Faculty Scholarship

Faculty Scholarship

Selected publications, performances, activities and grants 

 

2013-14 academic year

 

Holt, Jack R., II (Professor)

Lachhab, A. (Presenter & Author), Holt, J. R. (Author Only), Beren, M. (Author Only), & Santiago, M. (Author Only). American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. “Assessment of Middle Creek Stream (Snyder County, PA) Using Water Quality Index (WQI) and Diatom Metrics,” published in proceedings. (December 10, 2013).

Iudica, Carlos A., Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

Iudica, C. A. (Presenter & Author), Boyd, M. (Presenter & Author), & Sheffield, S. (Presenter & Author). First Worldwide Raptor Conference, Raptor Research Foundation, Neotropical Raptor Network, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina. “Comparative Winter Diet Analysis of a Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) Reveals a Potential Mechanism for Regulating Microtus Populations,” published in proceedings. (October 2013).

Keen-Rhinehart, Erin (Assistant Professor)

Keen-Rhinehart, E., Ondek, K., & Schneider, J. E. (2013). “Neuroendocrine Regulation of Appetitive Ingestive Behavior.” Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7(213). Online Abstract

Schneider, J. E., Wise, J. D., Benton, N. A., Brozek, J. M., & Keen-Rhinehart, E. (2013). “When Do We Eat? Ingestive Behavior, Survival and Reproductive Success.” Hormones and Behavior/Elsevier, 64(4), 702–728.

Frazier, R. (Presenter & Author), & Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Author Only). Experimental Biology, American Physiological Society/Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA. “Effects of Prenatal Food Restriction on Reproductive Function in Adult Female Rats,” published in proceedings. (April 26, 2014).

Ondek, K. (Presenter & Author), & Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Author Only). Experimental Biology, American Physiological Society/Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA. “Intrauterine Growth Restriction Increases Tyrosine Hydroxylase Expression and Propensity for Addiction in Low Birth Weight Rats,” published in proceedings. (April 26, 2014).

Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Presenter & Author), Bolt-Michewicz, J. (Author Only), & Black, J. F. (Author Only). Experimental Biology, American Physiological Society/Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA. “Model Students in Foundation Science Courses Improves Retention and Performance in Undergraduate STEM Programs,” published in proceedings. (April 26, 2014).

Matlaga, David (Assistant Professor)

West, N. (Author Only), Matlaga, D. (Author Only), & Davis, A. (Author Only). North Central Weed Society, Columbus, OH. “Vegetative Dispersal of an Invasive Bioenergy Crop: Should We Be Worried?” published in proceedings. (December 9, 2013).

Budsock, A. (Author Only), & Matlaga, D. (Author Only). Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. “The Effects of Increasing Minimum Daily Temperature on the Emergence and Above-ground Biomass of Fallopia japonica.” (October 19, 2013).

Gowton, C. (Author Only), & Matlaga, D. (Author Only). Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. “The Influence of Disturbance on Fallopia japonica Recruitment.” (October 19, 2013).

Gowton, C. (Author Only), & Matlaga, D. (Author Only). Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. “Recruitment of Japanese Knotweed in Response to Disturbance.” (July 23, 2013).

Niles, Jonathan M. (Director, RK Mellon Freshwater Research Initiative)

Niles, J. M., Hartman, K. J., & Keyser, P. (2013). “Short-term Effects of Beaver Dam Removal on Brook Trout in an Appalachian Headwater Stream.” Northeastern Naturalist, 20(3), 540–551.

Peeler, Margaret T. (Professor)

Peeler, M. (Author Only), Ditty, D. (Presenter & Author), & Martin, H. (Presenter & Author). National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. “Role of JNK in Sea Urchin Cleavage Stage Cell Division.” (April 5, 2014).

Peeler, Thomas C. (Associate Professor)

Brittingham, J. (Presenter & Author), & Peeler, T. C. (Author Only). National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. “The Effects of the Artificial Sweetener Sucralose and the Natural Sweetener Stevia on 3T3-L1 Adipogenesis.” (April 4, 2014).

Gallub, J. (Presenter & Author), Stahl, R. (Author Only), Chernousov, M. (Author Only), & Peeler, T. C. (Author Only). National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. “Characterization of Protein Expression in Adipose Tissue Using a Collagen Type V Knockout Mouse Model.” (April 3, 2014).

Persons, Matthew H. (Professor)

Tom, L. (Author Only), Persons, M. H. (Author Only), Khan, R. (Presenter & Author), & Van Nest, N. (Author Only). 29th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. “Preliminary Identification of a Volatile Silk-based Sex Pheromone of the Wolf Spider Tigrosa helluo,” published in proceedings. (April 3, 2014).

Brady, M. (Presenter & Author), & Persons, M. H. (Author Only). National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY. “Do Wolf Spiders Orient and Navigate Using Magnetic Fields?” published in proceedings. (April 3, 2014).

Khan, R. (Presenter & Author), & Persons, M. H. (Author Only). National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY. “Female Pardosa milvina Wolf Spiders Increase Silk Advertisements When in the Presence of Silk From Courting Males,” published in proceedings. (April 3, 2014).

Khan, R. (Presenter & Author), Van Nest, N. (Presenter & Author), Persons, M. H. (Author Only), & Tom, L. A. (Author Only). National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY. “Preliminary Identification of a Sex Pheromone in the Wolf Spider, Tigrosa helluo,” published in proceedings. (April 3, 2014).

Boyd, N. (Presenter & Author), & Persons, M. H. (Author Only). National Council on Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY. “The Effect of Perceived Predation Risk on Eggsac Production, Abandonment, and Survival in the Wolf Spider Pardosa milvina,” published in proceedings. (April 3, 2014).

Palazzi, G. (Author Only), Sweet, C. (Author Only), & Persons, M. H. (Presenter & Author). American Arachnological Society National Meeting, Johnson City, TN. “Consanguinous Cannibals: Does Relatedness Reduce Sexual Cannibalism and Mating Frequency in the Wolf Spider Tigrosa helluo?” published in proceedings. (July 15, 2013).

Thomas, D. (Author Only), & Persons, M. H. (Presenter & Author). American Arachnological Society National Meeting, Johnson City, TN. “Does Familiarity Breed Contempt?: The Effect of Social Rearing Environments on Sibling Cannibalism in the Wolf Spider Tigrosa helluo,” published in proceedings. (July 15, 2013).

Stover, J. (Author Only), Tom, L. (Author Only), Lindsay, D. E. (Author Only), & Persons, M. H. (Presenter & Author). American Arachnological Society National Meeting, Johnson City, TN. “Preliminary Identification of a Sex Pheromone in the Wolf Spider, Tigrosa helluo,” published in proceedings. (July 15, 2013).

Wooldridge, B. (Author Only), & Persons, M. H. (Presenter & Author). American Arachnological Society National Meeting, Johnson City, TN. “The Effect of Female Courtship Signal Investment on Signal Efficacy and Male Courtship in the Wolf Spider Tigrosa helluo,” published in proceedings. (July 15, 2013).

Allen, T. (Author Only), & Persons, M. H. (Presenter & Author). American Arachnological Society National Meeting, Johnson City, TN. “Variation in Silk Sexual Advertisements Among Related and Unrelated Pairs in the Wolf Spider Tigrosa helluo,” published in proceedings. (July 15, 2013).

Reichard-Brown, Jan L. (Associate Professor)

Swarner, D., Reichard-Brown, J. L., & Morsheimer, L. (2013). “NEAAHP 2013 Report.” The Advisor, 33(3), 48–50.

De Young, S. (Presenter & Author), Ward, J. (Presenter & Author), & Reichard-Brown, J. L. (Author Only). 28th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY. “An Immunocytochemical Analysis of the Signaling Pathway blimp-1 in Sea Urchins Embryos Treated With Thalidomide.” (April 2014).

Reichard-Brown, J. L. (Author Only), & Bair, N. (Presenter & Author). 28th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY. “The Risks Associated With Male Exposure to Thalidomide and the Potential Mechanism of Action.” (April 2014).

Bair, N. (Presenter & Author), & Reichard-Brown, J. L. (Author Only). Central Susquehanna Summer Research Symposium, Geisinger Health Network, Bloomsburg University, Bucknell University, Danville, PA. “The Potential Risks of Male Exposure to Thalidomide.” (August 2013).

 

2012-13 academic year

 

Holt, Jack R., II (Professor)

Holt, J., Guild, K., Bilger, M.“A Comprehensive Analysis of Benthic Macroinvertebrate Diversity on the Susquehanna River at the Byers Island Transect.” Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies Symposium (November 2012). Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

Holt, J., Santiago M. “Biological Assessment of the Susquehanna River using Phytoplankton and Periphyton.” Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies Symposium (November 2012). Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

Holt, J., Santiago M. “Biological Assessment of the Susquehanna River using Phytoplankton and Periphyton.” Pennsylvania Academy of Science (April 2013). Bradford, PA.

Holt, J., Guild, K., Bilger, M. “Passive and Active Macroinverterate Collection Method Assessment Along Adjacent Reaches of the Susquehanna River.” Pennsylvania Academy of Science (April 2013). Bradford, PA.

Lachhab, A., Holt, J. “Surface Water Assessements Grant Program.” Snyder County Conservation District & DEP. $15,595.00.

Iudica, Carlos A., Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

Brown, M., Iudica, C. “Bioaccumulation of Methylmercury in Populations of the American Mink – Neovision Vision (Schreber, 1777) – on the Susquehanna River Basin.” 7th Susquehanna River Symposium (October 2012). Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

Iudica, C. “Mercury Content in American Minks.” Degenstein Foundation: The River Group. $3,500.00.

Iudica, C. “Quaternary Faunal Reconstruction.” Degenstein Foundation: The River Group. $3,000.00.

Iudica, C. “River Group Research.” Degenstein Foundation. $7,000.00.

Iudica, C. “Winter Feeding Ecology in Great-Horned Owls.” Degenstein Foundation: The River Group. $3,000.00.

Keen-Rhinehart, Erin (Assistant Professor)

Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Chair/Discussant) “Annual Meeting Orientation.” Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Professional Development Committee Annual Meeting (15 June 2012). Madison, WI.

Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Panelist/Discussant) “Networking: Promises and Pitfalls.” Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Professional Development Committee Annual Meeting (16 June 2012). Madison, WI.

Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Chair/Discussant) “Speed Mentoring.” Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Professional Development Committee Annual Meeting (17 June 2012). Madison, WI.

Ondek, K., Frazier, R., Keen-Rhinehart, E. “Effects of Low Protein Diet During Gestation on Central Energy Balance and Reward Circuits in Rats.” Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (18 October 2012). New Orleans, LA.

Keen-Rhinehart, E., Brown, L., Stone, J. “Determining Effects of Stress on Female Danio Rerio Mating Behavior and Neuropeptide Y Expression Within Offspring.” National Conference on Undergraduate Research (12 April 2013). LaCrosse, WI.

 

Matalaga, David (Assistant Professor)

Matalaga, D. “Light-response of Native and Introduced Miscanthus Sinensis Seedlings.” Invasive Plant Science and Management (2012), ed. 5. 363-374.

Matalaga, D. “Minimizing the Invasive Potential of the Biofeedstock Miscanthus x Giganteus: Identifying Demographic Thresholds for Increasing Population Size and Spatial Extent.” Journal of Applied Ecology (2013), ed. 50 vol. 2. 479-487.

 

Niles, Jonathon M. (Adjunct)

Niles, J. “Marcellus Shale Development in Pennsylvania and the Emerging Aquatic Concerns.” Ecological Society of America National Meeting (4 August 2012). Portland, OR.

Niles, J. “Aquatic Ecology Summer Research Program.” Degenstein Foundation. $9,900.00.

Niles, J. “Cora L. Brooks Foundation Grant.” Cora L. Brooks Foundation. $5,000.00.

Niles, J., Rier, S. “Impacts of Post Flood Stream Cleaning on Stream Biota and Nitrogen Retention in Central PA Streams.” Foundation for PA Watersheds. $15,000.00.

Niles, J. “Investigation of Food Webs and Biotic Structure of Headwater Streams in Response to Extreme Flooding.” Foundation for PA Watersheds. $20,000.00.

Niles, J. “Mahantango Creek Fish Assessment.” Snyder County Conservation District. $1,625.68.

Niles, J. “Support of Susquehanna University’s Participation in the PFBC Unassessed Waters Initiative.” Foundation for PA Watersheds. $17,000.00.

Niles, J. “Support of Susquehanna University’s Participation in the PFBC Unassessed Waters Initiative.” Foundation for PA Watersheds. $14,400.00.

Niles, J. “Susquehanna University’s continued participation in the PFBC Unassessed Waters Initiative.” National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. $15,000.00.

 

Peeler, Thomas C. (Associate Professor)

Pahl, M., Derr, K., Gabel, G., Hinterseher, I., Elmore, J., Schworer, C., Peeler, T., Franklin, D., Gray, J., Carey, D., Tromp, G., Kuivaniemi, H. “MircroRNA Expression Signature in Human Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.” BMC Medical Genomics (2012), ed. 5 vol. 25. www.biomedcentral.com/1755-8794/5/25

Peeler, T., Stieffel, D., Scott, L., Nunn, H. “Broadening Intensive Opportunities for Scholarship.” National Science Foundation. $586,500.00.

 

Reichard-Brown, Jan L. (Associate Professor)

Reichard-Brown, J. Guiding Our Students Through the Changing Waters of Health Care Education (21 June 2012). NEAAHP [Northeast Association of Advisors for Health Professions], Baltimore, MD.

Losey, D., Reichard-Brown, J. “Pre-Treatment of Sea Urchin Sperm (L.Pictus and S. Purpuratus) with Thalidomide Prior to Fertilization Leads to Abnormal Development.” Global Perspectives in Teratology (29 July 2012). Teratology Society, Baltimore, MD.

Reichard-Brown, J., Sadri-Azarabyejani, F. “The Journey of One Family Practitioner.”
Getting Past Go- Advising from the Pre-Professional through Practitioner (11 April 2013). NEAAHP [Northeast Association of Advisors for Health Professions], Atlantic City, NJ.

Fabian, B., Reichard-Brown, J., Dion, P. “Do I Really Have to Wear…: Analysis of the Responses of an Interview Attire Survey Sent to Medical School Admissions Officers in the US, Canada and Caribbean Schools.” Getting Past Go- Advising from the Pre-Professional through Practitioner (12 April 2013). NEAAHP [Northeast Association of Advisors for Health Professions], Atlantic City, NJ.

Reichard-Brown, J., Fabian, B., Tan, A., Bibler, N., Welch, J. “MMI: A Look at Changing Student Profiles, Evaluation of Interviews and Insights into Preparing Students for Multiple Mini Interviews.” Getting Past Go- Advising from the Pre-Professional through Practitioner (13 April 2013). NEAAHP [Northeast Association of Advisors for Health Professions], Atlantic City, NJ.

Conrad, C., Reichard-Brown, J. “Thalidolmide Induced Exogastrulation in Sea Urchin Embryos (L.pictus) Suggests Epignetic Alteration of Sperm.” 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (April 2013). LaCrosse, WI.

 

Tobin, Tammy C. (Professor)

Tobin, T., Dubie, C. “Identifying Novel Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria in Hot Soils Overlying the Centralia, Pennsylvania Mine Fire.” American Society for Microbiology. $4,000.00.

 

Vivekanand, Pavithra (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Roberts, K., Vivekanand, P. “Identification of Co-factors Required for the Expression of cg11910 in Longitudinal Glia Cells in Drosophila.” 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (April 2013). LaCrosse, WI.

Vivekanand, P. “The Relationship Between Long-Range Chromatin Occupancy and Polymerization of the Drosophila ETS Family Transcriptional Repressor Yan.” Genetics (2013), ed. 193 vol. 2. 633-649. www.genetics.org/content/1932633.abstract

 

2011-12 academic year

 

Holt, Jack R., II (Professor)

Pennsylvania Space Grant/NASA/SU Grant. “Saturday Science, May 2012–April 2013,” $10,000.00.

Degenstein Foundation Grant. “Susquehanna River Research Program,” $12,500.00.

Pennsylvania Space Grant/NASA/SU Grant. “Saturday Science, May 2011–April 2012,” $10,000.00.

CSIU Grant. “Science and Math in Motion,” $39,000.00.

 

Iudica, Carlos A. (Associate Professor)

Degenstein Foundation Grant. “River Group Research,” $7,000.00.

 

Keen-Rhinehart, Erin (Assistant Professor)

National Science Foundation Grant. “CAREER: Impact of Prenatal Nutrient Availability on Offspring Energy,” $653,359.00.

Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Grant. “Effects of Changes in Maternal Food Supply During Gestation on Offspring Hypothalamic Feeding Circuits,” $8,000.00.

Lehigh University Grant. “Effects of Prenatal Nutrition on GnRH Neuronal Function,” $25,000.00.

Skiles, A. (Presenter & Author), Bruskey, F. (Presenter & Author), Bleistein, K. (Author Only), & Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Author Only). “Effects of Maternal Protein Intake During Gestation on Offspring Energy Balance Regulation in Rats.” Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, Washington, DC. (November 15, 2011).

Teubner, B., Keen-Rhinehart, E., & Bartness, T. J. “Third Ventricular Co-injection of Sub-threshold Doses of NPY and AgRP Stimulate Food Hoarding, Foraging, Intake and Neural Activation.” American Journal of Physiology. (2011).

Bartness, T. J., Keen-Rhinehart, E., Dailey, M., & Teubner, B. “Neural and Hormonal Control of Food Hoarding.” American Journal of Physiology, 301(3), R641–R655. (September 2011).

Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Panelist/Discussant). “Why Academia Now?” Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Professional Development Committee, Washington, DC. (November 12, 2011).

Skiles, A. (Presenter & Author), Bleistein, K. (Author Only), Fladmark, O. (Author Only), & Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Author Only). “Effects of Protein Deficiency on Size and Weight in Rats.” Landmark Summer Research Symposium, Landmark Conference, Goucher College. (July 22, 2011).

 

Niles, Jonathan M. (Adjunct Instructor)

Niles, J. M. (Presenter & Author), Studinski, J. (Author Only), Hafs, A. W. (Author Only), & Hartman, K. J. (Author Only). “Effect of Riparian Zone Timber Management on Summer Diet of Age-0 Brook Trout in Appalachian Streams.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science, Louisville, KY. (May 20, 2012).

Silknetter, S. C., Panas, J. S., Niles, J. M., & Bilger, M. “Short-Term Response of the Benthic Macroinvertebrate Community to Catastrophic Flooding From Tropical Storm Lee in Central Pennsylvania.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science, Louisville, KY. (May 20, 2012).

Studinski, J. (Presenter Only), Hafs, A. W. (Author Only), Niles, J. M. (Author Only), & Hartman, K. J. (Author Only). “A Comparison of Summer Diets of Age-0 Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in Nine Central Appalachian Streams.” 68th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Charleston, WV. (April 15, 2012).

Panas, J., Silknetter, S., Niles, J. M., & Bilger, M. “Bioassessment of Benthic Macroinvertebrates of Upper Penns Creek (PA) Watershed.” Keystone Coldwater Conference, State College, PA. (February 25, 2012).

Silknetter, S., Currens, C., Panas, J., & Niles, J. M. “Trout Populations in Unassessed Waters of the Loyalsock and Muncy Creek Drainages.” 9th Undergraduate Research at the Capitol, House of Representatives and Senate of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. (October 18, 2011).

Currens, C., Panas, J., Silknetter, S., & Niles, J. M. “Assessing Stream Integrity Using Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities in Northern Pennsylvania.” 6th Susquehanna River Symposium, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. (October 14, 2011).

Monaghan, L., Currens, C., Silknetter, S., Panas, J., & Niles, J. M. “Energy Intake and Diet of Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) from the West Branch Susquehanna River.” 6th Susquehanna River Symposium, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. (October 14, 2011).

Silknetter, S., Currens, C., Panas, J., & Niles, J. M.. “Trout Populations in Unassessed Waters of the Loyalsock and Muncy Creek Drainages.” 6th Susquehanna River Symposium, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. (October 14, 2011).

Hartman, K. J. (Presenter Only), Studinski, J. (Author Only), & Niles, J. M. (Author Only). “Effects of Different Riparian Timber Harvest Intensities on Brook Trout Bioenergetics.” Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Seattle, WA. (September 4, 2011).

Niles, J. M. (Presenter & Author), Currens, C. (Author Only), Panas, J. (Author Only), & Silknetter, S. (Author Only). “Trout Populations in Previously Unassessed Waters of the Loyalsock and Muncy Creek Drainages.” Executive Fisheries Committee of Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. (August 31, 2011).

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant. “Susquehanna University’s Continued Participation in the PFBC Unassessed Waters Initiative,” $15,000.00.

Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds Grant. “Support of Susquehanna University’s Participation in the PFBC Unassessed Waters Initiative,” $17,000.00.

Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds Grant. “Impacts of Post Flood Stream Cleaning on Stream Biota and Nitrogen Retention in Central PA Streams,” $15,000.00.

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Grant. “Unassessed Waters Initiative,” $5,000.00.

Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds Grant. “Susquehanna University’s Participation in the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Unassessed Waters Initiative,” $10,000.00.

Loyalsock Creek Watershed Association Grant. “Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assessment of Loyalsock Creek,” $1,500.00.

Degenstein Foundation Grant. “Unassessed Waters Initiative Research,” $7,405.00.

Degenstein Foundation Grant. “Fish Electroshocker,” $10,225.00.

 

Packer, Alissa A. (Associate Professor)

Miller, B., Packer, A. A., & Barnett, B. “Reporting Risk: Perceptions of Fear and Risk from Health News Coverage.” Communication Research Reports, 28(3), 244–253. www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08824096.2011.588576#preview (July–September 2011).

CSIU Grant. “Science and Math in Motion,” $39,000.00.

 

Peeler, Margaret T. (Professor)

Enomoto, A. C. (Presenter & Author), Grow, Z. P. (Presenter & Author), Owens, K. A. (Author Only), & Peeler, M. (Presenter & Author). “Multiple Roles for JNK in Early Sea Urchin Development.” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Weber State University, Ogden, UT. (March 2012).

 

Peeler, Thomas C. (Associate Professor)

Pahl, M. (Presenter & Author), & Peeler, T. C. (Author Only). “MicroRNA Expression Profile in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Weber State University, Ogden, UT. (March 29, 2012).

Price, S. (Presenter & Author), Turcich, R. (Presenter & Author), & Peeler, T. C. (Author Only). “Schwann Cell Morphology and Beta8 Integrin Localization on Different ECMs.” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Weber State University, Ogden, UT. (March 29, 2012).

National Science Foundation Grant. “Broadening Intensive Opportunities for Scholarship,” $586,500.00.

 

Persons, Matthew H. (Professor)

Persons, M. H. (Author Only), Tom, L. (Author Only), & Stover, J. (Presenter & Author). “Preliminary Identification of a Sex Pheromone in the Wolf Spider, Hogna helluo.” National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Weber State University, Ogden, UT. (March 22, 2012).

O’Donovan, M. (Author Only), & Persons, M. H. (Presenter & Author). “Can Spiders Recognize Their Own Silk? Variation in Silk Deposition to Self and Conspecific Silk Cues in the Wolf Spider Pardosa milvina.” American Arachnological Society National Meeting, Portland, OR. (July 8, 2011).

Platt, M. J. (Author Only), & Persons, M. H. (Presenter & Author). “Pick-up Lines Among Wolf Spiders: Female Investments in Sexual Advertisements in the Presence of Conspecific Male and Female Silk.” American Arachnological Society National Meeting, Portland, OR. (July 8, 2011).

Marchetti, M. (Author Only), & Persons, M. H. (Presenter & Author). “When Eating Your Young Isn’t a Bad Thing: Context-Dependent Eggsac Abandonment and Filial Cannibalism in the Wolf Spider Pardosa milvina.” American Arachnological Society National Meeting, Portland, OR. (July 8, 2011).

 

Reichard-Brown, Jan L. (Associate Professor)

Reichard-Brown, J. L. (Author Only), & Losey, D. A. (Presenter & Author). “Pre-treatment of Sea Urchin Sperm (L. Pictus) with Thalidomide Prior to Fertilization Leads to Abnormal Embryo Development.” Landmark Conference Student Presentations, Goucher College, Baltimore MD. (July 2011).

 

Richard, David S. (Professor)

Richard, D. S. “The Canary in the Himalayas.” Scientific American. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/01/20/the-canary-in-the-himalayas. (2012).

Richard, D. S. (Author Only), Berkheimer, S. (Presenter & Author), & Petrone, A. (Presenter & Author). “Effect of Juvenile Hormone and Mating on Ovarian Gene Expression During Vitellogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster.” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Weber State University, Ogden, UT. (March 29, 2012).

McMillin, L. A. (Presenter & Author), Krieger, M. (Presenter & Author), Manning, S. (Panel Organizer), & Richard, D. S. (Presenter & Author). “Reflecting on Reflection: Assessment of Student Learning in a Required Re-entry Course.” Forum on Education Abroad, Standards of Good Practice Institute, Denver, CO. (March 21, 2012).

 

Tobin, Tammy C. (Professor)

American Society for Microbiology Grant. “Identifying Novel Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria in Hot Soils Overlying the Centralia, Pennsylvania Mine Fire,” $4,000.00.

National Science Foundation Grant. “RCN-UBE Incubator: Transforming Undergraduate Education Through Increased Faculty Access to NextGen Sequencing Runs,” $49,449.00.

 

 

2010-11 academic year

 

Holt, Jack R., II (Professor)

NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant. “Saturday Science,” $10,000.00.

Grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (with Alissa Packer). “Science and Math in Motion,” $39,000.00.

 

Iudica, Carlos A., (Associate Professor)

Khalafalla, S. M., & Iudica, C. A. “Barn and Long-Eared Owl Diets: A Comparative Study from Central PA and a Key for Identification of Prey Items.” Northeastern Naturalist, 17(1): 147–154. (2010).

Degenstein Foundation Grant, The River Group. “Continuing Research Activities with Undergraduate Students at SU,” $5,000.00.

Degenstein Foundation Grant. “River Group Research,” $7,000.00.

Daycock, C. L. (Presenter & Author), & Iudica, C. A. (Author Only). “Winter Diet of North American Minks (Neovison vison) in Northeastern and Central PA.” 5th Susquehanna River Symposium, Susquehanna River Group, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. (October 22, 2010).

Daycock, C. L. (Presenter & Author), & Iudica, C. A. (Author Only). “Winter Diet of North American Minks (Neovison vison) in Northeastern and Central PA.” 2nd Annual Landmark Conference Summer Research Symposium, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA. (July 21, 2010).

 

Keen-Rhinehart, Erin (Assistant Professor)

Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Presenter & Author), Patel, K. (Author Only), Abdulhay, A. (Author Only), & Schneider, J. E. (Author Only). “Adult Offspring of Energy Restricted Female Syrian Hamsters Are Obese.” Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (July 19, 2010).

Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Presenter & Author), Patel, K. (Author Only), & Schneider, J. E. (Author Only). “Gestational Programming of Behavioral and Neuroendocrine Systems Responsible for Energy Homeostasis in Syrian Hamster Offspring Prenatally Exposed to Reduced Fuel Availability.” Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (November 15, 2010).

Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Presenter & Author). “Instructing Science Teachers About the Physiology of the Nervous System by Modeling Inquiry-Based Pedagogy to Improve Secondary Science Education.” Experimental Biology, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Washington, DC. (April 10, 2011).

Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Author Only), Teeple, A. (Presenter & Author), Cartwright, S. (Presenter & Author), & Dress, E. (Author Only). “Low Birth Weight Is Correlated with Drug Use and Sucrose Bingeing.” Landmark Summer Research Conference, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA. (July 21, 2010).

Cartwright, S. (Presenter & Author), Teeple, A. (Presenter & Author), & Keen-Rhinehart, E. “Prenatal Energy Restriction Produces Obese, Hyperphagic Offspring Due to Developmental Changes in the Brain and Hormonal Factors Responsible for Energy Balance.” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY. (March 31, 2011).

Moyer, S. (Presenter & Author), Ondek, K. (Author Only), & Keen-Rhinehart, E. (Author Only). “Reduced Prenatal Fuel Availability Affects Energy Homeostasis in Syrian Hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) Offspring.” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY. (March 31, 2011).

 

Niles, Jonathan M. (Visiting Assistant Professor)

Degenstein Foundation Grant. “Fish Electroshocker,” $10,225.00.

Degenstein Foundation Grant. “Unassessed Waters Initiative Research,” $7,405.00.

Niles, J. M. (Presenter & Author). “The Ins, Outs, and Real Dirt on Graduate School.” St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD. (March 9, 2011).

Niles, J. M. (Presenter & Author). “Feeding Ecology of Young-of-Year Brook Trout in Appalachian Headwater Streams.” American Fisheries Society Annual National Meeting, American Fisheries Society, Pittsburgh, PA. (September 15, 2010).

Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds Grant. “Susquehanna University’s Participation in the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Unassessed Waters Initiative,” $10,000.00.

Sweka, J. A., Hartman, K. J., & Niles, J. M. “Long-Term Effects of Large Woody Debris Addition on Stream Habitat and Brook Trout Populations.” Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 1(2): 146–151. (2010).

Niles, J. M. (Presenter & Author). “A Modified Method to Determine Feeding Ecology of Age-0 Brook Trout in Appalachian Streams.” St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD. (March 9, 2011).

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Grant. “Unassessed Waters Initiative,” $5,000.00.

Niles, J. M. (Presenter & Author). “Riparian Forest and Stream Interactions: The Importance of Terrestrial Invertebrates to Brook Trout in Appalachian Streams.” St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD. (March 9, 2011).

Niles, J. M., & Hartman, K. J. “Temporal Distribution and Taxonomic Composition Differences of Larval Fish in a Large Navigable River: A Comparison of Artificial Dike Structures and Natural Habitat.” River Research and Applications, 27(1): 23–32. (2011).

 

Packer, Alissa A. (Associate Professor)

Brown, K. M. (Presenter & Author), & Packer, A. A. (Author Only). “Distance-Dependent Changes in Growth of Undamaged Lima Bean (Phaseolus lunatus) Seedlings in Response to Damaged Neighbors.” 7th Semi-Annual Research at the Capitol, Harrisburg, PA. (October 2010).

Grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (with Jack Holt). “Science and Math in Motion,” $39,000.00.

 

Peeler, Margaret T. (Professor)

Peeler, M. T., Kelly, C. (Presenter & Author), Handerhan, A. (Presenter & Author), and Shuman, L. (Presenter & Author). “JNK Is Required for Archenteron Morphogenesis but Not Cell Differentiation in the Embryonic Sea Urchin.” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY. (April 2011).

 

Peeler, Thomas C. (Associate Professor)

Bailey, L. (Presenter & Author), Corridoni, N. (Presenter & Author), Russick, P. (Presenter & Author), & Peeler, T. C. (Author Only). “Localization of Guanine Nucleotide Dissociation Inhibitor and AlphaV Beta8 Integrin in Schwann Cells.” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY. (March 31, 2011).

Persons, Matthew H. (Professor)

Sweger, A. (Author Only), & Persons, M. H. (Presenter & Author). “The Effects of Male Body Condition on Female Mating and Remating Decisions in the Wolf Spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae).” American Arachnological Society National Meeting, Greenville, NC. (June 11, 2010).

Sweger, A., Marr, M., Satteson, A., Ann, R. L., & Persons, M. H. “The Effects of Predation Risk on Female Silk Deposition and Male Response to Predator-Cued Conspecifics in the Wolf Spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae).” Journal of Arachnology, 38: 393–397. (2010).

Culley, T., Wiley, J. E., & Persons, M. H. “Proximate Cues Governing Egg Sac Discrimination and Recognition in the Wolf Spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae).” Journal of Arachnology, 38: 387–390. (2010).

Kohler, N. (Author Only), & Persons, M. H. (Presenter & Author). “Reading Between the (Drag) Lines: Can Male Wolf Spiders Assess Female Number, Male Competition, and Temporal Order of Silk Deposition by Silk Cues Alone?” American Arachnological Society National Meeting, Greenville, NC. (June 11, 2010).

 

Reichard-Brown, Jan L. (Associate Professor)

Reichard-Brown, J. L. (Panelist/Discussant). “The Challenges Faced by Small and/or Rural Liberal Arts Colleges.” The Changing Tides of Health Care, Northeast Association of Advisors for Health Professions, Providence, RI. (March 31, 2011).

Reichard-Brown, J. L. (Chair). “Holistic Review of Applications.” The Health Professions Journey: Keeping Them on Track, National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Atlanta GA. (June 19, 2010).

Begley, G. S., DeMasi, J., DeSouza-Hart, J., Reichard-Brown, J. L., & Thurlow, D. L. “Medical Competency and Premedical Curricular Dialogues in Atlanta.” The Advisor/NAAHP, 30(3): 5–14. (2010).

Reichard-Brown, J. L. (Chair/Discussant). “Service Learning as Part of a First-Year Seminar Course.” The Changing Tides of Health Care, NEAAHP, Providence, RI. (April 1, 2011).

Statkevicz, T. (Presenter & Author), Reagan, Z. (Presenter & Author), Beck, M. (Presenter & Author), & Reichard-Brown, J. L. (Author Only). “The Teratogenic Effects of Cotinine on the Development of Sea Urchin Lytechinus pictus Embryos.” National Council for Undergraduate Research 25th Annual Meeting, Ithaca, NY. (March 30, 2011).

 

Richard, David S. (Professor)

Richard, D. S. “Response to: Save Female Blue Crabs to Restore Chesapeake Population.” Science. www.sciencemag.org/content/330/6010/1474. (Feb. 22, 2011).

 

Tobin, Tammy C. (Professor)

Tobin, T. C. (Presenter & Author), Henry, E. L. (Author Only), Becker, T. (Presenter & Author), & Petronaci, M. (Author Only). “Characterization of Thermophilic Actinomycetes Present in Soils Overlying the Centralia, PA Mine Fire.” American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (May 2011).

Tobin, T. C. (Author Only), Nardella, E. (Presenter & Author), & Bell, T. (Presenter & Author). “Identification of Sulfur-Metabolizing Bacteria From the Centralia Mine Fire Area.” National Conference on Undergraduate Education, Ithaca, NY. (March 31, 2011).

Tobin, T. C. (Author Only), Petronaci, M. (Presenter & Author), & Becker, T. (Author Only). “Identifying a Novel Species of Actinomycete Isolated from Soil Obtained in Centralia, PA and Characterizing Its Anti-microbial Products.” National Conference on Undergraduate Education, Ithaca, NY. (March 31, 2011).

National Science Foundation Grant. “RCN-UBE Incubator: Transforming Undergraduate Education Through Increased Faculty Access to NextGen Sequencing Runs,” $49,449.00.



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