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    Aikaterini Skokotas, PhD

    Associate Professor, Biology

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    Aikaterini Skokotas, PhD is an Associate Professor of Biology and has been a faculty member at Rosemont College since the fall of 1997. She has been the Biology Department Chair since 2002 and has served on numerous faculty committees, such as the Rank Tenure and Compensation Committee, Curriculum Committee, Faculty Council, Assessment Committee and Professional Development Committee.

    Her area of expertise is Cell and Molecular Genetics and she teaches the following courses: General Biology I lecture, Genetics lecture and laboratory, Microbiology lecture and laboratory, Molecular Genetics lecture and laboratory, Immunology, Virology, Senior Seminar and Undergraduate Research. She also teaches an online course, Science for Life for biology non majors. In addition, she is a guest lecturer at Salus University where she teaches Immunology for their Physician Assistant Program. 

    Dr. Skokotas received the Lindback Award for Distinguished teaching in 2008 and was awarded tenure in 2011. 

     


    Educational Background

    • Post-doctoral Fellowship
      • Wistar Institute
      • Dr. Skokotas' research examined the use of the Herpes Simplex Virus in treating brain tumors.
    • PhD, Biology
      • Drexel University
      • PhD thesis: “The isolation and characterization of mutants of Tus, the replication arrest protein of E. coli and the identification of its replication arrest domain”
    • BA, Biology
      • Rutgers University

     Selected Publications

    • Daniel Corbi, Sham Sunder, Michael Weinreich, Aikaterini Skokotas, Erica S. Johnson, and Edward Winter (2014). Control of exit from meiotic prophase in yeast by multisite phosphorylation of the Sum1 transcriptional repressor. Molecular Cell Biology, 34, 2249.
    • Marcus Shin, Aikaterini Skokotas and Edward Winter (2010). The Cdk1 and Ime2 Protein Kinases Trigger Exit from Meiotic Prophase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by Inhibiting the Sum1 Repressor, Molecular Cell Biology, 30, 1682.

    Grants and Awards

    • Poster presentation received first prize in the Biological Sceince Section (2018). Grace Beecher, Christopher Cortes, Mary Grace Murray, Nathan Navarro, Elizabeth Walton, Edward Winter and Aikaterini Skokotas . Examination of UV sensitivity in haploid yeast cells and spores of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 21st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, Poster 8.
    • Poster presentation received first prize award in the Biological Science Section (2017)James Hughes, Nathan Navarro, Elizabeth Walton, Christopher Cortes, Edward Winter, and Aikaterini Skokotas. The role of dityrosine in the protection of Saccharomyces cerevisiae spores from UV light. 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, Poster 55.
    • Poster presentation received first prize award in the Biological Science Section, (2016) Aaron Pinninti, Elizabeth Walton, Archana Ganta, Brendan Dougherty, Krista Vadaketh, Edward Winter, and Aikaterini Skokotas. Developing a switchable system to induce synchronous meiosis in the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, Poster 213.
    • Poster presentation received second prize award in the Biological Science Section (2014) Saarah Hussain, Hailey Summa and Aikaterini Skokotas. Assessing the role of sunscreens against UV light. Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, poster 156.
    • Poster presentation received award in the Undergraduate Section, (2010) Disha Shah, Fizza Hashmi, Marcus Shin, Noreen Ahmed, Edward Winter and Aikaterini Skokotas. Analysis of sum-1 regulation by Cdk1 during meiosis in S. cerevisiae. Thomas Jefferson University Sigma Xi Student Research Day, poster 44.
    • Poster presentation received second prize award in the Biological Science Section, (2009) Winifred Wolfe, Nidha Azam and Aikaterini Skokotas. Regulation of meiosis in S. cerevisiae via PKA. Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, poster 48.