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Jill Jenkins

RESEARCH MICROBIOLOGIST

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Short Biography

                     Education

                     1991-1992:         Postdoctoral Res.;  Reproductive Genetics Labs, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Univ. of TN, with Stephen Wachtel

                     1985 - 1991:       Degree:  Ph.D. in Microbiology

                                                Memphis State Univ., Memphis, TN

                     1983 - 1985:       Degree:  M.S. in Microbiology and Biochemistry

                                                Idaho State Univ., Pocatello, ID

                     1979 - 1981:       Degree:  B.S. in Biology

                                                Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

                     1977 - 1979:       Eisenhower College, Seneca Falls, NY

 






Journal Papers

 

1.         Jenkins, J.A. and D.D. Ourth.  1990.  Membrane damage to Escherichia coli and bactericidal kinetics by the alternative complement pathway of channel catfish.  Comparative Biochemisty and Physiology, 97B:477-481.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2286064

 

2.         Jenkins J.A., R. Rosell, D.D. Ourth, and L.B. Coons.  1991.  Electron microscopy of bactericidal effects produced by the alternative complement pathway of channel catfish.  Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, 3:16-22.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1577/1548-8667(1991)003%3C0016%3AEMOBEP%3E2.3.CO%3B2#preview

 

3.         Jenkins, J.A. and D.D. Ourth.  1993.  Opsonic effect of the alternative complement pathway on channel catfish peripheral blood phagocytes.  Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 39:447-459.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8116220

 

4.         Jenkins, J.A. and P.W. Taylor.  1995.  An alternative bacteriological medium for the isolation of Aeromonas spp.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 31:272-275.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8583652

 

5.         Jenkins, J.A. and T.R. Tiersch.  1997.  A preliminary bacteriological study of refrigerated channel catfish sperm.  Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 28:282-288. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1749-7345.1997.tb00644.x/abstract 

 

6.         Jenkins, J.A. and P.H. Klesius.  1998.  Elicitation of macrophages from the peritoneal cavity of channel catfish.  Journal of Aquatic Animal Health, 10:69-74.  http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70020701

 

7.         El Gamal, A.A., K.B. Davis, J.A. Jenkins, and E.L. Torrans.  1999.  Induction of triploidy and tetraploidy in Oreochromis niloticus (L.) Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 30:269-275.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1749-7345.1999.tb00875.x/abstract

 

8.         Segovia, M., J.A. Jenkins, C. Paniagua-Chavez, and T.R. Tiersch.  2000.  Flow cytometric evaluation of antibiotic effects on viability and mitochondrial function of stored sperm of Nile tilapia.  Theriogenology, 53:1489-1499. http://www.theriojournal.com/article/S0093-691X(00)00291-0/abstract

 

9.         Cardenas, W., J.A. Jenkins, and J.R. Dankert.  2000.  A flow cytometric approach to the study of crustacean cellular immunity.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 76:122-199. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022201100949607

 

10.     Gomez, M.C., J.A. Jenkins, A. Giraldo, R.F. Harris, A. King, B.L. Dresser, and C.E. Pope.  2003.  Nuclear transfer of synchronized African wild cat somatic cells into enucleated domestic cat oocytes.  Biology of Reproduction, 69:1032-1041. http://www.biolreprod.org/cgi/reprint/69/3/1032?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&author1=gomez%2C+mc&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWCIT

 

11.     Gauthier, J.M., J.A. Jenkins, J.P. LaPeyre.  2004.  Flow cytometric analysis of lectin binding to in vitro-cultured Perkinsus marinus surface carbohydrates.  Journal of Parasitology, 90:446-454. http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1645/GE-3269

 

12.     Cardenas, W., J.R. Dankert, and J.A. Jenkins.  2004.  Flow cytometric analysis of crayfish haemocytes activated by lipopolysaccharides.  Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 17:223-233.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1050464804000208#

 

13.     Salinas-Flores, L., C.G. Paniagua-Chavez, J.A. Jenkins, T.R. Tiersch.  2005.  Cryopreservation of sperm of red abalone (Haliotis rufescens).  Journal of Shellfish Research, 24:415-420.  http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.2983/0730-8000(2005)24%5B415%3ACOSORA%5D2.0.CO%3B2

 

14.     Paniagua-Chavez, C.G., J. Jenkins, M. Segovia, T.R. Tiersch.  2006.  Assessment of gamete quality for the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) by use of fluorescent dyes.  Cryobiology 53:128-138.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16777086

 

15.     Jenkins, J.A. and J.F. LaPeyre.  2006.  Cell proliferation detected with flow cytometric cell cycle analysis and immunohistochemical detection of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) from somatic tissues of eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginicaEnvironmental Bioindicators, 1:177-190.  http://www.environmentalindicatorsjournal.net/Journal/tabid/56/smid/369/ArticleId/36/Default.aspx

 

16.     Jenkins, J.A. and R.G. Thomas.  2007.  Use of eyeballs for establishing ploidy of Asian carp. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 27:1195-1202. 

 

17.     Liesl Nel-Themaat, M.C. Gómez, C.E. Pope, M. Lopez, G. Wirtu, J.A Jenkins, A. Cole, B.L. Dresser, K.R. Bondioli, and R.A. Godke.  2008.  Cloned embryos from semen. Part 2:  Intergeneric nuclear transfer of semen-derived eland (Taurotragus oryx) epithelial cells into bovine oocytes.  Cloning and Stem Cells, 10:161-172. doi:10.1089/clo.2007.0069 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18241126

 

18.     Horváth, Á., W.R. Wayman, J.C. Dean, B. Urbányi, T.R. Tiersch, S.D. Mims, D. Johnson, and J.A. Jenkins.  2008. Viability and fertilizing capacity of cryopreserved sperm from three North American acipenseriform species: retrospective study.  Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 24: 443-449.  http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/120847728/abstract

 

19.     Chacón, L., M.C. Gómez, J.A. Jenkins, S.P. Leibo, G. Wirtu, B.L. Dresser, C.E. and Pope.  2009.  Production of bovine cloned embryos with donor cells frozen at a slow cooling rate in a conventional freezer (-20°C).  Zygote, 17: 341-351. Cambridge Journals. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0967199409005474

 

20.     Len, J.A., J.A. Jenkins, B.E. Eilts, D.L. Paccamonti, S.K. Lyle, G. Hosgood.  2010.  Immediate and delayed (after cooling) effects of centrifugation on equine sperm.  Theriogenology, vol. 73, no. 2 (January 2010), pp. 225-231. http://www.theriojournal.com/article/S0093-691X(09)00404-X/abstract

 

21.     Gómez, M.C., M.A Serrano, C.E, Pope, J.A. Jenkins, M.N. Biancardi, M. López, C. Dumas, J. Galiguis, and B.L Dresser.  2010.  Derivation of cat embryonic stem-like cells from in vitro-produced blastocysts on homologous and heterologous feeder cells.  Theriogenology, 74:498-515.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20708127

 

22.     Chacón, L., M.C. Gómez, J.A. Jenkins, S.P. Leibo, G. Wirtu, B.L. Dresser, C. Earle Pope.  2010.  Effect of cryopreservation and in vitro culture of bovine fibroblasts on histone acetylation levels and in vitro development of hand-made cloned embryos.  Zygote, 19:255-264.   doi:10.1017/S0967199410000316.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20604985

 

23.     Jenkins, J.A., B.E. Eilts, A.M. Guitreau, C.R. Figiel, R.O. Draugelis-Dale, and T.R. Tiersch.  2011.  Sperm quality assessments for endangered razorback suckers Xyrauchen texanusReproduction, 141:55-65.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/REP-10-0153   

 

24.     Blazer, V.S., L.R. Iwanowicz, H. Henderson, P.M. Mazik, J.A. Jenkins, D.A. Alvarez, and J. A. Young, and.  2012.  Reproductive endocrine disruption in smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) in the Potomac River basin: spatial and temporal comparisons of biological effects.  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 184: 4309-4334. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-011-2266-5; http://www.springerlink.com/content/p22v3w52gv42r3h1

 

25.     M.C. Gómez, M.N. Biancardi, J.A. Jenkins, C. Dumas, J. Galiguis, G. Wang, and C. Earle Pope.  2012.  Scriptaid and 5-aza-2’deoxycytidine enhanced expression of pluripotent genes and in vitro developmental competence in interspecies Black-footed cat cloned embryos.  Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 47, Supplement 6. as part of the 7th quadrennial, International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction (ISCFR-2012).  pp 1-6.  doi: 10.1111/rda. 12027.\ .\http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23279482.  IP-038422.

 

26.     Jenkins, J.A., S.B. Hartley, J. Carter, D.J. Johnson, and J.B. Alford.  2013.  A geographic information system tool for aquatic resource conservation for the Red and Sabine River watersheds in the southeast US.  River Research and Applications, 29: 99-124. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rra.1580

 

27.     Blazer, V.S., AE. Pinkney, J.A. Jenkins, L.R. Iwanowicz, S.D. Zaugg, S. Minkkinen, R.O. Draugelis-Dale, and J.H. Uphoff.  2013. Reproductive health of the yellow perch Perca flavescens in selected tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.  Science of the Total Environment 447:198-209.  IP-042717.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.12.088; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969712016452

 

28.     Eljarah, A., J. Chandler, J.A. Jenkins, J. Chenevert, and A. Alcanal.  2013.  Usefulness of hemocytometer as a counting chamber in a computer assisted sperm analyzer (CASA): Animal Reproduction, v. 10, no. 4, p. 708-711. (http://www.cbra.org.br/pages/publicacoes/animalreproduction/issues/download/v10n4/p708-711%20(AR484).pd ) (Oct/Dec. 2013)  IP-035473: BAO Approval: Powell, J.; 9/27/2013

 

29.     Jenkins, J.A., H.M. Olivier, R.O. Draugelis-Dale, B.E. Eilts, L. Torres, R.  Patiño, E. Nilsen, and S.L. Goodbred.  2014.   Assessing reproductive and endocrine parameters in male largescale suckers (Catostomas macrocheilus) along a contaminant gradient in the lower Columbia River, USA: Science of the Total Environment, v. 484, p. 365-378, Available online 31 October 2014, at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.09.097 . [INVITED] IP-046167. BAO approval 9/27/13.

 

30.     Wittmann, M.E., C.L. Jerde, J.G. Howeth, S.P. Maher, A.M. Deines, J.A. Jenkins, G.W. Whitledge, S.R. Burbank, W.L. Chadderton, A.R. Mahon, J.T. Tyson, C.A. Gantz, R.P. Keller, J.M. Drake, D.M. Lodge.  2014.  Grass carp in the Great Lakes Region: Establishment potential, expert perceptions, and re-evaluation of experimental evidence of ecological impact.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 71:992-999.  Available online March 4, 2014.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2013-0537. IP-045070. BAO approval 2/6/14.

 

31.     Chapman, D.C., J.J. Davis, J.A. Jenkins, P.M. Kocovsky, J.G. Miner, J. Farver, and P.R. Jackson.  2013.  First evidence of grass carp recruitment in the Great Lakes Basin. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 39:547-554.  IP 046145 (BAO approval 08/16/2013) .http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2013.09.019.

 

32.     Jenkins, J.A. (Chair), H. L. Bart, Jr., J. D. Bowker, P. R. Bowser, J. R. MacMillan, J. G. Nickum, J. W. Rachlin J. D. Rose, P. W. Sorensen, B. E. Warkentine, and G. W. Whitledge.  2014.  Guidelines for use of fishes in research — Revised and expanded, 2014.  Fisheries, 39:415-416.  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03632415.2014.924408); Published online September 29. IP 052256; BAO approval 12/10/13.

 

33.     Jenkins, J.A., R.O. Draugelis-Dale, A.E. Pinkney, L. Iwanowicz, and V.S. Blazer.  2015.  Flow cytometric method for measuring chromatin fragmentation in fixed sperm from yellow perch (Perca flavescens)" Theriogenology, 83: 920-931. IP 048922  BAO approval 9/26/14

 

34.     Patiño, R., M.M. VanLandeghem, S.L. Goodbred, E. Orsak, J.A. Jenkins, K. Echols, M.R. Rosen, L. Torres.  In press.  Novel associations between contaminant body burdens and biomarkers of reproductive condition in male common carp along multiple gradients of contaminant exposure in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, USA.  General and Comparative Endocrinology.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2014.12.013.BAO approval 12/19/14.  IP-059505

 

35.     Goodbred, S.L., R. Patiño, L. Torres, K.R. Echols, J.A. Jenkins, M.R. Rosen, and E. Orsak. In press. Are endocrine and reproductive biomarkers altered in contaminant-exposed wild male Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) in Lake Mead, Nevada/Arizona, U.S.A.?  General and Comparative Endocrinology.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2015.02.015.  BAO approval 9/2/14.  IP-059171.

 

36.     Glorioso, B.M., J.H. Waddle, J.A. Jenkins, H.M. Olivier, R.R. Layton. Accepted.  Hyla chrysoscelis (Cope’s Gray Treefrog) x Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog): Putative natural hybrid.  Herpetological review. IP-059584.

 

37.     Jenkins, J.A., R. Draugelis-Dale, R.P. Glennon, A.M. Kelly, B.L. Brown, H.M. Olivier, and J.R. Morrison.  In Review as of 5,25,15.  An accurate method for assessing triploid induction of fish larvae.  Aquaculture

 

38.     Heather M. Olivier*, Jill A. Jenkins, Jacoby Carter, Mark Berhow.  Accepted.  Testing of a natural and a synthetic molluscicide for controlling invasive maculata Apple Snails (Pomacea maculata).  Bulletin for Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.

 

39.     Jill A. Jenkins, Michael R. Rosen, Rassa O. Draugelis-Dale, Kathy R. Echols, Leticia Torres, H.M. Olivier, C. M. Wieser, C.A. Kersten, and S.L. Goodbred.  Environmental Contaminant Effects Associations with Reproductive and Endocrine Biomarkers of Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) from the Lake Mead National Recreation Area (1998 – 2006).  In preparation.

 

40.     Thigpen, Tyler F., J.H. Waddle, J.A. Jenkins, R. Brad, R.O. Draugelis-Dale, and C.A. Constance.  In press, BAO approved 7/16/13. Detection of sublethal effects of atrazine on green frogs, (Lithobates clamitans), along an atrazine gradient in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana, US.  In review.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.  IP-033084.

 

 

Books

 

41.     Nickum, J.G., H. L. Bart, Jr., P.R. Bowser, I. E. Greer, C. Hubbs, J. A. Jenkins, J. R. MacMillan, J. W. Rachlin, J. D. Rose, P. W. Sorensen, and J. R. Tomasso.  2004.  Guidelines for the use of fishes in research.  Special Publication.  The AFS, American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.  http://fisheries.org/docs/wp/Guidelines-for-Use-of-Fishes.pdf

 

42.     Use of Fishes in Research Committee (joint committee of the American Fisheries Society, the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists, and the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists). 2014. Guidelines for the use of fishes in research. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. 90 pp.  BAO approval 3/12/14. [INVITED] IP-043958

http://fisheries.org/guide-for-the-use-of-fishes-in-research

 

Book Chapters

 

43.     Jenkins, J.A.  2000.  Infectious Disease and Quality Assurance Considerations for the Transfer of Cryopreserved Fish Gametes.  In Cryopreservation in Aquatic Species.  Tiersch, T.R. and P.M. Mazik, Editors.  WAS.  Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  pp. 343-363.

 

44.     Jenkins, J.A.  2000.  Regulatory Considerations for the Global Transfer of Cryopreserved Fish Gametes.  In Cryopreservation in Aquatic Species.  Tiersch, T.R. and P.M. Mazik, Editors.  The World Aquaculture Society.  Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  pp. 364-379.

 

45.     Jenkins, J.A.  2000.  Minimizing Microbial Contamination of Sperm Samples.  In Cryopreservation in Aquatic Species.  Tiersch, T.R. and P.M. Mazik, Editors.  The World Aquaculture Society.  Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  pp. 276-279.

 

46.     Tiersch, T.R. and J.A. Jenkins.  2003.  Biosecurity and regulatory considerations for transfer of cryopreserved sperm and early life stages of aquatic species.  In Biosecurity in Aquaculture Production Systems:  Exclusion of Pathogens and Other Undesirables.  Lee, C.S. and P.J. O’Bryen, Editors.  The World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.  pp. 171-198. INVITED]

 

47.     Tiersch, T.R., H. Yang, J.A. Jenkins, and Q. Dong.  2007.  Sperm cryopreservation in fish and shellfish, In Spermatology.  Roldan, E.R.S., and Gomendio, M., Editors.  Society of Reproduction and Fertility Supplement 65, Nottingham, United Kingdom, Nottingham Univ. Press, pp. 493-508.  http://www.nup.com/books/spermatology-srf-65.aspx 

 

48.     Papoulias, D.M., Candrl J, Jenkins JA, and Tillitt DE.  2011.  Verification of ploidy and reproductive potential in triploid black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) and grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)In: Chapman DC, Hoff MH (eds), Invasive Asian Carps in North America. American Fisheries Society Symposium 74, Bethesda, Maryland. pp 251-266.  http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70003922

 

49.     Thomas RG, J.A. Jenkins, and J. David.  2011.  Occurrence and distribution of Asian carps in Louisiana. In: Chapman DC, Hoff MH (eds), Invasive Asian Carps in North America. American Fisheries Society Symposium 74, Bethesda, Maryland.  pp. 239-250.

 

50.     Jenkins, J.A.  2011.  Male Germplasm in Relation to Environmental Conditions: Synoptic Focus on DNA, Chapter 16. In: Cryopreservation in Aquatic Species, 2nd Edition. T. R. Tiersch and C. C. Green, editors.  The World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. pp. 227-239.

 

51.     Jenkins, J. A.  2011.  Minimizing Microbial Contamination of Sperm Samples, Chapter 53.  In: Cryopreservation in Aquatic Species, 2nd Edition. T. R. Tiersch and C. C. Green, editors. The World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. pp. 684-687.

 

52.     Jenkins, J. A.  2011.  Infectious Disease and Quality Assurance Considerations for the Transfer of Cryopreserved Fish Gametes, Chapter 96. In: Cryopreservation in Aquatic Species, 2nd Edition. T. R. Tiersch and C. C. Green, editors. World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. pp. 939-959.

 

53.     Jenkins, J. A.  2011.  Regulatory Considerations for Global Transfer of Cryopreserved Fish Gametes, Chapter 97. In: Cryopreservation in Aquatic Species, 2nd Edition. T. R. Tiersch and C. C. Green, editors. World Aquaculture Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. pp. 960-976.

 

54.     Olivier, H.M., Jenkins, J.A. (2015) Proper handling of animal tissues from the field to the laboratory supports reliable biomarker endpoints. In: Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America. Marine Biology Series (Eds. J.B. Alford, M.S. Peterson, C.C. Green), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 81-93. IP 046164 BAO approval 10/23/13.

 

Proceedings

 

55.     Jenkins, J.A. and D.D. Ourth.  1989.  Opsonic effect of channel catfish complement on phagocytosis by catfish peripheral blood cells.  American Zoologist, 29:80. American Society of Zoology, Boston, Massachusetts. 

 

56.     Jenkins, J.A. and D.D. Ourth.  1993.  Antibacterial activity of the alternative complement pathway of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. Joint Meeting of the American Association of Immunologists and the Clinical Immunology Society.  Denver, Colorado.  May 21 - 25.  Journal of Immunology, 150:226A. 

 

57.     Jenkins, J.A. and D.W. Johnson.  1994.  Enhancement of science class in West Central Alabama. 1994 Sigma Xi Forum.  Scientists, Educators, and National Standards:  Action at the Local Level.  pp. 225-226.

 

58.     Jenkins, J.A. and J.R. Morrison.  1994.  Induction of a feed-related anemia in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus.  International Society for Aquatic Animal Health, Seattle, Washington.  September 4-8.  p. 97. 

 

59.     Collins, L.A., J.A. Jenkins, and R.L. Thune.  1994.  Phagocytosis and intracellular survival of Edwardsiella ictaluri in channel catfish macrophages.  International Society for Aquatic Animal Health, Seattle, Washington.  September 4-8.  p. 31.

 

60.     Segovia, M., J.A. Jenkins, C. Paniagua, R.C. Reigh, and T.R. Tiersch.  1998.  Flow cytometric evaluation of antibiotic effects on refrigerated storage of spermatozoa from tilapia.  International Society for Aquatic Animal Health, Baltimore, Maryland.  August 31.  p. 252.

 

61.     Paniagua, C.G., M.A. Segovia, J.A. Jenkins, and T.R. Tiersch.  1998.  Flow cytometric evaluation of mitochondrial activity and viability of American oyster (Crassostrea virginica) spermatozoa.  WAS, Las Vegas, Nevada.  February 16.  p. 404.

 

62.     Jenkins, J.A. and T.R. Tiersch.  1996.  Pathogen surveillance of fish sperm destined for repository.  U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Symposium on Global Genetic Resources - Access, Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland.  May 19-22, 1996.   p. 9.

 

63.     Gauthier, J.D., J.A. Jenkins, and J.F. La Peyre.  2002.  Flow cytometric analysis of lectin binding to in vitro cultured Perkinsus marinus surface carbohydrates.  Journal of Shellfish Research, 21:373.

 

64.     Bourgeois, E.B., J.A. Jenkins, J. Matuszewski, and M. McElroy.  2002.  Biological monitoring at Louisiana’s Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion Structure.  Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the Louisiana and Mississippi Chapters of the AFS, Biloxi, Mississippi.  February 6-8.  p. 15.

 

65.     Matuszewski, J.M., J.A. Jenkins, and R.O. Dale.  2002.  Optimizing relative condition factor equations for four estuarine fish species.  Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the Louisiana and Mississippi Chapters of the AFS, Biloxi, Mississippi.  February 6-8.  p. 41.

 

66.     Jenkins, J.A., D.F. Flaherty, W.R. Wayman, and T.R. Tiersch.  2002.  A chromatin structure assay for cryopreserved sperm from lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens).  Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the Louisiana and Mississippi Chapters of the AFS, Biloxi, Mississippi.  February 6-8.  p. 36.  PRESENTED

 

67.     Dockstader, J.M., J.E. Supan, and J.A. Jenkins.  2002.  Effects of freezing on oyster ploidy determination. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the Louisiana and Mississippi Chapters of the AFS, Biloxi, Mississippi.  February 6-8.  p. 23.

 

68.     Eljarah, A.H., J.E. Chandler, J. Chenevert, A.L. Canal, J.A. Jenkins.  2005.  Determining bull sperm concentration:  a novel design for CASA.  Society for Theriogenology Annual Conference, Charleston, South Carolina. August 9-13.  Theriogenology, 64(3):799.

 

69.     Giraldo, A.M., J.A. Jenkins, R.A. Godke, J.W. Lynn, and K.R. Bondioli.  2006.  Histone phosphorylation patterns and chromosomal stability of cultured bovine fibroblasts.  International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS), Orlando, Florida.  January 8-10.  Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 18:290.

 

70.     Gómez, M.C., J.A. Jenkins, M. Lopez, M.A. Serrano, C. Dumas, B.L. Dresser, and C.E. Pope.  2006.  Effect of mitomycin-C on viability and cell proliferation of domestic cat and mouse embryonic fibroblasts.  IETS, Orlando, Florida.  January 8-10.  Reproduction, Fertility, and Development, 18:290.

 

71.     Chacón, L., M.C. Gómez, J. Jenkins, S.P. Leibo, G. Wirtu, B.L. Dresser, C.E. Pope.  2006.  Viability and apoptosis of bovine fibroblasts frozen in a conventional (-20°C) or low-temperature (-80°C) freezer.  IETS.  Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 19:173-174. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/RDv19n1Ab112.

 

72.     Thomas, R.G., J.A. Jenkins, J. David, and L.M. Hannaman.  2007.  Asian carps in Louisiana.  LA AFS, Thibodaux, Louisiana.  February 1-2.  p. 25.  http://www.sdafs.org/laafs/2007%20ABSTRACTS%20BOOK.pdf

 

73.     Jenkins, J.A., E.M. Theall, B.E. Eilts, A.F. Parish, D.M. Papoulias, S.L. Goodbred, R.O. Draugelis-Dale.  2007.  Sperm motility as a biomarker of exposure to environmental contaminants.  LA AFS, Thibodaux, Louisiana.  February 1-2.  p. 36.  http://www.sdafs.org/laafs/2007%20ABSTRACTS%20BOOK.pdf.   PRESENTED

 

74.     Guerrero, C.A., J.A. Jenkins, J.W. Lynn, K.R. Bondioli, and R.A. Godke.  2007.  Effect of incubation of bovine epididymal spermatozoa in seminal plasma prior to cryopreservation.  IETS, Kyoto, Japan.  January 7-9.  Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 19:175-176.  http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/RDv19n1Ab116.

 

75.     Chacón, M.C. Gómez, J.A. Jenkins, G. Wirtu, B.L. Dresser, C.E. Pope.  2007.  Cryopreservation and in vitro culture affect histone acetylation levels of bovine fibroblasts.  IETS, Denver, Colorado, January 5-9.  Reproduction, Fertility, and Development, 20:93.  http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/RDv20n1Ab25

 

76.     Chacón, L., J. A. Jenkins, S.P. Leibo, G. Wirtu, B. L. Dresser, C. E. Pope, and M. C. Gómez,. 2008.  Effect of histone acetylation levels on the in vitro development of cloned bovine embryos.  IETS, San Diego, California.  January 3-7.  Reproduction, Fertility, and Development 21:111-112. http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=RDv21n1Ab23

 

77.     Len, J.A., J.A. Jenkins, B.E. Eilts, D.L. Paccamonti, S.K. Lyle, G. Hosgood.  2008.  Centrifugation has minimal effects on motility, viability, and acrosome integrity of equine sperm.  Annual Conference.  Theriogenology, 70: 582-583.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2008.05.027.

 

78.     Carter, J., Jenkins, J., Broussard, L., Wells, C., Merino, S., Theall, E., and Olivier, H.  2009.  Preliminary studies on invasive island applesnails (Pomacea insularum) in southern Louisiana.   Society of Wetland Scientists, p. 29.

 

79.     Thigpen, T.F., Jenkins, J.A., Waddle, J.H., Demcheck, D.K., and Moon, B. R.  2009.  The effects of atrazine on bronze frogs in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana.  Graduate Student Symposium, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana.  p. 14.

 

 

80.     Patiño, R., S.L. Goodbred, E. Orsak, J.A. Jenkins, and M.R. Rosen.  2009.  Assessment of endocrine and gonadal condition of male largemouth bass from Lake Mead, Nevada.  Nevada Water Resources Association’s Lake Mead Science Symposium, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada.  January 13-14.  p. 21; http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/do/search/?q=jenkins&start=0&context=4000482

http://lakemeadsymposium.org/pdf/posters/poster_C4.pdf

 

81.     Jenkins, J.A., R. Patiño,, S.L. Goodbred, B.E. Eilts, R.O. Draugelis-Dale, E. Orsak, and M.R. Rosen.  2009.  Study of male fish gamete quality to assess fish health in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  Nevada Water Resources Association’s Lake Mead Science Symposium, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada.  January 13-14.  p. 16.  INVITED, PRESENTED.

 

82.     Patiño, R., S.L. Goodbred, E. Orsak, J.A. Jenkins, and M.R. Rosen.  2009.  Gonadal and endocrine condition of male common carp in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada (2007-2008).  Nevada Water Resources Association’s Lake Mead Science Symposium, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada.  January 13-14.  p. 16.

 

83.     Larriviere, J.C., T.F. Thigpen, and J.A. Jenkins.  2010.  Quantifying adenosine-5-triphosphate (ATP) in spermatozoaLA AFS, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  January 28-29.  p. 55.  http://www.sdafs.org/laafs/2010%20AbstractBook%20Final%20(2).pdf

 

84.     Wilkens, J.L., C.E. Reeves, J.C. Dean, T.F. Thigpen, J.A. Jenkins2010.  Induction, verification, and production of triploid hybrid crappie:  Lessons learned.  LA AFS, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January 28-29.  p. 62.  http://www.sdafs.org/laafs/2010%20AbstractBook%20Final%20(2).pdf

 

85.     Olivier, H., J. Jenkins. L. Iwanowicz, V. Blazer, A.E. Pinkney.  2010.  Development of a novel method for assessing DNA integrity in spermatozoa of yellow perch.  LA AFS, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  January 28-29.  p. 59.  http://www.sdafs.org/laafs/2010%20AbstractBook%20Final%20(2).pdf

86.     Jenkins, J.A.  2011.  Review of concepts useful for maintaining quality of male reproductive field samples for laboratory study.  Third International Workshop on the Biology of Fish Gametes.  pp 75-87.  Budapest, Hungary, September 7-9.  Journal of Applied Icthyology, 28:863-1019.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jai.12075/pdf

 

87.     Jenkins, J.A., S.G. Hartley, J. Carter, D.J. Johnson, and J.B. Alford.  2011.  A geographic information system tool for aquatic resource conservation:  Red and Sabine River watersheds.  LA AFS, Lafayette, Louisiana.  January 27-28.  p. 23. http://www.sdafs.org/laafs/LA%20AFS%202011%20Abstract%20Book%20Revised%20Final[1].pdf

 

88.     Olivier, H.M. and J.A. Jenkins.  2011.  Stabilizing blood samples in the field for laboratory analyses:  Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) and the Mississippi Canyon 252 oil spill.  LA AFS, Lafayette, Louisiana.  January 27-28.  p. 31.  http://www.sdafs.org/laafs/LA%20AFS%202011%20Abstract%20Book%20Revised%20Final[1].pdf

 

89.     Olivier, H.M., R.O. Draugelis-Dale, and J.A. Jenkins.  2011.  Blood samples stabilized in the field for laboratory analyses after 24 hours.  Oil symposium entitled “Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on the Biology of Marine Fisheries:  from Exxon Valdez to Deepwater Horizon.” AFS, Seattle, Washington, September 4-8. INVITED http://afs.confex.com/afs/2011/webprogram/Paper3648.html

 

90.     Bowser, P.R., E.R. Cornwell, G.B. Anderson, and J.A. Jenkins.  2011.  The 2010 Great Lakes KHV Surveillance Effort – But It’s Not a Common Carp.  36th Eastern AFS Fish Health Workshop, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.  March 28-April 1. IP-027592.

 

91.     Olivier, H., Bourgeois, B., Conzelmann, P., Draugelis-Dale, and J. Jenkins.  2012.  Comparisons of Biomonitoring Results from Davis Pond and Caernarvon Mississippi River Freshwater Diversions.   Southern Division AFS, Biloxi, Mississippi.  January 26-29.  p. 111.  http://sdafs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2012SDAFSFinalProgram.pdf

 

92.     Goodbred, S.L., R. Patiño, M.R. Rosen, J.A. Jenkins, C. Wieser, S. Ruessler, E. Orsak, L. Torres, and P. Sharma.  2012.  Has fish health in Lake Mead improved since 1995?  Nevada Water Resources Association’s Lake Mead Science Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada.  March 5-6.  p. 23. http://www.nvwra.org/storage/2012/2012Mead_Program.pdf

 

93.     J.A. Jenkins, R. Patiño, S.L. Goodbred, R.O. Draugelis-Dale, C. Wieser, M.R. Rosen, E Orsak, and B.E. Eilts.  2012.  Biomarker template for andrology metrics in assessing reproductive condition of fishes in Lake Mead.  Nevada Water Resources Association’s Lake Mead Science Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada.  March 5-6.  p. 26. http://www.nvwra.org/storage/2012/2012Mead_Program.pdf

 

94.     Patiño, R., S.L. Goodbred, J.A. Jenkins, M.R. Rosen, C. Wieser, S. Ruessler, E. Orsak, L. Torres, and P. Sharma.  2012.  Patterns of whole-body contaminant composition and biological condition and their association in male common carp across an environmental contaminant gradient in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada and Arizona, USA.  Nevada Water Resources Association’s Lake Mead Science Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada.  March 5-6.  p. 31. http://www.nvwra.org/storage/2012/2012Mead_Program.pdf

 

95.     Olivier, H.M., Bourgeois, B.B., Conzelmann, P.J., Draugelis-Dale, R., and J.A. Jenkins.  2012.  Mississippi River freshwater diversions:  highlights of biomonitoring results from the Davis Pond and Caernarvon operations.  LA AFS, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  May 17-18.  Poster. p. 38.  http://sdafs.org/laafs/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2012-Abstracts.pdf

 

96.     Jenkins, J.A.  2012.  Application of biotechnology in addressing Asian carp management initiatives.  LA AFS, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  May 17-18.  p. 25.  IP 035953.  http://sdafs.org/laafs/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2012-Abstracts.pdf

 

97.     Gómez, M.C., Biancardi, M.N., Jenkins, J.A., Dumas, C., Galiguis, J., Wang, G. and Pope, C.E. 2012.  Inducing epigenetic modifications in the chromatin template of black-footed cat donor cells and reconstructed embryos improves genomic reprogramming of cloned embryos.  International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction -(ISCFR 2012 - EVSSAR 2012 satellite symposium of ICAR (International Congress of Animal Reproduction).  IP-035284

 

98.     Jenkins, J.A.  2012.  Development of a novel flow cytometric approach to evaluate fish sperm chromatin using fixed samples.  Proceedings of the 8th Association for Applied Animal Andrology.  Vancouver, British Columbia Satellite Symposium of ICAR (International Congress of Animal Reproduction), July 28-29, 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, pp.145-156.  IP-038298.  http://www.animalandrology.org/pastmeetings.htm; http://www.ivis.org/proceedings/aaaa/2012/Jenkins.pdf

99.     Olivier, H.M., J. Carter, R.O. Draugelis-Dale, and Jill A. Jenkins.  2014.  Testing potential control methods in a laboratory setting for eliminating invasive apple snails (Pomacea maculata). LA AFS, Thibodaux, Louisiana.  May 29-30.  p. 33.  IP055667, 4/9/14.  http://sdafs.org/laafs/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/LA-AFS-2014-Abstract-Book.pdf

 

100. Carter, J., H.M. Olivier, and J.A. Jenkins.  2015.  Testing potential molluscicides for the invasive maculata apple snails (Pomacea maculata).  Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island. May 31 – June 6, 2015.   IP-063379, 3/8/15.

 

101. Whitledge, G.W, D.C. Chapman, J.A. Jenkins, J. Bailey, D. Nicks. 2015. Evidence of black carp establishment in the middle Mississippi River. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. 2/8-11, 2015.  Indianapolis, Indiana. IP-060468. (CD, Rip Shively - 10/24/2014).

 

102.    Jenkins, J.A. and R. Draugelis-Dale.  2015.  Responses of invertebrate crayfish to systemic insecticide fipronil.  The Toxicologist, Supplement to Toxicological Sciences 144 (1), Abstract #2140, P.460.  IP-060301.  BAO approval 10/15/14

 

103. Jenkins, J.A., R. Draugelis-Dale, A.M. Kelly, B.L. Brown, H.M. Olivier, J.R. Morrison, and R. P. Glennon.  2015.  A reference plot for accurately predicting the percentage of triploid larvae in spawns.  WAS.  Aquaculture America.  New Orleans, Louisiana. February 20. https://www.was.org/meetings/ShowAbstract.aspx?Id=34904.  February 19-22.  BAO approval 9/9/14.  IP-059462.   P. 234.

 

104. Whitledge, G.W,  D.C. Chapman, J.A. Jenkins, J. Bailey, D. Nicks. 2015 Planned. Evidence of black carp recruitment in the Mississippi River.  American Fisheries Society, August 15-20, Portland, OR. Abs. #19942.

 

105. Jenkins, J.A., H.M. Olivier, R. Draugelis-Dale, and D. Tillitt.  2015 Planned.  DNA fragmentation and repair in Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill incident.  Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 11.

 

106. Lavelle, C.M., A.C. Mehinto, J.A. Jenkins, H.M. Olivier, N. Denslow, D. Tillitt.  2015 Planned. Transcriptomic and Cell Process Pathways Altered by Laboratory Exposure of Shovelnose Sturgeon to Oil from the Deepwater Horizon Event.  Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 11.

 

Academic Thesis and Dissertation

 

107. Jenkins, J.A.  1985.  The isolation and characterization of rainbow trout, Salmo gairdneri, immunoglobulins.  MS Thesis.  Idaho State Univ., Pocatello, Idaho. 53. pp.

 

108. Jenkins JA.  1991.  Immunochemistry of the alternative complement pathway of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus.  Ph.D. Dissertation.  Memphis State Univ., Memphis, Tennessee.  101 pp.

 

Technical Reports in Published USGS Series

 

109. Jenkins, J.A.  1993.  Chlorine-based biodegradable disinfectant has potential applications in aquaculture.  Research Information Bulletin No. 71, U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, 4 pp.

 

110. Jenkins J.A. and Morrison J.R.  1994.  Isolation of Bacillus thuringiensis from feed and intestines of channel catfish experiencing severe anemia.  Fish Health Section Newsletter, AFS, Volume 22 (3): 16-18.

 

111. Jenkins J.A.  1995.  An alternative bacteriologic medium for isolation of Aeromonas.  Research Information Bulletin, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Biological Service.  No. 02, 4 pp.

 

112. Jenkins J.A. and Tiersch T.R.  1995.  Quality of refrigerated catfish sperm declines due to bacterial presence.  NBS Information Bulletin, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Biological Service.  No. 22, 3 pp.

 

113. Jenkins, J.A., C.R. Reeves, and N. Nichols.  1996.  Flow cytometry verifies the production of triploid crappie.  NBS Information Bulletin, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Biological Service.  No. 3, 3 pp.

 

114. Jenkins, JA.  1996.  Hazard Communication Plan for NWRC.  OFR 96-02.  NWRC, USDI.  47 pp.

 

115. Jenkins, J.A.  1996.  Chemical Hygiene Plan for NWRC.  OFR 96-01.  NWRC, USDI. 30 pp.

 

116. Jenkins, J.A.  1997.  Biological Resources Division Research Resource - Fish.  USDI.  4 pp.

 

117. Jenkins, J.A, L. Johnson, and E. Shields.  1997.  Pollution Prevention Plan.  OFR 97-02.  NWRC, USDI.  15 pp.

 

118. Jenkins, J.A.  July 2002.  Final Report.  Health Assessment and Mercury Analyses of Fishes of the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge.  For the Lafayette, Louisiana, Field Office, FWS Region 4, Southeast Region, Atlanta, Georgia.  Study Identifiers:  1997-4F54, 9740002.1.

 

119. Jenkins, J.A.  2002.  Article on NWRC website.  Biotechnology and Species Restoration Efforts:  Monitoring Reproductive and Genetic Consequences.  NWRC 01-162.doc.

 

120. Jenkins, J.A., L. De Cola, C.C. Barton, J. Buys, and F.T. Manheim.  2003.  Nonlinear approaches to understanding human and environmental health.  OFR 03-097.  Abstracts from the conference on April 1-3, 2003, Reston, Virginia, Natural Science and Public Health - Prescription for a Better Environment.  p. 57.  http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-097.

 

121. Jenkins, J.A. and R.O. Dale.  2003.  Novel diagnostic biomarkers from aquatic animals.  OFR 03-097.  Abstracts from the conference on April 1-3, 2003, Reston, Virginia, Natural Science and Public Health - Prescription for a Better Environment.  p. 58. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-097/.

 

122. Dankert, J.R., and Jenkins, J.A.  2003.  Hurricane Mitch: Development of Immunological Tools to Assess the Health Status of Shrimp. OFR 03-176.  28. pp.   http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr03176.

 

123. Jenkins, J.A.  2003.  Pallid Sturgeon in the Lower Miss. Region:  Hematology and Genome Information.  USGS OFR 03-406, 35 pp. http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr03406

 

124. Tillitt, D.  2003.  Invasive and Exotic Species:  Reproductive Potential of Triploid Grass and Black Carp.  2.pp.  Cooperators:  J. Jenkins, USGS, J. Milligan, FWS; T. Crawford, MO Dept. of Conservation.  http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/pubs/center/pdfDocs/black_carp.pdf

 

125. Jenkins, J.A.  2004.  Fish bioindicators of ecosystem condition at the Calcasieu Estuary, Louisiana:  USGS OFR 2004-1323, 47 pp.  http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20041323

 

126. Jenkins, J.A. and Goodbred, S.L. 2005.  Viability of male gametes in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) along the Lower Colorado River from the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Havasu NWR, and Lake Mohave of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, OFR, OF 2006-1007, 25 pp.  http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20061007

 

127. Jenkins, J.A., Draugelis-Dale, R.  2006.  Bioindicators from mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) sampled from the Imperial Valley in southern California: OFR, OF 2006-1307, p. 48. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1307/

 

128. Goodbred, S.L., Leiker, T.J., Patiño, R., Jenkins, J.A., Denslow, N.D., Orsak, E., and Rosen, M.R., 2007, Organic chemical concentrations and reproductive biomarkers in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) collected from two areas in Lake Mead, Nevada, May 1999-May 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 286, p. 18. http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2007/286/

 

129. Jenkins, J.A., S. Hartley, C.R. Demas.  2008.  Integrated measures of anthropogenic stressors in the Lower Miss. River Basin:  targeting biomarker collections in aquatic animals.  USGS Gulf Coast Science Conference.  OFR 2008-1329.  p. 60.  Orlando, Florida.  October 20-24. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1329/pdf/ofr2008-1329_lowres.pdf

 

130. Carter, J., J.A. Jenkins, C. Jeske.  2008.  Disease issues in wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico.  USGS Gulf Coast Science Conference.  OFR 2008-1329.  p. 31.  Orlando, Florida.  October 20-24. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1329/pdf/ofr2008-1329_lowres.pdf

 

131. Jenkins, J.A., E.B. Bourgeois, C.W. Jeske.  2008.  Davis Pond Freshwater Prediversion Biomonitoring Study -- Freshwater Fisheries and Eagles.  U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report.  2008-5067.  102 pp. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5067/

 

132. Jenkins, J.A., S. Hartley, C.R. Demas.  2008.  Integrated measures of anthropogenic stressors in the Lower Miss. River Basin:  targeting biomarker collections in aquatic animals.  USGS Gulf Coast Science Conference.  OFR 2008-1329.  p. 60.  Orlando, Florida.  Oct. 20-24, 2008. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1329/pdf/ofr2008-1329_lowres.pdf .

 

133. Herman, P., and J.A. Jenkins. 2009.  DNA analysis to determine sturgeon species.  http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Fisheries/library/R3-Fishlines/FishLines-Vol7No4.pdf

 

134. Jenkins, J.A., Goodbred, S.L., Sobiech, S.A. Olivier, H.M., R.O. Draugelis-Dale, D.A. Alvarez.  May 2009.  Effects of Wastewater Discharges on Endocrine and Reproductive Function of Western Mosquitofish (Gambusia spp.) and Implications for the Threatened Santa Ana Sucker (Catostomus santaanae).  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1097. 46 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1097/

 

135. Jenkins, J.A., Eilts, B.E., and Draugelis-Dale, R.O. 2010.  Flow cytometry: an essential tool in biomarker research, in Briggs, K.M., ed., Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Interdisciplinary Microbiology Workshop, Estes Park, Colorado, October 15-17, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5146, p. 34.  http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5146/

 

136. Jenkins, J.A., H.M. Olivier, R.O. Draugelis-Dale, M.D. Kaller.  2011.  Davis Pond freshwater diversion biomonitoring – prediversion and postdiversion freshwater fish data:  U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 604, 5 p., IP-026627. http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/604/

 

137. Jenkins, J.A., C.W. Jeske, L.K. Allain.  2011.  Photographic images captured while sampling for bald eagles near the Davis Pond freshwater diversion structure in Barataria Bay, Louisiana (2009-10).  U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 605, p. 19. IP-027595;http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/605/

 

138. Carter, J., H.M. Olivier, and J.A. Jenkins.  2015.  Testing potential molluscicides for the invasive maculata apple snails (Pomacea maculata).  Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island. May 31 – June 6, 2015.   IP-063379, 3/8/15.




                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Ecology and Environmentaquatic ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentenvironmental assessment
Ecology and Environmentestuarine ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentfreshwater ecosystems
Plants and Animalsendangered species
Plants and Animalsinvasive species
Water Resourcesdomestic water use
Water Resourcesestuaries
Water Resourcesrunoff
Water Resourcessediment transport
Water Resourceswater quality
Natural Resourcesfishery resources
Natural Resourcesinland fisheries
Natural Resourcesmarine fisheries
Natural Hazardshazards
Natural Hazardshurricanes
Techniques and Methodsimage analysis
Techniques and Methodslaboratory methods
Environmental Issuescontamination and pollution
Environmental Issueshealth and disease
Environmental Issueshuman impacts
Environmental Issuesindustrial pollution
Environmental Issuesland use change
Environmental Issuesnonpoint-source pollution
Environmental Issuespesticides and herbicides
Environmental Issuespharmaceuticals



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

The Role of Environment and Wildlife in Human Health

Biomarker Research

Jenkins’ efforts emphasize the study of potential impacts of environmental stressors at the cellular and molecular levels. Her major areas of focus include biomarker development, endocrine disruption, genetics, and comparative immunology.  Key laboratory biotechnologies she uses are photomicroscopy and flow cytometry.  Primary cell types studied are blood and spermatozoa, and assays are tailored to the particular species requirements and hypotheses being addressed. 

 

Jenkins specializes in the development and application of biomarkers; these are measures of variables that respond in quantifiable ways to changes in the environment.  The choice of particular biomarkers at specific biological levels of organization (such as genetic, cellular, tissue, hormonal, and organismal levels) depends on the study at hand.  Because molecular and biochemical responses of cells are preceded by chemical changes in nuclei, cytoplasm, membranes, and extracellular fluids, these responses can be diagnostic and contribute to an assessment of ecosystem health.

 

 

Active Projects.

  1. Differentiation of Pallid (Scaphirhynchus albus) from Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) by High Resolution DNA Analysis:  Because morphological similarity between the species complicates their identification, flow cytometry data on genome size and nuclear parameters are being combined with classic molecular biology and morphometric results for species discrimination.
  2. DOI Deepwater Horizon Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus desotoi) Injury Assessment.  (http://www.doi.gov/deepwaterhorizon/upload/DeepwaterHorizon_April2012_SturgeonFactSheet.pdf)
  3. Developing the “Gold Standard” for Ploidy Determinations of Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) and Black Carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) in a “Community of Practice". Overall, the research addresses strategies in the Asian Carp Management and Control Plan’s (Asiancarp.us): 1) assisting science of the National Triploid Grass Carp Inspection and Certification Program (NTGCICP); 2) supporting aquaculture production of triploids of Asian carp species; 3) documenting ploidy occurrence, relevant to dispersal dynamics; 4) aiding managers at barriers; 5) modeling breeding potential; 6) generating triploids or monosex tetraploids, and; 7) facilitating R&D of transgenics. 
  4. Cell and Biomarkers for Assessing the Influence of Systemic Insecticides on Amphibians, Honey Bees, and Native Bees.  Germplasm and other cell characters are being established and functional cell and molecular assays are being used for assessing potential influences on cell function and molecular pathways.  

Figure 1.  Phylogenetic tree displaying species studied by using flow cytometry


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