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Darren A. Thompson

 

Peptidaho
P.O. Box 541
Sagle, ID 83860

Send all email inquiries to thompson at peptidaho.com

short resume
research summary

Education:

Ph.D Chemistry and Biochemistry 2009 Univ. Calif. Santa Cruz thesis
B.A. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 1995 Univ. Calif. Santa Cruz Highest Honors

Honors:

ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Scholarship 2007
Dean's Undergraduate Award: Natural Sciences 1995
In Memory of Doug Drexler Chemistry Scholarship 1995

Experience:

The Scripps Research Institute 10550 N. Torrey Pines Rd. La Jolla, CA 92037 Post-doctoral Research Associate June 2010-December 2015 Advisor: Philip Dawson

Univ. Calif. Santa Cruz 1156 High St. Santa Cruz, CA 95064 Graduate student Jan 2006-Dec 2009 Advisor: Glenn Millhauser

Univ. Calif. Santa Cruz 1156 High St. Santa Cruz, CA 95064 Post-Graduate Researcher Sept. 1999-2005

Gryphon Sciences 250 East Grand Ave. Suite 90 South San Francisco, CA 94080; Scientist I July 1996 - Dec. 1996 Scientist II Jan. 1997 - Dec. 1997 Staff Scientist Jan. 1998 - July 1998 Reason for Leaving: Personal.

Univ. Calif. Santa Cruz 1156 High St. Santa Cruz, CA 95064; Junior Specialist Half Time and T.A. June 1995 - June 1996 Reason for Leaving: Higher Salary

Poster Presentations:

9th Peptide Therapeutics Symposium October 2014 Salk Institute San Diego, CA; "Biotin-PEG4-TPG hydrate: a novel reagent for the bioconjugation of arginine residues in peptides and proteins " pdf file

8th Peptide Therapeutics Symposium October 2013 Salk Institute San Diego, CA; "Adapter Reagents for Protein Site Specific Dye Labeling" pdf file

Chemical Protein Synthesis Meeting April 2013 University of Vienna Vienna, Austria vide infra group photo

7th Peptide Therapeutics Symposium October 2012 Salk Institute San Diego, CA; ""New" uses for "Old" Arginine Specific Conjugation/Crosslinking Reagents" pdf file

22nd American Peptide Symposium June 2011 San Diego, CA; "Incorporation of a Disulfide Mimic into an Fc Affinity Peptide" pdf file

UCSC Graduate Research Symposium May 2009 Santa Cruz, CA; "The Agouti Signaling Protein (ASIP)" powerpoint file

IBC Conference on Obesity March 1998 Ritz Carlton McLean, VA; "The Total Chemical Synthesis of Agouti Related Protein".

39th Biophysical Society Meeting February 1995 Moscone Center San Franciso, CA; "Salt Induced Structural Transitions of a Helical Peptide and the Influence of an N-terminal Capping-Box on Helix Content."

    Patents: US 6,168,784 N-TERMINAL MODIFICATIONS OF RANTES
    AND METHODS OF USE

    Patents filed:

    WO99/50295: AGOUTI-RELATED PROTEIN ANALOGS AND METHODS OF USE

    US 20030064921 : METHODS AND COMPOUNDS FOR MODULATING MELANOCORTIN RECEPTOR-LIGAND BINDING

    Publications