Skip Navigation

Meredith C. Durmowicz, Ph.D.

Dean, School of the Sciences and Professor, Biology
Fine School of the Sciences
Meredith Durmowicz, Ph.D.
Contact
Office Location
Manning Academic Center - N 112 Campus Map

Education

Ph.D., Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1998

Honors B.S., Biology (Major)/Chemistry (Minor), Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1992

Professional Experience

Stevenson University
Dean, Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences, 2015-present
Associate Dean, School of the Sciences,  2012-2015
Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, 2004-2016
Director, Honors Program, 2012-2013
Professor of Biology, 2012-present
Associate Professor of Biology, 2009-2012
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2003-2009
Adjunct Professor of Biology, 2002-2003

College of Notre Dame of Maryland (now Notre Dame University of Maryland)
Adjunct Faculty Member, 2001-2002

University of Maryland University College
Adjunct Faculty Member, 2000-2003

Community College of Baltimore County
Adjunct Faculty Member, 1998-2001

National Institute on Aging, NIH
Research Fellow, 2001-2003
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998-2001

Research

Grant Activities

PI, Maryland State Department of Education, "Expansion of Academy of Health Professions Course Content and Assessment Tools," $25,000, 2017-2018

Co-PI, MADE CLEAR, “Stevenson University Center for Environmental Stewardship Climate Education Initiatives,” $15,000 in partnership with Loyola University Maryland and Goucher College ($5,000 to each institution), 2016-2017

PI, Maryland Higher Education Commission Health Personnel Shortage Incentive Grant Award #15-110, $9,000, 2015-2016

PI, Maryland State Department of Education Award #164968, “Revision and Alignment of Academy of Health Professions Assessment Tools,” $25,000, 2015-2016   

PI, Maryland State Department of Education Award #155520, “Development of Academy of Health Professions Specialty Courses and Professional Development,” $35,000, March-June 2015

PI, Maryland State Department of Education Award #145320, “Development of Common Syllabi for Academy of Health Professions Specialty Courses,” $30,000, April-June 2014

PI, Maryland State Department of Education Award #144698, "Establishment of an Affiliate University for the Career Research and Development Program of Study," $70,000, 2013-2016

Co-PI, BD Diagnostics grant for Veterans in Partnership program, $18,000, 2013-2014

PI, BD Diagnostics grant for Baltimore Area STEM Collaborative program, $18,000, 2013-2014

PI, Maryland State Department of Education Award #134833, “Development of Academy of Health Professions Assessment Tools,” $10,000, 2012-2013

PI, Maryland State Department of Education Award #125684, “Expansion and Support of PLTW-Biomedical Sciences Training Project,” $100,000, 2012

Co-PI/PI, National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program Award #1039455, “MRI:Acquisition of Instrumentation for Sequencing DNA,” $75,308, 2010-2013

Key Personnel, Maryland State Department of Education Academy of Health Professions Common Syllabus Project grant, $30,000 annually, 2007-2010

Key Personnel, Maryland State Department of Education Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences grant, $30,000 annually, 2006-2009

Co-PI/Key Personnel, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Extramural Associate Research Development Award, $100,000 annually, 2005-2010

PI, LI-COR Genomics Education Matching Fund Program, $35,000, 2005

Publications

Gorman, Susan T., Meredith C. Durmowicz, Ellen R. Roskes, Susan M. Slattery. 2010. Women in the academy: Female leadership in STEM education and the evolution of a mentoring web. Forum on Public Policy, Volume 2010, No. 2

Cui, Chang-Yi, Meredith Durmowicz, Chris Ottolenghi, Tsuyhoshi Hashimoto, Brian Griggs, Anand K. Srivastava, David Schlessinger. 2003. Inducible mEDA-A1 transgene mediates sebaceous gland hyperplasia and differential formation of two types of mouse hair follicles. Human Molecular Genetics, 12: 2931-2940

Cui, Chang-Yi, Meredith Durmowicz, Tetsuya Tenaka, Tadashi Tezuka, Ken Hashimoto, Minoru S.H. Ko, Anand K. Srivastava, and David Schlessinger. 2002. EDA targets releaved by skin gene expression profiles of wild type, Tabby, and Tabby EDA-A1 transgenic mice. Human Molecular Genetics, 11: 1763-1773

Durmowicz, Meredith C., Chang-Yi Cui, and David Schlessinger. 2002. The EDA gene is a target of, but does not regulate Wnt signaling. Gene, 285: 203-211

Srivastava, Anand K.*, Meredith C. Durmowicz*, Andrew J. Hartung, Joan Hudson, Lizbeth V. Outsz, David M. Donovan, Chang-Yi Cui, and David Schlessinger. 2001. Ectodysplasin-A1 is sufficient to rescue both hair growth and sweat glands in Tabby mice. Human Molecular Genetics, 10: 2973-2981 *Co-First Authors

Pengue, Gina, Anand K. Srivastava, Juha Kere, David Schlessinger, and Meredith C. Durmowicz. 1999. Functional characterization of the promoter of the X-linked anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (EDA) gene. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 274: 26477-26484

Durmowicz, Meredith C. and Robert J. Maier. 1998. The FixK2 protein is involved in the regulation of symbiotic hydrogenase expression in Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Journal of Bacteriology, 180: 3253-3256

Durmowicz, Meredith C. and Robert J. Maier. 1997. Roles of HoxX and HoxA in biosynthesis of hydrogenase in Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Journal of Bacteriology, 179: 3676-3682

PRESENTATIONS

Durmowicz, Meredith C. Invited Panelist, 2011-present. Career and Technology Education Affiliates’ Panel. Maryland State Department of Education CTE/Project Lead the Way Counselors’ Conference, Timonium, MD

Durmowicz, Meredith C. 2011. Forensic Science and Experimental Design. Maryland Business Round Table Specialist in the Classroom Program, Catonsville High School, Catonsville, MD

Durmowicz, Meredith C. Invited Panelist, 2011. Maryland Academy of Health Professions. Maryland State Department of Education CTE Directors’ Meeting, Stevenson University

Durmowicz, Meredith C. Invited Panelist, 2010. PLTW Certification. Maryland State Department of Education CTE/Project Lead the Way Counselors’ Conference, Timonium, MD

Durmowicz, Meredith C. 2010. Teaching College Science. University of Maryland Professional Development Office Seminar Series, Baltimore, MD

Slattery, Susan, Ellen Roskes, Meredith Durmowicz, Susan T. Gorman. 2010. The research-rich undergraduate experience: successes, challenges, and lessons learned. Workshop presentation. 13th National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference, Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Griffith, Leah*, Steve Mrozinski, Meredith Durmowicz. 2010. Effectiveness of bleach in removing blood DNA contamination. Poster presentation, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Missoula, MT *Student author

Durmowicz, Meredith C., Susan T. Gorman, Carol A. Schmidhauser. 2010. Reigniting the passion: a public-private model for teacher professional development. Oral presentation. National Science Teachers Association, National Conference on Science Education, Philadelphia, PA

Gorman, Susan T., Meredith Durmowicz, Ellen Roskes, Susan Slattery. 2008. Women at the helm in STEM education. Oral presentation, Oxford Round Table on Women in the Academy, Oxford, England

Roskes, Ellen, Susan Gorman, Meredith Durmowicz, Susan Slattery. 2008. Villa Julie College takes up the challenge: preparing middle and high school science and math teachers. Oral presentation, American Chemical Society, 47th Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ

Durmowicz, Meredith C., Susan Gorman, Ellen Roskes. 2007. Learning beyond the classroom: building a research-rich undergraduate experience at Villa Julie College, Oral presentation, Enriching the Experience of College Science Students Conference, Ann Arbor, MI

Durmowicz, Meredith C. 2005, 2007, 2009. Careers in Teaching. Invited panelist, Johns Hopkins University Office of Professional Development Career Workshop, Baltimore, MD

Durmowicz, Meredith C. 2005. Careers in Teaching. Invited speaker, NIH Fellows Career Panel, Bethesda, MD

Durmowicz, Meredith C., Chang-Yi Cui, and David Schlessinger. 2002. Characterization of regulatory networks controlling Ectodysplasin-A expression: Progress toward identification of enhancer-binding proteins. Poster, 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Human Genetics, Baltimore, MD

Srivastava, Anand K.*, Meredith Durmowicz*, Andrew Hartung, Joan Hudson, Lizbeth Ouzts, David Donovan, Chang-Yi Cui, and David Schlessinger. 2001. Ectodysplasin-A1 is sufficient to rescue both hair growth and sweat glands in Tabby mice. Oral presentation, 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Human Genetics, San Diego, CA

Durmowicz, Meredith C., Chang-Yi Cui, and David Schlessinger. 2000. Hierarchical control of Ectodysplasin-A expression: Involvement of the Wnt and EGF pathways. Poster, 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Human Genetics, Philadelphia, PA

Durmowicz, Meredith C. and David Schlessinger. 1999. Characterization of an enhancer region of the X-linked anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (EDA) gene. Poster, 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Human Genetics, San Francisco, CA

Durmowicz, Meredith C. and Robert J. Maier. 1997. The roles of the HoxX, HoxA and FixK proteins in the biosynthesis of hydrogenase in Bradyrhozobium japonicum. Poster, 5th International Conference on the Molecular Biology of Hydrogenases, Albertville, France

Casey, Meredith A. and Robert J. Maier. 1996. Factors affecting transcriptional regulation of the hydrogenase structural genes in Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Poster, 96th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA

Casey, Meredith A., Changlin Fu, and Robert J. Maier. 1995. Partial characterization of two potential hydrogenase regulatory genes in Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Poster, 95th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.

Ng, Thomas C.N., Meredith A. Casey, and Robert J. Maier. 1993. Cloning of cytochrome c genes from Azotobacter vinelandii. Poster, 93rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Atlanta, GA

Teaching

Courses Taught: BIO 113 General Biology I, BIO 203 Microbiology, BIO 217 Principles of Biochemistry, BIO 365 Independent Research in Biology, BIO 420 Biochemistry, Senior Capstone Courses (Applied Math, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry), HON 100 Honors Freshman Seminar, SCI 100 School of the Sciences New Student Seminar

Highlights

Honors and Awards
Inspiring Women in STEM 2016 (with SU School of the Sciences female faculty and staff), Insight into Diversity Magazine, August 2016
Faculty speaker/host, Stevenson University Baccalaureate Service, 2013
Faculty speaker (student selected), Stevenson University Baccalaureate Service, 2006
Nominee, Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, University of Maryland, University College, 2004
Pharmacology Research Associate Training (PRAT) Award for postdoctoral research, National Institute for General Medical Services, 2000-2001
Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) for postdoctoral research, National Institute on Aging, NIH, 1998-2001

Other Professional Activities
Chair, Project Kaleidoscope Capital Region Network Annual Meeting Planning Committee, 2017-present
Member, Maryland STEM Festival Planning Committee, 2016-present
Coordinator, Baltimore Area STEM Collaborative, 2013-present
Participant, Harvard University Institute for Higher Education Management Development Program, 2012
Affiliate Director, Maryland State Department of Education Academy of Health Professions Program, 2011-present
Reviewer, Maryland State Department of Education Reserve Fund Grant Program, 2010-present
Reviewer, Selection Committee for Pharmacology Research Associate Training Program, NIGMS, NIH, 2010
Affiliate Director, Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program, 2009-present
Writer/Consultant, Project Lead the Way Biomedical Innovation course, 2009
Faculty Advisor, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Nu Sigma chapter, 2009-2012
Affiliate Liaison, Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program, 2007-2009
Reviewer, PLTW Human Body Systems course, 2008
Lead Teacher, PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences course, 2007
Reviewer, PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences course, 2007
Course coordinator for Senior Capstone Courses, Stevenson University 2006-2012
Reviewer, Human Biology, Goodenough, et al (Chapter 6), 2006
Team member, Project Kaleidoscope Leadership Initiative, Research Rich Track, 2004-2007
Member, Faculty Council Standing Committee on Academic Affairs, Stevenson University, 2003-2004
Chair, Honors Program Subcommittee, Stevenson University, 2003-2004
Course Coordinator, Microbiology, Stevenson University, 2003-2009
Participant, American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Education Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, 2003
Participant, Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibility (SENCER) On-line Workshop, University of Maryland University College, 2002
Attendee, Gordon Research Conference on Epithelial Differentiation and Keratinization, 2001, Tilton, NH
Peer Reviewer of manuscripts for Genome Research, Journal of Bacteriology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Gene, and Molecular and Cellular Biology
Full member of NIA Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, 1999-2003
NIA representative to the NIH Fellows Committee, 1999-2001
Member of Teaching Subcommittee, NIH Fellows Committee, 1999-2001

Professional Affiliations
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2015-present
American Conference of Academic Deans, 2015-present
Sigma Xi International Research Honor Society, 2010-present

National Science Teachers Association, 2009-2012
Associate, Association of American College and Universities, 2008-present
Council on Undergraduate Research, 2003-present
American Society for Microbiology, 1995-2012
American Society for Human Genetics, 1999-2003

 

DISCLAIMER: The content of this faculty profile page was created, authored, and published by the identified faculty member. Stevenson University (SU) makes absolutely no guarantee as to the currency, accuracy, or quality of information published. The views and opinions expressed on this page or any links made available are strictly those of the author and do not necessarily state or reflect those of SU. The content of this profile page has not been reviewed or approved by Stevenson University.

 
 
Request Info