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PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Publications

[underline and bold denotes W&M undergraduate author; *denotes W&M graduate student author]

Solini GEDong, C. Saha MS.  Embryonic transplantation experiments: Past, Present, Future, In Trends in Developmental Biology [In press].

Pownall M, and Saha MS.  Histological observation of teratogenic phenotypes induced in frog embryo assays. In Methods in Molecular Biology.  [In press]

Hayes JA, Kottick A, Picardo MCD, Halleran AD, Smith RD, Smith GD, Saha MS, Del Negro CA. Transcriptome of neonatal pre-Botzinger comlex neurons in Dbx1 reporter mice. Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 17;7(1):8669. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09418-4.

Marken JPHalleran AD, *Rahman A, Odorizzi L., LeFew M, Golino C., Kemper P, Saha S(2016)  A Markovian Entropy Measure for the Analysis of Calcium Activity Timeeries.  PLOS ONE, doi.org10/1371/journal.pone.0168341.

Beal et al. Reproducibility of Fluorescent Expression from Engineered Biological Constructs in E. coli (2016) [Crowd-sourced science -- many authors including entire W&M iGEM team and myself], PLOS ONE, 11(3): e0150182. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150182

Kaugars KERivers CISaha MS, Heideman PDGenetic variation in total number and locations of GnRH neurons identified using in situ hybridization in a wild-source population. J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol. 2016 Feb;325(2):106-15. doi: 10.1002/jez.2000. Epub 2015 Dec 24. PubMed PMID: 26699837.

Halleran ADClamons SSaha MS. (2015) Transcriptomic Characterization of an Infection of Mycobacterium smegmatis by the Cluster A4 Mycobacteriophage Kampy. PLOS ONE, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0141100

Welkin H Pope, Charles A Bowman, Daniel A Russell, Deborah Jacobs-Sera, David J Asai, Steven G Cresawn, William R Jaobs Jr, Roger W Hendrix, Jeffrey G Lawrence, Graham F Hatfull, Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science, Phage Hunters Integrating Research and Education, Mycobacterial Genetics Course.  (2015).  "Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity."  [2,863 authors] 10.7554/eLife.06416

*Huyck RW, Nagarkar MOlsen N, Clamons SE, Saha MS. (2015). Methylmercury exposure during early Xenopus laevis development affects cell proliferation and death but not neural progenitor specification. Neurotoxicol Teratol.  Jan-Feb;47:102-13. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2014.11.010. Epub 2014 Dec 10. PMID: 25496965 [In press].

Halleran ADSehdev MRabe BA, *Huyck RW, Williams CCSaha MSCharacterization of tweety gene (ttyh1-3) expression in Xenopus laevis during embryonic development. (2015). Gene Expr Patterns. Dec 23;17(1):38-44. doi: 10.1016/j.gep.2014.12.002. [Epub ahead of print - In press].

Vasiliu D, Clamons SMcDonough MRabe BSaha MS. 2015. A Regression-Based Differential Expression Detection Algorithm for Microarray Studies with Ultra-Low Sample Size. 04 Mar 2015 | PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0118198

Lewis BBMiller LEHerbst WASaha MS. (2014).  The role of voltage-gated calcium channels in neurotransmitter phenotype specification: Coexpression and functional analysis in Xenopus laevis. J Comp Neurol. 2014 Aug 1;522(11):2518-31. doi: 10.1002/cne.23547. Epub 2014 Apr 12.

Murray JRStanciauskas MEAralere TSSaha MS. (2014). Dissection and Downstream Analysis of Zebra Finch Embryos at Early Stages of Development, J Vis Exp. 2014 Jun 21;(88). doi: 10.3791/51596. PMID:24999108. 

Tuajuanda C. Jordan, Sandra H. Burnett, Susan Carson, Steven M. Caruso, Kari Clase, Randall J. DeJong, John J. Dennehy, Dee R. Denver, David Dunbar, Sarah C. R. Elgin, Ann M. Findley, Chris R. Gissendanner, Urszula P. Golebiewska, Nancy Guild, Grant A. Hartzog, Wendy H. Grillo, Gail P. Hollowell, Lee E. Hughes, Allison Johnson, Rodney A. King, Lynn O. Lewis, Wei Li, Frank Rosenzweig, Michael R. Rubin, Margaret S. Saha, James Sandoz, Christopher D. Shaffer, Barbara Taylor, Louise Temple, Edwin Vazquez, Vassie C. Ware, Lucia P. Barker, Kevin W. Bradley, Deborah Jacobs-Sera, Welkin H. Pope, Daniel A. Russell, Steven G. Cresawn, David Lopatto, Cheryl P. Bailey, Graham F. Hatfull.  (2014).  A Broadly Implementable Research Course in Phage Discovery and Genomics for First-Year Undergraduate Students. mBIO, (2014) Feb 4;5(1):e01051-13. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01051-13.   

Murray JRVarian-Ramos CWWelch ZSSaha MS. (2013). Embryological staging of the Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia guttata, J. Morphology.  274 (10): 1090-1110. 

McDonough, M. J., Allen, C. E., Ng-Sui-Hing, N. K. L. A., Rabe, B. A., Lewis, B. B., Saha, M. S. (2012). Dissection, Culture, and Analysis of Xenopus laevis Embryonic Retinal Tissue. J. Vis. Exp. [JoVE], (70),  e4377, doi:10.3791/4377.  

Kight CR, Saha MS, Swaddle JP.  (2012). Anthropogenic noise is associated with reductions in the productivity of breeding Eastern Bluebirds (Sialis sialis).  Ecol Appl. Oct;22(7):1989-96.

E. MacMurray* and M.S. Saha, (2012).  "The Role of Voltage Gated

Calcium Channels in the Developing Vertebrate Retina," in Calcium

Channels: Properties, Functions, and Regulation, Nova Science Publishers.  

 

Kaeser, G., Rabe, B., and Saha, M.S. (2011).  Cloning and characterization of GABAα and GABA B subunits in Xenopus laevis during development, Developmental Dynamics, 240(4): 862-73. 

Pope WH, Ferreira CM, Jacobs-Sera D, Benjamin RC, Davis AJ, DeJong RJ,

Elgin SC, Guilfoile FR, Forsyth MH, Harris AD, Harvey SE, Hughes LE,

Hynes PM, Jackson AS, Jalal MD, MacMurray EA*, Manley CM, McDonough

MJ, Mosier JL, Osterbann LJ, Rabinowitz HS, Rhyan CN, Russell DA,

Saha MS, Shaffer CD, Simon SE, Sims EF, Tovar IG, Weisser EG, Wertz JT,

Weston-Hafer KA, Williamson KE, Zhang B, Cresawn SG, Jain P, Piuri

M, Jacobs WR Jr, Hendrix RW, Hatfull GF. (2011). Cluster K

mycobacteriphages: insights into the evolutionary origins of

mycobacteriophage TM4. PLoS One. 6(10):e26750. Epub 2011 Oct 28.

 

Pope, W., Jacobs-Sera, D., Russell, D., …..(a total of 192 authors)  including Mark H. Forsyth, Kobie C. Gordon, Samuel E. Harvey, Arrykka S. Jackson, Molly J. McDonough, Margaret S. Saha, Jillian M. Walton, Hilary M. Whelan, Kurt E. Williamson) ….. Roger W. Hendrix13, Graham F. Hatfull (corresponding author), Expanding the diversity of mycobacteriophages: Insights into genome architecture and evolution,  PLoS ONE 6(1): e16329. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016329.  This is the first research article from the HHMI Science Eduation Alliance, Phage Lab, Cohort One.

Chalphin A. V., Saha M. S., (2010). The specification of glycinergic neurons and the role of glycinergic transmission in development. Front Mol Neurosci. Apr 22;3: Article 11, 1-13.

Lewis, B.#, Wester, M.#, Miller, L., Nagarkar, M., Johnson, M., Saha, M. S. (2009). Cloning and characterization of voltage-gated calcium channel alpha1 subunits in Xenopus laevis during development. Developmental Dynamics 238 (11):2891-2902. #=co-first authors.

J. Qian*, E. L. Bradley, S. Majewski, V. Popov, M. S. Saha, M. F. Smith, A. G. Weisenberger, and R. E. Welsh. (2008). "A small-animal imaging system capable of multipinhole circular/helical SPECT and parallel-hole SPECT." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, 594, 102-110.

Wester, M.#, Teasley, D.C#., Byers, S.L., Saha, M.S. (2009). Expression patterns of glycine transporters (xGlyT1, xGlyT2, and xVIAAT) in Xenopus laevis during early development. Mechanisms of Development, Gene Expression Patterns Apr;8(4):261-70. #=co-first authors.

Hammond, W., Bradley, E., Welsh, R., Qian, J.*, Weisenberger, A., Smith, M., Majewski, S., Saha, M.S., (2007). A Gamma Camera Re-evaluation of Potassium Iodide Blocking Efficiency in Mice, Health Physics, Apr. 92(4):396-406.

Crowder E.A., Saha M.S., Pace R.W.*, Zhang H., Prestwich G.D., Del Negro C.A. (2007). Phosphatidylinositol4,5-bisphosphate regulates inspiratory burst activity in the neonatal mouse preBotzinger complex. J Physiol. 2007 Aug 1;582 (Pt 3):1047-58.

Sipe, C.W., Dondeti, V.R., Saha, M.S., (2007). In silico Gene Selection for Custom Oligonucleotide Microarray Design, Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 282, Microarrays, 2nd ed. Vol. 2, J. Rampal, ed. Humana Press, Totowa, N.J., pp. 417-428.

Sipe, C.W. and Saha, M.S., (2007). The use of Microarray Technology in Non-Mammalian Vertebrate Species," Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 282, Microarrays, 2nd ed. Vol. 2, J. Rampal, ed. Humana Press, Totowa, N.J., pp. 1-16.

Li, M.*; Sipe, C., Hoke, K., August, L.*; Wright, M. Saha, M. (2006). The Role of Early Lineage in GABAergic and Glutamatergic Cell Fate Determination in Xenopus laevis, Journal of Comparative Neurology, 495: 645-657.

Bradley, E., Cella, J., Majewski, S., Popov, V., Qian, J.*, Saha, M.S., Smith, M., Weisenberger, A.G., and Welsh, R.E. (2006) "A ‘Mouse-Sized' Gamma Camera for Biological Imaging", IEEE, Trans. Nucl. Sci., .53 (1): 59-65.

Dondeti, V.R., Sipe, C.W., and Saha, M.S. (2004). A Gene Selection Strategy for Custom Microarray Design, BioTechniques, 37(5):768-70, 772, 774-6.

Saha, M.S., Cox, E.A and Sipe, C.W *. (2004). Mechanisms Regulating the Origins of the Vertebrate Vascular System. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 93, 46-56.

Sipe, C*., Gruber, E., and Saha, M.S. (2004). A Short Upstream Region Drives Dynamic Expression of Hypoxia-inducible Factor 1[alpha] During Xenopus Development. Developmental Dynamics, 230, 229-238.

Gleason, K.K.*, Dondeti, V.R., Hsia, H.L., Cochran, E.R., Gumulak-Smith, J., and Saha, M.S. (2003). The vesicular glutamate transporter 1 (xVGlut1) is expressed in discrete regions of the developing Xenopus laevis nervous system. Gene Expression Patterns: A section of Mechanisms of Development, 3 (4), 503-507.

Saha, M.S., Bradley, E.L., Brewer, P., Gleason, K.K.*, Kross, B., Majewski, S., Popov, V., Ranck, A., Smith, K., Weisenberger, A.G.*, Wojcik, R., and Welsh, R.E. (2003). Incorporation of a fluoroscopic X-Ray modality in a small animal imaging system," IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 50 (3), 333-338.

Weisenberger, A.G., Wojcik, R., Bradley, E.L., Brewer, P., Majewski, S., Qian, J.*, Ranck, A., Saha, M.S., Smith, K., Smith, M.F., Welsh, R.E. (2003). SPECT-CT system for small animal imaging, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 50 (1), 74-79.

Whitford, K. L., Oakes, J.A., Scholnick, J., and Saha M.S. (2000). Tissue-specific developmental expression of OAX, a Xenopus repetitive element. Mechanisms of Development 94 (1-2), 209-212.

Mills, K.R., Kruep, D., and Saha, M.S. (1999). Elucidating the origins of the vascular system: A fate map of vascular endothelial and red blood cell lineages in Xenopus laevis, Developmental Biology 209 (2), 352-368.

Weisenberger, A.G.*, Kross, B., Majewski, S., Wojcik, R., Bradley, E., and Saha, M.S. (1998). Design features and performance of a CsI(Na) array based gamma camera for small animal gene research. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 45 (6), 3053-3058.

Weisenberger, A.G*., Bradley, E., Majewski, S., and Saha, M.S. (1998). Development of a novel radiation imaging detector system for in vivo gene imaging in small animal studies,IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 45 (3), 1743-1749.

Scholnick, J., Oakes, J., Sinor, C.*, Outten, W. and Saha, M. (1997). Differential expression of ribosomal protein gene XlrpS1c. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1354 (1), 72-82.

Saha, M.S., Miles, R.R*., and Grainger, R.M. (1997). Dorsal-ventral patterning during neural induction in Xenopus: assessment of spinal cord regionalization with xHB9, a marker for the motor neuron region. Developmental Biology 187 (2), 209-223.

Weisenberger, A.G.*, Majewski, S., Saha, M.S., and Bradley, E. (1997). Coincident imaging of I-125 for in vivo gene imaging in small animals. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, A 392, 299-303.

Drysdale, T.A., Patterson, K.D., Saha, M., and Krieg, P.A. (1997). Retinoic acid can block differentiation of the myocardium after heart specification. Developmental Biology 188 (2), 205-215.

Cleaver, O., Tonissen, K.F., Saha, M.S., and Krieg, P. A. (1997). Neovascularization of the Xenopus embryo. Developmental Dynamics 210 (1), 66-77.

Saha, M.S. (1997). Illustrations of inductive phenomena in Textbook of Tissue Engineering, pp.67-78, ed. R. P. Lanza. R.G. Landes Company, Publisher.

Smolich, B.D., Tarkington, S.K., Saha, M.S. and Grainger, R.M. (1994). Xenopus gamma-crystallin gene expression: evidence that the gamma crystallin gene family is transcribed in lens and non-lens tissues. Cellular and Molecular Biology 14 (2), 1355-63.

Saha, M.S., Michel, R.B., Gulding, K.M., and Grainger, R.M. (1993). A Xenopus homeobox gene defines dorsal-ventral domains in the d