2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Justin Du Bois, Chemistry

Matt Callahan's research in the Du Bois lab focuses on placing light-sensitive caging groups on the neurotoxin saxitonin, which will assist in the creation of a tool that understands the complex function of NaV (voltage-gated sodium channel) subtypes in pain sensation.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

A Protocol for Photocaging Guanidines: Progress Towards a Controlled-Release Saxitoxin

Matthew Callahan1, Rhiannon Thomas-Tran2, Justin Du Bois2
[Departments of Chemical Engineering1 and Chemistry2, Stanford University]