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Craig Manahan



Brian Crane


Education: BS Biochemistry – University of Colorado, Boulder, 2010


University of Colorado Norlin Scholar – 2006-2010

Research Experience:

2008-2010 – Xuedong Liu’s lab at University of Colorado: Boulder-Inhibition of p27 ubiquitination by small molecules.
Summer 2007 – George Barisa’s lab at Colorado State University: Fort Collins – Tracking membrane protein movements using quantum dot labeling.

Current Research Activities:

I am studying interactions of proteins involved in the circadian clock of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.


Protein Interactions in the Drosophila melanogaster Circadian Clock, 2013 Keck Biomembrane Retreat, Ithaca, NY, June 25-27, 2013


Vaidya, A. T., Top, D., Manahan, C. C., Tokuda, J. M., Zhang, S., Pollack, L., Young, M. W., and Crane, B. R. (2013) Flavin reduction activates Drosophila cryptochrome, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 20455-20460. PubMed

Conrad, K. S., Manahan, C. C., and Crane, B. R. (2014) Photochemistry of flavoprotein light sensors, Nat. Chem. Biol. 10, 801-809. PubMed

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