Science Faculty

Lisa Antoniacci, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology, Director of Biotechnology Program, and Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) Chairperson
570-348-6211 x2565
Office Location: CNHS 333
Office Hours: Summer 2019 by appointment. Please email Dr. Antoniacci to make an appointment.


Ph.D. Molecular Biology Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
MS Clinical Chemistry University of Scranton; Scranton, PA
BS Biology University of Scranton; Scranton, PA


Biotechnology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology


Industrial Background: Research and Development labs at Sanofi Pasteur Swiftwater, PA.  Biochemical test development for various protein and carbohydrate vaccine candidates.
Teaching Interests:  Biotechnology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology


Research Interests:  Several Aspects of Chromatin Metabolism including Sister-Chromatid Cohesion, Telomere clustering and anchoring at the nuclear envelope, Telomere length maintenance, and Silencing.

Research Articles:

Haas J, Lemocelli A, Morozov C, Franke K, Domider J, Antoniacci LM. (2012). Physical Link Between the Nuclear Envelope Protein Mps3, Three Alternate Replication Factor C Complexes, and a Variant Histone in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. DNA Cell Biol. Jan 25.

Antoniacci, L.M., Kenna, M.A. and Skibbens, R.V (2007) The nuclear envelope and spindle pole body-associated Mps3 protein bind telomere regulators and function in telomere clustering.  Cell Cycle  Jan;6(1):75-9.

Antoniacci, L.M. and Skibbens, R.V (2006) Sister-chromatid telomere cohesion is nonredundant and resists both spindle forces and telomere motility. Curr Biol. May 9;16(9):902-6.
Antoniacci, L.M., Kenna, M.A. Uetz, P., Fields, S. and Skibbens, R.V. (2004) The spindle pole body assembly component Mps3p/Nep98p functions in sister-chromatid cohesion.  Journal of Biological Chemistry Nov 19;279(47):49542-50