I have been an Instructor at Cabrillo College since
2004. My teaching assignments are in Molecular and Cellular
Biology, Human Biology, and Microbiology. I am the faculty
advisor for two clubs: the AGS
Honor Society and the Premedical
Association. Previously, I taught
biology courses in the Los Angeles area at El Camino
College, Pasadena City College, Los Angeles Harbor College,
and Loyola Marymount University. My former research areas
include protein phosphatase control of glucose metabolism,
apoptosis, and cell cycle progression (see papers below).
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For fun I enjoy playing chess.
I used to play and direct tournaments and have even advised
a chess club on campus. I also play the saxophone.
These are some local bands I have been playing with: Pacific
Avenue, Gemini Jazz,
Hoopty Funk, Pawn Shop
Soul, and Terminal
Degree. I have also taken a number of music classes at
Cabrillo College that have greatly expanded my knowledge and
I am a proud father to Stanley,
an African Grey Parrot.
2001: Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology
and Immunology, University
of Missouri, Columbia
1993: B.A. Molecular Cell Biology
(Emphasis: Genetics), University
of California, Berkeley
PA Morcos, and JF Cannon. 2003.
Pho85 phosphorylates the glc7 protein phosphatase regulator
glc8 in vivo. J Biol Chem. 278(1):147-153.
Nigavekar, SS and JF Cannon. 2002.
Glc8 is a glucose-repressible activator of Glc7 protein
phosphatase-1. Arch Biochem Biophys.
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