Research

Research areas in IB include:

Biogeochemistry and Environmental Bioscience

Biological Materials

Biomimicry (click for more info)

Biomedical Science and Bioengineering

 

Publications By IB Students Through 8/2011

The list below provides a sample of ongoing research published by IB students. Links to the labs they work in are provided through the hyperlinks to advisors, committee members or other collaborators. Please follow the links for more information.

Agnarsson, I., C. Boutry, S. C. Wong, A. Baji, A. Dhinojwala, A. T. Sensenig, and T. A. Blackledge. 2009. Supercontraction forces in spider dragline silk depend on hydration rate. Zoology 112:325-331. Biological Materials and Biomimicry

Benvenuto, C., A. Calabrese, S. K. Reed, and B. Knott. 2009. Multiple hatching events in clam shrimp: Implications for mate guarding behaviour and community ecology. Current Science 96:130-136. Biogeochemistry and Environmental Bioscience

Blackledge, T. A., C. Boutry, S. C. Wong, A. Baji, A. Dhinojwala, V. Sahni, and I. Agnarsson. 2009. How super is supercontraction? Persistent versus cyclic responses to humidity in spider dragline silk. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:1980-1988. Biological Materials and Biomimicry

Boutry, C., and T. A. Blackledge. 2009. Biomechanical variation of silk links spinning plasticity to spider web function. Zoology 112:451-460. Biological Materials and Biomimicry

Boutry, C., and T. A. Blackledge. 2010. Evolution of supercontraction in spider silk: structure-function relationship from tarantulas to orb-weavers. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:3505-3514. Biological Materials and Biomimicry

Boutry, C., M. Rezac, and T. A. Blackledge. 2011. Plasticity in Major Ampullate Silk Production in Relation to Spider Phylogeny and Ecology. Plos One 6. Biological Materials and Biomimicry

Currie, S., B. Bagatto, M. DeMille, A. Learner, D. LeBlanc, C. Marks, K. Ong, J. Parker, N. Templeman, B. L. Tufts, and P. A. Wright. 2010. Metabolism, nitrogen excretion, and heat shock proteins in the central mudminnow (Umbra limi), a facultative air-breathing fish living in a variable environment. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne de Zoologie 88:43-58. Biogeochemistry and Environmental Bioscience

Davis, J., T. Kenny, J. L. Doyle, D. Copeland, and N. Wigle. 2010. Using Peer Review to Measure Competence in Fetal Heart Monitoring Practice. Jognn-Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing 39:S53-S54. Biomedical Science and Bioengineering

Ely, D., S. Boehme, G. Dunphy, M. Hart, F. Chiarappa, B. Miller, A. S. Martins, M. Turner, and A. Milsted. 2011. The Sry3 Y Chromosome Locus Elevates Blood Pressure and Renin-Angiotensin System Indexes. Gender Medicine 8:126-138. Biomedical Science and Bioengineering

Hsu, P. Y., L. Ge, X. Li, A. Y. Stark, C. Wesdemiotis, P. H. Niewiarowski, and A. Dhinojwala. 2011. Direct evidence of phospholipids in gecko footprints and spatula-substrate contact interface detected using surface-sensitive spectroscopy. Journal of The Royal Society Interface . Biological Materials and Biomimicry

Lacava, R. V., L. Brasileiro, R. Maia, R. F. Oliveira, and R. H. Macedo. 2011. Social environment affects testosterone level in captive male blue-black grassquits. Hormones and Behavior 59:51-55. Biological Materials and Biomimicry

Liu, Q., Y. Chen, J. J. Pan, and T. Murakami. 2009. Expression of protocadherin-9 and protocadherin-17 in the nervous system of the embryonic zebrafish. Gene Expression Patterns 9:490-496. Biomedical Science and Bioengineering

Liu, Q., Y. Chen, D. Copeland, H. Ball, R. J. Duff, B. Rockich, and R. L. Londraville. 2010. Expression of leptin receptor gene in developing and adult zebrafish. General and Comparative Endocrinology 166:346-355. Biomedical Science and Bioengineering

Liu, Q., Y. Chen, F. Kubota, J. J. Pan, and T. Murakami. 2010. Expression of protocadherin-19 in the nervous system of the embryonic zebrafish. International Journal of Developmental Biology 54:905-911. Biomedical Science and Bioengineering

Liu, Q., M. R. Dalman, S. Sarmah, S. Chen, Y. Chen, A. K. Hurlbut, M. A. Spencer, L. Pancoe, and J. A. Marrs. 2011. Cell Adhesion Molecule Cadherin-6 Function in Zebrafish Cranial and Lateral Line Ganglia Development. Developmental Dynamics 240:1716-1726.
Biomedical Science and Bioengineering

Maia, R., and R. H. Macedo. 2011. Achieving luster: prenuptial molt pattern predicts iridescent structural coloration in Blue-black Grassquits. Journal of Ornithology 152:243-252. Biological Materials and Biomimicry

Maia, R., L. D'Alba, and M. D. Shawkey. 2011. What makes a feather shine? A nanostructural basis for glossy black colours in feathers. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 278:1973-1980. Biological Materials and Biomimicry

Maia, R., R. H. F. Macedo, and M. D. Shawkey. 2011. Nanostructural self-assembly of iridescent feather barbules through depletion attraction of melanosomes during keratinization. Journal of The Royal Society Interface.  Biological Materials and Biomimicry  

Miller, J., L. Roketenetz, and H. Garris. 2011. Modeling the interaction between the exotic invasive aquatic macrophyte <i>Myriophyllum spicatum</i> and the native biocontrol agent <i>Euhrychiopsis lecontei</i> to improve augmented management programs. BioControl 1-11. Biogeochemistry and Environmental Bioscience

Model, M. A., J. Fang, P. Yuvaraj, Y. Chen, and B. M. Z. Newby. 2011. 3D deconvolution of spherically aberrated images using commercial software. Journal of Microscopy 241:94-100. Biomedical Science and Bioengineering

Niewiarowski, P. H., A. Y. Stark, B. Mcclung, B. Chanbers, and T. Sullivan. 2011. Faster but not stickier: invasive house geckos can out-sprint resident mournful geckos in Moorea, French Polynesia. Journal of Herpetology . Biological Materials and Biomimicry

Reho, J. J., J. Peck, J. Novak, and R. J. Ramirez. 2011. Hypertension Induced by Episodic Reductions in Uteroplacental Blood Flow in Gravid Rat. Hypertension in Pregnancy 30:208-220. Biomedical Science and Bioengineering

Reho, J. J., J. Peck, J. Novak, and R. J. Ramirez. 2010. Hypertension Induced by Episodic Reductions in Uteroplacental Blood Flow in Gravid Rat. Hypertension in Pregnancy 30:208-220. Biomedical Science and Bioengineering

Shawkey, M. D., L. D'Alba, J. Wozny, C. Eliason, J. A. H. Koop, and L. Jia. 2011. Structural color change following hydration and dehydration of iridescent mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) feathers. Zoology 114:59-68. Biological Materials and Biomimicry

Shawkey, M. D., R. Maia, and L. D'Alba. 2011. Proximate bases of silver color in anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) feathers. Journal of Morphology. Biological Materials and Biomimicry

Siciliano, T. J., M. C. Deblock, K. M. Hindi, S. Durmus, M. J. Panzner, C. A. Tessier, and W. J. Youngs. 2011. Synthesis and anticancer properties of gold(I) and silver(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 696:1066-1071. Biomedical Science and Bioengineering

Toot, J. D., J. J. Reho, J. Novak, G. Dunphy, D. L. Ely, and R. J. Ramirez. 2011. Testosterone Increases Myogenic Reactivity of Second-Order Mesenteric Arteries in both Defective and Normal Androgen Receptor Adult Male Rats. Gender Medicine 8:40-52. Biomedical Science and Bioengineering

Toot, J. D., J. J. Reho, J. Novak, G. Dunphy, D. L. Ely, and R. J. Ramirez. 2011. Colony social stress differentially alters blood pressure and resistance-sized mesenteric artery reactivity in SHR/y and WKY male rats. Stress-the International Journal on the Biology of Stress 14:33-41. Biomedical Science and Bioengineering

Toot, J. D., J. J. Reho, J. Novak, G. Dunphy, D. L. Ely, and R. J. Ramirez. 2010. Colony social stress differentially alters blood pressure and resistance-sized mesenteric artery reactivity in SHR/y and WKY male rats. Stress 14:33-41. Biomedical Science and Bioengineering