Curriculum Vitae

Professional appointments

Current appointments:
  • Tenure track assistant professor, Carlow University, Department of Biology, Fall 2019-present
  • Joint appointment, Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2019-present
Past appointments:
  • Visiting assistant professor, Carlow University, Department of Biology, Fall 2018-present
  • Adjunct professor, Carlow University, Department of Biology, Fall 2016-Spring 2018
  • Adjunct professor, Robert Morris University, Department of Biology, Fall 2012-Spring 2018
  • Allied Health/Nursing Instructor, Pittsburgh Technical College, Spring 2013-Summer 2015
  • Instructor, Sanford Brown Institute, Spring 2012-Spring 2013

Teaching experience 

Carlow University
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (respiratory therapy)
  • Contemporary Biology
  • Foundations in Organismal Biology lab
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurophysiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Senior Experience
  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Robert Morris University
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Microbiology

Pittsburgh Technical College
  • Pharmacology (Nursing)
  • Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Diseases and Diagnostic methods
  • Microbiology

Sanford-Brown Institute
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Technology
  • Medical Ethics

Biography

Romesberg is an assistant professor of biology and the program director of the Behavioral Neuroscience: IONM track major.  

Publications

  1. Nadkarni A, Furda A, Rajesh C, McInnes C, Ruch RJ, Pittman DL. "Functional Characterization of the RAD51D E233G Genetic Variant." Pharmacogenet Genomics 2009 Feb;19(2):153-60.
  2. Burns JT, Scurti PJ, Furda AM, "Darwin, Earthworms & Circadian Rhythms: A Fertile Field for Science Fair Experiments." Am Biol Teach 2009 71(2):99-102.
  3. Simsek D, Furda A, Gao Y, Artus J, Brunet E, Hadjantonakis AK, Van Houten B, Shuman S, McKinnon PJ, Jasin M. "Crucial role for DNA ligase III in mitochondria but not in Xrcc1-dependent repair." Nature 2011 Mar 10; 471(7337):245-8.
  4. Furda A, Santos JH, Meyer JN, Van Houten B. "Quantitative PCR-based measurement of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA damage and repair in mammalian cells." Methods Mol. Biol. 2014; 1105: 419-37.
  5. Furda AM, Bess AS, Meyer JN, Van Houten B. "Analysis of DNA damage and repair in nuclear and mitochondrial DNA of animal cells using quantitative PCR." Methods Mol. Biol. 2012; 920: 111-32.
  6. Furda AM, Marrangoni AM, Lokshin A, Van Houten B. “Oxidants and not alkylating agents induce rapid mtDNA loss and mitochondrial dysfunction.” DNA Repair 2012 Aug 1: 11(8): 684-92.

Research Interests

Romesberg’s research interests include neuropharmacology, molecular biology, and DNA repair.