Catherine J. Saveson 

1999  PhD  Cell and Molecular Biology  Brandeis University  Waltham, MA
1992  BS  Food and Nutrition  Framingham State College  Framingham, MA
1986  BA  Mathematics  Oberlin College  Oberlin, OH

2001 - presentScientific Information AnalystChemical Abstracts ServiceColumbus, OH
Analyze and index Molecular Biology and Genetics scientific publications for CAS databases.
Spring 2001Freelance Proofreader/Software TesterHoughton Mifflin CompanyBoston, MA
Tested the interactive on-line versions of the Larson Mathematics series textbooks.
Fall 1999InstructorOhio State UniversityColumbus, OH
Taught Junior level Microbial Genetics for Microbiology majors.
1992-1999Graduate StudentBrandeis UniversityWaltham, MA
  • Used genetics and molecular biology techniques to study replication and recombination in Escherichia coli.
  • Presented research findings to peers and thesis committee on a yearly basis.
  • Completed coursework in Molecular Biology, Microbial Genetics, Structural Biology, Cellular Biology, and Statistics.
  • Taught elementary Biology laboratory section.
  • Led review sessions and graded exams as TA for class in Heredity.
    1987-1992Software EditorHoughton Mifflin CompanyBoston, MA
    Managed the design, programming, testing, and production of educational software to accompany college textbooks.   Wrote documentation.   Coordinated schedules and designs with authors, text editors, consultants and contractors.

    PhD Thesis
    The roles of replication, recombination, and medium-dependent repair in DNA repeat instability in Escherichia coli.
    Laboratory of Dr. Susan T. Lovett, Brandeis University

    Professional Activities
  • Brandeis representative, organizational committee for the Boston Area Graduate Student Symposium in Biosciences, 1996, 1997.
  • Invited speaker at:
  • The Boston Bacterial Meeting, Harvard University, June 1997.
  • The Boston Mutagenesis Society Meeting, MIT, April 1998.
  • Presented posters at:
  • Meeting on Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 1995, 1996.
  • FASEB Conference on Genetic Recombination and Chromosome Rearrangements, Snowmass Village, CO, 1997.
  • Publications
    Saveson, C.J. and S.T.Lovett. 1999. Genetics 152:5-13
    Morag, A.S., C.J.Saveson, and S.T. Lovett. 1999. Journal of Molecular Biology 289(1)21-27.
    Bzymek, M., C.J. Saveson, V.F. Feschenko, and S.T. Lovett. 1999. Journal of Bacteriology 181(2):477-482
    Saveson, C.J. and S.T. Lovett. 1997. Genetics 146:457-470