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Austin Gehret

Associate Professor

Department of Science and Mathematics
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-475-3971
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Austin Gehret

Associate Professor

Department of Science and Mathematics
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BS, Union College; MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester

585-475-3971

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Journal Paper
Gehret, Austin U., Lea V. Michel, and Jessica W. Trussell. "Experiential education of deaf and hard of hearing students in the lab with non-signing advisors." International Journal of Inclusive Education. (2021): 1-22. Web.
Elliot, Lisa, et al. "Supporting Autonomous Learning Skills in Developmental Mathematics Courses With Asynchronous Online Resources." American Behavioral Scientist 64. 7 (2020): 1012-1030. Print.
Lynn, Matthew A., et al. "Successes and Challenges in Teaching Chemistry to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in the Time of COVID-19." Journal of Chemical Education 97. 9 (2020): 3322-3326. Print.
Gehret, Austin U., Jessica W. Trussell, and Lea V. Michel. "Approaching Undergraduate Research with Students who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing." Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities 20. 1 (2017): 1-10. Web.
Gehret, Austin U., Lisa B. Elliot, and Jonathan J.H. MacDonald. "Active Collaborative Learning Through Remote Tutoring: A Case Study with Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." Journal of Special Education Technology 32. 1 (2017): 36-46. Web.
Gehret, Austin U. "Pop"it Beads To Introduce Catalysis of Reaction Rate and Substrate Depletion Effects." Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 45. 2 (2017): 179-183. Print.
Gehret, Austin U. and Patricia M. Hinkle. "siRNA Screen Identifies the Phosphatase Acting on the G Protein- Coupled Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone Receptor." ACS Chemical Biology 8. 3 (2013): 588-598. Print.
Gehret, Austin U., Sara M. Connelly, and Mark E. Dumont. "Functional and Physical Interactions Among Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Alpha-Factor Receptors." Eukaryotic Cell 11. 10 (2012): 1276-88. Web.
Hinkle, Patricia M., Austin U. Gehret, and Brian W. Jones. "Desensitization, Trafficking, and Resensitization of the Pituitary Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone Receptor." Frontiers in Neuroscience 6. 180 (2012): 1-14. Web.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation or Conference Paper
Gehret, Austin U. "Making Experiential Education in the Lab Accessible: Reflections of Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Students and Lab Advisors." Proceedings of the Experimental Biology 2019 (Orlando, FL; April 6-9, 2019). Ed. Thoru Pederson, PhD. Rockvile, MD: The FASEB Journal, Supplemental Issue (Vol. 33, No. 1).
Ulerio-Nunez, Franly, et al. "Exploration of a pho13 Knockout Growth Phenotype in Non-engineered Strains of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae." Proceedings of the Experimental Biology 2018 (San Diego, CA; April 21-25, 2018). Ed. Thoru Pederson, PhD. Rockville, Md: The FASEB Journal, Supplemental Issue (Vol. 32, No. 1).
Gehret, Austin U., Jessica W. Trussell, and Lea V. Michel. "Approaching Undergraduate Research with Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (31.589.1)." Proceedings of the Experimental Biology 2017, Chicago, Il, April 22-26, 2017. Ed. Thoru Pederson. Bethesda, MD: The FASEB Journal.
Uninvited Presentations
Gehret, Austin U. and Lisa B. Elliot. "Online Solutions for Deaf and Hard of Hearing STEM Learners." Ohio Project Kaleidoscope 4th Annual Conference (University of Mount Union). Association of American Colleges and Universities. Alliance, Ohio. 19 May 2018. Conference Presentation.
Gehret, Austin U. "A Classroom-based Activity Designed to Enhance Student Comprehension of Enzyme Catalysis of Reaction Rate." 2015 NTID Scholarship Symposium. National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Rochester, NY. 28 May 2015. Conference Presentation.
Gehret, Austin U. "A Classroom-based Activity Designed to Enhance Student Comprehension of Enzyme Catalysis of Reaction Rate." 2015 Northeast Regional Meeting. American Chemical Society. Ithaca, NY. 11 Jun. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Kellogg, Courtney, et al. "Phenotypic and Complementation Studies of PHO13 Activity in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae." 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. American Chemical Society. Boston, MA. 18 Aug. 2015. Poster Session.
Kellogg, Courtney, et al. "Phenotypic and Complementation Studies of PHO13 Activity in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae." 2015 Northeast Regional Meeting. American Chemical Society. Ithaca, NY. 10 Jun. 2015. Poster Session.
Published Conference Proceedings
Gehret, Austin U. "Using Pop-It Beads in the Classroom to Enhance Student Comprehension of Enzyme Catalysis and Reaction Rate." Proceedings of the Experimental Biology 2016 (April 2-6, San Diego, CA). Ed. Thoru Pederson, PhD. Bethesda, MD: FASEB J 30 (Meeting Abstracts): 662.2, 2016. Web.
Kellogg, Courtney, et al. "Phenotypic Studies of PHO13Δ in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae." Proceedings of the Experimental Biology 2016 (April 2-6, San Diego, CA). Ed. Thoru Pederson, PhD. Bethesda, MD: FASEB J 30 (Meeting Abstracts): 1083.10, 2016. Web.
Gehret, Austin U., et al. "Characterization and Complementation of a Potential Novel Phenotype for Saccharomyces Cerevisiae PHO13." Proceedings of the Experimental Biology 2015 (Mar. 28-Apr. 1, Boston, MA). Ed. Gerald Weissmann, MD. Bethesda, MD: FASEB J 29 (Meeting Abstracts): 573.34, 2015. Web.
Edwards, Jasmine, Austin U. Gehret, and Suzanne F. O'Handley. "A Phosphoglycolate Phosphatase Virulence Factor from Staphylococcus aureus." Proceedings of the Experimental Biology 2015 (Mar. 28-Apr. 1, Boston, MA). Ed. Gerald Weissmann, MD. Bethesda, MD: FASEB J 29 (Meeting Abstracts): 721.11, 2015. Web.
Gehret, Austin U., et al. "Characterization and Complementation of a Potential Novel Phenotype for Saccharomyces Cerevisiae PHO13." Proceedings of the Experimental Biology 2014 (Apr. 26-30, San Diego, CA). Ed. Gerald Weissmann, MD, et al. Bethesda, MD: FASEB J 28 (Meeting Abstracts): 976.5, 2014. Web.
Blake, Kimbria Justine, et al. "A Phosphoglycolate Phosphatase from Saccharomyces Cerevisiae." Proceedings of the Experimental Biology 2013. Ed. Gerald Weissmann, MD. Boston, MA: FASEB J 27:806.6, 2013. Print.
Gehret, Austin U. and Patricia M. Hinkle. "Protein Phosphatase 1-alpha is Involved in the Regulation of the Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone Receptor." Proceedings of the Experimental Biology 2012. Ed. Gerald Weissmann, MD. San Diego, CA: FASEB Journal, 2012. Web.
Hinkle, Patricia M., Joshua G. Travers, and Austin U. Gehret. "Recycling of Internalized TRH Receptors Requires Dephosphorylation." Proceedings of the ENDO 2011. Ed. E. Chester Ridgway. Boston, MA: The Endocrine Society, 2011. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Elliot, Lisa B., et al. "Best Practices in Online Tutoring in STEM with the Deaf STEM Community Alliance Virtual Academic Community (VAC)." 2013 Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf National Conference. CAID. Rochester, NY. 27 Jun. 2013. Conference Presentation.

Currently Teaching

CHMB-240
3 Credits
This course will focus on the application of biochemical knowledge to the field of medicine. Students will learn the basic functions of water, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in humans, then explore implications of this knowledge in nutrition and metabolism and its relationship to health and disease.
CHMB-493
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research in biochemistry that could be considered of an original nature.
CHMB-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their final two years of study.
NLST-235
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to the principles of biochemistry through a study of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, enzymes, and nucleic acids. The metabolic pathways that involve these systems will also be explored. Principles of general and organic chemistry will be emphasized through an examination of the structures, concepts, and reactions that are central to biologically important molecules.
NLST-240
3 Credits
This course prepares students to perform biotechnical applications in industry-specific fields of analysis. Standard methods, operating procedures, equipment/instrumentation, and protocols are introduced and reinforced. Topics include ethical issues in Biotechnology, DNA manipulation, protein analysis, tissue culture, and molecular diagnosis. Sampling, testing, and reporting in the field of biotechnology are covered.

In the News

  • April 28, 2020

    Associate professor Austin Gehret.

    RIT/NTID associate professor awarded Ronald D. Dodge Memorial Faculty Grant

    Austin Gehret, an associate professor in NTID's Department of Science and Mathematics, was honored for his research project exploring the development of an e-learning model for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Gehret’s research is especially vital during the COVID-19 pandemic as remote learning for all students has become the “new normal.”