Detailed Information for James Masuoka

Dr. James Masuoka 
 » Associate Professor
Office Location
Bolin Hall 324 
Voice: (940) 397-4181

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Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2015 3044  101  Bacteriology    Bolin Hall 213

MWF (11:00 - 11:50 am)

Laboratory sessions meet M (2:00 - 4:50 pm) in Bolin 223

Details Fall 2015 2144  201  Microbiology    Prothro-Yeager Hall 102

MWF (9:00 - 9:50 am)

Laboratory sections meet in Bolin 223:
11A: TR 1:00 - 2:20 pm
11B: TR 3:00 - 4:20 pm
11C: WF 1:00 - 2:20 pm

Details Spring 2015 4023  201  Immunology    Bolin Hall 209

TR (8:00 am - 9:20 am)

Details Spring 2015 4021  201  Immunology Laboratory    Bolin Hall 223

F (2:00 - 4:50 pm)

Details Spring 2015 2144  201  Microbiology    Bolin Hall 213

MWF (10:00 - 10:50 am) in Bolin 213

Laboratory sections meet MW or TR (2:00 - 3:20 pm)

Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
University of Virginia Health System Postdoctoral Research Fellow  
Montana State University B.S. 1985-6-14 0:0:0 
University of California, San Diego Ph.D. 1994-3-19 0:0:0 

Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 University of Virginia Health System, Department of Pathology  Research Associate  1998  2003
 University of Virginia Health System, Department of Pathology  Instructor of Research  2003  2006
 Midwestern State University  Assistant Professor of Biology  2007-09-01  2014-08-31
 Midwestern State University  Associate Professor of Biology  2014-09-01  

Research and Publications

Hazen, K.C., Dirks, D., Masuoka, J. “Echinocandin Minimal Inhibitory Concentrations for Candida Species in Less than Eight Hours: Comparison of the Rapid Susceptibility Assay with the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute Microbroth Dilution Assay”. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2009, 47(12): 4043-4048.
Hazen, K.C., Singleton, D.R., Masuoka, J. “Influence of outer region mannosylphosphorylation on N-glycan formation by Candida albicans:  Normal acid-stable N-glycan formation requires acid-labile mannosylphosphate addition”. Glycobiology. 2007, 17(10): 1052-1060.
Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. “Effect of Monosaccharide Composition, and Glycosidic Linkage Position and Anomericity on the Electrophoretic Mobility of Labeled Oligosaccharides”. Electrophoresis. 2006, 27(2): 365-372.
Singleton, D.R., Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. “Surface Hydrophobicity Changes of Two Candida albicans Serotype B mnn4{delta} Mutants”. Eukaryotic Cell. 2005, 4(4): 639-648.
Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. “Cell Wall Mannan and Cell Surface Hydrophobicity in Candida albicans Serotype A and B Strains”. Infection & Immunity. 2004, 72(11): 6230-6236.
Masuoka, J. “Surface Glycans of Candida albicans and Other Pathogenic Fungi: Physiological Roles, Clinical Uses and Experimental Challenges”. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 2004, 17(2): 281-310.
Masuoka, J., Guthrie, L.N., Hazen, K.C. “Complications in cell-surface labeling by biotinylation of Candida albicans due to avidin conjugate binding to cell-wall proteins”. Microbiology. 2002, 148(4): 1073-1079.
Singleton, D.R., Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. “Cloning and Analysis of a Candida albicans Gene That Affects Cell Surface Hydrophobicity”. Journal of Bacteriology. 2001, 183(12): 3582-3588.
Hazen, K.C., Wu, J.G., Masuoka, J. “Comparison of Hydrophobic Properties Between Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis”. Infection & Immunity. 2001, 69(2): 779-786.
Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. “Differences in the Acid-labile Component of Candida albicans Mannan from Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Yeast Cells”. Glycobiology. 1999, 9(11):1281-1286.
Masuoka, J., Wu, G., Glee, P.M., Hazen, K.C. “Hydrophobic Proteins from the Cell Wall of Candida albicans Bind Fibronectin and Laminin”. FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology. 1999, 24:421-429.
Masuoka, J., Glee, P.M., Hazen, K.C. “Preparative Isoelectric Focusing and Preparative Electrophoresis of Hydrophobic Candida albicans Cell Wall Proteins with In-line Transfer to Polyvinylidene Difluoride Membranes for Sequencing”. Electrophoresis. 1998, 19:675-678.
Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. “Cell wall protein mannosylation determines Candida albicans cell surface hydrophobicity”. Microbiology. 1997, 143: 3015-3021.
Glee, P.M., Masuoka, J., Ozier, W.T., Hazen, K.C. "Presence of multiple laminin- and fibronectin-binding proteins in cell wall extract of Candida albicans: influence of dialysis”. Journal of Medical & Veterinary Mycology. 1996, 34:57-61.
Cort, T., Masuoka, J., Lance, V., Saltman, P. "Plasma Zinc Concentrations in Snakes and Other Vertebrates Correlate with Specific Zinc-Binding Plasma Proteins." Journal of Zoology (London). 1995, 236: 513-520.  Undergraduate co-author
Lance, V., Cort, T. , Masuoka, J., Lawson, R., Saltman, P. "Unusually High Zinc Concentrations in Snake Plasma, With Observations on Plasma Zinc Concentrations in Lizards, Turtles and Alligators". Journal of Zoology (London). 1995, 235: 577-585.  Undergraduate co-author
Masuoka, J.,  Saltman, P. "Zinc(II) and Copper(II) Binding to Serum Albumin: A Comparative Study of Dog, Bovine and Human Albumin". Journal of Biological Chemistry. 1994, 269(41): 25557-25561.
Masuoka, J., Hegenauer, J., Van Dyke, B.R., Saltman, P. "Intrinsic Stoichiometric Equilibrium Constants for the Binding of Zinc(II) and Copper(II) to the High Affinity Site of Bovine Serum Albumin". Journal of Biological Chemistry. 1993, 268(29): 21533-21537.