Lisa M. Austin, PhD
Technology Specialist

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ph.D., Cell Biology, 1994
University of Massachusetts, M.S., Animal Science, 1990
Cornell University, B.S., Animal Science, 1983

Professional Experience
Technology Specialist, Medlen & Carroll, LLP, 2002 - Present

Assistant Professor, Research Track, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2000 - 2002
Department of Dermatology

Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Rockefeller University, 1994 - 2000
Department of Cellular Physiology and Immunology
Department of Investigative Dermatology

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1989 - 1994
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Department of Dermatology

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts, 1987 - 1989
Department of Veterinary and Animal Science; and Department of Biochemistry

Research Assistant I & II, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research at Cornell University, 1983 - 1987
Department of Biological Control; Microscopy Service Facility

Biotechnology Patent Prosecution

Representative Publications
“The Combination of Benzo[a]pyrene and Ultraviolet A Causes An In Vivo Time-Related Accumulation of DNA Damage In Mouse Skin,” Photochem Photobiol. 77(4):413-419 (2003) pending

Effects of the Isoflavone 4’,5,7-trihydroxyisoflavone (genistein) on Psoralen Plus Ultraviolet A Radiation (PUVA)-induced Photodamage,” Carcinogenesis 23:317-321 (2002).

"Detection and Treatment of Activated T cells in the Cerebrospinal Fluid of Patients with Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration,” Annals of Neurology 47(1):9-17 (2000).

"CD69, HLA-DR and the IL-2R Identify Persistently Activated T Cells in Psoriasis Vulgaris Lesional Skin: Blood and Skin Comparisons by Flow Cytometr,” J. of Autoimmunity 14:63-78 (2000).

"Mutation in and Lack of Expression of Tyrosinase-Related Protein-1 (TRP-1) in Melanocytes from an Individual with Brown Oculocutaneous Albinism; a New Subtype of Albinism Classified as ‘OCA3’,” Amer. J. Hum. Genet. 58:1145-1156 (1996).

"A Simple Freeze Drying Procedure for Preserving Waxy Cuticle Surface Structures of Leaves for Scanning Electron Microscopy,” J. Electron Microscopy Tech. 2:513-514 (1985).

National Psoriasis Foundation, National Alopecia Areata Foundation, Spondylitis Association of America, Society for Leukocyte Biology, Microscopy Society of America, Monterey Bay Aquarium

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