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The University of Mississippi

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Khadeejah T. Franklin*, Alexa J. Saval*, Anne M. Cafer, Dana N. Reinemann, “Systemic Barriers to Success for University-Enrolled Student Parents Amplified by the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, (2023) Submitted. *Co-first authors

Emily M. Kerivan*, Lyle Tobin*, Mihir Basil, Dana N. Reinemann, “Molecular and Cellular Level Characterization of Cytoskeletal Mechanics using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance,” Cytoskeleton (2023). In press. *Co-first authors


Omayma Al Azzam, Janie C. Watts, Justin E. Reynolds, Juliana E. Davis, Dana N. Reinemann, “Myosin II Adjusts Motility Properties and Regulates Force Production Based on Motor Environment,” Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering15 (5), 451-465 (2022). DOI: 10.1007/s12195-022-00731-1. Featured in the 2022 Young Innovators in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Special Issue.

Louis E. McNamara, Ethan C. Lambert, Dana N. Reinemann, Henry Valle, T. Keith Hollis, Gregory S. Tschumper, Nathan I. Hammer, “Raman Spectroscopic, Computational, and X-ray Crystallographic Investigation of Intermolecular Interactions in Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) and TMAO-d9,” Chemical Physics Letters805, 139928 (2022)DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2022.139928.

Omayma Al Azzam*, Janie C. Watts*, Justin E. Reynolds, Juliana E. Davis, Dana N. Reinemann, “Probing Myosin Ensemble Mechanics in Actin Filament Bundles using Optical Tweezers,” Journal of Visualized Experiments183, e63672, (2022). DOI: 10.3791/63672. *Co-first authors.

Breane G. Budaitis, Somayesadat Badieyan, Yang Yue, Teresa Blasius, Dana N. Reinemann, Matthew J. Lang, Michael Cianfrocco, Kristen J. Verhey, “A Kinesin-1 Variant Reveals Motor-induced Microtubule Damage in Cells,” Current Biology, 32, 11, 2416-2429, (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2022.04.020.


Ashley E. Williams, Nathan I. Hammer, Ryan C. Fortenberry, Dana N. Reinemann, “Tracking the Amide I and alphaCOO-terminal v(C=O) Raman Bands in a Family of L-Glutamic Acid Containing Peptide Fragments: A Raman and DFT Study,” Molecules, 26, 4790, (2021). DOI: 10.3390/molecules26164790.

Omayma Al Azzam, Cameron Lee Trussell, Dana N. Reinemann, “Measuring Force Generation within Reconstituted Microtubule Bundle Assemblies using Optical Tweezers,” Cytoskeleton, 78, 3, 111-125, (2021). DOI: 10.1002/cm.21678.


Ashley E. Williams, Juliana Davis*, Justin Reynolds*, Ryan C. Fortenberry, Nathan I. Hammer, Dana N. Reinemann, “Determination of Vibrational Band Positions in the E-hook of beta-Tubulin,” *Contributed equally.  Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 244, 118895, (2021, available online August 28, 2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2020.118895.


Breane G. Budaitis, Shashank Jariwala*, Dana N. Reinemann*, Krisitin I. Schimert*, Barry Grant, David Sept, Matthew J. Lang, Kristen J. Verhey, “Neck linker docking is critical for kinesin-1 force production but at a cost to speed and processivity,” *Contributed equally. eLife, 8, e44146, (2019). DOI: 10.7554/eLife.44146.

Kristin I. Schimert, Breane G. Budaitis, Dana N. Reinemann, Matthew J. Lang, Kristen J. Verhey, “Intracellular cargo transport by single-headed kinesin motors,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 116, 13, 6152-6161 (2019). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1817924116.


Dana N. Reinemann, Stephen R. Norris, Ryoma Ohi, and Matthew J. Lang, “Processive Kinesin-14 HSET Exhibits Directional Flexibility Depending on Motor Traffic,” Current Biology, 28, 2356 – 2362 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.06.055.

Dana N. Reinemann*, Juan Carlos Cordova*, Daniel J. Laky, William R. Hesse, Sophie K. Tushak, Zane L. Weltman, Kelsea B. Best, Rizia Bardhan, and Matthew J. Lang, “Bioconjugated Core-Shell Microparticles for High Force Optical Trapping,” Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, 35, 1700448 (2018). DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201700448. *Contributed equally.


Dana N. Reinemann, Emma G. Sturgill, Dibyendu K. Das, Miriam S. Degen, Zsuzsanna Voros, Wonmuk Hwang, Ryomi Ohi, and Matthew J. Lang, “Collective Force Regulation in Anti-Parallel Microtubule Gliding by Dimeric Kif15 Kinesin Motors,” Current Biology, 27, 2810-2820 (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.08.018


Dana N. Reinemann, Gregory S. Tschumper, and Nathan I. Hammer, “Characterizing the B-P Stretching Vibration in Phosphorous Substituted Phosphine Boranes,” ChemPhysChem, 15, 1867-1871 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201400036


Jay L. Perry, Kenneth R. Frederick, Joseph P. Scott, and Dana N. Reinemann, “A Comparison of Photocatalytic Oxidation Reactor Performance for Spacecraft Cabin Trace Contaminant Control Applications,” 41st International Conference on Environmental Systems of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Conference paper, Portland, OR, July 2011.

Dana N. Reinemann, Ashley M. Wright, Jonathan D. Wolfe, Gregory S. Tschumper, and Nathan I. Hammer, “Vibrational Spectroscopy of N-Methyliminodiacetic Acid (MIDA)-Protected Boronate Ester: Assignment of the B-N Dative Bond Stretching Frequency,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 115, 6426-6431 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/jp112016j (Cover Article)