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Peter Bryant

Peter Bryant, PhDPeter Bryant, Ph.D.
Research Professor

4221 McGaugh Hall
University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697

Tel: (949) 824-4714
Fax:
(949) 824-3571
Email:
pjbryant@uci.edu
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Monitoring Biodiversity: We are working with students and local environmental organizations to photodocument and monitor local biodiversity, emphasizing terrestrial invertebrates (insects and spiders), and marine invertebrates (zooplankton). Projects include field studies of the distribution, seasonality and abundance of these animals, as well as studies of their life cycles. The resulting data are being used to build a comprehensive web site showing the diversity, life history, ecological roles, and conservation issues concerning these animals as well as plants and other organisms. A specific region of mitochondrial DNA, called the “DNA Barcode” is being used for matching adult animals with larval stages, and for species identification as part of the International Barcode of Life Project.

Recent Publications

  • Bryant, P. J. (2013) Inducers, Parasitoids, and Inquilines: Life inside the Plant Gall. Fremontia 41, 14-19.
  • Dolezal, T., Kucerova, K., Neuhold,J., and Bryant, P. J. (2010). Casein Kinase I epsilon Somatic Mutations found in Breast Cancer cause Overgrowth in Drosophila. International Journal of Developmental Biology 54, 1419-1424.
  • Bryant, P.J. (2009). Invasion of Southern California by the Palearctic pyrrhocorid Scantius aegyptius (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 85, 190-193.
  • Guerra-Crespo, M., Gleason, D., Sistos, A., Toosky, T., Solaroglu, I., Zhang, J.H., Bryant, P.J., and Fallon, J.H. (2009). Transforming Growth Factor-alpha Induces Neurogenesis and Behavioral Improvement in a Chronic Stroke Model. Neuroscience 160, 470-83. Epub 2009 Feb 25.
  • Bryant, P.J. (2009).  Who’s Cleaning the Bay? Tracks (Newsletter of Newport Bay Naturalists and Friends).
  • Bryant, P.J. (2008).  Butterfly Wings.  Tracks (Newsletter of Newport Bay Naturalists and Friends). June-August issue, pp 1,4.
  • Bryant, P.J. (2008).  Engaging the Public on Biodiversity Issues.  In: In the Light of Evolution, Volume II.  Biodiversity and Extinction.  Avise, J.C., S.P. Hubbell, and F.J. Ayala (eds.). The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., pp 311- 321.
  • Bryant, P. and Schwartz, P. (2008).  Stem Cells.  In: Fundamentals of the stem cell debate: The scientific, religious, ethical, and political issues. Berkeley: University of California Press.  Monroe, K. R., Miller, R. B., & Tobis, J. S. (Eds.). pp 10-36.
  • Schwartz, P. and Bryant, P (2008).  Therapeutic Uses of Stem Cells.  In: Fundamentals of the stem cell debate: The scientific, religious, ethical, and political issues. Berkeley: University of California Press.  Monroe, K. R., Miller, R. B., & Tobis, J. S. (Eds.). pp 37-61.
  • Gleason, D, Fallon, J.H., Guerra, M., Liu, J-C., and Bryant P.J. (2008). Ependymal stem cells divide asymmetrically and transfer progeny into the subventricular zone when activated by injury. Neuroscience 156, 81-8. Epub 2008 Jul 11.
  • Modak C, Bryant P. (2008) Casein Kinase I epsilon positively regulates the Akt pathway in breast cancer cell lines. Biochem Biophys Res Commun., 368(3):801-7.
  • You, X.J., Bryant, P.J., Jurnak, F. and Holcombe, R.F. (2007). Expression of Wnt pathway components frizzled and disheveled in colon cancer arising in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Oncology Reports 18, 691-4.
  • Doleželová, E., Nothacker H.-P., Civelli O., Bryant P.J. and Žurovec M. (2007). A Drosophila adenosine receptor activates cAMP and calcium signaling. Insect Biochem. Molec. Biol. 37, 318-329.
  • Terskikh, A., Bryant, P.J. and Schwartz, P.H. (2006). Mammalian stem cells. Pediatric Res. 59, 13R-20R.
  • Marble, D. D., Snyder, E. D., Hegle, A. P., Dimitratos, S., Bryant, Peter J. and Wilson, G.F. (2005). Camguk/CASK enhances Ether-a-go-go potassium current by a phosphorylation-dependent mechanism. J. Neurosci. Res. 25, 4898-907.
  • Doleželová, E., Žurovec, M., Dolezal, T., Simek, P. and Bryant, P.J. (2005). The Emerging Role of Adenosine Deaminases in Insects. Insect Biochem. Molec. Biol. 35, 381-9.

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