Name Jason D. Galpin
Born in Vancouver, Canada
1992 – B.Sc. Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
1996 - M.Sc. Chemistry (Organic Synthesis w. Saul Wolfe), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
2001 - Ph.D. Chemistry (Bio-organic Chemistry w. Martin Tanner/Brian Ellis), University of British Columbia, BC
2001-2003 - Post-Doctoral Fellow (Chemistry w. Craig Townsend), The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md, USA
2003-2006 – Post-Doctoral Fellow (Biological Sciences w. Allison Kermode), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
2006-2009 - Research Associate (Pharmaceutical Sciences w. Adam Frankel), University of British Columbia, BC
Project Synthesis of unnatural amino-acids for incorporation into ion channels via the technique of nonsense suppression.
Likes Biking, running, astronomy, Wreck Beach, fine dining and great beer.
Dislikes Lack of dry ice, acid spills, dead oocytes.
Name Steven Molinarolo
Name Daniel Infield
Name Christopher A. Ahern
Born in Minnesota, USA
1992 – B.Sc. Chemistry and B.Sc. Molecular Biology, UW-Madison, USA
1992-1996 – QC chemist General Mills, road cyclist/domestique extraordinaire, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
2002 – Ph.D. Physiology, UW-Madison, USA
2002-2007 – Post-Doctoral Fellow, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Adviser: Dr. Spike Horn
Current Project Sodium channels as regulators of electrical signaling in the cardiovascular and nervous systems.
Likes Funding (all kinds), patch-clamping (all configurations), non-natural amino acids, Spanish guitar, road and mountain biking, skate skiing, food (all kinds).
Dislikes No funding (all kinds), bad cells, flat tires, no snow, bad food (all kinds).
Name Stephan Pless
Born in Hamburg, Germany
1997-2004 – Diploma in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Hamburg, Germany
2005-2008 – PhD in Neurobiology at the University of Queensland, Australia
Current project Incorporation of unnatural amino acids and voltage-clamp fluorometry on voltage-gated sodium and potassium channels.
Likes Fencing, hiking, Mt Barney, snowboarding, windsurfing, functional knees, well behaved Xenopus oocytes and Astra.
Dislikes Disfunctional knees, warm beer and rainy days.