Biology

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Sanford Bernstein

(MBRS Alumni: Lori Hipolito, Cheyne Kurokawa, Victoria Love, Marco Salazar)

Professor of Biology, Ph.D., Wesleyan University (1979).
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Molecular analysis of gene expression during Drosophila muscle development; molecular and ultrastructural defects of Drosophila muscle mutants; function of muscle proteins isoforms; mechanism of alternative RNA splicing.
Office/Lab: Life Science 371/371A. Phone: 619-594-5629 (office) /-4160 (lab)
Email: sbernstein@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

Lab Website: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~wk/mhc/index.html

 

 

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 Rulon Clark

(MBRS Alumni: Rey Ayon)

Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Cornell University (2004).
Program Area: Ecology
Research Interests: Behavioral ecology, predator-prey interactions, animal communication, foraging behavior, conservation ecology, integrating animal behavior with population ecology.
Office/Lab: Life Science 224A/224. Phone: 619-594-1527 (office) / (lab).
Email: rclark@sciences.sdsu.edu

Lab Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/pub/clark/Site/Current_Research.html

 

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 Kelly Doran

(MBRS Students: Efren Reyes, Andres Bermudez; MBRS Alumni: Erin Fletcher, Alyssa Jimenez, Czarinah Paco)

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of California San Diego (1998)
Department of Biology Cell & Molecular Doctoral Program, Molecular Biology Master’s Program
Program Area: Molecular Microbiology
Research Interests: the overall interest of the lab is the study of bacterial pathogens associated with Central Nervous System disease. We examine the mechanisms by which bacteria penetrate the blood-brain barrier, in order to cause meningitis. Our studies focus on major human pathogens including Streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus andBacillus anthracis. We seek to identify bacterial genes and gene products responsible for cellular invasion, and to characterize the host innate immune response to infection.
Office/Lab: Life Science 317A/317. Phone: 619-594-1867 (office) /-4291 (lab).
Email: kdoran@mail.sdsu.edu

Lab Website: http://web.me.com/kdoran2/Doran_Lab/Home.html

 

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Ralph Feuer 

(MBRS Alumni: Sonia Maciejewski, Uzoa Okownko, Alicia Zamudio)

Assistant Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno, 1999. Life Sciences
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Autoimmune diseases associated with a previous viral infection. Mechanisms of enteroviral persistence and pathogenesis. Susceptibility of stem cells to virus infection and coxsackievirus-associated neonatal disease.
Office/Lab: Life Science 358/351,54,56. Phone: 619-594-7377 (office) /-0777 (lab).
Email: rfeuer@sciences.sdsu.edu

Lab Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/Pub/feuer/index.html

 

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Dr. Christopher Glembotski

(MBRS Alumni: Marissa Aillaud, Karen Moreira)

Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (1979).
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests:Regulation of cardiac-specific gene expression; mechanisms of cardiac myocyte derived hormone secretion. MS and PhD student mentor.
Office/Lab: Life Science 326C/315. Phone: 619-594-2958 (office) /-2960 (lab).
Email: cglembot@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

Lab Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/Pub/glembotski/index.html

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Roberta Gottlieb

(MBRS Alumni: Genaro Hernandez, Nicole Hoffner)

Professor of Biology, and Director of the BioScience Center, M.D., Johns Hopkins University (1984)Professor of Biology.
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Myocardial ischemia and programmed cell death; mitochondrial alterations,bioenergetics, autophagy, calpains; role of cytochrome P450 monooxygenases in ischemia/reperfusion injury; studies at the organismal, isolated organ, primary cells, and molecular levels; live cell fluorescence microscopy, TAT-mediated protein transduction.
Office/Lab: BioScience Center 4101. Phone: 619-594-8983 (office) /-8981 (lab).
Email: robbieg@sciences.sdsu.edu

Lab Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/faculty/gottlieb.html

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Greg L. Harris

(MBRS Alumni:  Khanichi Charles, Van Phan, Alexis Zukowski)

Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1981). Life Science
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Molecular and physiological analysis of phototransduction in Drosophila; biophysical analysis of ion channel function; isolation of neuron- specific genes.
Phone: (619) 594-5655 (office) /-5038 (lab).
Email: gharris@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

 

Marshall C. Hedin

(MBRS Alumni: Erika Garcia)

Professor of Biology. Ph.D., Washington University (1995).
Program Area: Evolutionary Biology
Research Interests: Speciation, phylogenetics, biodiversity, spider biology & evolution, evolution in caves.
Office/Lab: Life Science 204F/206. Phone: 619-594-6230 (office) /-1107 (lab).
Email: mhedin@sciences.sdsu.edu

Lab Website: http://marshalhedinlab.com/

 

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David A. Lipson

(MBRS Alumni: Irene Hale)

Associate Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of Colorado (1998). Physical Science
Program Area: Ecology
Research Interests: Soil microbial ecology; plant-microbe interactions; biogeochemistry; linking microbial diversity to ecosystem processes.
Office/Lab: Physical Science 241C/241A,241B. Phone: 619-594-4460 (office) /-5602 (lab).
Email: dlipson@sciences.sdsu.edu

Lab Website: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~dlipson/

 

Malloy

Dr. Stanley Maloy 

(MBRS Student: Marley Hilleger)

Dean/ Professor of Biology. Ph.D., University of California, Irvine. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Program Area: Biology
Research Interests: Research in his lab focuses on bacterial physiology, genetics, genomics, and the evolution of microbial pathogens.
Office: GMCS 604G.  Phone: 619-594-5142 (office)
Email: smaloy@mail.sdsu.edu

Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/faculty/maloy.html

 

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Paul J. Paolini

(MBRS Student: Carlos Brambila; MBRS Alumni: Alina Montalbano)

Professor of Biology Emeritus. Ph.D., University of California, Davis (1968). Life Science
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests:
Physiology and mechanics of cardiac and skeletal muscle cells: biophysical methods, including video-enhanced and automated light microscopy and digital image analysis; computer applications to biological research.
Office/Lab: Life Science 316. Phone: 619-594-4532
Email: ppaolini@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

Lab Website: http://www.cardiomyocyte.sdsu.edu/

 

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Anca Mara Segall

(MBRS Alumni:  Steven Esquivel, Ed Manuel, Felizza Quinones-Gunderson,  Maricel Gozo, Alina Montalbano)

Professor and Chair of Biology. Ph.D., University of Utah (1987).
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: DNA recombination and chromosome structure.
Office/Lab: Life Science 327/331/332/. Phone: 619-594-4490 (office) /-6528 (lab).
Email: asegall@sunstroke.sdsu.edu

Lab Website: http://segall-lab.sdsu.edu/

 

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Roland Wolkowicz

(MBRS Alumni: Nicholas Diaz, Joe Torres)

Assistant Professor of Biology. PhD., The Weizmann Institute of Science. Life Science
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Use of random peptide libraries and other chemical genetics approaches for the study of viral pathogenesis and the search of antiviral factors. Main focus on HIV-1and HCV.
Office/Lab: Life Science 304A/304. Phone: 619-594-8668 (office) /-5353 (lab).
Email: roland@sciences.sdsu.edu

Lab Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/faculty/wolkowicz/Roland_Wolkowicz,_PhD/Home.html

 

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Ricardo M. Zayas

(MBRS Student: Katrina Cable; MBRS Alumni: Maria Gutierrez )

Assistant Professor of Biology, Ph.D. Tufts University (2003).
Program Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Stem cell biology. Molecular mechanisms underlying regeneration of the nervous system in planarians.
Office/Lab: Life Science 306A/306. Phone: 619-594-2698 (office) /-3042 (lab).
Email: rzayas@sciences.sdsu.edu

Lab Website: http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/faculty/zayas/index.html

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