Associate Professor of Life Science and Biotechnology
S. Carroll Brooks III has formal academic training in several fields including chemistry, biochemistry, environmental toxicology, cellular/molecular biology, and developmental biology. In addition, he has industrial training in the fields of chemical toxicology and environmental virology. His research experience includes work in both academic and industrial laboratories. As a tenured Associate Professor of Chemistry at Brevard College in North Carolina, his teaching responsibilities included lecture and laboratory courses in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Environmental Chemistry. As a certified 9-12 General Science educator in North Carolina, he directed the Teacher Education licensure program in General Science. In addition, he served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University researching osteoarthritis. During his sabbatical leave, his research focused on metabolic and inflammatory diseases of the liver. He also taught graduate courses in Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy at Seoul National University in South Korea. He joined Yonsei University in the fall of 2009.
Courses and Current Research Areas
LST3202-01 Environmental Toxicology
LSB3101-04 Biochemistry (1)
BTE2201-02 Organic Chemistry (2)
LST4002-01 Cancer Biology
BIO3714-01 Analysis in Ecotoxicology
LST3206-01 Developmental Biology
BTE2200-02 Organic Chemistry (1)
LST4003-01 Cancer Development
BCH3119-01 Analysis in the Biology of Cancer Development
LST4001-01 Senior Independent Study
UIC 1920-01 Science in Context
IEE1111-01 General Chemistry
Seoul National University, College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology Molecular pharmacology of dithiolethiones, 2008-2009.
Duke University Medical School, Analysis of human serum and urine for the presence of biomarkers of osteoarthritis including procollagen II C-propeptide (CPII), cellular oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), hyaluronic acid (HA), cross-linked N-telopeptide of type I collagen (NTx-I), cross-linked C-telopeptide of type II collagen (CTx-II), and creatinine (Cr), Summer 2007.
Duke University Medical School, Development of a hexuronic acid assay for the quantification of uronic acids in syovial fluid, Summer 2006.
Duke University Medical School, The creation and use of Vitamin C-Prodrugs to augment the cellular uptake of a bisphosphonate and an ApoE peptide into primary human chondrocytes, Summer 2005.
Duke University Medical School, Generation of collagen IIalpha1 (COL2A1) mutant proteins which are resistant to cleavage by matrix metalloproteinase 13 (MMP-13), Summer 2004.
Cornell University, Department of Nutritional Sciences Generation of genetic knockouts of the heparan sulfate proteoglycan syndecan-4, 1999-2000.
Cornell University, Department of Veterinary Pathology Retinoid-induced differentiation and growth arrest of human leukemia cells, 1992-1997.