Karen Pinco, Ph.D.

Karen Pinco, Ph.D.

Karen Pinco, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Department of Cell Biology,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD, May 2003.

M.A. in Anthropology
New York Consortium for Evolutionary Primatology,
City University of New York,
New York, NY, January 1997.

B.A. in Biology
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA, May 1994.

Teaching Experience

Westfield State University
Westfield, MA
Assistant Professor
(Fall 2006-)

Armstrong Atlantic State University
Savannah, GA
Temporary Assistant Professor
(Fall 2005- Summer 2006)

South University Online
Pittsburgh, PA
Adjunct Professor
(Summer 2005)

Armstrong Atlantic State University
Savannah, GA
Adjunct Professor
(Spring 2005)

South University
Savannah, GA
Adjunct Professor
(Spring 2005)

Posters and Publications

McKay, H., Forbes, J., Belin, C., Elkins, K., and Pinco, K. 2006.
Biologically Relevant Effects of Permethrin on Fish Health and Reproduction. AASU Research and Scholarship Poster Presentation.

Pinco, K.A., He, W., and Yang, J.T. 2002.
alpha4beta1 integrin regulates lamellipodia protrusion via a focal complex/focal adhesion-independent mechanism. Mol. Bio. Cell. 13:3203-3217.

Sengbusch, J.K, He, W. Pinco, K.A. and Yang, J.T. 2002.
Dual functions of alpha4beta1 integrin in epicardial development: initial migration and long-term attachment. J. Cell Bio. 157:873-882.

Pinco, K.A. , He, W., and Yang, J.T. 2001.
alpha4beta1 integrin ectopically expressed in CHO cells promotes directional protrusion of lamellipodia. Mol. Bio. Cell Supp. 12. Publication and presentation December 11, 2001.

Pinco, K.A., Liu, S., and Yang, J.T. 2000.
alpha4 integrin is expressed in a subset of cranial neural crest cells and in epicardial progenitor cells during early mouse development. Mech. of Dev. 100:99-103.

Pinco, K.A., Reidenberg, J.S., and Laitman, J.T. 1997.
Advances in studying embryonic development and implications for understanding the evolution of hominid branchial arch derivatives. Amer. J. Phys. Anthro. Supp. 3. Publication and presentation April 5, 1997.

Wildman, D.E., Pinco, K.A., and Disotell, T.R. 1997.
The rate of molecular change in catarrhine evolution: A synthesis of the current evidence. Amer. J. Phys. Anthro. Supp. 3. Publication and presentation April 3, 1997.