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  • Albert GahrBr. Albert Gahr, O.S.B.

    Assistant Professor of Biology  

    N203, Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion
    724-805-2328 
    albert.gahr@stvincent.edu  

     

    Education

    B.S. in Biology, Saint Vincent College
    M.A. Monastic Studies, Saint Vincent Seminary
    Ph.D. in Genetics and Developmental Biology, West Virginia University

    Research Interests

    Cell and Molecular Biology
    Molecular Genetics
    Muscle Growth and Development

    Courses Taught

    BL 150 General Biology I
    BL 151 General Biology I Laboratory
    BL 152 General Biology II
    BL 153 General Biology II Laboratory
    BL 208 Cell Biology
    BL 209 Cell Biology Laboratory
    BL 222 Developmental Biology
    BL 223 Developmental Biology Laboratory
    BL 301 Junior Research Seminar
    BL 302 Research Project
    BL 202 Research Thesis

    Recent Publications

    Alexander, K and AS Gahr 2015. The effects of artificial sweeteners on chicken embryonic development. (In Preparation).

    Rupprecht, DP and AS Gahr 2014. The effect of a holistic supplement on bone growth, bending strength and gene expression during embryonic development of a chicken in ovo. BIOS 85, 102-110.

    Hale MC, JA Colletti, SA Gahr, J Scardina, FP Thrower, M Harmon, M Carter, RB Phillips, GH Thorgaard, Caird E. Rexroad III, and KM Nichols. 2014. Mapping and Expression of Candidate Genes for Development Rate in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). 105, 506-520.

    Gahr, SA, GM Weber, and CE Rexroad 3rd. 2012. Identification and expression of Smads associated with TGF-Beta/Activin/Nodal signaling pathways in the rainbow trout (Oncorhynuchus mykiss). Fish Physiol Biochem 38, 1233-44.

    Palti, Y, MF Rodriguez, SA Gahr, MK Purcell, CE Rexroad, and GD Wiens. 2010. Identification, characterization and genetic mapping of TLR1 loci in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Fish Shellfish Immunol. 28, 918-26.

    Palti, Y, SA Gahr, MK Purcell, S Hadidi, CE Rexroad 3rd, GD Wiens. 2010. Identification, characterization and genetic mapping of TLR7, TLR8a1 and TLR8a2 genes in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Dev Comp Immunol. 34, 219-33.

    Rexroad, CE 3rd, Y Palti, SA Gahr, RL Vallejo. 2009. A second generation genetic map for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). BMC Genet. 9, 74.

    Recent Presentations

    Jodis, S and AS Gahr, 2015, Incorporating the Rule of Benedict into an Introductory Course on Engineering and Computer Ethics, Benedictine Pedagogy Seminar (St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA)

    Alexander, K and AS Gahr. 2015. The effects of artificial sweeteners on chicken embryonic development. Tri-Beta Northeast-3 District Convention (Geneseo, NY).

    Golian, A and AS Gahr. 2015. The Effects of Satellite Cell Activation on Muscle Injury in Goldfish. Tri-Beta Northeast-3 District Convention (Geneseo, NY).

    Linstrum, K and AS Gahr. 2014. The Effects of a mRNA Morpholino treatment on muscle development in Zebrafish Embryos. Tri-Beta Northeast-3 District Convention. (Grove City, PA)

    Current and Recent Projects

    Faculty Advisor for Local Chapter of Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society

    Faculty Advisor for Local Chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society

    Faculty Advisor Crafting for Care Student Group

    Organizer for Spring 2016 Tri-Beta Regional Conference

    2015 Quentin Schaut Faculty Award Winner