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Prof. Reba Goodman

Columbia University Health Sciences


Email: rmg5@columbia.edu


1953‑1956 Ph.D., Columbia University, Developmental Genetics
1949‑1953 M.A., Columbia University, Developmental Genetics
1945‑1949 B.A., Indiana University, Zoology and Botany


  1. Goodman R, Blank M, Lin H, Khorkova O, Soo L, Weisbrot D, Henderson, A (1994) Increased levels of hsp70 transcripts are induced when cells are exposed to low frequency electromagnetic fields. Bioelectrochem Bioenerg 33:115-120.
  2. Lin H, Blank M, Jin M, Lam H, Goodman, R (1996) Electromagnetic field stimulation of biosynthesis:changes in c-myc transcript levels during continuous and intermittent exposures. Bioelectrochem Bioenerg 39: 215-220.
  3. Opler, M, Rukenstein, L, Cote, L and Goodman, R (1997) Reduced dopamine levels in PC12 cells exposed to low frequency electromagnetic fields. Bioelectrochem Bioenerg 42: 235-240.
  4. Jin M, Lin H, Han L, Opler M, Maurer S, Blank M, Goodman, R (1997) Biological and technical variables in MYC expression in HL60 cells exposed to 60Hz electromagnetic fields. Bioelectrochem Bioenerg 44: 111-120.
  5. Blank, M and Goodman, R (1997) Do electromagnetic fields interact directly with DNA? Bioelectromagnetics 18: 111-115.
  6. Lin H, Opler M, Head M,Blank M, Goodman R (1997) Electromagnetic field exposure induces rapid transitory heat shock factor activation in human cells J Cell Biochem 66: 482-488.
  7. Goodman R and Blank M (1998) Magnetic field stress induces expression of hsp70. Cell Stress & Chaperones 3: 79-88.
  8. Lin H, Head M, Blank M, Jin M, Goodman R (1998a) Myc-mediated transactivation of HSP70 expression following exposure to magnetic fields J Cell Biochem 69: 181-188.
  9. Lin H, Han L, Blank M,  Head M,Goodman R (1998b) Magnetic field activation of protein-DNA binding. J Cell Biochem: 70 297-303.
  10. Han L, Lin H, Jin M, Blank M, Goodman R (1998) Application of magnetic field-induced heat shock protein 70 for presurgical cytoprotection. J Cell Biochem 71: 577-583.
  11. Lin, H, Blank M,  Head M, Goodman R (1999) Magnetic field-responsive domain in the human HSP70 promoter.J Cell Biochem 75: 170-176.
  12. Blank M and Goodman R (1999) Electromagnetic fields may act directly on DNA. J Cellular Biochem 75: 369-374.
  13. Jin M, Blank M, Goodman R (2000) ERK1/2 phosphorylation, induced by electromagnetic fields, diminishes during neoplastic transformation. J Cellular Biochem, 78: 371-379.
  14. Blank M, Goodman R (2000)Stimulation of the stress response by low frequency electromagnetic fields: Possibility of direct interaction with DNA. IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci 28: 168-172.
  15. Carmody S, Wu XL, Lin H, Blank M Goodman R (2000) Cytoprotection by electromagnetic field-induced hsp70: a model for clinical appl;ication. J Cellular Biochem, 79: 453-459.
  16. Lin H, Blank M, Goodman R (2001) Regulating genes with electromagnetic response elements. J Cellular Biochem, 81:143-148.
  17. Blank M and Goodman R (2001) Electromagnetic initiation of transcription at specific DNA sites. J Cellular Biochem 81: 689-692.
  18. Goodman R and Blank M (2002) Insights into electromagnetic interaction mechanisms. J Cellular Physiology 192:16-22.
  19. Blank M and Goodman R (2002) Biomedical applications of electromagnetic fields. In:( Kostarakis, Stavroulakis eds.) Millenium International Workshop on Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, Proceedings, Haraklion, Crete, Greece. 17-20 October 2000, pp169-175, ISBN: 960-86733-0-5.
  20. Blank M, Goodman R (2002) Interaction of Weak Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields with DNA: Mechanism and Biomedical Applications. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 30: 1497-1500.
  21. Blank M and Goodman R (2003) Stress Protein Synthesis and Enzyme Reactions are Stimulated by Electromagnetic Fields. In Magnetotherapy: Potential Therapeutic Benefits and Adverse Effects. MJ McLean, S Engström, RR Holcomb (eds), Floating Gallery Press, New York, pp. 19-28.
  22. Blank M and Goodman R (2003) Biomedical Applications of Electromagnetic Fields. In Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, P Stavroulakis (ed), Springer, pp.494-502.
  23. Weisbrot D, Lin H, Ye L, Blank M, Goodman R (2003) Effects of Mobile Phone Radiation On Growth and Development In  Drosophila melanogaster. J Cellular Biochemistry 89: 48-55.
  24. Blank M and Goodman R (2004) Initial interaction in electromagnetic field-induced biosynthesis. J Cell Physiol. 199: 359-363.
  25. Blank M and Goodman R (2004) A biological guide for electromagnetic safety: The stress response. Bioelectromagnetics 25(8):642-646.
  26. Blank M Goodman R (2004). Initial interactions in electromagnetic  field-induced biosynthesis. J Cell Physiol 199:359-363.
  27. Blank M, Goodman R (2007). A mechanism for stimulation of biosynthesis by electromagnetic fields: charge transfer in DNA and base pair separation.
  28. Madkan A, Avary Lin-Ye, Spiro Pantazatos, Matthew S. Geddis, Martin Blank, Reba Goodman (2009).Frequency sensitivity of nanosecond pulse EMF on regrowth and hsp70 levels in transected planaria Ash J. Biomedical Science and Engineering, 2009, 4, 227-238.
  29. Madkan A, Martin Blank, Edward Elson, Kuo-Chen Chou, Matthew S. Geddis, Reba Goodman (2009) Steps to the clinic with ELF EMF JBiSE Vol.1, No.2, 1-92 (2009) doi: 10.4236/ns.2009.13020 SciRes Copyright © 2009 Openly accessible at http://www.scirp.org/journal/NS/.
  30. Goodman R,, Lin A, , Geddis M, ,, Hodge S, Pantazatos S, Bland M, Ambron (2009) Extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields activate the ERK cascade, increase hsp70 protein levels and promote regeneration in Planaria. Int. J. Radiat. Biol., Vol. 85, No. 10, October 2009, pp. 851–859.
  31. Blank M, Goodman R (2010) DNA is a fractal antenna in electromagnetic fields (EMF). Int. J. Radiat. Biol (in press).