Selected Publications (Bucknell students underlined)

TM Lilley, JM Prokkola, AS Blomberg, S Paterson, JS Johnson, GG Turner, T Bartonička, E Bachorec, DM Reeder, KA Field, Resistance is futile: RNA-sequencing reveals differing responses to bat fungal pathogen in Nearctic Myotis lucifugus and Palearctic Myotis myotis, Oecologia, 191(2), 295-309, doi:10.1007/s00442-019-04499-6 (2019) Open Access Full Text.

K Hirose, AY Payumo, S Cutie, A Hoang, H Zhang, R Guyot, D Lunn, RB Bigley, H Yu, J Wang, M Smith, E Gillett, SE Muroy, T Schmid, E Wilson, KA Field, DM Reeder, M Maden, MM Yartsev, MJ Wolfgang, F Grützner, TS Scanlan, LI Szweda, R Buffenstein, G Hu, F Flamant, JE Olgin, GN Huang,, Evidence for hormonal control of heart regenerative capacity during endothermy acquisition, Science 364 (6436), 184-188 doi:10.1126/science.aar2038 (2019)

KA Field, BJ Sewall, JM Prokkola, GG Turner, MF Gagnon, TM Lilley, JP White, JS Johnson, CL Hauer, DM Reeder, Effect of torpor on host transcriptomic responses to a fungal pathogen in hibernating bats, Molecular Ecology, doi:10.1111/mec.14827 (2018).

SM Reeder, JM Palmer, JM Prokkola, TM Lilley, DAM Reeder, KA Field, Pseudogymnoascus destructans transcriptome changes during white-nose syndrome infections, Virulence, doi:10.1080/21505594.2017.1342910 (2017) Open Access Full Text.

MS Moore, KA Field, MJ Behr, GG Turner, ME Furze, DWF Stern, PR Allegra, SA Bouboulis, CD Musante, ME Vodzak, ME Biron, MB Meierhofer, WF Frick, JT Foster, DHowell, JA Kath, A Kurta, G Nordquist, JS Johnson, TM Lilley, BW Barrett, DM Reeder, Energy conserving thermoregulatory patterns and lower disease severity in a bat resistant to the impacts of white-nose syndrome, Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s00360-017-1109-2 (2017) Full Text.

TM Lilley, JM Prokkola, JS Johnson, EJ Rogers, S Gronsky, A Kurta, DM Reeder*, KA Field*, Immune responses in hibernating little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus) with white-nose syndrome, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284(1848) 20162232. doi:10.1098/rspb.2016.2232 (2017) *Contributed equally. Full Text.

TM Lilley, CA Wilson, RF Bernard, EV Willcox, EJ Vesterinen, QMR Webber, L Kurpiers, JM Prokkola, I Ejotre, A Kurta, KA Field, DM Reeder, AT Pulliainen, Molecular Detection of Candidatus Bartonella mayotimonensis in North American Bats, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 17(4): 243-246. doi:10.1089/vbz.2016.2080 (2017) Full Text.

TM Lilley, JS Johnson, L Ruokolainen, EJ Rogers, CA Wilson, SM Schell, KA Field*, DM Reeder*, White-nose syndrome survivors do not exhibit frequent arousals associated with Pseudogymnoascus destructans infection, Frontiers in Zoology 13(1) 1. doi:10.1186/s12983-016-0143-3 (2016) *Contributed equally. Open Access Full Text.

KA Field, JS Johnson, TM Lilley, SM Reeder, EJ Rogers, MJ Behr, DM Reeder, The white-nose syndrome transcriptome: Activation of anti-fungal host responses in wing tissue of hibernating little brown myotis, PLoS Pathogens 11(10) e1005168. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1005168 (2015) Open Access Full Text.

JS Johnson, DM Reeder, TM Lilley, GA Czirjak, CC Voigt, JW McMichael III, MB Meierhofer, CW Seery, SS Lumadue, AJ Altmann, MO Toro, KA Field, Antibodies to Pseudogymnoascus destructans are not sufficient for protection against white-nose syndrome, Ecology and Evolution 5(11): 2203–2214. doi:10.1002/ece3.1502 (2015) Open Access Full Text.

JS Johnson, DM Reeder, JW McMichael III, MB Meierhofer, DWF Stern, SS Lumadue, LE Sigler, HD Winters, ME Vodzak, A Kurta, JA Kath, KA Field, Host, pathogen, and environmental characteristics predict white-nose syndrome mortality in captive little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus), PLoS ONE 9(11): e112502. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112502 (2014) Open Access Full Text.

Gaylo AE, Laux KS, Batzel EJ, Berg ME, Field KA. Delayed rejection of MHC class II-disparate skin allografts in mice treated with farnesyltransferase inhibitors. Transplant Immunology 20(3):163-70 (2009). Full Text.

Field KA, Charoenthongtrakul S, Bishop JM, Refaeli Y. Farnesyl transferase inhibitors induce extended remissions in transgenic mice with mature B cell lymphomas. Molecular Cancer. 7:39 (2008). Open Access Full Text.

Refaeli Y, Young RM, Turner BC, Duda J, Field KA, Bishop JM, The B cell antigen receptor and overexpression of MYC can cooperate in the genesis of B cell lymphomas. PLoS Biology. 6(6):e152 (2008). Open Access Full Text.

Refaeli, Y, Field, KA, Turner, BC, Trumpp, A, Bishop, JM, The protooncogene MYC can break B cell tolerance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 102(11):4097-102 (2005). Full Text.

Field, KA, Holowka, D, Baird, B, Compartmentalized activation of the high affinity immunoglobulin E receptor within membrane domains. Journal of Biological Chemistry 272(7):4276-80 (1997). Full Text.

Field, KA, D Holowka, B Baird, Fc-epsilon-RI-mediated recruitment of p53/56-lyn to detergent-resistant membrane domains accompanies cellular signaling. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 92 (20): 9201-9205 (1995). PDF File.

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June 27th, 2020

Coronavirus Research at Bucknell

Bats could help us better understand coronavirus infections, as described in an article by Tom Avril in the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Bats carry coronaviruses but don’t get sick. Could their secret help us fight COVID-19?” The article describes the work being done in Prof. Field’s and Prof. Reeder’s labs at Bucknell and how bats have a unique evolutionary history with coronaviruses.

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June 15th, 2020

NSF Grant Awarded to Fund Bat Coronavirus Research

Professors Field and Reeder were recently awarded a National Science Foundation RAPID Grant, “Immune Responses to CoV Infections in African and North American Bats.” The $200,000 grant will be used to study whether bats hold a secret to getting infected with coronaviruses without getting as sick as humans. Using samples collected over the past five years and stockpiled in freezers at Bucknell, they will be looking to see which coronaviruses infect these bats and how the bats respond to them.

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June 1st, 2020

Paper on WNS Natural Selection

Our collaboration with Thomas Lilley, Steve Patterson and others was published in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, “Genome-Wide Changes in Genetic Diversity in a Population of Myotis lucifugus Affected by White-Nose Syndrome.” Combined with a couple of other similar studies, we are starting to understand how white-nose syndrome might be selecting for bats that are less susceptible, similar to what may have happened millennia ago in Eurasian bats.

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January 1st, 2020

5 Batlab papers from from 2018-19!

The Bucknell Batlab contributed to 5 papers published in 2018-19: Oecologia Resistance is futile: RNA-sequencing reveals differing responses to bat fungal pathogen in Nearctic Myotis lucifugus and Palearctic Myotis myotis TM Lilley, et al. Science Evidence for hormonal control of heart regenerative capacity during endothermy acquisition K Hirose, et al. Molecular Ecology Effect of torpor on host transcriptomic responses to a fungal pathogen in hibernating bats KA Field, et al. Ecology and Evolution Quantification of pathogen levels is necessary to compare responses to pathogen exposure: Comment on Davy et al. KA Field Journal of Wildlife Diseases Bats recovering from white-nose syndrome elevate metabolic […]

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April 12th, 2018

UV Treatment Trial for WNS in the News

Two recent articles have highlighted the work we are doing with Dan Lindner and Jon Palmer at the US Forest Service: Battling a Deadly Bat Fungus in Chemical & Engineering News Bats May Be Poised for a Comeback From White-Nose Syndrome in Sierra Hopefully we will have something to report from that study soon!

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June 17th, 2017

Three new papers published!

First, our study of the immune response in little brown bats infected with P. destructans came out in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Second, our paper describing the differences in how WNS affects susceptible little brown bats and resistant big brown bats was just published in Journal of Comparative Physiology B. Third, our paper that shows the changes in gene expression when P. destructans is infecting bats compared to when it grows in culture is in press at Virulence. Exciting times for the Bucknell bat lab!

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April 13th, 2016

Frontiers in Zoology paper in the news!

Our first paper studying the remnant bat populations that are persisting in the face of white-nose syndrome has been covered all over the news, thanks to an excellent article written by Michael Hill of the Associated Press. Here are a few of the links (of about 1,080 results as of Apr 13, according to Google): CBS News The Enterprise News in Brief

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