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Joseph DeMasi, PhD
Director, Medical and Molecular Biology Program
Associate Professor of Biology

School of Arts and Sciences - F262


School of Arts & Sciences

Medical and Molecular Biology (BS)
Premedical & Health Studies (BS)

BS, Carnegie Mellon University
PhD, Cornell University

Areas of Teaching
Molecular and cellular biology

Scholarly Interests
Cancer biology
Virus-host interactions
Science education

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
De Souza-Hart, J.A., DeMasi, J. and D.C. Anderson. Reality-Check: Helping Pre-Health Students Evaluate and Work Towards Their Career Goals through a Health Professions Seminar. The Advisor. NAAHP Press. March 2010; 30(1)."

"Begley, G.S., DeMasi, J., De Souza-Hart, J.A., Reichard-Brown, J. and D.L. Thurlow. Medical Competency and Premedical Curricular Dialogues in Atlanta GA. The Advisor. NAAHP Press. September 2010.

DeMasi J., Chao, MC. Kumar, AS. and Howley, P.M. (2007). Bovine papillomavirus E7 oncoprotein inhibits anoikis. J. Virology, 81(17), 9419-25.

DeMasi J., Huh, K-W., Nakatani, Y., Munger , K. and Howley, P.M. (2005). Bovine papillomavirus E7 transformation function correlates with cellular p600 protein binding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(32), 11486-11491.

Huh, K-W., DeMasi J., Ogawa, H., Howley, P.M., Nakatani, Y. and Munger , K. (2005). Association of the human papillomavirus type 16 E7 oncoprotein with the 600 kDa retinoblastoma-protein associated factor, p600. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(32), 11492-11497.

DeMasi, J., Du, S., Lennon, D., and Traktman, P. (2001). Vaccinia virus telomeres: interactions with the viral I1, I6 and K4 proteins. J. Virology, 75(21), p. 10090-10105.

Punjabi, A., Boyle, K., DeMasi, J., Grubisha, O., Unger, B., Khanna, M., and Traktman, P. (2001). Clustered charge-to-alanine mutagenesis of the vaccinia virus A20 gene: temperature-sensitive mutants have a DNA-minus phenotype and are defective in the production of processive DNA polymerase. J. Virology, 75(24), p. 12308-12318.

DeMasi, J. and Traktman, P. (2000). Clustered charge-to-alanine mutagenesis of the vaccinia virus H5 gene: isolation of a dominant, temperature-sensitive mutant with a profound defect in morphogenesis. J. Virology, 74(5), p. 2393-2405.

Traktman, P., Lu, K., DeMasi, J., Rollins, R., Jesty, S. and Unger, B. (2000). Elucidating the essential role of the A14 phosphoprotein in vaccinia virus morphogenesis: construction and characterization of a tetracycline-inducible recombinant. J. Virology, 74(8), p. 3682-3695.