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Laurie Connell

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Laurie Connell

Contact Information

Laurie Connell

Phone:
207.581.2470

Email/web:
laurie.connell@umit.maine.edu
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Address:
5735 Hitchner Hall Room 288
Orono, ME  04469

Education

Ph.D. University of North Carolina

Research interests

 


 

Publications

  • Adams B, Bardgett R, Aislabie J, Ayres E, Bamforth S, Bargagli R, Cary C, Cavacini P, Connell LB, Convey P, Fell JW, Frati F, Hogg I, Newsham K, O'Donnell T, Russell N, Seppeldt R, Stevens M, Wall D (2006) Diversity and Distribution of Victoria Land Biota. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38: 3003-3018
  • Connell LB, MacQuarrie SP, Twarog BM, Iszard M, Bricelj VM (2006) Population differences in nerve resistance to paralytic shellfish toxins in softshell clam, Mya arenaria, associated with sodium channel mutations. Marine Biology DOI 10.1007/s00227-006-0432-z
  • Connell LB, Ray J, Litaker WW, Tester P (2006) Enhanced detection levels in a semi-automated sandwich hybridization assay using a peptide nucleic acid (PNA) signal probe. African Journal of Marine Biology 28: 237-239
  • Connell LB, Redman R, Craig SD, Rodriguez R (2006) Distribution and abundance of fungi in the soils of Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38: 3083–3094
  • Fell JW, Scorzetti G, Connell LB, Craig SD (2006) Biodiversity of micro-eukaryotes in Antarctic Dry Valley soil with
  • Bricelj, V. M., L. B. Connell, et al. (2005). Sodium channel mutation leading to saxitoxin resistance in clams increases risk of PSP. Nature. 434: 763-767.
  • Connell, L. B., S. D. Craig, et al. (2005). Abundance and distribution of yeast and yeast-like fungi in Taylor Valley Antarctica. Synthesis of Soil Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Victoria Land, Antarctica, Jekyll Island, GA USA.
  • Costas, B., L. B. Connell, et al. (2005). Understanding micro-zooplankton community structure both temporally and spatially in Long Island Sound using species-specific molecular probes. ASLO.
  • Connell, L. B., B. M. Twarog, et al. (2004). Development of resistance to paralytic shellfish toxins in the softshell clam, Mya arenaria, via a single mutation in the sodium channel pore region: II. Molecular identification of a mutation associated with the resistant phenotype in multiple populations, Cape Town South Africa.
  • Trainer, V. L., K. Konoki, et al. (2004). Development of resistance to paralytic shellfish toxins in the softshell clam, Mya arenaria, via a single mutation in the sodium channel pore region: III. Electrophysiological studies, Cape Town South Africa.
  • Bill, B. D., K. Baugh, et al. (2003). ECOHAB-PNW: PSEUDO-NITZSCHIA SPECIES COMPOSITION, ABUNDANCE, AND SPECIFIC TOXICITY DURING EARLY AND LATE SUMMER CRUISES. Second Symposium on Harmful Marine Algae in the U.S., Wood's Hole MA USA.
  • Connell, L. B. (2003). Uses of peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) as probes for emerging technologies. The Next Generation of in situ Biological and Chemical Sensors in the Ocean, Woods Hole MA USA July 13-16, 2003.
  • Connell, L. B., J. Ray, et al. (2003). Determination of optimal biotin-labeled PNA capture probe to streptavidin binding ratios. Second Symposium on Harmful Marine Algae in the U.S., Wood's Hole MA, USA.
  • Anderson, D. M., B. A. Keafer, et al. (2002). Field application of sandwich hybridization assays for Alexandrium in the Gulf of Maine, Bremerhaven, Germany.
  • Connell, L. B. (2002). "Rapid identification of marine algae (Raphidophyceae) using three-primer PCR amplification of nuclear internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions." Phycologia 41(1): 15-21.
  • Connell, L. B., W. Litaker, et al. (2002). Comparison of PNA vs DNA probes in a sandwich hybridization assay format. Tenth International Conference on Harmful Algal Blooms, St Pete Beach, FL USA.
  • Connell, L. B., H. Stender, et al. (2002). "Rapid detection and identification of Brettanomyces from winery air samples based on peptide nucleic acid analysis." American Journal of Enology & Viticulture 53(4): 322-324.
  • Connell, L. B., V. L. Trainer, et al. (2002). A molecular basis for variation in resistance to paralytic shellfish toxins in bivalve molluscs. Tenth International Conference on Harmful Algal Blooms, St Pete Beach FL.
  • Stehr, C. M., L. B. Connell, et al. (2002). "Pseudo-nitzschia species in embayments and coastal waters of Washington State, USA: 1997-1999." Journal of Phycology 38: 55-65.
  • Tyrrell, J., L. B. Connell, et al. (2002). "Monitoring for Heterosigma akashiwo using a sandwich hybridization assay." Harmful Algae 1(2): 205-214.
  • Connell, L. B., J. A. Newton, et al. (2001). First record of a Heterosigma akashiwo bloom in Hood Canal Washington, USA. 7th Canadian Workshop on Harmful Algae, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  • Kooistra, W. H. C. F., M. K. de Boer, et al. (2001). "Variation along ITS markers across strains of Fibrocapsa japonica (Raphidophyceae) suggests hybridization events and recent range expansion." Journal of Sea Research 46: 213-222.
  • Tyrrell, J., L. B. Connell, et al. (2001). Monitoring of fish-killing algae using the sandwich hybridization assay. 7th Canadian Workshop on Harmful Algae, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  • Connell, L. B., J. A. Newton, et al. (2001). First record of a Heterosigma akashiwo bloom in Hood Canal Washington, USA. 7th Canadian Workshop on Harmful Algae, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  • Kooistra, W. H. C. F., M. K. de Boer, et al. (2001). "Variation along ITS markers across strains of Fibrocapsa japonica (Raphidophyceae) suggests hybridization events and recent range expansion." Journal of Sea Research 46: 213-222.
  • Tyrrell, J., L. B. Connell, et al. (2001). Monitoring of fish-killing algae using the sandwich hybridization assay. 7th Canadian Workshop on Harmful Algae, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  • Connell, L. B. (2000). "Nuclear ITS region of the alga Heterosigma akashiwo (Chromophyta, Raphidophyceae) is identical in isolates from Atlantic and Pacific basins." Marine Biology 136(6): 953-960.
  • Connell, L. B. (2000). Rapid identification of Heterosigma akashiwo (Raphidophyceae) using three-primer PCR. International Conference on Harmful Algal Blooms Ninth conference Tasmania 2000, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Connell, L. B., V. M. Bricelj, et al. (2000). Cloning and identification of a sodium channel gene from the clam Mya arenaria. Symposium on Harmful Marine Algae in the US, Woods Hole MA, USA, Woods Hole MBL.
  • Gregorio, D. and L. B. Connell (2000). Range of Heterosigma akashiwo (Raphidophyceae) expanded to include California USA. "Harmful Algal Blooms 2000". Proc. 9th Int. Conf. Harmful Algal Blooms. G. M. Hallegraeff, S. L. Blackburn, C. J. Bolch and R. J. Lewis. Paris, IOC of UNESCO: 86-88.
  • Gregorio, D. and L. B. Connell (2000). Range of Heterosigma akashiwo (Raphidophyceae) expanded to include California USA. International Conference on Harmful Algal Blooms Ninth conference, Tasmania 2000, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Gregorio, D. and L. B. Connell (2000). Range of the harmful alga Heterosigma akashiwo (Raphidophyceae) expanded to include California. Southern California Academy of Sciences, University fo Southern California.
  • Hard, J., L. B. Connell, et al. (2000). "Genetic variation in mortality of chinook salmon during a bloom of the marine alga Heterosigma akashiwo." Journal of Fish Biology 56(6): 1387-1397.
  • Rensel, J. E., D. M. Anderson, et al. (2000). Fish bioassay and pilot-scale application of clay to control blooms of Heterosigma akashiwo at Pacific Northwest salmon net pens. Symposium on Harmful Marine Algae in the US, Woods Hole MA, USA, Woods Hole MBL.
  • Tyrrell, J., L. B. Connell, et al. (2000). Field testing of Heterosigma kit. Symposium on Harmful Marine Algae in the US, Woods Hole, MA, USA, Woods Hole MBL.
  • Connell, L. B. (1999). Nuclear Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) sequence reveals little biogeographic diversity among distinct isolates of Heterosigma (Raphidophyceae). Challenges for a New Century. 1999 AAAS Annual Meeting and Innovation Exposition, Anaheim CA USA, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Jacobs, M. A. and L. B. Connell (1999). Molecular biology of chloroplast gene expression in a unicellular alga. Challenges for a New Century. 1999 AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, Anaheim CA USA, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Jacobs, M. A., L. B. Connell, et al. (1999). "A conserved His-Asp signal response regulator-like gene in Heterosigma akashiwo chloroplasts." Plant Molecular Biology 41(5): 645-655.
  • Craig, S. D. and L. B. Connell (1998). Does stream reach variability influence bull trout redd site selection and alevin survival? American Fisheries Society 2nd International Bull Trout Workshop, Nelson, B.C., Canada.
  • Jacobs, M. A., L. B. Connell, et al. (1998). "His-Asp signal transduction in cholorplasts of Heterosigma carterae." Journal of Phycology 34 (supplemental): 26 (abstract).
  • Connell, L. B., K. Welling, et al. (1997). "Algal organic metabolites affect pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, larval survival." Journal of Shellfish Research 16: 493-501.
  • Connell, L. B. and M. A. Jacobs (1999). Anatomy of a bloom: Heterosigma carterae in Puget Sound 1997. Puget Sound Research '98 Proceedings, Seattle, WA, USA, Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team, Olympia, WA. USA.
  • Connell, L. B. (1996). Keynote address- Rapid detection of Heterosigma carterae: A Test kit. Special workshop on Heterosigma carterae, Seattle WA, Washington Sea Grant.
  • Connell, L. B. (1996). Rapid detection kit for identification of Heterosigma carterae. Northeast Algal Society Symposium, Woods Hole, MA, USA.
  • Cattolico, R. A., L. B. Connell, et al. (1996). New Observations on the toxic Chrysophyte Heterosigma carterae: an overview. Northeast Algal Society Symposium, Woods Hole, MA, USA.
  • Connell, L. B. and R. A. Cattolico (1996). "Fragile algae: axenic culture of field-collected samples of Heterosigma carterae." Marine Biology 125: 421-426.
  • Connell, L. B. and R. A. Cattolico (1995). Phytoplankton relationships. The 5th Conference for Shellfish Growers, Olympia, WA, USA, Washington Sea Grant.
  • Connell, L. B. (1994). "Biogeographic observations on South Georgia marine yeasts." Antarctic Journal 29: 143.
  • Connell, L. B. (1994). An explanation of oyster larvae and spat mortalities. The 4th Shellfish Growers Conference. Washington Sea Grant; Olympia WA. 7 pp. The 4th Shellfish Growers Conference, Olympia WA, USA, Washington Sea Grant.
  • Connell, L. B., V. Pritas, et al. (1991). Genetic and biochemical approaches to studying tubulin structure and function. Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Yeast Cell Biology, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Solomon, F. X., V. Pritas, et al. (1991). Methods for Studying the Cytoskeleton in Yeast. The Cytoskeleton: A Practical Approach. K. L. Carraway and C. A. C. Carraway. New York, NY, USA, Oxford University Press.
  • Solomon, F. X., B. Weinstein, et al. (1991). Regulation of microtubual structure and function in yeast. American Society for Cell Biology.
  • Rhodes, N., L. B. Connell, et al. (1990). "STE 11 is a protein kinase required for cell-type specific transcription and signal transduction in yeast." Genes and Development 4: 1862-1874.
  • Connell, L. B. and M. Teague (1987). DNA sequence of STE7 and STE11 regulatory genes predict proteins homologus to protein kinases. American Society for Cell Biology.
  • Errede, B., M. Company, et al. (1986). Yeast cell type of Ty1 enhancer function. Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Eukaryotic Transposable Elements, Cold Spring Harbor NY USA.
  • Errede, B., M. Teague, et al. (1986). Two regulatory genes required for yeast cell specialization have predicted proteins homologous to protein kinases. Mediators of Cell Growth and Differentiation, Rensselearville, NY USA.
  • Company, M., L. B. Connell, et al. (1985). A multi-component structure for the Ty1 activator. Cold Spring harbor Symposium on Molecular Biology of Yeast, Cold Spring Harbor NY USA.
  • Burridge, K. W. T. and L. B. Connell (1983). "Talin: A cytoskeletal componant concentrated in adhesion plaques and other sites of action-membrane interaction." Cell Motility 3: 405-417.
  • Burridge, K. W. T., L. B. Connell, et al. (1983). Proteins involved in linking actin to the plasma membrane. The Fogarty International Meeting on Cytoplasmic Matrix and the Integration of Cellular Function.
  • Burridge, K. W. T. and L. B. Connell (1983). "A new protein of adhesion plaques and ruffing membranes." The Journal of Cell Biology 97: 359-367.
  • Wilkins, L., G. Szabo, et al. (1982). Growth of enriched human melanocyte cultures. In: Growth of cells in hormomally defined media. Cold Spring Harbor Conferences on Cell Proliferation. G. A. Sato, A. B. Pardee and D. A. Sirbasku, Cold Spring Harbor Press. Series. 9: 922-936.
  • Burridge, K. W. T., T. Kelly, et al. (1982). "Proteins involved in the attachment of actin to the plasma membrane." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 299: 291-299.
  • Wilkins, L., L. B. Connell, et al. (1981). Effects of ultrviolet light (UVB) on human melanocytes in vitro. American Society for Cell Biology., USAAnaheim, CA.
  • Wilkins, L., G. Szabo, et al. (1981). Growth of enriched human melanocyte cultures. Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Hormonally Defined Media., Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

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