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About Roberta Pollock

Professor Pollock teaches immunology, molecular biology, introductory biology, and Gender and Science. She uses molecular biology and cell biology approaches to study the immune system. Her research centers on the immunoglobulin molecule; in particular, the regulation of immunoglobulin gene rearrangement during development, and the somatic mutation events that occur upon B cell activation.
Pollock has been published in Cell, Science, the Journal of Immunology, the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the EMBO Journal.


Present Department Chair, Biochemistry, Occidental College
Present Advisory Committee, Biochemistry, Occidental College
Present Professor, Biochemistry, Occidental College
Present Professor, Biology, Occidental College


  • Biology 130: Cell/Molecular Biochemistry
  • Biology 221: Molecular Biology
  • Biology 330: Immunology
  • Biology 395: Research
  • Biology 397: Independent Study
  • Biology 499: Honors

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