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Carla V. Finkielstein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Integrated Cellular Responses Laboratory
Department of Biological Sciences
Virginia Tech
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Blacksburg , Virginia 24061
1015 Life Science Circle (MC 0477)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

(540) 231-1159 (OfficeNumber: 245C)
(540) 231-5165 (Lab Number: 252/254/256)
FAX:    (540) 231-2606
E-mail: finkielc@vt.edu

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (12/1992 – 05/1998). Field of study: Molecular Biology. Dissertation: Characterization of a phosphoprotein intermediary in the mechanism of action of peptide hormones. Advisor: Dr. Ernesto J. Podesta. Academic Institution: Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires. Final Grade: Outstanding.

Bachelor in Biological Sciences (03/1988 – 10/1992). Field of study: Molecular Biology. Academic Institution: School of Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires.

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor (Tenured) (08/2011 – Present). Academic Institution: Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia tech. Field of study: Cellular and Molecular Biology. Research study: My laboratory investigates some of the basic mechanisms that regulate cell cycle transitions, the contribution of environmental cues to ensure timely progression throughout it, and how circadian and cell cycles are interlocked at the molecular level.

Associate Professor (01/2014 – Present). Academic Institution: Department of Surgery, Virginia Tech-Carillion School of Medicine.

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences (01/2013 – Present). Academic Institution: Virginia Tech-Carillion School of Medicine.

Adjunct Professor (08/2009 – Present).Academic Institution: Department of Biochemistry, Virginia tech.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) (08/2005 – 08/2011). Academic Institution: Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia tech.

PostDoctoral Fellow (12/2001 – 07/2005). Field of study: Structural Biology. Research study: X-ray structural determination of cellular DNA replicases. Academic Institution: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: Dr. Xiaojiang S. Chen.

Research Associate (07/1998 - 12/2001). Field of study: Cellular and Molecular Biology. Research Study: Cell cycle regulation and apoptosis in early Xenopus development. Academic Institution: Department of Pharmacology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: Dr. James L. Maller.

 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Visitor Scientist (01/1995 – 06/1995). Research study: Molecular and genetic analysis of hormone action in the adrenal cortex. Academic Institution: Department of Medical Research, Banting and Best Institute, University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada. Collaborator: Dr. Bernard P. Schimmer.

Macromolecular Crystallography Course (10/2002). Institution: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Instructors: Drs. W. Furey, G. Gilliland, A. McPherson, and J. Pflugrath.

 

Last Update 12 February 2015