Karen Hubbard


Main Affiliation



Marshak Science Building



Karen Hubbard


Dr. Hubbard is a molecular biologist who studies gene expression during cellular aging.  Her research focuses on RNA metabolism during aging and the relationship between cell death (apoptosis) and aging.  She is director of the partnership program with the Memorial Sloan Kettering.


Ph.D. in Biology, Illinois Inst. of Technology, Chicago, IL
B.A. in Biology, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL


Courses Taught

Biology 41000 - Cell Developmenat and Cellular Senescence


Steinberg, M.L., Hubbard, K., Utti, C., Hwang, B.-J.,Clas, B., Hill, H., Orlow, I. (2008)  Patterns of persistent DNA damage associated with sun exposure and GSTM1 genotype in - melanoma patients. Photochem. Photobiol. In Press.

Hubbard, K., Steinberg, M.L., Hill, H., and Orlow, I. (2008) Mitochondrial DNA deletions in skin from melanoma patients. Ethnicity and Disease. 18:S2-38.

Ji, F., Pierre, Z., Liu, S., Hwang, B.-J., Hill, H., Hubbard, H., and Steinberg, M.L. (2006) Novel UVB-induced mitochondrial deletions in human epithelial cells irradiated in vitro. J. Photochem. Photobiol. 184:340–346.

DeJesus, V., Rios, I., Davis, C. , Chen, Y., Calhoun, D., Zakeri, Z. and Hubbard, K. (2002) Induction of apoptosis in human senescent human fibroblasts. Exp. Cell Res. 274:92-99.

Seifer, D.B., DeJesus, V., and Hubbard, K. (2002) Mitochondrial deletions in lutenized granulosa cells as a function of age in women undergoing in vitro fertilization. Fertilization & Sterility. 78:1046-1048.

Zhou, D., Xu, G., Ghandhi, S. and Hubbard, K. (2002) Modulation of the expression of p16INK4a and p14ARF by hnRNP A1 and A2 RNA binding proteins: Implications for cellular senescenceJ. Cell Phys. 193:19-25.

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