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CASE STUDIES    LIFE SCIENCES

Professional Scientific and Technical Publications and Invited Presentations

Microbiology
J.D. Cooley, W.C. Wong, C.A. Jumper, and D.C. Straus. 2004. Fungi and the Indoor Environment: Their Impact on Human Health. In "Sick Building Syndrome". Advances in Applied Microbiology. Vol.55. Elsevier, Inc, publisher. Pg 3- 30

Straus, D.C., Cooley, J.D., Wong, W.C., and Jumper, C.A. 2004. Studies on the Role of Fungi in Sick Building Syndrome. In Molds and Mycotoxins , K.H.Kilburn (ed.), Heldref Publications, Washington D.C., Pgs .83-86

Straus, D.C., Cooley, J.D., Wong, W.C., and Jumper, C.A. 2004. Studies on the Role of Fungi in Sick Building Syndrome in Arch. Environ. Hlth. Volume 58: 475- 478

Kaur, I, ER Simons, VA Castro, CM Ott, and DL Pierson. 2004. Changes in monocyte functions of astronauts. Brain Behav Immun. (accepted)

Carterson, AJ, CM Ott, MS Clarke, CR Vanderburg, KL Buchanan, DL Pierson, CA Nickerson, and MJ Schurr. 2004. A549 lung epithelial cells grown as 3-D aggregates: Alternative tissue culture model for P. aeruginosa pathogenesis. Infect Immun. 73(2):1129-1140.

Kaur, I, ER Simons, VA Castro, CM Ott, and DL Pierson. 2004. Changes in neutrophil functions in astronauts. Brain Behav Immun. 18(5):443-450.

Nickerson, CA, CM Ott, JW Wilson, and DL Pierson. 2004. Microbial responses to microgravity and other low shear environments. (Invited Review) Microbiol Mol Biol R. 68(2):345-361.

Castro, VA, AN Thrasher, M Healy, CM Ott, and DL Pierson. 2004. Microbial diversity aboard spacecraft: Evaluation of the International Space Station. Microbial Ecol. 47:119-126.

Ott, CM, RJ Bruce, and DL Pierson. 2004. Microbial diversity aboard spacecraft: Evaluation of the Mir space station. Microbial Ecol. 47:133-136.

Nickerson, CA, CM Ott. 2004. A New Dimension in Modeling Infectious Disease. (Invited Review) ASM News 70 (4):169-175.

Nickerson, CA, CM Ott, JW Wilson, R Ramamurthy, CL LeBlanc, K Höner zu Bentrup, T Hammond, and DL Pierson. 2003. Low Shear Modeled Microgravity: A Global Environmental Regulatory Signal Affecting Bacterial Gene Expression, Physiology, and Pathogenesis. J Microbiol Meth. 54:1-11.

Presentations and Abstracts

CM Ott, G Sonnenfeld, CA Nickerson. Evaluation of host-pathogen interactions during exposure to microgravity analogues. 2005. NASA Bioastronautics Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

CM Ott, VA Castro, VJ Bassinger, SL Fontenot, RJ. Bruce, P. Cruz, LD Stetzenbach, DL Pierson. 2005. A Comprehensive Characterization of Microorganisms and Allergens in Spacecraft Environment. NASA Bioastronautics Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

DL Tucker, D Zhu, GW Jackson, M Anez, T Cano, I DasGupta, A Potty, F Karouia, CM Ott, Y Fofanov, DL Pierson, RC Willson, GE Fox. 2005. Microbes in the Spacecraft Environment. NASA Bioastronautics Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

VJ Bassinger, SL Fontenot, VA Castro, CM Ott, DL Pierson. 2004. A Survey of Staphylococcus aureus and its Methicillin Resistance aboard the International Space Station. 44th annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), Washington, DC.

CM Ott. Human Immune Function and Microbial Pathogenesis in Human Spaceflight. 2004. Invited presentation at the 10th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Cancun, Mexico.

Fontenot, SF, VA Castro, TC Molina, AN Thrasher, RJ Bruce, CM Ott, DL Pierson. 2004. Microbial Characterization and Comparison of Isolates during the Mir and ISS Missions. 10th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Cancun, Mexico.

Tucker, DL, CM Ott, F Karouia, DL Pierson, Y Fofanov, RC Willson, and GE Fox. 2003. Functional genomic analysis of E. coli in a low-shear modeled microgravity environment. 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC.

Carterson, AJ, CM Ott, MS Clarke, CR Vanderburg, CA Nickerson, MJ Schurr. 2003. Lung Epithelial Cells Grown as 3-D Aggregates: Alternative Tissue Culture Model for P. aeruginosa Pathogenesis. 103nd General Meeting American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC.

Flight Support
Hammond DK, Becker B, Elliott TF, Holubec K, Baker TL, Love JE. Antigenic Protein in Microgravity-Grown Human Mixed Müllerian Tumor (LN1) Cells Preserved in RNA Stabilizing Agent. Gravitational and Space Biology Bulletin, June 2005 (in press) Elliott TF, Das GC, Hammond DK, Schwarzkopf RJ, Jones LB, Baker TL and Love JE. Screening and Identification of Cryopreservative Agents for Human Cellular Biotechnology Experiments in Microgravity. Gravitational and Space Biology Bulletin, June 2005 (in press)

DK Hammond, JL Becker TF Elliott, K Holubec, TL Baker, JE Love . Cell Growth and Cytokine Production of Human Mixed Mullerian Tumor (LN1) Cells Grown on the International Space Station (ISS). Society for In Vitro Biology, (2004) San Francisco

DK Hammond, JL Becker, TF Elliott, K Holubec, TL Baker, JE Love. Antigenic Protein in Microgravity Grown Human Mixed Mullerian Tumor (LN1) Cells Preserved in RNA Stabilizing Agent (2004) ASGSB, New York T. F. Elliott, G. C. Das, D. K. Hammond, R. J. Schwarzkopf, L. B. Jones, T. L. Baker and J. E. Love (2004) Screening and Identification of Cryopreservative Agents for Human Cellular Biotechnology Experiments in Microgravity. ASGSB, Brooklyn, NY, November 2004.

JE Love, DK Hammond, TF Elliott, K Holubec, TL Baker, PL Allen and TG Hammond. Antigenic Protein from RNAlaterTM treated cell cultures grown on the International Space Station (ISS), using the Cellular Biotechnology Operations Support System (CBOSS). ASGSB (2003), Huntsville, AL

DK Hammond, TF Elliott, K Holubec, TL Baker, PL Allen, TG Hammond and JE Love. Cytokine production by cell cultures on the International Space Station (ISS) using the Cellular Biotechnology Operations Support System (CBOSS) (2003) ASGSB, Huntsville, AL

Pereira, G., Pavur, E.J., and Spychalski, A.C. (July, 2004). Houston Area I-O Psychologists (HAIOP) Turns 25! The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist.

Spychalski, A.C. (July, 2003). Impact of the new APA Code on the Use of Psychological and Psychiatric Data in the Federal Government. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist.

Gatlin K, Boyd JL, Wang Z, Das H, Putcha L. 2005. Pharmacodynamics of Promethazine in Human Subjects. In: American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2005 Annual Meeting Abstracts of Papers. 2005 Mar 2-6; Orlando, Fl.

Boyd JL, Wang Z, Gatlin K, Das H, Vaksman Z, Putcha L. 2005. Effect of Sampling Scheme on Pharmacodynamics of Promethazine in Astronauts. NASA Bioastronautics Investigators' Workshop, Galveston, TX.

Nutritional Biochemistry
Zhou JC, Chuang MH, Lan EH, Dunn B, Gillman P, Smith SM. Immunoassays for cortisol using antibody-doped sol-gel silica. J Materials Chemistry 14:2311-2316, 2004.

Smith SM, Davis-Street JE, Fesperman JV, Smith MD, Rice BL, Zwart SR. Nutritional Assessment During a 14-d Saturation Dive: the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operation V Project J Nutr 134:1765-1771, 2004.

Smith SM, Dillon EL, DeKerlegand DE, Davis-Street JE. Variability of collagen crosslinks: impact of sample collection period. Calc Tiss Int 74:336-341, 2004.

Smith SM, Davis-Street JE, Fesperman JV, Calkins DS, Bawa M, Macias BR, Meyer RS, Hargens AR. Evaluation of treadmill exercise in a lower body negative pressure chamber as a countermeasure for weightlessness-induced bone loss: a bed rest study with identical twins. J Bone Min Res 18:2223-2230, 2003.

Van Heel N, Pettit J, Rice BL, Smith SM. Meeting expanding needs for nutrient specificity: The NASA case study. J Food Comp Analysis, 16:299-303, 2003.

Book Chapters
Smith SM, Rice BL. Space travel and nutrition. In: James DCS, ed. Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z, 1st edition. Detroit, Macmillan Reference USA, Vol 2, 210-215, 2004.

Abstracts/Invited Presentations
Smith SM, Rice BL, Dillon EL, Davis-Street JE, Block G. Assessing dietary intake on the International Space Station using a Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) Exper Biol 2004 (abstract #6129)

Smith SM, Davis-Street JE, Fesperman JV, DeKerlegand DE, Watenpaugh D, Lee SMC, Macias BR, Hargens AR. Treadmill exercise within lower body negative pressure (LBNP): counteracting bed rest-induced bone loss in female subjects. Exp Biol 2004 (abstract #7816)

Davis-Street JE, Fesperman JV, Smith M, Rice B, Dillon EL, DeKerlegand D, Gillman P, Zwart S, Smith SM. Nutritional assessment in a spaceflight analog: 14-d saturation dive. Exp Biol 2004

Smith SM, Fesperman JV, Rice BL, Zwart SR, Davis-Street, JE. Dietary intake and body composition during a 14-d saturation dive: NEEMO V results. Aerospace Med Assoc Annu Mtg, 2004.

Smith SM, Dillon EL, DeKerlegand DE, Davis-Street JE. Collagen crosslink variability: Effect of sample type. Experimental Biology 2003. (abstract 441.3).

Lane HW, Davis-Street JE, Smith SM. Dietary sodium increases calcium losses during spaceflight. Experimental Biology 2003 (abstract 443.6).

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