Dr. Laura Arce, Biological Science

Education and Professional Positions

Current Research Interests

Dr. Arce investigates the regulation of gene expression of photosynthetic genes in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Dr. Arce is the Director of the Cal State Fullerton Research Careers Preparatory (RCP)Program. RCP provides freshmen, sophomores/juniors, and new transfer students the opportunity to explore research as a career through a specially designed pro-seminar course, a laboratory skills training course, and field or laboratory research activities.

Selected Publications

  1. Kato M, Arce L, Wang M, Putta S, Lanting L, Natarajan R. A microRNA circuit mediates transforming growth factor-β1 autoregulation in renal glomerular mesangial cells Kidney Int. 2011 Aug;80(4):358-68.
  2. Najdi, R.,  A. Syed,  L. Arce,  H. Theisen,  J.T. Ting,  F. Atcha,  A.V. Nguyen,  M. Martinez,  R.F. Holcombe,  R.A. Edwards,  J.L. Marsh,  M.L. Waterman.  2009.  A Wnt-kinase network alters nuclear localization of TCF-1 in colon cancer.  Oncogene, 2009 Nov 26;28(47):4133-46.
  3. Mitsuo Kato, Laura Arce and Rama Natarajan Micro RNAs and Their Role in Progressive Kidney Diseases. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Jul;4(7):1255-66.
  4.  Arce L., K. T. Pate, M.L. Waterman. 2009.  Groucho recognizes a peptide motif in LEF-1 for HDAC-dependent repression in a subset of colon cancers.  BMC Cancer 2009, 9:159.
  5.  Arce L, Yokoyama NN, Waterman ML. Diversity of LEF/TCF action in development and disease. Oncogene. 2006 Dec 4;25(57):7492-504.

Grants, Honors, and Awards

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