Pattle P.T. Pun's Curriculum Vitae

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 Name Pattle P.T. Pun 
 Birth Place Hong Kong
 Country of Citizenship U.S.A.
 Marital Status Married
 Mailing Address Department of Biology
Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL 60187
USA
 Phone 630.752.5303
 Fax 630.752.7278
 Email Pattle.Pun@wheaton.edu

 

Education

June, 1969 San Diego State University B.S. Chemistry

February, 1972 State University of New York at Buffalo M.A. Biology

February, 1974 State University of New York at Buffalo Ph.D. Biology

May, 1985 Wheaton College M.A. Theology

Teaching and Related Experience

Research Assistant, Summer, 1969
Laboratory of Dr. Harold Segal, Department of Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo. (Research Area: Mammalian glycogen synthetase).

Teaching Assistant, 6/69 - 5/72
Laboratory instructors in the following courses at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Introduction to Biological Sciences (Freshman level); Molecular, Cellular Biology and Genetics (Sophomore level); General Microbiology (Junior level); Microbial Genetics (Senior level).

Research Assistant, 6/72 - 7/73
Thesis research on bacterial sporulation.

Resident Associate, 1/74 - 5/76
Department of Biological and Medical Research, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL. (Research Areas: Immunochemistry and Immunogenetics).

Visiting Microbiologist, 12/80 - 2/81; 6/81 - 8/81
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Illinois at the Medical Center,
Chicago, IL at the laboratory of Dr. Ananda Chakrabarty. (Research Area: Cloning of bacterial genes).

Visiting Scientist, Summer, 1984
Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Metabolism, American Critical Care Inc., American Hospital Supplies Co., McGaw Park, IL. (Research Area: Analysis of drug metabolites using computerized High Pressure Liquid Chromatography).

Assistant and Associate Professor, 9/73 - 6/88, Professor, 7/88 - 6/13, Professor Emeritus since 7/13.
Department of Biology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

Collaborative Research, Summer 1984 - 1989
Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, with Dr. Patricia Vary.
(Research Area: Gene Cloning in Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus megaterium).

Visiting Microbiologist, Summer, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, and Fall, 1987
Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.

Visiting Pew Scientist, Summer 1990
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Visiting Instructor, Summer 1991
Microbiology, Division of Natural Sciences, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.

Visiting Research Associate, Summer 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

Visiting Instructor, Summer, 1996, 1997
Bacteriology, Dept. of Biology, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

Visiting Microbiologist, Fall, 2001
Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, The University of Chicago, IL.

Visiting Scholar, Winter, 2009
Dept. of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR, China

Guest Lecturer, Winter, 2009; Summer, 2010, 2011, 2013 
Dept. of Theology, Alliance Bible Seminary, Hong Kong

Other Professional Activities (offices held, lectureships, grants, etc.)

Robert Shields Foundation Scholarship Holder, 1968-69 academic year, San Diego State University.

National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Award Holder, San Diego State University. Summer, 1968.

B. S. with High Honors--With distinction in Chemistry, San Diego State University. June, 1969.

$3,600 awarded by Research Corporation to study a project "A Study of Mutation Rate in the Immunoglobulin Variable Region" from 3/21/74 to 3/20/75.

$3,720 awarded by Research Corporation to continue the above project from 3/21/75 to 3/20/76.

Visited Dr. Matthew Scharf's Laboratory in the Department of Cell Biology. Albert Einstein Medical College, Bronx, NY for three days during June of 1975.

$3,166 awarded by the Wheaton College Alumni Association to support the book project Evolution: Nature and Scripture in Conflict?. Summer, 1977.

$12,000 awarded by Research Corporation on February 25, 1979 to support a project on "A Study of the Effects of Amino Acid in Bacillus subtilis."

Lecturer, Cooperative Course in Molecular Biology, Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area. February 22, 1977.

Lecturer, Cooperative Course in Virology, Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area. October, 1978, September, 1983 and February, 1995.

Invited as Visiting Associate Professor of Biology and Microbiology for the academic year of 1978- 79, National Yang Ming Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan. (Declined).

$15,700 awarded by Research Corporation on March 1, 1982 to study the project "Cloning of the Conditional Asporogenous and Rifampicin Resistant [Spo(C) Rif(R)] Gene of Bacillus subtilis and Its Genetic and Biochemical Analysis."

Elected as a member of the Scholastic Honors Society of Wheaton College. May 1982.

Listed in "Who's Who in the World" since 1984, and in "Who's Who in Technology", "Who's Who in Religion."

Invited as a participant in a focus group on a Microbiology text by William C. Brown Publishers at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. April, 1984.

Completion of a training course in "Separation of Proteins by Two-Dimensional Electrophoresis" at Argonne National Laboratory. September 27-29, 1984.

Participant, Life Science Symposium on Genetic Transformation In Eukaryotes, Marquette University, Wisconsin. March 15-16, 1985.

$3,650 awarded by the Wheaton College Alumni Association to support the continuation of the project on the genetic study in Bacillus subtilis. 1985.

$5,988 awarded by the National Science Foundation as a subcontract to study genetic cloning in Bacillus subtilis in collaboration with Dr. Patricia Vary of Northern Illinois University. Summer, 1985.

$1,500 grant from Dr. C. H. Lee and Del Monte Corporation of California to support research in Molecular Biology, 1985-1986.

$6,476 awarded by the National Science Foundation as a subcontract to study Gene cloning in Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus megaterium in collaboration with Dr. Patricia Vary of Northern Illinois University. Summer, 1986.

Participant, national or regional meetings of the American Society for Microbiology or the Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biologists: 1977. 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2000

Poster presentation on "The Formation of a Bacillus megaterium gene library using the pHV33 shuttle plasmid." Michael Putrus and Pattle Pun in "A Conference on Gene-Splicing: Current Progress & Ethical Concern" sponsored by the American Scientific Affiliation, Eastern College, St. Davids, PA. July 27-30, 1987.

Interviewed by the Daily Journal on reflections on the recent Supreme Court Decision on the teaching of Creation/Evolution in Public Schools, published in the Sunday Journal of June 28, 1987 p.4.

$7,052 awarded by the National Science Foundation as a subcontract to study Gene cloning in B. megaterium in collaboration with Dr. Patricia Vary of Northern Illinois University. Summer, 1987.

Seminar speaker, "Cloning of the trpC gene of Bacillus megaterium." Hope College, Michigan. April 1988.

$7,814 awarded by the national Science Foundation as a subcontract to support the same project as above. Summer, 1988.

$4,000 awarded by the Wheaton College Alumni Association, $1,400 awarded by the Science Division Student Summer Laboratory Internship Fund; $3,500 awarded from the Pew Trust Fund to support myself and two students in a summer project on "Cloning of the regulatory elements of the trp operon in Bacillus megaterium." Summer, 1989.

$4,500 and travel support awarded by the Pew Trust fund and $1,500 and housing allowance from the Wheaton College Science Division Summer Student Laboratory Internship fund to support me and a student on a collaborative project of "Cloning and Sequencing of a thermal adaptation gene of Bacillus stearothermophilus" at Northwestern University, IL. Summer, 1990.

Reviewers for pre-publication text in Genetic Engineering and DNA Technology, William C. Brown Publishers.1991, 1993.

$15,000 awarded by the National Science Foundation under the Research Opportunity Award Program (ROA) to support a collaborative project on "Degradative Plasmids: Regulatory sequences" at the laboratory of Dr. Ananda Chakrabarty, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. Summer, 1992.

A Travel award from the Wheaton College Alumni Association to support a Faculty Missionary Project in preparing a Voice of Friendship seminary program on the air entitled "Genesis and Science", Far East Broadcasting Associates, Singapore, summer 1992. The program was broadcast into China in February to April of 1995 and received the third highest response in terms of listeners' correspondence amongst the 64 programs of the seminary series.

Participant, "DNA, The Double Helix; Perspective and Prospective at Forty Years", Conference sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences, 10/1993.

Renewal of ROA for 1993 and 1994, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. Summers, 1993, 1994

$5,000 awarded by the Wheaton College Alumni Association to continue the project on "Degradative Plasmids: Regulatory Sequences" at the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, Summer 1995.

$5,000 granted by Dr. Stephen Ginn, Wheaton Alumnus, class of 1982 to continue the project on "Degradative Plasmids: Regulatory Sequences" at the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, Summer 1995.

$5,000 granted by Dr. Stephen Ginn, Wheaton Alumnus, class of 1982 to support the summer student project, "Characterization of the cloned starch degradation gene of Bacillus megaterium. Summer, 1996.

Reviewer of a Microbiology text, "Biology of Microorganisms", by Brock et. al. 8th ed. by Prentice Hall, 1997.

Presentation of a paper entitled "Towards an Ethics of the Human Genome Project", in Science and Christianity: Into the New Millennium, An international conference of the CiS and ASA, Churchill College, Cambridge University, England, August 2-5, 1998.

$3,000 initial grant from Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture, Discovery Institute, to support a research project on "Polyphyletic Punctualism: An Alternative model to explain Molecular Evolution", August, 1998

$3,000 additional grant from Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture, Discovery Institute, to support a research project on "Polyphyletic Punctualism: An Alternative model to explain Molecular Evolution", summer, 1999.

$2,500 from Aldeen Fund to support student summer research on the above project, summer, 1999.

$2,500 from Wheaton College Science Division Summer Research Internship Fund to support student summer research on the above project, summer 1999.

$3,500 from Wheaton College Science Division Summer Research Internship Fund to support student summer research on the project, "Cloning and sequencing of the trp operon of Bacillus megaterium", summer, 2,000.

Reviewer of a textbook on Microbiology published by Prentice Hall Publishers in 2000.

Nominated for the Senior Teacher or Researcher of the year award, Wheaton College, 2000.

Presenter of a research paper entitled, "Four taxa protein sequence analyses using protein sequence parsimony PROTPARS) and neighbor joining (NEIGHBOR) methods suggest sequence assortments into the three domains of Archeae, Bacteria, and Eucarya as independent lineages", P.P.Pun1, S. Schuldt1, B. Pun1, T. Wood2 and C. Ihm1, 1Wheaton Col. Wheaton, IL and 2Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC, at the 100th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 21-25, 2000, Los Angeles, CA.

$3,500 from Wheaton College Science Division Summer Research Internship Fund to support student summer research on the project, "Cloning and sequencing of the trpD gene of Bacillus megaterium", summer, 2,001.

Invited participant, "Design, Self-Organization and the Integrity of Creation", Calvin College Seminars in Christian Scholarship, June 19 - July 28, 2000, Grand Rapids, MI.

Presenter, "The Three Domains of Life: A Challenge to the concept of the Universal Cellular Ancestor?" Calvin College Seminars in Christian Scholarship, May, 2001, Grand Rapids, MI.

One of the faculty panel presenting the issues on "Intelligent Design" to the Board of Visitors of Wheaton College during Spring break, 2002.

Book Reviewer, "The Situation We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian" by Brian McLaren, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2002.

$3,500 from Wheaton College Science Division Summer Research Internship Fund to support student summer research on the project, "Cloning and Preliminary Characterization of Potentially Useful Genes in Bacillus megaterium", summer, 2002.

Participant, The Luso-American Foundation (FLAD) and National Science Foundation (NSF) International Bioethics Institute, Lisbon, Portugal, June 24 - July 4, 2002.

Presenter of a paper, "The Three Domains of Life: A Challenge to the concept of the Universal Cellular Ancestor?", 57th Annual Conference of the American Scientific Affiliation, August, 2002.

Invited participant, e-symposium of the International Society for Complexity, Information and Design (ISCID), "The Teleological Origin of Biological Information", October 10th - 12th 2002.

Participant, Summer Institute at Dartmouth College (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project)- August 2003.

Editorial Reviewer, Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, American Scientific Affiliation, October, 2002 -

Collaborator,"Validation of a Genomics-Based Diagnostic Test for Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma", with laboratory of Dr. David Sugarbaker, head, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, 2005 -

Co-organizer and lecturer, “Promises and Perils of Stem Cell Research”, CACE and Science Division symposium seminar series, Spring, 2006, Wheaton College.

Invited participant, Summer Institute Reunion at Dartmouth College (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project), presented a paper on "Who Owns My Genes." August 2006.

Invited Speaker, "Integration and Confrontation of Contemporary Worldviews: Evolution and Intelligent Design", The Redemption of Reason Conference, University of Chicago, November 9, 2006.

Peer Reviewer, "Perspectives of Science and Christian Faith", American Scientific Affiliation. 2010 - present

Peer Reviewer, Scientific Journals International, 2009 - present.

Peer Reviewer, Christian Scholar's Review, 2011 - present.

Student symposium faculty sponsors:

40th Annual ACCA , Student Symposium, Saturday April 14th, 2007 at University of St. Francis, 500 N. Wilcox, Joliet, IL 60435

(1) CONFIRMATION OF SPORULATION OF Bacillus subtilis rpoB TRANSFORMANTS IN spo0F STRAIN, Andrew Moy – Wheaton College, Faculty Advisor: Dr. Pattle P. Pun, Dept. of Biology– Wheaton College

(2) SEQUENCING OF MUTATIONS IN THE rpoB GENE OF THE CONDITIONALLY RIFAMPICIN RESISTANT ASPOROGENOUS BACILLUS SUBTILIS STRAIN SB22, Ryan Heath, Wheaton College, Faculty Advisor, Dr. Pattle Pun, Biology Dept.

Participant, 2007 GCAT Microarray Workshop, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA, July 8-13, 2007