School of Science Faculty Publications


Recent Scholarly Publications by Faculty in the School of Science (2023)


Bachofer, Steve (Chemistry), "Micelle formation of tetradecyltrimethylammonium X-benzoate surfactants: Benzoate counterion substituent effects," Bachofer, Steven J. in Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, 2023.

Jabbour, Rebecca (Biology), "Neanderthal child's maxilla from Baume Moula-Guercy (Soyons, Ardèche, France)," Richards, G. D., Jabbour, R. S., Guipert, G., & Defleur, A. in The Anatomical Record, 2023, 306(10), 2484–2513.

Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology), "Gamma secretase activity modulates BMP-7-induced dendritic growth in primary rat sympathetic neurons," Krystal Karunungan ['17 SMC Psychology-Neuroscience major], Rachel H. Garza ['19 SMC Biology major], Ana Cristina Grodzki, Megan Holt ['20 SMC Biology major], Pamela J. Lein, Vidya Chandrasekaran, in Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 2023, v. 247.

Rebecca Jabbour (Biology), "Endocranial anatomy of the Guercy 1 early Neanderthal from Baume Moula-Guercy (Soyons, Ardèche, France)," Richards, G. D., Jabbour, R. S., Guipert, G., & Defleur, A., in The Anatomical Record, 2023, 306(3),564–593.

Khameeka Kitt Hopper (Biology): "Using RNAi to Examine the Connection between Phenotype and Genotype in Caenorhabditis elegans to Enhance the Undergraduate Research Experience," Khameeka N. Kitt in The American Biology Teacher, 2023 85(2): 111-116.


Scholarly Publications (2022)

Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology): "Signaling Pathways Regulation Axogenesis and Dendritogenesis in Sympathetic Neurons," in T. Aslanidis, & C. Nouris (Eds.), Autonomic Nervous System - Special Interest Topics, 2022, IntechOpen.

Ellen Veomett (Mathematics): "Geography and Election Outcome Metric: An Introduction," Marion Campisi, Tommy Ratliff, Stephanie Somersille and Ellen Veomett, in Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy, 2022, Vol. 21. No. 3.

Michael Marchetti (Biology): "Taricha torosa (California newt) toxins and diet," Marchetti, M.P., Burciarelli, G.A., and Upton, C in Herpetological Review, 2022 53(4).

Rebecca Jabbour (Biology): "Neanderthal child's occipital from Baume Moula-Guercy (Soyons, Ardèche, France)," Richards, G. D., Jabbour, R. S., Guipert, G., & Defleur, A. in American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 2022 178(1), 69–88.

Michael P. Marchetti (Biology): "Trophic relationships in larval California newts (Taricha torosa)," Michael P. Marchetti, Kirsti Dunkel ['19 SMC Biology major], Charlotte Moxley ['19 SMC Biology major], in Western North American Naturalist, Vol. 82, Issue 1(7), 2022.

Steve Bachofer (Chemistry): "A Community Outreach Chemistry Lab Success in a Pandemic," Steven Bachofer and Marque Cass in Science Education & Civic Engagement: An International Journal, Winter 2022, Vol. 14, Issue 1


Scholarly Publications (2021)

Sonya Schuh (Biology): "Teratogenicity and toxicity of the new BPA alternative TMBPF, and BPA, BPS, and BPAF in chick embryonic development," Kristen G. Harnett ['20 SMC Biology/Dance double major], Lucy G. Moore [current SMC Biology major], Ashley Chin [current SMC Biochemistry major], Isabel C. Cohen ['21 SMC Health Science major], Rylee R. Lautrup ['21 SMC Biology major], Sonya M. Schuh in Current Research in Toxicology, 2021 (2) 399-410.

Ellen Veomett (Mathematics): "Beyond Pi and e: a Collection of Constants," James Grime, Kevin Knudson, Pamela Pierce, Ellen Veomett, and Glen Whitney in Math Horizons, 2021, Vol 29 (1).

Udayan Das (Computer Science): "#Domestic Violence Isn’t Stopping for Coronavirus …….”: Intimate Partner Violence Conversations on Twitter during the Early Days of the COVID-19 Pandemic," Abha Rai, Y Joon Choi, Soon Cho, Udayan Das, Juliana Tamayo, and Goutham M Menon, in Journal of Evidence-based Social Work, 2021.

Sonya Schuh (Biology): "Forget cleaning the house and doing the service, keep your sanity: one scientist's and mother's story of surviving the COVID-19 pandemic,"  Schuh, S.M. in ADVANCE Journal of Higher Education, 2021, 2 (3).

Elizabeth Valentin (Chemistry): "Diastereoselective Additions of Allylmagnesium Reagents to α-Substituted Ketones When Stereochemical Models Cannot Be Used," Nicole D. Bartolo, Krystyna M. Demkiw, Elizabeth M. Valentin, Chunhua T. Hu, Alya A. Arabi and K. A. Woerpel in The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2021, 86, 7203-7217.

Jessica Coyle (Biology): "Dissimilar biodiversity data sets yield congruent patterns and inference in lichens," Lendemer, J.C. and J.R. Coyle in Botany 99:55-67, 2021. This article was selected to be Editor's Choice and open access.

Keith H. Ogawa (Psychology): "Emotional Modulation of Frontal Alpha Asymmetry - a Novel Biomarker of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury," Venla Kuusinen, Jari Peräkylä, Lihua Sun, Keith H. Ogawa and Kaisa M. Hartikainen in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, July 2021.

James McCauley (Psychology): "Influence of siblings on adaptive behavior trajectories in autism spectrum disorder," Rosen, N. E., McCauley, J. B., & Lord, C. in Autism, June 2021.

Jim Pesavento (Biology/Biochemistry): "An Improved Top-Down Mass Spectrometry Characterization of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Histones and Their Post-translational Modifications," Sarah R. Rommelfanger, Mowei Zhou, Henna Shaghasi (Biochemistry '21), Shin-Cheng Tzeng, Bradley S. Evans, Ljiljana Paša-Tolić, James G. Umen, and James J. Pesavento in Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, June 2021. doi: 10.1021/jasms.1c00029

Andrew Conner (Math): "Classification and regularity of certain graded twisted tensor products," A. Conner, P. Goetz in Journal of Noncommutative Geometry,  Volume 15(1), 2021, pp. 41–78.

Sonya Schuh (Biology): "Cytotoxicity data of BPA alternatives TMBPF, BPAF, and BPS in female adult rat and human stem cells," Harnett KG ['20 SMC Biology/Dance double major], Chin A [current SMC Biochemistry major], Schuh SM, Data in Brief. May 2021, 37:107183. 10.1016/j.dib.2021.107183

Hiroko Nakano (Psychology) & Mari-Anne Rosario (Physics): "Experience Affects EEG Event-Related Synchronization in Dancers and Non-dancers While Listening to Preferred Music," Hiroko Nakano, Mari-Anne M. Rosario and Constanza de Dios ['12 SMC Psychology major] in Frontiers in Psychology, April 2021.

Ellen Veomett (Math): "Pandemic Polytope Project," Ellen Veomett in Math Horizons, 28:3, (February 2021), p. 5-7, 10.1080/10724117.2020.1850083

Rebecca Jabbour (Biology): "Neanderthal cranial remains from Baume Moula-Guercy (Soyons, Ardèche, France)," Richards GD, Guipert G, Jabbour RS, Defleur AR in American Journal of Physical Anthropology February 2021, 175:201–226. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.24256

Sonya Schuh (Biology): "BPA and BPA alternatives BPS, BPAF, and TMBPF, induce cytotoxicity and apoptosis in rat and human stem cells," Kristen G. Harnett ['20 SMC Biology/Dance double major], Ashley Chin [current SMC Biochemistry major], Sonya M. Schuh in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 216, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2021.112210

Sonya Schuh (Biology): "BPA, BPAF and TMBPF Alter Adipogenesis and Fat Accumulation in Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells, with Implications for Obesity," Isabel C. Cohen ['21 SMC Allied Health Science major, Biology minor], Emry R. Cohenour ['19 SMC Biochemistry major], Kristen G. Harnett ['20 SMC Biology/Dance double major] and Sonya Schuh in International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2021, 22, 5363.

Scholarly Publications (2020)

Michael Marchetti (Biology): " Life history variation in two populations of California Newt, Taricha torosa," Marchetti, M.P. and Hayes, A. in Western North American Naturalist 80(2):165-174.

Michael Marchetti (Biology): "Hawaii as a microcosm: advancing the science and practice of managing introduced and invasive species," Pejchar, L., C. A. Lepczyk, J.Fantle-Lepczyk, S. C. Hess, M. T. Johnson, C. R. Leopold, M. P. Marchetti, K.M. McClure, A. B. Shiels in BioScience 2020, 70(2)184-193.

Jessica Coyle (Biology): "A simulation study of the use of temporal occupancy for identifying core and transient species," Snell Taylor, S., J.R. Coyle, E.P. White, A.H. Hurlbert in PLOS ONE, 15, 2020.

Nekesha Williams (EES): "Sustainable Water Resources Management in Fire-Prone Landscapes: Taking a Closer Look at Contra Costa County, California," Nekesha Williams, Diana Garcia-Colmenarez ['20 SMC Environmental Science student] in American Water Resources Association, Vol 22(4), September 2020

Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology): "Culturing rat sympathetic neurons from embryonic superior cervical ganglia for morphological and proteomic analysis," Megan Holt, Brandon Adams, Vidya Chandrasekaran in JoVE Journal, September 27, 2020. [Note: Megan Holt '20 and Brandon Adams '20 were SMC biology students]

Rebecca Jabbour (Biology): "The Eemian: Global warming, ecosystem upheaval, demographic collapse and cannibalism at Moula-Guercy. A reply to Slimak and Nicholson (2020)," Defleur AR, Desclaux E, Jabbour RS, Richards GD Vol 117, May 2020 Journal of Archaeological Science 117:105113  10.1016/j.jas.2020.105113

James McCauley (Psychology): "Defining Positive Outcomes in More and Less Cognitively Able Autistic Adults," McCauley, J.B., Pickles, A., Huerta, M. and Lord, C. in Autism Research, 2020, 13: 1548-1560

James Pesavento (Biology): "Quick and facile preparation of histone proteins from the green microalga chlamydomonas reinhardtii and other photosynthetic organisms," Amanda L Wong, Nicholas N Totah, Anthony T Iavarone, and James J Pesavento in Methods, January 31, 2020. [Note: Amanda Wong '19 and Nick Totah '19 were SMC biochemistry students]

Mark Lingwood (Chemistry): "Probe Molecules for Pulsed-Field-Gradient Diffusion Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Experiments on Micelles," Mark D. Lingwood, Benjamin J. Schepergerdes, Deja-Monae T. Hermosillo, Jalissa N. Delgado, and Kaya P. Sanders in J Surfact Deterg (2020) 23: 319–325 [Note: with the exception of the primary author, the other 4 authors are current SMC students - Benjamin J. Schepergerdes, Biochemistry, Deja-Monae T. Hermosillo, Biology, Jalissa N. Delgado, Biochemistry and Kaya P. Sanders, Biochemistry]

Joel Burley (Chemistry): "The effect on an upwind non-attainment area on ozone in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains," Yates, E.L., Iraci, L.T., Tarnay, L.W., Burley, J.D., Parworth, C., Ryoo, J-M. in Atmospheric Environment 230, 117426 (2020).

Scholarly Publications (2019)

Ellen Veomett (Math): "Declination as a metric to detect partisan gerrymandering," Marion Campisi, Thomas Ratliff, Andrea Padilla, and Ellen Veomett in Election Law Journal, November 2019. [Note: Andrea Padilla was an SMC student]

Keith Garrison (Biology): "Setting up an undergraduate immunology lab: Resources and examples," Garrison, Keith and Gubbels Buff, Melanie R. in Frontiers in Immunology, August 2019.

Andrew Conner (Math): "Noncommutative Knörrer Periodicity and Noncommutative Kleinian Singularities," A. Conner, E. Kirkman, W.F. Moore, and C. Walton in Journal of Algebra 540 (2019) pp. 234-273.

Nekesha Williams (EES): "Visuals as a method of coastal environmental communications," Zeynep Altinay, Nekesha Williams in Ocean and Coastal Management, 178, May 2019.

Joel Burley (Chemistry): "Nitrogenous air pollutants and ozone exposure in central Sierra Nevada and White Mountains of California – distribution and evaluation of ecological risks," Bytnerowicz, A., Fenn, M. E., Cisneros, R., Schweizer, D., Burley, J., Schilling, S. L. in Science of the Total Environment March 2019 654:604-615

Sonya Schuh (Biology): "Links between age at menarche, antral follicle count and body mass index in African American and European American women," Schuh SM, Kadie, J, (former SMC student) Rosen MP, Sternfeld B, Reijo Pera RA, Cedars MI, in Fertility & Sterility, Vol. 111, No. 1, pp122-131, January 2019

Sonya Schuh (Biology): This article was selected as Editor's Choice Best Paper of the Year 2019. "Bisphenol A, Bisphenol AF, Di-n-butyl Phthalate, and 17-estradiol have shared and unique dose dependent effects on early embryo cleavage divisions and development in Xenopus laevis,” Arancio AL, Cole KD, Dominguez AR, Cohenour ER, Kadie J, Maloney WC, Cilliers C, Schuh SM," in Reproductive Toxicology, 84 (2019) pp65-74. (Note: all co-authors are former SMC students.)

Sonya Schuh (Biology): “Data demonstrating distinct embryonic developmental defects induced by bisphenol alternatives,” by Ashley L. Arancio, Emry R. Cohenour, Kyla D. Cole, Anyssa R. Dominguez, Julia Kadie, William Cooper Maloney, Chane Cilliers and Sonya M.Schuh, in Data in Brief, Volume 25, August 2019; (Note: all co-authors are former SMC students.)

Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology): “MicroRNAs are Necessary for BMP-7-induced Dendritic Growth in Cultured Rat Sympathetic Neurons,” by Kristina Pravoverov, Katherine Whiting, Slesha Thapa, Trevor Bushong, Karen Trang, Pamela J. Lein, and Vidya Chandrasekaran in  Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (2019). (Note: the first five authors are Saint Mary's undergraduate students).