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Donna Nofziger Plank
Associate Professor of Biology

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Rockwell Academic Center (RAC) 126
Phone: (310) 506-4193
E-mail: donna.nofziger.plank@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998
  • B.A., Biology, Baylor University, 1989
Courses:
  • Genetics & Human Affairs (BIO 108)
  • Molecular Biology (BIO/CHEM 331)
  • Developmental Biology (BIO 460)
  • Biology of Cells (BIO 211)
  • Freshman Seminar - Genetics and Bioethics
Selected Works:
  • Nofziger, D., Miyamoto, A., Lyons, K.M., and Weinmaster. (1999) Notch signaling induces both a general and a muscle-specific block in the differentiation of C2C12 myoblasts. Development 126(8):1689-702.
  • Wang, S., Sdrulla, A., diSibio, G., Bush, G., Nofziger, D., Hicks, C., Weinmaster, G., Barres, B. (1998) Notch receptor activation inhibits oligodendrocyte differentiation. Neuron 21: 63-75.
  • Hsieh, J. J.-D., Nofziger, D., Weinmaster, G., Hayward, S.D. (1997) EBV Immortalization: Notch2 interacts with CBF1. Journal of Virology. 71: 1616-1625.
  • Shawber, C., Nofziger, D., Hsieh, J. J.-D., Lindsell, C., Bogler, O., Weinmaster, G. (1996) Notch signaling inhibits muscle cell differentiation through a CBF1-independent pathway. Development 122(12): 3765-3773.
  • Piko, L., Nofziger, D., Western. L., Taylor, K. (1994) Sequence of a mouse embryo cDNA clone encoding proteolipid subunit 9 (P1) of the mitochondrial H(+)-ATP synthase. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1184:139-41.
  • Talin Haritunians, Jim Boulter, Carol Hicks, Jonathon Buhrman*, Guy DiSibio, Carrie Shawber, Gerry Weinmaster, Donna Nofziger, Carolyn Schanen. (2002) CADASIL Notch3 mutant proteins localize to the cell surface and bind ligand. Circulation Research 90: 506 - 508.