Diane Dean, Ph.D.


Diane Dean, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

deand_profilepage.jpgWhen Dr. Diane Dean was a child, she remembers looking up at the stars and realizing that the light she was seeing was tens of thousands of years old. Since then, she has been hooked on everything to do with science.

Now that Dr. Dean is teaching at University of Saint Joseph, she is eager to share her enthusiasm with her students. She reports, "I like to set up situations in the classroom where students can ask questions and figure things out for themselves. I use lots of questioning and guided inquiry to help them come to their own understanding of the materials." In so doing, her goal is to have students gain the intellectual discipline to become their own life-long learners.

Perhaps the most satisfying aspect of teaching, Dr. Dean says, is "seeing former students do well. I had two students graduate in 2003 and go on to Ph.D. programs, where they continued to flourish. The key thing is the confidence piece. It's an honor to nurture their self-esteem to get them to that point."

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
B.S., University of Wisconsin

Contact Information

Email: ddean@usj.edu
Phone: 860.231.5305

Recent Research/Publications/Presentations

  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1997-1999

  • Pfizer summer undergraduate research award, 2000

  • Pfizer summer undergraduate research award, 2001

  • A.C. Odlum, K. Procko and D. M. Dean, "Estrogen Regulation of MRP1 in MCF-7 and MCF-7/VP Breast Cancer Cell Lines," (abstract #Ched 219), 2003.

  • Pappalardo, G., K. Procko and D. M. Dean, "Regulation of MRP1 by Estrogen Treatment in the MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell Line," 223rd Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Orlando, Florida, (abstract #Ched367), 2002.

  • Bradly, M.A. and D.M. Dean, "Amplification of MRP1 in Human Breast Cancer Cell Lines," 221st Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, California, (abstract #Ched 543), 2001.

  • Hagen, S. G. D. G. Monroe, D. M. Dean and M. M. Sanders, "Repression of Chick Multidrug Resistance-associated Protein 1 (chMRP1) Gene Xxpression by Estrogen," Gene257: 243-249, 2000.

  • Dean, D. M., P. S. Jones, and M. M. Sanders, "Alterations in Chromatin Structure are Implied in the Activation of the Steroid Hormone response unit of the Ovalbumin Gene," DNA and Cell Biol20: 27-39, 2001