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Sarah Baas Robinson

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B.S. with Honors in Biology, Virginia Tech, 2004

Ph.D., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, 2010

Postdoctoral research fellow, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2010-2015

Selected Publications:
  1. Frappaolo, A., Sechi, S., Kumagai, T., Robinson, S.B., Fraschini, R., Karimpour Ghahnavieh, A., Belloni, G., Piergentili, R., Tiemeyer, K.H., Tiemeyer, M., and M.G. Giansanti. (2017) COG7 deficiency in Drosophila generates multifaceted developmental, behavioral, and protein glycosylation phenotypes. J. Cell Sci., 130: 3637-3649.
  2. Robinson, S.B., Hardaway, J.A., Hardie, S., Wright, J., Glynn, R., Bermingham, D., Han, Q., Freeman, P., and Blakely, R.D. (2017) Sequence determinants of the C. elegans dopamine transporter dictating in vivo axonal export and synaptic localization. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 78: 41-51. 
  3. Bermingham, D.P., Hardaway, J.A., Snarrenberg, C.L., Robinson, S.B., Folkes, O.M., Salimando, G.J., and Blakely, R.D. (2016) Acute Blockade of the C. elegans dopamine transporter DAT-1 by the mammalian norepinephrine transporter inhibitor nisoxetine reveals the influence of genetic modifications of dopamine signaling in vivo. Neurochemistry International 98:122-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuint.2016.01.008
  4. Hardaway, J.A., Hardie, S., Whitaker, S., Baas, S.R., Zhang, B., Bermingham, D.P., Lichtenstein, A., and Blakely, R.D. (2012) Forward genetic analysis to identify determinants of dopamine signaling in Caenorhabditis elegans using swimming-induced paralysis, G3 2: 961-975.
  5. Baas, S., Sharrow, M., Kotu, V., Middleton, M., Nguyen, K., Flanagan-Steet, H., Aoki, K., and Tiemeyer, M. (2011) Sugar-free frosting, a homolog of SAD kinase, drives neural specific glycan expression in the Drosophila embryo. Development 138 (3): 553-63. (A Nature Functional Glycomics Gateway featured article; March, 2011; N-glycosylation: Regulatory affairs. Functional Glycomics 2011, doi:10.1038/fg.2011.10)
  6. Sharrow, M., Aoki, K., Baas, S., Porterfield, M., and Tiemeyer, M. (2009) Genetic and Structural Analysis of the Glycoprotein and Glycolipid Glycans of Drosophila melanogaster. in Handbook of Glycomics (R. Cummings and J.M. Pierce, eds), Elsevier, Amsterdam (Figure submitted accepted for cover art).


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