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Loree Heller



MEDT 339/340

Loree C. Heller received her BS in Microbiology (Oregon State University) and worked as a medical microbiologist and immunologist in New York and Florida. During this time, she obtained a MS in Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Long Island University).


She returned to school and obtained a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (University of South Florida Medical School). In her project, she determined that Nobel Prize winner Randy Schekman's sec59 mutant encoded dolichol kinase, an enzyme necessary for the N-glycosylation of proteins.


Her subsequent career interests have been:

  • Research, design, and validation of molecular diagnostics tests for detection of viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens in clinical samples

  • Therapeutic gene delivery via in vivo electroporation

  • Antibiotic alternatives for the treatment of drug-resistant bacteria

Contact Information

Email: lheller@odu.edu

Phone: 757-683-2416

Fax: 757-451-1010

Office Hours and Location

Location: 4211 Monarch Way, Room 452

Office Hours: Thursdays 10:30AM-12:30PM


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