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Stephen Garrett, PhD

Associate Professor

As a faculty member in the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Science, Dr. Stephen Garrett directs the infectious disease curriculum. Before joining the School, Dr. Garrett served as Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, as well as Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Director of the Campus Alfred Sloan Foundation Minority PhD Program at the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies. His commitment to medical education has been recognized by numerous awards, and he has served as student mentor and advocate; as director of PhD programs at Duke University Medical Center and Rutgers School of Graduate Studies; and as vice chair of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Student Affairs Committee.

Education and Training

  • BS, University of Western Ontario
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University

Years

Selected Prior Positions

1989-1997

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
Department of Molecular Cancer Biology and Biochemistry, Duke University Medical Center

1997-1997

Associate Research Professor
Department of Molecular Cancer Biology and Biochemistry, Duke University Medical Center

1997-2008

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

2008-2019

Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

2009-2015

Assistant Dean of Curriculum
Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

2015-2018

Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Years

Selected Honors and Awards

1981-1983

Postgraduate Scholar
National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada

1985-1987

Anna Fuller Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer
Anna Fuller Fund

1992-1994

Junior Faculty Award
American Cancer Society

2010

Member
Master Educator Guild, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Science

2010-2018

Campus Director (student nominated)
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority PhD Program

2011

Excellence in Teaching Award
Rutgers Foundation  

2015

Golden Apple Award
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School student award for Teaching Excellence

2016

Golden Apple Award
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School student award for Teaching Excellence

2017

Faculty Organization Teaching Award
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Faculty Organization

2018

Golden Apple Award
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School student award for Teaching Excellence

2019

Golden Apple Lifetime Achievement Award
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School special student award for Teaching Excellence in a Career

2019

Outstanding Medical Educator Award
Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Foundation Inc. and MDAdvantage Insurance Company

Selected Publications

Selected peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Garrett, S. and J. Broach. Loss of Ras activity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is suppressed by disruptions of a new kinase gene, YAK1, whose product may act downstream of the cAMP-dependent protein kinase. Genes & Development 3:1336-1348, 1989.
  • Paidhungat, M. and S. Garrett. A homolog of mammalian, voltage-gated calcium channels mediates yeast pheromone-stimulated Ca2+ uptake and exacerbates the cdc1(Ts) growth defect. Molecular and Cellular Biology 17:6339-6347, 1997.
  • Smith, A., Ward, M.P. and S. Garrett. Yeast PKA represses Msn2p/Msn4p-dependent gene expression to regulate growth, stress response and glycogen accumulation. EMBO J. 17:3556-3564, 1998.
  • Lee, P., J. Rao, A. Fliss, E. Yang E, S. Garrett, and A.J. Caplan. The Cdc37 protein kinase-binding domain is sufficient for protein kinase activity and cell viability. Journal of Cell Biology 159:1051-1059, 2002.
  • Düvel, K., Santhanam, A., Garrett, S., Schneper, L. and J.R. Broach. Multiple roles of Tap42 in mediating rapamycin-induced transcriptional changes in yeast.  Molecular Cell 11:1467-1478, 2003.
  • Santhanam, A, Hartley, A.D. Düvel, K, Broach, J.R. and S. Garrett. PP2A phosphatase activity is required for stress and Tor kinase regulation of yeast stress response factor, Msn2p.  Eukaryotic Cell, 3:1261-1271, 2004.
  • Ren, M., Santhanam, A., Lee, P., Caplan, A. and S. Garrett. Alteration of the protein kinase binding domain enhances function of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae molecular chaperone Cdc37. Eukaryotic Cell, 6:1363-1372, 2007.