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Dr. DONALD PAPPAS

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Dr. DONALD PAPPAS

BIO

I have had a passion for teaching and mentoring students all throughout my career. At Purdue, I currently teach courses in microbiology and genetics. In my previous position, I taught courses in microbiology for health science, industrial microbiology, mammalian cell culture and genetic engineering.

I am interested in many different areas of cell and molecular biology. In my graduate work, I studied RNA polymerase II transcription initiation in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae . My post-doctoral studies centered on chromatin structure and its link to origin firing in replication. I have conducted structure-function analysis of vacuolar (H+)-ATPases in yeast. Prior to entering undergraduate education on a fulltime basis, I studied horizontal gene transfer among oral microbiota.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor and Chair, Biotechnology Program, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis, IN
Assistant Professor, Biotechnology Program, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis, IN
Instructor, Biotechnology Program, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis, IN
Adjunct Professor, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis, IN
Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Life Sciences Researcher, Department of Oral Biology, IU School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN
Research Analyst, Department of Chemistry, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Chromosome Research, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI
PhD Candidate, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA

EDUCATION

PhD, Genetics/Molecular Biology, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA

BS, Biology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

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