Research published by our NIGMS supported MMoD trainees.


The Nanotheranostic Researcher's Guide for Use of Animal Models of Traumatic Brain Injury. McDonald BZ, Gee CC, Kievit FM. J Nanotheranostics. 2021 Dec;2(4):224-268. doi: 10.3390/jnt2040014. Epub 2021 Dec 6. PMID: 35655793; PMCID: PMC9159501.


The effect of cysteine oxidation on DJ-1 cytoprotective function in human alveolar type II cells. Bahmed K, Boukhenouna S, Karim L, Andrews T, Lin J, Powers R, Wilson MA, Lin CR, Messier E, Reisdorph N, Powell RL, Tang HY, Mason RJ, Criner GJ, Kosmider B. Cell Death Dis. 2019 Sep 2;10(9):638. doi: 10.1038/s41419-019-1833-5. PMID:31474749

Systematic optimization for production of the anti-MRSA antibiotics WAP-8294A in an engineered strain of Lysobacter enzymogenes. Chen X, Li S, Yu L, Miller A, Du L. Microb Biotechnol. 2019 Sep 14. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.13484. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:31520522

Isolation of Specific Neuron Populations from Roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans. Germany EM, Zahayko N, Khalimonchuk O. J Vis Exp. 2019 Aug 6;(150). doi: 10.3791/60145. PMID:31449245

Redox Regulation of the Mitochondrial Quality Control Protease Oma1. Bohovych I, Dietz JV, Swenson S, Zahayko N, Khalimonchuk O. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2019 Aug 20;31(6):429-443. doi: 10.1089/ars.2018.7642. Epub 2019 Jun 18. PMID:31044600

Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Tandem Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Estradiol Glucuronide Isomers. Rister AL, Dodds ED. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 2019 Aug 5. doi: 10.1007/s13361-019-02272-w. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:31385258

Formation of multimeric steroid metal adducts and implications for isomer mixture separation by traveling wave ion mobility spectrometry. Rister AL, Martin TL, Dodds ED. J Mass Spectrom. 2019 May;54(5):429-436. doi: 10.1002/jms.4350. PMID:30860640

Metabolomics Analyses from Tissues in Parkinson's Disease. Bhinderwala F, Lei S, Woods J, Rose J, Marshall DD, Riekeberg E, Leite AL, Morton M, Dodds ED, Franco R, Powers R. Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1996:217-257. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9488-5_19. PMID:31127560

Proteolytic regulation of mitochondrial dynamics. Dietz JV, Bohovych I, Viana MP, Khalimonchuk O. Mitochondrion. 2019 Apr 25. pii: S1567-7249(19)30047-9. doi: 10.1016/j.mito.2019.04.008. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID:31029640

Utilizing split-NanoLuc luciferase fragments as luminescent probes for protein solubility in living cells. Nelson TJ, Zhao J, Stains CI. Methods Enzymol. 2019;622:55-66. doi: 10.1016/bs.mie.2019.02.003. Epub 2019 Mar 9. PMID: 31155065

LncRNA Meg3 protects endothelial function by regulating the DNA damage response. Shihabudeen Haider Ali MS, Cheng X, Moran M, Haemmig S, Naldrett MJ, Alvarez S, Feinberg MW, Sun X. Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Feb 20;47(3):1505-1522. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky1190. PMID:30476192

Martinez-Guzman, O., Dietz, JV, Bohovych, I., Medlock, A.E., Khalimonchuk, O., Reddi,

A.R., 2019, Mitochondria-nuclear heme trafficking is regulated by GTPases that control mitochondrial dynamics, bioRxiv, doi: [Electronic preprint]


The AAA ATPase Afg1 preserves mitochondrial fidelity and cellular health by maintaining mitochondrial matrix proteostasis. Germany EM, Zahayko N, Huebsch ML, Fox JL, Prahlad V, Khalimonchuk O. J Cell Sci. 2018 Nov 21;131(22). pii: jcs219956. doi: 10.1242/jcs.219956. PMID:30301782

Commensal Escherichia coli Strains Can Promote Intestinal Inflammation via Differential Interleukin-6 Production. Kittana H, Gomes-Neto JC, Heck K, Geis AL, Segura Muñoz RR, Cody LA, Schmaltz RJ, Bindels LB, Sinha R, Hostetter JM, Benson AK, Ramer-Tait AE. Front Immunol. 2018 Oct 9;9:2318. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.02318. eCollection 2018. PMID:30356663

Oral Non-Viral Gene Delivery for Applications in DNA Vaccination and Gene Therapy. Farris E, Sanderfer K, Lampe A, Brown DM, Ramer-Tait AE, Pannier AK. Curr Opin Biomed Eng. 2018 Sep;7:51-57. doi: 10.1016/j.cobme.2018.09.003. Epub 2018 Sep 26. PMID:31011691

Application of Group I Metal Adduction to the Separation of Steroids by Traveling Wave Ion Mobility Spectrometry. Rister AL, Martin TL, Dodds ED. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 2019 Feb;30(2):248-255. doi: 10.1007/s13361-018-2085-9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.PMID:30414066

15N CEST data and traditional model-free analysis capture fast internal dynamics of DJ-1. Catazaro J, Andrews T, Milkovic NM, Lin J, Lowe AJ, Wilson MA, Powers R. Anal Biochem. 2018 Feb 1;542:24-28. doi: 10.1016/j.ab.2017.11.012. Epub 2017 Nov 21. PMID:29169778


The role of interactions of long non-coding RNAs and heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins in regulating cellular functions. Sun X, Haider Ali MSS, Moran M. Biochem J. 2017 Aug 11;474(17):2925-2935. doi: 10.1042/BCJ20170280. Review. PMID:28801479

Mitochondrial dysfunction in glial cells: Implications for neuronal homeostasis and survival. Rose J, Brian C, Woods J, Pappa A, Panayiotidis MI, Powers R, Franco R. Toxicology. 2017 Nov 1;391:109-115. doi: 10.1016/j.tox.2017.06.011. Epub 2017 Jun 26. Review. PMID:28655545

The Assembly Factor Pet117 Couples Heme a Synthase Activity to Cytochrome Oxidase Assembly. Taylor NG, Swenson S, Harris NJ, Germany EM, Fox JL, Khalimonchuk O. J Biol Chem. 2017 Feb 3;292(5):1815-1825. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M116.766980. Epub 2016 Dec 20. PMID:27998984


Significant role for IRF3 in both T cell and APC effector functions during T cell responses. Guinn Z, Lampe AT, Brown DM, Petro TM. Cell Immunol. 2016 Dec;310:141-149. doi: 10.1016/j.cellimm.2016.08.015. Epub 2016 Sep 4. PMID:27641636

Mitochondrial Quality Control Proteases in Neuronal Welfare. Levytskyy RM, Germany EM, Khalimonchuk O. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2016 Dec;11(4):629-644. Epub 2016 May 2. Review. PMID:27137937

The Differentiation and Protective Function of Cytolytic CD4 T Cells in Influenza Infection. Brown DM, Lampe AT, Workman AM. Front Immunol. 2016 Mar 9;7:93. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2016.00093. eCollection 2016. Review. PMID:27014272

Self-Assembling NanoLuc Luciferase Fragments as Probes for Protein Aggregation in Living Cells. Zhao J, Nelson TJ, Vu Q, Truong T, Stains CI. ACS Chem Biol. 2016 Jan 15;11(1):132-8. doi: 10.1021/acschembio.5b00758. Epub 2015 Nov 6. PMID:26492083


A study of calibrant selection in measurement of carbohydrate and peptide ion-neutral collision cross sections by traveling wave ion mobility spectrometry. Gelb AS, Jarratt RE, Huang Y, Dodds ED. Anal Chem. 2014 Nov 18;86(22):11396-402. doi: 10.1021/ac503379e. Epub 2014 Nov 3. PMID:25329513