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Suzanne George

Kimberly Suzanne George Parsons

Assistant Professor

Dept: Chemistry




Office: Selby 361B

Degrees: Ph.D. in Biochemistry (Ohio University, 2011) B.S. Chemistry and Biochemistry (Ohio University, 2005)

Year appointed: 2010

Dr. Kimberly "Suzanne" George Parsons graduated from Ohio University with her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2005, and continued with her graduate studies at Ohio University under her adviser, Dr. Shiyong Wu. She has completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Ohio University in which she has studied the role of membrane rafts of skin cells in ultraviolet light-induced apoptosis. Dr. Parsons is also a member of the American Chemical Society and the National Council on Undergraduate Research.

Teaching duties include CHEM 420, 422 and 424: the Biochemistry lecture series and laboratory course and various courses in General Chemistry. Current research projects in Dr. Parsons' laboratory at Marietta College include investigations of the protective properties of various chemicals and antioxidants against ultraviolet light-induced cell death and studies of the phototoxicity of various chemical products.

Dr. Parsons lives with her husband, Eric, in Marietta, Ohio. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, camping, traveling and loving her pet!

Select publications:

George, K.S. and Wu, S. 2012. Lipid raft: a floating island of death or survival. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 259: 311-319.

George, K.S., Elassaki, W., Wu, Q., Wu, S. 2012. The role of cholesterol in UV light B-induced apoptosis. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 88(5): 1191-97.

George, K.S., Wu, Q., Wu, S. 2010. Effects of freezing and protein crosslinker on isolating membrane raft-associated proteins. Biotechniques, 49: 837-838.

Laszlo, C.F., Fayad, S., Carpenter, O.L., George, K.S., Lu, W., Saad, A.A., Wu, S. 2009. The role of translational regulation in ultraviolet C light induced cyclogenase-2 expression. Life Sci, 85: 70-76.

Parker, S.H., Parker, T.A., George, K.S. and Wu, S. 2006. The roles of translation initiation regulation in ultraviolet light-induced apoptosis. Mol Cell Biochem, 293: 173-181.