Quyen           Aoh

Quyen Aoh

Assistant Professor, Biology Department
Phone: 814-871-5413
Office: Z 212

  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Scholarship/Research
  • Service

Courses Taught

  • Genetics (BIOL345)
  • Genetics Laboratory (BIOL346)
  • Human Genetics (BIOL232)
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology (BIOL122)

Educational History

  • Ph.D., Cell Biology, the University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA; Dissertation:"Regulation of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Trafficking by Secretory Carrier Membrane Protein 3" Advisor: Dr. David Castle; 2009
  • B.S., Biology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA; 2000

Professional Experience

  •  Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Gannon University, Erie, PA (2013-present
  •  Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Elon University, Elon, NC (2012-2013)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate with Dr. Mara Duncan, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009-2012)

Professional Societies

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Society of Cell Biology


  • Energy metabolism regulates clathrin adaptors at the trans-Golgi network and endosomes. Aoh, Q.L.; Hung, C.; Duncan, M.; Mol Bio Cell. March; 24(6):832-847
  • Adaptor autoregulation promotes coordinated binding within the clathrin coat. Hung, C.; Aoh, Q.L.; Payne, G.; Joglekar, A.; Duncan, M.C. J of Biol Chem. 2012 May 18;287(21):17398-407
  • Glucose regulates clathrin adaptors at the TGN and endosomes. Aoh, Q.L.; Graves, L.M.; Duncan, M.C. Mol Biol Cell. 2011 Oct;22(19):3671-83
  • SCAMP3 negatively regulates epidermal growth factor receptor degradation and promotes receptor recycling.  Aoh, Q.; Castle, A.; Hubbard, C.H., Katsumata, O.; Castle, J.D. Mol Biol Cell. 2009 Mar;20(6):1816-32.
  • Role of Secretory Carrier Membrane Protein SCAMP2 in granule exocytosis.   Liu, L; Guo,Z.; Tieu,Q.; Castle, A.; and Castle, J.D. Molecular Biology of the Cell, Vol 13, pg 4266-4278 December 2002


Our lab is focuses on the molecular mechanisms of how membrane traffic is dysregulated in human diseases such as cancer, neurodegenertive disorders, and diabetes. We use mammalian tissue culture cells and the small eukaryotic yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to explore how changes in membrane traffic affect cell survival and metabolism.


  • Student Development Commitee (2014-2017)