Karen Ross, PhD

Post Doctoral Researcher
Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology


Ph.D. Cell Biology, Yale University, 2000
B.S. Biology, California Institute of Technology, 1993

Previous Positions

Lecturer, Department of Biology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (2008-2012)
Lecturer, Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC (2005-2006)
Post-doctoral Fellow, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (2000-2004)
Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT (2000)

Research Interests

Use of the Protein Ontology (PRO) together with other bioinformatics resources to study the eukaryotic cell cycle

Selected Publications

  1. de Gramont A, Barbour L, Ross KE, Cohen-Fix O. (2007). The spindle midzone microtubule-associated proteins Ase1p and Cin8p affect the number and orientation of astral microtubules in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Cell Cycle. 6: 1231-41.
  2. Sarin, S., Ross, K.E., Boucher, L., Green, Y., Tyers, M., and Cohen-Fix, O. (2004). Uncovering novel cell cycle players through the inactivation of securin in budding yeast. Genetics. 168: 1763-71.
    Ross, K. E., and Cohen-Fix, O. (2004). A Role for the FEAR Pathway in Nuclear Positioning during Anaphase. Dev Cell 6, 729-735.
  3. Ross, K. E., and Cohen-Fix, O. (2003). The role of Cdh1p in maintaining genomic stability in budding yeast. Genetics 165, 489-503.
  4. Ross, K. E., Kaldis, P., and Solomon, M. J. (2000). Activating phosphorylation of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae cyclin-dependent kinase, Cdc28p, precedes cyclin binding. Mol Biol Cell 11, 1597-1609.
  5. Cheng, A., Ross, K. E., Kaldis, P., and Solomon, M. J. (1999). Dephosphorylation of cyclin-dependent kinases by type 2C protein phosphatases. Genes Dev 13, 2946-2957.
Karen Ross

Delaware Biotechnology Institute
590 Avenue 1743, Suite 147
Newark, DE 19713
Phone:  302-831-0161
FAX: 302-831-4841
Email: keross@udel.edu