Selected Publications


Brkic J, Dunk C, Fu G, Nadeem L, O'Brien J, Wang YL, Rosman D, Shynlova O, Yougbaré I, Ni H, Lye S and Peng C. 2018. MicroRNA-218-5p promotes endovascular trophoblast differentiation and spiral artery remodeling. Mol Ther 26: 2189-2205.

Dogantzis, K.A., Harpur, B.A., Rodriques, A., Beani, L., Toth, A.L. and Zayed, A. 2018. Insects with similar social complexity show convergent patterns of adaptive molecular evolution. Nature Scientific Reports. 8:10388. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-28489-5

Dupuis-Desormeaux M, Davy C, Lathrop A, Followes E, Ramesbottom A, Chreston A, MacDonald SE. 2018.  Colonization and usage of an artificial urban wetland complex by freshwater turtles. PeerJ 6:e5423

Durant A.C., Donini A. 2018. Evidence that Rh proteins in the anal papillae of the freshwater mosquito Aedes aegypti are involved in the regulation of acid base balance in elevated salt and ammonia environments. Journal of Experimental Biology (Published Oct. 10, 2018, in press)

Durant A.C., Donini A. 2018. Ammonia excretion in an osmoregulatory syncytium is facilitated by AeAmt2, a novel ammonia transporter in Aedes aegypti larvae. Frontiers in Physiology, Invertebrate Physiology March 20, 2018.

Lortie, C.J., A. Filazzola, R. Kelsey, A. Hart, and S. Butterfield. 2018. Better late than never: a synthesis of strategic retirement and restoration of agricultural land for endangered species in the San Joaquin Desert of California. Ecosphere 9: e02367. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2367

Lortie, C.J. E. Gruber, A. Filazzola, T. Noble, and M. Westphal. 2018. The Groot Effect: plant facilitation and desert shrub regrowth following extensive damage. Ecology and Evolution 8: 706-715. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3671

Hayder H, O’Brien J, Nadeem U, and Peng C, 2018. MicroRNAs: Crucial regulators of placental development. Reproduction 155: R259-R271.

Lakin R, Guzman C, Izaddoustdar F, Polidovitch N, Goodman JM,  Backx PH. 2018. Changes in heart rate and its regulation by the autonomic nervous system do not differ between forced and voluntary exercise in mice. Frontiers in Physiology 9:841, 2018.

Liu J, Bayer JD, Aschar-Sobbi R, Waucop M, Spears D, Gollob M, Vigmond EJ, Tsushima R, Backx PH, Chauhan VS. 2018. Complex interactions in a novel SCN5A compound mutation associated with long QT and Brugada syndrome: Implications for Na+ channel blocking pharmacotherapy for de novo conduction disease.  PLoS One 13(5):e0197273, 2018.

Packer, L., Monckton, S.K., Ferrarri, R.R. and T. Onuferko. 2018. Validating taxonomic identifications in entomological research. Insect Conservation and Diversity 11:1-12.

Westphal, M., T. Noble, S. Butterfield, and C.J. Lortie. 2018. A test of desert shrub facilitation via radiotelemetric monitoring of a diurnal lizard. Ecology and Evolution: in press.

O’Brien J, Hayder H, Zayed Y, and Peng C, 2018. Overview of microRNA biogenesis, mechanisms of actions, and circulation. Front Endocrinol 9:402.

Ratnayake, L., Adhvaryu, K., Kafes, E., Motavaze K. and Lakin-Thomas, P.L. 2018. A component of the TOR (Target of Rapamycin) nutrient-sensing pathway plays a role in circadian rhythmicity in Neurospora crassa. PLoS Genet 14(6): e1007457.

Sajadi, F., Curcuruto, C., Al Dhaheri, A. and Paluzzi, J.P. 2018. Anti-diuretic action of a CAPA neuropeptide against a subset of diuretic hormones in the disease vector, Aedes aegyptiJournal of Experimental Biology, 221: jeb177089.

Salem M, O'Brien J, Bernaudo S, Shawer H, Ye G, Brkic J, Amleh A, Vanderhyden B, Reky B, Yang BB, Krylov S, and Peng C. 2018. MicroRNA-590-3p promotes ovarian cancer growth and metastasis via a novel FOXA2-Versican pathway. Cancer Res 78: 4175-4190

Tvetskov, N, Madani, B., Krimus, L., MacDonald, S.E. & Zayed, A. 2018.  A new protocol for measuring spatial learning and memory in the hone bee Apis mellifera:  effects of behavioural state and cGMP.  Insectes Sociaux, DOI 10.1007/s00040-018-0641-8

Kent, C.F., Dey, A., Patel, H., Tsvetkov, N., Tiwari, T., MacPhail, V.J., Gobeil, Y., Harpur, B.A., Gurtowski, J., Schatz, M.C., Colla, S.R., and Zayed, A. 2018. Conservation genomics of a declining North American bumblebee, Bombus terricola, reveal inbreeding and selection on immune genes. Frontiers in Genetics. 9:316. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2018.00316

Vinayak J., Marrella S.A., Hussain R.H., Rozenfeld L., Solomon K., Bayfield M.A. 2018. Human La binds mRNAs through contacts to the poly(A) tail. Nucleic Acids Res. 46(8):4228-4240.

Wahedi, A. and Paluzzi, J.P. 2018. Molecular identification, transcript expression, and functional deorphanization of the adipokinetic hormone/corazonin-related peptide receptor in the disease vector, Aedes aegyptiScientific Reports, Feb 1;8(1): 2146.

Oryan, A., Wahedi, A. and Paluzzi, J.P. 2018. Functional characterization and quantitative expression analysis of two GnRH-related peptide receptors in the mosquito, Aedes aegyptiBiochemical and Biophysical Communications, 497(2): 550-557.

Yerushalmi G., Misyura L., MacMillan H. A., Donini A. 2018. Functional plasticity of the gut and the Malpighian tubules underlies cold acclimation and mitigates cold-induced hyperkalemia in Drosophila melanogaster Journal of Experimental Biology

MacMillan, H.A., Nazal, B., Wali, S., Yerushalmi, G.Y., Misyura, L., Donini, A. and Paluzzi, J.P. 2018. Anti-diuretic activity of a CAPA neuropeptide can compromise Drosophila chill tolerance. Journal of Experimental Biology, jeb.185884.


Bernaudo S, Khazai S, Honarparvar E, Kopteva A, Peng C, 2017. Epidermal growth factor promotes cyclin G2 degradation via calpain-mediated proteolysis in gynaecological cancer cells. PLoS One 12: e0179906.

Nowghani, Fargol, Kelly, S.P., Donini, A., Jonuaite, S.   2017. "Strategies on ionoregulation
in the Freshwater nymph of the mayfly (hexagenia rigida). Journal of Experimental

Dupuis-Desormeaux, M., Elia, V., Cook, C., Pearson, J., Adhikari, V., & MacDonald, S.E. 2017. Remarkable male bias in a population of midland painted turtles (Chrysemys picta marginata) at a site with a history of significant wildlife-vehicle collisions in Ontario, Canada.Herpetological Conservation and Biology,12(1): 225-232.

Durant, A.C., Chasiotis, H., Misyura, L., Donini, A. 2017 Aedes aegypti Rhesus glycoproteins contribute to ammonia excretion by larval anal papillae. Journal of Experimental Biology 220:588-596.

Eng, M. B. J. M. Stutchbury, and C.  Morrissey. 2017. Imidacloprid and chlorpyrifos insecticides impair migratory ability in a seed-eating songbird. Scientific Reports, 7: 15176 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-15446

Filazzola, A., D. Sotomayor, and C.J. Lortie. 2017. Modelling the niche space of desert annuals needs to include positive interactions. Oikos. DOI: 10.1111/oik.04688

Gauberg J, Kolosov D and Kelly SP (2017) Claudin tight junction proteins in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) skin: spatial response to elevated cortisol levels General and Comparative Endocrinology 240, 214-226.

Jonusaite, S., Kelly, S.P., Donini, A. 2017 Identification of the septate junction protein gliotactin in the mosquito,Aedes aegypti: evidence for a role in increased paracellular permeability in larvae. Journal of Experimental Biology 220:2354-2363.

Jonusaite S, Donini A and Kelly SP (2017) Salinity alters snakeskin and mesh transcript abundance and permeability in midgut and Malpighian tubules of larval mosquito, Aedes aegypti Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 205, 58-67

Kolosov D, Bui P, Donini A, Wilkie MP and Kelly SP (2017) A role for tight junction-associated MARVEL proteins in larval sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) osmoregulation Journal of Experimental Biology (in press)

Kolosov D and Kelly SP (2017) Claudin-8d is a cortisol-responsive barrier protein in the gill epithelium of trout Journal of Molecular Endocrinology 59, 299-310

Kolosov D, Donini A and Kelly SP (2017) Claudin-31 contributes to corticosteroid-induced alterations in the barrier properties of the gill epithelium Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 439, 457-466

Laksman Z, Lin E, Wauchop M, Protze S, Aschar-Sobbi R, Izaddoustdar F, Lee J, Yang W, Shafaattalab S, Gepstein L, Tibbits GF, Keller G, Backx PH. 2017. Scientific Reports, 7(1):5268.

Lee JH, Protze SI, Laksman Z, Backx PH, Keller GM.  2017. Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Atrial and Ventricular Cardiomyocytes Develop from Distinct Mesoderm Populations. Cell Stem Cell 21(2):179-194, 2017.

Protze SI, Liu J, Nussinovitch U, Ohana L, Backx PH, Gepstein L, Keller GM. 2017. Sinoatrial node cardiomyocytes derived from human pluripotent cells function as a biological pacemaker.  Nat Biotechnol. 35:56-68

MacMillan HA*, Yerushalmi G**, Jonusaite S, Kelly SP and Donini A (2017) Thermal acclimation mitigates cold-induced paracellular leak from the Drosophila gut Scientific Reports 7: 8807

Colla, S. R., and J. S. MacIvor. 2017. Questioning public perception, conservation policy, and recovery actions for honeybees in North America. Conservation Biology 31.5: 1202-1204.

Masood, S., Van Zuiden, T., Rodgers, A. and Sharma, S. 2017. An uncertain future for woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou): The impact of climate change on winter distribution in Ontario. Rangifer 37: 11-30.

McKinnon, E. A., T. K. Kyser, and B. J. M. Stutchbury. 2017. Does the proportion of arthropods versus fruit in the diet influence overwintering condition of an omnivorous songbird? J. Field Ornithol. 88:65-79.

Misyura, L., Yerushalmi, G., Donini, A. 2017 A mosquito entomoglyceroporin, Aedes aegypti AQP5 participates in water transport across the Malpighian tubules of larvae. Journal of Experimental Biology

Nowghani F., Jonusaite S., Watson-Leung T., Donini A., Kelly S.P. 2017 Strategies of ionoregulation in the freshwater nymph of the mayfly (Hexagenia rigida). Journal of Experimental Biology (In Press)

Rocco, D.A., Kim, D.H. and Paluzzi, J.P. 2017. Immunohistochemical mapping and transcript expression of the GPA2/GPB5 receptor in tissues of the adult mosquito, Aedes aegyptiCell and Tissue Research, 369 (2): 313-330.

Sciullo, L., G.W. Thiemann, N.J. Lunn, S.H. Ferguson. 2017. Intraspecific and temporal variability in the diet composition of female polar bears in a seasonal sea ice regime. Arctic Science. In press.

Tsvetkov, N., Samson-Robert, O.,Sood, K., Patel, H.S., Malena, D.A., Gajiwala, P.H., Maciukiewicz, P., Fournier, V.,Zayed, A. (2017). Chronic exposure to neonicotinoids reduces honeybee health near corn crops. Science.356:1395-1397.

Vakiloroayaei, A., Neha S. Shah, Marlene Oeffinger,Mark A. Bayfield. 2017.
The RNA chaperone La promotes pre-TRNA maturation via indiscriminate binding of both native and misfolded targets.Nucleic Acids Research, gkx764,

Verschoor,M.J.,C.R. Powe, E. McQuay,S.L. Schiff, J.J. Venkiteswaran, J. Li and L.A. Molot. 2017. Reduced iron and warm temperatures as pre-conditions for cyanobacterial dominance in embayments along Georgian Bay, Great Lakes.Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. Volume 74:1439-1453.

Mark Aquilino; Paige Whyte-Fagundes; Georg Zoidl; Peter Carlen. 2017. Pannexin Channels in Epilepsy. Neurosci Lett. Accepted

Whyte-Fagundes P, Zoidl G. 2017. Mechanisms of pannexin1 channel gating and regulation. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 Jul 21. pii: S0005-2736(17)30234-1. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2017.07.009. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 28735901

Whyte-Fagundes P, Siu R, Brown C, Zoidl G. 2017. Pannexins in vision, hearing, olfaction and taste. Neurosci Lett. 2017 May 8. pii: S0304-3940(17)30388-9. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2017.05.010. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID:28495272.


Dupuis-Desormeaux, M., Davidson, Z., Pratt, L, Mwololo, M., & MacDonald, S.E. (2016). Testing the effects of exclusionary fencing on predation patterns in a Kenyan wildlife conservancy. PeerJ, DOI 10.7717/peerj.1681

Chen CC, Kolosov D
and Kelly SP (2016) The liquorice root derivative glycyrrhetinic acid can ameliorate ionoregulatory disturbance in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) abruptly exposed to ion-poor water Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 199, 120-129.

Dupuis-Desormeaux, M.,Davidson, Z.,Mwololo, M., Kisio, E., and MacDonald, S.E. (2016)..Comparing motion-capture cameras versus human observer monitoring of mammal movement through fence gaps: A case study from Kenya. African Journal of Ecology.DOI: 10.1111/aje.12277

Dupuis-Desormeaux, M., Davidson, Z., Mwololo, M., Kisio, E., & MacDonald, S.E. (2016). Usage of specialized fence-gaps in a black rhinoceros conservancy in Kenya.African Journal of Wildlife Research 46(1):22-32.DOI:

Adhvaryu K, Firoozi G, Motavaze K, Lakin-Thomas P. (2016). PRD-1, a component of the circadian system of Neurospora crassa, is a member of the DEAD-box RNA helicase family. Journal of Biological Rhythms. 31: 258-271.

Galicia, M.P., G.W. Thiemann, M.G. Dyck, S.H. Ferguson and J.W. Higdon. 2016. Dietary habits of polar bears in Foxe Basin, Canada: possible evidence of a trophic regime shift mediated by a new top predator. Ecology and Evolution 16: 6005-6018.

Jonusaite S, Donini A and Kelly SP (2016) Occluding junctions of invertebrate epithelia Journal of Comparative Physiology B 186, 17-43. INVITED REVIEW

Jonusaite S, Kelly SP and Donini A (2016) The response of claudin-like transmembrane septate junction proteins to altered environmental ion levels in the larval mosquito Aedes aegypti Journal of Comparative Physiology B 186, 589-602.

Kadri, S.M., Harpur, B.A.Orsi, R.O.,Zayed, A.(2016). A variant reference data set for the Africanized honeybee (Apis mellfiera).Nature Scientific Data 3:160097.

Kolosov D and Kelly SP (2016) Dietary salt loading and ion-poor water exposure provide insight into the molecular physiology of the teleost fish gill epithelium tight junction complex Journal of Comparative Physiology B 186, 739-757.

Lockyear, K.M., MacDonald, S.E., Waddell, W.T. & Goodrowe, K.L.(2016).Investigation of captive red wolf fresh ejaculate characteristics in relation to age and inbreeding. Theriogenology,86(5): 1369-1375.

Sciullo, L., G.W. Thiemann and N.J. Lunn. 2016. Comparative assessment of metrics for monitoring the body condition of polar bears in Western Hudson Bay. Journal of Zoology, London 300: 45-58. doi: 10.1111/jzo.12354.

Stutchbury B. J. M., K. Fraser, C. Silverio, P. Kramer, B. Aeppli, N. Mickle, M. Pearman, A. Savage, J. Mejeur. 2016. Tracking mated pairs in a long-distance migratory songbird: migration schedules are not synchronized within-pairs. Animal Behavior 114: 63-68.

Siu RC, Smirnova E, Brown CA, Zoidl C, Spray DC, Donaldson LW, Zoidl G. 2016. Structural and Functional Consequences of Connexin 36 (Cx36) Interaction with Calmodulin. Front Mol Neurosci. 2016 Nov 18;9:120. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27917108; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5114276.

Smirnova E, Kwan JJ,Siu R, Gao X, Zoidl G, Demeler B, Saridakis V, Donaldson LW. 2016. A new mode of SAM domain mediated oligomerization observed in the CASKIN2 neuronal scaffolding protein. Cell Commun Signal. 2016 Aug 22;14(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s12964-016-0140-3. PubMed PMID: 27549312; PubMed Central PMCID:

Van Zuiden, T.M. and Sharma, S. 2016. Examining the influence of smallmouth bass invasion on walleye populations in Ontario lakes: Can walleye beat the heat?  Diversity and Distributions 22: 1069-1079.

Van Zuiden, T. Chen, M. Stefanoff, S. Lopez, L. and Sharma, S. 2016. Projected impacts of climate change on three freshwater fishes and potential novel competitive interactions. Diversity and Distributions 22: 603-614.


Chen CC (PhD current), Kolosov D (PhD current) and Kelly SP (2015) Effect of liquorice root derivatives on salt and water balance in a teleost fish, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular & Integrative Physiology180: 86-97.

Dupuis-Desormeaux, M., Davidson, Z, & MacDonald, S.E. (2015). Testing the Prey-Trap Hypothesis at narrow migratory fence gaps in semi-porous wildlife conservancies in Kenya. PLOS One.

Ferrari RR (PhD current). 2015. A new species of Geodiscelis Michener & Rozen (Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Xeromelissinae) from Peru. Zootaxa, 4033: 293–300.

Ferrari RR (PhD current), Silveira F. 2015. Phylogeny of the bee genus Euglossa Latreille (Apidae: Euglossini), with emphasis on the subgenera Glossura Cockerell and Glossuropoda Moure. BeeCon 2015. Toronto, ON, Canada (oral presentation)

Filazzola A (PhD current), Westphal MF, Liczner AR, Powers M, Johnson B, Lortie CJ. 2015. The realized niche of the endangered Blunt-nosed leopard lizard is determined by an interplay between native shrub cover and invasive grass abundance. Ecological Society of America 100th Annual Meeting. Baltimore.

Jonusaite S (PhD current), Donini A, Kelly SP (2015) Occluding junctions of invertebrate epithelia. Journal of Comparative Physiology - B (In press).

Lortie CJ, Filazzola A (PhD current), Sotomayor D. 2015. Functional assessment of animal interactions with shrub-facilitation complexes: a formal synthesis and conceptual framework. Functional Ecology. In press.

Ng MK (PhD current), Cheung P. 2015. A brief histone in time: understanding the combinatorial functions of histone PTMs in the nucleosome context. Biochem Cell Biol. 93. In Press,

Pfoh R, Lacdao IK (M.Sc 2014), Georges AA, Capar A, Zheng H (MSc 2010), Frappier L, Saridakis V. 2015. Crystal Structure of USP7 Ubiquitin-like Domains with an ICP0 Peptide Reveals a Novel Mechanism Used by Viral and Cellular Proteins to Target USP7. PLoS Pathog. 2015 Jun 5;11(6):e1004950. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004950.

Sharma S, Gray D, Read J, O’Reilly C, Schneider P, Qudrat A, Gries C,
Stefanoff S. (MSc current) 
Globally distributed lake surface water temperatures
collected in situ and by satellites;  1985-2009. Nature Scientific Data 2:

Stanley, CQ (MSc 2012), EA McKinnon (PhD 2014), KC Fraser, MP MacPherson (MSc 2014), G Casbourn (MSc current), L Friesen, PP Marra, C.Studds, TB Ryder, N Diggs and BJM Stutchbury. 2014.  Connecting breeding, wintering, and migration sites by range-wide tracking of a declining migratory songbird. Conservation Biology 29: 164-174.


Cheryomina M (MSc current), Colla S, Packer L, Stutchbury B. 2014. Assessing the
effects of parasitic infections and pesticide use on wild bumble bee
populations. 12th Asian Apicultural Association Conference. April 26, 2014.
Antalya, Turkey

Dionyssiou MG (PhD 2013), S Ehyai (PhD current), D Avrutin, MK Connor, JC McDermott. 2014. Glycogen synthase kinase 3β represses MYOGENIN function in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Cell Death Dis. 5:e1094. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2014.58.

Egorova O (MSc 2014), Y Sheng. 2014. A site-directed mutagenesis study of the MdmX RING domain. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 447:696-701.

Filazzola, A (PhD current) and CJ Lortie. 2014. A systematic review and conceptual framework for the mechanistic pathways of nurse plants. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23: 1335–1345.

Filazzola A (PhD current), Tanentzap AJ, Bazely DR. 2014. Estimating the impacts of browsers on forest understories using a modified index of community composition. Forest Ecology and Management. 313: 10-16.

Filazzola A (PhD current), Liczner AR, Westphal MF, Lortie CJ. 2014. Net plant-plant interactions change in magnitude along gradients of environmental stress and time. CSEE – Genomes to Biomes. Montreal.

Jagannathan M, Nguyen T, Gallo D, Luthra N (MSc 2014), Brown GW, Saridakis V,
Frappier L.
2014. A role for USP7 in DNA replication. Molecular and Cellular Biology 34:132-45.

Kelly KR, McKetton L (current PhD), Schneider KA, Gallie BL, Steeves JKE. 2014. Altered anterior visual system development following early monocular enucleation. Neuroimage: Clinical 4: 72–81.

Lamarque, L (PhD 2013), CJ Lortie, A Porte, and S Delzon. 2014. Genetic differentiation and phenotypic plasticity in life-history traits between native and introduced populations of invasive maple trees. Biological Invasions: doi 10.1007/s10530-014-0781-3.

McKetton L (current PhD), Kelly KR, Schneider KA. 2014. Abnormal lateral geniculate nucleus and optic chiasm in human albinism. Journal of Comparative Neurology 522: 2680–2687.

McKinnon, E (PhD 2014), KC. Fraser, CQ Stanley (MSc 2012), and BJM Stutchbury. 2014. Tracking from the tropics reveals behaviour of juvenile songbirds on their first spring migration. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105605

Nadeem U (PhD current), Ye G, Salem M (PhD current), Peng C. (2014). MicroRNA-378a-5p targets cyclin G2 to inhibit fusion and differentiation in BeWo cells. Biol Reprod. 91(3)

Ruttan, A (MSc current) and CJ Lortie. 2014.  A systematic review of the attractant-decoy and repellent-plant hypotheses: do plants with heterospecific neighbours escape herbivory? Journal of Plant Ecology 30: 1-10.

Wales S (PhD current), S Hashemi (PhD current), A Blais, JC McDermot. 2014 Global MEF2 target gene analysis in cardiac and skeletal muscle reveals novel regulation of DUSP6 by p38MAPK-MEF2 signaling. Nucleic Acids Res. pii: gku813. [Epub ahead of print]


Alli NS (PhD 2014), EC Yang, T Miyake, A Aziz, H Collins-Hooper, K Patel, JC McDermott. 2013 Signal-dependent Fra-2 regulation in skeletal muscle reserve and satellite cells.   Cell Death Dis.  4:e692. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2013.221.

Dionyssiou MG (PhD 2013), J Salma (PhD 2012), M Bevzyuk, S Wales (PhD current), JC McDermott. 2013. Kruppel-like factor 6 (KLF6) promotes cell proliferation in skeletal myoblasts in response to TGFbeta/Smad3 signaling. Skelet Muscle. 3(1):7.

Dionyssiou MG (PhD 2013), NB Nowacki (MSc 2010), S Hashemi (PhD current), J Zhao, A Kerr, RG Tsushima, JC McDermott. 2013. Cross-talk between glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) and p38MAPK regulates myocyte enhancer factor 2 (MEF2) activity in skeletal and cardiac muscle. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 54:35-44.

Fraser, KC, C Silverio (PhD current), P Kramer (PhD current), B Aeppli, N Mickle, and BJM Stutchbury. 2013. A trans-hemispheric migratory songbird does not advance spring schedules or increase pace in response to record setting temperatures. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64587. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064587

Hussain RH (MSc 2013), M Zawawi, MA Bayfield. 2013. Conservation of RNA chaperone activity of the human La-related proteins 4, 6 and 7.Nucleic Acids Research.41:8715-25

Jonusaite, S. (PhD current), SP Kelly, A Donini. 2013. Tissue specific ionomotive enzyme activity and K+ reabsorption reveal the rectum as an important ionoregulatory organ in larval Chironomous riparius exposed to varying salinity. J Exp Biology 216: 3637-3648.

Lamarque, LJ (PhD 2013), AJ Porte, C Eymeric, J Lasnier, S Delzon, and CJ Lortie. 2013. A test for pre-adapted phenotypic plasticity in the invasive tree species Acer negundo L. PLOSONE 8: e74239. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074239.

Sarkari F, K Wheaton, A La Delfa, M Mohamed, F Shaikh, R Khatun (PhD current), CH Arrowsmith, L Frappier, V Saridakis, Y Sheng. 2013. Ubiquitin-specific Protease 7 is a regulator of Ubiqutin-conjugating Enzyme UbE2E1. J. Biol. Chem. 288:16975-85.

Smirnova E (PhD current), Shanbhag R (MSc 2010), Kurabi A (PhD 2009), Mobli M, Kwan JJ, Donaldson LW. (2013). Solution structure and peptide binding of the PTB domain from the AIDA1 postsynaptic signaling scaffolding protein. PLoS One. 14(8)

Spafford, R (PhD 2013) and CJ Lortie. 2013. Sweeping Beauty: is grassland arthropod community composition effectively estimated by sweep netting? Ecology and Evolution 3: 3347-3358.