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Neil J. Sargentini, PhD

 

Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

 

 

Email:
nsargentini@atsu.edu
Tel:
660-626-2474
Fax:
660-626-2523
Address: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
800 W. Jefferson St.
Kirksville, MO  63501
 
Education:

PhD: Medical Microbiology, Stanford University, 1980

 

MA: Microbiology, California State University-Fresno, 1983

 

BS: Zoology, California State University-Fresno, 1969

   
Research: Senior Research Associate/ Asst. Lab Director: Stanford University, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Radiobiology Research Division, 1980-1991
 

Research Interests: Dr. Sargentini's long-term research goal is to understand the molecular basis of DNA repair and mutagenesis in the bacterium Escherichia coli as a model for understanding the basis of cancer in humans. Presently, he is involved in characterizing the structure and function of RadA protein. Dr. Sargentini participated in the discovery of the radA gene and now is trying to determine its role in DNA repair. His other main research focus has been gamma radiation mutagenesis and how radiation chemistry, DNA damage, DNA repair processes, and translesion DNA replication interact to produce the mutations that are observed. Mutation analysis has involved the DNA sequencing of lacI forward mutations and long deletions within a lacI-Z fusion target.

 
List of Publications
 
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