Scott Robinson- PhD
PhD Biology, SDSU/UCSD
Team Keep-it-real---"Keepin' it real"
B.S. San Diego State University, San Diego CA, 1998
M.S. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2002
Lab Sections Taught
Biol 210L, Fall 2008
Biol 210L, Spring 2008
*Rees Stealy Research Fellowship, Fall 2011-Spring 2012
*Rees Stealy Research Fellowship, Fall 2010-Spring 2011
*Rees Stealy Research Fellowship, Fall 2009-Spring 2010
*Rees Stealy Research Fellowship, Fall 2008-Spring 2009
*NIH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (3 Year Award) 2008
*San Diego State University Student Research Symposium. San Diego, CA, March 2011
*San Diego State University Graduate Student Symposium, San Diego, CA. April 2010
*Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. November 2010
*San Diego State University Student Research Symposium, San Diego, CA. February 2010
*American Society of Cell Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA. December 2009
*American Microbiology Society Meeting, La Jolla, CA. June 2009
*San Diego State University Graduate Student Symposium, San Diego, CA. April 2009
*San Diego State University Student Research Symposium, San Diego, CA. February 2009
*San Diego State University Graduate Student Symposium, San Diego, CA. April 2008
*San Diego State University Student Research Symposium, San Diego, CA. February 2008
*Symposium on Microbiology, La Jolla, CA. June 1999
Goodman SD, Velten NJ, Gao Q., Robinson S., Segall AM. In vitro selection of integration host factor binding sites. J Bacteriology, 1999 May; 181(10):3246-55
Robinson S., Tsueng G. The Book of Scott. ePub Sept. 2012
I graduated from SDSU as an undergraduate in 1999. I did my 499 in Anca Segall's lab studying bacteriophage lambda integrase, and found that I love working on biochemistry and molecular biology. I went to the University of Chicago to get my PhD in Joe Piccirrilli's lab studying the Azoarcus ribozyme. However, since I loved San Diego so much, I came back to SDSU after I got my master's degree. After classes and rotations, I joined Ralph Feuer's lab and I've learned much more cell biology since I started. For instance, in-vitro used to mean to me that the only living thing within arm's reach of the experiments being done was the researcher. Now, I know it includes tissue culture because the living cells have been taken out of an organism and even though they're still alive, they are living outside the organism and thus are away from the organism's immune system.
There are other parts of my life besides just my research. I used to play water polo, hockey, and swim. These days, I only swim and sometimes jog. I like sports; Go Padres, and Anahiem Ducks. Those are my two favorite teams, but I do also root for the Chicago White Sox and the Chargers. To bring my nerd back, I try to read. I just finished reading "Hubris" about how the war in Iraq was justified by W's crew, and I'm now reading "A Thousand Barrels a Second" about our consumption of the un-renewable resource of oil and how we are/ should be trying to deal with this. I know those two are serious books, but I do like reading other books too. I was disappointed to hear that Michael Chriton died last year and I do have "State of Fear" and "Prey" by him that I really should get to reading soon.
I am grateful that I am getting to work in Ralph's lab. Maybe someday soon I'll be publishing some great discovery I find in my lab work. I hope you all are doing well looking for what lab you'll work in.