Dr. Frederick graduated with her Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology with a focus in
immunology in 2004 from Clemson University and went on to complete her first post
doc at the National Institute of Health in toll like receptor signaling and septic
shock. She then went on to complete a second post doc at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville,
FL focusing on non-small cell lung cancer. She has taught Genetics and Immunology
at Wofford College in South Carolina. then spend the next 11 years as an Assistant
Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington teaching Molecular
and Cell Biology, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology.
She moved to Naples in 2019 and taught Genetics and Microbiology at Hodges University
and then moved forward to teach General Biology 1 here at FGCU in the fall 2021 semester.
Currently Dr. Frederick is a visiting professor in the Biology Department teaching
Cell Biology and Genetics since the spring of 2022.
- Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology, Clemson University
- B.S. in Environmental Resource Management and minor in Marine Science, Pennsylvania
Research and Teaching InterestsToggle Research and Teaching Interests
I am passionate about science and my enthusiasm shines through when I teach. I think
it is important to educate students on the basic facts and concepts while also stimulating
them to think and to question. As a scientist my favorite part of learning is asking
questions and I encourage this in my classes. I also think students need to see the
relevance in what they are learning. As adults they will face many issues they need
to make informed decisions about, such as stem cell research, gene therapy, global
warming, etc. A strong scientific background is an important asset for young adults
who will one day be facing these concerns.
Courses OfferedToggle Courses Offered
- General Biology I
- Cell Biology
- Frederick, L.A., Matthews, J.A., Jamieson, L., Justilien, V., Thompson, E.A., Radisky,
D.C. and Fields, A.P. (2008) Matrix Metalloproteinase-10 (MMP-10) is a Critical Effector
of Protein Kinase Ci-Par6α mediated Lung Cancer. Oncogene. 27 (35): 4841-4853.
- Fields, A.P., Frederick, L.A. and Regala, R.P. (2007) Targeting the oncogenic protein
kinase Cι signaling pathway for the treatment of cancer. Biochemical Society Transactions,
35 (5): 996-1000.
- Frederick, L.A., and Rice, C.D. Aquatic Immunotoxicology. In: Fundamentals of Aquatic Toxicology,
3rd Edition. (2007) Rand and Petrocelli, Eds. Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, Taylor
& Francis Group, New York, NY.
- Frederick, L.A., van Veld, P.A., and Rice, C.D. (2007) Elevated bioindicators of innate
immunity and suppressed antibody responses in a creosote-adapted population of mummichogs,
Fundulus heteroclitus. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health A, 70 (17):
Conference PresentationsToggle Conference Presentations
- Professional Development of Women in STEM, Martin High School. 2018 Arlington, TX
- UTA STEM Workshop. Career Advice for Women in the Workplace. 2018 Arlington, TX
- 6th- 8th Annual UTA Women in Leadership Summit. Strategy, finesse and strength: Women
- male-dominated fields, 2013-2018 Arlington, TX
- UTA Kalpana Chawla Hall Science & Discover Seminar Series. Best Practices for Developing
- Strong Faculty Relationships. 2013 Arlington, TX
- Success U. Biology Refresher Course, 2012 Arlington, TX
- UTA Kalpana Chawla Hall Science & Discover Seminar Series. Prepare, Comprehend, Connect:
- Study Skills for Life. 2012 Arlington, TX
- The mechanism of PKCi oncogenic signaling in human lung cancer.
- Advances in Cell Signaling, Cancer Prevention and Therapy, 2006 South Padre, TX
- Toll like receptor 4: The shocking story.
- Mayo Clinic, Cancer Research Center, 2005 Jacksonville, FL
- Immunological bioindicators in chemically adapted mummichogs, Fundulus heteroclitus.
- National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute, 2004 Bethesda, MD
- Low specific antibody responses and elevated bioindicators of innate immunity in creosoteadapted
mummichogs, Fundulus heteroclitus.
- Society of Toxicology, 2004 Baltimore, MD
- Low specific antibody responses and elevated bioindicators of innate immunity in creosote-adapted
- mummichogs, Fundulus heteroclitus.
- Pollution Responses in Marine Organisms, 2003 Tampa, FL
- Are mummichogs, Fundulus heteroclitus, thriving in harsh chemical environments,
- immunologically privileged or immunocompromised?
- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2002 Salt Lake City, UT
Grants & AwardsToggle Grants & Awards
- 2014 Nominated for Presidents Award for Excellence in Distance Education Teaching
- 2014 Distinguished Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars
- 2013 Outstanding Honors College Faculty Award
- 2012 Presidents Award for Excellence in Distance Education Teaching
- 2012 Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award
- 2012 Nominated for Honors College Outstanding Faculty Award
- 2011 Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching- 1 of 8 professors selected across entire
- 2011 Professor of the Month- Alpha Chi Omega
- 2010 Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching
- 2010 Phi Kappa Phi Recognized Professor
- 2010 Award for Excellence in Teaching- National Society of Leadership and Success
- 2009-2015 Outstanding Teaching Appreciation Award- Freshmen Leaders on Campus