Karla S Fuller

Associate Professor of Biology

I am a founding faculty member and associate professor at Guttman Community College. I teach all manner of biology courses and an occasional quantitative reasoning. I am coordinator of the Liberal Arts and Science - Science track.
My research foci are improving biology education for underserved students and genetic mechanisms of cancer.

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My current research utilizes CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing techniques to study the role of cell cycle inhibitor proteins on zebrafish development.


Doctor of Philosophy, Biology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2006

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX, 1998

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Fuller, K.S. (2017). Beyond Reflection: Using ePortfolio for Formative Assessment to Improve Student Engagement in Non-Majors Introductory Science. The American Biology Teacher, 79(6), 442-449. doi10.1525/abt.2017.79.6.442.

Fuller, K.S. (2017, February 23). Using ePortfolio Image Galleries as Digital Storyboards to Visualize Scientific Concepts. The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, retrieved from: https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/using-eportfolio-image-galleries-as-digital-storyboards-to-visualize-scientific-concepts/

Fuller, K.S. Saint-Louis, N. “Research Essay and Policy Paper Integrated Writing Assignment”. DQP Assignment Library. National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). NILOA Charrette, February 2016, New Orleans, LA. http://www.assignmentlibrary.org/assignments/58333cef1be0dde600000008

Fuller, K. S., King C., Moore R., Saint-Louis, N. & Tyner-Mullings A. (2016). Implementation of an Evidenced-Based High Impact Practice: An Integrated Learning Community Model in Action. Schools: Studies in Education, 13(1), 101-126 .

Saint-Louis, N., Fuller, K. S. & Seth, N. (2015). Curriculum Integration: The experience of three founding faculty at a new community college. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 27(3), 423-433.

Fuller, K. S., Tyner-Mullings, A. & Ungemah, L. (2015). The Social Construction of an Apocalypse, Infectious Disease, & Literary Dystopias: The Rise of (Zombie) Terror in the 21st Century (Capstone Seminar in the Liberal Arts and Sciences). Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Peer-Reviewed Syllabi. http://wwwp.oakland.edu/ais/resources/syllabi/

Cahill, C., Cosares, S., Fuller, K., Rosenthal, W., Saint-Louis, N., Schnee, E. & Seth, N. (2011). Designing an integrated and innovative first-year curriculum for the New Community College at CUNY. NCC Self Study Report for CUNY Office of Academic Affairs. [Internal communication].

Fuller, K; Monk, C; Yin, B & Johnson, D. Characterization of mouse models for the Human p53 codon 72 polymorphism. Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, November 1, 2007 16; PR-8 (First AACR International Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, Carcinogenesis and DNA Repair Pathways: Oral Presentations – Proffered Abstracts– Nov 27-30, 2007; Atlanta, GA)

Joshi PP, Kulkarni MV, Yu BK, Smith KR, Nortin DL and Franklin DS. (2007). Simultaneous Downregulation of CDK Inhibitors p18INK4c and p27Kip1 is required for MEN2A-RET Mediated Tumorigenesis. Oncogene 26, 554-570.

Ghalayini AJ, Desai N, Smith KR, Holbrook RM, Elliot MH, and Kawakatsu H. (2002). Light-dependent Association of Src with Photoreceptor Rod Outer Segment Membrane Proteins in vivoThe Journal of Biological Chemistry 277, 1469-1476.