Dr. Melissa A. Rowland-Goldsmith
- Chapman University, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Biology
University of California, Riverside, Ph.D. in Biochemistry
BIOL 204L/205L General Biology Labs
BIOL 208/209 Intro. to Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology with Lab
BIOL 329 Molecular Biology Concepts
BIOL 330 Genetics
BIOL 498 Molecular Genetics
utilize molecular biology techniques to gain knowledge on how the polyphenols in pomegranate juice extract inhibit pancreatic cancer cell growth by promoting apoptosis and up-regulating proteins involved in cell adhesion. Another long-term project in our laboratory has been to gain knowledge on how cancer-derived TGF-?s acts to promote pancreatic cancer cell growth.
- Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Rowland-Goldsmith M.A. (2012) author of power-point lectures (chapter’s 1 through 4) for Thieman and Palladino’s Introduction to Biotechnology, 3rd edition textbook, Benjamin Cummings Publishing, San Francisco, CA
Akahoshi,L., Berrigan,E., Boone,M., Chesne,R., James,C., Lawless,N., Punton,S., Singh,H., Swinford,N., Zylstra,A. and Rowland-Goldsmith,M. (2011) Jacaranda mimosifolia glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPC-1) gene, partial cds. GenBank accession #JF440302.1 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/JF440302.1
Gomez V., Shackelford T., Tocchi A., Rowland-Goldsmith M.A. (2010). ”The effect of pomegranate juice extract on the Hedgehog signaling pathway in pancreatic cancer.” Chapman University e-Research: A Journal of Undergraduate Work. 1 (2).
Rowland-Goldsmith M.A. (2009). “Laboratory exercises: A new way to introduce microarray technology in a lecture/ laboratory setting by studying the evolution of this modern technology.“ Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 37 p 37-43.
Moss M., Rowland-Goldsmith M.A., Sawant L., Fahy M. (2009). “Mutant X - a bioinformatics exercise for undergraduate biology students.” Computational Science Education Reference Desk (CSERD), a Pathways project of the National Science Digital Library.
Rowland-Goldsmith M.A., McNulty N., Krause J. (2009). ” Microarray Data Analysis: Can Significance Save Your Life?” Computational Science Education Reference Desk (CSERD), a Pathways project of the National Science Digital Library.
Justice,M.S., Kjelland,J.D., Minardi,C.S., Nguyen,A.A., Orellana,D., Perkins,C.M., Rowland-Goldsmith,M.A. (2009). Linum usitatissimum glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPC2) gene, partial cds. GenBank accession #:GQ148916.1 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/GQ148916.1