Dr. Pamela A. Padilla
University of North Texas
Biological Sciences
(940) 565-3614
Email:

Education

PhD, University of New Mexico, 1998.
Major: Biology/Molecular Genetics
Dissertation Title: Characterization of the SNZ and SNO gene families in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
BS, University of New Mexico, 1993.
Major: Biology
Degree Specialization: Chemistry Minor

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary
Interim Associate Vice President of Research and Innovation, University of North Texas. (September 1, 2018 – Present).
Professor, University of North Texas. (August 21, 2017 – Present).
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, University of North Texas. (March 1, 2017August 31, 2018).
Visiting Scientist, Salk Institute. (June 2010December 2010).
Professional
Associate Professor, University of North Texas. (September 2008August 2017).

Professional Memberships

Member, Genetics Society of America. (20002019).

Life Time Member, Society for Advancement of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. (19932019).

Member, American Neurological Society. (20102010).

Member, American Society of Cell Biology. (19942004).

Development Activities Attended

Workshop,"Women Leadership TX," Women Leadership, United States of America. (January 2018December 2018).

Self-Study Program,"360 Leadership Circle," UNT, United States of America. (January 2018March 2018).

Workshop,"Art of Participatory Leadership," UNT, Denton, TX, United States of America. (January 11, 2018January 13, 2018).

Conference Attendance,"Texas Women in Higher Education," Texas Women in Higher Education, San Marcos, TX, United States of America. (2017).

Workshop,"HHMI/SACNAS Advance Leadership Program," Howard Hughes Medical Institute and SACNAS, United States of America. (June 27, 2017June 30, 2017).

Faculty Internship,"Administrative Fellow," UNT, United States of America. (January 2017May 2017).

Conference Attendance,"Texas Women in Higher Education," Texas Women in Higher Education, Corpus Christy, TX, United States of America. (2016).

Faculty Fellowship,"Faculty Leadership Fellow," UNT, United States of America. (January 2016December 2016).

Workshop,"SACNAS Leadership Institute," SACNAS, United States of America. (June 2012June 2012).

Faculty Development Leave,"Salk Institute Visiting Scientist," Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, United States of America. (July 1, 2010December 31, 2010).

Awards and Honors

Treasurer, SACNAS. (February 20, 2017January 01, 2019).

Leadership Women Texas, Leadership Women. (January 2018December 2018).

HHMI/SACNAS Advanced Leadership Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and SACNAS. (June 27, 2017June 30, 2017).

SACNAS Leadership Institute, Fellow, SACNAS. (June 2012).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
BIOC 6910, Special Problems, 1 course.
BIOC 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 6 courses.
BIOL 3451, Genetics, 13 courses.
BIOL 3452, Genetics Laboratory, 12 courses.
BIOL 3996, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, 1 course.
BIOL 4005, Contemporary Topics in Biology, 1 course.
BIOL 4460, Eukaryotic Genetics, 8 courses.
BIOL 4900, Special Problems, 40 courses.
BIOL 4910, Special Problems, 4 courses.
BIOL 4940, Honors Research in Biology, 1 course.
BIOL 4950, Honors Thesis in Biology, 1 course.
BIOL 4951, Honors College Capstone Thesis, 1 course.
BIOL 5005, TOPICS IN BIOLOGY, 6 courses.
BIOL 5460, Eukaryotic Genetics, 7 courses.
BIOL 5900, Special Problems, 15 courses.
BIOL 5905, Special Problems, 6 courses.
BIOL 5910, Special Problems, 7 courses.
BIOL 5950, Master's Thesis, 10 courses.
BIOL 6900, Special Problems, 16 courses.
BIOL 6910, Special Problems, 13 courses.
BIOL 6940, Individual Research, 42 courses.
BIOL 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 30 courses.

Directed Student Learning

Supervised Research, Biological Sciences. (September 1, 2018 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Other - Outside UNT. (2018 – Present).

Supervised Research, Biological Sciences. (January 2018 – Present).

Supervised Research, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (2018 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (January 2017 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (January 2017 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (January 2017 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Supervised Research, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (2017 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (August 2016 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (2016 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (2016 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2016 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2016 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2016 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2015 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2015 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (2014 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2014 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2014 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2014 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2012 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Chemistry. (20162018).

Supervised Research, Biological Sciences. (20162018).

Dissertation Committee Member, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (20152018).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (20152018).

Dissertation Committee Member, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. (20142018).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (20132018).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2016May 2018).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (20142017).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (20142016).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (20092016).

Dissertation Committee Co-Chair, Chemistry. (20102015).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (20092015).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (20082015).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (20102014).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (20062014).

Supervised Research, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (20112013).

Supervised Research, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (2010).

Supervised Research, Biological Sciences. (20092010).

Postdoctoral Research Supervision, Biological Sciences. (20082010).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (20042010).

Supervised Research, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (20092009).

Supervised Research, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (20092009).

Supervised Research, Biological Sciences. (20092009).

Supervised Research, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (20082009).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (20072009).

Supervised Research, Biological Sciences. (20072009).

Supervised Research, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (20082008).

Supervised Research, Biological Sciences. (20082008).

Supervised Research, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (20072008).

Supervised Research, Biological Sciences. (20062008).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (20032008).

Dissertation Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (20032008).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2007).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (20032007).

Dissertation Defense Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (20032007).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (20032007).

Other, Biological Sciences. (20062006).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (20042006).

Supervised Research, Biological Sciences. (20042006).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (20032006).

Dissertation Defense Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (20022006).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2005).

Supervised Research, Biological Sciences. (20042005).

Supervised Research, Biological Sciences. (20042005).

Supervised Research, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (20022004).

Awards and Honors

Inquiry Based Science Award, Science Magazine. (October 11, 2012).

Outstanding Mentor, Siemens Westinghouse Scholarship. (20052005).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Padilla, P. A., Goy, J. M., Hajari, V. A. (2011). Anoxia-induced suspended animation in Caenorhabditis elegans in Anoxia.
Journal Article
King, S. D., Gray, C. F., Song, L., Nechushtai, R., Gumienny, T. L., Mittler, R., Padilla, P. A. (2019). The cisd gene family regulates physiological germline apoptosis through ced-13 and the canonical cell death pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans. Other. 26(1), 162-178. Nature. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41418-018-0108-5
Sengupta, S., Nechushtai, R., Jennings, P. A., Onuchic, J. N., Padilla, P. A., Azad, R. K., Mittler, R. (2018). Phylogenetic analysis of the CDGSH iron-sulfur binding domain reveals its ancient origin. Scientific Reports. 8, .
Inupakutika, M. A., Sengupta, S., Nechushtai, R., Jennings, P. A., Onuchic, J. N., Azad, R. K., Padilla, P. A., Mittler, R. (2017). Phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic NEET proteins uncovers a link between a key gene duplication event and the evolution of vertebrates.. Scientific Reports. 7, 42571.
Verbeck, G. F., Hamilton, J., Gorishek, E., Mach, P., Sturtevant, D., Ladage, M., Suzuki, N., Padilla, P. A., Mittler, R., Chapman, K. D. (2016). Evaluation of a custom single Peltier-cooled ablation cell for elemental imaging of biological samples in laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). 31, 1030-1033.
Ladage, M. L., King, S. D., Burks, D. J., Quan, D. L., Garcia, A. M., Azad, R. K., Padilla, P. A. (2016). Glucose or Altered Ceramide Biosynthesis Mediate Oxygen Deprivation Sensitivity Through Novel Pathways Revealed by Transcriptome Analysis in Caenorhabditis elegans.. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 6(10), 3149-3160.
Toni, L. S., Padilla, P. A. (2016). Developmentally arrested Austrofundulus limnaeus embryos have changes in post-translational modifications of histone H3.. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 219(Pt 4), 544-52.
Kanteti, R., Dhanasingh, I., El-Hashani, E., Riehm, J. J., Stricker, T., Nagy, S., Zaborin, A., Zaborina, O., Biron, D., Alverdy, J. C., Im, H. K., Siddiqui, S., Padilla, P. A., Salgia, R. (2016). C. elegans and mutants with chronic nicotine exposure as a novel model of cancer phenotype.. Cancer Biology & Therapy. 17(1), 91-103.
Garcia, A. M., Ladage, M. L., Dumesnil, D. R., Zaman, K., Shulaev, V., Azad, R. K., Padilla, P. A. (2015). Glucose induces sensitivity to oxygen deprivation and modulates insulin/IGF-1 signaling and lipid biosynthesis in Caenorhabditis elegans.. Genetics. 200(1), 167-84.
Padmanabha, D., Padilla, P. A., You, Y. J., Baker, K. (2015). A HIF-independent mediator of transcriptional responses to oxygen deprivation in Caenorhabditis elegans.. Genetics. 199(3), 739-48.
Padilla, P. A., Garcia, A. M., Ladage, M. L., Toni, L. S. (2014). Caenorhabditis elegans: an old genetic model can learn new epigenetic tricks.. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 54(1), 52-60.
LaRue, C. C., Padilla, P. A. (2012). IBI series winner. A mutant search--Caenorhabditis elegans and gene discovery.. Other. 338(6106), 487-8.
Padilla, P. A., Ladage, M. L. (2012). Suspended animation, diapause and quiescence: arresting the cell cycle in C. elegans.. Other. 11(9), 1672-9.
Garcia, A. M., Ladage, M. L., Padilla, P. A. (2011). Use of Time Lapse Microscopy to Visualize Anoxia-induced Suspended Animation in <em>C. elegans</em> Embryos. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (70), . MyJove Corporation. http://dx.doi.org/10.3791/4319
LaRue, B. L., Padilla, P. A. (2011). Environmental and genetic preconditioning for long-term anoxia responses requires AMPK in Caenorhabditis elegans.. PLOS One. 6(2), e16790.
Hajeri, V. A., Little, B. A., Ladage, M. L., Padilla, P. A. (2010). NPP-16/Nup50 function and CDK-1 inactivation are associated with anoxia-induced prophase arrest in Caenorhabditis elegans.. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 21(5), 712-24.
Mendenhall, A. R., LeBlanc, M. G., Mohan, D. P., Padilla, P. A. (2009). Reduction in ovulation or male sex phenotype increases long-term anoxia survival in a daf-16-independent manner in Caenorhabditis elegans.. Physiological Genomics. 36(3), 167-78.
Jud, M. C., Czerwinski, M. J., Wood, M. P., Young, R., Gallo, C. M., Bickel, J. S., Petty, E. L., Mason, J. M., Little, B. A., Padilla, P. A., Schisa, J. A. (2008). Large P body-like RNPs form in C. elegans oocytes in response to arrested ovulation, heat shock, osmotic stress, and anoxia and are regulated by the major sperm protein pathway.. Developmental Biology. 318(1), 38-51.
Hajeri, V. A., Stewart, A. M., Moore, L. L., Padilla, P. A. (2008). Genetic analysis of the spindle checkpoint genes san-1, mdf-2, bub-3 and the CENP-F homologues hcp-1 and hcp-2 in Caenorhabditis elegans.. Cell Division. 3, 6.
Mendenhall, A. R., LaRue, B., Padilla, P. A. (2006). Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase mediates anoxia response and survival in Caenorhabditis elegans.. Genetics. 174(3), 1173-87.
Hajeri, V. A., Trejo, J., Padilla, P. A. (2005). Characterization of sub-nuclear changes in Caenorhabditis elegans embryos exposed to brief, intermediate and long-term anoxia to analyze anoxia-induced cell cycle arrest.. BMC Cell Biology. 6, 47.
Nystul, T. G., Goldmark, J. P., Padilla, P. A., Roth, M. B. (2003). Suspended animation in C. elegans requires the spindle checkpoint.. Other. 302(5647), 1038-41.
Padilla, P. A., Nystul, T. G., Zager, R. A., Johnson, A. C., Roth, M. B. (2002). Dephosphorylation of cell cycle-regulated proteins correlates with anoxia-induced suspended animation in Caenorhabditis elegans.. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 13(5), 1473-83.
Padilla, P. A. (2001). Oxygen deprivation causes suspended animation in the zebrafish embryo.
Padilla, P. A. (1998). The highly conserved, coregulated SNO and SNZ gene families in Saccharomyces cerevisiae respond to nutrient limitation.
Padilla, P. A. (1997). Yeast bcy1 mutants with stationary phase-specific defects.
Padilla, P. A. (1996). A stationary-phase gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a member of a novel, highly conserved gene family.
Popular Press Article
Padilla, P. A. (2005). A Hand Up-Women Mentoring Women in Science.

Presentations Given

Invited Talk

Padilla, P. A. (Presenter), Role of Ceramide Biosynthesis and Iron Sulfur Proteins on Germline Development in C. elegans, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, United States of America. (20182018).

Padilla, P. A. (Presenter), SACNAS National Conference, Environmental and Dietary Impact on Physiology, Gene Expression and Epigenetic Inheritance, SACNAS, San Antonio, United States of America. (20182018).

Padilla, P. A. (Presenter), Modeling Hyperglycemia and Ischemia in C. elegans, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, United States of America. (20182018).

Padilla, P. (Presenter), Modeling Hyperglycemia and Ischemia in C. elegans, University of Texas El Paso, United States of America. (2018).

Padilla, P. (Presenter), Oklahoma Christian University Seminar Series, Glucose Fed, Oxygen Deprived C. elegans- A model for Ischemia and Diabetes, Oklahoma City, United States of America. (2016).

Padilla, P. (Presenter), Woods Hole Seminar Series, Fish and Worms- Molecular Models for Stress Responses, Woods Hole, MA, United States of America. (2015).

Padilla, P. (Presenter), Trinity University Seminar Series, Glucose Fed, Oxygen Deprived C. elegans- A model for Ischemia and Diabetes, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, United States of America. (2015).

Padilla, P. A. (Presenter), UT San Antonio Seminar Series, Glucose Fed, Oxygen Deprived C. elegans- A model for Ischemia and Diabetes, UT San Antonio, United States of America. (2015).

Padilla, P. (Presenter), Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Genetic, Environmental and Epigenetic Factors in C. elegans, Austin, TX, United States of America. (2014).

Padilla, P. (Presenter), C. elegans International Meeting, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America. (2013).

Padilla, P. (Presenter), University of MA, Boston Seminar Series, Mechanisms regulating anoxia-induced suspended animation in Caenorhabditis elegans, University of MA, Boston, United States of America. (2011).

Panel Presentation

Padilla, P. (Panelist), SACNAS National Conference, Leadership Participation in SACNAS, Long Beach, CA, United States of America. (2016).

Padilla, P. (Panelist), SACNAS National Conference, Balancing a Scientific Academic Career, Washington, DC, United States of America. (2015).

Poster

Hughes, L. (Author & Presenter), Acree, W. E. (Author), Gao, S. (Author), Mason, D. (Author), Padilla, P. A. (Author), Philipose, U. (Author), Gordon Conference on Undergraduate Biology Education Research, Fostering Outstanding Cohorts in Undergraduate Science: A Ten-Year Retrospective., Gordon Conferences, Lewiston, ME, United States of America. (20192019).

Ruiz, M. (Author & Presenter), Padilla, P. A. (Author), American Society of Cell Biology, Epigenetic Inheritance: Use of C. elegans to Examine How a Glucose Diet Impacts Transgenerational Phenotypes, San Diego CA, United States of America. (20182018).

King, S. (Author & Presenter), Kevin, S. (Author & Presenter), Padilla, P. A. (Author), American Society of Cell Biology, Sphingolipids/ceramides are Localized to Embryonic P Granules and have a Role in Germline Function in Caenorhabditis elegans, United States of America. (20182018).

Schmitt, K. (Author & Presenter), Skylar, K. (Author), Padilla, P. A. (Author), C. elegans Stress and Aging Conference, Analysis of sphingolipid profiles by. Ms/MS to gain a greater understanding of germline development and stress responses in C. elegans, Genetics Society of America, United States of America. (20182018).

Padilla, P. A. (Author), Robledo, J. (Author & Presenter), Azad, R. (Author), C. elegans Stress and Aging Conference, Determination of Mechanisms that Regulate Gene Expression Changes in Response to a Glucose-Supplemented Diet in C. elegans, Genetics Society of America, United States of America. (20182018).

Padilla, P. A. (Author), Ruiz, M. (Author & Presenter), Nahar, S. (Author), C. elegans Stress and Aging Conference, Epigenetic: Use of C. elegans to Examine How a Glucose Diet Impacts Transgenerational Phenotypes, Genetics Society of America, United States of America. (20182018).

Agarwal, S. (Author & Presenter), Burks, D. (Author), Azad, R. (Author), Padilla, P. A. (Author), C. elegans Stress and Aging Conference, Phylogenetic and phenotypic analysis of detoxification enzymes, cytochrome P450s and UDP-glucuronosyl transferases in C. elegans, Genetics Society of America, United States of America. (20182018).

King, S. (Author & Presenter), Gray, C. (Author), Song, L. (Author), Mittler, R. (Author), Padilla, P. (Author), American Society of Cell Biology, The cisd-1 gene regulates physiological apoptosis in a CED-13 dependent manner within the germline of Caenorhabditis elegans, United States of America. (2017).

King, S. (Author), Schmitt, K. (Author & Presenter), Robledo, J. (Author & Presenter), Padilla, P. (Author), C. elegans International Conference, Ceramides localize to granules within the P cell of C. elegans embryos, Genetic Society of America, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America. (2017).

King, S. (Author & Presenter), Mungwira Gray, C. (Author & Presenter), Song, L. (Author), Mittler, R. (Author), Padilla, P. (Author), C. elegans International Conference, The CISD-1 iron-sulfur protein impacts apoptosis in the germline of C. elegans, Genetics Society of America, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America. (2017).

Garcia, A. M. (Author & Presenter), Ladage, M. L. (Author), McFarlin, B. K. (Author), Azad, R. K. (Author), Padilla, P. A. (Author), Texas Chapter of ACSM, C.elegans as a diabetes & ischemia model: identification of genetic and cellular changes that modulate the survival of hyperglycemia and oxygen-deprivation, United States of America. (2015).

Sampson, J. B. (Author & Presenter), Henning, A. L. (Author), Prado, E. A. (Author), Venable, A. S. (Author), Padilla, P. A. (Author), McFarlin, B. K. (Author), Texas Chapter of ACSM, Consumption of a high-fat meal alters post-prandial SIRT mRNA expression in blood leukocytes, United States of America. (2015).

Padilla, P. (Presenter), Experimental Biology, Caenorhabditis elegans as a diabetes and ischemia model: a genetic approach to understanding glucose toxicity and oxygen deprivation, San Diego, CA, United States of America. (2012).

Professional Meeting Contribution

Padilla, P. (Leader), SACNAS 2017 National Conference, Career Progression and Transitions, Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (2017).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Padilla, P. A. (Principal), Mittler, R. (Co-Principal), "Regulation of Mitochondrial Functions by Iron and Ceramides in C. elegans," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $992743 Funded. (July 1, 2016June 30, 2020).
Padilla, P. A. (Principal), Azad, R. K. (Principal), "Molecular consequences of glucose diet and altered ceramide species impacting oxygen deprivation responses," Sponsored by National Institutes of Health, Federal, $445343 Funded. (April 01, 2016March 31, 2020).
Padilla, P. A. (Principal), "CAREER: Use of C. elegans to Identify Alleles and Genotypes that Modulate Severe Anoxia Survival," Sponsored by National Sciences Foundation, Federal, $639556 Funded. (20082013).
Padilla, P. (Principal), "Genetic and Cellular Analysis of C. elegans Exposed to Anoxia," Sponsored by National Institutes of Health (RO1 GM069419-01A1), NIGMS, Federal, $894409 Funded. (August 2004July 2009).
Grant - Service
Hunt von Herbing, I. (Co-Principal), Padilla, P. (Principal), Golden, T. D. (Co-Principal), Lund, A. (Co-Principal), Philipose, U. (Co-Principal), Wang, X., "Women in Science Mentoring Group: Team Mentoring Grant (renewed for a second year - $5000 per year)," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (May 2018May 2020).
Uncategorized
Padilla, P. A. (Co-Principal), "Acquisition of a Spinning Disc Confocal Microsope PI: Dr. Dickstein, CoPI with Dr's Root, Ayre and Schwark," Sponsored by UNT Internal Application, $438382. (20052005).
Padilla, P. A. (Other), "NIH- Supplement Grant to Promote Diversity in the Biomedical Field," Sponsored by National Institutes of Health-NIGMS, $14000. (20052005).
Padilla, P. A. (Other), "Analysis of ODS-1 in C. elegans Exposed to Anoxia," Sponsored by National Science Foundation Research Starter Grant, $50000. (20032004).
Padilla, P. A. (Other), "Investigate the role the spindle checkpoint has in arresting C. elegans embryos exposed to anoxia," Sponsored by UNT Health Science Center, American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, $10000. (20032003).
Padilla, P. A. (Other), "Metazoan Response to Oxygen Deprivation," Sponsored by National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral, $150000. (19992002).

Copyrights, Patents

Uncategorized
"Methods for inducing reversible stasis/Tissue and Cellular Preservation," Date Patent Approved: 2001 –.

Awards and Honors

Glenn Scholar, Center for Aging, Visiting Scientists Program, Salk Institute. (July 1, 2010December 31, 2010).

Early Career Award for Research and Creativity, UNT. (September 2010).

Kavli Fellow, Kavli Foundation, National Academy of Sciences. (20082008).

National Academy of Sciences and Beckman Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Seventh Annual Japanese-American Beckman Frontiers of Science Symposium, Irvine CA. (20042004).

Travel Award, FASEB/NIH MARC Grant Writing Workshop. (20022002).

NSF Post-doctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation. (19992002).

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Award, Outstanding Graduate Students. (19991999).

Graduate Student Poster Award, Biology Department UNM. (19951995).

Student Travel Award, SACNAS- Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispancis and Native Americans in Science. (19951995).

Travel Award, American Society of Cell Biology, Minority Affairs. (19951995).

Travel Award, La Jolla Cancer Research Center (Burnham Institute). (19941994).

Service

University Service

Other, MRF Core Facilities. (September 2018 – Present).

Other, Office of Research and Innovation. (September 2018 – Present).

Other, Office of Research and Innovation. (September 2018 – Present).

Faculty Advisor, Post-Doctoral Association Advisor. (2018 – Present).

Committee Member, Radiation Safety. (2018 – Present).

Committee Member, Research Space Adjudication Subcommittee. (2018 – Present).

Committee Member, Vice President of Research Search Committee. (January 2018 – Present).

Committee Member, COS Leadership Team. (March 2017 – Present).

Faculty Advisor, Advocate and Allies. (2017 – Present).

Student Org Advisor (Professional Org), UNT SACNAS Chapter. (2016 – Present).

Workshop Organizer, Foundation Funding Workshop. (20182018).

Workshop Organizer, NIH Grant Workshop. (20182018).

Workshop Organizer, Post-Doctoral Association- Grant Writing Workshop. (20182018).

Guest Speaker, Toulouse Graduate School. (20182018).

Student Org Advisor (Professional Org), UNT Professional Women's Council Student Group. (2018).

Committee Member, Intellectual Property Committee. (August 20172018).

Co-Chair, COS Curriculum Committee. (March 20172018).

Committee Member, BioDiscovery Institute Search Committee. (20172018).

Member, Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies Program. (20152018).

Co-Chair, Curriculum Committee. (August 2017August 2018).

Chairperson, COS Graduate Student Travel Awards. (May 2017August 2018).

Committee Member, Innovative Enrollment Growth Initiative Proposal Committee. (2017).

Guest Speaker, Honors College. (20162017).

Member, Faculty Research Committee. (20112017).

Committee Member, Personnel Affairs Committee. (20082016).

Other, Promotion and Tenure Committee. (20082015).

Other, North Texas Molecular Biology Federation. (20062012).

Other, Evolutionary Biologist Faculty Search Committee. (20072008).

Other, Biology Building Committee. (20052007).

Other, Developmental Biologist Faculty Search Committee (hired 2 faculty). (20052006).

Faculty Advisor, Biology Graduate Student Association. (20032006).

Faculty Advisor, UNT Biology Department Undergraduate Club, Alpha Delta. (20022006).

Other, Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women. (20052005).

Other, Organic Chemistry Search Committee. (20052005).

Other, Ad Hoc Beth Baird Gift Committee. (20042004).

Other, Ad Hoc Graduate Affairs Committee. (20042004).

Professional Service

Chairperson, Grants Committee SACNAS. (October 2016December 2019).

Reviewer, Journal Article, PLOS One. (20182018).

External T&P Letter Writer, University of Texas Arlington. (20182018).

Officer, Treasurer, SACNAS. (February 2017December 2018).

Board of Directors, SACNAS. (January 2016December 2018).

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. (February 2018June 2018).

Committee Member, Conference Committee for SACNAS. (January 2016February 2018).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. (2017).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Experimental Biology. (20172017).

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, NASA. (20172017).

Reviewer, Journal Article, PLOS. (2017).

Reviewer, Journal Article, PLOS Genetics. (2017).

External T&P Letter Writer, University of Nevada Las Vegas. (20172017).

Reviewer, Journal Article, American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology. (2016).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Genetics. (2016).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Experimental Biology. (2016).

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, National Science Foundation. (2016).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Obesity. (2016).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Worm. (2016).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Aging Cell. (2015).

Reviewer, Journal Article, BMC Cell Biology. (2015).

Other, Aging, Stress and Pathogenesis C. elegans Topic Conference. (20082008).

Other, Grant Review Panel. (20072008).

Other, NSF (Genes and Genomes Division, Integrative Organismal Biology Division). (20072008).

Other, Mid-West C. elegans Regional Meeting. (20042004).

Public Service

Guest Speaker, UNT OLLI Program. (2018 – Present).

Guest Speaker, Honors College- Great Conversations, TX. (20162018).

Awards and Honors

Board of Directors, SACNAS. (January 1, 2016December 31, 2018).