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Erika B. Holland, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences                                                                                 1250 Bellflower Blvd.

California State University of Long Beach                                                                   Long Beach, Ca. 90840

Email:  Erika.Holland@csulb.edu                                                                          Office Phone 562-985-5389

EDUCATION

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Davis                                                                   July 2013- Nov. 2015

Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of California, Davis                                                       June 2013

Masters of Science, Biology, California State University at Sacramento (CSUS)                                      May 2008

Bachelor of Science, Biology, San Diego State University                                                                           May 2004

 

HONORS and AWARDS

NIH Basic and Translational Cardiovascular Science Postdoc. T32 Fellowship                                      2013-2015

NIEHS Superfund Basic Research and Training Fellowship                                                                       2009-2013

Marion Miller Endowment for Environmental Toxicology Research                                                         April 2012

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor of Biology, California State University of Long Beach                             Sept, 2022- current

Assistant Professor of Biology, California State University of Long Beach                                     Jan. 2016- 2022

Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute                                                        July, 2015-Oct. 2015

Part-time Lecturer, Biology, California State University of Sacramento                                          2011 and 2015

Graduate Teaching Associate, Biology, California State University of Sacramento                               2006-2008

TEACHING EXPERIENCE and DEVELOPMENT

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, CSULB                                                        Spring, 2016-current

  • Graduate Seminar in Marine Biology Biol 664                                                                       (F2019, 7 students)

  • Pharmacology and Toxicology Biol 435/535.  Offered Odd Springs                                (S2019, 30 students)

  • Special Topics in Ocean Studies OSI 490/490L. Aquatic Toxicology Lecture and Laboratory section held at the Wrigley’s Institute for Environmental Studies                              (Catalina Island; F2017, 16 Students)

  • Aquatic Toxicology Biol 464/564. Offered Even Springs                                             (~25 students/semester)

  • Molecular Cell Biology Biol 340.                                              (every Fall semester 40-80 students/semester)

  • Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Biol 212.                                    (Every semester >100/semester)

  • Experience Success Program for CNSM Majors NSCI 190                                                 (F2016; 23 students)

 

Part-time Lecturer, Dept. of Biological Sciences, CSU Sacramento                                                     F2011, S2015

  • Cell and Molecular Biology Issues (Bio 186; 40 students)

  • Introduction to Scientific Analysis (Bio 100; 18 students)

  • Biology: A Human Perspective (Bio 20, 120 students)

 

  • Graduate Teaching Associate, Dept. of Biological Sciences, CSU Sacramento                                2006-2008

  • Biodiversity, Evolution, and Ecology Bio 1L (3 lab sections)

  • Basic Biological Concepts Bio10L (6 lab sections)

 

Teaching and Mentoring Development

  • Participated in the Faculty Learning Community (FLC) to assess individual teaching styles to develop effective and inclusive classroom practices.                                                                     CSU Long Beach 2017

  • Participated in workshops that expanded scientific teaching skills in order to effectively reach diverse audiences.                                                                                                                       UC Davis, 2014  and 2015    

PUBLICATIONS (please see publication page)

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Feb. 2023. Building Tools for Calcium signaling disruption.  Scripps Oceanographic Institution, UC San Diego, CA.

Nov. 2019. Calcium signaling disruption. CalPoly Pomona, Pomona, CA.

Mar. 2018. Tools for Assessing Toxic Endpoints.  Southern California Coastal Water Research Program.

Dec. 2017. Calcium signaling disruption in environmental health.  California State University of Sacramento, Sacramento CA.

 

Dec. 2017.  Finding home in the field of environmental toxicology. California State University of Sacramento, Sacramento CA.

 

Sept. 2016.  How to Conduct Research.  CSULB Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Workshop Series for MARC student training. California State University of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

 

May 2017.  Genetic characterization of ryanodine receptors and FK506 binding proteins in teleosts. University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.

 

Dec. 2016. Characterizing ryanodine receptor and FK506 binding protein isoforms in the Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus). National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 50th Anniversary. Durham, NC.

Sept. 2016.  Fish as models for PCB induced neurotoxicity. California State University Fullerton. Fullerton, CA.

 

Apr. 2016.  Society asking for change. Speaker in the IGNITE session: Weathering change in science careers.  California Estuarine Research Society Annual Meeting, California State University of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

 

Jan. 2015. Neuromuscular systems as a convergent target of environmental stress in Ocean and Human Health. Teleconference for the NIEHS Collaborative Health and the Environment, Series on State of the Water: Linking Ocean Health to Human Health.

 

Aug. 2013.  Effects of both legacy and emerging aquatic contaminants on Ca2+ signaling dynamics in model fish species.  Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.  Sacramento, CA.

 

May 2013. Non-coplanar PCBs and Ca2+ signaling in teleost species: addressing comparative mechanisms of toxicity and developed resistance in New Bedford Harbor. Invited webinar for the NIEHS Superfund Research Program.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (select)

CSULB, ϮGraduate Student and *Undergraduate Student

*Sandoval, D.S. and E.B. Holland. PCB202 leads to altered DREAM mediated gene transcription in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo. Poster presentation at the Southern California Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry annual meeting. Virtual Meeting, April 2021. Best poster award for an undergraduate.

ϮGriffin, J.E. and E. B. Holland. Addressing the Activity of Binary and Complex Environmental Polychlorinated Biphenyl Mixtures toward the Dopamine Transporter. Poster presentation at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting.  Virtual Meeting. March 2021. Top 5 Poster Award in the Mixture specialty session.

ϮRussell, A.S. and E. B. Holland.  Utilizing Transcriptomics to Assess the Health of Oysters Recruited to Restored Beds in Newport Bay, Ca.  Platform presentation at the 41st Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting.  Virtual Meeting, Nov. 2020.

ϮSugimoto, A.K. and E. B. Holland.  Comparing Pollutant-Induced Gene Expression in Native and Non-Native Oysters in Southern California Estuaries. Poster presentation at the 41st Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting.  Virtual Meeting, Nov. 2020.

*Campbell A.C. and Erika B. Holland. Defining the Ryanodine Receptor Activity of PCB Mixtures.  Poster presentation at the CSULB Student Research Sympossium, Sept. 2019, Long Beach, CA.

 

Holland, E.B., G. Xu, D.C. Volz and D. Schlenk. Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons and their oxygenated metabolites directly alter Ion Channels and alter eye development in zebrafish embryos.  Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, March 2018, San Antonio, TX.

 

ϮSchuko, N.D., J.S. Alfaro* and E.B. Holland. Pollutant-Induced Changes in the Ryanodine Receptor and the L-Type Voltage-Gated Ca2+ Channel Alter DREAM-Mediated Gene Transcription.  Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, March 2018, San Antonio, TX.

 

ϮSchuko, N.D. and E.B. Holland Pollutant-Induced Changes in RyR and CaV1 Alter DREAM-Mediated Gene Transcription. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Nov. 2017.  Minneapolis, MN.

 

ϮWiggin, K. J. and E.B. Holland. Methods for Detecting the Prevalence of Microplastic Pollution Surrounding the Highly Urbanized Area of Long Beach, CA.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Nov. 2017. Minneapolis, MN.

 

*Alfaro, J.S. and E.B. Holland. Measuring Changes of Prolactin Expression by Gene Regulator DREAM (Downstream Regulator Element Antagonist Modulator) in Response to Exposures of PCB95 and Triclosan. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Nov. 2017. Phoenix AZ.

 

*de Orla-Brarile, M., S. Appleton, V. Lorenzi and E.B. Holland. Storm drain filtration mechanism efficiency study: Los Angeles River Pilot Sampling. SACNAS- National Diversity in STEM Conference. Oct. 2017. Salt Lake, UT.

Holland, E.B.  J.V. Goldstone, I.N. Pessah, A. Whitehead, S.I. Karchner, M. E. Hahn and John J. Stegeman.  Characterizing ryanodine receptor and FK506 binding protein isoforms in the Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus). National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 50th Anniversary. Dec. 2016, Durham, NC.

 

Holland, E.B. F. Wei., and I.N. Pessah. Applying Neurotoxic Equivalents to PCB concentrations in fish tissue from fish from US Lakes. Southern California Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting May 2016, San Diego, CA.

 

Holland, E. B., F. Wei, Y. Dong, J. Zheng and I.N.Pessah.  Defining the neurotoxic potential of non-dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls present in fish from US lakes using a ryanodine receptor-based equivalency scheme. Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, March 2016, New Orleans, LA.

 

Holland, E.B. K.M. Walters, C. Fu* and I.N. Pessah. Chemically induced calcium signaling disruption as a mechanism for altered hormone secretion.  Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, March, 2015, San Diego, CA.

 

Holland-Fritsch, E.B, N. Aluru, S. Karchner and I.N. Pessah. DNA methylation patterns in the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) promoter region in PCB resistant Atlantic Killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus).  The Eighth International PCB Workshop. Oct. 2014.

 

Holland-Fritsch, E. B. Effects of both legacy and emerging contaminants on Ca2+ signaling dynamics in fish species. Invited seminar for the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency.  August, 2013

 

Holland-Fritsch, E.B, J.J Goldstone, J.J. Stegeman, and I.N.Pessah. Mechanisms of non-coplanar PCBs tolerance in Atlantic killifish from  New Bedford Harbor, MA. The 17th biennial Pollutant Responses in Marine Organisms (PRIMO). May, 2013, Faro, Portugal.

 

 

ACADEMIC and COMMUNITY SERVICE

CSU or CSULB University Level Service

CSU COAST Campus Representative                                                                                                       F2017-current

CSU wide COAST Graduate Research Award Application Reviewer                                                     F2016, F2017

 

CSULB Department of Biological Sciences

Marine Biology Student Association Faculty Advisor                                                                           F2016-current

Marine Biology Graduate Research Grant Committee, CSULB                                                            S2016, S2017

 

Professional and Community Service

Vice President of SoCal SETAC                                                                                                                       2018-2019 

Academic Board Member SoCal SETAC                                                                                                        2017-2018

CSULB ToxLab River Clean up with the Friends of the LA River                                                 Earth Month, 2018

CSULB Beach Clean Up                                                                                                                           Earth Day 2016

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