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Dr. Catherine Schrankel
 

University of California, San Diego

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

La Jolla, CA 92037

cschrankel [at] sdsu.edu

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Education

 

2010 - 2017     PhD, Immunology

University of Toronto

Jonathan Rast Lab

 

2009 - 2010     MS, Biology

The George Washington University

Courtney Smith Lab

 

2005 - 2009     BS, Biology

The George Washington University

Courtney Smith Lab

 

 

Experience

 

Starting August 2022

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

San Diego State University

Department of Biology

San Diego, CA USA

May 2017-present 

Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH Postdoctoral Scholar

Hamdoun Lab

University of California, San Diego

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

San Diego, CA USA

March 2021 

Invited Junior Scientist Speaker

Cell Biological Basis of Epithelial Physiology

Janelia Planning Workshop (Virtual)

March 15-16, 2021

https://www.janelia.org/you-janelia/conferences/cell-biological-basis-of-epithelial-physiology 

July 2020 (postponed to Oct 2021)

Symposium Co-Organizer

Animal immunity at the interface of development and the microbial environment 

8th Meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary and Developmental Biology

Naples, Italy

https://www.evodevo2020.eu 

Feb 2021

Guest lecturer

Cell Signaling Pathways

BIO380: Evolutionary Developmental Biology

San Francisco State University (Zoom Class)

San Francisco, CA, USA

Nov 2019 - present

Guest lecturer

Ecological Developmental Biology

SIO 189: Pollution, Environment and Health

University of California, San Diego

San Diego, CA, USA

June - July 2019

ASSEMBLE Visiting Scholar

McDougall and Dumollard Labs

Institute de la Mer Villefranche

Villefranche, France

July 2017-present 

Summer Educator

The Reproductive and Oncofertility Academy

University of California, San Diego

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

San Diego, CA USA

Oct 2015

Gene Regulatory Networks Course

Marine Biological Laboratory

Woods Hole, MA, USA

July - August 2012

Visiting PhD Student (Rast Lab)

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Mount Desert Island, ME, USA

Nov 2006 - Jan 2007

Student (undergraduate)

Sea Education Association

Oceans and Climate Research Cruise

S.E.A Campus, Woods Hole MA, USA

Robert C. Seamans

 

 

 

Grants & Awards: Postdoctoral level

 

Dec 2018 - June 2022

NIH Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award, $119,264 + 1-year COVID extension

Identifying the ABCs of xenobiotic metabolism in protecting the germ line lineage

​National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Nov 2019

Company of Biologists, Scientific Meeting Grant, £2000 (with Dr. Jonathan Rast)

Animal immunity at the interface of development and the microbial environment 

Symposium: 8th Meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary and Developmental Biology

Naples, Italy

(postponed to June 2022)

 

 

April 2019

ASSEMBLE Visiting Researcher Grant

(with Dr. Amro Hamdoun)

Comparative studies on xenobiotic metabolism in tunicates 

Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Expanded

Institute de la Mer, Villefranche

Dec 2018

Runner-up, Elevator Speech

American Society of Cell Biology and EMBO Meeting 2018.

San Diego, CA

April 2018

Nominated

University of Toronto Governor General Gold Medal,

Best PhD Thesis

Department of Immunology, University of Toronto.

Toronto, Canada

March 2018

Best Poster Bulletin

7th FEBS Meeting on ABC Transporter Proteins.

Innsbruck, Austria.

Grants & Awards: Graduate and Undergraduate level

April 2017

Plenary Speaker Travel Award, $480

24th Meeting of the Developmental Biology of the Sea Urchin.

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Dec 2016

Hardi Cinader Award, $700. 

Annual award to one graduating student for outstanding achievements in research

Department of Immunology, University of Toronto. 

Toronto, Canada.

June 2016 

CIHR Gold Level Poster Award, $500.

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Poster Competition (Top award category)

29th Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF). Winnipeg, Canada

March 2016 

CSHRF Conference Bursary, $750

Nominated and selected for CIHR-supported registration by the Department of Immunology, University of Toronto. 

October 2015 

Scholarship, $1,315.

Gene Regulatory Networks for Development Course 

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

May 2010 

Graduate Research Fellowship, $6,000

Department of Biological Sciences

The George Washington University, Washington DC.

May 2008 

Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship, $4,000

Department of Biological Sciences

The George Washington University, Washington DC.