Office Hours SPRING 2016

  • Tuesday 1030-1200
  • Thursday 1030-1200


Cytochrome c biogenesis
Mitochondrial physiology


Robert Feissner



Integrated Science Center 332B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Dr. Robert Feissner has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2011.

Faculty Information


  • NYS Teacher Certification in Adolescent Education (Biology and Special Education), Nazareth College, 2010
  • Ph.D. in Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis, 2006
  • B.S. in Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1998


  • Previously taught at Nazareth College
  • Laboratory instructor

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Feissner, R.F., Skalska, J., Gaum, W.E., and Sheu, S-S (2009) Crosstalk signaling sbetween mitochondrial Ca2+ and ROS. Front. Biosci, 14: 1197-1218.
  • Richard-Fogal, C.L., Frawley, E.R., Feissner, R.E., and Kranz, R.G. (2006) Heme concentration dependence and metalloporphyrin inhibition of the system I and II cytochrome c assembly pathways. J Bacteriol, 189(2): 455-463.
  • Feissner, R.E., Richard-Fogal, C.L., Frawley, E.R., and Kranz, R.G. (2006) ABC transporter-mediated release of a heme chaperone allows cytochrome c biogenesis. Mol Microbiol 61(1): 219-231.
  • Feissner, R.E., Richard-Fogal, C.L., Frawley, E.R., Loughman, J.A., Earley, K.W., and Kranz, R.G. (2006) Recombinant cytochromes c biogenesis systems I and II and analysis of heme delivery pathways in Escherichia coli. Mol Microbiol 60(3): 563-577.
  • Feissner, R.E., Beckett, C.S., Loughman, J.A., and Kranz, R.G. (2005) Mutations in cytochrome assembly and periplasmic redox pathways in Bordetella pertussis. J Bacteriol 187: 3941-3949.
  • Feissner, R.E., Xiang, Y., and Kranz, R.G. (2003) Chemiluminescent-based methods to detect subpicomole levels of c-type cytochromes. Anal Biochem 315: 90-94.


  • Science Teachers Association of New York State
  • National Science Teachers Association
Fall 2016 Classes

BIOL 116:
N/General Biology Laboratory

    An introductory experience which develops laboratory and analytical skills in the biological sciences. Prerequisites/Corequisite: BIOL 117 or BIOL 119.

BIOL 230:
Principles of Microbiology-Lab

    The structure, cultivation, physiology, ecology, and importance of microorganisms (including bacteria, yeasts, molds, and viruses) are studied. Medical aspects include immunology, serology, disease, a
    nd sanitation. Laboratory activity complements lecture material. Prerequisites: BIOL 222 and (CHEM 211 or CHEM 223), and permission of instructor. Offered every spring
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