The twenty-five science faculty members
below are available as research directors for the conduct of
Scholar research. More information on any faculty member and
his/her research areas may be obtained at the faculty member's
web page by double-clicking on his/her name.
Ba, Yong Assistant
Professor of Chemistry (Ph.D. 1997,
Roger Bowers, Professor,
(Ph.D., 1971, University of Nebraska). Cell Biology. Developmental
aspects and electron microscopy of pigmentation in selected vertebrates.
de Lacalle, Assistant Professor,
(M.D./Ph.D., 1990, University of Navarra, Spain). Neurobiology.
Estrogen and cholinergic system interaction in aging.
Krishna Foster, Assistant Professor, (Ph.D., 1998,
University of Colorado, Boulder). Physical Chemistry. Studies
on the effects of freezing on aqueous phase reaction kinetics
and photochemistry relevant to atmospheric chemistry.
E. Garcia, Professor, (Ph.D., 1976,
University of California, Riverside). Biochemistry. Regulation
of apolipoprotein and plasma lipoprotein metabolism by dietary
cholesterol. Elucidation of the biochemical mechanisms involved
in the development of atherosclerosis.
D. Grover, Professor, (Ph.D., 1980,
University of California, Los Angeles). Biochemistry. Enzymes
as control elements in metabolic regulation. Molecular characterization
of binding sites for enzyme activators and inhibitors.
G. Gutierrez, Professor, (Ph.D.,
1975, University of California, Davis). Organic Chemistry. Synthesis
of natural and designed molecules for high affinity complexation
of ferric ion as probes in the study of iron acquisition, transport,
and utilization in bacteria. Development of compounds potentially
useful as therapeutic agents for the management of human disease
resulting from toxic iron or actinide overload.
S. LaPolt, Assistant Professor,
(Ph.D., 1988, University of California, Los Angeles). Anatomy.
Endocrine, biochemical, and molecular mechanisms regulating ovarian
and neuroendocrine functions.
L. McQueen, Associate Professor,
(Ph.D., 1986, University of California, Los Angeles). Microbiology.
Studies on the pathogenesis of Sendai virus. Intracellular and
surface transport of envelope proteins in relation to viral assembly
and budding. Recombinant DNA techniques, tissue culture, and
protein analysis are among the techniques used.
Momand, Assistant Professor, (Ph.D.,
1989, University of California, Los Angeles). Biochemistry. Redox
regulation of signal transduction pathways with an emphasis on
the p53 tumor suppressor protein. Effect of redox changes on
DNA binding proteins. Development of new assays for quantitative
and qualitative analysis of oxidation reactions of protein amino
E. Muchlinski, Professor, (Ph.D.,
1979, Michigan State University). Physiological Ecology. Aspects
of temperature regulation in mammals and reptiles with an emphasis
on temperature regulation during the fever and during stress
Amelia Russo-Neustadt, Assistant Professor, (M.D., 1990, Ph.D., 1998,
University of California, Irvine). Neurobiology. Physical activity,
antidepressants and BDNF induction.
Selke, Assistant Professor, (Ph.D.,
1994, University of California, Los Angeles). Organic Chemistry.
Chemistry of singlet oxygen as a tool to model oxygen activation
by transition metals in enzymatic processes.
Sandra Sharp, Associate Professor, (Ph.D., 1981, University
of California, Los Angeles). Molecular Biology. Regulation of
differentiation in mouse muscle cell culture. Use of protein
and nucleic acid based cell and molecular techniques to investigate
partial vs. terminal differentiation and interactions of transcription
Tikkanen, Professor, (Ph.D., 1982,
University of California, Santa Barbara). Organometallic Chemistry.
Characterization and use of asymmetric organo-zirconocene complexes
in organic synthesis.
M. Gutierrez Tunstad, Associate
Professor, (Ph.D., 1990, University of California, Los Angeles).
Organic Chemistry. Design, synthesis, physical and binding properties
of host molecules with preorganized cavities of molecular dimensions.
L. Vellanoweth, Assistant Professor,
(Ph.D., 1988, University of California, Berkeley). Biochemistry.
Characterization of biochemical and molecular genetic events
in the programmed aging of leaf tissue in Arabidopsis; ROS-mediated
signal transduction in the initiation of the senescence program.
Zhou, Assistant Professor, (Ph.D.,
1993, University of Texas, Austin). Analytical Chemistry. Characterization
of chemically and biologically modified electrode surfaces using
voltammetry, quartz crystal microbalance, and scanning probe
microscopy DNA biosensor development. Electron and metal transfers
in electroactive proteins.