Recent Publications by Faculty in the School of Science (2015)

Kristen Beck (Mathematics and Computer Science): “Eventually linear partially complete resolutions over a local ring with m4=0,” will appear in the Journal of Algebra and its Applications (2015).

Kristen Beck (Mathematics and Computer Science): “Augmented generalized happy functions,” with B. Baker Swart, S. Crook, C. Eubanks-Turner, H. G. Grundman, M. Mei, and L. Zack, to appear in the Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics.

Kristen Beck (Mathematics and Computer Science): “On Coloring Box Graphs” with E. Hogan, J. O’Rourke, and C. Traub, in Discrete Mathematics, Vol 338, Issue 2 (2015), p 209-216.

Carla Bossard (Biology): “New patterns of establishment and growth of Picea, Abies and Betula tree species in subalpine forest gaps of Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve, Sichuan, southwestern China in a changing environment,” with Yutao Cao, Jiayuan Wang, Ashley Rose, Ya Tang,  in Forest Ecology and Management,  Available online 9 September 2015; doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2015.07.032. [Note: Ashley Rose was a Saint Mary’s student].

Edward Boyda (Physics and Astronomy): “A Semiautomated Probabilistic Framework for Tree-Cover Delineation from 1- m NAIP Imagery Using A High-Performance Computing Architecture,” with S. Basu, et al., in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 53:10, 5690 (2015). 

Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology): “Drosophila Muller F Elements Maintain a Distinct Set of Genomic Properties Over 40 Million Years of Evolution,” with Wilson Leung (primary author) and Participating Students and Faulty of the Genomics Education Partnership, in G3 vol. 5 no. 5; 719-740, May 1, 2015.  [Note: the author list includes the following Saint Mary’s students: Christopher Beck, Kristen R. Hatfield, Douglas A. Herrick, Christopher B. Khoury, Charlotte Lea, Christopher A. Louie, Shannon M. Lowell, Thomas J. Reynolds, Jeanine Schibler, Alexandra H. Scoma, Maxwell T. Smith-Gee, Sarah Tubert]

Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology): “Reactive oxygen species are involved in BMP-induced dendritic growth in cultured rat sympathetic neurons,” with Lea C, Sosa JC, Higgins D, in Mol Cell Neurosci. 2015 Jul; 67:116-25; doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2015.06.007; Epub 2015 Jun 14. [Note: Charlotte Lea and Jose Carlo Sosa were Saint Mary’s Students]

Andrew Conner (Mathematics and Computer Science): “Some non-Koszul algebras from rational homotopy theory,” with P. Goetz, in the Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society (2015) 47 (3): 473-482; doi: 10.1112/blms/bdv019.

Douglas Long (Biology): “A new clade of putative plankton-feeding sharks from the Upper Cretaceous of Russia and the United States,” with Shimada K,  Popov EV, Siversson M, and Welton B, in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35(5), 13 pp. (2015); DOI:10.1080/02724634.2015.981335.  See story from National Geographic:

Douglas Long (Biology) “Etmopterus benchleyi, new species of the deep-sea lantern shark (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes, Etmopteridae) from the eastern central Pacific,” with Vasquez, V, and Ebert DA., to appear in the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 17:1-8 (2015).

Douglas Long (Biology) “Redescription of Hydrolagus africanus (Gilchrist, 1922) (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae), with a review of Southern African chimaeroids and a key to their identification,” with Walovich KA, Ebert DA, and Didier DA., to appear in the African Journal of Marine Science 37(2):157-165 (2015).

Michael Marchetti (Biology): “Freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity,” with Hitt, N. P., L. K. Bonneau, K. and V. Jayachandran, in Lessons in Conservation 5: pp5-16, January, 2015.

Michael Marchetti (Biology): “Employing stable isotopes to investigate the impacts of invasive species on Hawaiian stream food webs,” with Layhee, M., S. Chandra, and D. Pickard, in Pacific Conservation Biology 20(3), pp 252-270 (2015).

Michael Marchetti (Biology): “Non-Indigenous Fishes and their Role in Freshwater Fish Imperilment ,” with Vander Zanden M. J. and N. W. R. Lapointe,  in Conservation of Freshwater Fishes, Cambridge University Press, Gerard P Closs, Martin Krkosek, and Julian D Olden (Editors), 586 pp., 2015.

Kit Ng (Biology): “Characterizing blood-brain barrier perturbations after exposure to human triglyceride-rich lipoproteins lipolysis products at 7 Tesla in rat model,” with Anderson S., Mayo, P.M., Aung H.H., Walton J.H., and Rutledge J.C., to be published in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2015)

Kit Ng (Biology): “HDL-Apolipoprotein A-I Exchange is Independently Associated with HDL Cholesterol Efflux Capacity,” with Borja M.S., Irwin A., Hong J., Wu X., Isquith D., Zhou X., Prazen B., Gildengorin V., Oda M.N., and Vaisar T., in  Journal of Lipid Research (August 7, 2015); doi: 10.1194/jlr.M059865.

Kit Ng (Biology): “MRI measurement of blood-brain barrier transport with a rapid acquisition refocused echo (RARE) method,” with Walton J.H., Anderson S.E., and Rutledge J.C., in  Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (2015 May 19) pii: S0006-291X(15)00948-1; doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.05.034.

Jim Pesavento (Biology): “Cdc45 (cell division cycle protein 45) guards the gate of the Eukaryote Replisome helicase stabilizing leading strand engagement,” with Tatjana Petojevic, Alessandro Costa, Jingdan Liang, Zhijun Wang, James M. Berger and Michael R. Botchan, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 112 no. 3, pp249-258 (2015).

Chris Ray (Physics and Astronomy): “Amplitude and Dilation Compensation of the SAR Altimeter Backscattered Power,” with M. Roca, M., C. Martin-Puig, R. Escola, A. Garcia, in IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters (2015); DOI (identifier) 10.1109/LGRS.2015.2485119.

Alys Thomas (Environmental and Earth Science): “A GRACE-based water storage deficit approach for hydrological drought characterization,” with J. T. Reager, J. S. Famiglietti, and M. Rodell, in Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 1537–1545 (2015); doi:10.1002/2014GL059323.

Ellen Veomett (Mathematics and Computer Science):“On Coloring Box Graphs,” with E. Hogan, J. O’Rourke, and C. Traub, in Discrete Mathematics, Vol 338, Issue 2 (2015), p 209-216.

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