Mark Paul Running, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
Life Sciences 139
University of Louisville
Louisville KY 40292-0001
Phone (502) 852-3409
Fax (502) 852-0725
Email mprunn01 at louisville dot edu
Postdoctoral research, 1997-2002, University of California Berkeley.
Ph.D. Genetics, 1997, California Institute of Technology.
B.A. Summa cum laude, Biology, 1990, Pomona College.
Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Louisville, 2010-present.
Associated Faculty Member, Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, 2010-present.
Assistant Member, Principal Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. 2002-2010.
Honorary Adjunct Professor of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis, 2004-2010.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Missouri Saint Louis, 2004-2010.
Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1997-2000.
Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellow, 1990-1995.
Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation, "Prenylation mutants of Physcomitrella patens" (PI), July 2013-June 2014.
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, "REU Site: Research Experience in Plant Biology at the University of Louisville" (PI), April 2013- March 2016.
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (PI), May 2012-April 2013.
NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant, “Acquisition of LTQ-Orbitrap High Resolution Mass Spectrometer” (co-PI), July 2009-June 2012
Monsanto Fund, “Improving Nutrient Capture, Utilization and Growth” (co-PI), June 2009-May 2010.
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, “REU Site: Research Experiences in Plant Science at the Danforth Center” (PI), December 2008-November 2011.
NSF Plant and Microbial Developmental Mechanisms, “Prenylation Mechanisms and Developmental Function” (PI), April 2008-March 2011.
Monsanto Fund, “Prenylation Modulation and Drought Tolerance” (PI), June 2007-May 2010.
NSF REU site grant, RET supplement (PI), April 2006.
DuPont Science and Engineering Grant (PI), October 2006-September 2007.
NSF REU site grant, REU/RET supplement (PI), April 2006.
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, “REU Site: Research Experiences in Plant Science at the Danforth Center” (PI), February 2006-March 2009.
DuPont Science and Engineering Grant (PI), October 2005-September 2006.
NSF REU site grant REU/RET supplement (PI), April 2005.
NSF REU supplement (PI), April 2005.
NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant, “Acquisition of a PALM Robot-MicroBeam Microdissection system” (Co-PI), June 2004-May 2007.
NSF REU supplement. (PI). April 2004.
NSF Plant and Microbial Developmental Mechanisms, “The role of prenylation in meristem function” (PI), February 2004-January 2007.
NSF Major instrumentation grant, “Acquisition of a Confocal Microscope” (Co-PI), May 2002-April 2005.
University of Louisville
Instructor, Bio 348, Developmental Biology, 2012-present.
Instructor, Bio 329, Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2011-present.
Guest Lecturer, Bio 388, Biology Honors Seminar, 2011-present.
Supervisor, Bio 404/405/406, Independent research, 2011-present.
Washington University in Saint Louis
Co-instructor, Bio 4028, Plants, Cells, and Molecules, 2002-2010.
Guest Lecturer in Bio 572, Seminars in Plant Biology, 2003-2006.
Lecture and laboratory section, Bio 3092, Experiments with Plants, Cells, and Molecules, 2003-2004.
Selected Service and Professional Activities
Contributor and Member, Faculty of 1000, 2002-present.
University of Louisville Department of Biology Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, August 2010-present.
Faculty Advisor, Pennies for Peace University of Louisvile RSO, October 2011-present.
Science Advisory Board Member, Masters in Professional Science Management Program, Southern Illinois University, 2009-2011.
PI and Co-Director, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center NSF REU Summer Internship Program, 2003-2010.
NSF Panel Member, Plant and Microbrial Developmental Mechanisms.
Featured Scientist of the Week of the Science Advisory Board, April 2008.
Featured in Saint Louis Beacon Newspaper, May 2009.