Kelsie M. Bernot

TitleAssistant Professor



OfficeBarnes Hall
Room: 211

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Kelsie M. Bernot


Ph D: Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2005

BS: Biology, Duquesne University, 1997

Research Interests

1. Health Disparities in Immigrant and Refugee Communities. My research focuses on the learning gains that students improve as a result of performing this novel, authentic research project. 2. The Impact of Service Learning on Health Literacy. I study how the ability to process and understand information on health disparities is improved by student involvement in a service learning project outside of the classroom. 3. Impact of real-world experiences on student learning. These range from student assessment of their own Genetic information to development of case studies based on real-life situations.

Recent Publications

Morrison,  Sharon  Shreeniwas,  Sudha  Young,  Andrew  Dharod,  Jigna  Nie,  Y Bhim  Siu,  H Wier  Adrong,  H'Yua  Sayers,  Janet  Bernot,  Kelsie  Malotky,  Michele  Nsonwu,  Maura  ( 2018).  When community calls, we collaborate! Community-based participatory research with the multi-language Montagnard refugee community .  ( 2,  12,  pp. 179-186).   Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action.

Bernot,  Kelsie  Kulesza,  Amy  Ridgway,  Judith  ( 2017).  Service Learning as Inquiry in an Undergraduate Science Course.  ( 5,  79,  pp. 393-400).   American Biology Teacher.

Wang,  Y  Liu,  Y  Tang,  F  Bernot,  Kelsie  Schore,  R  Marcucci,  G  Caligiuri,  M  Zheng,  P  Liu,  Y  ( 2014).  Echinomycin protects mice against relapsed acute myeloid leukemia without adverse effect on hematopoietic stem cells..  ( 7,  124,  pp. 1127-35).   Blood.

Bernot,  Kelsie  Siebenaler,  R  Whitman,  S  Zorko,  N  Marcucci,  G  Santhanam,  R  Ahmed,  E  Ngangana,  M  McConnell,  K  Nemer,  J  Brook,  D  Kulp,  S  Chen,  C  Frankhouser,  D  Yan,  P  Bundschuh,  R  Zhang,  X  Dorrance,  A  Dickerson,  K  Jarjoura,  D  Blum,  W  Marcucci,  G  Caligiuri,  M  ( 2013).  Toward personalized therapy in AML: in vivo benefit of targeting aberrant epigenetics in MLL-PTD-associated AML..  ( 12,  27,  pp. 2379-82).   Leukemia.

Bernot,  Kelsie  Nemer,  J  Santhanam,  R  Liu,  S  Zorko,  N  Whitman,  S  Dickerson,  K  Zhang,  M  Yang,  X  McConnell,  K  Ahmed,  E  Muñoz,  M  Siebenaler,  R  Marcucci,  G  Mundy-Bosse,  B  Brook,  D  Garman,  S  Dorrance,  A  Zhang,  X  Zhang,  J  Lee,  R  Blum,  W  Caligiuri,  M  Marcucci,  G  ( 2013).  Eradicating acute myeloid leukemia in a Mll(PTD/wt):Flt3(ITD/wt) murine model: a path to novel therapeutic approaches for human disease..  ( 23,  122,  pp. 3778-83).   Blood.

Zorko,  N  Bernot,  Kelsie  Whitman,  S  Siebenaler,  R  Ahmed,  E  Marcucci,  G  Yanes,  D  McConnell,  K  Mao,  C  Kalu,  C  Zhang,  X  Jarjoura,  D  Dorrance,  A  Heerema,  N  Lee,  B  Huang,  G  Marcucci,  G  Caligiuri,  M  ( 2012).  Mll partial tandem duplication and Flt3 internal tandem duplication in a double knock-in mouse recapitulates features of counterpart human acute myeloid leukemias..  ( 5,  120,  pp. 1130-6).   Blood.

Balagopalan,  L  Ashwell,  B  Bernot,  Kelsie  Akpan,  I  Quasba,  N  Barr,  V  Samelson,  L  ( 2011).  Enhanced T-cell signaling in cells bearing linker for activation of T-cell (LAT) molecules resistant to ubiquitylation..  ( 7,  108,  pp. 2885-90).   Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Barr,  V  Bernot,  Kelsie  Shaffer,  M  Burkhardt,  J  Samelson,  L  ( 2009).  Formation of STIM and Orai complexes: puncta and distal caps..  ( 1,  231,  pp. 148-59).   Immunological reviews.

Barr,  V  Bernot,  Kelsie  Srikanth,  S  Gwack,  Y  Balagopalan,  L  Regan,  C  Helman,  D  Sommers,  C  Oh-Hora,  M  Rao,  A  Samelson,  L  ( 2008).  Dynamic movement of the calcium sensor STIM1 and the calcium channel Orai1 in activated T-cells: puncta and distal caps..  ( 7,  19,  pp. 2802-17).   Molecular biology of the cell.

Patino-Lopez,  G  Dong,  X  Ben-Aissa,  K  Bernot,  Kelsie  Itoh,  T  Fukuda,  M  Kruhlak,  M  Samelson,  L  Shaw,  S  ( 2008).  Rab35 and its GAP EPI64C in T cells regulate receptor recycling and immunological synapse formation..  ( 26,  283,  pp. 18323-30).   The Journal of biological chemistry.

Barr,  V  Balagopalan,  L  Barda-Saad,  M  Polishchuk,  R  Boukari,  H  Bunnell,  S  Bernot,  Kelsie  Toda,  Y  Nossal,  R  Samelson,  L  ( 2006).  T-cell antigen receptor-induced signaling complexes: internalization via a cholesterol-dependent endocytic pathway..  ( 9,  7,  pp. 1143-62).   Traffic (Copenhagen, Denmark).

Bernot,  Kelsie  Lee,  C  Coulombe,  P  ( 2005).  A small surface hydrophobic stripe in the coiled-coil domain of type I keratins mediates tetramer stability..  ( 6,  168,  pp. 965-74).   The Journal of cell biology.

Bernot,  Kelsie  Coulombe,  P  Wong,  P  ( 2004).  Skin: an ideal model system to study keratin genes and proteins..  ( 78,  pp. 453-87).   Methods in cell biology.

Bernot,  Kelsie  Coulombe,  P  McGowan,  K  ( 2002).  Keratin 16 expression defines a subset of epithelial cells during skin morphogenesis and the hair cycle..  ( 5,  119,  pp. 1137-49).   The Journal of investigative dermatology.

Li ,  Y  Bernot,  J  Illingworth,  C  Lison,  W  Bernot,  Kelsie  Eggleston,  W  Fogle,  K  DiPaola,  J  Kermicle,  J  Alleman,  M  ( 2001).  Gene conversion within regulatory sequences generates maize r alleles with altered gene expression..  ( 4,  159,  pp. 1727-40).   Genetics.