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Heidi Sleister

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PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Higher Ed: Science 

BIO

B.A. (Summa Cum Laude), May 1989. Central College, Pella, IA. Major: Biology; Minors: Chemistry, Education, Spanish.

Ph.D., August 1995. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Department of Biological Sciences. Major: Yeast genetics.
Thesis: Analysis of yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) behavior in mitosis: Implications for YAC cloning and chromosome transmission.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, June 1995-March 1997. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Johnston, Iowa. Enabling Technologies Department.

Senior Research Associate, March 1997-August 2002. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Johnston, Iowa. Protein Engineering laboratory within Food and Feed Research Department.

Assistant Professor, August 2002-May 2008. Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Biology Department.

Associate Professor, August 2008-present. Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Biology Department. 

EXPERTISE

genetics (yeast genetics, molecular genetics), protein engineering 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Sleister, Heidi M. 2007. Isolation and characterization of Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutants defective in chromosome transmission in an undergraduate genetics research course. Genetics 77(2):677-88.