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Melissa Antonio, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Office Phone: (951) 552-8629
Office Location: James Building, 469
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology University of California, Riverside 2010
B.S. Biological Sciences University of California, Riverside 2005
  • Courses Taught

    Principles of Biology with Lab (BIO143, 143L)
    Developmental Biology with Lab (BIO324, 324L)
    Genetics (BIO313)
    Topics in Biology - Cancer Biology (BIO412 A)
    Topics in Biology - Health Coaching (BIO412 B)
    Biology Research Seminar (BIO380)
    Biology Capstone (BIO499)
    Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Biology (BIO430)
    Marine Science/Topics in Marine Science with Lab (SCI120/413)
    Field Practicum (GSC495)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Research/scholarly interests include topics in development biology, cancer biology, creation vs. evolution, and improvements in STEM education

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    University of California, Riverside - 2008

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Owraghi M, Broitman-Maduro G, Luu T, Roberson H, Maduro MF. 2010. Roles of the Wnt effector POP-1/TCF in the C. elegans endomesoderm specification gene network. Dev Biol. 2010 Apr 15;340(2):209-21. Epub 2009 Oct 7.

    Broitman-Maduro G, Owraghi M, Hung WW, Kuntz S, Sternberg PW, Maduro MF. 2009. The NK-2 class homeodomain factor CEH-51 and the T-box factor TBX-35 have overlapping function in C. elegans mesoderm development. Development. 2009 Aug;136(16):2735-46. Epub 2009 Jul 15.

    Xiaoyu Z, Payal B, Melissa O, Zanello LP. 2007. 1alpha,25(OH)2-vitamin D3 membrane-initiated calcium signaling modulates exocytosis and cell survival. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2007 Mar;103(3-5):457-61. Epub 2007 Jan 8.

    Antonio, M. 2012. Genetics and Human Origins. The 67th Annual Meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation: Science, Faith, and the Media: Communicating Beyond Books, San Diego, California.

    Owraghi M, Cervantes S, Broitman-Maduro G, Maduro M. 2007. Evidence for parital MS specification in tbx-35 mutants and pop-1, end-3 double mutants. 16th International C. elegans Meeting, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Owraghi M, Maduro M. 2009. A partial E to MS restoration in pop-1 end-1 end-3 triple mutant embryos. 17th International C. elegans Meeting. University of California, Los Angeles.

    Maduro M, Broitman-Maduro G, Hung W, Owraghi M. 2009. The Homeodomain protein CEH-51 and the T-box factor TBX-35 share function in specification of the MS blastomere. 17th International C. elegans Meeting. University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Magnolia Center Church of Christ—involved in worship team; taking care of and teaching 2–3-year-old children; mentoring and ministering to members and nonmembers of the church

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Regional Editor for OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

    National Academies Fellow in Undergraduate Education

  • Personal Philosophy

    "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love." 1 Corinthians 16:13–14

    "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" Jeremiah 29:11