Linda M. Roberts
|Title:||Dr. Linda M. Roberts, Chemistry Department Chair|
General office hours (call 278-6684 or visit staff in Sequoia 506 to request appt during these hours): MWRF 10-11 am (except first Thursday of each month). SEE advising (contact SEE office for appt): F 9-10.
| Sacramento State
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6057
CHEM 5 - Chemistry for Nurses
Lecture: MW 12-1:15, F 12-12:50 pm, Riverside 115
Labs: T (section 2), W (section 3), R (section 4); 9-11:30 am, Sequoia 444
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Congratulations to Megan Cochran for completion of the MS degree (summer 2012). Thesis title: "Characterization of the Structure of the L178H mutant of Apolipoprotein A-I"
Congratulations to Trang Duong for completion of the MS degree (summer 2012). Thesis title: "Assessing the Role of Stability in Apolipoprotein A-I Variant L178H Using Urea and Guanidine Denaturation"
RESEARCH IN THE ROBERTS LAB
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death in American men and women. One of the major factors in heart disease is blood cholesterol, which is carried by lipoproteins. One of the most commonly used risk factors for heart disease is the serum level of HDL (high density lipoprotein) and LDL (low density lipoprotein). High HDL and low LDL levels are correlated with reduced risk for heart disease. HDL lowers the risk for CVD because it elicits the removal of cholesterol from cells in peripheral tissues. This process is facilitated by the major protein in HDL, apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I). Our lab explores the structure-function relationships of apo A-I in humans and in other organisms. More recently, and in collaboration with several apolipoprotein A-I researchers, we have been exploring the properties of amyloid-forming variants of apoA-I. A large number of Sac State students (more than 70) have worked on apo A-I in my laboratory. Most of these students have gone on to PhD programs, jobs in industry, or medical or other professional schools. Students interested in participating in this research should contact me in person (check my current office hours). I welcome master's students as well as undergraduates at all levels. I also work with students from both the Chemistry and Biological Sciences departments. Since the training students receive in my lab requires a lot of my time, I also require a one-year commitment so that sufficient progress can be made for a research presentation at a regional or national meeting. For more information about our research, please make an appointment to come and see me or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CURRENT STUDENTS (Degree path in parentheses)
Megan Cochran (MS Chemistry, Biochemistry concentration). Megan just completed her thesis and is currently an account manager and analytical chemist at .
Aurelia Leyva Castro (MS Chemistry, Biochemistry concentration). Aurelia is evaluating the properties of lipid-bound amyloid apoA-I.
Trang Duong (MS Chemistry, Biochemistry concentration). Trang just completed her thesis and is planning to travel for awhile before finding a job.
Roman Ishchuk (MS Chemistry, Biochemistry concentration). Roman is planning to go to medical school after he finishes his degree.
Yadwinder Bal (BS, Biochemistry) Yadwinder is planning to pursue a PhD in bioinformatics.
Holly Nguyen (BS, Biochemistry) Holly is planning to pursue a degree in pharmacy.
Valerie Yamamoto (BS, Biochemistry) Valerie is pursuing a degree in pharmacy and also works as technical support staff for Biology course prep at Sacramento City College.
Sonia Hawkins (BS, Biochemistry) Sonia is planning to attend a PhD program in Biochemistry after she graduates.
Alisha Knudsen (BS, Biochemistry) Alisha is planning to pursue a PhD in Biochemistry after she graduates and to possibly work for a pharmaceutical company.
William McCray (BS, Biochemistry) William is wants to obtain a PhD in Biochemistry while also pursuing a career in dance.
Codey Kongpanickul (BS, Biochemistry) Codey is planning to work in industry after he graduates.
Hang Truong (BS, Biochemistry) Hang is planning to go to pharmacy school after she graduates.
RECENT FORMER STUDENTS
Mai Thao (MS Chemistry, Biochemistry concentration). Mai has entered a PhD program in Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University.
Angela Monterrubio (BS, Biochemistry). Angela completed her degree and is in her second year of the PhD program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UC Davis.
Mustafa Safi (BS, Biochemistry). Mustafa joined the lab as first-year college student. He is planning to go to medical school.
Silvia Hilt (BA, Biochemistry concentration; BS Biology). Silvia works as a cardiac intensive care nurse on weekends and is in her third year as PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. John Voss at UC Davis, where she still works on apolipoproteins.
Joe Case (BA, Biochemistry concentration). Joe completed his bachelor's in Chemistry and is working in Mesa, AZ.
Toribio Postiglione (BS, Biology). Toribio completed his degree and is pursuing a master's in nursing.
Adam Floyd (BA, Biochemistry concentration). Adam is working as an analytical chemist for Vermicrop Organics in Rocklin, CA.
Last updated: 2/4/2013