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Dr. Sang-Chul Nam

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: LBVSC 385B
Phone: 956 326 2606

Teaching: Developmental Biology

Research: Genetic analysis of cell polarity in Drosophila photoreceptor development


Ph.D. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
B.S. Seoul National University

Sang-Chul Nam


Assistant Professor (2006-2013) at Baylor University, Waco, TX

Postdoc (2001-2006) at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


Representative Publications: (*Corresponding Author, ^Supervised Graduate ^^Undergraduate Students)

Nam SC* (2015) Spectraplakin at rhabdomere terminal web in Drosophila photoreceptor. Curr Cell Biochem. 4(1):1-5.

Nam SC* (2013) Cell Polarity in Drosophila Retina, in A. Singh, M. Kango-Singh (eds.), Molecular Genetics of Axial Patterning, Growth and Disease in Drosophila Eye, pp. 141-162, Springer, New York, NY.

Mui UN^^, Lubczyk CM^^, Nam SC* (2011) Role of Spectraplakin in Drosophila photoreceptor morphogenesis. PLoS One 6(10): e25965.

League GP^, Nam SC* (2011) Role of Kinesin heavy chain in Crumbs localization along the rhabdomere elongation in Drosophila photoreceptor. PLoS One 6(6): e21218.

Chen G^, Rogers AK^^, League GP^, Nam SC* (2011) Genetic interaction of Centrosomin and Bazooka in apical domain regulation in Drosophila photoreceptor. PLoS One 6(1): e16127. 

Chen G^, League GP^, Nam SC* (2010) Role of Spastin in apical domain control along the rhabdomere elongation in Drosophila photoreceptor. PLoS One 5(3): e9480.

Mukhopadhyay B, Nam SC, Choi KW (2010) Kinesin-II is required for cell survival and adherens junction positioning in Drosophila photoreceptors. Genesis 48(9): 522-530.

Chen TW^, Chen G^, Funkhouser LJ^^, Nam SC* (2009) Membrane domain modulation by Spectrins in Drosophila photoreceptor morphogenesis. Genesis 47(11): 744-750.

Choi KW, Nam SC, Mukhopadhyay B (2007) Par-1 and PP2A: Yin-Yang of Bazooka localization. Fly 1(4): 235-237.

Nam SC, Mukhopadhyay B, Choi KW (2007) Antagonistic functions of Par-1 kinase and protein phosphatase 2A are required for localization of Bazooka and photoreceptor morphogenesis in Drosophila. Developmental Biology 306(2): 624-635.

Nam SC, Choi KW (2006) Domain-specific early and late function of Dpatj in Drosophila photoreceptor cells. Developmental Dynamics 235(6): 1501-1507.

Nam SC, Kang C (2005) DNA light-strand preferential recognition of human mitochondria transcription termination factor mTERF. J Biochem Mol Biol 38(6): 690-694.

Nam SC, Choi KW (2003) Interaction of Par-6 and Crumbs complexes is essential for photoreceptor morphogenesis in Drosophila. Development 130(18): 4363-4372.

Izaddoost S, Nam SC, Bhat MA, Bellen HJ, Choi KW (2002) Drosophila Crumbs is a positional cue in photoreceptor adherens junctions and rhabdomeres. Nature 416(6877): 178-183.

Nam SC, Kang C (2001) Expression of cloned cDNA for the human mitochondrial RNA polymerase in E. coli and purification. Protein Expres Purif 21(3): 485-491.

Nam SC, Kang C (1988) Transcription initiation site selection and abortive initiation cycling of phage SP6 RNA polymerase. J Biol Chem 263(34): 18123-18127.