Dr. Cathleen Cleary

Adjunct Professor of Biology

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I am originally from Long Island, New York, attended college in upstate New York and graduate school in New Jersey.  I spent 2 years as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) of the FDA, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.  I moved to Dubuque in 1998, where I have
taught Chemistry and Biology courses at Loras College and Divine Word College. 
B.S. Biology. State University of New York at Geneseo.  Geneseo, N.Y. 1983
Ph.D.  Molecular Genetics and Microbiology.  Joint program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 1995
  Teaching Experience:
Divine Word College.   2003-present 
          Introduction to Life Sciences, Basic Chemistry,
          Introduction to Environmental   Science

Loras College
     Department of Biology.  1999-2002, 2009 
          Cell and Molecular Biology course; Cell and Molecular Biology Labs
     Department of Chemistry.  1998 – 2001, 2011
           Introductory Chemistry and Biochemistry Labs;
           General Chemistry I Labs;
           General Chemistry II Labs           
Clarke College
      Department of Biology 2001
           Microbiology Laboratory
  Teaching Interests at Divine Word:
I like to teach a general understanding of the biology common to all living things, using basic human biology as the example, and also an understanding of the differences between the many living things. I also hope to develop in the students an appreciation for the ultimate dependence of all living things on a healthy Earth’s ecosystem, and the role of humans in keeping it that way!  I would love to get a garden started at Divine Word and enlist the school community to help care for it.  Growing your own food makes it taste better!
  Research Interests:
My research interest focused on the Interferons and their cell surface receptors, their interactions with various other cytokines and their effect in the immune system.
Shealer, D.A. and Cleary, C.M. (2007) Sex Determination of Adult Black Terns by
DNA  and Morphometrics:  Tests of Sample Size, Temporal Stability and   Geographic Specificity in the Classification Accuracy of Discriminant Function Models.  Waterbirds  30:  180-188.
Cook, J.R., Cleary, C.M., Mariano, T.M., Izotova, L., and Pestka, S. (1996) Differential
Responsiveness of a Splice Variant of the Human Type I Interferon Receptor to Interferons.  J. Biological Chemistry 271:13448-13453
Cleary, C.M., Donnelly, R.J., Soh, J., Mariano, T.M., and Pestka, S. (1994) Knockout
and reconstitution of a functional human Type I interferon receptor complex.  J. Biological Chemistry 269:18747.
Cleary, C.M., Donnelly, R.J., and Pestka, S. (1992) Cloning of an alternatively spliced
form of the human interferon alpha receptor.  J.  Interferon Research12, S220.
Cleary, C.M. and Pestka, S. (1989) Cloning of Hamster IFN-g. J. Interferon Research
9(Supp 2):S155.
Parsa, I., Pour, P. M., Cleary, C. M. (1988) Amplification of c-Ki-ras-2 Oncogene
Sequences in Human Carcinoma of the Pancreas. Int. J. of Pancreatology 3(1):45-51.
Parsa, I., Freidman, S., Cleary, C. M.  (1987)  Visualization of O7-Methylguanine in
Target Cell Nuclei of methylnitrosamine   Treated Human Pancreas by Murine Monoclonal Antibody.  Carcinogenesis 8(6):839 846
Parsa, I., Cleary, C. M., Marsh, W. H., Butt, K. M., Foye, C. A.  (1986)  Visualization of
c-Ki-ras2 Oncogene Sequences in Human  Pancreas, A Chemically Induced Transplantable Carcinoma, and Carcinomas of Pancreas by in situ Hybridization.  Int. J. of  Pancreatology 1(5-6):299-309.
Cleary, C. M., Madahar, C. and Parsa, I.  (1986)  Chromosomal Localization of
c-Ki-ras in a Chemically Induced Transplantable Human Pancreas Carcinoma by in situ Hybridization.  Federation Proceedings 45(3):449  (Abstract #1717).
Parsa, I., Marsh, W. H., Wong, J. Y., Cleary, C. M. (1986)  Human Pancreas Acinar Cell
Post Differentiation Antigen Detected by Murine Monoclonal Antibody.  Int. J. of Pancreatology 1(1):61-70.
  Professional Affiliations:
Past member of International Society for Interferon Research (ISIR).
Past member of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  Intercultural Experience
Graduate school colleagues from all over the world; several international ISIR conferences; and working with students at Divine Word College for 12 years.