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Research Interests: Scientific Information Literacy, Scientific Literacy, Scientific writing and communication, Scholarship of teaching and learning, Situated learning, Undergraduate research, Citation practices, Peer review, Open access

Teaching Interests: Science and Scientific Writing, Scientific Literacy, Information Literacy, Science communication, General Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Research Ethics and Communication, Online and hybrid learning, Technology in the classroom, Methods of engaging students through active learning


Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2012
B.S., Biology, University of Maine, 2004

ENGL 302W (Scientific Writing)

Faculty Advisor to the student-run scientific journal The D.U. Quark

Nedzesky J., Bennett M., and Klucevsek K. (2022) Analysis of Peer Review in a Student-Run Scientific Journal. Double Helix. 10  

 Klucevsek, K.M. (2022). Writing with research: Understanding how students perceive sources in the sciences. Across the Disciplines.19(1), 78-98. 

Klucevsek, K.M. and Detar, M. (2021). “Contextualizing primary scientific research for different audiences.” Engaging Undergraduates in Primary Source Research. Innovations In Information Literacy series. Ed. Lijuan Xu. Rowman & Littlefield.  

Klucevsek, K.M. and Brungard, A.B. (2020). Digital tools for students: Navigating scholarship in a changing terrain. poral: Libraries and the Academy 20(4), 597-619.

Klucevsek, K.M. "The Development of Citation Use in Scientific Writing." Mid-Atlantic CCCC. Norfolk, VA. May, 2019.

Brungard, A.B. & Klucevsek, K.M. (2018). "Constructing scientific literacy through metaliteracy: Implications for learning in a post-truth world." Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World. Ed. Thomas Mackey & Trudi Jacobson. Chicago: American Library Association

Klucevsek, K.M. (2018). "Building a foundation of writing and peer review with Legos." Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium. Conference Presentation.

Klucevsek, K.M. (2018). "Ex3.P.L.O.R.E. A Lesson Plan Strategy for Transferring Skills and Making Connections." Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium. Conference Presentation.

Klucevsek, K. (2017). The Intersection of Information and Science Literacy. Communications in Information Literacy 11(2) 354-365.

Klucevsek, K.M., & Brungard, A. B. (2016). Information literacy in science writing: how students find, identify, and use scientific literature. International Journal of Science Education 38(17) 2573-95.

Klucevsek, K. M. (2016). Transferring skills from classroom to professional writing: Student-faculty peer review as an extension of cognitive apprenticeship. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 16(6), 106-123

Klucevsek, K. and Brungard, A. (2016). Discipline differences and resource use: How do students approach literature in science writing? International Writing Across the Curriculum. Conference Presentation

Cucinotta, C. E., Young, A. N., Klucevsek, K. M., & Arndt, K. M. (2015). The Nucleosome Acidic Patch Regulates the H2B K123 Monoubiquitylation Cascade and Transcription Elongation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PLoS Genet, 11(8), e1005420. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005420

Klucevsek, K. M., Braun, M. A., & Arndt, K. M. (2012). The Paf1 complex subunit Rtf1 buffers cells against the toxic effects of [PSI+] and defects in Rkr1-dependent protein quality control in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genetics, 191(4), 1107-1118. doi: 10.1534/genetics.112.141713

Klucevsek, K., Wertz, M., Lucchi, J., Leszczynski, A., & Moroianu, J. (2007). Characterization of the nuclear localization signal of high risk HPV16 E2 protein. Virology, 360(1), 191-198. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2006.10.018

Kolodny, N. H., Bauer, D., Bryce, K., Klucevsek, K., Lane, A., Medeiros, L., . . . Allen, M. M. (2006). Effect of nitrogen source on cyanophycin synthesis in Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6308. J Bacteriol, 188(3), 934-940. doi: 10.1128/JB.188.3.934-940.2006

Klucevsek, K., Daley, J., Darshan, M. S., Bordeaux, J., & Moroianu, J. (2006). Nuclear import strategies of high-risk HPV18 L2 minor capsid protein. Virology, 352(1), 200-208. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2006.04.007

Bordeaux, J., Forte, S., Harding, E., Darshan, M. S., Klucevsek, K., & Moroianu, J. (2006). The l2 minor capsid protein of low-risk human papillomavirus type 11 interacts with host nuclear import receptors and viral DNA. J Virol, 80(16), 8259-8262. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00776-06

Stoicov, C., Cai, X., Li, H., Klucevsek, K., Carlson, J., Saffari, R., & Houghton, J. (2005). Major histocompatibility complex class II inhibits fas antigen-mediated gastric mucosal cell apoptosis through actin-dependent inhibition of receptor aggregation. Infect Immun, 73(10), 6311-6321. doi: 10.1128/IAI.73.10.6311-6321.2005

Stoicov, C., Whary, M., Rogers, A. B., Lee, F. S., Klucevsek, K., Li, H., . . . Houghton, J. (2004). Coinfection modulates inflammatory responses and clinical outcome of Helicobacter felis and Toxoplasma gondii infections. J Immunol, 173(5), 3329-3336.