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 1:30-2:45, F 2-2:50 pm, Mariposa 1000
Labs: T 10-12:30 (section 2), R 10-12:30 (section 3), R (section 4); 2-4:30, Sequoia 428
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Contratulations to Hang Truong, recipient of a 2013 NSM Summer Undergraduate Research Award
Congratulations to Sonia Hawkins, recipient of a 2013 Russell-Forkey Undergraduate Research Award
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 80) 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 email@example.com.
CURRENT STUDENTS (Degree path in parentheses)
Aurelia Leyva Castro (MS Chemistry, Biochemistry concentration). Aurelia is evaluating the properties of lipid-bound amyloid apoA-I.
Roman Ishchuk (MS Chemistry, Biochemistry concentration). Roman is planning to go to medical school after he finishes his degree.
Sonia Hawkins (BS Biological Sciences) Sonia is planning to enter the local biotechnology industry after she graduates.
Hang Truong (BS Biochemistry) Hang is planning to go to pharmacy school after she graduates.
Arthemon Rutaganira (BS Biochemistry) Arthemon is planning to enter a PhD program after he graduates.
Sammy Villa (BS Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology concentration) Sammy is planning to enter a PhD program after he graduates.
Preethi Sundar (MS Chemistry) Preethi is planning to enter a PhD program after she graduates.
Eric Herrera (MS Chemistry, Biochemistry concentration) Eric is examining the use of case studies in a chemistry course for pre-nursing students and plans to teach college level chemistry after he graduates.
RECENT FORMER STUDENTS
Megan Cochran (MS Chemistry, Biochemistry concentration S2013). Megan just completed her thesis and is currently an account manager and analytical chemist at Phigenics, a water management and testing company in Chicago.
Trang Duong (MS Chemistry, Biochemistry concentration S2013). Trang is working in the local biotechnology industry.
Yadwinder Bal (BS, Biochemistry S2013) Yadwinder is planning to pursue a PhD in bioinformatics.
Holly Nguyen (BS, Biochemistry S2013) Holly is planning to pursue a degree in pharmacy.
Valerie Yamamoto (BS, Biochemistry S2013) Valerie is pursuing a degree in pharmacy and also works as technical support staff for Biology course prep at Sacramento City College.
Alisha Knudsen (BS, Biochemistry S2013) Alisha is completing a master's degree in the CSUS Biological Sciences Stem Cell professional master's program.
William McCray (BS, Biochemistry S2013) William is working at Amgen in Rancho Cordova while continuing to develop his career as a professional dancer.
Codey Kongpanickul (BS, Biochemistry S2013) Codey is working in protein production at Genentech in Vacaville.
Mai Thao (MS Chemistry, Biochemistry concentration). Mai is working on a PhD in Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University.
Angela Monterrubio (BS, Biochemistry). Angela is working on a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UC Davis.
Mustafa Safi (BS, Biochemistry). Mustafa joined the lab as first-year college student and has been admitted to medical school starting F2014.
Silvia Hilt (BA, Biochemistry concentration; BS Biology). Silvia works as a cardiac intensive care nurse on weekends and is a 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 completing a master's in nursing.
Adam Floyd (BA, Biochemistry concentration). Adam is working as an analytical chemist for Vermicrop Organics in Rocklin, CA.
Aurelia explaining the ins and outs of amyloid apoA-I at 2013 CSUPERB meeting
Hang Truong at the 2013 NSM Summer Research Symposium
Arthemon with his poster at the 2013 NSM Summer Research Symposium
Sammy Villa at the 2013 NSM Summer Research Symposium
Last updated: 1/13/2014