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Kristin Klucevsek

Instructor of Science Writing
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

631 College Hall
Phone: 412.396.6427


Ph.D., Biological Sciences, 2012
B.S., Biology, 2004

Dr. Klucevsek's past research specialized in molecular biology and genetics using a range of model systems. She has taught courses in Biology, Genetics, and research techniques and has created video and written content for online independent learning. She also has a fondness for fun curriculum design that implements study skills and learning strategies into an active-learning classroom. In the English department, Dr. Klucevsek combines her teaching and science communication interests through the science writing course. Currently, her research investigates science literacy, science communication, information literacy, and peer review skills in science students. 

ENGL 302W Science Writing

Klucevsek, K.M., Braun, M.A., Arndt, K.A., 2012. The Paf1 complex subunit Rtf1 buffers cells against the toxic effects of [PSI+] and defects in Rkr1-dependent protein quality control in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics. 4: 1107-18.

Klucevsek K, Wertz M, Lucchi J, Leszczynski A, Moroianu J. 2007. Characterization of the nuclear localization signal of high risk HPV16 E2 protein. Virology. 360:191-8

Klucevsek K, Daley J, Darshan MS, Bordeaux J, Moroianu J. 2006. Nuclear import strategies of high-risk HPV18 L2 minor capsid protein. Virology. 352:200-8

Bordeaux J, Forte S, Harding E, Darshan MS, Klucevsek K, Moroianu J. 2006. The l2 minor capsid protein of low-risk human papillomavirus type 11 interacts with host nuclear import receptors and viral DNA. J Virol. 80:8259-62.

Kolodny NH, Bauer D, Bryce K, Klucevsek K, Lane A, Medeiros L, Mercer W, Moin S, Park D, Petersen J, Wright J, Yuen C, Wolfson AJ, Allen MM. 2006. Effect of nitrogen source on cyanophycin synthesis in Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6308. J Bacteriol. 188:934-40.

Stoicov C, Cai X, Li H, Klucevsek K, Carlson J, Saffari R, Houghton J. 2005. Major histocompatibility complex class II inhibits fas antigen-mediated gastric mucosal cell apoptosis through actin-dependent inhibition of receptor aggregation. Infect Immun. 73:6311-21.

Stoicov C, Whary M, Rogers AB, Lee FS, Klucevsek K, Li H, Cai X, Saffari R, Ge Z, Khan IA, Combe C, Luster A, Fox JG, Houghton J. 2004. Coinfection Modulates Inflammatory Responses and Clinical Outcome of Helicobacter felis and Toxoplasma gondii Infections. J Immunol. 173:3329-36.

Klucevsek, K. M. (In Press). Transferring skills from classroom to professional writing: Student-faculty peer review as an extension of cognitive apprenticeship. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Klucevsek, K. and Brungard, A. 2016. Discipline differences and resource use: How do students approach literature in science writing? International Writing Across the Curriculum. Conference Presentation.

Cucinotta, C. E., Young, A. N., Klucevsek, K. M., & Arndt, K. M. 2015. The Nucleosome Acidic Patch Regulates the H2B K123 Monoubiquitylation Cascade and Transcription Elongation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PLoS Genet, 11(8)