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Selected publications

Connell, M.L.; Wu, C.-C.; Blount, J.R.; Haimbaugh, A.; Kintzele, E.K.; Banerjee, D.; Baker, B.B.; Baker, T.R. Adult-Onset Transcriptomic Effects of Developmental Exposure to Benzene in Zebrafish (Danio rerio): Evaluating a Volatile Organic Compound of Concern. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2023, 24, 16212. 


Serena E. George, Tracie R. Baker, Bridget B. Baker, Nonlethal detection of PFAS bioaccumulation and biomagnification within fishes in an urban- and wastewater-dominant Great Lakes watershed, Environmental Pollution, Volume 321, 2023121123, ISSN 0269-7491,


Haimbaugh A, Wu C-C, Akemann C, Meyer DN, Connell M, Abdi M, Khalaf A, Johnson D, Baker TR. Multi- and Transgenerational Effects of Developmental Exposure to Environmental Levels of PFAS and PFAS Mixture in Zebrafish (Danio rerio). Toxics. 2022; 10(6):334.

Haimbaugh A, Meyer D, Akemann C, Gurdziel K and Baker TR (2022) Comparative Toxicotranscriptomics of Single Cell RNA-Seq and Conventional RNA-Seq in TCDD-Exposed Testicular Tissue. Front.Toxicology 4:821116. doi: 10.3389/ftox.2022.821116

Wu, C.-C., Connell, M., Zarb, A., Akemann, C., Morgan, S., McElmurry, S.P., Love, N.G. and Baker, T.R. (2022), Point-of-use carbon-block drinking water filters change gut microbiome of larval zebrafish. Environmental Microbiology Reports.


Phillips J, Haimbaugh AS, Akemann C, Shields JN, Wu C-C, Meyer DN, Baker BB, Siddiqua Z, Pitts DK, Baker TR. Developmental Phenotypic and Transcriptomic Effects of Exposure to Nanomolar Levels of 4-Nonylphenol, Triclosan, and Triclocarban in Zebrafish (Danio rerio). Toxics. 2022; 10(2):53.

Jessica R. Blount, Jeremiah N. Shields, Chia-Chen Wu, Camille Akemann, Bridget B. Baker, Zoha Siddiqua, Danielle N. Meyer, Nemer Hijazi, Zane Tolbert, David K. Pitts, Tracie R. Baker, Phenotypic and transcriptomic effects of developmental exposure to nanomolar levels of pesticides in zebrafish, Environmental Advances, Volume 7,  2022

Bridget B. Baker, Alex S. Haimbaugh, F. Gianluca Sperone, Destiny M. Johnson, Tracie R. Baker,
Persistent contaminants of emerging concern in a great lakes urban-dominant watershed, Journal of Great Lakes Research,
Volume 48, Issue 1, 2022;

Mackenzie K. Herroon, Shane Mecca, Alex Haimbaugh, Laimar C. Garmo, Erandi Rajagurubandara, Sokol V. Todi, Tracie R. Baker, Izabela Podgorski, Adipocyte-driven unfolded protein response is a shared transcriptomic signature of metastatic prostate carcinoma cells, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell Research,Volume 1868, Issue 11, 2021, 119101,
SSN 0167-4889,

Jessica Phillips, Camille Akemann, Jeremiah N. Shields, Chia-Chen Wu, Danielle N. Meyer, Bridget B. Baker, David K. Pitts, Tracie R. Baker, Developmental phenotypic and transcriptomic effects of exposure to nanomolar levels of metformin in zebrafish, Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, Volume 87, 2021, 103716, ISSN 1382-6689,

Lakshmi Neha Reddy Alla, Manahil Monshi, Zoha Siddiqua, Jeremiah Shields, Karim Alame, Andrea Wahls, Camille Akemann, Danielle Meyer, Emily J. Crofts, Fadie Saad, Judy El-Nachef, Merna Antoon, Raquel Nakhle, Nemer Hijazi, Maha Hamid, Katherine Gurdziel, Shawn P. McElmurry, Donna R. Kashian, Tracie R. Baker, David K. Pitts,
Detection of endocrine disrupting chemicals in Danio rerio and Daphnia pulex: Step-one, behavioral screen,
Chemosphere, Volume 271, 2021, 129442, ISSN 0045-6535,

Shahab M, Rosati R, Meyers D, Shields J, Crofts E, Baker TR, Jamesdaniel S. 2020. Cisplatin-induced hair cell loss in zebrafish neuromasts is accompanied by protein nitration and Lmo4 degradation. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol; 410;

Miller CJ, Runge-Morris M, Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Straughen JK, Dittrich TM, Baker TR, Petriello MC, Mor G, Ruden D, O’Leary B, Teimoori S, Tummala C, Heldman S, Agarwal M, Roth K, Yang Z, Baker BB. 2020. A review of volatile organic compound contamination in post-industrial urban centers: reproductive health implications using a Detroit lens. Int J Environ Res Public Health; 17(23), 8755;

Wu CC, Shields JN, Akemann C, Meyer DN, Connell M, Baker BB, Pitts D, Baker TR. 2020. Phenotypic and transcriptomic effects of developmental exposure to nanomolar levels of estrone and bisphenol A in zebrafish. Sci Total Environ;

Pedersen A, Meyer DN, Petriv AM, Soto A, Shields J, Akemann C, Baker BB, Tsou WL, Zhang Y, Baker TR. 2020. Nanoplastics impact the zebrafish (Danio rerio) transcriptome: associated developmental and neurobehavioral consequences. Environ Pollut;

Meyer DN, Crofts EJ, Akemann C, Gurdziel K, Farr R, Baker BB, Weber DN, Baker TR. 2020. Developmental exposure to Pb2+ induces transgenerational changes to zebrafish brain transcriptome. Chemosphere; 244:125527; doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125527

Yongli Zhang, Allison Diehl, Ashton Lewandowski, Kishore Gopalakrishnan, Tracie Baker, Removal efficiency of micro- and nanoplastics (180 nm–125 μm) during drinking water treatment, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 720, 2020,
137383, ISSN 0048-9697,

Camille Akemann, Danielle N Meyer, Katherine Gurdziel, Tracie R Baker, TCDD-induced multi- and transgenerational changes in the methylome of male zebrafish gonads, Environmental Epigenetics, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2020, dvaa010,

Akemann C, Meyer DN, Gurdziel K and Baker TR. 2019. Developmental Dioxin Exposure Alters the Methylome of Adult Male Zebrafish Gonads. Frontiers in Genetics; 9(719);

Shields JN, Hales EC, Ranspach LE, Luo X, Orr S, Runft D, Dombkowski A, Neely MN, Matherly LH, Taub J, Baker TR, Thummel R. 2019. Exposure of Larval Zebrafish to the Insecticide Propoxur Induced Developmental Delays that Correlate with Behavioral Abnormalities and Altered Expression of hspb9 and hspb11. Toxics; 7(4): pii: E50;

Baker BB, Meyer DN, Llaniguez J, Rafique S, Cotroneo T, Hish G, Baker TR. 2019. Management of multiple protozoan ectoparasites in a research axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) colony. Journal for the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science; 58(4):479-484

Andrew J. Schneider, Joseph Gawdzik, Chad M. Vezina, Tracie R. Baker, Richard E. Peterson, Sox9 in mouse urogenital sinus epithelium mediates elongation of prostatic buds and expression of genes involved in epithelial cell migration,
Gene Expression Patterns, Volume 34, 2019, 119075, ISSN 1567-133X, 

Jessica R. Blount, Danielle N. Meyer, Camille Akemann, Sean L. Johnson, Katherine Gurdziel, Tracie R. Baker, Sokol V. Todi; Unanchored ubiquitin chains do not lead to marked alterations in gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster. Biol Open 15 May 2019; 8 (5): bio043372. doi:

Meyer DM, Baker BB, Baker TR. 2018. Ancestral TCDD exposure induces multigenerational histologic and transcriptomic alterations in gonads of male zebrafish. Toxicological Sciences; 164(2):603-612

Gawdzik, J.C., Yue, M.S., Martin, N.R. et al. sox9b is required in cardiomyocytes for cardiac morphogenesis and function. Sci Rep 8, 13906 (2018).

Baker BB, Yee JS, Meyer DN, Yang D, Baker TR. 2016. Histological and Transcriptomic Changes in Male Zebrafish Testes Due to Early Life Exposure to Low Level 2,3,7,8- Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-Dioxin. Zebrafish; 13(5):413-23

Plavicki J, Baker TR, Burns F, Xiong K, Gooding A, Hofsteen P, Peterson RE and Heideman W. 2015. Construction and characterization of a sox9b transgenic reporter line. International Journal of Developmental Biology; 58:693-99

Baker TR, Peterson RE and Heideman W. 2014. Using zebrafish as a model system for studying the transgenerational effects of dioxin. Toxicological Sciences; 138 (1):403-11

Baker TR, King-Heiden TC, Peterson RE and Heideman W. 2014. Dioxin Induction of Transgenerational Inheritance of Disease in Zebrafish. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology; 398(1-2):36-41

Baker TR, Peterson RE and Heideman W. 2014. Adverse effects in adulthood resulting from low-level dioxin exposure in juvenile zebrafish. Endocrine Disruptors; 2:e1-5

Baker TR, Peterson RE and Heideman W. 2013. Early dioxin exposure causes toxic effects in adult zebrafish; Toxicological Sciences. 135(1):241-50

Baker TR, Baker BB, Johnson SM, and Sladky KK. 2013. Comparative analgesic efficacy of morphine and butorphanol in koi (Cyprinus carpio) undergoing gonadectomy. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association; 243(6):882-90

MacDonald MJ, Husain RD, Hoffmann-Benning S, and Baker TR. 2004. Immunochemical identification of coenzyme Q0-dihydrolipoamide adducts in the E2 components of the alphaketoglutarate and pyruvate dehydrogenase complexes partially explains the cellular toxicity of coenzyme Q0. Journal of Biological Chemistry; 279(26):27278-85

Baker TR, Doucette GJ, Powell CL, Boyer GL, and Plumley FG. 2003. GTX(4) imposters: characterization of fluorescent compounds synthesized by Pseudomonas stutzeri SF/PS and Pseudomonas/Alteromonas PTB-1, symbionts of saxitoxin-producing Alexandrium spp. Toxicon; 41(3):339-47

Baker TR. 2001. Saxitoxins: role of prokaryotes. MS Thesis, University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Plumley FG, Wei Z, Toivanen (Baker) TB, Doucette GJ, and Franca S. 1999. Tn5 mutagenesis of Pseudomonas stutzeri SF/PS, a bacterium associated with Alexandrium lusitanicum (Dinophyceae) and Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. Journal of Phycology; 35:1390-1396

Plumley FG, Wei Z, Toivanen (Baker) TB, Doucette GJ, and Franca S. 1998. Molecular analysis of bacteria implicated in synthesis of saxitoxin (abstract). Journal of Phycology; 34S:47

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