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Jaclyn Novatt

Assistant Dean for Academic and Student AffairsAssistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, The Rockefeller University, New York, NYM.S., Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, MAB.A., Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Description

Jaclyn Novatt is a biochemist who is passionate about science and science education. She was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute pre-doctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University, where she worked with Dr. Michael Rout to study how proteins move in and out of the nucleus of cells. After receiving her Ph.D. in 2009, she moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where sthe studied the basic mechamisms of RNA splicing and its connection to human disease with Dr. Adrian Krainer. There, she received a postdoctoral training fellowship from the National Cancer Institute. From 2008-2016, Dr. Novatt taught chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, and human biology as an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities throughout the NY metro area. She came to LIU in January 2017 with the goal of increasing our pharmacy students’ exposure to research. To this end, she has developed a research APPE and two research-based electives – “Introduction to Research” and “From Petri Dish to Pharmacy.” She also teaches in Pathophysiology/Immunology, Biochemistry, Human Genetics, and Practical Applications of Biological Sciences. She became Assistant Dean in January 2019. In this role she has the incredible opportunity to combine her passions for teaching and research by pursuing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at the college-wide level. In addition to science, Dr. Novatt has a background in theater and improv. She loves working with students to improve their communication skills using improv-based activities.

Specialties

Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Cell biology

Publications

  1. Tetenbaum-Novatt, J. Lonie, J. Elkowitz, D. Frey, KM. A Novel Learning Approach to Pharmaceutical Sciences Research in a Pharmacy Research APPE Elective Course. in press, Curr. Pharm. Teach. Learn. 2018. Nov;10(11):1529-1540
  2. Aznarez I, Nomakuchi TT, Tetenbaum-Novatt J, Rahman MA, Fregoso O, Rees H, Krainer AR. Mechanism of Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay Stimulation by Splicing Factor SRSF1. Cell Reports, 2018 May 15; 23(7): 2186-2198
  3. Hough LE, Dutta K, Sparks S, Temel DB, Kamal A, Tetenbaum-Novatt J, Rout MP, Cowburn D. The Molecular Mechanism of Nuclear Transport Revealed by Atomic Scale Measurements. eLife 2015 Sept 15; 4
  4. Tetenbaum-Novatt J, Hough LE, Mironska R, McKenney AS, Rout MP. Nucleocytoplasmic transport: a role for nonspecific competition in karyopherin-nucleoporin interactions. Mol Cell Proteomics 2012 May; 11(5): 31-46
  5. Tetenbaum-Novatt J and Rout MP. The mechanism of nucleocytoplasmic transport through the NPC. Cold Spring Harbor Symp Quant Biol. 2010; 75:567-84.
  6. Jovanovic-Talisman T, Tetenbaum-Novatt J, McKenney AS, Zilman A, Peters R, Rout MP, Chait BT. Artificial nanopores that mimic the transport selectivity of the nuclear pore complex. Nature. 2009 Feb 19; 457(7232): 1023-7
  7. Timney BL, Tetenbaum-Novatt J, Agate DS, Williams R, Zhang W, Chait BT, Rout MP. Simple kinetic relationships and non-specific competition govern nuclear import rates in vivo. J Cell Biol. 2006 Nov 20; 175(4): 579-93
  8. D’Aquino A, Tetenbaum-Novatt J, Ringe D. Mechanism of metal ion activation of the Diphtheria Toxin Repressor DtxR. PNAS USA 2005 Dec 20; 102(51): 18408-13
  9. Strambio-de-Castilla C, Tetenbaum-Novatt J, Imai BS, Chait BT, Rout MP. A Method for the rapid and efficient elution of native affinity-purified Protein A tagged complexes. J Proteome Res. 2005 Nov-Dec; 4(6): 2250-6
  10. Miller LM, Novatt J T, Hammerman D, Carlson CS. Alterations in mineral composition observed in osteoarthritic joints of cynomolgus monkeys. Bone, 2004 Aug; 35(2): 49-506
  11. Tetenbaum J, Miller LM. A new spectroscopic approach to examining the role of disulfide bonds in the structure and unfolding of soybean trypsin inhibitor. Biochemistry, 2001 Oct 9; 40(40): 12215-9

Lectures and Presentations

Conference Presentations
  1. Special Session, AACP Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA July, 2020, “Best Practices for Developing Effective AACP Mentoring Programs and Relationships for Pharmacy Faculty” Shannon Kinney, Lea S. Eiland, Diane M. Calinski, Manas Mandal, Jaclyn Novatt, Laura M. Borgelt, Kamila A. Dell, Susan E. Smith
  2. Special Session, AACP Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2019, “Using the arts and humanities to develop and enhance student communication skills and empathy,” Jaclyn Novatt, Vibhuti Arya, Sarah Shrader, Akash J. Alexander, Susan M. Meyer, Paul L. Ranelli
  3. Special Session, AACP Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2019, “Thoughtful Approaches to Changing Cultures and Supporting Student Mental Health through Prevention, Identification, and Response,” Jane Shtaynberg, Steven C. Stoner, Jaclyn Novatt, Diana Tamer
Invited Talks
  1. Professional Development Series, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY Involving Undergraduate and Professional Students in Research, 2019
  2. Professional Development Workshop, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY Applying for Academic Jobs: The Teaching Statement, 2019
  3. Natural Science Seminar Series, York College, City University of New York, Jamaica, NY From Petri Dish to Pharmacy, the story of Spinraza, 2018
  4. Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire, Port Jefferson, NY, 2017 “Science Café” – From Petri Dish to Pharmacy, the story of Spinraza
  5. Science Advocacy of Long Island – “Ask a Scientist” Panel, Commack, NY, 2017
  6. Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences Department, Molloy College, Rockville Center, NY, 2014, mRNA splicing – How do our Cells Edit mRNA Properly?
  7. Basic Sciences Department, NYIT, Old Westbury, NY, 2013, Cellular Bouncers – Artificial Nanopores that Mimic the Selectivity of the NPC
  8. Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 2013, Cellular Bouncers – Artificial Nanopores that Mimic the Selectivity of the NPC
  9. Chemistry Department, York College, CUNY, New York, NY, 2011, Cellular Bouncers – Artificial Nanopores that Mimic the Selectivity of the NPC
  10. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2010, Cellular Bouncers – Artificial Nanopores that Mimic the Selectivity of the NPC
  11. The New School University, New York, NY, 2009, Cellular Bouncers – Artificial Nanopores that Mimic the Selectivity of the NPC
Selected Poster Presentations
  1. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Virtual Annual Meeting, 2020, “Using Prerequisite Course Outcomes to Predict Academic Underperformance in Pharm.D. Students” (Presented by Dr. Phyllis Stone)
  2. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, 2018, Boston, MA, “I want to do research!!! Wait . . . . What is research?” – PharmD candidate
  3. Long Island University Discovery Day, 2017, Incorporating Student-Centered Learning into Research Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs)
  4. CSHL Eukaryotic mRNA Processing Meeting, 2015, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Characterization of SMG7 Alternative Splicing in Cancer
  5. 75th Annual Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology, 2010, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Studying the Nature of Interactions Between Karyopherins, Cargo, and the NPC
  6. Gordon Research Conference – Protein Transport Across Cellular Membranes, 2007, Il Ciocco, Italy, Studying the Nature of Interactions Between Karyopherins, Cargo, and the NPC
  7. Gordon Research Conference – Signal Transduction Within the Nucleus, 2007, Ventura, CA, Studying the Nature of Interactions Between Karyopherins, Cargo, and the NPC
  8. Dynamic Organization of Nuclear Function Meeting, 2006, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Studying the Nature of Interactions Between Karyopherins, Cargo, and the NPC
  9. FASEB ASBMB Meeting, 2005, San Diego, CA, Studying the Nature of Interactions Between Karyopherins, Cargo, and the NPC

Honors/Awards

2012-2015 National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Training Fellowship
2003-2008 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Pre-doctoral Fellowship