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Brandon Kier
Postdoctoral Scholar
Bagley 411, Department of Chemistry
University Of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195


 Postdoc, Oct. 2009-present, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Supervisor: Prof. Thomas G. Spiro
 Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry), September 2009, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Supervisor: Prof. Niels H. Andersen Dissertation title: “Tryptophantastic: Short Peptides With Stable Folds”
 B.S. (Chemistry), June 2004, Walla Walla College, College Place, OH.

Support, Honors, and Awards:

National Merit Finalist
Lloyd E. & Florence M. West Graduate Student Fellowship
Molecular Biophysics Trainee (MBTG), University of Washington/NIH



L Eidenschink, BL Kier, KNL Huggins, NH Andersen Very Short Peptides With Stable Folds: Building on the Interrelationship of Trp/Trp, Trp/Cation, and Trp/Backbone-Amide Interaction Geometries Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics 752009 308-322.
BL Kier, NH Andersen Probing the Lower Size Limit for Protein-Like Fold Stability: Ten-Residue Microproteins With Specific, Rigid Structures in Water Journal of the American Chemical Society 1302008 14675-14683. DV Williams, JC Lin, BL Kier, NH Andersen Optimizing the Fold Stability of Miniprotein Sequences Peptides for Youth, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Volume 611. ISBN 978-0-387-73656-3. Springer New York, 2009, p. 41

Professional Societies:

The American Peptide Society, 2007-present