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Robert Joseph Griffitt, Ph.D.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • Karels, AA, M Brouwer, and RJ Griffitt.  In preparation.  Cloning and phylogeny of hypoxia inducible factors-1α, -2α, and prolyl hydroxylase 3 of sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus).
  • Hedgpeth, B, and RJ Griffitt.  In preparation.  Simultaneous exposure to chronic hypoxia and dissolved PAHs results in reduced egg production and larval survival in the sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus).
  • Brown-Peterson, NJ, CS Manning, M Brouwer, and RJ Griffitt.  The effects of pyrene exposure on Sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus) reproduction.  Submitted, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health.
  • Boube, II, JM Lotz, AE Pozhitkov, S Li, and RJ Griffitt.  Identification of genes involved in Taura syndrome virus resistance in Litopenaeus vannamei.  Submitted, Journal of Aquatic Animal Health.
  • Brewton, RA, RS Fulford, and RJ Griffitt.  Gene expression and growth as indicators of effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Cynoscion nebulosus.  Submitted, Marine Pollution Bulletin
  • Brown-Peterson, NJ, RA Brewton, RJ Griffitt, and RS Fulford.  Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Reproductive Biology of Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus).  Accepted, Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Fisheries in North America.  B. Alford, M. S. Peterson, and C. Green, editors.  Taylor and Francis Press.
  • Fulford, RS, RJ Griffitt, NJ Brown-Peterson, H. Parry, and G. Sanchex-Rubio.  Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, larval settlement in Mississippi, USA.  Accepted, Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Fisheries in North America.  B. Alford, M. S. Peterson, and C. Green, editors.  Taylor and Francis Press.
  • Feswick, A., RJ Griffitt, K. Siebein, DS Barber.  2013.  Uptake and retention of quantum dots in daphnia is influenced by particle surface functionalization.  Aquatic Toxicology. 130-131, 210-218.
  • Griffitt, RJ, CM Lavelle, AS Kane, ND Denslow, DS Barber.  2013.  Chronic Nanoparticulate Silver Exposure Results in Tissue Accumulation and Transcriptomic Changes in Zebrafish.  Aquatic Toxicology 130-131, 192-200.
  • Griffitt, RJ, RA Ryan, NB Brown-Peterson, I Boube, DA Savin, M Brouwer.  2012.  Effects of chronic nanoparticulate silver exposure to juvenile and adult sheepshead minnow.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(1) 160-167.(Invited contribution, special issue on Nanoparticles in the Environment).
  • Denslow, ND, Griffitt, RJ, Martyniuk, CJ.  2012.  Advancing the Omics in aquatic toxicology: SETAC North America 31st Annual Meeting.  Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 76(1) 1-2.
  • Griffitt, RJ, A Feswick, R Weil, K Hyndman, P Carpinone, K Powers, ND Denslow, DS Barber.2011.  Investigation ofacute nanoparticulate aluminum toxicity in zebrafish.  Environmental Toxicology 26(5).541-51.
  • Denslow, ND, RJ Griffitt, and CJ Martyniuk,  2011.  Advancing the Omics in Aquatic Toxicology and Ecology.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(2) 263-264.  (Special Issue on omics technologies).
  • Spade DJ, Griffitt RJ, Liu L, Brown-Peterson NJ, Kroll KJ, et al. 2010 Queen Conch (Strombusgigas) Testis Regresses during the Reproductive Season at Nearshore Sites in the Florida Keys. PLoS ONE 5(9): e12737. 
  • Carter, B.J., R.J. Griffitt, N.J. Brown-Peterson, H.R. Hammers and D.S. Barber. 2009. Size matters: The outer diameter of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) affects gene expression in female fathead minnows (Pimephalespromelas).  Pages 387-390 In M. Loudon and B. Romanowicz, eds.  Nanotech Conference & Expo 2009, Vol 2, Technical Proceedings - Nanotechnology 2009: Life Sciences, Medicine, Diagnostics, Bio Materials and Composites. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Barber, DS, ND Denslow, RJ Griffitt, and CJ Martyniuk.  Sources, Fate and Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials in the Aquatic Environment.  In: Nanotoxicology: In Vivo and In Vitro Models to Health Risks.S. Sahu and D. Casciano, Eds.2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Griffitt, RJ, K. Hyndman, NDDenslow, DS Barber.  2009.  Comparison of molecular and histological changes in zebrafish gills exposed to metallic nanoparticles.  Tox. Sci.107(2) 404-415. PDF
  • Garcia-Reyero*, N, Griffitt*, RJ, L Liu, KJ Kroll, WG Farmerie, DS Barber, and ND Denslow.  2008.  Construction of a robust microarray from a non-model species (Largemouth Bass) using pyrosequencing technology.Journal of Fish Biology. 72, 2354-2376. * denotes shared first authorship
  • Griffitt, RJ, J Liu, J Gao, CW Bonzango, and DS Barber.  2008.  Acute toxicity of metallic nanoparticles to aquatic organisms.Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 27(9), 1972-1978.
  • Griffitt, RJ, RW Weil, K. Hyndman, K Powers, ND Denslow, and DS Barber.2007.  Exposure to copper nanoparticles induce gill injury and acute lethality in zebrafish (Danio rerio)Environ. Sci. and Toxicol. 41, 8178-8196.
  • Griffitt, RJ, TL Greig, GT Chandler, and JM Quattro.2007.  Serial Analysis of Gene Expression (SAGE) reveals identifiable patterns in transcriptome profiles of Palaemonetespugio exposed to three common environmental stressors.Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 26(11), 2413-2419.
  • Griffitt, RJ, GT Chandler, T.W. Greig, and JM Quattro.  2006.  Cathepsin B and Glutathione Peroxidase show differing transcriptional responses in the grass shrimp, Palaemonetespugio following exposure to three xenobiotics.  Environmental Science and Toxicology. 40, 3640-3645.
  • Staton JL, Schizas NV, Klosterhaus SL, Griffitt RJ, Chandler GT, Coull BC.  2002. Effect of salinityvariation and pesticide exposure on an estuarineharpacticoid copepod, Microarthridionlittorale(Poppe 1881), in the southeastern US. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology,278(2): 99-108.
  • Griffitt, J, M Posey, and T Alphin. 1999.  Effects of edge fragmentation on oyster reef utilization by transientnekton. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, 99(2).98-102.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

  • Griffitt, R.J., B Hedgpeth, NB Brown-Peterson.  2013.  Effects of crude and dispersed oil on estuarine fish species.  Invited Platform presentation, American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference.  Boston, MA, Feb. 14-18.
  • Griffitt, RJ.  Dec. 2012.  Investigating emerging issues in aquatic toxicology:  Using small fish to understand the environmental impacts of xenobiotic exposure.  Invited speaker, University of North Carolina Greensboro Biology Department.
  • Griffitt, RJ.  Dec. 2012.  Investigating emerging issues in aquatic toxicology:  Using small fish to understand the environmental impacts of xenobiotic exposure.  Invited speaker, University of Florida Center for Human and Environmental Toxicology.
  • Griffitt, RJ.  Oct. 17 2012.  Toxicogenomics responses of small fish exposed to nanoparticulate silver:  Investigating an emerging issue in aquatic toxicology.  Invited seminar speaker, University of Southern Maine.
  • Griffitt, R.J., NB Brown-Peterson, I Boube, S Manning.  2012.  Effects of crude and dispersed oil on estuarine fish species.  Invited Platform presentation, 51st Annual Society of Toxicology Conference.  San Francisco, CA, Mar. 11-15.
  • Griffitt, RJ.  Jan. 17 2012.  Toxicogenomics effects of nanoparticulate silver on small fish: Using molecular tools to investigate an emerging issue in aquatic toxicology.  Invited seminar speaker, Southern California Coastal Water Restoration Project.
  • Griffitt, RJ.  December 19, 2011.  Toxicogenomics effects of nanoparticulate silver on small fish. Invited seminar speaker, Marine Biology Laboratory.
  • Griffitt, RJ, Rachel Ryan, Andrew Kane, David S Barber.  2010.  Effects of chronic exposure to nanoparticulate silver in zebrafish.  Invited platform presentation, 31st Annual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, Portland, OR, Nov. 7-11.
  • Griffit, RJ.  2010.  miRNA expression profiles in fathead minnows exposed to estradiol.Invited platform presentation, 31st Annual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, Portland, OR, Nov. 7-11.
  • Griffitt, RJ.  September, 2010.  Invited seminar speaker, Auburn University Department of Fisheries.
  • Griffitt, RJ, Nancy Brown-Peterson, Rachel Ryan, Steve Manning, Marius Brouwer.  2010.  Effects of chronic nanoparticulate silver exposure to adult and juvenile sheepshead minnow. Invited platform presentation, 5th Annual International Conference for Nanotoxicity.  Clemson, SC, August 22-26, 2010.
  • Griffitt, RJ.  October, 2009.  Toxicology of metallic nanoparticles to aquatic and estuarine species. Invited seminar speaker, USM Department of Marine Science.
  • Griffitt, RJ.  2009.  Environmental nanotoxicology: Using molecular tools to investigate an emerging issue in aquatic toxicology.Seminar series, School of Public Health, Tulane University.
  • Griffitt, RJ, K. Hyndman, ND Denslow, K Powers, and DS Barber.  2007.  Comparative analysis of the effects of sublethal nanoparticulate metal exposure to zebrafish gills.  Invited Platform presentation, 30th Annual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 11-15.
  • Griffitt, RJ.  2007.  Environmental toxicology of metallic nanoparticles in aquatic species.  Invited Platform presentation, Mid-Atlantic Society of Toxicology Conference, Jersey City, NJ, October 10-11.

Submitted Presentations

  • Brewton, RA, RF Fulford, and RJ Griffitt.  2012.  Gene expression and growth as indicators of effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Cynoscion nebulosus.  Platform Presentation.  Gulf Estuarine Research Society.  Nov 9-11, 2012.  Dauphin Island, AL.
  • Brewton, R, R. Fulford and R. J. Griffitt. 2011. Gene expression and growth as indicators of effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Cynoscionnebulosus. Poster presentation.Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America Meeting. Boston, MA. 
  • Brewton, R, R. Fulford and R. J. Griffitt. 2011. Survival and growth of estuarine fish following exposures of chemically enhanced dispersed oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Platform presentation.Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation International Meeting. Daytona Beach, FL. 
  • Brewton, R, R. J. Griffitt and R. Fulford. 2011. Impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the health
    and growth of estuarine fish and ecosystem functionality. Northern Gulf Institute Annual Meeting.
    Mobile, Alabama.
  • Brewton, R.A., R. J. Griffitt, and R.S. Fulford . 2010. Impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill to estuarine fish growth and ecosystem functionality. American Fisheries Society Southern Division Spring Meeting. January 14, 2010. Tampa, Florida.
  • D.S.Barber, AFeswick, RJ Griffitt, P Carpinone, K Powers.  2009.  What matters?-dosimetry in aquatic toxicity of silver nanoparticlesPlatform presentation, 30th Annual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 11-15
  • R. J. Griffitt, A. Feswick, N.D. Denslow, D.S. Barber.  2008.  Gill accumulation and toxicity of nanoparticulate copper and silver in zebrafish.Platform presentation, 29th Annual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, Tampa Bay, FL Nov. 16-20, 2008.
  • R.J. Griffitt, N.D. Denslow,K. Kroll, D.S. Barber.  2008.  Identification of molecular markers of follicle maturation and incipient spawning in Largemouth bass.Poster presentation, 29th Annual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, Tampa Bay, FL Nov. 16-20, 2008.
  • A. Feswick, J. Griffitt, J. Luo, D.S. Barber .  2008.  Nanoparticle Physical Characteristics Affect Interactionswith Aquatic Organisms.Platform presentation, 29th Annual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, Tampa Bay, FL Nov. 16-20, 2008.
  • D.J. Spade, R.J. Griffitt,D.S. Barber, N.D. Denslow.  2008.  Genomic Response to Reproductive Stress in Neuroganglia and Testis of Queen Conch (Strombusgigas).Platform presentation, 29th Annual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, Tampa Bay, FL Nov. 16-20, 2008.
  • R.J. Griffitt, N.D. Denslow, and D.S. Barber.  2008.  Identifying genes predictive of imminent spawning in LMB.  Platform presentation, Southeast SETAC Ann. Mtg. Gainesville, FL.
  • Spade, D.J., Griffitt, R.J., Liu, L., Kroll, K.J., Glazer, R.A., Brown-Peterson, N.J., Barber, D.S., and Denslow, N.D.  2008.  Toxicogenomic Investigation of Reproductive Failure in South Florida Queen Conch.Platform presentation, Southeast SETAC Ann. Mtg. Gainesville, FL.
  • Griffitt, RJ, K. Hyndman, ND Denslow, K Powers, and DS Barber.  2008.  Differential toxicity of metallic nanoparticles to aquatic species.  Poster presentation, 47th annual Society of Toxicology Conference, Seattle, WA, Mar 17-20.
  • Griffitt, RJ, KA Hyndman, NDDenslow, K Powers,and DS Barber.  2007.  Environmental toxicity of metallic nanoparticles to aquatic species.  Platform presentation,International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Environmental Protection and Pollution.  Dec. 11-13, 2007.  Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.
  • Griffitt, RJ, R Weil, J Luo, ND Denslow, K Powers, and DS Barber.  2007.  Toxic effects of nanocopper on the zebrafish (Daniorerio).Platform presentation,46th Annual Society of Toxicology Conference, Charlotte, NC, Mar 25-29.
  • Griffitt, RJ, R Weil, J Luo, ND Denslow, K Powers, and DS Barber.  2007.  Toxic effects of nanocopper on the zebrafish (Daniorerio).Platform presentation, Southeast SETAC Conference, Athens, GA, Apr 11-13.
  • Griffitt, RJ, R Weil, K Hyndman, N Reyero-Garcia, N. D. Denslow, and DS.Barber.  2006.  Effects of metallic
    nanomaterials on zebrafish.  Poster presentation, 27thAnnual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, Montreal, Canada, Nov. 5-10.
  • Griffitt, RJ, TW Greig, GT Chandler, and JM Quattro.  2005.  Identification of differentially expressed genes in
    Palaemonetespugio following xenobiotic exposure using Serial Analysis of Gene Expression (SAGE). Platform presentation, 26th Annual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, Baltimore, MA.
  • Griffitt, RJ, GT Chandler, MA Roberts, and JM Quattro.  2004.  Transcriptome profilesas a function of xenobiotic exposure in the grass shrimp, Palaemonetespugio, using Serial Analysis of Gene Expression (SAGE).  Platform presentation, 25th Annual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, Portland, OR, Nov. 18-23.
  • Griffitt, RJ, MA Roberts, GT Chandler, and JM Quattro. 2003. Serial Analysis of Gene Expression (SAGE) for quantitative assessment of gene expression profiles and intensities in estuarine crustaceans.  Poster presentation at 24th annual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, Austin, TX, Nov. 14-18.
  • Griffitt, RJ, DS Block, GT Chandler.  2003.  Effects of pesticides on P-glycoprotein expression levels insediment-dwelling invertebrate species.  Platform presentation at 9th annual Carolina SETAC Conference, April 12, 2003.
  • Block, DS, RJ Griffitt, and GT Chandler.  2003.  P-glycoprotein expression and activity as a function ofpesticide exposure in the amphipod, Leptocheirusplumulosus.  Poster presentation at 24th annual Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, Austin, TX, Nov. 14-18.
  • Griffitt, RJ, JL Staton, and BC Coull.  2001.  Isolation of a b-like GABA receptor fromthe estuarine nematode,
    Cylindrothurestismiamiensis.Platform presentation at 11th International Meiofauna Conference.Boston, MA, July 12-16.