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Undergraduate Student Publications

William and Mary's strong research tradition leads to a large number of undergraduate students who co-author published research in refereed science journals. In the past 5 years alone over 150 W&M undergraduates have co-authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals read by scientists all over the world. Real undergraduate research leading to real impacts! For more comprehensive lists of publications, see individual faculty web pages.

Biology Department Refereed Publications with Undergraduate Authors 2013-17

Faculty co-authors in bold
Graduate student**
Mentored student from another institution1


  1. Acio-Pizzarello*, C.R., Acio*, A.A., Choi*, E.J., Bond*, K., Kim*, J., Kenan*, A.C., Chen*, J. and Forsyth, M.H., 2017. Determinants of the regulation of Helicobacter pylori adhesins include repeat sequences in both promoter and coding regions as well as the two-component system ArsRS. Journal of Medical Microbiology
  1. Allen, J.D., Klompen*, A.M.L., Alpert*, E.J. and Reft, A.J., 2017. Obligate planktotrophy in the Götte’s larva of Stylochus ellipticus (Platyhelminthes). Invertebrate Reproduction & Development, 61(2), pp.110-118. 
  1. Allen, J.D., Schrage*, K.R., Foo**1, S.A., Watson, S.A. and Byrne, M., 2017. The Effects of Salinity and pH on Fertilization, Early Development, and Hatching in the Crown-of-Thorns Seastar. Diversity, 9(1), p.13. 
  1. Corso*, A.D., Huettenmoser*, J.C., Trani*, O.R., Angstadt, K., Bilkovic, D.M., Havens, K.J., Russell, T.M., Stanhope, D. and Chambers, R.M., 2017. Experiments with By-Catch Reduction Devices to Exclude Diamondback Terrapins and Retain Blue Crabs. Estuaries and Coasts, pp.1-7. 
  1. Cristol, D.A., Akst*, J.G., Curatola*, M.K., Dunlavey**, E.G., Fisk**, K.A. and Moody, K.E., 2017. Age-Related Differences In Foraging Ability Among Clam-Dropping Herring Gulls (Larus argentatus). The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 129(2), pp.301-310. 
  1. Dahal*, A. and Hinton, S.D. Antagonistic Roles for STYX Pseudophosphatase in neurite outgrowth. Biochemical Societies Transactions. 45(2) pp.381-387. 
  1. Deschaine*, B.M., Heysel*, A.R., Lenhart*, B.A. and Murphy, H., 2017. Biofilm formation and toxin production provide a fitness advantage in mixed colonies of natural yeast isolates. bioRxiv, p.178.  
  1. Edger, P.P., Smith**, R.D., McKain, M.R., Cooley, A.M., Vallejo-Marin, M., Yuan, Y.W., Bewick, A.J., Ji, L., Platts, A.E., Bowman, M.J. and Childs, K., Washburn, JD., Schmitz, R., Smith, G.D., Pires, J.C., and Puzey, J.R. et al. 2017. Subgenome dominance in an interspecific hybrid, synthetic allopolyploid, and a 140-year-old naturally established neo-allopolyploid monkeyflower. The Plant Cell Online, pp.tpc-00010. 
  1. Edwards*, K.M., Rice, G.W. and Sanderson, S.L., Separating oil from water: suspension-feeding goldfish ingest liquid vegetable oil. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 74(4), pp.524-532. 
  1. Hayes, J.A., Kottick, A., Picardo, M.C.D., Halleran*, A.D., Smith**, R.D., Smith, G.D., Saha, M.S. and Del Negro, C.A., 2017. Transcriptome of neonatal preBötzinger complex neurones in Dbx1 reporter mice. Scientific Reports, 7
  1. Heideman, P.D., Flores*, K.A., Sevier*, L.M. and Trouton*, K.E., 2017. Effectiveness and Adoption of a Drawing-to-Learn Study Tool for Recall and Problem Solving: Minute Sketches with Folded Lists. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 16(2), p.ar28. 
  1. Hunt, G., Martins, J. F., Puckett, T. M., Lockwood, R., Swaddle, J. P., Hall*, C. S. and Stedman, J. 2017. Sexual dimorphism and sexual selection in cytheroidean ostracodes from the Late Cretaceous of the US Coastal Plain. Paleobiology, 1-22.
  1. Jirinec**, V., Cristol, D.A. and Leu, M., 2017. Songbird community varies with deer use in a fragmented landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning, 161, pp.1-9. 
  1. Julian**1, P., Chambers, R. and Russell, T., 2017. Iron and Pyritization in Wetland Soils of the Florida Coastal Everglades. Estuaries and Coasts, 40(3), pp.822-831. 
  1. Malapati*, H., Millen*, S.M. and Buchser, W.J., 2017. The axon degeneration gene SARM1 is evolutionarily distinct from other TIR domain-containing proteins. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, pp.1-14. 
  1. Marty*, R., Dolan, C.B., Leu, M. and Runfola, D., 2017. Taking the health aid debate to the subnational level: the impact and allocation of foreign health aid in Malawi. BMJ global health, 2(1), p.e000129. 
  1. McCaig**, C.M., Lin, X., Farrell**, M., Rehain-Bell*, K. and Shakes, D.C., 2017. Germ cell cysts and simultaneous sperm and oocyte production in a hermaphroditic nematode. Developmental Biology
  1. Peterson*, E.K., Buchwalter, D.B., Kerby, J.L., LeFauve, M.K., Varian-Ramos, C.W. and Swaddle, J.P., 2017. Integrative behavioral ecotoxicology: bringing together fields to establish new insight to behavioral ecology, toxicology, and conservation. Current Zoology, 63(2), pp.185-194. 
  1. Runfola, D., BenYishay, A., Tanner, J., Buchanan, G., Nagol, J., Leu, M., Goodman, S., Trichler, R. and Marty*, R., 2017. A Top-Down Approach to Estimating Spatially Heterogeneous Impacts of Development Aid on Vegetative Carbon Sequestration. Sustainability, 9(3), p.409. 
  1. Skelly, D.A., Magwene, P.M., Meeks*, B. and Murphy, H.A., 2017, April. Known mutator alleles do not markedly increase mutation rate in clinical Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. In R. Soc. B (Vol. 284, No. 1852, p. 20162672). The Royal Society. 
  1. Smith**, R.D., Kinser**, T.J., Smith, G.D. and Puzey, J.R., 2017. A likelihood ratio test for changes in homeolog expression bias. bioRxiv, p.119438. 
  1. Stanton**1, K.A., Edger, P.P., Puzey, J.R., Kinser**, T., Cheng, P., Vernon, D.M., Forsthoefel, N.R. and Cooley, A.M., 2017. A Whole-Transcriptome Approach to Evaluating Reference Genes for Quantitative Gene Expression Studies: A Case Study in Mimulus. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics7(4), pp.1085-1095. 
  1. Swaddle, J.P., Diehl*, T.R., Taylor*, C.E., Fanaee*, A.S., Benson*, J.L., Huckstep*, N.R. and Cristol, D.A., Exposure to dietary mercury alters cognition and behavior of zebra finches. Current Zoology, 63(2), pp.213-219. 
  1. Swaddle, J.P. and Ingrassia**, N.M., 2017. Using a sound field to reduce the risks of bird-strike: an experimental approach. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57(1), pp.81-89. 
  1. Varian-Ramos, C.W., Whitney**, M., Rice, G.W. and Cristol, D.A., 2017. Form of Dietary Methylmercury does not Affect Total Mercury Accumulation in the Tissues of Zebra Finch. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, pp.1-8. 
  1. Whitney**, M. and Cristol, D.A., 2017. Rapid depuration of mercury in songbirds accelerated by feather molt. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  1. Whitney**, M.C. and Cristol, D.A., Impacts of sublethal mercury exposure on birds: A detailed review. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. pp. 1-51. 
  1. Winter*, E.S., Schwarz, A., Fabig, G., Feldman, J.L., Pires-daSilva, A., Müller-Reichert, T., Sadler, P.L. and Shakes, D.C., Cytoskeletal variations in an asymmetric cell division support diversity in nematode sperm size and sex ratios. Development, 
  1. Wolf**, S.E., Swaddle, J.P., Cristol, D.A. and Buchser, W.J., 2017. Methylmercury Exposure Reduces the Auditory Brainstem Response of Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, pp.1-11. 


  1. Beal, J., Haddock-Angelli, T., Gershater, M., De Mora, K., Lizarazo, M., Hollenhorst, J. and Rettberg, R. et al. 2016. Reproducibility of fluorescent expression from engineered biological constructs in E. coli. PloS one, 11(3), p.e0150182. (William & Mary undergraduate iGem team members among multiple co-authors: A.Halleran*, C. Golino*, J. Marken*, J. Maniaci*, M. LeFew*, P. Vij*, E. Cryan*) 
  1. Bramley*, J.C., Collins*, S.V., Clark*, K.B. and Buchser, W.J., Avian axons undergo Wallerian degeneration after injury and stress. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 202(11), pp.813-822.Buck**, K.A., Varian-Ramos, C.W., Cristol, D.A. and Swaddle, J.P., 2016. Blood mercury levels of zebra finches are heritable: implications for the evolution of mercury resistance. PloS one, 11(9), p.e0162440. 
  1. Fashing, N.J., Ueckermann, E.A., Fashing, P.J., Nguyen, N., Back*, A.M. and Allison, L.A., Bryobia abyssiniae (Prostigmata: Tetranychidae), a new species from the highlands of Ethiopia. International Journal of Acarology, 42(7), pp.366-376. 
  1. Jirinec**, V., Isdell**, R.E. and Leu, M., Prey availability and habitat structure explain breeding space use of a migratory songbird. The Condor
  1. Jirinec**, V., Varian, C.P., Smith, C.J. and Leu, M., Mismatch between diurnal home ranges and roosting areas in the Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina): Possible role of habitat and breeding stage. The Auk, 133(1), pp.1-12. 
  1. Kaugars*, K.E., Rivers*, C.I., Saha, M.S. and Heideman, P.D., 2016. Genetic variation in total number and locations of GnRH neurons identified using in situ hybridization in a wild‐source population. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 325(2), pp.106-115. 
  1. Marken*, J.P., Halleran*, A.D., Rahman, A., Odorizzi*, L., LeFew*, M.C., Golino*, C.A., Kemper, P. and Saha, M.S., 2016. A Markovian Entropy Measure for the Analysis of Calcium Activity Time Series. PloS one, 11(12), p.e0168342. 
  1. Martins*, K., Hagedorn, B., Ali, S., Kennish, J., Applegate, B., Leu, M., Epp, L., Pallister, C. and Zwollo, P., 2016. Tissue Phthalate Levels Correlate With Changes in Immune Gene Expression in a Population of Juvenile Wild Salmon. Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology, 71(1), pp.35-47. 
  1. McInturff*, S.P. and Buchser, W.J., A portable device for recording evoked potentials, optimized for pattern ERG. Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik, 61(1), pp.69-76. 
  1. Ohkuni K., Takahashi Y., Fulp A., Lawrimore J., Au W.C., Pasupala N., Levy-Myers* R., Warren J., Strunnikov A., Baker R.E., Kerscher O., Bloom K., Basrai M.A.. 2016. SUMO-Targeted Ubiquitin Ligase (STUbL) Slx5 regulates proteolysis of centromeric histone H3 variant Cse4 and prevents its mislocalization to euchromatin. Biol. Cell, 2016 mbc.E15-12-0827. 
  1. Potvin, D.A., Curcio*, M.T., Swaddle, J.P. and MacDougall-Shackleton, S.A., 2016. Experimental exposure to urban and pink noise affects brain development and song learning in zebra finches (Taenopygia guttata). PeerJ, 4, p.e2287. 
  1. Roggero, V.R., Zhang**, J., Parente*, L.E., Doshi*, Y., Dziedzic, R.C., McGregor*, E.L., Varjabedian*, A.D., Schad*, S.E., Bondzi, C. and Allison, L.A., 2016. Nuclear import of the thyroid hormone receptor α1 is mediated by importin 7, importin β1, and adaptor importin α1. Molecular and cellular endocrinology, 419, pp.185-197. 
  1. Sanderson, S.L., Roberts*, E., Lineburg*, J. and Brooks*, H., 2016. Fish mouths as engineering structures for vortical cross-step filtration. Nature communications, 7, p.11092. 
  1. Saxton, M.A., Naqvi*, N.S., Rahman*, F., Thompson*, C.P., Chambers, R.M., Kaste, J.M. and Williamson, K.E., 2016. Site-specific environmental factors control bacterial and viral diversity in stormwater retention ponds. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 77(1), pp.23-36. 
  1. Swaddle, J.P., Moseley, D.L., Hinders, M.K. and Smith*, E.P, 2016. A sonic net excludes birds from an airfield: implications for reducing bird strike and crop losses. Ecological Applications, 26(2), pp.339-345. 
  1. Vallejo-Marín, M., Cooley, A.M., Lee, M.Y., Folmer*, M., McKain, M.R. and Puzey, J.R., 2016. Strongly asymmetric hybridization barriers shape the origin of a new polyploid species and its hybrid ancestor. American journal of botany103(7), pp.1272-1288.


  1. Allen, J.D., Armstrong*, A.F. and Ziegler*, S.L., 2015. Environmental induction of polyembryony in echinoid echinoderms. The Biological Bulletin, 229(3), pp.221-231. 
  1. Caudill*, M.T., Spear*, E.L., Varian-Ramos, C.W. and Cristol, D.A., PHA-Stimulated immune-responsiveness in mercury-dosed zebra finches does not match results from environmentally exposed songbirds. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, 94(4), pp.407-411. 
  1. Dalgleish, H.J., Lichti, N.I., Schmedding*, N. and Swihart, R.K., 2015. Exposure to herbivores increases seedling growth and survival of American chestnut (Castanea dentata) through decreased interspecific competition in canopy gaps. Restoration Ecology, 23(5), pp.655-661. 
  1. Halleran*, A., Clamons*, S. and Saha, M., Transcriptomic characterization of an infection of Mycobacterium smegmatis by the cluster A4 mycobacteriophage Kampy. PloS one, 10(10), p.e0141100. 
  1. Halleran*, A.D., Sehdev*, M., Rabe*, B.A., Huyck**, R.W., Williams*, C.C. and Saha, M.S., 2015. Characterization of tweety gene (ttyh1-3) expression in Xenopus laevis during embryonic development. Gene Expression Patterns, 17(1), pp.38-44. 
  1. Henry*, K.A., Varian-Ramos, C.W., Cristol, D.A. and Bradley, E. L. Oxidative damage in livers of zebra finches dosed with mercury. Ecotoxicology, 24(3). pp.520-526. 
  1. Holley**, L.L., Heidman**, M.K., Chambers, R.M. and Sanderson, S.L., 2015. Mucous contribution to gut nutrient content in American gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum. Journal of fish biology, 86(5), pp.1457-1470. 
  1. Huyck**, R.W., Nagarkar*, M., Olsen*, N., Clamons*, S.E. and Saha, M.S., 2015. Methylmercury exposure during early Xenopus laevis development affects cell proliferation and death but not neural progenitor specification. Neurotoxicology and teratology, 47, pp.102-113. 
  1. Isdell**, R.E., Chambers, R.M., Bilkovic, D.M. and Leu, M., Effects of terrestrial–aquatic connectivity on an estuarine turtle. Diversity and Distributions, 21(6), pp.643-653. 
  1. Kight**, C.R. and Swaddle, J.P., Eastern bluebirds alter their song in response to anthropogenic changes in the acoustic environment. Integrative and comparative biology, 55(3), pp.418-431. 
  1. Kobiela**, M.E., Cristol, D.A. and Swaddle, J.P., 2015. Risk-taking behaviours in zebra finches affected by mercury exposure. Animal Behaviour, 103, pp.153-160. 
  1. Leung, W., Shaffer, C.D., Reed, L.K., Smith, S.T., Barshop, W., Dirkes, W., Dothager, M., Lee, P., Wong, J., Xiong, D. and Yuan, H. et al. 2015. Drosophila Muller F elements maintain a distinct set of genomic properties over 40 million years of evolution. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 5(5), pp.719-740.
  1. Maddux** (Lemelin), S.L., Cristol, D.A., Varian-Ramos, C.W. and Bradley, E.L., 2015. The effect of mercury on baseline corticosterone in a breeding songbird. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, 94(2), pp.135-139. (Masters student Elizabeth Kiernan** (McMurray) is one of multiple co-authors
  1. Mahjoub**, G., Hinders, M.K. and Swaddle, J.P., Using a “Sonic Net” to deter pest bird species: excluding European starlings from food sources by disrupting their acoustic communication. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 39(2), pp.326-333. 
  1. Martins*, K., Applegate, B., Hagedorn, B., Kennish, J. and Zwollo, P., Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate inhibits B cell proliferation and reduces the abundance of IgM-secreting cells in cultured immune tissues of the rainbow trout. Fish & shellfish immunology, 44(1), pp.332-341. 
  1. McCullagh**1, E.A., Cristol, D.A. and Phillips, J.B., 2015. Plumage color and reproductive output of eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis) nesting near a mercury-contaminated river. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 50(10), pp.1020-1028. 
  1. Sharp**, K., Bucci, D., Zelensky*, P.K., Chesney*, A., Tidhar, W., Broussard, D.R. and Heideman, P.D., 2015. Genetic variation in male sexual behaviour in a population of white-footed mice in relation to photoperiod. Animal behaviour, 104, pp.203-212. 
  1. Subramanian**, K.S., Dziedzic, R.C., Nelson*, H.N., Stern*, M.E., Roggero, V.R., Bondzi, C. and Allison, L.A., 2015. Multiple exportins influence thyroid hormone receptor localization. Molecular and cellular endocrinology, 411, pp.86-96. 
  1. Sutter**, L.A., Chambers, R.M. and Perry, J.E., 2015. Seawater intrusion mediates species transition in low salinity, tidal marsh vegetation. Aquatic Botany, 122, pp.32-39. 
  1. Taylor*, C.E. and Cristol, D.A., Tissue mercury concentrations and survival of tree swallow embryos, nestlings and young adult females on a contaminated site. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, 95(4), pp.459-464. 
  1. Vasiliu, D., Clamons*, S., McDonough*, M., Rabe*, B. and Saha, M., 2015. A Regression-Based Differential Expression Detection Algorithm for Microarray Studies with Ultra-Low Sample Size. PloS one, 10(3), p.e0118198. 
  1. Zwollo, P., Ray*, J.C., Sestito*, M., Kiernan** (McMurray), E., Wiens, G.D., Kaattari, S., StJacques**, B. and Epp, L., 2015. B cell signatures of BCWD-resistant and susceptible lines of rainbow trout: A shift towards more EBF-expressing progenitors and fewer mature B cells in resistant animals. Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 48(1), pp.1-12. 


  1. Carlson**, J.R., Cristol, D.A. and Swaddle, J.P., 2014. Dietary mercury exposure causes decreased escape takeoff flight performance and increased molt rate in European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Ecotoxicology, 23(8), pp.1464-1473. 
  1. Chambers, R.M., Hatch*, R.L. and Russell, T.M., 2014. Effect of Water Management on Interannual Variation in Bulk Soil Properties from the Eastern Coastal Everglades. Wetlands, 34(1), pp.47-54. 
  1. Cristol, D.A., Johnson**, K.M., Jenkins**, K.D. and Hawley*, D.M., 2014. Timing of feather molt related to date of spring migration in male white‐throated sparrows, Zonotrichia albicollis. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 321(10), pp.586-594. 
  1. Fidler*, A., Boulay*, L. and Wawersik, M., 2014. Sonication-facilitated Immunofluorescence Staining of Late-stage Embryonic and Larval Drosophila Tissues In Situ. Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE, (90). 
  1. Flowers*, B.M., Rusnak**, L.E., Wong*, K.E., Banks*, D.A., Munyikwa*, M.R., McFarland*, A.G. and Hinton, S.D., 2014. The pseudophosphatase MK-STYX induces neurite-like outgrowths in PC12 cells. PloS one, 9(12), p.e114535. 
  1. Gilliand*, S.C., Chambers, R.M. and LaMar, M.D., 2014, April. Modeling the effects of crab potting and road traffic on a population of diamondback terrapins. In Proceedings of the Symposium on BEER (Vol. 1, No. 1). 
  1. Harvey*, V.C., Acio*, C.R., Bredehoft*, A.K., Zhu*, L., Hallinger**, D.R., Quinlivan-Repasi**, V., Harvey*, S.E. and Forsyth, M.H., Repetitive sequence variations in the promoter region of the adhesin-encoding gene sabA of Helicobacter pylori affect transcription. Journal of bacteriology, 196(19), pp.3421-3429. 
  1. Helsley*, K.R., Brown*, T.M., Furlong*, K. and Williamson, K.E., Applications and limitations of tea extract as a virucidal agent to assess the role of phage predation in soils. Biology and fertility of soils, 50(2), pp.263-274. 
  1. Lewis*, B.B., Miller*, L.E., Herbst*, W.A. and Saha, M.S., The role of voltage‐gated calcium channels in neurotransmitter phenotype specification: Coexpression and functional analysis in Xenopus laevis. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 522(11), pp.2518-2531. 
  1. Moore*, C.S., Cristol, D.A., Maddux** (Lemelin), S.L., Varian‐Ramos, C.W. and Bradley, E.L., Lifelong exposure to methylmercury disrupts stress‐induced corticosterone response in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Environmental toxicology and chemistry, 33(5), pp.1072-1076. 
  1. Murray*, J.R., Stanciauskas*, M.E., Aralere*, T.S. and Saha, M.S., Dissection and Downstream Analysis of Zebra Finch Embryos at Early Stages of Development. Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE, (88). 
  1. Scholer**1, M.N., Leu, M. and Belthoff, J.R., 2014. Factors associated with Flammulated Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl occupancy in southern Idaho. Journal of Raptor Research, 48(2), pp.128-141. 
  1. Schwab*, D.B. and Allen, J.D., Size-specific maternal effects in response to predator cues in an intertidal snail. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 499, pp.127-141. 
  1. Sutter**, L.A., Perry, J.E. and Chambers, R.M., 2014. Tidal freshwater marsh plant responses to low level salinity increases. Wetlands, 34(1), pp.167-175. 
  1. Wang, X., Hayes, J.A., Revill, A.L., Song**, H., Kottick, A., Vann, N.C., LaMar, M.D., Picardo, M.C.D., Akins, V.T., Funk, G.D. and Del Negro, C.A., 2014. Laser ablation of Dbx1 neurons in the pre-Bötzinger complex stops inspiratory rhythm and impairs output in neonatal mice. Elife, 3, p.e03427. 
  1. Westerbeck**, J.W., Pasupala, N., Guillotte**, M., Szymanski*, E., Matson, B.C., Esteban, C. and Kerscher, O., A SUMO-targeted ubiquitin ligase is involved in the degradation of the nuclear pool of the SUMO E3 ligase Siz1. Molecular biology of the cell, 25(1), pp.1-16. 
  1. White**, A.E. and Cristol, D.A., Plumage coloration in belted kingfishers (Megaceryle alcyon) at a mercury-contaminated river. Waterbirds, 37(2), pp.144-152. 
  1. White*, J.T., DeSanto*, C.L., Gibbons*, C., Lardner*, C.K., Panakos*, A., Rais*, S., Sharp**, K., Sullivan*, S.D., Tidhar, W., Wright*, L., Berrigan, D., and Heideman, P.D. 2014. Insulins, leptin and feeding in a population of Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse) with variable fertility. Hormones and behavior, 66(1), pp.169-179. 
  1. Upperman*, A.J., Russell, T.M. and Chambers, R.M., The influence of recreational crabbing regulations on diamondback terrapin by-catch. Northeastern Naturalist, 21(1), pp.12-22. 
  1. Williamson, K.E., Harris*, J.V., Green*, J.C., Rahman*, F. and Chambers, R.M., 2014. Stormwater runoff drives viral community composition changes in inland freshwaters. Frontiers in microbiology, 5


  1. Barr*, J.E., Munyikwa*, M. R., Frazier*1, E. A., and Hinton, S. D. The pseudophosphatase MK-STYX inhibits stress granule assembly independently of Ser149 phosphorylation of G3BP-1. FEBS, 280, pp.273-284. 
  1. Caverly*, E., Kaste, J.M., Hancock, G.S. and Chambers, R.M., Dissolved and particulate organic carbon fluxes from an agricultural watershed during consecutive tropical storms. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(19), pp.5147-5152. 
  1. Chin*1, S.Y., Willson, J.D., Cristol, D.A., Drewett, D.V. and Hopkins, W.A., 2013. Altered behavior of neonatal northern watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon) exposed to maternally transferred mercury. Environmental pollution, 176, pp.144-150. 
  1. Chin*1, S.Y., Willson, J.D., Cristol, D.A., Drewett, D.V. and Hopkins, W.A., 2013. High levels of maternally transferred mercury do not affect reproductive output or embryonic survival of northern watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon). Environmental toxicology and chemistry, 32(3), pp.619-626. 
  1. Drewett, D.V., Willson, J.D., Cristol, D.A., Chin*1, S.Y. and Hopkins, W.A., 2013. Inter‐and intraspecific variation in mercury bioaccumulation by snakes inhabiting a contaminated river floodplain. Environmental toxicology and chemistry, 32(5), pp.1178-1186. 
  1. Fairman**, C.M., Bailey, L.L., Chambers, R.M., Russell, T.M. and Funk, W.C., 2013. Species-specific effects of acidity on pond occupancy in Ambystoma salamanders. Journal of Herpetology, 47(2), pp.346-353. 
  1. Jackson**, A.K., Froneberger*, J.P. and Cristol, D.A., Habitat near nest boxes correlated with fate of eastern bluebird fledglings in an urban landscape. Urban Ecosystems, 16(2), pp.367-376. 
  1. Johnson, A.S., Salyers*, J.M., Alcorn*1, N.J., Ellers, O. and Allen, J.D., Externally visible fluorochrome marks and allometries of growing sea urchins. Invertebrate Biology, 132(3), pp.251-269. 
  1. Lewis**, C.A., Cristol, D.A., Swaddle, J.P., Varian-Ramos, C.W. and Zwollo, P., 2013. Decreased immune response in zebra finches exposed to sublethal doses of mercury. Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology, 64(2), pp.327-336. 
  1. Ma**1 Q, Wawersik M, Matunis E., 2014. The Jak-STAT target Chinmo prevents sex transformation of adult stem cells in the Drosophilatestis niche. Developmental Cell, 31(4) pp.474-86. 
  1. MacMurray**, E., Barr*, M., Bruce*, A., Epp, L. and Zwollo, P., 2013. Alternative splicing of the trout Pax5 gene and identification of novel B cell populations using Pax5 signatures. Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 41(2), pp.270-281. 
  1. Murray*, J.R., Varian‐Ramos, C.W., Welch*, Z.S. and Saha, M.S., 2013. Embryological staging of the Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia guttata. Journal of morphology, 274(10), pp.1090-1110. 
  1. Postaski**, L.L., Capelli, G.M. and Chambers, R.M., Occurrence and distribution of the freshwater amphipods Gammarus pseudolimnaeus and Gammarus fasciatus in Southeastern Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist, 20(4), pp.609-623. 
  1. Reding*, L.P., Swaddle, J.P. and Murphy, H.A., 2013. Sexual selection hinders adaptation in experimental populations of yeast. Biology letters, 9(3), p.20121202. 
  1. Schouten*, J., Clister*, T., Bruce*, A., Epp, L. and Zwollo, P., 2013. Sockeye salmon retain immunoglobulin-secreting plasma cells throughout their spawning journey and post-spawning. Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 40(2), pp.202-209. 
  1. Smith**, J.C. and Sanderson, S.L., 2013. Particle retention in suspension-feeding fish after removal of filtration structures. Zoology, 116(6), pp.348-355. 
  1. Szymanski*, E.P. and Kerscher, O., 2013. Budding yeast protein extraction and purification for the study of function, interactions, and post-translational modifications. Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE, (80). 
  1. Wilson**, L.C. and Swaddle, J.P., 2013. Manipulating the perceived opportunity to cheat: An experimental test of the active roles of male and female zebra finches in mate guarding behavior. Behavioral ecology and sociobiology, 67(7), pp.1077-1087.

(*undergraduate student; ** graduate student; 1mentored student from another institution; faculty co-authors in bold)

 (updated 9/20/2017)