Robert Sclafani, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

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Graduate Schools :
  • MA, Columbia University (1976)
  • MPhil, Columbia University (1978)
  • PhD, Columbia University (1981)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA/BS, Columbia University (NY) (1975)
Fellowships:
  • University of Washington Program, Genetics (1984)
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

Research Interests

Not Applicable

Teaching

  • Course Director (2017)
    Graduate School, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
    DNA replication and Cell Cycle Control; Protein-Protein Interactions; Yeast Genetics

Publications

  • Sclafani RA, Hesselberth JR. O Cdc7 kinase where art thou?. Curr Genet. 2017 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29134273
  • Todd MC, Langan TA, Sclafani RA. Doxycycline-Regulated p16(MTS1) Expression Suppresses the Anchorage-Independence and Tumorigenicity of Breast Cancer Cell Lines that Lack Endogenous p16. J Cancer. 2017;8(2):190-198. PubMed PMID: 28243323
  • An X, Zhang C, Sclafani RA, Seligman P, Huang M. The late-annotated small ORF LSO1 is a target gene of the iron regulon of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Microbiologyopen. 2015 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26450372
  • Shrotriya S, Agarwal R, Sclafani RA. A perspective on chemoprevention by resveratrol in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2015;815:333-48. PubMed PMID: 25427916
  • Shrotriya S, Tyagi A, Deep G, Orlicky DJ, Wisell J, Wang XJ, Sclafani RA, Agarwal R, Agarwal C. Grape seed extract and resveratrol prevent 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide induced oral tumorigenesis in mice by modulating AMPK activation and associated biological responses. Mol Carcinog. 2015 Apr;54(4):291-300. PubMed PMID: 24243690
  • Brandão LN, Ferguson R, Santoro I, Jinks-Robertson S, Sclafani RA. The role of Dbf4-dependent protein kinase in DNA polymerase ?-dependent mutagenesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics. 2014 Aug;197(4):1111-22. PubMed PMID: 24875188
  • Ramey CJ, Sclafani RA. Functional conservation of the pre-sensor one beta-finger hairpin (PS1-hp) structures in mini-chromosome maintenance proteins of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and archaea. G3 (Bethesda). 2014 May 28;4(7):1319-26. PubMed PMID: 24875627
  • Shrotriya S, Tyagi A, Deep G, Orlicky DJ, Wisell J, Wang XJ, Sclafani RA, Agarwal R, Agarwal C. Grape seed extract and resveratrol prevent 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide induced oral tumorigenesis in mice by modulating AMPK activation and associated biological responses. Mol Carcinog. 2013 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24243690
  • Zhong Y, Nellimoottil T, Peace JM, Knott SR, Villwock SK, Yee JM, Jancuska JM, Rege S, Tecklenburg M, Sclafani RA, Tavaré S, Aparicio OM. The level of origin firing inversely affects the rate of replication fork progression. J Cell Biol. 2013 Apr 29;201(3):373-83. PubMed PMID: 23629964
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Fellow
  • The Genetics Society of America (GSA), Member
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Member
  • Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Member
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), member
  • American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Personal Interests
Fly Fishing; Beer Brewing: History of Baseball; Wine Appreciation

Volunteer Activities
Judging STEM posters at a K-12 Charter School

Public Speaking
Yes
Cancer Research; Yeast and Beer Brewing

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MA, Columbia University (1976)
  • MPhil, Columbia University (1978)
  • PhD, Columbia University (1981)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA/BS, Columbia University (NY) (1975)
Fellowships:
  • University of Washington Program, Genetics (1984)
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Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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