Dr Valerie Bowrin

Lecturer in Biochemistry

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Dr Valerie Bowrin
Contact Information

Department of Life Sciences
The University of The West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Location:
Natural Sciences Building, Old Wing
, Room 218

Tel: UWI ext 82079
Fax: 1(868) 663-5241
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Education:
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fels Institute for Cancer Research, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennysylvania, 1994-1997.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1990-1993.
  • Ph.D. (Biochemistry) Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1989.
  • B.Sc., The University of the West indies, Cavehill, Bardados, 1980.
Areas of Expertise/Research Interests:
  • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology:
    • Pigeon pea flower abscission.
    • Development of a monounsaturated coconut oil.
  • Member, Caribbean Association of Scientists.

 

Prospective Research Projects:
  • Characterization of the cellular proteins and their patterns of expression in the abscission zone of pigeon pea flowers.
  • Studying the regulation and control of abscission in pigeon pea flowers.
Recent Publications:
  • Bowrin, Valerie, Renee Brissette and Masayori Inouye (1992). Two transcriptionally active OmpR mutants that do not require phosphorylation by EnvZ in an Escherichia coli cell-free system.  J. Bacteriol. 174: 6685-6687.
  • Bowrin, Valerie, renee Brissette, Kang La Tsung and Masayori Inouye (1994). a subunit of RNA polymerase specifically inhibits expression of the porin genes ompF and ompC in vivo and in vitro in Escherichia coliFEMS LETTS, 115: 1-6.
  • Dallas, Peter, I. W. Cheney, D. Liao, V. Bowrin, W. Byam, S. Pacchione, R. Kobayashi, P. Yaciuk and E. Moran (1998). p300/CREB Binding Protein-Related Protein p270 Is a Component of Mammalian SWI/SNF Complexes. Mol. Cell. Biol. 18: 3596-3603.
  • Dallas, Peter, S. Pacchione, D. Wilsker, V. Bowrin, R. Kobayashi and E. Moran (2000).  The Human SWI/SNF Complex Protein p270 Is an ARID Family Member with Non-Sequence-Specific DNA Binding Activity.  Mol. Cell. Biol. 20: 3137-3146.

Revised: 21 October, 2011

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