Faculty Publications

Recent Publications by Faculty in the School of Science (2019)

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] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymeth.2020.01.019

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]   https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/elj.2019.0562

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2019.02027

Nekesha Williams (EES): "Visuals as a method of coastal environmental communications," Zeynep Altinay, Nekesha Williams in Ocean and Coastal Management, 178, May 2019.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.05.011

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, Rosen MP, Sternfeld B, Reijo Pera RA, Cedars MI, in Fertility & Sterility, Vol. 111, No. 1, pp122-131, January 2019 (student co-authors). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2018.09.007

Sonya Schuh (Biology): "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 (student co-authors). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reprotox.2018.12.005

Sonya Schuh (Biology): “Data demonstrating distinct embryonic developmental defects induced by bisphenol a 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; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104091

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). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10571-019-00688-2 (Note: the first five authors are Saint Mary's undergraduate students).

Recent Publications by Faculty in the School of Science (2018)

Keith Ogawa (Psychology): "Orbitofrontal Lesion Alters Brain Dynamics of Emotion-Attention and Emotion-Cognitive Control Interaction in Humans,"  Venla Kuusinen, Elena Cesnaite, Jari Peräkylä, Keith Ogawa, Kaisa Hartikainen in Front Hum Neurosci (2018). doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00437 

Brian Hill (Physics and Astronomy): “Lectures of Sidney Coleman on Quantum Field Theory,” published by World Scientific, edited by: Bryan Gin-ge Chen (Leiden University, Netherlands), David Derbes (University of Chicago, USA), David Griffiths (Reed College, USA), Brian Hill (Saint Mary's College of California, USA), Richard Sohn (Kronos, Inc., Lowell, USA) and Yuan-Sen Ting (Harvard University, USA); December, 2018; https://doi.org/10.1142/9371

Andrew Conner (Math): "The Koszul property for graded twisted tensor products," Andrew Conner and Peter Goetz, Journal of Algebra 2018, 513 pp. 50-90. doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalgebra.2018.07.030

Ellen Veomett (Math): "Efficiency gap, voter turnout, and the efficiency principle," Ellen Veomett, Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy, 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.1089/elj.2018.0488

Ellen Veomett (Math): "Does math help with addition," Ellen Veomett, Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, 2018 8(2) 149-153. doi: 10.5642/jhummath.201802.15

Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology): "Opportunities and challenges for using the zebrafish to study neuronal connectivity as an endpoint of developmental neurotoxicity," Miller GW, Chandrasekaran V, Yaghoobi B, Lein PJ, Neurotoxicology, 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuro.2018.04.016

Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology): “Regulation of Dendritogenesis in Sympathetic Neurons, Autonomic Nervous System,” by Vidya Chandrasekaran and Pamela J. Lein, in Autonomic Nervous System (Ed. Pavol Svorc ), November 5, 2018, published by Intech Open, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.80480. Available from: https://www.intechopen.com/books/autonomic-nervous-system/regulation-of-....

Michael Nathanson (Mathematics & Computer Science): "Optimal resource states for local state discrimination," by Somshubhro Bandyopadhyay, Saronath Halder, and Michael Nathanson, Physical Review A 97, 022314, 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.97.022314

James Pesavento (Biology): "How many human proteoforms are there?" by Ruedi Aebersold, Jeffrey N. Agar, I. Jonathon Amster, Mark S. Baker, Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Emily S. Boja, Catherine E. Costello, Benjamin F. Cravatt, Cahterine Fenselau, Benjamin A. Garcia, Ying Ge, Jeremy Gunawardena, Ronald C. Hendrickson, Paul J. Hergenrother, Christian G. Huber, Alexander R. Ivanov, Ole N. Jensen, Michael C. Jewett, Neil L. Kelleher, Laura L. Kieesling, Nevan J. Krogan, Martin R. Larsen, Joseph A. Loo, Rachel R. Ogorzalek Loo, Emma Lundberg, Michael J. MacCoss, Parag Mallick, Vamsi K. Mootha, Milan Mrksich, Tom W. Muir, Steven M. Patrie, James Pesavento, et al. Nature Chemical Biology, 2018, 14(206). doi: 10.1038/nchembio.2576

Recent Publications by Faculty in the School of Science (2017)

Jessica Coyle (Biology): “Bioclimatic factors at an intrabiome scale are more limiting than cyanobiont availability for the lichen‐forming genus Peltigera,” by Jade Lu, Nicolas Magain, Jolanta Miadlikowska, Jessica R. Coyle, Camille Truong, and François Lutzoni, American Journal of Botany, 12 July 2018; https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1119

Ellen Veomett (Math): "Brunn-Minkowski theory and Cauchy's surface area formula," Emmanuel Tsukerman and Ellen Veomett, The American Mathematical Monthly, 2017, 124(10). doi: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/amer.math.monthly.124.10.922

Keith Ogawa (Psychology): "Causal Evidence from Humans for the Role of Mediodorsal Nucleus of the Thalamus in Working Memory," by J., Sun, L., Lehtimäki, K., Peltola, J., Öhman, J., Möttönen, T., Ogawa, K. H., & Hartikainen, K. M.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2017, 29(12), 2090-2102. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01176

James Pesavento (Biology): "Characterization of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii core histones by top-down mass spectrometry reveals unique algae-specific variants and post-translational modifications," by Aliyya Khan, Carlo K. Eikani, Hana Khan, Anthony T. Iavarone, and James J. Pesavento.  Journal of Proteome Research, 2017 [Note: Aliyya Khan, Carlo K. Eikani and Hana Khan are former SMC students]  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jproteome.7b00780

Edward Boyda (Physics and Astronomy): "Deploying a quantum annealing processor to detect tree cover in aerial imagery of California," by Boyda E, Basu S, Ganguly S, Michaelis A, Mukhopadhyay S, Nemani RR (2017), PLoS ONE 12(2): doi: journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0172505

Douglas J. Long (Biology): “A new marine vertebrate assemblage from the Wilson Grove Formation at Bloomfield Quarry (late Miocene), Sonoma County, California,” by Smith, A.N., R.J. Boessenecker, D.J. Long, C. Powell II, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37:195 (2017)

Michael Nathanson (Math & Computer Science): “Operator structures and quantum one-way LOCC conditions,” by David W. Kribs, Comfort Mintah, Michael Nathanson, Rajesh Pereira, Journal of Mathematical Physics 58(9):092201(2017) doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5000845

Keith Ogawa (Psychology): "Immediate effects of vagus nerve stimulation on human cognition and emotion," by K. Holm, L. Sun, J. Peräkylä, J. Haapasalo, K. Lehtimäki, K.H. Ogawa, J. Peltola, K.M. Hartikainen, Brain Stimulation 10(2):518 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.brs.2017.01.512.

Keith Ogawa (Psychology): "Greater attention to relevant emotion due to orbitofrontal lesion," by Mäki-Marttunen, V., Kuusinen, V., Peräkylä, J., Ogawa, K. H., Brause, M., Brander. A., & Hartikainen K. M. Journal of Neurotrauma, 34(2): 400-413 (2017). doi: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/neu.2015.4390

Keith Ogawa (Psychology): "Vagus nerve stimulation improves working memory performance," by Lihua Sun, Jari Peräkylä, Katri Holm, Joonas Haapasalo, Kai Lehtimäki, Keith H. Ogawa, Jukka Peltola and Kaisa M. Hartikainen, Journal Of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (2017). doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13803395.2017.1285869

Elena Padrón (Psychology): "The practice of Curanderismo: A qualitative study from the perspectives of Curandera/os," by Hoskins, D. & Padrón, E., Journal of Latina/o Psychology (2017). doi: http://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2017-07256-001.pdf

Elena Padrón (Psychology): "Trauma type and posttraumatic stress disorder as predictors of parenting stress in trauma-exposed mothers," by Wilson, C., Padrón, E., & Samuelson, K.W., Violence and Victims, 32(1):141-158 (2017)

Elena Padrón (Psychology): "Maternal PTSD and children's adjustment: Parenting stress and emotional availability as proposed mediators," by Samuelson, K.W., Wilson, C., Padrón, E., Lee, S., Gavron, L., Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73(6): 693-706 (2017)

Elena Padrón (Psychology): Mesoamerican Curanderismo Literature Review." Cultura y Bienestar: MesoAmerican Based Healing and Mental Health Practice Based Evidence. Eds. Carrillo, R. & Martinez Saucedo, C. Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Publishing 2017

Kathryn Porter (Mathematics and Computer Science): "CSET Mathematics Prep Book with Practice Tests Online (5th ed.)," Piscataway, NJ: Research and Education Association (2017)

Mary True (Psychology): “Disorganized attachment in infancy: a review of the phenomenon and its implications for clinicians and policy-makers,” by Pehr Granqvist, L. Alan Sroufe, Mary Dozier, Erik Hesse, Miriam Steele, Marinus van Ijzendoorn, Judith Solomon, Carlo Schuengel, Pasco Fearon, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, Howard Steele, Jude Cassidy, Elizabeth Carlson, Sheri Madigan, Deborah Jacobvitz, Sarah Foster, Kazuko Behrens, Anne Rifkin-Graboi, Naomi Gribneau, Gottfried Spangler, Mary J Ward, Mary True, Susan Spieker, Sophie Reijman, Samantha Reisz, Anne Tharner, Frances Nkara, Ruth Goldwyn, June Sroufe, David Pederson, Deanne Pederson, Robert Weigand, Daniel Siegel, Nino Dazzi, Kristin Bernard, Peter Fonagy, Everett Waters, Sheree Toth, Dante Cicchetti, Charles H Zeanah, Karlen Lyons-Ruth, Mary Main & Robbie Dischinsky, Journal of Attachment & Human Development 19(6):534-558 (2017) doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/14616734.2017.1354040

Ellen Veomett (Mathematics): "A General Method to Determine Limiting Optimal Shapes for Edge-Isoperimetric Inequalities" with E. Tsukerman. The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 24(1) (2017), #P1.26, http://www.combinatorics.org/ojs/index.php/eljc/article/view/v24i1p26

Mark S. Barajas (Psychology): "Resilience in youth after motor vehicle accidents," Barajas, M.S. & Schechinger, H., Children and Youth: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Motor Vehicle Crashes, Nova Science Publishers. Hauppauge, NY. 2017.

Rebecca Jabbour (Biology): "Cranial growth in six-to eight-year-old humans: comparison of standard metric and 3D coordinate data," by Becker, D. E., Castellon-Hinkle, N. A., Cirillo, L. E., Jabbour, R. S., and Richards, G. D.,  Amerian Journal of Physical Anthropology, April, 2017, 62, 228-228.

Rebecca Jabber (Biology): “Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the FGFR3 gene: interpreting cranial, neural, and vascular changes in prehistoric cases of achondroplasia,” Lee, S. M. H., Apodaca, N. K., Jabbour, R. S., and Richards, G. D.,  American Journal of Physical Anthropology, April, 2017, 162, 32-332. 

Philip Leitner (Biology): “Diet of the mohave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus Mohavensis) in relation to season and rainfall,” Leitner, B. M. and Leitner, P., Western North American Naturalist, March, 2017, 77(1)1-13. 

Mark Lingwood (Chemistry): “Bottom-up fabrication of nanostructured bicontinuous and hexagonal ion-conducting polymer membranes,” Hernandez, J. J., Zhang, H., Chen, Y., Rosenthal, M., Lingwood, M. D., Goswami, M, Zhu, X. M., Moeller, M., Madsen, L. A., and Ivanov, D. A.  Macromolecules, July, 2017, 50(14), 5392- 5401. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02674.

Rainbow Rubin (Allied Health Science): “Maternal perchlorate exposure in pregnancy and altered birth outcomes,” Rubin, R., Pearl, M., Kharrazi, M., Blount, B. C., Miller, M. D., Pearce, E. N., Valentin-Blasini, L., DeLorenze, G., Liaw, J., Hoofnagle, A. N., Steinmaus, C., Environmental Research, June 2017, (158)72-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.05.030

Publications by Faculty in the School of Science (2016)

Kristen Beck (Mathematics and Computer Science): “Eventually linear partially complete resolutions over a local ring with m4=0,” Kristen A. Beck, in the Journal of Algebra and its Applications, Vol. 15, No. 03, April 2016.

James Berleman (Biology): “Exopolysaccharide microchannels direct bacterial motility and organize multicellular behavior,” by Berleman JE*, Zemla M, Remis JP, Liu H, Davis AE, Worth AN, West Z, Zhang A, Park H, Bosneaga E, van Leer B, Tsai W, Zusman DR, Auer M., in ISME J. 2016 May 6. PMID: 27152937 [Epub ahead of print] [Note: Sasha Worth and Zach West were SMC students]

James Berleman (Biology): “Preparation of Outer Membrane Vesicles from Myxococcus xanthus,” by Berleman JE, Marcin Zemla, Jonathan P Remis and Manfred Auer, in Bio-Protocol 6(2): e1716; 2016 Jan 20; http://www.bio-protocol.org/e1716.

James Berleman (Biology): “The predatory life cycle of Myxococcus xanthus,” by Keane R, Berleman JE*, in Microbiology 2016 Jan; 162(1):1-11. Epub 2015 Oct 30. PMID: 26518442. [Ryan Keane was an SMC student]

Joel Burley (Chemistry): “Air Quality at Devils Postpile National Monument, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA,” by Burley, J. D., Bytnerowicz, A., Buhler, M., Zielinska, B., Schweizer, D., Cisneros, R., Schilling, S., Chapman Varela, J., McDaniel, M., Horn, M., Dulen, D., Aerosol and Air Quality Research 16, pp. 2315-2332 (2016)

Joel Burley (Chemistry): “Impact of regional meteorology on ozone levels in the Lake Tahoe Basin Rayne,” by S., Gertler, A., Zielinska, B., Bytnerowicz, A., Burley, J., Kaplan., M., in Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, published online 19 July 2016.  DOI 10.1007/s00703-016-0471-z

Andrew Conner (Mathematics and Computer Science): "Periodic free resolutions from twisted matrix factorizations," by T. Cassidy, A. Conner, E. Kirkman, W.F. Moore, in the Journal of Algebra, Volume 455, June 2016, pp. 137-163.

Rebecca Jabbour (Biology): “Geographic variation in gorilla limb bones,” Jabbour, R. S. and Pearman, T. L., in the Journal of Human Evolution 95, pp 68-79; 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2016.03.008 [Tessa Pearman was an SMC student]

Douglas J. Long (Biology): “Notoraja martinezi sp. nov., a new species of deepwater skate and the first record of the genus Notoraja Ishiyama, 1958 (Rajiformes: Arhynchobatidae) from the eastern Pacific Ocean,” by Francisco J. Concha, David A. Ebert, & Douglas J. Long in Zootaxa 4098 (1): 179-190, April 2016.

Douglas J. Long (Biology): “Otospermophilus beecheyi (Rodentia: Sciuridae),” by Jennifer E. Smith, Douglas J. Long, Imani D. Russell,  Kate Lee Newcomb and Valeska D. Munoz, in Mammalian Species 48(939):91-108; 2016.

Michael Marchetti (Biology): “Predicting invasiveness of species in trade: climate match, trophic guild and fecundity influence establishment and impact of non‐native freshwater fishes,” Howeth, J.G., Gantz, C.A., Angermeier, P.L., Frimpong, E.A., Hoff, M.H., Keller, R.P., Mandrak, N.E., Marchetti, M.P., Olden, J.D., Romagosa, C.M. and Lodge, D.M., in Diversity and Distributions, 22(2), pp.148-160; 2016.

Michael Marchetti (Biology): “The conservation paradox of endangered and invasive species,” by M. P. Marchetti and T. Engstrom, in Conservation Biology, 2016.

Michael Nathanson (Mathematics and Computer Science): “Entanglement as a resource for local state discrimination in multipartite systems,” by Somshubhro Bandyopadhyay, Saronath Halder, and Michael Nathanson, in Phys. Rev. A 94, August 11, 2016; http://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevA.94.022311.

Keith Ogawa (Psychology): “Human brain reacts to transcranial extraocular light,” by Lihua Sun, Jari Peräkylä, Anselmi Kovalainen, Keith H. Ogawa, Pekka J. Karhunen, Kaisa M. Hartikainen (2016), in PLoS One 11(2): doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149525.

Keith Ogawa (Psychology): “Greater attention to relevant emotion due to orbitofrontal lesion,” by Mäki-Marttunen Verónica, Kuusinen Venla, Peräkylä Jari, Ogawa Keith H., Brause Maarja, Brander Antti, and Hartikainen Kaisa M., in Journal of Neurotrauma, October 2016, ahead of print. doi:10.1089/neu.2015.4390.

Caitlin Powel (Psychology): "Empirical Study: Mentorship as a Value Proposition (MVP)," by Sams, Doreen; Richards, Rosalie; Lewis, Robin; McMullen, Rebecca; Hammack, Jennifer; Bacnik, Larry; and Powell, Caitlin in International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol. 10: No. 2, Article 7 (2016).   Available at: https://doi.org/10.20429/ijsotl.2016.100207

Karen Ruff (Chemistry): “Singlet glycine riboswitches bind ligand as well as tandem riboswitches,” with Ayesha Muhammad, Phillip J. McCown, Ronald R. Breaker and Scott A. Strobel, in RNA, Published in Advance, September 22, 2016, doi:10.1261/rna.057935.116.

Krista Schendel Parker (Psychology): “Not Just Language: Persisting Lateralized Visuospatial Impairment after Left Hemisphere Stroke," by Schendel, K., Dronkers, N. & Turken, A., in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2016 Aug;22(7):695-704.  doi: 10.1017/S1355617716000515; Epub 2016 Jun 22.

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