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Selected Publications

Steven Cooper


Steven Cooper, John R. Latendresse, Daniel R. Doerge, Nathan C. Twaddle, Xin Fu and K. Barry Delclos. 2006. Dietary Modulation of p-Nonylphenol–Induced Polycystic Kidneys in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats. Toxicological Sciences 2006 91(2):631-642

Joseph Goy


Goy, Joseph W.  2005.  Stenopodid Shrimps. In: Camarones, Langostes y Cangrejos de la Costa Este de México.  Volumen I. [Shrimps, Lobsters and Crabs of the Eastern Coast of Mexico. Volume I] J.L. Hernández Aquilera, J.A. Ruiz Muño, R.E. Toral Almazán and V.A. Fuentes (eds.) Estudio y Conservación de La Naturaleza, A.C. y Comisión Nacional para el Concimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad.  México. 350pp.

Martin, Joel M. and Joseph W. Goy.  2004.  The first larval stage of Microprostehema semilaeve (Von Martens, 1872) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Stenopodidea) obtained in the laboratory.  Gulf and Caribbean Research 16: 19-25.

Goy, Joseph W.  1992.  Systematics and Zoogeography of Eastern Pacific Stenopodidean Shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda).  Proceedings of the San Diego Society of Natural History.  22: 1-6.

Goy, Joseph W.  1992.  A new species of Stenopus from Australia, with a redescription of Stenopus cyanoscelis (Crustacea: Decapoda: Stenopodidea).  Journal of Natural History 26(10: 79-102.

Morgan, Steven G., Joseph W. Goy and John D. Costlow, Jr.  1988.  Effects of density, sex ratio, and refractory period on spawning of the mud crab, Rhithropanopeus harrisii in the laboratory.  Journal of Crustacean Biology 8(2): 245-249.


Nathan Mills


Wrensch*, Z. C. and N.E. Mills. In Preparation. Bufo fowleri alters its attraction to light I the presence of a potential predator.

Van Dyke, J.U., M.V. Plummer, S.J. Beaupre, T.N. Lee*, and N.E. Mills. In Preparation. Metabolic rate of hatchling softshell turtles, Apalone mutica.

Plummer, M.V. and N.E. Mills. In Preparation. Growth of Spiny Softshell Turtles (Apalone spinifera).

Plummer, M.V. and N.E. Mills. In Preparation. Body temperatures of Hognose Snakes (Heterodon platirhinos).

Plummer, M.V., T.N. Lee*, and N.E. Mills. 2008. The effect of a sand substrate on the growth and condition of Apalone mutica hatchlings. Journal of Herpetology 42:550-554. (Link)

Plummer, M.V., D.G. Krementz, L.A. Powell, and N.E. Mills. 2008. Effects of habitat disturbance on survival rates of softshell turtles (Apanone spinifera) in an urban stream. Journal of Herpetology 42:555-563. (Link)

Plummer, M.V. and N.E. Mills. 2008. Structure of an urban population of softshell turtles (Apalone spinifera) before and after stream degradation. In J.C. Mitchell, R.E. Jung Brown, and B. Bartholomew (eds.) Urban Herpetology. Herpetological Conservation Vol. 3. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Salt Lake City, UT. (Link)

Valls*, J.H. and N.E. Mills. 2007. Intermittent hypoxia in eggs of Ambystoma maculatum: Embryonic development and egg capsule conductance. Journal of Experimental Biology 210:2430-2435. (Link)

Lee*, T.N., M.V. Plummer, and N.E. Mills. 2007. Use of posthatching yolk and external forage to maximize early growth in Apalone mutica hatchlings. Journal of Herpetology 41:492-500. (Link)

Plummer, M.V. and N.E. Mills. 2006. Heterodon platirhinos (Eastern Hognose Snake) road crossing behavior. Herpetological Review 37:352. (Link)

Plummer, M.V., T.L. Crabill, N.E. Mills, and S.L. Allen. 2005. Body temperatures of free-ranging softshell turtles (Apalone spinifera) in a small stream. Herpetological Review 36:371-375. (Link)

Mills, N.E. and R.D. Semlitsch. 2004. Competition and predation mediate the indirect effects of an insecticide on southern leopard frogs. Ecological Applications 14:1041-1054. (Link)

Mills, N.E., M.C. Barnhart, and R. Semlitsch. 2001. Effects of hypoxia on egg capsule conductance in Ambystoma (class Amphibia, order Caudata). Journal of Experimental Biology 204:3747-3753. (Link)

Relyea, R.A. and N.E. Mills. 2001. Predator-induced stress makes the pesticide carbaryl more deadly to gray treefrog tadpoles (Hyla versicolor). Proceeding of the National Academy of Science 98:2491-2496. (Link)

Plummer, M.V. and N.E. Mills. 2000. Spatial ecology and survivorship of resident and translocated hognose snakes (Heterodon platirhinos). Journal of Herpetology 34:565-575. (Link)

Mills, N.E. and M.C. Barnhart. 1999. Effects of hypoxia on embryonic development in two Ambystoma and two Rana species. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 72:179-188. (Link)

Plummer, M.V., N.E. Mills, and S.L. Allen. 1997. Activity, habitat, and movement patterns of softshell turtles (Trionyx spiniferus) in a small stream. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 2:514-420. (Link)

Plummer, M.V. and N.E. Mills. 1996. Observations on trailing and mating behaviors in hognose snakes (Heterodon platirhinos). Journal of Herpetology 30:80-82. (Link)

* indicates undergraduates whose research was advised or co-advised by me.


Michael Plummer

Selected Publications (click here for a complete list of publications)

Plummer, M.V., D.G. Krementz, L.A. Powell, and N.E. Mills. 2008. Effects of habitat disturbance on survival rates of softshell turtles (Apalone spinifera) in an urban stream. Journal of Herpetology 42:555-563.

Plummer, M.V., and N.E. Mills. 2008. Structure of an urban population of softshell turtles (Apalone spinifera) before and after stream alteration. Pp. 95-105, In R.E. Jung and J.C. Mitchell (Eds.) Urban Herpetology. Herpetological Conservation Vol. 3. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Salt Lake City, UT.

Plummer, M.V., and S.E. Trauth. 2009. The structure of Rathke's glands in the softshell turtles Apalone mutica and A. spinifera. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 4:207-220.

Plummer, M. V., and N. E. Mills. 2010. Body temperature variation in free-ranging Hognose Snakes (Heterodon platirhinos). Journal of Herpetology 44:471-474.

Plummer, M.V. 2010. Habitat use and movements of kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getula holbrooki) in a partially abandoned and reforested agricultural landscape. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5:214-222.

Van Dyke, J.U., M.V. Plummer, and S.J. Beaupre. 2011. Residual yolk energetics and postnatal shell growth in Smooth Softshell Turtles, Apalone mutica. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 158:37-46.

Plummer, M.V., and J.W. Ferner. 2012. Marking reptiles. Pp. 143-150, In R.W. McDiarmid, M.S. Foster, C. Guyer, J.W. Gibbons, and N. Chernoff (Eds.), Reptile Biodiversity: Standard Methods for Inventory and Monitoring. University of California Press.

Steen, D.A., J.P. Gibbs, K. A. Buhlmann, J.L. Carr, B.W. Compton, J.D. Congdon, J.S. Doody, J.C. Godwin, K.L. Holcomb, D.R. Jackson, F.J. Janzen, G. Johnson, M.T. Jones, J.T. Lamer, T.A. Langen, M.V. Plummer, J.W. Rowe, R.A. Saumure, J.K. Tucker, and D.S. Wilson. 2012. Terrestrial habitat requirements of nesting freshwater turtles. Biological Conservation 150:121-128.


Benjamin Bruner


Bruner BF, Guthridge JM, Lu R, Vidal G, Kelly JA, Robertson JM, Kamen DL, Gilkeson GS, Neas BR, Reichlin M, Scofield RH, Harley JB, James JA.  Comparison of autoantibody specificities and clustering between traditional and bead-based autoantibody assays in a large, ethnically diverse collection of SLE patients and family members.  2012.  Arthritis and Rheumatism.  64(11), 3677-3686. PMID: 23112091

Lu R, Robertson JM, Bruner BF, Guthridge JM, Neas BR, Nath SK, Kelly JA, Moser Sivils KL, Chakravarty EF, Kamen DL, Gilkeson GS, Wallace DJ, Weisman MH, Scofield RH, Harley JB, James JA.  Multiple autoantibodies display association with lymphopenia, proteinuria, and cellular casts in a large, ethnically diverse SLE patient cohort.  2012.  Autoimmune Diseases. (2012) Article ID 819634, 1-11. PMID: 22988489

Bruner BF, Vista ES, Wynn DM, James JA.  Epitope specificity of anti-myeloperoxidase antibodies: Identification of human immunodominant epitopes.  2011. Clinical and Experimental Immunology.  164(3), 330-336. PMID: 21401576.

Bruner BF, Vista ES, Wynn DM, Harley JB, James JA.  Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies target sequential functional proteinase-3 epitopes in the sera of patients with Wegener’s granulomatosus. 2010.  Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 162(2), 262-270. PMID: 21077276.

Aggarwal R, Namjou B, Li S, D'Souza A, Tsao BP, Bruner BF, James JA, Scofield RH. Male only systemic lupus. 2010.  Journal of Rheumatology. 37(7), 1480-1487. PMID: 20472921.

Heinlen LD, McClain MT, Ritterhouse LL, Bruner BF, Edgerton CC, Keith MP, James JA, Harley JB.  60kD Ro and nRNP A frequently initiate human lupus autoimmunity.  2010. PLoS ONE. 5(3), e9599. PMID: 20224770.

James JA, Kim-Howard XR, Bruner BF, Jonsson MK, McClain MT, Arbuckle MR, Walker C, Dennis GJ, Merrill JT, Harley JB.  Hydroxychloroquine sulfate treatment is associated with later onset of systemic lupus erythematosus.  2007. Lupus. 16(6), 401-409. PMID: 17664230.

McClain MT, Poole BD, Bruner BF, Kaufman KM, Harley JB, James JA.  An altered immune response to Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen-1 (EBNA-1) in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus. 2006. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 54(1), 360-368. PMID: 16385527.

Bruner BF, Wynn DM, Reichlin M, Harley JB, James JA. Humoral antigenic targets of the ribosomal p0 lupus autoantigen are not limited to the carboxyl region.  2005.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1051, 390-403. PMID: 16126981.


Jo Goy


L. A. Nemec, L. C. Skow, J. M. Goy and D. C. Kraemer. 1989. Introduction of DNA into murine embryos by electroporation. Theriogenology, Volume 31, Issue 1.

M. L. Reed, C. G. Dorn, J. M. Goy, L. C. Skow and D. C. Kraemer. 1989. Survival of bovine blastocysts microinjected with liposome-encapsulated DNA. Theriogenology, Volume 31, Issue 1.

R. G. Jaeger, J. M. Goy, M. Tarver and C. E. Márquez. 1986. Salamander territoriality: pheromonal markers as advertisement by males. Animal Behaviour, Volume 34, Issue 3.


Steven Moore


Moore S C, Shaw MA, Soderberg LS. Transforming growth factor-beta is the major mediator of natural suppressor cells derived from normal bone marrow.  J Leuk Biol (1992) 52:596-601.

Moore SC, McCormack JM, Armendariz E., Gatewood J., and Walker WS.  Phenotypes and alloantigen-presenting activity of individual clones of microglia-derived from the mouse brain.  J Neuroimmunol (1992) 41:203-214.

Wilkins C, Dishongh R, Moore SC, Whitt MA, Chow M, Machaca K. RNA interference is an antiviral defense mechanism in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature (2005) 436:1044-47.


Arkansas Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) Fellowship Awards (Summer 2003, Academic Year 2003-2004, and Summer 2004). “Innate Immunity of C. elegans Primary Cells to Viral Infection”.

Arkansas Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) Laboratory Equipment Award. (Summer 2003)

Dr. Robert Roy and Dr. Callie Mae Coons Endowed Chair of Biomedical Sciences. Harding University. (2005-2010)


Rebekah Rampey


Rampey, R.A., Woodward, A.W., Hobbs, B.N., Tierney, M.P., Lahner, B., Salt, D.E. and Bartel, B. An Arabidopsis basic helix-loop-helix leucine zipper protein modulates metal homeostasis and auxin conjugate responsiveness. Genetics, in press.

López-Bucio, J., Hernández-Abreu, E., Sánchez-Calderón, L., Pérez-Torres, A., Rampey, R.A.,  Bartel, B., and Herrera-Estrella, L.  An auxin transport independent pathway is involved in phosphate stress-induced root architectural alterations in Arabidopsis:  Identification of BIG as a mediator of auxin in pericycle cell activation.  Plant Physiology 137:  681-691, 2005.

Rampey, R.A., LeClere, S., Kowalczyk, M., Ljung, K., Sandberg, G., and Bartel, B.  A family of  auxin-conjugate hydrolases that contribute to free indole-3-acetic acid levels during Arabidopsis germination. Plant Physiology 135:  978-988, 2004.

LeClere, S., Rampey, R.A., and Bartel, B.  IAR4, a gene required for auxin conjugate sensitivity in Arabidopsis, encodes a pyruvate dehydrogenase E1a homolog.  Plant Physiology135: 989-999, 2004.

LeClere, S., Tellez R., Rampey R.A., Matsuda S.P.T., Bartel, B. Characterization of a family of IAA-amino acid conjugate hydrolases from Arabidopsis.  Journal of  Biological Chemistry.  23:  20446-52, 2002.

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