Published Students – 2004
The following is a list of recognized accomplishments by Boston University undergraduates for 2004.
Margaret Andover (Professor Catherine Caldwell-Hariss, CAS – Psychology)
Dinn, W.M., Harris, C.L., Aycicegi, A., Andover, M., & Greene, P., & Kirkley, D, & Reilly, C. (2004). Neurocognitive function in borderline personality disorder. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 28, 329-341.
J. Nicholas Betley (Professor James Deshler, CAS – Biology)
JN Betley, B Heinrich, I Vernos, C Sardet, F Prodon & JO Deshler. 2004. Kinesin II mediates Vg1 mRNA transport in Xenopus oocytes. Current Biologyu 14: 219-224.
C. Brooking (Professor David Somers, CAS – Psychology)
Swisher, J., Brooking, C., Somers, D. (2004) Spatial frequency and facial expressions of emotion, Journal of Vision, vol. 4, no. 8, A905.
Sarah Chobot (Professor Sean Elliott, CAS – Chemistry)
AL Bradley, SE Chobot, DM Arciero, AB Hooper, SJ Elliott. 2004. A distinctive electrocatalytic response from the cytochrome c peroxidase of nitrosomonas europae.. Journal of Biological Chemistry 279: 13297-13300.
Adam Cloe (Professor Michael Baum, CAS – Biology)
AL Cloe, SK Woodley, P Waters, H Zhou & MJ Baum. 2004. Contribution of anal scent gland and urinary odors to mate recognition in the ferret.Physiology and Behavior, 82:871-875.
SK Woodley, AL Cloe, P Waters & MJ Baum. 2004. Effects of vomeronasal organ removal on olfactory sex discrimination and odor preferences of female ferrets. Chemical Senses, 29:659-669.
Paul Eisenberg (Professor Eric Widmaier, CAS – Biology)
J Lee, PI Eisenberg, V Papadopoulos, J Wang & EP Widmaier. 2004 Developmental changes in adrenal steroidogenesis and in expression of proteins associated with steroidogenesis in the postnatal rat. Endocrinology 145: 2165-2173.
Sreenivas Garla (Professor Christian Weber, BMC-GI)
X Qin, S Garla, X Qu, D Xiao, D Coy & HC Weber:. 2004. A novel selective BRS-3 agonist induces CREB phosphorylation and transactivation. Presented at the Annual Meetings of the AGA and AASLD at the Digestive Diseases Week, May 15-20, 2004, New Orleans, LA, U.S.A. Gastroenterology 2004; 126 (No.4, Suppl.): A-258
HC Weber, D Xiao, S Garla, X Qu, D Coy & X Qin. 2004. A novel selective BRS-3 agonist mediates CREB phosphorylation and transactivation. Presented at the 15th International Symposium on Regulatory Peptides, September 19-22, 2004, Toulouse, France. Regulatory Peptides 2004; 122 (1): 47.
Ida Hatoum (Professor Deborah Belle, CAS-Psychology)
Hatoum, I. J. & Belle, D. (2004) Mags and abs: Media consumption and bodily concerns in men. Sex Roles, 51, 7/8, 397-407.
Carolyn Imbres (Professor Richard Primack, CAS – Biology)
A Miller-Rushing, D Primack, RB Primack, C Imbres, P Del Tredici. 2004. Herbarium specimens as a novel tool for climate change research. Arnoldia 63:26-32
D Primack, C Imbres, RB Primack, A Miller-Rushing & P Del Tredici. 2004. Herbarium specimens demonstrate earlier flowering times in response to warming in Boston. American Journal of Botany 91: 1260-1264.
Nicole S. Kosteczko (Professor Eric Widmaier, CAS-Biology)
DM Reeder, NS Kosteczko, TH Kunz & EP Widmaier. 2004. Changes in baseline and stress-induced glucocorticoid levels during the active period in free-ranging male and female little brown myotis, Myotis lucifugus (Chiroptera:Vespertilionidae). General and Comparative Endocrinology 136:260-269. (NSF-REU)
Anna Ledneva (Professor Richard Primack, CAS – Biology)
A Ledneva, C Imbres, A Miller-Rushing & RB Primack. 2004. Climate change as reflected in a naturalist’s diaries. Wilson Bulletin 116: 224-231.
M.L. Lefebvre, A.B. Maxmen (Professor James Traniello – CAS Biology)
Rosengaus, R.B., Traniello, J.F.A., Lefebvre, M.L., and Maxmen, A.B. 2004. Fungistatic activity of the sternal gland secretion of the dampwood termite Zootermopsis angusticollis. Insectes Sociaux 51:1-6.
Alex Lipovsky (Professor Ivelisse Sanchez, MED – Anatomy/Neurobiology)
K Zacharin, A Lipovsky, I Sanchez. 2004. Modulation of the calcium activated potassium channel subunit SK3 by expanded polyglutamine repeats and ER stress. 1021.14 [Abstr] Society for Neuroscience, 2004.
SieMun Lo (Professor John Snyder, CAS – Chemistry)
BR Lahue, SM Lo, Z-K Wan, GHC Woo & JK Snyder. 2004. Intramolecular inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reactions of imidazoles with 1,2,4-triazines: a new route to 1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1,5-naphthyridines and related heterocycles. Journal of Organic Chemistry 69: 7171-7182.
Geetha Mathews (Professor Jackie Liederman, CAS – Psychology)
J Liederman, J McGraw Fisher, A Coty, M Matthies, R Alexander, G Mathews & R Frye. (2004, October) The use of context information to disambiguate noisy speech signals: deficits in adults with reading disability, International Dyslexia Society, Philadelphia, PA.
Marlene Nicholas (Professor Chantal Stern, CAS – Psychology)
A Atri, S Sherman, KA Norman, BA Kirchhoff., MM Nicolas., MD Greicius., SC Cramer, HC Breiter, MD Hasselmo & CE Stern. 2004. “Blockade of central cholinergic receptors impairs new learning and increases proactive interference in a word paired-associate memory task.” Behavioral Neuroscience: 118(1):223-236.
John Ok (Professor Thomas Gilmore, CAS – Biology)
D Kalaitzidis, J Ok, L Sulak II, D Starczynowski & TD Gilmore. 2004. Characterization of a human REL-estrogen receptor fusion protein with a reverse conditional transforming activity in chicken spleen cells. Oncogene 23:7580-7587.
Asher Pembroke (Professor Harlan Spence, CAS – Astronomy)
MJ Owens, HE Spence, A Pembroke, CN Arge, D Odstrcilb & P Riley, Predictions of solar wind properties at 1 AU: A comparison of empirical and physics-based models to spacecraft data, Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract SH53B-0308, 2004.
Anita Ratnasari (Professor Christian Weber, MED – Pathology and Laboratory Sciences)
D Chinnappan, D Xiao, A Ratnasari, TC King, C Andry & HC Weber. Transcription factor YY1 is over-expressed in gastrointestinal cancer cells.Presented at the 20th Annual Evans/Medicine Research Days, November 18-20, 2004, Boston, MA. Abstract booklet : P-40.
Benjamin Sachs (Professor James Cherry, CAS – Psychology)
BE Thompson, BD Sachs, KM Kantak & JA Cherry. 2004. “The Type IV phosphodiesterase inhibitor rolipram interferes with drug-induced conditioned place preference but not immediate early gene induction in mice.” European Journal of Neuroscience 19(9):2561-2568.
Yakov Shapiro (Professor Robert Devaney, CAS – Mathematics)
P Blanchard, RL Devaney, DM Look, P Seal & Y Shapiro. Sierpinski Curve Julia Sets and Singular Perturbations of Complex Polynomials. Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems 25 (2005), 1047-1055.
RL Devaney, K Josic & Y Shapiro. 2004. “Singular Perturbations of Quadratic Maps.” International Journal of Bifurcations and Chaos, 14, 161-169.
RL Devaney, M Moreno Rocha, P Seal, Y Shapiro & A Frumosu. 2004. “Playing Catchup with Iterated Exponentials.” American Mathematical Monthly, 111, 704-708.
Leonid Sigal (Professor Stan Sclaroff, CAS – Computer Science)
L Sigal, S Sclaroff & V Athitsos. 2004. “Skin color-based video segmentation under time-varying illumination” IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), Vol. 26, No. 7, pp 862-877.
Michael Specian (Professor Tereasa Brainerd, CAS – Astronomy)
Brainerd, T. G. & Specian, M. A., “Mass-to-Light Ratios of Early- and Late-Type Galaxies”, in proceedings of International Astronomical Union Symposium 220, Eds. S. D. Ryder, D. J. Pisano, M. A. Walker, and K. C. Freeman (ASP S-220), p. 145 (2004)
Shawn Thorne (Professor Bennett Goldberg, CAS – Physics)
SB Ippolito, SA Thorne, MG Eraslan, BB Goldberg, MS Ünlü & Y Leblebici, “High spatial resolution subsurface thermal emission microscopy,” Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 84, No. 22, 31 May 2004, pp. 4529
Shawn Thorne (Professor Bennett Goldberg, CAS – Physics)
Conference Paper MS Ünlü, SB Ippolito, MG Eraslan, SA Thorne, AN Vamivakas, BB Goldberg & Y Leblebici, “High Resolution Backside Imaging and Thermography using a Numerical Aperture Increasing Lens,” Proceedings of the 2004 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, March 2004
Marisa Tricarico (Professor Chantal Stern, CAS – Psychology)
K Schon, ME Hasselmo, ML LoPresti, MD Tricarico & CE Stern. 2004. Persistence of parahippocampal representation in the absence of stimulus input enhances long-term encoding: A functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging study of subsequent memory after a delayed match-to-sample task. The Journal of Neuroscience 24(49):11088-11097.
Tomoko Udo, Francisco Ugalde (Professor Kathleen Kantak, CAS – Psychology)
Udo T., Ugalde, F., Di Pietro, N., Eichenbaum, H.B. and Kantak, K.M. Effects of persistent cocaine self-administration on amygdala-dependent and dorsal striatum-dependent learning in rats. Psychopharmacology 174: 237-245, 2004
Annie Wertz (Professor Kim Saudino, CAS – Psychology)
KJ Saudino, A Wertz, JR Gagne & S Chawla. 2004. Night and day: Are siblings as different in temperament as parents say they are? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 698-706.
Sean Wright (Professor Howard Eichenbaum, CAS – Biology)
NJ Fortin, SP Wright & H Eichenbaum. 2004.Recollection-like memory retrieval in rats is dependent on the hippocampus. Nature 431: 188-191.
Meeting Presentations and Abstracts
Jessica Boer (Professor Chantal Stern, CAS Psychology)
Searl, M.M., Bush G., Forstein, M., Kirchhoff, B.A., Boer, J., Rosen B.R., Stern C.E. (2001). A functional MRI study of two stroop variant tasks in HIV-infected individuals. Society for Neuroscience,
Searl, M.M., Bush G., Forstein, M., Kirchhoff, B.A., Boer, J., Rosen B.R., Stern C.E. (2001). Functional MRI study of two modified stroop tasks in HIV-infected individuals. Cognitive Neuroscience Soc. (20C):72.
Manisha Dadhania (Professor Joyce Wong, ENG – Biomedical Engineering)
XQ Brown, M Dadhania and JY Wong. October 2004. Vessel Stiffness Is a Modulator of VSMC Behavior. North East Smooth Muscle Society 12th Annual Meeting, Worcester MA
Leah Pope (Professor Catherine Caldwell-Harris, CAS – Psychology)
Harris, C.L. Jay, T., Pope, L. 2004. High arousal: Why are taboo words easy to recall without elaborative processing? Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
Marlene Nicolas (Professor Chantal Stern, CAS Psychology)
Kirchhoff, B.A., Nicolas, M.M., Eichenbaum, H.B., Stern, C.E. (2001) Fusiform and parahippocampal activation during retrieval of face and house associations. Cognitive Neuroscience Soc. (113B):64.
Marisa Tricarico (Professor Chantal Stern, CAS Psychology)
Schon, K., Hasselmo, M.E., Atri., A., Tricarico, M.D., LoPresti M.L., Stern C.E. (2004). Cholinergic modulation of delayed-matching and long-term encoding in parahippocmpal areas in humans: An fMRI study. Soc. for Neuroscience.
Tomoko Udo, Francisco Ugalde , Chris Luzzo (Professor Kathleen Kantak, CAS – Psychology)
Kantak, K.M., T. Udo, F.A. Ugalde, C. Luzzo, N.C. DiPietro and H.B. Eichenbaum. Persistent cocaine selfadministration: selective disruption in learning dependent on the insular/orbitofrontal cortex in rats. College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Juan, Puerto Rico June, 2004
Francisco Ugalde (Professor Kathleen Kantak, CAS – Psychology)
N.C. Di Pietro, F. Ugalde, H. B. Eichenbaum, K.M. Kantak. Medial prefrontal cortex function regulates cocaine maintenance and reinstatement in rats. College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June, 2004.
Di Pietro, N.C., Ugalde, F., Black, Y.D., Eichenbaum, H.B., Kantak, K.M. Prefrontal cortex regulation of drug-seeking and drug-taking behavior during maintenance and reinstatement testing in rats. NIDA Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research, San Diego, CA, October, 2004
Valeria Uribe (Professor Kathleen Kantak, CAS – Psychology)
Goodrich, C.M., Uribe, V., Di Pietro, N.C., Brandt, J., Kantak, K.M. Cocaine self-administration behavior in adolescent vs. adult rats: differences due to gender and age of drug onset. Society For Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2004.
Ryan Waite (Professor Elise Morgan, ENG – Mechanical Engineering)
Fredericks, EE, Waite, RA, Salisbury, KT, Gerstenfeld, LC, Morgan, EF. Development of a technique to characterize the mechanical properties of articular cartilage in small animal models. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, 2004.
John Watts (Professor Michele Rucci, CAS – Psychology)
F. Santini, J.D. Watts, G. Desbordes, and M. Rucci, A system for experiments of eye movements contingent display, Vision Sciences Society <http://www.vision-sciences.org> - 4th Annual Meeting. Sarasota, FL, May 2004.
Ani Zakarian (Professor Kathleen Kantak, CAS – Psychology)
Black, Y.D., Zakarian, A.S., Eichenbaum, H.B, Kantak, K.M. Impaired discrimination of contextual cues associated with cocaine and saline self-administration in rats after pre-training lesions to the ventral subiculum/CA1 region of the hippocampus. Society For Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2004.