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Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences

Center for Environmental Genetics

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates:


Recent Member Publications

  • Cover of the journal Bioinformatics August 2020Xu X, Xie C, Taylor J, Niu L.  ipDMR: Identification of differentially methylated regions with interval P values. Bioinformatics. 2020 Aug 17:btaa732. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa732. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32805005 
  • Li N, Papandonatos GD, Calafat AM, Yolton K, Lanphear BP, Chen A, Braun JM. Gestational and childhood exposure to phthalates and child behavior. Environ Int. 2020 Aug 12;144:106036. PMID: 32798801
  • Ren Y, Sivaganesan S, Clark NA, Zhang L, Biesiada J, Niu W, Plas DR, Medvedovic M. Predicting mechanism of action of cellular perturbations with pathway activity signatures. Bioinformatics. 2020 Jul 11:btaa590. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa590. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32653926
  • Cover of the journal Nucleic Acids Research, May 2020Shamsaei B, Chojnacki S, Pilarczyk M, Najafabadi M, Niu W, Chen C, Ross K, Matlock A, Muhlich J, Chutipongtanate S, Zheng J, Turner J, Vidović D, Jaffe J, MacCoss M, Wu C, Pillai A, Ma'ayan A, Schürer S, Kouril M, Medvedovic M, Meller J. piNET: a versatile web platform for downstream analysis and visualization of proteomics data. Nucleic Acids Res. 2020 May 29. pii: gkaa436. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkaa436. PMID: 32469073
  • Swope VB, Starner RJ, Rauck C, Abdel-Malek ZA. Endothelin-1 and α-melanocortin have redundant effects on global genome repair in UV-irradiated human melanocytes despite distinct signaling pathways. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2020 Mar;33(2):293-304. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12823. PMID: 31505093
  • Godri Pollitt KJ, Peccia J, Ko AI, Kaminski N, Dela Cruz CS, Nebert DW, Reichardt JKV, Thompson DC, Vasiliou V. COVID-19 vulnerability: the potential impact of genetic susceptibility and airborne transmission. Hum Genomics. 2020 May 12;14(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s40246-020-00267-3. PMID: 32398162. PMCID: PMC72148566.
  • Cover of the journal Chest, April 2020Langevin SM, Kuhnell D, Biesiada J, Zhang X, Medvedovic M, Talaska GG, Burns KA, Kasper S. Comparability of the small RNA secretome across human biofluids concomitantly collected from healthy adults. PLoS One. 2020 Apr 10;15(4):e0229976. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229976. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32275679; PMCID 7147728
  • Merianos AL, Jandarov RA, Mahabee-Gittens EM. Tobacco smoke exposure, respiratory health, and healthcare utilization among U.S. adolescents. Chest. 2020 Apr 6. pii: S0012-3692(20)30570-5. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.03.038. PMID: 32272115.
  • Braun JM, Buckley JP, Cecil KM, Chen A, Kalkwarf HJ, Lanphear BP, Xu Y, Woeste A, Yolton K. Adolescent follow-up in the Health Outcomes and Measures of the Environment (HOME) Study: cohort profile. BMJ Open. 2020 May 7;10(5):e034838. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034838. PMID: 32385062.  PMCID: PMC7228515.
  • Cover of journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma ResearchAbdel-Malek ZA, Jordan C, Ho T, Upadhyay PR, Fleischer A, Hamzavi I. The Enigma and Challenges of Vitiligo Pathophysiology and Treatment. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2020 Mar 21. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12878. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 32198977
  • Jackson-Browne MS, Papandonatos GD, Chen A, Calafat AM, Yolton K, Lanphear BP, Braun JM. Gestational and childhood urinary triclosan concentrations and academic achievement among 8-year-old children. Neurotoxicology. 2020 Mar 19. pii: S0161-813X(20)30053-X. doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2020.03.011.
  • Cover of the International Journal of ToxicologyGenter MB. How to Review a Manuscript: Tips and Suggestions.  Int J Toxicol. May/Jun 2020;39(3):263. doi: 10.1177/1091581820911280. Epub 2020 Mar 10. PMID: 32153218.  
  • Sharma M, Zhang S, Niu L, Lewinsohn DM, Zhang X, Huang S. Mucosal-Associated Invariant T Cells Develop an Innate-Like Transcriptomic Program in Anti-mycobacterial Responses. Front Immunol. 2020 Jun 9;11:1136. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.01136. eCollection 2020.  PMID: 32582206; PMCID: PMC7295940.


Note to Authors

Published articles supported in whole or in part by U.S. taxpayer dollars via a CEG Pilot, CEG New Investigator salary support or other CEG award must (1) acknowledge the support of the Center for Environmental Genetics, NIEHS award P30ES006096, and (2) comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.

The best way to ensure the grant is acknowledged is to include the grant number (P30ES006096) when submitting the manuscript. However, since many manuscript submission systems now have a designated window for listing grant numbers, you may need to work with your corresponding author, since you might not see all relevant grant numbers when the manuscript is circulated among multiple authors. Most publishers now submit accepted manuscripts to PubMed Central (PMC) automatically within a 1-year embargo period, and it then will comply with the Public Access Policy and get assigned a PMCID number. Note, this differs from the PMID!  See Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here

A few journals, such as Reproductive Toxicology, do not submit automatically.  In that case, you must either (1) specifically ask the journal to submit the final manuscript to PMC or (2) submit it yourself  via the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) and respond to all follow-up emails from NIHMS. (Overview here). 

If the publisher has submitted the manuscript to PMC, all of the grant numbers cited in the manuscript should automatically be associated with it in PMC. However, in cases where the grant number is omitted from the manuscript at the time of submission, or if you had to submit the manuscript yourself to PMC, you as an author need to take an additional step to associate the grant number with the manuscript.  This can be done via your MyNCBI\MyBibliography: Once an article has a PMCID (i.e., is Compliant with NIH Public Access Policy) or is at least marked as officially In Process, you as the author now should electronically associate the center’s NIEHS P30 ES006096 award to the Compliant or In Process publication via electronic tagging in MyNCBI\MyBibliography.  

Note: This later step differs from merely including the P30ES006096 award in the text of your article’s Acknowledgments at time of publication. See a brief & helpful MyNCBI tutorial here

Please do not associate the CEG award to your publication before it is Compliant or In Process for PMCID. When Non-Compliant papers are electronically associated with the CEG award (NIEHS P30ES006096) it can delay or even jeopardize the renewal of funding.  Hence, your ongoing cooperation is vital.