Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: B.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.
Office: Henkels Academic Bldg. 3051
Phone: (239) 280-1617
Fax: (239) 280-1637
Dr. Cronin holds the degrees of B.S. from Texas A&M University and Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Cronin specializes in the area of cell biology, focusing on understanding the cell biology of two genes COD1/SPF1 and yor291w in yeastSaccharomyces cerevisiae. COD1/SPF1 and yor291w encode proteins belonging to a family of ion pumps known as P-type ATPases. His past work focused on role of Cod1p in maintaining cellular ion homeostasis and in maintaining the function of the endoplasmic reticulum. Currently he is in the process of identifying the molecular substrates of Cod1p and yor291p.