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Douglas Walker

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Douglas Walker

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Background

Education

Ph. D. Rice University 2021 Chemistry

Bachelor's of Science Idaho State University 2015 Chemistry

College strategic research areas

Biomedical Science

Publications

  • Charge-Free, Stabilizing Amide−π Interactions Can Be Used to Control Collagen Triple-Helix Self-Assembly Douglas R. Walker, Ali A. Alizadehmojarad, Anatoly B. Kolomeisky, and Jeffrey D. Hartgerink Biomacromolecules 2021 22 (5), 2137-2147 DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00234
  • Walker DR, Hulgan SAH, Peterson CM, Li I, Gonzalez KJ, Hartgerink JD. Predicting the Stability of Homo-and Hetero-trimeric Collagen Helices Nat. Chem. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-020-00626-6
  • Hulgan SAH, Jalan AJ, Li I, Walker DR, Miller MD, Kosgei AJ, Xu W, Phillips GN, Hartgerink JD. Covalent Capture of Collagen Triple Helices using Lysine-Aspartate and Lysine-Glutamate Pairs Biomacromolecules 2020, doi:10.1021/acs.biomac.0c00878
  • Jalan AA, Sammon D, Hartgerink JD, Brear P, Stott K, Hamaia SW, Hunter EJ, Walker DR, Leitinger B, Farndale RW. Chain alignment of collagen I deciphered using computationally designed heterotrimers. Nat. Chem. Biol. (2020) doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0435-y
  • Li I, Hulgan S, Walker D, Farndale R, Hartgerink J, Jalan A. Covalent Capture of a Heterotrimeric Collagen Helix. Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 5480-5484
  • Carrejo NC, Moore AN, Lopez Silva TL, Leach DG, Li I, Walker DR, Hartgerink JD. Multidomain Peptide Hydrogel Accelerates Healing of Full-Thickness Wounds in Diabetic Mice. ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2018, 4, 1386-1396
  • Clements KA, Acevedo-Jake AM, Walker DR, Hartgerink JD. Glycine Substitutions in Collagen Heterotrimers Alter Triple Helical Assembly. Biomacromolecules 2017, 18, 617-624

Awards

  • Gordon Research Conference: Peptides; Young Investigator Poster Competition Poster Award
  • SCI (Smalley-Curl Institute) Summer Research Colloquium; Best Presentation Award
  • Mathematical Contest in Modeling Meritorious Winner
  • Outstanding Student Achievement Award for the College of Science and Engineering

Presentations

  • Walker DR, Hulgan SAH, Peterson CM, Li I, Gonzalez KJ, Hartgerink JD. Predicting Collagen Thermal Stability. Gordon Research Conference, Ventura Beach Marriot, Ventura, CA, February 2020.
  • Walker DR, Hulgan SAH, Li I, Hartgerink JD. Prediction of Collagen Thermal Stability by a Multi-faceted Algorithm. Smalley-Curl Institute Summer Research Colloquium, Rice University, Houston, TX, August 2019.
  • Walker DR, Hulgan SAH, Li I, Hartgerink JD. Prediction of Collagen Thermal Stability by a Multi-faceted Algorithm. Gordon Research Conference, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, July 2019.
  • Walker DR, Hartgerink JD. Understanding the Basis of Structural Stability in Collagen. Smalley-Curl Institute Annual Transdisciplinary Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX, February 2019.
  • Walker DR, Hartgerink JD. Computational Design for Structural Control of Collagen Mimetic Peptides. Biomaterials Day at TAMU, Texas A&M, College
  • Walker DR, Childs JT, Gilmer J, Pfau JC, Pak JJ. Toxicology Studies of Semiconductor Nanoparticles. 70th Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Pocatello, ID, June 2015. Abstract Published by American Chemical Society.
  • Pfau, J.C., J. Gilmer, D. Walker, J. Pak, L. Yang, and M.A. Thomas. Effects of Single-Source versus Multisource Copper Indium Disulfide Nanoparticles on Mouse Macrophage Gene Expression. Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2015. Abstract Published in The Toxicologist: 144:243.
  • Walker DR, Nielson K, Gilmer J, Pak JJ, Pfau JC, Thomas M. Preparation and Characterization of Semiconductor Nanoparticles for Toxicological Studies. 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, August 2014. Abstract Published by American Chemical Society.
  • Walker DR, Childs JT, Gilmer J, Pfau JC, Pak JJ. Preparation of Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Toxicological Studies. 13th Annual INBRE summer Research Conference, Boise, ID. August 2014
  • Walker DR, Pak JJ, Pfau JC. Toxic Properties of Semiconducting Quantum Dots. 69th Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Missoula, MT June 2014. Absstract Published by American Chemical Society.
  • Walker DR, Pak JJ, Pfau JC. Nanoparticle Toxicology: A Study of Interdisciplinary Problems. 12th Annual INBRE Summer Research Conference, Moscow ID. August 2013
  • Walker DR, Wright KD, Pak JJ. Preparation and Study of Thiol containing Cavitands for the Size Selective Preparation of CuInS2 Nanoparticles. Idaho State University Undergraduate Research Symposium, Pocatello, ID. March 2013