Crystal M Weyman, Ph.D
 Title: Chair & Prof /Spec Asst Grd Dn
 Dept: Biology, Geology, Environmental Science
 Office: SR 266,267
 Phone: 216-687-6971
 Fax: 216-687-6972
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. SR 266,267, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
apoptosis, differentiation, signaling, oncogenic Ras
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Purdue University, 1991
B.S., Chemistry, Mansfield University, 1986
Brief Bio:
Crystal M. Weyman, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences at Cleveland State University.  She received her BS degree in Chemistry, summa cum laude, from Mansfield University, Mansfield PA, and a PhD in Biochemistry from Purdue.  She then completed fellowships in Molecular Biology and Cell Biology at the Cleveland Clinic before joining CSU in 1998.  

Dr. Weyman¿s research focus is to understand the signaling pathways that coordinately regulate the mutually exclusive biological endpoints of differentiation and apoptosis (programmed cell death) in skeletal myoblasts.  Dissecting this coordinate regulation could enable selective manipulation relevant to the amelioration of disease states associated with muscle degeneration and to the effectiveness of any treatment utilizing skeletal myoblast transfer.    

In 2007, Dr. Weyman was recognized with the College of Science¿s Outstanding Teacher Award.  In 2009, she won the University Distinguished Faculty Research Award.  She has mentored 10 doctoral students and served on 66 doctoral dissertation committees. Since 2000, her lab has been continuously funded by the NIH.  Dr. Weyman has been a study section member for the American Heart Association and has served CSU as Founding Director of the Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease and Interim Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
Honors and Awards:
Winner, University Distinguished Faculty Research Award, 2009
Winner, COS Outstanding Teacher Award, Fall, 2007
Merit Recognition Award, CSU 2007
Merit Recognition Award, CSU 2005
Marquis Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare  2004-2005
AcademicKeys Whos Who in Sciences Higher Education  2004
Merit Recognition Award, CSU 2003
Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Teaching from CSU, Fall 1999
F. Merlin Bumpus Junior Investigator Finalist (CCF), 1996
Commencement Brunch Speaker, Mansfield University, 1995
Honors Commencement Dinner Speaker, Mansfield University, 1993
Commencement Speaker, Penns Valley Area High School, 1991

Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship, 1990-1991
NIH Training Grant, 1986-1988
Outstanding Senior, Mansfield University, 1986
summa cum laude with Honors, Mansfield University, 1986
Valedictorian, Penns Valley Area High School, 1982
Research Interests:
Molecular regulation of skeletal myoblast apoptosis
Coordinate regulation of skeletal myoblast differentiation and apoptosis
Translational regulation during skeletal myoblast differentiation or apoptosis
Signaling by oncogenic Ras
Teaching Areas:
Cell Biology
Grant Writing
Professional Experience:
2012-present, Chair, Dept. of B.G.E.S., Cleveland State University
2012-2013, Special Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies
2012 Special Assistant to the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
2010-2011 Interim Dean, College of Graduate Studies
2010-present, Professor, Dept. of B.G.E.S., Cleveland State University
2008-2010 Interim Director, Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD)
2008-2010 Graduate Program Director, BGES
2004-2010 Associate Chair, Dept. of B.G.E.S., Cleveland State University
2002-2010, Associate Professor, Dept. of B.G.E.S., Cleveland State University
1998-present, Adjunct Staff, Dept. of Cell Biology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
1998-2002, Assistant Professor, Dept. of B.G.E.S., Cleveland State University, Cleveland
1997-1998 Staff Research Associate (Instructor), Dept. of Cell Biology, The
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
1994-1997 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Cell Biology, The Cleveland Clinic
Foundation, Cleveland, OH (Advisor: Dr. Alan Wolfman)
1991-1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Molecular Biology, The Cleveland
Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (Advisor: Dr. Dennis Stacey)
University Service:
2000-present, Advisory Committee for Molecular Medicine Program
2000 Escort for CSU Commencement speaker
2000 Member, Search committee for Manager of the Risk Analysis Program
2000 Representative to the Science Coalition Lobbying event, D.C.
2001 Arts and Sciences Representative at the Annual Breakfast of the Board of Trustees' Visiting Committee
2001 Member, Search committee for Grants Management Specialist
2001-2003 Member, Panel Discussion, Graduate Student Orientation Day
2002-present, Organizer, New Investigator Lab Update Series (Chem./Bio)
2002 Member, Search committee for Director of Biomedical and Health Institute
2002-2003 ESL panelist
2003 Member, Advisory Board for the Biomedical and Health Institute
2003-2005 Member, Graduate Faculty Review Committee
2003 Member, Panel discussion for Faculty summer grant writing workshop
2004 Member, Panel discussion for graduate student grant writing class
2004 Judge, Chemistry graduate student poster day
2004 Member, Search committee for Post-doctoral Fellow (Chemistry Department)
2004 Faculty mentor for Amir Poreh (Psychology Department)
2004 Panelist, BioScience, Science, Engineering and Information Technology Roundtable
2004 Judge, Interdisciplinary Research Symposium
2005 Reader, Spring Commencement
2005 Member, Program Review :Chemistry
2005 Faculty Senate
2005 COS Peer Review Committee
2006 Member, Panel discussion for graduate student grant writing class
2006 Judge, Interdisciplinary Research Symposium
2006 BAHI grant workshop mentor for Paul Sung
2006 Review  of Proposal for a MS and PhD in Molecular Medicine from Case
2006 Member search committee for interim Assoc. Dean of COS
2006 Physics Peer Review Committee
2007 Review  of Proposal for a MS in Clinical Research from University of Cincinnati
2007-2009 Graduate Council
2007 Summer Enrichment Program, TRIO/Student Support Services
2007 Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Assistants
2008 Committee for creation of Center  for Cell and Biomedical  Sciences
2008 Review  PDP for MS/PhD in Cellular, Molecular and Structural Biology , Miami U.
2008 Ad hoc committee for COS PRC guidelines
2008 Learning Alliance Roundtable: Engagement and Excellence in Health and Civic Life
2008 Honors Council
2008 Review  of Full Proposal for a MS in Clinical Research  from U. of Cinn (239 pgs.)
2008 Lower division admissions committee for Honors Program
2008 Research  Council
2008 Summer Enrichment Program, TRIO/Student Support Services
2009 Common Reading Committee
2009 McNair Scholars Program: Discipline Faculty Mentor
2009 Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees
2009 Academic Steering
2010 Math Professor PRC
2010 Distinguished Faculty Awards Committee

Ph.D. dissertation advisor for:
Keith Dee, Ph.D.
Margot Freer, Ph.D.
John OFlaherty, Ph.D.
Atossa Shaltouki
Terri Harford
Kevin Feeback, GAANN Research Assistantship
Jason Ross, GAANN Research Assistantship
Mark Rutenberg

Masters advisor fo
Professional Service:
Ad hoc grant reviewer:
National Science Foundation (NSF) 2000
National Science Foundation (NSF) 2001

Fondazione Foundation (Italy) 2002

Study section member
2004  American Heart Association
2005  American Heart Association
2006 American Heart Association
2007 American Heart Association

Ad hoc journal reviewer:
Cell Biology International,  2002-present
Oncogene,  2004-present
Journal of Cell Science,  2005-present
Cell Death and Differentiation,  2006-present
European Journal of Cell Biology, 2006-present
Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2007-present
Differentiation, 2007-present

External Reviewer for Tenure
Dr Fan Dong
Dept. Biological Sciences, University of Toledo

Dr. Brian Ashburner
Dept. Biological Sciences, University of Toledo

Dr. Tomek Kordula
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Catherine Mao
Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences, University of Kentucky

External Dissertation Committee member
2005 Kasturi Sarkar, University of Calcutta, India
Community Service:
Science Fair Judge
NE Ohio Science and Engineering Fair
1998 Judge, 1999 Judge,  2000 Captain,  2001 Overall Captain  and Special Category Judge, 2002 Overall Captain,  2003 Grand Awards Judge, 2004 Overall Captain  and Special Category Judge, 2006 Overall Captain  and Special Category Judge

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
2003, Judge
Science  Fair, Cleveland School of the Arts
2006, Judge

Board Member, NE Ohio Science and Engineering Fair
2007-present , CSU site Chairperson

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
2000-present,  Participant, CCF Dept. of Cell Biology Lab Update Series
2006 Guest Lecturer,  Neural and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Case-CCF  Medical School
2006 Judge for Elsa Albrecht  Young Investigator Award,  Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Case University
2006 present, Institutional Biosafety Committee
Research Grants:
External Funding
NIH RO1: Coordinate regulation of apoptosis and differentiation
Principal Investigator (PI)
Total costs: $844,497
2/1/00-1/31/05 (NCE 1/31/06)

Charlotte Geyer Foundation
PI: $100,000 : 2/1/00-1/31/01, declined
NIH R15: Molecular Regulation of skeletal myoblast  apoptosis
Principal Investigator (PI)
Total costs: $176,092

Ohio Department of Development : OhioResearch Scholars Program
Principal Investigator (PI)
Total costs: $900,000

ARRA competitive revision
Principal Investigator (PI)
Total costs: $213,000

Internal Funding
Institutional start-up
Direct costs: $100,000

Presidents Initiative Fund 1,2 &3
Direct costs: $30,000

Doctoral Faculty Collaboration Enhancement Award
Co-Principal Investigator
Total costs: $15,000

Total costs: $15,000

Undergraduate Summer Research Award
Total costs: $3,000

Undergraduate Summer Research Award
Total costs: $7, 331

Ohio Research Scholars  pilot grant
Total costs: $38,333