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Susan Czerwinski, PhD

Dean of Math, Science and Technology
Lewis & Clark Community College;
Staff Member, National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

Susan Marie Czerwinski

Education:

1988 Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

College of Medicine & Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation

Major: Physiology & Biophysics

1984 B.S.

Illinois Benedictine College

Major: Biochemistry

Teaching and Research Experience :

2009-Present - Dean of Math Science and Technology, Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL.

2005-2009 - Associate Professor. Biology Department, Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL.

2002-2005 - Adjunct Professor. Biology Department, Greenville College, Greenville, IL.

1999-2000 - Private Scientific Consultant. NASA, Marshall Space Center, Huntsville, AL.

1997-1998 - Part-time Support Scientist, Growth Biology Laboratory, Agriculture Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland.

1990-1997 - Research Physiologist, Growth Biology Laboratory, Agriculture Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland.

1988-1990 - American Heart Association Post-Doctoral Fellow. Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.

1984-1988 - Teaching Assistant. Departments of Physiology & Biophysics and Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

1984-1988 - Research Assistant. Departments of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Classes Taught:

Human Physiology - lectures and labs

Anatomy & Physiology - lectures and labs

Human Biology - lecture and labs

General Biology - lectures and labs

Nutrition

Health and Hygiene

Exercise Physiology - lecture and labs

Growth Biology - lectures and labs

Grant Proposals:

American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1988

US Department of Agriculture -$25,000. Molecular Probes for Myosin Gene Expression in Meat Animals. 6/93-6/94. Co-investigator with Dr. Ronald B. Young at University of Alabama Huntsville.

National Institutes of Health - $99,322. Exercise and glucocorticoid Induced Muscle Atrophy. 7/94-7/97. Co-investigator with Dr. Ronald B. Young at University of Alabama Huntsville and Dr. C.K. Smith at Eli Lilly Research Laboratories.

Honors and Awards:

Illinois State Scholarship, 1980.

Pullman Foundation Scholarship, 1980.

Blue Key National Honor Society, 1980.

Lincoln Laureate Award, 1980.

Who's Who in American Colleges, 1984.

Graduated Cum Laude, 1984.

Membership in Professional Societies:

American College of Sports Medicine (1984-1989)

American Society of Animal Science (1989-1998)

Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (2003 - 2009)

Offices and Committee Assignments held in Professional and Honorary Societies :

Ad Hoc member of NC-131 Regional Subcommittee on "Factors regulating protein synthesis, degradation and growth in skeletal muscle" (1990-1998).

Member of the editorial board for The Journal of Animal Sciences (1995-1998).

Professional Advisory and Consulting Activities:

Ad Hoc reviewer for NSF grants.

Ad Hoc reviewer for BARD proposals.

Ad Hoc reviewer for the Journal of Animal Science.

Science Fair judge at the Elementary, Middle, and High School levels. Also IL state competition judge.

Provided hands-on training for molecular biology techniques to visiting scientists.

Additional Training:

Recombinant DNA , BRL, Germantown, MD, 1991, 40 hrs.

Supervisory Training Course I, USDA, OPM, 1992, 40 hrs.

EEO Training Workshop, OPM, 1993

PCR Techniques, The Center for Advanced Training in Cell and Molecular Biology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1995.

Classroom and Program Assessment Training

Critical Thinking

Publications:

Harrell, R.J., Thomas, M.J., Boyd, R.D., Czerwinski, S.M. , Steele, N.C., Bauman, D.E. Ontogenic maturation of the somatotropin/insulin-like growth factor axis. J. Anim. Sci. 77(11):2934-41. 1999.

Bee, G., Solomon, M.B., Czerwinski, S.M. , Long, C., Pursel, V.G. Correlation between histochemically assessed fiber type distribution and isomyosin and myosin heavy chain content in porcine skeletal muscles. J. Anim. Sci. 77(8):2104-11. 1999.

Ashwell, C.M., Czerwinski, S.M. , Brocht, D.M., McMurtry, J.P. Hormonal regulation of leptin expression in broiler chickens. Am. J. Physiol. 276(1):R226-32. 1999.

Elsasser, T.H., Rumsey, T.S., Kahl, S., Czerwinski, S.M. , Moseley, W.M., Ono, Y., Solomon, M.B., Harris, F., Fagan, J.M. Effects of Synovex-S and recombinant bovine growth hormone (Somavubove) on growth responses of steers: III. Muscle growth and protein responses. J. Anim. Sci. 76(9):2346-53. 1998.

Czerwinski, S.M. , Cate, J.M., Francis, G., Tomas, F., Brocht, D.M., McMurtry, J.P. The effect of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) on protein turnover in the meat-type chicken (Gallus domesticus). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C Pharmacol Toxicol. Endocrinol. 119(1): 75-80.1998.

Harrell, R.J., Thomas, M.J., Boyd, R.D., Czerwinski, S.M. , Steele, N.C., Bauman, D.E. Effect of porcine somatotropin administration in young pigs during the growth phase from 10 to 25 kilograms. J. Anim. Sci. 75(12):3152-60. 1997.

Rosselot, G., McMurtry, J.P., Vasilatos-Younken R., Czerwinski, S . Effect of exogenous chicken growth hormone (cGH) administration on insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) gene expression in domestic fowl. Mol. Cell.. Endocrinol. 114(1-2): 157-66. 1995.

Ramsay, T.G., Chung, I.B., Czerwinski, S.M. , McMurtry, J.P., Rosebrough, R.W., Steele, N.C. Tissue IGF-I protein and mRNA responses to a single injection of somatotropin. Am. J. Physiol. 269(4):E627-35. 1995.

Hickson, R.C., Czerwinski, S.M. , Wegrzyn, L.E. Glutamine prevents downregulation of myosin heavy chain synthesis and muscle atrophy from glucocorticoids.
Am. J. Physiol. 268(4):E730-4. 1995.

Czerwinski, S.M. , Martin, J.M., Bechtel, P.J. Modulation of IGF mRNA abundance during stretch-induced skeletal muscle hypertrophy and regression. J. Appl. Physiol. 76(5):2026-30. 1994.

Czerwinski, S.M. , and Martin, J.M. Effect of Somatotropin on myosin expression in pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 72(5):1204-1208. 1994.

Czerwinski, S.M. , Novakofski, J., and Bechtel, P.J. Modulation of IGF mRNA abundance during muscle denervation atrophy. Med. Sci. Sports Exercise. 25(9):1005-1008. 1993.

Czerwinski, S.M. , Novakofski, J., and Bechtel, P.J. Is insulin-like growth factor gene expression modulated during cardiac hypertrophy? Med. Sci. Sports Exercise. 25(4): 495-500. 1993.

Czerwinski, S.M. , Kurowski, T.T., McKee, E.E., Zak, R., and Hickson, R.C. Myosin heavy chain turnover during cardiac mass changes by glucocorticoids. J. Appl. Physiol. 70(1): 300-305. 1991.

Falduto, M.T., Czerwinski, S.M. , and Hickson, R.C. Glucocorticoid-induced muscle atrophy prevention by exercise in fast-twitch fibers. J. Appl. Physiol. 69(3):1058-1062. 1990.

Hickson, R.C., Czerwinski, S.M. , Falduto, M.T., and Young, A.P. Glucocorticoid antagonism by exercise and androgenic-anabolic steroids. Med. Sci. Sports Exercise. 22(3):331-340. 1990.

Kurowski, T.T., and Czerwinski, S.M. Glucocorticoid modulation of cardiac mass and protein. Med. Sci. Sports Exercise. 22(3):312-315. 1990.

Czerwinski, S.M. and Hickson, R.C. Glucocorticoid receptor activation during exercise in muscle. J. Appl. Physiol. 68(4):1615-1620. 1990.

Novakofski, J. and Czerwinski, S.M. An overview of muscle growth and protein synthesis. Proceedings of the Nutrition Institute. 1989. National Feed Ingredient Association.

Czerwinski, S.M. , Zak, R., Kurowski, T.T., Falduto, M.T., and Hickson, R.C. Myosin heavy chain turnover and glucocorticoid deterrence by exercise in muscle. J. Appl. Physiol. 67(6):2311-2315. 1989.

Czerwinski, S.M. , McKee, E.E., and Hickson, R.C. Glucocorticoid receptor activation in isolated perfused rat hearts. Am. J. Physiol. 256 ( Cell Physiol 25): C219-C225. 1989.

Gorostiaga, E.M., Czerwinski, S.M. , and Hickson, R.C. Acute glucocorticoid effects on glycogen utilization O 2 uptake, and endurance. J. Appl. Physiol. 64(3):1098-1106. 1988.

Falduto, M.T., Czerwinski, S.M. , Kurowski, T.T., and Hickson, R.C. Glucocorticoid-receptor activation in hypertrophied skeletal muscle. J. Appl. Physiol. 63(5): 2048-2052. 1987.

Czerwinski, S.M. , Kurowski, T.G, O'Neill, T.M., and Hickson, R.C. Initiating regular exercise protects against muscle atrophy from glucocorticoids. J. Appl. Physiol. 63(4): 1504-1510. 1987.

Czerwinski-Helms, S.M. , and Hickson, R.C. Specificity of activated glucocorticoid receptor expression in heart and skeletal muscle types. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 142: 322-328. 1987.

Cappaccio, J.A., Kurowski, T.T., Czerwinski,S.M. , Chatterton, R.T., Jr., and Hickson, R.C. Testosterone fails to prevent skeletal muscle atrophy from glucocorticoids. J. Appl. Physiol. 63 (1): 328-334. 1987.