Biology

Eric Calhoun

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Title

Assistant Professor

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences: Tumor Biology, The Mayo Clinic Graduate School (2002)
  • B.S. Biology, Truman State University (1997)
  • B.S. Chemistry, Truman State University (1997)

My career at Alma began in

2008

My expertise:

Cancer Genetics/Genomics

Signature course(s):

Molecular Techniques (BIO125), New Zealand Experience (STC012), Genetics (BIO204) & Cancer Biology (BIO333)

Recent publications:

Oncogene-induced Nrf2 Transciption Promotes ROS Detoxification and Tumorigenesis. DeNicola et al. Nature. 2011 Jul 6;475(7354):106-9.21734707 PMID:

FAM190A Rearrangements Provide a Multitude of Individualized Tumor Signatures and Neo-antigens in Cancer. Scrimieri et al. Oncotarget. 2011 Jan-Feb;2(1-2):69-75. PMID:21378412

Core signaling pathways in human pancreatic cancers revealed by global genomic analyses. Jones et al. Science. 2008 Sep 26;321(5897):1801-6. PMID:18772397

Recent presentations:

Somatic Cell Gene Targeting of ARID1B in Pancreatic Cancer. Weber KJ, Calhoun ES. Poster Presentation, West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, 2011.

RAPD: Individualized DNA Art. Clutter E, Curtiss E, DeJonge K, Steinberger K, Calhoun ES.  Poster Presentation, ASPIRE Symposium, Alma College, Alma, MI, 2011.

Synthesis and Cloning of Tumor-associated FAM190A Transcripts. Bouwhuis A, Calhoun ES. Poster Presentation, West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, 2010.

Designing of a CSMD3 Targeting Vector for its Use in Generating a Somatic Cell Gene Knockout. Harrison J, Calhoun ES. Oral Presentation, Alma Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, Alma College, Alma, MI, 2010.

Synthesis of ARID1B Targeting Constructs For Generating Somatic Cell Gene Knockouts. Weber KJ, Calhoun ES.  Oral Presentation, Alma Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, Alma College, Alma, MI, 2010.

Blood Typing: The Swish and Spit Method. Goldthorpe S, Rumschlag G, Gwizdala J, Calhoun ES.  Poster Presentation, ASPIRE Symposium, Alma College, Alma, MI, 2010.

Somatic Cell Gene Targeting of the FAM190A Gene and its Potential Link to Pancreatic Cancer. Beal L, Calhoun ES. Oral Presentation. Honors Day Symposium, Alma College, Alma, MI, 2010.

Somatic Cell Gene Targeting.  Beal L, Calhoun ES. Oral Presentation, Alma Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, Alma College, Alma, MI, 2009.