Curriculum Vitae

Thomas D. Landefeld
California State University-Dominguez Hills
NSM B104
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
310.243.3528 (Office)
310.243.2350 (FAX)


  • Ph.D. (Reproductive Endocrinology) University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • M.S. (Reproductive Endocrinology) University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • B.A (Comprehensive Science/Education) Marietta College, Marietta, OH


  • Fellow Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY
  • Fellow Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


(1996 to present) California State University Dominguez Hills

  • 1996- Professor (Tenured), Department of Biology
  • 2004-05 Associate Dean, College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
  • 1996-2004 Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Scholarly Activities
  • 1998-2006 Director, U*STAR and Bridges NIGMS-funded grants

(1976-96) University of Michigan Medical School

  • 1987-96 Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Pharmacology
  • 1982-87 Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
  • 1989-93 Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
  • 1992-93 Director of the Minority Student Summer Research Program
  • 1990 Interim Assistant Dean for Student and Minority Affairs
  • 1989-92 Chair, Subcommittee for the Review of Minority Applications


  • 2007-08 College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences RTP (Retention, Tenure and Promotions Committee
  • 2007- Advisory Board member- Building Diversity in Science (BDIS)
  • 2006 Affirmative Action Council of California Faculty Association
  • 2005- Member, MiSciNet Advisory Board, AAAS
  • 2004- Member, Executive Committee, Just Garcia Hill Web site
  • 2001- Member, Minority Affairs Committee, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • 2003- 06 Member, Advisory Board, CSUDH McNair Scholars Program
  • 2003- 06 President, Bridges to the Future Program Directors Organization (PDO)
  • 2002- 05 President, MARC/MBRS Program Directors Organization (PDO)
  • 2001- 06 Member, Steering Committee, Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
  • 2001-05 Member, FASEB MARC Program Advisory Board
  • 1998- 2006 Director, NIGMS Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U*STAR) and Bridges to the Baccalaureate Degree Programs


  • Co-Chair, Outreach Committee, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Member, Minority Affairs Committee, Society for the Study of Reproduction
  • Member, Committee for Diversity, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • Chair, Minority Affairs Committee, The Endocrine Society
  • Member, Subcommittee for Minority Affairs, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Member, Committee for a Multicultural University (University of Michigan Faculty Senate Assembly Committee)
  • Chair, Minority Affairs Committee, Reproductive Sciences Program, University of Michigan
  • Administrative Internship, National Institutes of Health (2 weeks), Minority Programs
  • Administrative Internship, University of Miami (2 weeks), Minority Programs
  • Affirmative Action Coordinator, Reproductive Sciences Program
  • Member, Admissions Committee, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Member, Scientific Executive Committee, Research Careers for Minority Scholars, NSF
  • Medical School Representative, University of Michigan Martin Luther King Junior Day Planning Committee
  • Member, Medical Center Diversity Council
  • Medical School Representative, Health Science Schools Martin Luther King Jr. Day Planning Committee
  • Member, Operating Committee, Biomedical Research Division of the Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center
  • Member, Michigan Minority Merit Fellowship Review Committee
  • Member, Internal Review Committee for Evaluation of Office of Student and Minority Affairs, UMMS
  • Member, Executive Committee, Reproductive Sciences Program
  • Member, Fellowships Review Committee, Minority Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)


  • Undergraduate Institution Mentor Award; Presented by SACNAS, 2002
  • National Role Model Mentoring Award; Presented by Minority Access, Inc. 2001
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Community and University Service Award, CSUDH, 1999


  • 2007 Invited Speaker, Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, (ABRCMS), Austin, TX
  • 2007 Invited Speaker, Cayey University, Cayey, Puerto Rico
  • 2006 Keynote Speaker, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio (Harlingen Satellite campus) TX
  • 2006 Keynote Speaker, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2005 Keynote Speaker, University of the Virgin Islands, Celebrating 43 years of Excellence
  • 2004 Keynote Speaker, Prairie View A & M University, Summer Research Program, TX
  • 2003 Plenary Speaker and FASEB Visiting Scientist, Symposium on Ethics and Integrity in Research, Ana Mendez University System, Puerto Rico
  • 2003 FASEB Visiting Scientist, Virginia State University, VA
  • 2002 Keynote Speaker, Models of Institutional Excellence Symposium, Universidad Metropolitana, Puerto Rico
  • 2001 FASEB Visiting Scientist, Prairie View A & M, Prairie View, TX

Lecturer – Endocrinology Short Courses and FASEB MARC Career Development Seminars

  • Barry University, Miami FL
  • Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI
  • Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS
  • University of Hawaii (Manoa), Honolulu, HI
  • Xavier University, New Orleans, LA
  • Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
  • Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
  • Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
  • Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
  • Prairie View A & M, Prairie View, TX
  • University of the Virgin Islands (St. Thomas/St. Croix) USVI
  • Truman College, Chicago, IL
  • Voorhees College, Denmark, SC
  • Florida Memorial University, Miami, FL
  • East Mississippi Community College, Scooba, MS
  • Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV
  • Hampton University, Hampton, VA
  • Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College, Hayward, WI


NIH-GM58386; Principal Investigator
“Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program at CSUDH”

NIH-GM08683; Principal Investigator
“Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U*STAR)

The Endocrine Society; Principal Investigator
“Endocrinology Short courses at Undergraduate Institutions”

California State University, Principal Investigator
“Senior Focus: Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP)”


  • NIH-HD-12016 (R01); Principal Investigator “Gonadotropin Biosynthesis” 1978-1991
  • NIH-HD-07048; Program Coordinator “Training in Reproductive Endocrinology” 1980-1996
  • Office of Vice President for Research-University of Michigan “Regulation of Reproductive Hormone mRNAs in Sheep” 9/1/93-12/31/95
  • USDA 90-37240-5758; Principal Investigator “Regulation of Reproductive Hormone mRNAs in Sheep” 1990-1993
  • NIH-HD-18258; Molecular Biology Core Director “Center for the Study of Reproduction” 1989-199
  • NIH-CA-37238; Co-investigator “Regulation of Rat Pituitary Hyperplasia and Neoplasia” 1987-1994
  • NIH-HD-11489; Co-Investigator “Role of GnRH in Gonadotropin and Steroid Function” 1984-1991
  • NIH-CA-42951; Co-investigator “Studies of Normal and Neoplastic Human Pituitary Tissue” 1986-1990
  • NIH-AM-20572; Principal Investigator, (Pilot Feasibility Study) University of Michigan Diabetes Research Training Center “Analysis of the Insulin Gene from Patients Exhibiting Mutant Insulins” 1984-1986


  • 1996 Facilitator, Session on Faculty Roles, American Association of Higher Education
  • 1992 Leader, Biological Sciences Discussion Session, GRE Forum, San Francisco, CA
  • 1990 Academic Leadership Award: Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), The University of Michigan Representative


Grant Reviewer:
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
Medical Research Council (Canada)
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Journal Reviewer:
Biology of Reproduction
Endocrine Reviews
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Molecular Endocrinology
Journal of Biological Chemistry


  • 1977 Sigma Xi
  • 1980 Society for the Study of Reproduction
  • 1981 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 1982 The Endocrine Society
  • 1992 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
  • 1994 American Association of Higher Education
  • 1997 National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME)
  • 2006 National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions


  • CSUDH Instructor
  • Biology 386 Human Aging
  • Biology 254 Human Biology
  • Biology 103 General laboratory
  • Biology 453 Endocrinology
  • Biology 491 Seminar in Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology 495 Minority Health Disparities

UMMS Co-Director
Pharmacology 660 University of Michigan Medical School

Section Director/Lecturer:
Pharmacology 660 “Endocrine Pharmacology and Metabolic Disorders”

Section Director/Lecturer:
Pharmacology 501 “Advanced Topics in Pharmacology”

Section Director/Lecturer:
Medical Pharmacology 625 “Endocrine Pharmacology and Metabolic Disorders”

Medical Pharmacology “Endocrine Session”

Course Director:
Pharmacology 614 “Endocrine Pharmacology and Biochemistry”

Associate Course Director:
Pharmacology 646 “Student Seminar Series”

Research Preceptor:
Reproductive Sciences Training Program
Endocrinology and Metabolism Training Program
Pharmacological Sciences Training Program
Cell and Molecular Biology Training Program

Ph.D. Thesis Advisor:
Suheil Zmeili, Department of Pharmacology

M.S. Thesis Advisor:
Vassia Roulia, Department of Pharmacology

Committee Member for 11 students at UMMS

Research Preceptor for 24 students at UMMS


  • 2004-05 Associate Dean, College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences CSUDH
  • 2002-05 Member, Government Relations Committee, The Endocrine Society
  • 1996-2004 Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Scholarly Activities CSUDH


  • 1987-93 Member, Education Programs Committee, Department of Pharmacology
  • 1990-93 Member, Executive Committee, Reproductive Sciences Program
  • 1990-93 Member, Operating Committee, Biomedical Research Division of the Diabetes Training Center
  • 1989-92 Member, Advisory Committee on Appointments, Promotions and Titles, Pharmacology
  • 1987-91 Member, Admissions Committee, Department of Pharmacology
  • 1988-89 Member, Graduate School Dissertation/Thesis Grant Review Committee
  • 1980-83 Member, Advisory Committee on Primary Research Appointments, Promotions, and Titles


  • Department of Biochemistry, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • Department of Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • Surgeon’s Third Symposium on Gut Hormones “Gene Regulation of Hormone Synthesis” Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Department of Biochemistry, Albany Medical College, Albany NY
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Symposium “Glycoprotein Hormones: Structure and Synthesis” Miami, FL
  • Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, Worcester, MA
  • Integrated Genetics, Inc., Framingham, MA
  • Genentech Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Ohio State University-Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, OH
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • Serono Symposium on Glycoprotein Hormones: Structure, Synthesis and Biologic Function, Newport Beach, CA
  • Basic Science Seminar Series, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Reproductive Endocrinology Labs/Department of Biochemistry, The University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL
  • Graduate School, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, MD


42 Peer Reviewed Publications in Scientific Journals and 38 Abstracts

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