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Naomi Wernick

Naomi Wernick is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at UMass Lowell.
Naomi WernickSenior Lecturer
  • CollegeCollege of Sciences
  • DepartmentBiological Science
  • Phone(978) 934-3506
  • OfficeOlsen Hall - 523
  • EmailNaomi_Wernick@uml.edu

Research Interests

Biology Education: exploring factors that affect the success of students in the transition from high school or community college into a first year introductory biology course for majors

Education

  • Other, (2010), Bentley University - Waltham, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Content Mapping of Undergraduate Biology Textbooks
  • Other, (2009), Children's Hospital Boston - Boston, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Retro-translocation of Cholera Toxin
  • Ph D: Molecular and Cellular Biology , (2005), Brandeis University - Waltham, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Molecular Interactions with the FcRn Cytoplasmic Domain
  • BA: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, (1997), Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Purification and Characterization of p62

Awards and Honors

  • Susan Pasquale Faculty Award for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning in the Sciences (2014), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • 2011-2012 ASM/NSF Biology Scholar in Residence (Research Residency): The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2011), Teaching - American Society for Microbiology

Publications

  • Wernick, N., Ndung'u, E., Haughton, D., Ledley, F.D. (2014) "Positioning genomics in biology education: content mapping of undergraduate biology textbooks.," Journal of microbiology & biology education 15:2 pp. 268-76
  • Wernick, N., Chinnapen, D.J., Cho, J.A., Lencer, W.I. (2010) "Cholera toxin: an intracellular journey into the cytosol by way of the endoplasmic reticulum," Toxins 2:3 pp. 310-325
  • Wernick, N., De Luca, H.H., Kam, W.R., Lencer, W.I. (2010) "N-terminal extension of the cholera toxin A1-chain causes rapid degradation after retrotranslocation from endoplasmic reticulum to cytosol," The Journal of biological chemistry 285:9 pp. 6145-6152
  • Wernick, N., Haucke, V., Simister, N.E. (2005) "Recognition of the Tryptophan-based Endocytosis Signal in the Neonatal Fc Receptor by the mu Subunit of Adaptor Protein-2," Journal of Biological Chemistry 280:8 pp. 7309-7316

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Biology Education Research: Curriculum Assessment (2011), -
    Wernick, N. (Principal)
  • Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (2007), -
    Wernick, N.