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Kowalski, Jennifer

Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences

jrkowals@butler.edu
317/940-8879






Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Cell and Molecular Physiology, Neurobiology, C. elegans Genetics

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

Kowalski, J.R. and Juo, P. (2012).  The role of deubiquitinating enzymes in synaptic function and nervous system diseases. Neural Plasticity, 2012: 13 pages. Article ID: 892749, doi:10.1155/2012/892749.   *Review article.

Monteiro M.I., Ahlawat S., Kowalski J.R., Malkin E., Koushika S.P., Juo P. (2012). The kinesin-3 family motor KLP-4 regulates anterograde trafficking of GLR-1 glutamate receptors in the ventral nerve cord of Caenorhabditis elegans. Mol Biol Cell, 23:3647-62.

Kowalski, J.R., Dahlberg, C.L., and Juo, P. (2011). The deubiquitinating enzyme USP-46 negatively regulates the degradation of glutamate receptors to control their abundance in the ventral nerve cord of C. elegans. J. Neuroscience, 31: 1341-1354.

Yang, L., Kowalski, J.R., Yacono, P., Bajmoczi, M., Shaw, S.K., Froio, R.M., Golan, D.E., Thomas, S.M. and Luscinskas, F.W.  (2006).  Endothelial cell cortactin coordinates ICAM-1 clustering and actin cytoskeleton remodeling during polymorphonuclear leukocyte adhesion and transmigration.  J. Immunology, 177:6440-6449.

Yang, L., Kowalski, J.R., Zhan, X., Thomas, S.M., and Luscinskas, F.W.  (2006). Endothelial cell cortactin phosphorylation by Src contributes to polymorphonuclear leukocyte transmigration in vitro.  Circ. Res. 98:394-402.

Kowalski, J.R., Egile, C., Gil, S., Snapper, S.B., Li, R., and Thomas, S.M.  (2005). Cortactin  regulates cell migration via activation of N-WASP.  J. Cell Sci. 118:79-87.

Hastings, P.J., Bull, H.J., Klump, J.R., and Rosenberg, S.M.  (2000) Adaptive amplification, an inducible chromosomal instability mechanism.  Cell 103:723-731.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Cellular and Molecular Biology Fundamentals (BI202), Principles of Physiology (BI411), Cell and Molecular Neurobiology


Education/Experience

Education/Degrees

B.S. (2000) University of Notre Dame (Biological Sciences)

Ph.D. (2006) Harvard University (Cell and Developmental Biology)

Postdoctoral training (2006-2009) Tufts University School of Medicine (Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience)

Awards/Honors

NIH/NINDS AREA (R15) Grant (2012-2015)

NSF-TUES Grant (co-PI) (2012-2015)

Indiana Academy of Sciences Senior Research Award (2011-2012)

Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award (2010-2012)

Training in Education and Critical Research Skills (TEACRS) NIH/NIGMS Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006-2009)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2002-2005)