Dorothy E. Pumo, Ph.D.



  • Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • M.S., Biology, The University of Michgan, Ann Arbor
  • B.S., Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Courses Taught at ACPHS

  • Immunology¬†
  • Pathophysiology

Research Interests

  • Molecular evolution of proteins and organisms and other aspects of bioinformatics and molecular biology.

Selected Publications

Pumo, D.E., Barrantes-Reynolds, R., Kathe, S., Wallace, S.S. and Bond, J.P. (accepted) Structure, origin and evolution of the Fpg/Nei family of DNA glycosylases. In Genetics and Epigenetics of Transgenerational Response to Stress (Titova, V., Kovalchuk, I. and Kovalchuk, O., eds.), Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Larsen, P. A., Hoofer, S. R., Bozeman, M. C., Pedersen, S. C., Pumo, D. E., Phillips, C. J., Genoways, H. H., and Baker, R. J. (2007) Phylogenetics and phylogeography of the Artibeus jamaicensis complex based on cytochrome b DNA sequences. J. Mammal. 88:712-727.

Silon, B.R. and Pumo, D. E. Lamin A/C. UCSD-Nature Molecule Pages (2006).

Pumo, D. E., Finamore, P.S., Franek, W.R., Phillips, C.J., Tarzami, S., and Balzarano, D. (1998) Complete mitochondrial genome of a Neotropical fruit bat, Artibeus jamaicensis, and a new hypothesis of the relationships of bats to other eutherian mammals. J. Molecular Evolution. 47:709-717.

Kim, I., Phillips, C. J. Monjeau, J. A., Birney, E. C., Noack, K., Pumo, D. E., Sikes, R. S., and Dole, J. A. (1998) Habitat islands, genetic diversity, and gene flow in a Patagonian rodent. Molecular Ecology. 7:667-678.

Bielawski, J. P. and Pumo, D. E. (1997) Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis of Atlantic Coast striped bass. Heredity. 78:32-40.

Honors and Awards

  • ACPHS-Teacher of the Year (Vermont Campus), 2010-2011.
  • ACPHS¬†Teacher of the Year (College-wide), 2014-15
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences - Vermont Campus