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Donald Rhodes

1983 - Ph.D., Cornell University, Biology
1979 - M.S., Cornell University, Biology
1975 - B.A., University of Maine, Zoology

Research Interests and Background

My current research interests focus on the biochemistry and physiology of sterol metabolism by the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans, and the potential use of this nematode as a model for studying endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

Directed Study Projects

My students are currently engaged in studies of alcohol metabolism in the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. We are investigating the isolation and characterization of the enzyme, alcohol dehydrogenase, the developmental expression of alcohol dehydrogenase, and the tissue-specific distribution of this enzyme. Further, we are also examining the effects of acute and chronic alcohol exposure on the life-history parameters of this nematode.

Contact Information

Prof. Rhodes

Donald Rhodes
Department of Biology
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102

(603) 641-7159
Fax: (603) 222-4012

2323 Goulet Science Center

Research laboratory:
1315 Goulet Science Center

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