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Publications in the Miller Lab

Refereed Journal Articles in Research

  1. McAdoo, J.L. and Miller, J.S. (in preparation) Eicosanoids mediate hemocyte migration response to injury of hemocytes and selected tissues.
  2. Stanley, D., Haas, E.,and Miller, J.S. (2012) Eicosanoids: Exploiting Insect Immunity to Improve Biological Control Programs.  Insects 3: 492-510; DOI 10.3390/insects3020492.
  3. Stanley, D.W., Miller, J.S., Tunaz, H. Eicosanoid Actions in Insect Immunity. Journal of Innate Immunity. (in press).
  4. Naples, VL, Breed, D, and Miller, JS. (in press) A Skeleton Tells Its Own Story: Forensic Analyses of Skeletal Elements for the Science Classroom Laboratory. The American Biology Teacher.
  5. Naples, VL and Miller, JS (2009) Evolving the Concept of Homology. Bioscene: Vol. 35(1). pp 43-47.
  6. Merchant, D., Ertl, R.L., Rennard, S.I., Stanley, D.W., and Miller, J.S. (in review)  Eicosanoids Mediate Insect Hemocyte Chemotaxis.  J. Insect Physiol.
  7. Kwon H.S., Stanley, D.W., and Miller, J.S. (2007) Bacterial Challenge and Eicosanoids Act in Plasmatocyte Spreading.  Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 124 (3): 285-292.
  8. Stanley, D.W. and Miller, J.S. (2006) Eicosanoid Actions in Insect Cellular Immune Functions.  Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 119: 1-13.
  9. Miller, J.S. (2005) Eicosanoids Influence In Vitro Elongation of Plasmatocytes from the Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sextaArch Insect Biochem Physiol.  59: 42-51.
  10. Miller, J.S. and Stanley, D.W.  (2004) Lipopolysaccharide Evokes Microaggregation Reactions to Hemocytes Isolated from Tobacco Hornworms, Manduca sextaComp. Biochem Physiol. 137: 285-295.
  11. Phelps, P.K., Miller, J.S., and Stanley, D.W. (2003) Prostaglandins, Not Lipoxygenase Products, Mediate Insect Microaggregation Reactions to Bacterial Challenge in Isolated Hemocyte Preparations. Comp. Biochem Physiol. 136: 409-416.
  12. Miller, J.S., and Stanley, D.W. (2001) Eicosanoids Mediate Microaggregation Reactions to Bacterial Challenge in Isolated Insect Hemocyte Preparations. J. Insect Physiol. 47: 1409-1417.
  13. Stanley, D.W., Hoback, W.W., Bedick, J.C., Tunaz, H., Rana, R.L., Nor Aliza, A.R., Miller, J.S. (1999) Eicosanoids Mediate Nodulation Reactions to Bacterial Infections in Larvae of the Butterfly, Colias eurytheme. Comp. Biochem Physiol. 123 (3); 217-223.
  14. Tunaz, H., Bedick, J.C., Miller, J.S., Hoback, W.W., Rana, R.L., Stanley, D.W. (1999) Eicosanoids Mediate Nodulation Reactions to Bacterial Infections in Adults of two 17-year Periodical Cicadas, Magicicada septendecim and M. cassini. J. Insect Physiol.  45: 923-931.
  15. Miller J.S., Howard R.W., Rana, R.L., Tunaz, H., Stanley, D.W. (1999) Eicosanoids Mediate Nodulation Reactions to Bacterial Infections in Adults of the Cricket, Gryllus Assimilis. J. Insect Physiol. 45: 75-83.
  16. Howard, R.W., Miller, J.S., Stanley-Samuelson, D.W. (1998) The Influence of Bacterial Species and Intensity of Infections on Nodule Formation In Insects. J. Insect Physiol. 44 (2): 157-164.
  17. Jurenka, R.A., Miller, J.S., Pedibhotla, V.K., Rana, R.L., Stanley-Samuelson, D.W.  (1997)  Eicosanoids Mediate Microaggregation and Nodulation Responses to Bacterial Infections in Black Cutworms, Agrotis ipsilon, and True Armyworms, Pseudaletia unipunctaJ. Insect Physiol. 2: 125-133.
  18. Stanley-Samuelson, D.W., Pedibhotla, V.K., Rana, R.L., Rahim, N.A.A, Hoback, W.W, and Miller, J.S, (1997). Eicosanoids Mediate Nodulation Response to Bacterial Infections in Larvae of the Silkmoth, Bombyx mori. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 118A: 93-100.
  19. Miller, J.S., Howard, R.W., Nguyen, T., Nguyen, A., Rosario, R.M.T., Stanley-Samuelson, D.W.  (1996)  Eicosanoids Mediate Nodulation Responses to Bacterial Infections in Larvae of the Tenebrionid Beetle, Zophobas atratusJ. Insect Physiol. 42 (1): 3-12.
  20. Miller, J.S. and Stanley-Samuelson, D.W. (1996). The Pharmacology of the Eicosanoid Biosynthesis Inhibitor, Indomethacin, in Larvae of the Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta. J. Insect Physiol. 42 (9): 893-901.
  21. Uscian, J.M., Miller, J.S., Sarath, G., and Stanley-Samuelson, D.W. (1995). A Digestive Phospholipase A2 in the Tiger Beetle Cicindela circumpicta. J. Insect Physiol.  4 (2): 135-141.
  22. Miller, J.S., Nguyen, T., and Stanley-Samuelson, D.W. (1994). Eicosanoids Mediate Insect Nodulation Responses to Bacterial Infections. Proc. Nat'l. Acad. Sci. USA 91, 12418-12422.
  23. Uscian, J.M, Miller, J.S., Howard, R.W., and Stanley-Samuelson, D.W.  (1992)  Arachidonic and Eicosapentaenoic Acids in Tissue Lipids of Two Species of Predacious Insects, Cicindela circumpicta and Asilis sp.  Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 103B (4): 833-838.

Invited Book Chapters

  1. Stanley, D.W. and Miller, J.S.  (in production) The Role of Eicosanoids in Insect Immunity.  In: Insect Immunology. (Beckage, N. Ed) Elsevier Inc.
  2. Stanley, D.W. and Miller, J.S. (1998) Eicosanoids and Reproduction in Animals: What Can We Learn from Invertebrates? In: Eicosanoids and Related Compounds in Plants and Animals. (Rowley, AF, Kuhn, JH, and Schewe, T, Eds.) pp 185-198. Portland Press, London.
  3. Miller, J.S. and Stanley, D.W. (1998) Techniques for Assaying Nodulation in Insects. In: Techniques in Insect Immunity. (Wiesner, A, Dunphy, G.B., Marmaras, V.J, Morishima, I., Sugumaran, M., and Yamakawa, M., Eds.) pp 265-270. SOS Publications, Fair Haven, NJ.

Refereed Journal Articles in Teaching

  1. Miller, J.S. and Toth, Ronald (2014) The Process of Scientific Inquiry as it Relates to the Creation/Evolution Controversy: I. A Serious Social Problem. The American Biology Teacher, 76, (4): 238-241.
  1.  Marcus, L., Plumeri, J., Baker, G.M. and Miller, J.S. (2013) A Teacher-developed Inquiry Model to Teach the Molecular Basis of Hyperbolic Kinetics in Biological Membrane Transport.  Advances in Physiology Education 37:165-175.
  2. Miller, J.S. and Windelborn, A.F. (2013) Investigating Diffusion with Technology.  Physics Education 48: 459-464.
  3. Naples, V.L., Breed, D. and Miller, J.S. (2010) A Skeleton Tells Its Own Story: Forensic Anthropological Analysis for the Science Classroom Laboratory. The American Biology Teacher, Vol. 72, 3: 162-171.
  4. Naples, V.L. and Miller, J.S. (2009) Evolving the Concept of Homology. Bioscene: Vol. 35, 1: 43-47.
  5. Hubbard, C.J., Miller, J.S., and Olson, D. (2005) An Exciting Way to Teach An Old Topic: The Cadaver-Based Anatomy Short Course for High School Students.  The Anatomical Record Part B: The New Anatomist, 284B: 6-11.
  6. Naples, V.L. and Miller, J.S. (2004) Making Tracks: The Forensic Analysis of Footprints and Footwear Impressions. The Anatomical Record Part B: The New Anatomist, 279B: 9-15.
  7. Miller, J.S. (2004) Insects in the Classroom: A Study of Animal Behavior. Science Activities. 41: 24-31.
  8. Miller, J.S., Wong, S.L., Sass, M., and Nienhuis, J. (2004) Micro-Pipetting: An Important Laboratory Skill for Molecular Biology. American Biology Teacher.  66 (4): 291-296.
  9. Miller, J.S. and Naples, V.L. (2002) Forensic Entomology for the Laboratory-based Biology Classroom. American Biology Teacher.  64 (2): 136-142.
  10. Miller, J.S. and Stanley, D.W. (2000) Investigating an immune response to bacterial infection. In: Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 21 (S.J. Karcher, Ed.). Proceedings of the 21st Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE), pages 135-145.
  11. Szendrak, E., Reed, P., Miller, J.S. and Nadaskuti, M.  (1998) Teaching Prospects of Plant Biotechnology for High School.  Lippay Janos and Vas Karoly Int. Scientific Symposium pp. 114-115. (published abstract)

 

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 Jon S. Miller
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Office: MO 452
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Dept. of Biological Sciences Nothern Illinois University
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