Name: Dr. Nicolas Andrews
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Office Location: Science and Allied Health 121
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2406
Email: nicolas.andrews@marist.edu
Degrees Held:

B.S. Microbiology, Texas State University, San Marcos

Ph.D. Immunology, Emory University

Bio:

Dr. Andrews joined the Department of Biology as a visiting professor in 2015. He teaches General Biology and Immunology.

2014: Lecturer, Marist College. As part of a collaboration between Marist College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, I designed and taught on online Immunology course for students participating in the MSKCC Lab Scholar Program.

2012-2013: Post-Doctoral Research: University of California, Davis/Dr. James Trimmer;
Development of an Improved Method for the Generation and Expression of Recombinant Mouse Monoclonal Antibodies


2009-2012: Post-Doctoral Research: University of California, Davis/Dr. Hongwu Chen; Investigation of Chromatin Coregulator Function in Conferring Chemotherapeutic Drug Resistance in Breast Cancer


2008-2009: Post-Doctoral Research: Emory University/Dr. Cornelia Weyand; Mechanisms of Defective Telomere Maintenance and Telomerase Induction in CD4 T Cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis


2001-2008: Doctoral Research: Emory University/Dr. Aron Lukacher; Investigations of MHC-I Restricted T Cell Responses to Polyoma Virus Infection: Effects of Initial Viral Dose and CD8-Deficiency


2000-2001: Undergraduate/Postgraduate Research: Dept. of Chemistry, Texas State University, San Marcos/Dr. Michael Blanda; Designed, synthesized, and characterized cyclic organic molecules termed calixarenes using NMR spectroscopy and HPLC/mass spectrometry.


2000: Undergraduate Research: Dept. of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos/Dr. Dana Garcia; Role of Pertussis Toxin-sensitive G-proteins in Carbachol-induced Pigment Granule Dispersion in Bluegill Retinal Pigment Epithelium.

Awards & Honors:

California Breast Cancer Research Program Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2010-2012, University of California, Davis


NIH Institutional Postdoctoral Training Grant (T32) in Oncogenic Signals and Chromosome Biology, 2009-2010, University of California, Davis


NIH Institutional Training Grant Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Pre-Graduate (T32) Training Grant, 2001, Emory University


Mariel M. Muir Endowed Science Scholarship, 1999, Texas State University

Publications:

Kalashnikova EV, Revenko AS, Gemo AT, Andrews NP, Tepper CG, Zou JX, Cardiff RD, Borowsky AD, Chen HW. ANCCA/ATAD2 overexpression identifies breast cancer patients with poor prognosis, acting to drive proliferation and survival of triple-negative cells through control of B-myb and EZH2. Cancer Res, 70:2010.


Andrews, NP, Goronzy, JJ, and Weyand, CM. Telomeres and immunological diseases of aging. Gerontology, 56:2009. Review.


Andrews NP, Pack CD, Lukacher AE. Generation of MHC class I-restricted T cells in the absence of CD8 coreceptors. J Virol, 82:2008.


Andrews NP, Pack CD, Vezys V, Lukacher AE. Early virus-associated bystander events affect the fitness of the CD8 T cell response to persistent virus infection. J Immunol, 178:2007.


Byers AM, Andrews NP, Lukacher, AE. CD94/NKG2A expression is associated with proliferative potential of CD8 T cells during persistent polyoma virus infection. J Immunol. 176:2006.


Byers AM, Kemball CC, Andrews NP, Lukacher AE. Regulation of antiviral CD8 T cells by inhibitory natural killer cell receptors. Microbes Infect. 5:2003. Review.

Exhibitions:

Sloat, S.* , Rigothi, J.* , Turcotte, C.* , Andrews, N. P. and Checchi, P. M. “NuRD Chromatin Remodelers Block Checkpoint Activation in C. elegans.” The Allied Genetics Conference, Orlando, FL, 2016.

 

Turcotte, C.* , Sloat, S.* , Rigothi, J.* , Andrews, N. P. and Checchi, P. M. “NuRD paralogs CHD- 3/LET-418 promote meiotic double-stranded break repair in C. elegans.” Meiosis Gordon Research Conference, Colby-Sawyer College, NH, 2016.

Conferences & Workshops:

The Allied Genetics Conference, Orlando, FL, 2016