Sanford I. Bernstein

San Diego State University, USA


Sanford I. Bernstein received a B.S. degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Ph.D. degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He performed postdoctoral research at the University of Virginia before joining the faculty at San Diego State University. He is currently a Professor of biology and a Member of the Molecular Biology Institute and the San Diego State University Heart Institute. Dr. Bernstein served as Director of the Molecular Biology Institute and Chair of the Department of Biology. He is currently Director of the Certificate Program in Biotechnology and Coordinator of the Joint Doctoral Program in Cell and Molecular Biology with UCSD. He has served on the editorial boards of Developmental Biology and the Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility and has been a grant review panelist for the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. He chaired a review panel for the Western States Affiliate of the American Heart Association and served as Chair of the Affiliate’s research committee. Dr. Bernstein’s research focuses on structure-function relationships of muscle proteins, particularly myosin heavy chain, and its putative chaperone UNC-45. Using an integrative approach in the drosophila melanogaster model, transgenic flies and their altered versions of contractile proteins are studied at the physiological, ultrastructural, biochemical, and biophysical levels.

Biography Updated on 29 January 2008

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