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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 Grace Galles


Name John Lueck


Name Christopher A. Ahern


Born in Minnesota, USA

1992 – B.Sc. Chemistry and B.Sc. Molecular Biology, UW-Madison, USA

1992-93 – Post-baccalaureate researcher UW-Madison

1993-95 – Category 2 road cyclist, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

1995-96 – Research Technician

1996-2002 - Graduate student, Department of Physiology (UW-Madison)

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).

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stephan pless


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.

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