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Rebecca Bozym

Rebecca Bozym, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemistry
412-536-1158

Education:

  • B.S. in Chemistry, La Roche University, 2001 
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2007 
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate,University of Pittsburgh Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, 2008-2011 

SCHOLARLY/PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • U.S. Patent Number 7,491,545: Excitation ratiometric fluorescent biosensor for zinc ion at picomolar levels

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  • McCranor BJ, Bozym RA, Vitolo MI, Fierke CA, Bambrick L, Polster BM, Fiskum G, Thompson RB. Quantitative imaging of mitochondrial and cytosolic free zinc levels in an in vitro model of ischemia/reperfusion. J Bioenerg Biomembr. 2012 Apr;44(2):253-63. Epub 2012 Mar 20. 
  • Bozym RA, Delorme-Axford E, Harris K, Morosky S, Ikizler M, Dermody TS, Sarkar SN, Coyne CB. Focal adhesion kinase is a component of antiviral RIG-I-like receptor signaling. Cell Host Microbe. 2012 Feb 16;11(2):153-66.
  • Bozym RA, Patel K, White C, Cheung KH, Bergelson JM, Morosky SA, Coyne CB. Calcium signals and calpain-dependent necrosis are essential for release of coxsackievirus B from polarized intestinal epithelial cells. Mol Biol Cell. 2011 Sep;22(17):3010-21. Epub 2011 Jul 7.
  • Bozym RA, Morosky SA, Kim KS, Cherry S, Coyne CB. Release of intracellular calcium stores facilitates coxsackievirus entry into polarized endothelial cells. PLoS Pathog. 2010 Oct 7;6(10):e1001135.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  • Brother Gregory Nugent Award for Excellence in Teaching, La Roche University, 2013
  • Distinguished Alumni Circle Award, La Roche University, 2014

JOINED LA ROCHE: 

2011

HOMETOWN: 

Moon, Pennsylvania