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Laura Robles, Ph .D.

Title: Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

Department: Biology

Office: WH A-450
Phone Extension: x3693
Email Username: lrobles

Biography     

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Publications

  • Gray, S., Kelly, S., and Robles, L. J. 2007. Rho signaling mediates cytoskeletal re-arrangements in octopus photoreceptors. Submitted to American Malacological Society Bulletin.
  • Miller, Aria M., Ramirez, Teresa,  Zuniga, Freddi I, Ochoa, Gina H., Gray, Shaunte,  Kelly, Shannon D., Matsumoto, Brian,  Robles, Laura J. 2005. Rho GTPPases regulate rhabdom morphology in octous photreceptors. Visual Neuroscience 22(3): 295-304.
  • Zuniga, F.I.*, Ochoa, G. H. and Robles, L. J. 2004. S-crystallin and arginine kinase bind F-actinin light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Current Eye Research 28:343-350.
  • Ochoa, Gina H.; Clark, Ying Mei; Matsumoto, Brian; Torres-Ruiz, Jose A.; Robles , Laura J . 2002. Heat shock protein 70 and heat shock protein 90 expression in light- and dark-adapted adult octopus retinas. Journal of Neurocytology 31(2):161-174
  • Musio, C., Santillo, S., Taddei-Ferretti, C., Robles, L. J. , Vismara, R., Vismara, L. and Bualtieri, P. 2001. First identification and localization of a visual pigment in Hydra (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). Journal of Comparative Physiology 187:79-81.
  • Martinez, Juana M.; Elfarissi, Hassan; De Velasco, Begona; Ochoa, Gina H.; Miller, Aria M.; Clark, Ying Mei; Matsumoto, Brian; Robles, Laura J. 2000. Distribution of tubulin, kinesin, and dynein in light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Visual Neuroscience 17(1): 127-138.
  • De Velasco, Begona; Martinez, Juana M.; Ochoa, Gina H.; Miller, Aria M.; Clark, Ying Mei; Matsumoto, Brian; Robles, Laura J. 1999. Identification and immunolocalization of actin cytoskeletal components in light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Experimental Eye Research 68(6): 725-737.
  • Torres, Steve C., Camacho, Jose L, Matsumoto, Brian, Kuramoto, Richard T., and Robles , Laura J . 1997. Light-/dark-induced changes in rhabdom structure in the retina of Octopus bimaculoides. Cell and Tissue Research 290(1): 167-174
  • Robles, Laura J.,  Camacho, Jose L.,   Torres, Steven C.,  Flores, Anthony,  Fariss, Robert N.,  and Matsumoto, Brian. 1995. Retinoid cycling proteins redistribute in light-/dark-adapted octopus retinas. Journal of Comparative Neurology 358(4): 605-614
  • Flores, Anthony; Aguilar, Laura ; Yanez, Elsa; Molina, Tana; Robles ; Laura J . 1994. Histochemical characterization of the interphotoreceptor matrix in the retina of Octopus bimaculoides. Cell and Tissue Research 277(3): 401-406
  • Aguilar*, L., Yanez*, E., Flores , A., and Robles, L.J. 1993. Distribution of three retinal proteins in developing octopus photoreceptors. Journal of Neurocytology 22:425-435.
  • Molina*, T., Torres*, S., Flores, A., Hara, T., Hara, R., and Robles. L.J . 1992. Immunocytochemical localization of retinal binding protein in the octopus retina: a shuttle protein for 11-cis retinal. Experimental Eye Research 54:83-90.
  • Taba*, A., Quezada*, B. H., and Robles, L. J. 1989. Microscopic and biochemical characterization of lectin binding sites in the cephalopod retina. Journal of Comparative Neurology 283:559-567.
  • Robles, L. J. , Watanabe*, A., Kremer*, N. E., Wong, F., and Bok, D. 1987. Immunocytochemical localization of photopigments in cephalopod retinae. Journal of Neurocytology 16:403-415.
  • Breneman*, J. W., Robles, L.J. , and Bok, D. 1986. Light-activated retinoid transport in cephalopod retinas. Experimental Eye Research 42:645-658.
  • Robles, L. J. , Breneman*, J. W., Anderson*, E. O., Nottoli*, V. A., and Kegler*, L. L. 1986. Immunocytochemical localization of a rhodopsin-like protein in the lipochondria in photosensitive  neurons of Aplysia californica . Cell and Tissue Research 244:115-120.
  • Robles, L. J. , Cabebe*, C., Aguilo*, J. A., Anyakora*, P. A., and Bok, D. 1984. Autoradiographic and biochemical analysis of photoreceptor membrane renewal in Octopus retina. Journal of Neurocytology 13(1):145-164.
  • Robles, L.J. , 1978. Accumulation and identification of lipofuscin-like pigment in the neurons of Bulla gouldiana (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia). Mechanisms of Ageing and Development 7:53-64.
  • Robles, Laura J. and Fisher, Steven K. 1975. Acid phosphatase localization in neurons of Bulla gouldiana (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia. Cell and Tissue Research 157(2):217-225
  • Chang, S., Van Houten, J ., Robles, L. J. , Lui, S. S., and Kung, C. 1974. An extensive behavioral and genetic analysis of the Pawn mutants in Paramecium aurelia . Genetical Research, Cambridge 23:165-173.


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    Peer-reviewed Abstracts and Presentations (since 1986)

    • Salazar*, J., Anderson*, E. and Robles, L. 1986. Preparation of polyclonal antibodies against coated vesicle proteins. 12th annual MBRS Symposium, New Orleans , LA.
    • Taba*, A., Quezada*, B., and Robles, L. J. 1986. PNA and other lectins bind specifically to cephalopod retinas. 12th annual MBRS Symposium, New Orleans , LA.
    • Robles, L. J., Taba*, A., and Quezada*, B. 1986. Selective lectin binding in cephalopod retinas. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 27: 235. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota , Florida .
    • Basinger, S., Hageman, G., and Robles, L. 1986. Wheat germ agglutinin identifies a subclass of presumptive bipolar cells in Rana pipens. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 27: 229. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota , Florida .
    • Taba*, A., Quezada*, B., and Robles, L. J. 1987. Electron Microscope Localization of Lectin Binding Sites in the cephalopod retina. NIH Centennial MBRS-MARC Symposium, October, 1987, Washington , D.C.
    • Salavati*, R., Anderson*, E.O., Winokur*, S.T., Robles, L.J., and J.W. Roberts. 1987. Characterization of the gene for a rhodopsin-like protein in Aplysia californica. NIH Centennial MBRS-MARC Symposium, October, 1987, Washington , D.C.
    • Torres*, S., Molina*, T., Flores , A., and Robles, L.J. 1988. Immunocytochemical localization of squid retinal binding protein. 16th annual NIH-MBRS Symposium, Los Angeles , CA .
    • Torres*, S., Molina*, T., Flores , A., and Robles, L.J. 1988. Immunocytochemical localization of squid retinal binding protein. 8th International Congress of Eye Research, September, San Francisco , CA .
    • Robles, L.J., Flores , A., Geusz, M. and Page, T. 1988. Immunocytochemical localization of photopigments in Bulla eyes. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 29:350. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota , Florida .
    • Robles, L.J., Flores , A., Geusz, M. and Page, T. 1988. Immunocytochemical localization of photopigments in Bulla eyes. NIH-MBRS Symposium, Los Angeles , CA .
    • Molina*, T., Flores, A., Hara, T., Hara, R., and Robles, L. J. 1989. Immunocytochemical localization of squid retinal binding protein. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota , Florida .
    • Cullings*, K., Flores , A., and Robles, L. J. 1989. Localization of SRBP receptors on rabbit lacrimal gland cells. NIH-MBRS Symposium, Houston , Texas .
    • Yamazaki*, R., Tellechea*, S., Robles, L.J., and Roberts, J.W. 1989. An opsin-like gene is expressed in extra-retinal photoreceptor cells of the sea hare, Aplysia californica. 1989 CSU Biotechnology Symposium.
    • Aguilar*, L., Yanez*, E., Molina*, T., Flores , A., and Robles, L.J. 1990. Proteoglycan distribution in the octopus retina. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 31:73. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota , Florida .
    • Manjarrez*, E. C. and Robles, L. J. 1990. HPLC identification of retinol in octopus blood. Journal of Cell Biology 111, Part 2, 437a. American Society for Cell Biology, December, 1990, San Diego , CA .
    • Aguilar, L., Yanez, E., Flores , A., and Robles, L. J. 1991. Immunocytochemical localization of retinal proteins in developing octopus photoreceptors. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 32:1127. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota , Florida .
    • Korin*, Y., Roberts, J. W., and Robles, L. J. 1993. Detection of opsin gene expression in developing octopus photoreceptors. 5th annual California State University Biotechnology Symposium, January 1993, California State Polytechnic University Pomona.
    • Korin*, Y., Roberts, J. W., and Robles, L. J. 1993. Detection of opsin gene expression in developing octopus photoreceptors. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 34: 879. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota , Florida .
    • Tamayo*, J. and Robles, L. J. 1993. Development of retinoid cycling components in embryonic octopus photoreceptors. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 34:2432. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota , Florida .
    • Robles, L. J., Camacho*, J., Torres*, S., Flores, A., and Matsumoto, B. 1993. Retinoid cycling proteins redistribute in light/dark adapted octopus retinas. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 34:640. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota , Florida .
    • Quarles*, B., Flores , A., Robles, L. J. 1993. Distribution of glycoconjugants in early/late developing octopus photoreceptors. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 34: 3091. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota , Florida .
    • Ward*, D., Flores , A., and Robles, L. J. 1993. Investigation of the invertebrate insoluble interphotoreceptor matrix. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 34:2465. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota , Florida .
    • Ward*, D., Flores , A., Matsumoto, B., and Robles, L. J. 1993. Structural analysis of the invertebrate insoluble interphotoreceptor matrix. Molecular Biology of the Cell 4:388. American Society for Cell Biology, New Orleans , LA.
    • Robles, L. J. and Matsumoto, B. 1994. Actin distribution in dark/light adapted octopus retina. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 35:2130. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Sarasota , FL.
    • Omerigbo*, N., H. Chewh*, N. Delgado, A. Flores, P. Nishita*, J.W. Roberts, and L.J. Robles. 1994. Detection of RBP-like gene expression in the octopus hepatopancreas. Molecular Biology of the Cell 5:334a. American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco , CA .
    • J.W. Roberts, K. Szick*, P. Nishita*, and L. Robles. 1995. Organization and evolution of the opsin gene in Octopus bimaculoides. Cell Biochemistry Suppl. 19b. Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology: Molecular Approaches to Marine Ecology and Evolution, Santa Fe , New Mexico , March 1995.
    • P. Nishita*, K. Szick*, R. Linares*, L. Robles, Y. Korin*, and J. Roberts. 1995. Organization and evolution of the opsin gene in Octopus bimaculoides. 7th annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium, Cal Poly Pomona, January 12-14, 1995.
    • L. Fareed* and L. J. Robles. 1995. Development of retinoid cycling components in embryonic octopus photoreceptors. NIGMS Minority Symposium, Washington , D.C.
    • L. Fareed* and L. J. Robles. 1995. Development of retinoid cycling components in embryonic octopus photoreceptors. 8th annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium, Cal Poly Pomona, January 18-20, 1996.
    • Velasco*, B., Ochoa*, G., Lage*, M., Flores , A., and Robles, L. 1996. Localization of cytoskeletal proteins in the adult octopus retina. National Minority Research Symposium, Miami , FL.
    • Robles, L. J, Sheppard*, G.E., and Flores , A. 1997. Asymmetric distribution of proteins in light/dark-adapted octopus retinas. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale , FL.
    • Velasco*, B., Lage*, M. Martinez*, J., Miller*, A., Ochoa*, G., Flores , A., Robles, L.J. 1997. Localization of rhabdomere cytoskeletal proteins in light/dark- adapted octopus retinas. National Minority Research Symposium, New York , NY .
    • Miller*, A., Martinez *, J., Velasco*, B., Lage*, M., Ochoa*, G., Flores , A., Robles, L.J. 1997. Localization of vesicles involved in opsin transport between the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi complex in the octopus retina. National Minority Research Symposium, New York , NY .
    • Martinez *, J., Lage*, M., Miller*, A., Ochoa*. G., Velasco*.B., Flores , A., Robles, L.J. 1997. Dynein and a -tubulin localization in dark- and light-adapted octopus retinas. National Minority Research Symposium, New York , NY .
    • Robles, L.J., Velasco*, B., Martinez *, J., Ochoa*, G., Miller*, A., Lage*, M. 1998. Identification of actin and tubulin cytoskeletons in octopus retinas. . Invest. Ophthal. Vis. Sci. 39 (4): S1056. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale , FL
    • Miller*, A., Martinez *, J., Velasco*, B., Ochoa*, G., Clark , Y.M. and Robles, L. 1998. Distribution of cytoskeletal proteins in light-adapted cells of the octopus retina during stages of early development. National Minority Research Symposium, 1998, New York .
    • Miller*, A., Martinez *, J., Velasco*, B., Lage*, M., Ochoa*, G., Flores , A. and Robles, L.J. 1998. Localization of vesicles involved in opsin transport between the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi complex in the octopus retina. Annual symposium on Career Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences sponsored by the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools and the Minority Health Professions Foundation, New Orleans, LA.
    • Velasco*, B.D., Martinez *, J.M., Miller*, A., Ochoa*, G., Clark , Y.M., and Robles, L. 1998. Localization of actin-binding proteins in light-and dark-adapted octopus retinas. National Minority Research Symposium, 1998, New York .
    • Martinez *, Martinez *, J.M., Velasco*, B., Miller*, A., Ochoa*, G., Clark , Y.M., and Robles, L. 1998. Localization of kinesin, dynein and tubulin in light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. National Minority Research Symposium, New York , NY .
    • Miller*, A.M., Ochoa*, G.H., Clark , Y.M. and Robles, L.J. 1999. Distribution of cytoskeletal components in embryonic photoreceptors of light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Society for Neuroscience, Miami , FL.
    • Miller*, A.M., Ochoa*, G.H., Clark , Y.M. and Robles, L.J. 2000. Distribution of cytoskeletal proteins in light- and dark-adapted developing octopus photoreceptors. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale , FL.
    • Ochoa*, G.H., Clark , Y.M. and Robles, L.J. 2000. Localization of Hsp70 and Hsp90 in light- anddark-adapted octopus photoreceptors. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ft.Lauderdale , FL.
    • Miller*, A.M., Ochoa*, G.H., Clark , Y.M., and Robles, L. J. 2000. Distribution of cytoskeletal proteins in light- and dark-adapted developing octopus photoreceptors. American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco , CA .
    • Robles, L.J., Clark, Y.M, Mendoza *, J., Ramirez*, T., Rivas*, F. 2001. Localization and expression of myosin III in light and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale , FL. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 42:S365.
    • T. Ramirez*, Clark , Y.M., Robles, L.J. 2001. The localization of myosin III in light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Presented at Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science, Phoenix , AZ.
    • J. E. Mendoza*, Clark, Y. M. and Robles, L. J. 2001. Myosin III protein identification in octopus retinas. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science, Phoenix , AZ.
    • J. E. Mendoza*, Clark, Y. M. and Robles, L. J. 2001. Myosin III protein identification in octopus retinas. Presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Orlando FL.
    • Robles, L. J., Clark, Y. M., Ochoa, G. H., Miller*, Aria, Mendoza *, J., Ramirez*, T. and Rivas*, F. 2001. Rac and myosin III localization and expression in light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Presented at the August 2001 satellite meeting of the 34 th IUPS Congress, Phototransduction: molecular mechanisms of activation, termination and regulation of the light response, Queensland , Australia .
    • Miller*, A.M., Clark , Y.M., Ochoa, G.H. and Robles, L.J. 2001. Identification and localization of actin-binding proteins in light- and dark-adapted octopus photoreceptors. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, Washington , D.C.
    • Clark , Y.M., Miller*, A. M., Mendoza*, J. E., Ramirez*, T., Rivas*, F., Rederford*, V. R., Ochoa, G. H. and Robles, L.J. 2001. Myosin III localization and expression in octopus retinas. Presented at annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, Washington , D.C.
    • Bernice Aguilar*. Construction of cDNA library from dark-adapted retina in search of myosin III homologue in Octopus bimaculoides . Presented at the CSUDH student research competition, March, 2002.
    • Ramirez*, T., Clark, Y.M., Ochoa, G.H. and Robles, L.J. Localization of Myosin III and Rho in light- and dark-adapted adult octopus retinas. Presented at the annual CSUDH STAR Symposium, May, 2002.
    • Verticia Rederford* and Bernice Aguilar *. Construction and Utilization of cDNA Library for Study of Myosin III Homologue in Octopus. Presented at the annual CSUDH STAR Symposium, May, 2002.
    • Robles, L.J., Miller*, A.M., Ramirez*, T., Ochoa, G.H. and Clark , Y.M. 2002. Rho/Rac may regulate cytoskeletal organization in the octopus retina. Presented at the XV International Congress of Eye Research, Geneva , Switzerland , October, 2002.
    • Aguilar, B.*, Rederford, V.*, Ochoa, G. and Robles, L. J. 2002. Cytoskeletal protein sequences identified in octopus retinal library. Presented at the annual conference sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Anaheim , CA , September 2002.
    • Ramirez*, T., Robles, L.J., Miller*, A. and G. Ochoa. 2002. The localization of myosin III and Rho in light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Presented at the annual conference sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Anaheim , CA , September 2002.
    • Ramirez*, T., Clark , Y.M., Ochoa, G.H., Miller*, A.M. and Robles, L.J. 2002. The Localization of myosin III and Rho in Light- and dark-adapted octopus retina. Presented at the 2 nd Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, New Orleans , LA.
    • Aguilar*, B., Ochoa, G., Rederford*, V. and Robles, L.J. 2002. Construction and utilization of cDNA library fro study of myosin III homologue in Octopus bimaculoides . Presented at the 2 nd Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, New Orleans , LA.
    • Zuniga*, F.I., Clark , Y.M., Ochoa, G.H. and Robles, L.J. 2002. Identification of actin-binding proteins in light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Presented at the 2 nd Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, New Orleans , LA.
    • Mendoza *, J. E., Clark , Y.M. and Robles, L.J. 2002. Myosin III protein identification in octopus retinas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, Dec. 2002, San Francisco , CA .
    • Zuniga*, F., Y.M. Clark, G.H. Ochoa and L.J. Robles. 2002. Identification of Actin-binding Proteins in Light-/dark-adapted Octopus Retinas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco , CA .
    • Robles, L.J., Zuniga, F.I.* and G.H. Ochoa. 2003. Expression and identification of actin-binding proteins in light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Presented at annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Ft. Lauderdale , FL.
    • Ramirez*, T., A.M. Miller*, G.H. Ochoa and L. J. Robles . Localizing Rho in light and dark adapted octopus retinas. Presented at the Sigma Xi annual meeting, Los Angeles , CA , November 2003.
    • Ramirez*, T., A.M. Miller*, G.H. Ochoa and L. J. Robles . Localizing Rho in light and dark adapted octopus retinas. Presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, San Diego , CA , October 2003.
    • Ramirez*, T., A.M. Miller*, G.H. Ochoa and L. J. Robles . Localizing Rho in light and dark adapted octopus retinas. Presented at the annual conference of the Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science, Albuquerque , NM , October 2003.
    • Mendoza, J.*, V. Rederford*, G.H. Ochoa, L.J. Robles. Time study of S-crystallin in the octopus retina. Presented at the Sigma Xi annual meeting, Los Angeles , CA , November 2003.
    • Singh, S*, G.H. Ochoa and L.J. Robles. Light alters the expression of a -tubulin in octopus retinas. Presented at the annual conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Albuquerque , NM , October 2003.
    • Singh, S*, G.H. Ochoa and L.J. Robles. Light alters the expression of a -tubulin in octopus retinas. Presented at the Sigma Xi annual conference, Los Angeles , CA , November 2003.
    • Singh, S*, G.H. Ochoa and L.J. Robles. Light alters the expression of a -tubulin in octopus retinas. Presented at the Students Training in Academic Research Symposium, CSUDH, April 2003.
    • Singh, S*, G.H. Ochoa and L.J. Robles. 2003. Light alters the expression of a -tubulin in octopus retinas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology , San Francisco , CA. December 2003.
    • Zuniga, F. (L.J. Robles). Identification of actin-binding proteins in light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Presented at the Students Training in Academic Research Symposium, CSUDH, April 2003.
    • Robles, L.J., S. Singh , V. Rederford, J.E. Mendoza, and G.H. Ochoa. S-crystallin mRNA and protein expression increase in dark-adapted octopus retinas. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale , FL , May 2004. 
    • S. Singh, G.H. Ochoa, and L. J. Robles. Light induces a -tubulin gene expression in octopus retinas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, Washington , D.C. 2004.
    • Robles, L.J., Singh, S., Kelly, S., Malone, M. Tubulin mRNA and protein expression are cyclic in retinas exposed to light. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale , FL , May 2005.
    • Taylor , T., Kelly, S., Robles, L.J. Timed study of S-crystallin translation in light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco , CA , 2005.
    • Robles, L.J., Taylor , T., Kelly, S. Timed study of S-crystallin translation in light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale , FL , May 2006.
    • Robles, L.J., Gray, S. and Kelly, S. Rho mediates cytoskeletal rearrangements in octopus photoreceptors. Presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Ocular Cell Biology, Cambridge , England , September 2006.  
    • Kelly, S., Yamamoto, H., Robles L.J. Identification of CPEB in light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Presented at the annual CSU Dominguez Hills Student Research Day, November 2006.
    • Kelly, S., Yamamoto, H., Robles L.J. Identification of CPEB in light- and dark-adapted octopus retinas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, San Diego , CA , 2006.
    • Kelly, S. and Robles, L. Identification of CPEB in Light- and Dark-Adapted Octopus Retinas. Presented at the 16 th World Congress of Malacology, Antwerp , Belgium , July 2007.
    • Robles, L. and Kelly S. Using the octopus retina to understand the cell biology of the eye. Presented at the 16 th World Congress of Malacology, Antwerp , Belgium , July 2007.
    • Kelly , S.D. and L. J. Robles. Analysis of the 3' untranslated regions of a -tubulin and S-crystallin mRNA in dark- and light-adapted octopus retinas. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, Washington , D.C. , 2007.


     

    Invited Lectures and Seminars

    • May 1980, University of California , Santa Barbara : Membrane biogenesis in the octopus retina
    • December 1979, California State University, Fullerton : Membrane biogenesis in the octopus retina
    • December 1979, California State University, Fullerton : Membrane biogenesis in the octopus retina
    • May 1979, 9th Western Regional Meeting of Electron Microscopists: Membrane biogenesis in the octopus retina
    • January 1979, California State University Dominguez Hills: Photoreceptors and protein synthesis in ­the octopus retina
    • December 1977, Alpine Kiwanis Club: The electron microscope in biological and medical research
    • November 1975, CSU Committee for Electron Microscopy: Neurons in the visceral ganglion of Bulla gouldiana


     

    Grants Awarded

    • Principal Investigator/Program Director (1986 begin as PD),NIH/NIGMS Minority Biomedical Research Support (RISE/SCORE), R25 GM62252/S06 GM08156 ( example: 2001-05 RISE/SCORE funding exceeded ~$2 million/yr for each of 4 years), 1980 - present.
    • NIH/NIGMS/MBRS Supplements for Laboratory Renovation, Supplement for Information Technology, RISE Equipment Supplement, 2 SCORE Equipment Supplements (~$500,000), 1987 - 2003.
    • Project Director, NIH/NCRR/Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions Planning Grant (This grant established the research training infrastructure in the College of Arts and Sciences that included a long term Memorandum of Understanding with Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute), 1996.
    • Sally Casanova Research and Creative Activity Award, 1995.
    • NSF RUI Grant, IBN 9221632, Retinoid Storage/Retina Substructure in Octopus (~$170,000 to support my research projects) , 1993 - 1994.
    • NSF RUI Grant, BNS 8919743, Retinoid Uptake/Retina Substructure in Octopus(~170,000/yr to support my research projects) , 1990 - 1993.
    • NIH/National Eye Institute Grant, VSN 1 RO3EY07662-01, Retinoid Uptake by the Lacrimal Gland (pilot grant ~$50,000) , 1988 - 1990.
    • CSUDH Educational Equity Award , 1986.
    • National Science Foundation Research Improvement in Minority Institutions Grant (RIMI) ($300,000 to purchase electron microscope, research light microscope and other equipment for microscopy), 1985 - 1988.
    • CSUDH Foundation Research Award, 1984, 1985.
    • CSUDH Affirmative Action Faculty Development Awards, 1978 - 1985.
    • University Fellowship, University of California , Santa Barbara (Covered tuition expenses and modest living allowance during the 2 nd and 3 rd years of my doctoral education), 1974 - 1975


     

    Awards and Honors

    • Distinguished Undergraduate Institution Mentor Award,Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), 2004
    • Role Model Citation, Minority Access, Inc. , 2003
    • Cesar Chavez Aguila Negra Educacion, Justica e Igualdad Award, California State University , Dominguez Hills, Latino Faculty and Staff Association,2002
    • Sigma Xi first annual Diversity Award to CSUDH, presented at Sigma Xi annual meeting, Raleigh , N.C., 2001
    • CSUDH Sigma Xi Certificate of Recognition, 1999
    • Campus Nominee, CSU Board of Trustees Outstanding Professor Award, 1988
    • Campus Nominee, CSU Board of Trustees Outstanding Professor Award, 1986
    • Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher, 1980


     

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