Dr. Fred Harrington

FredFred Harrington

Visiting Assistant Professor  

233 Science Center
Department of Biology
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063 

Email: harringf@fredonia.edu
Phone: (716) 673-4958
Fax: (716) 673-3493






Postdoctoral Fellow (2) – University of Pittsburgh
Structure and function of myosin-binding proteins in sea urchin eggs and embryos
Structure and function of 3’ untranslated regions of mRNA constructs transfectedinto HeLa cells

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Research Service Award – University of Texas
Localization of actin mRNAs in eggs of sea squirts

PhD – Michigan State University, Zoology Vitellogenesis in sea urchins

MA – Buffalo State College, Biology - Vitellogenesis in sea urchins

BA – Buffalo State College, Biology

AAS – SUNY Cobleskill, Fisheries and Wildlife Technology            


Courses Taught at Fredonia

BIOL 245 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 246 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 453 Basic Hematology
BIOL 115 Environmental Biology


Research Interests 

Responses in green algae to environmental stresses and commercialization of biofuels

Recent Abstracts from Undergraduate Research

Sudyn, M., Zaikos, T., Nguyen, A. and Harington, F.E. (2013) A gene involved in beta-oxidation of fatty acids is up and down regulated during lipid use and storage in green algae. The 3rd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bio-products. Toronto, Canada 

Ginty, E. and Harrington, F. (2013) Heat Shock Proteins. Poster - Student Research and Creativity Exposition – SUNY Fredonia 

Rodriguez, R. and Harrington, F. (2013) The effect of pH-stressed carbonic anydrase alpha-CAH3 on triacylglycerol storage in Chlamysomonas reinhardtii. Poster - Student Research and Creativity Exposition – SUNY Fredonia 

Sudyn, M. and Harrington, F. (2012) Monitoring Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase to Maximize Lipid Production in Microalga. Discovery Showcase Poster Symposium, The Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 

Kolenda, S., Hautala, L., Sudyn, M., Porrey, Z. and Harrington, F. (2011) Multiple Components in the Process Utilizing Green Algae as a Source for Biofuels. Poster - Student Research and Creativity Exposition – SUNY Fredonia 

Batta, N., Gupta, S., Kurian, D. and Harrington, F. (2010) Optimization of lipid and starchextraction following
nutrient-depletion in the green algae, Neochloris oleoabundans. Poster - Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exposition, St. Bonaventure University 

Flint, M. and Harrington, F. (2009) Culture and biochemical analysis of the green algae, Neochloris oleoabundans, in relation to biofuel production. Poster - Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exposition, St. Bonaventure University 

Other Publications

Medler, S and Harrington, F. (2013) Measuring Dynamic Kidney Function in an Undergraduate Physiology Lab. Advances in Physiology Education (In Press). 

W. Jeffery, R. Beach, F. Harrington, B. Swalla and M. White (1990) Patterns of gene expression during ascidian development. Experimental Embryology of Aquatic Plants and Animals. Editor H.-J. Marthy, Plenum Press, New York 

F. Harrington and H. Ozaki (1986) The major yolk glycoprotein precursor in echinoids is secreted by coelomocytes into the coelomic plasma. Cell Differentiation 19: 51-57 

H. Ozaki, O. Moriya and F. Harrington (1986) A glycoprotein in the accessory cell of the echinoid ovary and its role in vitellogenesis. Roux’s Arch. Develop. Biol. 195: 74-79 

F. Harrington and D. Easton (1982) A putative precursor to the major yolk glycoprotein of the sea urchin. Developmental Biology 94: 505-508


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