Marie Yearling

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Instructor, Microbiology

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Primary Phone: 307.778.1131

Office: Cheyenne Campus, PF 210D


Degree Information:

Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO
B.S. Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio University in Athens, OH


Marie Yearling is an instructor of microbiology and laboratory manager at Laramie County Community College. As an educator, she has taught microbiology and life science courses. Marie received a B.S. in chemistry and biochemistry from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Her research interests have included the gene regulation of her favorite microorganism Saccharomyces cerevisiae (known by many as baker's yeast), and HIV protease processing. She now helps students at LCCC question the unknown through a collaborative grant with the University of Wyoming. In this project, students evaluate the intestinal microbiome during infection with Toxoplasma gondii. Marie was a recent reviewer of Robert Bauman's 5th and 6th edition of Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy. Outside of the laboratory, you can find Marie hiking with her family through the Rocky Mountains or simply enjoying the fruits of her favorite microorganism!

Publications & Presentations:

1. Marie N. Yearling, Catherine A. Radebaugh, and Laurie A. Stargell, "The Transition of Poised RNA Polymerase II to an Actively Elongating State Is a "Complex" Affair," Genetics Research International, vol. 2011, Article ID 206290, 7 pages, 2011. doi:10.4061/2011/206290
2. Huang L, Sayer JM, Swinford M, Louis JM, Chen C. Modulation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Protease Autoprocessing by Charge Properties of Surface Residue 69 . Journal of Virology 2009;83(15):7789‐7793. doi:10.1128/JVI.00473‐09