Papers Hot off the Press (Cal Poly students' names in bold)

2014 papers

Collaborative effort from Buckely's and Adler's labs

Arensburger's lab

  • Jiang, X., Peery, A., Hall, A.B., Sharma, A., Chen, X-G., Waterhouse, R.M., Komissarov, A., Riehle, M.M., Shouche, Y., Sharakhova, M.V., Lawson, D., Pakpour, N., Arensburger, P., Davidson, V., Eiglmeier, K., Emrich, S., George, P., Kennedy, R., Mane, S.P., Maslen, G., Oringanje, C., Qi, Y., Settlage, R., Tojo, M., Tubio, J.M., Unger, M., Wang, B., Vernick, K.D., Ribeiro, J.M., James, A.A., Michel, K., Riehle, M.A., Luckhart, S., Sharakhov, I.V., and Tu, Z. 2014. Genome analysis of a major urban malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles stephensi. Genome Biology 15:459 doi:10.1186/s13059-014-0459-2
  • International Glossina Genome Initiative. 2014. Genome sequence of the Tsetse Fly (Glossina morsitans): Vector of African Trypanosomiasis. Science 344: 380-386 doi: 10.1126/science.1249656

Bobich's lab

  • Caringella, M.A., Bergman, B.A., Stanfield, R.C., Ewers, M.M., Bobich, E.G. & Ewers, F.W. 2014. Effects of phyllotaxy on biomechanical properties of stems of Cercis occidentalis (Fabaceae). American Journal of Botany 101 doi:
  • Bobich, E.G., Wallace, N.L., Sartori, K.L. 2014. Cholla mortality and extreme drought In the Sonoran Desert. Madroño 61:126-136 doi:

Castro's lab

  • Castro, P. 2013. Brachyuran crabs (Crustacea, Brachyura: Crossotonotidae, Ethusidae, Euryplacidae, Goneplacidae, Latreilliidae, Palicidae, Tetraliidae, Trapeziidae) of the MAINBAZA, MIRIKI, and ATIMO VATAE expeditions to the Mozambique Channel and Madagascar. In: Ahyong, S.T, Chan, T.-Y, Corbari, L. & Ng, P.K.L. (eds.). Tropical Deep Sea Benthos, 27: 437-466. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, vol. 204.
  • Castro, P. & Naruse, T. 2014. New species of Latreillopsis Henderson, 1888 (Brachyura: Homolidae) and Neopalicus Moosa & Serène, 1981 (Brachyura: Palicidae) from the Hawaiian Islands. Zootaxa 3764: 169-180. doi:

Ewers' lab

  • López-Portillo, J., Ewers, F. W., Méndez-Alonzo, R., López, C. L. P., Angeles, G., Jiménez, A. L. A., Lara-Domínguez, A. N., & Barrera, M. D. C. T. (2014). Dynamic control of osmolality and ionic composition of the xylem sap in two mangrove species. American Journal of Botany doi:10.3732/ajb.1300435

LaMunyon's lab

  • Muhlrad, P.J., Clark, J.N., Nasri, U., Sullivan, N.G., & LaMunyon, C.W. 2014. SPE-8, a protein-tyrosine kinase, localizes to the spermatid cell membrane through interaction with other members of the SPE-8 group spermatid activation signaling pathway in C. elegans. BMC Genetics 15: 83 doi:10.1186/1471-2156-15-83

Lappin's lab

  • Erickson, G.M., Gignac, P.M., Lappin, A.K., Vliet, K.A., Brueggen, J.D., Webb, G.J.W. 2014. A comparative analysis of ontogenetic bite-force scaling among Crocodylia. Journal of Zoology 292: 48-55. doi: 10.1111/jzo.12081
  • Yeo, S.-H., Monroy, J.A., Lappin, A.K., Nishikawa, K.C., Pai, D.K. 2013. Phenomenological models of the dynamics of muscle during isotonic shortening. Journal of Biomechanics 46: 2419-2425. doi:

Lin's lab

Smith's lab

  • Smith, J.R., Vogt, S.C., Creedon, F., Lucas, B.J., Eernisse, D.J. 2014. The non-native turf-forming alga Caulacanthus ustulatus displaces space-occupants but increases diversity. Biological Invasions doi: 10.1007/s10530-014-0658-5

Steele's lab

  • Gallardo, C.M., Hsu1, C.T., Gunapala, K.M., Parfyonov, M., Chang, C.H., Mistlberger, R.E., Steele, A.D. 2014. Behavioral and neural correlates of acute and scheduled hunger in C57BL/6 mice. PLoS ONE 9(5): e95990. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095990
  • Gallardo, C., Darvas, M., Oviatt, M., Chang, C., Michalik, M., Huddy, T.F., Meyer, E.E., Shuster, S.A., Aguayo, A., Hill, E.M., Kiani, K., Ikpeazu, J., Martinez, J.S., Purpura, M., Smit, A.N., Paton, D., Mistlberger, R.E., Palmiter, R., Steele, A. 2014. Dopamine receptor 1 neurons in the dorsal striatum regulate food anticipatory circadian activity rhythms in mice. eLife 2014:10.7554/eLife.03781 doi:

Talmadge's lab

  • Talmadge, R.J., Acosta, W., Garland Jr., T. 2014. Myosin heavy chain isoform expression in adult and juvenile mini-muscle mice bred for high-voluntary wheel running. Mechanisms of Development doi: 10.1016/j.mod.2014.08.004

Valdés' lab

  • Espinoza, E., DuPont, A. & Valdés, A. 2014. Molecular data reveal an undescribed cryptic species of Costasiella Pruvot-Fol, 1951 (Euthyneura: Sacoglossa) in the Bahamas. American Malacological Bulletin 32: 173-182 doi:10.4003/006.032.0208
  • Carmona, L., Lei, B.R., Pola, M., Gosliner, T.M., Valdés, A. & Cervera, J.L. 2014. Untangling the Spurilla neapolitana (Delle Chiaje, 1841) species complex: A review of the genus Spurilla Bergh, 1864 (Mollusca: Nudibranchia: Aeolidiidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170: 132–15 doi: 10.1111/zoj.12098
  • Churchill, C., Valdés, A., & Ó Foighil, D. 2014. Afro-Eurasia and the Americas present barriers to gene flow for the cosmopolitan neustonic nudibranch Glaucus atlanticus. Marine Biology doi: 10.1007/s00227-014-2389-7
  • Cooke, S., Hanson, D., Hirano, Y., Ornelas-Gatdula, E., Gosliner, T. M., Chernyshev, A. & Valdés, A. 2014. Cryptic diversity of Melanochlamys sea slugs (Gastropoda, Aglajidae) in the North Pacific. Zoologica Scripta doi:10.1111/zsc.12063
  • Churchill, C., Valdés, A., & Ó Foighil, D. 2014. Molecular and morphological systematics of neustonic nudibranchs (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Glaucidae, Glaucus) with descriptions of three new cryptic species. Invertebrate Systematics 28: 174–195 doi:
  • De Oliveira Saad, L., Magenta Cunha, C., Delevati Colpo. K., Valdés, A. 2014. It’s not what it looks like: Molecular data fails to substantiate morphological differences in two sea hares (Mollusca, Heterobranchia, Aplysiidae) from southern Brazil. Helgoland Marine Research doi:10.1007/s10152-014-0408-1

Zhao's lab

  • Quang, T., Marquez, M., Blanco, G.& Zhao, Y. 2014. Dosage and Cell Line Dependent Inhibitory Effect of bFGF Supplement in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Culture on Inactivated Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells. PLOS ONE 9(1): e86031. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086031


2013 papers

Collaborative effort from Voss' and Talmadge's labs

Beardsley's lab

  • Fishman, L., Stathos, A., Beardsley, P.M., Williams, C.F., Hill, J.P. 2013. Chromosomal rearrangements and the genetics of reproductive barriers in Mimulus (Monkeyflowers). Evolution doi: 10.1111/evo.12154

Brelles-Mariño's lab

  • Vandervoort, K. & Brelles-Mariño, G. 2013. Cal Poly Pomona NUE Project: Implementing Microscale and Nanoscale Investigations Throughout the Undergraduate Curriculum. Journal of Nano Education 5:51-60. doi:

Castro's lab

  • Higashiji, T., Yamamoto H., Castro, P. & Komai, T. 2013. Records of species of the trapeziid crab genus Trapezia (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) associated with pocilloporid corals attached to fish-aggregating devices (payao) set off Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. The Biological Magazine, Okinawa 51: 83-91. [In Japanese]
  • Guinot, D., Tavares, M. & Castro, P. 2013. Significance of the sexual openings and supplementary structures on the phylogeny of brachyuran crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura), with new nomina for higher-ranked podotreme taxa. Zootaxa 3665: 1-414.
  • Garassino, A., Pasini, G. & Castro, P. 2013. Revision of the fossil species of Goneplax Leach, 1814 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Goneplacidae). Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 65(2): 355-368.

Chan's lab

  • Morris, D., Gonzalez, B., Khurasany, M., Kassissa, C., Luong, J., Kasko, S., Pandya, S., Chu, M., Chi, P.-T., Bui, S., Guerra, C., Chan, J. & Venketaraman, V. 2013 Characterization of dendritic cell and regulatory T cell functions against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. BioMed Research International Article ID 402827, 14 pages doi:10.1155/2013/402827

Clark's lab

  • Roby, T., Ashe, S., Singh, N. & Clark, C. 2013. Shaping the online experience: How administrators can influence student and instructor perceptions through policy and practice. The Internet and Higher Education 17:29-37.

Dixon's lab

  • Dixon, W.J., Ismail, N. & Kaladjian, G. 2013. Assessing current practices and testing for E. coli O157:H7 in beef production: The case of beef trim and ground beef. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 2: 57- 71.

Ewers' lab

  • Méndez-Alonzo, R., Ewers F.W. & Sack, L. 2013. Ecological variation in leaf biomechanics and its scaling with tissue structure across three mediterranean-climate plant communities. Functional Ecology 27: 544-554. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12059

LaMunyon's lab

  • Biswas, A., Elmatari, D., Rothman, J., LaMunyon, C.W. & Said, H.M. 2013. Identification and functional characterization of the Caenorhabditis elegans Riboflavin Transporters rft-1 and rft-2. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58190. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058190
  • Liau, W.-S., Nasi, U., Elmatari, D., Rothman, J., LaMunyon, C.W. 2013. Premature sperm activation and defective spermatogenesis caused by loss of spe-46 function in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS ONE 8(3): e57266. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057266

Lappin's lab

  • Wilcox, S.C. & Lappin, A.K. 2013. Burst‐swimming performance predicts the outcome of cannibalistic interactions in Green Poison Frog larvae (Dendrobates auratus). Journal of Experimental Zoology doi:10.1002/jez.1813

Moriarty's lab

  • Moriarty, D.J. 2013. A twenty-year investigation of the effects of fire on a coastal sage scrub bird community.Western Birds 44: 2-163.

Questad's lab

  • Questad, E.J., Kellner, J.R., Kinney, K., Cordell, S., Asner, GP, Thaxton, J.M., Diep, J., Uowolo, A., Brooks, S., Inman-Narahari, N., Evans, S.A, & Tucker, B. 2013. Mapping habitat suitability for at-risk plant species and its implications for restoration and reintroduction. Ecological Applications doi:

Smith's lab

Valdés' lab

  • Goddard, J.H.R., Schaefer, M.C., Hoover, C. & Valdés, A. 2013. The regional extinction of a conspicuous dorid nudibranch (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in California. Marine Biology. doi:10.1007/s00227-013-2204-x
  • Valdés, A., Ornelas-Gatdula, E. & DuPont, A. 2013. Color pattern variation in a shallow water species of opisthobranch mollusk. Biological Bulletin 224: 35-46.
  • Crocetta, F., Macali, A., Furfaro, G., Cooke, S., Villani, G. & Valdés, A. 2013. Alien molluscan species established along the Italian shores: an update, with discussions on some Mediterranean “alien species” categories. ZooKeys 277: 91-108. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.277.4362
  • Gonzalez, L., Hanson, D. & Valdés, A. 2013. Molecular divergence between two sympatric species of Dondice (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) with distinct feeding specializations. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom doi:
  • Alexander, J. & Valdés, A. 2013. The ring doesn’t mean a thing: Molecular data suggests a new taxonomy for two Pacific species of sea hares (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia, Aplysiidae). Pacific Science 67: 283-294. doi:10.2984/67.2.10
  • Churchill, C., Alejandrino, A., Valdés, A., & Ó Foighil, D. 2013. Parallel changes in genital morphology delineate cryptic diversification in planktonic nudibranchs. Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences 280: 1765 20131224. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1224
  • Espinoza, E., DuPont, A. & Valdés, A. 2013. A tropical Atlantic species of Melibe Rang, 1829 (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Tethyiidae). ZooKeys 316: 55-66. doi:10.3897/zookeys.316.5452
  • Hanson, D., Cooke, S., Hirano, Y., Malaquias, M.A.E., Crocetta, F. & Valdés, A. 2013. Slipping through the cracks: The taxonomic impediment conceals the origin and dispersal of Haminoea japonica, an invasive species with impacts to human health. PLoS ONE 8(10): e77457. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077457
  • Camacho-García, Y.E, Ornelas-Gatdula, E. Gosliner, T.M. & Valdés, A. 2014. Phylogeny of the family Aglajidae (Pilsbry, 1895) (Opisthobranchia: Cephalaspidea) inferred from mtDNA and nDNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 71: 113-126 doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.11.010
  • Valdés, A., Alexander, J., Crocetta, F., Yokeş, M.B., Giacobbe, S., Poursanidis, D., Zenetos, A., Cervera, J.L., Caballer, M., Galil, B.S., Schembri, P.J. 2013. The origin and dispersal pathway of the spotted sea hare Aplysia dactylomela (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia) in the Mediterranean Sea. Aquatic Invasions 8: 427–436 doi: