Curriculum Vitae

FEATURED SPEAKER

2012  Washington Homeschool Convention

2011  CAPE Homeschool Convention

2010 CAPE Homeschool Convention

2009 MASS Hope Homeschool Convention

EDUCATION

1985 BS Chemistry, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM

1992 PhD Biophysical Chemistry, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1994 – 1998 Post-Doc Molecular Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1998 – 1999 Post-Doc Molecular Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley CA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Gravitas Publications, Inc. Present-2003 

President/CEO 

Author Real Science-4-Kids 

In 2003 incorporated Gravitas Publications Inc. a company that engages in curriculum development and.publishes Real Science-4-Kids for the homeschool, private, and public school markets. Authored and published Real Science-4-Kids student texts, teachers manuals, and student laboratory workbooks.

Department of Chemistry, University of New Mexico 2001-2005 

Research Assistant Professor

Coordinated research with graduate students, post-doctoral assistants, and undergraduate students. Supervised several projects involving subcloning of HIV Reverse Transcriptase, AFM imaging of constructs, and protein assays.

Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico 2000-2001 

Post-doc/lab manager 

Conducted research involving HUD protein on poly (A) tails. Performed in vitro RNA assays using HUD protein on nascent and synthetic poly(A) tails.

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley 1999-2000 

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Programs in Mathematics and Molecular Biology, Burrough’s Wellcome Fund Scholar

Conducted research involving the extraction and AFM imaging of Xenopus condensin protein.

Department of Cell Biology, University of New Mexico 1994-1998 

Postdoctoral Fellow 

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow [NRSA GM16914-02]

Conducted research involving the poly(A) binding protein PABII on poly(A) tails.

PUBLICATIONS | BOOKS, WORKBOOKS, MANUALS

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry Level I, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2006.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry Level I Laboratory Workbook, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2006.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry Level I Teacher’s Manual, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2006.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Biology Level I, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2007.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Biology Level I Laboratory Workbook, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2007.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Biology Level I Teacher’s Manual, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2007.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Physics Level I, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2007.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Physics Level I Laboratory Workbook, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2007.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Physics Level I Teacher’s Manual, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2007.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Physics Level II, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2006.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Physics Level II Laboratory Workbook, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2006.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Physics Level II Teacher’s Manual, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2006.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry Pre-Level I, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2007.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry Pre-Level I Laboratory Workbook, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2007.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Chemistry Pre- Level I Teacher’s Manual, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2007.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Biology Pre-Level I, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2008.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Biology Pre-Level I Laboratory Workbook, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2008.

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Biology Pre- Level I Teacher’s Manual, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2008

Keller, R.W. Real Science-4-Kids Level I Combined Teacher’s Manual, Gravitas Publications, Inc. 2006

PUBLICATIONS | SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

Keller, D, Bustamante, C., and Keller, R.W., Imaging of Single Uncoated DNA Molecules by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 86, 5356-5360 (1989).

Keller, R.W., Dunlap, D.D., Bustamante, C., Keller, D.J., Garcia, R.G. Gray, C. and Maestre, M.F., Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Images of Metal-Coated Bacteriophages and Uncoated Double-Stranded DNA., J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A8 (1), 706-712 (1990).

Keller, R.W., Bear, D., and Bustamante, C., A method for Imaging E.coli RNA polymerase with the Scanning Tunneling Microscope in an Aqueous Environment. J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 9(2), 1291-1299 (1991).

Keller, R.W., Keller, D.J., Bear, D., Vasenka, J., and Bustamante, C., Electrodeposition Procedure of E. coli RNA polymerase onto Gold and Deposition of E. coli RNA polymerase onto Mica for Observation with Scanning Force Microscopy, Ultramicroscopy 42, 1173-1180 (1992).

Bustamante, C., Vesenka, J., Tang, C.L., Rees, W.A., Guthold, M., and Keller, R.W., Circular DNA Molecules Imaged in Air by Scanning Force Microscopy. Biochemistry, 31 22-26 (1992).

Rees, W.A., Keller, R.W., Vesenka, J., Guoling, Y., and Bustamante, C. Scanning Force Microscopy Imaging of Transcription Complexes: Evidence of DNA Bending in Open Promoter and Elongation Complexes Science 260 1646-1649 (1993).

Keller, R. W. Kuehn, U., Aragon, M., Bornikova, L, Wahle, E. and Bear, D.G. The Nuclear Poly (A) Binding Protein, PABP2, Forms an Oligomeric Particle Covering the Length of the Poly(A)Tail .J. Mol. Biol., 297 569-583 (2000)

Postow, L, Ullsperger, C., Keller, R.W., Bustamante, C., Vologodskii, A, and Cozzarelli, N.R.Positive Torsional Strain Causes the Formation of a Four-way junction at Replication Forks, J.Biol. Chem. Oct 30, manuscript number M006736200 (2000)