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Janet Rollins
Janet Rollins Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., York College
M.S. St. John’s University
Ph.D., St. John’s University 
Contact Information
(718) 405 3390
Science Building 308
Areas of Expertise 
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Reproductive biology
  • Organic chemistry

  • CHEM 105 and 106 General, organic and biochemistry for nursing
  • CHEM 319 and 320 Organic chemistry I and II
  • CHEM 115 and 116 General chemistry labs
  • BIO 426 Immunology

Research Interests
Cell and developmental biology of male and female germ cells in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

Professional Affiliations
American Society of Cell Biology, Genetics Society of America 

Recent Publications
Lacramioara Fabian,*, Ho-Chun Wei,*, Janet Rollins, Tatsuhiko Noguchi,Gordon Polevoy1, Louis Gervais, Antoine Guichet and Julie A. Brill. PIP2 directs spermatid cell polarity and exocyst localization in Drosophila. Molecular Biology of the Cell. Published online March 17, 2010. 

Ho-Chun Wei, Janet Rollins, Lacramioara Fabian, Gordon Polevoy, Chris Bazinet and Julie A. Brill. Depletion of plasma membrane PtdIns(4,5)P2 reveals essential roles for phosphoinositides in flagellar biogenesis. Journal of Cell Science, 2008 Apr 1;121(Pt 7):1076-84 

Agnieszka Demczuk, Nilanjan Guha, Peter H. Nguyen, Parima Desai, Jennifer Chang, Janet Rollins, Carlos Romero, Sarah Lombardi, Chandra C. Ghosh, Veronika Miskolci, Leslie Goodwin, and Ales Vancura. Yeast Phospholipase C Regulates Transcription of Msn2p-Dependent Stress Responsive Genes. Eukaryotic Cell, 2008 June Vol.7 no 6 p. 967–979 

Veronika Miskolci, Janet Rollins, Hai Yen Vu, Chandra C. Ghosh,
Dennis Davidson, and Ivana Vancurova. NFκB is Persistently Activated in Continuously Stimulated Human Neutrophils. Molecular Medicine. 13: (3-4) 134-142, 2007 

Janet Rollins*, Ingrid Veras*, Stephanie Cabarcas, Ian Willis, and Laura
Schramm. Human Maf1 negatively regulates RNA Polymerase III
transcription via the TFIIB family members Brf1 and Brf2. Int. J. Biol. Sci. 3(5), 292-302, 2007

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