Biomedical Research Policy:

Pickett, C. L., Bankston, A. and McDowell, G. S. The GSS is an unreliable indicator of biological sciences postdoc population trends. In preparation.

Bankston, A. and McDowell, G. S. A review of postdoc reforms in the U.S. and the case of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) updates of 2016. The Landscape of Postdoctoral Fellows – The Invisible Scholars. Elsevier (Review) Accepted, to be published Fall 2017.

Bankston, A. and McDowell, G. S. (2016). Monitoring the compliance of the academic enterprise with the Fair Labor Standards Act. F1000Research.

Skeletal Muscle Biology Research:

Simionescu-Bankston, A. and Kumar, A. (2016). Non-coding RNAs in the regulation of skeletal muscle biology in health and disease. J. Mol. Med. PMID: 27377406 PMCID: PMC4957971 (Review)

Simionescu-Bankston, A.*, Pichavant, C.*, Canner, J. P., Apponi, L. H., Wang, Y., Steeds, C., Olthoff, J. T., Belanto, J. J., Ervasti, J. M. and Pavlath, G. K (2015). Creatine kinase B is necessary to limit myoblast fusion during myogenesis. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. PMID: 25810257 *Denotes co-first authors.

Simionescu-Bankston, A., Leoni, G., Wang, Y., Pham, P. P.**, Ramalingam, A., DuHadaway, J.B., Faundez, V., Nusrat, A., Prendergast, G.C. and Pavlath, G.K. (2013). The N-BAR domain protein, Bin3, regulates Rac1- and Cdc42-dependent processes in myogenesis. Dev Biol. 382:160-71. PMID: 23872330 PMCID: PMC3783639 **Indicates mentored undergraduate student.

Hall, M. N., Griffin, C. A., Simionescu, A., Corbett, A. H. and Pavlath, G. K. (2011). Distinct roles for classical nuclear import receptors in the growth of multinucleated muscle cells. Dev Biol. 357:248-58. PMID: 21741962 PMCID: PMC3156328

Simionescu, A. and Pavlath, G. K. (2011). Molecular mechanisms of myoblast fusion across species. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 713:113-35. PMID: 21432017 (Review)