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Irene Evans

Professor
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
College of Science

585-475-2491
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Irene Evans

Professor
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
College of Science

Education

BA, University of Rochester; MS, Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of Rochester

585-475-2491

Currently Teaching

BIOL-341
4 Credits
The goal of the emerging field of synthetic biology is to design and construct novel biological systems that are useful. Synthetic biology examines the whole system of genes and gene products, their regulation, co-regulation and the interactions among their products, not individual genes. This course will cover organisms with known and characterized processes that are used to add or modify biological functions. Students will become proficient in the understanding of synthetic biology concepts and will master basic laboratory techniques utilized in synthetic biology.
BIOL-495
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory or field 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.
BIOL-798
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed, graduate level tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum.
BIOL-498
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum. The level of study is appropriate for student in their final two years of study.
BIOL-301
1 - 4 Credits
This course allows students to assist in a class or laboratory for which they have previously earned credit. The student will assist the instructor in the operation of the course. Assistance by the student may include fielding questions, helping in workshops, and assisting in review sessions. In the case of labs, students may also be asked to help with supervising safety practices, waste manifestation, and instrumentation.
BIOL-298
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum. The level of study is appropriate for student in their first three years of study.
BIOL-295
1 - 4 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 first three years of study.
BIOL-314
4 Credits
This course will present the techniques and applications of culturing eukaryotic cells, tissues, and organs in vitro. Emphasis will be placed on mammalian systems. Lectures will cover the historical background of tissue culture, how to authenticate cell lines, basic cell culture techniques; as well as stem cells, tissue engineering, and the role of cell culture in regenerative medicine. In the laboratory, students will be introduced to growth curves, cloning techniques, primary cell culture, and making a cell line; as well as detecting mycoplasma and other cell culture contaminants.
BIOL-790
1 - 6 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Evans, Irene M. "Breast Cancer Targeting Peptide: A New Method To Deliver Imaging Agents For Breast Cancer Detection?" World Molecular Imaging Congress. (2017): 1-10. Web.
Evans, Irene M., et al. "A New Targeting Agent that Specifically Binds to Breast Cancer Cells?" Molecular Biology of the Cell 28. (2017): 1-10. Print.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation
Evans, Irene M., et al. "Penetrability of Prostate Tumor Cells Grown in 3D Culture by Prostate Targeting Agents." Proceedings of the American Society for Cell Biology. Ed. ASCB. Philadelphia, PA: ASCB.
Evans, Irene M., et al. "Internalization and Uptake of Targeted Molecular Imaging Agents (TMIAs) Through Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis." Proceedings of the American Society for Cell Biology. Ed. ASCB. Philadelphia, PA: ASCB.
Evans, Irene M., et al. "Dilution of Matrigel Matrix Affects the Formation of 3D Spheroids in Lung and Prostate Cancer Cell Lines." Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science. Ed. Rochester Academy of Science. Rochester, NY: Rochester Academy of Science.
Evans, Irene M., et al. "Mycoplasma Testing by Polymerase Chain Reaction." Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science. Ed. Rochester Academy of Science. Rochester, NY: Rochester Academy of Science.
Evans, Irene M., et al. "Evaluation of PSMA Targeting Agents for Prostate Cancer Detection Using Confocal Microscopy." Proceedings of the World Molecular Imaging Conference, September 2016, New York, NY. Ed. World Molecular Imaging Conference. New York City, NY: n.p..
Evans, Irene M., et al. "PSMA-Targeted Near Infrared Dye Imaging Agents for Photoacoustic Imaging of Prostate Cancer." Proceedings of the World Molecular Imaging Conference, September 2016, New York, NY. Ed. WMIC. NYC, NY: n.p..
Evans, Irene, et al. "The Development of Improved Tumor Models for Evaluation of Targeting Molecular Imaging Agents (TMIAs)." Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science. Ed. RAS. Brockport, NY: n.p..
Evans, Irene M., et al. "Targeted Molecular Imaging Agents (TMIAs) for Improved Detection of Cancers." Proceedings of the American Society of Cell Biology. Ed. ASCB. San Francisco, CA: n.p..
Published Conference Proceedings
Butera, Adam M., Henry D. Ophardt, and Irene M. Evans. "Utilizing 3-D Collagen Cultures to Represent In Vivo Cancerous Tumors and to Test Targeted Molecular Imaging Agents (TMIAs)." Proceedings of the American Society for Cell Biology, Dec 6-10, 2014, Philadelphia , PA. Ed. Unknown. Philadelphia, PA: n.p., 2014. Web.
Ophardt, Henry D., et al. "Using Targeted Molecular Imaging Agents to Evaluate Differences Between Two- and Three-Dimensional Cell Culture Cancer Models." Proceedings of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), Dec 6-10 2014, Philadelphia , PA. Ed. Unknown. Philadelphia, PA: Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2014. Print.
Evans, Irene M. and Sean Aronow, Sarah Wang, Yin Peng Lee, Hans Schmitthenner. "Targeted Molecular Imaging Agents for Imaging of Cancer Cells." Proceedings of the American Society for Cell Biology, Dec 14-18,2013, New Orleans, LA. Ed. Molecular Biology of the Cell. New Orleans, LA: Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2013. Print.
Evans, Irene M., et al. "A Prion-Containing Yeast Cell Can Switch into Agar-Invasive Growth While an Isogenic Non-Prion Strain Cannot." Proceedings of the American Society for Cell Biology, 12/14-19/12 San Francisco, CA. Ed. ASCB. San Francisco, CA: Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2012. Web.
Evans, Irene M., et al. "Microarray Analysis to Probe Gene Expression in [PSI+], a Prion-Containing Yeast Cell." Proceedings of the American Society for Cell Biology, 12/3-7, 2011, Denver CO. Ed. American Society for Cell Biology. Unknown: n.p., 2011. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Ophardt, Henry D., Adam M. Butera, and Irene M. Evans. "Targeted Molecular Imaging Agents: Use in Evaluating 2D and 3D Cancer Models." Rochester Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Rochester Academy of Science. Brockport, NY. 15 Nov. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Wang, Sarah, et al. "Using A549 Lung Cancer Cells to Test TMIAs that Bind to αvβ3 integrins." Rochester Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Rochester Academy of Science. Pittsford, NY. 9 Nov. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Published Article
Tra, Y.V., I.M. Evans. “Microarray Data Analysis Course: An Interdisciplinary Course Bridging theDisciplines of Mathematics and Biology.”CBE-Life Sciences Education, 9.3 (2010): 217-26. Print. ≠ *