BMB Graduate Students
Outside of the lab, I'm a football (soccer) fanatic and if I'm not in the lab on weekends, I'm usually playing/watching/attending football matches. That, or camping in the gorge.
Coyle, S.M., Flores J.A., Lim, W.A. Exploitation of latent protein allostery enables evolution of novel and divergent modes of MAP kinase regulation. Cell, 154,875-887.
Greg grew up in the heartland and attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, his hometown. He graduated with a degree in Biology in 2010, and as many young people these days, was unsure of his next step. However, he did know that he had an indelible curiosity and a nagging incapacity to just leave well enough alone, thus he knew science was for him. He soon landed the prestigious position of Research Associate at his alma matter in Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology. There, he studied mechanisms of neuronal diversity in the mammalian retina, specifically with regards to how retinal ganglion cells are produced and what makes certain ganglion cells not like those other ganglion cells. It was interesting work but was focused on whole-cell and even whole tissue-mechanisms, and Greg wanted to know exactly what was happening down to the atom. He has always had a fascination with chemistry, and a passion for biology, thus he knew that biochemistry was indeed his cup of tea. He escaped from the Midwest and landed in Portland for graduate school in the fall of 2012. He chose Dr. Show-Ling Shyng as a mentor and is now happily studying atomic-level mechanisms of KATP channel trafficking and gating regulation. Upon graduation, he hopes to pursue a life in academic science by first landing a post-doc somewhere studying more atomic-level mechanisms, likely in another membrane protein, as he has decided that membrane proteins are the bees-knees.
Loftus, A. F., et al. (2013). "Robust measurement of membrane bending moduli using light sheet fluorescence imaging of vesicle fluctuations." Langmuir 29(47): 14588-14594.
Lind EF, et al. (2015) "miR-155 Upregulation in Dendritic Cells Is Sufficient To Break Tolerance In Vivo by Negatively Regulating SHIP1." J Immunology 195(10):4632-40.