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David C. Amberg

Dave Pic

Principal Investigator

Professor of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
SUNY Upstate Medical University
750 E. Adams St.
Syracuse, NY. 13210
Phone: (315) 464-8714
FAX: (315) 464-8750
E-Mail: ambergd@upstate dot edu


Education and Previous Research Experience
  • B.A., Whitman College, 1984
  • Research Assistant, Immunex Corporation, 1985-1987.
  • Ph.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Department of Biochemistry, Laboratory of Dr. Charles N. Cole, 1992. Thesis Title: Isolation and characterization of essential genes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae required for the efficient nucleocytoplasmic trafficking of mRNA.
  • Summer 1989 Cold Spring Harbor Yeast Genetics Course.
  • January 1993-July 1996 Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellow, The laboratory of David Botstein. Structure/Function Studies of the Yeast Actin-Cytoskeleton.

Positions Held
  • Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1996-2002
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2002-2008
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008-Present

Leadership Positions
  • Chair, Graduate Program Committee, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2009-2011
  • Research Integrity Officer, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011-2014
  • Assistant Vice President of Reseach Integrity, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011-2013
  • Research Conflict of Interest Officer, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2013-2014
  • Associate Vice Chair of Research Integrity, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2013-2014
  • Interim Vice President for Research, SUNY Upstate Medical University, July 2014-December 2014
  • Vice President for Research, SUNY Upstate Medical University, December 2014-Present

Awards and Honors
  • Graduated cum laude, 1983, Whitman College
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1983, Whitman College
  • Ryan Fellow, 1991 and 1992, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Outstanding Teacher Award 2004, College of Graduate Studies, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • President's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2004
  • Jacobsen Scholar, 2009-Present, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • President's Award for Excellence in Leadership in Research, 2011, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellent in Scholarship and Creative Activities, 2012, State University of New York

Fellowships and Grant Support
  • Life Sciences Research Foundation: June 1993-May 1996.
  • NIH 5 Year RO1, "The Role of Aip3p in Regulating Actin Organization", May 1998-May 1996.
  • AHA 3 Year GIA, "The Role of Old Yellow Enzyme in Actin Cytoskeleton Assembly", July 1999-June 2002.
  • NIH RO1 (renewal of above), "Regulation of Actin Dynamics", June 2003-June 2007
  • NIH RO1, "Toward a Complete Genetic Description of the Yeast Actin Cytoskeleton," February 2007-February 2011.
  • NIH RO1 (funded through ARRA), "Regulation of Actin Dynamics," September 30, 2009-August 31, 2011
  • Hendricks Bridge Grant, June 15, 2012-June 14, 2013
  • Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Fund, "Identification of New Combinational Drug Targets for Breast Cancer," December 2012-November 2014

Publications
Books
  • Amberg DC, Burke D and Strathern J. (2005) Methods in Yeast Genetics. Cold Spring Harbor Press.


Book Chapters

  • Amberg, D.C. and Botstein, D., (1996) Obtaining structural information about multi-protein complexes with the two-hybrid system. In "The Two-Hybrid System" (P.L. Bartel and S. Fields, eds.), pgs. 99-108, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Botstein, D., Amberg, D., Mulholland, J., Huffaker, T., Adams, A., Drubin, D., and Stearns, T., (1997) The Yeast Cytoskeleton. In "The Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Yeast Saccharomyces: Cell Cycle and Cell Biology" (J.R. Pringle, J.R. Broach, and E.W. Jones, eds.), pgs. 1-90, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor.
  • Cole, C.N., Heath, C.V., Hodge, C.A., Hammell, C.M., and Amberg, D.C. (2002) Analysis of RNA export, Methods in Enzymology, 351:568-87.
  • Amberg, D, Leadsham, JE, Kotiadis, V, and Gourlay, CW. Cellular ageing and the -actin cytoskeleton, Sub-cellular Biochemistry, 57:331-352 (2012)
  • Amberg, D.C. and Burke, D.J. Classical Genetics with Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Cold Spring Harb. Protoc. 2016
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