Valiyaveetil Lab

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Kim Matulef, Ph.D., Francis Valilyaveetil, Ph.D., Ravikumar Reddi Ph.D., Erika Riederer

Dr. Kim Matulef

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I earned my Ph.D. at the University of Washington, studying the molecular mechanisms of cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels.  Next, I went to Stanford University for my postdoc, where I studied CLC chloride ion channels and transporters.  I then pursued a career as an Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  There, I mentored students in my own lab and taught several undergraduate courses.  Family reasons have brought me now to Portland, where I am enjoying my time in the Valiyaveetil lab learning how to do unnatural amino acid mutagenesis and X-ray crystallography to study potassium channel inactivation.  Ultimately, I would like to combine the skills that I am currently learning with my previous experiences to pursue a career including a combination of research, teaching, and science outreach.