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Publications and CV

Semi-Current CV: Michael Finiguerra_Full_CV

(Please Note: I legally changed my name from Michael Pagano in spring 2007)

Scientific Publications:

Finiguerra, M., Avery, DE., Dam, HG. 2015 Advantages, Costs, and Trade-Offs of a Novel Sodium Channel Mutation in the Copepod Acartia hudsonica to Paralytic Shellfish Toxins.  PLoS One June 15, doi 10.1371

Chen, L., Zhang, H., Finiguerra, M., Anderson, P., Bobkov, Y., Avery, DE., Bouchard, C., Lin, S., Dam, HG. 2015 NA novel mutation from gene splicing of a voltage-gated sodium channel in a marine copepod and its potential effect on channel function. Journal Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology, vol. 469, 131-142

Finiguerra, M., Avery, DE., Dam, HG. No evidence for induction and selection of mutant sodium channel expression in the copepod Acartia husdsonica challenged with the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense. 2014 Ecology and Evolution 4(17): 3470-3481 Open Access

Finiguerra, M., Avery, DE., Dam, HG. Sodium channel expression in the copepod Acartia hudsonica as a function of exposure to paralytic shellfish toxin (PST).  2014 Harmful Algae 39: 75-80

Finiguerra M., Avery D.E., Dam H.G. 2013 Sex Specific tolerance to starvation in the copepod Acartia tonsa. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 446: 17-21.

Hammerschmidt, C., Finiguerra, M., Weller, R., Fitzgerald, W., 2013 Methylmercury Accumulation in Plankton on the Continental Margin of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Environmental Science and Technology 47: 3671-3677.

Zhang, H., Finiguerra, M., Dam, H.G., Huang, Y., Liu, G., Lin, S. 2013 An improved method for achieving high-quality RNA for copepod gene transcriptomic studies. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 446: 57-66.

Finiguerra, M., Escribano, DE, Taylor GT.  2011 Light-Independent Mechanisms of Virion Inactivation in Coastal Marine Systems. Hydrobiologia 665:51-66

Bosch, I., J.C. Makarewicz, T. W. Lewis, E. A. Bonk, M. Finiguerra and B. Groveman.  2009. Management of agricultural practices results in declines of filamentous algae in the lake littoral. Journal of Great Lakes Research: 35 sup.1 pp 90-99.

Theses:

Finiguerra, M. 2013 Determining the Role of a Novel Sodium Channel Mutation on Tolerance to Paralytic Shellfish Toxins in the Marine Copepod Acartia hudsonica. PhD Thesis. University of Connecticut, 119 pp

Finiguerra, M. 2007. Effect of dissolved seawater components and exposures to non-receptive bacterial cells on virion decay. Master’s Thesis. Stony Brook University. 87 pp

Scientific Outreach and Pedagogy Communications:

Finiguerra, M., Avery, D.E., Dam, H.G. Dangerous Aquatic Prey: Can Predators Adapt to Toxic Algae. 2014 Data Nuggets (lesson plans for science teachers), Open Access; www.Datanuggets.org

Finiguerra, M., Avery, D.E., Dam, H.G. Case Study: Testing for Adaptation. Submitting to National Center for Case Study Research, Target: College Biology. Draft in hand

HG Dam & M Finiguerra 2013 Science Experts- Toxic Algae; Infestations Documentary. Stornoway Productions. International Release

Dam, H.G., Finiguerra, M.B., Batoh, C.S., Skelton-Flores, H.K. 2012 What controls toxic algae blooms in Long Island Sound? Wracklines (CT Sea Grant publication) vol. 11,2: 9-13

Finiguerra, M. Payne, D., Dam, HG, Avery, DE. 2010 Predators and Dangerous Prey:Plankton, Toxins and Evolution. 1 hour oral presentation workshop at National Science Teachers Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

In Review and In Prep Manuscripts:

Dam, H.G., Finiguerra, M., Batoh, C.S., Skelton-Flores, H.K., Avery, D.E. The dilution technique reveals complex interactions in the microplankton community during blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium sp. Draft-in-Hand.

Dam, H.G and Finiguerra, M. Effects of mesozooplankton on the microplankton community during blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium sp. In prep

Conference Proceedings:

Dam, H.G., Finiguerra, M., Avery, D.E., Courneyor, B. 2014 Thermal responses of zooplankton species along a thermal gradient of the eastern USA: Evidence for phenotypic plasticity. Gordon Research Conference: Ocean Global Change Biology

Finiguerra, M., Dam, HG., Avery, DE., Burris, Z., 2013 Sex-specific adult starvation tolerance in the marine copepod Acartia tonsa. ASLO aquatic sciences meeting. Oral presentation

Finiguerra, M.., Batoh, C.S. , Skelton-Flores, H.K., Avery, D.E. , Courneyer, B., Dam, H.G. 2011 Mircozooplankton grazing during blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium sp. in Long Island Sound. 6th symposium on Harmful Algae. Austin, TX. Oral presentation

Finiguerra, M., Skelton, H., Senft, C., Chen, L., Avery, DE., Dam, HG. 2011 Functional shifts in zooplankton grazing during the progression of a toxic dinoflagellate bloom. ASLO aquatic sciences meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico. Oral presentation

Weller, R. Finiguerra, M., Fitzgerald, W.F., Hammerschmidt, C. Methylmercury in Plankton on the Continental Margin of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. Halifax, Canada. July 2011. Poster presentation

Pagano, M.B., Escribano, D.F., Taylor, G.T.  2006.  The Effects of Seawater Constituents on Viral Decay Rates.  Winter ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting.  Oral Presentation

Pagano, M.  2004.  Digital Quadrat Analysis of Percent Filamentous Algal Cover.  Great Lakes Research Consortium Student/Faculty Conference.  Syracuse, NY.  Oral Presentation

Pagano, M., Beck, A.  2002.  Sediment Geochemistry of New York and Venetian Marshes.  Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Results Presentation to Venetian and American Scientists and Officials. Venice, Italy Oral Presentation