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Shay West

Instructor of Biology

Contact Information

Wubben Hall and Science Center 211E



PhD, University of Colorado

BS, Colorado Mesa University


Shay West, PhD, teaches courses in human biology, human anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, and neuroscience. Her specialties are genetics and neuroscience. West is originally from Longmont, Colo. and now lives in Grand Junction with her two cats. When not playing with plushie microbes and teaching biology classes, she writes sci-fi fantasy novels. She is the author of the Portals of Destiny series, Adventure of Alexis Davenport series, and Organ Reapers (urban fantasy). West has also been published in four anthologies: Battlespace, Orange Karen, Horror in Bloom, and Ancient New.

Shay West's curriculum vitae

Selected Publications

Kahr, Walter et al. 2011. Mutations in NBEAL2, encoding a BEACH protein, cause gray platelet syndrome. Nature Genetics. 43:738-40

Fabbro S, Schaller K, Seeds NW. 2011. Amyloid-beta levels are significantly reduced and spatial memory defects are rescued in a novel neuroserpin-deficient Alzheimer's disease transgenic mouse model. J Neurochem. 118:928-38.

Fabbro, Shay et al. 2011. Homozygosity mapping with SNP arrays confirms 3p21 as a recessive locus for gray platelet syndrome and narrows the interval significantly. Blood. 117: 3430-3434

Fabbro, Shay and Nicholas W. Seeds. 2009. Tissue Plasminogen Activator Activity is Dramatically Reduced while Neuroserpin is up-regulated in the Alzheimer Disease Brain. Journal of Neurochemistry. 109: 303-315.