Helen C Turner, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Center for Radiological Research
VC 11-240
630 W. 168th St.
New York, NY 10032

Tel: (212) 305-1495/ (914) 591-9244
Fax: (212) 305-3229
email: ht2231@columbia.edu

Research Interests

  • Automation and optimization of biodosimetry assays

  • Rapid high-throughput radiation biodosimetry

  • Dynamics of radiation induced DNA damage pathways

    Academic Training  

 

Undergraduate:

B.Sc. in Physiology and Pharmacology, Sheffield University, UK, 1992

 

Graduate:

M.Sc. in Toxicology, Birmingham University, UK, 1993

Ph.D. in Optometry and Vision Science, Cardiff University, UK, 1997

 

Post-Doctoral:

Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, 1999-2002

 


   Current Position  

  • Associate Research Scientist, Center for Radiological Research, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center

   Professional Experience

  • 2007-present: Associate Research Scientist, Center for Radiological Research, Columbia University, NY.

  • 2002-2007: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY.

  • 1999-2002: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY.

   Selected Publications  

  • Turner HC, Budak MT, Akinci MA and Wolosin JM. Comparative analysis of human conjunctival and corneal epithelial gene expression with oligonucleotide microarrays. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:2050-61, 2007. [abstract]

  • Oen H, Cheng P, Turner HC, Alvarez LJ and Candia OA. Identification and localization of aquaporin 5 in the mammalian conjunctival epithelium. Exp Eye Res 83:995-8, 2006.

  • Davies N, Akhtar S, Turner HC, Candia OA, To CH and Guggenheim JA. Chloride channel gene expression in the rabbit cornea. Mol Vis 10:1028-37, 2004. [abstract]

  • Turner HC, Alvarez LJ, Candia OA and Bernstein AM. Characterization of serotonergic receptors in rabbit, porcine and human conjunctivae. Curr Eye Res 27:205-15, 2003. [abstract]

  • Alvarez LJ, Turner HC, Candia OA and Polikoff LA. Beta-adrenergic inhibition of rabbit lens anterior-surface K(+) conductance. Curr Eye Res 26:95-105, 2003. [abstract]

  • Turner HC, Bernstein A and Candia OA. Presence of CFTR in the conjunctival epithelium. Curr Eye Res 24:182-7, 2002. [abstract]

  • Alvarez LJ, Candia OA, Turner HC and Polikoff LA. Localization of a Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) cotransporter in the rabbit lens. Exp Eye Res 73:669-80, 2001. [abstract]

  • Turner HC, Alvarez LJ and Candia OA. Identification and localization of acid-base transporters in the conjunctival epithelium. Exp Eye Res 72:519-31, 2001. [abstract]

  • Alvarez LJ, Turner HC, Zamudio AC and Candia OA. Serotonin-elicited inhibition of Cl(-) secretion in the rabbit conjunctival epithelium. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 280:C581-92, 2001. [abstract]

  • Turner HC, Alvarez LJ, Bildin VN and Candia OA. Immunolocalization of Na-K-ATPase, Na-K-Cl and Na-glucose cotransporters in the conjunctival epithelium. Curr Eye Res 21:843-50, 2000. [abstract]

  • Wigham CG, Turner HC, Swan J and Hodson SA. Modulation of corneal endothelial hydration control mechanisms by Rolipram. Pflugers Arch 440:866-70, 2000. [abstract]

  • Turner HC, Alvarez LJ and Candia OA. Cyclic AMP-dependent stimulation of basolateral K(+)conductance in the rabbit conjunctival epithelium. Exp Eye Res 70:295-305, 2000. [abstract]

  • Alvarez LJ, Candia OA, Turner HC and Zamudio AC. Phorbol ester modulation of active ion transport across the rabbit conjunctival epithelium. Exp Eye Res 69:33-44, 1999. [abstract]

  • Wigham CG, Turner HC, Ogbuehi KC and Hodson SA. Two pathways for electrogenic bicarbonate ion movement across the rabbit corneal endothelium. Biochim Biophys Acta 1279:104-10, 1996. [abstract]

 

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