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Robin Laurens

Adjunct Professor of Biology
Division: Nursing and Health Sciences
robin.laurens@becker.edu

Education

M.A., Anna Maria College (2001) B.A., College of the Holy Cross (1994)

Experience

  • Adjunct professor in biology, Becker College (present)
  • Science teacher, Northbridge High School (2000-)
  • Biology teacher, St. Peter Marian Junior-Senior High School (1994-2000)
  • Assistant coordinator and instructor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1996-1997)
  • Undergraduate laboratory teaching assistant, College of the Holy Cross (1992-1994)

Research

  • Molecular biology: DNA plasmid preparation and fragment isolation, recombinant DNA techniques, nick translations, RNA isolation, Northern blot analysis, solution hybridization.
  • Membrane protein biochemistry: 3H-drug binding analysis, purified membrane protein preparations, Bradford protein assay, SDS-PAGE
  • Immunological techniques: immunoblot analysis, ELISA, immunofluorescence, RIA
  • Cell culture: culture and maintenance of established cell lines (neuronal, small cell carcinoma and skeletal muscle) and primary cultures (embryonic chick heart); reagent preparation

Publications/Presentations

M.E. Morton, T.N. Cassidy, S.C. Froehner, B.P. Gilmour, and R.L. Laurens (1994). Alpha 1 and Alpha 2 calcium Channel Subunit Expression in Human Nueuronal and Small Cell Carcinoma Cells. FASEB Journal 8, 1254-1260

Presenter

  • Molecular Biology of the Cell Annual International Conference (1993)
  • Eastern New England Biological Conference (1994)
  • College of the Holy Cross Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (1994)
  • CUR/NECUSE Undergraduate Research Conference (1992)
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