About me:

PhD: Cell Biology, Catholic University
MS: Tumor Biology, Georgetown University
BS: Biology, Minors: Chemistry, Psychology, Virginia Tech

2016 Outstanding Service to the College Award Recipient

 

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Bio 101 (General Biology 1) Syllabus

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Bio 142 (Human Anatomy & Physiology 2) Syllabus

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Bio 206 (Cell Biology) Syllabus

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Publications

“Ethanol metabolism by alcohol dehydrogenase or cytochrome P450 2E1 differentially impair hepatic protein trafficking and growth hormone signaling.” (2017 — In Progress)

Erin E. Doody*, Jennifer L. Groebner*, Jetta R. Walker* (NOVA Student), Brittnee M. Frizol, Dean J. Tuma, David J. Fernandez, and Pamela L. Tuma.

* Contributed equally

 

Mol Cell Biochem. 2014 Dec; 397 (1-2):223-33. doi: 10.1007/s11010-014-2190-4. Epub 2014 Aug 23.

“Alcohol-induced defects in hepatic transcytosis may be explained by impaired dynein function.”

Groebner JL, Fernandez DJ, Tuma DJ, Tuma PL.

 

Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2012 Dec 15;303(12):G1402-15. doi: 10.1152/ajpgi.00071.2012. Epub 2012 Oct 11.

“Hepatic microtubule acetylation and stability induced by chronic alcohol exposure impair nuclear translocation of STAT3 and STAT5B, but not Smad2/3.”

Fernandez DJ, Tuma DJ, Tuma PL.


Genes Nutr. 2010 Jun;5(2):129-40. doi: 10.1007/s12263-009-0156-z. Epub 2009 Nov 5.

“Alcohol consumption impairs hepatic protein trafficking: mechanisms and consequences.”

Shepard BD, Fernandez DJ (co-first author), Tuma PL.


Biochem Pharmacol. 2009 Sep 15;78(6):648-55. doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2009.05.012. Epub 2009 May 20.

“Ethanol selectively impairs clathrin-mediated internalization in polarized hepatic cells.”

Fernandez DJ, McVicker BL, Tuma DJ, Tuma PL.

 

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Public Speaking in Science Group

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Afraid of public speaking?

Need to get ready for a presentation in class?

Want to improve your interview skills?

Join the Public Speaking in Science Group!  We meet one Wednesday a month from 1:00 — 2:00.  Low stress — peer evaluations — practice presenting scientific material and answering questions!

If interested, email me at dfernandez@nvcc.edu

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