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Curriculum Vita

Education

6/72     B. S. in Education, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, Major: Biology   Minor: Spanish
8/76     M. S. in Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
                 Thesis: Effect of some carcinogens on the induction of somatic mosaicism in the
                              soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill).              
6/81     Ph. D. in Genetics and Cell Biology, Washington State, University, Pullman, WA.
                  Dissertation: Effect of sodium azide and its proximal mutagen on mammalian cells.

                                                              
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

8/2008     Professor of Biology, Texas A&M International University
9/1996     Professor of Biology, University of Texas at El Paso.   
9/1990    Associate Professor of Biology, University of Texas at El Paso.
9/1984    Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Texas El Paso.
6/1981    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Fels Research Institute, Temple University School Medicine.

ADMINISTRATIVE and SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS

Interim President, Texas A&M International University, (2016-present).
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M International University, (2008-present).
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Texas at El Paso, (2006-2008).
Vice Provost, University of Texas at El Paso, (2005-2006).
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Texas at El Paso, (2004 – 2005).
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Texas at El Paso, (2001- 2004).
Associate Dean, Colleges of Science and Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso
(1998-2001).  
Associate Dean, College of Science, University of Texas at El Paso (1995-1998).
Principal Investigator/Program Manager, Teachers for a New Era Grant (Carnegie Corporation), University of Texas at El Paso, (2003-2007).
Program Director, Border Biomedical Research Center (1995-1997 and 2005-2008).
Program Director, University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation, University of Texas at El Paso, (1996-2005).
Program Director, Minority Biomedical Research Support Program, University of Texas at El Paso (1991-1995 and 1997-1998).

HONORS AND AWARDS

Distinguished Achievement Award – Service to Students, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2000.
Fellow-The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2001.
Fellow-The Texas Governor’s Executive Development Program, 2002.


SYSTEM, UNIVERSITY and DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEES


Texas A&M System:  System-wide Committee on Learning Outcomes (2011-2012); System-wide Committee on Assessment of Learning Outcomes (2013-2016); Faculty Recruitment and Retention Taskforce (2012-present); University of Texas System: Assessment Committee (2001-2006); Task Force on Student Retention (1997–1998), Chair, Financial Aid sub-committee (wrote the report on financial aid which went into the working document for the Chancellor and the Legislature); The UT System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Governing Board (1996-2005); The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Advisory Committee on Associate of Arts in Teaching (2003-2004); Advisory Council on Associate of Arts in Teaching (2007); Graduate Education Advisory Committee (2008-2010); Community/Civic: Board of Directors, Laredo Chamber of Commerce (2008-2016); Laredo for Tomorrow Coalition Steering Committee (2013-present); Laredo Manufacturing Association (2008-present),  Gateway Rotary (2009-present), Laredo Development Foundation  (2008-2011); Other: Policy Advisory Committee, Regional Center of Excellence for Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases (2003-2006).    

University of Texas El Paso Committees: Ft. Bliss Task Force (2007-2008); IT Advisory Committee (2006-2008); Enrollment Management Taskforce (2006-2008); Co-Chair, Student Success Internal Task Force (2005); Chair, Core Curriculum Assessment Work Group (2003-2005); Chair, Dean of Health Science Search Committee (2004); Chair, Assistant and Associate Deans Committee (2001-2004); SACS Leadership Team 2003-2006), Institutional Liaison to SACS (2003-2007), Chair, Compliance Task Force (2004-2006), Chair, Quality Enhancement Plan Committee (2004-2006); Chair, Assessment Task Force (2001-2004); Chair, Senior Year Experience Committee (2001-2004); UTEP/EPCC Joint Articulation Committee (current); Athletic Council (current); Health Policy and Research Committee (2002-2003); Chair, Border County Doctoral Loan Committee (2001-2004); Chair, Faculty Developmental Leave Committee (2001-2002);Chair, Minnie Stevens Piper Selection Committee (2001-2004); Institutional Compliance Committee (2001-2006); Cost Accounting Advisory Committee (2001-2002); Entering Student Program Steering Committee (2000-2002); Search Committee for Dean of Health Sciences (2000);  Interamerican Science and Humanities Program (IASHP) Advisory Committee (2000-2002); Advisory Committee for Center for Inter-American and Border Studies (1999-2002); University  Seminar Steering Committee (1999-2002) Chair, Border Biomedical Research Center Advisory Committee (2005-2008); Search Committee for University Librarian (1997-1998); Chair, Public Accountability Study Group (1997-1998); Search Committee for the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services (1998-1999); University Fact Book and on-line Services Task Force (1998-1999); University Entering Students Committee (1998-2000 ); Hispanic Heritage Committee (1998-2000 ); Title III grant Work Group (1998); Minority Graduate Education (MGE) grant Work Group (1998); Undergraduate Recruitment Advisory Committee (1997-1999); Research Advisory Council (1997-2003); MIE Steering Committee (1995-2003); Chair, MIE New Student Transition Committee (1996-1998); Science Standards Committee (1994-1995); University Catalog and Calendar (Secretary, 1986-1990; Chair 1990-1992); Recombinant DNA Committee (1984-1989); Institutional Biohazard Committee (1989-2007 ); Strategic Planning Committee (1990-1993); Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (1991-1993, 2001-2005); Admissions and Academic Standards Committee (1993-1995, 2002-2005); Coordinator - First College of Science Science Day  (1985); Minority Biomedical Research Support Grant Advisory Committee (Chair 87-91). Departmental Committees: Chair, Graduate Faculty, Department of Biological Sciences (elected 1985-1992); Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Recruitment; Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Education; Space Committee; Chair, Graduate Advisory Committee; Chair, Ad hoc Ph.D. Planning Committee; Virologist Search Committee; Ecologist Search Committee; Microbiologist search committee; Toxicologist Search Committee; RCMI Faculty Search Committee; Chair, Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee; Freshman Biology Curriculum Committee; Graduate Advisor; Computer Committee; Chair, Ph.D. Planning Committee; Chair, Doctoral Program Committee; Microbiologist Search Committee; Chair, Toxicologist Search Committee.
 

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE, CONSULTANT, EDITORIAL and REVIEW ACTIVITIES

Committee Appointments
Publications Committee – Environmental Mutagen Society (2003-2009)
Membership Committee - Environmental Mutagen Society (1995-1997).
Awards and Honors Committee - Environmental Mutagen Society (1994-1995; 2002-2005).
Future Directions Committee - Environmental Mutagen Society (1992-1994).
Education and Student Members Committee - Environmental Mutagen Society (1992-1994; 2002-2004).
Minority Travel Awards Committee - American Association for Cancer Research (1994-1997).
Committee on Science Education - American Association for Cancer Research (1991-1994).
Texas State Legislative Committee - American Association for Cancer Research (1991-2001).
Committee on Minority Issues - American Association for Cancer Research (1988-1991).
Chairman, Biomedical Sciences Division, SWARM Division of AAAS (1990-1992).
Vice Chairman, Biomedical Sciences Division, SWARM Division of AAAS (1989-1990).

Reviewing and Editorial Activities (ad hoc)
Reviewer for Cancer Research
Reviewer for Mutation Research
Reviewer for Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
Reviewer for Mutagenesis
Reviewer for Canadian Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Reviewer for Photochemistry and Photobiology

Grant Review Activities
Ad Hoc Reviewer - NCRR (since 2006)
Ad Hoc Reviewer – CDC (since 2005)
Ad Hoc Reviewer - NCI (since 2002).
Site Visit Review Panels - NIGMS (since 1990)
Special Review Panels - NIGMS (since 1990)
Ad Hoc Reviewer - NIGMS (since 1990)
Ad Hoc Reviewer – NSF/EHR (since 1993)
Ad Hoc Reviewer – NSF/HRD (since 2000)
NCI Cancer Fellows Review Panel ( 2001-2011)
Appointed to the MBRS Initial Review Group (NIGMS) (1994-1999).
      Chair of the MBRS Initial Review Group (NIGMS) (1997-1999).

Symposia/Session Organizer or Chair
Organizer and Convener, EHR/NSF Minority Serving Institutions conference What It Means to be Educated in the 21st Century, (2005).
Organizer, First Southwest Regional Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Conference, (2003).
Organizer, University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation research conference: Research and Technology in the 21st Century, (2002).
Organizer, University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation research conference:  Research and Technology in the 21st Century, (2001).
Session Moderator, How do we Build a Technical Workforce in an Multi-Cultural Society in Shaping the Future of Science and Mathematics Education, (2000).
Organizer, University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation research conference, Research and Technology in the 21st Century, (2000).
Organizer, University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation research conference: Research and Technology in the 21st Century, (1999).
Co-Organizer, Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) Symposium: Emerging and Reemerging Diseases along the Border, (1998).
Organizer, University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation curriculum conference: Creating Pathways for Student Success, (1998).
Organizer, University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation curriculum conference: Creating Pathways for Student Success, (1997).
Organizer, University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation curriculum conference: Creating Pathways for Student Success, (1996).
Co-Chair, Local Organizing Committee, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, (1995).
Session Chair, 5th Annual MARC Symposium on Biomedical Research, University of Texas at El Paso, (1993).
Co-Organizer, Symposium: Career Opportunities in Basic and Clinical Cancer Research, American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, (1993).
Session Chair, 4th Annual MARC Symposium on Biomedical Research, University of Texas at El Paso, (1992).
Local Organizing Committee and Plenary Session Committee Chairman, Annual
     Meeting New Mexico Branch American Society for Microbiology, (1992).
Co-Organizer, Symposium: Career Opportunities in Basic and Clinical Cancer Research, American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, (1992).
Chair, Organizing Committee, 3rd Annual University of Texas at El Paso MARC    
      Symposium, (1991).
Symposium Chair, 3rd Annual MARC Symposium on Biomedical Research, University of Texas at El Paso, (1991).
Session Chair, 2nd Annual Symposium on Biomedical Research, University of Texas at El Paso,
     (1990).
Session Chair, Molecular Biology Platform Session MBRS Annual meeting, (1989).
Session Chair, 1st Annual Symposium on Biomedical Research, University of Texas at El Paso,
     (1989).
Local Organizing Committee and Coordinator of Exhibits, 7th annual meeting of    
      the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, (1987).
Symposium Chair and Local Organizing Committee for Grantsmanship Symposium the    
      University of Texas at El Paso, (1985).

PROFESSSIONAL SOCIETIES


American Assn. for the Advancement of Science; American Assn. for Cancer Research; American Society for Cell Biology; American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Environmental Mutagen Society;  Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.
RESEARCH SUPPORT


Intramural:

URI Research Award.  Cell cycle regulation of human apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease.  $6,800. Dec. 1, 1984 to Aug. 31 1985.
URI Research Award.  Cell cycle regulation of apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease.  $2,500. Dec. 1, 1985 to Aug. 31, 1986.
URI Research Award. Genotoxicity of crown ethers.  $1,500. March 1, 1988 to August 31, 1988.
URI Research Award.  Molecular Mechanism of azide mutagenesis.  $1.500.  November 1, 1991 to August 31, 1992.

Extramural:

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Title: Howard/UTEP (HUTEP) AGEP Program
Role:  Co-Principal Investigator
Percent Effort: 10%
Amount: $2,500,000
Dates: October 1, 2003- September 30, 2008

Funding Agency: National Center for Research Resources/ National Institutes of Health
Title: Border Biomedical Research Center
Role:  Program Director
Amount: $7,500,000
Dates: June 1, 2004- May 31, 2008

Funding Agency: MBRS-SCORE NIGMS SO6GM08012
Title: Novel expression of Chinese hamster AP endonuclease
Role:  Principal Investigator
Amount: $469,236
Dates: June 1, 2004- May 31, 2007

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation. HRD 0217691
Title: Conference/Workshop on “What it means to be educated in the 21st century. Supplement to the University of Texas System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount: $50,000
Dates: October 1, 2004 – October 31, 2008

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation. HRD 0217691
Title: Bridges to the Doctorate Supplement to the University of Texas System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount: $760,000
Dates: September 1, 2003 – October 31, 2008

Funding Agency: Carnegie Corporation of America
Title: The UT El Paso Teachers for a New Era Program.
Role: Project Manager/Principal Investigator
Amount: $5,000,000.
Dates: September 1, 2003 – August 31, 200

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation. HRD 0217691
Title: The University of Texas System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount: $2,494,000.
Dates: November 1, 2002 – October 31, 2008

Funding Agency:  National Institute of General Medical Sciences GM-08012
Title: Cell cycle control and expression of AP endonuclease
Role:  Sub-Project Investigator
Amount: $398,269
Dates: June 1, 1999 to May 31, 2003

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation HRD 9701775                
Title: The University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation
Role: Program Director
Amount: $5,000,000.    
Dates:    January 1, 1998 to December 31, 2002
 
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation. HRD 9701775
Title: The University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation: Supplemental Application for Development of a Virtual Institute on Formative Evaluation.
Role: Program Director
Amount: $149,000
Dates: January 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation HRD 9255166
Title: The University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation: Supplemental Application for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Role:  Co-Project Director    
Amount: $150,000
Dates: September 1, 1997 to December 31, 1998

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health.  GM-08012
Title:  Cell Cycle Regulation of DNA Repair
Role:  Sub-project Investigator
Amount:  $380,530
Dates: June 1, 1995 to May 31, 1999

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health. RR-10126
Title: Research Experience for High School Students and Teachers.
Role:  Principle Investigator
Amount:  $128,116.  
Dates: September 30, 1994 to September 29, 1997.

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health. RR 03222
Title: Minority High School Student Research Apprentice Program.
Role:  Principle Investigator
Amount:  $13,000.  
Dates: May 5, 1994 to February 28, 1995.

Funding Agency: Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Title:  Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program
Role:  Associate Program Director for Student Research Activities
Amount:  $850,000  
Dates: September 1, 1993 to August 31, 1997

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation.    HRD 9255166
Title: The University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation
Role: Associate Program Director
Amount: $5,000,000.
Dates: January 1, 1993 to December 31, 1997

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation. HRD 9253021
Title: Heavy metal accumulation and toxicity in urban and remote Chihuahuan desert.
Role:  Co-Director/ Co-Principle Investigator
Amount: $349,997.  
Dates: September 1992 to September 1996

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health. GM 08012
Sub Project Title: Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes.
Role:  Sub-Project Investigator
Amount: $375,600.
Dates:  June 1, 1991 to May 31, 1995.

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health. GM 08012
Title: MBRS Program at the University of Texas at El Paso
Role:  Program Director
Amount: $3,600,000
Dates: June 1, 1991-May 31, 1995

Funding Agency: National Institute of Health. RR 08012
Title: Acquisition of an integrated HPLC system.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Amount: $59,950 for purchase of HPLC equipment.

Funding Agency: National Institute of Health, GM 08012.
Sub Project Title: Cell cycle regulation of human apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease.      
Role: Sub-Project Investigator/Associate Program Director (5/90)
Dates: June 1, 1987 to May 31, 1991.  

Funding Agency: National Institute of Health. ES 04553
Title:  Molecular mechanism of sodium azide mutagenesis.
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount: $48,850.
Dates: September 1, 1986 to August 31, 1988.

Funding Agency: National Institute of Health.  RR 08012
Sub Project Title: Cell cycle regulation of human apurinic/apyrimidinic endonucleases.
Role: Sub-Project Investigator
Amount: $32,000.
Dates: Aug. 1, 1986 to May 31, 1987.
   

RESEARCH INTERESTS


The generation of a “mutator” phenotype is a key event in the progression of cells from a normal to a preneoplastic state.  One of the putative mechanisms involved in this transformation process is the loss of the ability to efficiently repair DNA damage.  My laboratory has been investigating the cell cycle regulation of DNA repair gene expression with the ultimate goal of correlating aberrant regulatory control with the development of a “mutator” phenotype.  We have examined the regulatory control of the temporal pattern of expression of DNA repair processes in normal human cells, in cells from individuals predisposed to cancer and in repair deficient cells from other mammalian species, using apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) endonuclease as the model.  We cloned the AP endonuclease from Chinese hamster cells, characterized the putative basal promoter and identified several upstream positive and negative regulatory regions. We have investigated the up and down regulation of this gene as well as its expression in response to DNA damaging agents.

PUBLICATIONS

Vig, B. K., Nilan, R. A. and Arenaz, P.  (1976) Somatic crossing over in Glycine max (L.) Merrill: Induction of somatic crossing over and specific locus mutation by methyl methanesulfonate, Env. Exp. Bot. 16: 223-234.

Arenaz, P.  (1977) The ineffectiveness of hycanthone methanesulfonate in inducing somatic mosaicism in Glycine max (L.) Merrill, Mutation Res. 48: 187-190.

Arenaz, P. (1978) The inability of aminoazo toluene to induce somatic crossing over or mutation in Glycine max (L.) Merrill, Mutation Res. 56: 295-298.

Arenaz, P. and Vig, B. K.  (1978) Somatic crossing over in Glycine max (L.) Merrill: Activation of dimethylnitrosamine by plant seed and comparison with methyl nitrosourea in inducing somatic mosaicism, Mutation Res. 52: 367-380.

Rosichan, J. L., Nilan, R. A., Arenaz, P. and Kleinhofs, A. (1979) Intragenic recombination at the waxy locus in Hordeum vulgare, Barley Genetics Newsletter 9: 79-85.

 Arenaz, P., Hodgdon, A. L. and Nilan, R. A. (1980) Mutagenic effect of proflavin on barley, Barley Genetics Newsletter 10: 6-7.

Arenaz, P. and Nilan, R. A. (1981) Effects of sodium azide on sister chromatid exchanges in human lymphocytes and Chinese hamster cells, Mutation Res. 88: 217-221.

Hodgdon, A. L., Marcus, A. H., Arenaz, P., Bogyo, T. P., Rosichan, J. L. and Nilan, R. A.  (1981) The ontogeny of the barley plant as related to mutation expression and detection of pollen mutations, Env. Health Perspectives 37: 5-7.

Nilan, R. A., Rosichan, J. L., Arenaz, P., Hodgdon, A. L. and Kleinhofs, A.  (1981) Pollen genetic markers for detection of mutagens in the environment, Env. Health Perspectives 37: 19-25.

Rosichan, J. L., Arenaz, P., Blake, N., Hodgdon, A. L.  and Kleinhofs, A. (1981) An improved method for the detection of mutagens at the waxy locus in Hordeum vulgare, Environmental Mutagenesis 3: 91-93.

Hodgdon, A. L., Arenaz, P. and Nilan, R. A. (1981) Results of acridine dye treatment of steptoe barley, Barley Genetics Newsletter 11: 69-71.

Arenaz, P., Nilan, R. A.  and Kleinhofs, A. (1983) Lack of induction of single strand breaks in mammalian cells by sodium azide and its proximal mutagen, Mutation Res. 116: 423-429.

Arenaz, P. and Sirover, M. A. (1983) Isolation and purification of monoclonal antibodies directed against the DNA repair enzyme uracil DNA glycosylase from human placenta, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 80: 5822-5826.

Seal, G., Arenaz, P. and Sirover, M. A. (1987) Purification and properties of human placental uracil DNA glycosylase, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 925: 226-233.

Arenaz, P. and Hallberg, L. (1989) Genotoxicity of azidoalanine in mammalian cells, Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 13: 263-270.

Arenaz, P., Hallberg, L., Mancillas, F., Gutierrez, G. and Garcia, S.  (1989) Sodium azide mutagenesis in mammals: Inability of mammalian cells to convert azide to a mutagenic intermediate, Mutation Research 227: 63-67.

Arenaz, P., Bitticks, L., Pannell, K. H. and Garcia, S. (1990) Genotoxic potential of crown ethers in Salmonella typhimurium, Mutagenesis 4: 437-438.

Arenaz, P., Bitticks, L., Pannell, K. H. and Garcia, S. (1992) Genotoxicity of crown ethers in mammalian cells: Induction of sister chromatid exchange, Mutation Research 280: 109-115.

Cai, M. -Y. and Arenaz, P.  (1998) Antimutagenic effects of crown ethers on heavy metal induced sister chromatid exchanges, Mutagenesis 13: 27-32.

Purohit, S. and Arenaz, P. (1999) Molecular cloning, sequencing and structure analysis of hamster apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease, Mutation Research 435: 215-224.

Kubo Della-Piana, C. Arenaz, P., Fisher, W., and Flores, B. 2001. CircLES: A comprehensive first-year program for entering engineering and science students, Proceedings of the America Society for Engineering Education, Session 1237, pp. 1250.

Borijigin, M., Martinez, B., Purohit, S., De La Rosa, G., Arenaz, P., and Stec, B.(2010) Chinese hamster apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease(chAPE1) expressed in sf9 cells reveals that endonuclease activity is regulated by phosphorylation, FEBS Journal 277: 4732-4740.

Borjigin, M., Arenaz, P. and Stec, B. (2012) Chinese hamster AP endonuclease operates by a two-metal ion assisted catalytic mechanism, FEBS Letters 586: 242-247.

 

IN PRESS, SUBMITTED for PUBLICATION or IN PREPARATION

 

Purohit, S. and Arenaz, P. Molecular characterization of the upstream region of the Chinese hamster APE1 gene, (in preparation).

Purohit, S. and Arenaz, P., Transcriptional regulation of chAPE1 gene expression, (in preparation).

 

ABSTRACTS

 

Arenaz, P. and Vig, B. K.  Somatic mosaicism induced by some carcinogens soybean (Glycine max), Annual Meeting of the Genetics Society of America, August 1976.

Rosichan, J. L., Arenaz, P., and Nilan, R. A.  A high-resolution plant mutagen monitoring system, Joint Meeting of the Genetics Societies of Canada and America, August 1978.

Arenaz, P. and Nilan, R. A.  Effect of sodium azide on SCE's in human lymphocytes and Chinese hamster cells, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, March 1980.

Arenaz, P. and Nilan, R. A.  The effect of a mutagenic metabolite of sodium azide on sister chromatid exchange in human lymphocytes, Annual Meeting of the Genetics Society of America, August 1980.

Arenaz, P., Nilan, R. A. and Kleinhofs, A.  Induction of sister chromatid exchange in mammalian cells by a proximal mutagen of sodium azide, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, March 1981.

Arenaz, P. and Sirover, M. A.  Isolation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies directed against human uracil DNA glycosylase, UCLA Symposium on the Repair of Genomic Damage in Living Tissue, April 1983.

Sirover, M. A., Arenaz, P. and Gupta, P. K.  Regulation of DNA repair in human cells using monoclonal antibodies directed against human uracil DNA glycosylase, Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, May 1983.

Arenaz, P. and Sirover, M. A.   Isolation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies directed against human uracil DNA glycosylase, Gordon Research Conference on Genetic Toxicology, June 1983.

Arenaz, P.  and Sirover, M. Characterization of two antigenically distinct uracil DNA glycosylases from human placenta, annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research, May 1984.

Arenaz, P. and Sirover, M. A.  Human uracil DNA glycosylase: An analysis of two anti­genically distinct isoenzymes, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biological Chemistry, June 1984.

Arenaz, P. Regulation of AP endonuclease: some preliminary evidence, Gordon Research Conference, January 1986.

Arenaz, P. and Mancillas, F. Sodium azide mutagenesis in mammalian cells, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, April 1986.

Arenaz, P.  Regulation of DNA repair enzymes in human fibroblasts, Molecular Determinants in Carcinogenesis, September 1986.

Arenaz, P.  Mutagenic action of sodium azide in mammalian cells, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, April 1987.

Arenaz, P., Pannell, K.  and Garcia, S.  Mutagenic action of crown ethers, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, April 1987.

Arenaz, P. Genotoxicity of azidoalanine in mammalian cells, 3rd Texas Carcinogenesis Meeting, April 1987.

Anaya, P. and Arenaz, P. Temporal regulation of DNA repair and replicative processes in Chinese hamster V79 cells, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, November 1987.

Pelaez, V. and Arenaz, P. Cell cycle regulation of DNA repair in Chinese hamster cells, 7th Annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, November 1987. 

Hallberg, L. and Arenaz, P. Sodium azide mutagenesis in mammals: Activation of sodium azide by mammalian cells, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, March 1988.

Arenaz, P., Anaya, P., Pelaez, V. and Trevizo, S.  Temporal regulation of DNA repair processes in Chinese hamster cells, Gordon Research Conference on Mutagenesis, June 1988.

Anaya, P. and Arenaz, P. Temporal regulation of DNA repair in Chinese hamster fibroblasts, Annual Meeting of NIH/MBRS Program, October 1988.

Trevizo, S. and Arenaz, P. Temporal regulation of DNA repair in normal human skin fibroblasts, Annual Meeting of NIH/MBRS Program, October 1988.

Anaya, P.  and Arenaz, P. Temporal regulation of repair processes in Chinese hamster V79 cells, Annual Meeting of the NIH/MARC Program, November 1988.

Anaya, P. and Arenaz, P. Temporal regulation of repair processes in Chinese hamster V79 cells, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1989.

Pelaez, V. and Arenaz, P. Temporal regulation of DNA repair in Chinese hamster AA8 and EM9 cells, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1989.

Trevizo, S. and Arenaz, P. Temporal control of apurinic apyrimidinic endonuclease in human fibroblasts, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1989.

Hallberg, L. and Arenaz, P. Genotoxicity of azidoalanine in mammalian cells, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1989.

Arenaz, P. and Trevizo, S.  Cell cycle regulation of DNA repair processes in human cells, Gordon Research Conference, January 1989.

Arenaz, P., Anaya, P., Winkfield, L. and Pelaez, V. Temporal control of DNA repair in repair deficient Chinese hamster cells, Gordon Research Conference, January 1989.

Trevizo, S. and Arenaz, P. Temporal control of apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease in human fibroblasts, Joint Meeting or the American Society for Cell Biology and American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, January 1989.

Trevizo, S. and Arenaz, P. Temporal control of DNA repair processes in human fibroblasts, University of Texas Medical Branch Research Symposium, February 1989.

Arenaz, P., Anaya, P., Pelaez, V. and Winkfield, L. Temporal control of DNA repair in Chinese hamster cells, Annual Meeting of SWARM Division of AAAS, April 1989.

Trevizo, S. and Arenaz, P. Temporal control of apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease in human fibroblasts, Annual Meeting of SWARM Division of AAAS, April 1989.

Hallberg, L. and Arenaz, P. Sodium azide mutagenesis in mammals: activation of sodium azide by mammalian cells, Annual Meeting of SWARM Division of AAAS, April 1989.

Pelaez, V. and Arenaz, P. Temporal control of DNA repair processes in Chinese hamster AA8 and EM9 cells, EUREKA Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 1989.

Arenaz, P., Trevizo, S., Anaya, P., Pelaez, V. and Winkfield, L. Temporal control of apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease in human fibroblasts, Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, May 1989. Mini symposium Speaker

Arenaz, P., Trevizo, S., Anaya, P., Pelaez, V. and Winkfield, L.  Temporal control of AP endonuclease in human fibroblasts and Blooms syndrome cells, 5th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens, July 1989.

Winkfield, L. and Arenaz, P.  Cell cycle control of DNA repair in a UV sensitive CHO cell line, Annual NIH/MBRS Symposium, October 1989.

Pelaez, V. and Arenaz, P.  Temporal control of DNA repair processes in Chinese hamster AA8 and EM9 cells, Annual NIH/MBRS Symposium, October 1989.

Anaya, P. and Arenaz, P. Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes in repair deficient Chinese hamster cells, Annual MARC Scholars Conference, November 1989.

Anaya, P. and Arenaz, P.  Time-dependent control of DNA repair in normal and repair deficient Chinese hamster cells, NIH sponsored National Symposium on Health Research Career Opportunities for Hispanic Americans, October 1989.

Anaya, P. and Arenaz, P. Time-dependent control of DNA repair in normal and repair deficient Chinese hamster cells, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1990.

Hallberg, L., and Arenaz, P. Polymerase inhibition by azidoalanine, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1990.

Pelaez, V. and Arenaz, P. Aberrant temporal regulation of DNA repair processes in repair deficient CHO, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1990.

Trevizo, S. and Arenaz, P. Temporal regulation of DNA repair processes in human fibroblasts, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1990.

Winkfield, L. and Arenaz, P.  Temporal modulation of DNA repair in a UV sensitive CHO cell line, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1990.

Arenaz, P., Bitticks, L. and Trevizo, S. Isolation and Characterization of uracil DNA glycosylase from barley (Hordeum vulgare) embryos, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, March 1990.

Arenaz, P., Trevizo, S., Anaya, P., Winkfield, L. and Pelaez, V. Temporal modulation of DNA repair activities in mammalian cells, Texas DNA Repair Conference, March 1990.

Trevizo, S. and Arenaz, P. Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes in human cells, Texas DNA Repair Conference, March 1990.

Arenaz, P., Winkfield, L., Pelaez, V., Parra, A. and Anaya, P.  Aberrant temporal modulation of DNA repair processes in repair deficient Chinese hamster cells, Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, May 1990.

Winkfield, L. and Arenaz, P.  Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes in a UV sensitive CHO cell line, SWARM Section of AAAS Annual meeting, May 1990.

Chavez, M., Parra, A. and Arenaz, P. Temporal modulation of DNA repair in a CHO cell line phenotypically similar to Bloom's syndrome, Annual Meeting of NIH MBRS/MARC Programs, October 1990.

 Trevizo, S. and Arenaz, P. Temporal modulation of DNA repair in human fibroblasts, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, December 1990.

Chavez, M., Parra, A. and Arenaz, P.  Temporal modulation of DNA repair in a Chinese hamster cell line phenotypically similar to Bloom's syndrome, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1991.

Loya, G., Winkfield, L. and Arenaz, P. Control of DNA repair processes in UV sensitive CHO cells, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1991.

Arenaz, P., Parra, A., Chavez, M. and Loya, G.  Temporal control of DNA repair processes in repair deficient CHO cells, Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian DNA Repair, February 1991.

Arenaz, P., and Trevizo, S.  Temporal modulation of DNA repair in human fibroblasts, Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian DNA Repair, February 1991.

Arenaz, P., Chavez, M., Loya, G., Parra, A. and Winkfield, L. Aberrant cell cycle modulation of DNA repair processes in repair deficient Chinese hamster cells, Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, May 1991.

Martinez, A. L. and Arenaz, P. Altered DNA repair activity in a repair deficient Chinese hamster cell line, MBRS/MARC Annual meeting, November 1991.

Ledger, E. and Arenaz, P. Screening for Uracil DNA glycosylase in CHO cell lines AA8 and EM9, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1992.

Chavez, M. and Arenaz, P. Production of anti-Chinese hamster apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease monoclonal antibodies, Annual Meeting of the Society of the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1992.

Martinez, A. L. and Arenaz, P. Altered DNA repair activity in a repair deficient Chinese hamster cell line, Annual Meeting of the Society of the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1992.

Ledger, E., Trevizo, S. and Arenaz, P. Isolation and characterization of a uracil DNA glycosylase cDNA from Chinese hamster cells, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, March 1992.

Cutter, M. and Arenaz, P. Expression of the DNA repair genes ERCC2 and AP endonuclease in human fibroblasts, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, March 1992.

Cutter, M. and Arenaz, P. Temporal expression of DNA repair genes in human fibroblasts, Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, May 1992.

Arenaz, P. Genotoxic potential of crown ethers in Salmonella typhimurium, New Mexico Branch American Society for Microbiology, October 1992.

Cai, M. -Y. and Arenaz, P. Genotoxicity of crown ethers in CHO cells, New Mexico Branch, American Society for Microbiology, October 1992, El Paso.

Ledger, E. and Arenaz, P.  Partial characterization of a UDG cDNA from Chinese hamster cells, Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian DNA Repair, February 1993.

Arenaz, P., Bitticks, L. and Trevizo, S.  Isolation and characterization of uracil DNA glycosylase from barley, Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian DNA Repair, February 1993.

 Arenaz, P., Trevizo, S. and Bitticks, L.   Characterization of uracil DNA glycosylase from barley, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, April 1993.

Cai, M. and Arenaz, P. Antimutagenic and comutagenic activity of crown ethers, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, April 1993.

Gonzalez, F. and Arenaz, P.  Normal temporal modulation of DNA repair processes in an EM9 cell line stably transfected with the xrcc1 gene, Texas DNA Repair Meeting April 1993.

Ledger, E. and Arenaz, P.  Partial characterization of a UDG cDNA from Chinese hamster cells, Texas DNA Repair Meeting, April 1993.

Gonzalez, F. and Arenaz, P.  Normal temporal modulation of DNA repair processes in an EM9 cell line stably transfected with the xrcc1 gene, Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, May 1993.

Ledger, E. and Arenaz, P.  Characterization of a uracil DNA glycosylase cDNA from Chinese   hamster cells, Texas DNA Repair Meeting, March 1994.

Leathers, H. and Arenaz, P.  Cloning and characterization of a DNA repair enzyme from Chinese hamsters with putative uracil DNA glycosylase activity, Texas DNA Repair Meeting, March 1994.

Gonzalez, F, and Arenaz, P. Cell cycle analysis of DNA repair in an EM9 cell line stably transfected with the xrcc 1 gene, Texas DNA Repair Meeting, March 1994.

Ledger, E. and Arenaz, P. Characterization of a uracil DNA glycosylase cDNA from Chinese   hamster cells, Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 1994.

Leathers, H. and Arenaz, P.  Cloning and characterization of a DNA repair enzyme from Chinese hamsters with putative uracil DNA glycosylase activity, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, May 1994.

Gonzalez, F., Hewitt, R. and Arenaz, P.   Normal temporal modulation of DNA repair processes in an EM9 cell line stably transfected with the xrcc 1 gene, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, May 1994.

Cutter, M. and Arenaz, P. Cell cycle regulation of DNA repair genes in normal human cells, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1995.

Garcia, H. and Arenaz, P. Cloning of the Chinese hamster major AP endonuclease, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1995.

Gonzalez, F. and Arenaz, P. Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes in Chinese hamster (CHO) cells, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, January 1995.

Arenaz, P. and Ledger, E.  Isolation and characterization of a uracil DNA glycosylase cDNA from Chinese hamster cells, Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian DNA Repair, February 1995.

Gonzalez, F. and Arenaz, P. Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes in Chinese hamster (CHO) cells, Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian DNA Repair, February 1995.

Gonzalez, F. and Arenaz, P. Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes in Chinese hamster (CHO) cells, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, April 1995.

Garcia, H. and Arenaz, P.  Cloning of the Chinese hamster major AP endonuclease, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, April 1995

Arenaz, P. and Bristol, J. R. The role of CETP and the integration of teacher preparation into the University of Texas System AMP, NSF Conference on Diversity in the Scientific and Technical Workforce, September 1995

Arenaz, P.  Integration of undergraduate research into the curriculum and curriculum reform, NSF Conference on Diversity in the Scientific and Technical Workforce, September 1995.

Gonzalez, F. and Arenaz, P.  Cell cycle expression of DNA repair processes in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, April 1996.

Mussiett, A. and Arenaz, P.  PCR-based cloning of a Chinese hamster AP endonuclease, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, October 1996.

Arenaz, P.  Cloning of the major AP endonuclease from Chinese hamster cells, Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian DNA Repair, February 1997.

Arenaz, P.  Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes - induction of UDG and AP endonuclease genes, Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian DNA Repair, February 1997.

Mussiett, A. and Arenaz, P.  PCR-based cloning of a novel endonuclease from Chinese hamsters, AMP Student Research Conference, July 1997.

Arenaz, P. The University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation, AMP Student Research Conference, July 1997.

Arenaz, P. and Webb, E. New student orientation in the academic colleges for science and math students at minority institution, Freshman Year Experience Conference, February 1998.

Purohit, S. and Arenaz, P. Molecular cloning, sequencing and structure analysis of hamster apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease, Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, March 1998.

Arenaz, P. The University of Texas System Alliance for Minority Participation, The Annual AMP Student Research Conference, July 1998.     

Padilla, R., Arenaz, P. and Della-Piana, C. Preparing Hispanic leaders in the fields of science, engineering and mathematics: Strategies being developed and implemented at the University of Texas at El Paso as part of the NSF’s Model Institutions for Excellence initiative, Annual Meeting of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), September 1998.

Martinez, Bobbie and Arenaz, P. Cloning of the Chinese hamster ovary AA8 AP endonuclease, the MBRS/MARC Annual Student Research Symposium, November 1998.

Arenaz, P., Fisher, W., Gomez, R., Ballard, J. and Kubo Della-Piana, C. Circles of Learning for Entering Students (CircLES): A comprehensive retention program for science and engineering, Freshman Year Experience Conference, February 1999.

Kubo Della-Piana, C., Arenaz, P., Fisher, W., Marcus, N., Bernat, A. and Flores, B. From Pilot to Scale-Up: Learning communities for entering students in science, mathematics and engineering, Transforming Campuses through Learning Communities, May 1999.

Brady, T., Arenaz, P., Kubo Della-Piana, C., Flores, B., Romero, C.  Building natural science communities: The experience of a major state university with a predominantly Hispanic student body, Annual meeting of Project Kaleidoscope, October 1999.

Arenaz, P., Fisher, W., Kubo Della-Piana, C., Gomez, R. and Dahl, E. CircLES: A Retention Program for Entering Students in Engineering, Mathematics and Science, Frontiers in Education Annual Conference, November 1999.

Brookman, K., Finnegan, C., Hadi, M., Purohit, S., Arenaz, P., Christian, A., Tucker, J., Wilson,III, D., Thompson, L.  Targeted knockout of hamster apurinic endonuclease APE1: base excision repair through a somatic cell lens, DNA Repair and Mutagenesis Conference, November 1999.

Arenaz, P., Kubo Della-Piana, C., Gomez, R. and Dahl, E. CircLES: A Comprehensive Retention Program for Entering Students in Engineering, Mathematics and Science, First Year Experience Conference, January 2000.

Arenaz, P. Diversity in the scientific and technical workforce: The LSAMP experience in Texas, Shaping the Future of Science and Mathematics Education, May 2000.

Purohit, S. and P. Arenaz, Characterization of the promoter region of the Chinese hamster ovary apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease gene (chAPE1), Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, San Diego, CA, March 2001.

Arenaz, P., C. Kubo Della-Piana, T. Brady and A. Swift, The challenges of implementing a required comprehensive entering students program on an urban commuter campus, Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC, March 2001.

Kubo Della-Piana, C., P. Arenaz, W. Fisher and B. Flores, CircLES: A comprehensive first-year program for entering engineering and science students, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education, Albuquerque, NM, June 2001.

Arenaz, P. and Wilson-James, S., Longitudinal tracking of AMP level 1 students, LSAMP Program Directors meeting, Washington, DC, March 2002.

Purohit, S. and P. Arenaz, Functional analysis of the putative regulatory elements in the regulation of the Chinese hamster apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease gene (chape1) Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagen Society, Anchorage, AK, April 2002.

Man, D. and P. Arenaz, The catalytic activity of Chinese hamster AP endonuclease is coordinated by two metal ions, Second International Symposium on Second Messengers, Montreal, Canada, August, 2004.

Man, D., B. Stec and P. Arenaz,  Phosphorylation state of Chinese hamster AP endonuclease (chAPE1) regulates its endonuclease activity in vitro, Second International Symposium on Second Messengers, Montreal, Canada, August, 2004.

Arenaz, P. and Bogart, J., State Policy and Teacher Education: how do we change the image of teacher education, AACTE Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2006.

 
Presentations, Seminars and Invited Addresses

American Cyanamid Corporation, Isolation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies to human placental uracil DNA glycosylase, July 1983.

Division of Biomedical Sciences, Meharry Medical School, Isolation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies to human placental uracil DNA glycosylase, November 1983.

American Cyanamid Corporation, Mutagenicity of sodium azide in mammalian cells, February 1984.

Lung Carcinogenesis Branch, NIEHS, Molecular aspects of the regulation of DNA repair in human cells, March 1984.

Eppley Institute for Cancer Research, Molecular regulation of DNA repair in human cells, March 1984.

Department of Biology, University of Missouri Kansas City, Isolation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies against uracil DNA glycosylase.  April 1984.

Department of Biology, University of Texas El Paso, The molecular mechanism of the regulation of DNA repair in humans, April 1984.

St. Christopher Hospital for Children, DNA repair in humans: some molecular aspects, June 1984.

Department of Biology, University of Texas at El Paso, DNA repair in humans: An analysis of the molecular mechanisms involved in base excision repair, September 1984.

Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, An analysis of the regulation of uracil DNA glycosylase, October 1984.

Sigma Xi Lecture, University of Texas El Paso, Sodium azide: a novel mutagen, November 1984.

Texas Carcinogenesis Meeting, Mechanism of sodium azide mutagenesis, Plenary Session Speaker, November 1986.

Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, Regulation of AP endonuclease in human cells, May 1986.

Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, Genotoxicity of sodium azide, February 1987.

Biology Department, University of Nevada-Reno, Molecular regulation of DNA repair in mammalian cells, April 1987.

Department of Biochemistry, Dental Branch, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Regulation of DNA repair in mammals, September 1987.

Departamento de Quimica, Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico,   Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair in mammalian cells, November 1987.

Department of Biology, Wake Forest University, Molecular regulation of DNA repair in mammalian cells, November 1987.

Texas DNA Damage/Repair Conference, Cell cycle regulation of DNA repair in mammalian cells, March 1988.

Department of Chemistry and Program in Molecular Biology, University of Montana, Regulation of DNA repair processes in mammalian cells, March 1988.

El Paso Cooperative Biomedical Research Seminar, Regulation of DNA repair in mammalian cells, April 1988.

 Department of Pharmacology, West Virginia University, Temporal regulation of DNA repair in mammalian cells, May 1988

Department of Biology, Temple University, Temporal regulation of DNA repair processes, May 1988.

Department of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Temporal control of DNA repair and replication in mammals, September 1988.

Departamento de Quimica, Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Molecular biology of DNA repair, November 1988.

MBRS Lecture, Incarnate Word College, Temporal regulation of DNA repair in mammals, November 1988.

Toxicology Division, Lever Research and Development, Genotoxicity of azidoalanine in mammalian cells, December 1988.

Life Science Research, Rome Italy, Genotoxicity of azide in mammalian cells, February 1989.

University of Florida, Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes in mammalian cells, August 1989.

University of Texas at El Paso, The ethics of genetic engineering, Politea Discussion, December 1990.

Department of Biology, New Mexico State University, Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes in mammalian cells: an overview, March 1990.

American Association for Cancer Research, Annual meeting, Career opportunities in basic and clinical cancer research, Plenary Session Speaker, May 1990.

The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Aberrant temporal modulation of DNA repair processes in repair deficient mammalian cells, April 1991.

American Association for Cancer Research, Annual meeting, Career opportunities in basic and clinical cancer research, Plenary Session Speaker, May 1991.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, Temporal control of DNA repair processes in mammalian cells, Plenary Session Speaker, May 1991.

Biology Department, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Temporal control of DNA repair in mammalian cells, Invited MBRS Speaker February 1992.

American Association for Cancer Research, Annual meeting, Career opportunities in basic and clinical cancer research, Plenary Session Speaker, May 1992.

Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at El Paso, Almost everything a Statistician wanted to know about DNA but was afraid to ask, February 1993.

Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine, Cell cycle control of DNA repair:  Implication for DNA repair deficient syndromes, November 1993.

Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Cell cycle control of DNA repair: Implication for DNA repair deficient syndromes, April 1994.

Department of Biology, Clark-Atlanta University, Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes: Implications for genetic instability, April 1995.

MBRS Program and School of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes: Implications for genetic instability, May 1995.

Department of Biology, St. Johns University, Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes: Implications for genetic instability, October 1995.

MBRS Program and Neuroscience Institute, Rutgers University- Newark, Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes: Implications for Genetic instability, April 1996.

MBRS Program and Biochemistry Department, Ponce School of Medicine, Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes: Implications for Genetic instability, August 1996.

The University of Texas Medical Branch, Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes - a model for genomic instability, March 1997.

Access to Engineering, The University of Texas System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, November 1997.

Biology Department, The University of Nevada, Reno, Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes - a model for genomic instability, January 1998.

Access to Engineering, The University of Texas System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, November 1998.

Biology Department, University of Texas at Brownsville, Temporal modulation of DNA repair processes - a model for genomic instability, April 1999.

Biology Department and MBRS Program, California State University Northridge, DNA repair and genomic instability, April 2001.

Western New Mexico University, Cooperative learning and the CircLES program, a paradigm shift, August 2001.

Howard University, The UT System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation: Ten years of success in STEM, April 2002.

Howard University, How to succeed in graduate school, April 2002.

University of Illinois/ Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Minority Summit, Thirty years of success at UTEP: training minorities in STEM fields, September 2003.

Teachers for a New Era Annual Meeting, Fostering Organizational Change in Higher Education: an administrator’s viewpoint, November 2004.

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

Undergraduate courses: General Biology, General Genetics, General Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Undergraduate Biochemical Techniques, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Prokaryote Molecular Genetics, Senior Capstone in Biology, Seminar in Critical Inquiry.

Graduate courses: Eukaryotic Gene Regulation, Oncogenes and Cancer, DNA Replication and Repair, Mutagenesis and DNA Repair, Genetic Toxicology and Methods in Biological Chemistry.

GRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISED

Abdollah Darvish
Graduated with M.S. degree in December 1989 (Co- Director with Bruce Veit).
Sandra Trevizo
Temporal modulation of DNA repair activity human fibroblasts.
Graduated with M.S. degree in August 1990.
Lance Hallberg
Activation of sodium azide in mammalian cells.
Graduated with M.S. degree in August 1990.
Elizabeth Ledger
Expression and Characterization of a Chinese hamster ovary K1 UDG cDNA.
Graduated with M.S. degree in December 1993.


Maoyi Cai
An investigation on the genotoxicity of crown ethers in CHO cells.
Graduated with M.S. degree in December 1993.
Fernando Gonzalez
Cell cycle expression of DNA repair processes in Chinese hamster (CHO) ovary cells.
Graduated with M.S. degree in December 1996.
Mandula Bjorinin
Characterization of the Chinese hamster apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease(chAPE).
Graduated with Ph.D. in December 2004.

Graduate Student Committees Served On:

     Michael Rhodes        graduated 1986

     Brenda Oppert          graduated 1986

     Kenneth Lerner         graduated 1987

     Chris Gibbons           graduated 1987          

     Marcial Flores           graduated 1990    

     Terry Hammons        graduated 1990

     Qizhi Yao                  graduated 1990

     Carol Ferree             graduated 1993

     Nathaly Francisco    graduated 1997

 

    Ph.D. Dissertation External Examiner:

    Lance Hallberg           1996       The University of Texas Medical Branch