Associate Professor, Biology
UC Box: A121
Office: Strain 309
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN.
PhD in Molecular Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
Bachelor of Music in Music Performance and Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
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Baugher PJ and Richmond A. “CXC Chemokines,” Encyclopedia of Cancer, Second Edition, 2009.
Baugher PJ and Richmond A. The carboxyl-terminal PDZ ligand motif of chemokine receptor CXCR2 modulates post-endocytic sorting and cellular chemotaxis. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2008 August; 283(45):30868-78.
Dhawan P, Su Y, Yu Y, Thu YM, Baugher PJ, Kelly M, Ellis D, Cheung T, Ware C, and Richmond A. The Lymphotoxin-beta receptor is an upstream activator of the NIK-NF-kB pathway in melanoma cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2008 May; 283(22):15399-404.
Raman D, Baugher PJ, Thu YM, and Richmond A. Chemokines and Tumor Progression (Review). Cancer Letters. 2007 July 11.
Carlson AL, Hoffmeyer MR, Wall K, Baugher PJ, Richards-Kortum R, and Dharmawardhane, SF. In situ analysis of breast cancer progression in murine models using a macroscopic fluorescence imaging system. Lasers Surg Med. 2006 Dec; 38(10):928-38.
Baugher PJ, Krishnamoorthy L, Price J, and Dharmawardhane SF. Rac1 and Rac3 activation is involved in the invasive and metastatic phenotype of human breast cancer cells. Breast Cancer Res, 2005 7:R965-R974.
Recent Conference Presentations
VM Rossi, BM White*, MJ Newton*, SL Jacques, PJ Baugher. In vitro photodynamic therapy of MG-63 osteosarcoma cells mediated by aminolevulinic acid. SPIE Photonics West Annual Conference, Paper Number 7886-29. San Francisco, CA, January 23, 2011.
White B*, Newton M*, Rossi V, and Baugher P. Aminolevulinic acid-mediated photodynamic therapy for the treatment of human osteosarcoma. American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 11-15, 2010.
White B*, Newton M*, Rossi V, and Baugher P. Aminolevulinic acid-mediated photodynamic therapy for the treatment of human osteosarcoma. Murdock College Science Research Conference, McMinnville, OR, November 5-6, 2010.
Ritenour H*, Liilii R*, Chan J, Cordes D, Halpern S, and Baugher PJ. Extracts from the shrub Gaultheria shallon increase proliferation in estrogen receptor-positive human breast cancer cells. American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., April 16-22, 2010.
Higa L*, White B*, Loring S*, and Baugher PJ. 5-Aminolevulinic Acid Mediated Photodynamic Therapy Induces Cell Death in Human Osteosarcoma Cells. Murdock College Science Research Conference, Spokane, WA, October 30-31, 2009.
Ritenour H*, Liilii R*, Chan J, Cordes D, Halpern S, and Baugher PJ. The Identification and Characterization of Novel Phytoestrogens from Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest. Murdock College Science Research Conference, Spokane, WA, October 30-31, 2009.
At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunites to get to know the faculty in your discipline.
Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then. You can use the links to the left to read descriptions of the courses listed below.
Biology 224 Human Anatomy
Biology 240 Human Physiology
Biology 304 Research Methods
Biology 360 Cancer Biology
Biology 304 Research Methods
Biology 400 Molecular Biology