Rhode Island IDeA Network for Excellence in Biomedical Research

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Adediron, S., *Williams Jr., J.C. 2008. Arylphosphonium salts conjugated to polypeptides. Northeast Regional Sigma Xi Student Poster Conference, Ithaca, NY, April 29.

Ahmadibeni, Y., Parang, K. 2008. Synthesis and evaluation of dendrimer modified oligodeoxynucleotides containing beta-triphosphotriester internucleotide bridges. 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 17-21.

Akhlaghi, F., Chitnis, S.D., Mendonza, A.E., Patel, C.G., Gohh, R.Y. 2008. Effect of diabetes mellitus on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of immunosuppressive agents: Ciclosporin, tacrolimus and mycophenolic acid. EHRLICH II, 2nd World Conference on Magic Bullets, Nürnberg, Germany, October 3-5.

*Albanese, A., *Merson, R.R. 2008. Beta-actin, the skeleton in the closet: Cloning of beta-actin in little skate (Leucoraja erinacea) for use as a housekeeping gene in quantitative real-time PCR. Rhode Island Research Alliance Symposium, Providence, RI, June 3.

*Albanese, A., *Merson R.R. 2008. Beta-actin, the skeleton in the closet: Cloning of beta-actin in little skate (Leucoraja erinacea) for use as a housekeeping gene in quantitative real-time PCR. Sigma Xi Symposium, Providence, RI, May 2.

*Albanese, A., *Merson, R.R. 2008. Environmental induction of cytochrome P450 1A (CYP1A) expression in little skate, Leucoraja erinacea. 3rd Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Albanese, A., *Merson, R.R. 2008. Quantification of cytochrome P4501A (CYP1A) mRNA expression in little skate (Leucoraja erinacea). Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution-Rhode Island College Joint Laboratory Meeting, Woods Hole, MA, August 7.

*Almeida, K.H., *Merson, R.R., *Spinette, S.M. 2008. Rhode Island College efforts to expand faculty mentored research. Council on Undergraduate Research National Conference, St. Cloud, MN, June 21-24.

*Amrich, C.G., Bliss, J.E., *Marston, M.F. 2008. Assessment of cyanophage diversity in coastal waters using pulsed field gel electrophoresis and multiple molecular markers. 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 2-7.

*Anderson, L., *Hamel, L.D., *Hodgson, A., *Stoner, M.A. 2008. A ligand of the peripheral benzodiazepine receptor (PBR) activates also the farnesoid x receptor (FXR). Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology Fall Meeting, Shrewsbury, MA, October 24.

*Bennett, D., *Burke, L., *Williams Jr., J.C. 2008. Synthesis and dervitization of tamoxifen analogues. Northeast Regional Sigma Xi Student Poster Conference, Ithaca, NY, April 29.

Bergeron, K., Chekaluk, Y., Falcao, P., Murphy, E., *Almeida, K. 2008. Bloom Syndrome Protein: A Study of Protein Partnerships, Biology New England South Meeting, Roger Williams University, RI, December 4.

*Bergeron, K.L., *Chekaluk, Y.I., *Falcao, P.B., *Murphy, E.L., *Almeida K.H. 2008. Bloom syndrome protein: A study of protein partnerships. 3rd Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Bergeron, K.L., *Chekaluk, Y.I., *Falcao, P.B., *Murphy, E.L., *Almeida K.H. 2008. Bloom syndrome protein: A study of protein partnerships. 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington D.C., August 6-8.

*Byrne, M., *Shakarian, A.M. 2008. Determining the copy number of LdLIP3 transcripts in Leishmania promastigotes using real-time PCR. New England Association of Parasitologists 8th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 18.

*Byrne, M., *Shakarian, A.M. 2008. Determining the copy number of LdLIP3 transcripts using real-time RT- PCR. 3rd Annual BioNES Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Cao, C., Dragoi, A., Lu, S., Sowa, A., *Kivlin, R., Amaral, A., Hu, G., Chu, W., Di, W., *Wan, Y. 2008. Priming with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor and EGF sensitizes ovarian cancer cells to respond to chemotherapeutical drugs. Experimental Biology 2008, San Diego, CA, April 5-9.

Cao, C., Dragoi, A., *Song, X., Amaral, A., Sowa, A., Lu, S., Chu, W., Kouttab, N., Guan, K., Xu, A., *Wan, Y. 2008. mTOR activation protects against UVB-induced cell death in cultured keratinocytes and dendritic cells. Experimental Biology 2008, San Diego, CA, April 5-9.

Cao, C., Lu, S., *Kivlin, R., Amaral, A., *Song, X., Xu, A., Bi, Z., Chu, W., Kouttab, N., Guan, K., *Wan, Y. 2008. mTOR activation protects against UVB-induced cell death in cultured skin keratinocytes and dendritic cells. Annual Meeting of Society of Investigative Dermatology, Kyoto, Japan, May 11-14.

Cao, C., Lu, S., *Kivlin, R., Amaral, A., *Song, X., Xu, A., Bi, Z., Chu, W., Kouttab, N., *Wan, Y. 2008. UV and H2O2 activate AMPK cell signaling pathway in cultured human skin keratinocytes. Annual Meeting of Society of Investigative Dermatology, Kyoto, Japan, May 11-14.

*Cao, Y., *Austriaco, N. 2008. Characterizing the responses of different cell types of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to ethanol-induced program cell death. 3rd Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Chen, J., *Shaikh, Z.A. 2008. Role of Nrf2 in protection against cadmium-induced apoptosis in kidney cells. Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology Fall Meeting, Shrewsbury, MA, October 24.

Chen, W., Bi, Z., Kang, J., Yang, B., Li Y., Xia, J., Sun, W., *Wan, Y. 2008. p53-related apoptosis resistance and tumor suppression activity in UVB-induced premature senescent human skin fibroblasts. Annual Meeting of Society of Investigative Dermatology, Kyoto, Japan, May 11-14.

*Cheng, Q.Q., Aleksunes, L.M., Manautou, J.E., Cherrington, N.J., Maher, J., Yamamoto, M., Klaassen, C.D., *Slitt, A.L. 2008. Expression of drug metabolizing enzymes and hepatic transporters in mice with hepatocyte-specific deletion of the Keap1 gene. Society of Toxicology 48th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, March 16-20.

*Chin, L., *Williams Jr., J.C. 2008. Toxic compounds from green chemistry. Northeast Regional Sigma Xi Student Poster Conference, Ithaca, NY, April 29.

Cordiero, B., *Spinette, S. 2008. Expression and purification of catalytically active human Ufd2a isoforms in yeast. 3rd Annual BioNES Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Critton, D.A, Tortajada, A., Peti, W., Page, R. 2008. Structural basis of substrate recognition by HePTP. FASEB Protein Phosphatase Meeting, Snowmass, CO, July 13-18.

Critton, D.A, Tortajada, A., Peti, W., Page, R. 2008. Structural basis of substrate recognition by HePTP. XXI Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, Osaka, Japan, August 23-31.

Critton, D.A, Tortajada, A., Stetson, G., Page, R. 2008. Structural basis of substrate recognition by HePTP. American Crystallographic Association Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN, May 31-June 5.

Cuoto, E. *Williams Jr., J.C. 2008. Arylimines’ synthesis and modification by phase-transfer catalysis to prepare estrogen receptor modulators. Northeast Regional Sigma Xi Student Poster Conference, Ithaca, NY, April 29.

*DeBoef, B. 2008. Oxidant-controlled regioselectivity in the oxidative arylation of indoles. American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philladelphia, PA, August 17-21.

Delpico, M., *Solares, J., Mammen, A., Mahoney, J.A., *Spinette, S. 2008. Inhibition of specific alternative splice form expression of Ufd2a in differentiating myoblasts. 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington, DC, August 6-8.

*DiLorenzo, J., *Byrne, M., *Shakarian, A.M. 2008. Cloning and sequencing of the beta (β) tubulin gene encoded in the human pathogen Leishmania donovani. 3rd Annual BioNES Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Dodson, B., McEwan, B., *Shakarian, A.M. 2008. Identification and characterization of the gene encoding a secretory lipase in the human pathogen Leishmania donovani. 2nd Biennial IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington, D.C., August 6-8.

*Dodson, B., *Shakarian, A.M. 2008. Detection and hybridization of the secretory lipase gene LdLIP3 in Leishmania tarentolae. 3rd Annual BioNES Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Dodson, B., *Shakarian, A.M. 2008. Identification and characterization of the gene encoding a secretory lipase in the human pathogen Leishmania donovani. New England Association of Parasitologists 8th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Oct 18.

Dosunmu, R.S., Zawia, N.H. 2008. Alzheimer’s disease biomarker, amyloid-beta, in the blood and brain of developmentally Pb-exposed mice. Society of Toxicology 48th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, March 16-20.

*Espinosa A. 2008. Could iron sequestration be used to treat amebiasis? The New England Association of Parasitologists 11th Meeting, New Grafton, MA, October 18.

*Espinosa, A., *Perdrizet, G., Paz-y-Miño C.G., Lanfranchi, R. 2008. Iron starvation as potential treatment for amebiasis. Gordon Research Conference on Biology of Host-Parasite Interactions, Newport, RI, June 22-27.

*Espinosa, A., Rowley, D., Perdrizet, G., Paz-y-Miño C., G., Phay, M. Von Riesen, D., Socha, A. 2008. Broad strategies to find alternative antiamebic treatments. 57th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 11-14.

*Feeley, E., *Austriaco, N. 2008. Screening for Bax inhibitor-1 (Bxi1p) interacting proteins using the yeast two-hybrid system. Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, Washington, DC, November 20-23.

*Gadbois, N., *Kankash, S., Jenny, M., *Spinette, S. 2008. Three novel alternative splice forms of Ufd2a are conserved in zebrafish. 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington, DC, August 6-8.

*Ganim, C., *Byrne, M., *Shakarian, A.M. 2008. A biochemical characterization of recombinant lipases secreted by Leishmania. 2nd Biennial IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington, D.C., August 6-8.

*Ganim, C., *Shakarian, A.M. 2008. A biochemical characterization of lipases secreted by Leishmania. New England Association of Parasitologists 8th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 18.

*Ganim, C., *Shakarian, A.M. 2008. A biochemical characterization of the enzyme activity encoded by the secretory lipase gene LdLIP3 in Leishmania donovani. 3rd Annual BioNES Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Goodwin, M.J., *Austriaco, N. 2008. Characterization of the autophagy gene, ATG16, in a Saccharomyces cerevisiae model of Crohn’s disease. Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Niagara, NY, April 12.

*Gravel, E.S., Goodwin, M.J., *Austriaco, N. 2008. Characterization of the autophagy gene, ATG16, in a Saccharomyces cerevisiae model of Crohn’s disease. 3rd Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Hamel, L.D., *Hodgson, A., *Anderson, L.,* Stoner, M.A. 2008. Identification and validation of new constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) ligands. Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology Fall Meeting, Shrewsbury, MA, October 24.

*Hamel, L.D. *Stoner, M.A. 2008. GABAA and peripheral benzodiazepine receptor ligands activate liver nuclear receptors. Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, March 16-20.

*Hamel, L.D., *Stoner, M.A. 2008. GABAA receptor ligands activate liver nuclear receptors. 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington D.C., August 6-8.

*Hamel, L.D., *Stoner, M.A. 2008. GABAA receptor ligands activate liver nuclear receptors. Rhode Island Research Alliance Symposium, Providence, RI, June 3.

Harney, J.A., *Howlett, N.G., Glover, T.W. 2008. Functional interaction between FANCD2 and PCNA via a conserved PCNA-interaction motif. Rhode Island Research Alliance Symposium, Providence, RI, June 3.

Harney, J.A., *Rego, M.A., *Howlett, N.G. 2008. Characterization of a novel Chinese hamster ovary mutant UV-1. 3rd Annual BioNES Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Helming, S.A., *Taylor, D.L., O’Shea, S.K. 2008. Factors influencing bioaccumulation of trace heavy metals by the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis). 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10.

*Hersey, S.P., *Merson, R.R. 2008. Divergence of cellular localization of three shark aryl hydrocarbon receptors. 26th Meeting of the New England Membrane Enzyme Group (NUTMEG), Woods Hole, MA, October 6.

*Hersey, S.P., *Merson, R.R. 2008. Subcellular localization and function of multiple aryl hydrocarbon receptors (AHRs) in spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias. Sigma Xi Symposium, Providence, RI, May 2.

*Hersey, S.P., *Merson, R.R. 2008. Split personalities: Divergence in localization and function of multiple aryl hydrocarbon receptors (AHRs) in spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias. Rhode Island Research Alliance Symposium, Providence, RI, June 3.

*Hersey, S.P., *Merson R.R. 2008. Split personalities: Divergence in localization and function of multiple aryl hydrocarbon receptors (AHRs) in spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias. Sigma Xi Symposium, Providence, RI, May 2.

*Hicks, J., *Williams Jr., J.C. 2008. Click chemistry to triazole analogs of selective estrogen receptor modulators. Northeast Regional Sigma Xi Student Poster Conference, Ithaca, NY, April 29.

*Hodgson, A., *Hamel, L.D., *Anderson, L., Couto, E., *Williams Jr., J.C., *Stoner, M.A. 2008. Synthesis and in vitro screening of novel anti-estrogens. Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology Fall Meeting, Shrewsbury, MA, October 24.

*Irvine, S.Q., Smith, F., *Zompa, M., *Blanchette, M. 2008. Early zygotic gene regulatory network for epidermis in the ascidian C. intestinalis. Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology, Philadelphia, PA, July 26-30.

Kang, J., Yang, B., Chen, W., Li, Y., Ji, C., Bi, Z., *Wan, Y. 2008. Extracellular matrix secreted by senescent fibroblasts induced by UVB promotes cell proliferation in HaCaT cells through PI3K/AKT and ERK signaling pathway. Annual Meeting of Society of Investigative Dermatology, Kyoto, Japan, May 11-14.

*Kivlin, R., *Wan, Y. 2008. UV activates AMPK cell signaling pathway in cultured human skin keratinocytes. 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington D.C., August 6-8.

*Kolling IV, F.W., *Howlett, N.G. 2008. Identification and characterization of a putative CUE ubiquitin-binding domain in the Fanconi anemia D2 protein. 3rd Annual BioNES Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Kovoor, A., Celver, J., Sharma, M., *Stover, L. 2008. Role of RGS9-2 in schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease (PD) pharmacotherapy. 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington, DC, August 6-8.

Kreiling, J.A. 2008. Early embryonic exposure to Aroclor 1254 targets Hsc70 expression resulting in altered central nervous system development. Northeast Regional Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology, Woods Hole, MA, April 25-27.

Kreiling, J.A. 2008. Early embryonic exposure to Aroclor 1254 targets Hsc70 expression resulting in altered central nervous system development. Rhode Island Research Alliance Symposium, Providence, RI, June 3.

*Kulkarni, S., *Cheng, Q.Q., *Slitt, A.L. 2008. Resveratrol Induction of Drug Transporter Expression in Mouse Liver. Society of Toxicology 48th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, March 16-20.

*Langley, K., *Shakarian, A.M. 2008. Northern analysis of L. tarenotale total RNA using a secreted lipase gene specific probe. 3rd Annual BioNES Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Linehan, J.L., *Payne, E.J., *Taylor, D.L. 2008. Effects of feeding ecology and diet history on mercury bioaccumulation in temperate flatfishes. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Bar Harbor, ME, June 4-6.

Loudin, M.G., *Austriaco, N. 2008. Deleting UTH1 enhances yeast mitophagy and increases cell viability during sugar-induced cell death in an AUP1-dependent manner. 6th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis, Leuven, Belgium, April 30-May 4.

Lu, S., Cao, C., Dragoi, A., Amaral, A., Sowa, A., *Song, X., Xu, A., Bi, Z., Chu, W., Kouttab, N., *Wan, Y. 2008. SIRT1 activation confers protection against UVB and H2O2-induced cell death in cultured skin keratinocytes. Annual Meeting of Society of Investigative Dermatology, Kyoto, Japan, May 11-14.

Lu, S., Cao, C., *Kivlin, R., Amaral, A., *Song, X., Xu, A., Bi, Z., Chu, W., Kouttab, N., *Wan, Y. 2008. AMPK activation mediates the de-pigmentation effects of EGF in cultured skin melanocytes. Annual Meeting of Society of Investigative Dermatology, Kyoto, Japan, May 11-14.

Lu, S., Cao, C., *Kivlin, R., Amaral, A., *Song, X., Xu, A., Bi, Z., Chu, W., Kouttab, N., *Wan, Y. 2008. Anti-obesity effects of curcumin are associated with activation of AMPK signaling pathway in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Annual Meeting of Society of Investigative Dermatology, Kyoto, Japan, May 11-14.

*Malouin, J., *Di Raimo, A., *Austriaco, N. 2008. Yeast Bax inhibitor-1 is involved in the unfolded protein response. 6th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis, Leuven, Belgium, April 30-May 4.

*Malouin, J., *Di Raimo, A., *Austriaco, N. 2008. Yeast Bax inhibitor-1 is involved in the unfolded protein response. Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Niagara, NY, April 12.

*Malouin, J.K., *Austriaco, N. 2008. Yeast Bax-inhibitor (BXI1) regulates apoptosis through the unfolded protein response. 3rd Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Malouin, J.K., *Austriaco, N. 2008. Yeast Bax-inhibitor (BXI1) regulates apoptosis through the unfolded protein response. 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, CA, December 13-17.

*Maricic, P., Hall, A., *Munge, B.S. 2008. Integrated carbon nanotube-polyguanine functionalized polymeric nanoparticles for sensitive immunodetection of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in serum. 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington D.C., August 6-8.

Marsit, C.J. 2008. Epigenetics in toxicology and cancer biology. New England Membrane Enzyme Group (NUTMEG) Conference, Woods Hole, MA, October 5-7.

*Merson, R.R. 2008. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor gene family: Unexpected diversity in elasmobranch AHR genes and transcripts. Annual External Advisory Committee Meeting, Salisbury Cove, ME, July 11.

*Merson, R.R. 2008. Shark aryl hydrocarbon receptors: 450 million years of conservation and divergence. 3rd Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Merson, R.R., *Hersey, S.P. 2008. Video kiosk presentation: Gene regulators that respond to environmental chemicals. Higher Education Day Rhode Island State Capital, Providence, RI, April 1.

Mills, D.R., Haskell, M.D., Callanan, H.M., Flanagan, D.L., Britt, D.E., Brilliant, K.E., Carreiro, M.P., Hixson, D.C. 2008. Monoclonal antibody to novel cell surface epitope on Hsc70 promotes morphogenesis of bile ducts in newborn rat liver. Lifespan 16th Annual Research Celebration, Providence, RI, November 20.

Mills, D.R., Haskell, M.D., Callanan, H.M., Flanagan, D.L., Britt, D.E., Brilliant, K.E., Carreiro, M.P., Hixson, D.C. 2008. Monoclonal antibody to novel cell surface epitope on Hsc70 promotes morphogenesis of bile ducts in newborn rat liver. Rhode Island Research Alliance Symposium, Providence, RI, June 3.

*Munge, B.S., Fisher, F., *Millord, L., *Krause, C. 2008. Nanomaterials-based immunoassay for sensitive electrochemical detection of matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3), cancer biomarker in serum. 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington D.C., August 6-8.

*Munge, B.S., Fisher, J., *Millord, L., *Krause, C. 2008. Polymeric beads amplification strategy for sensitive electrochemical detection of matrix metalloproteinase-3, a cancer biomarker protein. Rhode Island Research Alliance Symposium, Providence, RI, June 3.

*Munge, B.S., *Krause, C., *Dowd, R. 2008. Sensitive electrochemical immunoassay of a biomarker alpha-fetoprotein based on carbon nanotubes. 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington D.C., August 6-8.

Pabla, D., Akhlaghi, F., *Ahmed, A., Zia, H. 2008. Development and validation of an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry assay for the quantification of levothyroxine in dissolution studies. AAPS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 17-19.

Pabla, D., Akhlaghi, F., Zia, H. 2008. A comparative pH-dissolution profile study of selected commercial levothyroxine products using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). AAPS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Nov 17-19.

Pabla, D., Zia, H. 2008. Development and characterization of a levothyroxine sodium formulation: solubility enhancement of the drug. AAPS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 17-19.

*Payne, E, *Taylor, D. 2008. Mercury biomagnification and trophic transfer in temperate flatfishes. Flatfish Biology Conference, Westbrook, CT, December 3-4.

*Payne, E.J., *Taylor, D.L. 2008. Effects of feeding ecology and diet history on mercury bioaccumulation in temperate flatfishes. 37th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Providence, RI, April 9-13.

*Perdrizet, G., *Espinosa, A. 2008. Improved purification and preliminary inhibition of the bifunctional Entamoeba histolytica alcohol dehydrogenase 2 EhADH2. 59th International Society of Protozoologists Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 21-26.

*Phay, M., *Austin, K., Von Riesen, D., *Espinosa, A. 2008. 1-N-substituted cyclized pyrazoline analogues of thiosemicarbazones as potential antiamebic drugs. 3rd Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Piraino, M.N., *Taylor, D.L. 2008. Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of mercury in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in Narragansett Bay, RI. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Bar Harbor, ME, June 4-6.

*Piraino, M.N., *Taylor, D.L. 2008. Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of mercury in striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and tautog (Tautoga onitis) in Narragansett Bay, RI. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Storrs, CT, June 11.

*Piraino, M.N., *Taylor, D.L. 2008. Mercury concentration in tautog (Tautoga onitis) in Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island) as a function of fish length, age, and trophic status. 37th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Providence, RI, April 9-13.

*Poston, C.N., *Bazemore-Walker, C.R. 2008. Toward a quantitative proteomic analysis of sigma-1 receptor signaling: Isolation of lipid rafts. Brown University Department of Chemistry Fall Poster Session, Providence, RI, November 14.

*Potavathri, S., Dumas, A.S., Dwight, T.A., *Naumiec, G.R., Hammann, J.M., *DeBoef, B. 2008. Oxidant-controlled regioselectivity in the oxidative arylation of indoles. American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philladelphia, PA, August 17-21.

Ritch, J.J., Sheehan, J.J., *Austriaco, N. 2008. Characterization of the aging gene, UTH1, in the yeast, Saccharomyces. 6th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis, Leuven, Belgium, April 30-May 4.

*Roussel, B., *Austriaco, N. 2008. The chemotherapeutic agent sulforaphane induces autophagy in the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 3rd Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Roussel, B., *Austriaco, N. 2008. The chemotherapeutic agent sulforaphane induces autophagy in the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, CA, December 13-17.

*Roussel, B., *Austriaco, N. 2008. The chemotherapeutic agent sulforaphane induces autophagy in the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Niagara, NY, April 12.

*Ryke, E., Socha, A., Rowley, D., *Espinosa, A. 2008. Marine actinomycetes extracts have anti-amebic properties against an Entamoeba histolytica clinical isolate. 3rd Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Salisbury, J.P., *Williams Jr., J.C. 2008. In silico design of selective estrogen receptor modulators from triazoles and imines. Northeast Regional Sigma Xi Student Poster Conference, Ithaca, NY, April 29.

*Salisbury, J.P., *Williams Jr., J.C. 2008. QSAR of stilbene derivatives to predict estrogen activity. Northeast Regional Sigma Xi Student Poster Conference, Ithaca, NY, April 29.

*Shakarian, A.M. 2008. Lipase activity secreted by the human pathogen Leishmania during growth in vitro is encoded by the LIP3 gene. Rhode Island Research Alliance Symposium, Providence, RI, June 3.

*Shakarian, A.M., McGugan, G., Dwyer, D. 2008. A lipase secreted by the human pathogen Leishmania donovani is encoded by LdLIP3. Keystone Symposium (S4): Pathogenesis and Control of Emerging Infections and Drug-Resistant Organisms, Bangkok, Thailand, October 22–27.

*Shakarian, A.M., McGugan, G., Dwyer, D. 2008. LdLIP3 encodes a secreted lipase in the human pathogen Leishmania donovani. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 57th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 7-11.

*Shakarian, A.M., McGugan, G., Joshi, M., Dwyer, D.M. 2008. Identification and characterization of the LdLIP3 lipase from the human pathogen Leishmania donovani. Gordon Research Conference: The Biology of Host-Parasite Interactions, Newport, RI, June 22-27.

*Slitt, A.L., *Cheng, Q.Q., *Kulkarni, S., Jiang H., Wang. D.Q. 2008. Targeted disruption of the nuclear factor-E2-related factor-2 (Nrf2) gene prevents formation of cholesterol gallstones in mice. Society of Toxicology 48th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, March 16-20.

*Solares, J., Delpico, M., Mammen, A., Mahoney, J.A., *Spinette, S. 2008. Inhibition of specific alternative splice form expression of Ufd2a in differentiating myoblasts. 3rd Annual BioNES Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Stoner, M.A. 2008. Mechanisms of constitutive androstane receptor signaling. 3rd Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

*Stoner, M.A. 2008. Mechanisms of constitutive androstane receptor signaling in liver. University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology weekly seminar series, Burlington, VT, April 2-4.

*Stromberg, M., *Shakarian, A.M. 2008. Southern blot analysis of the LdLIP3 gene loci in the human pathogen Leishmania donovani. 3rd Annual BioNES Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

Szczebak, J.T., *Taylor, D.L. 2008. Bioaccumulation of mercury in young-of-the-year estuarine fish. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Bar Harbor, ME, June 4-6.

Szczebak, J.T., *Taylor, D.L. 2008. Bioaccumulation of mercury in young-of-the-year estuarine fish. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Storrs, CT, June 11.

*Szczebak, J.T., *Taylor, D.L. 2008. The influence of size, age, trophic level, and local sediment conditions on mercury bioaccumulation in age-0 benthic fish. 37th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Providence, RI, April 9-13.

*Taylor, D.L. 2008. Mercury bioaccumulation in benthic and pelagic estuarine fishes relative to their nitrogen and carbon isotope signatures. Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Storrs, CT, June 11.

*Taylor, D.L. 2008. Stable isotope analysis reveals differences in mercury bioaccumulation rates in benthic versus pelagic estuarine food webs. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Bar Harbor, ME, June 4-6.

*Taylor, D.L. 2008. Trophic transfer of mercury in a benthic versus pelagic food web as revealed by stable isotope analysis. Marine Benthic Ecology Meeting, Providence, RI, April 9-13.

*Taylor, D.L., *Piraino, M.N., *Payne, E.J., *Linehan, J.C., Szczebak, J.T. 2008. Mercury bioaccumulation and trophic transfer in estuarine fish of Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island, USA). 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington D.C., August 6-8.

*Taylor, D.L., *Piraino, M.N., *Payne, E.J., *Linehan, J.C., Szczebak, J.T. 2008. Mercury exposure for Rhode Island residents consuming local fishery resources. 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington D.C., August 6-8.

Tiwari, R., Gu, X., Wang, Y., Narramaneni, S., Parang, K., Sun, G. 2008. Development of a potent and specific ligand for the Src SH3 domain. 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 17-21.

*Walling, B., *Wan, Y. 2008. mTOR activation protects against UVB-induced cell death. 2nd Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington D.C., August 6-8.

*Williams Jr., J.C., *Stoner, M., *Bennett, D., *Burke, L., *Hodgson, A., Cuoto, E., *Hicks, J., *Morgan, S., *Salisbury, J.P. 2008. Target selection in design and synthesis of new SERMs based upon structuree similarity and computational screening. 2nd Biennial IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, Washington, D. C. August 6-8.

Ye, G., Schuler, A.D., Ahmadibeni, Y., Morgan, J.R., Faruqui, A., Zebala, J., Parang, K. 2008. Synthesis and evaluation of peptides containing iminodiacetate groups as binding ligands of the Src SH2 domain. 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 17-21.

Yu, X., Filardo, E.J., *Shaikh, Z.A. 2008. Cadmium-induced proliferation of breast cancer cells is mediated by GPR30. Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology Fall Meeting, Shrewsbury, MA, October 24.

Yu, X., Filardo, E.J., *Shaikh, Z.A. 2008. Cadmium-induced proliferation of breast cancer cells is mediated by GPR30. Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 19.

*Zalobowski, T.W., *Merson, R.R. 2008. Extensive variability of the shark aryl hydrocarbon receptor 2 (AHR2) in a domain containing multiple tandem octapeptide repeats. 26th Meeting of the New England Membrane Enzyme Group (NUTMEG), Woods Hole, MA, October 6.

*Zalobowski, T.W., *Merson, R.R. 2008. Extensive variability of the shark aryl hydrocarbon receptor 2 (AHR2) transcripts. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution-Rhode Island College Joint Laboratory Meeting, Woods Hole, MA, August 7.

*Zalobowski, T.W., *Merson, R.R. 2008. Unprecedented diversity of aryl hydrocarbon receptor 2 (AHR2) transcripts from Squalus acanthias: Evidence for multiple AHR2 genes in sharks. 3rd Annual Biology New England South Meeting, Bristol, RI, December 2.

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