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Dr. Jasvinder Dhillon

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology, Quinnipiac University
27213 Town Walk Dr

Brief Biography:

I have 15+ years of research experience in the field of Microbiology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Enzymology and Physiology. I also have 5+ years of experience teaching various biology courses including Anatomy and Physiology, Biotechnology, Endocrinology & Developmental Biology to premed and medical students as well as science major undergraduate and graduate students. I have more than 15 years of experience in supervising and training graduate and undergraduate students.

Academic positions:

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology: (Currently employed as Term Faculty) Teaching Anatomy and Physiology lecture and labs at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT. Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology: (May 2010 – October 2010) Teaching Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology courses for premeds and anatomy lab for medical students at the Medical University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies. Instructor of Physiology: (August 2009 – May 2010) Teaching various Anatomy and Physiology courses and labs for premeds at Eastern New Mexico University; as well as science majors and graduate students, along with continuing my research on “Role of cyclooxygenases in ovulation in Xenopus laevis”. Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 209 with lab BIOL 209L): This course is designed to teach premed and science majors the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body. Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 210 with lab BIOL 210L): This course is designed to teach premed and science majors the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body. Advanced Human Physiology (BIOL 424/524 with lab BIOL 424/525L ): For premeds and Science graduate students, includes recent advances in the study of human physiology Applied Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 207 with lab BIOL 207L): Basic knowledge of the structure & functioning of the human body for non-science majors. Postdoctoral Associate at the rank of Assistant Professor: (August 2007 – May 2009) Studying the effect of receptor antagonists on maturation, ovulation & gene expression in Xenopus laevis oocytes. Submitted a research proposal to NIH on “Role of cyclooxygenases in ovulation in Xenopus laevis” and teaching following graduate & undergraduate courses: Endocrinology (BIOL 380): Basic structure and functions of endocrine glands; mechanism of action of hormones; hormonal control of development and reproduction in vertebrates with an emphasis on humans. Biotechnology (BIOL 528): Current molecular biology techniques used in research will be described, discussed, and applied to the specific need of the graduate student. Developmental Biology (BIOL 427/527): Biology and genetic control of reproduction and development of the embryo. General Biotechnology (BIOL 375): Basic principles of biotechnology and its applications to medicine, agriculture and industry, with emphasis on gene cloning, protein expression, cell culture and other related recombinant DNA technology. Forensic Science: As part of ENMU’s “Upward Bound” Program. Research Scientist (May 2005 – January 2007)/Postdoctoral Research Associate (December 2000 –April 2005) – CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA - Studying the recruitment of proteins in E.coli (Enzyme evolution); Recruitment of maleylacetoacetate isomerases in microorganisms to serve as a reductive aromatic dehalogenase during the biodegradation of pentachlorophenol by Sphingobium chlorophenolicum; Studying the evolution of Glutathione synthesizing enzymes (GSHa & GSHb ) in different forms of life using Bioinformatic tools Postdoctoral Research Associate (March 2000- November 2000) – Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, INDIA - Regulation of gene expression at low temperature in psychrotrophic bacterium Pseudomonas syringae Research Associate (November 1998 – February 2000) – National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, INDIA - Studies on Microbial Metabolism of Alkali and Organic Cyanide Compounds; Development of Bioscrubbers for the Removal of Odors from Industrial Emissions

Research interests:

My research interests include prokaryotic & eukaryotic physiology, enzymology, evolution of enzymes & gene expression in prokaryotes & eukaryotes.

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