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Publications that include data acquired from UMBC Imaging Facilities (2010-present)


Monge, E. C., Levi, M., Forbin, J. N., Legesse, M. D., Udo, B. A., deCarvalho, T. N., & Gardner, J. G. (2020). High-throughput screening of environmental polysaccharide-degrading bacteria using biomass containment and complex insoluble substrates. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 104(8), 3379-3389. [3DPrint]

Gu, Q., Liu, S., Saha Ray, A., Florinas, S., Christie, R. J., Daniel, M.-C., Bierberich, C., Ma, R., Zhu, L. (2020). Mild Whole Body Hyperthermia Induced Interstitial Fluid Pressure (IFP) Reduction and Enhanced Nanoparticle Delivery to PC3 Tumors: In Vivo Studies and MicroCT Analyses. Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, 1-23. [TEM]


Barannikova, E. A., Riley, S. J., & Allen, M. A. (2019). Bioprospecting solid binding polypeptides for lithium ion battery cathode materials. Biointerphases, 14(5), 051007.  [TEM, SEM]

Brown, S., Jayachandran, P., Negesse, M., Olmo, V., Vital, E., & Brewster, R. (2019). Rgma-Induced Neo1 Proteolysis Promotes Neural Tube Morphogenesis. The Journal of Neuroscience, 39, 3262-3218. [CLSM]

Caruso, S. M., deCarvalho, T. N., Huynh, A., Morcos, G., Kuo, N., Parsa, S., & Erill, I. (2019). A Novel Genus of Actinobacterial Tectiviridae. Viruses, 11(12).  [TEM]

Feller, K. D., Wilby, D., Jacucci, G., Vignolini, S., Mantell, J., Wardill, T. J.,  Cronin, T.W., & Roberts, N. W. (2019). Long-Wavelength Reflecting Filters Found in the Larval Retinas of One Mantis Shrimp Family (Nannosquillidae). Current Biology, 29(18), 3101-3108.e3104. [TEM]

Lin, C., Chou, A., & Cronin, T. (2019). Optic lobe organization in stomatopod crustacean species possessing different degrees of retinal complexity. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 206. [CLSM]

Narayanan, S., & Slaughter, G. (2019). Towards a dual in-line electrochemical biosensor for the determination of glucose and hydrogen peroxide. Bioelectrochemistry, 128. [3DPrint]

Nimer, S., Everett, R. K., & Zupan, M. (2019). Microtensile characterization of titanium 5111 alloy mechanical properties and comparison of failure mechanisms at two microstructural length scales. Materials & Design, 108081. [SEM]

Pelton, M., Storm, S. D., & Leng, H. (2019). Strong coupling of emitters to single plasmonic nanoparticles: exciton-induced transparency and Rabi splitting. Nanoscale, 11(31), 14540-14552.  [Review]

Saha Ray, A., Ghann, W. E., Tsoi, P. S., Szychowski, B., Dockery, L. T., Pak, Y. J., Li, W., Kane, M. A., Swaan, P., & Daniel, M.-C. (2019). Set of Highly Stable Amine- and Carboxylate-Terminated Dendronized Au Nanoparticles with Dense Coating and Nontoxic Mixed-Dendronized Form. Langmuir, 35(9), 3391-3403.  [TEM]

Simpson, L. W., Szeto, G. L., Boukari, H., Good, T. A., & Leach, J. B. (2019a). Collagen hydrogel confinement of amyloid-β accelerates aggregation and reduces cytotoxic effects. bioRxiv, 711622.  [TEM]

Simpson, L. W., Szeto, G. L., Boukari, H., Good, T. A., & Leach, J. B. (2019b). Impact of four common hydrogels on amyloid-β (Aβ) aggregation and cytotoxicity: Implications for 3D models of Alzheimer’s disease. bioRxiv, 711770.  [TEM]

Werner, J., Negesse, M., Brooks, D., Caldwell, A., Johnson, J., & Brewster, R. (2019). Hingepoints and neural folds reveal conserved features of primary neurulation in the zebrafish forebrain. bioRxiv 738161. [CLSM]

Zhang, M. H., Slaby, E. M., Stephanie, G., Yu, C., Watts, D. M., Liu, H., & Szeto, G. L. (2019). Lipid-mediated insertion of Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands for facile immune cell engineering. bioRxiv, 840876. [CLSM]


Arkorful, M., Gazo, K., Zweig, A., Ott, L., Mendelson, T., & deCarvalho, T. (2018). Larger sperm size may contribute to reproductive isolation between Etheostoma species. Journal of young investigators, 35(6), 92-96. [CLSM]

Erill, I., & Caruso, S. M. (2018). Complete Genome Sequence of Streptomyces Bacteriophage Abt2graduatex2. Genome Announcements, 6(3), e01480-01417. [TEM, SEM]

Ghassemi, Z., & Slaughter, G. (2018). Storage stability of electrospun pure gelatin stabilized with EDC/Sulfo-NHS. Biopolymers, e23232. [SEM]

Lee, M., Puglisi, K. M., Erill, I., & Caruso, S. M. (2018). Complete Genome Sequences of HonestAbe, Anthony, and Taffo16, Three Cluster C Bacillus cereus Group Bacteriophages. Genome Announcements, 6(25), e00493-00418. [TEM]

Leng, H., Szychowski, B., Daniel, M.-C., & Pelton, M. (2018). Strong coupling and induced transparency at room temperature with single quantum dots and gap plasmons. Nature Communications, 9(1), 4012. [TEM, SEM]

Lin, C., & Cronin, T. W. (2018). Two visual systems in one eyestalk: The unusual optic lobe metamorphosis in the stomatopod Alima pacifica. Developmental Neurobiology, 78(1), 3-14. [CLSM]

Pelton, M. (2018). Carrier Dynamics, Optical Gain, and Lasing with Colloidal Quantum Wells. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122(20), 10659-10674. [Review]

Santaus, T., & Geddes, C. (2018). Microwave-Accelerated Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence (MAMEF): A Rapid, < 10 Copy Number Detection Platform: From Basics to Medical Applications. In (pp. 1-20). [Book Chapter]

Santaus, T. M., Li, S., Ladd, P., Harvey, A., Cole, S., Stine, O. C., & Geddes, C. D. (2018). Rapid sample preparation with Lyse-It® for Listeria monocytogenes and Vibrio cholerae. PLOS ONE, 13(7), e0201070. [TEM]

Szychowski, B., Leng, H., Pelton, M., & Daniel, M.-C. (2018). Controlled etching and tapering of Au nanorods using cysteamine. Nanoscale, 10(35), 16830-16838. [TEM]

Tran, K., Jethmalani, Y., Jaiswal, D., & Green, E. (2018). Set4 is a chromatin-associated protein, promotes survival during oxidative stress, and regulates stress response genes in yeast. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 293, jbc.RA118.003078. [CLSM]

Zheng, Z., Saar, J., Zhi, B., Qiu, T. A., Gallagher, M. J., Fairbrother, D. H., Haynes, C. L., Lienkamp, K., & Rosenzweig, Z. (2018). Structure–Property Relationships of Amine-rich and Membrane-Disruptive Poly(oxonorbornene)-Coated Gold Nanoparticles. Langmuir, 34(15), 4614-4625. [TEM]


Leng, H., Szychowski, B., Daniel, M.-C., & Pelton, M. (2017). Dramatic Modification of Coupled-Plasmon Resonances Following Exposure to Electron Beams. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 8(15), 3607-3612. [SEM]

Manning, L., Sheth, J., Bridges, S., Saadin, A., Odinammadu, K., Andrew, D., Spencer, S., Montell, D., & Starz-Gaiano, M. (2017). A hormonal cue promotes timely follicle cell migration by modulating transcription profiles. Mechanisms of Development, 148, 56-68. [CLSM]

McFarland, R., Brown, S., Vital, E., Werner, J., & Brewster, R. (2017). Use of Immunolabeling to Analyze Stable, Dynamic, and Nascent Microtubules in the Zebrafish Embryo. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2017. [CLSM]

Shamsuzzaman, M., Bommakanti, A., Zapinsky, A., Rahman, N., Pascual, C., & Lindahl, L. (2017). Analysis of cell cycle parameters during the transition from unhindered growth to ribosomal and translational stress conditions. PLOS ONE, 12(10), e0186494. [CLSM]

Shamsuzzaman, M., Gregory, B., Bruno, V., & Lindahl, L. (2017). Transcriptome analysis reveals the differences between cellular response to ribosomal stress and translational stress. bioRxiv, 203356. [CLSM]

Singh, K., Brown, S., Werner, J., Vital, E., Sanchez, S., McFarland, R., & Brewster, R. (2017). Van-Gogh-Like 2, Frizzled, and Knypek Control Distinct Aspects of Polarized Cellular Migration During Neural Convergence. The FASEB Journal, 31(1_supplement), 1006.1007-1006.1007. [CLSM, Abstract]


Balasubramanian, S., Packard, J. A., Leach, J. B., & Powell, E. M. (2016). Three-Dimensional Environment Sustains Morphological Heterogeneity and Promotes Phenotypic Progression During Astrocyte Development. Tissue Engineering Part A, 22(11-12), 885-898. [CLSM]

Jayachandran, P., Olmo, V. N., Sanchez, S. P., McFarland, R. J., Vital, E., Werner, J. M.,  Hong, E., Sanchez-Alberola, N., Molodstov, A., & Brewster, R. M. (2016). Microtubule-associated protein 1b is required for shaping the neural tube. Neural Development, 11(1), 1. [CLSM]

Jordan, T. M., Wilby, D., Chiou, T.-H., Feller, K. D., Caldwell, R. L., Cronin, T. W., & Roberts, N. W. (2016). A shape-anisotropic reflective polarizer in a stomatopod crustacean. Scientific Reports, 6(1), 21744. [TEM]

Melo, M. A., Orrego, S., Weir, M. D., Xu, H. H. K., & Arola, D. D. (2016). Designing Multiagent Dental Materials for Enhanced Resistance to Biofilm Damage at the Bonded Interface. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8(18), 11779–11787. [SEM]

Monahan, A. J., & Starz-Gaiano, M. (2016). Apontic regulates somatic stem cell numbers in Drosophila testes. BMC Developmental Biology, 16(1), 5. [CLSM]


Kingston, A. C. N., & Cronin, T. W. (2015). Short- and long-wavelength-sensitive opsins are involved in photoreception both in the retina and throughout the central nervous system of crayfish. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 201(12), 1137-1145. [CLSM]

Kingston, A. C. N., Kuzirian, A. M., Hanlon, R. T., & Cronin, T. W. (2015). Visual phototransduction components in cephalopod chromatophores suggest dermal photoreception. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 218(10), 1596-1602. [CLSM]

Manning, L., Weideman, A., Peercy, B., & Starz-Gaiano, M. (2015). Tissue landscape alters adjacent cell fates during Drosophila egg development. Nature communications, 6, 7356. [CLSM]


Burke, M., Choksawangkarn, W., Edwards, N., Ostrand-Rosenberg, S., & Fenselau, C. (2014). Exosomes from Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells Carry Biologically Active Proteins. Journal of Proteome Research, 13(2), 836-843. [TEM]

Cameron, E. G., & Robinson, P. R. (2014). β-Arrestin-Dependent Deactivation of Mouse Melanopsin. PLOS ONE, 9(11), e113138. [CLSM]

Stephen, E., Venkatasubramaniam, A., Good, T., & Topoleski, L. D. (2014a). The effect of glycation on arterial microstructure and mechanical response. Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 102. [CLSM]

Stephen, E., Venkatasubramaniam, A., Good, T., & Topoleski, L. D. (2014b). The effect of oxidation on the mechanical response and microstructure of porcine aortas. Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 102. [CLSM]

Venkatasubramaniam, A., Drude, A., & Good, T. (2014). Role of N-terminal residues in Aβ interactions with integrin receptor and cell surface. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Biomembranes, 1838(10), 2568-2577. [TEM, CLSM]


Cronin, T. W., & Feller, K. D. (2013). Sensory ecology of vision in crustaceans. In C. D. Derby & M. Thiel (Eds.), Nervous System and Control of Behavior (Vol. 3, pp. 235-238). New York: Academic Press. IBSN: 9780199791736 [Book Chapter]

Ettienne-Modeste, G., & Topoleski, L. D. (2013). Nanomechanical and Wear Behavior of Microtextured Carbide-Coated CoCrMo Alloy Surfaces. Journal of Tribology, 135, 041301. [SEM, AFM]

Haile, S. T., Dalal, S. P., Clements, V., Tamada, K., & Ostrand-Rosenberg, S. (2013). Soluble CD80 Restores T Cell Activation and Overcomes Tumor Cell Programmed Death Ligand 1–Mediated Immune Suppression. The Journal of Immunology, 191(5), 2829-2836. [CLSM]

Kelsey, J. S., & Blumberg, D. D. (2013). A SAP domain-containing protein shuttles between the nucleus and cell membranes and plays a role in adhesion and migration in D. discoideum. Biology Open, 2(4), 396-406. [CLSM]

Ribeiro, A., Balasubramanian, S., Hughes, D., Vargo, S., Powell, E. M., & Leach, J. B. (2013). β1-Integrin cytoskeletal signaling regulates sensory neuron response to matrix dimensionality. Neuroscience, 248, 67-78. [CLSM]

Thapa, M., Bommakanti, A., Shamsuzzaman, M., Gregory, B., Samsel, L., Zengel, J. M., & Lindahl, L. (2013). Repressed synthesis of ribosomal proteins generates protein-specific cell cycle and morphological phenotypes. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 24(23), 3620-3633. [CLSM]

Toughiri, R., Li, X., Du, Q., & Bieberich, C. J. (2013). Phosphorylation of NuMA by Aurora-A kinase in PC-3 prostate cancer cells affects proliferation, survival, and interphase NuMA localization. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 114(4), 823-830. [CLSM]


Blasic, J. R., Jr., Brown, R. L., & Robinson, P. R. (2012). Phosphorylation of Mouse Melanopsin by Protein Kinase A. PLOS ONE, 7(9), e45387. [CLSM]

Cronin, Thomas W. (2012). Visual Optics: Accommodation in a Splash. Current Biology, 22(20), R871-R873. [Review]

Frank, T. M., Johnsen, S., & Cronin, T. W. (2012). Light and vision in the deep-sea benthos: II. Vision in deep-sea crustaceans. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 215(19), 3344-3353. [Review]

Ivancik, J., Majd, H., Bajaj, D., Romberg, E., & Arola, D. (2012). Contributions of aging to the fatigue crack growth resistance of human dentin. Acta Biomaterialia, 8(7), 2737–2746. [SEM]

Kelsey, J. S., Fastman, N. M., & Blumberg, D. D. (2012). Evidence of an Evolutionarily Conserved LMBR1 Domain-Containing Protein That Associates with Endocytic Cups and Plays a Role in Cell Migration in Dictyostelium discoideum. Eukaryotic Cell, 11(4), 401-416. [CLSM]

Kelsey, J. S., Fastman, N. M., Noratel, E. F., & Blumberg, D. D. (2012). Ndm, a coiled-coil domain protein that suppresses macropinocytosis and has effects on cell migration. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 23(17), 3407-3419. [CLSM]

Kloetzel, J. A., & Brann, T. W. (2012). Structure and Protein Composition of a Basal-Body Scaffold (“Cage”) in the Hypotrich Ciliate Euplotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 59(6), 587-600. [TEM, SEM]

Noratel, E. F., Petty, C. L., Kelsey, J. S., Cost, H. N., Basappa, N., & Blumberg, D. D. (2012). The adhesion modulation protein, AmpA localizes to an endocytic compartment and influences substrate adhesion, actin polymerization and endocytosis invegetative Dictyostelium cells. BMC Cell Biology, 13(1), 29. [CLSM]

Ostrand-Rosenberg, S., Sinha, P., Beury, D. W., & Clements, V. K. (2012). Cross-talk between myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), macrophages, and dendritic cells enhances tumor-induced immune suppression. Seminars in Cancer Biology, 22(4), 275-281. [Review]

Ostrand-Rosenberg, S., Sinha, P., Chornoguz, O., & Ecker, C. (2012). Regulating the suppressors: apoptosis and inflammation govern the survival of tumor-induced myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC). Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy, 61(8), 1319-1325. [Review]

Porter, M. L., Blasic, J. R., Bok, M. J., Cameron, E. G., Pringle, T., Cronin, T. W., & Robinson, P. R. (2012). Shedding new light on opsin evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279(1726), 3-14. [Review]

Ribeiro, A., Vargo, S., Powell, E. M., & Leach, J. B. (2012). Substrate Three-Dimensionality Induces Elemental Morphological Transformation of Sensory Neurons on a Physiologic Timescale. Tissue Engineering Part A, 18(1-2), 93-102. [CLSM]

Salih, A. (2012). Screening Reef Corals for Novel GFP-Type Fluorescent Proteins by Confocal Imaging. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 872, 217-233. [CLSM]


Blasic, J., Brown, R., & Robinson, P. (2011). Light-dependent phosphorylation of the carboxy tail of mouse melanopsin. Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS, 69, 1551-1562. [CLSM]

Chalasani, K., & Brewster, R. M. (2011). N-cadherin–mediated cell adhesion restricts cell proliferation in the dorsal neural tube. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 22(9), 1505-1515. [CLSM]

Chornoguz, O., Grmai, L., Sinha, P., Artemenko, K. A., Zubarev, R. A., & Ostrand-Rosenberg, S. (2011). Proteomic Pathway Analysis Reveals Inflammation Increases Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cell Resistance to Apoptosis. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 10(3), M110.002980. [CLSM]

Cronin, T. W., & Marshall, J. (2011). Patterns and properties of polarized light in air and water. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 366(1565), 619-626. [Review]

Marshall, J., Cronin, T., & Wehling, M. F. (2011). New directions in the detection of polarized light. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 366(1565), 615-616. [Review]

Roberts, N. W., Porter, M. L., & Cronin, T. W. (2011). The molecular basis of mechanisms underlying polarization vision. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 366(1565), 627-637. [Review]

Sinha, P., Chornoguz, O., Clements, V. K., Artemenko, K. A., Zubarev, R. A., & Ostrand-Rosenberg, S. (2011). Myeloid-derived suppressor cells express the death receptor Fas and apoptose in response to T cell–expressed FasL. Blood, 117(20), 5381-5390. [CLSM]

Topoleski, L. D. T., & Rodriguez-Pinto, R. (2011). Bone Cement. Comprehensive Biomaterials, 11–28. [SEM – Review]


Chalasani, K., & Brewster, R. (2010). VISIONS: the art of science. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 77(1), 1-1. [CLSM]

Cronin, T. W. (2010). Polarized-Light Vision in Land and Aquatic Animals. In D. A. Dartt (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Eye (pp. 461-468). Oxford: Academic Press. [Book Chapter]

Harrington, M. J., Chalasani, K., & Brewster, R. (2010). Cellular mechanisms of posterior neural tube morphogenesis in the zebrafish. Developmental Dynamics, 239(3), 747-762. [CLSM]

Hong, E., Jayachandran, P., & Brewster, R. (2010). The polarity protein Pard3 is required for centrosome positioning during neurulation. Developmental Biology, 341(2), 335-345. doi: [CLSM, TEM]

Jayachandran, P., Hong, E., & Brewster, R. (2010). Labeling and Imaging Cells in the ZebrafishHindbrain. JoVE(41), e1976. [CLSM]

Keshet, B., Gray, J. J., & Good, T. A. (2010). Structurally distinct toxicity inhibitors bind at common loci on β-amyloid fibril. Protein Science, 19(12), 2291-2304. [TEM]

Song, H., Cai, Z., Noh, H., & Bennett, D. J. (2010). Chaotic mixing in microchannels via low frequency switching transverse electroosmotic flow generated on integrated microelectrodes. Lab on a Chip, 10(6), 734-740.  [CLSM]