Maria Nieto


Department of Biological Sciences

(510) 885-4757
SC-N 113
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  • BS Loyola Marymount University
  • PhD Microbiology/Immunology, University of California, Berkeley


Spring Quarter 2017
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
BIOL 140101Molecular and Cellular BiologyMW2:00PM3:50PMSC-N221Hayward Campus View Books
BIOL 306504Humans and SexMW12:00PM1:50PMMI-2064Hayward Campus View Books
BIOL 443001ImmunologyMW4:00PM5:50PMSC-N221Hayward Campus View Books


Recent Publications:


Brief of Dr. Maria Nieto as Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondents. Supreme Court of the United States, No. 12-144 Dennis Hollingsworth, et al v. Kristen Perry, et al. 2013

Pig behind The Bear – A Work of Fiction. Nieto, M. Floricanto Press, Publication Release October, 2012.

Marriage and Biology: Defining a Man and Woman is Harder than You Might Think. Nieto, M. East Bay Express, 30 (47):7, 2008.

Anatomy is Destiny, Except Sometimes. Nieto, M. The Gay and Lesbian Review, 15(6):22-23, 2008.

A Point Mutation in Beta-2 Microglobulin Results in Loss of Epitope Expression. Dimaano, C., Nguyen, T., Ahmed, A., Abel, E., Schultz, C. and Nieto, M. Tissue Antigens, 56:473-475, 2000.


Grants and Awards

Program Director:  

1994-2010 National Institutes of Health - Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Programs

 (total awards; >$12,000,000)

 Regular Investigator:  

1993-2000 National Institutes of Health - Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Program

 (total awards; >$600,000)

 Principal Investigator:   

1994-1997 NSF Grant; Minority in Research Institutions (MRI)

 (total award; >$250,000)


Professional Experience:  

1999-present Professor of Biological Sciences at California State  University, East Bay (formerly Calif. State Univ., Hayward)  

1994-1999 Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at California  State University, Hayward  

1989-1993 Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at California  State University, Hayward  

1984-1989 Doctoral student in the Department of  Microbiology/Immunology at University of California at  Berkeley; Thesis Advisor - Dr. Robert Goodenow

Teaching Experience:  

1989-present Lecture and laboratory instructor for graduate and undergraduate (major and non-Major) level courses.  

 Graduate Courses Taught:  

 Immunochemistry (lecture and laboratory)

 Graduate Seminar in Molecular Biology

 Graduate Seminar in Special Topic (HIV)

 Biology Major Undergraduate Courses Taught:  

 Cell and Molecular Biology (lecture and laboratory) 

 Immunology (lecture and laboratory)

 Biology Information Seminar 

 Biology Non-Major Courses Taught:  

 Introduction to Biology (lecture and laboratory)

 Genes and Heredity

 Humans and Sex

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