Biology Department Main Office

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Emily
A
Rumschlag Booms
Ph.D.
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
773-442-5725
Expertise
Microbiology
Courses Taught
BIO 150
BIO 201
BIO 341
BIO 342
BIO 345
BIO 485
BIO 475
Research Interests
Viral attachment and entry, Antiviral therapeutic development
Education

Bachelor’s Indiana University, PhD University of Illinois College of Medicine

Selected Publications

Rumschlag-Booms, E. and Rong, L. Influenza A Virus Entry: Implications in Virulence and Future Therapeutics. Advances in Virology. January 2013.

Ahmet Dirim Arslan, Xiaolong He, Minxiu Wang, Emily Rumschlag-Booms, Lijun Rong, and William T. Beck. A High-Throughput Assay to Identify Small-Molecule Modulators of Alternative Pre-mRNA Splicing. J Biomol Screen 18(2):180-90 (2013).

Rumschlag-Booms E, Hongjie Zhang, D Doel Soejarto, Harry H S Fong, Lijun Rong. One-stone-two-birds, an antiviral screening protocol. J Antivir Antiretrovir (2011), PMID 22140608.

Rumschlag-Booms E, Guo Y, Wang J, Caffrey M, Rong L., 2009. Comparative analysis between a low pathogenic and a high pathogenic influenza H5 hemagglutinin in cell entry. Virology Journal 2009, 6:76; June 10.

Guo Y, Rumschlag-Booms E*, Wang J, Xiao H, Yu J, Wang J, Guo L, Gao GF, Cao Y, Caffrey M, Rong L., 2009. Analysis of hemagglutinin-mediated entry tropism of H5N1 avian influenza. Virology Journal, 6:39; April 2. *Co-first author

Manicassamy B, Wang J, Rumschlag E, Tymen S, Volchkova V, Volchkov V, Rong L, 2007. Characterization of Marburg virus glycoprotein in viral entry. Virology, 358:79-88.

BBH-352D
5500 North St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
773-442-5725
Office Hours
MW 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM TR 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM and by appointment
Main Campus
Professor Bolterstein
Elyse
Bolterstein
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5742
Expertise
Molecular genetics and toxicology
Courses Taught
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology 1 (BIO 201)
Cell Biology (301)
Genetics (BIO 303)
Current Topics in Genetics (BIO 427)
Biological Literature (BIO 405)
Research Interests
My research interests include the role of DNA repair proteins in aging, cellular interactions during tumorigenesis, and physiological responses to environmental toxins.
Education

B.S. in Resource Ecology and Management from the School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

Ph.D. in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Selected Publications

Bolterstein, E., Rivero, R., Marquez, M. and McVey, M. (2014) The Drosophila Werner exonuclease participates in an exonuclease-independent response to replication stress. Genetics. 197(2): 643-52.

BBH 352A
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5742
Office Hours
Mon/Wed 3:30-5, Fri 11-12
Main Campus
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Kip
Conwell
Laboratory Manager
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Microbiology/Lab Safety
Education

M.S. Microbiology, Arizona State University

B.A. Biology and Spanish, Knox College

Background

Kip came to NEIU after working in biocides research and development at Dow Chemical, and later as a research geneticist testing new drugs for toxicity in mammalian immune cell lines. At Arizona State University he enjoyed a National Science Foundation Fellowship where he was able to present his virology research to high school students to inspire a new generation of scientists. His master’s degree resulted in a publication as well as a patented method to facilitate genetic engineering in viruses.  His interest in sharing his love for microbiology compelled him to seek employment in a university setting.

BBH-358E
5500 North St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
Office Hours
9-5
Professor Geddes
Pamela
Geddes
Ph.D.
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5737
Expertise
Ecology/Environmental Science
Courses Taught
The Changing Natural Environment (BIO 104)
Alien Invasions of Chicago (First Year Experience BIO 109A)
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology II (BIO 202)
General Ecology (Writing Intensive Program BIO 305)
Biology Senior Seminar (Capstone BIO 390)
Independent Research in Biology (BIO 392, BIO 393)
Community Ecology (BIO 357*)
Conservation Biology (BIO 453)
Restoration Ecology (BIO 455)
Independent Investigations (BIO 481X)
Research Interests
My research interests focus on two broader themes: 1) Invasive plant species and the mechanisms that underlie successful invasions in wetlands, and 2) Ecological interactions in freshwater aquatic communities. Under theme #1, I’m interested in how plant invasive species’ traits (such as rapid growth, large biomass, large litter deposition, and even genotype) trigger a cascade of effects that span from their interaction with co-occurring native species all the way up to ecosystem-level processes. Within this topic, I am exploring two important wetland plant invaders: cattails (Typha spp.) and common reed (Phragmites spp.). I also combine molecular tools (microsatellite markers) to answer ecological questions, mostly related to the identification of hybridizing invasive plant species. Under theme #2, I’m interested in: a) how aquatic communities are fueled, either via primary production, detritus, or external inputs (i.e., spatial subsidies), and b) how emerging contaminants affect those aquatic communities.
Education

Miami-Dade Community College                    Biology                                    A.A. 1994

Florida International University                        Biology                                    B.S. 1996

Florida International University                        Biology                                    M.S. 1999

University of Chicago                                           Ecology                                   Ph.D. 2004

Loyola University Chicago                                  Ecology                                   Post-doc 2004-2009

 

Selected Publications

Geddes, P., T. Grancharova, J. J. Kelly, D. Treering, and N. C. Tuchman. In review. Effects of invasive Typha x glauca on wetland ecosystem properties are influenced by time since invasion. Submitted to Aquatic Ecology.

Lishawa, S.C., K.J. Jankowski, P. Geddes, D.J. Larkin, A.M. Monks, and N.C. Tuchman. 2014. Denitrification in a Laurentian Great Lakes coastal wetland invaded by hybrid cattail (Typha × glauca). Aquatic Sciences DOI 10.1007/s00027-014-0348-5.

Larkin, D. M. Freyman, S. Lishawa, P. Geddes and N.C. Tuchman. 2011. Mechanisms of dominance by the invasive hybrid cattail Typha X glauca. Biological Invasions 14(1):65-77.

Mitchell, M.M, S. Lishawa , P. Geddes, D. Larkin, D. Treering, and N.C. Tuchman. 2011. Time-dependent impacts of cattail invasion in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Wetlands 31:1143-1149.

Geddes, P. 2009. Decoupling carbon effects and UV protection from terrestrial subsidies on pond zooplankton. Hydrobiologia 628:47-66.

Tuchman, N. C., D. Larkin, P. Geddes, R. Wildova, K. Jankowski, and D. E. Goldberg. 2009. Patterns of environmental change associated with Typha x glauca invasion in a Great Lakes coastal wetland. Wetlands 29(3):964-975.

Chick, J. H., Geddes, P. and Trexler, J. C. 2008. Periphyton mat structure mediates trophic interactions in a subtropical marsh. Wetlands 28(2):378-389.

Leibold, M. A. and P. Geddes. 2005. El concepto de nicho en las metacomunidades. Ecología Austral 15:117-129.

Geddes, P. and J. C. Trexler. 2003. Uncoupling of omnivore-mediated positive and negative effects on periphyton mats. Oecologia 136:585-595.

Hermann, P. M., A. C. Curino, and P. Geddes. 2002. Comparative vegetative anatomy of Neosparton darwinii and N. ephedroides (Verbenaceae). Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica 36:63-70.

Turner, A. M., Trexler, J. C., Jordan, F., Slack, S. J., Geddes, P., J. H. Chick, and W. F. Loftus. 1999. Targeting ecosystem features for conservation: Standing crops in the Florida Everglades. Conservation Biology 13:898-911.

 

Additional Information

Undergraduate Mentor:

Sarah Whidden (Fall 2013 – present), Luis Allende (Fall 2013 – present), Courtney Moran (Summer 2013 – present), Daniel Arrecis (Summer 2013 – present), Michelle Guy (Summer 2013 – present), Tracia Spence (Summer 2013), Dayvis Blasini (Spring 2012 – Fall 2013), María Jazmín Ríos (Summer 2012 – Fall 2013), Nancy Salgado (Summer 2013), Chris Sferra (Fall 2012), Christopher Craddock (Summer 2012), Yaiyr Astudillo-Scalia (Spring 2011 – Summer 2012), Jennifer Shaier (Summer 2011), Salina Wunderle (Summer 2011 – Fall 2011), Jeny Semoon (Summer 2010), Sumitra Gurung (Summer 2010), JJ Mulliken (Summer 2010), Kristen Veldman (Summer 2010), Steve Ryan (Summer 2010), Matthew Deisinger (Summer 2010).

 

Thesis Advisor or Committee Member:

Paul Hartzog, Northwestern University / Chicago Botanic Garden (PhD Committee Member, current)

Andrea Erber, Northeastern Illinois University (Master’s Research Thesis Advisor; defended Spring 2013)

Lisa Volesky, Northeastern Illinois University (Master’s Research Thesis Advisor; defended Fall 2012)

Justin Chappelle, Northeastern Illinois University, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies (Master’s Research Thesis Committee Member; defended Fall 2012)

Mark Mitchell, Loyola University Chicago (Master’s Research Thesis Committee Member; defended Fall 2010)

Sara Rose, Northeastern Illinois University (Master’s Research Thesis Committee Member; defended Fall 2009)

BBH 340H
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5737
Office Hours
M 2:00-3:00 p.m. T 5:30-6:30 p.m. W 2:00-4:00 p.m. and by appointment
Main Campus
Professor Habib
Nawaf
A
Habib
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5720
Expertise
Immunology Microbiology Cell/ Molecular biology Human Anatomy and Physiology
Courses Taught
Introduction to Biology (BIO 100)
Human anatomy and physiology
Micobiology
Immunology
Research Interests
According to CDC and as of 2010, 25.8 million People—8.3% of the population—have diabetes; 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years or older. I am interested in studying the effect of methylglyoxal (MG) on PC12 neuronal and BV2 macrophage cell lines. High level of MG have been detected in diabetic patients in relation to glycolysis, and it is has been linked to the cytotoxic effects in diabetes. I am also interested in studying the oxidative stressors related to high level of MG as well as the protective role of the antioxidants such as the internal antioxidant glutathione, vitamin C and turmeric in protecting the cells in diabetes.
Education

M.S. Molecular Biology (Northeastern Illinois University), 2010

M.S. Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology (College of Veterinary Medicine, Iraq), 2007

B.V.M&S. Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (College of Veterinary Medicine, Iraq), 2003

Selected Publications

Nawaf Habib, Gauri Goswami, and Sue Mugre. Inflammatory Cytokines Induce Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis in PC12 Cells. FASEB. 24(11):485.8. Abstract.

Tanya Gorgis, Nawaf Habib, and Sue Mungre. 2010. Oxidative stress injury to PC12 cells under glycating conditions. FASEB. 24(11):485.7. Abstract  

Tanya Gorgis, Nawaf Habib, and Sue Mungre. Effect of methylglyoxal on BV-2 cells. FASEB. 24(11):lb.132. Abstract

Background

I finished veterinary school from the College of Veterinary Medicine in Iraq. I worked in my father’s animal clinic as veterinarian conducting all kind of veterinary services from medicine to all kinds of surgeries concentrating on farm animals.

 After that I decided to pursue a post graduate study in immunology. My work was based on studying the best vaccination program against infectious bursal disease in chicken. I studied several vaccination programs and compared their effect on both humoral and cellular immunity. I also isolated IgY (a potential immuno- therapeutic for so many diseases) form chicken eggs.

I taught biology, microbiology and immunology classes for veterinary school students at the College ofVveterinary Medicine in Mosul, Iraq from 2003-2007.

In 2008, I came to the United States and pursued another post graduate study in molecular biology at Northeastern Illinois University. I studied the effect of high level of methylglyoxal (MG) on PC12 (a neuronal cell line) and BV2 (a macrophage cell line), as well as studying the internal antioxidant glutathione. I also studied the effect of using a supplemental called curcumin in reducing the effect of methylglyoxal.

I have been an instructor at NEIU since 2010. I teach introduction to biology classes as well as the lab portion of human anatomy and physiology concentrating on human anatomy using cadavers in the lab.

I am currently teaching microbiology for nurses at Ambria College of Nursing as well.      

BBH 358C
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5720
Office Hours
TRF 9:30-10:30 a.m.
El Centro
Main Campus
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John
M
Kasmer
Ph.D.
Chair
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5717
Expertise
Ecology
Courses Taught
Introduction to Biology (non-majors) (BIO100)
Changing Natural Environment (non-majors) (BIO104)
FYE: Alien Invasions of Chicago (BIO109A)
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
General Biology II (BIO 202)
General Genetics (BIO 303)
WIP:General Ecology (BIO 305)
Plant Ecology (BIO 350)
Ecological Methods (BIO 359)
Biological Literature (BIO 405)
Spreadsheet Modeling in Ecology and Evolution (BIO 411)
Foundations of Animal Behavior (BIO 415)
Foundations of Ecology (BIO 450)
Patterns in Species Diversity (BIO 451)
Conservation Biology (BIO 453)
Restoration Ecology (BIO 455)
Bio-environmental Analysis (BIO 456)
Current Topics in Ecology and Evolution (BIO 457)
Ecology and Identification of Woody Plants
Honors Introduction to the Sciences (ZHON 194)
Research Interests
Plant ecology, ecology of woody plants, invasion ecology, population ecology
Education

Ph.D. (Ecology) University of Michigan;  M.S. (Botany, Field Naturalist Program) University of Vermont;  B.S. (Biology) College of William & Mary

 

BBH 358F
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5717
Office Hours
T 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. R 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and by appointment
Main Campus
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Mary
Kimble
Ph.D.
Assistant Chair, Graduate Advisor
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5727
Expertise
Genetics and Cell Biology
Courses Taught
General Biology I
General Genetics
Human Genetics
Current Topics in Genetics
Current Topics in Human Genetics
Current Topics in Cell Biology
Research Interests
Anything to do with genetics. I am a bit of a research gadfly but currently do not have an active project.
Education

B.S. Biology and M.S. Zoology, Arizona State University (1974 & 1981, respectively); Ph.D. Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Indiana University (1989).

Selected Publications

Kimble, M. and A. Schirmer. (2012) General Genetics: Laboratory Manual. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. Dubuque, IA.

BBH 352F
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5727
Office Hours
M 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. T 5:00 - 6:00 p.m W 5:15 - 6:15 p.m F * 12:00 - 2:00 p.m and by appointment * ( alternate Friday hours in 358D)
Main Campus
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Gretchen
E
Lyons
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5720
Courses Taught
Introduction to Biology (BIO 100)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
General Genetics (BIO 303)
Research Interests
Tumor Immunology
Education

Doctorate in Molecular Biology – Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and The University of Chicago 2004

Post-doctoral Fellowship- The University of Chicago 2005

BBH 358C
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5720
Office Hours
TR 9:00-10:45 a.m. F 10:25- 10:55 a.m.
Main Campus
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Shubhangee
M
Mungre
Ph.D.
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
773-442-5719
Courses Taught
Anatomy and Physiology
Immunology
Virology
Cancer Biology
General Biology 1
Research Interests
Neuronal cell death in hyperglycemia
Education

Not available

BBH 340E
5500 North St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
773-442-5719
Office Hours
MW 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM T 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM and by appointment
Main Campus
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Kara
Nuss
Ph.D.
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
773-442-5225
Courses Taught
Introduction to Biology (BIO 100)
The Changing Natural Environment (BIO 104)
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
General Biology II (BIO 202)
Evolution (BIO 310)
Research Interests
Evolution Animal Behavior Conservation Biology
Education

Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2009

B.Sc. University of Iowa, 2000

BBH-352A
5500 North St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
773-442-5225
Office Hours
M 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM T 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM W 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM and by appointment
Main Campus
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Joel
Olfelt
Ph.D.
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5718
Courses Taught
General Biology II
Research Interests
Botany
Education

NA

BBH 358A
5500 N. St Louis Ave,
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5718
Office Hours
MW 4-5 p.m. TR 2-3 p.m. and by appointment
Main Campus
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Cheryl
Park
Ph.D.
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5225
Courses Taught
Cell Biology
Physiology
Research Interests
Neuroscience; Endocrinology; Cell biology
Education

Northwestern University, Ph.D.

BBH-358A
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5225
Office Hours
MW 9:20 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. F 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and by appointment
Main Campus
Professor Prete
Frederick
R
Prete
Ph.D.
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
773-442-5724
Expertise
vertebrate and invertebrate neurophysiology, neurobiology, sensory systems, brain function
Courses Taught
Introduction to Biology (BIO100)
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
General Biology II (BIO 202)
Vertebrate Physiology (BIO 360)
Neurobiology (BIO 365)
Biology Senior Seminar (BIO 390)
Animal Behavior (BIO 415)
Research Interests
Neurobiology of vision, evolution of sensory systems, visual prostheses for the visually impaired
Education

B.A. UIC, Ph.D. The University of Chicago

Selected Publications

Prete FR, R Theis, S Dominguez, W Bogue (2013) Visual Stimuli Eliciting Tracking and Striking in the Praying Mantises, Parasphendale affinis (Giglio-Tos), Popa spurca (Stål), and Sphodromantis lineola (Burmeister). Journal of Experimental Biology, 216: 4443-53

Popkiewicz B, FR Prete (2013) Macroscopic Characteristics of the Praying Mantis Electroretinogram, Journal of Insect Physiology, 59: 812–823

Prete FR, S Dominguez, JL Komito, R Theis, JM Dominguez, LE Hurd, GJ Svenson, (2013) Differences in Appetitive Responses to Computer-Generated Visual Stimuli by Female Rhombodera basalis, Deroplatys lobata, Hierodula membranacea, and Miomantis sp. (Insecta: Mantodea), Journal of Insect Behavior, 26: 261-282

Prete FR, R Theis, JL Komito, J Dominguez, S Dominguez, G Svenson, F Wieland (2012) Visual Stimuli that Elicit Visual Tracking, Approaching and Striking Behavior from an Unusual Praying Mantis, Euchomenella macrops (Insecta: Mantodea). Journal of Insect Physiology, 58: 648-659

Prete FR, J Komito, S Domínguez, G Svenson, YL López, A Guillen, N Bogdanivich (2011) Prey Recognition in Three Morphologically Distinct Species of Praying Mantis, Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 197: 877-894

Prete FR (2007) Complex Learning in Arthropods. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 19: IV-VI

Hurd, LE, FR Prete, T Jones, R Portman, TB Singh, JE Co (2004) The first identification, synthesis and behavioral test of a mantid pheromone. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 30: 155-166

Prete, FR (ed) (2004) Complex Worlds from Simpler Nervous Systems. Cambridge: MIT Press

Gonka, MD, TJ Laurie, and FR Prete (1999) Responses of movement sensitive descending visual interneurons to prey-like stimuli in the praying mantis, Sphodromantis lineola (Burmeister). Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 54: 243-262

Bullaro, M and FR Prete (1999) The Thoracic and Prothoracic Leg Neuromuscular System of the Praying Mantid, Sphodromantis lineola (Burmeister). The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 409: 325-338

Prete FR, H Wells, P Wells, LE Hurd (eds) (1999) The Praying Mantids. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press

Chan, WP, FR Prete, and MH Dickinson (1998) A visually guided motor-controlled gyroscope in flies. Science, 280: 289-292

BBH-344F
5500 North St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
773-442-5724
Office Hours
On Sabbatical
Main Campus
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Aaron
Schirmer
Ph.D.
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5617
Expertise
Chronobiology, Neuroscience, Behavioral Genetics, and Molecular Biology
Courses Taught
Introduction to Biology
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
General Genetics
Senior Seminar
Genomics and Proteomics
Biochemical Genetics
Chronobiology
Research Interests
Research in the Schirmer laboratory focuses on the study of circadian rhythms and the effect that these rhythms have on animal behavior and physiology. Ongoing work on mammalian circadian rhythms includes an investigation of: (1) The molecular genetic mechanisms involved in the regulation and expression of circadian rhythms in the brain and peripheral tissues, (2) the impact of environmental perturbations, such as photopollutions and social jet lag, on the circadian system, and (3) new technologies and techniques for studying circadian clocks in vivo and in vitro. In addition to work on mammalian clocks, the Schirmer lab has established collaborations to investigate the role of circadian rhythms in invertebrate model systems. Specifically, the laboratory is interested in studying the role of circadian clocks in the modulation of appetitive behavior in various praying mantis species and the implications of photopollution on Drosophila behavior.
Education

Northwestern University        Evanston, IL
Doctor of Philosophy, Neuroscience

Elmhurst College        Elmhurst, IL
Bachelors of Science, Biology
Minors in Chemistry and Urban Studies

BBH 352E
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5617
Office Hours
Mondays 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays noon-1 p.m. Thursdays 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and by appointment
Main Campus
Professor Slate
Jennifer
E
Slate
Ph.D.
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
773-442-5734
Expertise
Aquatic Ecology
Courses Taught
Introduction to Biology (BIO 100)
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
Writing Intensive Program: General Ecology (WIP BIO 305)
Aquatic Biology (BIO 352)
Biology Senior Seminar (BIO 390)
Biological Literature (BIO 405)
Historical and Contemporary Patterns in Species Diversity (BIO 451)
Quaternary Ecology (BIO 452)
Research Interests
I am conducting paleolimnological research to infer long-term changes in climate and environmental conditions. In particular, I analyze remains of diatom algae preserved in lake sediments. Diatoms have glass cell walls made of silica that allow them to be preserved for thousands of years. Because different species grow in different conditions, changes in species composition over time can be used to infer past conditions. For example, drought conditions might be inferred if shallow-water diatoms suddenly became predominant in sediment deposited at a specific time in the past. My research sites have included wetlands or lakes in the Everglades, Nicaragua, and northeastern Illinois.
Education

Ph.D, Environmental Biology, University of Louisville

Selected Publications

Slate, J. E., Johnson, T. C., and Moore, T. E.  2013.  Impact of pre-Columbian agriculture, climate change, and tectonic activity inferred from a 5700-year paleolimnological record from Lake Nicaragua.  J. of Paleolimnology 50:139-149. 

BBH-358B
5500 North St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
773-442-5734
Office Hours
MW 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM TR 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM and by appointment
Main Campus
Dr. Stojkovic
Emina
A
Stojković
Ph.D.
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
773-442-5692
Expertise
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Courses Taught
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
Molecular Biology (BIO 340)
General Microbiology (BIO 341)
Biochemistry (BIO 362)
Biochemistry of Metabolism (BIO 372)
Biology Senior Seminar (BIO 390)
Enzymology (BIO 462)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Methods (BIO 464)
Research Interests
Photoreceptors and Evolution of Visual Perception
Education

St. Olaf College, Chemistry, B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 1996-2000

Honors Thesis: “Monitoring phospholipase A2 (PLA2) activity by reversed-phase, high-pressure liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC).”

The University of Chicago, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ph.D. 2000-2005

Ph.D. Dissertation: “Characterization of the coliphage N4-encoded N-acetylmuramidase, a member of a new family of peptidoglycan-hydrolyzing enzymes.”

Selected Publications

2013    Fixen, K.R., A.W. Baker^, E. A. Stojković, J. T. Beatty and C.S. Hardwood. Chromophore-independent modulation of photosynthesis by bacteriophytochromes in response to low light. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111 (2): E237-44.

2013    Neider, J., E. A. Stojković, K. Moffat, K. Forest, T. Lamparter, R. Bittl and J.T.M. Kennis. (2013) Pigment-Protein Interactions in Phytochromes Probed by Fluorescence Line Narrowing Spectroscopy. J Phys Chem B 117(48):14940-50

2012    F. G. Tobias^, A. Gawedzka^, M. S. Goldmeier^, A. C. Sakols^, E. A. Stojković, S. Tsonchev, and K.T. Nicholson, “Scanning Probe Microscopy of Bacterial Red-Light Photoreceptors”, MRS Proceedings, 1465, mrss12-1465-ss07-12.

2011  Woitowich, N.C., S. E. Kovaleva^, W. Ozarowski and E. A. Stojković. Preliminary X-ray crystallographic and structural analyses of a bacteriophytochrome from Stigmatella aurantiaca. FASEB J. 25:928.15

2011    Toh, K.C., E. A. Stojković, I. H. van Stokkum, K. Moffat and J.T.M. Kennis. Fluorescence quantum yield and photochemistry of bacteriophytochrome constructs. Phys Chem Chem Phys 13 (25): 11985-97.

2011    Toh, K.C., E. A. Stojković, A. Rupenyan, I.H.M. van Stokkum, M. Salumbides, M. Groot, K. Moffat and J. T.M. Kennis. Primary reactions of bacteriophytochrome observed with ultrafast mid-infrared spectroscopy. J Phys Chem A 115 (16): 3778-86.

2010    Toh, K.C., E. A. Stojković, I.H.M. van Stokkum, K. Moffat and J. T.M. Kennis. Proton transfer and hydrogen bond interactions determine fluorescence quantum yield and photochemical efficiency of bacteriophytochrome. Proc Natl Acad  Sci USA 107 (20): 9170-9175.

BBH-352H
5500 North St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
773-442-5692
Office Hours
M 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM W 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM F 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM and by appointment
Main Campus
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John
N
Thomas
Ph.D.
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
773-442-5744
Expertise
Cell Biology
Courses Taught
Introduction to Biology (BIO 100)
Changing Natural Environment (non-majors) (BIO104)
Essential Skills for Biologists (BIO 150)
General Biology I (BIO 201)
General Biology II (BIO 202)
Cell Biology (BIO 301)
General Genetics (BIO 303)
Evolution (BIO 310)
History of Science (BIO 311)
Microbiology (BIO 341)
Biochemistry (BIO 362)
Evolutionary Biology (BIO 413)
Conparative Biology of Aging (BIO 414)
Current Topics in Cell Biology (BIO 447)
Research Interests
Aging, Evolution
Education

B.S., Biology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (1983)

M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL (1987)

M.D., Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC (1991)

Ph.D., Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (1996)

 

BBH-340G
5500 North St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
773-442-5744
Office Hours
for Summer 2015 Monday, 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Main Campus
Cindy Voisine
Cindy
Voisine
Ph.D.
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
Phone
(773) 442-5745
Courses Taught
Developmental Biology
Analysis of Development
Cancer Biology
Cell Biology
Current Topics in Genetics
Introduction to Biology
General Biology I
Essential Skills for Biologists
Biology Senior Seminar
Research Interests
My research interests focus on using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to study human disease. Student researchers investigate the role of molecular chaperones in development, aging and neurodegenerative diseases. We also use worms to study prostate cancer disparities and to sniff out tuberculosis quickly and cheaply.
Education

Northwestern University: Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Molecular Biosciences

Harvard Medical School: Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Pathology and MGH Cancer Center

University of Wisconsin at Madison: Ph.D. researcher in the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry

Bates College: Undergraduate in Biology

Selected Publications

Neto, MF, Nguyen, QH, Marsili, J, McFall, SM, and Voisine, C. (2016) “The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans displays a chemotaxis behavior to tuberculosis-specific odorants” Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial DiseasesVolume 4, August, Pages 44–49.

Brehme, M and Voisine, C. (2016) “Model Systems of protein-misfolding diseases reveals chaperone modifiers of proteotoxicity” Disease Models & Mechanisms. Aug 1:9(8):823-38.

Brehme, M, Voisine, C, Rolland, T, Wachi, S, Soper, J, Malhotra, J, Zhu, J, Orton, K, Villella, A, Garza, D, Reinhart, PH, Vidal, M, Ge, H. and Morimoto, RI (2014) “A Chaperome Subnetwork Safeguards Proteostasis in Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases” Cell Reports. Nov 6;9(3):1135-50.

Zhang, Y, Benmohamed, R, Huang, H, Chen, T, Voisine, C, Morimoto, RI, Kirsch, and Silverman, RB. (2013) Arylazanyl pyrazolone derivatives as inhibitors of mutant SOD1-dependent protein aggregation for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry56(6):2665-75.

BBH 352C
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5745
Office Hours
M 10-11 a.m. T 4:30-5:30 p.m. W 2-4 p.m. and by appointment
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae