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Articles Published Openly Courtesy of UT’s Open Publishing Support Fund

The following articles were published openly with funding from the University of Tennessee’s Open Publishing Support Fund. If you think your publication should be listed here, please contact

Though the fund has been available since 2009, this bibliography includes only those publications funded in academic year 2017 or later.

*Denotes UT affiliated author/co-author

Funded in 2017-2018

Alghazali, Karrer M., Steven D. Newby*, Zeid A. Nima, Rabab N. Hamzah, et al, and Madhu S. Dhar*. “Functionalized Gold Nanorod Nanocomposite System to Modulate Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Neural-like Progenitors.” Scientific Reports 7 (2017).

Anderson, David G.*, Thaddeus G. Bissett, Stephen J. Yerka*, Joshua J. Wells, Eric C. Kansa, et al. “Sea-Level Rise and Archaeological Site Destruction: An Example from the Southeastern United States Using DINAA (Digital Index of North American Archaeology).” PLOS One 12, no. 11 (2017).

Balachandran M, Richard J. Giannone, David A. Bemis, Stephen A. Kania*. “Molecular Basis of surface anchored protein A deficiency in the Staphylococcus aureus strain Wood 46. PLOS One 12, no. 8 (2017).

Beckford, Ronique C.*, Sarah J. Howard*, Suchita Das*, Abigail T. Farmer*, et al, and Brynn H. Voy*. “Maternal Consumption of Fish Oil Programs Reduced Adiposity in Broiler Chicks.” Scientific Reports 7 (2017).

Bernard, Riley F., Emma V. Willcox*, Katy L. Parise, Jeffrey T. Foster, and Gary F. McCracken*. “White-Nose Syndrome Fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, on Bats Captured Emerging from Caves During Winter in the Southeastern United States.” BMC Zoology 2, no. 12 (2017).

Bialic-Murphy Lalasia* and Orou G. Gaoue*. “Low Interannual Precipitation has a Greater Negative Effect than Seedling Herbivory on the Population Dynamics of a Short-lived Shrub, Schiedea obovata.” Ecology and Evolution (2017).

Dulka, Brooke N.*, Allen K. Bourdon*, Catherine T. Clinard*, Mohan B.K. Muvvala*, Shawn R. Campagna*, and Matthew A. Cooper*. “Metabolomics Reveals Distinct Neurochemical Profiles Associated with Stress Resilience.” Neurobiology of Stress 7 (2017).

England, Benjamin J.*, Jennifer R. Brigati, Elisabeth E. Schussler*. “Student Anxiety in Introductory Biology Classrooms: Perceptions About Active Learning and Persistence in the Major.” PLOS One 12, no. 8 (2017).

Gainer, P. Jackson*, Helena L. Pound*, Alyse A. Larkin, Gary R. LeCleir*, et al, and Steven W. Wilhelm*. “Contrasting Seasonal Drivers of Virus Abundance and Production in the North Pacific Ocean.” PLOS One 12, no. 9 (2017).

Johnson, Chelsea R.*, Reginald J. Millwood*, Yuhong Tang, Jiqing Guo, et al, and C. Neal Stewart Jr.*. “Field-grown miR156 Transgenic Switchgrass Reproduction, Yield, Global Gene Expression Analysis, and Bioconfinement.” Biotechnology for Biofuels 10 (2017). https:/

Johnson, Chelsea R.*, Reginald J. Millwood*, Zeng-Yu Wang, and Charles N. Stewart Jr.*. “Light and Temperature Effects on miR156 Transgenic Switchgrass Flowering: A Simulated Latitudinal Study.” Plant Direct 1, no. 5 (2017).

Ling, Ziwen*, Christopher R. Cherry*, John H. MacArthur, and Jonathan X. Weiner. “Differences of Cycling Experiences and Perceptions Between E-Bike and Bicycle Users in the United States.” Sustainability 9, no.9 (2017).

O’Neal, Kenneth R.*, Jun Hee Lee, Maeng-Suk Kim, Jamie L. Manson, Zhenxian Liu, et al. “Competing Magnetostructural Phases in a Semiclassical System.” npj Quantum Materials 2 (2017).

Qekwana, Daniel Nenene, Dikeledi Sebola, James Wabwire Oguttu, and Agricola Odoi*. “Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns of Staphylococcus Species Isolated from Cats Presented at a Veterinary Academic Hospital in South Africa.” BMC Veterinary Research 13 (2017).

Sheffield, Sarah L.* and Jennifer E. Bauer*. “Darwin Day in Deep Time: Promoting Evolutionary Science Through Paleontology.” Evolution: Education and Outreach 10 (2017).

Stough, Joshua M. A.*, Xiangming Tang, Lauren E. Krausfeldt*, Morgan M. Steffen, et al, and Steven W. Wilhelm*. “Molecular Prediction of Lytic vs Lysogenic States for Microcystis phage: Metatranscriptomic Evidence of Lysogeny During Large Bloom Events.” PLOS One 12, no. 9 (2017).

Willis, Jonathan D.*, Joshua N. Grant*, Mitra Mazarei*, Lindsey M. Kline*, et al, and C. Neal Stewart Jr.*. “The TcEG1 Beetle (Tribolium castaneum) Cellulase Produced in Transgenic Switchgrass is Active at Alkaline pH and Auto-hydrolyzes Biomass for Increased Cellobiose Release.” Biotechnology for Biofuels 10 (2017).

Funded in 2016-2017

Baldwin, Debora R.*, Kerry Towler, Michael D. Oliver*, and Subimal Datta*. “An Examination of College Student Wellness: A Research and Liberal Arts Perspective.” Health Psychology Open 4, no. 2 (2017).

Baxter, Holly L.*, Mitra Mazarei*, Alexandru Dumitrache, Jace M. Natzke, et al, and C. Neal Stewart Jr.*. “Transgenic miR156 Switchgrass in the Field: Growth, Recalcitrance and Rust Susceptibility.” Plant Biotechnology Journal (2017).

Connell, R. Kent*, Alix A. Pfennigwerth*, Aimee T. Classen*, and Charles Kwit*. “Incorporating Redispersal Microsites into Myrmecochory in Eastern North American Forests.” Ecosphere 7, no. 9 (2016).

DeBruyn, Jennifer M.*, David A. Bevard*, Michael E. Essington*, Julie Y. McKnight*, Sean M. Schaeffer*, et al. “Field-Grown Transgenic Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) with Altered Lignin Does Not Affect Soil Chemistry, Microbiology, and Carbon Storage Potential.” GCB Bioenergy 9, no. 6 (2017): 1100–1109.

Dia, Vermont P.* and Hari B. Krishnan. “BG-4, a Novel Anticancer Peptide from Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia), Promotes Apoptosis in Human Colon Cancer Cells.” Scientific Reports 6 (2016).

Fairbrother, Jeffrey T.*, Phillip G. Post, and Sam J. Whalen. “Self-Reported Responses to Player Profile Questions Show Consistency with the Use of Complex Attentional Strategies by Expert Horseshoe Pitchers.” Frontiers in Psychology 7 (2016).

Fernandez, Elias J.*, Vandna Gahlot*, Celeste Rodriguez*, and Jacob Amburn*. “DNA-Induced Unfolding of the Thyroid Hormone Receptor α A/B Domain through Allostery.” FEBS Open Bio 7, no. 6 (2017): 854-864.

Foy, Steven L., Victor Ray* and Ashley Hummel. “The Shade of a Criminal Record: Colorism, Incarceration, and External Racial Classification.” Socius 3 (2017).

Grunenwald, Caroline M.*, Michelle Carstensen, Erik Hildebrand, Jacob Elam*, et al, and Richard W. Gerhold*. “Epidemiology of the Lymphatic-Dwelling Filarioid Nematode Rumenfilaria andersoni in Free-Ranging Moose (Alces alces) and Other Cervids of North America.” Parasites and Vectors 9 (2016).

Henning, Jeremiah A.*, David J. Weston, Dale A. Pelletier, Colin M. Timm*, Sara S. Jawdy, et al. “Root Bacterial Endophytes Alter Plant Phenotype, but Not Physiology,” PeerJ 4 (2016).

Hu, Sheng*, Erick L. Ribeiro*, Seyyed Ali Davari*, Mengkun Tian, Dibyendu Mukherjee*, et al. “Hybrid Nanocomposites of Nanostructured Co3O4 Interfaced with Reduced/Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Oxides for Selective Improvements in Electrocatalytic and/or Supercapacitive Properties.” RSC Advances 7 (2017): 33166-33176.

Jingyu Lin*, Dan Wang, Xinlu Chen*, Tobias G. Köllner, et al, and Feng Chen*. “An (E, E)-α- Farnesene Synthase Gene of Soybean has a Role in Defence Against Nematodes and is Involved in Synthesizing Insect-Induced Volatiles.” Plant Biotechnology Journal 15, no. 4 (2017): 510-519.

Johnson, Jeremiah G.*, Jennifer A. Gaddy, and Victor J. DiRita. “The PAS Domain-Containing Protein HeuR Regulates Heme Uptake in Campylobacter jejuni.” mBio 7, no. 6 (2016).

Johnson, Tylor J.*, Janette M. Shank*, and Jeremiah G. Johnson*. “Current and Potential Treatments for Reducing Campylobacter Colonization in Animal Hosts and Disease in Humans.” Frontiers in Microbiology 8 (2017).

Kennedy, Rebekah C.*, Russell R. Fling*, Michael S. Robeson, Arnold M. Saxton*, et al, and Jiangang Chen*. “Temporal Development of Gut Microbiota in Triclocarban Exposed Pregnant and Neonatal Rats.” Scientific Reports 6 (2016).

Letheren, Amanda*, Stephanie Hill*, Jeanmarie Salie*, James Parkman*, and Jiangang Chen*. “Little Bug with a Big Bite: Impact of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infestations on Forest Ecosystems in the Eastern USA and Potential Control Strategies.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14, no. 4 (2017).

Ma, Yuan-Chun*, Robert M. Augé*, Chao Dong, and Zong-Ming (Max) Cheng*. “Increased Salt Tolerance with Expression of Cation/Proton Antiporter 1 Genes: A Meta-Analysis.” Plant Biotechnology Journal 15, no 2 (2017): 162-173.

Männik, Jaana*, Matthew W. Bailey*, Jordan C. O’Neill*, and Jaan Männik*. “Kinetics of Large-Scale Chromosomal Movement During Asymmetric Cell Division in Escherichia coli.” PLOS Genetics 13, no. 2 (2017).

Manz, Katherine E.* and Kimberly E. Carter*. “Extraction and Recovery of 2-Butoxyethanol from Aqueous Phases Containing High Saline Concentration.” Analytical Chemistry Research 9 (2016):1-7.

Ming, Fangfei*, Daniel Mulugeta*, Weisong Tu*, Tyler S. Smith*, et al, and Hanno H. Weitering*. “Hidden Phase in a Two-Dimensional Sn Layer Stabilized by Modulation Hole Doping.” Nature Communications 8 (2017).

Moniruzzaman, Mohammad*, Louie L. Wurch, Harriet Alexander, Sonya T. Dyhrman, Christopher J. Gobler, and Steven W. Wilhelm*. “Virus-host Relationships of Marine Single-celled Eukaryotes Resolved From Metatranscriptomics.” Nature Communications 8 (2017).

Moorhead, Leigh C.*, Lara Souza*, Christopher W. Habeck, Richard L. Lindroth, and Aimée T. Classen*. “Small Mammal Activity Alters Plant Community Composition and Microbial Activity in an Old-Field Ecosystem.” Ecosphere 8, no. 5 (2017).

Mueller, Liam O.*, Lauren C. Breza*, Mark A. Genung, Christian P. Giardina, Nathan E. Stone, et al. “Ecosystem Consequences of Plant Genetic Divergence with Colonization of New Habitat.” Ecosphere 8, no. 5 (2017).

Niroomand, Hanieh*, Dibyendu Mukherjee*, and Bamin Khomami*. “Tuning the Photoexcitation Response of Cyanobacterial Photosystem I via Reconstitution into Proteoliposomes.” Scientific Reports 7 (2017).

Pfennigwerth, Alix A.*, Joseph K. Bailey*, and Jennifer A. Schweitzer*. “Trait Variation Along Elevation Gradients in a Dominant Woody Shrub is Population-Specific and Driven by Plasticity.” AoB Plants 9, no. 4 (2017).

Rempe, Caroline S.*, Kellie P. Burris*, Scott C. Lenaghan*, and C. Neal Stewart Jr.*. “The Potential of Systems Biology to Discover Antibacterial Mechanisms of Plant Phenolics.Frontiers in Microbiology 8 (2017).

Stough, Joshua M.A.*, Stephen P. Dearth*, Joshua E. Denny, Gary R. LeCleir*, et al, and Steven W. Wilhelm*. “Functional Characteristics of the Gut Microbiome in C57BL/6 Mice Differentially Susceptible to Plasmodium yoelii.” Frontiers in Microbiology 7 (2016).

Sun, Jian*, Joshua S. Fu*, John Drake*, Jean-Francois Lamarque, Simone Tilmes, et al. “Improvement of the Prediction of Surface Ozone Concentration Over Conterminous U.S. by a Computationally Efficient Second-Order Rosenbrock Solver in CAM4-Chem.” Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 9, no. 1 (2017): 482-500.

Smith, Delores E.*. “Homophobic and Transphobic Violence Against Youth: The Jamaican Context.” International Journal of Adolescence and Youth (2017): 1-9.

Wang, Jiaqi* and Seungha Shin*. “Sintering of Multiple Cu-Ag Core-Shell Nanoparticles and Properties of Nanoparticle-Sintered Structures.” RSC Advances 7 (2017): 21607-21617.

Wilhelm, Steven W.*, Jordan T. Bird*, Kyle S. Bonifer*, Benjamin C. Calfee*, Tian Chen*, et al. “A Student’s Guide to Giant Viruses Infecting Small Eukaryotes: from Acanthamoeba to Zooxanthellae.” Viruses 9, no. 3 (2017).

Willis, Jonathan D.*, James A. Smith, Mitra Mazarei*, Ji-YiZhang, et al, and C.N. Stewart Jr.*. “Downregulation of a UDP-Arabinomutase Gene in Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) Results in Increased Cell Wall Lignin While Reducing Arabinose-Glycans.” Frontiers in Plant Science 7 (2016).

Yamagata-Lynch, Lisa C.*, Anne L. Skutnik*, Erin Garty*, and Jaewoo Do*. “Interactionist Qualitative Research as a Semiotic Mediation Activity.” Sage Open 6, no. 3 (2016).

Yamagata-Lynch, Lisa C.*, Jaewoo Do*, Deepa Deshpande*, Anne L. Skutnik*, Brenda K. Murphy*, and Erin Garty*. “Narrative Inquiry with Activity Systems: A Story About Net Neutrality.” International Journal of Qualitative Methods 16 (2017).

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