WELCOME TO THE ATKINS LAB
FRONT ROW (left to right): Caleb Woods, Hyewon Kwon,
Bill Atkins, Mike Dabrowski, Kip Conner, Tasha Ritchie.
BACK ROW: Joe Tsun, Mauro Acchione, Michele Scian, Matt Honaker.
News from former Atkins Lab members.
This is never a complete update, but here is some news from former lab members who
have recently checked in. Please write in with news any time!
Kip Conner, Ph.D. (2013) is currently a Scientist at Amgen, Seattle in the Department of Pharmacokinetcs and Drug Metabolism.
Tasha Ritchie, Ph.D. (2011) is now the Head of Service Operations at Solvo Biotechnology.
Joe Zolnerciks, Ph.D. is now Head of Production at Solvo Biotechnology.
Laura Shireman, Ph.D. (2010) is
currently a Research Scientist in the Lin lab in the Department of Pharmaceutics here
at the University of Washington.
Liming Hou, Ph.D. is now a Senior Regulatory Documentation Scientist at Genetech.
Larissa Balogh, Ph.D. (2009) is currently a medical writer at Vertex Pharmaceuticals where she works on clinical regulatory documents. Larissa is enjoying her new role, learning a lot and says her MedChem background has proved particularly helpful for ADME and DDI studies.
Abhi Nath, Ph.D. (2008) has taken a position as an Assistant Professor here at UW Med Chem, after postdoctoral training with Liz Rhoades and Andrew Miranker at Yale University. He is very excited to be back in Seattle, and to continue his research on the broad importance of protein dynamics to function and dysfunction.
Jed Lampe, Ph.D. (2007) says 'Hello from Kansas!' 2013 has been a busy year in the Lampe Lab at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Jed now has two graduate students and they have just submitted the lab’s first original research manuscript entitled, “Common drugs inhibit human OCT1-mediated neurotransmitter uptake”. Jed has also gone back to cytochrome P450 science and is examining the brain-specific cholesterol hydroxylase CYP46A1 and its relationship to traumatic brain injury. When Jed’s not working in the lab, he can be found playing in the park with his 3 year old daughter Raphaella (who loves bugs) or spending time with his beautiful French wife Sylvie and getting fat on her delicious home-cooked meals!
Sumit Mahajan, Ph.D. (2006) is now an Associate Director in Chemistry at BioCycive.
Josh Pearson, Ph.D. (2006) is a Senior Scientist at Amgen, Seattle, in the Department of Pharmacokinetcs and Drug Metabolism. Within the Biochemistry and Biophysics subgroup, Josh focuses on elucidating the effects biology and disease have on drug dispositon and clinical efficacy.
Catherine Ibarra Drendall, Ph.D. (2002) is an Assistant Professor of
Medicine at the Duke University Medical Center with research interests
in the biology of early mammary carcinogenesis and biomarker
development to predict breast cancer likelihood in high-risk women as
well as identify potential molecular targets of therapy.
Bob Lyon, Ph.D. (2002) is an Associate Director in Chemistry at Seattle Genetics.
Brenda Nieslanik Kelly, Ph.D. (2000) is an Associate Professor and Chair of Biology and
Chemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN.
Art Roberts, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences.
Lisa Storch Goldberg, Ph.D. (1998) resides
in Seattle with her husband
and two daughters. She divides
her time between raising her
children, developing an introduction
to science program for preschoolers,
and tutoring chemistry.
TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTS
We use a wide variety of spectroscopic and analytical techniques
in the course of our research. We own a Fluorolog Tau-3 frequency-domain
instrument for time-resolved fluorimetry, as well as two SLM/Aminco steady-state
fluorimeters (an AB-2 and an 8100) and an Applied Photophysics
SX.18MV-R for stopped-flow fluorescence and absorbance measurements.
We share a number of instruments with the rest of the Medicinal Chemistry Department,
including a Varian 500 MHz Unity Inova NMR, absorbance spectrophotometers (an
Olis Modernized Aminco DW-2 and a Cary 3E), and facilities for protein
expression in bacterial and insect-cell systems.
We have access to several mass spectrometry instruments via the Department's
Center, as well as several additional NMR instruments (a 750 MHz, a 500 MHz,
and two 300 MHz) via the
Dept. of Chemistry NMR facility. We provide access to and training on AUC, DSC, ITC and SPR instrumentation for biophysical characterization studies. These instruments are part of the Analytical Biopharmacy Core located in the Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute . We also have access
to nanoscale characterization and fabrication tools (atomic force microscopy, electron
microscopy and confocal fluorescence microscopy) at the
Nanotech User Facility and
the Dept. of Pathology
Electron Microscopy Center.
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