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Below is a list of papers published by Department of Biology faculty, staff, and students since 2020 listed in alphabetical order by the name of the research lab beginning with the most recent year. While we strive to list all published papers within the Department of Biology, we recognize that this list is not all inclusive. If you know of a paper published by a Department of Biology faculty, staff, or student that is not listed below, please send an email to and provide the details of the paper. Thank you!


Erives Lab

Valencia-Sánchez MI, Abini-Agbomson S, Wang M, Lee R, Vasilyev N, Zhang J, De Ioannes P, La Scola B, Talbert P, Henikoff S, Nudler E, Erives A, Armache KJ. The structure of a virus-encoded nucleosome. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2021 May;28(5):413-417. doi: 10.1038/s41594-021-00585-7. Epub 2021 Apr 29. PMID: 33927388.

Fritzsch Lab

Chizhikov, V.V., Iskusnykh,I.Y., Fattakhov, N., Fritzsch, B. (2021). Lmx1a and Lmx1b are redundantly required for the development of multiple principle components of the mammalian auditory system. Neuroscience, 452:247-264; PMID 3326067.

Elliott, K.L., Kersigo, J., Lee, J.H., Jahan, I., Pavlinkova, P., Fritzsch, B., Yamoah, E.N. (2021). Changes in Peripherin-eGFP expression in spiral ganglion neurons; from development to maturity. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 15, 181.

Elliott, K.L., Pavlinkova, G., Chizhikov, V.V, Yamoah, E.N., Fritzsch, B. (2021). Development in the Mammalian Auditory System Depends on Transcription Factors. Int J Mol Sci 18;22(8):4189. PMID 33919542

Elliott, K.L., Pavlinkova, G., Chizhikov, V.V, Yamoah, E.N., Fritzsch, B. (2021). Neurog1, Neurod1 and Atoh1 are essential for spiral ganglia, cochlear nuclei and cochlear hair cells. Faculty Reviews 2021 10:(47). 

Fritzsch, B. (2021). The Senses 2nd Edition, Bernd Fritzsch, editor.

Jahan, I, Pan, N, Kersigo, J. Elliott, KL, Fritzsch, B. (2021). Smoothened overexpression causes trochlear motoneurons to reroute and innervate ipsilateral eyes. Cell & Tissue Res, 384:59-72; PMID 33409653. With Cover.

Kersigo, J., Gu, L., Xu, L., Pan, N., Vijayakuma, S., Jones, T., Shibata, S., Fritzsch, B., Hansen, M.R. (2021). Neurod1 Expression Reduces Mouse Medulloblastoma and Human Schwannoma Cell Proliferation, Laryngoscope, 131:E259-270. PMID: 32438526

Xu, J., Li, J.L., Ramakirsihnan, A., Jiang, H., Zhang, T., Fritzsch, B., Shen, L., Xu, P.-X. (2021). Chromatin remodelers and lineage specific factors interact to target enhancers to establish pro-neurosensory fate within otic ectoderm. PNAS, 118: e2025185118; PMID 33723076

Zine, A., Messat, Y., Fritzsch, B. (2021). A Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-based Modular Platform to Challenge Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Stem Cells. 2021 Jan 31. PMID 33522002.

Malkova Lab

Kockler, Z., Comeron, J., Malkova, A. (2021). A unified alternative telomere-lengthening pathway in yeast survivor cells. Molecular Cell, 81(8), 1816-1829. e5.

Kockler, Z., Osia, B., Lee, R., Musmaker, K., Malkova, A. Repair of DNA Breaks by Break-Induced Replication Annual Review of Biochemistry. 90:165-191. doi: 10.1146/annurev-biochem-081420-095551.

Liu, L., Osia, B., Yan, Z., Twarowski, J., Sun, L., Kramara, J., Lee, R., Kumar, S., Elango, R., Li, H., Dang, W., Ira, G., Malkova, A. (2021). Tracking break-induced replication shows that it stalls at roadblocks.
Nature, 590(7847), 655-659. 

Pham, N., Yan, Z., Yu, Y., Afreen, M. F., Malkova, A., Haber, J. E., Ira, G. Mechanisms restraining break-induced replication at two-ended DNA double-strand breaks. EMBO. Accepted/In Press March 2021.

Wu X., Malkova A. (2021). Break Induced Replication mechanisms in yeast and mammals. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development. In press.

Osia B., Alsulaiman T., Jackson T., Kramara J. Oliveira S., Malkova A. (2021). Cancer cells are highly susceptible to accumulation of templated insertions linked to MMBIR. Nucleic Acids Research, In press.

Osia, B., Elango, R., Kramara, J., Roberts, S., Malkova, A. (2021). Investigation of Break-Induced Replication in yeast. A. Aguilera & A. Carreira (Eds.), Homologous Recombination: Methods and Protocols (vol. 2153, pp. 307-328). Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer. 

Neiman Lab

Laura Bankers, Dylan Dahan, Maurine Neiman, Claire Adrian-Tucci, Crystal Frost, Greg D. D. Hurst, & Kayla C. King. 2021. Invasive freshwater snails form novel microbial relationships. Evolutionary Applications 14: 770-780.

Angus Davison & Maurine Neiman. 2021. Mobilising molluscan models and genomes in biology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 376: 20200163.

Angus Davison & Maurine Neiman. 2021. Pearls of Wisdom - a Theo Murphy Issue on molluscan genomics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 376: 20200151.

Maurine Neiman, Robin K. Bagley, Dorota Paczesniak, & Shalene Singh-Shepherd. 2021. Development, implementation, and impact of a new preprint solicitation process at Proceedings B. Proceedings B 288:

Catherine A. Rushworth, Regina S. Baucom, Benjamin K. Blackman, Maurine Neiman, Maria E. Orive, A. Sethuraman, Jessica Ware, & Daniel R. Matute. 2021. Who are we now? A demographic assessment of three evolution societies. Evolution 75: 208-218.

Qiudong Song, Richard Magnuson, Joseph Jalinsky, Marissa Roseman, & Maurine Neiman. 2021. Intraspecific genetic variation for anesthesia success in a New Zealand freshwater snail. Genetica 149: 47-54.

James D. Woodell, Maurine Neiman, & Edward P. Levri. 2021. Matching a snail’s pace: Successful use of environmental DNA techniques to detect early stages of invasion by the destructive New Zealand mud snail. Biological Invasions.

Smolikove Lab

Harrell K, Day M, Smolikove S. Recruitment of MRE-11 to complex DNA damage is modulated by meiosis-specific chromosome organization. Mutat Res. 2021 Jan-Jun;822:111743.
doi: 10.1016/j.mrfmmm.2021.111743. Epub 2021 Apr 20. PMID: 33975127

Hefel A, Honda M, Cronin N, Harrell K, Patel P, Spies M, Smolikove S. RPA complexes in Caenorhabditis elegans meiosis; unique roles in replication, meiotic recombination and apoptosis. Nucleic Acids Res. 2021 Feb 26;49(4):2005-2026. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkaa1293. PMID: 33476370. Free PMC article.

Slusarski Lab

Lindy K Brastrom, C Anthony Scott, Kai Wang, Diane C Slusarski. Functional Role of the RNA-Binding Protein Rbm24a and Its Target sox2 in Microphthalmia. Biomedicines. 2021 Jan 21;9(2):100.
doi: 10.3390/biomedicines9020100

Weiner Lab

Steffen DM, Ferri SL, Marcucci CG, Blocklinger KL, Molumby MJ, Abel T, Weiner JA. The γ-Protocadherins Interact Physically and Functionally with Neuroligin-2 to Negatively Regulate Inhibitory Synapse Density and Are Required for Normal Social Interaction. Mol Neurobiol. 2021 Jun;58(6):2574-2589. doi: 10.1007/s12035-020-02263-z. Epub 2021 Jan 20.PMID: 33471287

Wu Lab

Atulya Iyengar, Hongyu Ruan, and Chun-Fang Wu. Distinct aging-vulnerable and -resilient trajectories of specific motor circuit functions in oxidation- and temperature-stressed Drosophila. eNeuro. 2021 7 December. DOI:

Atulya Iyengar & Chun-Fang Wu (2021). Fly seizure EEG: field potential activity in the Drosophila brain, Journal of Neurogenetics, DOI: 10.1080/01677063.2021.1950714


Eberl Lab

Fritzsch, B., A. Erives, D.F. Eberl, E.N. Yamoah (2020). Genetics of Mechanoreceptor Evolution and Development. Chapter 16 in: The Auditory Sense. B. Grothe, (ed.); Series Ed: B. Fritzsch. The Senses:
A Comprehensive Reference, 2nd Edition. (Vol. 2) Elsevier. New York. Pp-277-301.

Yamoah, E.N., M. Li, A. Shah, K.L. Elliott, K. Cheah, P.-X. Xu, S. Phillips, S. M. Young, Jr., D.F. Eberl, B. Fritzsch (2020). Using Sox2 to alleviate the hallmarks of age-related hearing loss. Ageing Research Reviews 59: 101042.doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2020.101042. PMC7261488.

Erives Lab

Erives A, Fritzsch B. A Screen for Gene Paralogies Delineating Evolutionary Branching Order of Early Metazoa. G3 (Bethesda). 2020 Feb 6;10(2):811-826. doi: 10.1534/g3.119.400951. PMID: 31879283; PMCID: PMC7003098.

Liu H, Duncan K, Helverson A, Kumari P, Mumm C, Xiao Y, Carlson JC, Darbellay F, Visel A, Leslie E, Breheny P, Erives AJ, Cornell RA. Analysis of zebrafish periderm enhancers facilitates identification of a regulatory variant near human KRT8/18. Elife. 2020 Feb 7;9:e51325. doi: 10.7554/eLife.51325. PMID: 32031521; PMCID: PMC7039683.

Fritzsch Lab

Dvorakova, M., Macova, I., Bohuslavova, R., Anderova, M., Fritzsch, B., Pavlinkova, G. (2020). Early ear neuronal development, but not olfactory or lens development, can proceed without Sox2. Dev. Biol, 457:43-58. PMID: 315926806.

Elliott, K.L., Fritzsch, B. (2020). Evolution and development of lateral line and electroreception: An integrated perception of neurons, hair cells and brainstem nuclei. In: “The Senses, 2nd Edition (Bernd Fritzsch, editor). Elsevier, p.

Erives, A., Fritzsch, B. (2020). A screen for gene paralogies deliberating evolutionary branching order of early Metazoa. G3 10:811-826. PMID: 31879283.

Filova, I., Bohuslavova, R., Vochyanova, S., Elliott, K.L., Fritzsch, B., Pavlinkova, G. (2020). Interplay between Atoh1 and Neurod1 in inner ear development as revealed by Isl1-Cre conditional deletion of both genes. Mol Neurobiol, 57:5307-5323. PMID: 32880858.

Fritzsch, B., Erives, A., Eberl, D., Yamoah, E. (2020). Genetics of Mechanoreceptor Evolution and Development. In: “The Senses, 2nd Edition (Bernd Fritzsch, editor). Elsevier, 277–301.

Hans J. ten Donkelaar, Fritzsch, B., Elliott, K.L., Kachlik, D., Carlson, M., Isaacson, B., Topsakal, V., Broman, J., Tubb, RS., Baud, R. (2020). An Updated Terminology for the Internal Ear with Combined Anatomical and Clinical Terms. J Phonetics & Audiology, 6 (147) 1-13.

Herranen, A., Ikaheimo, K., Lankinen, T., Pakarinene, E., Fritzsch, B., Sharma, M., Linda I, M., Pergola, U. (2020). Deficiency of the ER-stress-regulator MANF triggers progressive outer hair cell death and hearing loss. Cell Death & Disease, 11:1-12. PMID: 32029702.

Li, J, Zhang, T, Ramakrishnan, A., Fritzsch, B., Xu, J., Wong, E.Y., Loh, Y. E., Ding, J., Shen, L., Xu, P.X. (2020). Dynamic changes in cis-regulatory occupancy by Six and its cooperative interactions with distinct cofacotrs drive lineages-specific gene expression programs during progressive differentiation of the auditory sensory epithelium. Nucleus Acids Res, 48: 2880-2896, PMID: 31956913.

Nakano, Y., Wiechert, S., Fritzsch, B., Bánfi, B. (2020). Inhibition of a transcriptional repressor rescues hearing in a splicing factor-deficient mouse. Life Sci Alliance, 3:e20200084, PMID:33087486.

Nichols, DH, Bouma, JE, Kopecky, BF, Jahan, I., Beisle, KW, He, DZZ, Liu, H., Fritzsch, B. (2020). Interaction with ectopic cochlear crista sensory epithelium disrupts nasal cochlear sensory epithelium development in Lmx1a mutant mice. Cell Tissue Res, 380:435-448; PMID 31932950.

Yamoah, EN, Li, M., Shah, A., Elliott, K.L., Cheah, L., Xu, P-X., Young, S., Phillips, S., Eberl, D., Fritzsch, B. (2020). Hearing restoration revisited: advances in understanding toward ameliorating a major age-related neurological deficit. Ageing Research Reviews, 12:101042; PMID: 32173536.

Green Lab

Hu, N., M.A. Rutherford and S.H. Green (2020). Protection of cochlear synapses from noise-induced excitotoxic trauma by blockade of Ca2+-permeable AMPA receptors. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 117, 3828-38.

Manak Lab

Santana J, Parida M, Long A, Wankum J, Lilienthal A, Nukala K, Manak J. The Dm-Myb Oncoprotein Contributes to Insulator Function and Stabilizes Repressive H3K27me3 PcG Domains. Cell Reports.
2020 Mar 10;30(10):3218-3228.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2020.02.053. PMID: 32160531. PMCID: PMC7172335.

Neiman Lab 

Carina Donne, Maurine Neiman, James D. Woodell, Martin Haase, & Gerlien Verhaegen. 2020. A layover in Europe: Reconstructing the invasion route of asexual lineages of a New Zealand snail to North America. Molecular Ecology 29: 3446-3465.

Emma Greimann, Samuel Fahrner, James D. Woodell, Samantha K. Hennessey, Michael R. Kline, Jorge A. Moreno, Madeline R. Peters, Jennifer L. Cruise, Kristi L. Montooth, Maurine Neiman, & Joel Sharbrough. 2020. Phenotypic variation in mitochondria-related performance traits across New Zealand snail populations. Integrative and Comparative Biology 60: 275-287.

Joseph Jalinsky, John M. Logsdon, Jr., & Maurine Neiman. 2020. Male evolution under relaxed selection: Evidence for degeneration in sperm produced by male snails from asexual lineages. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33: 1050-1059.  

Prahlad Lab

Das S, Ooi FK, Cruz Corchado J, Fuller LC, Weiner JA, Prahlad V. Serotonin signaling by maternal neurons upon stress ensures progeny survival. Elife. 2020 Apr 23;9:e55246.
doi: 10.7554/eLife.55246.PMID: 32324136 Free PMC article.

Slusarski Lab

Soma Dash, Lindy K Brastrom, Shaili D Patel, C Anthony Scott, Diane C Slusarski, Salil A Lachke. The master transcription factor SOX2, mutated in anophthalmia/microphthalmia, is post-transcriptionally regulated by the conserved RNA-binding protein RBM24 in vertebrate eye development. Hum Mol Genet. 2020 Mar 13;29(4):591-604. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddz278.

Weiner Lab

Das S, Ooi FK, Cruz Corchado J, Fuller LC, Weiner JA, Prahlad V. Serotonin signaling by maternal neurons upon stress ensures progeny survival. Elife. 2020 Apr 23;9:e55246.
doi: 10.7554/eLife.55246.PMID: 32324136 Free PMC article.

Taylor SC, Ferri SL, Grewal M, Smernoff Z, Bucan M, Weiner JA, Abel T, Brodkin ES. The Role of Synaptic Cell Adhesion Molecules and Associated Scaffolding Proteins in Social Affiliative Behaviors. Biol Psychiatry. 2020 Sep 15;88(6):442-451. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2020.02.012. Epub 2020 Feb 22.PMID: 32305215 Free PMC article.


Last Revision Date: 12/12/2021