Expertise

bacterial genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry

Christina Bowers received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston in 1999, her M.A. from College of William and Mary in 1993, and her B.A. from Bard College in 1991. 

Bowers has received multiple awards over her career including:

  • Department of Energy Biosciences Fellow, Life Sciences Research Foundation 2000-2003
  • Presidential Fellowship, University of Texas-Houston, Health Science Center 1997
  • Association for Women in Science Scholarship, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter 1997
  • Hoshaw Travel Award, Phycological Society of America 1993.
  • Teaching Assistantship, College of William and Mary Department of Biology, 1991-1993
  • William J. Lockwood Prize, Bard College 1991
  • Helena Rubinstein Scholar for the Sciences, Bard College 1990-1991
  • Heinz and Elizabeth Bertelsmann Scholarship, Bard College 1990
  • Vogt Memorial Prize in Ecology, Bard College 1990.
  • Excellence and Equal Cost Scholarship, Bard College, 1987-1991
  • Christina Bowers received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston in 1999, her M.A. from College of William and Mary in 1993, and her B.A. from Bard College in 1991. 

    Bowers has received multiple awards over her career including:

    • Department of Energy Biosciences Fellow, Life Sciences Research Foundation 2000-2003
    • Presidential Fellowship, University of Texas-Houston, Health Science Center 1997
    • Association for Women in Science Scholarship, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter 1997
    • Hoshaw Travel Award, Phycological Society of America 1993.
    • Teaching Assistantship, College of William and Mary Department of Biology, 1991-1993
    • William J. Lockwood Prize, Bard College 1991
    • Helena Rubinstein Scholar for the Sciences, Bard College 1990-1991
    • Heinz and Elizabeth Bertelsmann Scholarship, Bard College 1990
    • Vogt Memorial Prize in Ecology, Bard College 1990.
    • Excellence and Equal Cost Scholarship, Bard College, 1987-1991
  • Her research includes protein targeting and regulation of gene expression in gram-negative bacteria. 

  • Invitations to speak at other institutions:

    SRPtitious signals and substrate secretion: directing protein traffic in E.coli. 2003. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.

    Strictly sigma: the choreography of transcription initiation. 2000. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

    Translational control of secreted proteins in E.coli: characterization of a novel regulatory pathway. 2000. Molecular Biology Institute, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Oral Presentations

    Wilson Bowers, C. 2002. A new twist on a classical system: LamB-LacZ illuminates the signal recognition particle pathway of Escherichia coli. Annual Meeting of the Life Sciences Research Foundation, Baltimore, MD.

    Wilson, C., Baldwin, N.E., and Dombroski, A.J. 1997. Analysis of the requirement of region 1 of the sigma-70 submit of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase for transcription initiation. Conference on the Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages, Madison, WI.

    Wilson, C. and Dombroski, A.J. 1996. Region 1 of sigma-70 is required for efficient isomerization and initiation of transcription by E. coli RNA polymerase. Lost Pines Molecular Biology Conference, Smithville, TX.

    Wilson, C. 1991. German Ethnology from 1933 to 1945: the national socialist connection. 31st Annual Conference of the Northeastern Anthropological Association, Waterloo, Ontario.