@YorkUMicroscopy in Publications


Solomon Hanson Duntu, Kenneth Hukpati, Iftikhar Ahmad, Mohammad Islam, Solomon Boakye-Yiadom, Deformation and fracture behaviour of alumina-zirconia multi-material nanocomposites reinforced with graphene and carbon nanotubes,
Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 835, 2022,142655

Nader, G., A. Hatamnejad, E. Nwadozi, P. Golestan-Moghaddam, A. Scimè, T.L. Haas.  Ischemia exerts phenotype alterations in pericytes during skeletal muscle ischemia.  IBEC Toronto, May 2022.

Pislaru, A., M. Rudnicki, O. Rezvan, E. Rullman, E. Roudier, T. Gustafsson, T.L. Haas.  Sex-related differential gene expression underlies distinct responses of adipose endothelial cells under a high fat diet.  IBEC Toronto, May 2022.

Danesh, M.A., G. Nader, E. Nwadozi, A. Scimè, T.L. Haas.  The contribution of pericytes to hallmark features of ischemic myopathy. IBEC Toronto, May 2022.

Fattah and S. Morin* (2022), The Effect of Electrodeposition Current Density on the Microstructure and Corrosion Behaviour of Nanostructured Ni Coatings Electrodeposited from Deep Eutectic Solvent on Medium Carbon Steel, Mat. Chem. Phys., submitted Oct. 31, 2022

Thekkoot, R. Islam and S Morin* (2022), “Efficiency of nanostructured CuxCo3-xO4and NixCu1-xCo2O4electrodes as electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction – revisited” Electrochim. Acta, submitted Oct 28, 2022.

Thekkoot, R. Islam and S Morin*, “Improved oxygen evolution reaction performance with addition of Fe to form FeyCux-yCo3-xO4 and FeyNix-yCo3-xO4 (x = 0.5, 1 and y = 0.1, 0.15) spinel oxides” Electrochim. Acta, Special issue 378: Article #138116.

TAZ exhibits phase separation properties and interacts with Smad7 and β-catenin to repress skeletal myogenesis. Tripathi S, Miyake T, Kelebeev J, McDermott JC.  J Cell Sci. 2022:jcs.259097. doi:10.1242/jcs.259097. PMID: 34859820

Nucleolar localization of c-Jun. Miyake T., and McDermott JC. FEBS J. 2022.  Feb;289(3):748-765. doi: 10.1111/febs.16187. PMID: 34499807

Yousefi T, Timonina K, Zoidl G, Kassiri H. An Implantable Optogenetic Neuro- Stimulator SoC With Extended Optical Pulse-Width Enabled by Supply-Variation- Immune Cycled Light-Toggling Stimulation. IEEE Trans Biomed Circuits Syst. 2022 Aug;16(4):557-569. doi: 10.1109/TBCAS.2022.3198911. Epub 2022 Oct 12. PMID:35969561.

Whyte-Fagundes P, Taskina D, Safarian N, Zoidl C, Carlen PL, Donaldson LW, Zoidl GR. Panx1 channels promote both anti- and pro-seizure-like activities in the zebrafish via p2rx7 receptors and ATP signaling. Commun Biol. 2022 May 18;5(1):472. doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-03356-2. PMID: 35585187; PMCID: PMC9117279.

Brown C, et al. Loss of connexin35b induces hyperopia in the zebrafish eye. 2022.Manuscript in prep.

Zoidl, S.O. et al. Pannexin-1 protects zebrafish larvae from neuroinflammation by modulating the NLRP3 inflammasome.  Manuscript in prep.

Packer L (2021) A Revision of Cresson Pate (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Bembicidae) with the description of two new species. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 85: 81–117

Solomon Hanson Duntu, Ali Eliasu, Iftikhar Ahmad, Mohammad Islam, Solomon Boakye-Yiadom, Synergistic effect of graphene and carbon nanotubes on wear behaviour of alumina-zirconia nanocomposites, Materials Characterization, Volume 175, 2021, 111056

Bhattacharya, D., Shah, V., Oresajo, O. et al. p107 mediated mitochondrial function controls muscle stem cell proliferative fates. Nat Commun 12, 5977 (2021)

Leigh R. Crilley, Andrea A. Angelucci, Brian Malile, Cora J. Young, Trevor C. VandenBoer and Jennifer I. L. Chen  Non-woven materials for cloth-based face masks inserts: relationship between material properties and sub-micron aerosol filtration", Environ. Sci. Nano 8, 1603-1613 (2021)

Nader, G., E. Nwadozi, T.L. Haas. Influences of high fat diet and ischemia on skeletal muscle pericytes. Experimental Biology (virtual) April 2021.

Pislaru, A., M. Rudnicki, O. Rezvan, T.L. Haas. Sex-related differential gene expression underlies distinct responses of adipose endothelial cells under a high fat diet. Experimental Biology (virtual) April 2021.

Wang et. al Solar-Driven Interfacial Water Evaporation Using Open-Porous PDMS Embedded with Carbon Nanoparticles . ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3, 4, 3378-3386

Nwadozi E, Rudnicki M, De Ciantis M, Milkovich S, Pulbere A, Roudier E, Birot O, Gustafsson T, Ellis CG, Haas TL.  High fat diet pre-conditioning improves microvascular remodeling during regeneration of ischemic mouse skeletal muscle.  Acta Physiol. 2020 May;229(1):e13449.  DOI:10.1111/apha.13449.   Times cited:  9;  IF 6

Safarian N, Houshangi-Tabrizi S, Zoidl C, Zoidl GR. Panx1b Modulates the Luminance Response and Direction of Locomotion in the Zebrafish. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Oct 29;22(21):11750. doi: 10.3390/ijms222111750. PMID: 34769181; PMCID: PMC8584175.

Siu RCF, Kotova A, Timonina K, Zoidl C, Zoidl GR. Convergent NMDA receptor- Pannexin1 signaling pathways regulate the interaction of CaMKII with Connexin-36. Commun Biol. 2021 Jun 8;4(1):702. doi: 10.1038/s42003-021-02230-x. PMID: 34103655; PMCID: PMC8187354.

Rudnicki M, Abdifarkosh G, Nwadozi E, Ramos SV, Makki A, Sepa-Kishi DM, Ceddia RB, Perry CGR, Roudier E, Haas TL.  Endothelial-specific FoxO1 depletion prevents obesity-related disorders by increasing vascular metabolism and growth.  eLife. 2018 Dec 4;7. pii: e39780. doi: 10.7554/eLife.39780.  Times cited: 24

Rudnicki M, Abdifarkosh G, Rezvan O, Nwadozi E, Roudier E, Haas TL. Female mice have higher angiogenesis in perigonadal adipose tissue than males in response to high-fat diet. Front Physiol 9:1452, 2018;doi:https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.01452  Times cited: 26

Nwadozi, E., A. Ng, A. Stromberg, H. Liu, K. Olsson, T. Gustafsson* and T.L. Haas*.  Leptin is a physiological regulator of skeletal muscle angiogenesis and is locally produced by PDGFRα and PDGFRβ expressing perivascular cells. Angiogenesis 2019 22, 103–115. DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9641-6(*shared senior author)  Times cited: 34

Miao Gong, Sonil Nanda, Howard N. Hunter, Wei Zhu, Ajay K. Dalai, Janusz A. Kozinski, Lewis acid catalyzed gasification of humic acid in supercritical water,
Catalysis Today, Volume 291, 2017, Pages 13-23

Adhvaryu, K., Firoozi, G., Motavaze, K. and Lakin-Thomas, P.L. (2016) PRD-1, a component of the circadian system of Neurospora crassa, is a member of the DEAD-box RNA helicase family. J. Biol. Rhythms 31, 258-271

Ratnayake, L., Adhvaryu, K., Kafes, E., Motavaze K. and Lakin-Thomas, P.L. (2018) A component of the TOR (Target of Rapamycin) nutrient-sensing pathway plays a role in circadian rhythmicity in Neurospora crassa. PLoS Genet 14(6): e1007457. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1007457

Brian Malile, Jelena Brkic, Alexandre Bouzekri, Derek J. Wilson, Olga Ornatsky, Chun Peng and Jennifer I. L. Chen DNA-Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles as High-Mass Probes in Imaging Mass Cytometry", ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2, 4316-4323 (2019)

Christopher Kerr, Artem Kryukovskiy and Jennifer I. L. Chen  Effects of Surface Passivation on Trap States, Band Bending and Photoinduced Charge Transfer in P3HT-TiO2 Hybrid Inverse Opals, J. Phys. Chem. C 122, 17301-17308 (2018)

Nguyen Hoang Le, Bach Kim Nguyen, Gang Ye, Chun Peng and Jennifer I. L. Chen Tuning the Sensing Performance of Multilayer Plasmonic Core–Satellite Assemblies for Rapid Detection of Targets from Lysed Cells, ACS Sensors 2, 1578–1583 (2017)

Nicholas Tulsiram, Christopher Kerr and Jennifer I. L. Chen Photoinduced Charge Transfer in Poly(3-hexylthiophene)/TiO2 Hybrid Inverse Opals: Photonic vs Interfacial EffectsJ. Phys. Chem. C 121, 26987–26996 (2017)

Rudnicki M, Abdifarkosh G, Nwadozi E, Ramos SV, Makki A, Sepa-Kishi DM, Ceddia RB, Perry CGR, Roudier E, Haas TL.  Endothelial FoxO1 deficiency prevents obesity-related disorders through increased endothelial glycolysis and vascular growth.  Metabolism in Cancer and Stromal Cells (2nd edition), Leuven, Belgium, Nov. 2018.  Abstract was selected for an oral presentation.

Nwadozi, E, A. Ng, A. Strömberg, K. Olsson, T. Gustafsson, T.L. Haas. Nutrient overload stimulates leptin production by skeletal muscle pericytes by provoking commitment to an adipogenic lineage. World Congress in Microcirculation, Vancouver, BC, Sept. 2018.  Invited for oral presentation.

De Ciantis, M., E. Nwadozi, V. Mehra, S. Milkovich, C.G. Ellis, T.L. Haas. High fat diet promotes perfusion recovery and a pro-regenerative phenotype of the ischemic skeletal muscle. World Congress in Microcirculation, Vancouver, BC, Sept. 2018.

Rudnicki, M., G. Abdifarkosh, E. Roudier, E. Nwadozi, T.L.Haas. FoxO1 deficiency in endothelial cells promotes vascular remodeling and prevents metabolic complications during obesity.  ESM/EVBO, Geneva, Switzerland, June 2017.  Received travel award (CIHR and EVBO)

Rudnicki, M., G. Abdifarkosh, E. Roudier, E. Nwadozi, T.L.Haas.  Impact of endothelial-specific foxo1 depletion on the development of metabolic dysfunction in obesity. Experimental Biology, Chicago IL, April 2017

Abdifarkoosh, G., M. Rudnicki, E. Roudier, T.L. Haas. Microvascular content and insulin sensitivity within skeletal muscle and adipose differs between male and female mice on a high-fat diet. Experimental Biology, Chicago IL, April 2017

Jahng JWS, Alsaadi RM, Palanivel R, Song E, Hipolito VEB, Sung HK, Botelho RJ, Russell RC, Sweeney G. Iron overload inhibits late stage autophagic flux leading to insulin resistance. EMBO Rep. 2019 Oct 4;20(10):e47911

Mei, S. S. Deshmukh, J. Cronin, S. Cong, D. Chapman, N. Lazaris, L. Sampaleanu, U. Schacht, K. Drolet-Vives, M. Ore, S. Morin, B. Carpick, M. Balmer, M. Kirkitadze* (2019), “Aluminum phosphate vaccine adjuvant: Composition and size analysis using offline and inline tools”, Comput. Struct. Biotechnol. J. 17, 1184-1194.

K. Kalbfleisch, S. Deshmukh, C. Mei , M. Ore, W. Williams, I. Durowoju, J. Duprez , S. Morin, B. Carpick and M.  Kirkitadze* (2019), “Identity, Structure and Compositional Analysis of Aluminum Phosphate Adsorbed Pediatric Quadrivalent and Pentavalent Vaccines”, Comput. Struct. Biotechnol. J. 17, 14-20

Aquilino MS, Whyte-Fagundes P, Lukewich MK, Zhang L, Bardakjian BL, Zoidl GR,

Carlen PL. Pannexin-1 Deficiency Decreases Epileptic Activity in Mice. Int J Mol

Sci. 2020 Oct 12;21(20):7510. doi: 10.3390/ijms21207510. PMID: 33053775; PMCID:


Yousefi T, Taghadosi M, Dabbaghian A, Siu R, Grau G, Zoidl G, Kassiri H. An

Energy-Efficient Optically-Enhanced Highly-Linear Implantable Wirelessly-Powered

Bidirectional Optogenetic Neuro-Stimulator. IEEE Trans Biomed Circuits Syst.

2020 Dec;14(6):1274-1286. doi: 10.1109/TBCAS.2020.3026937. Epub 2020 Dec 31.

PMID: 32976106.

Kotova A, Timonina K, Zoidl GR. Endocytosis of Connexin 36 is Mediated by

Interaction with Caveolin-1. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jul 29;21(15):5401. doi:

10.3390/ijms21155401. PMID: 32751343; PMCID: PMC7432810.

Timonina K, Kotova A, Zoidl G. Role of an Aromatic-Aromatic Interaction in

the Assembly and Trafficking of the Zebrafish Panx1a Membrane Channel.

Biomolecules. 2020 Feb 11;10(2):272. doi: 10.3390/biom10020272. PMID: 32053881;

PMCID: PMC7072349.

Safarian N, Whyte-Fagundes P, Zoidl C, Grigull J, Zoidl G. Visuomotor

deficiency in panx1a knockout zebrafish is linked to dopaminergic signaling. Sci

Rep. 2020 Jun 12;10(1):9538. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-66378-y. PMID: 32533080;

PMCID: PMC7293225.

Brown CA, Del Corsso C, Zoidl C, Donaldson LW, Spray DC, Zoidl G. Tubulin-

Dependent Transport of Connexin-36 Potentiates the Size and Strength of

Electrical Synapses. Cells. 2019 Sep 25;8(10):1146. doi: 10.3390/cells8101146.

PMID: 31557934; PMCID: PMC6829524.


Siu RC, Smirnova E, Brown CA, Zoidl C, Spray DC, Donaldson LW, Zoidl G.

Structural and Functional Consequences of Connexin 36 (Cx36) Interaction with

Calmodulin. Front Mol Neurosci. 2016 Nov 18;9:120. doi:

10.3389/fnmol.2016.00120. PMID: 27917108; PMCID: PMC5114276.


Whyte-Fagundes P, Kurtenbach S, Zoidl C, Shestopalov VI, Carlen PL, Zoidl G.

A Potential Compensatory Role of Panx3 in the VNO of a Panx1 Knock Out Mouse

Model. Front Mol Neurosci. 2018 Apr 26;11:135. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2018.00135.

PMID: 29780304; PMCID: PMC5946002.


Smirnova E, Kwan JJ, Siu R, Gao X, Zoidl G, Demeler B, Saridakis V,

Donaldson LW. A new mode of SAM domain mediated oligomerization observed in the

CASKIN2 neuronal scaffolding protein. Cell Commun Signal. 2016 Aug 22;14(1):17.

doi: 10.1186/s12964-016-0140-3. PMID: 27549312; PMCID: PMC4994250.


Ramani M, Mylvaganam S, Krawczyk M, Wang L, Zoidl C, Brien J, Reynolds JN,

Kapur B, Poulter MO, Zoidl G, Carlen PL. Differential expression of astrocytic

connexins in a mouse model of prenatal alcohol exposure. Neurobiol Dis. 2016

Jul;91:83-93. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2016.02.022. Epub 2016 Mar 4. PMID: 26951949.


Miyake, T., Aziz, A., and McDermott, Maintenance of the Undifferentiated State in Myogenic Progenitor Cells by TGFβ Signaling is Smad Independent and Requires MEK Activation. J.C. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21(3), 1057;  https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21031057


Arno, B., Galli, F., Roostalu, U.,  Bashar M Aldeiri, B.M., Miyake, T., Albertini, A., Bragg, L., Prehar, S., McDermott,J.C.,  Cartwright, E., and Giulio Cossu G.  TNAP limits TGF-β-dependent cardiac and skeletal muscle fibrosis by inactivating SMAD2/3 transcription factors.  J Cell Sci. 2019 Aug 8;132(15). pii: jcs234948. doi: 10.1242/jcs.234948.

Tripathi, S., Miyake, T., and McDermott Smad7:β-catenin complex regulates myogenic gene transcription. , J.C. Cell Death Dis. 2019 May 16th, doi.org/10.1038/s41419-019-1615-0.

Ehyai, S., Miyake, T.,Williams, D., Vinayak, J., Bayfield, M.A.,  and McDermott, J.CFMRP recruitment of β-catenin to the translation pre-initiation complex represses translation. . EMBO Rep. 2018 Oct 25. e45536. doi: 10.15252/embr.201745536.