CURRICULUM VITAE

Danton H. O'Day, Ph.D.

2017
(Summary)
Personal Danton H. O'Day, BSc, MSc (U.B.C.), PhD (UDelaware)
Canadian
Full Professor
 
University address University of Toronto at Mississauga
Department of Biology
Mississauga, Ontario
L5L lC6
 
Fax: (905)-828-3792
E-mail: danton.oday@utoronto.ca
 

RESEARCH

Refereed Articles Last 10 years (1-87 published from 1969-2006)

88. O’Day, Danton H., 2007. The Value of Animations in Cell Biology Teaching: A Study of Long-Term Memory Retention. CBE: Life Sciences Education 6: 217-233. (plus Appendices)

89. Chavez, Sara E. and Danton H. O’Day, 2007.  Calmodulin binds to and regulates the activity of beta-secretase (BACE1). Alzheimer's Disease Research Journal 1: 37-47.  (invited)

90. Catalano, A. and D.H. O’Day, 2008. Calmodulin-binding proteins in the model organism Dictyostelium: A complete and critical review. Cellular Signalling 20: 277-291.

91. O’Day, Danton H., 2008. Using Animations to Teach Biology: Past and Future Research on the Attributes that Underlie Pedagogically Sound Animations. American Biology Teacher 70: 286-290.

92. O’Day, Danton H., Yekaterina Poloz and Michael A. Myre, 2009. Differentiation inducing factor-1 induces gene and protein expression of the Dictyostelium nuclear calmodulin-binding protein nucleomorphin. Cellular Signalling 21: 317-323.

93. Huber, Robert and Danton H. O’Day, 2009. An EGF-like peptide sequence from Dictyostelium enhances cell motility and chemotaxis. Biochemical Biophysical Research Communications 379: 470-475 plus supplementary data.

94. Yekaterina O. Poloz and Danton H. O’Day, 2009. Determining time of death: temperature-dependent postmortem changes in calcineurin A, MARCKS, CaMKII and protein phosphatase 2A in mouse. International Journal of Legal Medicine 123: 1-10. (DOI: 10.1007/s00414-009-0343-x)

95. Catalano, A. and D. H. O'Day. 2009. A quick, simple, and accurate chemotaxis bioassay. Pages 259-266, in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 30 (K.L. Clase, Editor). Proceedings of the 30th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).

96. O'Day, D. H. 2009. FAMIS animations as teaching tools and laboratory exercises: Their value and how to make them. Pages 338-348, in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 30 (K.L. Clase, Editor). Proceedings of the 30th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).

97. Catalano, Andrew, Wei Luo, Yali Wang, and Danton H. O’Day, 2010. Synthesis and biological activity of peptides equivalent to the IP22 repeat motif found in proteins from Dictyostelium and Mimivirus. Peptides 31: 1799-1805. (doi:10.1016/j.peptides.2010.07.005)

98. O’Day, Danton H., 2010. Animations are Dynamic, Effective Tools for Science Teaching:
If You Just Follow the Rules! College Teaching & Learning Journal 7 (12): 19-25.

99. Huber, Robert and Danton H. O’Day, 2011. EGF-like peptide-enhanced cell motility in Dictyostelium functions independently of the cAMP-mediated pathway and requires active Ca2+/calmodulin signalling. Cellular Signalling 23: 731-738 (doi:10.1016/j.cellsig.2010.12.007).

100. Catalano, Andrew and Danton H. O’Day, 2011. Nucleolar localization during mitosis and identification of nuclear/nucleolar localization signals of the calmodulin-binding protein nucleomorphin during growth and mitosis in Dictyostelium. Histochem. Cell Biol. 135: 239-249 (DOI: 10.1007/s00418-011-0785-3).

101. Suarez, Andres, Robert Huber, Michael Myre, Danton H. O’Day, 2011. An extracellular matrix, calmodulin-binding protein with EGF-Like repeats that enhance cell motility. Cellular Signalling 23: 1197-1206. (doi:10.1016/j.cellsig.2011.03.008)

102. Robert J. Huber and Danton H. O’Day, 2011. Nucleocytoplasmic transfer of cyclin dependent kinase 5 and its binding to puromycin-sensitive aminopeptidase in Dictyostelium discoideum.  Histochem Cell Biology 136: 177-189. (DOI 10.1007/s00418-011-0839-6)

103. Budniak, Aldona  and Danton H. O’Day, 2011. Tyrosine Phosphorylation of Actin during Microcyst Formation and Germination in Polysphondylium pallidum Microcysts. Protist 162: 590-502 (doi:10.1016/j.protis.2010.11.004).

104. Andrew Catalano, Yekaterina Poloz and Danton H. O’Day, 2011. Dictyostelium puromycin-sensitive aminopeptidase A is a nucleoplasmic nucleomorphin-binding protein that relocates to the cytoplasm during mitosis. Histochem Cell Biol 136: 677–688 (DOI 10.1007/s00418-011-0873-4)

105. Aldona A. Budniak and Danton H. O’Day, 2012, Microcysts: The Third Developmental Pathway of Social Amoebozoans. Protist 163: 2-14. (doi:10.1016/j.protis.2011.06.007)

106. Robert J. Huber and Danton H. O’Day, 2012. The cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor roscovitine inhibits cell proliferation, multicellular development, and Cdk5 nuclear translocation in Dictyostelium discoideum. J. Cell Biochem. 113: 868-876 (DOI 10.1002/jcb.23417).

107. O’Day, Danton & Alex Keszei, 2012. Signalling and Sex in the Social Amoebozoans.  Biological Reviews 87: 313-329
(DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2011.00200.x)

108. Yekaterina Poloz and Danton H. O’Day, 2012. Colchicine affects cell motility, pattern formation and stalk cell differentiation in Dictyostelium by altering calcium signalling. Differentiation 83: 185-190 (doi:10.1016/j.diff.2011.12.006)

109. Ina Nikolaeva, Robert J. Huber and Danton H. O’Day, 2012. EGF-like peptide of Dictyostelium discoideum is not a chemoattractant but it does restore folate-mediated chemotaxis in the presence of signal transduction inhibitors. Peptides 34: 145-149 (doi:10.1016/j.peptides.2011.12.014) 

110. Yekaterina Poloz, Andrew Catalano and Danton H. O’Day, 2012. Bestatin inhibits cell growth, division and differentiation in Dictyostelium through inhibition of puromycin sensitive aminopeptidase.  Eukaryotic Cell 11: 545-557 (doi:10.1128/EC.05311-11)

111. Andrew Catalano and Danton H. O’Day, 2012. Nucleoplasmic/nucleolar translocation and identification of a nuclear localization signal (NLS) in Dictyostelium BAF60a/SMARCD1 homologue Snf12. Histochemistry & Cell Biology 138: 515-530 (DOI 10.1007/s00418-012-0973-9).

112. Yekaterina Poloz and Danton H. O’Day, 2012. Ca+2 signaling regulates ecmB expression, cell differentiation and slug regeneration in Dictyostelium.  Differentiation 84: 163-175 (dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diff.2012.02.009)

113. Robert J. Huber and Danton H. O’Day, 2012. EGF-like peptide-enhanced cell movement in Dictyostelium is mediated by protein kinases and the activity of several cytoskeletal proteins. Cellular Signalling 24: 1770-1580. (doi:10.1016/j.cellsig.2012.05.004)

114. Robert J. Huber, Andres Suarez, and Danton H. O’Day, 2012. CyrA, a matricellular protein that modulates cell motility in Dictyostelium discoideum.  Matrix Biology 3: 271-280. (DOI: 10.1016/j.matbio.2012.02.003)

115. Danton H. O’Day, Robert J. Huber and Andres Suarez, 2012. Extracellular Calmodulin regulates growth and cAMP-mediated chemotaxis in Dictyostelium discoideum. Biochemical Biophysical Research Communications 425: 750-754. (online; dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2012.07.147)

116. Robert J. Huber and Danton H. O’Day, 2013. A Matricellular protein and EGF-like repeat signalling in the social amoebozoan Dictyostelium discoideum. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 69: 3989-3997 (DOI: 10.1007/s00018-012-1068-4)

117. Danton H. O’Day and Robert J. Huber, 2013. Matricellular Signal Transduction Involving Calmodulin in the Social Amoebozoan Dictyostelium. Genes 4: 33-45 (doi:10.3390/genes4010033)

118. Andrew C. Catalano,and D.H. O’Day, 2013. Rad53 homologue forkhead-associated kinase A (FhkA) and Ca2+-binding protein 4a (CBP4a) are nucleolar proteins that differentially redistribute during mitosis in Dictyostelium.  Cell Division 8: 4 (doi:10.1186/1747-1028-8-4)

119. Danton H. O’Day and Aldona Budniak, 2015. Nucleocytoplasmic Protein Translocation during Mitosis in the Social Amoebozoan Dictyostelium discoideum. Biological Reviews 90: 126-141 (DOI: 10.1111/brv.12100; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/brv.12100/pdf)

120. Danton H. O’Day and Andrew Catalano, 2014. A lack of correlation between Lyme disease incidence and deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 42: 115-118 (DOI 10.3233/JAD-140552).

121. Andrew Catalano and Danton H. O’Day, 2015. Evidence for nucleolar subcompartments in Dictyostelium. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 456: 901-907.

122. Huber, R.J. and O’Day, D.H. (2015). Proteomic profiling of the extracellular matrix (slime sheath) of Dictyostelium discoideum. Proteomics 15: 3315-3319. (doi: 10.1002/pmic.201500143

123. Danton H. O’Day, Kristeen Eshak, and Michael A. Myre, 2015. Calmodulin Binding Proteins and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Review. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 46: 553-569 (DOI 10.3233/JAD-142901)

124. Robert J. Huber, Danton H. O’Day, 2017. Extracellular matrix dynamics and functions in the social amoeba Dictyostelium: A critical review. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1861: 2971-2980.

eBooks and Printed Books 2012-2017

Danton H. O’Day, 2017. Artists of the Omar Khayyam Club of London, 1892-1929. Emeritus Books; Hardcover, ISBN: 9781389917240; Softcover, ISBN: 9781389917257

Danton H. O’Day, 2017. The Golden Age of Rubáiyát Art, 1884-1913. Volume I. The Illustrators, Emeritus Books.

Danton H. O’Day, 2017. The Golden Age of Rubáiyát Art, 1884-1913. Volume II. Popular Themes, Emeritus Books.

Danton H. O’Day, 2017. The Golden Age of Rubáiyát Art, 1884-1913. Volume III. The Decorators, Emeritus Books.

Danton H. O’Day, 2013. The Alzheimer’s Epidemic—Searching for Causes & a Cure. 260pp, Emeritus Books (ISBN-13: 978-1-4566-1356-3; in all ebook formats)
Website: www.AlzheimersEpidemic.com

Danton H. O’Day, 2012. Human Developmental Biology. 234pp, Emeritus Books (ISBN 978-1-4566-1008-1; in all ebook formats)

Danton H. O’Day, 2012. The Human Cell—The Unit of Life and Disease. 234pp, Emeritus Books (ISBN-13: 978-1-4566-0970-2; in all ebook formats)

Danton H. O’Day and Aldona Budniak, 2012. How to Succeed at University—International Edition. 177pp, Emeritus Books (ISBN-13: 978-1-4566-0941-2; in all ebook formats)

Danton H. O’Day with Aldona Budniak, 2012. How to Succeed at University—Canadian Edition. 173pp, Emeritus Books (ISBN-13: 978-1-4566-0876-7; in all ebook formats)

Chapters in Books Last 10 Years

Myre, Michael A., Robert J. Huber and Danton H. O’Day, 2017. Functional Analysis of Proteins Involved in Neurodegeneration Using the Model Organism Dictyostelium: Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Batten Disease. In: Molecular-Genetic and Statistical Techniques for Behavioral and Neural Research, Wim E. Crusio and Robert T. Gerlai (Editors), Elsevier. (invited, in press July 11, 2017)

O’Day, Danton H., 2017. Statistical Evidence for a Lack of Correlation between the Incidence of Lyme Disease and Deaths Due to Alzheimer’s Disease. Pp. 79-82, In: Handbook of Infection and Alzheimer’s Disease. J. Miklossy (Ed.), IOS Press.

O’Day, Danton H., 2013. Signal Transduction Mediated via Extracellular Calmodulin and Extracellular Calmodulin Binding Proteins. Chapter 1, pp. 1-11, New Developments on Signal Transduction Research, M. Yamaguchi, Editor; Nova Science Publishers, Inc. NY.

Danton H. O’Day & Andrew Catalano, 2013. Proteins of the nucleolus: An introduction. Chapter 1, pp. 3-15, In: Proteins of the Nucleolus: Regulation, Translocation and Biomedical Functions. O’Day & Catalano, Eds. Springer Publishing Company, UK (DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5818-6)

Andrew Catalano & Danton H. O’Day, 2013. The nucleolus of Dictyostelium and other lower eukaryotes. Chapter 4, pp. 79-94, In: Proteins of the Nucleolus: Regulation, Translocation and Biomedical Functions. O’Day & Catalano, Eds. Springer Publishing Company, UK (DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5818-6)

Danton H. O’Day & Andrew Catalano, 2013. The nucleolus: From its formation to the future. Chapter 16, pp. 361-365, In: In: Proteins of the Nucleolus: Regulation, Translocation and Biomedical Functions. O’Day & Catalano, Eds. Springer Publishing Company, UK (DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5818-6)

O’Day, Danton H., Robert J. Huber and Andres Suarez, 2012. Calmodulin signaling inside-out: Intracellular and extracellular calmodulin and its interaction with a matricellular cysteine-rich calmodulin-binding protein. Chapter 4, 119-130 In: Calcium Signaling, M. Yamaguchi, editor; Nova Science Publishers, Inc. NY. (ISBN: 978-1-61324-313-8)

O’Day, Danton H., Andrew Catalano and Yekaterina Poloz, 2012. The nucleolar calmodulin-binding protein nucleomorphin and its binding partners calcium-binding protein 4a and puromycin-sensitive aminopeptidase. Chapter 5, 105-118, In: Calcium Signaling, M. Yamaguchi, editor; Nova Science Publishers, Inc. NY. (ISBN: 978-1-61324-313-8)

Poloz, Yekaterina and Danton H. O’Day, 2011. Protein Tissue Markers: The use of protein markers for the estimation of postmortem interval. Chapter 12, In: Forensic Pathology Reviews Vol. 6, E,E. Turk (ed), Humana Press, Springer Science; ISBN 978-1-61779-248-9; June 2011)

O’Day, Danton H.  and Michael A. Myre, 2008. Alzheimer’s Disease: The Calmodulin Connection and -Amyloid. pp. 1-10. In “Alzheimer's Disease Research Trends”, pp. 1-10, Ed. A.P. Chan, Nova Biomedical, NY. (invited).

Books Edited Last 10 Years

Danton H. O’Day and Andrew Catalano, editors, 2013. Proteins of the Nucleolus: Regulation, Translocation and Biomedical Functions. Springer Publishing Company, UK; 371pp; 16 Chapters; Springer; ISBN 978-94-007-5817-9

Abstracts/Meeting Presentations 2010-2014

(120+ previous abstracts/talks; information on request)

Danton H. O’Day, 2014. Animated teaching: A simple way to make educational animations. “Practical Technologies for Effective Teaching” Session, ASPET, Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, April 26-30, San Diego, CA.

Robert J. Huber and Danton H. O’Day, 2013. The matricellular protein CyrA modulates motility in Dictyostelium discoideum. FASEB Meeting “Matricellular proteins in development, health and disease”, July 28-Aug. 2, 2013, Saxton River, VT (Poster).

Danton H. O’Day, 2012. “Is Targeting Calmodulin a Potential Therapeutic Route for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease?” 2012 Academic Conference, Las Vegas, October 17. (oral presentation)

Andrew Catalano & Danton H. O’Day, 2012. "The nucleolus and nucleolar proteins of Dictyostelium", at the Structural Genomics Center in the MaRS, Toronto, Feb.24, 2012

Andrew Catalano & Danton H. O’Day, 2012. "The nucleolus and nucleolar proteins of Dictyostelium", at the Molecular and Cellular Biology Department at Harvard University, Mar. 9, 2012.

Danton H. O’Day, 2012. How to Make High Quality, Pedagogically-Sound Teaching Animations using PowerPoint. A Workshop at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, January 5, 2012.

Huber, R.J. and D.H. O’Day, 2011. Using Dictyostelium discoideum as a model system to study Cdk5 function. International Annual Conference on Models of Human Diseases 2011, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June, 2011. (International)

Huber, R.J. and D.H. O’Day, 2011. Investigating the intracellular targets of DdEGFL1-enhanced cell movement in Dictyostelium discoideum. International Dictyostelium Conference 2011, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, August 14-18, 2011. (International)

Yekaterina Poloz and Danton H. O’Day, 2011. Colchicine affects cell motility, pattern formation and stalk cell differentiation in Dictyostelium by altering calcium signalling. International Dictyostelium Conference 2011, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, August 14-18, 2011. (International)

Yekaterina Poloz and Danton H. O’Day, 2011. Puromycin-sensitive aminopeptidase A and spore cell differentiation in Dictyostelium. International Dictyostelium Conference 2011, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, August 14-18, 2011. (International)

O’Day, Danton H. and Andrew Catalano, 2010. “Animated Teaching: It’s More Than Just Showing a Movie”. Hawaii International Conference on Education 2010, Honolulu, HI

Poloz, Y. and O’Day, D.H. (2010). Factors that affect differentiation and morphogenesis in Dictyostelium discoideum. Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. October 25, 2010. (oral presentation)

Poloz, Y. and O’Day, D.H. (2010). Factors that affect differentiation and morphogenesis in Dictyostelium discoideum. MaRS Toronto Medical Discovery Tower, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. October 21, 2010. (oral presentation)

O’Day, D.H., 2010. Animations are Dynamic, Effective Tools for Science Teaching: If You Follow the Rules! International College Learning and Teaching Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 11-13, 2010.

Huber, R. and O’Day, D.H., 2010. DdEGFL1-enhanced cell motility in Dictyostelium functions via calcium signaling independently of the cAMP-mediated signaling pathways. International Dictyostelium Conference 2010, Cardiff, Wales, UK, August 1-6, 2010. (Talk)

Suarez, A., Huber, R. and O’Day, D.H., 2010. Extracellular calmodulin regulates growth and cAMP-mediated chemotaxis in Dictyostelium discoideum. International Dictyostelium Conference 2010, Cardiff, Wales, UK, August 1-6, 2010. (Poster)

Huber, R., Suarez, A. and O’Day, D.H. 2010. Using Dictyostelium as a model system for studying the mechanism that mediates EGF-like peptide enhanced cell movement. International Annual Conference on Models of Human Diseases 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 29, 2010. (Poster)

Suarez, A., Huber, R. and O’Day, D.H., 2010. Extracellular calmodulin in Dictyostelium discoideum: A new way to study an old protein. International Annual Conference on Models of Human Diseases 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 29, 2010. (Poster)

Poloz, Yekaterina and Danton H. O’Day, 2010. Colchicine affects cell differentiation, motility and adhesion in Dictyostelium discoideum. Research and Excellence Celebration, UTM, March 22, 2010 (Poster).

Huber, Robert and Danton H. O’Day, 2010. EGF-like peptide enhanced cell movement in Dictyostelium functions independently of the cAMP-mediated signaling pathway through a mechanism involving calcium signaling. Research and Excellence Celebration, UTM, March 22, 2010 (Poster).

OTHER

Educational Games

Messenger, The RNA Game; Educational Game; Danton H. O’Day, Inventor, published, 2006, Carolina Biological Supply Company.

O’Day, D.H. and R. Romaniuk, 2004. Gene Rummy™--The DNA Card Game™; revised; Carolina Biological Supply Company.

O’Day, D.H. and R. Romaniuk, 2004. Codon™--The DNA Dice Game™ revised; Carolina Biological Supply Company.

Exercise Video and Music CD

O'Day, D.H., Michael Myre & Myra Myre, 1998. Composed music, wrote lyrics, played instrumentals and sang vocals for 7 songs for Children's Exercise video "Workout with Ticker for a Healthy Heart" for Healthy at Heart/Region of Peel/Stretch n Grow Canada.

O’Day, D.H., 1999. “Monkeys Don’t Wear Shoes—or, Cowboy Boots” by Myra, Mike & Dan; Exer-Songs™ Music CD (14 Songs; Composed music, wrote lyrics, played instrumentals and sang vocals); CD in second printing

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