Faculty Scholarship: Biology

Dr. Boeshore

Kristen Lee Boeshore
Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., Lebanon Valley College
Ph.D., Case Western
Reserve University

Dr. Boeshore teaches developmental biology, neurobiology, and general biology. Her research interests focus on development and regeneration of the nervous system.

Dr. Carey

 

Robert Carey
Assistant Professor of Biology

B.A., Hiram College
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Carey teaches genetics, microbiology, plant physiology, and general biology lab. His research focuses on the evolutionary genetics of plant gene families and how the cell wall modifying proteins encoded by some of these families are involved in plant development.

Dr. Lappas



Courtney M. Lappas

Associate Professor Biology

 B.S.University of Richmond
M.S.
University of Viginia
Ph.D.
University of Virginia

 

Dr. Lappas teaches immunology, molecular biology and general biology. She is interested in T-lymphocyte biology, with special emphasis on both the role played by T-cell subsets in various inflammatory disorders and the potential use of adenosine analogs to modulate these untoward responses.

Professor Thornsberry

 

Jennifer Thornsberry
Biology Lab Technician

B.S., Lebanon Valley College
B.A., York College of Pennsylvania


Professor Thornsberry earned a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Professional Writing and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Biology. She is in charge of the General Biology Laboratories and maintaining plants in the greenhouse. She also serves on the Histochemical Society’s new Education Committee.


Dr. Urban

Rebecca A. Urban 
Associate Professor Biology

B.S., Binghamton University
M.S., Binghamton University
Ph.D., Binghamton University

Dr. Urban teaches ecology, environmental science, plant diversity and general biology. Her research is on plant ecology with a focus on invasive species and freshwater macrophytes.

Dr. Boeshore's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2017 Celebration

Lee, C. T., Boeshore, K. L., Wu, C., Becker, K. G., Errico, S. L., Mash, D. C. &  Freed, W. J.  (2016). Cocaine promotes human astrocyte proliferation via JNK-dependent upregulation of cyclin A2. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 34(6), 965-976.

Dr. Boeshore's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2014 Celebration

Calabria, S., & Boeshore, K. (October 26, 2013). Effects of methanandamide on learning and memory. 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Carey's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2016 Celebration

Seader, V. H., Thornsberry, J. M., & Carey, R. E. (2015). Utility of the Amborella trichopoda expansin superfamily in

elucidating the history of angiosperm expansins. Journal of Plant Research. Advance online publication. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10265-015-0772-1

Dr. Carey's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2014 Celebration

Carey, R. E., Hepler, N. K., & Cosgrove, D. J. (2013). Selaginella moellendorffii has  reduced and highly conserved expansin superfamily with genes more closely related to angiosperms than to bryophytes. BMC Plant Biology, 13(4) Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/13/4

Dr. Carey's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2013 Celebration

Carey, R. E., Hepler, N. K., & Cosgrove, D. J. (2013). Selaginella moellendorffii has a reduced and highly conserved expansin superfamily with genes more closely related to angiosperms than to bryophytes. BMC Plant Biology, 13(4) doi: 0.1186/1471-2229-13-4

Dr. Lappas' Scholarship and Pedagogy 2017 Celebration

Meier, B. P. &  Lappas, C. M. (2016). The influence of safety, efficacy, and medical condition severity on natural versus synthetic drug preference. Medical Decision Making, 36(8), 1011-1019. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0272989X15621877

Dr. Lappas' Scholarship and Pedagogy 2016 Celebration

Lappas, C. M. (2015). The immunomodulatory effects of titanium dioxide and silver nanoparticles. Food and Chemical

Toxicology, 85, 78-83.

Lappas, N. T., & Lappas, C. M. (2016). Forensic Toxicology: Principles and concepts. Cambridge, Mass.: Academic Press.

Dr. Lappas' Scholarship and Pedagogy 2015 Celebration

Lappas, C. M. (2014). The immunotoxicology of nanomaterials. In S. Sahu, & D. Casciano (Eds.), Handbook of nanotoxicology, nanomedicine and stem cell use in toxicology (pp. 99-110). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Lappas, C. M. (2014, May 12). The plant hormone Zeatin Riboside inhibits T lymphocyte activity via Adenosine A2A receptor activation. Cellular & Molecular Immunology, doi:10.1038/cmi.2014.33

Meier, B. P., Fetterman, A. K., Robinson, M. D., & Lappas, C. M. (2015). The myth of the angry atheist. Journal of Psychology, 149, 219-238. doi:10.1080/00223980.2013.866929

Dr. Lappas' Scholarship and Pedagogy 2014 Celebration

Lappas, C. M. (2012). D-limonene modulates T lymphocyte activity and viability. Cellular Immunology, 279, 30-41.

Weilnau, J. N., Black, S. E., Chehata, V. J., Schmidt, M. P., Holt, K. L., Carl, L. M., . . . Lappas, C. M. (2013). ZnS nanocrystal cytotoxicity is influenced by capping agent chemical structure and duration of time in suspension. Journal of Applied Toxicology, 33, 227-237.

Dr. Lappas' Scholarship and Pedagogy 2013 Celebration

Lappas, C. M., & Lappas, N. T. (2012). D-limonene modulates T lymphocyte activity and viability. Cellular Immunology, 279,30-41. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cellimm.2012.09.002

Weilnau, J. N., Black, S. E., Chehata, V. J., Schmidt, M. J., Holt, K. L., Carl, L.M., Straka, C. J, Marsh, A. L., Patton, W. A., Lappas, C. M. (2012). ZnS nanocrystal cytotoxicity is influenced by capping agent chemical structure and duration of time in suspension. Journal of Applied Toxicology, doi:10.1002/jat.2811

Dr. Lappas' Scholarship and Pedagogy 2012 Celebration

Chehata, V. J., Domeier, P. P., Weilnau, J. N., & Lappas, C. M. (2011). Adenosine A2A receptor activation limits chronic granulomatous disease-induced hyperinflammation. Cellular Immunology, 267(1), 39-49. doi:10.1016/j.cellimm.2010.11.002

Lappas, C. M. (2012). Allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation followed by graft-versus-host disease: Role of adenosine A2A receptor. In M. A. Hayat (Ed.), Stem cells and cancer stem cells: Therapeutic applications in disease and injury (pp. 149-155). New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-1709-1_18

Professor Thornsberry's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2016 Celebration

Seader, V. H., Thornsberry, J. M., & Carey, R. E. (2015). Utility of the Amborella trichopoda expansin superfamily in elucidating

the history of angiosperm expansins. Journal of Plant Research. Advance online publication. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10265-015-0772-1

Dr. Urban's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2017 Celebration

Urban, R.A. & Dwyer, M.E. (2016). Asexual reproduction and its potential influence on the distribution of an invasive macrophyte. Northeast Naturalist 23:408-419.  doi: 10.1656/045.023.0308.

Dr. Urban's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2016 Celebration

Urban, R. A., & Dwyer, M. E. (2015, August 10). Asexual reproduction and distribution of Adirondack bladderworts. Paper Presented at the Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, Md.

Dr. Urban's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2015 Celebration

Dwyer, M., & Urban, R. A. (2014). Asexual reproductive strategies of an invasive macrophyte compared to native species. Poster presented at the 90th Pennsylvania Academy of Science Meeting, Selinsgrove, PA.

Titus, J. E., & Urban, R. A. (2013). Invasion in progress: Utricularia inflata in Adirondack submersed macrophyte communities. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 140(4), 506-516.

Dr. Urban's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2014 Celebration

Bowne, D. R., Block, C. P., Chambers, R. M., Druckenbrod, D. L., Dosch, J. J., Fredericksen, T. S., . . . Urban, R.A; Zimmermann, C. R. (2013). Population structure of freshwater turtles across America: An ecological research as Education Network (EREN) collaborative project. 98th Ecological Society of America Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Freeman, C. W., & Urban, R. A. (2012). Sediment oxidation capabilities of four submersed aquatic macrophytes. Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 27(2), 259-271. doi:10.1080/02705060.2011.647404

Urban, R. A. (2013). Positive feedback favors invasion by a submersed freshwater plant. Oecologia, 172, 515-523. doi:10.1007/s00442-012-2496-4