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Professor Frances M. Sladek

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Dr. Frances Sladek Portrait
Frances M. Sladek, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology & Toxicologist
2115 Biological Sciences Building
Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Office: 2115 Biological Sciences Building
Phone: (951) 827-2264
Fax: (951) 827-3087
E-mail: frances.sladek AT ucr.edu

Lab: 2220 2226 Biological Sciences Building
Phone: (951) 827-3246


Education

Ph.D. Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University, 1988
M.S. Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University, 1981
B.A. Biochemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1979 (Honors)


Positions Held

2007-present: Associate Director. Stem Cell Center. University of California, Riverside, CA.

2006-present: Professor. Dept. of Cell Biology and Neuroscience. University of California, Riverside, CA.

2000-2006: Associate Professor. Dept. of Cell Biology and Neuroscience. University of California, Riverside, CA.

1992-2000: Assistant Professor. Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program and Dept. of Cell Biology and Neuroscience. University of California, Riverside, CA.

1988-1991: Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Dr. Jim Darnell, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

1983-1988: Gradutate Student with Prof. Paul Howard-Flanders, Dept. of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University, CT

1982-1983: Research Associate with Prof. E. Laborda, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain

1981: Research Assistant, Office of Technology Assessment, U.S.Congress, Washington, D.C.

1979-1980: Research Assistant with Prof. J. Jami, Pasteur Institute, Paris,France


Honors and Awards

NIH HBPP Study Section | 2009-present
Outstanding Reviewer, Molecular Endocrinology | 2009
NIH GCMB Study Section | 2008-2009
Editorial Board, Molecular Endocrinology | 2007-2009
Editorial Board, Biochemical Journal | 2003-2006
Editorial Board, Nuclear Receptor | 2002 to present
American Cancer Society Grant Review Panel | 1999-2002
Who's Who of American Women | 2000
NIH Special Emphasis Review Panels | 1999, 2002
AHA, CA/Western Affiliates, Student Research Program Review Panel | 1996-98
US Army Breast Cancer Review Panel | 1995
Gordon Conference on Hormone Action, award for poster and participation | 1995
Postdoctoral Fellow, American Cancer Society | 1988-1991
National Research Service Award | 1980-81, 1983-87
Bass Writing Fellow | 1986
Spanish-American Treaty Travel Grant | 1982
Elks Leadership Award | 1975


Patents

"Liver-Enriched Transcription Factor" -- U.S. 5,604,115. Issued Feb. 18, 1997. (Inventor with 2 other co-inventors)


Select Invited Talks

2010
Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical College, Pittsburgh, PA
Keystone Symposium on Nuclear Receptors, Keystone, CO
Meeting of Los Angeles Area Receptor Labs (MoLAR), City of Hope, Duarte, CA

2009
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
EMBO Nuclear Receptor: molecular mechanisms and molecular. Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia
Genetics Graduate Program, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Graduate Program, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

2008
FASEB Conference on Liver Growth, Development & Disease, Snowmass, CO
Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
Meeting of Los Angeles Area Receptor Labs, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
University of California, Irvine, CA

2007
University of Kentucky, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Lexington, KY
University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Genetics, Philadelphia, PA
USC, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Chapman University, Health Literacy Across the Cancer Continuum of Cancer Care, Orange, CA
Meeting of Los Angeles Area Receptor Labs, City of Hope, Duarte, CA

2006
University of Minnesota, Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology
Keystone Symposium on Steroid Sisters/Orphan Brothers, Banff, Canada
FASEB Conference on Liver Growth, Development & Disease, Snowmass, CO
Meeting of Los Angeles Area Receptor Labs, City of Hope, Duarte, CA

2005
EMBO Meeting on Nuclear Receptors from Chromatin to Disease, Gardone Riviera, Italy
Meeting of Los Angeles Area Receptor Labs, City of Hope, Duarte, CA

2004
Keystone Symposium on Steroid Sisters/Orphan Brothers, Keystone, CO

2003
Pasteur Institute, Paris, France
Hopital Cochin, Paris, France
IBC Life Sciences Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
EMBO Workshop on Liver Development, Gene regulation & Disease, Crete
University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Ligand Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA

2002
Keystone Symposia on Nuclear Receptors, Snowbird, UT
Gordon Research conference on Hormaone Action, Meriden NH
Meeting of Los Angeles Area Receptor Labs, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
University of California, Irvine, CA

2001
The Knowledge Foundation, Sunnyvale, CA, May (delivered by. Dr. S. Seidel)
Meeting of Los Angeles Area Receptor Labs, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
New England Biolabs, Beverly, MA

2000
UCSF, San Francisco, CA
Meeting of Los Angeles Area Receptor Labs, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Celebration of Jim Darnell¹s 70th birthday, Rockefeller University, NY, NY

1999
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Brown University, Providence, RI
St. Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, MO
Gordon Research Conference on Hormone Action, Meriden, NH
6th European Meeting on Hepatocarcinogenicity, Vienna, Austria
INSERM, Hopital Cochin, Paris, France
Pasteur Institute, Paris, France
Meeting of Los Angeles Area Receptor Labs, City of Hope, Duarte, CA

1998
FASEB, Mechanisms of Liver Growth and Differentiation in Health and Disease, Snowmass, CO
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Orange County, CA
Meeting of Los Angeles Area Receptor Labs, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Pfizer, Inc., Groton, CT, October

1997
Tularik, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Merck & Co., Inc., NJ
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

1996
University of Southern California Medical School, Los Angeles, CA

1995
7th International CBT Symposium, Huddinge, Sweden, September

1993
Magee Women's Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh,PA
Lederle Labs, American Cyanamid, Pearl River, NY
Glaxo Laboratories, Research Triangle Park, NC

1992
March Atherosclerosis Forum, Meribel, France
Pasteur Institute, Paris, France
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


Select Campus Activities


Professional Societies

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of University Women
Endocrine Society
International Society for Stem Cell Research
New York Academy of Science
Sigma Xi Research Society
Union of Concerned Scientists
American Society for Microbiology
American Association of University Professors
American Association for the Research on Cancer


Personal Information

Married with 2 sons