This collection features articles and book reviews written by faculty in the Department of Biology at Fairfield University.

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Submissions from 2018

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High BMI: A New Determinant of Impaired Rubella Immunity During Pregnancy?, Catherine J. Andersen

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Impact of Dietary Cholesterol on the Pathophysiology of Infectious and Autoimmune Disease, Catherine J. Andersen

Submissions from 2017

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Analysis of high‐frequency and long‐term data in undergraduate ecology classes improves quantitative literacy, Jennifer L. Klug, Carey C. Cayelan, David C. Richardson, and Rebekka Darner Gougis

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Consuming Two Eggs per Day, as Compared to an Oatmeal Breakfast, Increases Plasma Ghrelin while Maintaining the LDL/HDL Ratio, Amanda Missimer, Diane M. DiMarco, Catherine J. Andersen, Ana Gabriela Murillo, Marcela Vergara-Jimenez, and Maria Luz Fernandez

Submissions from 2016

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A comparison of reproductive patterns and adult dispersal in sympatric introduced and native marine crabs: implications for species characteristics of invaders, Diane J. Brousseau and Laura McSweeney

Submissions from 2015

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Bioactive Egg Components and Inflammation, Catherine J. Andersen

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One egg per day improves inflammation compared to an oatmeal-based breakfast without increasing the risk for heart disease in diabetic patients, Martha Nydia Ballesteros, Fabrizio Valenzuela, Alma E. Robles, Elizabeth Artalejo, David Aguilar, Catherine J. Andersen, Herlindo Valdez, and Maria Luz Fernandez

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A Model for using Environmental Data‐Driven Inquiry and Exploration to Teach Limnology to Undergraduates, Cayelan C. Carey, Rebekka Darner Gougis, Jennifer L. Klug, Catherine M. O'Reilly, and David C. Richardson

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Mercury Concentrations and Awareness in Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil: Baseline Measures for Evaluating the Minamata Convention, Alexandra Erhardt, Carlos Rezende, Brian G. Walker, Dina Franceschi, and David Leonard Downie

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Long-term Trends in Water Quality in a New England Hydroelectric Impoundment, Jennifer L. Klug and Katherine Whitney

Submissions from 2014

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Egg intake during carbohydrate restriction alters peripheral blood mononuclear cell inflammation and cholesterol homeostasis in metabolic syndrome, Catherine J. Andersen, Ji-Young Lee, Christopher Blesso, Timothy P. Carr, and Maria Luz Fernandez

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Antimicrobial Activity in the Pallial Cavity Fluids of the Oyster Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin) from a Highly Impacted Harbor in Western Long Island Sound, Diane J. Brousseau, Phyllis C. Braun, Amanda S. Harper-Leatherman, Erin Sullivan, and Jenny A. Baglivo

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Effects of Dietary Cholesterol in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Maria Luz Fernendez and Catherine J. Andersen

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Seasonal variation in the physiological and behavioral responses to tourist visitation in Magellanic penguins, C Villanueva, Brian G. Walker, and Marcelo Bertellotti

Submissions from 2013

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Egg Consumption Modulates HDL Lipid Composition and Increases the Cholesterol-Accepting Capacity of Serum in Metabolic Syndrome, Catherine J. Andersen, Christopher N. Blesso, Jiyoung Lee, Jacqueline Barona, Dharika Shah, Michael J. Thomas, and Maria Luz Fernandez

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Dietary strategies to reduce metabolic syndrome, Catherine J. Andersen and Maria Luz Fernandez

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Protein subcellular relocalization increases the retention of eukaryotic duplicate genes, Ashley Byun-McKay and Sarabdeep Singh

Submissions from 2012

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Grape Consumption Increases Anti-Inflammatory Markers and Upregulates Peripheral Nitric Oxide Synthase in the Absence of Dyslipidemias in Men with Metabolic Syndrome, Jacqueline Barona, Christopher Blesso, Catherine J. Andersen, Youngki Park, Ji-Young Lee, and Maria Luz Fernandez

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Variation in fast-start performance within a population of polyphenic bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), Shannon Page Gerry, A. Robbins, and D. J. Ellerby

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Ecosystem effects of a tropical cyclone on a network of lakes in northeastern North America, Jennifer L. Klug, David C. Richardson, Holly A. Ewing, Bruce R. Hargreaves, Nihar R. Samal, Dominic Vachon, Donald C. Pierson, Amanda M. Lindsey, David M. O’Donnell, Steven W. Effler, and Kathleen C. Weathers

Submissions from 2011

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Serotonin modulates muscle function in the medicinal leech Hirudo verbana, Shannon Page Gerry and David J. Ellerby

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A Mediterranean Low-Glycemic-Load Diet alone or in Combination with a Medical Food Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Reduces Inflammation in Women with Metabolic Syndrome, Jennifer L. Jones, Daniela Ackerman, Jacqueline Barona, Mariana Calle, Catherine J. Andersen, Jung Eun Kim, Jeff S. Volek, Mark McIntosh, Wadie Najm, Robert H. Lerman, and Maria Luz Fernandez

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A matter of history: effects of tourism on physiology, behaviour and breeding parameters in Magellanic Penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) at two colonies in Argentina, Cecilia Villanueva, Brian G. Walker, and Marcelo Bertellotti

Submissions from 2010

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Low HDL cholesterol is associated with increased atherogenic lipoproteins and insulin resistance in women classified with metabolic syndrome, Maria Luz Fernandez, Jennifer J. Jones, Daniela Ackerman, Jacqueline Barona, Mariana Calle, Michael V. Comperatore, Jung-Eun Kim, Catherine J. Andersen, Jose O. Leite, Jeff S. Volek, Mark McIntosh, Colleen Kalynch, Wadie Najm, and Robert H. Lerman

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Induction of Prdx1 and Prdx6 in liver cells by serum and TPA, F. Gardiner, P. Gaynor, and Shelley A. Phelan

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Shark scavenging behavior in the presence of competition, Shannon Page Gerry and Andrea J. Scott

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The seed dispersal catapault of Cardamine parviflora is efficient but unreliable, Marika Hayashi, Shannon Page Gerry, and David J. Ellerby

Submissions from 2009

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Regional genetic structure in the Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) suggests metapopulation dynamics, Juan L. Bouzat, Brian G. Walker, and P. Dee Boersma

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The effects of tea polyphenols on Candida albicans: inhibition of biofilm formation and proteasome inactivation, Phyllis C. Braun and Nikki A. Calabrese

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Overexpression of Prdx6 and Resistance to Peroxide-Induced Death in Hepa1-6 Cells: Prdx6 Suppression Increases Apoptosis, B. Walsh, A. Pearl, S. Suchy, J. Tartaglio, K. Visco, and Shelley A. Phelan

Submissions from 2007

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Effect of predation by the invasive crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus on recruiting barnacles Semibalanus balanoides in western Long Island Sound, USA, Diane J. Brousseau and Ronald Goldberg

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Fish on Prozac: A simple, non-invasive physiology lab investigating the mechanisms of aggressive behavior in Betta splendens, Sharon E. Lynn, Joseph M. Egar, Brian G. Walker, Todd S. Sperry, and Marilyn Ramenofsky

Submissions from 2006

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California ground squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) defense against rattlesnake venom digestive and hemostatic toxins, James E. Biardi, Richard G. Goss, and David G. Smith

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Trajectories of zooplankton recovery in the little rock lake whole-lake acidification experiment, Thomas M. Frost, Janet M. Fischer, Jennifer L. Klug, Shelley E. Arnott, and Pamela K. Montz

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Trajectories Of Zooplankton Recovery In The Little Rock Lake Whole‐Lake Acidification Experiment, Thomas M. Frost, Janet M. Fisher, Jennifer L. Klug, Shelley E. Arnott, and Pamela K. Montz

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Nutrient limitation in the lower Housatonic River estuary, Jennifer L. Klug

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Habituation of adult Magellanic penguins to human visitation as expressed through behavior and corticosterone secretion, Brian G. Walker, P. Dee Boersma, and John C. Wingfield

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Transgenic Mice Overexpressing Peroxiredoxin 6 Show Increased Resistance to Lung Injury in Hyperoxia, Yan Wang, Shelley A. Phelan, Yefim Manevich, Sheldon I. Feinstein, and Aron B. Fisher

Submissions from 2005

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The effect of farnesol on amino acid incorporation by a wild-type and cell-wall variant strain of Candida albicans, Phyllis C. Braun

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Biochemical characterization of mammalian Cdk2-Speedy/Ringo, Aiyang Cheng, Shannon Page Gerry, Philipp Kaldis, and Mark J. Solomon

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Bacterial response to dissolved organic matter affects resource availability for algae, Jennifer L. Klug

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Positive and negative effects of riverine input on the estuarine green alga ulva intestinalis (syn. enteromorpha intestinalis) (linneaus), K. McAvoy and Jennifer L. Klug

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Field endocrinology and conservation biology, Brian G. Walker, P. Dee Boersma, and John C. Wingfield

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Physiological and behavioral differences in Magellanic penguin chicks in undisturbed and tourist‐visited locations of a colony, Brian G. Walker, P. Dee Boersma, and John C. Wingfield

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Age and food deprivation affects expression of the glucocorticosteriod stress response in Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) chicks, Brian G. Walker, John C. Wingfield, and P. Dee Boersma

Submissions from 2004

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A phylogenetically controlled test of hypotheses for behavioral insensitivity to testosterone in birds, Sharon E. Lynn, Brian G. Walker, and John C. Wingfield

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Physiological condition in Magellanic Penguins: Does it matter if you have to walk a long way to your nest?, Brian G. Walker, P. Dee Boersma, and John C. Wingfield

Submissions from 2003

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Identification of multiple transcripts for antioxidant protein 2 (Aop2): Differential regulation by oxidative stress and growth factors, N. Sparling and Shelley A. Phelan

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Diving behavior of Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) at Punta Tombo, Argentina, Brian G. Walker and P. Dee Boersma

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Mice With Targeted Mutation of Peroxiredoxin 6 Develop Normally But Are Susceptible To Oxidative Stress, Xiaosong Wang, Shelley A. Phelan, Kristina Forsman-Semb, Eric F. Couturier, Aaron Brown, Charles P. Lerner, and Beverly Paigen

Submissions from 2002

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Positive and negative effects of allochthonous dissolved organis matter and inorganic nutrients on phytoplankton growth, Jennifer L. Klug

Submissions from 2001

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Ecological history affects zooplankton community responses to acidification, Janet M. Fischer, Jennifer L. Klug, Anthony R. Ives, and Thomas M. Frost

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Interactions among environmental drivers: Community responses to changing nutrients and dissolved organic carbon, Jennifer L. Klug and Kathryn L. Cottingham

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Interactions among environmental drivers: Community responses to changing nutrients and dissolved organic carbon, Jennifer L. Klug and Kathryn L. Cottingham

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Regulation of Aop2: an antioxidant implicated in atherosclerosis-resistance in mice, Shelley A. Phelan, Mary Lou Lombardi, and Ellen Neylon

Submissions from 2000

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Spatial pattern of localized disturbance along a southeastern salt marsh tidal creek, Janet M. Fischer, Tara Reed-Andersen, Jennifer L. Klug, and Alice G. Chalmers

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Effects of resources and trophic interactions on freshwater bacterioplankton diversity, M. M. Fisher, Jennifer L. Klug, G. Lauster, M. Newton, and E. W. Triplett

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Factors influencing the growth of Mougeotia in experimentally acidified mesocosms, Jennifer L. Klug and Janet M. Fischer

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Compensatory dynamics in planktonic community responses to pH perturbations, Jennifer L. Klug, Janet M. Fischer, Anthony R. Ives, and Brian Dennis

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Regulation of the atherosclerosis candidate gene Aop2, Shelley A. Phelan

Submissions from 1999

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Nutrient uptake by candida albicans: The influence of cell structure mannoproteins, Phyllis C. Braun

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Stability and variability in competitive communities., Anthony R. Ives, Kay Gross, and Jennifer L. Klug

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The dual nature of community variability, Fiorenza Micheli, Kathryn L. Cottingham, Jordi Bascompte, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, Ginny L. Eckert, Janet M. Fisher, Timothy H. Keitt, Bruce E. Kendall, Jennifer L. Klug, and James A. Rusak

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AOP2 (Antioxidant Protein 2): Structure and Function of a Unique Thiol-Specific Antioxidant, Shelley A. Phelan

Submissions from 1997

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Individual variation in the antisnake behavior of California ground squirrels (Spermophilus beecheyi), Richard G. Coss and James E. Biardi

Submissions from 1996

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Bottle or big-scale studies: how do we do ecology?, Anthony R. Ives, Johannes Foufopoulos, Eric D. Klopfer, Jennifer L. Klug, and Todd M. Palmer

Submissions from 1994

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Surface hydrophobicity enhances corticosterone incorporation in Candida albicans, Phyllis C. Braun

Submissions from 1993

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Anthropogenic extinction of the endemic woodrat Neotoma bunkeri Burt, Felisa Smith, Brandon Bestelmeyer, James E. Biardi, and Michael Strong

Submissions from 1991

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Adherence and receptor relationships of Candida albicans, Richard Calderone and Phyllis C. Braun

Submissions from 1986

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A 96-well epifluorescence assay for rapid assessment of compounds inhibitory to Candida spp, R. F. Hector and Phyllis C. Braun

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Synergistic action of nikkomycins X and Z with papulacandin B on whole cells and regenerating protoplasts of Candida albicans, R. F. Hector and Phyllis C. Braun

Submissions from 1984

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Changes in thymidine incorporation by larvae of the American oyster Crassotrea virgim/ca (gmelin) after challenge by two species of yeast (Candida), Phyllis C. Braun and Theodore J. Combs

Submissions from 1979

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Regulation and solubilization of Candida albicans chitin synthetase, Phyllis C. Braun and R. A. Calderone

Submissions from 1978

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Chitin synthesis in Candida albicans: comparison of yeast and hyphal forms, Phyllis C. Braun and R. A. Calderone