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Laura H. Saltman

Laura Saltman, portrait
Associate Professor of Instruction
Irvine 060


Ph.D., Columbia University

Courses Taught

  • BIOS 1700: Biological Sciences I: Molecules and Cells
  • BIOS 2225 Microbes and Humans Laboratory
  • BIOS 3100: General Genetics
  • BIOS 3220: General Microbiology
  • BIOS 3225 General Microbiology Laboratory


I have been fortunate to have had a diverse scientific career that has allowed me to research multiple areas of molecular biology. This has given me the opportunity not only to pursue different research interests but also to live in varied places, meet many wonderful people and have experiences that I couldn’t have predicted at the outset of my career. For me, the most exciting change was when I switched into undergraduate education full-time, first at Bard High School Early College in Queens, NY, and now at Ohio University. Although teaching wasn’t my original plan, I have found that sharing my fascination of microbiology with students is what I love to do. This just goes to show that it is never too late to find your passion.

Representative Publications

Saltman LH, Javed A, Ribadeneyra J, Hussain S, Young DA, Osdoby P, Amcheslavsky A, van Wijnen AJ, Stein JL, Stein GS, Lian JB, Bar-Shavit Z (2006) Organization of Transcriptional Regulatory Machinery in Osteoclast Nuclei: Compartmentalization of Runx1. J. Cell Phys. 204, 871-880.

Noren KA, Saltman LH, Noren CJ (2000) "Construction and Use of pIII-displayed Peptide Libraries" In Phage Display: A Laboratory Manual, Barbas CF, Silverman G, Scott JK, eds., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Saltman LH, Lu Y, Zaharias EM, Isberg RR (1996) A region of the Yersinia pseudotuberculosis invasin protein that contributes to high affinity binding to integrin receptors. J. Biol. Chem. 271, 23438-23444.

Saltman LH, Kim K-S, Figurski DH (1992) Inhibition of bacteriophage l development by the klaA gene of broad-host-range plasmid RK2. J. Mol. Biol. 227, 1054-1067.