9/2001- 8/2003 Postdoctoral Training
University of California, Irvine
Principal Investigator: Frank LaFerla, Ph.D.
Studied Familial Parkinsonís Disease mutations in the alpha-synuclein gene and their role in calcium dyshomeostasis.
2000 Ph.D. Cellular and Structural Biology
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Dissertation Advisor: Christi A. Walter, Ph.D.
Studied mitochondrial involvement in human aging.
1992 B.S. Biochemistry and Cellular Biology
University of California, San Diego
Dr. Karah Street completed her Ph.D. at the University of Texas, Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) in November, 2000. Dr. Street also received post-doctoral training at University of California, Irvine under the guidance of Dr. Frank LaFerla. During this time, Dr. Street pursued her love of teaching while enhancing her professional development, and pedagogical research. Dr. Streetís current research interests include understanding the effectiveness reading comprehension skills have in content specific courses. Dr. Street also enjoys volunteering her time to community outreach venues, such as OASIS, an active senior citizen continuing education program.
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
For those of you pursuing a health care professional career (e.g., nursing, dental hygiene, physician's assistant), I believe you have made a great decision to attend Saddleback College for completion of your science courses. Although Anatomy, Microbiology and Physiology are rigorous and demanding courses, I believe you can complete these courses with the guidance of your instructor and the reliance of study groups.