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Dr. James Masuoka

Associate Professor
Bolin Hall
Institution Degree Graduation Date
University of Virginia Health System Postdoctoral Research Fellow 1998
University of California, San Diego Ph.D. 1994
Montana State University B.S. 1985
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Associate Professor of Biology 09/01/2014
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor of Biology 09/01/2007 08/31/2014
University of Virginia Health System, Department of Pathology Instructor of Research 09/15/2003 06/01/2007
University of Virginia Health System, Department of Pathology Research Associate 09/01/1998 09/14/2003

Masuoka, J., Hegenauer, J., Van Dyke, B.R., Saltman, P. Intrinsic Stoichiometric Equilibrium Constants for the Binding of Zinc(II) and Copper(II) to the High Affinity Site of Bovine Serum Albumin. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 1993, 268(29): 21533-21537.

Masuoka, J., Saltman, P. Zinc(II) and Copper(II) Binding to Serum Albumin: A Comparative Study of Dog, Bovine and Human Albumin. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 1994, 269(41): 25557-25561.

Lance, V., Cort, T. †, Masuoka, J., Lawson, R., Saltman, P. Unusually High Zinc Concentrations in Snake Plasma, With Observations on Plasma Zinc Concentrations in Lizards, Turtles and Alligators. Journal of Zoology (London). 1995, 235: 577-585. â€ Undergraduate co-author

Cort, T.†, Masuoka, J., Lance, V., Saltman, P. Plasma Zinc Concentrations in Snakes and Other Vertebrates Correlate with Specific Zinc-Binding Plasma Proteins. Journal of Zoology (London). 1995, 236: 513-520. â€ Undergraduate co-author

Glee, P.M., Masuoka, J., Ozier, W.T., Hazen, K.C. Presence of multiple laminin- and fibronectin-binding proteins in cell wall extract of Candida albicans: influence of dialysis. Journal of Medical & Veterinary Mycology. 1996, 34:57-61.

Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. Cell wall protein mannosylation determines Candida albicans cell surface hydrophobicity. Microbiology. 1997, 143: 3015-3021.

Masuoka, J., Glee, P.M., Hazen, K.C. Preparative Isoelectric Focusing and Preparative Electrophoresis of Hydrophobic Candida albicans Cell Wall Proteins with In-line Transfer to Polyvinylidene Difluoride Membranes for Sequencing. Electrophoresis. 1998, 19:675-678.

Masuoka, J., Wu, G., Glee, P.M., Hazen, K.C. Hydrophobic Proteins from the Cell Wall of Candida albicans Bind Fibronectin and Laminin. FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology. 1999, 24:421-429.

Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. Differences in the Acid-labile Component of Candida albicans Mannan from Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Yeast Cells. Glycobiology. 1999, 9(11):1281-1286.

Hazen, K.C., Wu, J.G., Masuoka, J. Comparison of Hydrophobic Properties Between Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis. Infection & Immunity. 2001, 69(2): 779-786.

Singleton, D.R., Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. Cloning and Analysis of a Candida albicans Gene That Affects Cell Surface Hydrophobicity. Journal of Bacteriology. 2001, 183(12): 3582-3588.

Masuoka, J., Guthrie, L.N., Hazen, K.C. Complications in cell-surface labeling by biotinylation of Candida albicans due to avidin conjugate binding to cell-wall proteins. Microbiology. 2002, 148(4): 1073-1079.

Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. Cell Wall Mannan and Cell Surface Hydrophobicity in Candida albicans Serotype A and B Strains. Infection & Immunity. 2004, 72(11): 6230-6236.

Singleton, D.R., Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. Surface Hydrophobicity Changes of Two Candida albicans Serotype B mnn4{delta} Mutants. Eukaryotic Cell. 2005, 4(4): 639-648.

Masuoka, J., Hazen, K.C. Effect of Monosaccharide Composition, and Glycosidic Linkage Position and Anomericity on the Electrophoretic Mobility of Labeled Oligosaccharides. Electrophoresis. 2006, 27(2): 365-372.

Hazen, K.C., Singleton, D.R., Masuoka, J. Influence of outer region mannosylphosphorylation on N-glycan formation by Candida albicans: Normal acid-stable N-glycan formation requires acid-labile mannosylphosphate addition. Glycobiology. 2007, 17(10): 1052-1060.

Hazen, K.C., Dirks, D., Masuoka, J. Echinocandin Minimal Inhibitory Concentrations for Candida Species in Less than Eight Hours: Comparison of the Rapid Susceptibility Assay with the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute Microbroth Dilution Assay. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2009, 47(12): 4043-4048.

Research Articles

Shipley, M.M., J. Masuoka, D.B. McDonald, and J. Brink. (2014). Work Sampling of University Academics in STEM Departments With and Without a Graduate Programme. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education. 2017, 15(1): 6-11.


Masuoka, J. Surface Glycans of Candida albicans and Other Pathogenic Fungi: Physiological Roles, Clinical Uses and Experimental Challenges. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 2004, 17(2): 281-310.