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Biology Department

Debra Martin, Ph.D.
Debra Martin
Biology - Professor

(507) 457-1628
dmartin@smumn.edu

Debra Martin is a tenured Associate Professor of Biology at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Scholarly & Creative Interests
Expression of Beta-Glucanase Genes in Oats
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Botany & Zoology I
Botany & Zoology I (Laboratory)
Botany & Zoology II
Botany & Zoology II (Laboratory)
Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Experimental Planning

Professional Organizations
Minnesota Academy of Science
American Association for the Advancement of Science membership

Education
Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Iowa, IA, 1990
B.S., Biology, Upper Iowa University, IA, 1979

Teaching Experience
2002 to Present: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1993-2002: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2001-2002: Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, MN
1979-1980: Teacher, Science Department, Urbana Community School, Urbana, IA

Other Professional Experience
1990-1993: Post-Doctoral Appointment, Department of Agronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Honors
2005, 1998, 1996: Who's Who Among America's Teacher
1999: Nominated for Brother Serverin Teaching Award, Saint Mary's University of MInnesota

Selected Presentations
"Expression of Oat Beta-Glucanases During Oat Kernel Development", Annual Meeting, American Society of Plant Physiologists and the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists, 1993

Publications
D.J. Martin and D.A. Somers, A 1, 3-B-Glucanase Expressed During Oat Endosperm Development. Journal of Cereal Science, 39: 265-272, 2004

G.J. Muehlbauer, O. Riera-Lizarazu, R.G. Kynast, D. Martin, R.L. Phillips, and H.W. Rines, A maize chromosome 3 addition line of oat exhibits expression of the maize homeobox gene liguleless3 and alteration of cell fates. Genome 43:105-106, 2000

D.J. Martin , H.W. Rines and D.A. Somers, "Sequence of a an Oat 1,3-B-glucanase cDNA from Oat", Plant Physiology, 1996

Yun, S.J., D.J. Martin, B.G. Gengenbach, H.W. Rines and D.A. Somers, Isolaton and Characterization of an Oat (1-3, 1-4) B-glucanase cDNA, Plant Physiol. 103:295, 1993

Yun, S.J., D.J. Martin, B.G. Gengenbach, H.W. Rines and D.A. Somers, Isolaton and Characterization of an Oat (1-3, 1-4) B-glucanase cDNA, Mol. Cells, 3:363, 1993

Martin, D.J., R. Huang, T. LeBien and B. Van Ness, Induced Rearrangement of Kappa Genes in the BLIN-1 Human Pre-B Cell Line Correlates with Germline J-C and V Transcription, J. Exp. Med. 173:639, 1991

Martin, D.J. and B. Van Ness, Initiation and Processing of Kappa Immunoglobulin Germ line Transcripts and Mouse B Cells, Mol Cell. Biol. 10:1950, 1990

Feddersen, R.M., D.J. Martin and B. Van Ness, Novel Recombinations of the Immunoglobulin Kappa Locus that Result in Alleleic Exclusion, J. Immunol. 145:745, 1990