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Brian H. Carrick

Contact

University of Wisconsin-Madison
433 Babcock Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

bcarrick@wisc.edu

Education

Graduate Student
Ph.D.: Biochemistry (2015-present)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
Advisors: Judith Kimble, Vilas and HHMI Professor & Marvin Wickens, Max Perutz Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

B.S.: Biochemistry with Honors (2015)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Thesis Advisor: David R. Engelke, Professor and Chair of Biological Chemistry
Honors College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Research Experience

University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015-present)
Ph.D. student in the labs of Professors Judith Kimble and Marvin Wickens 
Focus: RNA regulatory networks in the C. elegans germline

University of Michigan (2011-2015)
Research assistant in Professor and Chair of Biological Chemistry David Engelke’s lab
Honors Thesis: A Novel Recombinant DNA System for High Affinity Purification of Proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.                                                                                                                   

Focus: Mechanisms of gene silencing near tRNA genes

Publications

  1. Brian H. Carrick, Linxuan Hao, Philip J. Smaldino, and David R. Engelke. A Novel Recombinant DNA   System for High Affinity Purification of Proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  G3 (Bethesda). 2015 Dec 29.
  2. Paul D. Good, Ann Kendall, James Ignatz-Hoover, Erin L. Miller, Dave A. Pai, Sara R. Rivera, Brian Carrick, and David R. Engelke. Silencing near tRNA genes is nucleosome-mediated and distinct from boundary element function. Gene 526(1):7-15, 2013

Fellowships, Awards, Honors

2015 Graduated with Honors in Biochemistry, University of Michigan

2013 Biomedical and Life Sciences Fellowship, University of Michigan

Teaching, Mentoring

University of Michigan (Fall 2013- Winter 2014)
Teaching Assistant: Physics for the Life Sciences
Assisted the professor in lecture two days a week and answered any questions students had during daily quizzes.  Organized and led monthly review sessions for mid-term and final exams.  Worked in the physics help room three times weekly to work with groups of students or individuals on course material.

University of Michigan (2011-2015)
Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Tutor

Selected Conference and Poster Presentations

Brian H. Carrick and David R. Engelke. (2014). A New Recombinant DNA System for Tandem Affinity Purification of Proteins.  Poster presentation given at the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI., October 2014

Kristine R. Angevine, Brian H. Carrick, and David R. Engelke. (2014). Sensitive Detection of Molecular Markers for Disease and Experimental Tools.  Poster presentation given at the University of Michigan M Cubed Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI., October 2014.

Brian H. Carrick and David R. Engelke. (2014). A New Recombinant DNA System for Tandem Affinity Purification of Proteins.  Poster presentation at the International Conference on Transcription by RNA Polymerases I, III, IV, and V: OddPols 2014, Ann Arbor, MI., June 2014.

Brian H. Carrick and David R. Engelke. (2013). A New Recombinant DNA System for Tandem Affinity Purification of Proteins.  Poster presentation given at the University of Michigan Department of Biological Chemistry Retreat,  Kellogg Biological Station, Gull Lake, MI., August 2013.

Brian H. Carrick and David R. Engelke. (2013). A New Recombinant DNA System for Tandem Affinity Purification of Proteins.  Poster presentation given at the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Summer Fellowship Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI., July 2013.

Brian H. Carrick, Paul D. Good, and David R. Engelke. (2012). Chromatin-Mediated Silencing near tRNA Genes. Poster presentation given at the Michigan Research Community Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI., April, 2012.