PREP Scholar Publications

Publication in peer-reviewed journals is a very important part of research training. Publications by PREP Scholars over the past five years are listed below. The names of scholar authors are in bold font.


Biwer LA, Lu Q, Ibarrola J, Stepanian A, Man JJ, Carvajal BV, Camarda ND, Zsengeller Z, Skurnik G, Seely EW, Ananth Karumanchi S, Jaffe IZ.2023. Smooth muscle mineralocorticoid receptor promotes hypertension after preeclampsia. Circ Res. Feb 23. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.122.321228. Abstract


Mithila F, Schwake C, Fang C, Merrill-Skoloff G, Covic L, Fritz DI, Hanada T, Flaumenhaft R, Chishti AH. 2022. Calpain-1 inhibition attenuates in vivo thrombosis in a humanized model of sickle cell disease. Thromb Res. Feb 4;211:123-126. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2022.01.029. Abstract


Bai J, Dai Y, Farinha A, Tang AY, Syal S, Vargas-Cuebas G, van Opijnen T, Isberg RR, Geisinger E. 2021. Essential gene analysis in Acinetobacter baumannii by high-density transposon mutagenesis and CRISPR interference. J Bacteriol. 29:JB.00565-20. doi: 10.1128/JB.00565-20. Abstract


Das DK, Bulow U, Diehl WE, Durham ND, Senjobe F, Chandran K, Luban J, Munro JB. 2020. Conformational changes in the Ebola virus membrane fusion machine induced by pH, Ca2+, and receptor binding. PLoS Biol. 18(2):e3000626. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000626. Abstract

Durham ND, Howard AR, Govindan R, Senjobe F, Fels JM, Diehl WE, Luban J, Chandran K, Munro JB. 2020. Real-time analysis of individual Ebola virus glycoproteins reveals pre-fusion, entry-relevant conformational dynamics. Viruses. 12(1). pii: E103. doi: 10.3390/v12010103. Abstract

Shoneye T, Orrego AT, Jarvis R, Men Y, Chiang MSR, Yang Y. 2020. Differential proliferation and maturation of subcortical astrocytes during postnatal development. Front Neurosci. 14: 435. Abstract


Bagley J, Williams L, Hyde M, Birriel CR, Iacomini J. 2019. Hyperlipidemia and allograft rejection. Curr Transplant Rep. 6: 90-98. Abstract

Geisinger E, Vargas-Cuebas G, Mortman NJ, Syal S, Dai Y, Wainwright EL, Lazinski D, Wood S, Zhu Z, Anthony J, van Opijnen T, Isberg RR. 2019. The landscape of phenotypic and transcriptional responses to diprofloxacin in Acinetobacter baumannii: Acquired resistance alleles modulate drug-induced SOS response and prophage replication. MBio 10:(3) pii: e01127-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01127-19. Abstract

Singh GM, Becquart NCruz M, Acevedo A, Mozaffarian D, Naumova EN. 2019. Spatiotemporal and demographic trends and disparities in cardiovascular disease among older adults in the US based on 181 million hospitalization records. J Am Heart Assoc. 8:e012727. Abstract


Becquart NA, Naumova EN, Singh G, Chui KKH. 2018. Cardiovascular disease hospitalizations in Louisiana parishes’ elderly before, during and after Hurricane Katrina. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 16. pii: E74. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16010074.. Abstract

Alarcon Falconi TM, Cruz MS, Naumova EN. 2018. The shift in seasonality of legionellosis in the USA. Epidemiol Infect. 146: 1824-1833. Abstract

Diaz O, Sayer C, Popham D, Shen A. 2018. Clostridium difficile lipoprotein GerS is required for cortex modification and thus spore germination. mSphere. 3: 2379-5042. Abstract

Kalantari P, Morales Y, Miller EA, Jaramillo LD, Ponichtera HE, Wuethrich MA, Cheong C, Seminario MC, Russo JM, Bunnell SC, Stadecker MJ. 2018. CD209a synergizes with dectin-2 and mincle to drive severe Th17 cell-mediated schistosome egg-induced immunopathology. Cell Rep 22: 1288-1300. Abstract


Cruz MS, AlarconFalconi TM, Hartwick MA, Venkat A, Ehrlich HY, Anandan S, Ward HD, Veeraraghavan B, Naumova EN.  2017. From hospitalization records to surveillance: The use of local patient profiles to characterize cholera in Vellore, India. PLoS One. 12: e0182642. Abstract

McDonald G, Medina CO, Pilichowska M, Kearney JF, Shinkura R, Selsing E, Wortis HH, Honjo T, Imanishi-Kari T. 2017. Accelerated systemic autoimmunity in the absence of somatic hypermutation in 564Igi: A mouse model of systemic lupus with knocked-in heavy and light chain genes. Front Immunol. 8: 1094. Abstract

McGinty RJ, Puleo F, Aksenova AY, Hisey JA, Shishkin AA, Pearson EL, Wang ET, Housman DE, Moore C, Mirkin SM. 2017. A defective mRNA cleavage and polyadenylation complex facilitates expansions of transcribed (GAA)n repeats associated with Friedreich's Ataxia. Cell Rep. 20: 2490-2500. Abstract

Morel L, Chiang MSR, Higashimori H, Shoneye T, Iyer LK, Yelick J, Tai A, Yang Y. 2017. Molecular and functional properties of regional astrocytes in the adult brain. J Neurosci. 37: 8706-8717. Abstract

Nwankwo JO, Gremmel T, Gerrits AJ, Mithila FJ, Warburton RR, Hill NS, Lu Y, Richey LJ, Jakubowski JA, Frelinger AL 3rd, Chishti AH. 2017. Calpain-1 regulates platelet function in a humanized mouse model of sickle cell disease. Thromb Res. 160:58-65. Abstract


Higashimori H, Schin CS, Chiang MS, Morel L, Shoneye TA, Nelson DL, Yang Y. 2016. Selective deletion of astroglial FMRP dysregulates glutamate transporter GLT1 and contributes to Fragile X Syndrome phenotypes in vivo. J Neurosci. 36: 7079-7094. Abstract

Liang L, Stone RC, Stojadinovic O, Ramirez H, Pastar I, Maione AG, Smith A, Yanez V, Veves A, Kirsner RS, Garlick JA, Tomic-Canic M. 2016. Integrative analysis of miRNA and mRNA paired expression profiling of primary fibroblast derived from diabetic foot ulcers reveals multiple impaired cellular functions. Wound Repair Regen. 24: 943-953. Abstract

Maione AG, Smith A, Kashpur O, Yanez V, Knight E, Mooney DJ, Veves A, Tomic-Canic M, Garlick JA. 2016. Altered ECM deposition by diabetic foot ulcer-derived fibroblasts implicates fibronectin in chronic wound repair. Wound Repair Regen. 24: 630-643. Abstract

Rivas HG, Schmaling SK, Gaglia MM. 2016. Shutoff of host gene expression in influenza A virus and herpesviruses: Similar mechanisms and common themes. Viruses. 8: 102. Abstract


Smit E, Wanke C, Dong K, Grotheer A, Hansen S, Skinner S, Tang AM. 2015. Frailty, food insecurity, and nutritional status in people living with HIV. J Frailty Aging. 4: 191-197. Abstract

Uzturk BG, Jin SX, Rubin B, Bartolome C, Feig LA. 2015. RasGRF1 regulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis specifically in early-adolescent female mice. J Endocrinol. 227: 1-12. Abstract