Academic Activity

Recent Publications:


Artwork from Dr. Miriam Gochin’s article made it to the cover of a journal issue a Dr. Alejandro Gugliucci  was a guest editor on a special issue of Journal of Lipids 

  • Gochin, M., “A Suite of Modular Fluorescence Assays Interrogate the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Glycoprotein-41 Coiled Coil and Assist in Determining Binding Mechanism of Low Molecular Weight Fusion Inhibitors” Assay Drug Dev Technol. 10 (5): 407 – 416 DOI:10.1089/ adt.2012.464.

  • M. Yavari, K.D. Klapstein, W.C. Hartwig, R. Rao, and E. Hermel. 2012. Identification of the functional CASPASE-12 allele in Indian subpopulations. Int. J. Immunogenetics. 39:389-93.
  • Gugliucci, A., Caccavello, R., Kotani, K., Sakane, N., and Kimura, S. 2012. Enzymatic assessment of paraoxonase 1 activity on HDL subclasses: A practical zymogram method to assess HDL function. Clin Chim Acta. 10.1016/ j.cca.2012.10.044
  • Kotani K, Caccavello R, Taniguchi N, and Gugliucci A. Circulating Soluble Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products is Inversely Correlated to Oxidated Low-density Lipoproteins in Asymptomatic Subjects. Journal of International Medical Research. 2012; 40(4) 2.
  • Kotani K, Yamada, T, Miyamoto, Ishibashi S, Taniguchi N, Gugliucci A. Influence of atorvastatin on serum amyloid A-low density lipoprotein complex in hypercholesterolemic patients. Pharmacol Rep. 2012; 64 (1): 212-6.
  • Boekholdt SM, Arsenault BJ, Mora S, Pedersen TR, LaRosa JC, Nestel PJ, Simes RJ, Durrington P, Hitman GA, Welch KM, DeMicco DA, Zwinderman AH, Clearfield M, Downs JR, Tonkin AM, Colhoun HM, Gotto AM, Ridker PM, Kastelein JJ. On statin LDL-cholesterol, non-HDL –Cholesterol and apolipoprotein B and risk of cardiovascular events; a pooled analysis. JAMA 2012;307:1302-1309.

 Book Chapters:

  • Murakami, S. Age-dependent modulation of learning and memory in C. elegans. In Menzel R and Benjamin P.R. (Eds.) Invertebrate Learning and Memory; Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience. Elsevier/Academic Press. In press. ISBN 978-0-12-415823-8. Book Chapter.
  • Gugliucci, A. and Thornburg, R. (2013) Biosynthesis and Degradation of Nucleotides. Medical Biochemistry, Mosby Elsevier. John W Baynes and Marek H Dominiczak. 4th Ed.(in press)
  • Thornburg, R. and Gugliucci A. (2013) Deoxyribonucleic Acid. John W Baynes and Marek Dominiczak, Medical Biochemistry, 4th Ed. (in press)

 Conference Presentations:

  • Dr. Schwarz was invited by NIH to an international workshop on the future of fructose metabolic studies. This workshop will showcase studies of the effects of fructose on human whole-body metabolism, energy balance, and obesity as well as on the liver, kidney, and adipose tissue:
  • Dr. Miriam Gochin attended and presented at the Structural Biology related to HIV/AIDS in June 2012, NIGMS, Bethesda, Md.
  • Dr. Miller presented posters at AOA and the Annual Biophysics Society.
  • Drs. Teresita Menini and Alejandro Gugliucci presented two posters each at the 11th Maillard Reaction Symposium in Nancy, France.
  • Dr. Gugliucci presented posters at the Fifth International Conference on Paraoxonases in Columbus, Ohio and the European Association of Atherosclerosis, 80th Congress in Milano, Italy and at the American Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Francisco.
  • Dr. Gregg Lund presented at 2012 OMED Research Conference Utilization of OMT in Pediatrics-Clinic survey.
  • Dr. Eduardo Velasco had several presentations at the American Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Francisco: Social Determinants of Health: Is Educational Attainment Associated with Condom Use and Sexual Partnerships in Swaziland? A longitudinal analysis of metabolic biomarkers and selected predictors of overall, cancer and CVD mortality in US adults. Effects of media exposure in direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs, patient demand and patient satisfaction. Energy expenditure differs between Black and White Americans: Implications for obesity prevention research.