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  • Borges-Pereira, L., Budu, C. Moore, S.A. Vella, M. Hortua Triana, J. Liu, C.R. Garcia, D.A. Pace and S. Moreno. 2015. Calcium Signaling throughout the Toxoplasma gondii Lytic Cycle: A STUDY USING GENETICALLY ENCODED CALCIUM INDICATORS. Journal of Biological Chemistry 290: 26914-26926.

  • Liu, J., D.A. Pace, Z. Dou, T.P. King, D. Guidot, Z.H. Li, V.B. Carruthers and S. Moreno. 2014. A vacuolar-H(+) -pyrophosphatase (TgVP1) is required for microneme secretion, host cell invasion, and extracellular survival of Toxoplasma gondii. Molecular Microbiology 93: 698-712.

  • Pace, D.A., J. Liu, V. Jimenez and S. Moreno. 2014. Calcium entry in Toxoplasma gondii and its enhancing effect of invasion-linked traits. Journal of Biological Chemistry 289: 19637-19647.

  • Francia, M., S. Wicher, D. Pace, J. Sullivan, S. Moreno and G. Arrizabalaga. 2011. Toxoplasma gondii protein with homology to intracellular type Na+/H+ exchangers is important for osmoregulation and invasion. Experimental Cell Research: 1382-1396.

  • Pace, D., J. Fang, R. Cintron, M. Docampo and S. Moreno. 2011. Overexpression of a cytosolic pyrophosphatase (TgPPase) reveals a regulatory role of PPi in glycolysis for Toxoplasma gondii. Biochemical Journal: 229-240.

  • Miranda, K., D. Pace, R. Cintron, J. Rodrigues, J. Fang, A. Smith, P. Rohloff, E. Coelho, F. de Haas and W. de Souza. 2010. Characterization of a novel organelle in Toxoplasma gondii with similar composition and function to the plant vacuole. Molecular Microbiology: 1358-1375.

  • Pace, D., R. Maxson and D. Manahan. 2010. Ribosomal Analysis of Rapid Rates of Protein Synthesis in the Antarctic Sea Urchin Sterechinus neumayeri. Biological Bulletin 218: 48-60.

  • Ramos, I., K. Miranda, D. Pace, K. Verbist, F. Lin, Y. Zhang, E. Oldfield, E. Machado, W. De Souza and R. Docampo. 2010. Calcium- and polyphosphate-containing acidic granules of sea urchin eggs are similar to acidocalcisomes, but are not the targets for NAADP. Biochemical Journal: 485-495.

  • Pace, D. and D. Manahan. 2007. Cost of Protein Synthesis and Energy Allocation During Development of Antarctic Sea Urchin Embryos and Larvae. Biological Bulletin 212: 115-129.

  • Pace, D. and D. Manahan. 2007. Efficiencies and costs of larval growth in different food environments (Asteroidea. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 353: 89-106.

  • Pace, D. and D. Manahan. 2006. Fixed metabolic costs for highly variable rates of protein synthesis in sea urchin embryos and larvae. Journal of Experimental Biology: 158-170.

  • Pace, D., A. Marsh, P. Leong, A. Green, D. Hedgecock and D. Manahan. 2006. Physiological bases of genetically determined variation in growth of marine invertebrate larvae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology: 188-209.

  • Holland, L., D. Pace, M. Blink, M. Kene and N. Holland. 1995. Sequence and Expression of Amphioxus Alkali Myosin Light Chain (AmphiMLC-alk) Throughout Development. Developmental Biology: 665-676.

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Educational Background

  • 2002 – Ph.D., University of Southern California (Marine Invertebrate Physiology)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2011 – Molecular, cellular and immuno-parasitology scientific award, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in conjunction with Burroughs Wellcome Fund

  • 2009-2011 – Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Post-doctoral Fellowship , National Institutes of Health

  • 2001-2002 – Dissertation Fellowship, University of Southern California

  • 2000 – Best Student Paper, National Shellfisheries Association

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