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Dr. James Masuoka

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Associate Professor

Office Location
Bolin Hall 324
Voice: (940) 397-4181
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2017 3044 101 Bacteriology Bolin Hall 213

MWF (10:00 - 10:50 am) in Bolin 213

Laboratory sessions meet M (1:00 - 3:50 pm) in Bolin 223

Details Fall 2017 2144 101 Microbiology Bolin Hall 213

Lecture sections meet in Bolin 213
MWF (8:00 am - 8:50 pm)

Laboratory sections meet in Bolin 223:
11A: TR 2:00 - 3:20 pm
11B: WF 2:00 - 3:20 pm

Details Spring 2017 4023 201 Immunology Bolin Hall 213

Bolin Hall 213

TR (8:00 am - 9:20 am)

Details Spring 2017 4021 201 Immunology Laboratory Bolin Hall 223

Bolin Hall 223
F (1:00 - 3:50 pm)

Details Spring 2017 2144 201 Microbiology Bolin Hall 209

Lecture sections meet in Bolin 209
MWF (9:00 am - 9:50 pm)

Laboratory sections meet in Bolin 223:
21A: MW 2:00 - 3:20 pm
21B: TR 2:00 - 3:20 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.