Suzanne Kern
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: Keck Science Center 118
Phone: 909-607-9502
Office Hours: SP 2015: W 12-2 and F 1-3 in Keck B32; and by appt
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Educational Background:
Postdoc/Lecturer in Chemistry and Biology – California Institute of Technology
PhD, Biology – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA, Biochemistry – Colorado College

Courses Taught:
Biol 043L Introductory Biology (Fall 2014: Lecture Sect 2 and 3, Lab)
Biol 044L Introductory Biology (Spring 2015: Lab section)
Biol 168L Microbiology (Spring 2015)

Research Interests:
Bacterial metabolism and physiology; symbiotic relationships involving bacteria. This research involves many complementary approaches, including molecular biology, genetic analysis, chemical analysis, bioinformatics, and predictive computer modeling.
Thesis Topics:
Selected Publications List: Click to open new window.
1.   Kern SE, Price-Whelan AM, Newman DK . (2014). Extraction and measurement of NAD(P)(+) and NAD(P)H. Methods in Molecular Biology (Filloux and Ramos eds.)  1149: 311-323. Abstract Article
2.   Kern SE, Newman DK . (2014). Measurement of Phenazines in Bacterial Cultures. Methods in Molecular Biology (Filloux and Ramos eds.) Springer 1149: 303-310. Abstract Article
3.   Glasser NG, Kern SE, Newman DK . (2014). Phenazine redox cycling enhances anaerobic survival in Pseudomonas aeruginosa by facilitating generation of ATP and a proton-motive force. Molecular Microbiology   92: 399-412. Abstract
4.   Wang Y, Kern SE, Newman DK . (2010). Endogenous phenazine antibiotics promote anaerobic survival of Pseudomonas aeruginosa via extracellular electron transfer. Journal of Bacteriology   192: 365-369. Abstract Article