Steven H. Denison

Professor of Biology

104 Sheen Science Center B
727.864.8456, Fax: 727.864.8382

Degrees

Ph.D. Cell Biology, 1993, Baylor College of Medicine
B.S. Biology 1986, Baylor University

Research Interests

Population genetics, biology, molecular ecology, and evolution of marine organisms. Fungal Genetics.

Steve Denison

Professional Experience

Biological Scientist I, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, St. Petersburg, FL, September 2005-present.
Associate Professor of Biology, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, September 2004-present.
Assistant Professor of Biology, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, August 1999-September 2004.
Assistant Professor of Biology, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS, August 1996-August 1999.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK. August 1993-August 1999.

Research Grants

Principal Investigator, “Continued Investigation of the Ambient pH Signal Transduction Pathway of Aspergillus nidulans”, Funded by the National Science Foundation. Duration: 2001-2005. Amount awarded: $129,279.

Principal Investigator, “Investigation of the Ambient pH Signal Transduction Pathway of Aspergillus nidulans” Funded by the National Science Foundation. Duration 1997-2001. Amount awarded: $143,700.

Products

I have developed an Aspergillus nidulans Crossing Kit, sold by Carolina Biological Supply Company. The kit demonstrates gene linkage in a cross with strains of Aspergillus nidulans.

Selected Publications/Posters/Other Works

Downey-Wall, A.M., L.B. Van Wouldenberg, W.A. Szelistowski and S.H. Denison. A Preliminary Analysis of Genetic Structure in Florida Populations of Dusky Pipefish Sygnathus floridae and Chain Pipefish Syngnathus louisianae. Published Abstract, Florida Chapter, American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, February 2010.

Gilkey, C.T., S.H. Denison and W.A. Szelistowski. Genetic Analysis of the Atlantic and Pacific Forms of the Amphi-American Fish Oligoplites saurus. Published Abstract, Florida Chapter, American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, February 2010.

Denison, S.H., Seyoum, S., Swoch, S. and Tringali, M.D. Investigation of Genetic Stock Structure in Pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) from the Gulf of Mexico, Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. 2007. Abstract 27th Annual Meeting, Florida Chapter, American Fisheries Society.

Seifu Seyoum, Steven H. Denison and Michael D. Tringali. Isolation and characterization of 13 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Florida pompano, Trachinotus carolinus. 2006. Molecular Ecology Notes. Vol. 7, 141-143.

Calcagno-Pizarelli AM, Negrete-Urtasun S, Denison SH, Rudnicka JD, Bussink HJ, Munera-Huertas T, Stanton L, Hervas-Aguilar A, Espeso EA, Tilburn J, Arst HN Jr., Penalva MA. Establishment of the ambient pH signaling complex in Aspergillus nidulans: palI assists plasma membrane localization of PalH. 2007.Eukaryotic Cell. Vol 6, 2365-2375.

Denison, S.H., S. Seyoum, and M. D. Tringali. Isolation and characterization of 13 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Florida pompano, Trachinotus carolinus. 2006. Published Abstract. 26th Annual Meeting Florida Chapter American Fisheries Society.

Whittington, B.E., S. H. Denison, and W. A. Szelistowski. 2005, Genetic Structure in amphi-American land crabs. Published Abstract. 25th Annual Meeting Florida Chapter American Fisheries Society.

Hornvedt, A.K., S. H. Denison, and W. A. Szelistowski, 2002. Genetic Differences in Western Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Populations of the Leatherjacket, Oligoplites saurus. Published Abstract. 22nd Annual Meeting Florida Chapter American Fisheries Society.

Denison, S. H., P. A. Meylan, and W. B. Roess. 2000. mtDNA Haplotype Determination by Students in Genetics Laboratory Course Elucidates Sea Turtle Ecological Geography. In New Paradigms in Teaching Introductory and Cell Biology. Proceedings of the American Society for Cell Biology Education Committee Workshop.

Denison, S.H. 2000. Teaching Genetics with Aspergillus nidulans. Carolina Tips 64 (3).

Denison, S. H. 2000. pH Regulation of Gene Expression in Fungi. Fungal Genetics and Biology 29: 61-71.

Espeso, E. A., Roncal, T., Diez, E., Rainbow, L., Bignell, E., Alvaro, J., Suarez, T., Denison, S. H., Tilburn, J., Arst, H. N. Jr., Penalva, M. A. 2000. On how a transcription factor can avoid its proteolytic activation in the absence of signal transduction. EMBO J. 19 (4): 719-28.

Denison, S. H., S. Negrete-Urtasun, J. M. Mingot, J. Tilburn, W. A. Mayer, A. Goel, E. A. Espeso, M. A. Penalva, and H. N. Arst, Jr. 1998. Putative components of signal transduction pathways for ambient pH regulation inAspergillus and meiosis in Saccharomyces are homologous. Mol. Microbiol. 30(2):259-64.

Denison, S. H., M. Orejas, and H. N. Arst, Jr. 1995. Signalling of ambient pH inAspergillus involves a cysteine protease. J. Biol. Chem. 270(48): 28519-22.