Research Accomplishments by REU Students


Publications with REU Students as Co-authors

  • Ermi, T., Vallin, C., Robleto, E. 2015
    Gene expression and its role in stationary phase mutagenesis in Bacillus subtilis
    CUR Research Experience for Undergraduates Symposium
    doi: CUR REU Oct 2015
  • Tsourkas, P., Yost, D., Krohn, A., LeBlanc, L., Zhang, A., Stamereilers, C., and Amy P.S. 2015
    Complete genome sequences of nine phages capable of infecting Paenibacillus larvae, the causative agent of American Foulbrood disease of honeybees.
    Genome Announcements 3(5):e01120-15
    doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01120-15
  • LeBlanc L, Nezami, S, Yost, D, Tsourkas P, Amy PS. 2015
    Isolation and Characterization of a Phage Lysin Active Against Paenbacillus larvae, a Honeybee Pathogen.
    Bacteriophage 5(4) e1080787-1
    doi: 10.1080/21597081.2015.1080787
  • Ghorbani-Nezami S, LeBlanc L, Yost DG and Amy PS. 2015
    Phage Therapy is Effective in Protecting Honeybee Larvae from American Foulbrood Disease.
    Journal of Insect Science 15(1):84
    doi: 10.1093/jisesa/ievo51
  • Hedlund B, Murugapiran S, Alba T, Levy A, Dodsworth J,Goertz G, Ivanova N, Woyke T. 2015
    Uncultivated thermophiles: current status and spotlight on 'Aigarchaeota'.
    Current Opinion in Microbiolog. 25:136-145
    doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2015.06.008
  • Steiner, M.H., Hausrath, E. M., and Elwood Madden, M.E. 2015
    Dissolution of nontronite in brines and implications for habitable environments on Mars
    46th LPSC Abstract #2350
    doi: http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2015/pdf/2350.pdf
  • Timothy J. Saitta and Allen G. Gibbs. 2015
    Fecundity vs. Starvation Resistance: Resource Allocation in Starvation-Selected Drosophila
    56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference Abstract 338A
    doi: Genetics Society of America
  • Kate Porter, Amanda Prisbrey, Carmen Vallin and Eduardo A. Robleto. 2015
    The Role of Mfd in Oxidative Damage Repair
    59th Annual Wind River Conference on Prokaryotic Biology
    doi: http://sciences.unlv.edu/wriver/
  • Barikzi, Leeda, Cortez, Carla, Truong, Lina, Raftery, Laurel A. 2014
    A pilot screen for deficiencies that alter wing phenotypes from overexpression of a hyperactive Smad gene.
    55th Annual Drosophila Research Conference Poster #244B
    doi: Genetics Society of America
  • Steiner, M.H., Hausrath, E.M. and Schofield, R.E. 2014
    Dissolution of nontronite by high ionic strength brines and implications for habitable environments on Mars
    45th LPSC Abstract #1510
    doi: http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2014/pdf/1510.pdf
  • Tanya Prozorov, Teresa Perez-Gonzalez, Carmen Valverde-Tercedor, Concepcion Jimenez-Lopez, Africa Yebra , Andrè Körnig, Damien Faivre, Surya K. Mallapragada, Paul A. Howse, Dennis A. Bazylinski, and Ruslan Prozorov. 2014
    Manganese Incorporation into the Magnetosome Magnetite: Magnetic Signature of Doping
    European Journal of Mineralogy 26(3)
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0935-1221/2014/0026-2388
  • Dodsworth, Jeremy A., Jonathan Gevorkian, Fairuz Despujos, Jessica K. Cole, Senthil K. Murugapiran, Hong Ming, Wen-Jun Li, Gengxin Zhang, Alice Dohnalkova, and Brian P. Hedlund. 2014
    Thermoflexus hugenholtzii gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, microaerophilic, filamentous bacterium representing a novel class in the Chloroflexi, Thermoflexia classis nov., and description of Thermoflexaceae fam. nov. and Thermoflexales ord. nov.
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol Sep 2014 64 (Pt 9): 2119-2127
    doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.055855-0
  • Amanda A. Prisbrey, Carmen Vallin, John Creech, Holly A. Martin and Eduardo A. Robleto. 2014
    Development of competence leads to mutagenesis in stressed Bacillus subtilis cells
    58th Annual Wind River Conference on Prokaryotic Biology
    doi: http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2014/pdf/1510.pdf
  • Hedlund BP, Paraiso JJ, Williams MJ, Huang Q, Wei Y, Dijkstra P, Hungate BA, Dong H, Zhang CL. 2013
    Wide distribution of autochthonous branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (bGDGTs) in U.S. Great Basin hot springs
    Front. Microbiol. 4:222.
    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00222
  • Paraiso JJ, Williams AJ, Huang Q, Wei Y, Dijkstra P, Hungate BA, Dong H, Hedlund BP, Zhang CL. 2013
    The distribution and abundance of archaeal tetraether lipids in U.S. Great Basin hot springs.
    Front. Microbiol. 4:247.
    doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00247
  • Jessica K Cole, Joseph P Peacock, Jeremy A Dodsworth, Amanda J Williams, Daniel B Thompson, Hailiang Dong, Geng Wu and Brian P Hedlund. 2013
    Sediment microbial communities in Great Boiling Spring are controlled by temperature and distinct from water communities
    The ISME Journal (2013) 7, 718-729
    doi: 10.1038/ismej.2012.157
  • Jessica K. Cole, Brandon A. Gieler, Devon L. Heisler, Maryknoll M. Palisoc, Amanda J. Williams, Alice C. Dohnalkova, Hong Ming, Tian Tian Yu, Jeremy A. Dodsworth, Wen-Jun Li, and Brian Hedlund. 2013
    Kallotenue papyrolyticum gen. nov., sp. nov., a cellulolytic and filamentous thermophile isolated from Great Boiling Spring that represents a novel lineage (Kallotenuales ord. nov., Kallotenuaceae fam. nov.) within the class Chloroflexia
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 63:4675-4682
    doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.053348-0
  • M.H. Steiner, E.M. Hausrath and H.J. Sun. 2013
    Synthesis of potential phosphate mineral biosignatures under Mars-relevant conditions.
    44th LPSC Abstract #2761
    doi: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2013/pdf/2761.pdf
  • Edwards TA, Calica NA, Huang DA, Manoharan N, Hou W, Huang L, Panosyan H, Dong H, Hedlund BP. 2013
    Cultivation and characterization of thermophilic Nitrospira species from geothermal springs in the U.S. Great Basin, China, and Armenia.
    FEMS Microbiology Ecology 85:283
    doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12117
  • Murphy CN, Dodsworth JA, Babbitt AB, Hedlund BP. 2013
    Community microrespirometry and molecular analyses reveal a diverse energy economy in Great Boiling Spring and Sandy's Spring West in the U.S. Great Basin.
    Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79(10):3306
    doi: 10.1128/AEM.00139-13
  • Peacock JP, Cole JK, Murugapiran SK, Dodsworth JA, Fisher JC, Moser DP, Hedlund BP. 2013
    Pyrosequencing reveals high-temperature cellulolytic microbial consortia in Great Boiling Spring after in situ lignocellulose enrichment.
    PLoS One 8(3):e59927
    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059927
  • Eduardo Robleto, Holly A. Martin, Carmen Vallin, Mario Pedraza-Reyes and Ronald Yasbin. 2013
    Transcription-mediated mutagenic processes.
    Stress-Induced Mutagenesis, David Mittelman (ed), Springer, New York
    doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6280-4_3
  • Carmen Vallin, Holly Martin, Christian Ross and Eduardo Robleto. 2012
    Transcription Associated Mutagenesis in Stressed B. subtilis cells: The Role of Transcription Associated Stem-loopStructures
    56th Annual Wind River Conference on ProkaryoticBiology
    doi: http://sciences.unlv.edu/wriver/
  • Weiguo Hou, Shang Wang, Hailiang Dong, Hongchen Jiang, Brandon R. Briggs, Joseph P. Peacock, Qiuyuan Huang, Liuqin Huang, Geng Wu, Xiaoyang Zhi, Wenjun Li, Jeremy A. Dodsworth, Brian P. Hedlund, Chuanlun Zhang, Hilairy E. Hartnett, Paul Dijkstra, and Bruce A. Hungate. 2012
    A comprehensive census of microbial diversity in hot springs of Tengchong,Yunnan Province China using 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing
    PLoS ONE 8(1): e53350
    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053350
  • Susan O'Neill, Adhikari, A., Gautam, M. & Acharya, K. 2012
    Bacterial contamination due to point and nonpoint source pollution in a rapidly growing urban center in an arid region
    Urban Water Journal 10(6):411
    doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2012.750372
  • Lefèvre, C.T., Marian L. Schmidt, Nathan Viloria, D. Trubitsyn, D. Schüler, and D.A. Bazylinski . 2012
    Insight into the evolution of magnetotaxis in Magnetospirillum based on mam gene phylogenies
    Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(20):7238-7248
    doi: 10.1128/
  • Martin R. Schiller, Tian Mi, Jerlin Camilus Merlin, Sandeep Deverasetty, Michael R. Gryk, Travis J. Bill, Andrew W. Brooks, Logan Y. Lee, Viraj Rathnayake, Christian A. Ross, David P. Sargeant, Christy L. Strong, Paula Watts and Sanguthevar Rajasekaran. 2012
    Minimotif Miner 3.0: database expansion and significantly improved reduction of false-positive predictions from consensus sequences
    Nucl. Acids Res. 40(D1):D252-D260
    doi: 10.1093/nar/gkr1189
  • Christopher T. Lefèvre, Nathan Viloria, Marian L. Schmidt, Mihály Pósfai, Richard B. Frankel and Dennis A. Bazylinski. 2011
    Novel magnetite-producing magnetotactic bacteria belonging to the Gammaproteobacteria
    The ISME Journal 6:440-450
    doi: 10.1038/ismej.2011.97
  • Alphandéry, E., S. Faure, L. Raison, E. Duguet, P.A. Howse, and D.A. Bazylinski. 2011
    Heat production by bacterial magnetosomes exposed to an oscillating magnetic field
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115(1):18-22
    doi: 10.1021/jp104580t
  • Christopher T. Lefèvre, Fernanda Abreu, Marian L. Schmidt, Ulysses Lins, Richard B. Frankel, Brian P. Hedlund and Dennis A. Bazylinski. 2010
    Moderately thermophilic magnetotactic bacteria from hot springs in Nevada
    Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76(11):3740-3743
    doi: 10.1128/AEM.03018-09
  • Maria I. Castellanos, Dustin J. Harrison, Jennifer M. Smith, Stephanie K. Labahn, Karen M. Levy, and Helen J. Wing. 2009
    VirB alleviates H-NS repression of the icsP promoter in Shigella flexneri from sites over 1 kb upstream of the transcription start site
    J. Bacteriol. 191(12):4047-4050
    doi: 10.1128/JB.00313-09
  • Henry J. Sun, Vienna Saccomanno, Brian Hedlund, and Christopher P. McKay. 2009
    Stereo-specific glucose consumption may be used to distinguish between chemical and biological reactivity on Mars: a preliminary test on Earth
    Astrobiology 9(5):443-446
    doi: 10.1089/ast.2008.0315
  • Rachel Skinner, Brian P. Hedlund and Jeremy A. Dodsworth. 2008
    Genomic foundations of carbon fixation by bacteria living in hot springs
    94th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science
    doi: http://kyacademyofscience.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2008KASwebpdf.pdf
  • Patricia Sotolongo, Mark W. Silby and Eduardo A. Robleto. 2007
    Colonization of Desert Soil by Pseudomas fluorescens Strains Affected in Gene that are Expressed in a North East Soil
    2007 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
    doi: http://www.abrcms.org

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