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Shawn Christensen

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[Shawn Christensen]
  • Associate Professor, Biology

Biography

I received a my Bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado and my Doctoral degree from the University of Utah where I also spent considerable time skiing and climbing. I spent my postdoctoral years at the University of Rochester in New York. I study Long INterspersed Elements. (LINEs), also known as non-LTR retrotransposons.

Education

    • 1999 PhD in Biochemistry
      University of Utah, 1999
    • 1988 BA in Molecular Cellular & Devl Biology
      University of Colorado Boulder, 1988

Publications

      Journal Article 2019
      • Completion of LINE integration involves an open '4-way' branched DNA intermediate.
        [Khadgi, BB, Govindaraju, A, Christensen, SM]. Nucleic Acids Research. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkz673

      Abstract 2019
      • Completion of LINE integration involves an open '4-way' branched DNA intermediate.
        [Khadgi, Brijesh, Govindaraju, Aruna, Christensen, ShawnM]. Mobile DNA.

      Journal Article 2017
      • Globular domain structure and function of restriction-like-endonuclease LINEs: similarities to eukaryotic splicing factor Prp8.
        [Mahbub, MM, Chowdhury, SaifulMahmud, Christensen, Shawn]. Mobile DNA. 8, 16. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13100-017-0097-9

      Journal Article 2016
      • Endonuclease domain of non-LTR retrotransposons: loss-of-function mutants and modeling of the R2Bm endonuclease
        [Govindaraju, Aruna , Cortez, Jeremy D., Reveal, Brad, Christensen, Shawn]. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkw134

      Abstract 2016
      • DNA Structure and sequence requirements for specifying second-strand cleavage during R2 integration
        [Govindaraju , Aruna , Christensen, Shawn]. Mobile Genetic Elements Conference. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY.

      Abstract 2015
      • Endonuclease domain of Non-LTR retrotransposon: In vitro characterization and in silico modeling of R2Bm endonuclease
        [Govindaraju , Aruna , Christensen, Shawn]. Mobile Genetic Elements Conference. Woods Hole, MA.

      Abstract 2014
      • Structure and function of site specific non-LTR retrotransposons: Globular domain structure of R2
        [Mahbub , Murshida, Christensen, Shawn]. Keystone Symposia: Mobile genetic elements and genome evolution. Santa Fe, NM.
      2014
      • Structure and function of site specific non-LTR retrotransposons: Identifications of nucleic acid binding domains of R2.
        [Govindaraju , Aruna , Christensen, Shawn]. Keystone Symposia: Mobile genetic elements and genome evolution. Santa Fe, NM.

      Journal Article 2012
      • Nanostructures for Medical Diagnostics
        [Bellah, M., Christensen, Shawn]. Nanomaterials.

      Journal Article 2011
      • Independently derived targeting of 28S rDNA by A- and D-clade R2 retrotransposons: plasticity of integration mechanism
        [Thompson, B.K., Christensen, Shawn]. Mobile Genetic Elements.(1), 29-37.
      2011
      • Targeting novel sites: The N-terminal DNA binding domain of non-LTR retrotransposons is an adaptable module that is implicated in changing site specificities
        [Shivram, H., Cawley , D., Christensen, Shawn]. Mob Genet Elements.(1), 169-178.

      Journal Article 2010
      • Convergently recruited nuclear transport retrogenes are male biased in expression and evolving under positive selection in Drosophila.
        [Tracy, C., Rio, J., Motiwale, M., Christensen, Shawn, Betran, E.]. Genetics.(184), 1067-1076.

      Journal Article 2009
      • Secondary structures for 5' regions of R2 retrotransposon RNAs reveal a novel conserved pseudoknot and regions that evolve under different constraints.
        [Kierzek , E., Christensen, Shawn, Eickbush , T.H., Kierzek, R., Turner , D.H., Moss , W.N.]. Journal of Molecular Biology.(390), 428-442.
      2009
      • Electrical Detection of Single-base DNA Mutation using Functionalized Nanoparticles
        [Noor, M.R., Goyal, S., Christensen, Shawn, Iqbal, S.M. ]. Appl. Phys. Lett.. 93(7), 073703.
      2009
      • Electronic detection of selective proteins using non antibody-based CMOS chip. Proceedings of IEEE-NIH Life Science Systems and Applications Workshop 2009
        [Ramachandran , P.P., Christensen, Shawn, Iqbal , S.M.]. LiSSA'09. 1-4.

      Abstract 2009
      • Integration mechanism(s) of site specific nonLTR retrotransposons
        [Christensen, Shawn, Thompson, B.]. FASEB Summer Conference “Mobile Elements in Mammalian Genomes.”.
      2009
      • Electronic detection of selective proteins using non antibody-based CMOS chip
        [Ramachandran , P.P., Christensen, Shawn, Iqbal , S.M. ]. Life Science Systems and Applications Workshop 2009. NIH campus, Washington D.C.
      2009
      • Integration mechanism(s) of site specific nonLTR retrotransposons
        [Thompson, B. , Christensen, Shawn]. Girinst.org Conference “Genomic Impact of Eukaryotic Transposable Elements.”. Asilomar conference grounds, Monteray Bay, CA.

      Journal Article 2008
      • Isoenergetic penta- and hexanucleotide microarray probing and chemical mapping provide a secondary structure model for an RNA element orchestrating R2 retrotransposon protein function. Nucleic Acids Res.
        [Kierzek, E., Kierzek , R., Moss , W.N., Christensen, Shawn, Eickbush , T.H., Turner , D.H.]. Nucleic Acid Research.(36), 170-1782.

      Journal Article 2006
      • RNA from the 5' end of the R2 retrotransposon controls R2 protein binding to and cleavage of its DNA target site
        [Christensen, Shawn, Ye, J., Eickbush, T.H. ]. PNAS.(103), 17602-17607.

      Abstract 2005
      • R2 target primed reverse transcription: ordered cleavage and polymerization steps by protein subunits asymmetrically bound to the target DNA.
        [Christensen, Shawn, Eickbush, T.H. ]. FASEB Summer Research Conferences “Mammalian Mobile Elements. Tucson, AZ.

      Journal Article 2005
      • R2 target primed reverse transcription: ordered cleavage and polymerization steps by protein subunits asymmetrically bound to the target DNA.
        [Christensen, Shawn, Eickbush, T.H. ]. Molecular and Cellular Biology. 25(15), 6617-6628.
      2005
      • Role of the Bombyx mori R2 element amino-terminal domain in the target primed reverse transcription reaction.
        [Christensen, Shawn, Bibillo, A., Eickbush, T.H. ]. Nucleic Acids Research. 33(20), 6461-6468.

      Journal Article 2004
      • Footprint of the retrotransposon R2Bm protein on its target site before and after cleavage
        [Christensen, Shawn, Eickbush, T.H. ]. Journal of Molecular Biology. 336(5), 1035-1045.

      Abstract 2003
      • DNA Footprint and Mobility Shift Studies of the R2Bm Retrotransposition Reaction.
        [Christensen, Shawn, Eickbush, T.H. ]. Keystone Symposia, “Transposition and Other Genome Rearrangements,". Sante Fe, NM.

      Journal Article 2000
      • Comparative studies of the endonucleases from two related Xenopus laevis retrotransposons, Tx1L and Tx2L: Target site specificity and evolutionary implications
        [Christensen, Shawn, Pont-Kingdon, G., Carroll, D. ]. Genetica. 110(3), 245-256.
      2000
      • Target specificity of the endonuclease from the Xenopus laevis non-long terminal repeat retrotransposon, Tx1L
        [Christensen, Shawn, Pont-Kingdon, G., Carroll, D.]. Journal of Molecular Biology. 24(4), 1219-1226.

      Abstract 1998
      • The endonuclease domain of the Xenopus Tx1L element
        [Christensen, Shawn, Carroll, D. ]. FASEB Summer Research Conferences “Nucleic Acid Enzymes: Mechanisms and Diseases,”. "Saxtons River, VT".

      Journal Article 1998
      • RNA expression from a site-specific non-LTR retrotransposon microinjected into Xenopus oocytes.
        [Pont-Kingdon, G., Chi, E., Christensen, Shawn, Carroll, D.]. Genetica. 104(1), 67-76.

      Journal Article 1997
      • Ribonucleoprotein formation by the ORF1 protein of the non-LTR retrotransposon Tx1L in Xenopus oocytes
        [Pont-Kingdon, G., Chi, E., Christensen, Shawn, Carroll, D.]. Nucleic Acids Research. 25(15), 3088-3094.

      Abstract 1994
      • The Xenopus Tx1L element
        [Christensen, Shawn, Pont-kingdon, G., Carroll, D. ]. . Keystone Symposia “Transposition and Site-Specific Recombination,". Sante Fe, NM.

      Journal Article 1992
      • Identification of sites for distinct DNA binding proteins including Oct-1 and Oct-2 in the Cr2 gene
        [Christensen, Shawn, Martin, B.K., Tan, S., Weis, J.H. ]. The Journal of Immunology.(148), 3610-3617.

      Journal Article 1990
      • Alternative splicing of Cr2 gene transcripts predicts two distinct gene products that share homologous domains with both human CR2 and CR1
        [Kurtz, C.B., O’Tool, E., Christensen, Shawn, Weis, J.H. ]. The Journal of Immunology.(144), 3581-3591.

      Journal Article 1988
      • Molecular biology of cytokeratins
        [Christensen, Shawn, Klymkowsky, M. ]. International Xenopus laevis Meeting. New Orleans, LA .

      Journal Article Unknown
      • Globular domain structure and function of restriction-like-endonuclease LINEs: Similarities to eukaryotic splicing factor Prp8
        [Mahbub, M.M., Chowdhury, S.M. , Christensen, Shawn] (1925).

Presentations

    • June  2019
      Khadgi, Brijesh (Author), Govindaraju, Aruna (Author), Christensen, ShawnM (Author & Presenter), "Completion of LINE integration involves an open ‘4-way’ branched DNA intermediate", FASEB, Palm Springs, CA. (June , 2019).
    • June  2019
      Christensen, Shawn (Author & Presenter), "Completion of LINE integration involves an open ‘4-way’ branched DNA intermediate", FASEB, Palm Springs, CA. (June , 2019).
    • April  2017
      Mahbub, M.M., Christensen, Shawn, "Globular domain Structure of the Long Interspersed Nuclear Element R2.". (April , 2017).
    • April  2017
      Pradhan, M., Christensen, Shawn, "The structure and function of the protein encoded by site specific Long Interspersed Nucleotide Elements.". (April , 2017).
    • March  2017
      Shihabeddin, Eyad , Christensen, Shawn, "Structure-Function analysis of zinc knuckle like CCHC motif of the R2 element". (March , 2017).
    • September  2015
      Govindaraju, Aruna , Christensen, Shawn, "Endonuclease domain of Non-LTR retrotransposon: In vitro characterization and in silico modeling of R2Bm endonuclease", Woods Hole, MA. (September 5, 2015).
    •  2014
      Cortez , Jeremy , Christensen, Shawn, "Structure and function of the R2 retrotransposon encoded DNA endonuclease", Los Angeles, California. ( , 2014).
    • March  2014
      Mahbub , Murshida , Christensen, Shawn, "Structure and function of site specific non-LTR retrotransposons: Globular domain structure of R2", Santa Fe, NM. (March , 2014).
    • March  2014
      Govindaraju , Aruna , Christensen, Shawn, "Structure and function of site specific non-LTR retrotransposons: Identifications of nucleic acid binding domains of R2", Santa Fe, NM. (March , 2014).
    •  2013
      Cortez , Jeremy , Christensen, Shawn, "Role of Reverse Transcriptase Domain 0 in Non-LTR Retrotransposon integration", San Antonio, TX. ( , 2013).
    • August  2013
      Christensen, Shawn, Cortez , Jeremy , "Role of Reverse Transcriptase Domain 0 in Non-LTR Retrotransposons", UTA campus, Arlington, TX. (August , 2013).
    • March  2013
      Mahbub , Murshida , Bowles, Kimberly, Reveal, Brad , Christensen, Shawn, "Structure-function of site specific non-LTR retrotransposons: generating and testing point mutants in R2bm", UTA campus, Arlington, TX. (March , 2013).
    • March  2013
      Govindaraju , Aruna , Christensen, Shawn, "The functional analyses of a conserved helix motif in site specific non-LTR retrotransposons", UTA campus, Arlington, TX. (March , 2013).
    • February  2013
      Mahbub , Murshida , Bowles, Kimberly , Reveal, Brad , Christensen, Shawn, "Structure-function of site specific non-LTR retrotransposons: generating and testing point mutants in R2bm", UTD campus, Dallas, TX. (February , 2013).
    • February  2013
      Govindaraju , Aruna , Christensen, Shawn, "The functional analyses of a conserved helix motif in site specific non-LTR retrotransposons", UTD campus, Dallas, TX. (February , 2013).
    • February  2013
      Govindaraju , Aruna , Christensen, Shawn, "The functional analyses of a conserved helix motif in site specific non-LTR retrotransposons. ", UTD campus, Dallas, TX.. (February , 2013).
    • March  2012
      Shivram , H., Cawley , D., Christensen, Shawn, "Targeting novel sites: The N-terminal DNA binding domain of non-LTR retrotransposons is an adaptable module that is implicated in changing site specificities.", UTA campus, Arlington, TX. (March , 2012).
    • March  2012
      Jagdish , Athena, Christensen, Shawn, "The conserved carboxyl-terminal CCHC motif in non-LTR retrotransposons modulates RNA associated protein conformational changes and positioning of the endonuclease", UTA campus, Arlington, TX. (March , 2012).
    • November  2011
      Shivram, H., Cawley , D., Christensen, Shawn, "Targeting novel sites: The N-terminal DNA binding domain of non-LTR retrotransposons is an adaptable module that is implicated in changing site specificities", UTA campus, Arlington, TX. (November , 2011).
    • November  2011
      Christensen, Shawn, "The conserved carboxyl-terminal CCHC motif in non-LTR retrotransposons modulates RNA associated protein conformational changes and positioning of the endonuclease", Texas Branch Meeting, UTA campus, Arlington, TX. (November , 2011).
    • March  2010
      Christensen, Shawn, "Evolution, Creationism, Public Schools", UTA. (March , 2010).
    • July  2009
      Thompson, B. , Christensen, Shawn, "Integration mechanism(s) of site specific nonLTR retrotransposons", Snowmass, CO. (July , 2009).
    • July  2009
      Thompson, B. , Christensen, Shawn, "Integration mechanism(s) of site specific nonLTR retrotransposons", Snowmass, CO. (July , 2009).
    • April  2009
      Ramachandran , P.P., Christensen, Shawn, Iqbal , S.M. , "Electronic detection of selective proteins using non antibody-based CMOS chip. ", NIH campus, Washington D.C. (April , 2009).
    • February  2009
      Hull, C. , Christensen, Shawn, "Integration mechanism(s) of site specific non-LTR retrotransposons", Asilomar conference grounds, Monteray Bay, CA. (February , 2009).
    • February  2009
      Thompson, B. , Christensen, Shawn, "Integration mechanism(s) of site specific nonLTR retrotransposons.", Asilomar conference grounds, Monteray Bay, CA. (February , 2009).
    •  2007
      Hull, C., Menchaca, A., Christensen, Shawn, "Lopping off sumo: Insights into the biochemical mechanism of the unique non-LTR retrotransposon NeSL-1". ( , 2007).
    •  2007
      Thompson, B., Cawley, D., Christensen, Shawn, "R2 transposable element: Second strand synthesis". ( , 2007).
    • February  2006
      Christensen, Shawn, "Target primed reverse transcription, generator of junk", East Bay, CA. (February 15, 2006).
    • February  2006
      Christensen, Shawn, "Non-LTR retrotransposition: ordered catalytic steps conducted by two subunits", Arlington, TX. (February 10, 2006).
    •  2005
      Christensen, Shawn, "R2 target primed reverse transcription: ordered cleavage and polymerization steps by protein subunits asymmetrically bound to the target DNA.". ( , 2005).
    •  2002
      Christensen, Shawn, "Footprinting the R2 Protein Bound to its Target Site.". ( , 2002).
    •  1999
      Christensen, Shawn, "Target site selection of Tx1L and Tx2L elements.", Fredrick, MD. ( , 1999).

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • June 2016 to Aug 2017 Structure and Function of a Genomic Parasite: Probing the Globular Domain Structure of the R2 integration Complex. sponsored by  - $10000
      Shawn Christensen (Funded)
    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2015 Integration Mechanism of Site Specific non-LTR Retrotransposons sponsored by  - $677961
      Shawn Christensen (Funded)
    • Sept 2007 to Aug 2008 Integration mechanism of non-LTR retrotransposon R2 sponsored by  - $9980
      Shawn Christensen (Funded)

Students Supervised

    • May 2018
      Diwash Jangam,

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        (Course Id: 107844)
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      • BIOL 5693-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • BIOL 6691-004 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107867)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014
      • BIOL 4379-004 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107754)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2014
      • BIOL 4331-001 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 111316)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 5331-001 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 111373)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 6391-004 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107863)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • BIOL 6591-004 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107866)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • BIOL 5391-004 INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107843)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • BIOL 6291-004 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107862)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • BIOL 6591-004 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107866)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • BIOL 1441-002 CELL MOL BIOL
        (Course Id: 107613)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 5334-001 MOBILE DNA MECHS & REGULATION
        (Course Id: 111491)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 4189-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • BIOL 4289-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107718)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • BIOL 5393-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107844)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • BIOL 4189-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107713)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • BIOL 4289-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107718)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • BIOL 4331-001 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 111316)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 5331-001 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 111373)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 6391-004 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107863)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • BIOL 6691-004 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107867)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • BIOL 6391-004 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107863)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • BIOL 1441-002 CELL MOL BIOL
        (Course Id: 107613)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 6691-004 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107867)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • BIOL 5698-004 THESIS
        (Course Id: 107859)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • BIOL 4331-001 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 111316)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 5331-001 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 111373)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • BIOL 6291-025 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107862)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • BIOL 6391-004 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107863)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • BIOL 4393-004 HONORS PROJECT IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107758)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • BIOL 5391-004 INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107843)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • BIOL 5698-004 THESIS
        (Course Id: 107859)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • BIOL 1441-002 CELL MOL BIOL
        (Course Id: 107613)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BIOL 4189-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BIOL 4289-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107718)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BIOL 5393-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107844)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BIOL 5693-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BIOL 5698-004 THESIS
        (Course Id: 107859)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BIOL 4388-002 INSTRUC TECHNIQUES IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107755)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BIOL 5693-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • BIOL 6591-004 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107866)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 5391-004 INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107843)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 5334-001 MOBILE DNA MECHS & REGULATION
        (Course Id: 111491)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 5393-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107844)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 4179-004 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107712)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • BIOL 4379-004 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107754)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • BIOL 4331-001 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 111316)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 5331-001 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 111373)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 4379-004 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107754)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 4388-001 INSTRUC TECHNIQUES IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107755)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 5393-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107844)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 5693-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 5698-004 THESIS
        (Course Id: 107859)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 1441-005 CELL MOL BIOL
        (Course Id: 107613)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • BIOL 4179-004 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107712)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • BIOL 5301-004 LABORATORY ROTATION
        (Course Id: 107785)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • BIOL 4189-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • BIOL 5393-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107844)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • BIOL 5693-004 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • BIOL 5698-004 THESIS
        (Course Id: 107859)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Sept 2017 to  Present Committee Member
      Steering Committee for CIRTL-UTA
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      Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC)
    • Sept 2014 to  Present Graduate Advisor to Doctoral and MSNT students
      Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC)

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