Biology

Verna-Ann Power-Charnitsky

Assistant Professor

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Education

PhD, Biomedical Sciences/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Specialization: Pharmacology, Northeastern University, 2007

MS, Biomedical Sciences/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Specialization: Pharmacology, Northeastern University, 2002

BS, Biochemistry, Regis College, 1998

Experience

Dr. Power-Charnitsky joined the Regis College faculty in 2003. She has previous experience teaching at Northeastern University where she was a Teaching Assistant and Senior Lecturer. She was Operations Manager/Senior Scientists at StethoGraphics Inc. at Faulkner Hospital in Boston where she participated in the design and implementation of medical devices for disease detection. Dr. Power-Charnitsky is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and is current chair of the Faculty Development Committee.

Awards/Honors

Grant Recipient, Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, TN, 1998

Publications

Articles

Deth, Richard, Christina Muratore, Jorge Benzecry, Verna-Ann Power-Charnitsky, and Mostafa Waly. "How Environmental and Genetic Factors Combine to Cause Autism: A Redox/Methylation Hypothesis." Neurotoxicology 29, no. 1 (2008): 190-201.

Waly, M., H. Olteanu, R. Banerjee, S.W. Choi, J.B. Mason, B.S. Parker, S. Sukumar, S. Shim, A. Sharma, J.M. Denzecry, V.A. Power-Charnitsky, and R.C. Deth. "Activation of Methionine Synthase by Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 and Dopamine: A Target for Neurodevelopmental Toxins and Thimerosal." Molecular Psychiatry 9 (2004): 358-370.

Murphy, Raymond L H, Andrey Vyshedskiy, Verna-Ann Power-Charnitsky, Dhirendra S Bana, Patricia M Marinelli, Anna Wong-Tse, and Rozanne Paciej. "Automated Lung Sound Analysis in Patients with Pneumonia." Journal of Respiratory Care 49, no. 12 (2004): 1490-1497.

Abstracts and Presentations

Power-Charnitsky, V.A., M. Waly, J, Bojokovic, C. Muratore, and R.C. Deth. “Glutathione Availability Determines Methionine Synthase Activity in SH-SY5Y Neuronal Cells.” Presentation at the 35th Annual Neuroscience Conference, Society for Neuroscience, 2006.

Muratore, C., V.A. Power-Charnitsky, and R.C. Deth. “Cell-Specific Differences in Methionine Synthase at the mRNA Level: A Role for Methionine Synthase as a Sensor of Oxidative Stress.” Presentation at the 35th Annual Neuroscience Conference, Society for Neuroscience, 2006.

Power-Charnitsky, V.A., M. Waly, and R.C. Deth. “Akt is not Required for PI3 Kinase-Dependent Regulation of Methionine Synthase Activity.” Presentation at the 34th Annual Neuroscience Conference, Society for Neuroscience, 2005.

Deth, R.C., M. Waly, and V.A. Power-Charnitsky. “How Neuroinflammation Leads to Impaired Methylation: Implications for Autism, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimers’ Diseases.” Presentation at the 34th Annual Neuroscience Conference, Society for Neuroscience, 2005.

Power-Charnitsky, V.A., R.C. Deth, and A. Kuznetsova. “A Model for Attention-Related Gamma Oscillations Tuned via Dopamine-Induced Changes in Membrane Fluidity.” Presentation at the 33rd Annual Neuroscience Conference, Society for Neuroscience, 2004.

Power-Charnitsky, V.A., J. Benzecry, M. Waly, and R.C. Deth. “PI3 Kinase Regulates Methylation via a Novel Signaling Mechanism.” Presentation at the 32nd Annual Neuroscience Conference, Society for Neuroscience, 2003.

Power-Charnitsky, V., J. Benzecry, and R.C. Deth. “Dopamine D4 Receptors Promote Survival and Differentiation of SH-SY5Y Human Neuroblastoma Cells.” Presentation at the 31st Annual Neuroscience Conference, Society for Neuroscience, 2002.

Murphy, M., K. Bergstrom, V. Power, D. Arostein, and R. Murphy. “Computerized Lung Sound Analysis Before and After Hemodialysis.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2001.

Murphy, R., A. Vyshedskiy, P. Marrinelli, K. Berstrom, abd V. Power. “Computerized lung sound analysis in assessment of ICU patients.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2001

Murphy, R., F. Davidson, V. Power, and A. Vyshedskiy. “Lung Sounds and Regional Ventilation.” Chest 118, no. 4 (2000): 160S.

Murphy, R., F. Davidson, V. Power, and A. Vyshedskiy. “The Relationship of Lung Sound Amplitude and Tidal Volume during Positive Pressure Ventilation.” Chest 118, no . 4 (2000): 160S.

Davidson, F., K. Bergstrom, V. Power, J. Earis, M. Murphy. “The Relationship of Lung Sound Amplitude and Tidal Duration to Ventilation Settings.” Presentation at the 25th Annual International Lung Sound Conference, International Lung Sounds Association, 2000.

Murphy, R., A. Vyshedskiy, K. Bergstrom, V. Power, P. Marielli, and M. Bixby. “Observations from an Intensive Care Unit.” Presentation at the 25th Annual International Lung Sound Conference, International Lung Sounds Association, 2000.

Vyshedskiy, A., V. Power, K. Bergstrom, and R. Murphy. “Inspiratory Crackle Rate during Normal, Deeper than Normal, and Deepest Breathing.” Presentation at the 25th Annual International Lung Sound Conference, International Lung Sounds Association, 2000.

Murphy, M., V. Power, K. Bergstrom, R. Tarpy, M. Berman, M. Murphy, and R. Murphy. “Comparison of the Interpretation of Chest Roentgenograms and Lung Sound Waveforms in Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease.” Presentation at the 24th Annual International Lung Sound Conference, International Lung Sounds Association, 1999.

Murphy, R., F. Davidson, and V. Power. “Upside Down Lung Sounds.” Presentation at the 24th Annual International Lung Sound Conference, International Lung Sounds Association, 1999.

Murphy, R., J. Schmelz, K. Bergstrom, M. Murphy, and V. Power. “Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Utilizing the Multichannel Lung Sound Analyzer.” Chest, 1999.

Schmelz, J., V. Power, M. Murphy, and R. Murphy. “Characteristics of Lung Sounds in Young Healthy Adults.” Presentation at the 23rd Annual International Lung Sound Conference, International Lung Sounds Association, 1998.

Murphy, R., K. Bergstrom, and V. Power. “Lungs Sounds in Congestive Heart Failure.” Presentation at the 23rd Annual International Lung Sound Conference, International Lung Sounds Association, 1998.

Power, V., and A. Powers. “The Isolation of Plasmids from Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.” Presentation at the Eastern New England Biological Conference, 1998.

Research

Doctoral Research in preparation for Dissertation – Regulation of Methionine Synthase Through a

Novel Signaling Mechanism: Modulation of Methylcobalamin Synthesis

Research interests includeIntracellular signaling pathways involving MAP Kinase and PI3 Kinase

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