Brian Sato

Associate Teaching Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
School of Biological Sciences

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2008, Cell Biology

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2003, Molecular and Cell Biology

Phone: (949) 824-0661

University of California, Irvine
2238 McGaugh Hall
Mail Code: 3900
Irvine, CA 92697

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Discipline-based education research
Publications Kram KE, Yim KM, Coleman AB, Sato BK. “Battle of the Bacteria: Real-time Evolution in the Microbiology Laboratory.” J. Microbiology and Biology Education. 2016 (17): 261-268.
  Sato BK, Alam U, Dacanay SJ, Lee AK, Shaffer JF. “Brewing for Students: An Inquiry-Based Microbiology Lab.” J. Microbiology and Biology Education. 2015 (16): 223-229.
  Shaffer JF, Dang JV, Lee AK, Dacanay SJ, Alam U, Wong HY, Richards, GJ, Kadandale P, Sato BK. “A familiar(ity) problem: Assessing the impact of prerequisites and content familiarity on student learning.” PLOS ONE. 2016. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0148051.
  Sato BK, Kadandale P, He W, Warschauer M. "The Grass Isn't Always Greener: Perceptions of and Performance on Open Note Exams." CBE Life Sciences Education. Accepted manuscript.
  Sato BK, Kadandale P, He W, Murata PMN, Latif Y, Warschauer M. "Practice Makes Pretty Good: Assessment of Primary Literature Reading Abilities across Multiple Large-Enrollment Biology Laboratory Courses." CBE Life Sciences Education. 2014 Winter; (13): 677-686.
  Sato, BK. "Attack of the Killer Fungus: A Hypothesis-Driven Lab Module." J Microbiology & Biology Education. 2013 December; (14): 230-237.
  Noree C, Sato BK, Broyer RM, Wilhelm JE. “Identification of novel filament-forming
proteins in Sacharomyces cerevisiae and Drosophila melanogaster.” J Cell Biol.
2010 August 16; (190): 541-551.
  Sato BK, Schulz D, Do PH, and Hampton RY. "Misfolded Membrane Proteins are
Specifically Recognized by the Transmembrane Domain of the Hrd1p Ubiquitin
Ligase." Molecular Cell. 2009 April 24; (34): 212-222.
  Garza RM, Sato BK, Hampton RY. "In Vitro Analysis of Hrd1p-mediated
Retrotranslocation of Its Multispanning Membrane Substrate 3-Hydroxy-3-
methylglutaryl (HMG)-CoA Reductase." Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2009
May 29; (284):14710-14722.
  Sato BK and Hampton RY. "Yeast Derlin Dfm1 interacts with Cdc48 and functions
in ER homeostasis." Yeast. 2006 Oct-Nov; (23):1053-1064.
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