Elizabeth Meyer-Bernstein

Associate Professor, Dean of the Honors College

Address: 10 Greenway
Phone: 843.953.2298
E-mail: meyerbernsteine@cofc.edu


Post-doc - University of Pennsylvania Medical School
Ph.D. - SUNY Stony Brook
A.B. - Smith College

Research Interests

Physiological mechanisms underlying the circadian timing system using Nematostella (sea anemone), Drosophila (fruit fly) and mouse model systems. Research includes studies at the molecular, cellular, system and behavioral levels.

Courses Taught

BIO 321: General & Comparative Physiology
BIOL 351/PSYC 351
: Principles of Neurobiology


Nagano, M., Adachi, A., Masumoto, K., Meyer-Bernstein, E.L. and Y. Shigeyoshi, (2009) rPer1 and rPer2 induction during phases of the circadian cycle critical for light resetting of the circadian clock. Brain Research 1289:37-48.

Andrews, JB, Klein, BM, Bannan, BA, Nazario, AE, Jenkins, TC,Christensen, KD, Oprisan, SA and EL Meyer- Bernstein, (2008) Phospholipase C beta 4 in mouse hepatocytes: Rhythmic expression and cellular distribution. Comp. Hepatol. 7:8. (http://www.comparative-hepatology.com/content/7/1/8)

Jenkins, TC, Andrews, JB and EL Meyer-Bernstein, (2007) Daily oscillation of phospholipase C β4 in the mouse suprachiasmatic nucleus. Brain Res. 1178:83-91.

Nagano, M, Adachi, A, Nakahama, K, Nakamura, T, Tamada, M, Meyer-Bernstein, EL, Sehgal, A and Y Shigeyoshi. (2003) An abrupt shift in the day:night cycle causes molecular desynchrony in the mammalian circadian center. J. Neurosci. 23:6141-6151.

Shigeyoshi, Y., Meyer-Bernstein, E.L., Fu, W., Chen, Y., Yagita, K., Takumi, T. Schotland, P.,Sehgal, A. and H. Okamura. (2002) Restoration of circadian behavioral rhythms in a period null Drosophila mutant (per0) by mammalian Period homologues mPer1 and mPer2. Genes to Cells. 7:163-172.