Susan San Francisco, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Center for Biotechnology and Genomics
Phone: (806) 834-4752
Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Department of Biological Sciences
Susan San Francisco has worked in the Center for Biotechnology and Genomics at Texas Tech University for approximately twenty years and currently serves as the Associate Director. Her areas of expertise include chromatographic separation methods, particularly HPLC, and electrospray mass spectrometry methods, as well as molecular biology techniques.
She teaches graduate courses in Methods in Biotechnology (BTEC 5338), Experimental Mass Sprectrometry (BTEC 5313), and Scientific Communication (BTEC 5100), as well as guest lecturing in Biomedical Bioinformatics (GBTC 6202).
She is originally from New York, and received her B.A. in Biology (minor in Chemistry)
from the University of Connecticut. She received her Ph.D. in comparative reproductive
endocrinology from Boston University with support from an NSF pre-doctoral fellowship.
She completed a Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellowship studying the regulation
of oocyte maturation at The Johns Hopkins University School of Health and Hygiene,
followed by a post-doctoral appointment at the Ohio State University Institute of
Biotechnology studying plant molecular biology. She joined the department of Cell
Biology and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University as a post-doctoral fellow studying
molecular endocrinology, followed by taking the position of Manager of the Core facility
of the Center for Biotechnology and Genomics at Texas Tech University. She currently
holds an Adjunct Graduate Faculty position in the Texas Tech University Department
of Biological Sciences along with an Associate Research Professor position in the
Center for Biotechnology and Genomics.
She is a member of the Association for Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), the Midwest Association of Core Directors, Phi Beta Kappa, American Association for the Advancement of Science, West Texas Association of Women in Science, the TTU Transdisciplinary Academy and the Obesity Research Cluster (ORC) of Texas Tech University. She has served on the Advisory Boards of the Molecular Pathology Program (TTUHSC) and the Center for Biotechnology and Genomics. She has also served as an internal reviewer for the NSF MRI and the OVPR Proposal Stimulus program and has served as a judge at regional and state science fairs, and graduate student research presentations by the Department of Biological Sciences, TTUHSC and TTUHSC School of Pharmacy.