Publications

40. Patrick K. Thomas, Gary P. Dunn, Alison R. Good, Michael P. Callahan, Erik R. Coats, Deborah T. Newby, and Kevin P. Feris.  “A Natural Algal Polyculture Outperforms an Assembled Polyculture in Wastewater-Based Open Pond Biofuel Production.”  Manuscript submitted for review, 2018.

39. P. G. Hammer, M. W. Turner, D. R. Locke, A. S. Burton, and M. P. Callahan.  “Thermal Studies of Ammonium Cyanide Reactions and Their Relevance to Meteorite Parent Bodies.”  Manuscript submitted for review, 2018.

38. P. G. Hammer, Y. Ruiqin, I. Yoda, H. J. Cleaves II, and M. P. Callahan.  “Radiolysis of Solid-State Nitrogen Heterocycles Provides Clues to their Abundance in the Early Solar System.”  International Journal of Astrobiology (2018), Published online: 12 July 2018, pp. 1-7.

37. J.P. Dworkin, L.A. Adelman, T. Ajluni, A.V. Andronikov, J.C. Aponte, A.E. Bartels, E. Beshore, E.B. Bierhaus, J.R. Brucato, B.H. Bryan, A.S. Burton, M.P. Callahan, S.L. Castro-Wallace, B.C. Clark, S.J. Clemett, H.C. Connolly Jr., W.E. Cutlip, S.M. Daly, V.E. Elliott, J.E. Elsila, H.L. Enos, D.F. Everett, I.A. Franchi, D.P. Glavin, H.V. Graham, J.E. Hendershot, J.W. Harris, S.L. Hill, A.R. Hildebrand, G.O. Jayne, R.W. Jenkens Jr., K.S. Johnson, J.S. Kirsch, D.S. Lauretta, A.S. Lewis, J.J. Loiacono, C.C. Lorentson, J.R. Marshall, M.G. Martin, L.L. Matthias, H.L. McLain, S.R. Messenger, R.G. Mink, J.L. Moore, K. Nakamura-Messenger, J.A. Nuth III, C.V. Owens, C.L. Parish, B.D. Perkins, M.S. Pryzby, C.A. Reigle, K.Righter, B. Rizk, J.F. Russell, S.A. Sandford, J.P. Schepis, J. Songer, M.F. Sovinski, S.E. Stahl, K. Thomas-Keprta, J.M. Vellinga, and M.S. Walker. “OSIRIS-REx Contamination Control Strategy and Implementation.” Space Science Reviews, 2018, 214: 19PDF available at arXiv.org.

36. P. McGovern, M. Jalabadze, S. Batiuk, M.P. Callahan, K.E. Smith, G.R. Hall, E. Kvavadze, D. Maghradze, N. Rusishvili, L. Bouby, O. Failla, G. Cola, L. Mariani, E. Boaretto, R. Bacilieri, P. This, N. Wales, and D. Lordkipanidze. “Early Neolithic wine of Georgia in the South Caucasus.” PNAS, 2017, 114 (48), E10309 - E10318. Open access article.

35. K. E. Smith, C. H. House, J. P. Dworkin, and M. P. Callahan. “Spontaneous Oligomerization of Nucleotide Alternatives in Aqueous Solutions.”  Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 2017, 47, 3-11.

34. J. E. Elsila, M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, D. P. Glavin, H. L. McLain, S. K. Noble, and E. K. Gibson, Jr.  “The origin of amino acids in lunar regolith samples.” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 2016, 172, 357-369.  

33. K. E. Smith, P. A. Gerakines, and M. P. Callahan. “Metabolic Precursors in Astrophysical Ice Analogs: Implications for Meteorites and Comets.” Chemical Communications 2015, 51, 11787-11790

32. I. Mamajanov, M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, and G. D. Cody.  “Prebiotic Alternatives to Proteins: Structure and Function of Hyperbranched Polyesters.” Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 2015, 45 (1-2), 123-137

31. M. P. Callahan, M. G. Martin, A. S. Burton, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. “Amino acid analysis in micrograms of meteorite sample by nanoliquid chromatography-high-resolution mass spectrometry.”  Journal of Chromatography A 2014, 1132, 30-34.

30. K. E. Smith, M. P. Callahan, P. A. Gerakines, J. P. Dworkin, and C. H. House. “Investigation of pyridine carboxylic acids in CM2 carbonaceous chondrites: Potential precursor molecules for ancient coenzymes.” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 2014, 136, 1-12

29. H. J. Cleaves II, C. Neish, M. P. Callahan, E. Parker, F. M. Fernández, and J. P. Dworkin.  “Amino acids generated from hydrated Titan tholins: Comparison with Miller-Urey electric discharge products.” Icarus 2014, 237, 182-189

28. P. Jenniskens, A. E. Rubin, Q-Z. Yin, D. W. G. Sears, S. A. Sandford, M. E. Zolensky, A. N. Krot, L. Blair, D. Kane, J. Utas, R. Verish, J. M. Friedrich, J. Wimpenny, G. R. Eppich, K. Ziegler, K. L. Verosub, D. J. Rowland, J. Albers, P. S. Gural, B. Grigsby, M. D. Fries, R. Matson, M. Johnston, E. Silber, P. Brown, A. Yamakawa, M. E. Sanborn, M. Laubenstein, K. C. Welten, K. Nishiizumi, M. M. M. Meier, H. Busemann, P. Clay, M. W. Caffee, P. Schmitt-Kopplin, N. Hertkorn, D. P. Glavin, M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, Q. Wu, R. N. Zare, M. Grady, S. Verchovsky, V. Emel'Yanenko, S. Naroenkov, D. L. Clark, B. Girten, P. S. Worden, (Novato Meteorite Consortium). “Fall and recovery of the Novato L6 chondrite breccia.” Meteoritics & Planetary Science 2014, 49 (8), 1388-1425

27. M. P. Callahan, P. A. Gerakines, M. G. Martin, Z. Peeters, and R. L. Hudson.  “Irradiated benzene ice provides clues to meteoritic organic chemistry.” Icarus 2013, 226 (2), 1201-1209

26. P. E. McGovern, B. P. Luley, N. Rovira, A. Mirzoian, M. P. Callahan, K. E. Smith, G. R. Hall, T. Davidson, and J. M. Henkin. “Beginning of viniculture in France.” PNAS 2013, 110 (25), 10147-10152

25. M. P. Callahan, A. S. Burton, J. E. Elsila, E. M. Baker*, K. E. Smith, D. P. Glavin, and J. P. Dworkin. “A search for amino acids and nucleobases in the Martian meteorite Roberts Massif 04262 using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.” Meteoritics & Planetary Science 2013, 48 (5), 786-795.  (*Mentored high school student who appears on this publication) 

24. D. P. Glavin, J. E. Elsila, A. S. Burton, M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, R. W. Hilts, and C. D. K. Herd. “Unusual nonterrestrial L-proteinogenic amino acid excesses in the Tagish Lake meteorite.” Meteoritics & Planetary Science 2012, 47 (8), 1347-1364

23. A. S. Burton, J. E. Elsila, M. P. Callahan, M. G. Martin, D. P. Glavin, N. M. Johnson, and J. P. Dworkin.  “A propensity for n-ω-amino acids in thermally-altered Antarctic meteorites.”  Meteoritics & Planetary Science 2012, 47 (3), 374-386

22. E. T. Parker, H. J. Cleaves, M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, D. P. Glavin, A. Lazcano, and J. L. Bada. “Enhanced synthesis of alkyl amino acids in Miller’s 1958 H2S experiment.” Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 2011, 41 (6), 569-574

21. M. P. Callahan, K. E. Smith, H. J. Cleaves II, J. Ruzicka, J. C. Stern, D. P. Glavin, C. H. House, and J. P. Dworkin. “Carbonaceous meteorites contain a wide range of extraterrestrial nucleobases.” PNAS 2011, 108 (34), 13995-13998Open access article.

20. A. S. Burton, D. P. Glavin, M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, P. Jenniskens, and M. H. Shaddad. “Heterogeneous distributions of amino acids provide evidence of multiple sources within the Almahata Sitta parent body, asteroid 2008 TC3.” Meteoritics & Planetary Science 2011, 46, 1703–1712.

19. Z. Gengeliczki, M. P. Callahan, M. Kabeláč, A. M. Rijs, and M. S. de Vries.  “Structure of 2,4-diaminopyrimidine–theobromine alternate base pairs.”  Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2011, 115, 11423-11427

18. C. D. K. Herd, A. Blinova, D. N. Simkus, Y. Huang, R. Tarozo, C. M. O’D. Alexander, F. Gyngard, L. R. Nittler, G. D. Cody, M. L. Fogel, Y. Kebukawa, A. L. D. Kilcoyne, R. W. Hilts, G. F. Slater, D. P. Glavin, J. P. Dworkin, M. P. Callahan, J. E. Elsila, B. T. De Gregorio, and R. M. Stroud. “Origin and Evolution of Prebiotic Organic Matter As Inferred from the Tagish Lake Meteorite.” Science 2011, 332, 1304-1307

17. A. Abo-Riziq, L. Grace, B. Crews, M. P. Callahan, T. van Mourik, and M. S. de Vries. “Conformational Structure of Tyrosine, Tyrosyl-glycine, and Tyrosyl-glycyl-glycine by Double Resonance Spectroscopy.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2011, 115, 6077-6087

16. E. T. Parker, H. J. Cleaves, M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, D. P. Glavin, A. Lazcano, and J. L. Bada. “Prebiotic Synthesis of Methionine and Other Sulfur-Containing Organic Compounds on the Primitive Earth: A Contemporary Reassessment Based on an Unpublished 1958 Stanley Miller Experiment.” Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 2011, 41 (3), 201-212

15. E. T. Parker, H. J. Cleaves, J. P. Dworkin, D. P. Glavin, M. Callahan, A. Aubrey, A. Lazcano, and J. L. Bada. “Primordial synthesis of amines and amino acids in a 1958 Miller H2S-rich spark discharge experiment.” PNAS 2011, 108 (14), 5526-5531

14. J. E. Elsila, M. P. Callahan, D. P. Glavin, J. P. Dworkin, H. Bruckner. “Distribution and Stable Isotopic Composition of Amino Acids from Fungal Peptaibiotics: Assessing the Potential for Meteoritic Contamination.” Astrobiology 2011, 11 (2), 123-133

13. D. P. Glavin, M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, and J. E. Elsila. “The effects of parent body processes on amino acids in carbonaceous chondrites.” Meteoritics & Planetary Science 2010, 45 (12), 1948-1972

12. D. P. Glavin, A. D. Aubrey, M. P. Callahan, J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, E. T. Parker, J. L. Bada, P. Jenniskens, and M. H. Shaddad. “Extraterrestrial Amino Acids in the Almahata Sitta Meteorite.” Meteoritics & Planetary Science 2010, 45 (10-11), 1695-1709

11. Z. Gengeliczki, M. P. Callahan, N. Svadlenak, C. István Pongor, B. Sztáray, L. Meerts, D. Nachtigallová, P. Hobza, M. Barbatti, H. Lischka, and M. S. de Vries. “Effect of substituents on the excited-state dynamics of the modified DNA bases 2,4-diaminopyrimidine and 2,6-diaminopurine.”  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2010, 12, 5375-5388

10. D. Nachtigallová, H. Lischka, J. J. Szymczak, M. Barbatti, P. Hobza, Z. Gengeliczki, G. Pino, M. P. Callahan, and M. S. de Vries. “The effect of C5 substitution on the photochemistry of uracil.”  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2010, 12, 4924-4933

9. M. P. Callahan, Z. Gengeliczki, and M. S. Vries. “Resonant two-photon ionization mass spectrometry of jet-cooled phenolic acids and polyphenols.” Analytical Chemistry 2008, 80 (6), 2199-2203

8. M. P. Callahan, Z. Gengeliczki, N. Svadlenak, H. Valdes, P. Hobza, and M. S. de Vries. “Non-standard base pairing and stacked structures in methylxanthine clusters.”  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2008, 10 (19), 2819-2826

7. M. P. Callahan, Ali G. Abo-Riziq, B. Crews, L. Grace, and M. S. de Vries. “Isomer discrimination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Murchison meteorite by resonant ionization.” Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 2008, 71 (4), 1492-1495

6. M. P. Callahan, B. Crews, A. Abo-Riziq, L. Grace, M. S. de Vries, Z. Gengeliczki, T. M. Holmes, and G. A. Hill. “IR-UV double resonance spectroscopy of xanthine.” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2007, 9 (32), 4587-4591

5. Ali Abo-Riziq, B. O. Crews, M. P. Callahan, L. Grace, and M. S. de Vries. “Spectroscopy of Isolated Gramicidin Peptides.”  Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2006, 45 (31), 5166-5169

4. A. Abo-Riziq, J. E. Bushnell, B. Crews, M. P. Callahan, L. Grace, and M. S. de Vries. “Gas Phase Spectroscopy of the pentapeptide FDASV.”  Chemical Physics Letters 2006, 431 (4-6), 227-230

3. A. G. Abo-Riziq, B. Crews, J. E. Bushnell, M. P. Callahan, and M. S. de Vries. “Conformational analysis of cyclo(Phe-Ser) by UV-UV and IR-UV double resonance spectroscopy and ab initio calculations.”  Molecular Physics 2005, 103 (11-12), 1491-1495

2. B. Crews, A. Abo-Riziq, L. Grace, M. Callahan, M. Kabelac, P. Hobza, and M. S. de Vries.  “IR-UV double resonance spectroscopy of guanine-H2O clusters.” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2005, 7 (16), 3015-3020

1. A. G. Abo-Riziq, J. E. Bushnell, B. Crews, M. P. Callahan, L. Grace, and M. S. de Vries.  “Discrimination between diastereoisomeric dipeptides by IR-UV double resonance spectroscopy and ab initio calculations.”  International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 2005, 105 (4), 437-445