Sarah Learman
Lecturer II
Department of Biology
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry
Biosciences 3110

Dr. Learman is a Lecturer in the Department of Biology and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Central Michigan University


  • Ph.D., Cellular Biology and Biochemistry, Virginia Tech, 2008
  • Professoriate Graduate Teaching Certificate, Virginia Tech., 2008
  • B.S., Biology, Mary Washington College, 2004

Teaching Areas

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology; Writing Intensive Emphasis
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics; Human Emphasis
  • Introductory Biology; Human, General, and Quantitative Reasoning Emphasis
  • Science Education

Research is currently being conducted in my lab to describe pollen grain diversity across the Brassicaceae. Trends in pollen evolution will be examined relative to recent advances in phylogenetic reconstruction and tribal classifications within the family. Pollen morphological data from scanning electron and light microscopy will be used to examine pollen evolutionary patterns and correlated floral evolution across the Brassicaceae.


  • ‚ÄčLearman, S., Marlin, S., and Grabarek, Z. Conformational Dynamics of the Regulatory Domain of Troponin C. (in prep).
  • Learman, S., Khandelwal, R., Fuchs, F., and Grabarek, Z. Magnesium Stabilizes the Closed Conformation of the C-Domain of Troponin C. (in prep).
  • Learman, S., Bevan, D., Kim, S., Wojcik, E., and Walker, R. Interaction of an Eg5 Kinesin Inhibitor with Bovine and Human Serum Albumin. (in prep).
  • Kim, E., Buckley, R., Learman, S., Richard, J., Parke, C., Worthylake, D., Wojcik, E., Walker, R., and Kim, S. Allosteric Drug Discrimination is Coupled to Mechanochemical Changes in the Kinesin-5 Motor Core. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2010 Jun 11; 285(24): 18650-61.
  • Learman, S., Kim, C., Stevens, N., Kim, S., Wojcik, E., and Walker, R. NSC 622124 Inhibits Human Eg5 and Other Kinesins via Interaction with the Conserved Microtuble-Binding Site. Biochemistry. 2009 Mar 3;48(8): 1754-1762.‚Äč