Dr. Alexandra Martynova-Van Kley

Professor of Biology, Stephen F. Austin State University.

About Me
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  • Professor of Biology
  • Department of Biology
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • avankley@sfasu.edu
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbial Diversity
  • Bioinformatics

I was born and educated in Russia. After completing my PhD, I had a long career as a senior research scientist for the Russian Academy of Science, where I obtained considerable laboratory experience, authoring more than twenty peer-reviewed publications. Since 2000 I have been mainly teaching graduate courses at SFASU in the Biotechnology program. After 2012 I also teach undergraduate Biology courses as well. My research interests relate to DNA sequencing, mainly the fingerprinting of microbial communities. Outside of school, my interests include: art, opera, and outdoor activities. CV

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Research Publications

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Graduate & Undergraduate Students
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Thermophilic Enzymes: This research involves theoretical and computational investigations aimed to understand stability of thermophilic enzymes and their catalytic activity.
  • Identification of species from ancient bones: This research is in collaboration with the Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, involves DNA extraction, sequencing and computational analysis.
  • Molecular bird species identification from blood samples: This research is in collaboration with the Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, involves DNA extraction, sequencing and computational analysis.
  • East Texas Snake Skin Microbiome: This research is in collaboration with the Dr. Dan Saenz (US FS) and Dr. Chris Schalk (Forestry), the research involves DNA extraction, sequencing and computational analysis.
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    • Cover letter including areas of expertise and research interests
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • GRE scores
    • TOEFL scores (non-native english speakers)
    • Copy of undergraduate transcripts

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    1901 Raguet Street N, Miller Science Building, Room 101
    Nacogdoches, TX 75962