CURRICULUM VITAE Kestutis G. Bendinskas January 19th, 2016 State University of New York at Oswego, Department of Chemistry, Oswego, NY 13126 (315)-312-2696, FAX (315)-312-5424, http://www.oswego.edu/~bendinsk/, [email protected]
Profile A scientist and a teacher who is eager to learn and share obtained knowledge. Enthusiastic promoter of undergraduate research. Likes to work as a member of a team. Professional Preparation •Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biochemistry, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland •Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio •Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow, Russia
Postdoctoral Studies, 08/1997
Photochemical Sciences Environmental Sciences
Appointments •Professor, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York •Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York •Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York •Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Sciences, Kutztown University, Pennsylvania •Director of Biochemistry and Bio-organic Chemistry Laboratories, University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Notre Dame, Indiana
Engineer of Chemical Technology, 05/1991 2014-present 2007- 2014 2003- 2007 2001-2003 1997-2001
Publications (students underlined) 1. Bendinskas, K., Harsch, A., Wilson, M. R., and Midden, R. W. Sequence-Specific Photomodification of DNA by an Oligonucleotide-Phenanthrodihydrodioxin Conjugate, Bioconjugate Chemistry, 9, 1998, 555-563. 2. Bendinskas, K., Dijiacomo, C., Krill, A., Vitz, E. Kinetics of Alcohol DehydrogenaseCatalyzed Oxidation of Ethanol Followed by Visible Spectroscopy, Journal of Chemical Education, 82, 7, 2005, 1068-1070. 3. Miloski, K., Wallace, K., Fenger, A., Schneider, E., Bendinskas, K. Comparison of Biochemical and Chemical Digestion and Detection Methods for Carbohydrates, American Journal of Undergraduate Research, 7, 2, 2008, 7-18. 4. Simon, E., Cook, K., Pritchard, M. R., Bruch, M., Stripe, W., and Bendinskas, K., Glycosidation of Methanol with Ribose: An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment, Journal of Chemical Education, 87, 7, 2010, 739-741. 5. James A. MacKenzie, Kristen Roosa, Brooks B. Gump, Amy K. Dumas, and Kestutis Bendinskas, Plasma Prekallikrein Levels are Positively Associated with Circulating Lipid Levels and the Metabolic Syndrome in Children, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 35, 2010, 518-525. 6. Birdsall, R.E., Kiley, M.P., Segu, Z.M., Palmer, C.D., Madera, M., Gump, B.B, MacKenzie, J.A., Parsons, P.J., Mechref, Y., Novotny, M.V., and Bendinskas, K.G. *, Effects of Lead and
Mercury on the Blood Proteome of Children, 2010, Journal of Proteome Research, 9, 4443– 4453. 7. Bendinskas, K., Sattelberg, P., Crossett, D., Banyikwa, A, Dempsey, D., MacKenzie, J.A., Enzymatic Detection of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) Using Aldo-keto Reductase 7A2, 2011, Journal of Forensic Science, 56 (3), 783-787. 8. Gump, B. B., MacKenzie, J. A., Bendinskas, K., Morgan, R., Dumas, A. K., Palmer, C. D., & Parsons, P. J., Low-level Pb and Cardiovascular Responses to Acute Stress in Children: The Role of Cardiac Autonomic Regulation, 2011, Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 33, 212-219. 9. Gump, B. B., MacKenzie, J. A., Dumas, A. K., Palmer, C. D., Parsons, P. J., Segu, Z. M., Mechref, Y. S., and Bendinskas, K., Fish Consumption, Low-Level Mercury, Lipids, and Inflammatory Markers in Children, 2012, Environmental Research, 112, 204-211. 10. Handa, S., Ramamoorthy, D., Spradling, T.J., Guida, W.C., Adams, J.H., Bendinskas, K., and Merkler D.J.*, Production of Recombinant 1-Deoxy-D-Xylulose-5-Phosphate Synthase from Plasmodium vivax in Escherichia coli, 2013, FEBS Open BIO, 3, 124-129. 11. Wang, F., Chmil, C., Pierce, F., Ganapathy, K., Gump, B., MacKenzie, J. A., Metchref, Y., and Bendinskas, K.*, Immobilized metal affinity chromatography and human serum proteomics, 2013, Chromatography B, Biological Applications, 934, 26-33. 12. Miura, Y., Yeager, E., MacKenzie, J.A., and Bendinskas, K.*, “Proteomic study of ribosomes from four species”, 2014, Journal of Undergraduate Research, 12, 1, 27-37. 13. Gump, B. B., Gabrikova, E., Bendinskas, K., Dumas, A. K., Palmer, C. D., Parsons, and MacKenzie, J. A., Low-Level Mercury in Children: Associations with Sleep Duration and Cytokines, 2014, Environmental Research, 134, 228–232. 14. Bendinskas, K.*, Weber, B., Nsouli, T., Nguyen, H. V., Joice, C., Niri, V. and Jaskolla, T. W., A teaching laboratory for comprehensive lipid characterization from food samples, 2014, Journal of Chemical Education, 91, 10, 1697–1701, doi.org/10.1021/ed400586z. 15. Cavalcante, R., Patil, S., Weymouth, T.E., Bendinskas, K.G., Karnovsky*, A., and Sartor*, Ma.A., ConceptMetab: Exploring relationships among metabolite sets to identify links among biological concepts, Bioinformatics BIOINF-2015-1281; accepted on 01-08-2016. Synergistic Activities Serving as the Editor-in-Chief for American Journal of Undergraduate Research; http://www.ajuronline.org/ Developing of a B.S. Biochemistry program at SUNY at Oswego Developing non-traditional ways of teaching Biochemistry engaging all modes of learning and developing modern biochemistry laboratories that contain a significant inquiry based component and lack “cook book” recipes Developing a new set of introductory Biochemistry laboratories, a course of “Proteomics”, a new high-tech course that includes the use of 2D SDS-PAGE and MALDI-TOF, and a course of “Biotechnology in Seminal Research Articles”, a new graduate level class reviewing original articles written by Pasteur, Fleming, Crick and Watson, Sanger, Mullis, and many modern authors. Using interactive personal response systems, “clickers”, in large classes, such as “Environmental Science” Peer-reviewing numerous biochemistry submissions to the Journal of Chemical Education, International Journal of Toxicology, Journal of Proteome Research, Journal of Forensic Toxicology & Pharmacology, Science of Total Environment, Toxicological Sciences Helping Chinese and Lithuanian colleagues with publications in English Providing external chemistry and biochemistry program reviews to SUNY-Purchase, SUNY at Plattsburgh and Eastern Connecticut State College
Collaborators & Professional Affiliations (a) Collaborators: James MacKenzie, Biological Sciences, SUNY-Oswego, NY Brooks Gump, Department of Health and Wellness, Syracuse University, NY Patrick J.Parsons, Environmental Health Sciences, SUNY-Albany, NY Teimuraz Lezhava, Genetics, Tbilisi University, D.R. of Georgia Charles Burant, Environmental Health Sciences Core Center, University of Michigan (b) Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors: • Robert W. Midden, Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio • Lawrence Grossman, Department of Biochemistry, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (c) Research Advisees at Oswego: • Graduate, M.S.: Katherine Piazza (fluorescence and metal-protein interactions, current), Ashlee Mein (metalloproteomics of serum and liver cells, grd. 2015), Jessica Blodgett (cortisol in hair, grd. 2015), Justin Vignola* (sugar cane proteomics, advised by Dr. Contento, grd. 2015), Carolyn Joyce (effects of heavy metals on occupationally-exposed adults, grd. in 2013), Patrick Wilson (gelsolin and Hg, grd. in 2013), Tamara Nsouli (ApoE and Pb; grd. in 2013), Ellen Schneider (HS teacher, sugars’ detection; summer 2008, grd. in 2009), Andrew Banyikwa (GHB: coupled enzymatic assay; grd. in 2009), Robert Birdsall (grd. in 2009 with thesis “Proteomic Study of Lead and Mercury effects in Adolescents”), Dan Dempsey (GHB project: SSR cloning; grd. in 2007); Erin Simon (glycosidation of ribose; grd. in 2007); Katie Miloski (sugar detection via chemical and biochemical means; grd. in 2007); John Merchant* (co-advised by me, advised by Dr. Ouellette, grd. in 2007); Danielle Gilbert, (GHB project: SSR purification; grd. in 2006) • Undergraduate and H.S. students: Spring 2016(Sasha Padilla, Ethan Walker, Iain Thompson, Samantha Henderson, Tatiana Gregory, Jenna Ballard), Fall 2015 (Sasha Padilla, Ethan Walker, Iain Thompson, Samantha Henderson, Jenna Ballard), Summer 2015 (Sasha Padilla, Ethan Walker, Kimberlyn Bailey, Hannah Valentino), 2015 (Ethan Walker, Hannah Valentino, Sasha Padilla, Htet Oo San, Justin Sbarra), Fall 2014 (Ethan Walker, Hannah Valentino, Sasha Padilla, Htet Oo San, Ashley Hobson-Canning, Justin Sbarra, Rachel Johnson), Summer 2014 (Ethan Walker, Sasha Padilla, Htet Oo San, Ashley Hobson-Canning, Chazzea Campbell, Zariyah Hodge), Spring 2014 (Ethan Walker, Hannah Valentino, Sasha Padilla, Hoangvy Nguyen, Viktorija Willson, Daniel Walter, Fenfen Tang), Fall 2013 (Ethan Walker, Hannah Valentino, Hoangvy Nguyen, Viktorija Willson, Spencer Saraf, Daniel Walter), Summer 2013 (Hoangvy Nguyen, Viktorija Willson, Luis Ayala, Aurelie Kengne, James Levesque, Paris Holloman, Johanna Lambert*), Spring 2013 (Jessica Blodget, Spencer Saraf, Hoangvy Nguyen, Nicolas D’Alessandro), Fall 2012 (Jessica Blodget, Spencer Saraf, Benjamin Weber, Hoangvy Nguyen, Nicolas D’Alessandro), Summer 2012 (Jessica Blodget, Spencer Saraf, Benjamin Weber, Lulu Zheng, Hoangvy Nguyen, Avery Gump, Matthew Shampine, Yahkeef Davis ), Spring 2012 (Yoshihiro Miura, Yvaline Dorce, Spencer Saraf, Benjamin Weber, Lulu Zheng, Avery Gump), Fall 2011 (Yoshihiro Miura, Christyne Chmil, Yvaline Dorce, Kalib St. Ange, Jessica Mack, Spencer Saraf, Benjamin Weber, Alena Habrykawa*), Summer 2011 (Yoshihiro Miura*, Alena Habrykawa*, Christyne Chmil, Yvaline Dorce, John Sheaffer, Matthew Shampine), Spring 2011 (David Buechel, Yoshihiro Miura*, Frank Pierce, Kalib St. Ange, Patrick Wilson, Jacob Demarree, Fengrong Wang, Christyne Chmil, Yvaline Dorce), Fall 2010 (David Buechel, Yoshihiro Miura, Frank Pierce, Kalib St. Ange, Patrick Wilson, Jacob Demarree, Fengrong Wang) Summer 2010 (Frank Pierce, Kristen Roosa, Kalib St. Ange, Charlene Murray, Victoria Taylor, Celalettin Topbas, Merve Begü GÖNÜL), Spring 2010 (Eric Yeager, Jacob Demarree, Fengrong Wang, Frank Pierce, Patrick Wilson, Kristen Roosa, Kalib
St. Ange, Lisa Augustus, Amber Wayne), Fall 2009 (Eric Yeager, Jacob Demarree, Fengrong Wang, Frank Pierce), Summer 2009 (Jacob Demarree, Tim Humisten*, Eric Yeager, Andrew Camelio*), Spring 2009 (Fengrong Wang, Bicheng Wu, Sarah Feddegon, Paul MacMahon, Mike Kiley), Fall 2008 (Tabitha Maier, Paul MacMahon, Mike Kiley), Summer 2008 Merck scholars (Tabitha Maier, Eric Yeager*, Jenna Burgess*), Greg Miller* (oxidation of proteins), Nicolas Auwarter (HPLC), Mike Kiley (insulin), Summer 2007 Merck scholars (Dan Crosset, Thea Hassan*, Kristen Roosa*, Paul MacMahon), Sara Wagoner (labeling sugars), Robert Birdsall (human blood proteomics), Tia Hendershott (GHB detection,2007), Summer 2006 Merck scholars (Robert Birdsall, Tia Hendershott, Michael Mastromauro*, Patricia Sattelberg), Kelly Wallace (sucrose digestion), Ashley Fenger (invertase reaction), Jonathan Rutherford (insulinproteomics), Katie Miloski (insulin-ELISA), Meredith Dumont (glycosidation- literature), Patricia Sattleberg (HPLC of proteins, 2005, SSR purification, 2006, 2007), Katy Cook (glycosidation of ribose, 2005, 2006), Jennifer Bushey (cloning of SSR, 2005), Lidia Alechina (GHB project, Summer 2004), Dan Dempsey (ADH project, Fall 2004), Kim Zeitz (nanotubes project, Spring 2004), Kate Waring (GHB project, 2003), Beulah Sherwood (size exclusion chromatography, Fall 2003), and Jennifer Novak (GHB project, Summer 2003) * co-advised by KB, supervised by another research advisor (d) Professional Affiliations • American Chemical Society, member • Sigma Xi Scientific Society, member, previous Secretary of the local Chapter, previous interim Associate Director for the NE region • AAAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, publishes “Science”; member • FEBS, the Federation of European Biochemical Societies • CUR, Council on Undergraduate Research
1995-present 1992-present 2013-present 2013-present 2015-present
Grants (current are in bold and pending are bold italicized) •as a PI: 1. “The Biochemical Detection of Date Rape Drug, GHB, in Common Beverages”, Faculty Enhancement Grant, 2003; received $2,000 2. “Medicinal Effects of New Diabetes Drugs”, Student/Faculty Collaborative Challenge Grant, with Katy Milosky, 2004; received $2,500 3. “The Effects of Diabetes Drugs on Insulin Secretion by Beta-Pancreatic Cells”, Grant Writing Incentive Grant, 2004; received $3,000 4. “Application of human-brain succinic semialdehyde reductase for the date-rape drug, gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB), detection”, Cottrell College Science Awards, Research Corporation, 2004; submitted for $57,622 5. “Collaborative Undergraduate Research Projects on the Interface of Biology and Chemistry”, Merck-AAAS, with Drs. Chepko-Sade and MacKenzie from Biology, 2004, submitted $60,000 6. “Collaborative Undergraduate Research Projects on the Interface of Biology and Chemistry”, Merck-AAAS, with Drs. Chepko-Sade and MacKenzie from Biology, 2005-2008, received $60,000 7. The lecture series grant from Sigma XI, 2006, received $400 8. The conference organization grant from Sigma XI, 2006, received $500 9. The conference organization grant from Sigma XI, 2006, received $2,000 10. “Development of the proteomic approach in studying diabetes”, UUP-IDAP, 2006, received $600 11. “Novel GHB detection method”, with T. Hendershott, SFCCG, 2007, received $3,000 12. “Mechanisms of Pb-induced Disregulation of Neuroendocrine and Cardiovascular Functioning in Children”, with Gump, B.B., MacKenzie, J.A., NIH, 2008, submitted for $208,153
13. “Lipoprotein and antioxidant status in the general population of children exposed to environmental lead”, with Kristen Roosa, Frank Pierce, Marissa Wimer, SFCCG and SSP, received $5,604 14. “The molecular mechanism and the causal direction of apolipoprotein E (apoE) –lead (Pb) interactions”, NIH-NIEHS AREA R15 PI: Kestutis Bendinskas (SUNY-Oswego), co-I’s or SP: James A MacKenzie (SUNY-Oswego), Alexander Soudackov (Penn State), Yehia Mechref (Texas Tech U), Brooks Gump (Syracuse U), Edward Berry (Upstate Medical U), Li-Shar Huang (Upstate Medical U), Stephan Wilkens (Upstate Medical U), Christopher T. Nomura (SUNYESF), submitted for $419,215. 15. “Advanced study of lipoprotein E and lead”, with Christyne Chmil and Tamara Nsouli, SFCCG and SSP; 2011; received $9,200 16. GRANT10991619 NIH AREA R15 ES020567 Elucidating Causes for Known Apolipoprotein ELead Associations, PI: Bendinskas, K. G., Co-I: MacKenzie, J. A., S.P.: Chroni, A., Stratikos, E., Gump, B. B., Cruickshank, J., Contento, A. L., Windstam, S. T., $288,885 for 06/2012-05/2015. The goal of this proposal is to systematically explore the processes of apolipoprotein E and lead interactions at molecular and cellular levels. The binding of apoE isoforms to lead and the effects of lead on transcription, translation, and secretion of apoE in hepatocytes will be assessed. 17. A cardiovascular and global biomarker study in populations currently and previously exposed to heavy metals, Bendinskas, K. G., Auray-Blais, C., Gump, B.B., Lezhava, T.A., MacKenzie, J. A., Parsons, P. J., Petritis, K., SUNY Research Foundation, applied for $284,376 for 08/201207/2014. The goals of this study are to address the effects of metals/metalloids on workers’ cardiovascular health, identify potential OMIC biomarkers of exposure, and also attempt to identify the biochemical pathways underlying the pathophysiological changes that occur due to heavy metal exposure. 18. “Metalloproteomics of Porcine Cellular Proteins” and “Collaborative project in Hangzhou, China” with Luis Ayala, Aurelie Kengne, Ashley Mein for Challenge grants of SUNY-Oswego, received $6,000. 19. “The longitudinal comparison of hair and saliva cortisol”, Kestutis Bendinskas, students: Jessica Blodget and Daniel Walter, collaborators: Dr. James Mackenzie and Dr. Vadoud Niri, Faculty SCAC Fall 2013, received $3,000. 20. “Human tissue metal-protein interaction study”, Kestutis Bendinskas, student: Ashley Mein, Challenge grant, Spring 2014, applied for $5,000, received $4,500. 21. "Cardiovascular Health and Omics among Heavy Metal-Exposed Steel Mill Workers", Kestutis Bendinskas and Dana Dolinoy of University of Michigan, 2014, submitted for $1,344,152 CDC. 22. “Colorimetric GHB Detection for SSADH Deficiency”, Kestutis Bendinskas, Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency Association, 2015, received $5,000 23. "Cardiovascular Health and Omics among Heavy Metal-Exposed Steel Mill Workers", Kestutis Bendinskas (PI) Brooks Gump (PI) of Syracuse University, and Dana Dolinoy (PI) of University of Michigan, 2015, resubmitted for $1,363,649; $260,898 for SUNY-Oswego NIOSH-CDC. 24. “Effects of Arsenic of Health of West Bengali Children”, Kestutis Bendinskas (PI) Brooks Gump (PI) of Syracuse University, and Dr. Pritha Bhattacharjee (PI) of University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, 2016, submitted for $22,000; collaborative funding from all three universities. •as a co-PI, co-I, or Senior Personnel: “Investigation of Medicinal Plants of the Democratic Republic of Congo Used to Treat Diabetes”, Chemistry Fellowships, NSF 03-596; with Webe Kadima, 2004, submitted for $330,507 2. “Investigation of Medicinal Plants of the Democratic Republic of Congo”, Chemistry Fellowships, NSF 03-596; 2003; with Webe Kadima, submitted for $228,668 1.
"Acquisition of an Omniflex MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer and proteomics equipment for the establishment of a Mass Spectrometry /Proteomics facility at a primarily undergraduate institution", Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI), NSF 04-511; with Anthony Ouellette(PI), Casey Raymond, Al Lackey, Martha Bruch, Webe Kadima, 2004; received $249,850 4. ”Lead and vascular reactivity to acute stress in children” National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) AREA grant with Brooks Gump(PI) and James MacKenzie, 20072011, received $205,741 5. (as Senior Personnel) NSF-MRI: Acquisition of an Ultracentrifuge for Undergraduate Research Training and Teaching” with James MacKenzie(PI), Timothy Braun, Webe Kadima, 2007-2009, received $73,618 6. ”Lead and cardiovascular Dysregulation in Rural Latino Children: a New Partnership” National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Application for Supplement to Promote Partnerships for Environmental Public Health; grant with Brooks Gump(PI) and James MacKenzie, submitted for $136,411 7. ”Global Climate Change and Energy Education: A Regional Prospective” NASA; grant with Alok Kumar (PI), Thomas Kubicki (co-PI), and Mathew Spindler(co-I), submitted for $149,847 8. Administrative Supplement from CNCR for grant “Lead and Vascular Reactivity to Acute Stress in Children” (NIEHS R15ES015619-01) with Brooks Gump (PI) and James MacKenzie, 09/01/09 to 08/31/11, received $96,895 9. “Purchase of a 400 MHZ NMR Spectrometer”, NSF-CI 09-546, PI-Larry Fuller, co-PI-Martha Bruch, Major Users: Joseph LeFevre, Webe Kadima, Fehmi Damkaci, Kestas Bendinskas, Carolina Ilie, 02/01/10 to 01/31/13, submitted for $425,296 10. “Possibility Scholarships: A Transformative, Research Engagement Scholarship Program for students in STEM Fields”, NSF 09-567, PI- Rashid Manseur, Co-PI’s- KestutisBendinskas, Shashi Kanbur, David Valentino, Faculty Associate: James MacKenzie, 08/01/10-07/31/15, submitted for $597,053 11. "Materials World Network: Synthesis and Characterization of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Core-shell Nanoparticles for Targeting Biomolecular Therapy and Multimodal Cancer Therapy”, NSF-MPS/DMR 1008141, PI-Adrian Ieta, co-PIs- Caroline Ilie, Kestutis Bendinskas, 20112013, submitted for $442,492 12. “A Local-Global Engagement Model for STEM Workforce Development”, NSF 09-567, PI- Shashi M Kanbur, co-PI: Lorrie Clemo, Fehmi Damkaci, Webe Kadima, A MacKenzie, Senior Personnel: Kestas Bendinskas, 2011-2016, received $599,705 13. “Oswego SMILES (Science & Math Increased Learning Experiences in STEM)”, NSF 08-569, PI- Fehmi Damkaci, co-PI’s: Kestutis Bendinskas, Lorrie Clemo, Shashi M Kanbur, Jack Y Narayan, 2011-2016, submitted for $998,244 14. “Materials World Network: Synthesis of Micrometric Superparamagnetic Magnetite for Health Applications”, NSF 10-588, PI- Adrian Ieta, co-PIs: Kestutis Bendinskas, Fehmi Damkaci, Carolina Ilie, 2011-2014, submitted for $ 356,618 15. “MRI: Acquisition of an integrated UV-Vis spectrophotometer and quantitative real-time PCR system”, NSF 11-503, PI’s- Jenifer Cruickshank, Sofia Windstam, co-PI’s-Kestutis Bendinskas, James A MacKenzie, Senior Personnel-Erick Helquist, 2011-2013, submitted for $68,085 16. “Cost and Benefits of Children Consuming Fish: Low-level Hg Exposure and Systemic Inflammation”, NIH R21 RFA-ES-11-002, PI’s: Gump, MacKenzie, Co-PI’s: Bendinskas, Brann, Cowart, Driscoll, 2011-2014, submitted for $440,107 17. “Oswego SMILES (Science & Math Increased Learning Experiences in STEM)”, NSF 08569, PI- Fehmi Damkaci, co-PI’s: Kestutis Bendinskas, Lorrie Clemo, Shashi M Kanbur, Jack Y Narayan, 2012-2017, submitted for $997,524, received $872,523.
18. “Environmental Toxicants, Race, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Children” NIH-R01, Brooks Gump (PI) co-I’s: James MacKenzie and Kestutis Bendinskas from SUNY-Oswego, Atallah-Yunes, Kevin Heffernan, and Craig Ewart from Syracuse University, 1R01ES023252-01A1, 2013-2016, received $1,809,340 ($84, 394 allocation for SUNYOswego) 19. “Psychophysiological Effects of Single and Multiple-Dose Massage Therapy for Emergency Medical Personnel”, PI-Gump, Brooks B., co-I’s: Kevin Heffernan, MacKenzie, James A., Bendinskas, Kestutis G., Witkowska, Halina Ewa, Thompson, Maureen, Bergen-Cico, Dessa K., applied for $414,222 20. "Collaborative Activities to Promote Metabolomics Research: Metabolomics in a Pediatric U.S. Population Exposed to Low-Level Environmental Heavy Metals" received $146,200 with indirects supplement to R01: $99,000 directs to SUNY-Oswego (Dr. Bendinskas, coPI), $1,000 to Syracuse University (Dr. Gump-PI). 21. “The Psychosocial and Physiological Consequences of Taking and Not Taking Paid Time Off”, Brooks Gump & Sarah D. Pressman (co-PI’s), US Travel Association (#28570), received total $172,949; $57,970 for SUNY-Oswego (Dr. Bendinskas, Co-Investigator) 22. SU-UMU Collaboration Application, Gump (SU), Glatt (UMU), Bendinskas (consultant), submitted for $83,341 •as a research advisor to a student PI, student SCAC grants: with Katherine Cook “Glycosidation of Carbohydrates”, 2004, received $340 with Jennifer Bushey and Dr. James MacKenzie “Development of a Single Step Detection Method for Gamma Hydrohybutyrate”, received $1000 3. with Kim Zeitz “Study of Biologically Assisted Solubility of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes”; 2003; received $250 4. with Daniel Dempsey “Development of a New Biochemistry Laboratory Sequence”; 2003; submitted for $500 5. with Robert Birdsall “Lead Proteomics in Juveniles”; 2007; received $1000 6. with Paul MacMahon “GHB Detection Using ELISA”; 2008; received $1000 7. with Mike Kiley “ApoE Detection Using Western or ELISA in Juveniles”; 2008; received $1000 8. with Patrick Wilson and Jake DeMarree”; 2010; received $2000 9. with Yoshihiro Miura and Yvaline Dorce; 2011: received $1,000 10. with Nicolas D’Alessandro, Patrick Wilson, Carolyn Joyce, 2012, received $3,000 11. with Viktoria Sprancmanis, 2013, received $1,000 12. with Justin Sbarra, 2014, received, $1,000 1. 2.
Research Experience • Graduate and Undergraduate Research Advisor, SUNY Oswego - Chemistry Department. Studying proteomics of human biological samples in adults and children who were exposed to lead and mercury in the environment. Studying metal-protein interactions. Developing new biochemistry teaching experiments and new GHB detection methods. Extensively using procedures of biochemistry (2-D electrophoresis, RT-PCR, combinatorial selection, cloning, sequencing, purification of strains, Western, ELISA analyses, MALDI-TOF, etc.) and techniques of analytical and organic chemistry (fluorescence, chromatography, UV-VIS-NIR, FTIR, HPLC, GC, NMR, etc.). Supervised tens of students, including an MS thesis student, published extensively in peer review journals, presented at international conferences, and received substantial external grants.
• Undergraduate Research Advisor, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physical Sciences. Studied oxidation- reduction processes involving NADH, PMS, and DCIP. Developed colorimetric assay for the detection of GHB. Worked on a quantitative assay for detection of a precursor of GHB, 1,4-butanediol in physiological samples using GC-MS. Supervised four undergraduates and helped them to prepare posters for a display at the local and regional level. • Undergraduate Research Advisor, University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Studied DNA-PDHD conjugate’s antiviral activity. Studied several different Grignard reactions and used the products in preparation of new DNA conjugates. Advised and supervised chemistry, biochemistry, and biology majors on their research projects. • Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Biochemistry Department, Dr. Larry Grossman’s group. Prepared plasmids containing a single thymine cyclobutane dimer site and a photocrosslinking agent nearby for the demonstration of a movement of UvrA2B DNA repair system along the substrates. Purified UvrA, UvrB, and UvrC proteins. Studied the above system using KMnO4 mapping and photocrosslinking reactions. • Research Assistant, BGSU. Ph.D. dissertation research topic: "Directing Photosensitizers to Key Viral Targets Using Combinatorially Selected Oligonucleotides" under W. Robert Midden. Demonstrated selective binding of ds DNA to ss DNA target under physiological conditions. Cloned and sequenced selected DNA. Prepared DNA-photosensitizer conjugates, used radioactive labeling, and confirmed the sequence specific DNA target cleavage by an oligonucleotide-dihydrodioxin conjugate. Prepared an independent proposal "Effects of Damaging and Protecting Reagents on DNA Repair Capacity in Young and Old Human Lymphocytes." • Research Assistant, Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology. Worked in the Laboratory of Ion Exchange studying processes of copper recovery from the EDTA containing wastewaters. Used a wide variety of analytical procedures to determine the environmental impact of contamination of air, water, and soil in the region of the mouth of Yauza River in Moscow. Participated in an environmental expedition in Polish Karpaty Mountains. Teaching Experience • Assistant, Associate and now Full Professor of Biochemistry, SUNY Oswego, Chemistry Department. Teaching biochemistry CHE 461/561/462/562 lectures and biochemistry CHE 360/461/561/462/562L laboratories. Used every other lecture period for the peer-led active cooperative learning of the chapter material introduced in a previous lecture. Introduced the peer-graded homework writing assignments. Used take- home retake exams as a teaching tool. Teaching Environmental Science CHE 300 and Chemistry in Context CHE209 for non-science majors using interactive “clicker” technologies. Teaching Proteomics CHE 471/571, a new hi-tech biotechnology class and laboratory, studio style. Teaching a 401/501 level class on “Diabetes”. Teaching 501 “Biotechnology in Seminal Research Articles”, a new graduate level class reviewing original articles written by Pasteur, Fleming, Crick and Watson, Sanger, Mullis, and many modern authors. Enforced a safe and comfortable yet extensive laboratory work and study environment.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Kutztown University, Department of Physical Sciences. Taught biochemistry CHM 310, CHM 312 lecture and biochemistry CHM 312, CHM 313 laboratory. Equipped and redesigned laboratories to exclude “cook book” types of experiments. Taught organic chemistry lab CHM 217. Taught introductory chemistry lecture CHM 020 and introductory chemistry laboratory CHM 021 for non-science majors. Used “Blackboard” for all of my courses. Director of Biochemistry and Bio-organic Chemistry Laboratories, University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Developed new laboratory experiments and computer simulations for undergraduate (224L, 247L, 248L, 341L, 461L) and graduate (624L) courses. Expanded research type experiments. Prepared a set of on-line pre-lab lectures, laboratory manuals, and tests for the courses. Directed graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate helpers. Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health. Trained three Ph.D. students for the Biochemistry Departments' lab rotations. Supervised an undergraduate student. Teaching Assistant in Biochemistry Laboratories (CHEM 309, CHEM 447), BGSU. Had full responsibility for the laboratory: gave pre-lab lectures, prepared and gave exams, prepared lab and helped with experiments in biochemistry of lipids, proteins, carbohydrates and DNA, graded reports, exams, and gave final grades. Teacher of Science, Russian, Mathematics, and Chemistry for 4th- 8th graders for programs of "Gifted and Talented" in Bowling Green School System, "University Summer Academy", and a Minority Student Advancement Program at BGSU. Teaching Assistant in General Chemistry Laboratories (CHEM 118) in BGSU. Prepared lab and chemicals, assisted students during lab period, graded reports and exams. Teaching Assistant in Organic Chemistry Laboratories (CHEM 332, CHEM 443) in BGSU. Prepared lab and chemicals, directed students during basic organic synthesis and analysis, graded reports and exams.
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Conferences/Oral Presentations/Invited Talks/*indicates the presenter •Bendinskas, K.*, Burant, C., MacKenzie, J., Gump, B. (Sept, 2015)” Lead, Mercury, Sleep, and Inflammatory Markers in Adolescents: Metabolomics Data”, poster, NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Annual Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky • Bendinskas, K.* (2015, Sept) “Effects of Environmental Lead and Mercury on the Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Children”, talk, Science Today, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY •Sasha Padilla*, Kestutis Bendinskas, (2015, Sept) “Colorimetric Screening Test for GHB in Saliva in SSADH Deficiency Patients Using Modified Ferric Hydroxamate Test”, Ethan Walker*, Debasish Nag “ITC Studies of BSA-metal Interactions and Purification of FtsZ”, Summer SCA Symposium, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY • Bendinskas, K.* (2015, June) “Effects of environmental lead and mercury on cardiovascular system, inflammatory markers, and sleep in adolescents”, talk, NERM ACS, Ithaca, NY • Htet Oo San*, Bendinskas, K. (2015, April) “Alpha-2 macroglobulin: Copper Binding Interactions” a talk, Justin Sbarra*, Bendinskas, K. “GC-MS detection of GHB in animal tissues” a poster, Quest, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY • Bendinskas, K.* (2015, March), “Effects of Environmental Lead and Mercury on the Cardiovascular System, Inflammatory Markers, and Sleep in Adolescents”, an invited talk, Metabolomics – BRCF, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
• Bendinskas, K.* (2015, January), “Environmental Toxicants in Children: Research Program Results and Proposals for Collaboration”, an invited talk, Technology Campus, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India • Canning, Ashley*, Bendinskas, K. (2014, November), MALDI-TOF LP, ISD, PMF, and PSD in the Determination of Four Distinct Proteins: An Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory”, poster, International Sigma Xi Research Conference and Delegate Meeting, Glendale, Arizona • Bendinskas, K.* (2014, June), “Effects of Environmental Lead and Mercury on the Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Children: Which OMICS Is Next?”, an invited talk, Environmental Health Sciences Core Center, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI • Viktorija Willson (2014, April) “Alpha-2 macroglobulin: Lead Binding interactions” a talk Daniel Walter, Jessica Blodgett “The Longitudinal Study of Hair and Saliva Cortisol” a poster, Hoangvy Nguyen, Lulu Zhang, “EDTA Decreases Trypsin’s Activity and Affects the Quality of peptide MALDI-TOF MS Data” a poster, Quest, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY • Hoangvy Nguyen*, Bendinskas, K.* (2013, October), “EDTA decreases trypsins' activity and affects the quality of peptide MALDI-TOF MS data”, Jessica Blodgett*, Carolyn Joyce*, Bendinskas, K. “Preliminary biomarker study in a population occupationally exposed to heavy metals”, posters, ACS North East Regional Meeting, Yale University, New Haven, CT • Bendinskas, K. (2013, October), four summer student posters, Shineman Center opening, SUNY-Oswego • Bendinskas, K.* (2013, September), “Human serum metallomics and proteomics”, an invited talk, The World Conference on Biological and Biomedical Science, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania • Bendinskas, K.* (2013, July), “Human serum metallomics and proteomics”, a talk, 38th Federation of European Biochemical Societies Congress, St. Petersburg, Russia • Jessica Blodgett, (April 2013) “MDA Analysis of blood serum in foundry workers”, Nick D’Alessandro, “Biotechnological ID: short tandem repeats analyzed by MALDI-TOF”, Hoangvy Nguyen, Lulu Zhang, “Effects of EDTA on Trypsins’ Activity and MALDI-TOF”, Patrick Wilson, “Gelsolin’s Binding Activity for Mercury”, Quest, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY • Bendinskas, K.* (2012, December), “Lead, Mercury, Cortisol, and Inflammatory Proteins in Adolescents”, Invited Chair of a Session, a talk, 5th Annual Congress and Exposition of Molecular Diagnostics, Guangzhou, China • Weber, B.*, Bendinskas, K. (2012, November), “Novel Lipids Teaching Laboratory: LCMS/MS and MALDI analysis”, Sigma Xi local Section poster presentation, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY • Bendinskas, K.*, Nsouli, T. (2012, September), “Apolipoprotein E-lead association in an adolescent population exposed to environmental lead and apolipoprotein E-lead binding studies”, talk, NE Regional ACS, Rochester, NY •Bendinskas, K.* (2012, September) “Lead, Mercury, Cortisol, and Inflammatory Proteins in Adolescents”, invited oral presentation and meetings with faculty and students; SUNY-Potsdam, Potsdam, NY •Spencer Saraf*, Kestutis Bendinskas (2012, September), “Finding a method to determine the binding constants of apolipoprotein E isoforms to lead using lead and a model protein, bovine serum albumin”; Lulu Zhang, Hoangvy Nguyen*, and Kestutis Bendinskas “Effects of EDTA on Trypsin’s Activity and MALDI TOF”; Jessica Blodgett*, Jeffery Schneider, Kestutis Bendinskas “The Correlation of Arsenic in Apples and Soils of Various New York Orchards”; Benjamin Weber*, Kestutis Bendinskas “Extraction and Characterization of Lipids from Food Samples”, SSP poster conference, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY •Miura, Y.*, Bendinskas, K.* (2012, August) “Extraction of Ribosomal Proteins: Evaluation of a Teaching Laboratory”, co-presenters of a poster, National ACS, Philadelphia, PA
•Nsouli, T. *, Birdsall, R., Bendinskas K. (2012, April) “Apolipoprotein E-lead association in an adolescent population and apolipoprotein E-lead binding studies”, poster, Sigma Xi NorthEastern Regional Research Symposium, Queens College, CUNY, NYC, NY •Dorce, Y., Miura, Y. *, Bendinskas, K. (2012, April) “Extraction of Ribosomal Proteins”, poster, Sigma Xi NorthEastern Regional Research Symposium, Queens College, CUNY, NYC, NY •Miura, Y. *, Bendinskas, K. (2012, April) “Proteomics of Ribosomal Proteins from Five Species”, oral presentation, Quest, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY •Dorce, Y. *, Bendinskas, K. (2012, April) “Ribosomal Proteomics in E. Coli and Yeast”, poster, Quest, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY •Bendinskas, K. * (2012, February) “Effects of Lead and Mercury on the Blood Proteome of Children: the focus on Apolipoprotein E”, oral presentation; 1st Biotechnology World Congress, Dubai, United Arab Emirates •Nsouli, T. *, Bendinskas K. (2011, November) “Effects of Lead on the Blood Proteome of Children in Oswego, NY: the focus on Apolipoprotein E- Lead Interactions", poster, International Sigma Xi Research Conference and Delegate Meeting, Raleigh, NC •Chmil, C. *, Pierce, F., Wang, F., Bendinskas, K. (2011, November) “Proteomic Study of Human Proteins Binding to Immobilized Metals on IDA Column", poster, International Sigma Xi Research Conference and Delegate Meeting, Raleigh, NC •Bendinskas, K. * (2011, November) “Effects of Lead and Mercury on the Blood Proteome of Children: the focus on Apolipoprotein E”, oral presentation; 2nd BIT Annual Congress of Biomarkers, Beijing, China •Bendinskas, K.* (2011, October) “Studying at SUNY-Oswego as an international student; research in Chemistry and Biochemistry at SUNY-Oswego”, invited oral presentation ; Chemistry, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China • Quest, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, sponsored 4 students presenting talks April 13, 2011 • Organized the Northeast Sigma Xi Research Symposium at Stony Brook April 9, 2011 University; “Effects of lead and mercury on the blood proteome of children: Metals and apolipoprotein E”, Frank Pierce, Fengrong Wang, Robert E. Birdsall, James A. MacKenzie, and Kestas Bendinskas, poster presented by Pierce • “Lead and Mercury in Children: Involvement of Apolipoprotein E” Nov 12, 2010 Bendinskas, K., Pierce, F., Begü GÖNÜL, MacKenzie, J.A. I presented a poster at an International Sigma Xi Research Conference and Delegate Meeting, Raleigh, NC • “Effects of Lead and Mercury on Proteome of Children” Bendinskas, K., August 23-26, Birdsall, R.E., Kiley, M., MacKenzie, J.A. I presented a poster. “Synthesis 2010 and Cross-linking of 3-Thio-4-hydroxyutanoic Acid to Develop anti-GHB ELISA” Wang, F. Bendinskas ,K.; Wang presented a poster; the National ACS Meeting, Boston, MA • Organized Summer Scholars program poster conference (38 posters) on the Sept 17, 2010 New Science Ground Breaking Day, Oswego, NY, sponsored 6 students presenting posters • SAS - SUNY Oswego High school project presentations, Oswego, NY, July, 2010 sponsored 3 students presenting posters • Quest, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, sponsored 4 students presenting talks April 21, 2010 • Organized the North East Regional Undergraduate and Graduate Student April 17, 2010 Sigma Xi Poster Conference at Quinnipiac University and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, Connecticut; Roosa, K.A., Birdsall, R.E., J.A. MacKenzie, B.B. Gump, and K. Bendinskas, Proteomic study of lead and mercury exposure in children, poster presented by Roosa; Eric Yeager, Frank Pierce, Bendinskas, K., MacKenzie, J.A. Proteomic study of ribosomal proteins, poster presented by Pierce; Wang, F., Bendinskas, K., MacKenzie, J., and Damkaci F., Synthesis and crosslinking of thio-GHB to BSA, poster presented by Wang
Local Sigma Xi Poster Conference at SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY; Eric Yeager, Frank Pierce, Bendinskas, K., MacKenzie, J.A. Proteomic study of ribosomal proteins, poster presented by Yeager Bendinskas, K., Birdsall, R.E., Kiley, M., MacKenzie, J., Gump, B., Proteomic study of lead and mercury effects in adolescents, Sigma Xi Annual Delegate Meeting and International Conference, Woodlands, Texas, poster presented by Bendinskas Quest, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, sponsored 4 students presenting talks MacKenzie, J.A., B.B. Gump, K. Roosa, K Bendinskas, A. Dumas, R. Morgan, and P. Parsons, Lead Exposure and Cardiovascular Dysregulation in Children. Experimental Biology 2009, New Orleans, LA., poster presented by J.A.M. Organized the North East Regional Undergraduate and Graduate Student Sigma Xi Poster Conference at SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY; Banyikwa, A. and Bendinskas, K., Detection of GHB Using Succinic Reductase Coupled with Diaphorase, poster presented by A.B.; Roosa, K.A., J.A. MacKenzie, B.B. Gump, and K. Bendinskas, Connections Between Blood Lipids and the Kallikrein-Kinin System in Children, poster presented by Roosa; Birdsall, R.E., MacKenzie, J., Gump, B., Bendinskas, K., Proteomic study of lead and mercury exposure in children, poster presented by Birdsall; MacMahon, P., MacKenzie, J., Bendinskas, K., Detection of a date rape drug: γ-hydroxybutyric acid, poster presented by MacMahon; Wang, F., Bendinskas, K., and Bruch M., Glycosidation of Ribose and Deoxyribose: Is Stability or Flexibility more important in RNA and DNA?, poster presented by Wang Organized Local Sigma Xi Poster Conference at SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY; Birdsall, R.E., Bendinskas, K., MacKenzie, J.A., Gump, B. Proteomic study of lead and mercury exposure in children, poster presented by Bendinskas
Organized 2008 Merck-AAAS Scholars Presentations: Tabitha Maier “Development of Direct ELISA for GHB Detection”, Eric Yeager “Cardiovascular Dysfunction: Does Lead Play a Role?”, Jenna Burgess “The role of antioxidants in cardiovascular functions exposed to lead" Birdsall, R., Bendinskas, K., and MacKenzie, J.A., Gump, B.B., Proteomic study of lead and mercury exposure in children. 236th ACS National Meeting, 2008, Philadelphia, PA, poster presented by Birdsall and Bendinskas Quest, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, sponsored 4 students presenting talks Organized the Second North East Regional Undergraduate and Graduate Student Sigma Xi Poster Conference at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; MacMahon, P, Bendinskas, K., and MacKenzie, J.A. Development of an Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for the Detection of γhydroxybutyric acid (GHB), poster presented by MacMahon Gump, B.B., Birdsall, R., Bendinskas, K., and MacKenzie, J.A. A negative association between socioeconomic status (SES) and blood cadmium (Cd) in children: Exploring potential risks for future ill health using proteomics. Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, 2008, Baltimore, MD, poster presented by Gump Presented a talk “IPCC and global climate change” in the “Focus the Nation” event on SUNY-Oswego campus; participated in the organization of this event Organized the local Sigma Xi poster conference at SUNY-Oswego, Crossett, D.J., Bendinskas, K. and MacKenzie, J.A. Single-Step Enzymatic GHB-Detection Assay. Poster presented by Crossett; secondary presentation
December 2, 2009 November 13, 2009 April 23, 2009 April 20, 2009
April 18, 2009
December 2, 2008 September 19, 2008
August 17, 2008
April 23, 2008 April 19, 2008
March 15, 2008
January 31, 2008 December 4, 2007
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“The Coalition of Responsible Citizens opposes the TransGas proposal to build Coal Gasification Plant in Scriba. Should you?” Oswego County Environmental management Council and Scriba Planning Board and Scriba Town Board joint meeting; presented a full 45 minute lecture Crossett, D.J., Bendinskas, K. and MacKenzie, J.A. Single-Step Enzymatic GHB-Detection Assay. Presented at the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, Orlando, FL., poster presented by Crossett “Undergraduate Summer Research: Merck-AAAS scholars Reports”, organized a session (with James MacKenzie), Oswego, NY, four students presented their oral reports “Biochemical and Chemical Sugar Detection Methods”, poster with Katie Miloski, “Comparative Analysis of Preparation Techniques for Proteomic Research” poster with Robert Birdsall and James MacKenzie; Organized the Second North East Regional Undergraduate and Graduate Student Sigma Xi Poster Conference at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Quest, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, sponsored 4 students presenting talks Organized the local Sigma Xi poster conference at SUNY-Oswego, “High Performance Liquid Chromatography of Sugars Labeled with Anthranilic Acid”, with Sara Wagoner and Jeff Schneider, a student co-authored and presented a poster “Purification of Succinic Semialdehyde Reductase”, Sigma Xi national undergraduate student conference and delegate meeting, Detroit, MI, with Patricia Sattelberg, a student co-authored and presented a poster “Glycosidation of Sugars: The Interface of Biochemistry, Physical, and Analytical Chemistry”, NERM, Binghamton, NY, with Erin Simon, a student co-authored and presented a poster “Undergraduate Summer Research: Merck-AAAS scholars Reports”, organized a session (with James MacKenzie and Diane Chepko-Sade), Oswego, NY, four students presented their oral reports “Learning by doing: Chemistry-Biology Research as Merck-AAAS Scholar”, with James MacKenzie and Diane Chepko-Sade, Oswego Symposium on Learning and Teaching, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, presented a poster Organized the North East Regional Undergraduate and Graduate Student Sigma Xi Poster Conference at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Quest, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, sponsored 4 students presenting talks “Glycosidation of Carbohydrates in the Undergraduate Curriculum”, Sigma Xi national undergraduate student conference and delegate meeting, Seattle, WA, with Katie Cook and Meredith Dumont, students co-authored and presented a poster “Proteomics in Biochemistry Laboratory”, Oswego Symposium on Learning and Teaching, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, presented a poster Quest, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, sponsored 4 students presenting talks “Glycosidation of Carbohydrates in the Undergraduate Curriculum”, 50th Undergraduate Research Symposium - Rochester Section of the ACS, with Katie Cook, a student co-authored and presented a talk “The Use of eInstruction's Personal Response System in Chemistry”, COLT meeting, SUNY-Oswego, presented an invited brief talk “GHB Detection using Human Brain Succinic Semialdehyde Reductase”, Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Mystic, CT, with D. Gilbert, a student co-authored and presented a talk “The Biochemical Detection of GHB in common drinks and biological fluids”, International GHB and Chemical Drug Conference, Las Vegas, NV, presented a talk
November 19, 2007 and January 23, 2008 November 3, 2007 October, 2007 Saturday, April 21st, 2007
April, 2007 November, 2006 November, 2006 October, 2006 October, 2006 September, 2006 Saturday, April 29th, 2006 April, 2006 November, 2005 September, 2005 April, 2005 March, 2005 March, 2005 September 2004 September 2004
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“The Biochemical Detection of Date Rape Drug, GHB, in common drinks and biological fluids”, Syracuse Section of ACS, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, presented a talk Quest, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, sponsored 3 students presenting talks “Biochemistry in the General Chemistry Laboratory and Potential for Detection of the Date Rape Drug GHB”, Science Today Lecture Series, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY, presented a talk “Kinetics of Alcohol Oxidation in Presence of Alcohol Dehydrogenase Followed by Visible Spectroscopy: Biochemistry in the General Chemistry Laboratory”, 36th Middle Atlantic Regional ACS Meeting, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey; presented a talk Student Research Symposium at Saint Joseph’s University, Sigma Xi, sponsored 3 students presenting posters Undergraduate Research Symposium at Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, sponsored 4 students presenting a poster Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Art College Teachers (MAALACT) in Chemistry at Moravian, PA; participant; created Blackboard “course” for Biochemistry subcommittee Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair; a judge ND Chemistry and Biochemistry Department undergraduate 248L and 461L student research presentations and poster sessions; an organizer and a judge. JHU Biochemistry Department Seminars: Baltimore; delivered a talk Photochemical Sciences Colloquium: Diversity in Research, Bowling Green; presented a poster Sigma Xi Scientific Society Bowling Green Chapter's Graduate and Undergraduate Student Competition, Bowling Green; presented a poster NATO Advanced School in Photobiology in Medicine, Sardinia, Italy; delivered a talk American Society for Photochemistry and Photobiology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois; presented a poster Sigma Xi Scientific Society Bowling Green Chapter's Graduate and Undergraduate Student Competition, Bowling Green; presented a poster Photochemical Sciences Colloquium: Diversity in Research, Bowling Green; presented a poster
Honors, Responsibilities •Honors for founding and running seven Sigma Xi North East Regional conferences •Editor-in-Chief for the American Journal of Undergraduate Research •Invited Editorial Board member for American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology •Invited Editorial Board member for Food Science and Human Wellness •Provost Faculty Research Fellow •Received Gold Medal of the ORSP upon achieving $1,000,000 in external grants •Member of Health Professions Activity Committee, Chemistry representative on the CLAS Sciences Professional Development Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences representative on the Chancellor's Award Review Committee, etc. committees at SUNYOswego •Director of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Center, SUNY-Oswego •Associate Director and conference coordinator of North East Regional Sigma Xi
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April 2003 April 2002, 2003 October 2001 March 2000 November 98, 99, 2000 and April 98, 99, 2000, 2001 May 1997 October 1995 April 1994 October 1993 July 1993 March 1993 September 1992
2015 2014-present 2014 2014 2013-2014 a.y. 2013 2004-present
•Director of the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Center, SUNYOswego, NY •Spokesperson for the Coalition of Responsible Citizens •Primary editor of the Biochemistry section of the American Journal of Undergraduate Research •SCAC member, co- Chair, former Chair of the Advisory Committee •Secretary of the Sigma Xi SUNY-Oswego Chapter •Received a Silver Medal of the ORSP upon achieving $500,000 in external grants •Co-director of the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Center, SUNYOswego, Oswego, NY •Received a Bronze Medal of the ORSP upon achieving $250,000 in external grants •Chair of the Communications Subcommittee for the SPC responsible for running “Science Today” lecture series •One of 11 members of Lithuanian Community Science Committee of the USA (LB-JAV) •Sierra Club, member •Manchester Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals Honors Registry • American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, member •Reviewed manuscripts for the Journal of Chemical Education •Crowell Allan & Bendinskas, partner •www.LithuaNet.com, consultant •Lithuanian Electronic Club LEKAS, founder, moderator; 40 members, http://listserv.nd.edu/archives/lekas.htm •APSCUF-KU, Representative Council member, Kutztown University •MAALACT Chemistry, member •Graduate Studies Committee, Kutztown University •Undergraduate Studies Committee, Biochemistry, UND •American Society of Photochemistry and Photobiology •Graduate Student Senate, BGSU, Elected Senator of Chemistry Students •Best Teaching Assistant Award, Bowling Green State University •Scholarships from Dr. Kazys Martinkus Memorial Fund •Scholarships from Lithuanian Foundation •Graduation with Honors from Mendeleyev's University of Chemical Technology •Lenin's Stipend (the highest possible scholarship of the Soviet Union at that time) •Publication of an abstract about environmental problems of the Yauza river, a left tributary of the Moscow river, Journal of Mendeleev Chemical Society •Encouraging Awards in the Young Researchers Conferences of Mendeleev University •Golden Medal upon graduation with honors from high school in Klaipeda, Lithuania •Bronze Medal in The Exhibit of Achievements of National Economy and Education, Moscow, USSR •The Second, Third, and Second place in Lithuania's National Mathematical Olympics
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