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Recently Published Research by Biology Faculty


The Faculty in the TCNJ Biology Department are accomplished Teacher-Scholars, who not only teach in our classrooms and labs, but are also engaged in research, most often with student collaborators, which is then published in scholarly journals, or presented at scholarly meetings and conferences.

Here is a sampling of recent research publications by our faculty:

Wendy Clement:

Clement, W.L., M. Arakaki, P.W. Sweeney, E.J. Edwards, M.J. Donoghue. 2014. A chloroplast tree for Viburnum (Adoxaceae) and its implications for phylogenetic classification and character evolution. American Journal of Botany. 101(6): 1029-1049.

Gary Dickinson:

Dickinson GH, Matoo OB, Tourek RT, Sokolova IM, and Beniash E. 2013. Environmental salinity modulates the effects of elevated CO2 levels on juvenile hard shell clams, Mercenaria mercenariaJ. Experimental Biology. 216: 2607-2618.

Ivanina AV, Dickinson GH, Matoo OB, Bagwe R, Dickinson A, Beniash E, and Sokolova IM. 2013. Interactive effects of elevated temperature and CO2 levels on energy metabolism and biomineralization of marine bivalves Crassostrea virginica and Mercenaria mercenariaComparative Biochemistry & Physiology, Part A. 166: 101-111.

Curt Elderkin:

Inoue K., E.M. Monroe, C.L. Elderkin, and D.J. Berg. 2014. Phylogeographic and population genetic analyses reveal Pleistocene isolation followed by high gene flow in a wide ranging, but endangered, freshwater mussel. Heredity 112, 282–290

Donald Lovett:

Arnaldo, F.B., S.A. Owens, P. Konkalmatt, V.A.M. Villar, L.D. Asico, D.L. Lovett, I. Armando, P. A. Jose, and G.P. Concepcion.  2014.  D1-like dopamine receptors down-regulate Na+,K+-ATPase activity and increase cAMP production in the posterior gills of the blue crab Callinectes sapidus.  Am. J. Physiol.—Reg. Integr. Comp. Physiol. 307:(in press).

Sudhir Nayak:

Mubiru JN, Yang AS, Olsen C, Nayak S, Livi CB, Dick EJ Jr, Owston M, Garcia-Forey M, Shade RE, Rogers J. Analysis of prostate-specific antigen transcripts in chimpanzees, cynomolgus monkeys, baboons, and African green monkeys. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 14;9(4):e94522.

Marcia O’Connell:

O’Connell, M.L., Cavallo, W.C. Jr., and Firnberg, M. (2014) The Expression of CPEB Proteins is Sequentially Regulated During Zebrafish Oogenesis and Embryogenesis. Molecular Reproduction and Development Vol. 8:376-387

Matt Wund:

Schlichting, C. D., & Wund, M. A. (2014). Phenotypic plasticity and epigenetic marking: an assessment of evidence for genetic accommodation. Evolution, 68(3), 656-672.

Pecor, K., E. Lake and M. Wund. In press.  Optimal foraging by birds: feeder-based experiments for secondary and post-secondary students. American Biology Teacher.

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