Prof. Richard A. Cardullo

Department of Biology

University of California, USA



1981-1985 Ph.D., Department of Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University

1979-1981 M.Sc., Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts

1976-1979 B.Sc., Department of Biophysics, University of Michigan

Publications (Selected)

  1. Cardullo, R. A., and Thaler, C. D. 1995. The mammalian sperm surface: molecular and cellular aspects. In: Cambridge Reviews in Human Reproduction: The Spermatozoon (J. Gruzinkas, ed.). Cambridge Press, London, pp. 20-44.
  2. Thaler, C. D., and Cardullo, R. A. 1996. The initial interaction between mouse sperm and the zona pellucida is a complex binding event. J. Biol. Chem., 45:535-546.
  3. Thaler, C. D., and Cardullo, R. A. 1996. Defining oligosaccharide specificity for initial sperm-zona pellucida adhesion in the mouse. Molec. Reprod. Devel., 45:535-546.
  4. Arnoult, C., Cardullo, R. A., Lemos, J.R., and Florman, H. M. 1996. Activation of mouse sperm T-type Ca2+channels by adhesion to the zona pellucida. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 93:13004-13009.
  5. Cardullo, R. A. and Alm, E. J. 1998. Introduction to Image Processing. Meth. Cell Biol., 56:91-115.
  6. Cardullo, R. A., and Dandala, S. R.. 1999. Correcting for artifacts in complex aqueous solutions when using the pH-sensitive dye 2’, 7’-bis-(2-carboxyethy)-5-(and-6)caarboxyethylfluorescein. Anal. Biochem., 266, 351-356.
  7. Cardullo, R. A., and Thaler, C. D. 1999. The Mammalian Egg’s Extracellular Matrix, In: Fertilization (D. Garbers and D. Hardy, eds), Academic Press, pp. 119-152.
  8. Cardullo, R. A., 1999. Characteristics of the sperm-zona interaction: Identifying key issues for determining receptors for ZP3, In: The male gamete: basic biology and clinical applications (C. Gagnon, ed.), Cache River Press, pp. 237-247.
  9. Hammond, K. A., Chappell, M.A., Cardullo, R. A., Lin, R., and Johnsen, T. S. 2000. The mechanistic basis of aerobic performance variation in red junglefowl. J. Exp. Biol., 203:2053-2064.
  10. Kingan, T. G., Cardullo, R. A., and Adams, M. E.  2001. Signal transduction in eclosion hormone-induced secretion of ecdysis-triggering hormone. J. Biol. Chem. 276: 25136-25142.
  11. Hutt, D. M., Cardullo, R. A., Baltz, J. M., and Ngsee, J. K.  2002. Synaptotagmin VIII is localized to the mouse sperm head and may function in acrosomal exocytosis. Biol. Reprod. 66:50-56.
  12. Baker, S. S., Cardullo, R. A., and Thaler, C. D. 2002. Sonication of mouse sperm membranes reveals distinct protein domains. Biol. Reprod., 66:57-64.
  13. Thaler, C. D., and Cardullo, R. A. 2002. Distinct membrane fractions from mouse sperm bind different zona pellucida glycoproteins. Biol. Reprod., 66(1):65-69.
  14. Cardullo, R. A. 2003. Fundamentals of image processing in light microscopy. Meth. Cell Biol., 72:217 – 242.
  15. Cardullo, R. A., and Parpura, V. 2003. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer microscopy: theory and instrumentation. Meth. Cell Biol., 72:415-430.
  16. Herrick, S. B., Schweissinger, D. L., Kim, S. W., Bayan, K. R., Mann, S., and Cardullo, R. A. 2005. The acrosomal vesicle of mouse sperm is a calcium store. J. Cell Physiol. 202:663-671.
  17. Blackledge, T. A., Cardullo, R. A., and Hayashi, C. Y.  2005. Polarized light microscopy, variability in spider silk diameters, and the mechanical characterization of spider silk. Invertebrate Biol. 124:165-173.
  18. Hammond, K. A., Cardullo, R.A., Ghalamboor, C. K. 2006. The role of developmental plasticity in comparative physiology:  mechanism and process, In:  Comparative Developmental Physiology. Contributions, Tools, and Trends  (S. J. Warburton, W. W. Burggren, B. Pelster, C. L. Reiber, and J. Spicer, eds.), Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 58–70.
  19. Chappell, M. A., Hammond, K. A., Cardullo, R. A., Russell, G. A., Rezende, E. L., and Miller, C. 2007. Deer mouse aerobic performance across altitudes:  effects of developmental history and temperature acclimation. Physiol. Bioch. Zool. 80:652-662.
  20. Cardullo, R. A., and Hinchcliffe, E. H. 2007. Digital manipulation of bright field and fluorescence images:  noise reduction, contrast enhancement, and feature extraction. Meth. Cell Biol. 81:285-314.
  21. Cardullo, R. A., 2007. Theoretical principles and practical considerations for fluorescence resonance energy transfer microscopy. Meth. Cell Biol. 81:479-494.
  22. Bryant, M. J., Hammond, K. A., Bocian, K. M., Rettig, M. F., Miller, C. A., and Cardullo, R. A. 2008. Assesment. School performance will fail to meet legislated benchmarks. Science. 26:1782-1782.
  23. Fast, L. A., Lewis, J.A., Bryant, M. J., Bocian, K. B. Rettig, M. A., Cardullo, R. A., and Hammond, K. A. 2010. Math self-efficacy is positively affected by mastery-oriented, challenging, and caring classroom environments and positively affects performance on standardized math tests. J. Educational Psychology, 102:729-740.
  24. Fraire-Zamora J., and Cardullo, R. A. 2010.  The physiological acquisition of amoeboid mobility in nematode sperm.  Is the tail the only thing the sperm lost? Molec. Reprod. Dev., 77:739-750.
  25. Miyata, H., Noda, N., Fairbairn, D. J., Odenbourg, R., and Cardullo, R. A. 2011. Assembly of the fluorescent acrosomal matrix and its fate in fertilization in the water strider, Aquarius remigis. J. Cell Physiol. 226:999-1006.
  26. Fraire-Zamora, J., Broitman-Maduro, G., Maduro, M. F., and Cardullo, R. A. 2011. Evidence for phosphorylation in the MSP cytoskeletal filaments of amoeboid spermatozoa. Int. J. Bioch. Mol. Biol., 2:263-273.