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Patrick Morcillo Ph.D.
Patrick Morcillo PhD _
UNITED STATES _
E-mail : Patrick.Morcillo from gmail.com
Cell phone: 718 644 2607
Personal Information: American Citizen
1980 Graduated from High-School in Britain
1980-1985 BS in Biology from the University of Barcelona, Spain
Majors: Genetics and Biochemistry
1981-83 45 credits in Business school from the University of
1985-1/1993 Ph.D. in Genetics at Cornell University, Dept. of
Genetics, Ithaca, NY 14853
Advisor: Professor Ross J. MacIntyre
Molecular and Genetic Analysis of Position Effect Variegation in
1/1993-12/1997 Research Fellow with Dr Dale Dorsett at Memorial Sloan-
Kettering Cancer Center
1/1998-1/2000 Research Associate with Dr Dale Dorsett at Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
2/2000-11/2001 Research Associate with Dr Robert Fisher at Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
11/2001-6/2003 Postdoctoral Researcher with Dr Andrew Tomlinson and
Dr Richard Axel (Nobel Prize Winner) at Columbia University Medical
7/2003- 9/2005 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with Chairman of
Pediatrics Dr Gabriel Haddad at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
10/2005-01/2006 Visiting Scientist in the Dept of Molecular
Genetics with Dr Nicholas Baker at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
02/2006- 04/30/07 Visiting Scientist in the Dept of Cell Biology with
Dr Arthur Skoultchi at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1983-1984 Teaching Assistantship in Biochemistry laboratory course
Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Barcelona
1985-1986 Teaching Assistantship in Genetics laboratory course
Fall 1986 Teaching Assistantship in Population Genetics course with Dr
1987 Teaching Assistantship in Genetics
Developed the use of transposable elements in Drosophila for the
Genetics laboratory course
Spring 1988 Teaching Assistantship in Genetics laboratory course
Fall 1989 Teaching Assistantship in Population Genetics course with Dr
Spring 1990 Teaching Assistantship in Molecular Evolution course with
Dr Ross MacIntyre
1990-1991 Teaching Assistantship in Freshman Biology course
Developed the Molecular Biology sections
Fall 1991 Teaching Assistantship in Genetics
Further developed the use of transposable elements in Drosophila for
the Genetics laboratory course
Spring 1992 Teaching Assistantship in Molecular Evolution course with
Dr Ross MacIntyre
Spring 1994 Lead discussion group for the graduate level Molecular
Spring 1995 Lead discussion group for the graduate level Molecular
Annual GSA Drosophila Research meetings:
1994 at Chicago. Poster: Isolation of mutations that affect the wing
margin of Drosophila
1995 at Atlanta. Poster: Isolation and characterization of mutations
that affect the wing margin of Drosophila
1996 at San Diego. Poster: Genetic analysis of long distance enhancer
1997 at Chicago. Poster:
Genetic analysis of long distance enhancer promoter interactions.
The Nipped gene regulates cut
1998 at Washington DC. Poster:
CHIP, a widely-expressed chromosomal protein required for
segmentattion and activity of a remote wing margin enhancer
Genetic analysis of Nipped, a complex locus involved in wing
1999 at Seattle, Washington. Poster:Nipped-B, a Drosophila homologue
of chromosomal adherins, participates in activation by remote
enhancers in the cut and Ultrabithorax genes.
2000 at Pittsburg Slide talk selected. In vivo analysis of Chip
2004 at Washington D.C. Poster
1) P. Morcillo*, R. Farahani, R. Douglas, G. Haddad_2) R. Farahani*,
P. Morcillo, R. Douglas, G. Haddad
2005 at San Diego Poster
1) P. Morcillo*, R. Farahani, R. Douglas, D. Zhou, G. Haddad
2) Phenotypic Changes in long-term Hyperoxia selected Drosophila
melanogaster. D Zhou,P. Morcillo, J. Xue, N.Morgan, Y. Lu-Bo, CG
Haddad and GG Haddad
2007 at Philadelphia Poster
Genetic Approaches for H1 Linker Histone Functions in Drosophila. P.
Morcillo, A. Konev, D. Fyodorov and A. Skoultchi,
2004 Annual FASEB Experimental Biology 2004 April 17 - April 21
P. Morcillo*, R. Farahani, R. Douglas, G. Haddad_Slide talk selected
for the September 1999 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting on
Eukaryotic Transcription. Nipped-B, a Drosophila homologue of
chromosomal adherins, participates in activation by remote enhancers
in the cut and Ultrabithorax genes.
Invited to talk at CBM Madrid (September 1996)
Invited to talk at the New York City Drosophila research meeting
Invited to talk at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (IL)
Invited to talk at Cornell University at Ithaca (NY) (June 12 2001)
Genetics Society of America
Ad hoc reviewer for the journal of Cytogenetics And Cell Genetics.
Ad Hoc reviewer for the Journal of Heredity
Invited to the University of Valencia by Dr Ruben Artero, Spain as a
member of the Ph.D. Thesis committee November 10th 2005.
Morcillo P , Tuttle R and MacIntyre RJ. 1996
The use of transposable P-elements of Drosophila melanogaster for
introductory Genetics laboratory courses.
Journal of Heredity 87: 399-403
Morcillo P, Rosen C and Dorsett D. 1996
Genes regulating the remote wing margin enhancer in the Drosophila cut
locus. Genetics 144: 1143-1154
Morcillo P, Rosen C, Baylies MK and Dorsett D 1997*
CHIP, a widely-expressed chromosomal protein required for segmentation
and activity of a remote wing margin enhancer in Drosophila
Genes and Development 20: 2729-2740
Rollins R, Morcillo P and Dorsett D 1999
Nipped-B, a Drosophila homologue of chromosomal adherins, participates
in activation by remote enhancers in the cut and Ultrabithorax genes.
Genetics 152: 577-593
Torigoi E, Bennani-Baiti I, Rosen C, Gonzalez K, Morcillo P, Ptashne M
and Dorsett D. 2000
Chip interacts with diverse homeodomain proteins and supports Bicoid
activity in vivo.
Proc Nat Acad Sci 97: 2686-91
Gause M, Morcillo P and Dorsett D. 2001.
Insulation of enhancer-promoter communication in the Drosophila cut
gene by the Gypsy transposon: Cooperation between Suppressor of Hairy-
wing and modifier of mdg4. Mol Cell Biol. 14:4807-17.
Larochelle S, Chen J, Knights R, Pandur J, Morcillo P, Erdjument-
Bromage H, Tempst P, Suter B, Fisher RP 2001.
T-loop phosphorylation stabilizes the CDK7-cyclin H-Mat1 complex in
vivo and alters substrate specificity. EMBO J, 20:3749-3759.
Morcillo P and MacIntyre RJ 2001.
Genetic and molecular characterization of a variegating hsp70-lacZ
fusion gene in the euchromatic 31B region of Drosophila melanogaster.
Ng M, Roorda RD, Lima SQ, Zemelman BV, Morcillo P and Miesenbock 2002
Transmission of Olfactory Information between Three Populations of
Neurons in the Antennal Lobe of the Fly.
Douglas RM, Farahani R, Morcillo P, Kanaan A and Haddad GG 2005
Hypoxia induces major effects on cell cycle kinetics and protein
expression in Drosophila melanogaster embryos. American Journal of
Physiology, Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2005 Feb;288(2)
Zhou D, Xue J, Chen J, Morcillo P, Lambert JD, White KP and Haddad GG.
Experimental selection for Drosophila survival in extremely low o(2)
PLoS ONE. 2007 May 30;2:e490.
1) Practical and theoretical knowledge in the genetic and
developmental aspects of the model organism Drosophila melanogaster,
including, but not limited to designing genetic screens, make germline
2) Practical and theoretical knowledge in most aspects of recombinant
DNA technology, including but not limited to Southerns, Northerns,
Westerns, construction of genomic DNA libraries, biochemical assays,
sequencing, cloning and subcloning in plasmids, cosmids and
bacteriophage lambda, PCR, antibody staining.
3) Practical and theoretical knowledge of statistical analysis of
4) Practical and theoretical knowledge in DNA databases and computers.
5) Theoretical knowledge in population genetics, molecular evolution,
protein structure and function.
6) Practical and theoretical knowledge in cell cycle
7) Practical and theoretical knowledge in fly behavior
8) Effective communication of research results because of my teaching
9) Direct and teach undergraduate, graduate students and technicians.
10) Theoretical knowledge in Neurobiology
11) Practical and theoretical knowledge in Hypoxia
12) Practical and theoretical knowledge in RNA interference.
13) Practical and theoretical knowledge in transcription.
Took an introductory course in C++ at Hunter College (Fall 2000)
MCAT: B12 P12 V11 Total 35 (Spring 2000)
Fall-Spring 2001-2 Basic and Clinical Neurosciences CME course at
Columbia Medical School.
I speak, write and read fluently in Spanish and French.
Resolve whatever software and hardware computer glitches in the floor
I worked on at Sloan-Kettering.