|Name:||Prof. Thomas J Farruggella|
|Title:||Visiting Teaching Associate|
|Office Location:||McCann 212|
|Extension:||(845) 575-3000 ext. 7342|
B.A., Biology, SUNY Buffalo
M.S., Natural Science, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine
N.D., Naturopathy, Clayton College of Natural Health
NYS Teacher's License, permanent
I joined the Marist faculty in 2004 as an Adjunct Instructor in the Biology Department. I currently teach General Biology 1 and 2, and Human Biology as a Visiting Teaching Assistant. I have been teaching biomedical sciences to health profession students and undergraduates since 1999. Prior to that, I had been a research scientist for over twenty-five years, and have co-authored over a dozen research publications in such journals as Science and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. I earned a B.A. in Biology from SUNY Buffalo and an M.S. in Natural Sciences (Biophysics/Immunology) from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, Roswell Park Memorial Institute Division. I also hold a Doctor of Naturopathy degree and a NYS Teacher’s License. I am a long-time resident of Dutchess County.
hiking, camping, canoeing, photography, guitar, car restoration, antique watches, cold/silver coins
|Awards & Honors:||
-"Assay System for Degenerative Muscle Disease." U.S. Patent No. 5,360,740.
"Increased expression of CNTF receptor alpha in denervated human skeletal muscle." J. Neuropathol Exp. Neurol. 1998 Sep; 57(9):850-7.
"Enhancing leptin response by preventing SH2-containing phosphatase 2 interaction with Ob receptor." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1998 May 26; 95(11):6061-6.
"The protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP-2 negatively regulates ciliary neurotrophic factor induction of gene expression." Curr Biol. 1997 Sep 1; 7(9):697-700.
"Detection of receptors for interleukin-6, interleukin-11, leukemia inhibitory factor, oncostatin M, and ciliary neurotrophic factor in bone marrow stromal/osteoblastic cells." J Clin Invest. 1996 Jan 15; 97(2):431-7.
"Choice of STATs and other substrates specified by modular tyrosine-based motifs in cytokine receptors." Science. 1995 Mar 3; 267(5202): 1736-9.
"Association and activation of Jak-Tyk kinases by CNTF-LIF-OSM-IL-6 beta receptor components." Science. 1994 Jan 7; 263(5143): 92-5.
"Released form of CNTF receptor alpha component as a soluble mediator of CNTF responses." Science. 1993 Mar 19; 259(5102): 1736-9.
"Comparative effects of aminoglycosides on renal cortical and urinary phospholipids in the rat." Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1986 May; 182(1): 1-5.
"Effect of netilmicin on the phospholipid composition of subcellular fractions of rat renal cortex." J. Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1985 Dec; 235(3): 810-19.
"[3H]netilmicin binding constants and phospholipid composition of renal plasma membranes of normal and diabetic rats." J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1985 May; 233(2): 298-303.
"A sulphite oxidase deficient rat model: subchronic toxicicology." Food Cosmet Toxicol. 1981 Apr; 19(2): 221-32.
"A sulphite-oxidase deficient rat model: metabolic characterization." Food Cosmet Toxicol. 1981 Apr; 19(2): 209-20.
"Preferential S-sulfonate formation in lung and aorta." Chem Biol Interact. 1979 May; 25(2-3): 271-7.
Diet, health, and disease; effects of dietary sugars on body proteins and fat metabolism; C-reactive protein involvement in pathogenesis of inflammatory processes; natural food products with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activity.