Mark P. Gunderson, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of Biology

Education

Ph.D. (2005): University of Florida, Department of Zoology - Gainesville FL.

BA: St. Olaf College (1995) - Northfield, MN

Professional Experience

The College of Idaho, Chair of the Department of Biology (2015-present)

The College of Idaho INBRE Administrative Coordinator (2010- present)

The College of Idaho, Associate Professor of Biology (2013-present)

The College of Idaho, Assistant Professor of Biology (2007-2013)

Post Doctoral Fellow (2005 – 2007): University of Victoria, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Victoria BC Canada

Publications (25 total)

  1. Gunderson, M.P., Pickett, M.A., Martin, J.T., Hulse, E.J., Smith, S.S., Smith, L.A., Campbell, R.M., Lowers, R.H., Boggs, A.S.P., Guillette, L.J. Jr. 2016.  Variations in hepatic biomarkers in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) from three sites in Florida, USA. Chemosphere 155: 180-187.
  2. Gunderson M.P., Veldhoen N., Skirrow, R.C., Macnab, M.K., Ding, W., vanAggelen, G., Helbing, C.C. 2011.   Effect of low dose exposure to the herbicide atrazine and its metabolite on cytochrome P450 aromatase and steroidogenic factor-1 mRNA levels in the brain of premetamorphic bullfrog tadpoles (Rana catesbeiana) Aquatic Toxicology 102: 31-38.
  3. Helbing, C. C., Maher, S. K., Han, J., Gunderson, M.P., Borchers, C.  2010. Peering into molecular mechanisms of action with frogSCOPE. General and Comparative Endocrinology 168(2):190-8.
  4. Helbing C.C., Bailey C.M., Ji L., Gunderson M.P., Zhang F., Veldhoen N., Skirrow R.C., Mu R., Lesperance M., Holcombe G.W., Kosian P.A., Tietge J., Korte J.J., Degitz S.J.  2007.  Identification of gene expression indicators for thyroid axis disruption in a Xenopus laevis metamorphosis screening assay. Part 1. Effects on the brain.  Aquatic Toxicology 82 (4): 227-241.
  5. Veldhoen, N., Skirrow, R.C., Osachoff, H., Wigmore, H., Clapson, D.J., Gunderson, M.P., van Aggelen, G., and Helbing, C.C. 2006.  The bactericidal agent triclosan modulates thyroid hormone-associated gene expression and disrupts postembryonic anuran development.  Aquatic Toxicology 80: 217-227.
  6. Gunderson, M.P., Kohno, S., Blumberg, B., Iguchi, T., and Guillette, L.J. Jr. 2006. Up-regulation of the alligator CYP3A77 gene by toxaphene and dexamethasone and its short term effect on plasma testosterone concentrations. Aquatic Toxicology 78: 272-283.
  7. Milnes, M.R., Bermudez, D.S., Bryan T.A., Edwards, T.M., Gunderson, M.P., Larkin, I. L.V., Moore, B.C., and Louis J. Guilette Jr. 2005.  Contaminant-induced feminization and demasculinization of nonmammalian vertebrate males in aquatic environments.  Environmental Research 100: 3-17.
  8. Milnes, M.R., Bryan, T.A., Medina Gates, J., Gunderson, M.P., and Guillette, L.J. Jr. 2005.  Developmental alterations as a result of in ovo exposure to the pesticide metabolite p,p’-DDE in Alligator mississippiensis.  General and Comparative Endocrinology 144: 257-263.
  9. Milnes, M. R., Bermudez D.S., Bryan, T.A., Gunderson, M.P., and Guilette, L.J. Jr. 2005.  Altered neonatal development and endocrine function in Alligator mississippiensis associated with a contaminated environment.  Biology of Reproduction 73: 1004-1010.
  10. Bermudez, Dieldrich S., Milnes, M.R., Bryan, T.A., Gunderson, M.P., Tubbs, C., Woodward, A.R., and Guillette, L.J. Jr. 2005.  Seasonal variation in plasma thyroxine concentrations in juvenile alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) from three Florida lakes.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology part A 141: 8-14.
  11. Gunderson,M.P., Oberdörster, E., and Guillette. L.J. Jr. 2004.  EROD, MROD, and GST activities in juvenile alligators collected from 3 sites in the Kissimmee-Everglades drainage, Florida (USA).  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C 139: 39-46.
  12. Katsu, Y, Bermudez, D.S., Braun, E., Helbing, C., Miyagawa, S., Gunderson, M.P., Kohno, S., Bryan, T.A., Guillette, L.J. Jr., and Iguchi,T. 2004. Molecular cloning of the estrogen and progesterone receptors of the American alligator.  General and Comparative Endocrinology 136:122-133.
  13. Gunderson, M.P.,Bermudez, D.S.,Bryan, T.A., Degala, S.,Edwards, T.M.,Kools,S.A.E., Milnes, M.R., Woodward, A.R., and Guillette, L.J. Jr. 2004. Variation in sex steroids and phallus size in juvenile American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) collected from 3 sites within the Kissimmee-Everglades drainage in Florida (USA).  Chemosphere 56: 335-345.
  14. Edwards, T. M., Gunderson M.P., and Guillette, L.J. Jr. 2003.  Gonadotropin-induced testosterone response in peripubertal male alligators.  General and Comparative Endocrinology 135(3): 372-380.
  15. Gunderson, M.P., Kools, S. A. E., Milnes, M. R. and Guillette, L. J. Jr. 2003. Effect of acute stress on plasma b-corticosterone, estradiol-17b, and testosterone concentrations in juvenile American alligators collected from 3 sites within the Kissimmee-Everglades Drainage. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C, 135(3): 365-374.
  16. Gunderson, M.P., Breza, T.S. Jr., and Guillette, L.J. Jr.2003. Screening for xenoestrogen-induced vitellogenin in juvenile American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) from Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. Environmental Science 10: 193-204.
  17. Hewitt, E.A., Crain, D.A., Gunderson, M.P., and Guillette, L.J. Jr. 2002.  A histological analysis of thyroid glands in juvenile alligators (Alligator mississipiensis) from contaminated and reference sites on Lake Okeechobee, Florida, USA. Chemosphere 47: 1129-1135.
  18. Gunderson, M.P., Bermudez, D.S., Bryan, T.A., Crain, D.A., Degala, S., Edwards, T.M., Kools, S.A.E., Milnes, M.R., and Guillette, L.J. Jr. 2002. Temporal and spatial variation in plasma thyroxine (T4) concentrations in juvenile alligators collected from Lake Okeechobee and the northern Everglades.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21: 914-921.
  19. Guillette, L.J. Jr. and Gunderson, M.P. 2001. Alterations in the development of the reproductive and endocrine systems of wildlife exposed to endocrine disrupting contaminants.  Reproduction 202: 857-864.
  20. Gunderson, M.P., LeBlanc, G.A., and Guillette, L.J. Jr. 2001.  Alterations in sexually dimorphic biotransformation of testosterone in juvenile American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) from contaminated lakes. Environmental Health Perspectives 109 (12): 1257-1264.
  21. Guillette, L.J., Jr., Crain, D.A., Gunderson, M.P., Kools, S., Milnes, M.R., Orlando, E.F., Rooney, A.A., and Woodward, A.R. 2000.  Alligators and endocrine disrupting contaminants: A current perspective.  American Zoologist 40: 438-452.
  22. Evans, D.H. and M.P. Gunderson. 1999.  Characterization of an endothelin ETB receptor in the gill of the dogfish shark, Squalus acanthias.  The Journal of Experimental Biology 202(24): 3605-3610.
  23. Evans, D.H. and Gunderson, M.P. 1998. Functional Characterization of a Muscarinic Receptor in the Smooth Muscle of the Shark (Squalus acanthias) Ventral Aorta. Experimental Biology On Line 3: 3 (ISSN 1430-3418) http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00898/fpapers/8003001/80030003.htm
  24. Evans, D.H and Gunderson, M. 1998.  A prostaglandin, not nitric oxide, mediates endothelium dependendent dilation in the ventral aorta of the shark, Squalus acanthias.  American Journal of Physiology 274: R1050-1057.
  25. Evans, D. H., Gunderson, M.P., and Cagelis, C. 1996.  ETB-Type receptors mediate endothelin-stimulated contraction in the aortic vascular smooth muscle of the spiny dog fish shark, Squalus acanthias. Journal of Comparative Physiology 165(8): 659-664.

Book chapters

  • Guillette, Louis J. Jr., Stefan A. E. Kools, Mark P. Gunderson and Deildrich S. Bermudez, 2006. DDT and its analogues: New insights into their endocrine disruptive effects on wildlife.  In “Endocrine Disruption: Biological basis for health effects in wildlife and humans”.  D.O. Norris and J.A. Carr, Eds.  Oxford University Press, NY, pp. 332-355.

Published abstracts (16 co-authored)

  1. Pickett, M.A., Hulse, E.J., Martin, J.T., Smith, S.S., Boggs, A., Guillette, L.J. Jr., Gunderson, M.P. 2011. Effects of developmental contaminant exposure in American alligators, Alligator mississipiensis. Journal of the Idaho Academy of Sciences 47:1 (61).
  2. Pickett, M.A., Hulse, E., Haggard, D.E., Shaver, K.M., Smith, S.S., Walser, C.A., Gunderson, M.P.  2011.  Examining ecotoxicological biomarker expression in Redband trout (Oncorhynchus Mykiss Gairdnerii) inhabiting 5 mountain streams in southwestern Idaho.  Journal of the Idaho Academy of Sciences 47:1 (87).
  3. Kohno, S., Moore, B.C., Gunderson, M.P., Bryan, T.A., Guillette, L.J. Jr.  2006.  Androgen receptor in the female reproductive tract of the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis.  Biology of Reproduction 118-119 Sp Iss.  SI, 2006.
  4. Evans, D.H. and Gunderson, M.P. 1999. Pharmacologic characterization of an ETB receptor in the gills of the shark Squalus acanthias. FASEB J. 13: A748.
  5. Evans, D.H. and Gunderson, M.P. 1999. Pharmacologic characterization of an ETB receptor in the gills of the shark, Squalus acanthias. BullMt.Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 38: 34.
  6. Evans, D.H. and Gunderson, M.P. 1998. Initial characterization of vasoactivity in the ventral aorta of the eel (Anguilla rostrata). Bull. Mt.Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 37: 107.
  7. Evans, D.H., Gunderson, M.P., and Hawkins, Y. 1998. Nitric oxide induced dilation in the pneumatic duct of the eel (Anguilla rostrata). Bull. Mt.Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 37: 106.
  8. Evans, D.H. and Gunderson, M.P. 1998. PGI2, not PGE, is the endothelium-derived relaxing factor in the shark (Squalus acanthias) ventral aorta. Bull. Mt.Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 37: 105.
  9. Evans, D.H. and Gunderson, M.P. 1997. Prostaglandin E, not nitric oxide, is the endothelium-derived relaxing factor in the shark ventral aorta. The FASEB J. 11: A93.
  10. Evans, D.H. and Gunderson, M. 1997. Initial characterization of vasoactive receptors in the posterior intestinal vein of the shark, Squalus acanthias. Bull. Mt.Desert Isl. Lab. 36:105.
  11. Evans, D.H. and Gunderson, M. 1997. Prostaglandin E is the endothelium derived relaxing factor in the shark (Squalus acanthias) ventral aorta.  Bull. Mt.Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 36:104.
  12. Evans, D.H. and Gunderson, M. 1996.  Cadmium inhibits endothelin-induced, but not acetylcholine induced, contraction of the dogfish shark (Squalus acanthias) ventral aortic vascular smooth muscle. Bull. Mt.Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 35:95. 
  13. Evans, D.H. and Gunderson, M. 1996.  A prostaglandin, not nitric oxide, is the endothelium-derived relaxing factor in the shark (Squalus acanthias) ventral aorta.  Bull. Mt.Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 35:94.
  14. Evans, D.H. and Gunderson, M. 1995. Further characterization of muscarinic and endothelin receptors in the aortic vascular smooth muscle of the dogfish shark, Squalus acanthias. Bull. Mt.Desert Isl. Lab. 34:110.
  15. Evans, D.H. and Gunderson, M. 1995.  Apparent lack of nitric oxide/soluble guanyl  cyclase axis in the aortic vascular smooth muscle of the shark, Squalus acanthias. Bull. Mt.Desert Isl. Biol. Lab. 34:109.
  16. Evans, D.H., Cegelis, C. and Gunderson, M. 1994. Functional characterization of endothelin receptors in aortic vascular smooth muscle of the shark, Squalus acanthias. The Physiologist 37: A-62

Presentations at scientific conferences (undergraduate, regional, national) (79 total)

  1. Smith, B.D. and Gunderson, M.P. Tissue specific expression of metallothionein and the response to mercury and dimethoate in signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus).  41st Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference.  Point Loma Nazarene University.  San Diego CA.  April 9, 2016.
  2. Nguyen, B.T. and Gunderson, M.P.  Response of phase I and phase II detoxification enzymes to mercury and dimethoate in signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus).  NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference.  Coeur D'Alene Idaho.  October 12-14, 2015.
  3. Smith, B.D. and Gunderson, M.P. Tissue specific expression of metallothionein in signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus).  NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference.  Coeur D'Alene Idaho.  October 12-14, 2015.
  4.  Cervantes, J.C., Holden, L.L., Gunderson, M.P.  Characterization of metallothionein in signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus).  24th Annual PNW-SETAC Conference.  Portland Oregon.  April 30-May 2, 2015. *Awarded 2nd Place Undergraduate Research Poster
  5. Cervantes, J.C., Holden, L.L., Gunderson, M.P.  Characterization of metallothionein in signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus).  40th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference.  Point Loma Nazarene University.  San Diego CA. April 25, 2015.
  6. French, J.M.T., Cervantes, J.C., Holden, L.L., Gunderson, M.P.  Glutathione as a biomarker to assess contaminant exposure in signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus, inhabiting aquatic ecosystems in Southwestern Idaho.  24th Annual PNW-SETAC Conference.  Portland Oregon.  April 30-May 2, 2015.
  7. French, J.M.T., Cervantes, J.C., Holden, L.L., Gunderson, M.P.  Glutathione as a biomarker to assess contaminant exposure in signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus, inhabiting aquatic ecosystems in Southwestern Idaho. 40th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference.  Point Loma Nazarene University.  San Diego CA. April 25, 2015.
  8. French, J.M.T., Holden, L.L., Nguyen, B.T., Gunderson, M.P.   Characterization of glutathione as a biomarker in signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus, as an indicator of contaminant exposure in southwestern Idaho’s aquatic ecosystems.  Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research.  Boise Idaho.  July 30-31, 2014.
  9. French, J.M.T., Holden, L.L., Nguyen, B.T., Gunderson, M.P.   Characterization of glutathione as a biomarker in signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus, as an indicator of contaminant exposure in southwestern Idaho’s aquatic ecosystems.  23rd Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference. Pacific University, Vancouver Washington. October 26-27, 2012.
  10. Nguyen, B., Hansen, J., Holden, L.L., Cervantes Reyes, J.C., Gunderson, M.P.  Characterization of phase I and phase II enzymes in hepatopancreas of crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus.  Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research.  Boise Idaho.  July 30-31, 2014.
  11. Holden, L.L., Cervantes Reyes, J.C., Lineberger, C., Clovis, C.H., Gunderson, M.P.  Characterization and expression of acetylcholinesterase, metallothioneins and total elemental mercury in signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus, inhabiting the Boise River in southwestern Idaho.  Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research.  Boise Idaho.  July 30-31, 2014.
  12. Clovis, C.H., Latta, A.M., Cervantes Reyes, J.C., Holden, L.L., Lineberger, C., Erstad, P., Nguyen, B., Gunderson, M.P.  Biomarker expression and mercury concentrations in signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) inhabiting the Boise River, Idaho.  23rd Annual PNW-SETAC Regional Conference in Tacoma Washington.  April 24-26, 2014.
  13. (*Oral presentation) *Holden, L.L., Cervantes Reyes, J.C., Lineberger, C.M., Clovis, C.H, Latta, A.M.*, Erstad, P., Nguyen, B., Gunderson, M.P. Characteriziation and expression of acetycholinesterase and total elemental mercury in signal crayfish, Pacifasticus lenisculus, as a model for contaminant exposure in the Boise River in Southwestern Idaho.  9th Annual Student Research Conference, The College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho. April 26, 2014.
  14. Cervantes Reyes, J.C., Holden, L.L., Lineberger, C.M., Clovis, C.H, Latta, A.M.*, Erstad, P., Nguyen, B., Gunderson, M.P. Regulation of and spatial variation in biomarkers indicative of contaminant exposure in signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) inhabiting the Boise River, Idaho.  56th Annual Idaho Academy of Sciences Conference.  Moscow Idaho.  March 20-22, 2014.
  15. Cervantes Reyes, J.C., Holden, L.L., Lineberger, C.M., Clovis, C.H, Latta, A.M.*, Erstad, P., Nguyen, B., Gunderson, M.P. Regulation of and spatial variation in biomarkers indicative of contaminant exposure in signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) inhabiting the Boise River, Idaho.  9th Annual Student Research Conference, The College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho. April 26, 2014.
  16. Erstad, P., Cervantes Reyes, J.C., Clovis, C.H., Lineberger, C.M., Holden, L.L., Gunderson M.P.  Catalase activity and metallothionein as indicators of oxidative stress and heavy metal exposure in signal crayfish (Pacifasticus leniusculus). 12th Annual INBRE Research Conference.  University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho.  August 5-7, 2013.
  17. Holden, L.L., Clovis, C.H., Lineberger, C.M., Gunderson, M.P.  Regulation of and spatial variation in acetylcholinesterase activity of signal crayfish (Pacifasticus leniusculus) collected throughout southwestern Idaho. 12th Annual INBRE Research Conference.  University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho.  August 5-7, 2013.
  18. Latta, A.M.,  Lineberger, C.M., Clovis, C.H.,  Gunderson, M.P. Spatial variation in and characterization of phase I & phase II detoxification enzyme activity in signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus).  12th Annual INBRE Research Conference.  University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho.  August 5-7, 2013.
  19. Campbell, R.M., Holden, L.L., Nowak, Z.R., Gunderson, M.P. Validation of toxicological biomarker assays in signal crayfish (Pacifasticus leniusculus).  11th Idaho INBRE Annual Research Conference.  University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho.  August 6-8, 2012.
  20. Campbell, R.M., Holden, L.L., Nowak, Z.R., Gunderson, M.P. Validation of toxicological biomarker assays in signal crayfish (Pacifasticus leniusculus).  21st Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference. Whitman College, Walla Walla Washington. October 26-27, 2012.
  21. 8th Annual Student Research Conference, The College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho. April 27, 2013.
  22. Campbell, R.M.,  Kilburn, S.N.,  Younggren, C.A.L.,  Swantek, C.M.,  Eide, M.C., Braun, C.,  Pickett, M.A., Martin, J.T., Haggard, D.E.,  Shaver, K.M., Hulse, E.J., Smith, S.S., Walser, C.A.,  Gunderson, M.P.  Physiological effects of contaminant exposure on redband trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdnerii) in southwestern Idaho.  7th Annual Student Research Conference, The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID.  April 21, 2012. 
  23. (*Oral presentation) *Campbell, R.M., Smith, L.A., Pickett, M.A., Martin, J.T., Hulse, E.J.,   Smith, S.S.,  Boggs, A., Guillette, L.J. Jr.,   Gunderson, M.P.  Sexually dimorphic physiological variations in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) at three different life stages due to contaminant exposure.  7th Annual Student Research Conference, The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID.  April 21, 2012. 
  24. Campbell, R.M., Smith, L.A., Pickett, M.A., Martin, J.T., Hulse, E.J.,   Smith, S.S., Boggs, A., Guillette, L.J. Jr.,   Gunderson, M.P.  Variations in sexually dimorphic patterns of contaminant bioindicators in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) at three different life stages. 20th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference. Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington. November 11-12, 2011.
  25. Hulse. L.J, Oswald, C., Valenzuela, E., Dadabay, C.Y., Gunderson, M.P.  Screening flavonoids extracted from sagebrush (Artemesia tridentata tridentata) for bioactive properties using the HEPG2 cell line. 10th Idaho INBRE Annual Research Conference.  University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho.  August 1-3, 2011.
  26. Mitchell, N.K., Wigg, T.K., Hulse, E.J., Thurston, J.H., Gunderson, M.P.  Biotransformation activity in HEPG2 cells exposed to mixtures of chemicals extracted from Idaho river sediments.  10th Idaho INBRE Annual Research Conference.  University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho.  August 1-3, 2011.
  27. Mitchell, N.K., Wigg, T.K., Hulse, E.J., Thurston, J.H., Gunderson, M.P.  Biotransformation activity in HEPG2 cells exposed to mixtures of chemicals extracted from Idaho river sediments.20th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference. Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington. November 11-12, 2011.
  28. Smith, L.A., Campbell, R.M., Pickett, M.A., Martin, J.T., Hulse, E.J., Smith, S.S., Boggs, A., Guillette, L.J. Jr., Gunderson, M.P.  The effects of environmental contaminant exposure on physiological function in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) over three different life stages.  10th Idaho INBRE Annual Research Conference.  University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho.  August 1-3, 2011.
  29. Pickett, M.A., Martin, J.T., Smith, S.S, Hulse, E.J., Boggs, A., Guillette, L.J., Gunderson, M.P. The effects of developmental contaminant exposure on gene expression in American alligators, Alligator mississippiensis. 6th Annual Student Research Conference, The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID 30 April 2011.
  30. (*Oral presentation) Pickett, M.A.*, Hulse, E.J., Martin, J.T., Smith, S.S., Boggs, A., Guillette, L.J. Jr., Gunderson, M.P.  Effects of developmental contaminant exposure in American alligators, Alliator mississipiensis. 53rd Annual Symposium of the Idaho Academy of Science. Caldwell, ID 31 March - 2 April 2011. (Awarded 1st place for student presentations)
  31. Pickett, M.A., Hulse, E., Haggard, D.E., Shaver, K.M., Smith, S.S., Walser, C.A., Gunderson, M.P.  Examining ecotoxicological biomarker expression in redband trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdnerii) inhabiting 5 mountain streams in southwestern Idaho.  53rd Annual Symposium of the Idaho Academy of Science. Caldwell, ID 31 March - 2 April 2011.
  32. Pickett, M.A., Martin, J.T., Smith, S.S., Hulse, E.J., Boggs, A., Guillette, L.J., Gunderson, M.P. Developmental contaminant exposure impacts physiological function in American alligators, Alligator mississippiensis. Society of Toxicology 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. Washington D.C. 6-10 March 2011.
  33. Hulse, E.J., Pickett, M.A., Haggard, D. E., Shaver, K.M., Smith, S.S, Walser, C.A., Gunderson, M.P. Screening redband trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdnerii) for evidence of exposure to biologically active compounds in southwestern Idaho streams. The College of Idaho Day (at the capitol), Boise, ID. January 2011.
  34. Hulse, E.J.,  Haggard, D.E.,  Pickett, M.A.,  Shaver, K.M., Smith,S.S., Walser, C.A., Gunderson, M.P. Variation in ecotoxicological biomarkers in redband trout inhabiting mountain streams in southwestern Idaho.  19th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference. Linfield College.  McMinnville, Oregon. November 12-13, 2010.
  35. Pickett, M. A., Martin, J.T., Spenser S. S., Hulse, E.J., Boggs, A., Kohno, S.,   Brandon Moore, B., Guillette, L.J. Jr., Gunderson, M.P.  2010. Examining the effects of contaminant exposure on physiological function in American alligators, Alligator mississippiensis.  19th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference. Linfield College.  McMinnville, Oregon.  November 12-13, 2010.          
  36. Pickett, M. A., Martin, J.T., Spenser S. S., Hulse, E.J., Boggs, A., Kohno, S.,   Brandon Moore, B., Guillette, L.J. Jr., Gunderson, M.P.  2010. Examining the effects of contaminant exposure on physiological function in American alligators, Alligator mississippiensis.  9th Idaho INBRE Annual Research Conference.  University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho.  August 2-4, 2010.                                    
  37. Jesser, K.J., Smith, S.S., Gunderson, M.P. 2010.   Investigating the effects of the agent triclosan on the hormonal control of gene expression in Saos-2 osteoblast osteosarcoma cells. 9th Idaho INBRE Annual Research Conference.  University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho.  August 2-4, 2010.                                     
  38. Haggard, D.E., McCutchen, K., Padilla, M., Pickett, M. A., Shaver,K.M., Valdes, E.M., Smith, S.S., Walser, C.A., Gunderson, M.P. 2010. Comparison of Biomarkers in Redband Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdani) Between North Fork Owyhee River and Jordan Creek, Southwestern Idaho Reveals Physiological Differences Suggestive of Contamination.  5th Annual College of Idaho Student Research Conference, Caldwell Idaho. May 15, 2010.
  39. Haggard, D.E., McCutchen, K., Padilla, M., Pickett, M. A., Shaver,K.M., Valdes, E.M., Smith, S.S., Walser, C.A., Gunderson, M.P. 2010. Comparison of Biomarkers in Redband Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdani) Between North Fork Owyhee River and Jordan Creek, Southwestern Idaho Reveals Physiological Differences Suggestive of Contamination.35th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University. April 24, 2010.
  40. Haggard, D.E., McCutchen, K., Padilla, M., Pickett, M. A., Shaver,K.M., Valdes, E.M., Smith, S.S., Walser, C.A., Gunderson, M.P. 2010. Comparison of Biomarkers in Redband Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdani) Between North Fork Owyhee River and Jordan Creek, Southwestern Idaho Reveals Physiological Differences Suggestive of Contamination.  52nd Annual Symposium of the Idaho Academy of Science, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, Idaho. March 11-13, 2010.
  41. Haggard, D.E., McCutchen, K., Padilla, M., Pickett, M. A., Shaver,K.M., Valdes, E.M., Smith, S.S., Walser, C.A., Gunderson, M.P. 2010. Comparison of Biomarkers in Redband Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdani) Between North Fork Owyhee River and Jordan Creek, Southwestern Idaho Reveals Physiological Differences Suggestive of Contamination.  The College of Idaho Day (at the capitol), Boise Idaho. January 2010. 
  42. Martin, J. T., Smith, S. S., Boggs, A. , Kohno, S., Moore, B., Guillette, L. J. Jr., Gunderson, M. P. Screening American Alligators, Alligator mississippiensis, Inhabitating Reference and Contaminated Sites for Alterations in Normal Physiological Function.  (*Oral presentation) 5th Annual College of Idaho Student Research Conference, Caldwell Idaho. May 15,2010
  43. Martin, J. T., Smith, S. S., Boggs, A. , Kohno, S., Moore, B., Guillette, L. J. Jr., Gunderson, M. P. Screening American Alligators, Alligator mississippiensis, Inhabitating Reference and Contaminated Sites for Alterations in Normal Physiological Function.  35th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University. April 24, 2010.
  44. Martin, J. T., Smith, S. S., Boggs, A. , Kohno, S., Moore, B., Guillette, L. J. Jr., Gunderson, M. P. Screening American Alligators, Alligator mississippiensis, Inhabitating Reference and Contaminated Sites for Alterations in Normal Physiological Function.  52nd Annual Symposium of the Idaho Academy of Science, College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, Idaho. March 11-13, 2010.  Awarded 3rd Place*
  45. Martin, J. T., Smith, S. S., Boggs, A. , Kohno, S., Moore, B., Guillette, L. J. Jr., Gunderson, M. P. Screening American Alligators, Alligator mississippiensis, Inhabitating Reference and Contaminated Sites for Alterations in Normal Physiological Function.  The College of Idaho Day (at the capitol), Boise Idaho. January 2010.
  46. Martin, J. T., Smith, S. S., Boggs, A. , Kohno, S., Moore, B., Guillette, L. J. Jr., Gunderson, M. P. Screening American Alligators, Alligator mississippiensis, Inhabitating Reference and Contaminated Sites for Alterations in Normal Physiological Function.  M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Annual Research Conference.  Gonzaga University.  Spokane WA. October 2009.
  47. Martin, J. T., Smith, S. S., Boggs, A. , Kohno, S., Moore, B., Guillette, L. J. Jr., Gunderson, M. P. Screening American Alligators, Alligator mississippiensis, Inhabitating Reference and Contaminated Sites for Alterations in Normal Physiological Function.  8th Idaho INBRE Annual Research Conference.  Idaho State University, Pocatello Idaho.  August 3, 4 2009.
  48. Stucker, K., Smith, S.S., Gunderson, M.P.  Examining the Effects of the Anti-Microbial Agent Triclosan on Estrogen and Vitamin D3 Activity in the SaOS-2 Osteoblast Cell Line.  5th Annual College of Idaho Student Research Conference, Caldwell Idaho. May 15,2010
  49. Stucker, K., Smith, S.S., Gunderson, M.P.  Examining the Effects of the Anti-Microbial Agent Triclosan on Estrogen and Vitamin D3 Activity in the SaOS-2 Osteoblast Cell Line.  8th Idaho INBRE Annual Research Conference.  Idaho State University, Pocatello Idaho.  August 3, 4 2009.
  50. Kline, L. and McCuthen, K.  2010.  Differences in Aggressive Behavior of the Princess Damsel (Pomacentrus vaiuli) on Coral Types. (Faculty sponsors: Chris Walser, Dora Gallegos, Mark P. Gunderson).  5th Annual College of Idaho Student Research Conference, Caldwell Idaho. May 15,2010.
  51. Kline, L. and McCuthen, K.  2010.  Differences in Aggressive Behavior of the Princess Damsel (Pomacentrus vaiuli) on Coral Types. (Faculty sponsors: Chris Walser, Dora Gallegos, Mark P. Gunderson).  52nd Annual Symposium of the Idaho Academy of Science, College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, Idaho. March 11-13, 2010.
  52. Valdes, E. and George, E. 2010.  The Position and Orientation of Giant Clams (Tridacna spp.) on the HeronIsland Reef Flat, Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  5th Annual College of Idaho Student Research Conference, Caldwell Idaho. May 15,2010. (Faculty sponsors: Chris Walser, Dora Gallegos, Mark P. Gunderson)
  53. Byrnes, A., Jensen, J., Diaz, T.  2010.  Nesting Success of Chelonia mydas (Green Sea Turtle) in Areas with Differing Canopy Coverage on HeronIsland, Great Barrier Reef Australia. (Faculty sponsors: Chris Walser, Dora Gallegos, Mark P. Gunderson).  5th Annual College of Idaho Student Research Conference, Caldwell Idaho. May 15,2010.
  54. Byrnes, A., Jensen, J., Diaz, T.  2010.  Nesting Success of Chelonia mydas (Green Sea Turtle) in Areas with Differing Canopy Coverage on HeronIsland, Great Barrier Reef Australia.  52nd Annual Symposium of the Idaho Academy of Science, College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, Idaho. March 11-13, 2010. 
  55. Hulse, E. 2010.  Xenobiotics Alter Glutathione-S-Transferase Activity in Hep G2 Cells.  5th Annual College of Idaho Student Research Conference, Caldwell Idaho. May 15,2010. (Faculty sponsor: Mark P. Gunderson)
  56. Hoffman, B. and Sartin, P. 2010.  The Effect of Coral Growth Forms on the Feeding Preferences of Parrotfish (Scaridae) in the Reef Flat off Heron Island, Australia. (Faculty sponsors: Chris Walser, Dora Gallegos, Mark P. Gunderson).  5th Annual College of Idaho Student Research Conference, Caldwell Idaho. May 15,2010.
  57. Hoffman, B. and Sartin, P. 2010.  The Effect of Coral Growth Forms on the Feeding Preferences of Parrotfish (Scaridae) in the Reef Flat off Heron Island, Australia. (Faculty sponsors: Chris Walser, Dora Gallegos, Mark P. Gunderson).  52nd Annual Symposium of the Idaho Academy of Science, College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, Idaho. March 11-13, 2010.
  58. Raino, J., Deters, C., Leadbetter, K. 2010.  A Comparison of Wrack between Windward and Leeward Beaches on Heron Island, GBR, Australia.  (Faculty sponsors: Chris Walser, Dora Gallegos, Mark P. Gunderson).  5th Annual College of Idaho Student Research Conference, Caldwell Idaho. May 15,2010.
  59. Raino, J., Deters, C., Leadbetter, K. 2010.  A Comparison of Wrack between Windward and Leeward Beaches on Heron Island, GBR, Australia.  (Faculty sponsors: Chris Walser, Dora Gallegos, Mark P. Gunderson).  52nd Annual Symposium of the Idaho Academy of Science, College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, Idaho. March 11-13, 2010. 
  60. Talboy, H., Kudrna, R., Dowling, Q., Martin, J, Smith, Spenser, Walser, C., Gunderson, M.P.  Hepatic Biomarker Screening in Redband Trout (Orcorhynchus mykiss gairdneri) Inhabiting Contaminated Sited in Southwestern Idaho.  4th Annual C of I Student Research Conference.  The College of Idaho.  Caldwell Idaho.  May 2, 2009.
  61. Padilla, M.R. and Barker, Z. 2009. Effects of New Development on House Mice, Mus muscus, Populations.  4th Annual C of I Student Research Conference.  The College of Idaho.  Caldwell Idaho.  May 2, 2009.  (Faculty sponsor: M.P. Gunderson)
  62. Kudrna, R., Dowling, Q., Smith, S., Gunderson, M.P.  2009. Screening Sediments Collected from Indian Creek for Biologically Active Compounds.  4th Annual C of I Student Research Conference.  The College of Idaho.  Caldwell Idaho.  May 2, 2009.
  63. Kline, R., Heggland, S., Gunderson, M.P.  2008.  Examining the effects of the anti-microbial agent triclosan on SaOS-2 human osteoblastic cell activity.  4th Annual C of I Student Research Conference.  The College of Idaho.  Caldwell Idaho.  May 2, 2009
  64. Kline, R., Heggland, S., Gunderson, M.P.  2008.  Examining the effects of the anti-microbial agent triclosan on SaOS-2 human osteoblastic cell activity.  M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Annual Research Conference.  University of Pudget Sound.  Tacoma WA. November 7, 2008.
  65. Kline, R., Heggland, S., Gunderson, M.P.  2008.  Examining the effects of the anti-microbial agent triclosan on SaOS-2 human osteoblastic cell activity.  7th Idaho INBRE Annual Research Conference.  Boise State University, Boise Idaho. August 4, 5, 6, 2008.
  66. Dowling, Q., Truksa, S., Walser, C., Gunderson, M.P.  2009. Analysis of Heavy Metals in Redband Trout, Orcorhynchus mykiss gairdneri, Exposed to Mine Runoff by Graphite Furnace Atomic Asborption Spectrometry. 4th Annual C of I Student Research Conference.  The College of Idaho.  Caldwell Idaho.  May 2, 2009.
  67. Dowling, Q., Gunderson M.P., Lee, B. 2009. Development of a High Throughput Metabolome Analysis Package for Thermoacidophilic Bacateria.   4th Annual C of I Student Research Conference.  The College of Idaho.  Caldwell Idaho.  May 2, 2009.
  68. Dowling, Q., Gunderson M.P., Lee, B. 2009. Development of a High Throughput Metabolome Analysis Package for Thermoacidophilic Bacateria. 34th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference.  Point Loma Nazarene University.  San Diego CA. April 18, 2009.
  69. Kudrna, R.S., Dowling, Q.M., Smith, S.S., and Gunderson, M.P.  2009. Guppy GST activity as a biomarker for biologically active compounds in Indian Creek. 4th Annual C of I Student Research Conference.  The College of Idaho.  Caldwell Idaho.  May 2, 2009.
  70. Crecelius, B.,  Oswald, S., Troy, M.,  Frost,S., Hayashida, K., Packebush,S.,  Reimers,A.,  Smith, S.,  Gunderson, M.P. 2008. The effects of triclosan exposure on the routine metabolic rates of male Zebrafish (Danio rerio). 2nd Annual ACI Student Research Conference.  The College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho. April 28, 2008. 
  71. Helbing, C.C., Bailey, C., Ji, L., Gunderson, M.P., Zhang, F., Veldhoen, N., Mu, R., Lesperance, M., Holcombe, G.W., Kosian, P.A., Tietge, J., and Degitz, S.J. 2006.  Differential gene expression profiles in Xenopus laevis tadpole brains exposed to thyroid hormones (THs) and inhibitors of their synthesis in a metamorphosis assay. Presented by C.C. Helbing at SETAC 2006.
  72. Katsu, Y., Bermudez, D.S., Miyagawai, S., Gunderson, M.P., Bryan, T.A., Guillette, L.J. Jr. and Iguchi, T. Molecular cloning of steroid hormone receptors of the American Alligator. 2002.  16th Annual Crocodile Specialist Meeting, Gainesville, FL. October 2002.
  73. Bermudez D.S., Katsu, Y., Miyakawa, S., Bryan, T., Gunderson, M.P., Milnes, M.R., Iguchi, T., and Guillette, L.J. Jr. 2001.  Aromatase and SF-1 expression in alligator gonad tissue from 3 Florida lakes and NO3 exposure.  International Symposium for Endocrine Disruptors, Tsuba, Japan.  December 2001.
  74. Gunderson, M.P., Breza, T.S., Milnes, M.R., Kools, S.A.E., and Guillette, L.J. Jr. 2001. Spatial variation in phallus size, sex steroids, and vitellogenin in juvenile alligators collected from Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. Presented as a poster at the E. Hormone symposium in New Orleans, LA.  October 2001.
  75. Edwards, T.M., Gunderson, M.P., Orlando, E.F., Guillette, L.J., Jr. 2000.  Gonadotropin induction of testosterone synthesis in alligators from contaminated and uncontaminated environments.  Presented as a poster at the E. Hormone symposium in New Orleans, LA. October 2000.
  76. Milnes, M.R., Bryan, T.A., Gunderson, M.P., Guillette, L.J., Jr. 2000.  Altered neonatal development and endocrine function in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) from a contaminated lake in Florida.  Presented as a poster at the E. Hormone symposium in New Orleans, LA. October 2000.
  77. Bryan, T., Gunderson, M.P., Milnes, M.R., Guillette, L.J., Jr. 2000.  Shell Thickness of alligator eggs from contaminated and reference lakes.  Presented as a poster at the E. Hormone symposium in New Orleans, LA. October 2000.
  78. Gunderson, M.P., Bermudez, D.S., Bryan, T.A., Edwards, T.M., Milnes, M.R., Woodward, A.R., Guillette, L.J. Jr. 2000.  Plasma thyroxine [T4] levels in juvenile alligators collected from Lake Okeechobee and the Northern Everglades.  Presented as a poster at the E. Hormone symposium in New Orleans, LA. October 2000.
  79. Gunderson, M.P., LeBlanc, G.A., Guillette, L.J.,Jr. 2000. Sexually dimorphic patterns of hepatic biotransfromation of testosterone in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) from three Florida lakes.  Jackson Laboratory Marine Conference (MERI), Bar Harbor, ME.

Guest lectures/seminars/conference/event presentations

  1. Developing an invertebrate ecotoxicology research model to enhance experiential learning and collaborative undergraduate research at The College of Idaho.  Sabbatical presentation.  The College of Idaho November 20, 2014.
  2. Undergraduate Research: Enhancing Experiential Learning.  2012 CofI Scholarship Gala, Boise Idaho February 24, 2012
  3. Variation in hepatic biomarkers at different life stages in American alligators collected from 3 sites in Florida (USA). Presented at:  The Biology and Ecotoxicology of the American alligator workshop, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Florida November 10-11, 2011.
  4. Contaminants in aquatic ecosystems: a gene to population approach to assess their impact on normal physiology.  Presented at: 10th Idaho INBRE Annual Research Conference.  University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho.  August 1-3, 2011.
  5. Water quality and physiological function: What can we learn from wildlife?  Presented at the Idaho NIH INBRE networking luncheon, Boise Idaho.  October 21, 2010.
  6. Endocrine Disruptors: From the Swamp to the Bench.  Presented at the Idaho NIH INBRE conference.  Boise State University, Boise Idaho.  April 4, 2009.
  7. Endocrine Disrupting Contaminants in Aquatic Ecosystems: Lessons from the Swamp; Presented at Faculty Forum, The College of Idaho, Caldwell Idaho. November 20, 2008.
  8. Alterations in the hepatic biotransformation of steroids as a potential mechanism for contaminant induced changes in plasma testosterone concentrations in juvenile alligators (Alligator mississiensis); Presented to: Cell and Molecular Biology research: Trainee Summer Presentation Series, Department of Biology, University of Victoria June 8, 2006.
  9. Endocrine disrupting contaminants in aquatic ecosystems: A population to gene approach; Presented to: Endocrinology class, Biology Department University of Victoria, March 28, 31, 2006.
  10. Alterations in the biotransformation of sex steroids as a biomarker for contaminant exposure in juvenile Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis); Presented to: Department of Zoology, University of Florida March 24, 2006.

Registered Genbank sequences

  • Kohno, S., Gunderson, M.P., Katsu, Y., Iguchi, T., and Guillette L.J. Jr.  Alligator mississippiensis cyp3A mRNA for cytochrome P450 3A, partial cds. Accession # AB186129 (submitted August, 2, 2004)