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Dr. James Masuoka

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  • Biology
    Associate Professor

    Office Location
    Bolin Hall 324
    Voice: (940) 397-4181
  •   Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
    Details Spring 2020 5823 201 Mycology Bolin Hall 209, 223

    Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:20 pm

    Details Spring 2020 4023 201 Immunology Bolin Hall 213

    Bolin Hall 213

    TR (11:00 am - 12:20 pm)

    Details Spring 2020 4021 201 Immunology Laboratory Bolin Hall 223

    Bolin Hall 223
    M (2:00 - 4:50 pm)

    Details Spring 2020 2144 201 Fundamental Clinical Microbiology Bolin Hall 213

    Lecture sections meet in Bolin 209
    MWF (11:00 am - 11:50 pm)

    Laboratory sections meet in Bolin 223:
    21A: TR 1:00 - 2:20 pm
    21B: TR 3:30 - 4:50 pm

  • Institution Degree Graduation Date
    University of Virginia Health System Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Montana State University B.S. 1985-6-14 0:0:0
    University of California, San Diego Ph.D. 1994-3-19 0:0:0
  • Institution Position Start Date End Date
    University of Virginia Health System, Department of Pathology Research Associate 1998 2003
    University of Virginia Health System, Department of Pathology Instructor of Research 2003 2006
    Midwestern State University Assistant Professor of Biology 2007-09-01 2014-08-31
    Midwestern State University Associate Professor of Biology 2014-09-01
  • Hazen, K.C., Dirks, D., Masuoka, J. Echinocandin Minimal Inhibitory Concentrations for Candida Species in Less than Eight Hours: Comparison of the Rapid Susceptibility Assay with the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute Microbroth Dilution Assay. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2009, 47(12): 4043-4048.
    Hazen, K.C., Singleton, D.R., Masuoka, J. Influence of outer region mannosylphosphorylation on N-glycan formation by Candida albicans:  Normal acid-stable N-glycan formation requires acid-labile mannosylphosphate addition. Glycobiology. 2007, 17(10): 1052-1060.
    Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. Effect of Monosaccharide Composition, and Glycosidic Linkage Position and Anomericity on the Electrophoretic Mobility of Labeled Oligosaccharides. Electrophoresis. 2006, 27(2): 365-372.
    Singleton, D.R., Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. Surface Hydrophobicity Changes of Two Candida albicans Serotype B mnn4{delta} Mutants. Eukaryotic Cell. 2005, 4(4): 639-648.
    Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. Cell Wall Mannan and Cell Surface Hydrophobicity in Candida albicans Serotype A and B Strains. Infection & Immunity. 2004, 72(11): 6230-6236.
    Masuoka, J. Surface Glycans of Candida albicans and Other Pathogenic Fungi: Physiological Roles, Clinical Uses and Experimental Challenges. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 2004, 17(2): 281-310.
    Masuoka, J., Guthrie, L.N., Hazen, K.C. Complications in cell-surface labeling by biotinylation of Candida albicans due to avidin conjugate binding to cell-wall proteins. Microbiology. 2002, 148(4): 1073-1079.
    Singleton, D.R., Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. Cloning and Analysis of a Candida albicans Gene That Affects Cell Surface Hydrophobicity. Journal of Bacteriology. 2001, 183(12): 3582-3588.
    Hazen, K.C., Wu, J.G., Masuoka, J. Comparison of Hydrophobic Properties Between Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis. Infection & Immunity. 2001, 69(2): 779-786.
    Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. Differences in the Acid-labile Component of Candida albicans Mannan from Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Yeast Cells. Glycobiology. 1999, 9(11):1281-1286.
    Masuoka, J., Wu, G., Glee, P.M., Hazen, K.C. Hydrophobic Proteins from the Cell Wall of Candida albicans Bind Fibronectin and Laminin. FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology. 1999, 24:421-429.
    Masuoka, J., Glee, P.M., Hazen, K.C. Preparative Isoelectric Focusing and Preparative Electrophoresis of Hydrophobic Candida albicans Cell Wall Proteins with In-line Transfer to Polyvinylidene Difluoride Membranes for Sequencing. Electrophoresis. 1998, 19:675-678.
    Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. Cell wall protein mannosylation determines Candida albicans cell surface hydrophobicity. Microbiology. 1997, 143: 3015-3021.
    Glee, P.M., Masuoka, J., Ozier, W.T., Hazen, K.C. "Presence of multiple laminin- and fibronectin-binding proteins in cell wall extract of Candida albicans: influence of dialysis. Journal of Medical & Veterinary Mycology. 1996, 34:57-61.
    Cort, T., Masuoka, J., Lance, V., Saltman, P. "Plasma Zinc Concentrations in Snakes and Other Vertebrates Correlate with Specific Zinc-Binding Plasma Proteins." Journal of Zoology (London). 1995, 236: 513-520.  Undergraduate co-author
    Lance, V., Cort, T. , Masuoka, J., Lawson, R., Saltman, P. "Unusually High Zinc Concentrations in Snake Plasma, With Observations on Plasma Zinc Concentrations in Lizards, Turtles and Alligators". Journal of Zoology (London). 1995, 235: 577-585.  Undergraduate co-author
    Masuoka, J.,  Saltman, P. "Zinc(II) and Copper(II) Binding to Serum Albumin: A Comparative Study of Dog, Bovine and Human Albumin". Journal of Biological Chemistry. 1994, 269(41): 25557-25561.
    Masuoka, J., Hegenauer, J., Van Dyke, B.R., Saltman, P. "Intrinsic Stoichiometric Equilibrium Constants for the Binding of Zinc(II) and Copper(II) to the High Affinity Site of Bovine Serum Albumin". Journal of Biological Chemistry. 1993, 268(29): 21533-21537.