Sara Heggland, PhD

Professor of Biology and Chair of Biology Department
Contact:
208-459-5063
Expertise:

Cell Biology, Toxicology, Skeletal Biology, Endocrinology

Education

Ph.D. Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology, Kent State University, OH

B.S. Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Minnesota

Professional Experience

The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID, Assistant Professor of Biology 2001-2004; Associate Professor of Biology 2004-2010; Professor of Biology 2010-present 

 

St. Norbert College, DePere, WI, Assistant Professor of Biology, 1995-2001 (tenured in 1999) 

 

Kent State University, Kent, OH, Visiting Scientist of Biology, 1996

 

Kent State University, Kent, OH, Visiting Instructor of Biology, 1994

 

OTHER APPOINTMENTS

 

Orma J. Smith- Lyle M. Stanford Memorial Endowed Chair in Biology, 2014-present

 

The College of Idaho, Director of Student Research and Creative Activities, 2009-present

 

The College of Idaho, Chair of Biology, 2009-2011, 2013-present

 

Affiliate Member of MSTMRI Research Institute, 2010-2013

 

President, Idaho Academy of Science, 2010-2011

 

President-Elect, Idaho Academy of Sciences, 2009-2010

 

Affiliate Member of University of Idaho, Biological Sciences, 2007-present

 

The College of Idaho, Division Chair of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 2008-2009

 

St. Norbert College, Chair of Biology, 1997-2001

 

COURSES TAUGHT ON A REGULAR BASIS

 

Molecules to Cells, Genetics, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Endocrinology, Senior Capstone Seminar on Human Sex Differences

 

PUBLICATIONS (student names in bold)

 

Arbon KS, Christensen CM, Harvey WA, Heggland SJ.  2012.  Cadmium exposure activates the ERK signaling pathway leading to altered osteoblast gene expression and apoptotic death in Saos-2 cells.  Food Chem Toxicol. 50:198-205.  PMC3267888

 

Smith SS, Rodriguez Reyes J, Arbon KS, Harvey WA, Hunt LM, Heggland SJ.  2009.  Cadmium-induced decrease in RUNX2 mRNA expression and recovery by the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in the human osteoblast-like cell line, Saos-2.  Toxicol in Vitro 23:60-66.  PMCID2644557

 

Harvey WA, Frost ST, Machynia KT, Gerdes M, Heggland SJ.  2008.  Differential cell sensitivity to cadmium exposure in RTgill-W1, RTG-2, and RTL-W1 rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) cell lines: An in vitro cell line model to study cadmium-induced cytotoxicity.  J Idaho Acad Sci 44:19-29.

 

Zhukalin M, Blanksma MK, Silva TD, Syehira SW, Harvey WA, Heggland SJ, Craig PR.  2007.  Characterization and in vitro cytotoxicity of ethanolamine-derived cadmium chelating agents.  Biometals 20:61-72.

 

Coonse KG, Coonts AJ, Morrison EV, Heggland SJ.  2007.  Cadmium induces apoptosis in the

osteoblast-like cell line, Saos-2.  J Toxicol Environ Health 70:575-581.

 

Heggland SJ, Lawless AR, Spencer LW.  2000.  Visualizing endocrinology in the classroom.  The American Biology Teacher 62:597-601.

 

Heggland SJ, Signs SA, Stalvey JRD.  1997.  Testosterone inhibits 3ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-isomerase messenger RNA content in cultured mouse Leydig cells: A difference among strains.  J Androl 18:646-655.

 

Heggland SJ, Stalvey JRD.  1996.  Altering culture conditions reveals strain-related differences in activity and immunoreactive isoforms of 3ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-isomerase in cultured mouse Leydig cells.  Steroids 61:309-316.

 

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS (student names in bold)

 

Wright DD, Filer DL, Wright WS, Heggland SJ.  2014.  The effect of cadmium on type I collagen in the extracellular matrix of bone-forming osteoblasts.  56th Annual Idaho Academy of Science.  University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.  First place Best Oral Presentation by Dannen Wright.

 

Holt DN, Heggland SJ.  2014.  Investigating the role of lysosomal membrane permeabilization in cadmium-induced apoptosis in osteoblast-like cells.  56th Annual Idaho Academy of Science.  University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.  Second place Best Oral Presentation by Danielle Holt.

 

Wright DD, Filer DL, Wright WS, Heggland SJ.  2014.  The effect of cadmium on type I collagen in the extracellular matrix of bone-forming osteoblasts.  56th Annual Idaho Academy of Science.  University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.  First place Best Oral Presentation by Dannen Wright.

 

Wright DD, Filer DL, Wright WS, Heggland SJ.  2013.  The effect of cadmium on type I collagen in the extracellular matrix of bone-forming osteoblasts.  22nd Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Vancouver, WA. Winner of the Dr. John Van Zytveld Award in Life Sciences.

 

Goodwin ML, Ha T,  Heggland SJ.  2013.  Investigating the role of CAMKII in cadmium-induced osteotoxicity.  12th Annual Idaho INBRE Conference.  Moscow, ID.

 

Holt DN, Heggland SJ.  2013.  The effect of cadmium exposure on lysosome quantity and quality in osteoblast-like cells.  12th Annual Idaho INBRE Conference.  Moscow, ID.

 

Wright DD, Filer DL, Wright WS, Heggland SJ.  2013.  The effect of cadmium on type I collagen in the extracellular matrix of osteoblast-like cells.  12th Annual Idaho INBRE Conference.  Moscow, ID.  Third place best poster presentation by Dannen Wright.

 

Ha TT, Heggland SJ.  2013.  Mechanisms of cadmium toxicity in bone: Involvement of calmodulin-dependent pathways.  38th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference.  Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA.

 

Quinney KB, Heggland SJ.  2013.  Effects of cadmium and the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine on cell cycle in Saos-2 osteoblast-like cells.  55th Annual Idaho Academy of Science.  Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.  Third place Best Oral Presentation by Kyle Quinney.

 

Wright DD, Wright WS, Heggland SJ.  2013.  Antioxidant N-acetylcysteine protects against cadmium-induced damage to bone extracellular matrix.  55th Annual Idaho Academy of Science.  Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.

 

Wright, WS, Filer DL, Quinney KB, Heggland SJ.  2013.  Investigating a protective role N-acetylcysteine  against cadmium-induced damage to bone extracellular matrix.  52nd Annual Society of Toxicology. San Antonio, TX.

 

Ha TT, Heggland SJ.  2012.  The role of calmodulin-dependent phosphodiesterase in cadmium-induced ERK activation and toxicity in bone-forming osteoblasts.  21st Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.

 

Borchers BL, Holt DN, Heggland SJ.  2012.  Investigating cadmium cytotoxicity in female-derived Saos-2 and male-derived MG-63 osteoblast-like cell lines.  21st Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.

 

Wright WS, Filer DL, Quinney KB, Heggland SJ.  2012.  Effects of cadmium on collagen secretion and deposition in the extracellular matrix (ECM) of osteoblast-like Saos-2 cells.  21st Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. 

 

Wright DD, Wright WS, Heggland SJ.  2012.  Investigating a protective role of the antioxidant n-acetylcysteine against cadmium-induced toxicity in mineralizing osteoblasts.  21st Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.

 

Borchers BL, Holt D, Heggland SJ.  2012.  Investigating cadmium toxicity in female-derived Saos-2 and male-derived MG-63 osteoblast cell lines.  11th Annual Idaho INBRE Conference.  Moscow, ID.

 

Drager DM, Ha TT,  Heggland SJ.  2012.  The effects of cadmium on TRPM7 and TRPM8 expression in the osteoblast-like cell lines MG-63 and Saos-2.  11th Annual Idaho INBRE Conference.  Moscow, ID.

 

Wright WS, Filer DL, Quinney KB, Heggland SJ.  2012.  The effects of cadmium on collagen secretion and deposition in the extracellular matrix of osteoblast-like Saos-2 cells.  11th Annual Idaho INBRE Conference.  Moscow, ID.  First Place Poster Presentation by Shea Wright.

 

Wright DD, Wright WS, Heggland SJ.  2012.  Investigating the protective role of the antioxidant N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) against cadmium-induced toxicity in mineralizing osteoblasts.  11th Annual Idaho INBRE Conference.  Moscow, ID.

 

Wright WS, Filer DL, Quinney KB, Heggland SJ.  2012.  Cadmium disrupts the extracellular matrix secreted by human osteosarcoma Saos-2 cells.  51st Annual Society of Toxicology.  San Francisco, CA.

 

Filer DL, Wright WS, Quinney KB, Heggland SJ.  2012.  Cadmium disrupts the extracellular matrix secreted by human osteosarcoma Saos-2 cells.  54th Annual Idaho Academy of Science, University of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID.  First place Best Oral Presentation by Dayne Filer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Ha TT, Heggland SJ.  2011.  Transient receptor potential (TRP) channel involvement in cadmium-induced osteotoxicity.  20th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

 

Wright WS, Haggard DE, Heggland SJ.  2011.  Effects of cadmium and 17β-estradiol on mineralization in Saos-2 osteoblast-like cells.  20th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

 

Ha TT, Arbon KS, Frost ST, Heggland SJ.  2011.  The effect of 17β-estradiol on cadmium-induced osteoblast apoptosis and the potential involvement of TRP channels.  10th Annual Idaho INBRE Conference.  Moscow, ID.

 

Wright WS,  Haggard DE, Heggland SJ.  2011.  The effect of cadmium and 17β-estradiol on mineralization in Saos-2 osteoblast-like cells.  10th Annual Idaho INBRE Conference.  Moscow, ID.

 

Haggard DE, Filer DL, Heggland SJ.  2011.  Cadmium alters mineralization in Saos-2 osteoblastic cells. 53rd Annual Idaho Academy of Science.  The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID.

 

Simmonds MA, Christensen CM, Filer DL, Haggard DE, Heggland SJ.  2011.  Cadmium exposure alters the expression of key regulatory genes in osteoblastic cells via activation of the ERK signaling pathway.  50th Annual Society of Toxicology.  Washington, DC.

 

Haggard DE, Filer DL, Heggland SJ.  2010.  Cadmium alters mineralization in Saos-2 osteoblast-like cells.  19th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference. Linfield College, McMinnville, OR.

 

Simmonds MA, Heggland SJ.  2010.  Cadmium alters the expression of key regulatory genes in osteoblastic cells via the ERK signaling pathway.  19th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference. Linfield College, McMinnville, OR.

 

Filer DL, Haggard DE, Heggland SJ.  2010.  Investigating A Potential Protective Role of 17β Estradiol Against Cadmium-Induced Toxicity in Mineralizing Osteoblastic Cells.  9th Annual Idaho INBRE Conference.  Moscow, ID.

 

Simmonds MA, Christensen CM, Harvey WA, Heggland SJ.  2010.  Exposure To the Heavy Metal Cadmium Alters the Expression of Key Regulatory Genes in the Human Osteoblast-Like Cell Line, SAOS-2.  9th Annual Idaho INBRE Conference.  Moscow, ID.

 

Harvey WA, Arbon KS, Heggland SJ.  2010.  Cadmium exposure leads to ERK activation in the human osteoblast-like cell line, Saos-2.  49th Annual Society of Toxicology, Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Christensen CM, Arbon KS, Delana LE, Carlson AN, Harvey, WA, Heggland SJ.  2010.  Cadmium exposure leads to ERK activation in bone-forming osteoblasts.  52nd Annual Idaho Academy of Science. College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID.  Second place Best Oral Presentation by Cody Christensen.

 

Christensen CM, Smith SS, Heggland SJ.  2009.  Cadmium’s effect on the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) antagonist sclerostin in the human osteoblast like cell line, Saos-2.  18th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA.

 

Filer DL, Arbon KS, Heggland SJ.  2009.  The effects of 17B estradiol and its metabolites on cadmium-induced oxidative stress.  18th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA.

 

Haggard DE, Heggland SJ.  2009.  Investigation of cadmium-induced decrease in mineralization and possible recovery by sagebrush-derived flavonoids in human and mouse osteoblastic cells.  18th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA.

 

Arbon KS, Heggland SJ.  2009.  Estradiol protects against cadmium-induced oxidative stress in the human osteoblast-like cell line, Saos-2.  91st Annual Endocrine Society.  Washington, DC.   

 

Phung B, Kudrna R, Jorcyk CL, Heggland S.J.  2009.  Oncostatin M regulates RUNX2 in human metastatic breast cancer cells.  91st Annual Endocrine Society. Washington, DC.

 

Christensen CM, Heggland SJ.  2009.  Cadmium’s effect on the bone morphogenetic protein antagonist sclerostin in the human osteoblast-like cell line, Saos-2.  8th Annual NIH-INBRE Research Conference.  Idaho State University, Pocatello, Boise, ID.

 

Filer DL, Heggland SJ.  2009.  The effect of 17β estradiol and its metabolites on cadmium-induced oxidative stress in osteoblastic cells. 8th Annual NIH-INBRE Research Conference.  Idaho State University, Pocatello, Boise, ID.

 

Arbon KS, Hunt LM, Harvey WA, Heggland SJ.  2008.  Cadmium induces oxidative stress in human osteoblastic cells.  25th Annual PANWAT Conference.  Corvallis, OR.

 

Rodriguez Reyes J, Spenser SS, Harvey WA, Heggland SJ.  2008.  Cadmium-induced decrease in RUNX2 mRNA expression and recovery by the antioxidant N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) in the human osteoblast-like cell line, Saos-2.  25th Annual PANWAT Conference. Corvallis, OR.

 

Phung B., Jorcyk J., Heggland S.J.  2008. OSM elevates RUNX2 mRNA in human breast cancer cells.  American Association for Cancer Research. San Diego, CA.

 

McCartney A, Delana L, Heggland S.J.  2008.  A comparative effect of cadmium in non-tumor and tumor derived osteoblastic cells.  47th Annual Society of Toxicology. Seattle, WA.

 

Delana L, Heggland SJ.  2008.  The effect of 17β estradiol on MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts.  Potential protection by 17β estradiol against cadmium-induced osteotoxicity.  7th Annual NIH-INBRE Research Conference.  Boise State University, Boise, ID.

 

Haggard D, Dadabay C, Heggland SJ.  2008.  Investigation of the impact of cadmium on mineralization in the human osteoblast-like cell line Saos-2 and protection by Idaho sagebrush-derived flavonoids. 7th Annual NIH-INBRE Research Conference.  Boise State University, Boise, ID.

 

Hoffman B, Heggland SJ.  2008.  The effect of the carotenoid antioxidant lycopene on human osteosarcoma Saos-2 cells.  50th Annual Idaho Academy of Science.  Boise, ID.

 

Arbon KS, Hunt LM, Harvey W, Heggland S.J.  2008.  Cadmium induces oxidative stress in human osteoblastic cells.  50th Annual Idaho Academy of Science.  Boise, ID.  Second Place Oral Presentation by Kate Arbon.

 

Phung B, Jorcyk CL, Heggland SJ.  2008. The effect of oncostatin M on RUNX2 expression in human breast cancer cells. 50th Annual Idaho Academy of Science.  Boise, ID.

 

Rodriguez Reyes J, Spenser SS, Harvey WA, Heggland SJ.  2008.  Cadmium-induced decrease in RUNX2 mRNA expression and recovery by the antioxidant N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) in the human osteoblast-like cell line, Saos-2.  50th Annual Idaho Academy of Science.  Boise, ID.  First Place Oral Presentation by Spenser Smith.

 

McCartney A, Delana L, Heggland SJ.  2007.  A comparative effect of cadmium in non-tumor and tumor derived osteoblastic cells.  16th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Willamette University, Salem, OR.

 

Phung B, Jorcyk CL, Heggland SJ.  2007.  The effect of oncostatin M on RUNX2 expression in human breast cancer cells.  16th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Willamette University, Salem, OR.

 

Rodriguez Reyes J, Smith SS, Heggland SJ.  2007.  An investigation of cadmium-induced decrease in RUNX2 mRNA expression and recovery by the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in the human osteoblast cell line, Saos-2.  16th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Willamette University, Salem, OR.

 

Arbon KS, Heggland SJ.  2007.  Cadmium induces oxidative stress in Saos-2 cells.  16th Annual Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Willamette University, Salem, OR.

 

Wells M,  Heggland SJ.  2007.  Effects of cadmium and estradiol on osteoblast activity in the scales of zebrafish (Danio rerio).  89th Annual Endocrine Society.  Toronto, Canada.

 

Burke C, Heggland SJ.  2007.  The effect of the carotenoid antioxidant lycopene on cadmium treated human osteoblastic Saos-2 cells.  6th Annual NIH-INBRE Research Conference.  University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.

 

Arbon KS, Heggland SJ.  2007.  Cadmium induces oxidative stress in the human osteoblast-like cell line, Saos-2.  6th Annual NIH-INBRE Research Conference.  University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.

 

Hunt LM, Rodriguez Reyes J, Smith SS, Heggland SJ.  2007.  Investigation of cadmium-induced oxidative stress and changes in RUNX2 expression in the human osteoblast-like cell line, Saos-2.  49th Annual Idaho Academy of Science.  Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID.

 

Wells M, Harvey WA, Heggland SJ.  2007.  Effects of cadmium and estradiol on osteoblast activity in the scales of zebrafish (Danio rerio).  49th Annual Idaho Academy of Science.  Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID.  Best Oral Presentation Award by Mike Wells.

 

Hunt L, Rodriguez Reyes J, Wells M, Heggland SJ.  2007.  Investigation of cadmium-induced oxidative stress and changes in RUNX2 expression in the human osteoblast-like cell line, Saos-2.  46th Society of Toxicology, Charlotte, NC.

 

Rodriguez-Reyes J, Coonts K, Heggland SJ.  2006.  Investigating the effect of cadmium on RUNX2 expression in human osteosarcoma cells.  5th Annual NIH-INBRE Research Conference.  North Idaho College, ID.

 

Hunt L, Wells M, Heggland SJ.  2006.  Investigation of cadmium-induced oxidative stress in the human osteoblast-like cell line, Saos-2.  5th Annual NIH-INBRE Research Conference.  North Idaho College, ID

 

Coonse KG, Coonts AJ, Morrison EV, Heggland SJ.  2006.  Cadmium induces apoptosis in the human osteoblast-like cell lines, Saos-2.  National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence.  Washington, D.C.  Highlighted abstract in Environmental Health and Toxicology.

 

Frost ST, Harvey WA, Machynia K, Heggland SJ.  2006.  The use of piscine cell lines in environmental toxicology: A study of cadmium-induced apoptosis in RTgill-W1 and RTL-1 cells.  J. Idaho Acad Sci 42(1): 48.  First place oral presentation by Shalimar Frost.

 

Coonse KG, Coonts AJ, Morrison EV, Heggland SJ.  2006.  Cadmium induces apoptosis in the human osteoblast-like cell line, Saos-2.  45th Annual Society of Toxicology.  San Diego, CA.

 

Machynia K, Frost ST, Heggland SJ.  2005.  The use of alternative models in toxicology.  14th Murdock Undergraduate Research Conference.  Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID.

 

Romero K, Coonse KG, Coonts AJ, Morrison EV, Heggland SJ.  2005.  The effect of cadmium on apoptosis in human osteosarcoma cells.  J. Idaho Acad Sci 41(1):34.  First place oral presentation by Kim Romero.

 

Gerdes MA, Frost ST, Harvey WA, Lenz R, Heggland SJ.  2005.  The evaluation of an in vitro model for the study of cadmium toxicity in rainbow trout.  J. Idaho Acad Sci 41(1):35.  Second place oral presentation by Michelle Gerdes.

 

Frost ST, Heggland SJ.  2005.  Comparing cell sensitivity to cadmium in rainbow trout: The use of alternative models in toxicology.  4th Annual NIH-INBRE Research Conference.  Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID.

 

Morrison LV, Heggland SJ.  2005.  Cadmium induces apoptosis in osteosarcoma cells.  4th Annual NIH-INBRE Research Conference.  Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID.

 

Coonse KG, Coonts AJ, Morrison LV, Romero K, Heggland SJ.  2004.  The effect of cadmium on apoptosis in cultured human osteosarcoma cells.  13th Regional Conference on Undergraduate Research.  Murdock Science Research Program.  Lewis and Clark College, OR.

 

Coonse KG, Barclay L, Hays BA, James M, Heggland SJ.  2004.  Differential cell sensitivity to cadmium; a study of apoptosis.  18th National Conference on Undergraduate Research.  Indianapolis, IN.

 

Hays BA, Barclay L, Coonse KG, James M, Heggland SJ.  2004.  Development of an in vitro model for the study of cadmium resistance and toxicity.  18th National Conference on Undergraduate Research.  Indianapolis, IN.

 

Barclay L, Coonse KG, Hays BA, James M.  2004.  Differential cell sensitivity to cadmium; a study of apoptosis.  46th Annual Idaho Academy of Science.  Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.  Third place oral Presentation award in biology by Lindsay Barclay.

 

Hays BA, Coonse KG, Heggland SJ.  2003.  In vitro effect of cadmium on human osteosarcoma and rainbow trout gill cells: A study of apoptosis.  2nd  Annual Idaho Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) Conference, Boise, ID.

 

Coonse KG, Hays BA, Heggland SJ.  2003.  Differential cell sensitivity to cadmium exposure: A study of apoptosis.  2nd Annual Idaho Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) Conference, Boise, ID.

 

Harvey W, Barclay L, Harker D.  2002.  In vitro cadmium exposure alters cell adherence in rainbow trout gill cells and human osteosarcoma cells; a study of apoptosis.  J. Idaho Acad. Sci. 39(1):20.  Best Undergraduate Paper Award.

 

Prouse L, Scheble M.  2002.  Effect of polychlorinated biphenyls on immune function in field

and laboratory populations of Peromyscus.  North Central Region, District 1 Conference, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.  Lake Forest College, Lake Forest,IL.

 

Prouse L, Scheble M, Schubert M.  2001.  Altered immune function in white-footed mice exposed to natural long and short photoperiods.  North Central Region, District 1Conference, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.  Carroll College, Waukesha, WI.

 

Wittman SE, Korytko AI, Heggland SJ.  2000.  Effect of photoperiod on immune function in a natural population of white-footed mice.  82nd Annual Endocrine Society Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

 

Fiorini R.  2000.  Effect of hypo-and hyperthyroidism on stomach gastrin-releasing peptide in adult mice.  27th Annual St. Mary's University Undergraduate Research Symposium, Winona, MN.

 

Cinotte T.  1999.  The effect of Candida albicans on immune function in hypothyroid-induced male mice.  North Central Region, District 1 Conference, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.  North Central College, Naperville, IL.

 

Prouse L, Schubert M, Szmanda K, Cinotte T.  1999.  The effect of dexamethasone on blood cell populations in adult mice.  North Central Region, District 1 Conference, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.  North Central College, Naperville, IL.

 

Wendt M, Poblocki K, Cinotte T.  1999.  The effect of Candida albicans on testicular macrophage production in adult mice.  North Central Region, District 1 Conference, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.  North Central College, Naperville, IL.

 

Rusch M, Johnson S, Cinotte T.  1999.  The effect of dehydroepiandrosterone on blood lymphocyte and sperm production in adult male mice.  North Central Region, District One Conference, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.  North Central College, Naperville, IL.

 

Joyce J, Phillips J.  1998.  Effect of diethylstilbestrol on male reproduction in prepubertal Balb-c mice.  North Central Region, District One Conference, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.  St. Norbert College, DePere, WI.

 

Wildenberg G.  1998.  Effect of maternal 6-propyl-2-thiouracil induced hypothyroidism on male offspring reproduction.  North Central Region, District One Conference, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.  St. Norbert College, DePere, WI.

 

Spencer L, Lawless AA.  1997.  Effect of alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone on male reproduction in Xenopus laevis.  North Central Region, District One Conference, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.  University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI.

 

Mollner K, Arendt J, Dellemann J, Loebel M.  1997.  Comparison of muscle diameter and length between tropical rainforest tree frogs and Northern temperate grass frogs. North Central Region, District One Conference, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.  University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI.

 

Phythyon J, Heggland SJ, Witt E, Modzelewska K.  1997.  In vivo production of iNOS and HSP70 by two populations of resident murine macrophage after peritoneal elicitation with LPS, thioglycollate, and heat-killed Candida albicans.  97th Annual Conference, American Society for Microbiology, Miami Beach, FL.  Best Poster Award at the Wisconsin Academy of Science.

 

Stalvey JRD, Heggland SJ.  1995.  Regulation of 3ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-isomerase in adrenal and Leydig cells by testosterone involves multiple regulatory loci.  Society for the Study of Reproduction.  Biol Reprod 52: 365.

 

Heggland SJ, Signs SA, Stalvey JRD.  1994.  Testosterone inhibits 3ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-isomerase in cultured mouse Leydig cells:  A difference among strains.  Society for the Study of Reproduction.  Biol Reprod 50:526.

 

Heggland SJ, Stalvey JRD.  1993.  Differential effects of horse serum on 3ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-isomerase in cultured mouse Leydig cells.  Society for the Study of Reproduction.  Biol Reprod 48: 43.

 

Guth SJ, Stalvey JRD.  1992.  Strain-related differences in the regulation of 3ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-isomerase activity in cultured mouse Leydig cells.  Society for the Study of Reproduction.  Biol Reprod 46:241.

 

GRANT HISTORY (Awarded or Pending)

  • Summer research mentor, NIH Institutional Development Award (IdeA) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant. 2014.
  • PI, Boone Science Hall Renovation. National Science Foundation.  2010.  $1.3 million. 
  • PI, Breast Cancer Research, Fraternal Order of Eagles.  2010.  $2,000.00.  
  • Investigator, NIH Institutional Development Award (IdeA) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant. 2009. $1.4 million subcontract on grant.
  • Magnet PI, NIH Institutional Development Award (IdeA) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant. 2004. $1.3 million subcontract on grant.
  • Co-PI, Acquisition of a      FACS to support collaborative research and education in biomolecular      sciences and nanomaterials applications.       2008.  National Science      Foundation. $503,775.
  • PI, Mechanisms of cadmium-induced osteotoxicity.  2008.       NIH R15 AREA grant from NIEHS.       $195,000. 
  • NIH Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network      (BRIN) grant. 2004. $25,000 subcontract on grant P20RR16454.
  • Development of an in vitro model to study      differential cell sensitivity to cadmium exposure.  NIH-BRIN grant. 2003.  $31,000 subcontract on P20RR16454.
  • Investigating testicular regression and its link      to immune function in a natural population of seasonal breeding mice.  2000.       National Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation.  $500.00
  • Recipient of four SNC Development Endowment Fund      grants. 1996-2000. $4,000.00.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • From Our Phones to Our Bones.  2012.  93rd Annual Meeting of the AAAS, Pacific Division.  Boise State University, Boise, ID
  • Cadmium and Bone Health.  2010.  Brigham Young University, Idaho.  Rexburg, ID.
  • The impact of environmental toxins on bone health.  2009.  90th Annual Meeting of the AAAS, Pacific Division.  San Francisco State University, CA
  • Making the transition from the classroom to the research bench (panel discussion).  2009.  8th Annual Idaho INBRE conference, Idaho State University.
  • Hawaii:  Coral reef ecology field trip experience.  2005.  Albertson College Ada County Alumni Association.
  • Cadmium: Fishing for answers.  2003.  Boise State University, Boise, ID.
  • Hook, line, and cell culture. 2002.  Faculty Forum Lecture Series.  Albertson College of Idaho.       
  • Cadmium’s impact on      bone health.  2007.  University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.
  • Mechanisms of      cadmium-induced osteotoxicity.       Cadmium’s impact on bone health.       2007.  Idaho State      University, ID.
  • Mechanisms of      cadmium-induced osteotoxicity.       Cadmium’s impact on bone health.       2007.  Boise State University
  • Heavy Metal      Toxicology.  7th Annual      NIH-INBRE Conference.  Boise State      University, Boise, ID.
  • Mechanisms of      cadmium-induced osteotoxicity.       Cadmium’s impact on bone health.       2007.  6th Annual      INBRE Conference, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.
  • A liberal arts      education: Are we still relevant?       2006.  Liberal Arts      Lecture.  Albertson College of      Idaho.
  • Cadmium:  A bone-afide toxin.  2006.       5th Annual NIH-INBRE Conference.  North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene ID.
  • Student research:  What does it mean in your      discipline?  2005.  Faculty Forum Lecture Series.  Albertson College of Idaho.
  • Cadmium: Fishing for      answers.  2005.  4th Annual NIH-INBRE Conference.  Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa,      ID.
  • Creating cultures of learning through      student-faculty collaborative scholarship.       1999. Council of Independent Colleges.  St. Louis, MO.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Endocrine Society
  • Society of Toxicology
  • Idaho Academy of Science
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

 

SERVICE

  • Director of Student Research and Creative Activities, 2009-present
  • Chair of Faculty Growth and Development, 2012-2014
  • Biology Department Chair, 2009-2011, 2013-present
  • Division Chair of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 2008-2009
  • First Year Advisor, 2008-2009
  • Member of Student Research Grant Committee, 2006-present
  • Member of Student Research Conference (SRC) Planning committee (Chair), 2005-present
  • Campus-Wide Research Task Force (appointed by Dr. Bob Hoover), 2008-2009
  • Boone Science Hall Initiative Committee, 2005-2007
  • Academic Council, 2003-2004
  • Faculty and Staff Search Committees (biochemistry 2005; physiology 2006; molecular biologist 2008; college grant writer 2008; cell biology instructor 2009; molecular biologist 2010)

 

 

SERVICE (outside of The College of Idaho)

  • President Idaho Academy of Sciences, 2010-2011
  • Board member of the Research Council Mountain      States Tumor and Medical Research Institute, 2010-2013
  • Member of Northwest Nazarene University      Institutional Biosafety Committee, 2009-present
  • Grant reviewer for North West Cancer Research      Fund , 2009
  • President-elect Idaho Academy of Sciences,      2009-2010
  • National Society of Toxicology, Undergraduate Education      Subcommittee, 2008-present
  • Member of the Idaho Academy of Science Board of      Trustees, 2004-present
  • Grant reviewer for the National Science      Foundation, 2005-2007
  • Attended NIH grant writing workshop, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Attended NSF-funded Council of Undergraduate      national workshop at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR on      “Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research,” 2008
  • Manuscript reviewer for Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, Toxicology in Vitro, Chemical      Research in Toxicology, Chemical      and Food Toxicology, and  Apoptosis
  • Member of the BioIdaho Board of Trustees, 2005-2007
  • Member of the Idaho Academy of Science Board of Trustees, 2005-present
  • Completed Practical Techniques in Cell Biology Education Workshop,      Kent State University, OH.