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Horst, Cynthia, PhD
Biology
Associate Professor
 
Office: Rankin 103
Office Phone: 262-524-7499
Email: chorst@carrollu.edu
 
Education:
B.A. biology, Goshen College
Ph.D. cell biology and anatomy, Emory University
 
Areas of Specialization:
Cell biology, molecular biology and genetics
 
Scholarly and Professional Achievements:
Lewis, S.E.,  L.Conley and C. Horst, 2003. Structuring Research Opportunities for All Biology Majors, Bioscene. 29:9-14.

Horst, C.J., D.J. Fishkind,G.J. Pazour and G.B. Witman, 1999. An insertional mutant of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with defective microtubule positioning.  Cell Motil. Cytoskel. 44:143-154.

Horst, C.J. and G.B. Witman, 1995.  Reactivation of Chlamydomonas Cell Models.  In: Methods in Cell Biology.  Cilia and Flagella. Ed. W. Dentler.  Academic Press. pp 207-210.

Horst, C.J. and G.B. Witman, 1993. ptx1, a nonphototactic mutant of Chlamydomonas, lacks control of flagellar dominance.  J. Cell Biol. 120:733-741.

Horst, C.J., L.V. Johnson and J.C. Besharse, 1990.  Transmembrane assemblage of the photoreceptor connecting cilium and motile cilium transition zone contain a common immunologic epitope.  Cell Motil. Cytoskel. 17:329-344.

Horst, C.J., D.M. Forestner and J.C. Besharse, 1987.  Cytoskeletal-membrane interactions: A stable interaction between cell surface glycoconjugates and doublet microtubules of the photoreceptor connecting cilium.  J. Cell Biol. 105:2973-2987.

Presentations at Professional Meetings:
Insinna, Christine, C. Horst, R. Bhowmick and J. Besharse, 2005.  “Is the K26 antigenof the photoreceptor connecting cilium equivalent to fibrocystin?”  Federation for American Societies for Experimental Biology.  San Diego, CA.

Horst, C.J. and J.C. Besharse, 2004.  “Characterization of a 425 kD sialated glycoconjugate assoiceated with the Y-shaped crosslinkers of the connecting cilium.”  Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ft. Luderdale, FL.

Horst, C.J. and E.S. Long, 2004.  Association of Midwestern College Biology Teachers, 41st Annual Meeting.  Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN.

Horst, C.J., L.K, Conley and S.E. Lewis , 2001.  Student-Designed Research as a Senior Capstone Experience.  Project Kaleidoscope National Assembly, Madison, Wisconsin.

Horst, C.J. and J. Weiland, 1998.  Chemotaxis does not require the differential flagellar calcium sensitivity that mediates phototaxis in Chlamydomonas.  American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.

Horst, C.J. and E.S. Long, 1998.  Capturing young minds and building confidence.  1998  American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.

Horst, CJ., LK, Conley and S.E. Lewis, 1997.“...and undergraduate research for all.” Association of Midwestern College Biology Teachers, 41st Annual Meeting.  Beloit College, Beloit, WI.

Horst, C.J. and G.B. Witman, 1992.      “ptx1, a nonphototactic mutant of Chlamydomonas, lacks control of flagellar dominance.”  Algae as Experimental Systems, Denver, CO.

Horst, C.J. and G.B. Witman, 1992.“Phototaxis in Chlamydomonas is mediated by a calcium-induced shift in flagellar dominance and correlates with 75 kD axonemal proteins.”  Fifth International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA.

Horst, C.J. and G.B. Witman, 1991.“Isolation and characterization of a Chlamydomonas mutant strain defective in phototaxis.”  Second East Coast Conference on Protozoa, Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT.
 
Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
2004-present     Editorial Board for Bioscene
2002          Reviewer for Bioscene and Planta
2000-2002     North Central Association, Accreditation Self Study Team
1999-2002     Steering Committee, Association of College and University Biology Educators
1999-2001      President, Women in Science of Southeastern Wisconsin.
1999         Reviewer, National Science Foundation Grants.
1999          Chair, Academic Steering Committee Subcommittee on Academic Integrity
1998-present      Advisor, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Mu Chapter.
1998-2001      Academic Steering Committee, Carroll College
1997-2003      General Education Committee, Carroll College
1996-1997         Chair, Liberal Studies Task Force, Carroll College
1995-1996         Curriculum Committee, Carroll College
 
Honors and Awards:
Student Research Grants and Awards
Mentored  15 student projects over the past 10 years that were awarded research grants from BBB Biological Honor Society.

Mentored 7 student projects over the past 10 years that were awarded prizes at regional BBB Biological Honor Society annual meetings.

Grants Awarded
2005 “Strengthening  Scientific Information Literacy Across the Curriculum.”  Funded by Carroll College Faculty Development.  Coauthored with Dr. Susan Lewis and Ms. Susan Heffron.

2005 “Habitat Fragmentation and Genetic Diversity In Blanding’s Turtles at the Greene Field Station.”  Funded by Carroll College Faculty Development.  Coauthored with Dr. Susan Lewis.

2004 “RNAi investigation of the 425 kD cytoskeletal component function.”  Funded by Carroll College Faculty Development.

2002 “Recruiting and Preparing Mathematics and Science Teachers for the Future: Filling an Otherwise Shrinking Pool”  Funded by the Federal Department of Education through the Wisconsin State Eisenhower Grant Program.  Coauthored with Dr. Paula Hillman and Dr. Linda Thompson.

2001 “Improving Recruitment and Retention of Preservice Secondary Education Mathematics and Science Teachers Through the Implementation of a Teaching Scholar Program”  Funded by the Council of Independent Colleges through a grant from the National Science Foundation.  Coauthored with Dr. Paula Hillman and Dr. Linda Thompson.

2001 “Adapting Models of Excellence to Enhance the Core Biology Curriculum at Carroll College” Funded by National Science Foundation’s Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement  Program. Coauthored with L. Conley (Project Coordinator), and S. E. Lewis.

2001 “Innovative pedagogies: Incorporating student-designed investigatory experiments into the outdoor classroom.”  Funded by Carroll College Faculty Development.

1999 " Faculty for the 21st Century."  Funded by the Carroll College Faculty Development Grant.  Coauthored with S.E. Lewis (Project Coordinator), P. Haselwander, J. Piatt, J. Symms.

1998  Faculty Development Course Release for Grant Writing.  Funded by Carroll College Faculty Development.

1996 “Integrating Recent Advances in Molecular Biology into the Undergraduate Curriculum.” Funded by National Science Foundation’s Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement - Instrumentation Project.

1996-1999 “New Visions: Supporting Women as Scientists.”  Funded by the 3M Corporation Vision Grants Program.

 
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