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Cell biologist

Rebecca Cheryl Matteson Pruss, American cell biologist. Achievements include discovery of a common antigenic site on intermediate filaments, calcium regulation in chromaffin cells and its role in gene expression, cobalt uptake activated by KAINATE/AMPA subtypes of glutamate receptors; development and characterization of cell lines lacking EGF receptors; development of markers for neural cells.

Background

Pruss, Rebecca Cheryl Matteson was born on September 5, 1950 in Minneapolis. Daughter of William Riepe and Shirley Marie (Bastien) Matteson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow, University College London (England), 1978-1980; staff fellow, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland., 1980; senior staff fellow, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland., 1981-1986; senior research biochemist, Merrell Dow Research Institute, Cincinnati, 1986; research associate, Merrell Dow Research Institute/Marion Merrell Dow Research Institute, Cincinnati, since 1987; adjunct associate professor, U. Cincinnati College Medicine, since 1988.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of a common antigenic site on intermediate filaments, calcium regulation in chromaffin cells and its role in gene expression, cobalt uptake activated by KAINATE/AMPA subtypes of glutamate receptors. Development and characterization of cell lines lacking EGF receptors. Development of markers for neural cells.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Connections

father:
William Riepe Matteson

mother:
Shirley Marie (Bastien) Matteson