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Patrick Schacht, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Department Chair, Chemical Sciences

Office Phone: (951) 552-8819
Office Location: James Building, 464
Office Hours: Virtual

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Genetics, Genomics, & Bioinformatics University of California, Riverside 2013
B.S. Biochemistry Biola University 2007
  • Additional Education

    Torrey Honors Institute Member, Biola University

  • Courses Taught

    Biochemistry (CHE444)
    Chemistry for Nursing (CHE112)
    General Chemistry (CHE115 & CHE125)
    Genomics, Bioinformatics & Proteomics (BIO435)
    History of Science (HON300)
    Introduction to the Discipline (CHE101)
    Student Research (CHE490)
    Worldview (WLD121)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    G Protein Signaling
    Neurospora crassa
    Science and Religion

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Teaching Assistant, Biola University, Organic Chemistry, 2005-2008
    Teaching Assistant, University of California Riverside, Experimental Microbiology, 2013

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Peer Reviewed Publications:
    1. Carrillo AJ, Schacht P, Cabrera IE, Blahut J, Prudhomme L, Dietrich S, Bekman T, Mei J, Carrera C, Chen V, Clark I, Fierro G, Ganzen L, Orellana J, Wise S, Yang K, Zhong H, Borkovich KA: Functional Profiling of Transcription Factor Genes in Neurospora crassa. G3, 2017.

    Book Chapters:
    1. Kim JD, Schacht PC, Garud A, Park G, Borkovich KA: Heterotrimeric G Proteins. In Neurospora: Genomics and Molecular Biology (1st Edition; Kasbekar DP, McCluskey K [editors]). Caister Academic Press, Norfolk England, 2013.

    Abstracts presented at national/ international meetings:
    1. Scheeff E, Pleasance E, Zhai Y, Schacht P, Dacre M, Torkamani A, Schork N, Stratton M, Futreal A, and Manning G: Predicting the Functional Impact of Somatic Mutations in Protein Kinases Using Evolutionary Constraints; RECOMB Computational Cancer Biology 2007; San Diego, CA; September 2007.
    2. Schacht PC, Borkovich KA: Studying the non receptor GEF RIC8 using Inhibitors and Suppressors in Neurospora crassa (abstr #632); 25th Fungal Genetics Conference; Asilomar, CA; March 2009.
    3. Schacht PC, Borkovich KA: Studying the G protein Regulator RIC8 using Suppressors and Chemical Inhibitors in Neurospora crassa (abstr #27); Neurospora 2010 meeting; Asilomar, CA; April 2010.
    4. Schacht PC, Borkovich KA: Evaluating the roles of the non-receptor GEF RIC8 using suppressor screens in Neurospora crassa (abstr #282); 26th Fungal Genetics Conference; Asilomar, CA; March 2011.
    5. Schacht PC, Cambell AJ, Borkovich KA: Systematic Genetic Manipulation and Analysis of Ga Protein Interactors; Neurospora 2012 meeting; Asilomar, CA; March 2012.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Member at Trinity Evangelical Free Church, Redlands
    Teaching on Science and the Bible

  • Community Service & Involvement

    ISP Team Leader

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Married with 4 kids

  • Personal Philosophy

    But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15, ESV