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Associate Professor

Watson-Hubbard Science Center 208
Department STEM

Mailing Address

Regis College box 918

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493

About

Dr. Power-Charnitsky joined the Regis College faculty full-time in 2009. She has previous experience teaching at Regis College as an adjunct, Northeastern University as a Senior Lecturer and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) - Boston as an assistant professor. Earlier in her career, she served as a research assistant, then later as an operations manager and senior scientist at StethoGraphics Inc. 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 the American Society for Microbiology. Dr. Power-Charnitsky has a long established research collaboration with faculty from MCPHS University. She is currently studying the antiproliferative effects of anticoagulants on cancer cells in a joint endeavor. Her particular research interests include MAP Kinase and PI3 Kinase pathways. She currently serves on a variety of internal committees and donates her time to a variety of causes, including raising awareness and funds for victims of human trafficking.

Education

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

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

BA, Biochemistry, Regis College, 1998

Awards Honors

Awarded funding From Student Affairs at Regis in 2017, with fellow colleague Erin McQuaid, to fund The Bakhita Walk.

Awarded a Co-Curricular Grant in 2016, with fellow colleague Erin McQuaid, to fund The Bakhita Walk.

Awarded a Co-Curricular Grant in 2015: Leslie Bishop, Fran Power-Charnitsky, and Christina Squeff: Science and Math Enrichment at the Regis Children's Center and the Academy at Regis College

Awarded Faculty Development Grants in 2013 and 2014: Leslie Bishop, Fran Power-Charnitsky, and Christina Squeff: Science and Math Enrichment at Regis College Children's Center and the Academy at Regis College

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

Articles

Hodgson N., Waly M., Trivedi M., Power-Charnitsky V.A., and Deth R. (2019) Methylation-related metabolic effects of D4 dopamine receptor expression and activation. Translational Psychiatry 9 (1):295.

Azhaar Alturkistani, Nisanne Ghonem, Verna-Ann Power-Charnitsky, Alejandro Pino-Figueroa and Mattia M. Migliore (2019) Inhibition of PAR-1 Receptor Signaling by Enoxaparin Reduces Cell Proliferation and Migration in A549 Cells. Anticancer Research 39: 5297-5310

Mostafa Waly, Verna-Ann Power-Charnitsky, Nathaniel Hodgson, Alok Sharma, Tapan Audhya, Yiting Zhang, and Richard Deth (2016) Alternatively Spliced Methionine Synthase in SH-SY5Y Neuroblastoma Cells: Cobalamin and GSH Dependence and Inhibitory Effects of Neurotoxic Metals and Thimerosal. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. 1-11.

Deth R., Muratore C., Benzecry J., Power-Charnitsky V.A., and Waly M. (2008) How environmental and genetic factors combine to cause autism: A redox/methylation hypothesis. Neurotoxicology. 29,190-201.

Waly, M., Olteanu, H., Banerjee, R., Choi, S.W., Mason, J.B., Parker, B.S., Sukumar, S., Shim, S., Sharma, A., Benzecry, J.M., Power-Charnitsky, V.A., and Deth, R.C. (2004) Activation of methionine synthase by insulin-like growth factor-1 and dopamine: a target for neurodevelopmental toxins and thimerosal. Molecular Psychiatry. 9,358-370.

Murphy, M., Vyshedskiy, V., Power-Charnitsky, V.A., Bana, D., Marinelli, P., Wong-Tse, A., and Paciji, R. (2004) Automated lung sound analysis in patients with pneumonia. Journal of Respiratory Care. 49,1490-1497.