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Daniel L. Minor, Jr., Ph.D.

Investigator, Cardiovascular Research Institute

Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics, & Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

University of California, San Francisco

Faculty Scientist, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Phone: 415-514-2551
Email: daniel.minor@ucsf.edu

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University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Biochemistry and Biophysics, 1989

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Chemistry, 1996

Awards & Honors

Fellow of the American Asthma Association 2010-2011
Feinberg Foundation Visiting Faculty Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Established Investigator, American Heart Association 2007

McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award 2004-2006

McKnight Scholar in Neurosciences 2001-2004

Rita Allen Scholar 2001-2004

March of Dimes, Basil O'Connor Scholar 2002-2004

Beckman Young Investigator 2002-2004

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow 2002-2004

Searle Scholar 2002-2004

Research Interests

Molecular structure and mechanism of ion channel action

Development of novel methods for ion channel regulation


For a list of Dan Minor's publications, please see the PUBLICATIONS page.

Reviews and Commentaries

Minor, Jr., D.L., Searching for interesting channels: pairing selection and molecular
evolution methods to study ion channel structure and function.
Molecular BioSystems, 5, 802–810 (2009)

Published in the Handbook of Cell Signaling, 2nd Edition, Chapter author: Daniel L. Minor, An Overview of Ion Channel Structure., Pages 201-208, Copyright Elsevier (2009)

Calmodulin interactions with CaV1 and CaV2 voltage-gated calcium channel IQ domains. Kim, E., Findeisen, F., Minor, Jr., D.L. Handbook of Metalloproteins (2010)

Small molecule-ion channel match making: A natural fit for new ASIC ligands. Bagriantsev, S. and Minor, D.L., Jr., Neuron 68 1-3 (2010)

Progress in the structural understanding of voltage-gated calcium channel (CaV) function and modulation. Findeisen, Felix, Minor, Jr., D.L., Channels 4, 28-43 (2010)
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Minor, Jr., D.L., Potassium Channels: life in the post-structural world. Current Opinion in Structural Biology 11  408-414 (2001).

Yi, B.A, Minor, Jr., D.L., Lin, Y.F., Jan, Y.N. and Jan, L.Y., Controlling potassium channel activities: Interplay between the membrane and intracellular factors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 98 11016-11023 (2001).

Minor, Jr., D.L., Overview: Function and three-dimensional structures of ion channels. Handbook of Cellular Signaling Eds. R. Bradshaw and E. Dennis, Academic Press, San Diego (2004).

Minor, Jr., D.L., Bend to open? Structure 13 1094-1095 (2005).

Minor, Jr., D.L., A sensitive channel family replete with sense and motion. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 13 388-390 (2006).

Minor, Jr., D.L., Wanting contact: how to pick up a channel. Nature Chemical Biology 2 298-299 (2006).

Van Petegem, F. and Minor, Jr., D.L., The structural biology of voltage-gated calcium channel function and regulation. Biochemical Society Transactions Vol 34, part 5 (2006).

Minor, Jr., D.L., Puzzle plugged by pore plasticity. Molecular Cell 26 459-460 (2007).

Minor, Jr., D.L., The neurobiologist's guide to structural biology: A Primer on why macromolecular structure matters and how to evaluate macromolecular structural data. Neuron 54 511-533 (2007).

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