David J. Marcey, Ph.D.

Professor and Fletcher Jones Chair of Developmental Biology

marcey@callutheran.edu
(805) 493-3263
Ahmanson 208
Curriculum Vitae

Profile

Dr. Marcey taught and conducted collaborative research with undergraduates at Kenyon College (1990-1999) before joining the faculty of CLU as Fletcher Jones Professor of Developmental Biology. He is a member of Project Kaleidoscope's F21 (Faculty for the 21st Century). Marcey's research in Drosophila developmental genetics has been funded by the American Cancer Society, NSF, and the Fletcher Jones Foundation. Ongoing projects in his lab include developmental studies of tissue growth regulation, the role of an evolutionarily conserved protein in neuron development, and the identification of oxidative stress-responsive genes. Marcey has considerable pedagogical experience with molecular modeling. His website, The Online Macromolecular Museum (www.clunet.edu/BioDev/ omm/gallery.htm), pioneered the use of web-based tutorials in macromolecular structure. His tutorials, often co-authored with undergraduate students, have accompanied several prominent textbooks (Molecular Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology of the Gene). Marcey co-edited a book on the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to science, 'Integrated Science -- New Approaches to Education: A Virtual Roundtable' (2008). He has served on the editorial boards of Biochemical and Molecular Biology Education (Elsevier), biomednet.com, and Project MERLOT, an online peer reviewed journal of digital learning tools. He also chaired the Committee of Examiners for the Graduate Record Examination in Biology (Educational Testing Service). In 2012, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the National Institutes of Health selected Dr. Marcey as one of 40 PULSE Vison and Change Leadership Fellows. The Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Educaton (PULSE) constitutes a community of scientists that are dedicated to developing research-based strategies and resources for changing how modern biology is taught throughout the nation. In addition to his PULSE activities, he serves on the editorial board of Life Sciences Education and on the advisiory board of LIFE, an introductory Biology textbook (Sinauer Press).

Education

Marcey received a B.A. in Biology from the College of Wooster and a Ph.D. in Biology (Genetics) from The University of Utah. His postdoctoral work was done at The Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany and at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Expertise

Developmental Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biology Education Research, Science and Religion

Publications

Shaw, M.C., Marcey, D.J., Brint, M. (eds). 2008. Integrated Science, New Approaches to Education: a Virtual Roundtable. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Marcey, D. (2011). The Structure of tRNA and tRNA Synthetases. A web-based Jmol macromolecular tutorial to accompany The World of the Cell(Becker, et al.) 8e. Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco.

Marcey, D. (2011). The Structures of Actin and Mysosin . A web-based Jmol macromolecular tutorial to accompany The World of the Cell(Becker, et al.) 8e. Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco.

Marcey, D. (2011). ATP Synthase, a Molecular Rotor. A web-based Jmol macromolecular tutorial to accompany The World of the Cell(Becker, et al.) 8e. Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco.

Marcey, D. (2011). The Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel. A web-based Jmol macromolecular tutorial to accompany The World of the Cell(Becker, et al.) 8e. Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco.

Marcey, D., and P. DaSilva# (2013). Structure of The Photosystem II Protein Complex. A web-based Jmol tutorial to accompany the SUN (Students Understanding Energy) Project and Photosynthesis e-book, Milwaukee  School of Engineering.

Marcey, D., and P. DaSilva# (2013). Structure of The Cytochrome b6f Protein Complex. A web-based Jmol tutorial to accompany the SUN (Students Understanding Energy) Project and Photosynthesis e-book, Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Marcey, D., and P. DaSilva# (2013). Structure of The Photosystem I Protein Complex. A web-based Jmol tutorial to accompany the SUN (Students Understanding Energy) Project and Photosynthesis e-book, Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Marcey, D., and P. DaSilva# (2013). Structure of The Ferrodoxin-Fd Oxidoreductase Protein Complex. A web-based Jmol tutorial to accompany the SUN (Students Understanding Energy) Project and Photosynthesis e-book, Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Ann Finney Batiza, Mary Gruhl, Bo Zhang, Tom Harrington, Marisa Roberts, Donna LaFlamme, Mary Anne Haasch, Jonathan Knopp, Gina Vogt David Goodsell, Eric Hagedorn, David Marcey, Mark Hoelzer, and David Nelson. 2013. The Effects of the SUN Project on Teacher Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Regarding Biological Energy Transfer are Significant and Long-Lasting – Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. CBE Life Sci Educ June 3, 2013 12:287-305; doi:10.1187/cbe.12-09-0155.

Marcey, DJ. (2014). The Lecture Hall as an Arena of Inquiry: Using Cinematic Lectures and Inverted Classes (CLIC) to Flip an Introductory Biology Lecture Course. In Blended Learning, Case Studies on Digital Collaboration and Blended/Hybrid Learning: 2014 Special Issue, The Academic Commons.

Grant Funding

1996 ….. American Cancer Society ($20,000). PI, “Transcriptional Responses to Oxidative Stresss”

1997 ….. NSF-ILI ($48,000). Co-PI, “Laboratory Exercises in Developmental Neuroscience”

1999 ….. NSF-ILI ($36,000). PI, “Equipment for Investigative Experiments in Cell Biology”

1999 ….. Parsons Foundation (. $75,000) (PI, with CLU Development Office) “Equipment for Integrating Cellular Studies into an Undergraduate Curriculum”

2000 ….. The W.M. Keck Foundation ($500,000). PI, “A Center for Scientific Visualization”

2001 ….. NSF-MRI (Major Research Instrumentation - $79,214). Co-PI with Dennis Revie, “Acquisition of Equipment for Genomics Research”

2002….. Stauffer Foundation ($750,000) (with Dean Brint and the CLU Development Office). Grant to fund the Stauffer Assistant Professor of Applied Analytical Chemistry

2004 ….. NSF-CCLI ($42,000). PI, “Equipment for an Investigative Introductory Biology Laboratory”

2013 ….. NSF ($17,900). PI, “Conference of PULSE Vision and Change Leadership Fellows”

2013 ….. NSF ($287,000). Co-PI with Nitya Jacob and Alix Fink, “A Vision for Change: Using ATP (Ambassador Training Program) to Energize Departmental Transformation”

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