Faculty Profile

Edward Mager

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Biological Sciences
College
College of Science

    

Education

PhD, University of Miami, 2010.
Major: Marine Biology and Fisheries
MS, Northwestern University, 1996.
Major: Biotechnology
BS, Saint Louis University, 1995.
Major: Biology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

BIOL 1720.002, Biology for Science Majors II, Spring 2023
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Spring 2023
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 2022
BIOL 4030.001, Physiological Ecology, Fall 2022 Syllabus
BIOL 4030.301, Physiological Ecology, Fall 2022 Syllabus
BIOL 5230.001, Physiological Ecology, Fall 2022 Syllabus
BIOL 5230.301, Physiological Ecology, Fall 2022 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

BIOL 4940.712, Honors Research in Biology, Summer 5W1 2022
BIOL 1720.002, Biology for Science Majors II, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6950.712, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Spring 2022
BIOL 5900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2022
BIOL 5910.712, Special Problems, Spring 8W2 2022
BIOL 5910.712, Special Problems, Spring 2022
BIOL 6950.712, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 2021
BIOL 5950.712, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021
BIOL 4030.001, Physiological Ecology, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 4030.301, Physiological Ecology, Fall 2021 SPOT
BIOL 5230.001, Physiological Ecology, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 5230.301, Physiological Ecology, Fall 2021 SPOT
BIOL 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2021
BIOL 5910.712, Special Problems, Fall 2021
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Summer 5W2 2021
BIOL 5950.712, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2021
BIOL 1720.002, Biology for Science Majors II, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Spring 2021
BIOL 5950.712, Master's Thesis, Spring 8W2 2021
BIOL 1720.001, Biology for Science Majors II, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 1720.004, Biology for Science Majors II, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 8W2 2020
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 2020
BIOL 6910.712, Special Problems, Fall 2020
BIOL 1720.002, Biology for Science Majors II, Spring 2020 Syllabus
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Spring 2020
BIOL 5900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2020
BIOL 5910.712, Special Problems, Spring 2020
BIOL 4005.003, Contemporary Topics in Biology, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 2019
BIOL 5300.001, Physiological Ecology, Fall 2019 SPOT
BIOL 1720.002, Biology for Science Majors II, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BIOC 6940.712, Individual Research, Spring 2019
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Spring 2019
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 2018
BIOL 5300.001, Physiological Ecology, Fall 2018 SPOT
BIOL 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2018
BIOL 5910.712, Special Problems, Fall 2018
BIOL 6900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2018
BIOL 6900.712, Special Problems, Fall 8W2 2018
BIOL 5900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2018
BIOL 5910.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2018
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Spring 2018
BIOL 6940.712, Individual Research, Fall 2017
BIOL 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2017
BIOL 1720.002, Biology for Science Majors II, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
BIOL 4805.003, Biological Sciences Capstone Seminar, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Mager, E. M. (2011). Lead. Other. Homeostasis and Toxicology of Non-Essential Metals. 31B, 185-236. New York, NY: Academic Press.
Conference Proceeding
Ruhr, I., Bodinier, C., Mager, E. M., Esbaugh, A., Takei, Y., Grosell, M. (2015). The physiological effects of the guanylin peptides on the posterior intestine of Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) exposed to hypersalinity. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. 55, E157–E157.
Greidinger, E., Zang, Y., Jaimes, K., Mager, E. M., Hoffman, R. (2005). UI-RNA Plus UI-70KD Ribonucleoprotein Autoantigen Induce Anti-RNP Autoimmunity and Interstitial Lung Disease Without the Need for Additional Adjuvant. Other. 14, 234.
Vanderbilt, J., Mager, E. M., Allen, L., Dobbs, L. (2001). Isolated pulmonary alveolar type II epithelial cells express proinflammatory chemokines (GRO, CINC-2 alpha, CINC-2 beta, MIP-2) and chemokine receptor CXCR2. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL. 12, 420A–420A.
Mager, E. M., Vanderbilt, J., Dobbs, L. (1999). Differential gene expression by rat alveolar type I and type II cells determined by differential display-PCR. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. 159(3), A175–A175.
Journal Article
Bonatesta, F., Emadi, C., Price, E., Wang, Y., Greer, J., Xu, E. G., Schlenk, D., Grosell, M., Mager, E. M. (2022). The developing zebrafish kidney is impaired by Deepwater Horizon crude oil early-life stage exposure: a molecular to whole-organism perspective. Science of the Total Environment. 808, 151988. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151988
Price, E., Bonatesta, F., McGruer, V., Schlenk, D., Roberts, A. P., Mager, E. (2022). Exposure of zebrafish larvae to water accommodated fractions of weathered crude oil alters steroid hormone concentrations with minimal effect on cholesterol. Aquatic Toxicology. 242, 106045. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2021.106045
Bonatesta, F., Khursigara, A. J., Ackerly, K. L., Esbaugh, A. J., Mager, E. M. (2022). Early life-stage Deepwater Horizon crude oil exposure induces latent osmoregulatory defects in larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology. 260, 109405. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2022.109405
Cartolano, M., Alloy, M., Milton, E., Plotnikova, A., Mager, E., McDonald, D. (2021). Exposure and recovery from environmentally relevant levels of waterborne PAHs from Deepwater Horizon oil: Effects on the Gulf toadfish stress axis. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 40(4), 1062-1074. https://setac.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/etc.4945
Yao, Z., Schauer, K. L., Ruhr, I. M., Mager, E. M., Heuer, R. M., Grosell, M. (2021). A marine teleost, Opsanus beta, compensates acidosis in hypersaline water by H+ excretion or reduced HCO3-excretion rather than HCO3- uptake.. Other. 191(1), 85-98. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00360-020-01320-2
Price, E., Mager, E. (2020). The effects of crude oil and PAH exposure on fish swim bladder development and function. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology. 238, 108853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2020.108853
Bonatesta, F., Leads, R., Price, E., Roberts, A., Mager, E. (2020). Effects of dissolved organic carbon, ultraviolet light and their co-exposure on Deepwater Horizon crude oil acute toxicity to larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 39(12), 2509-2515. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.4877
Price, E., Mager, E. (2020). Respiratory quotient: effects of fatty acid composition. Journal of Experimental Zoology. 333, 613–618. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jez.2422
Ruhr, I., Wood, C., Schauer, K., Wang, Y., Mager, E., Stanton, B., Grosell, M. (2020). Is aquaporin AQP3 involved in water permeability changes in the killifish during hypoxia and normoxic recovery in freshwater and seawater?. Other. 333(7), 511-525. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jez.2393
Reynolds Kirby, A., Crossley, D. A., Mager, E. (2020). The metabolism and swimming performance of sheepshead minnows (Cyprinodon variegatus) following acute thermal acclimation or acute thermal exposure. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 190(5), 557-568. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00360-020-01293-2
Grosell, M., Heuer, R. M., Wu, N. C., Cramp, R. L., Wang, Y., Mager, E. M., Dwyer, R. G., Franklin, C. E. (2020). Salt-water acclimation of the estuarine crocodile Crocodylus porosus involves enhanced ion transport properties of the urodaeum and rectum.. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 223, jeb210732. https://jeb.biologists.org/content/223/4/jeb210732
Schlenker, L. S., Welch, M. J., Mager, E. M., Stieglitz, J. D., Benetti, D. D., Munday, P. L., Grosell, M. (2019). Exposure to crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impairs oil avoidance behavior without affecting olfactory physiology in juvenile mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus).. Environmental Science & Technology. 53(23), 14001-14009.
Wood, C. M., Ruhr, I. M., Schauer, K. L., Wang, Y., Mager, E. M., McDonald, D. M., Stanton, B., Grosell, M. (2019). The osmorespiratory compromise in the euryhaline killifish: water regulation during hypoxia. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 222(18), jeb204818.
Schlenker, L. S., Welch, M. J., Meredith, T. L., Mager, E. M., Lari, E., Babcock, E. A., Pyle, G. G., Munday, P. L., Grosell, M. (2019). Damsels in distress: oil exposure modifies behavior and olfaction in bicolor damselfish (Stegastes partitus). Environmental Science & Technology. 53(18), 10993-11001.
Greer, J., Andrzejczyk, N., Mager, E. M., Stieglitz, J., Benetti, D., Grosell, M., Schlenk, D. (2019). Whole-transcriptome sequencing of epidermal mucus as a novel method for oil exposure assessment in juvenile mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Environmental Science & Technology Letters. 6, 538-544. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.estlett.9b00479
Heuer, R. M., Galli, G. L., Shiels, H. A., Fieber, L. A., Cox, G. K., Mager, E. M., Stieglitz, J. D., Benetti, D. D., Grosell, M., Crossley, D. A. (2019). Impacts of Deepwater Horizon crude oil on mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) heart cell function. Environmental Science & Technology. 53(16), 9895-9904. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.9b03798
Greer, J., Mager, E. M., Fieber, L. (2019). Altered expression of ionotropic L-glutamate receptors in aged sensory neurons of Aplysia californica. PLOS One. 14(5), e0217300. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217300
Perrichon, P., Stieglitz, J. D., Xu, E. G., Magnuson, J. T., Pasparakis, C., Mager, E. M., Wang, Y., Schlenk, D., Benetti, D. D., Roberts, A. P., Grosell, M., Burggren, W. W. (2019). Mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) life development: morphological, physiological, behavioral and molecular phenotypes.. 248(5), 337-350.
Wang, Y., Pasparakis, C., Mager, E. M., Stieglitz, J., Benetti, D., Grosell, M. (2019). Ontogeny of urea and ammonia transporters in mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) early life stages. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 229, 18-24.
Xu, E. G., Magnuson, J. T., Diamante, G., Mager, E. M., Pasparakis, C., Grosell, M., Roberts, A. P., Schlenk, D. (2018). Changes in microRNA-mRNA signatures agree with morphological, physiological, and behavioral changes in larval mahi-mahi treated with Deepwater Horizon oil. Environmental Science & Technology. 52(22), 13501-13510.
Perrichon, P., Mager, E. M., Pasparakis, C., Stieglitz, J. D., Benetti, D. D., Grosell, M., Burggren, W. W. (2018). Combined effects of elevated temperature and Deepwater Horizon oil exposure on the cardiac performance of larval mahi-mahi, Coryphaena hippurus.. PLOS One. 13(10), e0203949.
Mager, E. M., Pasparakis, C., Stieglitz, J., Hoenig, R., Morris, J., Benetti, D., Grosell, M. (2018). Combined effects of hypoxia or elevated temperature and Deepwater Horizon crude oil exposure on juvenile mahi-mahi swimming performance. Marine Environmental Research. 139, 129-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.05.009
Reddam, A., Mager, E. M., Grosell, M., McDonald, D. (2017). The impact of acute PAH exposure on the toadfish glucocorticoid stress response. Aquatic Toxicology. 192, 89-96.
Diamante, G., Xu, E., Chen, S., Mager, E. M., Grosell, M., Schlenk, D. (2017). Differential expression of microRNAs in embryos and larvae of mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil. Environmental Science & Technology Letters. 4(12), 523-529.
Mager, E. M., Pasparakis, C., Schlenker, L. S., Yao, Z., Bodinier, C., Stieglitz, J. D., Hoenig, R., Morris, J. M., Benetti, D. D., Grosell, M. (2017). Assessment of early life stage mahi‐mahi windows of sensitivity during acute exposures to Deepwater Horizon crude oil. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 36(7), 1887–1895. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/etc.3713/full
Xu, E. G., Mager, E. M., Grosell, M., Stieglitz, J. D., Hazard, E. S., Hardiman, G., Schlenk, D. (2017). Developmental transcriptomic analyses for mechanistic insights into critical pathways involved in embryogenesis of pelagic mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). PLOS One. 12(7), e0180454. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0180454
Perrichon, P., Pasparakis, C., Mager, E. M., Stieglitz, J. D., Benetti, D. D., Grosell, M., Burggren, W. W. (2017). Morphology and cardiac physiology are differentially affected by temperature in developing larvae of the marine fish mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Biology Open. 6(6), 800–809. http://bio.biologists.org/content/6/6/800
Xu, E. G., Mager, E. M., Grosell, M., Hazard, E. S., Hardiman, G., Schlenk, D. (2017). Novel transcriptome assembly and comparative toxicity pathway analysis in mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) embryos and larvae exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil. Scientific Reports. 7, . https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5353654/
Esbaugh, A. J., Mager, E. M., Stieglitz, J. D., Hoenig, R., Brown, T. L., French, B. L., Linbo, T. L., Lay, C., Forth, H., Scholz, N. L., others, (2016). The effects of weathering and chemical dispersion on Deepwater Horizon crude oil toxicity to mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) early life stages. Science of the Total Environment. 543, 644–651. Elsevier.
Pasparakis, C., Mager, E. M., Stieglitz, J. D., Benetti, D., Grosell, M. (2016). Effects of Deepwater Horizon crude oil exposure, temperature and developmental stage on oxygen consumption of embryonic and larval mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Aquatic Toxicology. 181, 113–123. Elsevier.
Nelson, D., Heuer, R. M., Cox, G. K., Stieglitz, J. D., Hoenig, R., Mager, E. M., Benetti, D. D., Grosell, M., Crossley, D. A. (2016). Effects of crude oil on in situ cardiac function in young adult mahi–mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Aquatic Toxicology. 180, 274–281. Elsevier.
Xu, E. G., Mager, E. M., Grosell, M., Pasparakis, C., Schlenker, L. S., Stieglitz, J. D., Benetti, D., Hazard, E. S., Courtney, S. M., Diamante, G., others, (2016). Time-and oil-dependent transcriptomic and physiological responses to Deepwater Horizon oil in mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) embryos and larvae. Environmental Science & Technology. 50(14), 7842–7851. ACS Publications.
Stieglitz, J. D., Mager, E. M., Hoenig, R. H., Alloy, M., Esbaugh, A. J., Bodinier, C., Benetti, D. D., Roberts, A. P., Grosell, M. (2016). A novel system for embryo-larval toxicity testing of pelagic fish: Applications for impact assessment of Deepwater Horizon crude oil. Chemosphere. 162, 261–268. Elsevier.
Stieglitz, J. D., Mager, E. M., Hoenig, R. H., Benetti, D. D., Grosell, M. (2016). Impacts of Deepwater Horizon crude oil exposure on adult mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) swim performance. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 35(10), 2613–2622.
Alloy, M., Baxter, D., Stieglitz, J., Mager, E. M., Hoenig, R., Benetti, D., Grosell, M., Oris, J., Roberts, A. P. (2016). Ultraviolet radiation enhances the toxicity of Deepwater Horizon oil to mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) embryos. Environmental Science & Technology. 50(4), 2011–2017. American Chemical Society.
Brix, K. V., Esbaugh, A. J., Mager, E. M., Grosell, M. (2015). Comparative evaluation of Na+ uptake in Cyprinodon variegatus variegatus (Lacepede) and Cyprinodon variegatus hubbsi (Carr)(Cyprinodontiformes, Teleostei): Evaluation of NHE function in high and low Na+ freshwater. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 185, 115–124. Elsevier.
Edmunds, R. C., Gill, J., Baldwin, D. H., Linbo, T. L., French, B. L., Brown, T. L., Esbaugh, A. J., Mager, E. M., Stieglitz, J., Hoenig, R., others, (2015). Corresponding morphological and molecular indicators of crude oil toxicity to the developing hearts of mahi mahi. Other. 5, 17326. Nature Publishing Group.
Ruhr, I. M., Mager, E. M., Takei, Y., Grosell, M. (2015). The differential role of renoguanylin in osmoregulation and apical Cl-/HCO3- exchange activity in the posterior intestine of the Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta). American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 309(4), R399–R409. Am Physiological Soc.
Mager, E. M., Esbaugh, A. J., Stieglitz, J. D., Hoenig, R., Bodinier, C., Incardona, J. P., Scholz, N. L., Benetti, D. D., Grosell, M. (2014). Acute embryonic or juvenile exposure to Deepwater Horizon crude oil impairs the swimming performance of mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Environmental Science & Technology. 48(12), 7053–7061. ACS Publications.
Incardona, J. P., Gardner, L. D., Linbo, T. L., Brown, T. L., Esbaugh, A. J., Mager, E. M., Stieglitz, J. D., French, B. L., Labenia, J. S., Laetz, C. A., others, (2014). Deepwater Horizon crude oil impacts the developing hearts of large predatory pelagic fish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111(15), E1510–E1518. National Acad Sciences.
Nys, C., Janssen, C. R., Mager, E. M., Esbaugh, A. J., Brix, K. V., Grosell, M., Stubblefield, W. A., Holtze, K., De Schamphelaere, K. A. (2014). Development and validation of a biotic ligand model for predicting chronic toxicity of lead to Ceriodaphnia dubia. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 33(2), 394–403. Wiley Online Library.
Ruhr, I. M., Bodinier, C., Mager, E. M., Esbaugh, A. J., Williams, C., Takei, Y., Grosell, M. (2014). Guanylin peptides regulate electrolyte and fluid transport in the Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) posterior intestine. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 307(9), R1167–R1179. Am Physiological Soc.
Esbaugh, A., Mager, E. M., Brix, K., Santore, R., Grosell, M. (2013). Implications of pH manipulation methods for metal toxicity: Not all acidic environments are created equal. Aquatic Toxicology. 130, 27–30. Elsevier.
Esbaugh, A., Brix, K., Mager, E. M., De Schamphelaere, K., Grosell, M. (2012). Multi-linear regression analysis, preliminary biotic ligand modeling, and cross species comparison of the effects of water chemistry on chronic lead toxicity in invertebrates. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology. 155(2), 423–431. Elsevier.
Mager, E. M., Medeiros, L. R., Lange, A. P., McDonald, M. D. (2012). The toadfish serotonin 2A (5-HT 2A) receptor: molecular characterization and its potential role in urea excretion. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 163(3), 319–326. Elsevier.
Mager, E. M., Brix, K. V., Gerdes, R. M., Ryan, A. C., Grosell, M. (2011). Effects of water chemistry on the chronic toxicity of lead to the cladoceran, Ceriodaphnia dubia. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 74(3), 238–243. Elsevier.
Mager, E. M., Esbaugh, A. J., Brix, K. V., Ryan, A. C., Grosell, M. (2011). Influences of water chemistry on the acute toxicity of lead to Pimephales promelas and Ceriodaphnia dubia. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology. 153(1), 82–90. Elsevier.
Esbaugh, A., Brix, K., Mager, E. M., Grosell, M. (2011). Multi-linear regression models predict the effects of water chemistry on acute lead toxicity to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Pimephales promelas. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology. 154(3), 137–145. Elsevier.
Taylor, JR,, Mager, E. M., Grosell, M. (2010). Basolateral NBCe1 plays a rate-limiting role in transepithelial intestinal HCO3–secretion, contributing to marine fish osmoregulation. Journal of Experimental Biology. 213(3), 459–468. The Company of Biologists Ltd.
Sattin, G., Mager, E. M., Beltramini, M., Grosell, M. (2010). Cytosolic carbonic anhydrase in the Gulf toadfish is important for tolerance to hypersalinity. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 156(2), 169–175. Elsevier.
Mager, E. M., Brix, K. V., Grosell, M. (2010). Influence of bicarbonate and humic acid on effects of chronic waterborne lead exposure to the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Aquatic Toxicology. 96(2), 135–144. Elsevier.
Mager, E. M. (2010). Interactions Between Water Chemistry and Waterborne Lead Exposure to Freshwater Organisms.
Medeiros, L. R., Mager, E. M., Grosell, M., McDonald, M. D. (2010). The serotonin subtype 1A receptor regulates cortisol secretion in the Gulf toadfish, Opsanus beta. Other. 168(3), 377–387. Elsevier.
Grosell, M., Mager, E. M., Williams, C., Taylor, JR, (2009). High rates of HCO3–secretion and Cl–absorption against adverse gradients in the marine teleost intestine: the involvement of an electrogenic anion exchanger and H+-pump metabolon?. Journal of Experimental Biology. 212(11), 1684–1696. The Company of Biologists Ltd.
McDonald, M. D., Medeiros, L. R., Mager, E. M. (2009). Is the 5-HT 2A receptor involved in mediating pulsatile urea excretion in gulf toadfish, Opsanus beta?. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 153(2), S91. Pergamon.
Grosell, M., Taylor, J. R., Mager, E. M., Williams, C., Genz, J., Perry, S. F., Gilmour, K. M. (2009). What’s new with intestinal transport processes in marine teleos tosmoregulation?. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 153(2), S80. Pergamon.
Mager, E. M., Grosell, M. (2008). Down the path to identifying the transporter (s) responsible for intestinal anion exchange in marine teleost osmoregulation: Exploring the versatile SLC26A6. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 150(3), S57. Pergamon.
Mager, E. M., Wintz, H., Vulpe, C., Brix, K., Grosell, M. (2008). Phenotypic anchoring transcriptional responses of the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) during chronic Pb exposures and influence of ambient water chemistry. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 150(3), S109. Pergamon.
Mager, E. M., Wintz, H., Vulpe, C. D., Brix, K. V., Grosell, M. (2008). Toxicogenomics of water chemistry influence on chronic lead exposure to the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Aquatic Toxicology. 87(3), 200–209. Elsevier.
Mager, E. M., Renzetti, G., Auais, A., Piedimonte, G. (2007). Growth factors gene expression in the developing lung. Other. 96(7), 1015–1020. Wiley Online Library.
Goldbart, A. D., Mager, E. M., Veling, M. C., Goldman, J. L., Kheirandish-Gozal, L., Serpero, L. D., Piedimonte, G., Gozal, D. (2007). Neurotrophins and tonsillar hypertrophy in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Other. 62(4), 489–494. Nature Publishing Group.
Sabogal, C., Auais, A., Napchan, G., Mager, E. M., Zhou, B., Suguihara, C., Bancalari, E., Piedimonte, G. (2005). Effect of respiratory syncytial virus on apnea in weanling rats. Other. 57(6), 819–825. Nature Publishing Group.
Dahlin, K., Mager, E. M., Allen, L., Tigue, Z., Goodglick, L., Wadehra, M., Dobbs, L. (2004). Identification of genes differentially expressed in rat alveolar type I cells. Other. 31(3), 309–316. Am Thoracic Soc.
Vanderbilt, J. N., Mager, E. M., Allen, L., Sawa, T., Wiener-Kronish, J., Gonzalez, R., Dobbs, L. G. (2003). CXC chemokines and their receptors are expressed in type II cells and upregulated following lung injury. Other. 29(6), 661–668. Am Thoracic Soc.
Carmel, G., Mager, E. M., Binder, L. I., Kuret, J. (1996). The structural basis of monoclonal antibody Alz50’s selectivity for Alzheimer’s disease pathology. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 271(51), 32789–32795. ASBMB.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Mager, E. I., "Cristina and Charles Johnson Foundation," Sponsored by Cristina and Charles Johnson Foundation, Private, $50000 Funded. (February 2021 – Present).
Acevedo, M. F. (Principal), Mager, E. M. (Co-Principal), Li, X. (Co-Principal), "CPS: Medium: Integrating sensors, controls, and ecotoxicology with decoupled aquaponics using brackish groundwater and desalination concentrate for sustainable food production," Sponsored by United States Department of Agriculture, Federal, $1000000 Funded. (October 15, 2022October 14, 2025).
Hoeinghaus, D. J. (Principal), Mager, E. M. (Co-Principal), "Quantification of physiological performance and other functional traits of Plains fishes in support of mechanistic management and conservation," Sponsored by USFWS-TPWD, Federal, $153821 Funded. (January 1, 2023January 31, 2025).
Acevedo, M. F. (Principal), Mager, E. (Co-Principal), "Using Brackish Groundwater and Desalination Concentrate for Food Production," Sponsored by UNT College of Engineering and College of Science, University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (July 2021March 2022).
Mager, E., "Assessing Swimming Performance to Inform Stream Crossing Design and Barrier Prioritization," Sponsored by US Fish and Wildlife Service/Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Federal, $33860 Funded. (January 1, 2020December 31, 2021).
Mager, E., "Assessing Swimming Performance to Inform Stream Crossing Design and Barrier Prioritization," Sponsored by US Fish and Wildlife Service/Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Federal, $40000 Funded. (January 1, 2020December 31, 2021).
Roberts, A. P. (Principal), Burggren, W. W. (Principal), Crossley, D. A. (Principal), Mager, E. M. (Principal), "RECOVER 2," Sponsored by Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, Other, $1113292 Funded. (January 1, 2018March 31, 2020).
Hoeinghaus, D. J., Mager, E. M., "Physiological and Morphological Traits of North Texas Stream Fishes," Sponsored by Advanced Environmental Research Institute, University of North Texas, $10900 Funded. (June 1, 2019August 31, 2019).
Mager, E. M. (Principal), "Coping with Environmental Change: An Analysis of Inter-individual Variation in Metabolic Traits of Fish from the North Texas Watershed," Sponsored by UNT VP Research & Innovation Office, University of North Texas, $8402 Funded. (May 5, 2018August 31, 2018).
Mager, E. M. (Principal), "Influences of Water Quality Changes in Natural and Aquaculture Systems on the Metabolic Performance of Naked Carp," Sponsored by UNT International, University of North Texas, $1650 Funded. (April 2017August 2017).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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