Associate Professor

Year Started at JMU: 1997

slekarkh@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Research Description

In my lab, we take a genetic approach to further understand how cells respond to stress, using the baker’s yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model system. Specifically, we are investigating the role of the nascent polypeptide-associated complex (NAC) in the management of cell stress and survival. The NAC is a conserved chaperone that has been shown to play a role in protein folding and stress response, in evolutionarily diverse organisms.

Courses
  • Organisms Lab (BIO 114)
  • Genetics and Development (BIO 224)
  • Human Genetics (BIO 430)

Office Hours

Education
  • PhD in Biological Sciences, 1994, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA
  • BS in Biology, 1989, Penn State University, University Park, PA
Select Publications
  • Matveeva T., Martin J. , Slekar K. "Investigating the role of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae B-NAC in stress response", Southeastern Regional Yeast Meeting, Memphis TN. March 2018
  • Toma Matveeva and Kim Slekar. "Investigating the role of B-NAC in stress response in yeast". NCUR, April 2017

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