Alexander Bobbs received his bachelor's degree in biology from Harvey Mudd College ('03), and his PhD in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona ('12). Before coming to Saint Mary's College, Dr. Bobbs spent several years studying ovarian cancer at Harper Cancer Research Institute. He has also taught anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and general biology at Ivy Tech and Lake Michigan College. He currently lives in Mishawaka with his wife Kathryn and their three cats: Zazzles, Shadow, and Flux.
PhD. University of Arizona. 2012
BS. Harvey Mudd College. 2003
Areas of Expertise
Ovarian and Colon Cancer
Bioinformatics and Statistics
Courses Recently Taught
BIO 214 - Human Physiology and Lab
BIO 224- Introduction to Pathophysiology
Creative and Scholarly Work
Roy, L., Bobbs, A.S., Sattler, R., Kurkewich, J.L., Dausinas, P.B., Nallathamby, P., Cowden Dahl, K.D. 2018. CD133 Promotes Adhesion to the Ovarian Cancer Metastatic Niche. Cancer Growth Metastasis. 11: 1179064418767882
Bobbs, A.S., Cole, J.M., Cowden Dahl, K.D. 2015. Emerging and Evolving Ovarian Cancer Animal Models. Cancer Growth Metastasis. 8: 29.
Bobbs, A.S., Gellerman, K., Hallas, W.M., Joseph, S., Yang, C., Kurkewich, J., Cowden Dahl, K.D. 2015. ARID3B Directly Regulates Ovarian Cancer Promoting Genes. PLoS One. 10(6): e0131961.
Bobbs. A.S., Saarela, A. Yatskieych, T.A., Antin, P.B. 2012. FGF signaling negatively regulates the abundance of microRNAs that target molecules required for cell migration and embryo patterning during gastrulation. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287: 38505.
Hardy, K.M., Yatskievych, T.A., Konieczka, J., Bobbs, A.S., Antin, P.B. 2011. FGF signaling through RAS/MAPK and PI3K pathways regulates cell movement and gene expression in the chicken primitive streak without affecting E-cadherin. BMC Developmental Biology. 11: 20.
Zell, J.A., Ziogas, A., Ignatenko, N., Honda, J., Qu, N., Bobbs, A.S., Neuhausen, S.L., Gerner, E.W., Anton-Culver, H. 2009. Associations of a polymorphism in the ornithine decarboxylase gene with colorectal cancer survival. Clinical Cancer Research. 15: 6208.