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Department of Mathematics & Physical Sciences

Dr. Kasia Roberts

Dr. Kasia Roberts

Associate Professor, Chemistry
Loshbaugh Hall, Room 100
918-343-7638
kroberts@rsu.edu

 

Education

Ph.D. Chemistry
University of Science and Technology, Gdansk, Poland
2000
Thesis: Products of activation and DNA adduct formation of the antitumor drug Nitracrine

M.S. Biotechnology
University of Science and Technology, Gdansk, Poland
1994
Thesis: The relevance of enzymatic oxidation to antitumor potency of imidazoacridinone derivatives

Professional Experience

2014-Present, Associate Professor, Chemistry
2008-2014, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

2003-2008, Adjunct Professor, Chemistry Department
Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK

2000-2002, Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Center for Toxicological Research
Food and Drug Administration

1995-1999, Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry
University of Science and Technology, Gdansk, Poland

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Secretary of American Chemical Society Tulsa section, 2011

Committees

  • Academic Policies and Procedures Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Math and Physical Sciences mission statement Committee
  • Animal Welfare Committee
  • New Science Building Committee
  • Department Head Search Committee
  • Biology Faculty Search Committees
  • Grade Appeal Board
  • Tenure Committee
  • Faculty advisor of the Chemistry Club at RSU

Research Training

  • Consulting research for Microbial Insights company on gasoline additives, such as Methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE),  tert-Butyl alcohol (TBA), Benzene, Chlorobenzene, Xylene, Naphtalene, 1,4-Dioxane. September 2008-September 2010.
  • University of Tulsa – Analysis of Bio-trap 13C gasoline additives concentrations and biodegradability in different types of samples using gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry as an analytical instrument. January-September 2008.
  • Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, April-June 1999.
  • National Center for Toxicological Research, Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR, April-June 1998 and March 2000-July 2002 (postdoctoral appointment).

Research

  • Metabolism and mechanism of action of DNA-reacting compounds (nitroacridinone, heterocyclic and aromatic amines), heterocyclic and aromatic amine DNA adducts syntheses, identification of DNA adducts from epithelial cells of human breast, polymorphism of carcinogen activating enzymes in relevance to breast carcinogenesis
  • Bioremediation of hydrocarbons in soil and gasoline additives in water reservoirs
  • Physical exercise and stress markers
  • Heavy metals in soil, water and food samples
  • Analysis of the state and federal drug schedules that comprise the Controlled and Dangerous Substances Act.

Grants

  • Equipment grants (Vernier software and technology equipment, Microplate reader, Gas chromatography instrument): OK- INBRE 2011, INBRE 2014
  • Principal investigator of the Oklahoma Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence grant, 2012 "Effect of exercise on the level of salivary endocrinological stress markers"
  • Principal investigator of a research grant "Metabolism of nitroaromatic  compounds of antitumor potency."University of Science and Technology, Gdansk, Poland (1999)

Publications & Presentations

Oklahoma Research Day at the Capitol, "The effects of physical exercise on the levels of salivary stress markers", Oklahoma City. March 2012 (poster presentation)

"The effects of physical exercise on the levels of salivary stress markers"58th Annual Pentasectional Meeting of American Chemical Society, Tulsa. March 2013

Ambrosone Christine, Abrams Sara, Gorlewska-Roberts Katarzyna, and Kadlubar Fred, Hair Dye Use, Meat Intake, and Tobacco exposure and presence of carcinogen-DNA adducts in exfoliated breast ductal epithelial cells, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 464, 169-175, 2007

Gorlewska-Roberts Katarzyna, Teitel Candee, Lay Jackson,  Roberts Dean, and Kadlubar Fred, Lactoperoxidase-catalyzed activation of carcinogenic aromatic and heterocyclic amines, Chemical Research in Toxicology, 17, 1659-1666, 2004

Gorlewska-Roberts Katarzyna, Wiese Frederick W., and Kadlubar Fred F. Recent advances in our understanding of the role of peroxidases in human carcinogenesis, Molecular and Therapeutic Aspects of Redox Biochemistry, OICA International UK, 2003

Gorlewska-Roberts Katarzyna, Green Bridgette, Fares Manal, Ambrosone Christine, and Kadlubar Fred. Carcinogen-DNA adducts in human breast epithelial cells Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, 39, 184-192, 2002

Gorlewska Katarzyna, Mazerska Zofia, Sowinski Pawel, Konopa Jerzy. Products of activation of the antitumor drug Ledakrin (Nitracrine) in vitro. Chemical Research in Toxicology, 14, (1), 1-10, 2001

Gorlewska Katarzyna, Teitel Candee, Kadlubar Fred F. The role of lactoperoxidase-catalyzed activation of aromatic and heterocyclic amines in breast cancer. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 2001, abstract no. 4800

M.Sc. Thesis: "The relevance of enzymatic oxidation to antitumor potency of imidazoacridinone derivatives", Gdansk University of Science and Technology, Gdansk, Poland, 2000

Gorlewska Katarzyna, King Roberta, Mazerska Zofia, Konopa Jerzy, Kadlubar Fred. Metabolic activation and DNA-adduct formation by the anticancer drug Nitracrine. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, April 1999, abstract no. 31

Mazerska Zofia , Gorlewska Katarzyna, Kraciuk Agnieszka, Konopa Jerzy. The relevance of enzymatic oxidation by horseradish peroxidase to antitumor potency of imidazoacridinone derivatives. Chemico.-Biological Interactions, 115, 1-22, 1998

Gorlewska Katarzyna and Konopa Jerzy, International workshop on drug metabolism, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 1998, abstract no. 46

Gorlewska Katarzyna, Mazerska Zofia, Konopa Jerzy. Metabolic activation pathway of antitumor drug Ledakrin (Nitracrine). Studies with the use of model system. Experimental and Toxicol. Pathol., 48, suppl. II, 155-160, 1996

Gorlewska Katarzyna, Mazerska Zofia, Konopa Jerzy, Study on metabolic activation of antitumor active imidazoacridinone derivatives. 5th International Symposium on Molecular Aspects of Chemotherapy, Gdansk, August 1995, abstract no. 17

Ph.D Thesis: "Products of activation and DNA adduct formation of the antitumor drug Nitracrine", Gdansk University of Science and Technology, Gdansk, Poland, 1994