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Susan E. Arruda

Associate Professor of Biology


EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, 1998-2004
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Molecular and Cellular Biology Program

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1994-1998
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Biology major, Biochemistry concentration

COURSES TAUGHT

  • BI102: General Biology II
  • BI211: Genetics
  • BI212: Cellular Biology
  • BI329: Biology of Cancer
  • CH321: Biochemistry (laboratory)

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS

  • Genetics and molecular biology
  • Cell signaling
  • Protein biochemistry
  • Drosophila melanogaster

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Professional Memberships

  • Genetics Society of America
  • American Society for Cell Biology
  • Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NEAAHP); 2008-2015

Conferences Attended

  • New Hampshire Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE) Annual Meeting; 2011-2017
  • Bioinformatics Workshop (Dartmouth Medical School); 2017

Grants Received

  • New Hampshire Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE) Pilot Grant; 2010 - 2015
  • New Hampshire Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE) Research Training Funds; 2015 - present

Service

  • Faculty Affairs Committee; 2014 - present
  • Biology Department Coordinator; 2013 - present
  • Health Sciences Advisory Committee; 2017 - present

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2012-Present: Member of Sigma Zeta, National Science and Mathematics Honor Society
  • 2002: Ryan Fellow, Dartmouth College

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Publications

Brendan A. Gavin, Susan E. Arruda, Patrick J. Dolph. (2007). The Role of Carcinine in Signaling at the Drosophila Photoreceptor Synapse. PLoS Genetics 3, 2358-2367.

Susan E. Arruda and Patrick J. Dolph. (2003). Cloning of the pawn locus from Drosophila melanogaster. Gene 310, 169-173.

Abstract: Arruda, S.E. and P.J. Dolph. (2001). An allele of pawn disrupts phototransduction in Drosophila. Bellen, Taylor, 2001:119. www.fruitfly.org

Presentations

New Hampshire Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE)
Annual Meeting Poster Presentations; 2011-2015

NCRR National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE)
Biennial Meeting, Washington, DC; Featured Poster Presentation; 2012