Manuscripts Currently Under Review
Reding TE, Cutucache CE, Grandgenett N, Ostler E, Moore C. Managing a STEM initiative using Social Network Analysis. International Journal of Educational Management.
Sommers AS, Richter-Egger D, Cutucache CE. 2020. Undergraduate Students’ Perspectives on Learning in Chemistry: Course-based undergraduate research experiences and traditional laboratory experiences. The Qualitative Report.
Stevenson N, Sommers A, Grandgenett N, Tapprich W, Cutucache C. 2020. Sustained community engagement: A pre-professional development program to prepare the next generation workforce while serving the needs of our urban partners. Metropolitan Universities Journal.
Cutucache CE, Sommers AS, Gomez Johnson K, Conrad JA, Grandgenett N, Tapprich W. 2020. The National Imperative for More Science Teachers: Let’s Make Them Scientists then Teachers—The Formation of a Dual-Pathway Program. The Qualitative Report.
Sommers AS, Gomez Johnson K, Jakopovic P, Rivera JC, Grandgenett NF, Conrad JA, Tapprich WE, Cutucache CE. 2020. Complex Learning Practices: Modeling Chickering's Vectors for Effective
Undergraduate Pre-Professional Development. Frontiers in Education. Sommers AS, Miller A, Gift A, Richter-Egger D, Darr J, Cutucache CE. 2020. CURE Disrupted! Takeaways from a CURE without a wet-lab experience. Journal of Chemical Education.
Manuscripts and Books (or Book Chapters) in Preparation
Cutucache CE. 2021. microRNA in human malignancies: fundamental mechanisms and translational opportunities. Elsevier [invited chapter, curating editors are Massimo Negrini, George A. Calin, and Carlo M. Croce].
Reding T, Ostler E, Cutucahe CE, Moore, C, Grandgenett N. 2020. Assessing a Higher Education Interdisciplinary Leadership Group Using Social Network Analysis. (submitted May 2020).
Robinson JE, Greiner TC, Bouska AC, Iqbal J, Cutucache C. 2020. Identification of a Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma Signature: Preliminary Findings with Diagnostic Potential. Frontiers in Oncology-Hematologic Malignancies. doi:10.3389/fonc.2020.00640
Grandgenett N, Cutucache C, Tapprich W, Dorn B. 2019. Bulldozing the STEM silos in Omaha while engaging P-12 teachers and building campus STEM excellence. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) ARISE. https://aaas-arise.org/2019/03/25/bulldozing-the-stem-silos/
Cutucache CE, Boham T, Luhr J, Sommers A, Stevenson N, Sointu E, Mäkitalo-Siegl K, Kärkkäinen S, Valtonen T, Grandgenett N, Tapprich W. 2018. NE STEM 4U Afterschool Intervention Leads to Gains in STEM Content Knowledge for Middle School Youth. Cogent Education, 10.1080/2331186X.2018.1558915.
Cutucache CE. 2018. Research as a Transferrable Skill. (Online Textbook), 2018. Oxford University Press & Epigeum
Nelson KL, Rauter C, Cutucache C. 2018. Life science undergraduates in NE STEM 4U significantly outperform their peers in critical thinking skills. CBE Life Science Education, 17. DOI:10.1187/cbe.18-03-0038.
Robinson JE, Cutucache CE. 2018. Deciphering splenic marginal zone lymphoma pathogenesis: the proposed role of microRNA. Oncotarget, 9:30005-30022. DOI:10.18632.
Herek T, Robinson J, Heavican T, Amador C, Iqbal J, Cutucache C. 2018. Caveolin-1 is dispensable for early lymphoid development, but is a critical player for maintenance of the mature splenic microenvironment. BMC Research Notes, 11:470. DOI: 10.1186/s13104-018-3583-3
Robinson J., Cutucache C. 2018. Unique molecular identifiers of indolent versus aggressive phenotyping in non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Spotlight on SMZL. J. Immunol. 194: 123.6 (Abstr.).
Cutucache C, Porcu P. 2017. Editorial: Murine models of leukemia and lymphoma. Frontiers in Oncology, 7:309, DOI: 10.3389/fonc.2017.00309.
Cutucache, CE, Grandgenett N, Leas H, Nelson K, Shuster R, Rodie S, Tapprich W. 2017. Genuine Faculty-Mentored Research Experiences for In-Service Science Teachers: Impact on Content Acquisition, Inquiry, and Translation into the Classroom. Journal of Science Teacher Education. 10.1080/1046560X.2017.1415615
Herek T, Cutucache C. 2017. Using murine models to understand tumor-lymphoid interactions: Spotlight on CLL and AITL. Frontiers in Oncology. 7:86. DOI:10.3389/fonc.201700086.
Leas H, Nelson K, Grandgenett N, Tapprich W, Cutucache C. 2017. Fostering curiosity, inquiry, and scientific thinking in elementary school students: Impact of the NE STEM 4U Intervention. Journal of Youth Development In press
Nelson K, Cutucache C. 2017. How do former undergraduate mentors evaluate their mentoring experience 3-years post-mentoring: A Phenomenological Study. The Qualitative Report, 22: 7.
Nelson K, Sabel J, Forbes C, Grandgenett N, Tapprich W, Cutucache C. 2017. How do undergraduate STEM mentors reflect upon their mentoring experiences in a pre-professional training program engaging K-8 youth? International Journal of STEM Education, 4: 3. doi:10.1186/s40594-017-0057-4
Patten CL, Cutucache CE. 2016. Murine models of splenic marginal zone lymphoma: a role for Cav1? Frontiers in Oncology. DOI: 10.3389/fonc.2016.00258.
Sointu, E., Valtonen, T., Cutucache, C., Kukkonen, J., Lambert, M. C., & Mäkitalo-Siegl, K. 2017. (Accepted as full paper, 8 pgs). Differences in preservice teachers’ readiness to use ICT in education and development of TPACK. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference.
Schaben C, Cutucache C, Grandgenett N, Mulkerrin E, Hougham RJ. 2016. Supportive structures for successful science teachers’ professional development. International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation (ICERI) Proceedings, pp. 4653-4662.
Cutucache CE, Herek TA. 2016.Burrowing Through the Heterogeneity: Review of Mouse Models of PTCL-NOS. Front. Oncology., 26 September 2016
Cutucache C.E., J. Luhr, K. Nelson, Grandgenett N., Tapprich W. 2016. NE STEM 4U: An out-of-school time academic program to improve achievement of underprivileged youth in STEM areas. International Journal of STEM Education. DOI: 10.1186/s40594-016-0037-0
Herek, T, Shew T*, Spurgin H*, Cutucache C. 2015. Conserved molecular underpinnings an characterization of a role for caveolin-1 in the tumor microenvironment of mature T-cell lymphomas. PLoS One 11(1):e0146673. doi10.1371.
Tapprich W., Grandgenett N., Leas H., Rodie S., Shuster R., Schaben C., Cutucache C. 2016. Enhancing the STEM ecosystem through Teacher-Researcher Partnerships. Metropolitian Universities Journal 27(1). http://www.cumuonline.org/news/279162/Teacher-Researcher-Partnerships-at-UNO-Highlighted-in-Upcoming-MUJ.htm
Grandgenett N, Edick N, Boocker D, Ali H, Hodge A, Dorn B, Cutucache CE. 2015. Community Chairs as a Catalyst for Campus Collaboration in STEM. The Metropolitan Universities Journal, Vol 26 (1): 52-72.
Shuka A, Cutucache CE, Sutton G, Pitner M, Rai K, Rai S, Opavsky R, Swanson P, Joshi SS. 2016. Absence of Caveolin-1 leads to delayed development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in Eu-TCL1 mouse model. Experimental Hematology. DOI:10.1016
T. Helikar, C. Cutucache, L. Dahlquist*, T. Herek, J. Larson, J. Rogers. 2015. Integrating interactive computational modeling in biology curricula.PLoS Computational Biology, in press.
Conroy B. D.*, Herek T.A., Shew T. D.*, Latner M., Larson J. J., Allen L., Davis P. H., Helikar T., Cutucache C. E. (2014) Design, Assessment, and In Vivo Evaluation of a Computational Model Illustrating the Role of CAV1 in CD4+ T Lymphocytes. Frontiers in Immunology December; doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2014.00599
Mittal AK, Chaturedi NK, Rai KJ, Gilling-Cutucache CE, Nordgren-Gries TM, Moragues M, Lu R, Opavsky R, Bociek GR, Weisenburger DD, Iqbal J, Joshi SS. 2014. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells in lymph node microenvironment depict molecular signature associated with an aggressive disease. Molecular Medicine DOI:10.2119/molmed.2012.00303
Batra S. Kumar S, Torres M, Kaur S, Rachagani S, Joshi S, Momi N, Baine M, Gilling-Cutucache C, Smith L, Wyatt T, Jain M, Johansson S, Joshi S. 2014. Smoking accelerates pancreatic cancer progression by promoting differentiation of MDSCs and inducing HB-EGF expression in macrophages. Oncogene.
Cutucache CE, Chen H*, Conroy B*, Madden C*, Peterson D*, Strathman L*, Stoffel S*, Kolok A.2014.Culturing Undergraduate Research at UNO: A collaboration among the Nebraska Watershed Network, Undergraduate Microbiology Students, and the Omaha Community. Council of Undergraduate Research-Quarterly (Summer). 34 (4):33-37.
Cutucache CE, Helikar T. 2014. An Inquiry-Based Approach to Cancer Biology. Kendall-Hunt Publishing, 1st Edition.
Shukla A, Chaturvedi NK, Ahrens AK, Cutucache CE, Mittal AK, Bierman P, Weisenburger DD, Lu R, Joshi SS. 2013. Stromal tumor microenvironment in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Regulation of Leukemia Progression. Journal of Leukemia, 1:113.
Cutucache, CE. 2013. Explorative Microbiology! A problem-based learning approach. Pearson Publishing, 1st Edition; Kendall-Hunt 2nd edition, 2014.
Cutucache CE. 2013. Tumor-induced host immunosuppression: Special focus on CLL. International Immunopharmacology. 17(1):35-41.
Peters HL, Yan Y, Nordgren TM, Cutucache CE, Joshi SS, Solheim JC. 2013. Amyloid precursor-like protein 2 suppresses irradiation-induced apoptosis in Ewing sarcoma cells and is elevated in immune-evasive Ewing sarcoma cells. Cancer Biology & Therapy 14(8):Epub ahead of print.
Cutucache CE, Iqbal J, Bierman PJ, Bociek RG, Weisenburger DD, Joshi SS. 2013. PRE-binding sites in the MDR of CLL: Potential Tumor Suppressor Regulation. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 4:129-135.
Chaturvedi N, Ahrens A, Shukla A, Gilling CE, Mittal AK, Bierman P, Weisenburger DD, Lu R, Joshi SS. 2012. Stromal Tumor Microenvironment in CLL:Regulation of Leukemic Progression. Blood, 120; 1781.
Gilling CE, Mittal AK, Iqbal J, Aoun P, Bierman PJ, Bociek GR, Weisenburger DD, Joshi SS. 2012. Lymph Node induced Immune Tolerance in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: A Role for Caveolin-1. British Journal of Haematology 158:216-31.
Student Conference Presentations
Robinson J., Cutucache C. 2018. Unique molecular identifiers of indolent versus aggressive phenotyping in non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Spotlight on SMZL. American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2018, Chicago, IL.
Robinson J., Cutucache C. 2018. Unique molecular identifiers of indolent versus aggressive phenotyping in non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Spotlight on SMZL. American Association of Immunology – IMMUNOLOGY 2018 Conference, Austin, TX.
Robinson J., Cutucache C. 2017. Characterization of the Role for Cav1 on Immune Response Development. University of Nebraska at Omaha Research and Creative Activity Fair, Omaha, NE.
Robinson J., Cutucache C. 2017. Delineating Diagnostic and Prognostic Subgroups across Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma. 8th Annual Biology Graduate Research Symposium, Omaha, NE.
Herek T*, Dahlquist LM*, Helikar T, Cutucache CE. 2014. The cell collective promotes student understanding and interest: A pilot study. Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education, St. Joseph’s, MO
Larson JJ, Iqbal J, Cutucache CE. 2013. A CAV1-Dependent Gene Expression Signature in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Indicates Activation of the Immune Response. SigmaXi International Conference Proceedings, Research Triangle Park, NC
Dahlquist LM*, Cutucache CE. 2013. Effects of problem-based learning in an undergraduate setting. UNO’s 5th Annual Research and Creative Activity Fair
Farhat A*, Strathman L*, Stoffel S*, Cutucache CE. 2013. A pilot study: The aquatic microbial landscape of Heron Haven Nature Center. UNO’s 5th Annual Research and Creative Activity Fair, Omaha, NE
Herek TA, Shew T*, Spurgin H*, Conroy B*, Helikar T, Cutucache CE. 2015. Identification of a caveolin-1-associated signature in CD4+ malignancies. W.28, pg. 102. Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCiS).
Cutucache CE, Strathman L*, Stoffel S*, Ahrendsen D, Farhat A*, Westbrook L. 2013. A Service Learning Opportunity to Study the Microbiota of Heron Haven: Feedback from the Student Feedback, Community Partner, and Faculty Perspectives. Proceedings of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. 13:25.
Cutucache CE, Dahlquist LM*. 2013. Effectiveness of Implementing a STEM Service Learning Component Engaging Students in After School Time Activities. Proceedings of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. 13:35.
Cutucache CE, Dahlquist LM*, Ahrendsen D. 2013. UNO Students as Service Learning Leaders: Pioneers in STEM for Omaha Public Schools. Proceedings of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. 13:35.
Conroy B*, Latner M*, Helikar T, Cutucache CE. 2013. Characterization of the role of CAV1 in cellular proliferation pathways in a CD4+ T helper cell. SigmaXi, Research Triangle Park, NC
Herek T*, Dahlquist L*, Cutucache CE, Helikar T. 2013. The Cell Collective Promotes Student Understanding and Interest: A Pilot Study. SigmaXi, Research Triangle Park, NC
Dahlquist LM*, Cutucache CE. 2013. Effects of implementing problem-based learning in an undergraduate setting. ASM-CUE Science Case Network Conference, Denver, CO
Dahlquist LM*, Cutucache CE. 2013. Do undergraduate students learn material faster, better, and retain it longer if the material is presented using problem-based learning strategies? Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education.
Dahlquist LM*, Cutucache CE. 2013. Effects of implementing problem-based learning activities in an undergraduate setting. Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education.
Dahlquist LM*, Cutucache CE. 2013. The outcomes of using problem-based learning activities as supplement to didactic lecture in an undergraduate microbiology classroom. SigmaXi Conference