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Christian Macdonald 

930 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(734) 763-9318

Academic Background

June 2015 - Present            PhD candidate, Biophysics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
                                        Co-advisors: Professor A. Ramamoorthy and Randy B. Stockbridge

August 2010 - May 2015    B.S., Biochemistry and Mathematics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Research project

I am interested in developing and applying novel solution and solid-state NMR methods to study protein-protein and protein-membrane interactions.


4. Kermani, A.A., Macdonald, C.B., Gundepudi, R., and Stockbridge, R.B. (2018). Guanidinium export is the primal function of SMR family transporters. PNAS 201719187.

3. Macdonald, C.B., and Stockbridge, R.B. (2017). A topologically diverse family of fluoride channels. Current Opinion in Structural Biology 45, 142–149.

2. Pettit, G.R., Arce, P.M., Chapuis, J.-C., and Macdonald, C.B. (2015). Antineoplastic Agents. 600. From the South Pacific Ocean to the Silstatins. J. Nat. Prod. 78, 510–523.

1. Pettit, G.R., Smith, T.H., Arce, P.M., Flahive, E.J., Anderson, C.R., Chapuis, J.-C., Xu, J.-P., Groy, T.L., Belcher, P.E., and Macdonald, C.B. (2015). Antineoplastic Agents. 599. Total Synthesis of Dolastatin 16. J. Nat. Prod. 78, 476–485.

Professional experiences

Biomolecular NMR conference (2016)
Minnesota Advanced NMR Workshop: "Protein Structure and Dynamics: From Soluble to Membrane-Bound" (2016)

Conference presentations

"Evolution of substrate specificity in the Small Multidrug Resistance (SMR) family of transporters." Society of General Physiologists 72nd Annual Symposium (2018)

"Phylogenetic analysis of the Flucs, a family of fluoride channels." Biophysical Society 61st Annual Meeting (2017)