About Carmen R Domingo
At SF State Since:
University of California, Irvine B.S. 1987 Biological Sciences
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D 1995 Molecular & Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley Fellow 1997 Integrative Biology
Positions and Employment
1995-1997 Research Fellow (with Dr. T. Hayes), Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley.
1997-2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, CA.
2003-2008 Associate Professor, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University.
2007-Present Associate Chair, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University.
2008-Present Professor, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University.
Other Professional Experience
2007 Panelist, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, NSF Animal Developmental Biology
2009 Panelist, Developmental Biology NIH R15 (AREA)
1999-Present Workshop Instructor, RISE, MARC, and SEPA student training programs, SFSU
2000-Present Ad hoc Reviewer, Developmental Biology; Developmental Dynamics; Acta Anatomica
2009-Present Director, NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates, SFSU
2009-Present Director, Calif. Institute for Regenerative Medicine Bridges to Stem Cell Research, SFSU
2010-2014 Panelist, NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences MPRC-B/TWD-D panel
2014-2018 Panelist, NIH Child Health & Human Development , Developmental Biology Subcommittee
2011-2014 Member, NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences Leadership Council
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I
BIOL 351 Exp. in Cell & Molecular Biology
BIOL 380 Comparative Embryology
BIOL 382/782 Developmental Biology
BIOL 699 Special Study in Biology
BIOL 861 Topics in Dev. Biol.: Myogenesis
BIOL 861 Topics in Dev. Biol.: Organogenesis
BIOL 861 Stem Cell Biology
BIOL 871 Colloquium in Micro, Cell & Mol Biol
BIOL 895 Final Report
BIOL 898 Thesis
The long-term goal of my lab, which is composed of undergraduate and master-level students, is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive morphogenetic processes in the vertebrate embryo. Recently my lab has made significant progress in identifying the complex cellular movements that lead to the formation of somites and the elongation and alignment of muscle fibers in the model system, Xenopus laevis. Given that the somites establish the basic segmented body plan of the vertebrate adult, understanding the cellular and molecular underpinnings of this process is of great importance. Given the recent discovery of muscle-specific microRNAs involved in muscle formation and maintenance, we have recently been investigating the role of three muscle-specific microRNAs, miR-1, miR-133, and miR-206, in the regulation of somite and muscle morphogenesis.