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Kubatzke, Jaimee

Jaimee Kubatzke, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone : 815 226-4133
Building: Starr Science Center
Office Location: 404
Education: Ph.D., University of Iowa
B.S., St. Norbert College
About/Bio: Courses Taught:
BIOL333: Genetics
BIOL209: Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL150 Lab: Principles of Biology
BIOL201: Organismal Diversity and Physiology I

Prior to joining Rockford University, Jaimee worked as a forensic DNA analyst at the State Crime Lab in Wisconsin and as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to scientific research, she also earned her Certificate in College Teaching in Biological and Life Sciences from the University of Iowa and completed the Scientific Teaching Fellowship at UW-Madison. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses as well as participated in science-related outreach activities in local schools.

Research Interests:
Areas of research interest include: molecular basis of cancer therapy resistance; Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-derived head and neck cancers; autophagy induction as a mechanism of cancer cell death resistance; oxidative stress response to radiation and chemotherapy

Eckers, JC, Swick, AD, Kimple RJ (2018). Identity Crisis – Rigor and Reproducibility in Human Cell Lines (Commentary). Radiation Research. 189 (6). 551-552. PMID 29652622.
Rybakova, YS, Kalen, AL, Eckers, JC, Fedorova, TN, Goswami, PC, Sarsour, EH (2015). Increased manganese superoxide dismutase and cyclin B1 expression in carnosine-induced inhibition of glioblastoma cell proliferation. Biochemistry (Moscow). 9:1. 63-71. PMID 26350743.
Eckers, JC et al (2014). Forkhead box M1 regulates quiescence-associated radioresistance of human head and neck squamous carcinoma cells. Radiation Research. 182 (4); 420-9. PMID 25229973.
Eckers, JC et al (2013). Selenoprotein P inhibits radiation-induced late reactive oxygen species accumulation and normal cell injury. Int. J. Rad. Onc. Biol. Phys. 87:3. 619-25. PMID 24074935.

Professional Memberships:
American Association for Cancer Research
Women in Cancer Research
Radiation Research Society