Published Students – 2006
The following is a list of recognized accomplishments by Boston University undergraduates for 2006.
Marina Belyayev (Professor Peter O’Connor, BUSM Biochemistry)
PB O’Connor, MA Belyayev, JJ Cournoyer & L Cheng. 2006. The effect of radical trap moieties on electron capture dissociation spectra of substance P.Journal of the American Society of Mass Spectroscopy 17: 1429-1437.
Sean Berthrong (Professor Adrien Finzi, CAS – Biology)
ST Berthrong & AC Finzi. 2006. Amino acid cycling in three cold-temperate forests of the northeastern USA. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38: 861-869.
Devin Kyle Brady (Professor David Somers, CAS – Psychology)
Brady, D.K., Swisher, J.D., and Somers, D.C. (2006) Effects of attention on the spatial extent of crowding. Journal of Vision, vol. 6, no. 6, 590.
Christine Buckley, Kelly Metcalf (Professor Karen Warkentin, CAS – Biology)
KM Warkentin, CR Buckley & KA Metcalf. 2006. Development of red-eyed treefrog eggs affects efficiency and choices of egg-foraging wasps. Animal Behaviour 71: 417-425.
Kendra Buscetta (Professor Thomas Kunz, CAS – Biology)
JC Sullivan, KJ Buscetta, RH Michener, JO Whitaker Jr, JR Finnerty & TH Kunz. 2006. Models developed from d13C and d15N of skin tissue indicate non-specific habitat use by the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus). Ecoscience 13: 11-22.
Jennifer Durham (Professor Frank Naya, CAS – Biology)
JT Durham, OM Brand, M Arnold, JG Reynolds, L Muthukumar, H Weller & JA Richardson. 2006. Myospryn is a direct transcriptional target for MEF2A that encodes a striated muscle, alpha-actinin-interacting, costamere-localized protein. Journal of Biological Chemistry 281: :6841-6849.
Marcus Eldridge (Professor Elliot Saltzman, SAR – Physical Therapy/Athletic Training)
A Lahav, M Eldridge, G Schlaug & E Saltzman. 2006. The role of visual feedback in piano learning and pitch encoding. ICMPC, 2006; Bologna, Italy, Conference book, p.449.
Sreenivas Garla and Anita Ratnasari (Professor Christian Weber, MED – Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)
A Ratnasari, D Xiao, R Corkey, S Garla & CH Weber. 2006. Functional bombesin receptor subtype-3 (BRS-3) expression in undifferentiated human fat cells mediates cell proliferation. Presented at the Annual Program, Boston Obesity Nutrition Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, June 19, 2006. Program Brochure, page H-1.
A Ratnasari, D Xiao, R Corkey, S Garla & CH Weber. 2006. Functional bombesin receptor subtype-3 (BRS-3) expression in undifferentiated human preadipocyte mediates cell proliferation. Presented at the 21st Annual Evans/Medicine Research Days, November 1-3, 2006, Boston, MA. Abstract booklet : P-40.
Kelly Gerstner (Professor Gloria Callard, CAS – Biology)
Sawyer SJ, KA Gerstner & Callard GV. 2006. Development of a real time PCR assay for cytochrome P450 aromatase isoforms in zebrafish: tissue distribution, sex differences, developmental programming, and estrogen regulation. General and Comparative Endocrinology 147: 108-117. NIEHS, EPA
Andrew Hagedorn (Professor David Starobinski & Ari Trachtenberg, ENG – Electrical and Computer Engineering)
A Hagedorn, A Trachtenberg & D Starobinski. 2006. Rateless Codes for Data Dissemination in Sensor Networks. Paper published for – ACM SenSys 2006 Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 31- Nov. 3.
Hsuan-Ting (Emily) Huang and Matthen Mathew (Professor Frank Naya, CAS – Biology)
HT Huang, OM Brand, M Mathew, C Ignatiou, EP Ewen, SA McCalmon & FJ Naya. 2006. Myomaxin is a novel transcriptional target of MEF2A that encodes a Xin-related alpha-actinin-interacting protein. Journal of Biological Chemistry v.281: 39370-39379.
Nicole Kosteczko (Professor Eric Widmaier, CAS-Biology)
DM Reeder, NS Kosteczko, TH Kunz & EP Widmaier. 2006. The hormonal and behavioral response to group formation, seasonal changes and restraint stress in the highly social Malayan flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus) and the less social little golden-mantled flying fox (P. pumilus) (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Hormones and Behavior 49:484-500. (NSF-REU)
Allison Laskey (Professor Allison Blakely, CAS – African American Studies)
Another World is Possible: Battling Structural Violence by Community Empowerment.
Allison Laskey. Signs of the Times in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 3, (Fall 2006): 19.
Erica B. Moses (Professor David H. Barlow, CAS- Psychology)
Moses, E. B., & Barlow, D. H. (2006). A new unified treatment approach for emotional disorders based on emotion science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15, 146-150. (NIH/NIMH)
Emily Pace and Diana Rosman (Professor Thomas Gilmore, CAS – Biology)
M-C Liang, S Bardhan, EA Pace, D Rosman, JA Beutler, JA Porco Jr & TD Gilmore. 2006. Inhibition of transcription factor NF-kB signaling proteins IKKb and p65 through specific cysteine residues by epoxyquinone A monomer: correlation with its anti-cancer cell growth activity.Biochemical Pharmacology 71: 634-645.
D. Primack and S. Mukunda. (Professor Richard Primack, Biology-CAS)
Miller-Rushing, A. J., R. B. Primack, D. Primack, and S. Mukunda. 2006. Photographs and herbarium specimens as tools to document phenological changes in response to global warming. American Journal of Botany 93: 1667–1674. (Received coverage in Nature, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Discover, Natural History, Irish Times, and Stern.)
Anita Ratnasari (Professor Christian Weber, BMC-GI) D Chinnappan, D Xiao, A Ratnasari, T King, C Andry, & HC Weber. 2006. Transcription factor YY1 is over-expressed in gastrointestinal cancer cells. Presented at the Annual Meetings of the AGA and AASLD at the Digestive Diseases Week, May 15-20, 2006, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. Gastroenterology 2006; 130 (No.4, Suppl.2): A-538
E.M. Reid (Professor James Traniello, CAS – Biology)
Calleri, D.V., Reid, E.M., Rosengaus, R.B., Vargo, E.L. and Traniello, J.F.A. 2006. Inbreeding and disease resistance in a social insect: effects of heterozygosity on immunocompetence in the termite Zootermopsis angusticollis. Proc. Roy. Soc.B. 273: 2633-2640.
Michele Rolph (Professor Pamela Templer, CAS – Biology)
P Templer, M Rolph, C McLaurin, L Pardo & T Siccama. 2006. Tree wood d15N: indicators of past disturbance. Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative. 2006 Conference. October 26-27, 2006. Poster presentation.
Paul Romessor (Professor Gerald Denis, MED – Cancer Center)
GV Denis, ME McComb, DV Faller, A Sinha, PB Romesser & CE Costello. 2006. Identification of transcription complexes that contain the double bromodomain protein Brd2 and chromatin remodeling machines. Journal of Proteome Research 5: 502-511.
Jennifer Shadrach (Professor Mary Erskine, CAS – Biology)
LE Northrop, JL Shadrach & MS Erskine 2006. Noradrenergic innervation of the ventromedial hypothalamus is involved in mating-induced pseudopregnancy in the female rat. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 18: 577-583.
T. Willey (Professor James Traniello, CAS – Biology)
Willey, T., Muscedere, M.L. and Traniello, J.F.A. 2006. Age and brood care in the ant Pheidole dentata: are callows really specialists? Proceedings of the XV Congress of the International Union of the Study of Social Insects, Washington, D. C. p.244-245.
Meetings Presentations & Abstracts
Julie Barkman (Professor Ethan Baxter, CAS – Earth Sciences)
LY Mehl, J Barkman & EF Baxter. 2006. Constraining the rate of water releasing metamorphic reactions in subduction zones. AGU Fall Annual Meeting.
Jamie Barnhorst (Professor Patricia Reiker, Sociology)
Barnhorst, J. 2006. The Social and Academic Experiences of Male and Female Students in a Graduate Mathematics Department. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Paper presentation.
Prity Bengani (Professor Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, ENG — Biomedical Engineering)
Best V, P Bengani, FJ Gallun, and BG Shinn-Cunningham (2006). “The cost of dividing auditory attention between two spatial locations,” Mid-Winter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD, 5-9 February.
J.L. Berglund, M. Genuardi (Professor James Traniello, CAS – Biology)
Berglund, J.L., Genuardi, M., Muscedere, M.L. and Traniello. J.F.A. 2006. Polymorphism and division of labor in the leaf-cutter ant Acromyrmex octospinosus during cycles of foraging and gardening. Proceedings of the XV Congress of the International Union of the Study of Social Insects, Washington, D. C. p.242-243.
Alison D’Amato (Professor Karen Warkentin, CAS – Biology)
AT D’Amato, & KM Warkentin. 2006. Snake predation on red-eyed treefrog eggs: feeding behavior and egg hatching induced by four colubrids. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Meetings, New Orleans, LA. Poster presentation.
Joseph D’Errico (Professor Wei Qin, ENG – Electrical and Computer Engineering)
J D’Errico & W Qin. 2006. Constructing Portable Compiled Instruction-set Simulators — An ADL-driven Approach, IEEE/ACM Design Automation and Test in Europe. March 2006.
W Qin, J D’Errico & X Zhu. 2006. A Multiprocessing Approach to Accelerate Retargetable and Portable Dynamic-compiled Instruction-set Simulation, International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis. November 2006.
Daniel Dworkis (Professor Irving Bigio, ENG – Biomedical Engineering)
Schoener K, Dworkis D, Netoff T and Bigio IJ. 2006. Speckle Holography: a Noninvasive Technique for Imaging Nerve Activity. Technical Digest, OSA Topical Meetings, Biomedical Optics, ISBN 1-55752-807-1, March 19-22, 2006.
Jackie Jacobsen (Professor Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, ENG — Biomedical Engineering)
Kopco N, J Jacobsen, and BG Shinn-Cunningham (2006). “Effect of roving on spatial release from masking for amplitude-modulated noise stimuli,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119, 3295.
Katherine Jameson (Professor Dan Clemens, CAS Astronomy)
Clemens, Dan P., Pinnick, A., Pavel, M., Taylor, B., & Jameson, K. 2006, GPIPS: Season One, BAAS, 209, 172.23
Sigrid Nasser (Professor Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, ENG — Biomedical Engineering)
Shashanka M, S Nasser, and BG Shinn-Cunningham (2006). “The role of fundamental frequency in segregating and understanding a talker competing with another talker in a reverberant setting,” Mid-Winter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD, 5-9 February.
Erol Ozmeral (Professor Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, ENG — Biomedical Engineering)
Ozmeral E, V Best, and BG Shinn-Cunningham (2006). “Simple visual cues enhance the identification of target sounds in complex auditory scenes,” Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney, Australia, 31 January – 3 February.
Ozmeral E, V Best, and BG Shinn-Cunningham (2006). “Enhanced target identification in a complex auditory scene via visual cueing,” Mid-Winter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD, 5-9 February.
Erol Ozmeral, Priyanka Zutshi (Professor Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, ENG — Biomedical Engineering)
Ozmeral E, P Zutshi, V Best, and BG Shinn-Cunningham (2006). “Spectrotemporal structure influences spatial release from informational masking in reverberant settings,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120, 3126.
Ishan Patel (Professor Lawrence Ziegler, CAS – Chemistry)
IS Patel, W Ranjith Premasiri, DT Moir & LD Ziegler. 2006. Bacterial pathogen diagnosis via Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. NERM 2006 meeting in Binghamton, NY
Piro Lera (Professor Helen Barbas, CAS – Health Science)
Lera, P. and Barbas, H. (ICNS) 2006. Excitatory and inhibitory synaptic interactions from prefrontal areas in superior temporal auditory association cortex. Tenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems May17-20, 2006. (funded by UROP and NIH)
Renee Poulin (Professor Chantal Stern, CAS Psychology)
Melrose, R.J., Poulin, R.M., Boer, J.M., Courtney, M.G., & Stern, C.E. (2006) Reasoning ability and fronto-striatal circuitry in HIV. Abstract, International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, Boston, MA.
E.M. Reid (Professor James Traniello, CAS – Biology)
Traniello, J.F.A., Calleri, D.V., Reid, E.M., Vargo, E.L. and Rosengaus, R.B. 2006. Inbreeding, outbreeding and infection resistance in the termite Zootermopsis angusticollis. Proceedings of the XV Congress of the International Union of the Study of Social Insects, Washington, D. C. p.63.
Inna Ryvkin (Professor Catherine Caldwell-Harris, CAS – Psychology)
Ryvkin, I., Harris, C.L., Obler, L. 2006. L2 Sentence Processing in Noise. Rovereto Workshop on Bilingualism – Functional and Neural Perspectives.
Victoria Saccoccio (Professor Karen Warkentin, CAS – Biology)
I Gomez-Mestre, VL Saccoccio & KM Warkentin. 2006. The shape of things to come: linking larval plasticity to juvenile morphology in frogs. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Meetings, New Orleans, LA. PowerPoint presentation.
Sean Sarwar (Professor Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, ENG – Biomedical Engineering)
Ihlefeld A, S Sarwar, and BG Shinn-Cunningham (2006). “Spatial uncertainty reduces the benefit of spatial separation in selective and divided listening,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119, 3417.
Joshua Shiode (Professor Dan Clemens, CAS – Astronomy)
Shiode, J., Clemens, D. P., Janes, K. A., & Pinnick, A.. 2006, Missing Galactic PNe: [S III] Imaging Survey, in Planetary Nebulae in our Galaxy and Beyond, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, Symposium #234. Edited by Michael J. Barlow and Roberto H. Méndez. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.509-510.
Shiode, Joshua H., Clemens, D. P., Janes, K. A., Pinnick, A., & Taylor, B. 2006, Searching for the Missing Galactic Planetary Nebulae: A Pilot [S III] Imaging Survey, BAAS, 209, 156.10
Timothy Siok (Professor Karen Warkentin, CAS – Biology)
KM Warkentin, MS Caldwell, TD Siok, & JG McDaniel. 2006. Timing of vibration-cued hatching in red-eyed treefrogs: how much information is enough to assess predation risk? American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Meetings, New Orleans, LA. PowerPoint presentation.
Thomas Tomczyk (Professor Frank Naya, CAS – Biology)
F Naya, J Reynolds, T Tomczyk, and S McCalmon. 2006. New Directions in Biology and Disease of Skeletal Muscle, Poster Presentation, Irving/Dallas, TX, Title: Role of the MEF2-regulated gene myospryn in striated muscle.