Erin E. Easlon

Erin Easlon headshot

Position Title
Academic Coordinator

  • Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
2033D Katherine Esau Science Hall

Research Interests

I am the Academic Coordinator and an Instructor for Introductory Biology BIS2A. I am responsible for all aspects of the course discussion section development, coordination, administration, instructional training, delivery and TA hiring, training, and supervision.

In my research, I am working on implementing online learning tools in BIS2A designed to foster growth of an online student community. These tools allow students to read the text, comment, ask questions, answer each other questions and pull in personal experiences in an online space where students are rewarded for participating. I also work with graduate student TAs and have developed a practice-based training program designed to teach TAs how to lead an active learning classroom. Several TAs who have completed this training have gone on to education-based employment at other universities.

Education and Degree(s)
  • 2003 B.S. in Genetics, University of California, Davis
  • 2008 Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Davis
  • 2008-2010 Postdoctoral Research for the USDA, California
  • Bin Li, Craig Skinner, Pablo R. Castello, Michiko Kato, Erin Easlon, Li Xie, Tianlin Li, SHu-Ping Lu, Chen Wang, Felicia Tsang, Robert Poyton, Su-Ju Lin, “Identification of Potential Calorie Restriction-Mimicking Yeast Mutants with Increased Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain and Nitric Oxide Levels,” Journal of Aging Research, vol. 2011, Article ID 673185, 16 pages, 2011. doi:10.4061/2011/673185
  • Wang C, Skinner C, Easlon E, Lin SJ (2009) Deleting the 14-3-3 protein Bmh1 extends life span in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by increasing stress response. Genetics, 183(4):1373-84.
  • Chen, A. D. Steele, G. Hutter, J. Bruno, A. Govindarajan, Erin Easlon, S. Lin, A. Aguzzi, S. Lindquist, L. Guarente (2008) The role of calorie restriction and SIRT1 in prion-mediated neurodegeneration. Exp Gerontol, 43(12):1086-93.
  • Chen D, Bruno J, Easlon E, Lin SJ, Cheng HL, Alt FW, Guarente L (2008) Tissue- specific regulation of SIRT1 by calorie restriction. Genes Dev, 22(13):1753-7.
  • Easlon, F. Tsang, C. Skinner and S. Lin (2008) The malate-aspartate NADH shuttle components are novel metabolic longevity regulators required for calorie restriction mediated life span extension. Genes Dev, 22(7):931-44.