Gary R. Skuse

Professor of Biological Sciences, Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences

Contact Information

OfficeROS A184
Phone(585) 475-6725

Office Hours

Fall 2013: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 - 2:00pm and by appointment.

Mailing Address

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
85 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Dr. Gary Skuse is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  He received his B.A. in Biology from the University of Rochester and Ph.D. in Biology (Developmental Genetics) from Syracuse University.  He followed that with postdoctoral training in Molecular Virology at Harvard Medical School and spent more than a decade on the faculty of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.  While at the University of Rochester Dr. Skuse studied the genetics of a common disease which predisposes affected individuals to tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system.  He has co-authored several US and European patents, written and edited professional books, published numerous scientific articles and has served as the Chief Information Officer and founding partner of a scientific information and services provider.  He also provides consulting services to a number of local, national and international clients in the areas of human genetics, biotechnology, forensic DNA analysis, information management and communications.

Job Responsibilities

Dr. Skuse teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Bioinformatics and for students in all programs within the Gosnell School of Life Sciences.  He is also the founding member and chair of the RIT Institutional Biosafety Committee.

Selected Publications

Skuse, G.R. and Lamkin-Kennard, K. A. (2013) Reverse engineering life: physical and chemical mimetics for controlled stem cell differentiation into cardiomyocytes.  In Organ Regeneration: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1001), pp 99-114 (J. Basu and J.W. Ludlow eds.). Humana Press. NY, NY.
Shaffer, C.D., Alvarez, C., Bailey, C., Barnard, D, Bhalla, S., Chandrasekaran, C., Chandrasekaran, V, Chung, H.-M., Dorer, D.R., Du, C., Eckdahl, T.T., Poet, J.L., Frohlich, D.,  Goodman, A.L., Gosser, Y., Hauser, C., Hoopes, L.L.M, Johnson, D., Jones, C.J., Kaehler, M, Kokan, N., Kopp, O.R., Kuleck, G.A., McNeil, G, Moss, R., Myka, J.L., Nagengast, A., Morris, R., Overvoorde, P.J., Shoop, E., Parrish, S., Reed, K., Regisford, E.G., Revie, D.,
Rosenwald, A.G., Saville, K., Schroeder, S., Shaw, M, Skuse, G., Smith, C., Smith, M., Spana, E., Spratt, M., Stamm, J., Thompson, J.S., Wawersik, M., Wilson, B.A., Youngblom, J., Leung, W., Buhler, J., Mardis, E.R., Lopatto, D., Elgin, S.C.R.  The Genomics Education Partnership: Successful Integration of Research into Laboratory Classes at a Diverse Group of Undergraduate Institutions. CBE – Life Sciences Education, 9, 55-69.
Skuse, G.R. and Du, C. Bioinformatics Tools for Plant Genomics (Editorial) Int. J. Plant Genomics 2008, Article ID 910474, 2 pages, 2008. doi:10.1155/2008/910474.
Lopatto, D., Alvarez, C., Barnard, D., Chandrasekaran, C., Chung, H.-M., Du, C, Eckdahl, T., Goodman, A.L., Hauser, C, Jones, C.J., Kopp, O.R., Kuleck, G.A., McNeil, G., Morris, R., Myka, J.L., Nagengast, A., Overvoorde, P.J., Poet, J.L., Reed, K., Regisford, G., Revie, D., Rosenwald, A., Saville, K., Shaw, M., Skuse, G.R., Smith, C., Smith, M., Spratt, M., Stamm, J.,  Thompson, J.S., Wilson, B.A., Witkowski, C., Youngblom, J., Leung, W., Shaffer, C., Buhler, J., Mardis, E. and Elgin, S.C.R. Genomics education partnership. Science 322, 684-685, 2008.