STEVEN J. THEROUX
Professor of Biology (1992)
Department of Natural Sciences
Chairperson of the Department of Natural Sciences
B.A., Rhode Island College; Biology/Chemistry, 1984
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Molecular and Cellular Biology, 1989
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “A Molecular Analysis of Genes Encoding Structural Polypeptides of the Chloroflexus Aurantiacus Photosynthetic Apparatus”
Study: Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and Brown University.
Sample of Research
Professor Theroux’s research, which is done in collaboration with colleagues at Brown University, focuses on the molecular causes of cancer.
Sample of Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biotechnology in Theory and Practice
Sample of Publications
S. Theroux, M. Pereira, K. Casten, R. Burwell, K. Yeung, J. Sedivy, J. Klysik, (2007) “RKIP-1 KO mice: expression in the brain and olfaction deficit” Brain Research Bulletin, 71, 559-567
L. Gangwani, M. Mikrut, S.Theroux, M. Sharma, R. Davis (2001) “Spinal muscular atrophy disrupts the interaction of Zpr1 with the SMN protein” Nature Cell Biology, 3, 376-383
Galcheva-Gargova, Z., L. Gangwani, K. Konstantinov, M. Mikrut, S. Theroux, T. Enoch, and R. Davis. (1998) “The Cytoplasmic Zinc Finger Protein Zpr1 Accumulates in the Nucleolus of Mitogen activated Cells.” Molecular Biology of the Cell, 9, 2963-2971.
Galcheva-Gargova, Z., S. Theroux, and R. Davis (1995). “The Epidermal Growth Factor is Covalently Linked to Ubiquitin.” Oncogene 11, 2649-2655.
Theroux, S., K. Stanley, D. Latour, D. Raden, and R. Davis. (1992) “Signal Transduction by the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor is Attenuated by a COOH-terminal Domain Phosphorylation Site.” Journal of Biological Chemistry, 267, 16620-16626.
Faculty Development Grant Recipient, 2007
The Use of Luciferase Fusion Proteins to Monitor Protein-Protein Interactions and RKIP Expression