DR. MATT ELROD-ERICKSON
Phone: (615) 898-5402
Fax: (615) 898-5093
Jones Hall 336
MTSU Box 60
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
B.S. in Microbiology from The University
of Texas at Austin, 1991
Ph.D. in Biology from The Massachusetts Institute of
I am interested in various aspects of
basic cellular and molecular biology. I am particularly
interested in the molecular mechanisms that determine how
proteins are sorted and transported within cells and how
cytoskeletal systems help establish cell asymmetries and
bring about asymmetric cell divisions. I conduct my research
using the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae which is an
excellent model organism for determining how basic cellular
functions common to all eukaryotic cells work. Yeast are
amenable to both genetic and molecular analyses, and the
techniques for doing research on yeast can be mastered fairly
quickly, making it an ideal system for research at the
undergraduate and masters level.
Elrod-Erickson, M.J. and Ford, W.F.
(2000). Economic implications of theHuman Genome Project.
Business Economics XXXV:57-60.
Elrod-Erickson, M.J. (1998). Well
worth the wait. Book Review, Trends in Cell Biology
Elrod-Erickson, M.J. (1998).
Regulation of COPII vesicle formation and protein sorting
in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Ph.D. dissertation,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Elrod-Erickson, M.J. and Kaiser, C.
(1996). Genes that control the fidelity of endoplasmic
reticulum to Golgi transport identified as suppressors of
vesicle budding mutations. Molecular Biology of the Cell
Erickson, M.J. and Meyer, R.J.
(1993). The origin of greater-than-unit-length plasmids
generated during bacterialconjugation. Molecular
Microbiology 7: 289-298.
Barlett, M.M., Erickson, M.J., and
Meyer, R.J. (1990). Recombination