Diversity Program Consortium Publications

The following publications cite at least one of the Diversity Program Consortium-affiliated grants.


Site-Level Publications on DPC Interventions

Ben-Zeev A, Paluy Y, Milless KL, Goldstein EJ, Wallace L, Márquez-Magaña L, et al. 'Speaking Trut​h' Protects Underrepresented Minorities' Intellectual Performance and Safety in STEM . Education Sciences (Basel). 2017;7(2). (San Francisco State University, SF BUILD)

Daniels H, Grineski SE, Collins TW, Morales DX, Morera O, Echegoyen L. Factors Influencing Student Gains from Undergraduate Research Experiences at a Hispanic-Serving Institution . CBE Life Sciences Education. 2016;15(3). (The University of Texas, El Paso, BUILDing SCHOLARS)

Daniels H, Grineski SE, Collins TW, Frederick AH. Navigating Social Relationships with Mentors and Peers: Comfort and Belonging Among Men and Women in STEM Summer Research Programs. . CBE Life Sciences Education. 2019;18ar17​. (The University of Texas, El Paso, BUILDing SCHOLARS)

Davidson PL, Maccalla NMG, Afifi AA, Guerrero L, Nakazono TT, Zhong S, et al. A participatory approach to evaluating a national training and institutional change initiative: the BUILD longitudinal evaluation . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):15. (University of California, Los Angeles, CEC)

Estrada M, Eroy-Reveles A, Matsui J. The Influence of Affirming Kindness and Community on Broadening Participation in STEM Career Pathways . Social Issues Policy Review. 2018; 12(1), 258-297. (San Francisco State University, SF BUILD)

Keller TE, Logan K, Lindwall J, Beals C. Peer mentoring for undergraduates in a research-focused diversity initiative . Metropolitan University. 2017; 28(3), 50-66. (Portland State University, BUILD EXITO)

Marsan LA, D'Arcy CE, Olimpo JT. The Impact of an Interactive Statistics Module on Novices' Development of Scientific Process Skills and Attitudes in a First-Semester Research Foundations Course . Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education. 2016;17(3):436-43. (The University of Texas, El Paso, BUILDing SCHOLARS)

McCreath HE, Norris KC, Calderόn NE, Purnell DL, Maccalla NMG, Seeman TE. Evaluating efforts to diversify the biomedical workforce: the role and function of the Coordination and Evaluation Center of the Diversity Program Consortium . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(12):27. (University of California, Los Angeles, CEC)

McIntee F, Evans KR, Andreoli JM, Fusaro AJ, Hwalek M, Mathur A, Feig AL. Developing Undergraduate Scientists by Scaffolding the Entry into Mentored Research. Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research. 2018; 2(1): 4-14. (University of Detroit-Mercy, ReBUILDetroit)

Morales DX, Grineski SE, Collins TW. Influences on Faculty Willingness to Mentor Undergraduate Students from Another University as Part of an Interinstitutional Research Training Program . CBE Life Sciences Education. 2016;15(3). (The University of Texas, El Paso, BUILDing SCHOLARS)

Morales DX, Grineski SE, Collins TW. Faculty Motivation to Mentor Students Through Undergraduate Research Programs: A Study of Enabling and Constraining Factors . Research in Higher Education. 2016:1-25. (The University of Texas, El Paso, BUILDing SCHOLARS)

Morales DX, Grineski SE, Collins TW. Increasing Research Productivity in Undergraduate Research Experiences: Exploring Predictors of Collaborative Faculty-Student Publications . CBE Life Sciences Education. 2017;16(3). (The University of Texas, El Paso, BUILDing SCHOLARS)

Nelson-Hurwitz DC, Buchthal OV. Using deliberative pedagogy as a tool for critical thinking and career preparation among undergraduate public health students. Frontiers in Public Health. 2019; 7:37. (Portland State University, BUILD EXITO)

Ott LE, Kephart K, Stolle-McAllister K, LaCourse WR. Students' Understanding and Perceptions of Assigned Team Roles in a Classroom Laboratory Environment . Journal of College Science Teaching. 2018; 47(4), 83-91. (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, STEM BUILD)

Roberts-Kirchhoff ES, Das S, Kuleck GA. New Spaces at the University of Detroit Mercy that Inspire Undergraduate Research and Innovation. Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research. 2017; 1(2):34. (University of Detroit-Mercy, ReBUILDetroit)

Trujillo G, Aguinaldo PG, Anderson C, Bustamante J, Gelsinger DR, Pastor MJ, et al. Near-peer STEM Mentoring Offers Unexpected Benefits for Mentors from Traditionally Underrepresented Backgrounds . Perspectives Undergraduate Research andMentoring (PURM). 2015;4(1). (San Francisco State University, SF BUILD)

Collaborative Publications on Interventions

Andreoli JM, Feig A, Chang S, Welch S, Mathur A, Kuleck G. A research-based inter-institutional collaboration to diversify the biomedical workforce: ReBUILDetroit . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):23. (collaboration between University of Detroit-Mercy, ReBUILDetroit, and the CEC)

Byars-Winston, A., Womack, V, Butz, A, McGee, R, Quinn, S, Utzerath, E, et al. Pilot study of an intervention to increase cultural awareness in research mentoring: Implications for diversifying the scie​ntific workforce. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2018; 2(2), 86-94. (collaboration between NRMN and the CEC)

Collins TW, Aley SB, Boland T, Corral G, Cox MB, Echegoyen LE, et al. BUILDing SCHOLARS: enhancing diversity among U.S. biomedical researchers in the Southwest . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):12. (collaboration between The University of Texas, El Paso, BUILDing SCHOLARS and the CEC)

Estrada M, Eroy-Reveles A, Ben-Zeev A, Baird T, Jr., Domingo C, Gomez CA, et al. Enabling full representation in science: the San Francisco BUILD project's agents of change affirm science skills, belonging and community . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):25. (collaboration between San Francisco State University, SF BUILD, and the CEC)

Foroozesh M, Giguette M, Morgan K, Johanson K, D'Amour G, Coston T, et al. Building integrated pathways to independence for diverse biomedical researchers: Project Pathways, the BUILD program at Xavier University of Louisiana . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):28. (collaboration between Xavier University of Louisiana, Project Pathways, and the CEC)

Guerrero LR, Ho J, Christie C, Harwood E, Pfund C, Seeman T, et al. Using collaborative approaches with a multi-method, multi-site, multi-target intervention: evaluating the National Research Mentoring Network . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):14. (collaboration between NRMN and the CEC)

Jones HP, McGee R, Weber-Main AM, Buchwald DS, Manson SM, Vishwanatha JK, et al. Enhancing research careers: an example of a US national diversity-focused, grant-writing training and coaching experiment . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):16. (collaboration between NRMN and the CEC)

Kamangar F, Silver G, Hohmann C, Hughes-Darden C, Turner-Musa J, Haines RT, et al. An entrepreneurial training model to enhance undergraduate training in biomedical research . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):18. (collaboration between Morgan State University, ASCEND, and the CEC)

LaCourse WR, Sutphin KL, Ott LE, Maton KI, McDermott P, Bieberich C, et al. Think 500, not 50! A scalable approach to student success in STEM . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):24. (collaboration between University of Maryland, Baltimore County, STEM BUILD, and the CEC)

Pfund C, Byars-Winston A, Branchaw J, Hurtado S, Eagan K. Defining Attributes and Metrics of Effective Research Mentoring Relationships . AIDS andBehavior. 2016;20 Suppl 2:238-48. (collaboration between NRMN and the CEC)

Richardson DM, Keller TE, Wolf DSS, Zell A, Morris C, Crespo CJ. BUILD EXITO: a multi-level intervention to support diversity in health-focused research . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):19. (collaboration between Portland State University, BUILD EXITO, and the CEC)

Saetermoe CL, Chavira G, Khachikian CS, Boyns D, Cabello B. Critical race theory as a bridge in science training: the California State University, Northridge BUILD PODER program . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):21. (collaboration between California State University, Northridge, BUILD PODER, and the CEC)

Sorkness CA, Pfund C, Ofili EO, Okuyemi KS, Vishwanatha JK, on behalf of the NRMN team, Zavala, ME, et al. A new approach to mentoring for research careers: the National Research Mentoring Network . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):22. (collaboration between NRMN and the CEC)

Taylor BE, Reynolds AJ, Etz KE, MacCalla NMG, Cotter PA, DeRuyter TL, et al. BUILDing BLaST: promoting rural students' biomedical research careers using a culturally responsive, one health approach . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):13. (collaboration between University of Alaska, Fairbanks, BLaST, and the CEC)

Urizar GG, Jr., Henriques L, Chun CA, Buonora P, Vu KL, Galvez G, et al. Advancing research opportunities and promoting pathways in graduate education: a systemic approach to BUILD training at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) . BMC Proceedings. 2017;11(Suppl 12):26. (collaboration between California State University, Long Beach, CSULB BUILD, and the CEC)

Publications from the National Research Mentoring Network

Butler J, III, Fryer CS, Ward E, Westaby K, Adams A, Esmond SL, et al. The Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI): Developing workforce capacity for health disparities research . Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2017;1(3):153-9.

Byars-Winston A, Womack VY, Butz AR, McGee R, Quinn SC, Utzerath E, et al. Pilot Study of an Intervention to Increase Cultural Awareness in Research Mentoring: Implications for Diversifying the Scientific Workforce​. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2018; 2(2), 86-94.

Estape ES, Quarshie A, Segarra B, San Martin M, Rios R, Martinez K, et al. Promoting Diversity in the Clinical and Translational Research Workforce​. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2018.

Hall M, Engler J, Hemming J, Alema-Mensah E, Baez A, Lawson K, et al. Using a Virtual Community (the Health Equity Learning Collaboratory) to Support Early-Stage Investigators Pursuing Grant Funding. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(11), 2408.

Harwood EM, Jones AR, Erickson D, Buchwald D, Johnson-Hemming J, Jones HP, et al. Early career biomedical grantsmanship self-efficacy: validation of an abbreviated self-assessment tool . Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2018; 2 (3): 118 – 123.

McGee R. "Biomedical Workforce Diversity: The Context for Mentoring to Develop Talents and Foster Success Within the 'Pipeline'" . AIDS andBehavior. 2016;20 Suppl 2:231-7.

Ofili EO, Pemu PE, Quarshie A, Mensah EA, Rollins L, Ojutalayo F, et al. DEMOCRATIZING DISCOVERY HEALTH WITH N=Me​Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association. 2018; 129, 215-234.

Pfund C, Sorkness CA, Byars-Winston A, Thomas SB. In Reply to Chang and colleagues . Academic Medicine. 2015;90(3):265-6.

Rogers J, Sorkness CA, Spencer K, Pfund C. Increasing research mentor training among biomedical researchers at Clinical and Translational Science Award hubs: The impact of the facilitator training initiative​. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2018; 1-6.

Rubio DM, Mayowski CA, Norman MK. A multi-pronged approach to diversifying the workforce. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(10).

Spencer KC, McDaniels M, Utzerath R, Rogers JG, Sorkness CA, Asquith P, Pfund C. Building a Sustainable National Infrastructure to Expand Research Mentor Training . CBE Life Sciences Education, 2018; 17(3), ar48.

Vishwanatha J, Pfund C, Ofili E, Okuyemi K. NIH's mentoring makes progress . Science. 2016;354(6314):840-1.

Publications from BUILD Pilot Projects​

California State University, Long Beach, BUILD Program

Berlemont R. Distribution and diversity of enzymes for polysaccharide degradation in fungi . ScientificReports. 2017;7(1):222.

Berlemont R, Martiny AC. Glycoside hydrolases across environmental microbial communities. PLoS Computational Biology. 2016;12(12):e1005300.

Cruz S, Sumstine S, Mendez J, Bavarian N. Health-compromising practices of undergraduate college students: Examining racial/ethnic and gender differences in characteristics of prescription stimulant misuse . Addictive Behaviors. 2017;68:59-65.

Ghosh P, Aznar N, Swanson L, Lo IC, Lopez-Sanchez I, Ear J, et al. Biochemical, Biophysical and Cellular Techniques to Study the Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor, GIV/Girdin . Current Protocols in Chemical Biology. 2016;8(4):265-98.

Gonzalez J, Ramirez J, Schwans JP. Evaluating Fmoc-amino acids as selective inhibitors of butyrylcholinesterase . Amino Acids. 2016;48(12):2755-63.

Gupta V, Bhandari D, Leyme A, Aznar N, Midde KK, Lo I-C, et al. GIV/Girdin activates Gαi and inhibits Gαs via the same motif. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). 2016;113(39): E5721-30.

Jha V, Goyal N, Stevens CK, Stevens E, Sridhar J. Synthetic method to form 2,2'-bis(naphthoquinone) compounds. The Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2017;82(24):13686-13692.

Johnson KE, Alencar MK, Coakley KE, Swift DL, Cole NH, Mermier CM, et al. Telemedicine-based health coaching is effective for inducing weight loss and improving metabolic markers. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health: The Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association. 2019; 25(2):85-92

Lanza HI, Pittman P, Batshoun J. Obesity and Cigarette Smoking: Extending the Link to E-cigarette/Vaping Use . American Journal of Health Behavior. 2017;41(3):338-47.

Lanza HI, Teeter, H. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (E-cigarette/Vape) use and Co-Occurring Health-Risk Behaviors Among an Ethnically Diverse Sample of Young Adults . Substance Use &Misuse. 2018; 53(1), 154-161.

Long N, Long B, Mana A, Le D, Nguyen L, Chokr S, et al. Tamoxifen and ICI 182,780 activate hypothalamic G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 to rapidly facilitate lordosis in female rats . Hormones and Behavior. 2017;89:98-103.

McKay G, Sjelin B, Chagnon M, Ishida KP, Mezyk SP. Kinetic study of the reactions between chloramine disinfectants and hydrogen peroxide: temperature dependence and reaction mechanism . Chemosphere. 2013;92(11):1417-22.

Mezyk SP, Razavi B, Swancutt KL, Cox CR, Casandra R, Kiddle JJ. Radical-based destruction of nitramines in water: kinetics and efficiencies of hydroxl radical and hydrated electron reactions. The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A. 2012;116(31):8185-90.

Micevych PE & Sinchak K. Extranuclear signaling by ovarian steroids in the regulation of sexual receptivity. Hormones and Behavior. 2018; 104, 4-14.

Nguyen EB, Wishner J, & Slowinska K. The Effect of Pulsed Electric Field on Expression of ECM proteins: Collagen, Elastin, and MMP1 in Human Dermal Fibroblasts​. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry (Lausanne). 2018; 812, 265-272.

NguyenSTC, FreundH., KasanjianJ, Berlemont, R. Function, distribution, and annotation of characterized cellulases, xylanases, and chitinases from CAZy . Applied Microbiology Biotechnology. 2018; 102(4), 1629-1637.

Oh M, Hu C, Urfano SF, Arostegui M, Slowinska K. Thermoresponsive Collagen/Cell Penetrating Hybrid Peptide as Nanocarrier in Targeting-Free Cell Selection and Uptake . Analytical Chemistry. 2016;88(19):9654-61.

Pulanco MC, Cosman J, Ho MM, Huynh J, Fing K, Turcu J, et al. Complement Protein C1q Enhances Macrophage Foam Cell Survival and Efferocytosis . Journal ofImmunology. 2017;198(1):472-80.

Rafferty A, Gray VB, Nguyen J, Nguyen-Rodriguez S, Barrack M, Lin S. Parents Report Competing Priorities Influence Snack Choice in Youth Sports​ . Journal of Nutrition Education Behavior. 2018.

Roach BL, Ngo JM, Limso C, Oloja KB, Bhandari D. Identification and characterization of a novel phosphoregulatory site on cyclin-dependent kinase 5​. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2018; 504(4), 753-758.

Scheyer K, Urizar GG, Jr. Altered stress patterns and increased risk for postpartum depression among low-income pregnant women . Archives of Women's Mental Health. 2016;19(2):317-28.

Talamantes D, Biabini N, Dang H, Abdoun K, Berlemont R. Natural diversity of cellulases, xylanases, and chitinases in bacteria . Biotechnology for Biofuels. 2016;9:133.

Tapavicza E, Thompson T, Redd K, Kim D. Tuning the photoreactivity of Z-hexatriene photoswitches by substitutes – a non-adiabatic molecular dynamics study. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP. 2018; 20(38):24807-24820.

Thompson T, Tapavicza E. First-principles prediction of wavelength-dependent product quantum yields. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 2018; 9(16):4758-4764.

Vimbela GV, Ngo SM, Fraze C, Yang Lei, Stout DA. Antibacterial properties and toxicity from metallic nanomaterials. International Journal of Nanomedicine. 2017;12:3941-3965.

Yang H. Estimation of supercapacitor charge capacity bounds considering charge redistribution. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 2018; 33(8):6980-6993.


California State University, Northridge, BUILD PODER

Gharibi A, Adamian Y, Kelber JA. Cellular and molecular aspects of pancreatic cancer. Acta Histochemica. 2016; 118(3):305-16.

Harmon DE, Miranda OA, McCarley A, Eshaghian M, Carlson N, Ruiz C. Prevalence and characterization of carbapenem-resistant bacteria in water bodies in Los Angeles-Southern California area. Microbiology Open. 2019; 8(4):e00692.

Runa F, Adamian Y, Kelber JA. Ascending the PEAK1 toward targeting TGFbeta during cancer progression: recent advances and future perspectives. Cancer Cell & Microenvironment. 2016;3(1).

Snoussi M, Talledo JP, Del Rosario N-A, Mohammadi S, Ha B-Y, Košmrlj A, et al. Heterogeneous absorption of antimicrobial peptide LL37 in Escherichia coli cells enhances population survivability. eLife. 2018; 18;7.


Morgan State University, ASCEND

Abebe F, Sutton T, Perkins Pierce, Shaw R. Two colorimetric fluorescent turn-on chemosensors for detection of AI3+ and N3-: synthesis, photophysical and computational studies. Luminescence: The Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence. 2018; 33(7):1194-1201.

Alotaibi S, Samba J, Pokharel S, Lan Y, Uradu K, Afolabi A, Ozturk B, et al. Individually grown cobalt nanowires as magnetic force microscopy probes . Applied Physics Letters. 2018; 112(9), 092401.

Baptiste-Roberts K, Oranuba E, Werts N, Edwards LV. Addressing Health Care Disparities Among Sexual Minorities . Obstetics andGynecology Clinics ofNorth America. 2017;44(1):71-80.

Bediako SM, Harris C. Communalism Moderates the Association Between Racial Centrality and Emergency Department Use for Sickle Cell Disease Pain . TheJournal of Black Psychology. 2017; 43(7), 659-668.

Boone-Kukoyi Z, Moody K, Nwawulu C, Ariori R, Ajifa H, Guy J, et al. Metal-assisted and microwave-accelerated decrystallization of pseudo-tophus in synthetic human joint models. ACS Omega. 2019; 4(2):4417-4428.

Bonyi E, Kukoyi Z, Daodu O, Boone-Kukoyi Z, Coskun S, Unalan HE, et al. Metal oxide surfaces for enhanced colorimetric response in bioassays . Colloids andSurfaces B: Biointerfaces. 2017;154:331-40.

Cai M, Zhang G. Comparisons of some iterative algorithms for biot equations. International Journal of Evolution Equations. 2015; 10(3-4): 267-282.

Ganjavi M, Faraji B. Late effect of the food consumption on colorectal cancer rate. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 2018; 1-9.

Ghimire S, McCarthy PC. Capture of Pb(2+) and Cu(2+) Metal Cations by Neisseria meningitidis-type Capsular Polysaccharides​. Biomolecules. 2018; 8(2).

Hoffman GE, Murphy KJ, Sita LV. The Importance of Titrating Antibodies for Immunocytochemical Methods . Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 2016;76:2 12 1-2 37.

Hohmann CF, Odebode G, Naidu L, Koban M. Early Life Stress Alters Adult Inflammatory Responses in a Mouse Model for Depression . Annals of Psychiatry Mental Health. 2017; 5(2).

Kamangar F, Mohebtash M. Feasibility of Mass Screening for Colorectal Cancer Using Fecal Immunochemical Test in Iran . Archives of Iranian Medicine. 2017; 20(12), 723-725.

Lansiquot C, Boone-Kukoyi Z, Shortt R, Thompson N, Ajifa H, Kioko B, Aslan K, et al. Ultra-Rapid Crystallization of L-alanine Using Monomode Microwaves, Indium Tin Oxide and Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Evaporative Crystallization . Nano Biomedicine and Engineering. 2017; 9(2), 112-123.

McCarthy PC, Sharyan A, Sheikhi Moghaddam L. Meningococcal Vaccines: Current Status and Emerging Strategies . Vaccines (Basel). 2018; 6(1).

McLemore GL, Toker S, Boone-Kukoyi Z, Ajifa H, Lansiquot C, Nwawulu C, et al. Microwave Heating of Crystals with Gold Nanoparticles and Synovial Fluid under Synthetic Skin Patches . ACS Omega. 2017;2(9):5992-6002.

Nalini M, Oranuba E, Poustchi H, Sepanlou SG, Pourshams A, Khoshnia M, et al. Causes of premature death and their associated risk factors in the Golestan Cohort Study, Iran. BMJ Open. 2018; 8(7), e021479.

O'Keefe AM, Bustad K, Apata J, Sheikhattari P, Abrams NR, Mahmud A. What differentiates underserved smokers who successfully quit from those who do not. Journal of Community Health. 2019; 44(1):44-51.

Oranuba E, Deng H. Peng J, Dawsey SM, Kamangar F. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as a potential source of carcinogenicity of mate. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part C. Environmental Carcinogenesis & Ecotoxicology Reviews. 2019; 37(1): 26-41.

Sharyan A, Gonzalez C, Ukaegbu O, Powell K, McCarthy PC. Determination of the binding affinities of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W capsule polymerase with two nucleotide sugar substrates​​. BMC Research Notes. 2018; 11(1), 482.

Tabatabai B, Chen H, Lu J, Giwa-Otusajo J, McKenna AM, Shrivastava AK, et al. Fremyella diplosiphon as a biodiesel agent: identification of fatty acid methyl esters via microwave-assisted direct in situ transesterification. Bioenergy Research. 2019; 11(3):528-537.

Thompson N, Boone-Kukoyi Z, Shortt R, Lansiquot C, Kioko B, Bonyi E, et al. Decrystallization of Crystals Using Gold "Nano-Bullets" and the Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Decrystallization Technique . Molecules. 2016;21(10).

Toker S, Boone-Kukoyi Z, Thompson N, Ajifa H, Clement T, Ozturk B, et al. Microwave Heating of Synthetic Skin Samples for Potential Treatment of Gout Using the Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Decrystallization Technique . ACS Omega. 2016;1(5):744-54.

Zella D, Curreli S, Benedetti F, Krishnan S, Cocchi F, Latinovic O, et al. Mycoplasma promotes malignant transformation in vivo, and its DnaK, a bacterial chaperone protein, has broad oncogenic properties. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). 2018; 115(51):E12005-E12014.


Portland State University, BUILD EXITO

Akkaya M, Akkaya B, Kim AS, Miozzo P, Sohn H, Pena M, Pierce SK, et al. Toll-like receptor 9 antagonizes antibody affinity maturation . Nature Immunology. 2018; 19(3), 255-266.

Blakeslee JE, Best JI. Understanding support network capacity during the transition from foster care: youth-identified barriers, facilitators, and enhancement strategies. Children and Youth Services Review. 2019; 96: 220-230.

Condron M, Rowell S, Dewey E, Anderson T, Lealiiee L, Farrell D, Hinson H. The Procoagulant Molecule Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 is Associated with Injury Severity and Shock in Patients with and without Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (2018); 85(5), 888-893​.

Graham AM, Rasmussen JM, Rudolph MD, Heim CM, Gilmore JH, Styner M, Buss C, et al. Maternal Systemic Interleukin-6 During Pregnancy Is AssociatedWith Newborn Amygdala Phenotypes and Subsequent Behavior at 2 Years of Age . Biological Psychiatry. 2018; 83(2), 109-119.

Iverson EA, Goodman DA, Gorchels ME, Stedman KM. Extreme Mutation Tolerance: Nearly Half of the Archaeal Fusellovirus Sulfolobus Spindle-Shaped Virus 1 Genes Are Not Required for Virus Function, Including the Minor Capsid Protein Gene vp3 . Journal of Virology. 2017;91(10).

Jones CE, Navis TM, Teutsch P, Opel RA, Lim MM. Acoustic prepulse inhibition in male and female prairie voles: implications for models of neuropsychiatric illness. Behavioural Brain Research. 2019; 360:298-302.

Mantua J, Helms SM, Weymann KB, Capaldi VF II, Lim MM. Sleep Quality and Emotion Regulation Interact to Predict Anxiety in Veterans with PTSD​​. Behavioral Neurology. 2018: 2018, 7940832.

Modarres MH, Opel RA, Weymann KB, Lim MM. Strong correlation of novel sleep electronencephalography coherence markers with diagnosis and severity of posttraumatic stress disorder. Scientific Reports. 2019; 9(1): 4247.

Perry CK, McCalmont JC, Ward JP, Menelas HK, Jackson C, De Witz JR, et al. Mujeres Fuertes y Corazones Saludables: adaptation of the StrongWomen -healthy hearts program for rural Latinas using an intervention mapping approach . BMC Public Health. 2017;17(1):982.

Shiramizu B, Shambaugh V, Petrovich H, Seto TB, Ho T, Mokuau N, et al. Leading by Success: Impact of a Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Program to Address Health Inequities . Journal of Racial andEthnic Health Disparities. 2016.

Teutsch P, Jones CE, Kaiser ME, Avalon Gardner N, Lim MM. Gait and Conditioned Fear Impairments in a Mouse Model of Comorbid TBI and PTSD​. Behavioral Neurology, 2018, 6037015.


San Francisco State University, SF BUILD

Akom A, Shah A, Cruz T. Building smart, resilient communities and schools: using a technology platform to transform the social determinants of education with our Nation's most vulnerable populations. Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly. 2018; 5(3):22-39

Akom A, Shah A, Nakai A, Cruz T. Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) 2.0: how technological innovation and digital organizing sparked a food revolution in East Oakland . InternationalJournal of Qualitative Studies in Education: QSE. 2016;29(10):1287-307.

Alegro M, Theofilas P, Nguy A, Castruita PA, Seeley W, Heinsen H, Grinberg LT, et al. Automating cell detection and classification in human brain fluorescent microscopy images using dictionary learning and sparse coding . Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2017; 282, 20-33.

Allen AM, Thomas MD, Michaels EK, Reeves AN, Okoye U, Price MM, et al. Racial discrimination, educational attainment, and biological dysregulation among midlife African American women. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019; 99:225-235.

Allen AM, Wang Y, Chae DH, Price MM, Powell W, Steed TC, et al. Racial discrimination, the Superwoman Schema, and Allostatic Load: Exploring the Integrative Stress-Coping Model Among African American Women. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences. 2019; 1-23.

Ardila-Mantilla F. Todos Cuentan: Cultivating Diversity in Combinatorics . Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 2016;63(10):1164-70.

Chitewere T, Shim JK, Barker JC, Yen IH. How Neighborhoods Influence Health: Lessons to be learned from the application of political ecology . Health Place. 2017;45:117-23.

Conrad MD, Mota D, Foster M, Tukwasibwe S, Legac J, Tumwebaze P, Rosenthal PJ, et al. I​mpact of Intermittenet Preventive Treatment During Pregnancy on Plasmodium falciparum Drug Resistance-Mediating Polymorphisms in Uganda. The Journal ofInfectious Diseases. 2017; 216(8), 1008-1017.

Conrad MD, Mota D, Musiime A, Kilama M, Rek J, Kamya M, Rosenthal PJ, et al. Comparative Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum Resistance-Associated Genetic Polymorphisms in Parasites Infecting Humans and Mosquitoes in Uganda . TheAmerican Journal of TropicalMedicine andHygiene. 2017; 97(5), 1576-1580.

Dung SK, López A, Barragan EL, Reyes R-J, Thu R, Castellanos E, et al. Illuminating women's hidden contribution to historical theoretical population genetics. Genetics. 2019; 211(2): 363-366.

Durk RP, Castillo E, Márquez-Magaña L, Grosicki GJ, Bolter ND, Lee C, et al. Gut microbiota composition is related to cardiorespiratory fitness in healthy young adults. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 2018; 1-5.

Gerrish E, Watkins SL. The relationship between urban forests and income: A meta-analysis . Landscape Urban Planning. 2018;170:293-308.

Hoffman J, Fejerman L, Hu D, Huntsman S, Li M, John EM, et al. Identification of novel common breast cancer risk variants at the 6q25 locus among Latinas. Breast Cancer Research: BCR. 2019; 21(1):3.

Kirkman LA, Zhan W, Visone J, Dziedziech A, Singh PK, Fan H, et al. Antimalarial proteasome inhibitor reveals collateral sensitivity from intersubunit interactions and fitness cost of resistance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). 2018; 115(29): E6863-6870.

Kitayama K, Segura ER, Lake JE, Perez-Brumer AG, Oldenburg CE, Myers BA, Clark JL, et al. Syphilis in the Americas: a protocol for a systematic review of syphilis prevalence and incidence in four high-risk groups, 1980-2016 . SystematicReviews. 2017; 6(1), 195.

Nuru-Jeter AM, Michaels EK, Thomas MD, Reeves AN, Thorpe Jr. RJ, et al. Relative roles of race versus socioeconomic position in studies of health inequalities: a matter of interpretation. Annual Review of Public Health. 2018; 39:169-188.

Oliver A, Andemeskel G, King CR, Wallace L, McDougal S, Monteiro KP, Ben-Zeev A. 'I'm Black and I'm Proud': A Majority Ecological Context Protects Affective Aspects of Black Identity Under Stereotype Threat . Race andSocial Problems. 2017; 9(4), 313-320.

Ramirez J, Elmofty M, Castillo E, DeRouen M, Shariff-Marco S, Allen L, et al. Evaluation of cortisol and telomere length measurements in ethnically diverse women with breast cancer using culturally sensitive methods . Journal of Community Genetics. 2017.

Sun X, Gao J, Jin P, Eng C, Burchard EG, Beaty TH, et al. Optimized distributed systems achieve significant performance improvement on sorted merging of massive VCF files​​. GigaScience. 2018; 7(6).

Watkins SL, Gerrish E. The relationship between urban forests and race: A meta-analysis . Journal of Environmental Management. 2018; 209, 152-168.

White MJ, Risse-Adams O, Goddard P, Contreras MG, Adams J, Hu D, et al. Novel genetic risk factors for asthma in African American children: Precision Medicine and the SAGE II Study . Immunogenetics. 2016;68(6-7):391-400.

White MJ, Yaspan BL, Veatch OJ, Goddard P, Risse-Adams OS, Contreras MG. Strategies for pathway analysis using GWAS and WGS data. Current Protocols in Human Genetics. 2019; 100(1):e79.

Yoshino A, Wilson J, Velazquez EJ, Johnson E, Márquez-Magaña L. Healthy parks healthy people as an upstream stress reduction strategy. Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health. 2018; 2:35-56.

Zeiger AM, White MJ, Eng C, Oh SS, Witonsky J, Goddard PC, Burchard EG, et al. Genetic Determinants of Telomere Length in African American Youth​. Scientific Reports. 2018: 8(1), 13265.


University of Alaska, Fairbanks, BLaST

Bogren LK, Johnston EL, Barati Z, Martin PA, Wojda SJ, Van Tets IG, et al. The effects of hibernation and forced disuse (neurectomy) on bone properties in arctic ground squirrels . Physiological Reports. 2016;4(10).

Clark CT, Horstmann L, Misarti N. Lipid normalization and stable isotope discrimination in Pacific walrus tissues. Scientific Reports. 2019; 9(1):5843.

Coker RH, Weaver AN, Coker MS, Murphy CJ, Gunga HC, Steinach M. Metabolic Responses to the Yukon Arctic Ultra: Longest and Coldest in the World . Medicine andScience in Sports Exercise. 2017;49(2):357-62.

Emery DW, Iceman CR, Hayes SM. Geographic variability of active ingredients in spice as an indicator of mechanisms of distribution and manufacture within Alaska. Journal of Young Investigators. 2018; 34(4): 7-16.

Frare C, Jenkins ME, Soldin SJ, Drew KL. The raphe pallidus and the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis gate seasonal changes in thermoregulation in the hibernating ground squirrel (Urocitellus parryii). Frontiers in Physiology. 2018; 9: 1747.

Goldsmith EW, Renshaw B, Clement CJ, Himschoot EA, Hundertmark KJ, Hueffer K. Population structure of two rabies hosts relative to the known distribution of rabies virus variants in Alaska . Molecular Ecology. 2016;25(3):675-88.

Hansen CM, Himschoot EA, Hare RF, Meixell BW, Van Hemert C, Hueffer K. Neisseria arctica sp. nov. isolated from nonviable eggs of greater white-fronted geese (Anser albifrons) in Arctic Alaska . International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2017.

Hoffman M, Taylor BE, Harris MB. Evolution of lung breathing from a lungless primitive vertebrate . Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology. 2016;224:11-6.

Hueffer K, Khatri S, Rideout S, Harris MB, Papke RL, Stokes C, et al. Rabies virus modifies host behaviour through a snake-toxin like region of its glycoprotein that inhibits neurotransmitter receptors in the CNS . Scientific Reports. 2017;7(1):12818.

Huettmann F, Magnuson EE, Hueffer K. Eco​logical niche modeling of rabies i​n the changing Arctic of Alaska. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica. 2017;59(1):18.

Humphrey J, Seitz T, Haan T, Ducluzeau A-L, Drown DM. Complete genome sequence of Pantoea agglomerans TH81, isolated from a permafrost thaw gradient. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 2019;8(1).

Hunter S, Maulik M, Scerbak C, Vayndorf E, Taylor BE. Caenorhabditis Sieve: A Low-tech Instrument and Methodology for Sorting Small Multicellular Organisms​​. Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE. 2018; 137.

Jerome SP, Sticka KD, Schnurr TM, Mangum SJ, Reynolds AJ, Dunlap KL. 25(OH)D levels in trained versus sedentary university students at 64 degrees north . International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2017;76(1):1314414.

Knight DC, Ramos NA, Iceman CR, Hayes SM. Is unpaved road dust near Fairbanks, Alaska a health concern? Examination of the total and bioaccessible metal(loid)s. Journal of Young Investigators. 2017; 33(1): 8-18.

Lewis JA, Yakel JL, Pandya AA. Levamisole: A positive allosteric modulator for the alpha3beta4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors prevents weight gain in CD-1 mice on a high fat diet . Current PharmaceuticalDesign. 2016.

Maulik M, Mitra S, Bult-Ito A, Taylor BE, Vayndorf EM. Behavioral Phenotyping and Pathological Indicators of Parkinson's Disease in C. elegans Models​ . Frontiers in Genetics. 2017; 8, 77.

Maulik M, Mitra S, Hunter S, Hunstiger M, Oliver SR, Bult-Ito A, Taylor BE. Sir-2.1 mediated attenuation of alpha-synuclein expression by Alaskan bog blueberry polyphenols in a transgenic model of Caenorhabditis elegans​. Scientific Reports. 2018; 8(1), 10216.

Mitra S, Bult-Ito A. Attenuation of compulsive-like behavior by fluvoxamine in a non-induced mouse model of obsessive-compulsive disorder . Behavioral Pharmacology. 2017.

Mitra S, Mucha M, Owen S, Bult-Ito A. Postpartum Lactation-Mediated Behavioral Outcomes and Drug Responses in a Spontaneous Mouse Model of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder . ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 2017; 8(12), 2683-2697.

Parker J, Carrasco AF, Chen J. BioRad BioPlex® HIV Ag-Ab assay: incidence of false positivity in a low-prevalence population and its effects on the current HIV testing algorithm. Journal of Clinical Virology: The Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology. 2019; 116:1-3.

Podlutsky A, Valcarcel-Ares MN, Yancey K, Podlutskaya V, Nagykaldi E, Gautam T, et al. The GH/IGF-1 axis in a critical period early in life determines cellular DNA repair capacity by altering transcriptional regulation of DNA repair-related genes: implications for the developmental origins of cancer . GeroScience. 2017;39(2):147-60.

Reed MD, Iceman KE, Harris MB, Taylor BE. The rostral medulla of bullfrog tadpoles contains critical lung rhythmogenic and chemosensitive regions across metamorphosis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 2018; 225: 7-15.

Scerbak C, Vayndorf R, Hernandez A, McGill C, Taylor B. Lowbush cranberry acts through DAF-16/FOXO signaling to promote increased lifespan and axon branching in aging posterior touch receptor neurons​. GeroScience. 2018; 40(2), 151-162.

Scerbak C, Vayndorf EM, Hernandez A, McGill C, Taylor BE. Mechanosensory Neuron Aging: Differential Trajectories with Lifespan-Extending Alaskan Berry and Fungal Treatments in Caenorhabditis elegans . Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 2016;8:173.

Scerbak C, Vayndorf EM, Parker JA, Neri C, Driscoll M, Taylor BE. Insulin signaling in the aging of healthy and proteotoxically stressed mechanosensory neurons . Frontiers in Genetics. 2014;5:212.

Schalt A, Johannsen MM, Kim J, Chen R, Murphy CJ, Coker MS, et al. Negative energy balance does not alter fat-free mass during the Yukon Arctic Ultra – the longest and coldest ultramarathon. Frontiers in Physiology. 2018; 9:1761.

Smith LK, Kuhn TB, Chen J, Bamburg JR. HIV associated neurodegenerative disorders: a new perspective on the role of lipid rafts in gp120-mediated neurotoxicity. Current HIV Research. 2018; 16(4):258-269.

Vayndorf EM, Scerbak C, Hunter S, Neuswanger JR, Toth M, Parker JA, et al. Morphological remodeling of C. elegans neurons during aging is modified by compromised protein homeostasis . NPJ Aging andMechanisms of Disease. 2016;2.

Wild LA, Chenoweth EM, Mueter FJ, Straley JM. Evidence for dietary time series in layers of cetacean skin using stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios​. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM. 2018; 32(16), 1425-1438.


University of Detroit-Mercy, ReBUILDetroit

Butela KA, Gurney SMR, Hendrickson HL, LeBlanc-Straceski JM, Zimmerman AM, Conant SB, et al. Complete Genome Sequences of Cluster A Mycobacteriophages BobSwaget, Fred313, KADY, Lokk, MyraDee, Stagni, and StepMih . Genome Announcements. 2017;5(43).


University of Maryland, Baltimore County, STEM BUILD

Lee M, Puglisi KM, UMBC STEM-BUILD Cohort 1, Erill I, Caruso SM. Complete Genome Sequences of HonestAbe, Anthony, and Taffo16, Three Cluster C Bacillus Cereus Group Bacteriophages​​​. Genome Announcements. 2018; 6(25).

Lentz TB, Ott LE, Robertson SD, Windsor SC, Kelley JB, Wollenberg MS, et al. Unique Down to Our Microbes-Assessment of an Inquiry-Based Metagenomics Activity . Journal ofMicrobiology & Biology Education. 2017;18(2).


The University of Texas, El Paso, BUILDing SCHOLARS

Aguilar C, Ghamari M, Nazeran H, editors. Development of Mobile Apps ​for Wireless Sensor Data Acquisition and Visualization of Biopotentials. 2016 32nd Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (SBEC); 2016 11-13 March 2016.

Amini AR, Xu TO, Chidambaram RM, Nukavarapu SP. Oxygen Tension-Controlled Matrices with Osteogenic and Vasculogenic Cells for Vascularized Bone Regeneration In Vivo . Tissue Engineering Part A. 2016;22(7-8):610-20.

AnilKumar S, Allen SC, Tasnim N, Akter T, Park S, Kumar A, et al. The applicability of furfuryl-gelatin as a novel biolink for tissue engineering applications. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials. 2019; 107(2):314-323.

Bhatt JM, Enriquez AS, Wang J, Rojo HM, Molugu SK, Hildenbrand ZL, et al. Single-ring intermediates are essential for some chaperonins. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. 2018; 5:42.

Castaneda D, Esparza A, Ghamari M, Soltanpur C, Nazeran H. A review on wearable photoplethysmography sensors and their potential future applications in health care. International Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics. 2018; 4(4): 195-202.

Castro E, Hernandez Garcia A, Zavala G, Echegoyen L. Fullerene​s in Biology and Medicine. Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 2017;5(32):6523-35.

Castro E, Fernandez-Delgado O, Arslan F, Zavala G, Gerardo Y, Tingyuan S, et al. New thiophene-based C60 fullerene derivatives as efficient electron transporting materials for perovskite solar cells. New Journal of Chemistry = Nouveau Journal de Chimie. 2018; 42(17): 14551-14558.

Castro E, Zavala G, Seetharaman S, D'Souza F, Echegoyen L. Impact of fullerene derivative isomeric purity on the performance of inverted planar perovskite solar cells. Journal of materials Chemistry, A. 2017; 5(36): 19485-19490.

Castro Y, Fernandez ME, Strong LL, Stewart DW, Krasny S, Hernandez Robles E, et al. Adaptation of a counseling intervention to address multiple cancer risk factors among overweight/obese Latino smokers . Health Education & Behavior. 2015;42(1):65-72.

Clark-Reyna SE, Grineski SE, Collins TW. Health Status and Residential Exposure to Air Toxics: What Are the Effects on Children's Academic Achievement? Family & Community Health. 2016;39(3):160-8.

Collins TW, Grineski SE, Chakraborty J. Environmental injustice and flood risk: A conceptual model and case comparison of metropolitan Miami and Houston, USA . Regional Environmental Change. 2018; 18(2), 311-323.

Collins TW, Grineski SE, Morales DX. Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Environmental Injustice: Unequal Carcinogenic Air Pollution Risks in Greater Houston . Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 2017;107(1):72-92.

Collins TW, Grineski SE, Morales DX. Environmental injustice and sexual minority health disparities: A national study of inequitable health risks from air pollution among same-sex partners . Social Science & Medicine. 2017;191:38-47.

Collins TW, Grineski SE, Shenberger J, Morales X, Morera OF, Echegoyen LE. Undergraduate research participation is associated with improved student outcomes at a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Journal of College Student Development. 2017; 58(4): 583-600.

Darwiche R, Lugo F, Drurey C, Varossieau K, Smant G, Wilbers RHP, Asojo OA, et al. Crystal structure of Brugia malayi venom allergen-like protein-1 (BmVAL-1), a vaccine candidate for lymphatic filariasis . International Journal forParasitology. 2018; 48(5), 371-378.

Dou M, Macias N, Shen F, Bard JD, Dominguez DC, LI X. Rapid and accurate diagnosis of the respiratory disease pertussis on a point-of-care biochip​​​. EClinicalMedicine. 2019; 8:72-77.

Duarte TT, Spencer CT. Personalized Proteomics: The Future of Precision Medicine . Proteomes. 2016;4(4).

Enriquez AS, Rojo HM, Bhatt JM, Molugu SK, Hildenbrand ZL, Bernal RA. The human mitochondrial Hsp60 in the APO conformation forms a stable tetradecameric complex . Cell Cycle. 2017; 16(13), 1309-1319.

Flores-Ramirez FJ, Carcia-Carachure I, Sanchez DO, Gonzalez C, Castilllo SA, Arenivar MA, et al. Fluoxetine exposure in adolescent and adult female mice decreases cocaine and sucrose preference later in life. Journal of Psychopharmacology (Oxford, England). 2018; : 269881118805488.

Fu G, Sanjay ST, Ghamari M, Aguilar C, Soltanpur C, Nazeran H, editors. Rapid Prototyping of a Smart Device-Based Wireless Reflectance Photoplethysmograph . 2016 32nd Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (SBEC); 2016 11-13 March 2016.

Ghamari M, Soltanpur C, Cabrera S, Romero R, Martinek R, Nazeran H. Design and prototyping of a wristband-type wireless photoplethysmographic device for heart rate variability signal analysis . Conference Proceedings: IEEE Engineering inMedicine and Biology Society. 2016;2016:4967-70.

Grineski SE, Clark-Reyna SE, Collins TW. School-based exposure to hazardous air pollutants and grade point average: a multi-level study. Environmental Research. 2016; 147:164-71.

Grineski SE, Collins TW. Geographic and social disparities in exposure to air neurotoxicants at U.S. public schools . Environmental Research. 2018;161:580-7.

Grineski SE, Collins TW, Morales DX. Asian Americans and disproportionate exposure to carcinogenic hazardous air pollutants: A national study . Social Science & Medicine. 2017;185:71-80.

Grineski S, Daniels H, Collins T, Morales DX, Frederick A, Garcia M. The conundrum of social class: disparities in publishing among STEM students in undergraduate Research programs at a Hispanic Majority Institution. Science Education. 2018; 102(2): 283-303.

Grineski SE, Morales DX, Collins TW, Rubio R. Transitional Dynamics of Household Food Insecurity Impact Children's Developmental Outcomes​​. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP. 2018.

Gutierrez DA, DeJesus RE, Contreras L, Rodriguez-Palomares IA, Villanueva PJ, Balderrama KS, et al. A new pyridazinone exhibits potent cytotoxicity on human cancer cells via apoptosis and poly-ubiquitinated protein accumulation. Cell Biology and Toxicology. 2019.

Hatch KA, Ornelas A, Williams KN, Boland T, Michael K, Li C. Photolysis of a peptide with N-peptidyl-7-nitroindoline units using two-photon absorption . Biomedical Optics Express. 2016; 7(11), 4654-4659.

Hernandez I, Kumar A, Joddar B. A Bioactive Hydrogel and 3D Printed Polycaprolactone System for Bone Tissue Engineering . Gels. 2017;3(3).

Hernandez-Casner C, Ramos J, Serafine KM. Dietary supplementation with fish oil prevents high fat diet-induced enhancement of sensitivity to the behavioral effects of quinpirole. Behavioural Pharmacology. 2017; 28(6): 477-484.

Joddar B, Garcia E, Casas A, Stewart CM. Development of functionalized multi-walled carbon-nanotube-based alginate hydrogels for enabling biomimetic technologies . Scientific Reports. 2016;6:32456.

Joddar B, Kumar SA, Kumar A. A Contact-Based Method for Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells into an Endothelial Cell-Phenotype . Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics. 2018; 76(1-2), 187-195.

Joddar B, Tasnim N, Thakur V, Kumar A, McCallum RW, Chattopadhyay M. Delivery of Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Gelatin-Alginate Hydrogels to Stomach Lumen for Treatment of Gastroparesis . Bioengineering (Basel). 2018; 5(1).

Katla SK, Zhang J, Castro E, Bernal RA, Li X. Atomically precise Au25(SG)18 nanoclusters: rapid single-step synthesis and application in photothermal therapy. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2018; 10(1): 75-82

Khan AM, Perez JG, Wells CE, Fuentes O. Computer vision evidence supporting craniometric alignment of rat brain atlases to streamline expert-guided, first-order migration of hypothalamic spatial datasets related to behavioral control. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. 2018; 12:7.

Laurencin CT, Murray M. An American crisis: the lack of Black men in medicine. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2017; 4(3): 317-321.

Manciu M, Trevino R, Mulla ZD, Cortez C, Plavsic SK. Det​ection of Biased Ra​ting of Medical Students by Standardized Patients: Opportunity for Improvement​​. Medical Science Educator. 2017;27(3):497-502.

Mayfield TJ, Olimpo JT, Floyd KW, Greenbaum E. Collaborative posters develop students' ability to communicate about undervalued scientific resources to nonscientists. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education. 2018; 19(1).

Morales DX, Prieto N, Grineski SE, Collins TW. Race/ethnicity, obesity, and the risk of being verbally bullied: a national multilevel study. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2019; 6(2): 245-253.

Olimpo JT, Diaz-Martinez LA, Bhatt JM, D'Arcy CE. Integration of RCR and Ethics Education into Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences in the Biological Sciences: A Needed Discussion . Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education. 2017;18(2).

Ornelas A, Williams KN, Hatch KA, Paez A, Aguilar AC, Ellis CC, Michael K, et al. Synthesis and characterization of a photocleavable collagen-like peptide . Organic & BiomolecularChemistry. 2018; 16(6), 1000-1013.

Oruganti SR, Torres DJ, Krebsbach S, Asperti-Boursin F, Winters J, Matlawska-Wasowska K, et al. CARMA1 is a novel regulator of T-ALL disease and leukemic cell migration to the CNS . Leukemia. 2017;31(1):255-8.

Paat YF, Margaret Markham C. Young women's sexual involvement in emerging adulthood . Social Work inHealth Care. 2016;55(8):559-79.

Paat YF, Markham C. The Roles of Family Factors and Relationship Dynamics on Dating Violence Victimization and Perpetration Among College Men and Women in Emerging Adulthood . Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2016 (online). 2019;34(1): 81-114.

Paat Y-F, Markham C. A Gendered Approach to Understanding the Roles of Social Bonding, Personal Control, and Strain on College Dating Violence in Emerging Adulthood . Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. 2016;25(8):793-811.

Parra K, Valenzuela P, Lerma N, Gallegos A, Reza LC, Rodriguez G, et al. Impact of CTLA-4 blockade in conjunction with metronomic chemotherapy on preclinical breast cancer growth . British Journal of Cancer. 2017;116(3):324-34.

Pinn, VW, Laurencin CT. The fight for the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities: acknowledging the work and celebrating the life of Mr. Louis Stokes. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2015; 2(4): 423-4.

Pipkin JA, Cruz B, Flores RJ, Hinojosa CA, Carcoba LM, Ibarra M, et al. Both nicotine reward and withdrawal are enhanced in a rodent model of diabetes . Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2017;234(9-10):1615-22.

Quintana AM, Hernandez JA, Gonzalez CG. Functional analysis of the zebrafish ortholog of HMGCS1 reveals independent functions for cholesterol and isoprenoids in craniofacial development . PLoS One. 2017;12(7):e0180856.

Rubio R, Grineski SE, Morales DX, Collins TW. The role of parents' nativity in shaping differential risks of food insecurity among US first graders. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2019.

Sanchez JL, Romero Z, Quinones A, Torgeson KR, Horton NC. DNA Binding and Cleavage by the Human Parvovirus B19 NS1 Nuclease Domain . Biochemistry. 2016;55(47):6577-93.

Sanjay ST, Zhou W, Dou M, Tavakoli H, MA L, Xu F, Li X. Recent advances of controlled drug delivery using microfluidic platforms . Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. 2017.

Serrano M, Gonzalez V, Ray S, Chavez MD, Narayan M. Identification of Structure-Stabilizing Interactions in Enzymes: A Novel Mechanism to Impact Enzyme Activity . Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics. 2018; 76(1-2), 59-71.

Solis GR, Champion JD. Examining fall recurrence risk of homebound Hispanic older adults receiving home care services. Hispanic Health Care International: The Official Journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. 2017; 15(1): 20-26.

Tanner MR, Tajhya RB, Huq R, Gehrmann EJ, Rodarte KE, Atik MA, et al. Prolonged immunomodulation in inflammatory arthritis using the selective Kv1.3 channel blocker HsTX1[R14A] and its PEGylated analog . Clinical Immunology. 2017;180:45-57.

Tasnim N, Kumar A, Joddar B. Attenuation of the in vitro neurotoxicity of 316L SS by graphene oxide surface coating . Materials Science and Engineering: C Materials for Biological Applications. 2017;73:788-97.

Tasnim N, Thakur V, Chattopadhyay M, Joddar B. The efficacy of graphene foams for culturing mesenchymal stem cells and their differentiation into dopaminergic neurons. Stem Cells International. 2018; 2018: 3410168.

Torre YS, Wadeea R, Rosas V, Herbst KL. Lipedema: friend and foe . Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation. 2018; 33(1).

Torres DJ, Cannon JL, Ricoy UM, Johnson C. Self-Contained Statistical Analysis of Gene Sets . PLoS One. 2016;11(10):e0163918.

Wei X, Zhou W, Sanjay ST, Zhang J, Jin Q, Xu F, et al. Multiplexed Instrument-Free-Bar-Chart SpinChip Integrated with Nanoparticle-Mediated Magnetic Aptasensors for Visual Quantitative Detection of Multiple Pathogens​​. Analytical Chemistry. 2018; 90(16), 9888-9896.

Whisner CM, Castillo LF. Prebiotics, Bone and Mineral Metabolism . Calcified Tissue International. 2018; 102(4), 443-479.


Xavier University of Louisiana, Project Pathways

Ageel SM, Huang Z, Walton J, Baker C, Falkner D, Liu Z, Wang Z. Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)/Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites for Energy Storage and Conversion. Advanced Composites Hybrid Materials. 2018; 1(1), 185-192.

Bateman ME, Strong AL, Hunter RS, Bratton MR, Komati R, Sridhar J, et al. Osteoinductive effects of glyceollins on adult mesenchymal stromal/stem cells from adipose tissue and bone marrow . Phytomedicine. 2017;27:39-51.

Blake Ii RC, Anthony MD, Bates JD, Hudson T, Hunter KM, King BJ, et al. In situ Spectroscopy Reveals that Microorganisms in Different Phyla Use Different Electron Transfer Biomolecules to Respire Aerobically on Soluble Iron . Front Microbiol. 2016;7:1963.

Carriere P, Llopis S, Naiki A, Nguyen G, Phan T, Nguyen M, et al. Glyceollin I Reverses Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Letrozole Resistant Breast Cancer through ZEB1 . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016;13(1):10.

Dai L, Smith CD, Foroozesh M, Miele L, Qin Z. The sphingosine kinase 2 inhibitor ABC294640 displays anti-non-small cell lung cancer activities in vitro and in vivo . International Journal of Cancer. 2017.

Foroozesh M, Goyal N, Jackson T, Do C, Booker S, Hill T, Liu J. OPTIMIZATION OF SCALE-UP SYNTHESIS OF ANTI-CANCER CERAMIDE ANALOG 315. Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research. 2017; 16(3):89-90.

Gong J, Munoz AR, Pingali S, Payton-Stewart F, Chan DE, Freeman JW, et al. Downregulation of STAT3/NF-kappaB potentiates gemcitabine activity in pancreatic cancer cells . Molecular Carcinogenesis. 2017;56(2):402-11.

Huang J, Cao Y, Huang Z, Imbraguglio SA, Wang Z, Peng X, et al. Comparatively thermal and crystalline study of poly(methyl-methacrylate)/polyacrylonitrile hybrids: core-shell hollow fibers, porous fibers, and thin films . Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. 2016;301(11):1327-36.

Hughes N, Nguyen N, Daley D, Grennell J, Gee A, Ali MF. Comparison of DNAzyme activity for the development of an immobilized heme sensor. MRS Advances. 2018; 3(26) : 1491-1496.

Johnson CE, Johnson JA, Hah HY, Cole M, Gray S, Kolesnichenko V, et al. Mössbauer studies of stoichiometry of Fe3O4: characterization of nanoparticles for biomedical applications . Hyperfine Interactions. 2016;237(1):27.

Komati R, Mitchell CA, LeBeaud A, Do H, Goloverda GZ, Kolesnichenko VL. Tenacic acids: a new class of tenacious binders to metal oxide surfaces​​. Chemistry. 2018; 24(55), 14824-14829.

Komati R, Spadoni D, Zheng S, Sridhar J, Riley KE, Wang G. Ligands of therapeutic utility for the liver X receptors . Molecules. 2017;22(1).

Liu Z, Huang Z, Cheng F, Guo Z, Wang G, Chen X, et al. Efficient dual-site carbon monoxide electro-catalysts via interfacial nano-engineering . Scientific Reports. 2016;6.

Mincey K, Turner BL, Anderson K, Maurice S, Neal R, White C. Prostate knowledge, attitudes and beliefs in Black college men: a qualitative study. Journal of Community Health. 2017; 42(6):1096-1101.

Mincey K, Turner BL, Brown A, Maurice S. Understanding barriers to healthy behaviors in black college men . Journal of American College Health. 2017; 65(8), 567-574.

Ponnapakkam T, Saulsberry T, Hill T, Hill-Odom M, Goyal N, Anbalagan M, Foroozesh M, et al. Inhibition of breast tumor growth in mice after treatment with ceramide analog 315​​. Anti-cancer Drugs. 2018; 29(9), 898-903.

Powell D, Chandra S, Dodson K, Shaheen F, Wiltz K, Ireland S, et al. Aptamer-functionalized hybrid nanoparticle for the treatment of breast cancer . European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. 2017;114:108-18.

Riley KE, Tran KA. Strength, character, and directionality of halogen bonds involving cationic halogen bond donors . Faraday Discussions. 2017;203:47-60.

Riley KE, Vazquez M, Umemura C, Miller C, Tran KA. Exploring the (very flat) potential energy landscape of R-Brpi interactions with accurate CCSD(T) and SAPT techniques . Chemistry. 2016;22(49):17690-5.

Schroeder RL, Goyal N, Bratton M, Townley I, Pham NA, Tram P, et al. Identification of quinones as novel PIM1 kinase inhibitors . Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 2016;26(13):3187-91.

Sirohi, S, Skripnikova E, Davis JF. Vertical sleeve gastrectomy attenuates hedonic feeding without impacting alcohol drinking in rats. Obesity (Silver Spring, MD). 2019; 27(4): 603-611

Sirohi S, Tiwari AK. Pain in the management of opioid use disorder . Journal of Pain Research. 2016;9:963-6.

Sirohi S, Van Cleef A, Davis JF. Intermittent access to a nutritionally complete high-fat diet attenuates alcohol drinking in rats . Pharmacology,Biochemistry, and Behavior. 2017;153:105-15.

Sridhar J, Goyal N, Liu J, Foroozesh M. Review of ligand specificity factors for CYP1A subfamily enzymes from molecular modeling studies reported to-date. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland). 2017; 22(7).

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The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.
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