A collection of faculty scholarship from the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Dominican University of California.

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Submissions from 2017

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A Variant PfCRT Isoform Can Contribute to Plasmodium falciparum Resistance to the First-Line Partner Drug Piperaquine, Satish K. Dhingra, Devasha Redhi, Jill M. Combrinck, Tomas Yeo, John Okombo, Philipp P. Henrich, Ann N. Cowell, Purva Gupta, Matthew L. Stegman, Jonathan M. Hoke, Roland A. Cooper, Elizabeth Winzeler, Sachel Mok, Timothy J. Egan, and David A. Fidock

Submissions from 2016

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Opsin Repertoire and Expression Patterns in Horseshoe Crabs: Evidence from the Genome of Limulus polyphemus (Arthropoda: Chelicerata), Barbara-Anne Battelle, Joseph F. Ryan, Karen E. Kempler, Spencer R. Saraf, Catherine E. Marten, Wesley C. Warren, Patrick J. Minx, Michael J. Montague, Pamela J. Green, Skye A. Schmidt, Lucinda Fulton, Nipam H. Patel, Meredith E. Protas, Richard K. Wilson, and Megan L. Porter

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Sign Learning Kink-based (SiLK) Quantum Monte Carlo for Molecular Systems, Xiaoyao Ma, Randall W. Hall, Frank Loffler, Karol Kowalski, Kiran Bhaskaran-Nair, Mark Jarrell, and Juana Moreno

Submissions from 2015

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A Transcriptomic Analysis of Cave, Surface, and Hybrid Isopod Crustaceans of the Species Asellus aquaticus, Bethany A. Stahl, Joshua B. Gross, Daniel I. Speiser, Todd H. Oakley, Nipham H. Patel, Douglas B. Gould, and Meredith E. Protas

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Impact of Antimalarial Treatment and Chemoprevention on the Drug Sensitivity of Malaria Parasites Isolated from Ugandan Children, Patrick Tumwebaze, Melissa D. Conrad, Andrew Walakira, Norbert LeClair, Oswald Byaruhanga, Christine Nakazibwe, Benjamin Kozak, Jessica Bloome, Jaffer Okiring, Abel Kakuru, Victor Bigira, James Kapisi, Jennifer Legac, Jiri Gut, Roland A. Cooper, Moses R. Kamya, Diane V. Havlir, Grant Dorsey, Bryan Greenhouse, Samuel L. Nsobya, and Philip J. Rosenthal

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Lack of Artemisinin Resistance in Plasmodium falciparum in Uganda Based on Parasitological and Molecular Assays, Roland A. Cooper, Melissa D. Conrad, Quentin D. Watson, Stephanie J. Huezo, Harriet Ninsiima, Patrick Tumwebaze, Samuel L. Nsobya, and Philip J. Rosenthal

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Lack of resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to dihydroartemisinin in Uganda based on parasitogolgical and molecular assays, Roland A. Cooper, Melissa D. Conrad, Quentin D. Watson, Stephanie J. Huezo, Harriet Ninsiima, Patrick Tumwebaze, Samuel L. Nsobya, and Philip J. Rosenthal

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Mutations in the Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter, PfCRT, enlarge the parasite's food vacuole and alter drug sensitivities, Serena Pulcini, Henry M. Staines, Andrew H. Lee, Sarah H. Shafik, Guillaume Bouyer, Catherine M. Moore, Daniel A. Daley, Matthew J. Hoke, Lindsey M. Altenhofen, Heather J. Painter, Jianbing Mu, David J. P. Ferguson, Manuel Llinas, Rowen E. Martin, David A. Fidock, Roland Cooper, and Sanjeev Krishna

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Resistance Inducers and Plant Growth Regulators Show only Limited and Transient Effects on Infection Rates, Growth Rates and Symptom Expression of Apple Trees Infected with ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma mali’, Silva Schmidt, Sanja Baric, Maya Massenz, Thomas Letschka, Valerie Vanas, Manfred Wolf, Christine Kerschbamer, Roland Zelger, and Wolfgang Schweigkofler

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The Sign Learning Kink (SiLK) based Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC), Xiaoyao Ma, Frank Loffler, Randall Hall, Karol kowalski, Mark Jarrell, and Juana Moreno

Submissions from 2014

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Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals (EPFRs). 3. Free versus Bound Hydroxyl Radicals in EPFR Aqueous Solutions, Lavrent Khachatryan, Cheri A. McFerrin, Randall W. Hall, and Barry Dellinger

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Perceived Benefits and Challenges of Interprofessional Education Based on a Multidisciplinary Faculty Member Survey, David Benjamin Lash, Mitchell J. Barnett, Nirali Parekh, Anita Shieh, Maggie Louie, and Terrill T-L. Tang

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Steaming Inactivates Phytophthora ramorum, Causal Agent of Sudden Oak Death and Ramorum Blight, from Infested Nursery Soils in California, Wolfgang Schweigkofler, Kathleen Kosta, Vernon Huffman, Supriya Sharma, Karen Suslow, and Sibdas Ghosh

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Using phylogenetically-informed annotation (PIA) to search for light-interacting genes in transcriptomes from non-model organisms, Daniel I. Speiser, M. Sabrina Pankey, Alexander K. Zaharoff, Barbara A. Battelle, Heather D. Bracken-Grissom, Jesse W. Breinholt, Seth M. Bybee, Thomas W. Cronin, Anders Garm, Annie R. Lindgren, Nipam H. Patel, Megan L. Porter, Meredith E. Protas, Anja S. Rivera, Jeanne M. Serb, Kirk S. Zigler, Keith A. Crandall, and Todd H. Oakley

Submissions from 2013

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Chronic Cadmium Exposure Stimulates SDF-1 Expression in an ERα Dependent Manner, Esmeralda Ponce, Natalie B. Aquino, and Maggie Louie

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Using Expression Profiling to Understand the Effects of Chronic Cadmium Exposure on MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells, Zelmina Lubovac-Pilav, Daniel M. Borras, Esmeralda Ponce, and Maggie Louie

Submissions from 2012

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Evolution and development in cave animals: from fish to crustaceans, Meredith E. Protas and William R. Jeffery

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Investigating the Antimalarial Action of 1,2,4-Trioxolanes with Fluorescent Chemical Probes, Carmony Hartwig, Erica Lauterwasser, Sumit Mahajan, Jonathan Hoke, Roland Cooper, and Adam Renslo

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Mutation in the Plasmodium falciparum CRT protein determines the stereospecific activity of antimalarial cinchona alkaloids, Carol E. Griffin, Jonathan M. Hoke, Upeka Samarakoon, Junhui Duan, Jianbing Mu, Michael T. Ferdig, David C. Warhurst, and Roland Cooper

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The Impact of Incorporating of Pharmacogenomics into the Pharmacy Curriculum on Student Interest, Natalya Vaksman, Mitchell Barnett, Leann Hakobyan, Ilya Kutcher, and Maggie Louie

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The Role of Cadmium and Nickel in Estrogen Receptor Signaling and Breast Cancer: Metalloestrogens or Not?, Natalie B. Aquino, Mary B. Sevigny, Jackielyn Sabangan, and Maggie C. Louie

Submissions from 2011

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Density Functional Calculation of the Structure and Electronic Properties of CunOn (n = 1−8) Clusters, Gyun-Tack Bae, Randall Hall, and Barry Dellinger

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Genetic basis of eye and pigment loss in the cave crustacean, Asellus aquaticus, Meredith E. Protas, Peter Trontelj, and Nipam H. Patel

Submissions from 2010

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Biodiversity of Planthoppers (Auchennorrhyncha) in Vineyards Infected With the Bois noir phytoplasma, Gernot Kunz, Christian Roschatt, and Wolfgang Schweigkofler

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Cadmium Promotes Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation by Potentiating the Interaction between ERα and c-Jun, Christina L. Siewit, Bridget Gengler, Esera Vegas, Rachel Puckett, and Maggie Louie

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Chloroquine Susceptibility and Reversibility in a Plasmodium falciparum Genetic Cross, Jigar J. Patel, Drew Thacker, Jon C. Tan, Perri Pleeter, Lisa Checkley, Joseph M. Gonzales, Bingbing Deng, Paul D. Roepe, Roland A. Cooper, and Michael T. Ferdig

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Estrogen Receptor Regulates E2F1 Expression to Mediate Tamoxifen Resistance, Maggie Louie, Ashley McClellan, Christina Swift, and Lauren Kawabata

Submissions from 2009

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Ab initio Study of the Formation and Degradation Reactions of Chlorinated Phenols, Cheri McFerrin, Randall Hall, and Barry Dellinger

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Accumulation of artemisinin trioxane derivatives within neutral lipids of Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites is endoperoxide-dependent, Carmony L. Hartwig, Andrew S. Rosenthal, John D'Angelo, Carol E. Griffin, Gary H. Posner, and Roland A. Cooper

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Knockdown of Parhyale Ultrabithorax recapitulates evolutionary changes in crustacean appendage morphology, Danielle M. Liubicich, Julia M. Serano, Anastasios Pavlopoulos, Zacharias Kontarakis, Meredith E. Protas, Elaine Kwan, Sandip Chatterjee, Khoa D. Tran, Michalis Averof, and Nipam H. Patel

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Microbial biodiversity associated with the walnut Juglans regia L. in South Tyrol (Italy), Ruth Pardatscher and Wolfgang Schweigkofler

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Occurrence of Stolbur phytoplasma in the vector Hyalesthes obsoletus, herbaceous host plants and grapevine in South Tyrol, J. Berger, W. Schweigkofler, C. Kerschbamer, C. Roschatt, J. Dalla Via, and S. Baric

Submissions from 2008

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Constructing Explicit Magnetic Analogies for the Dynamics of Glass Forming Liquids, Jacob D. Stevenson, Aleksandra M. Walczak, Randall W. Hall, and Peter G. Wolynes

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Genome-Wide Compensatory Changes Accompany DrugSelected Mutations in the Plasmodium falciparum crt Gene, Hongying Jiang, Jigar J. Patel, Ming Yi, Jianbing Mu, Jinhui Ding, Robert Stephens, Roland Cooper, Michael T. Ferdig, and Xin-zhuan Su

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Intermolecular Forces and the Glass Transition, Randall Hall and Peter Wolynes

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Reduced levels of calcium and other mineral elements in grapevine leaves affected by Bois noir (BN), Wolfgang Schweigkofler, Anna Cassar, and Elmar Stimpfl

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Synteny and candidate gene prediction using an anchored linkage map of Astyanax mexicanus, Joshua B. Gross, Meredith E. Protas, Melissa Conrad, Paul E. Scheid, Oriol Vidal, William R. Jeffery, Richard Borowsky, and Clifford J. Tabin

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Variation in Rates of Spore Deposition of Fusarium circinatum, the Causal Agent of Pine Pitch Canker, Over a 12-Month-Period at Two Locations in Northern California, M. Garbelotto, T. Smith, and W. Schweigkofler

Submissions from 2007

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Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of 10-N-Substituted Acridones as Novel Chemosensitizers in Plasmodium falciparum, Jane X. Kelly, Martin J. Smilkstein, Roland A. Cooper, Kristin D. Lane, Robert A. Johnson, Aaron Janowsky, Rozalia A. Dodean, Rolf Winter, and Michael Riscoe

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Detection of Panulirus argus Virus 1 in Caribbean spiny lobsters, Megan M. Montgomery-Fullerton, Roland Cooper, Kathryn M. Kauffman, Jeffrey D. Shields, and Robert E. Ratzlaff

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First Report of Fusarium circinatum, Causal Agent of Pitch Canker Disease, from the Roots of Mature Aleppo Pines in California, M. Garbelotto and W. Schweigkofler

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Patterns of Life: Integrating Mathematics with Science, Culture, and Art, Dian Calkins, James B. Cunningham, Foad Satterfield, Mietek Kolipinski, and Sibdas Ghosh

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Regressive Evolution in the Mexican Cave Tetra, Astyanax mexicanus, Meredith E. Protas, Melissa Conrad, Joshua B. Gross, Clifford Tabin, and Richard Borowsky

Submissions from 2006

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Detection of Panulirus argus Virus 1 (PaV1) in the Caribbean spiny lobster using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), Caiwen Li, Jeffrey D. Shields, Hamish J. Small, Kimberly S. Reece, Carmony L. Hartwig, Roland A. Cooper, and Robert E. Ratzlaff

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Direct Control of Cell Cycle Gene Expression by Proto-oncogene Product ACTR, and Its Autoregulation Underlies Its Transforming Activity, Maggie Louie, Alexey S. Revenko, June X. Zou, Jennifer Yao, and Hong-Wu Chen

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Formation and Stabilization of Persistent Free Radicals, Barry Dellinger, Slawomir Lomnicki, Lavrent Khachatryan, Zofia Maskos, Randall Hall, Julien Adounkpe, Cheri McFerrin, and Hieu Truong

Submissions from 2005

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Detection and quantification of Leptographium wageneri, the cause of black-stain root disease, from bark beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in Northern California using regular and Real-time PCR, Wolfgang Schweigkofler, William J. Otrosina, Sheri L. Smisth, Daniel R. Cluck, Kevin Maeda, Kabir G. Peay, and Matteo Garbelotto

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Divergence, Recombination and Retention of Functionality During Protein Evolution, Yanong O. Xu, Randall W. Hall, Richard A. Goldstein, and David D. Pollock

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Simulation of Electronic and Geometric Degrees of Freedom Using a kink-Based Path Integral Formulation: Application to Molecular Systems, Randall W. Hall

Submissions from 2004

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ACTR/AIB1 Functions as an E2F1 Coactivator To Promote Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation and Antiestrogen Resistance, Maggie C. Louie, June X. Zou, Alina Rabinovich, and Hong-Wu Chen