Dr. John T. Robinson, Jr.

Professor/Interim Dean, School of Graduate & Professional Studies/TN-LSAMP Executive Director


Department of Biological Sciences
College of Life & Physical Sciences

Contact Information:
Graduate School Office: AWC Suite B-400

Departmental Office Location: 112-H McCord Hall

TLSAMP Office:  415 Crouch Hall
Lab Location: 122A Harned Hall

Telephone: 615-963-5762 
Email: jrobinson@tnstate.edu




B.S. (Biology) - North Carolina Central University
Ph.D. (Biology - Cell, Developmental) - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Post-Doc - (Genetics, Cell Biology and Development) - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis/St. Paul

Research Areas:
Function and regulation of cytoskeletal proteins and associated transport complexes in Drosophila; Cell and Developmental Biology; Cell Cycle Mechanisms; Molecular Genetics; Imaging.

Most Significant Publications:

Reis,G.F., Yang, G., Szpankowski, L., Weaver, L. C., Shah, S.B., Robinson, J. T., Hays, T. S., Danuser, G., and Goldstein, L.S.B. (2012) Molecular motor funtion in axonal transport in vivo probed by genetic and computational analysis in Drosophila.  Mol Biol Cell  [Epub ahead of print-March 7, 2012]

Iyadurai , S.J.P, Robinson , J.T, Ma . L., He , Y., Mische , S., Li, M-G., , Brown . W., Guichard . A., Bier , E. and Hays, T.S. (2008) Dynein and Star interact in EGFR signaling and ligand trafficking. J Cell Sci . 121 (Pt 16):2643-51 .

Washington, B., Williams, S., Armstrong, P., Mtshali, C., Robinson, J.T. and E. L. Myles, E.L (2006) Cadmium toxicity on arterioles vascular smooth muscle cells of spontaneously hypertensive rats. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 3(4): 309.

Robinson, J.T., Wojcik, E. J., Sanders, M. A., McGrail, M.. and Hays. T.S. (1999) Cytoplasmic dynein Is required for the nuclear attachment and migration of centrosomes during mitosis in Drosophila. J. Cell Biol. 146(3): 597-608.

Biol 6560      Techniques in Microscopy (Graduate)
Biol 5180       Cell Biology (Graduate)
Biol 5210       Embryology/Developmental Biology (Graduate)
Biol 4211        Embryology Lab
Biol 4210       Embryology
Biol 2111        Cell Biology Lab
Biol 2110       Cell Biology (Undergraduate)
Biol 1120       General Biology II
Biol 1111        General Biology I Lab
Biol 1110       General Biology I
ASOR 1001  Orientation for Science Majors (former COAS)
SAHE 1000   Orientation for Agricuture, Human and Natural Sciences Majors-Service to Leadership (CAHNS)
UNIV 1000    Service to Leadership (Freshman Orientation)


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