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  1. Zhang X.H., Keating P., Wang X.W., Huang Y.H., Martin J., Hartmann J.X., Liu A. 2014. Production of functional native human interleukin-2 in tobacco chloroplasts. Molecular Biotechnology, 56(4): 369-376.  Citations: 5


  1. Tolia VN, Patrick SW, Bennett MM, Murthy K, Sousa J, Smith PB, Clark RH, Spitzer AR. 2015. Increasing incidence of the neonatal abstinence syndrome in U.S. neonatal ICUs. New England Journal of Medicine, 372(22): 2118-2126. Citations: 163
  2. Libreros, S., Garcia-Areas, R., Keating, P., Gazaniga, N., Robinson, P., Humbles, A., & Iragavarapu-Charyulu, V. 2015. Allergen induced pulmonary inflammation enhances mammary tumor growth and metastasis: Role of CHI3L1. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 97(5): 929-940. Citations: 5 News mentions: 7
  3. Shokry, I. M., Callanan, J. J., Sousa, J., Tao, R. 2015. Rapid In Situ Hybridization using Oligonucleotide Probes on Paraformaldehyde-prefixed Brain of Rats with Serotonin Syndrome. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (103), e53165.
  4. Carraher Jr, Charles E., Vallabh Suresh, and Michael R. Roner. 2015. Self-matrix activity of organotin polyether ester polymers containing alpha-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid. Journal of the Chinese Advanced Materials Society, 3(1): 32-44. Citations: 3
  5. Susovan Jana, Vallabh Suresh, and Salvatore D. Lepore. 2015. Synthesis of Novel C-Pivot Lariat 18-Crown-6 Ethers and their Efficient Purification. SynLett, 26: A-D. Citations: 2
  6. Suthakaran, N. 2015. The Effects of MsrA and MsrB in Anoxia Tolerance in Aging Drosophila melanogaster. FAU Undergraduate Research Journal, 4(1): 35-42.
  7. Lontoc, ERA. 2015. My Name is John. Journal of Art and Aesthetics in Nursing and Health Sciences, 2(2): 20-21.
  8. Bhike, M., Rubino, E., Gooden, M. E., Krishichayan, and Tornow, W. 2015. Measurements of the 86Kr(n,γ )87Kr and 86Kr(n,2n)85Krm reaction cross sections below En = 15 MeV. Physical Review C, 92:1, 014624-1-014624-5.


  1. Schuknecht, Mattison. 2016. C.S. Lewis's Debt to Dante: The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader' and Purgatorio. Mythlore, 128: 69-81.


  1. Barcenas, L. and Karabina, K. 2017. On the expected increase in mobile transactions authenticated through biometrics. FAU Undergraduate Research Journal. 6(1): 19-29.
  2. Bornstein, M., and Engeberg, E. 2017. Simultaneous EMG Control of Multiple Grasp Functions With a Dexterous Artificial Hand. 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research: NSF Research Engineering Undergraduates Symposium, Memphis, TN
  3. McGuire, M., Morris, P., Garcia, W., Martin, S., Tutuianu, N., and Barenholtz, E. 2017. Q-Learning in an Autonomous Rover. FAU Undergraduate Research Journal. 6(1): 71-80.
  4. Schuknecht, Mattison. 2017. Transubstantiations: Bread as Transformative Image in Graham Greene's THE HINT OF AN EXPLANATION. The Explicator, 75:1, 13-15.
  5. Clark, E., Nava, B., & Caputi, M. 2017. The HIV-1 trans-activator of transcription (Tat) is a multifunctional protein that modulates cellular gene expression and functions. Oncotargets, 8: 27569-27581. Citations: 13
  6. Burdick, J., Marques, O., Romero-Lopez, A., Giró Nieto, X., & Weinthal, J. 2017. The impact of segmentation on the accuracy and sensitivity of a melanoma classifier based on skin lesion images. In Annual Meeting of the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM). Pittsburgh, PA, USA: Society of Imaging Informatics for Medicine; 2017: pp. 1-6.
  7. Burdick, J., Marques, O., Weinthal, J., & Furht, B. 2017. Rethinking Skin Lesion Segmentation in a Convolutional Classifier. Journal of Digital Imaging. Published online 18, October 2017. Citations: 1 News mnetions: 15
  8. Yu, S., Rubin, M., Geevarughese, S., Pino, J.S., Rodriguez, H.F., and Asghar, W. 2017. Emerging technologies for home-based semen analysis. Andrology, 6: 10-19. Citations: 9
  9. Garcia-Areas, R., Libreros, S., Simoes, M., Castro-Silva, C., Gazaniga, N., Amat, S., Jaczewska, J., Keating, P., Schilling, K., Brito, M., Wojcikiewicz, E.P., Iragavarpu-Charyulu, V. 2017. Suppression of tumor-derived Semaphorin 7A and genetic ablation of host-derived Semaphorin 7A impairs tumor progression in a murine model of advanced breast carcinoma. International Journal of Oncology, 51(5): 1395–1404. Citations: 3
  10. Hoggard, M. F., Rodriguez, A. M., Cano, H., Clark, E., Tae, H. S., Adams, D. J., Godenschwege, T. A., & Mari, F. 2017. In vivo and in vitro testing of native α-conotoxins from the injected venom of Conus purpurascens. Neuropharmacology, 127: 253-259. Citations: 4 News mentions: 2


  1. Wolak, K. 2018. The Home Mortgage Interest Deduction: Should Reform Mean Fear? FAU Undergraduate Law Journal, 1: 143-150.
  2. Ali, S. and Anderson, R. C. 2018. Song and aggressive signaling in Backman’s sparrow. 2018. Auk, 135(3): 521-533. Citations: 1 News mentions: 6
  3. Chandran, S. and Venkatachalam, K. V. 2018. Effect of Manuka Honey and Licorice Root Extract on the Growth of Porphyromonas gingivalis: an In Vitro Study. Journal of Emerging Investigators. April 11, 2018: 1-4.
  4. Seo, S., Alvarez Perez, G., Tewari, K., Comas, X., and Kim, M. 2018. Catalytic activity of nickel nanoparticles stabilized by adsorbing polymers for enhanced carbon sequestration. Scientific Reports, 8: 11786. Published online: 06 August 2018. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-29605-1. Citations: 1
  5. Furht, B., Akar, E., Andrews, A. 2018. Digital Image Processing: Practical Approach. 2018. Springer International Publishing. 1st ed. ISBN: 978-3-319-96633-5.
  6. Morris, P., DaSilva, Y., Clark, E., Hahn, W., and Barenholtz, E. 2018. Convolutional Neural Networks for Predicting Molecular Binding Affinity to HIV-1 Proteins. In ACM-BCB ’18: 9th ACM Int’l Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics, Aug. 29–Sept. 1, 2018, Washington, DC, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 220-225. 10.1145/3233547.3233596.
  7.  Shahrdar S., Menezes L. and Nojoumian M., A. A Survey on Trust in Autonomous Systems. Computing Conference (CC), Springer AISC 857, pp. 368-386, London, UK, 2018.
  8. Zapata-Rivera, L., Minkoff, J., Fortinsky, S. 2018. Practical Color-Matching Remote Laboratory Integration and Experimentation. 16th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology: “Innovation in Education and Inclusion”, 19-21 July 2018, Lima, Peru. pp 1-6.
  9. Bollinger W., Sial N., Dawson-Scully K. 2018. Big K+ (BK) channels and a cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG) function through independent mechanisms to regulate the tolerance of neurotransmission to acute oxidative stress at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. Journal of Neurogenetics. 32(3): 246-255. Citations: 1
  10. Abd, M.; Bornstein, M.; Tognoli, E.; and Engeberg, E. 2018. Armband with Soft Robotic Actuators and Vibrotactile Stimulators for Bimodal Haptic Feedback from a Dexterous Artificial Hand. 2018 IEEE/ASME Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 13-20.


  1. Alvarez, A., 2019. Apple’s App Store: Exploring the Future of Antitrust Laws. FAU Undergraduate Law Journal
  2. Bollinger W., St. Germain E., Maki S., Sial N., Lepore S., Dawson-Scully K. 2019. Resveratrol-inspired bridged bicyclic compounds: a new compound class for the protection of synaptic function from acute oxidative stress. ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 10(1): 221-225.
  3. Branscum, C., Fallik, S., Garcia, K., Eason, B., & Gusahaney, K. 2019. Stalking state statutes: A critical content analysis and reflection on social science research. Women and Criminal Justice. doi:10.1080/08974454.2019.168645
  4. Coleman, B.; Coarsey, C.; Kabir, Md Alamgir; Asghar, W. 2019. Point-of-care colorimetric analysis through smartphone video. Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, 282, 225–231. Citations: 2
  5.  Coleman, B.; Coarsey, C.; Kabir, Md Alamgir; Asghar, W. 2019. Cell Phone based Colorimetric Analysis for Point-of-Care Settings. The Analyst. News mentions: 11
  6. Shokry I.M., Sinha V., Da Silva G., Park S.B., Callanan J.J., Tao R. 2019. Comparison of electroencephalogram (EEG) response to MDPV versus the hallucinogenic drugs MK-801 and ketamine in rats. Experimental Neurology. 313: 26-36.
  7. Ibrahim M. Shokrya,b,1 , Vikash Sinhaa,1 , Guilherme Da Silva , Sol-be Park , John J. Callananb , Rui Taoa. 2019. Comparison of electroencephalogram (EEG) response to MDPV versus the hallucinogenic drugs MK-801 and ketamine in rats. Experimental Neurology Volume 313, Pages 26-36.
  8. Roth, W.I., Shelling, M., Fishman, K. 2019. Superficial Radiation Therapy: A Viable Nonsurgical Option for Treating Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lower Extremities. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 18.2: 130-134. Web.
  9. S. Ilyas, A. Evan Simonson, W. Asghar. 2019. Emerging Point-of-Care Technologies for Sickle Cell Disease Diagnostics. Clinica Chimica Acta, doi:
  10. Adele Stewart, Gwynne L. Davis, Paul J. Gresch, Rania M. Katamish, Rodeania Peart, Maximilian J. Rabil, Raajaram Gowrishankar, F. Ivy Carroll, Maureen K. Hahn & Randy D. Blakely. 2019. Serotonin transporter inhibition and 5-HT2C receptor activation drive loss of cocaine-induced locomotor activation in DAT Val559 mice. Neuropsychopharmacology: 44: 994–1006.


  1. Loomis, C., Peub, R., Jaggard, J., Wang, Y., McKin, S., Raftopolous, Raftopoulos, Whu, D., Gren, M., McGaugh, S., Rohner, N., Keene, A., Duboue, E. An Adult Brain Atlas Reveals Broad Neuroanatomical Changes in Independently Evolved Populations of Mexican Cavefish. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy: 13: 88
  2. Lillian N. Boettcher, Murtadha Hssayeni, Amie Rosenfeld, Magdalena I. Tolea, James E. Galvin, Behnaz Ghoraani*. 2020. Dual-Task Gait Assessment and Machine Learning for Early-detection of Cognitive Decline. 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) in conjunction with the 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society.
  3. Zhang, X., Pizzo, N., Abutineh, M. et al. 2020. Molecular and cellular analysis of orange plants infected with Huanglongbing (citrus greening disease). Plant Growth Regulators.
  4. Palumbo SA, Adamson KM, Krishnamurthy S, et al. 2020. Assessment of Probable Opioid Use Disorder Using Electronic Health Record Documentation. AMA Netw Open, 3(9).
  5. Morris, P ., St. Clair, R., Hahn, W.E., Barenholtz, E. 2020. Predicting Binding from Screening Assays with Transformer Network Embeddings. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 60 (9), 4191-4199
  6. Palumbo, S.A., Hennekens, C.H., Robishaw, J.D., Levine, R.S. 2020. Temporal Trends and Geographic Variations in Mortality Rates from Prescription Opiods: Lessons from Florida and West Virginia. The Southern Medical Association, 113(3)
  7. Sachdeva, N.,  Klopukh,M., St. Clair, R.,  Hahn, W.E. 2021. Using conditional generative adversarial networks to reduce the effects of latency in robotic telesurgery. Journal of Robotic Surgery.


  1. Ghoraani, B.*, Boettcher, L.A., Hssayeni, M.A., Rosenfeld, A., Tolea, M.I., Galvin, J.E. 2021. Detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease using dual-task gait assessments and machine learning. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 64 102249
  2. Lewandowski, C., Bumgarner, J. (Eugene, L. chapter author), Criminal Justice in America: The Encyclopedia of Crime, Law enforcement, Courts, and Corrections. 2021. Criminal Justice in America: The Encyclopedia of Crime, Law enforcement, Courts, and Corrections. Pages 175, 176, 731 Library of Congress Cataloging.
  3. Sachdeva, N., Klopukh, M., Clair, R. S., & Hahn, W. E. (2020). Using conditional generative adversarial networks to reduce the effects of latency in robotic telesurgery. Journal of Robotic Surgery, 1-7.

  4. Palumbo, S. A., Adamson, K. M., Krishnamurthy, S., Manoharan, S., Beiler, D., Seiwell, A., ... & Troiani, V. (2020). Assessment of probable opioid use disorder using electronic health record documentation. JAMA network open, 3(9), e2015909-e2015909.
  5. Zhang, X. H., Pizzo, N., Abutineh, M., Jin, X. L., Naylon, S., Meredith, T. L., ... & Harlin, J. M. (2020). Molecular and cellular analysis of orange plants infected with Huanglongbing (citrus greening disease). Plant Growth Regulation, 92(2), 333-343.
  6. Branscum, C., & Fallik, S. W. (2021). A content analysis on state human trafficking statutes: how does the legal system acknowledge survivors in the United States (US)?. Crime, Law and Social Change, 1-23.
  7. Jerez, D., Stuart, E., Schmitt, K., Guerrero-Given, D., Christie, J. M., Kamasawa, N., & Smirnov, M. S. (2021). A deep learning approach to identifying immunogold particles in electron microscopy images. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-9.
  8. Suthakaran, N., Chandran, S., Iacobelli, M., & Binninger, D. (2021). Hypoxia Tolerance Declines with Age in the Absence of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase (MSR) in Drosophila melanogaster. bioRxiv.
  9. Maier, K., Zaniolo, L., & Marques, O. (2021). Image quality issues in teledermatology: A comparative analysis of artificial intelligence solutions. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
  10. Green, M. (2021). State Record Thornbush Dashers (Micrathyria hagenii) in Florida. ARGIA, 33(2).
  11. Abd, M. A., Paul, R., Aravelli, A., Bai, O., Lagos, L., Lin, M., & Engeberg, E. D. (2021). Hierarchical Tactile Sensation Integration from Prosthetic Fingertips Enables Multi-Texture Surface Recognition. Sensors, 21(13), 4324.
  12. Ratanpara, A., Shaw, A., Thomas, M., Patel, R. N., & Kim, M. (2021). Microfluidic analysis of seawater-based CO2 capture in an amine solution with nickel nanoparticle catalysts. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 53, 101712.
  13. Sreejithkumar, V. (2021). The Evolution of the Identifiable Analysis of the COVID-19 Virus. SIAM Undergraduate Research Online, 14.
  14. Sreejithkumar, V., & Tuncer, N. (2021). Identifiability Analysis of the Human H1N1 Influenza Virus. FAU Undergraduate Research Journal, 10, 50–50.
  15. Zamir, L., Shaan, A., & Nojoumian, M. (2021). ISRaft Consensus Algorithm for Autonomous Units. 2021 IEEE 29th International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 1–6.




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  • 6 student and alum presentations at the 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium


  • 15 student and alum presentations at the 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • 1 American Association for Cancer Research (Nathalia Gazaniga)
  • 1 American Chemical Society (Arianna)
  • 1 LSSF (Arianna)
  • 1 Undergraduate Caucus (Nathalia Gazaniga)


  • 17 student and alum presentations at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium (21 students total, 16 current, 5 alum)
  • 1 FURC (Loren Barcenas)
  • 1 First Wave (Evan)
  • 1 Life Sciences South Florida (Loren Barcenas)
  • 1 National Council on Undergraduate Research (Loren Barcenas)
  • 2 Broward County OURI Symposium (Sabah Ali, Samantha Bodner)
  • 1 International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts (Kira Wolak)


  • 1 American Association of for the Advancement of Science (Sabah Ali)
  • 4 DtD student research showcase (Ayse Demerican, Caralin Branscum, Sabah Ali, Eamon)
  • 1 Florida Ornithological Conference (Sabah Ali) 
  • 1 Florida house of Representatives (Sabah Ali)
  • 1 National council on Undergraduate Research (Alyssa Alvarez)
  • 2 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting (Sabah Ali, Ayse Demircan)
  • 1 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (Caralin)
  • 15 College of Education SAC Symposium (Janet Weinthal, Andrew Silverstein, Alexis Base, Sarah Gomez, Ayse Demircan, Marianna Calvert, [Alyssa Alvarez, Geoffrey Stephen], [Jessica Baran, Kenneth Nguyen, Kailee Blum], [Ahjanae Jones, Ajay Desai, Daniell Perez], Annalisa Tran)
  • 45 student and alum presented at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium (45 students total, 36 current, 9 alum, 29 total presentations)
  • 1 National Association of EMS Physicians Conference (Hannah Goldman-Daleo)
  • 1 Florida Ichthyological Student Homily (Ayse)
  • 1 Wilmer Research Meeting (Jordan Vancel)
  • 1 6th Annual Conference on Analytix (Benjamin Coleman)
  • 1 3rd NANOSMAT-USA (Benjamin Coleman)


  • 37 students and alum presented at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium (32 total presentations) – 11 students won top awards
  • 5 NCUR in Oklahoma (Alexis Base, Alexis McCurry, Henry Castillo, Andrew Barak, Kyle Ziegler)
  • 2 Life Sciences South Florida Symposium (Alexis Base, Vithulan Sutharakan)
  • 2 9th ACM international conference on Bioinformatics, Compuataional Biology, and Health Informatics, Washington DC (Guillherme (Danny) DaSilva, Evan Clark)
  • 6 FURC (Chevara Joseph, Alexis McCurry, Andrew Barak, Vithulan Sutharakan, Henry Castillo, Nicholas Pizzo)
  • 1 New England Science Symposium, at Harvard Medical School (Chevara Joseph)
  • 2 Synapse, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (Nadia Sial, Natalia Perez)
  • 1 Tech Runway Inaugural Research Showcase, Florida Atlantic University (Nadia Sial)
  • 2 Society for Neuroscience (SfN), San Diego, CA (Nadia Sial, Maximilian Rabil)
  • 1 Florida Political Science Association Annual conference (Alexander Bruens)
  • 1 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (Alexander Bruens)
  • 1 Midwest Political Association Alumni Conference (Alexander Bruens)
  • 1 LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering (Jade Minkoff)
  • 1 International Narcotics Research Conference (Sarah Palumbo)
  • 1 FAU Annual Summer Retreat (Vithulan Sutharakan)
  • 3 Broward County OURI Symposium (Henry Castillo, Willow Hearne, Kira Wolak)
  • 1 Biomedical Science Careers Program in Boston (Chevarra Joseph)
  • 1 IEEE Biomedical and Health Informatics (Ben Coleman)


  • 33 OURI Undergraduate Research Symposium (26 presentations)
  • 4 Florida Undergraduate Research Council (Alyssa Alvarez, Geoffrey Stephen, Aneila Edwards, Mackenzie Manofsky)
  • 1 Beta Alpha Psi Southeastern Regional Conference (Kira Wolak)
  • 1 FAU College of Medicine Graduate Student Research Day (Maximilian Rabil)
  • 1 Annual Meeting of the America College of Neuropsychopharmacology (Maximilian Rabil)
  • 1 Mentees on the Move at South Florida Science Center (Maximilian Rabil)
  • 1 Sunposium (Nadia Sial)
  • 1 Broward College Environmental Science Seminar Series (Nadia Sial)
  • 1 Flies on the Beach at Scripps (Nadia Sial)
  • 1 National Institute on Drug Abuse Genetics Consortium Meeting and The Opioid Crisis and Future of Addiction and Pain Therapeutics: Opportunities, Tools and Technology Symposium (Sarah Palumbo)
  • 1 Society for Epidemiologic Research (Sarah Palumbo)
  • 7 National Council on Undergraduate Research (Geoffrey Stephen, Mackenzie Manofsky, Marcus McGuire, Alexis Base, Laura Paola Bautista, Henry Castillo, Vithu Suthakaran)
  • 2 Society for Integrative Comparative Biology (Noa Abiri, Hannah Herbst)
  • 1 Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (Rafael Leite)
  • 1 Society of Behavioral Medicine (Rafael Leite)
  • 1 International Convention of Psychological Science (Amrita Ghaness)
  • 1 SYNAPSE (Aaron McFarlane)


  • 49 OURI Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • 2 34th Annual Small Satellite Conference in Utah
  • 3 Florida Undergraduate Research Council
  • 4 National Council on Undergraduate Research
  • 1 Life Sciences South Florida


  • 38 OURI Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • 3 Florida Blue Health Challenge
  • 2 FAU Data, Analytics and AI Conference
  • 1 Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Research and Scholarship Day
  • 1 Life Sciences South Florida Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • 1 International Narcotics Research Conference
  • 1 Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium
  • 1 NMBios Undergraduate Research Conference


  • 63 OURI Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • 23 Wilkes Honors College Research Symposium
  • 23 Max Planck Florida Institute Senior Showcase
  • 3 Life Sciences South Florida Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • 2 FAU Data-Driven Science and AI Conference
  • 1 Florida Undergraduate Research Council
  • 1 Global Health Leaders Conference at John Hopkins
  • 1 Posters at the Capitol, Tallahassee
  • 1 Posters on the Hill, Washington, DC



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Bridged bicyclic compounds and their derivatives as neuroprotective agents and methods of use thereof

Lepore, S.D.; Dawson-Scully, K.; St. Germain, E.J.; Maki, S.L.; Bollinger, W.L.; Sial, N.K.  2019. Bridged bicyclic compounds and their derivatives as neuroprotective agents and methods of use thereof. United States Patent Office, Pub. No.: US 2019/0284123 A1.

Artificial Leaf

Suthakaran, V. 2019 Artificial Leaf. United States Patent Office, Pub. No.: US 2019/0322978 A1.

Biocompatible metal ion-chitosan hydrogels with antimicrobial properties

Singh, Satviki: Biocompatible metal ion-chitosan hydrogels with antimicrobial properties. U.S. Patent 63/298,469, FILED