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Jennifer L. Cruise

Professor
Degree
Ph.D., Duke University
Office
OWS 361/Lab: OWS 360
Phone
(651) 962-5236
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5236
Mail
OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105

 

RESEARCH 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.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Sharbrough J, Cruise JL, Beetch M*, Enright NM, Neiman M. Genetic variation for mitochondrial function in the New Zealand freshwater snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum. Journal of Heredity. 2017 Apr 29. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esx041.

 

 

 

 

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 462 - 01 Molecular Biology - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OSS 122
CRN: 42496 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer L. Cruise 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. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 356, 360, or 371. Alternative prerequisites may be accepted with the permission of the instructor.

Schedule Details

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BIOL 462 - 51 Molecular Biology/ Lab - - W - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 389
CRN: 42497 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer L. Cruise 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. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 356, 360, or 371. Alternative prerequisites may be accepted with the permission of the instructor.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 208 - 02 Biological Comm & Energetics - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 205
CRN: 20842 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer L. Cruise The purpose of this course is to introduce the structure and function of cells, and how structure and function drives organismal physiology and diversity. By the end of this course, through lecture and laboratory exercises, students should have an understanding of the basic components of cells, how cells and organisms transfer genetic information to future generations, how communication is integral to cellular and organismal function, and how cells and organisms generate and process energy to drive physiological functions. In addition, students will continue to improve skills for scientific inquiry through activities designed to increase familiarity with the scientific literature and science terminology, improve skills to design and critically analyze experiments, foster ability to work with a scientific team, and provide opportunities to improve scientific writing. Any one topic covered in this course has enough material for a course of its own. However, this course will give basic overview of a series of selected topics that are meant to introduce students to the vast field of cellular and organismal biology and the use of biological science in life. Prerequisite: Concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 112 or CHEM 115 and C- or above in BIOL 207

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 208 - 57 Biological Comm & Energ/Lab - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 OWS 378
CRN: 20851 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer L. Cruise The purpose of this course is to introduce the structure and function of cells, and how structure and function drives organismal physiology and diversity. By the end of this course, through lecture and laboratory exercises, students should have an understanding of the basic components of cells, how cells and organisms transfer genetic information to future generations, how communication is integral to cellular and organismal function, and how cells and organisms generate and process energy to drive physiological functions. In addition, students will continue to improve skills for scientific inquiry through activities designed to increase familiarity with the scientific literature and science terminology, improve skills to design and critically analyze experiments, foster ability to work with a scientific team, and provide opportunities to improve scientific writing. Any one topic covered in this course has enough material for a course of its own. However, this course will give basic overview of a series of selected topics that are meant to introduce students to the vast field of cellular and organismal biology and the use of biological science in life. Prerequisite: Concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 112 or CHEM 115 and C- or above in BIOL 207

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BIOL 208 - 60 Biological Comm & Energ/Lab - - W - - - - 1335 - 1635 OWS 378
CRN: 20853 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer L. Cruise The purpose of this course is to introduce the structure and function of cells, and how structure and function drives organismal physiology and diversity. By the end of this course, through lecture and laboratory exercises, students should have an understanding of the basic components of cells, how cells and organisms transfer genetic information to future generations, how communication is integral to cellular and organismal function, and how cells and organisms generate and process energy to drive physiological functions. In addition, students will continue to improve skills for scientific inquiry through activities designed to increase familiarity with the scientific literature and science terminology, improve skills to design and critically analyze experiments, foster ability to work with a scientific team, and provide opportunities to improve scientific writing. Any one topic covered in this course has enough material for a course of its own. However, this course will give basic overview of a series of selected topics that are meant to introduce students to the vast field of cellular and organismal biology and the use of biological science in life. Prerequisite: Concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 112 or CHEM 115 and C- or above in BIOL 207

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