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Dr. Brian Bagatto   

Interest Areas:

  • Developmental physiology of vertebrates
  • Physiological variability in developing vertebrates
  • Environmental effects on developing vertebrates
  • Development of the cardiovascular system in verte brates
  • Development of the catecholamine cascade in vertebrates
  • Evolution in developmental processes

Selected References

  • Bagatto, B., B. Pelster, and W.W. Burggren. 2001. Growth and metabolism of larval zebrafish: effects of swim training. Journal of Experimental Biology - in press.
  • Bagatto, B., D.A. Crossley, and W.W. Burggren. 2000. Physiological variability in neonatal armadillo quadruplets: within and between litter differences. Journal of Experimental Biology 203:1733-40.
  • Bagatto, B. and R.P. Henry. 2000. Bimodal respiration in two species of Central American turtles:  effects of forced submergence. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 126(1):57-63.
  • Bagatto, B. and R.P. Henry. 1999. Aquatic gas exchange in the snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina.Journal of Herpetology 33(3):490-492.
  • Bagatto, B. and R.P. Henry. 1999. Exercise and forced submergence in the pond slider (Trachemysscripta) and soft shell turtle (Apalone ferox): influence on bimodal gas exchange, diving behaviour, and blood acid-base status. Journal of Experimental Biology 202(3):267-278.
  • Bagatto, B., C. Guyer, B. Hauge, and R.P. Henry. 1997. Bimodal respiration in two species of Central American turtles, Staurotypus triporcatus and Kinosternon leucostomum. Copeia 1997(4):834-839.
Dr. R. Todd Blackledge 

Research Interests

  • behavioral ecology
  • evolution of behavior
  • spider silk biomechanics
  • evolutionary ecology of spider webs

Selected References

  • Blackledge, T.A. & R.G. Gillespie. In press. Convergent evolution of web building behaviors in an adaptive radiation of Hawaiian spiders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Blackledge, T.A., R.A. Cardullo & C.Y. Hayashi. 2005. Polarized light microscopy, variability in spider silk diameters, and the mechanical characterization of spider silk. Invertebrate Zoology. In press.
  • Hayashi, C.Y., T.A. Blackledge & R.V. Lewis. 2004. Molecular and mechanical characterization of spider aciniform silk: Uniformity of Iterated Sequence Modules in a Novel Member of the Spider Silk Fibroin Gene Family. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 21:1950-1959.
  • Blackledge, T.A., J. A. Coddington, & R. G. Gillespie. 2003. The evolution of three-dimensional spider webs as predator defenses. Ecology Letters.6:13-18.
  • Blackledge, T.A., G. J. Binford, & R. G. Gillespie. 2003. Community structure in an adaptive radiation of Hawaiian spiders. Annales Zoologici Fennici. 40:293-303.
  • Blackledge, T.A. & R.G. Gillespie. 2002. Estimation of capture areas of spider webs in relation to web asymmetry. Journal of Arachnology. 30:70-77.
  • Blackledge, T.A. & J.W. Wenzel. 2001. Prey capture as a determinate of tangle web architecture in Dictyna volucripes. Ethology Ecology & Evolution. 13:105-113.
  • Blackledge, T.A. & J.W. Wenzel. 2001. Silk mediated defense by an orb web spider against predatory muddauber wasps. Behaviour. 138:155-171.

Dr. R. Joel Duff  

Research Interests

  • Land plant phylogeny 
  • Evolution of RNA editing in plants
  • Molecular evolution of ribosomal DNA genes in plants
  • Phylogenetics of Hornworts (Bryophyta)

Selected References

  • Duff, R. Joel and Francisco Moore. 2005. Pervasive RNA Editing Inferred among Hornwort rbcL transcripts except Leiosporoceros. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 61: 571-578.
  • Cargill, C. S. Karen S. Renzaglia, Juan Carlos Villarreal and R. Joel Duff. 2005. Generic Concepts within Hornworts (Phylum Anthocerotophyta). Australian Systematic Botany. 18:1-10
  • Duff, R. Joel, C. Cargill, J. C. Villarreal and K. S. Renzaglia. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships of the hornworts based on rbcL sequence data: novel relationships and new insights. Annals Missouri Botanical Garden. 98: 41-58.
  • Duff, R. Joel, W. R. Hoeh, D. Cook, and S. W. Weeks. 2004. Isolation and characterization of thirteen polymorphic loci from the clam shrimp Eulimnadia texana (Crustacea: Spinicaudata). Molecular Ecology Notes (On-line publication: May 11, 2004; In press September 2004)
  • Weeks, S. C. and R. J. Duff. 2002. A genetic comparison of two species of clam shrimp in the genus Eulimnadia: An electrophoretic approach. Hydrobiologia. 486: 295-302.
  • Nickrent, D. L, Parkinson, Palmer, and R. J. Duff. 2000. Multigene phylogeny of plants: hornworts are basal and mosses are sister to liverworts. Molecular Biology Evolution. 17(12):1885-1895.
  • Wood, A. J., R. J. Duff, and M. J. Oliver. 2000. The translational apparatus of Tortula ruralis: polysomal retention of transcripts encoding the ribosomal proteins RPS14, RPS16, and RPL23 in desiccated and rehydrated gametophytes. Journal Experimental Botany. 51: 1-8. (October 2000)
  • Duff, R. Joel and E. E. Schilling 2000. The chloroplast structure and consensus gene order of Isoetes (Isoetaceae) is similar to the liverwort Marchantia. American Fern Journal 90:51-59.
  • Renzaglia, Karen, R. J. Duff, D. L. Nickrent, and D. Garabary. 2000. Vegetative and reproductive innovations of early land plants: implications for a unified phylogeny. Transactions of the Royal Society, London 355:769-793.

Dr. Dan Ely 

Interest Areas

  • Mechanisms of hypertension - neural, hormonal, and genetic
  • Stress physiology
  • Heart preservation studies for transplant
Selected References
  • Milsted, A., Serova, L., Sabban,E., Dunphy, G., Turner, M., Ely, D. Regulation of tyrosine hydroxylase gene transcription by Sry. Neuroscience Letters 369:203-207,2004.
  • Toot,J. Dunphy,G.,Turner, M., Ely,D. The SHR Y-chromosome increases testosterone and aggression, but decreases serotonin as compared to the WKY Y-chromosome in the rat model. Behav. Gen. 34:515-524,2004.
  • Turner,M. Jenkins, C. Milsted, A., Ely, D. Sex Chromosomes, Ch. 1 in Principles of Sex Based Differences in Physiology, .V. Miller, M. Hay, eds., Elsevier Pub. Pp.1-13, 2004.
  • Andrews, E. Jenkins,C., Seachrist, D., Dunphy, G., Ely, D. Social stress increases blood pressure and cardiovascular pathology in a normotensive rat model. Clin. Exptl. Hyper. 25:85-101, 2003.
  • Kensicki, E., Dunphy,G., Milsted,A. , Ely D. Estradiol Increases Sodium Intake in Female Normotensive and Hypertensive Rats. J. Appl. Physiol. 93:479-483,2002.
  • Sharma U, Dunphy G, Ely D. Testosterone increased blood pressure and decreased renal tyrosine hydroxylase activity in SHR/y and Wistar-Kyoto rats. Clin Exptl Hyper. 24:141-153,2002.
  • Caplea A., Seachrist D., Daneshvar H., Dunphy G., Ely D. Noradrenergic content and turnover rate in kidney and heart shows gender and strain differences. J Appl. Physiol. 92:567-571,2002.

    Dr. Jim Holda
  • Phone: (330) 972-5116
  • Office:  ASEC-W 385
  • email:  jholda@uakron.edu

Interest Areas:

  • Transplant immunology.
  • Cell-mediated immunology.
  • Investigation of autoimmune diseases.
  • Characterization of suppressive cells.

Selected References

  • Holda, J.H. LPS activation of bone marrow natural suppressor cells. Cellular Immonol. 141, 518-527, 1992.
  • Holda, J.H., Maier, T., Claman, H.N. IL-3, IL-4 and IL-6 enhance IFN-g dependent bone marrow natural suppressor activity. Cellular Immunol. 125, 459-468, 1990.
  • Maier, T., Holda, J.H., Claman, H.N. Murine natural suppressor (NS) cells in the newborn, in bone marrow, and after cyclophosphamide: Genetic variations and dependence on IFN-g. J. Immunol. 143: 491-498, 1989.
    Dr. Martha Kory
  • Phone: (330) 972-7154
  • Office:  ASEC-W 277
  • email:  mmk1@uakron.edu

Interest Areas:

  • Medical bacteriology - mechanisms of pathogenicity.
  • Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of bacteriophages of medically significant bacteria.
  • General bacteriology.

Selected References

  • Yamokoski, E.A., B.W. Buczynski, N. Stojilovic, J.W. Seabolt, L.M. Bloe, R. Foster, N. Zito, M.M. Kory, R.P. Steiner and R.D. Ramsier. 2005. Influence of exposure conditions on bacterial adhesion to zirconium alloys. J. ASTM International, 2(7): 1-14.
  • Buczynski, B.W., M.M. Kory, R.P. Steiner, T.A. Kittinger, R.D. Ramsier. 2003. Bacterial adhesion to zirconium surfaces. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 30: 167-175.
  • Huynh, T.D., Kory, M.M. The seasonal distribution of some bacteriophages in the Akron sewage treatment plant. Ohio J. Sci. 93:48-50, 1993.
  • Kramer, C.M., Kory, M.M. Bacteria that degrade p-chlorophenol isolated from a continuous culture system. Can. J. Microbiol. 38:34-37, 1992.

Interest Areas

  • Marine and freshwater microbial food webs
  • Trophic cascades
  • Nutrient dynamics
Selected References
  • Gardner, W.S., Yang, L., Cotner, J.B., Johengen, T.H., and Lavrentyev, P.J. 2001. Nitrogen dynamics in sandy freshwater sediments (Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron). Journal of Great Lakes Research 27: 84-97
  • Lavrentyev, P.J., Gardner, W.S., and Yang, L. 2000. Effects of the zebra mussel on nitrogen cycling and the microbial community at the sediment-water interface.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology 21: 187-194
  • Gardner, W.S., Lavrentyev, P.J., Bootsma, H.A.,  Cavaletto, J.F., and Cotner, J.B.  2000.  Effects of natural light on nitrogen dynamics in diverse aquatic environments.  Archiv für Hydrobiologie Ergebnisse Limnologie 27: 64-73
  • Gardner, W.S., Cavaletto, J.F., Bootsma, H.A., Lavrentyev, P.J. and. Troncone, F.  1998.  Nitrogen cycling rates and light effects in tropical Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela.  Limnology and Oceanography 43: 1814-1825
  • Lavrentyev, P.J., Bootsma, H.A., Johengen, T.H., Cavaletto, J.F and Gardner, W.S. 1998. Microbial plankton response to resource limitation: Insights from the community structure and seston stoichiometry in Florida Bay, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 165: 45-57.
  • Lavrentyev, P.J., Gardner, W.S., and Johnson, J.R. 1997. Cascading trophic effects on aquatic nitrification: Experimental evidence and potential implications. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 13: 161-175.
Interest Areas
  • Anatomy and development of vertebrate central nervous system (CNS)
  • Molecular mechanisms underlying development of vertebrate sensory systems
  • Expression and function of cell adhesion molecule cadherins in the development of vertebrate nervous tissue
Selected References
  • Liu, Q., J. A. Marrs, E. Azodi, A. E. Kerstetter, S. G. Babb, and L. Hashimi. 2004.Differential expression of cadherins in the developing and adult zebrafish olfactory system. J. Comp. Neurol., 478:269-281.
  • Liu, Q., E. Azodi, A. E. Kerstetter, and A. L. Wilson. 2004. Cadherin-2 and cadherin-4 in developing, adult and regenerating zebrafish cerebellum. Dev. Brain Res., 150:63- 71.
  • Kerstetter, A. E., E. Azodi, J. A. Marrs, and Q. Liu. 2004. Cadherin-2 function in the cranial ganglia and lateral line system of developing zebrafish. Dev. Dynamics, 230:137-143.
  • Liu, Q., A. E. Kerstetter, E. Azodi, and J. A. Marrs. 2003. Cadherin-1, -2 and -11 expression and cadherin-2 function in the pectoral limb bud and fins of developing zebrafish. Dev. Dynamics, 228:734-739.
  • Liu, Q., R. D. Ensign, and E. Azodi. 2003. Cadherin-1, -2, and -4 expression in the cranial ganglia and lateral line system of developing zebrafish. Gene Expression Patterns, 3:653-658.
  • Liu, Q., R. L. Londraville, E. Azodi, S. G. Babb, C. Chiappini-williamson, J. A. Marrs, and P. A. Raymond. 2002. Up-regulation of cadherin-2 and cadherin-4 in regenerating visualstructures of adult zebrafish. Exp. Neurol., 177:396-406.

Interest Areas:

  • Fat metabolism in lower vertebrates (fish)
  • Calcium cycling proteins, leptin
  • Temperature's effects on protein function

Selected References

  • Tschantz, D.R., E.L. Crockett, P.H. Niewiarowski, and R.L. Londraville. 2002. Cold acclimation strategy is highly variable among the sunfishes (Centrarchidae) Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 75:544-556.
  • R. L. Londraville and C.S. Duvall. 2002. Murine leptin injections increase intracellular fat metabolism in green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) Gen. and Comp Endocrin. 129:56-62.
  • Liu Q., R.L. Londraville, E. Azodi, S.G. Babb, C. Chiappini, J.A. Marrs, and P. A. Raymond. 2002. Up-Regulation of Cadherin-2 and Cadherin-4 in Regenerating Visual Structures of Adult Zebrafish. Experimental Neurology 177:396-406
  • R.L. Londraville, T. D. Cramer, J.P.C. Franck, A. Tullis, and B.A. Block. 2000. Cloning of a neonatal calcium atpase isoform (SERCA 1B) from extraocular muscle of adult blue marlin (Makaira nigricans). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B 127:223-233.
  • Johnson, R.M., T.M. Johnson, and R.L. Londraville. 2000. Evidence for leptin expression in fishes. J. Exp. Zool. 286(7):718-724
  • Niewiarowski, P.H., M.L. Balk, and R.L. Londraville. 2000. Murine leptin injection raises metabolic rate in an ectotherm. J. Exp. Biol. 203 (2):295-300
  • Crockett, E.L., R.L. Londraville, E.E. Wilkes, and M.C. Popesco. 1999.  Enzymes from energy metabolism and fatty acid-binding protein in gill tissues from temperate and Antarctic fishes. J. Exp. Zool. 284 (3):276-285
  • Franck, J.P.C., J. Morrissete, J.E. Keen, R.L. Londraville, M. Beamsley, B.A. Block. 1998. Cloning and characterization of fiber type specific ryanodine receptor isoforms in skeletal muscles of fish. Am. J. Physiol. 275:C401-C415.

Interest Areas:

  • Mechanisms regulating gene expression in hypertension: genomic imprinting in females.
  • The role of the Y chromosome in development and maintenance of hypertension.
  • Characterization of the SHR Y chromosome hypertension locus.

Selected References

  • Milsted A, Serova L, Sabban EL, Dunphy G, Turner ME, Ely DE: Regulation of tyrosine hydroxylase gene transcription by Sry. Neuroscience Letters, in press 2004.
  • Melaiye A, Simons RS, Milsted A, Pingitore F, Wesdemiotis C , Tessier CA, Youngs WJ: Formation of Water Soluble Pincer Silver (I) Carbene Complexes, A Novel Antimicrobial Agent. J. Med. Chem. 47:973-977, 2004.
  • Turner M, Jenkins C, Milsted A, Ely D: Chapter 1: Sex Chromosomes in "Principles of Sex Based Differences in Physiology", Advances in Molecular and Cell Biology, Vol. 34, pages 1-14, 2003.
  • Passerini AG, Milsted A, Rittgers SE: Shear stress magnitude and directionality modulate growth factor gene expression in preconditioned vascular endothelial cells. Journal of Vascular Surgery 37:182-190, 2003.
  • Neves LAA, Santos RAS, Khosla MC, Milsted A: Angiotensin-(1-7) regulates the levels of angiotensin II receptor subtype AT1 mRNA differentially in a strain-specific fashion. Regulatory Peptides 95:99-107, 2000.
  • Ely D, Turner M, Milsted A: Review of the Y chromosome and hypertension. Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res. 33:679-691, 2000.
  • Milsted A, Marcelo MC, Turner ME, Ely DL: Female WKY and SHR/y rats have the same genotype but different patterns of expression of renin and angiotensinogen. J. Hypertens. 16:823-828, 1998.
  • Turner ME, Ely DL, Milsted A: The rat Y chromosome. Rat Genome 4:78-83, 1998.

Interest Areas:

  • Plant-Pollinator interactions
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Foraging Behavior of Nectar Feeders
  • Effects of Population Size and Habitat Fragmentation

Selected References

  • 2004 Mitchell, RJ. Heritability of nectar traits: why do we know so little? Ecology 85:1527-1533. (Invited paper for Special Feature on Community and Evolutionary Ecology of Nectar).
  • Ashman, T-L, TM Knight, J. Steets, P Amarasekare, M Burd, D Campbell, M Dudash, M Johnston, SJ Mazer, RJ Mitchell, MT Morgan, WG Wilson. 2004. Pollen Limitation of Plant Reproduction: Ecological and Evolutionary Causes and Consequences. Ecology 85:2408-2421
  • Mitchcell, RJ, JD Karron, KG Holmquist, JM Bell. 2004 The influence of Mimulus ringens floral display size on pollinator visitation patterns. Functional Ecology 18:116-124.
  • Brown, BJ, RJ Mitchell, SA Graham. 2002. Competition for pollination between an invasive species (Purple loosestrife) and a native congener. Ecology 83:2238-2336.
  • Mitchell, RJ. 1997. Effects of pollen quantity on progeny vigor: evidence from the desert mustard Lesquerella fendleri. Evolution 51:1679-1684.
  • Mitchell, RJ. 1994. Effects of floral traits, pollinator visitation and plant size on Ipomopsis aggregata fruit production. American Naturalist 143:870-889.
Areas of Interest:
  • The evolutionary consequences of gene-gene interactions
  • Theoretical population genetics
  • Experimental evolution in bacteria
  • The interface between micro and macro evolution
  • The evolution of novelty
Selected Publications
  • Moore, Francisco B.-G., and D. E. Rozen, and R. E. Lenski. 2000. Pervasive compensation for deleterious mutations in experimental populations of E. coli. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 267: 515-522.
  • Whitlock, M. C., P. C. Phillips, F. B.-G. Moore and S. J. Tonsor. 1995. Multiple fitness peaks and epistasis. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 26: 601-629.
  • Moore, Francisco B.-G., and S. J. Tonsor. 1994. A simulation of Wright's shifting-balance process: migration and the three phases. Evolution 48: 69-80.

Interest Areas:

  • Ecology and Population biology of reptiles.
  • Physiological ecology.
  • Evolution of life histories.
  • Angilletta, M.J., Jr., Niewiarowski, P.H., Dunham, A.E., Leache´, A.D., and Porter, W.P. 2004. Bergmann’s Clines in Ectotherms: Illustrating a Life-History Perspective with Sceloporine Lizards. Evolution 164(6): In Press.
  • Niewiarowski, P.H., Angilletta, M.J., Jr., and Leache, A.D. 2004. Phylogenetic comparative analysis of life-history variation among populations of the lizard sceloporus undulatus: An example and prognosis. Evolution, 58(3), 2004, pp. 619–633.
  • Boone, M.D., Scott, D.E., and Niewiarowski, P.H. 2002. Effects of Hatching Time for Larval Ambystomatid Salamanders: the Boon of Predation? Copeia 2002:511-517.
  • Currens, C., Niewiarowski, P.H., and Whiteman, H. 2002. Variation in resting metabolic rates of metamorphic and paedomorphic mole salamanders: an energy budget approach to a life history polymorphism. Copeia 2002: 489-495.
  • Niewiarowski, P.H. 2001. Energy Budget, Growth Rates, and Thermal Constraints: Toward an Integrative approach to the Study of Life History Variation. American Naturalist 157:421-433.
  • Niewiarowski, P.H., M.L. Balk, and R.L. Londraville. 2000. Murine injection raises metabolic rate in an ectotherm. J. Exp. Biol.  203 (2):295-300.
  • Chazal, A.C. and Niewiarowski, P.H.  (1998).  An experimental test of the effects of clearcutting on the growth, survival and reproduction of the Mole Salamander, Ambystoma talpoideum.  Ecological Applications 8(4):1133-1143.
  • Niewiarowski, P. H. and Dunham, A. E. 1994. Evolution of reproductive effort in squamate reptiles: Costs, trade-offs, and assumptions reconsidered. Evolution 48(1): 137-145
  • Niewiarowski, P. H., and Roosenburg, W. M. 1993. Reciprocal transplant reveals sources of variation in growth rates of the lizard Sceloporus undulatus. Ecology 74:1992-2002.
    Dr. Don Ott
  • Phone: (330) 972-7164
  • Office:  ASEC-W 380
  • email:  dott@uakron.edu
Interest Areas:
  • Role of the cytoskeleton in organelle Translocation in Vaucheria.
  • Molecular phylogeny of the genus Vaucheria.
  • Association of the parasitic rotifer, Proales, in Vaucheria.

Selected References

  • Ott, Donald W. and Carla K. Oldham-Ott. 2003. Eustigmatophyceae, Raphidophyceae, and Tribophyceae. In: Freshwater Algae of North America. J.D. Wehr and R.G. Sheath Eds. Academic Press: San Diego, Ca., pp. 423-469.

  • Arrington, S.A., M.J. Zeleznik, D.W.Ott, and L.K. Ju. 2003. Effects of Polyethleneimine on cyanobacterium Anabaena flos-aquae during cell flocculation and flotation. Enzyme and Microbial Technology.32:290-293.

  • Weeks, SC, V Marcus, R Salisbury, and D. Ott. 2002. Cyst development in the conchostracan shrimp, Eulimnadia texana. Hydrobiologia 486:289-294

  • Wallace, R.L., D.W. Ott, S.L. Stiles, and C.K. Oldham-Ott. 2001. Bed and Breakfast: the parasitic life of Proales werneckii (Ploimida: Proalidae) within the alga Vaucheria (Xanthophyceae: Vaucheriales). Hydrobiologia 446/447:129-137

  • Verb, R.G., M.L. Vis, D.W. Ott, & R.L. Wallace. 1999. New records of Vaucheria species (Xanthophyceae) with associated Proales werneckii (Rotifera) from North America. Crytogamie Algologie 20(2):67-73.

  • Pulfer, S.K., D.W. Ott, D.J. Smith. 1997. Incorporation of Nitric-Oxide Releasing Cross-    linked Polyethyleneimine Microspheres into Vascular Grafts. J. of Biomed.  Materials Res. 37(2):182-186.

  • Chase, G. G., J. Steffen, and D. W. Ott. 1995. Microscopic Observation of Filter Cake Formation. Sep. Technol. 4:118-122.

  • Ott, Donald William. 1992. The Role of the Cytoskeleton in Organelle Translocation in Vaucheria longicaulis. In: The Cytoskeleton of the Algae, Menzel, D., Ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl., pp. 255-272.

Dr. Jean Pan Interest Areas:
  • Plant and microbial ecology
  • Plant fungal interactions
  • Clonal plant biology

Selected References

    Interest Areas:
  • Sexual differentiation of nervous system
  • Reproductive biology
  • Developmental endocrinology.

Selected References

  • Jenkins, C., R. Salisbury, D. Ely. 1994. Castration lowers and testosterone restores blood pressure in several rat strains on high sodium diets. Clin. and Experimental Hypertension 16:611-625.
  • Ely, D., J. Falvo, G. Dunphy, A. Caplea, R. Salisbury, M. Turner. 1994. The spontaneously hypertensive rat Y chromosome produces an early testosterone rise in normotensive rats. J. Hypertension 12:769:774.
  • Ely, D., Salisbury, R.L., Hadi, D., Turner, M., Johnson, M. 1991. Androgen receptor and the testes influence hypertension in a hybrid rat model. Hypertension 17:1104- 1110.
  • Krieg, R.J., Jr., Batson, J.M., Martha, P.N., Jr., Matt, D.W., Salisbury, R.L., Evans, W.S. 1990. Gonadotrophin releasing hormone-stimulated luteinizing hormone secretion by perifused pituitary cells from normal, gonadectomized and testicular feminized rats. Endocrinology 126:3022-3027.
  • Salisbury, R.L., Reed, J., Ward, I.L., Weisz, J. 1989. Plasma Luteinizing Hormone Levels in Normal and Prenatally Stressed Male and Female Rat Fetuses and Their Mothers. Biology of Reproduction 40:111-117.
  • Roselli, R.E., R.L. Salisbury, J.A. Resko. 1987. Genetic evidence for androgen-dependent and independent control of aromatase activity in the rat brain. Endocrinology 121:2205-2210.

Interest Areas:

  • Genetics of hypertension.
  • Population genetics.
  • Mammalian Y chromosomes.

Selected References

  • Milsted A, Serova L, Sabban EL, Dunphy G, Turner ME, Ely DL. Regulation of tyrosine hydroxylase gene transcription by Sry.Neurosci Lett. 369(3):203-7, 2004
  • Toot J, Dunphy G, Turner M, Ely D. The SHR Y-chromosome increases testosterone and aggression, but decreases serotonin as compared to the WKY Y-chromosome in the rat model. Behav Genet. 34(5):515-24, 2004.
  • Turner M, Jenkins C, Milsted A, Ely D: Chapter 1: Sex Chromosomes in "Principles of Sex Based Differences in Physiology", Advances in Molecular and Cell Biology, Vol. 34, pages 1-14, 2003.
  • Ely, D., Turner, M., and Milsted, A.: Review of the Y chromosome and hypertension. Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res., in press, 2000.
  • Turner, M.E., Ely, D.L., Milsted, A.: The rat Y chromosome. Rat Genome 4:78-83, 1998.
  • Milsted, A., Marcelo, M.C., Turner, M.E., and Ely, D.L.: Female WKY and SHR/y rats have the same genotype but different patterns of expression of renin and angiotensinogen. J. Hypertens. 16:823-828, 1998.

Interest Areas:

  • Evolution of sex-determining mechanisms in crustacea.
  • Ecology and evolution of freshwater fish.
  • Population biology of aquatic animals.

Selected References

  • Duff, RJ WR Hoeh, DG Cook and SC Weeks. 2004. Isolation and characterization of thirteen polymorphic microsatellite loci from the clam shrimp Eulimnadia texana (Crustacea: Spinicaudata). Molecular Ecology Notes 4:397-399
  • Weeks, SC. 2004. Seven generations of inbreeding does not purge inbreeding depression in the clam shrimp, Eulimnadia texana. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 17:475-484.
  • Weeks, SC and RL Bernhardt. 2004. Maintenance of androdioecy in the freshwater shrimp, Eulimnadia texana: Field estimates of inbreeding depression and relative male survival. Evolutionary Ecology Research 6:227-242.
  • Weeks, SC, J Hutchison, and N Zucker. 2001. Maintenance of androdioecy in the freshwater shrimp, Eulimnadia texana: Do hermaphrodites need males for complete fertilization? Evolutionary Ecology 15:205-221.
  • Hollenbeck, VG, SC Weeks, W Gould, and N Zucker. 2002. Maintenance of androdioecy in the freshwater shrimp Eulimnadia texana: Sexual encounter rates and outcrossing success. Behavioral Ecology 13:561-570
 
                                   
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