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Lee Ann                        Garrett-Sinha

Lee Ann Garrett-Sinha PhD

Department of Biochemistry

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Autoimmunity; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Immunology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Signal Transduction; Transcription and Translation; Transgenic organisms


Education and Training:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology, University of Chicago (2001)
  • PhD, Molecular Biology, University of Texas (1996)
  • BA, Biology/Biochemistry, Rice University (1989)
  • Associate Professor, Biochemistry, SUNY at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, SUNY at Buffalo (2001–2011)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago (1999–2001)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Chicago (1996–1999)
  • Graduate Student, Molecular Genetics, University of Texas, Health Sciences Center at Houston (1990–1996)
  • Research Technician, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (1988–1990)
Awards and Honors:
  • Biosymposia Travel Award (2008)
  • NIH Travel Award (2007)
  • Young Investigator Travel Award (2006)
  • Brian D. Novis Research Grant Recipient 2003 (2003)

Research Expertise:
  • Autoimmune Disease: Analysis of Autoantibody Levels Analysis of B and T cell Activation Analysis of B cell tolerance to self-antigen
  • B cell receptor signaling: Western blotting Immunoprecipitation Ca2+ mobilization
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Mouse models of Squamous cell cancer Analysis of Skin phenotypes
  • Transgenic/Knockout Mice: Generation, breeding and analysis of transgenic and knockout mouse strains
Research Centers:
  • Witebsky Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
  • Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:
  • Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems and Bioinformatics
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • May 2010–April 2015
    Identification of Specific Roles for Ets-1 in B Cell Tolerance
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • April 2012–March 2014
    Functional Relationships Between the Lupus Susceptibility Loci Lyn and Ets1
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • August 2011–July 2013
    Functional Relationships Between the Lupus Susceptibility Loci Lyn and Ets1
    Alliance for Lupus Research
    Role: Co-Investigator

Journal Articles:
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Professional Memberships:
  • American Society for Microbiology (2013–2014)
  • New York Academy of Sciences (2009–2010)
  • Developmental Genomics Research Focus Group (2009–2014)
  • Buffalo Collegium of Immunologists (2006–2014)
  • American Association of Immunologists; Major American Immunology Society (2002–2014)
Service Activities:
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Immunology; Editor (2014)
  • IACUC Committee; For Roswell Park IACUC; Member (2008–2011)
  • Careers Roundtable Discussion Leader; AAI Annual meeting in 2007; Contributor (2007)
  • Organizing Committee Buffalo Immunology Conference; Chair (2005–2014)
  • Faculty Council Alternate; Alternate to faculty Council; Committee Member (2004–2006)
  • Member Search Committee for Department of Biology Faculty Search; To select and interview candidates for faculty search in the Biology Department; Member (2003–2004)

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Contact Information

B3-306 Center of Excellence
701 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 881-7995
Fax: (716) 849-6655

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