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Dr. Ken Cornell was Awarded a US Patent

CornellBrowning J, Cornell KA. The US Patent is for a Plasma scalpel that is used for selective removal of microbes and microbial biofilms.


Dr. Cheryl Jorcyk Co-authored a Publication in the BMC Journal

OSM potentiates preintravasation events, increases CTC counts, and promotes breast cancer metastasis to the lung. 2018 Jun 14;20(1):53. doi: 10.1186/s13058-018-0971-5. Tawara K1, Bolin C1, Koncinsky J1, Kadaba S1, Covert H1, Sutherland C1, Bond L1, Kronz J2, Garbow JR3, Jorcyk CL4. To read more follow this link:  Breast Cancer Res.


OxfordDr. Julia Oxford Co-authored a Publication in the Journal of BMC

This paper characterizes the role of an inflammatory cytokine, oncostatin M (OSM), in the preintravasation aspects of breast cancer metastasis.   Frahs SM, Oxford JT, Neumann EE, Brown RJ, Keller-Peck CR, Pu X, Lujan TJ. Extracellular Matrix Expression and Production in Fibroblast-Collagen Gels:Towards an In Vitro Model for Ligament Wound Healing. Ann Biomed Eng. 2018 Jun 5. doi: 10.1007/s10439-018-2064-0. PubMed PMID: 29873012. To read more follow this link:  BMC  


OxfordDr. Cheryl Jorcyk and Dr. Julia Oxford Co-authored a Publication in the Journal of PubMed.

DICER1 is a rare genetic disorder that predisposes individuals to multiple cancer types. DICER1 Syndrome: DICER1 Mutations in Rare Cancers. Robertson JC1, Jorcyk CL2,3, Oxford JT4,5   2018 May 15;10(5). pii: E143. doi: 10.3390/cancers10050143. To read more follow this link: Cancers (Basel).

Dr. Owen McDougal Co-authored an Article in the New Zealand Journal of Botany

Peter Heenan, Nigel Perry, John van Klink,* NZJ Botany, The article discusses Chemotaxonomy of kōwhai: leaf and seed flavonoids of New Zealand  Sophora species.  DOI: 10.1080/0028825X.2018.1472107 (2018).  To read more follow this link: Botany


Dr. Owen McDougal and Dr. Daniel Pfalmer Co-authored a Publication in BMC Bioinformatics

“SPIDR: small-molecule peptide-influenced drug repurposing” Matthew D. King, Thomas Long, Daniel L. Pfalmer, Timothy L. Andersen, and Owen M. McDougal. DOI: 10.1186/s12859-018-2153-y. To read more follow this link: ScholarWorks


Dr. Cheryl Jorcyk and Dr. Julia Oxford Co-authored a Publication in NCBI Journal

OxfordThe article discusses a rare genetic disorder that predisposes individuals to multiple cancer type. Robertson JC, Jorcyk CL, Oxford JT. DICER1 Syndrome: DICER1 Mutations in Rare Cancers. Cancers (Basel). 2018 May 15;10(5). To read more follow this link:  PMC


Dr. Owen McDougal was Featured in an Article on Boise State News

The article is entitled “Boise State Researchers Helping Idaho Potato Processors Stay Globally Competitive”. It suggests a correlation between acrylamide and a risk of caner. Follow this link to read more: Update


Dr. Eric Hayden was Awarded a NASA Grant

Eric Hayden, Biology This is a three year $661,104 grant from NASA to study how early mutations in ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules could have given rise to the evolution of life on Earth. Follow the link to read more! Update


Dr. Julia Oxford & Dr. Cheryl Jorcyk co-authored a publication in NCBI Journal

It diOxfordscusses contributing factors to apoptosis and osteoarthritis.  Hughes A, Oxford AE, Tawara K, Jorcyk CL, Oxford JT. Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Unfolded Protein Response in Cartilage Pathophysiology; Contributing Factors to Apoptosis and Osteoarthritis. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Mar 20;18(3). To read more follow this link:  PubMed


Dr. Matthew W. Turner and Dr. Owen McDougal Co-authored a Publication in Clinical Toxicology

Mehruba Anwar, Matthew W. Turner, Natalija Farrell, Wendy B. Zomlefer, Owen M. McDougal,* Brent W. Morgan,* Clin. Toxicol., “Hikers Poisoned: Identification of Alkaloids in Foraged Veratrum parviflorum.”DOI: 10.1080 15563650.2018.1442007 (2018). To read more follow this link: Toxicology


Dr. Denise Wingett Co-authored a Publication in the Royal Society of Chemistry

Denise Contact“ZnO nanoparticle preparation route influences surface reactivity, dissolution and cytotoxicity” Catherine B. Anders, Josh E. Eixenberger, Nevil A. Franco, Rebecca J. Hermann, Katherine D. Rainey, Jordan J. Chess, Alex Punnoose and Denise G. Wingett. DOI: 10.1039/C7EN00888K To read more follow this link: Publishing


Dr. Daniel Fologea was Awarded a US Patent

Dr. Fologea Fologea D, Henry R, Salamo G, Mazur Y, Borrelli MJ. Methods and compositions for X-ray induced release from PH sensitive liposomes. Patent No.: 9,849,087 B2. December 26, 2017.


Dr. Ken Cornell Co-authored a Publication in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

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Urea-derived graphitic carbon nitride (u-g-C3N4) films with highly enhanced antimicrobial and sporicidal activity.  Thurston JH, Hunter NM*, Wayment L, Cornell KA (2017) 505: 910-918. PMID 28675870 PMCID: PMC5575986  To read more follow this link: PubMed 


Dr. Daniel Fologea Co-authored a Publication in the Journal of Nanobiotechnology

Dr. Fologea“ZnO nanoparticles modulate the ionic transport and voltage regulation of lysenin nanochannels” Sheenah Bryant, Josh Eixenberger, Steven Rossland, Holly Aspley, Connor Hoffmann, Nisha Shrestha, Michael McHugh, Alex Punnoose, and Daniel Fologea. DOI: 10.1186/s12951-017-0327-9 To read more follow this link: Nanobiotechnology


Dr. Ken Cornell was Awarded an NIH Grant

Dr. Cornell This is a three year $417,700 grant from the NIH to develop and test new anti-parasitic drugs to fight Giardia infectionsUpdate


Dr. Eric Hayden was Awarded an NSF Grant

Eric Hayden, BiologyMicrobes are invisible and everywhere. They have a significant impact on the environment. This grant is for two years and is $130,772. It will allow research interests to broaden and be brought back to Boise State. Follow this link to read more. Update


Dr. Eric Hayden Co-authored a Publication in the Journal of Molecular Evolution

Eric Hayden, Biology“Negative Epistasis in Experimental RNA Fitness Landscapes” Devin P. Bendixsen, Bjorn Ostman, Eric J. Hayden DOI 10.1007/s00239-017-9817-5 To read more follow this link: Springer Link


Researcher Dr. Daniel Fologea and BMOL Program Featured in the Research Features Magazine

Dr. Fologea

Lysenin channels as single-molecule sensors, controlled nano-valves, and memory elements. Follow this link to read more: “Lysenin channels


Dr. Matthew W. Turner and Dr. Owen McDougal Co-authored an Publication in Toxins

“α-Conotoxin Decontamination Protocol Evaluation: What Works and What Doesn’t” Matthew W. Turner, John R. Cort, and Owen M. McDougal. DOI:10.3390/toxins9090281. To read more follow this link:  MDPI


Dr. Nagarajan Co-authored a Paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Nagarajan“Molecular basis for the substrate specificity of quorum signal synthases” Dong S.H., Frane N.D., Christensen Q.H., Nagarajan R., Nair S.K. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1705400114. To read more follow this link: PNAS


Dr. Matthew Ferguson Awarded NIH Grant to Study How the Genome Works

Dr. Matthew Ferguson This $410,000.00 grant if for 3 years. The main focus of the research is how to visualize the splicing and transcription of RNA. To read more follow this link: Update.


Dr. Denise Wingett Co-authored an Article Published in Chemical Research in Toxicology

Denise Contact“Rapid dissolution of ZnO nanoparticles induced by biological buffers significantly impacts cytotoxicity” Josh Eixenberger, Catherine Anders, Rebecca Hermann, Raquel Brown, K. M. Reddy, Alex Punnoose, and Denise Wingett. DOI:10.1021/acs.chemrestox.7b00136 To read more follow this link: ACS Publications


Dr. Daniel Fologea Highlighted in Boise State University’s Focus Magazine

Daniel Fologea in lab“My favorite thing about my job is when students get it, when they understand something and are able to use it,” he said. “It is better than having beautiful food on my plate. It is just the best.” To read the full article follow this link. Teaching is the Beautiful Food on His Plate


Dr. Byung Kim Co-authored an Article Published in Smart Materials and StructuresKim

M.H. Korayem, B.I. Kim and A.H. Korayem,“ Experimental and theoretical analysis of the DMASP cantilever vibration behavior based on the MCS theory in moist environment.” Smart Mater. Struct. 27, 075059 (2018). The present study intended to not only increase the accuracy of the simulation with regard to geometric discontinuities based on the Timoshenko beam model using the modified couple stress (MCS) theory … To read more follow this link: Smart Materials and Structures

 

Dr. Owen McDougal Co-authored an Article Published in Nature Communications

McDougalFortilin binds IRE1α and prevents ER stress from signaling apoptotic cell death. Decha Pinkaew, Abhijnan Chattopadhyay, Matthew D. King, Preedakorn Chunhacha, Zhihe Liu, Heather L. Stevenson, Yanjie Chen, Patuma Sinthujaroen, Owen M. McDougal & Ken Fujise doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00029-1.  To read more follow this link:  Nature Communications


Dr. Owen McDougal Co-authored an Publication in the American Journal of Potato Research

Determination of Glycoalkaloids in Potatoes and Potato Products by Microwave Assisted Extraction. Narasimharao Kondamudi, Jacob K. Smith, and Owen M. McDougal,* Amer. J. Potato Res., “Determination of Glycoalkaloids in Potatoes and Potato Products by Microwave Assisted Extraction.” 94(2), 153-158 (2017). To read more follow this link: Scholar Works

 

 

Drs. Juliette Tinker and Daniel Fologea Co-authored an Article Published In Scientific Reports

Dr. TinkerDr. Fologea“Stochastic sensing of Angiotensin II with lysenin channels” DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-02438-0 To read more follow this link:  Scientific Reports


Dr. Matthew Ferguson Awarded National Institute of General Medical Sciences Grant

FergusonThis $410,174.00 grant is for 3 years to study Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Transcription and Splicing by Two Photon 3D Orbital Tracking.


Dr. Eric Hayden Awarded NASA Grant

Eric Hayden, Biology This $661,104.00 NASA grant is a renewable 3 year grant to study RNA “Sea-Scapes”: Fitness landscapes with a changing environment (16-EXO16_2-0206).


Dr. Matthew Ferguson is One of IOP Publishing’s Outstanding Reviewer Award Winners for 2016

FergusonDr. Ferguson was awarded this in recognition of the high quality and timeliness of his reviews for Physical Biology. Follow this link to read more: IOP Science


Dr. Allan Albig Co-authored an Article Published in Developmental Biology

AlbigLaFoya, B., Munroe, J. A., Mia, M. M., Detweiler, M. A., Crow, J. J., Wood, T., Roth, S., … Albig, A. R. (October 15, 2016). Notch: A multi-functional integrating system of microenvironmental signals. Developmental Biology, 418, 2, 227-241.  To read more follow this link:  Europe PMC


Drs. Julie Oxford, Ken Cornell, and Kristen Mitchell Co-authored an Publication in Biomed Research International

Mitchell

Lamb, C. L., Cholico, G. N., Cornell, K. A., Perkins, D. E., Fewkes, M. T., Oxford, J. T., Lujan, T. J., Morrill, E. E., … Mitchell, K. A. (September 28, 2016). Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Activation by TCDD Modulates Expression of Extracellular Matrix Remodeling Genes during Experimental Liver Fibrosis. Biomed Research International, 2016. PMCID:  PMC5079771  NIHMSID: NIHMS820493PMID: 27693115. To read more follow this link: NCBI


Dr. Daniel Fologea Co-authored an Article Published in Purinergic Signalling

Fologea

Bryant, S., Shrestha, N., Carnig, P., Kosydar, S., Belzeski, P., Hanna, C., & Fologea, D. (September 18, 2016). Purinergic control of lysenin’s transport and voltage-gating properties. Purinergic Signalling, 12, 3, 549-559. PMCID: PMC5023635 PMID: 27318938  To read more follow this link: PMC


Dr. Eric Hayden Authored an Article Published in Methods

Eric Hayden, BiologyEmpirical analysis of RNA robustness and evolution using high-throughput sequencing of ribozyme reactions. Methods, Volume 106, 15 August 2016, Pages 97-104, ISSN 1046-2023, To read more follow this link:  Science Direct


Drs. Julie Tinker and Kristen Mitchell Co-authored an Article Published in Biomed Research International

TinkerMitchellCheri, L. L., Giovan, N. C., Daniel, E. P., Michael, T. F., Julia, T. O., Trevor, J. L., Erica, E. M., … Kristen, A. M. (August 4, 2016). Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Activation by TCDD Modulates Expression of Extracellular Matrix Remodeling Genes during Experimental Liver Fibrosis. Biomed Research International, 2016. PMCID: PMC5031815 PMID: 27672655. To read more follow this link: Biomed Research International


Dr. Daniel Fologea Co-Authored an Article Published in ACS-Nano Modeling and Analysis of Intercalant Effects on Circular DNA Conformation

Daniel FologeaKrueger, E., Shim J., Fathizadeh A., Chang A., Subei, A., Yocham K.M., Davis P.H., Graugnard, E.,  Khalili-Araghi, F., Bashir, R., Estrada, D., and Fologea, D. (2016). ACS-Nano Article DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b04876. To read more follow this link:  ACS


Dr. Ken Cornell Co-authored a Paper Published in RSC Advances

Cornell

Thurston JH, Hunter NM, Cornell KA (2016) Preparation and characterization of photoactive antimicrobial graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) films. RSC Advances, 6(48):42240-42248. NIHMSID: NIHMS782526, PMID 27672437, PMCID PMC5034943. To read more follow this link: RSC Advances

 

 


Drs. Denise Wingett and Alex Punnoose Co-authored a Paper Published in Nanotechnology, Science and Applications

DeniseContactPunnoose2 Wingett D, Louka P, Anders C, Zhang J, and Punnoose A.: A role of ZnO nanoparticle electrostatic properties in cancer cell cytotoxicity, Nanotechnology, Science and Applications, 15(9): 29-45, 2016. PMCID: PMC4956064 PMID: 27486313. To read more follow this link: NSA