Publications and Presentations

M.S. Student Publications and Presentations
(student’s name in bold)

since 2004


Published Work

DeStephanis D*, McLeod M*--equal contributors, Yan S. (2015) REV1 is important for the ATR-Chk1 DNA damage response pathway in Xenopus egg extracts. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Poster Presentations

McKee, L.M.,  Oliver, J.D., and Huet, Y.M. The Relationship of Reproductive Hormones and Host Susceptibility to the Opportunistic Pathogen, Vibrio vulnificus. Presented at the Endocrine Society Meeting, San Diego, March 2015

Pillars, H., Collins P., Reitzel A. Education, Inspiration, Conservation. Presented at North Carolina Museum Council Conference, 2015.


Poster Presentations

Phippen, Britney and Oliver, J.D. The role of anaerobiosis on gene expression in clinical and environmental isolates of Vibrio vulnificus. Presented at Vibrio2014 Conference, Scotland, 2014.

Poster Presentations

Canipe, S.A., Feilen, N., Dreau, D., Clemens, M.G. Sonic hedgehog in microparticles from apoptotic T cells modulate vascular endothelial function via the rho-kinase pathway. Presented at the Liver Meeting, Boston, Nov. 2014.

Feilen, N.,  Canipe, S.A., Clemens, M.g. Sonic hedgehog-containing microparticles from apoptotic T cells modulate macrophage and endothelial cell responses in vitro.  Presented at SHOCK Society Meeting, Charlotte, NC, June, 2014

Lowder, M. and Ringwood, A. Cellular biomarker responses in different life history stages of jellyfish Aurelia aurita exposed to various copper concentrations. Presented at SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting, Nov. 2014

Nazari, S.S. Swan, R.Z., McKillop, I.H., Thompson, K.J. FABP4 but not FABP5 promotes human HCC cell line proliferation in vitro. Presented at American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Meeting, Boston, Nov. 2014


Published Work

Willis, Jeremy, Patel, Y, Lentz, BL, and Yan, S. (2013) APE2 is required for ATR-Chk1 checkpoint activation in response to oxidative stress. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110 (26): 10592-10597.


Published Work

Hastie, E. and V. Grdzelishvili (2012). "Vesicular stomatitis virus as a flexible platform for oncolytic virotherapy against cancer." Journal of General Virology.

Fawcett, R.C., Parrow, M.W. 2012. Cytological and phylogenetic diversity of freshwater Esoptrodinium/Bernardinium species (Dinophyceae). J. Phycol. 48: 793-807.

Morrison S.S., Williams T., Cain A., Froelich B., Taylor C., et al. (2012) Pyrosequencing-Based Comparative Genome Analysis of Vibrio vulnificus Environmental Isolates. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37553. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037553.

Peters, SE and CS Dobbins, 2012.  A Comparative Study of the Mechanics of the Pectoralis Muscle of the Red-tailed Hawk and Barred Owl.  J. Morphol. 273:312-323.

Sahraei, M, Das Roy L, Curry JM, Tinder TL, Nath S, Besmer D, Kidiyoor A, Ritu Dalia, Gendler SJ, and Mukherjee P. 2012. MUC1 Regulates PDGFA expression during pancreatic cancer progression: Oncogene: (Nature Publication) Jan 23. doi: 10.1038/onc.2011.651

Schettini, J, Kidiyoor A*, Besmer DM* Tinder TL, Das Roy L, Lustgarten J, Gendler SJ, Mukherjee P. 2012. Intratumoral Delivery of CpG-Conjugated Anti-MUC1 Antibody Enhances NK Cell Anti-Tumor Activity. Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy, PMID: 22543528 2012 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print]
* Both authors contributed equally


Day, S.A.*, Lakner, A.M.*, Moore, C.C., Yen, M.H., Clemens, M.G., Wu, E.S., and Schrum, L.W. 2011. Opioid-like compound exerts anti-fibrotic activity via decreased hepatic stellate cell activation and inflammation. Biochem. Pharmacol. 81:996-1003.
*These authors contributed equally

Ellefson, W.M., Lakner, A.M., Hamilton, A., McKillop, I.H., Bonkovsky, H.L., Steuerwald, N.M., Huet, Y.M., Schrum, L.W. 2011. Neonatal androgenization exacerbates alcohol-induced liver injury in adult rats, an effect abrogated by estrogen. PLoS ONE. Dec. 20.DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0029463.

Foster B., Grewal S., Graves O., Hughes F.M. Jr, Sokolova I.M. 2011. Copper exposure affects hemocyte apoptosis and Perkinsus marinus infection in eastern oysters Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin). Fish and Shellfish Immunology 31:341-349.

Moerdyk-Schauwecker M., DeStephanis D., Hastie E., Grdzelishvili V.Z. 2011 Detecting protein-protein interactions in vesicular stomatitis virus using a cytoplasmic yeast two hybrid system. Journal of Virological Methods. 2011 173(2):203-12.

Nelson, D. A., Singh, S. J., Young, A. B., Tolbert, M. D., and Bost, K. L. 2011. 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) alters acute gammaherpesvirus burden and limits interleukin 27 responses in a mouse model of viral infection, Drug Alcohol Depend 116, 211-221.

Norris, E.J.., Culberson C.R., Narasimhan, S., Clemens, M.G. 2011. The Liver as a Central Regulator of Hydrogen Sulfide.  Shock 36(3): 242-50 .

Thompson, K.J., Lakner, A.M., Cross, B.W., Tsukada S, Rippe, R.A. McKillop, I.H. and Schrum, L.W. S-adenosyl-L-methionine inhibits collagen secretion in hepatic stellate cells via increased ubiquitination. Liver Int. DOI:10.1111/j.1478-3231.2011.02512.x

Vedantham, K., Swet, J.H., McKillop, I.H. and El Ghannam, A . 2011. Evaluation of a bioresorbable, controlled release drug delivery system for the treatment ofhepatocellular carcinoma. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research – Part A. PMID: 22105845

Young, A.B., Cooley, I.D., Chauhan, V.S., andMarriott, I. 2011. Causative agents of osteomyelitis induce death domain-containing TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand receptor expression on osteoblasts. Bone 48: 857-863


Buck, A. and J.D. Oliver. 2010. Survival of spinach-associated Helicobacter pylori in the viable but nonculturable state. 2010. Food Control 21:1150-1154.

El-Ghannam A., Ricci K., Malkawi A., Kiarash J., Vedantham K., Wyan H., Allen L.D., Dréau D., 2010. A ceramic-based anticancer drug delivery system to treat breast cancer. J. Mat. Sci: Mat. Med., 21:2701-2710.

Hughes F.M., Foster B., Grewal S., Sokolova I.M. 2010. Apoptosis as a host defense mechanism in Crassostrea virginica and its modulation by Perkinsus marinus. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 29(2):247-257.

Jewell A.N., Swamydas M., Castillo C.I., Wyan H., Allen L.D., McDermott K.A., Eddy J.M., Dréau D., 2010. The endothelin axis stimulates the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and pro-migratory molecules in breast cancer. Cancer Invest, 28: 932-43.

Rosche, T.M., E.A. Binder, and J.D. Oliver. 2010. Vibrio vulnificus genome suggests two distinct ecotypes. Environ. Microbiol. Rep. 2:128-132.


Cao, T.C., K.M. Hyland, A. Malechuk, L A. Lewis and S.S. Schneider. 2009. The effect of repeated vibration signals on worker behavior in established and newly founded colonies of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 521-529

Chauhan V.S., Sterka, D.G., Jr., Furr, S.R., Young, A.B., and Marriott, I. 2009. NOD2 plays an important role in the inflammatory responses of microglia and astrocytes to bacterial CNS pathogens. Glia. 57:141-423.

Yankson, K. and Steck, T.R. 2009. A strategy for extracting DNA from clay soil, and detecting a specific target sequence via Selective Enrichment and Real-Time (quantitative) PRC amplification. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75: 6017-6021.


Baker-Austin, C., J.V. McArthur, A.H. Lindell, M.S. Wright, R.C. Tuckfield, J. Gooch, E.B. Warner, J.D. Oliver, and R. Stepanauskas. 2008. Multi-site analysis reveals widespread antibiotic resistance in the marine pathogen Vibrio vulnificus. Microb. Ecol. 57: 151-159.

Bierregaard, R. O. Jr., E.S. Harrold, and M. A. McMillian. 2008. Behavioral conditioning and techniques for trapping Barred Owls (Strix varia). J. Raptor Research 42: 214-9.

Blackwell, K.D. and J.D. Oliver. 2008. The ecology of Vibrio vulnificus, Vibrio cholerae, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus in North Carolina estuaries. J. Microbiology. 46: 146-153.

Jones, M.K., E. Warner, and J.D. Oliver. 2008. Survival and in situ gene expression of Vibrio vulnificus at varying salinities in estuarine environments. 2008. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74:182-187.

Lewis, L.A. and S.S. Schneider. 2008. "Migration dances" in swarming colonies of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Apidologie 39: 354-361.

McCall, S.H., M. Sahraei, M., A.B. Young, C.S. Worley, J.A. Duncan, J.P. Ting and I. Marriott. 2008. Osteoblasts express NLRP3, a nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat region containing receptor implicated in bacterially induced cell death. J. Bone. Min. Res. 23: 30-40.

Nelson, D. A., Nirmaier, J. L., Singh, S. J., Tolbert, M. D., and Bost, K. L. 2008. Ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) limits murine gammaherpesvirus-68 induced monokine expression, Brain Behav Immun 22, 912-922..

Reott, M. A. Jr, S. L. Ritchie-Miller, J. Anguita, and M. C. Hudson. 2008. TRAIL Expression is Induced in Both Osteoblasts Containing Intracellular Staphylococcus aureus and Uninfected Osteoblasts in Infected Cultures. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 278: 185-192.

Somayaji, S.N., S.L. Ritchie, M. Sahraei, I. Marriott and M.C. Hudson. 2008. Staphylococcus aureus induces RANK-L and prostaglandin E2 expression in infected murine osteoblasts. Infect. Immun. 76:5120-5126.

Sun, M., Rose, M., Ananthanarayanan, S.K., Jacobs, D.J., and Yengo, C.M. 2008. Characterization of the pre force-generation state in the actomyosin cross-bridge cycle. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 8631-8636.

Warner, E.B. and J.D. Oliver. 2008. Population structure of two genotypes of Vibrio vulnificus in oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and sea water. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74: 80-85.

Warner, E.B. and J.D. Oliver. 2008. Multiplex PCR assay for detection and simultaneous differentiation of genotypes of Vibrio vulnificus biotype 1. Foodborne Path. Dis. 5: 691-693.


Bogard, R. and J.D. Oliver. 2007. Role of iron in human serum resistance of the clinical and environmental Vibrio vulnificus genotypes. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73: 7501-7505.

Cao, T.T., K.M. Hyland, A. Malechuck, L.A. Lewis and S.S. Schneider. 2007. The influence of the vibration signal on worker interactions with the nest and nest mates in established and newly founded colonies of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Insectes Sociaux 54: 144-149.

Cherkasov A.S., S. Grewal and I.M. Sokolova. 2007. Combined effects of temperature and cadmium exposure on haemocyte apoptosis and cadmium accumulation in the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin). Journal of Thermal Biology 32 (3): 162-170.

Hyland K.M., T. T. Cao, A. Malechuk, L.A. Lewis and S.S. Schneider. 2007. Vibration signal behaviour and the use of modulatory communication in established and newly founded honeybee colonies. Animal Behaviour 73: 541-551.

Keller J.M., Allen D.E., Davis, C.R., and L.J. Leamy. 2007. 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin affects fluctuating asymmetry of molar shape in mice, and an epistatic interaction of two genes for molar size. Heredity 98: 259-267

Warner, E. and J.D. Oliver. 2007. Refined medium for direct isolation of Vibrio vulnificus from oyster tissue and sea water. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73: 3098-3100.


Corvidae, E.L., R.O. Bierregaard and S.E. Peters. 2006. Comparison of wing morphology in three birds of prey: Correlations with differences in flight behavior. Journal of Morphology 267: 612-622.

Clark, D.L. and S.E. Peters. 2006. Isometric contractile properties of sexually dimorphic forelimb muscles in the marine toad, Bufo marinus Linnaeus 1758: functional analysis and implications for amplexus. Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 3448-3456.

Hilton, T., T. Rosche, B. Froelich, B. Smith, and J.D. Oliver. 2006. Capsular polysaccharide phase variation in Vibrio vulnificus. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72: 6986-6993.

Keller S, Karaa A, Paxian M, Clemens MG, Zhang JX. 2006. Inhibition of endothelin-1-mediated up-regulation of iNOS by bosentan ameliorates endotoxin-induced liver injury in cirrhosis. Shock. Mar;25(3):306-13.

Rosche, T.M., B. Smith, and J.D. Oliver. 2006. Evidence for an intermediate colony morphology of Vibrio vulnificus. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72: 4356-4359.

Smith, B.E. and J.D. Oliver. 2006. In situ and in vitro gene expression by Vibrio vulnificus during entry into, persistence within, and resuscitation from the viable but nonculturable state. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72: 1445-1451.

Smith, B.E. and J.D. Oliver. 2006. In situ gene expression by Vibrio vulnificus. 2006. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72: 2244-2246.

Yokoyama Y, Wawrzyniak A, Sarmadi AM, Baveja R, Gruber HE, Clemens MG, Zhang JX. 2006. Hepatic Arterial Flow Becomes the Primary Supply of Sinusoids Following Partial Portal Vein Ligation in Rats. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. Oct;21(10):1567-74.


Marriott, I., D. M.Rati, S.H. McCall and S.L. Tranguch. 2005. Induction of Nod1 and Nod2 intracellular pattern recognition receptors in murine osteoblasts following bacterial challenge. Infect. Immun. 73: 2967-2973.

Rosche, T.M., T.C. Bates, D.J. Smith, E.E. Parker, and J.D. Oliver. 2005. RpoS involvement in osmotically-induced cross protection in Vibrio vulnificus. FEMS. Microbiol. Ecol. 53: 455-462.


Anderson, M., Bollinger, D., Hagler, A., Hartwell, H., Rivers, B., Ward, K., and Steck, T. R. 2004. Viable but nonculturable bacteria are present in mouse and human urine specimens. J. Clin. Microbiol. 42(2):753-758.

Ashburn JH, Baveja R, Kresge N, Korneszczuk K, Keller S, Karaa A, Yokoyama Y, Zhang JX, Huynh T, Clemens MG. 2004. Remote trauma sensitizes hepatic microcirculation to endothelin via caveolin inhibition of eNOS activity. Shock. 22(2):120-30.

Bates, T.C. and J.D. Oliver. 2004. The viable but nonculturable state of Vibrio parahaemolyticus. J. Microbiol. 42: 74-79.

Bunker, S.T., T.C. Bates, and J.D. Oliver. 2004. Effects of temperature on detection of plasmid or chromosomally encoded gfp- and lux -labeled Pseudomonas fluorescens in soil. Environ. Biosaf. Res. 3: 83-90.

Day, A.P. and J.D. Oliver. 2004. Changes in membrane fatty acid composition during entry of Vibrio vulnificus in the viable but nonculturable state. J. Microbiol. 42: 69-73.

Schneider S.S., L.A. Lewis and Z.Y. Huang. 2004. The vibration signal and juvenile hormone titers in worker honey bees, Apis mellifera. Ethology 110: 977-985.

Schneider S.S. and L.A. Lewis. 2004. The vibration signal, modulatory communication and the organization of labor in honey bees, Apis mellifera. Apidologie 35: 117-131.