Dr. Sue Carson- Teaching Associate Professor - Plant Biology
Academic Coordinator Biotechnology Program
Ph.D. (December 1999) Microbiology and Immunology,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Dissertation title: Characterization and genetic regulation of FetA, the gonococcal siderophore receptor.
Dissertation advisor: Dr. P. Frederick Sparling.
B.S. (May 1992) Biotechnology, Rutgers University,
Honors thesis title: Microbial Degradation of Nitroaromatic Compounds.
Thesis advisor: Dr. Gerben J. Zylstra.
Texts and Book Chapters
Carson, S, H Miller, and DS Witherow. 2012. Molecular Biology Techniques: A Classroom Laboratory Manual. Academic Press.
Carson S and D Robertson. 2005. Manipulation and Expression of Recombinant DNA: A Laboratory Manual, Second Edition. Academic Press.
Carson, S, R Devery, S Kathariou, M McIntyre. 2004. O Bt e a Propriedade Intelectual: Um case de estudo sobre propriedade intellectual em biotecnologia. In Bioetica Para As Ciencias Naturais. Fundacao Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento.
Miller, H, DS Witherow, and S Carson. 2012. Student Learning Outcomes and Attitudes when Biotechnology Lab Partners are of Different Academic Levels. CBE-LSE, in press.
Miller H and S Carson. 2011. A Contemporary, Laboratory-Intensive Course on Messenger RNA Transcription and Processing. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 40(2):89-99.
Witherow, DS and S Carson. 2011. A Laboratory-Intensive Course on the Experimental Study of Protein-Protein Interactions. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 39:300-308.
Miller, J, DS Witherow, and S Carson. 2009. Assessment of a Novel Laboratory-Intensive Course on RNA Interference. CBE Life Sci Educ. 8:316-325. This paper was selected for the journal cover.
Carson, S, J Chisnell, and R Kelly. 2009. Integrating Modern Biology into the ChE Biomolecular Engineering Concentration at NC State University through a Campus-Wide Core Laboratory Education Program. Chemical Engineering Education. 4:257-264.
Carson, S. 2007. A New Paradigm for Mentored Undergraduate Research in Molecular Microbiology. CBE Life Sci Educ. 6: 343-349.
Mozdziak, PE, JN Petitte, and SD Carson, 2004. An Introductory Undergraduate Course Covering Animal Cell Culture Techniques. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 32:319-322.
Rashotte AM, Carson SD, To JP, Kieber JJ. 2003. Expression profiling of cytokinin action in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 132(4):1998-2011.
Carson, SDB, B Stone, J Fu, M Beucher, and PF Sparling. 2000. Phase variation of the gonococcal siderophore receptor FetA. Molecular Microbiology 36:585-593.
Carson, SDB, PE Klebba, SMC Newton, and PF Sparling. 1999. Ferric enterobactin binding and utilization by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J Bacteriol. 181:2895-2901.
Carson, SDB, CE Thomas, and C Elkins. 1996. Cloning and sequencing of a Haemophilus ducreyi fur homolog. Gene. 176:125-129.
Zylstra, GJ, RL Sandoli, EJ Basham, SD Biegel, and VA Didolkar. 1993. Isolation and characterization of microbial strains with aromatic dioxygenase pathways. J. Cellular Biochem. 17C:194.
Selected Presentations and Published Abstracts
Srougi, M.C., Miller, H.B., Witherow, D.S., and Carson, S. Assessment of a Group-Centered Testing Schema in a Core Molecular Biotechnology Lab Course. May 2012. American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Education, San Mateo, CA.
Witherow, D.S., Miller, H, and Carson, S. Student Learning Outcomes and Attitudes when Biotechnology Lab Partners are of Different Academic Levels. April 2012. Experimental Biology 2012; American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting.
Miller, H.B., Witherow, D.S., and Carson, S.B. Investigating Student Learning when Laboratory Partners are at Different Academic Levels. June 2011 .Poster presentation at the American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators.
Carson, S., Temple, L. and Johnson, A. Engaging Early-Career Undergraduate Students in Novel Scientific Research. Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference. November 2010. Creativity, Inquiry, and Discovery: Undergraduate Research In and Across the Disciplines.
Carson, S. and Miller E. S. Preparing Exceptional Science Communicators in the First-Year Phage Course. June 2010. HHMI Science Education Alliance Second Annual Symposium. Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia.