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Jennifer L Cruise

Professor
Degree
Ph.D., Duke University
Office
OWS 361/Lab: OWS 360
Phone
(651) 962-5236
Mail
OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105

Spring 2014 Courses

Spring 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 371 - 01 Cell Biology - T - R - 0955 - 1135 OWS 275
CRN: 20689 4 Credit Hours An advanced investigation of topics in cell structure and the regulation of cellular activities, including signal transduction, protein transport, cell-cycle regulation, and cellular movement, emphasizing molecular mechanisms, current concepts and their experimental basis. Includes significant use of the primary literature. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209; CHEM 201
BIOL 371 - 51 Cell Biology / Lab - - W - - 1335 - 1735 OWS 389
CRN: 20690 0 Credit Hours An advanced investigation of topics in cell structure and the regulation of cellular activities, including signal transduction, protein transport, cell-cycle regulation, and cellular movement, emphasizing molecular mechanisms, current concepts and their experimental basis. Includes significant use of the primary literature. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209; CHEM 201
BIOL 371 - 52 Cell Biology / Lab - - - R - 1330 - 1730 OWS 389
CRN: 20702 0 Credit Hours An advanced investigation of topics in cell structure and the regulation of cellular activities, including signal transduction, protein transport, cell-cycle regulation, and cellular movement, emphasizing molecular mechanisms, current concepts and their experimental basis. Includes significant use of the primary literature. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209; CHEM 201

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 462 - 01 Molecular Biology - T - R - 1330 - 1510 OSS 122
CRN: 41630 4 Credit Hours An investigation of current concepts in molecular biology including gene expression and its regulation, the organization of genetic information, recombinant DNA techniques, oncogenes and genetic engineering. The laboratory consists of a collaborative research project. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 356, 360, or 371
BIOL 462 - 51 Molecular Biology/Lab - - W - - 1335 - 1735 OWS 389
CRN: 41631 0 Credit Hours An investigation of current concepts in molecular biology including gene expression and its regulation, the organization of genetic information, recombinant DNA techniques, oncogenes and genetic engineering. The laboratory consists of a collaborative research project. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 356, 360, or 371

Professional Interests

  • The role of monomeric GTPases in the regulation of cell attachment, migration, and proliferation.
  • Genomic structure of mammalian gene promoters.
  • Applying the tools of cell biology to questions in population biology.

Current Projects:

  • Effect of Rap1 proteins on cell proliferation and programmed cell death.
  • Identification of promoter control regions of the human rap1A and rap1B genes.
  • Using mitochondrial function to test fitness predictions of mating system alternatives in an invasive freshwater snail.