Research | Elizabeth Roemer

Elizabeth Roemer, MA

Research Coordinator

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Research Interests
Honors and Grants
Publications and Presentations


Elizabeth Roemer is currently the Research Coordinator for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine; she has worked at SUNY Stony Brook for over thirty years. Ms. Roemer joined Stony Brook’s Department of Anatomy in 1984, where she completed research for her master’s thesis and worked as a research scientist. Although she began her career as a bench scientist, her responsibilities progressed to significant research, personnel, grant and budgetary administrative duties over the years. Ms. Roemer worked in the Department of Pathology from 1989 until 2010 where she functioned both as a biomedical researcher and laboratory manager, and in later years, research director. Through her research and tenure as the Acting Director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program she extensively collaborated with colleagues from all areas of the Stony Brook campus, including clinicians in the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, as well as faculty and staff from multiple departments in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Applied Sciences; Dentistry; and Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.

In addition, Ms. Roemer has mentored numerous individuals during the developmental stages of their scientific careers, ranging from clinical fellows and post-doctoral associates, medical and graduate students, to undergraduate and high school students. Integrating these mentees into ongoing research projects required not only bench skills, but the ability to work in small groups and one-on-one with people whose backgrounds consisted of entry level to advanced knowledge. In this role, Ms. Roemer demonstrated an ability to recruit and hire people appropriate for specific research groups, and to coordinate the roles and interactions of varied participants. Ms. Roemer credits her many years in the lab with her fundamental strength in biomedical science and translational research. She gained additional experience coordinating multiple projects and integrating individuals into diverse research enterprises, making her uniquely qualified to handle the demands of diverse and complicated projects. Her current role requires her to maintain communication between investigators (or co-investigators) and the various university service providers with which they collaborate; she also assists in data analysis and preparation of publications and presentations.

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Degree(s): BA, Biology, Buffalo State University College, New York, 1976
MA, Biology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 1987

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Research Interests

Interdisciplinary Research
Translational Biomedicine
In Vitro human tissue models
Protein-Proteinase Interactions and Chemically Modified Tetracyclines
Interstitial Extracellular Matrix

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Current (selected)

Lisa Marie Johnson, PT, DPT, OCS, WCS, CSCS
Marci Lobel, PhD, Professor, Social and Health Psychology, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University
Brittain Mahaffey, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Stony Brook University
Maricedes Acosta-Martinez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Stony Brook University
Greg Hajcak Proudfit, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University
Lisa Rosenthal, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Pace University

Former (selected)

Peter Brink, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Stony Brook University
Larry Golub, DMD, MSc, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Oral Biology and Pathology, Stony Brook University
MatTek Corporation
Nastech Pharmaceutical
Maria Ryan, DDS, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Biology and Pathology, Stony Brook University
Kasia Sawicka, PhD, Research Associate, Stony Brook University; Founder and President, ImmunoMatrix
Martin Schoonen, PhD, Professor, Departmetn of Geosciences, Stony Brook University
Sanford Simon, PhD, Professor, Departments of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Pathology, Stony Brook University

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Honors and Grants (Selection)

Graduate Fellowshop, Hofstra University, 1983
Distinguished Service Award, Society for In Vitro Biology, 2001
Distinguished Service Award, Student Affairs and Education, Society for In Vitro Biology, 2003
Cellular Toxicology Fellow Award, Society for In Vitro Biology, 2004
Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Service, Society for In Vitro Biology, 2012

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Publications and Presentations (Selection)

1. Alipio Z, Liao W, Roemer EJ, Waner M, Fink LM, et al. Reversal of hyperglycemia in diabetic mouse models using induced-pluripotent stem (iPS)-derived pancreatic beta-like cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2010 Jul;107(30):13426-31. [PubMed] [Full Text]
2. Kocer SS, Matic M, Ingrassia M, Walker SG, Roemer E, et al. Effects of anthrax lethal toxin on human primary keratinocytes. J Appl Microbiol. 2008 Dec;105(6):1756-67.
3. Knockenhauer KE, Sawicka KM, Roemer EJ, Simon SR. Protective antigen compositenanofibers as a transdermal anthrax vaccine. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc.2008;2008:1040-3
4. Gu Y, Lee HM, Roemer EJ, Musacchia L, Golub LM, Simon SR. Inhibition of tumor cell invasiveness by chemically modified tetracyclines. Curr Med Chem. 2001 Feb;8(3):261-70. [PubMed]
5. Coleman JL, Roemer EJ, Benach JL. Plasmin-coated borrelia Burgdorferi degrades soluble and insoluble components of the mammalian extracellular matrix. Infect Immun 1999 Aug;67(8):3929-36. [PubMed] [Full Text]
6. Maliya SK, Hall JE, Lee HM, Roemer EJ, Simon SR, Golub LM. Interaction of matrix metalloproteinases with serine protease inhibitors. New potential roles of matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1994 Sep 6;732:303-14. [PubMed
7. Brink Pr, Walcott B, Roemer EJ, Grine E, Pastor M, Christ GJ, Cameron RH. Cholinergic modulation of immunoglobulin secretion from avian plasma cells: the role of calcium. J Neuroimmunol. 1994 May;51(2):113-21. [PubMed]
8. Walcott B, Cameron R, Grine E, Roemer EJ, Pastor M, Brink PR. Anti-muscarinic acetylcholine receptor-like immunoreactivity in lacrimal glands. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1994;350:61-5. [PubMed]
9. Cameron RH, Walcott B, Fan SF, Pastor M, Roemer E, Grine E, Brink PR. Second messenger modulation of IgG secretion from chicken lacrimal gland. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1994;350:133-9. [PubMed]
10. Brink PR, Walcott B, Roemer EJ, Cameron R, Pastor M. The role of membrance channels in IgG secretion by plasma cells in the chicken lacrimal gland. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1994;350:151-6. [PubMed]

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See Ms. Roemer's Full Bibliography at the National Center for Biotechnology Information

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