Selected Publications

Shah-Mahoney, N., *Hampton, T. '94, *Vidaver, R. '92, and Ratner, D. (1997). Blocking the ends of transforming DNA enhances gene targeting in Dictyostelium. Gene 203:33-41.

Wang, Z., *Raifu, M. '97, *Howard, M. '96, Smith, L., Hansen, D., Goldsby, R., and Ratner, D. (2000). Universal PCR amplification of mouse immunoglobulin gene variable regions: the design of degenerate primers and an assessment of the effect of DNA polymerase 3' to 5' exonuclease activity. J. Immunological Methods 233:167-177.

*Nadin, B.M. '98, *Mah, C.S. '97, *Scharff, J. R. '96, and Ratner, D.I. (2000). The Regulative Capacity of Prespore Amoebae as Demonstrated by Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting and Green Fluorescent Protein. Developmental Biology 217: 173-178.

Bishop, J.D, Moon, B.C., Harrow, F., Ratner, D., Gomer, R.H., Dottin, R.P., and Brazill, D.T. (2002). A second UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase is required for differentiation and development in Dictyostelium discoideum. J. Biol.Chem. 277: 32430-32437.

Tekinay, T., Ennis, H.L., Wu, M.Y., Nelson, M., Kessin, R.H. and Ratner, D.I. (2003). Genetic Interactions of the E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Component FbxA with Cyclic AMP Metabolism and a Histidine Kinase Signaling Pathway During Dictyostelium discoideum Development. Eukaryotic Cell 2: 618-626.

*Pauyo, T. '05, *G.J. Hilinski '04, *P.T. Chiu '02, D.E. Hansen, Y.J. Choi, D.I. Ratner, N. Shah-Mahoney, C.A. Southern, and P.B. O'Hara, (2006). Genetic and fluorescence studies of affinity maturation in related antibodies. Mol. Immunol., 43: 812-821.

Tilahun, M.E., Rajagopalan, G., Shah-Mahoney, N., Lawlor, R. G.,Tilahun, A. Y., *Xie, C. ‘09, Natarajan, K., Margulies, D. H., Ratner, D.I., Osborne, B. A., and Goldsby, R. A., (2010).  Potent neutralization of staphylococcal enterotoxin B by synergistic action of chimeric antibodies.  Infect. Immun. 78: 2801-11.

* Amherst undergraduate