Kristin Rosler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2013

Contact Info

Email
kristin.rosler@jwu.edu
Phone
401-598-2822
Campus
Providence

About Kristin

Kristin Morey Rosler received her B.S. from Tulane University in Cellular & Molecular Biology and History and her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Genetics from the University of Kentucky for her work, “The Role of Jak-Stat Signaling in Drosophila Hematopoiesis.” (Rawlings & Rosler, Journal of Cell Science, 2004).

Following those studies, she was an oncological research fellow at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research, where she investigated the genetic and cellular factors governing human leukemia and vascular development. (Gombert et al., Molecular & Cellular Biology, 2003).

During this time, Rosler also worked as biological consultant for Seattle-based medical device companies.

In 2010, she became an associate professor of science and an adjunct faculty in the Center for Physician Assistant Studies at Johnson & Wales University. Rosler approaches each class as a scientific story and greatly enjoys making science and medicine approachable and relevant to her students. In addition, Kristin is a Pre-Health Graduate Advisor--making sure students are prepared to apply for medical graduate programs.




Education

  • Post-doctoral fellowship at University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2002-2006
  • PhD at University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 1996-2002
  • Post-doctoral fellowship at University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2002-2006
  • BS in Cell & Molecular Biology, Tulane University

I approach each class as a scientific story and enjoy making science and medicine approachable and relevant to my students.”

Scholarly Interests

Kristin has developed a number of published pedagogical tools aimed at increasing scientific inquiry and mastery in upper-level STEM courses. She is also assessing the impact of affinity group peer mentorship in science major success.

Courses

  • BIO1011 & 1016 Cellular Biology & Lab
  • BIO2001 Genetics
  • BIO3010 & CHM3040 Biochemistry
  • CHM3046 Biochemistry Lab
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Extra Curricular Roles

Pre-Health Graduate Advisor
Pre-Health Club Advisor

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Professional Affiliations

American Human Genetics Society
Human Anatomy and Physiology Society
National Science Teachers Association

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Publications

  • Lybarger, C. Beickman, R. Brown, N. Dembla-Rajpal, K. Morey, R. Seipelt and B. Rymond. Elevated levels of a U4/U6.U5 snRNP-associated protein, Spp381p, rescue a mutant defective in spliceosome maturation. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Biology 19: 1, 577-584 (1999).
  • W. Gombert, S. Farris, E. Rubio, K. Morey-Rosler, W. Schubach and A. Krumm. The c-myc insulator element and matrix attachment regions define a chromosomal domain permissive for c-myc transcription. Molecular and Cellular Biology 23: 24, 9338-9348 (2003).
  • J. Rawlings, K. Morey-Rosler and D. Harrison. The JAK/STAT signaling pathway. Journal of Cell Science 117: 1281-1283 (2004).
  • Rosler, Kristin. "Mitochondrial Oxidative Phosphorylation Practice Worksheet." Life Science Teaching Resource Community. Life Science Teaching Resource Community, 31 August 2015. Web.
  • Rosler, Kristin. "Concept Map for Inflammation." Life Science Teaching Resource Community. Life Science Teaching Resource Community, 10 December 2015. Web.
  • Rosler, Kristin. "Concept Mapping the Biochemistry of Diabetes ." Life Science Teaching Resource Community. Life Science Teaching Resource Community, 3 March 2016. Web.
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Dissertations And Theses Advised

  • Honors Thesis: The Psychological and Cellular Impacts of Traumatic Brain Injury By Alexis Harle 2019
  • Honors Thesis: How Trauma Affects Your DNA & Immune System By Natalie Thibodeau 2020
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Honors And Awards

  • Collaborator on Carbon: One Atom's Odyssey (2021) by John Barnett (author), Roald Hoffman (foreword)