Dr. Jim OlesonJames B. Olesen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology

Email: jolesen@bsu.edu

Educational Background

Bowling Green State University, B.S. (1983)
The Ohio State University, M.S. (1987)
Bowling Green State University, Ph.D. (1994)

Professional Background

NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Medicine/Hematology, 1995-1998.
Assistant Professor, Ball State University, Department of Biology, 1998 to present.


Courses Currently Teaching

Molecular Biology  (BIO 457/557)
Cancer Biology  (BIO 456/556)
Honors Symposium in Biology  (HONRS 298)
Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology  (BIO 458/558)

General Research Interest Areas


Olesen, J.B., McGuire, E.A. and Brandt, S.J.  Manuscript in Preparation, 1999. Ectopic coexpression of the TAL1 and LMO1 gene products stimulates cell cycle progression and alters the growth and survival of non-hematopoietic cells.

Olesen, J.B., McGuire, E.A. and Brandt, S.J. 1997. Coexpression of the TAL1 and LMO1 gene products stimulates cell cycle progression. Blood 90:196b.

Olesen, J.B. and Heckman, C.A. 1997. A 95 nm spacing in Drosophila polytene chromatin. Microsc. Microanal. 3:311- 320.

Olesen, J.B., Heckman, C.A., Lukinius, A., Schwab, D.W., Upite, D.V. and Fioravanti, C.F. 1997. HACH: A polymer designed to optimize protein antigen localization. Microsc. Microanal. 3:321-331.

Heckman, C.A., Olesen, J.B., Halsey, J, Herber, S. and Boudreau, N. 1995. Spatial mapping and analysis of chromatin imaged by computer-assisted microscopy. J. Comp.-Assist. Microsc. 7:235-252.