Biomedical Research Policy:

Pickett C, Bankston A, McDowell GS. The GSS is an unreliable indicator of biological sciences postdoc population trends. BioRxiv. Aug 2 2017. doi: (PREPRINT)

Bankston A, McDowell GS. 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, McDowell GS. Monitoring the compliance of the academic enterprise with the Fair Labor Standards Act. [version 2; referees: 3 approved]F1000Research 2017, 5:2690 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.10086.2)

Skeletal Muscle Biology Research:

Hindi S, Shin J, Gallot Y, Straughn A, Simionescu-Bankston A, Hindi L, Xiong G, Friedland R, Kumar A. MyD88 promotes myoblast fusion in a cell-autonomous manner. Nature Communications – accepted, to be published fall 2017.

Simionescu-Bankston A, Kumar A. Non-coding RNAs in the regulation of skeletal muscle biology in health and disease. J Mol Med (Berl). 2016 Aug;94(8):853-66. doi: 10.1007/s00109-016-1443-y. Epub 2016 Jul 4. PMID: 27377406 PMCID: PMC4957971 (Review)

Simionescu-Bankston A*, Pichavant C*, Canner JP, Apponi LH, Wang Y, Steeds C, Olthoff JT, Belanto JJ, Ervasti JM, Pavlath GK. Creatine kinase B is necessary to limit myoblast fusion during myogenesis. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2015 Jun 1;308(11):C919-31. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00029.2015. Epub 2015 Mar 25. PMID: 25810257 *Denotes co-first authors.

Simionescu-Bankston A, Leoni G, Wang Y, Pham PP, Ramalingam A, DuHadaway JB, Faundez V, Nusrat A, Pendergast GC, Pavlath GK. The N-BAR domain protein, Bin3, regulates Rac1- and Cdc42-dependent processes in myogenesis. Dev Biol. 2013 Oct 1;382(1):160-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2013.07.004. Epub 2013 Jul 16. PMID: 23872330 PMCID: PMC3783639 

Hall MN, Griffin CA, Simionescu A, Corbett AH, Pavlath GK. Distinct roles for classical nuclear import receptors in the growth of multinucleated muscle cells. Dev Biol. 2011 Sep 1;357(1):248-58. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2011.06.032. Epub 2011 Jun 30. PMID: 21741962 PMCID: PMC3156328

Simionescu A, Pavlath GK. Molecular mechanisms of myoblast fusion across speciesAdv Exp Med Biol. 2011;713:113-35. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-0763-4_8. PMID: 21432017 (Review)