Matthew Marcello

Matthew Marcello

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Biology

Matthew Marcello

NYC

Biography

Faculty Bio

Matthew R. Marcello, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology. Prior to joining the faculty at Pace, Dr. Marcello was a National Institutes of Health Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) Postdoctoral Fellow at Rutgers University working in the lab of Dr. Andrew Singson. He received his B.S. in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida in 2003. Dr. Marcello earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2010 under the advisement of Dr. Janice P. Evans.

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, 2022, Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Pace University, 2015, Kenan Award for Faculty Development
  • National Academies, 2011, Education Fellow in the Life Sciences
  • American Society of Andrology, 2011, Outstanding Trainee Investigator Award

Licensures and Certificates

  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate The program is intended for working professionals who are currently in industrial hygiene and/or occupational safety and health practice. This certificate can stand alone as professional development, serve as an entry-point for admission to the MSOEH program, or prepare you for the Certification in Industrial Hygiene (CIH) exam.

Education

PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 2010
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

BS, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, 2003
Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Dr. Marcello leads a laboratory group of undergraduate and masters-level researchers at that is focused on understanding the molecular basis of sperm-egg interactions using C. elegans as a model organism. Former Marcello Lab members have advanced to graduate programs, medical school, dentistry school, optometry school, veterinary school, and various biomedical careers. Dr. Marcello also conducts biology education research to determine effective teaching strategies.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Summer Research Award
May 2015 - September 2015. Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University, $977.00. Funded.

Undergraduate Research Program Summer
June 2015 - August 2015. Provost's Office, Pace University, $1,250.00. Funded.

Undergraduate Research Program Summer
June 2015 - August 2015. Provost's Office, Pace University, $1,250.00. Funded.

Provost's Undergraduate Research Program
September 2014 - May 2015. Provost's Office, Pace University, $750.00. Funded.

Summer Research Award
May 2014 - September 2014. Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University, $500.00. Funded.

Identification of novel genes that regulate fertilization and egg activation
January 2014 - September 2014. Pace University, $1,615.50. Funded.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

BIO 101: General Biology I
BIO 102: General Biology II
BIO 103: The Biology of Sexual Rprdctn
BIO 231: Genetics
BIO 321: Developmental Biology
BIO 335: Molecular & Cellular Biology
BIO 345: Introduction to Toxicology
BIO 375: Advanced Cell Biology
BIO 395: Independent Study in Biology
BIO 396: Guided Study in Biology
BIO 399: Fundmntls in Rprdctve Biology
BIO 399: Genomics
BIO 480: Research in Biology
BIO 481: Research in Biology II
BIO 491: Internship in Biology
BIO 493: Major Field Test in Biology
BMB 710: Research I
BMB 711: Research II
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty

Publications and Presentations

Publications

RNA sequencing dataset characterizing transcriptomic responses to dietary changes in Caenorhabditis elegans.
(2019, May). Data in Brief. Vol 25 (Issue 104006)

The Molecular Complexity of Fertilization: Introducing the Concept of a Fertilization Synapse
(2016, March). Molecular Reproduction and Development.

Germline Determination: Don’t Mind the P Granules
(2011). Curr Biol..

Lack of tyrosylprotein sulfotransferase-2 activity results in altered sperm-egg interactions and loss of ADAM3 and ADAM6 in epididymal sperm
(2011). Journal of Biological Chemistry.

The Genetics and Cell Biology of Fertilization
(2011). Method Cell Biol..

Fertilization and the oocyte-to-embryo transition in C. elegans
(2010). BMB Rep..

Targeted disruption of tyrosylprotein sulfotransferase-2, an enzyme that catalyzes post-translational protein tyrosine O-sulfation, causes male infertility
(2006). J Biol Chem..

Presentations

Characterization of D1081.8 in Caenorhabditis elegans embryo development
(2015, July 22). Fertilization and Activation of Development. Gordon Research Conference,

Mapping the Sperm Membrane Protein Interactome in C. elegans
(2015, July 21). Fertilization and Activation of Development Gordon Research Conference. Holderness, NH.

Characterization of D1081.8 in Caenorhabditis elegans embryo development
(2015, July 19). Fertilization and Activation of Development. Gordon Research Seminar,

Development of a year-long, research-based laboratory integrated within core genetics and cellular & molecular biology courses
(2015, May 30). American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators. American Society for Microbiology,

Research-Based Biology in the Curriculum: Assessment of a Year-Long Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
(2015, May 30). ASMCUE 2015. American Society for Microbiology,
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Helping our students learn: Tools we can bring into the classroom to help our students master difficult subjects
(2015, May 15). Faculty Institute. Pace University,

Characterization of spliceosome activating protein in Caenorhabditis elegans embryo development
(2015, May 6). 2015 Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Showcases. Provost's Office, Pace University,

Characterization of F55A3.3 in Caenorhabditis elegans germline development
(2015, May 1). Biology Department Poster Session. Pace University,

Characterization of spliceosome activating protein in Caenorhabditis elegans
(2015, May 1). Biology Department Poster Session. Pace University,

Characterization of novel genes necessary for reproduction
(2015, April 22). Third Annual Pace-Wide Research Day. Office of Sponsored Research Pace University,

Characterization of an eLLRon like protein in Caenorhabditis elegans embryo development
(2015, March 8). 34th Annual Meeting of the Society of Fellows. Dyson College of Arts and Sciences,

Characterization of an eLLRon like protein in Caenorhabditis elegans embryo development
(2014, November 1). 47th Annual Fall MACUB Conference. Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists,

Mapping the Sperm Membrane Protein Interactome
(2014, April 9). Pace Research Day. Pace University,

Mapping the Sperm Membrane Protein Interactome.”
(2014, April 7). American Society of Andrology 39th Annual Conference. American Society of Andrology,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Society for the Study of Reproduction
  • Genetics Society of America
  • American Society of Andrology

Public Service

  • Brooklyn Book Bodega