Curriculum Vitae
James Joseph Cheetham, Ph.D.
March 2003


Contact Information:

Department of Biology
College of Natural Sciences
Carleton University
1125 Colonel by Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1S 5B6

Phone: (613) 520-2600 Ext. 3867
Fax: (613) 520-2569
E-mail: jcheetha@ccs.carleton.ca

URL: http://www.carleton.ca/~jcheetha


Education

1983-1987. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
B.Sc., Biochemistry, Thesis: Calorimetric studies of membrane stability.

1987-1993. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Thesis: The effects of bilayer stabilization on membrane fusion in model and biological systems. Advisor: Dr. Richard M. Epand

2001. Universities of British Columbia, New Brunswick and Toronto.
Certificate in Bioinformatics, Canadian Genetic Diseases Network.

Professional Experience

1993-1996. Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY. Advisor: Dr. Paul Greengard, Nobel Laureate 2000.
surface plasmon resonance studies of protein-protein interactions
cloning, expression and purification of recombinant proteins

1996-2000. Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Carleton University,
Ottawa, ON Canada.
biochemical and biophysical studies of protein-protein and protein-lipid interaction
applications of massively parallel computing in bioinformatics

2000-present. Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Carleton University,
Ottawa, ON Canada.
biochemical and biophysical studies of protein-protein and protein-lipid interaction

2000-present. Guest Investigator, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research
Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON Canada.
atomic force and near-field microscopy of protein-lipid interactions

2003. Guest Lecturer, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal. Biological sequence analysis.


Research Interests

Membrane Biochemistry

Research efforts in my laboratory are aimed at understanding the structure and function of biological membranes. We use liposomes and synaptic vesicles as a model systems for these studies.

We are trying to understand the physicochemical behavior of proteins and lipids in membranes. We have found that the binding of the synaptic vesicle protein, synapsin I is modulated by the lipid packing within model membranes. Cells can control the lipid packing in their membranes by metabolically altering the lipid composition. To determine the effect of lipid composition on synapsin binding, we liposomes, monomolecular films and atomic force microscopy, to investigate the effects of phospholipid composition. Through such studies, we are obtaining a better understanding of the physicochemical parameters that affect the interaction of soluble proteins with membranes.

We use a variety of modern approaches that bridge biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology and bioinformatics. Included are cloning and expression technologies that involve site-directed mutagenesis and recombinant protein purification and characterization as well as model membrane production and characterization. Methodologies include fluorescence spectroscopy, monolayer film balance techniques, atomic force microscopy and various types of chromatography.

Bioinformatics

Research efforts in this area include:

Optimization of experimental design: http://cns0.carleton.ca/~jcheetha/pareto

Parallel Clustal with Minimum Vertex Cover Optimization: (with Frank Dehne).

Database of peripheral membrane proteins (in progress).


Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Murray, J., Cuccia, L., Ianoul, A., Cheetham, J.J. and Johnston, L.J. (2004) Imaging the Selective
Binding of Synapsin to Anionic Membrane Domains, ChemBioChem, 5, 1-7.

Hurley, S.L., Brown, D.L. and Cheetham, J.J. (2004) Cytoskeletal Interactions of Synapsin I in
Non-Neuronal Cells, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm., 317, 16-23.

Cheetham, J.J., Murray, J., Ruhkalova, M., Cuccia, L., McAloney, R., Ingold, K.U. and Johnston,
L.J. (2003) Interaction of synapsin I with membranes, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm.,
309, 823 -829.

Cheetham, J.J., Dehne, F., Rau-Chaplin, A., Stege, U. and Taillon, P.J. (2003) Solving Large FPT
Problems on Course Grained Parallel Machines, Journal of Computer and System Sciences,
67, 691-706.

Cheetham,J.J., Dehne, F., Pitre, S., Rau-Chaplin, A., and Taillon, P.J. (2003) Parallel CLUSTAL W For PC Clusters, to appear in Proc. International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2003), Montreal, Canada, May 18-21, 2003.

Cheetham, J.J., Dehne, F., Rau-Chaplin, A., Stege, U., and Taillon,P. J., (2003) A Parallel FPT Application For Clusters, Proc. 3rd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid 2003).

Cheetham, J.J., Weber T., Hilfiker-Rothenfluh, S., Benfenati, F., Brunner, J., Czernik, A.J. and Greengard, P. (2001) Identification of Domain C Peptide Sequences of Synapsin I that Insert into Lipid Membranes, Biochemical J., 354, 57-66.

McManus, G., Buchanan, G., Jarrel, H., Epand, R.M., Epand, R. and Cheetham, J.J. (2001) Membrane Perturbing Properties of Sucrose Polyesters, Chem. Phys. Lipids, 109, 185- 202.

Cross, A.R., McPhee, D., Stevens, D., McDonald, M., Cheetham, J.J., and Santyr, G.E. (2000) Hyperpolarized Xenon Relaxation Times in Perfluorocarbon Emulsion and Plasma Mixtures, Proceedings of the World Congress on Medical Imaging, 101-102.

Boudreau, R., Carmody, G. and Cheetham, J.J. (1999) Pareto Analysis of Paleontological Data: A New Method of Weighing Variable Importance, Paleontologica Electronica, 2, 1-6.

Zambrano, N., Buxbaum, J.D., Minopoli, G., Fiore, F., De Candia, P., De Renzis, S., Faraonio, R., Sabo, S., Cheetham, J.J., Sudol, M. and Russo, T. (1997) Interaction of the Phosphotyrosine Interaction/Phosphotyrosine Binding Domains of Fe65 with Wild-Type and Mutant Alzheimer's ß-Amyloid Precursor Proteins, J. Biol. Chem., 272, 6399-6405.

Desdouits, F., Cheetham. J.J., Huang, H.-B., Kwon, Y.-S., da Cruz e Silva, E.F., Denefle, P., Ehrlich, M.E., Nairn, A.C., Greengard, P. and Girault, J.-A. (1995) Mechanism of Inhibition of Protein Phosphatase 1 by DARPP-32: Studies with Recombinant DARPP- 32 and Synthetic Peptides (1995) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm., 206, 652-658.

Van Gorkom, L.C.M., Cheetham, J.J. and Epand, R.M., Ganglioside GD1a Generates Domains of High Curvature in Phosphatidylethanolamine Liposomes as Determined by Solid State 31P NMR Spectroscopy, (1995) Chem. Phys. Lipids, 76, 103-108.

Cheetham, J.J., Nir, S., Johnson, E., Flanagan, T.D. and Epand, R.M., The Effects of Membrane Physical Properties on the Fusion of Sendai Virus with Human Erythrocyte Ghosts and Liposomes: Analysis of the Kinetics and Extent of Fusion (1994) J. Biol. Chem., 269, 5467- 5472.

Epand, R.M., Cheetham, J.J., Epand, R.F., Yeagle, P., Richardson, C., Rockwell, A. and DeGrado, W.F., Peptide Models for the Membrane Destabilizing Actions of Viral Fusion Proteins, (1992) Biopolymers, 32, 309-314.

Cheetham, J.J., Chen, R.J.B. and Epand, R.M., Interaction of Calcium and Cholesterol Sulphate Induces Membrane Destabilization and Fusion: Implications for the Acrosome Reaction (1990) Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1024, 367-372.

Cheetham, J.J., Andrews, M, Epand, R.M. and Flanagan, T.D., Cholesterol Sulphate Inhibits the Fusion of Sendai Virus to Biological and Model Membranes (1990) J. Biol. Chem., 265, 12404-12409.


Cheetham, J.J., Epand, R.M., Bach, D. and Wachtel, E., Role of the Stereochemistry of the Hydroxyl Group of Cholesterol and the Formation of Nonbilayer Structures in Phosphatidylethanolamines (1989) Biochemistry, 28, 8928-8934.

Epand, R.M., Stafford, A.R., Cheetham, J.J., Bottega, R. and Ball, R.H., The Relationship Between the Bilayer to Hexagonal Phase Transition Temperature in Membranes and Protein Kinase C Activity (1988) Biosci. Rep., 8, 49-54.

Epand, R.M., Cheetham, J.J. and Raymer, K.E., Acid-Induced Fusion of Liposomes: Studies with 2,3-Seco-5a-Cholestan-2,3-Dioic Acid (1988) Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 940, 85-92.

Cheetham, J.J. and Epand, R.M., Comparison of the Interaction of the Anti-Viral Chemotherapeutic Agents Amantadine and Tromantadine with Model Phospholipid Membranes (1987) Biosci. Rep., 7, 225-230.

Papers Presented at Scientific Meetings

Johnston, L., Ianoul, A., Murray, J., and Cheetham, J.J. (2003) Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy Studies of Proteins in Model Membranes, Biophysical Society 47th Annual General Meeting, March 1-5, 2003, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Cheetham, J.J., Murray, J., Dulubova, M., Cuccia, L. and Johnston, L. (2002) Stabilization of Membranes by Synapsin I. Membrane Biology Meeting, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Cross, A.R., Santyr, G.E., McPhee, D., Wallace, J., Cheetham, J.J. and Cron, G. (2001) Effects of Dilution and Oxygenation on T1 of Hyperpolarized 129 Xe in Perfluorocarbon Emulsions, International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hurley, S., Brown, D. and Cheetham, J.J. (2000) Synapsin I-Green Fluorescent Fusion Protein Binds to Actin in Non-Neuronal Cells, American Association of Cell Biology, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Cross, A.R., McPhee, D., Stevens, D., McDonald, M., Cheetham, J.J. and Santyr, G.E., (2000) Hyperpolarized 129Xe T1 Relaxation in Perfluorocarbon Emulsion and Plasma Mixtures, American Society for Magnetic Resonance Meeting, Chicago IL, USA.

Hurley, S., Brown, D. and Cheetham, J.J. (1999) Expression of Synapsin I-Green Fluorescent Fusion Protein in Non-Neuronal Cells, Ottawa Life Sciences National Conference and Exhibition, Ottawa, Canada.

Hurley, S., Cull, J., Peel, M. and Cheetham, J.J. (1998) A Continuous Process for Production of Liposmes, Ottawa Life Sciences National Conference and Exhibition, Ottawa, Canada.

Hurley, S.,Cull, J., Peel, M. and Cheetham, J.J. (1998) Disruption of Yeast using High Pressure Homogenization, Ottawa Life Sciences National Conference and Exhibition, Ottawa, Canada.

Hughes, S.R., Watanabe, T., Buxbaum, J.D., Cheetham, J.J., Greengard, P., Riedel, N.G. and Sahasrabudhe, S.R. ß-Amyloid Peptide Interacts with a-Tubulin In Vivo (1996) Society for Neuroscience, 26th. Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Cheetham, J.J., McPherson, P.S., Wagg, J., Czernik, A.J., E.F. da Cruz e Silva, De Camilli, P., Schlessinger, J. and Greengard, P. Kinetics of Grb2 Binding to Synapsin I, (1995) Society for Neuroscience, 25th. Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Sweeney, D., Zhou, Z., Martins, R., LeVine, H., Cheetham, J.J., Breslow, J., Smith J., Greengard, P. and Gandy, S. Physiological Apolipoprotein E e3 and e4 Isoforms Promote Fibrillogenesis of Aß (1-42) in a Thioflavine T Assay, (1995) Society for Neuroscience, 25th. Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Hilfiker-Rothenfluh, S., Cheetham, J.J., Fienberg, A.A., Greengard, P. and Czernik, A.J., Interaction of Calcium Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II with Membranes: Studies with Purified Synaptic Vesicles and Liposomes (1994) Society for Neuroscience, 24th. Annual Meeting, Miami, FL.

Cheetham, J.J., Hilfiker-Rothenfluh, S., Czernik, A.J., Nairn, A.C. and Greengard, P., Identification of Phospholipid Binding Sites in Synapsin I Using Hydrophobic
Photoaffinity Labeling (1994) Society for Neuroscience, 24th. Annual Meeting, Miami, FL.

Cheetham, J.J., Huang, H.-B., da Cruz e Silva, E.F., Kwon, Y., Czernik, A.J., Nairn, A.C. and Greengard, P. Kinetics of Protein Phosphatase 1C Binding to Phospho-and Dephospho- DARRP 32, (1994) BIAsymposium, Fourth Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Van Gorkom, L.C.M., Cheetham, J.J. and Epand, R.M., Ganglioside GD1a Induces an Isotropic Phase in Phosphatidylethanolamines as Measured by 31P NMR (1991) Biophysical Journal, 59, 313a.

Cheetham, J.J., Van Gorkom, L.C.M., Flanagan, T.D. and Epand, R.M., Bilayer Stabilizers Inhibit Sendai Virus Fusion at Neutral pH But Not Acid-Induced Fusion of Influenza Virus (1991) Biophysical Journal, 59, 132a.

Epand, R.M., Cheetham, J.J., Epand, R.F., Peptide Models for the Membrane Destabilizing Actions of Viral Fusion Proteins (1991) The Peptide-Protein Bridge Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cheetham, J.J., Flanagan, T.D. and Epand, R.M., Inhibition of Virus Fusion to Biological and Model Membranes by Bilayer Stabilizing Molecules (1990) Biophysical Journal, 57, 491a.

Epand, R.M., Cheetham, J.J. and Bottega, R., Substances Which Affect the Bilayer to Hexagonal Phase Transition Temperature and Their Effect on Membrane Fusion (1988) Biochemistry, 27, 3083.

Cheetham, J.J., Epand, R.M. and Flanagan, T.D., Substances Which Stabilize the Bilayer Phase of Membranes can Inhibit Membrane Fusion, (1988) FASEB Summer Research Conference on Structure and Function of Membranes.

Epand, R.M., Cheetham, J.J., Bottega, R., Wachtel, E.J. and Bach, D., The Effects of Cholesterol and Epicholesterol on the Phase Behavior of Phosphatidylethanolamines, (1988) FASEB Summer Research Conference on Structure and Function of Membranes.

Non-Refereed Publications and Technical Documents:

Kumar, P., Cheetham, J.J., Vierula, J. (2000) A Survey of Non-living Biotechnology R&D in Canada for The Canadian Space Agency. Contract # 9F007-0-1122.

Cheetham, J.J. and McPhee, D. (1998) Efficient disruption of E.coli using the EmulsiFlex C5, Avestin Inc. Technical Bulletin.

Cheetham, J.J., Stewart, A., Hurley, S., McPhee, D. (1998) High volume disruption of three yeasts using the EmulsiFlex C160, Avestin Inc. Technical Bulletin.


Current and Previous Research Support

National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Medical Research Council of Canada (Fellowship)
Avestin Inc.
Anti-Oxidant Research Fund
Carleton University

Invited Reviewer

American Alzheimer Society
Alberta Heritage Foundation
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Garland Scientific Publishing

Participation in Industrial Research and Development

I was involved in research leading to the development of a hydrophobic biosensor chip which is now used to study protein-lipid and protein-protein interactions with the BIAcore instrument from Pharmacia Biosensor, Piscataway, NJ. I have also consulted for Neurogen Corp., Guildford, CT. on various aspects or membrane protein biochemistry and purification and assay development. I also worked with Avestin Inc., Ottawa, ON on the evaluation of several different designs of extruders and emulsifiers, which are used in the biotechnology industry for the production of liposomes and the disruption of microorganisms. With Giles Santyr, we developed a biocompatible emulsion for the transport of hyperpolarized xenon gas to be used as a contrast reagent for magnetic resonance imaging.


Current Collaborations

Collaborators

Project

Dr. Frank Dehne
Carleton University

Dr. Andrew Rau-Chaplin
Dalhousie University

Applications of parallel computing in bioinformatics.

Dr. Linda Johnston

Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC

Atomic force and near field microscopy studies of protein-lipid interaction.

Other professional affiliations and responsibilities

1996-Present Member, Carleton Institute of Neuroscience

1996-Present Member, Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology

1996-Present Member, Carleton Institute of Biochemistry

1993-1996 Member, Science Outreach Program, Rockefeller University

1995-1996 Consultant, Pharmacia Biosensor, Piscataway, NJ

1994-1997 Consultant, Neurogen, Guildford, CT

1997-2001 Consultant, Avestin Inc., Ottawa, ON

2000-Present Member Pipers and Pipeband Society of Ontario (PPBSO).


Teaching Experience: Courses developed, organized and taught

Graduate Courses

61.5555* - Membrane Biochemistry

Developed and organized a graduate level course dealing with various aspects of membrane biochemistry and biophysics. Average of 6 students/year, graduate courses are not evaluated. Offered winter term, 1997, 98 and 99. Course Website: http://www.carleton.ca/~jcheetha/membrane

Undergraduate Courses

Biochemistry 4004 - Industrial Biochemistry

A course illustrating the application of biochemistry to the production of biological compounds useful in nutrition, medicine, and the food and chemical industries. The course also reviews the general strategies for efficient production of these compounds by controlling the activities of living cells or enzymes. This course makes extensive use of the world wide web. 35 students/year. Overall evaluation: 1997/98 4.79 out of 5.001998/99 4.64 out of 5.00. Course Website: http://www.carleton.ca/~jcheetha/industrial

Biochemistry 4002 - Biomacromolecules

Biochemistry of polysaccharides, proteins and nucleic acids. Discussion of experimental approaches to purification and conformational studies of biomacromolecules, their interaction in solutions, function and regulation of enzymes. Workshop sessions include discussion of experimental design and interpretation, and solving of related numerical problems. Fourth year biochemistry course on macromolecular structure and function. 35 students/year. Evaluation: 1997/98 4.53 out of 5.00,1998/99 4.43 out of 5.00. Course Website: http://www.carleton.ca/~jcheetha/macro

Biochemistry 4007 - Membrane Biochemistry

Biochemical and biophysical aspects of biomembrane structure and function. Topics may include: membrane lipids and proteins, lipid polymorphism, model membranes, liposomes, membrane biogenesis, the membrane cytoskeleton, membrane trafficking, membrane fusion, exocytosis and signal transduction across membranes. This course makes extensive use of electronic tools for presentation of information. Course Website: http://www.carleton.ca/~jcheetha/membranes

Other teaching experience

Instructor, Carleton University Enrichment Program for High School students, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. Course title: Exploring the Brain, May 1998 and May 1999. 20 students/year.

Department of Biology Liason Person with the Teaching and Learning Centre, Carleton University.

1996-Present Judge, Ottawa Regional Science Fair

Faculty Advisor for Neuroscience Undergraduate Program 1996-2002.

Co-op Advisor for Biology, 1999-2002.

Mentor, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY. May 1993-August 1996. Design of research projects and supervision of graduate students and summer undergraduate research fellows.

Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont., Canada. September 1988 to December 1992.

Contributions to the Training of Highly Qualified Personnel
(see Lab Alumni)

Supervisory Committees (in last 4 years): 27

M.Sc. Students (in last 4 years): 4

B.Sc. Honours Thesis Students:

Graduate Thesis Examination Boards: 9 Ph.D. 17 M.Sc.

Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination Boards: 7

Integrated Science Student Supervisions: 12

Directed Studies Supervisions: 24


Honours and Awards

Teaching Achievement Award, Carleton University, Active: 2000. Total award: $15,000

Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. Active: May 1993 to July 1996. Total award: $81,900.

National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. Active: not activated due to acceptance of MRC award. Total award: $76,446.

National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Predoctoral Fellowship. Active: January 1990 to December 1992. Total award: $44,930.

Ontario Graduate Student Fellowship. Active: not activated due to acceptance of NSERC award. Total award: $38,650.

Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC) Predoctoral Fellowship. Active: not activated due to acceptance of NSERC award. Total award: $42,836.

Biophysical Society Talbot Award. Active: 1990. Total Award: $400

McMaster University Graduate Student Fellowship. Active: September 1987 to December 1989. Total award: $30,482.

Selected Seminars by J.J. Cheetham

Multiple Sequence Alignment with Parallel Computing, High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory (HPCLV) Symposium, November, 2002.

Liposomes, Micelles and Emulsions as Models of Biological Membranes, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research Council of Canada, February 2000. Host: Dr. Keith Ingold.

Functions of Synapsins in the Presynaptic Nerve Terminal, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, October 1999. Host: Dr. Vance Trudeau

An Introduction to Protein Structure, Department of Computer Science, Carleton University, August, 1999. Host: Dr. Frank Dehne.

Signal Transduction in the Presynaptic Nerve Terminal, Merck Inc. Rahway, NJ, January, 1996.
Host: Dr. Andrew Howard

Selected Seminars by J.J. Cheetham (cont.)

Reconstitution of Synaptic Vesicle Proteins, Neurogen Inc., Guildford, CT, December, 1995.
Host:Dr.Ram

Liposomes and Biosensors, Pharmacia Biosensor, Piscataway, NJ, October, 1994. Host: William Farley.

Bilayer Stabilization and Membrane Fusion, The Liposome Company, Princeton, NJ, August, 1993.
Host: Dr. Andrew Janoff

Viral Membrane Fusion: Inhibition by Bilayer Stabilizers, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, November 1992. Host: Dr. Paul Greengard.

Inhibition of Viral Membrane Fusion with Bilayer Stabilizers, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, December 1992. Host: Dr. Thomas Flanagan.

Administration

2000-2002 Chair, Computational Sciences Committee. Oversee implementation of the undergraduate programs in Computational Sciences.

1999-2000 Member for Biology, Presidential Task Force, Building a Research-Intensive University, Report of Carleton University's Task Force on Research

1999-2000 Member for Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Review Committee. Review operation and governance of the College of Natural Sciences.

2000-2002 Biochemistry and Biotechnology Co-op Advisor.

1998-2000 Biology member, Faculty of Science Computing Policy Committee.
Responsible for information gathering, formulating and writing the Information
Technology Strategic Plan
for the Biology Department.

1998-1999 Member, Biology Curriculum Committee. Responsible for discussing, analyzing
and implementing changes to the undergraduate calendar that are in keeping with
changes in faculty numbers and expertise.

1998 Chair, Biology Tenure and Promotion Committee. Responsible for
chairing meetings, organizing materials and letters for the promotion of faculty.

1997-1998 Member, Search Committee for Biology. Responsible for evaluating applications, and interviewing candidates.

1997-1998 Coordinator; Biology Department Seminar Series. Responsible for organizing a weekly seminar series with invited speakers.

1996-Present Member for Biology, B.A. Council. Responsible for writing the calendar
description for the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology to bring them into
agreement with the revised BA Template and for dealing with any other changes
in the B.A. or B.Sc. Programs that affect the B.A. programs in Biology.

1997-1998 Member for Biology, B.A. Council, First Year Seminar Course Sub-Committee.
Participated in the design and implemenation of the First Year Seminar Courses
for BA students.

1998-Present Member for Biology, B.A. Council, First Year Seminar Evaluation Committee
Responsible for evaluation of the First Year Seminar Program.

1996-Present Webmaster, Carleton Institute of Biochemistry. Design and maintenance of the Institute of Biochemistry web pages.

1996-2001 Member, Carleton Biomedical Research Committee. Responsible for organizing,
designing and having printed brochures to promote Carleton research in the areas
of Medical Physics, Neuroscience and Biotechnology.

1997-1998 Chair, Biochemistry Bioinformatics Committee. Organized meetings of interested
faculty members. Contributed suggestions to ITSP contributions.

1996-1998 Member, Biology Recruitment and Retention Committee. Organized activities to
increase student recruitment into Biology Programs and to increase retention of
students.

1996 Member of Stephen Jay Gould Lecture Organizing Committee (with M. Forbes
and M. Smith).


E-mail: jcheetha@ccs.carleton.ca