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Yuan Pan Successfully Defends Thesis Spring 2015

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Pan, YuanYuan Pan, a biochemistry PhD Student mentored by
Dr. Sheila Baker, successfully defended her thesis on, March 31 , 2015, entitled “Targeting membrane proteins to inner segments of vertebrate photoreceptors”. Yuan has accepted a position as a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis and will be working on glioma and tumor microenvironment.

Congratulations Yuan!

Baker Lab Publishes Article in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Yuan Pan, a senior Biochemistry graduate student, published a first author paper in Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. This is her second first author paper and her third paper as a graduate student. On this latest work, she was aided by research assistant Joe Laird and BSURF student David Yamaguchi. This is the first scientific paper for David, while Joe has previously published in PNAS.

The paper, “A di-arginine ER retention signal regulates trafficking of HCN1 channels from the early secretory pathway to the plasma membrane,” reports a novel mode of regulating HCN1 channels in the retina. Because these channels are also present throughout the brain and heart, this research might have applications for understanding learning and memory, management of epilepsy and chronic pain, and regulation of heart rate.

An Epub ahead of print version was made available electronically on August 21st.

Congratulations Yuan, Joe, and David!


Yuan Pan recognized for talk at Midwest Eye Research Symposium

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Congratulations to Yuan Pan, a graduate student in Sheila Baker’s lab, who won an award for her talk at the 4th annual Midwest Eye Research Symposium. This regional vision meeting, held in Iowa City, brings together researchers from across the Midwest and is sponsored by the Institute for Vision Research at the University of Iowa. Yuan’s talk, entitled “Characterization of HCN1 Trafficking in Rod Photoreceptors” was one of three selected from work by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Department to welcome 9 new graduate students

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The graduate recruiting season has come to a successful close with nine students committing to the Department of Biochemistry.

Casey Andrews hails from Spring Lake, Michigan and attended Grant Valley State University. An inorganic chemist by training, he has a primary research interest in carcinogenesis.

John Brogie is from Oskaloosa, Iowa and attended Wayne State College. He has conducted research on biofuel production from Clostridium acetobutylicum and plans to do high tech research with awesome facilities.

Yingyue (Annie) Li is from Cangzhou City in China. At Hebei University, she cloned odorant receptor genes from snail antenna. She remarked in her application that she is eager to apply her inquisitiveness, research ability and determination to her PhD at Iowa.

Sufang Mao is from Guangzhou, China and attended South China Agricultural University, where she worked on natural products from the mushroom, Cordyceps militaris. Her main interests are allosteric regulation, large scale modeling and structural biology.

Yuan Pan is from Shenzhen, China and attended Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She has conducted research on microtubule plus-end protein EB1 and will pursue her PhD in an area of fundamental biochemistry.

Nicole Vanderpool is from Mason City, Illinois and attended University of Illinois, Springfield. She conducted undergraduate research on the relationship between iron availability and nitrogen consumption in soil microbes. Going into graduate school, she has a strong interest in chromatin.

Om Kumar Shrestha is from Bharatpur, Nepal and attended Monmouth College, where he did NMR on enzymatic digestion of cellulosic biomass and engineered E. coli to resist ethanol. His interest in biochemistry was inspired by research mentors. He therefore wants to conduct research and continue the chain of mentorship to the next generation.

Zhen Xu is from Hefei, China and attended University of Science and Technology of China, where he did structural biology research. He enters graduate school with a strong interest in membrane proteins.

Chaoqun Zheng is from Beijing, China and attended Shanghai Jiaotong University, where he worked on C. elegans genomics. He enters graduate school with a strong interest in epigenetics, function of tumor suppressor genes, and metabolism.

Watch for the arrival of this class of graduate students this summer!