Yael Avissar

Fogarty Life Science (FLS) 202
(401) 456-8010
(401) 456-9626

Academic Background

Ph. D.,Michigan State University.

Courses Taught

BIOL 109 Fund Concepts Of Biology
BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I
BIOL 231 Human Anatomy
BIOL 320 Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 410 Biochemistry I
BIOL 526 Molecular Cell Physiology
BIOL 654 Adv Topics in Biology
CHEM 410 Biochemistry I


Library Advisory Committee
Lecture and Films Committee
Faculty Research Committee
Department Advisory Committee
Council of Rhode Island College

Research Interests

Biochemistry and molecular biology of bacteria, antibiotic resistance, and tetrapyrrole biosynthesis


1. Structure and expression of the Chlorobium vibrioforme hemB gene and characterization of its encoded enzyme porpobilinogen synthase. J. Biol. Chem. 271 (1996): 8176-8182.

2. Melanoma x macrophage hybrids with enhanced metastatic potential. Clin. Exp. Metastasis 16 (1998): 299-312.

3. The X-ray structure of the plant like 5-aminolaevulinic acid dehydratase from Chlorobium vibrioforme complexed with the inhibitor laevulinic acid at 2.6 angstroms. J. Mol. Biol. 342 (2004):563-570.

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