. 2018; 1(1), 185-192.

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Komati R, Mitchell CA, LeBeaud A, Do H, Goloverda GZ, Kolesnichenko VL. Tenacic Acids: A New Class of Tenacious Binders to Metal Oxide Surfaces​ Link to external Web site​. Chemistry. 2018; 24(55), 14824-14829.

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