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CBS research roundup // March 2014

The latest College of Biological Sciences faculty research publication and grant news.


BioBrickTM compatible vector system for protein expression in Rhodobacter sphaeroides

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology // Ilya Tikh, Mark Held, Claudia Schmidt-Dannert

A role for XLF in DNA repair and recombination in human somatic cells

DNA Repair // Farjana Jahan Fattah, Junghun Kweon, Yongbao Wang, Eu Han Lee, Yinan Kan, Natalie Lichter, Natalie Weisensel, Eric Hendrickson

Auditory brainstem responses in Cope’s gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis): Effects of frequency, level, sex and size

Journal of Comparative Physiology A // Katrina Schrode, Nathan Buerkle, Elizabeth Brittan-Powell, Mark Bee

Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation

Nature // Elizabeth Borer, Eric Seabloom, Daniel Gruner, W. Stanley Harpole, Helmut Hillebrand, Eric Lind, Peter Adler, Juan Alberti, T. Michael Anderson, Jonathan Bakker, Lori Biederman, Dana Blumenthal, Cynthia Brown, Lars Brudvig, Yvonne Buckley, Marc Cadotte, Chengjin Chu, Elsa Cleland, Michael Crawley, Pedro Daleo, Ellen Damschen, Kendi Davies, Nicole M. DeCrappeo, Guozhen Du, Jennifer Firn

Mechanisms underlying robustness and tunability in a plant immune signaling network

Cell Host & Microbe

Yungil Kim, Kenichi Tsuda, Daisuke Igarashi, Rachel A. Hillmer, Hitoshi Sakakibara, Chad Myers, Fumiaki Katagiri

Systemic activin signaling independently regulates sugar homeostasis, cellular metabolism, and pH balance in Drosophila melanogaster

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences // Arpan Ghosh and Michael O’Connor

Microtubule binding distinguishes dystrophin from utrophin

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences // Joseph J. Belanto, Tara Made, Michael Eckhoff, Dana Strandjord, Glen Banks, Melissa Gardner, Dawn Lowe, James Ervasti

EEB’s Snell-Rood awarded NSF grant  Emilie Snell-Rood recently received nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation to study the role of stochasticity in gene expression as a mechanism underlying developmental plasticity. 


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March, 2014