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Suzanne Porszasz-Reisz, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Suzanne Porszasz-Reisz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Science. Before coming to the School, Dr. Porszasz-Reisz was Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Life Sciences, College of Science and Health at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In her career as an educator, she has extensive experience teaching undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students at institutions in the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Porszasz-Reisz has a strong research background in cell biology and molecular biology, and expertise in molecular biology, genetics, cancer research, obesity, and skeletal muscle research.

Education and Training

  • PhD, Jozsef Attila University, Faculty of Natural Science, Szeged, Hungary
  • PhD, National Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
  • MS, Jozsef Attila University, Faculty of Natural Science, Szeged, Hungary
  • MSCR, National Institutes of Health-Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Years

Selected Prior Positions

2000-2001

Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, College of Medicine
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

2001-2010

Adjunct Assistant Professor Step IV
University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine

2001-2009

Associate Professor Step I
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

2005-2009

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Science and Health
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

2010-2015

Associate Professor Step II, College of Medicine
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

2011-2014

Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Health and Life Sciences, College of Science and Health
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

2010-2019

Associate Professor, Department of Health and Life Sciences, College of Science and Health
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Years

Selected Honors and Awards

2000-2001

First Prize for “Best Presentation in Cancer Research,” Meeting for Students in Science, Prague    

2001-2010

Best Young Oncologist Award, Pulmonology Society, Hungary

2001-2009

Lecturer of the Year in Molecular Biology, Medical University of Pecs, Hungary

2005-2009

CRECD Scholar Travel Award, 10th International RCMI Meeting, Puerto Rico

Selected Publications

Selected peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Artaza JN, Reisz-Porszasz S, Dow JS, Kloner RA, Tsao J, Bhasin S, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. “Alterations in myostatin expression are associated with changes in cardiac left ventricular mass but not ejection fraction in the mouse.” J. Endocrinol. 194(1):63-76, 2007.
  • Artaza JN, Reisz-Porszasz S, Dow JS, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. “Myostatin overexpression reduces heart mass in the mouse but does not affect cardiac function.” J. Investigative Medicine, 55(1):S86, 2007.
  • Magee TR, Artaza JN, Ferrini MG, Vernet D, Zuniga FI, Cantini L, Reisz-Porszasz S, Rajfer J, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. “Myostatin short interfering hairpin RNA gene transfer increases skeletal muscle mas.” J. Gene Med. Sep;8(9):1171-81, 2006.
  • Artaza JN, Bhasin S, Magee TR, Reisz-Porszasz S, Shen R, Groome NP, Meerasahib MF, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. “Myostatin Inhibits Myogenesis and Promotes Adipogenesis in C3H 10T(1/2) Mesenchymal Multi-potent Cells.” Endocrinology, 146(8):3547-57, 2005.
  • Artaza JN, Bhasin S, Reisz-Porszasz S, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. “Lower cardiac muscle mass in transgenic mice that hyperexpress myostatin suggests role of myostatin in cardiomyogenesis.” J. Investigative Medicine, 51(1):S72, 2003.
  • Reisz-Porszasz S, Bhasin S, Artaza JN, Shen R, Sinha-Hikim I, Hogue A, Fielder TJ, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF. “Lower skeletal mass in male transgenic mice with muscle-specific overexpression of myostatin.” Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab. 285(4):E876-88, 2003.
  • Reyes H, Reisz-Porszasz S, Hankinson O. “Identification of the Ah receptor nuclear translocator protein (Arnt) as a component of the DNA binding form of the Ah receptor.” Science, 22;256(5060):1193-5, 1992.
  • Watson AJ, Weir-Brown KI, Bannister RM, Chu FF, Reisz-Porszasz S, Fujii-Kuriyama Y, Sogawa K, Hankinson O. “Mechanism of action of a repressor of dioxin-dependent induction of Cyp1a1 gene transcription.” Mol. Cell. Biol. May;12(5):2115-23, 1992.