Lisa Grimm, Ph.D., Biology and Chemistry | Fitchburg State University
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Faculty Directory » Lisa Grimm


Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Via Google Meet Appointment
Wednesday 2:00-3:30 pm
Thursday 11:30-1:00 pm.

Office Information:

Room Number: SCI 231
Phone: 978.665.3334

Courses Taught:

General Biology I and II (BIOL 1800/1900)
Immunology (BIOL 4810)
Methods in Teaching Science (BIOL 4850)


Postdoctoral work, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
B.S., University of Washington Seattle (Zoology)

Research Interests:

Developmental cell signaling pathways
K-12 STEM education
Assessment of student learning in the science classroom

Representative Publications:

Artavanis-Tsakonas, S. et al. (2000). "Calcium depletion dissociates and activates heterodimeric notch receptors." Molecular and Cellular Biology, 20(5), pp. 1825-1835. doi: 10.1128/mcb.20.5.1825-1835.2000

Artavanis-Tsakonas, S. et al. (2009) "In vivo analysis of the Notch receptor S1 cleavage." PLOS ONE, 4(8), e6728. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006728

Goldberg, A.L. et al. (1996). "Proteasomes play an essential role in thymocyte apoptosis," EMBO Journal, 15(15), pp. 3835-3844.

Goldsby, R.A. et al. (1996). "Genetic regulation of apoptosis in the mouse thymus." In S. Gupta & J.J. Cohen (Eds.), Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (pp. 199-207). Plenum Press.

Grimm, L.M. & Osborne, B.A. (1999). "Apoptosis and the proteasome." In S. Kuman (Ed.), Apoptosis: Biology and Mechanisms. Springer-Verlag.

Grimm, L.M. & Osborne, B.A. (2001). "The role of the proteasome in apoptosis." In W. Hilt & H.W. Dieter (Eds.), Proteasomes: The World of Regulatory Proteolysis. LANDES Bioscience.

Grimm, L.M. et al. (1996). "Genes that regulate apoptosis in mouse thymus." Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 60(1), pp. 18-22. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-4644(19960101)60:1<18::aid-jcb4>;2-6

Grimm, L.M. et al. (1994). "Identification of genes induced during apoptosis in T lymphocytes." Immunological Reviews, 142, pp. 301-320.

Professional Affiliations:

NSTA - National Science Teachers Association