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TEACHING

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES AND SERVICE

MAJOR DUTIES AS AVCAA,

RESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTS

RESEARCH GRANT SUPPORT

GRADUATE STUDENTS

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

ABSTRACTS

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born, August 30, 1942, New York City, NY.
Married, Alma Heller
Children: Lila, Miriam.


EDUCATION

Ph.D., Jenkins Department of Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University, June, 1969.
B.A., cum laude (biophysics), Amherst College, June, 1964.


ACADEMIC POSITIONS

University of Colorado at Boulder:

  • Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology:
    • Professor, 1982-present
    • Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, 7/2000-7/2004
    • Chair, 1983-1988
    • Associate Professor, 1977-1982
    • Assistant Professor, 1971-1977
  • Director for Faculty Development, BP Center for Visualization, 2003-present
  • Faculty Associate - Information Technology Services, 1997-1999
  • Chief Information Technology Officer (CIO), 1996-1997
  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (AVCAA), November, 1987-1997
  • Center for Lifelong Learning & Design (L3), member, 1995-present

John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra. Department of Physiology, Research Fellow, July, 1969-June, 1971.


TEACHING

Introductory Biology, 1971-1983
Introduction to Neurobiology, 1976-1987.
Histophysiology, neuroscience lectures, 1974-1975.
Current Topics in Neurobiology Seminar, 1980.
Seminar Practicum, (Graduate level), 1984-1987.
The Brain, (a Freshman Seminar), 1990-1991.
Minds, Brains and Ways of Knowing, (a Senior Honors Seminar), 1992-1994.
Using the WWW as a Teaching/Learning Tool, 1996.
Biology of Consciousness, 1998
Brain, Thought and Action, 1999-present
Molecular Cell Physiology, 2000-2003
Bioethics Graduate Seminar, 2000.


UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES AND SERVICE

(Departmental service not listed.)
Boulder Faculty Assembly Library Committee, Chair, 2002-present
Coalition for Networked Information, Campus co-representative, 1990-1997
Chancellor's Space Advisory Committee, 1988-1997
Program Accessibility Committee, 1991-1996
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs, 1987-1996.
Campus Pre-veterinary Advisor, 1973-1996.
Enrollment Planning Committee, 1992-1995.
Undergraduate Initiative, Blue-Ribbon Committee, 1992.
Univ. Council on Computing, Telecommunications and Info.Tech., 1988-1991.
Faculty Counseling Workshop Program, Co-Director and Founder, 1979-1991.
NCA Reaccreditation Steering Committee, Chair, 1988-1989.
President's Privilege and Tenure Study Committee, 1987-1988.
Blue-Ribbon Committee on Educational Outcome Assessment, 1987.
College of Arts & Sciences, Council of Chairs, Vice Chair, 1986, Chair, 1987.
Salary Equity Review Committee, Chair, 1986.
Executive Committee of the Graduate School, 1986-1987.
President's Academic Advisory Council, 1985-1988.
Faculty Teaching Excellence Program, Advisory Board, 1985-1987.
Campus Institutional Biosafety Committee, Chair, 1984-1993
Boulder Campus Neuroscience Group, Chair, 1983-1987.
University Faculty Council, Vice Chair, 1983-1985, Exec. Comm., 1985-1986.
Animal Care and Use Committee, Chair, 1983-1984, member, 1984-1991.
Chancellor's Biotechnology Steering Committee, Chair, 1983-1987.
Colorado Advanced Technology Institute, Faculty Representative, 1983-1987.
Professional Responsibilities Committee., 1982-1986, Chair, 1982-1985.
Student Employee Advisory Board, Faculty Representative, 1980-1983.
Counseling Services, Volunteer Counselor for students, 1979-1982.
College of Arts & Sciences Expository Writing Program, Asst. Dir., 1978-1982.


MAJOR DUTIES AS AVCAA

Responsible for promoting improvement of undergraduate education, including:
Coordinator, UCB Undergraduate Initiative Project
 -Implemented and monitored
      campus-wide improvements in undergraduate education.
Chair, Council On Teaching -The Council awarded grants to individual faculty
      members for projects related to the improvement of teaching and learning.
Co-Chair, Instructional Computing Working Group -The ICWG promotes the use of
      computers in all aspects of undergraduate instruction.
Principal Investigator and Director, Hughes Undergraduate Biological Sciences
      Education Initiative -A nine year grant-funded program of the Howard Hughes
      Medical Institute.
Programs and Individuals that reported to me:
Faculty Teaching Excellence Program
 -The FTEP offers workshops and individual
      services related to the improvement of teaching skills.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program -UROP  promotes  research
      projects by individual students who work directly with a faculty member.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs -This individual directed the
      Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office, which includes the Council on Advising,
      and the Council on Academic Programs in the Residence Halls, the First Year
      Experience Program and the Advising Center.
UCB Computing and Network Services -Provides all computing infrastructure and
      computer network support for the campus.
Academic Media Services -Provides all media support for classrooms and faculty.
President's  Leadership  Class -A  program  for  outstanding  lower-division
      undergraduates.
ROTC
 (Army, Navy and Air Force).
Service Learning Program Director.
Responsible for program reviews and evaluation, including:
Chair, Program Review Panel
 -The PRP conducts in-depth reviews of all degree
      granting departments and programs on a regular 7-year cycle.
Coordinator, Outcomes Assessment :
Coordinator, North Central Association accreditation activities .
Renovation supervision:
Renovations of classrooms, general academic space and academic offices.


RESEARCH/SCHOLARLY INTERESTS

Use of Immersive Virtual-Reality for rehabilitation and as a tool for scientific visualization; Nervous system development; Vertebrate visual system.


RESEARCH GRANT SUPPORT

Principal Investigator:    
2003-2004 U. Colo. Butcher Award $40,000.
 Molecular Visualization using Immersive Virtual Reality
  1982-1990 NIH-NEI  
   Role of Action Potentials in Visual System Development. $665,638.
  1972-1982 NIH-NEI  
   Receptive Field Organization in the Visual System. $402,432.
  1982-1984 March of Dimes  
   Role of Action Potentials in CNS Development $36,000.
  1976-1983 NSF  
   Development of Neural Networks in Vertebrate Visual Sys. $177,322.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Anne Rusoff, Ph.D., 1977.
David Mastronarde, Ph.D., 1988.
A.J. Scheetz, Ph.D., 1990.


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Richard Mooney, Ph.D., 1977-1979.
Steven Archer, M.D., 1979-1981.
Elizabeth Pulos, Ph.D., 1981-1982.
Arthur Weber, Ph.D., 1984-1985.
Chie-Fang Hsiao, Ph.D., 1985-1988


NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Assessment Network for Comprehensive Research Universities
      (an electronic-mail network), moderator and founder, 1988-1990.
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology,
      Electrophysiology Section Organizing Committee, 1979-1981, Chair, 1981.
NIH-NEI Fellowship Award Study Section, 1980.
NIH-NEI VISB Study Section, ad hoc member, Oct. 1984.
Wills Fdn. (Huntington's Disease Research), Scientific ReviewBoard, 1980-1990.
Columbine Venture Fund, Scientific Advisory Board, Advisor, 1984-1994
Photometrics Inc., Tucson, AZ, Scientific Advisor, 1987-1988.
Current Eye Research, Editorial Board, 1981-1987.
Consultant/reviewer for introductory biology texts for various publishers.


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

AAAS
Society for Neuroscience
AAUP


REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Lewis, M.S., M.W. Dubin and V.A. Aandahl (1967) The physical properties of bovine
      corneal collagen. Exper. Eye Res. 6 :57-69.
Dubin, M.W. (1970) The inner plexiform layer of the vertebrate retina: A quantitative
      and comparative electron microscopic analysis. J. Comp. Neur. 140 :479-505.
Cleland, B.G., M.W. Dubin and W.R. Levick (1971) Simultaneous recording of input
      and output of lateral geniculate neurones. Nature New Biol. 231 :191-192.
Cleland, B.G., M.W. Dubin and W.R. Levick (1971) Sustained and transient
      neurones in the cat's retina and lateral geniculate nucleus. J. Physiol. (Lond.)
      217 :473-496.
Levick, W.R., B.G. Cleland and M.W. Dubin (1972) Lateral geniculate neurons of the
      cat: Retinal inputs and physiology. Invest. Ophthal. 11 :302-311.
Murray, R.L. and M.W. Dubin (1975) The occurrence of actinlike filaments in
      association with migrating pigment granules in frog retinal pigment epithelium. J.
      Cell Biol. 64 :705-710.
Dubin, M.W. and B.G. Cleland (1977) Organization of visual inputs to interneurons
      of lateral geniculate nucleus of the cat. J. Neurophysiol. 40 :410-427.
Dubin, M.W. and L. Turner (1977) Anatomy of the retina of the mink (Mustela vison ).
      J. Comp. Neur. 173 :275-287.
Rusoff, A.C. and M.W. Dubin (1977) Development of receptive field properties of
      retinal ganglion cells in kittens. J. Neurophysiol. 40 :1188-1198.
Rusoff, A.C. and M.W. Dubin (1978) Kitten ganglion cells: Dendritic field size at 3
      weeks of age and correlation with receptive field size. Invest. Ophthal. Vis. Sci.
      17 :819-821.
Mooney, R.D., M.W. Dubin and A.C. Rusoff (1979) Interneuron circuits in the lateral
      geniculate nucleus of monocularly deprived cats. J. Comp. Neur. 187 :533-544.
Johns, P.R., A.C. Rusoff and M.W. Dubin (1979) Postnatal neurogenesis in the kitten
      retina. J. Comp. Neur. 87 :545-555.
Archer, S.M., M.W. Dubin and L.A. Stark (1982) Abnormal development of kitten
      retino-geniculate connectivity in the absence of action potentials. Science
      217 :743-745.
George, S.A., D.N. Mastronarde and M.W. Dubin (1984) Prior activity influences the
      velocity of impulses in frog and cat optic nerve fibers. Brain Res. 304 :121-126.
Mastronarde, D.N., M.A. Thibeault and M.W. Dubin (1984) Non-uniform postnatal
      growth of the cat retina. J. Comp. Neur. 228 :598-608.
Dubin, M.W., L.A. Stark and S.M. Archer (1986) A role for action potential activity in
      the development of neuronal connections in the kitten retinogeniculate pathway.
      J. Neuroscience 6 :1021-1036.
Stark, L.A. and M.W. Dubin (1986) Response properties of neurons in the lateral
      geniculate nucleus of neonatal kittens. Vision Res. 26 :409-414.
Kalil, R.E., M.W. Dubin, G. Scott and L.A. Stark (1986) Elimination of action
      potentials blocks the structural development of retinogeniculate synapses.
      Nature 323 :156-158.
Scheetz, A.J. and M.W. Dubin (1994) Cytochemical polarity in lateral geniculate
      interneurons. Brain Research. 693 :181-192.


OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Levick, W.R., B.G. Cleland and M.W. Dubin (1972) Direct elucidation of connections
      in the visual system. Proc. 9th Int. Conf. on Med. and Biol. Engng. (Melbourne,
      Australia, 1971). Internat. Feder. for Med. and Biol. Engng. M-7 :10-15.
Dubin, M.W. (1974) Anatomy of the vertebrate retina. In: The Eye , Vol. 6, pp. 227-
      256. (Davson and Graham, eds.), Academic Press, N.Y.
Dowling, J.E. and M.W. Dubin (1984) The vertebrate retina. In: Handbook of
      Physiology , Section 1, The Nervous System, Volume III, Sensory Processes. Ian
      Darian-Smith (ed.), pp. 317-339.
Kalil, R.E. and M.W. Dubin (1988) The role of action potentials in the morphological
      development of retinogeniculate connections in the cat. In: Cellular Thalamic
      Mechanisms . M. Bentivoglio & R. Spreafico, (eds.), pp. 479-488.
Potter, E.H., M.W. Dubin and S.S. Stine (1991) Undergraduate education in the
      public research university: Defining a shared vision. Policy Perspectives, 4:1:B ;
      Pew Higher Education Research Program.

Dubin, M.W. (2004) Artistic seeing, vision science and scientific visualization.
     Leadership Medica, 20:1. Availalable online and as PDF.

ABSTRACTS

Each of the following is a paper presented at a meeting and a published abstract.

Dubin, M.W. (1969) Synaptic connectivity in the vertebrate retinal inner plexiform
      layer. Proc. Australian Physiol. Pharmac. Soc. (PAPPS). In: Australian J. Biol.
      Med. Sci. 47 (6):8.
Cleland, B.G., M.W. Dubin and W.R. Levick (1970) Field suppression: A functional
      property of cat lateral geniculate cells. PAPPS 1 :27.
Cleland, B.G., M.W. Dubin and W.R. Levick (1970) Simultaneous recording of cat
      geniculate cells and the retinal cells driving them. PAPPS 1 :27-28.
Dubin, M.W., B.G. Cleland and W.R. Levick (1970) Properties of simultaneously
      recorded cat lateral geniculate cells and the retinal ganglion cells driving them.
      PAPPS 1 (2):19.
Dubin, M.W., B.G. Cleland and W.R. Levick (1971) Cat lateral geniculate neurones:
      Relation of geniculo-cortical conduction time to the conduction time of retinal
      inputs. PAPPS 2 :27.
Levick, W.R., B.G. Cleland and M.W. Dubin (1971) Direct elucidation of connections
      in the visual system. Digest, 9th Int. Conf. Med. Biol. Engng. (Melbourne).
Dubin, M.W., B.G. Cleland and W.R. Levick (1973) Inputs to cat LGN cells
      determined by simultaneous recording from retina and LGN. Association for
      Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), abstracts, p. 96.
Dubin, M.W. (1974) Re-evaluation of criteria used for distinguishing sustained from
      transient cat retinal ganglion cells. ARVO, abstracts, p. 74.
Dubin, M.W. and R.L. Murray (1975) Migration of melanin granules in frog pigment
      epithelium may involve actin-like filaments. ARVO, abstracts, p. 58.
Dubin, M.W. and B.G. Cleland (1976) Visual inputs to interneurons of the LGN of the
      cat. ARVO, abstracts, p. 68.
Rusoff, A.C. and M.W. Dubin (1976) Development of retinal ganglion cell receptive
      fields in the kitten. ARVO, abstracts, p. 56.
Cleland, B.G. and M.W. Dubin (1976) The intrinsic connectivity of the LGN of the cat.
      In: Abstracts, 7th Int. Neuro. Meeting on Afferent and Intrinsic Organiz. of
      Laminated Structures in the Brain.
Johns, P.R., A.C. Rusoff and M.W. Dubin (1978) Postnatal neurogenesis in the kitten
      retina. ARVO, abstracts, p. 117.
Rusoff, A.C. and M.W. Dubin (1978) Kitten ganglion cells achieve adult-like form
      and dendritic field size by 3 weeks of age. ARVO, abstracts, p. 116.
Mastronarde, D.N. and M.W. Dubin (1978) Correlated firing occurs in adjacent,
      unstimulated cat retinal ganglion cells. ARVO, abstracts, p. 129.
Mooney, R.D., M.W. Dubin and A.C. Rusoff (1979) Interneurons in the LGN of
      monocularly deprived cats. ARVO, abstracts, p. 230.
Mastronarde, D.N., M.A. Thibeault and M.W. Dubin (1980) How ganglion cells
      redistribute during postnatal growth of the cat retina. ARVO, abstracts, p. 70.
Archer, S.M., M.W. Dubin and L.A. Stark (1981) Effects of total abolition of action
      potentials on the development of retino-geniculate connections in kittens.
      ARVO, abstracts, p. 71.
Dubin, M.W. and L. Stark (1983) Time-course of the effects of action potential
      blockade on development of retino-geniculate connections in kittens. ARVO,
      abstracts, p. 138.
Kalil, R.E., M.W. Dubin, G.L. Scott and L.A. Stark (1983) Effects of retinal ganglion
      cell blockade on the morphological development of retinogeniculate synapses in
      the cat. Soc. Neuroscience Abstracts, 9 :(1)24.
Stark, L.A. and M.W. Dubin (1985) LGN relay cell response properties in neonatal
      kittens. ARVO, abstracts, p. 266.
Kalil, R.E., M.W. Dubin, G.L. Scott and L.A. Stark (1985) Effects of early visual
      experience and long term recovery on the development of retino-geniculate
      synapses in cats reared with retinal ganglion cell activity blocked by TTX. ARVO,
      abstracts, p. 287.
Hsiao, C.-F., M.W. Dubin and R.E. Kalil (1987) Rearing cats with TTX-blockade of
      retinal ganglion cell activity affects the morphological development of LGN
      neurons. ARVO, abstracts, p. 21.
Hockfield, S., A.J. Scheetz and M.W. Dubin (1991) Monocular action potential
      blockade reduces expression of the CAT-301 proteoglycan in LGN of neonatal,
      but not adult, cats. ARVO, abstracts, p. 1035.