Professor of Biology
Gambier, Ohio 43022
1994-1997 Yale University , Postdoctoral research with Bliss Forbush III. "Biochemical and molecular approaches to the study of ion cotransport proteins."
Awards and grants:
2008 Co-PI National Science Foundation DMS-# 0827208. “UBM Group - Investigating the Mathematical Biology of Metabolic Scaling using Manduca InSTaRs (Interdisciplinary Science Training and Research)”
2005 Co-PI National Science Foundation IOB-#0445202. "RUI:The Paradox of Cellular Calcium Homeostasis During Vectorial Transfer: Spatial and Temporal Regulation of Ca Import/Export Proteins Using the Freshwater Crayfish Molting Model."
1998 Co-PI, NSF-ILI #9850614 "Tissue culture core facility and equipment for investigative experiments in cell biology for the undergraduate curriculum."
Selected Publications (*=kenyon student):
White*, A.J., M.J. Northcutt*, S.E. Rohrback*, R.O. Carpenter*, M.M. Niehaus-Sauter*, Y. Gao, M.G. Wheatly, and C.M. Gillen. Characterization of sarcoplasmic calcium binding protein (SCP) variants from freshwater crayfish Procambarus clarkii. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B 160: 8–14, 2011.
Gillen, C.M. “The Data Suggest”: Writing in the Sciences. In: Graff, G. and Birkenstein C. They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing. 2nd Ed. Norton, New York, 2010.
Gao, Y., C.M. Gillen, D.R. Whalen, F.M. Vigo, A.E. Golshani and M.G. Wheatly. Expression of genes encoding Ca2+ exporting proteins in freshwater crayfish Procambarus clarkii during cold exposure. Journal of Thermal Biology 34: 144-151, 2009.
Gillen, C.M., Y. Gao, M.M. Niehaus-Sauter*, M.R. Wylde*,
and M.G. Wheatly. Elongation factor 1Bgamma (eEF1Bgamma) expression
during the molting cycle and cold acclimation in the crayfish Procambarus
clarkii. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B. 150: 170-176, 2008.
Gillen, C.M. Reading primary literature: a practical guide to evaluating research articles in biology. Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco. 44p., 2007.
Gillen, C.M.; Somple, M.*; Heilman, N.R.*; Watson, N.*; Blair, C.R.*; Stulberg, M.*; Thombre, R.*; Gillen, K.; Itagaki, H. The cation chloride cotransporter, masBSC, is widely distributed in Manduca sexta. Journal of Insect Physiology 52: 661-668, 2006.
Gillen, C.M. Criticism and Interpretation: Teaching the Persuasive Aspects of Research Articles. CBE Life Sci Educ 5(1): 34-38, 2006.
Gillen C.M., J.R. Vaughan, and B.R . Lye*. An online
tutorial for helping non-science majors read primary research literature
in biology. Advances
Physiology Education 28: 95-99, 2004.
Bowles*, D.W. and C. M. Gillen Characterization of Rb uptake into Sf9 cells using cation chromatography: evidence for a K-Cl cotransporter. J. Insect Physiology 47: 523-532, 2001.
Gillen, C.M. and B Forbush III. K-Cl cotransporter (KCC1) expressed in HEK 293 cells: regulation and interaction with the Na-K-Cl cotransporter. Am. J. Physiol. 276 (Cell Physiol. 45): C328-C336, 1999.
Gillen, C.M., S. Brill, J.A. Payne, and B. Forbush III. Molecular cloning and functional expression of the K-Cl cotransporter from rabbit, rat, and human: a new member of the cation-chloride cotransporter family. J. Biol. Chem., 271: 16237-16244, 1996.
Gillen, C.M., A. Takamata, G.W. Mack, E.R. Nadel. Measurement of plasma volume in rats using fluorescent-labelled albumin molecules. J . Appl. Physiol., 76(1): 485-489, 1994.
Gillen, C.M., R.L. Lee, G.W. Mack, C.M. Tomaselli, T. Nishiyasu, and E.R. Nadel. Plasma volume expansion in humans after a single intense exercise protocol. J . Appl. Physiol. 71(5): 1914-1920, 1991.