Academic degrees:

  • Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Pathology, University of North Carolina at Chapel  Hill (1999)
  • B.S. Zoology, North Carolina State University (1991)

Courses Taught

  • Genetics Laboratory (Biology 3166L)
  • Cell Biology (Biology 3111)
  • Introduction to Biotechnology (Biology 3161)
  • Nutrition and Health (LBST 2213)
  • Internship/Laboratory Research (Biology 4405)
  • Anatomy and Physiology II (Biology 1274)

Current Research Interests:

  • Methods for incorporating biotechnology into secondary and higher education
  • Development of critical thinking skills in science courses
  • Inquiry-based science curriculum development


King, S.A., Wilson, S.J., Farber, R.A., Kaufmann, W.K., and Cordeiro-Stone, M. Xeroderma pigmentosum variant: Generation and characterization of fibroblastic cell lines transformed with SV40 1arge T antigen. Experimental Cell Research 217: 100-108, 1995.

Kazantsev, A., Bullock, S.K., Sancar, A., and Cordeiro-Stone, M.: Generation and characterization of an immortal cell line of xeroderma pigmentosum group E. Mutation Research 407: 55-65, 1998.

Presentations at Meetings:

King, S.A., Kaufmann, W.K., Cordeiro-Stone, M.: DNA replication in UV-damaged xeroderma pigmentosum variant (XP-V). American Society for Photobiology, 1999

Taher, M.M., Bullock, S.K., Paik, D., Hershey, C., Allis, D., and K. Valerie.: Trichostatin A activates immediate c-jun gene expression by a mechanism involving MEK/MAPK signaling and increased AP-1 activity that is separate from histone acetylation. AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on “Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics”, Washington, D.C., November 16-19, 1999

Sleeth, K.M., Bullock, S.K., and Valerie, K.: Autophosphorylation of proteins in HeLa cells exposed to UV or ionizing irradiation. 20th Annual Seminar of Cancer Researchers in Virginia, Eastern Virginia Medical School, March 11, 2000

Bullock, S.K., Taher, M.M., Sleeth, K., Alexander, J., and Valerie, K.: Ultraviolet light transiently increases histone acetylation that coincides with transcriptional activation of human immunodeficiency virus. 92nd Annual American Association for Cancer Research, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2001

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