The College of Life Sciences

Bell, John

Physiology & Developmental Biology

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2006  JKB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-2353


Curriculum Vitae

 Teaching Interests
Basic biology
Cell biology
Quantitative Reasoning
General education science
 Research Interests
Membrane biophysics
Fluorescence spectroscopy
Pre-equilibrium kinetics
 Courses Taught

Fall 2014
  • PDBIO 494R: Undergraduate Research Section 004
  • PDBIO 568: Biophysics Section 001
  • UNIV 291: Unexpect Connect: Biol-Letters Section 001
  • UNIV 292: Unexpect Connect: Phys-Culture Section 001
Winter 2014
  • STDEV 214R: Special Topics Section 004
Fall 2013
  • PDBIO 120: Science of Biology Section 001, 002
  • PDBIO 494R: Undergraduate Research Section 004
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 004
  • PDBIO 568: Biophysics Section 001
Summer 2013
  • PDBIO 494R: Undergraduate Research Section 004
  • PDBIO 799R: Dissertation Section 006

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Nelson SC, Neely SK, Melonakos ED, Bell JD, Busath D. Fluorescence anisotropy of diphenylhexatriene and its cationic trimethylamino derivative in liquid dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine liposomes: Opposing responses to isoflurane. BMC Biophysics. 2012 Mar;5:5.

Nelson J, Francom LL, Anderson L, Damm K, Baker R, Chen J, Franklin S, Hamaker A, Izidoro I, Moss E, et al. Investigation into the role of phosphatidylserine in modifying the susceptibility of human lymphocytes to secretory phospholipase A(2) using cells deficient in the expression of scramblase. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 2012;1818:1196-1204.

Rajapaksha M, Thomas JL, Streeter M, Prasad M, Whittal RM, Bell JD, Bose HS. Lipid-mediated unfolding of 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2 is essential for steroidogenic activity. Biochemistry. 2011 Dec;50:11015-11024.

Reeve S, Kitchen E, Sudweeks RR, Bell JD, Bradshaw W. Development of an instrument for measuring self-efficacy in cell biology. Journal of Applied Measurement. 2011;12:242-260.

Franchino HA, Johnson BC, Neeley SK, Tajhya RB, Vu MP, Wilson-Ashworth HA, Bell JD. Combined use of steady-state fluorescence emission and anisotropy of merocyanine 540 to distinguish crystalline, gel, ripple, and liquid crystalline phases in dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine bilayers. PMC Biophysics. 2010 Nov;3. <website>

Olson ED, Nelson J, Griffin K, Nguyen T, Streeter M, Wilson-Ashworth HA, Gelb MA, Judd AM, Bell JD. Kinetic evaluation of cell membrane hydrolysis during apoptosis by human isoforms of secretory phospholipase A2. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2010 Apr;285:10993-11002.