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Rachel Elizabeth Kasuboski-Polando

Curriculum Vitae
Manchester University
Department of Biology
ADDRESS
Work Home
604 East College Avenue 3535 Sutton Drive
Manchester University Mishawaka, IN 46545
Department of Biology 248-514-6525
North Manchester, IN 46962 Repolando@gmail.com
260-982-5107


EDUCATION
2004-2009 Ph.D. Biological Sciences specialty in Immunology and
Infectious Disease. Advisor: Dr. MaryAnn McDowell.
Macrophage Receptors and Phagosome Maturation and Host
Cell Signaling. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

2000-2004 B.S. Biological Science. Advisor: Dr. Francis Steiner.
Antioxidant Properties of Rhodobacter sphaeroides using the
SOS Chromotest. Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2009- Present Manchester University. Assistant Professor, Department of
Biology.
2008 Advanced Teaching Scholar Certificate, Biological Sciences.
Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Notre
Dame, Notre Dame, IN. Completed series of 5 teaching
workshops and independent teaching project.
2008 Striving for Excellence in Teaching Certificate. Kaneb Center
for Teaching and Learning, University of Notre Dame, Notre
Dame, IN. Completed Theory of Asking Questions and Getting
Answers Teaching Pedagogy Class.
2008 Teaching Apprentice, Biological Sciences. Advisor: Dr.
MaryAnn McDowell. Bios40419 Immunology. University of
Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. Revised syllabus, created
worksheets, graded student work, designed and taught 3 lectures,
created exam questions, hosted review sessions, attended faculty
meetings, and assisted students.
2006-2008 Excellence in Teaching Seminars: lecturing, how much and how,
gender and teaching, articulating learning goals. Kaneb Center
for Teaching and Learning, University of Notre Dame, Notre
Dame, IN. In Progress.
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2006-2008 Graduate Teaching Classes. Designing and Teaching Your First
Biology or Chemistry Class and Theory and Practice of Asking
Questions and Getting Answers. Kaneb Center for Teaching and
Learning, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
2005-2006 Graduate Teaching Assistant. Laboratory courses taught: Cell
Biology, Undergraduate Independent Cell Biology Research.
Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame. Assisted with
laboratory set-up, pre-lab lecture, and assessment of student
work. Mentored group of 5 students independently completing
research: Fetal-skin dendritic cells upon infection with
Leishmania major. Biological Science, University of Notre
Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2004-2009 Role of Mannose Receptor, Complement Receptor 3, Fc
Receptor in infection with Leishmania donovani. Advisor: Dr.
Mary Ann McDowell. Department of Biological Sciences,
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. This project
involves collection and isolation of bone marrow derived
macrophages from mice. Culturing of macrophages and
parasites to assess the interaction of Leishmania with
macrophage receptors using confocal microscopy.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE
2014 LEAD Lunch. Manchester University, North Manchester,
IN.
2014 Post-baccalaureate program committee. Manchester
University, North Manchester, IN.
2013-Present Faculty Executive Committee. Manchester University,
North Manchester, IN.
2013 Residence hall floor programs for Lucas Lebbin and
Aubrey Mills. Manchester University, North Manchester,
IN.
2012-present Schwalm Bakeoff evaluator. Manchester University,
North Manchester, IN.
2012-present Beta Beta Beta Faculty advisor. Manchester University,
North Manchester, IN.
2014 MCAT preparatory class. Manchester University, North
Manchester, IN.
2014 Beta Beta Beta Hillsdale College Guest lecturer. Hillsdale
College, Hillsdale, MI.
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2014 Microbiology textbook editor for 3 chapters. Garland
Science.
2014 Celebrity Chef. Manchester University, North
Manchester, IN.
2013 Iron Chef and server for midnight breakfast. Manchester
University, North Manchester, IN.
2012 New faculty mentor. Manchester University, North
Manchester, IN.
2012 Pharmacy Dean Search Member. Manchester University,
North Manchester, IN.
2012 Science Seminar: Writing and Science with Stacy
Erickson. Manchester University, North Manchester, IN.
2012 Faculty Workshop presentation on Peer reviewed
literature. Manchester University, North Manchester,
IN.
2012 Alumni Days discussion. Manchester University,
North Manchester, IN.
2012 Board of Trustees update. Manchester University,
North Manchester, IN.
2011-Present Natural Science Division Secretary. Manchester
University, North Manchester, IN.
2011 Tipping Point Summer Reading Discussion. Manchester
University, North Manchester, IN.
2011 Discussion Day moderator for GMO video. Manchester
University, North Manchester, IN.
2011 Biology Faculty Search Committee. Manchester
University, North Manchester, IN.
2010 Biology Faculty Search Committee. Manchester
University, North Manchesster, IN.
2010 Faculty Forum. The Immunology of Leishmania
Infection. Manchester University, North Manchester, IN.
2010 Science Seminar. The Immunology of Leishmania
Infection. Manchester University, North Manchester, IN.
2010-2013 Scholarship Day, Manchester University, North
Manchester, IN.
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2010-2011 Founders and Faculty Scholars Day, Manchester
University, North Manchester, IN.
2009-2011 Student Research Symposium Faculty Evaluator.
Manchester University, North Manchester, IN.
2009-Present Biology Chemistry Council Committee. Manchester
University, North Manchester, IN.
2010-Present Science Olympiad Facilitator. Planned and staffed for 3
events for B and C divisions. Manchester University,
North Manchester, IN.
2008-Present Lecture: Infectious Disease, Immunology, and Epidemiology and
the Cardiovascular System. Expanding Your Horizons,
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. Taught 6-8
th
grade
girls considered at risk for dropping out of High School about
Science and the careers in the field.
2011-2013 Court Appointed Special Advocate. Kosciusko County.
Assisted court and families with the best placement for their
children.
2010-2013 Institutional Review Board Member. Manchester
University, North Manchester, IN.
2010-2011 New Ventures Committee Member. Manchester
University, North Manchester, IN.
2010 Kaneb Center Lecture on Faculty Job searches. University of
Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
2009 Read for the Record. Promoting reading and literacy for
elementary school children. North Manchester, IN.
2008 Lecture: The Cardiovascular System. Ms. Wizard Day.
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. Taught 4-6 grade
girls about blood, circulation, and the heart as a program to
increase science interest in girls.
2008 Northern Indiana Regional Science Fair Judge. University of
Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. Judged 4-8 grade science fair
projects for ribbon placement.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
2010-Present American Association of Immunologists, member.
2010-Present American Society for Microbiology, member.
2009- Present Indiana Academy of Sciences, member.
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2009- Present Indiana College of Biology Teachers Association, member.
2009- Present Consortium of Indiana Medical Laboratory Educators, member.

COLLEGE SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
2013 Research mentor for Lacey Harmon. Manchester
University, North Manchester, IN.
2013 Honors project mentor for Cally Miller. Manchester
University, North Manchester, IN.
2014 Student research symposium faculty mentor: Cally
Miller and Elisia Ray. Manchester University, North
Manchester, IN.
2013 Student Research Symposium Faculty mentor: Matt
Helm, Audrey Dietrich, and Tiffany York. Manchester
University, North Manchester, IN.
2013 Research mentor for Audrey Dietrich and Tiffany York.
Manchester University, North Manchester, IN.
2012 Student Research Symposium Faculty mentor: Todd
Byrket. Manchester University, North Manchester, IN.
2012 Science Seminar: Writing and Science with Stacy
Erickson. Manchester University, North Manchester, IN.
2010 Student Research symposium Faculty mentor: Adelaide
Kamagaju and Afa Adam. Manchester University, North
Manchester, IN.
2010 Faculty Forum. The Immunology of Leishmania
Infection. Manchester University, North Manchester, IN.
2010 Science Seminar. The Immunology of Leishmania
Infection. Manchester University, North Manchester, IN.
2008-2009 Mentor for Undergraduate Research for Melissa Horintho.
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
2008-2009 Building Bridges Mentorship Program for Minority Students.
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
2006- 2008 Mentor for Honors Biology Thesis of Blake C. Jones. Role of
Receptor Engagement upon infection with Leishmania donovani.
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
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2008 Mentor for St. Marys University Independent Research for
Rachael Colden. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN.
2008 Undergraduate Shadowing. University of Notre Dame, Notre
Dame, IN.
2008 Faculty Search Committee. University of Notre Dame, Notre
Dame, IN.
2007 Mentor for Independent Research for Susan Yanik. University of
Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
2007-2008 Guest Lecturer for Introduction to Undergraduate Research (2
lectures). University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
SCIENTIFIC and TEACHING CONFERENCES
2013 Autumn Immunology Conference, Chicago, IL. Mentor
for Adam Creighbaum, Allison Evanich, Elisia Ray. Role
of Vitamins A and D in innate immunity.
2013 ICBTA conference on student research. North
Manchester, IN.
2013 Butler Undergraduate Research Conference,
Indianapolis, IN.

2012 ICBTA conference on student research. Goshen, IN.
2011 National Learning Communities Conference, Chicago, IL.
2010 Autumn Immunology Conference, Chicago, IL. Faculty mentor
for Adelaide Kamagaju, Role of ETS2 and Pu.1 in Leishmania
infection.
2010 ICI meeting on Technology. Butler University, Indianapolis, IN.
2009 Indiana Academy of Science. Attended yearly meeting, listened
to several Manchester College presentations. Kokomo, Indiana.
2007 Role of Mannose Receptor in Experimental Leishmaniasis.
Woods Hole Immunoparasitology Conference, Woods Hole,
MA. Poster Session.
2007 Role of Mannose Receptor in Experimental Leishmaniasis.
Autumn Immunology Conference, Chicago, IL. Lecture and
Poster Session.
2006 Role of Mannose Receptor in Experimental Leishmaniasis.
Autumn Immunology Conference, Chicago, IL. Lecture and
Poster Session.
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PUBLICATIONS
Akilov* OE, Kasuboski* RE, Carter CR, McDowell MA. The role of mannose receptor
during experimental leishmaniasis. J Leukoc Biol. 2007 May; 81(5):1188-96.
Polando, R. C.R. Carter, J. Whitcomb, B. Jones, M.A. McDowell. Role of complement
receptor 3 and Fc receptor in phagosome maturation during Leishmania infection. J.
Leukocyte Biology, 2013.
Carter, C. R. M. Favila, R. Polando, R. Cotton, K. Horner, D. Condon, W. Ballhorn, J.
Whitcomb, M. Yadav, R. Geister, J. Schorey, M. McDowell. Leishmania major inhibits
IL-12 in macrophages through CR3 and down regulation of ETS mediated transcription.
Parasite Immun. 2013.