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Journal publications from the last year on which UNC Biology undergraduates are co-authors are listed below in reverse chronological order. Undergraduates’ names are highlighted in red. PIs’  names and journal titles are highlighted in black.


SMAD6 transduces endothelial cell flow responses required for blood vessel homeostasis. Ruter DL, Liu Z, Ngo KM, X S, Marvin A, Buglak DB, Kidder EJ, Bautch VL. Angiogenesis. 2021 Mar 29. doi: 10.1007/s10456-021-09777-7. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 33779885

Excess centrosomes disrupt vascular lumenization and endothelial cell adherens junctions. Buglak DB, Kushner EJ, Marvin AP, Davis KL, Bautch VL. Angiogenesis. 2020 Nov;23(4):567-575. doi: 10.1007/s10456-020-09737-7. Epub 2020 Jul 22. PMID: 32699963 Free PMC article.

The rDNA is biomolecular condensate formed by polymer-polymer phase separation and is sequestered in the nucleolus by transcription and R-loops. Lawrimore J, Kolbin D, Stanton J, Khan M, de Larminat SC, Lawrimore C, Yeh E, Bloom K. Nucleic Acids Res. 2021 May 7;49(8):4586-4598. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkab229. PMID: 33836082

Behavior of dicentric chromosomes in budding yeast. Cook D, Long S, Stanton J, Cusick P, Lawrimore C, Yeh E, Grant S, Bloom K. PLoS Genet. 2021 Mar 18;17(3):e1009442. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009442. eCollection 2021 Mar. PMID: 33735169

Performance of deep learning restoration methods for the extraction of particle dynamics in noisy microscopy image sequences. Kefer P, Iqbal F, Locatelli M, Lawrimore J, Zhang M, Bloom K, Bonin K, Vidi PA, Liu J. Mol Biol Cell. 2021 Apr 19;32(9):903-914. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E20-11-0689. Epub 2021 Jan 27. PMID: 33502895

Statistical mechanics of chromosomes: in vivo and in silico approaches reveal high-level organization and structure arise exclusively through mechanical feedback between loop extruders and chromatin substrate properties. He Y, Lawrimore J, Cook D, Van Gorder EE, De Larimat SC, Adalsteinsson D, Forest MG, Bloom K. Nucleic Acids Res. 2020 Nov 18;48(20):11284-11303. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkaa871. PMID: 33080019

Spencer, E.T.*, E. Richards*, B. Steinwand, J. Clemons†, J. Dahringer†, P. Desai†, M. Fisher†, S. Fussell†, O. Gorman†, D. Jones†, A. Le†, K. Long†, C. McMahan†, C. Moscarito†, C. Pelay†, E. Price†, A. Smith†, A. VanSant†, J.F. Bruno. 2020. A high proportion of red snapper sold in North Carolina is mislabeled. PeerJ 8:e9218

Teixeira PJPL, NR Colaianni, TF. Law, JM. Conway, S Gilbert, H Li, I Salas-González, D Panda, NM. Del Risco, OM Finkel, G Castrillo, P Mieczkowski, CD Jones, JL Dangl (2021) Specific modulation of the root immune system by a community of commensal bacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 118, e2100678118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2100678118 PR PMID. Published online 16 April, 2021.

Rittenhouse NL, Carico ZM, Liu YF, Stefan HC, Arruda NL, strong>Zhou J, Dowen JM. Functional impact of cancer-associated cohesin variants on gene expression and cellular identity. Genetics. 2021 Feb 19;iyab025. PMCID: PMC8049558

Carico ZM, Stefan HC, Justice M, Yimit A, Dowen JM. A cohesin cancer mutation reveals a role for the hinge domain in genome organization and gene expression. PLOS Genet. 2021 Mar 24;17(3):e1009435. PMCID: PMC7990204.

Arruda NL, Carico ZM, Justice M, Liu YF, Zhou J, Stefan HC, Dowen JM. Distinct and overlapping roles of STAG1 and STAG2 in Cohesin localization and gene expression in embryonic stem cells. Epigenetics & Chromatin. 2020 August 10;13(1):32. PMCID: PMC7418333.

Snead WT, Gerbich TM, Seim I, Hu Z, Gladfelter AS. Membrane surfaces regulate assembly of a ribonucleoprotein condensate. bioRxiv (2021) doi:

Stem cell niche exit: active orientation and segregation of daughter cells by a cryptic cell outside the niche. eLife. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.56383. Gordon KL, Zussman JW, Li X, Martin C, Sherwood DR.

Ultrasound as a Learning Tool in Bachelor-Level Anatomy Education. Med Sci Educ. 2020 Nov 25:1-4. Alexander SM, Pogson KB, Friedman VE, Corley JL, Hipolito Canario DA, Johnson CS.

Specific modulation of the root immune system by a community of commensal bacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Apr 20;118(16):e2100678118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2100678118. Teixeira PJPL, Colaianni NR, Law TF, Conway JM, Gilbert S, Li H, Salas-González I, Panda D, Del Risco NM, Finkel OM, Castrillo G, Mieczkowski P, Jones CD, Dangl JL.

A complex immune response to flagellin epitope variation in commensal communities. Cell Host Microbe. 2021 Apr 14;29(4):635-649.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2021.02.006. Epub 2021 Mar 12. Colaianni NR, Parys K, Lee HS, Conway JM, Kim NH, Edelbacher N, Mucyn TS, Madalinski M, Law TF, Jones CD, Belkhadir Y, Dangl JL.

Signatures of antagonistic pleiotropy in a bacterial flagellin epitope. Cell Host Microbe. 2021 Apr 14;29(4):620-634.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2021.02.008. Epub 2021 Mar 12. Parys K, Colaianni NR, Lee HS, Hohmann U, Edelbacher N, Trgovcevic A, Blahovska Z, Lee D, Mechtler A, Muhari-Portik Z, Madalinski M, Schandry N, Rodríguez-Arévalo I, Becker C, Sonnleitner E, Korte A, Bläsi U, Geldner N, Hothorn M, Jones CD, Dangl JL, Belkhadir Y.

Vaughan-Hirsch, J., Jennings, E., Burr, C.A., Hodgens, C., Boeshore, S.L., Beaver, K., Melling, A., Kerr, I.D., Xu, D., Liang, W., Bhosale, R., Schaller, G.E., Bishopp, A., and Kieber, J.J. (2020) The rice pseudo phosphotransfer proteins are negative regulators of endogenous cytokinin signaling and affect multiple aspects of growth and development. Plant J., 106(1):159-173.

Burr, C.A., Sun, J., Yamburenko, M.V., Willoughby, A., Hodgens, C., Boeshore, S.L., Elmore, A., Atkinson, J., Nimchuk, Z.L., Bishopp, A., Schaller, G.E. and Kieber, J.J. (2020) The HK5 and HK6 cytokinin receptors mediate diverse developmental pathways in rice. Development, 147(20):dev191734.

Hodgens, C., Chang, N., and Kieber, J.J. (2020) Mutagenomics: A rapid, high-throughput method to identify causative mutations from a genetic screen. Plant Physiology, 184(4):1658-1673 as a “Breakthrough Technology”.

Davis, A. L., Sutton, T. T., Kier, W. M., Johnsen, S. (2020) Evidence that eye-facing photophores serve as a reference for counterillumination in an order of deep-sea fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 20192918.

Kingsolver, J.G., M.E. Moore, C.E. Hill, and K.E. Augustine, Growth, stress and acclimation responses to fluctuating temperatures in field and domesticated populations of Manduca sexta. Ecology and Evolution, 2020. 2020: p. 1-10.

Kingsolver, J.G., M.E. Moore, K. Augustine, and C.E. Hill, Responses of Manduca sexta larvae to heat waves. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2021. 224: p. 1-7.

Moore, M.E., C.A. Hill, and J.G. Kingsolver, Differing thermal sensitivities in a host-parasitoid interaction: High, fluctuating developmental temperatures produce dead wasps and giant caterpillars. Functional Ecology, 2021. 35(3): p. 675-685.

Zaatri A, Perry JA, Maddox AS. Septins and a formin have distinct functions in anaphase chiral cortical rotation in the C. elegans zygote BioRxiv: Accepted at MBoC.

Bell KR, Werner ME, Doshi AG, Cortes DB, Sattler A, Vuong-Brender T, Labouesse M, Maddox AS. Novel cytokinetic ring components drive negative feedback in cortical contractility. Molecular Biology of the Cell. Jun 3:mbcE20050304. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E20-05-0304. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32491957 (2020).

Cortes DB, Gordon MB, Nedelec F, Maddox AS. Bond type and discretization of non-muscle myosin II are critical for simulated contractile dynamics. Biophysical Journal. 118(11):2703-2717. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj. 2020.03.033. Epub 2020 Apr 21. PMID: 32365328 (2020).

Raimer A.C., Singh S., Edula M., Paris-Davila T., Vandadi V., Spring A.M. and Matera A.G. (2020). Temperature sensitive SMA-causing point mutations lead to SMN instability, locomotor defects, and premature lethality in Drosophila. Disease Models and Mechanisms 13: dmm043307. Epub 22 May 2020.

Paracoccidioides Genomes Reflect High Levels of Species Divergence and Little Interspecific Gene Flow. Mavengere H, Mattox K, Teixeira MM, Sepúlveda VE, Gomez OM, Hernandez O, McEwen J, Matute DR. mBio. 2020 Dec 22;11(6):e01999-20. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01999-20.

Pure species discriminate against hybrids in the Drosophila melanogaster species subgroup. Serrato-Capuchina A, Schwochert TD, Zhang S, Roy B, Peede D, Koppelman C, Matute DR. Evolution. 2021 May 27. doi: 10.1111/evo.14259.

Paternally Inherited P-Element Copy Number Affects the Magnitude of Hybrid Dysgenesis in Drosophila simulans and D. melanogaster. Serrato-Capuchina A, Wang J, Earley E, Peede D, Isbell K, Matute DR. Genome Biol Evol. 2020 Jun 1;12(6):808-826. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evaa084.

Rogers, E.M., Allred, S.C., and Peifer, M. (2021). Abelson kinase’s intrinsically disordered region plays essential roles in protein function and protein stability. Cell Communication and Signaling 9:27. doi: 10.1186/s12964-020-00703-w.

Schaefer, K.N., Pronobis, M., Williams, C.E., Zhang, S., Bauer, L., Goldfarb, D., Yan, F., Major, M.B., Peifer, M. (2020). Wnt Regulation: Exploring Axin-Disheveled interactions and defining mechanisms by which the SCF E3 ubiquitin ligase is recruited to the destruction complex. Molecular Biology of the Cell 31, 992-1014.

Allf, B., Sparkman, A., and Pfennig, D. W. 2021. Microevolutionary change in mimicry? Potential erosion of rattling behaviour among nonvenomous snakes on islands lacking rattlesnakes. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 33: 125–136.

Wong, J. H., Klejchová, M., Snipes, S. A., Nagpal, P., Bak, G., Wang, B., Dunlap, S., Park, M. Y., Kunkel, E. N., Trinidad, B., Reed, J. W., Blatt, M. R., Gray, W. M. 2021. SAUR proteins and PP2C.D phosphatases regulate H+-ATPases and K+ channels to control stomatal movements. Plant Physiology 185(1): 256-273. doi:10.1093/plphys/kiaa023.

Platenkamp A., Detmar E., Sepulveda L., Ritz A., Rogers S.L., Applewhite D.A. (2020) The Drosophila melanogaster Rab GAP RN-tre cross-talks with the Rho1 signaling pathway to regulate non-muscle myosin II localization and function. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 31(21):2379-2397. doi: 10.1091/ mbc.E20-03-0181.

A pathway for error-free non-homologous end joining of resected meiotic double-strand breaks (Nucleic Acids Res, 2021). T.Hatkevich, D.E. Miller, C.A.Turcotte, M.C. Miller, J. Sekelsky.

The Drosophila melanogaster ortholog of RFWD3 functions independently of RAD51 during DNA repair (G3 2020). J. Carvajal-Garcia, E. Gales, D. Ramsden, J. Sekelsky.

Graves, C., Chen, A.V. Kwon and C. E. Shiau, “Zebrafish harbor diverse intestinal macrophage populations including a subset intimately associated with enteric neural processes”, iScience (Cell Press) doi: (2021).

Yang, L., A.M. Rojas, and C. E. Shiau. “Liposomal Clodronate-mediated Macrophage Depletion in the Zebrafish Model”, Bio-protocol 11(6): e3951. DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.3951 (2021).

Yang, L., J. A. Jiménez, A. M. Earley, V. Hamlin, V. Kwon, C. T. Dixon, and C. E. Shiau, “Drainage of inflammatory macromolecules from brain to periphery targets the liver for macrophage infiltration”, Elife Jul 31;9:e58191. doi: 10.7554/eLife.58191(2020).

Taylor BK, Bernish M, Pizzuti S, Kehl CE, “A bioinspired navigation strategy that uses magnetic signatures to navigate without GPS in a linearized northern Atlantic Ocean: a simulation study” –Accepted to Bioinspiration and Biomimetics.

Nichols ST, Kehl CE, Taylor BK, Harley C., “Bioinspired Navigation Based on Distributed Sensing in the Leech”, Presented at the peer reviewed conference Living Machines, 2020.

Krauchunas AR , Werner ME, Britt N, Chen DS, Maddox AS, Singson A. C. elegans CYLC-2 localizes to sperm. MicroPubl Biol 2020 Sep 29;2020:10.17912/micropub.biology.000314.

Tolerance patterns and transcriptomic response to a fluctuation in salinity and to extreme salinities across populations of the intertidal copepod Tigriopus californicus. Lee, J-Y., M. C. Phillips, M. Lobo, and C. S. Willett.

A conserved regulatory module regulates receptor kinase signaling in immunity and development. DeFalco TA, Anne P, James SR, Willoughby A, Johanndrees O, Genolet Y, Pullen A-M, Zipfel C, Hardtke CS, Nimchuk ZL.

BAM1/2 receptor kinase signaling drives CLE-peptide mediated formative cell divisions in Arabidopsis roots. Crook AC, Willoughby AC, Hazak O, Okuda S, VanDerMolen KR, Soyars CL, Cattaneo P, Clark NM, Sozzani R, Hothorn M, Hardtke CS, Nimchuk ZL.

CLAVATA signaling ensures reproductive development in plants across thermal environments. Jones DS, John A, VanDerMolen KR, Nimchuk ZLK.