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Kurt Thorn

Adjunct Assistant Professor - University of California, San Francisco

Position - Company  
Research Fellow - Harvard University Oct 2001 - Jul 2006
Adjunct Assistant Professor - University of California, San Francisco Jul 2008 - Present
Director - UCSF Nikon Imaging Center University of California, San Francisco Aug 2006 - Present
Degree - University  
Ph.D., Biophysics - University of California, San Francisco 1996 - 2001
BA, Chemistry - Princeton University 1992 - 1996
Publication Info
High-resolution imaging of cardiomyocyte behavior reveals two distinct steps in ventricular trabeculation. Staudt DW, Liu J, Thorn KS, Stuurman N, Liebling M, Stainier DY Development. :. doi: 10.1242/dev.098632. January 8, 2014. View on PubMed.
A neo-substrate that amplifies catalytic activity of parkinson's-disease-related kinase PINK1. Hertz NT, Berthet A, Sos ML, Thorn KS, Burlingame AL, Nakamura K, Shokat KM Cell. 154(4):737-47. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.07.030. August 15, 2013. View on PubMed.
Improved blue, green, and red fluorescent protein tagging vectors for S. cerevisiae. Lee S, Lim WA, Thorn KS PLoS One. 8(7):e67902. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067902. July 2, 2013. View on PubMed.
Programmable microfluidic synthesis of spectrally encoded microspheres. Gerver RE, Gómez-Sjöberg R, Baxter BC, Thorn KS, Fordyce PM, Diaz-Botia CA, Helms BA, DeRisi JL Lab Chip. 12(22):4716-23. doi: 10.1039/c2lc40699c. November 21, 2012. View on PubMed.
Mitochondrial network size scaling in budding yeast. Rafelski SM, Viana MP, Zhang Y, Chan YH, Thorn KS, Yam P, Fung JC, Li H, Costa Lda F, Marshall WF Science. 338(6108):822-4. doi: 10.1126/science.1225720. November 9, 2012. View on PubMed.
The first World Cell Race. Maiuri P, Terriac E, Paul-Gilloteaux P, Vignaud T, McNally K, Onuffer J, Thorn K and 20 others Curr Biol. 22(17):R673-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.07.052. September 11, 2012. View on PubMed.
Regulation of endocytic clathrin dynamics by cargo ubiquitination. Henry AG, Hislop JN, Grove J, Thorn K, Marsh M, von Zastrow M Dev Cell. 23(3):519-32. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2012.08.003. September 11, 2012. View on PubMed.
Separase biosensor reveals that cohesin cleavage timing depends on phosphatase PP2A(Cdc55) regulation. Yaakov G, Thorn K, Morgan DO Dev Cell. 23(1):124-36. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2012.06.007. July 17, 2012. View on PubMed.
Scanning angle interference microscopy reveals cell dynamics at the nanoscale. Paszek MJ, DuFort CC, Rubashkin MG, Davidson MW, Thorn KS, Liphardt JT, Weaver VM Nat Methods. 9(8):825-7. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2077. July 1, 2012. View on PubMed.
Sequence-dependent sorting of recycling proteins by actin-stabilized endosomal microdomains. Puthenveedu MA, Lauffer B, Temkin P, Vistein R, Carlton P, Thorn K, Taunton J, Weiner OD, Parton RG, von Zastrow M Cell. 143(5):761-73. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.10.003. November 24, 2010. View on PubMed.
Spinning-disk confocal microscopy of yeast. Thorn K Methods Enzymol. 470:581-602. doi: 10.1016/S0076-6879(10)70023-9. 2010. View on PubMed.
Membrane expansion alleviates endoplasmic reticulum stress independently of the unfolded protein response. Schuck S, Prinz WA, Thorn KS, Voss C, Walter P J Cell Biol. 187(4):525-36. doi: 10.1083/jcb.200907074. November 16, 2009. View on PubMed.
Real-time imaging of discrete exocytic events mediating surface delivery of AMPA receptors. Yudowski GA, Puthenveedu MA, Leonoudakis D, Panicker S, Thorn KS, Beattie EC, von Zastrow M J Neurosci. 27(41):11112-21. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2465-07.2007. October 10, 2007. View on PubMed.
Intracellular protein interaction mapping with FRET hybrids. You X, Nguyen AW, Jabaiah A, Sheff MA, Thorn KS, Daugherty PS Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 103(49):18458-63. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0605422103. December 5, 2006. View on PubMed.
Optimized cassettes for fluorescent protein tagging in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Sheff MA, Thorn KS Yeast. 21(8):661-70. doi: 10.1002/yea.1130. June 2004. View on PubMed.
Interaction of the human adenovirus proteinase with its 11-amino acid cofactor pVIc. Baniecki ML, McGrath WJ, McWhirter SM, Li C, Toledo DL, Pellicena P, Barnard DL, Thorn KS, Mangel WF Biochemistry. 40(41):12349-56. October 16, 2001. View on PubMed.
ASEdb: a database of alanine mutations and their effects on the free energy of binding in protein interactions. Thorn KS, Bogan AA Bioinformatics. 17(3):284-5. March 2001. View on PubMed.
Engineering the processive run length of the kinesin motor. Thorn KS, Ubersax JA, Vale RD J Cell Biol. 151(5):1093-100. November 27, 2000. View on PubMed.
ATPase kinetic characterization and single molecule behavior of mutant human kinesin motors defective in microtubule-based motility. Shimizu T, Thorn KS, Ruby A, Vale RD Biochemistry. 39(18):5265-73. May 9, 2000. View on PubMed.
A novel method of affinity-purifying proteins using a bis-arsenical fluorescein. Thorn KS, Naber N, Matuska M, Vale RD, Cooke R Protein Sci. 9(2):213-7. doi: 10.1110/ps.9.2.213. February 2000. View on PubMed.
Anatomy of hot spots in protein interfaces. Bogan AA, Thorn KS J Mol Biol. 280(1):1-9. doi: 10.1006/jmbi.1998.1843. July 3, 1998. View on PubMed.
The crystal structure of a major allergen from plants. Thorn KS, Christensen HE, Shigeta R, Huddler D, Shalaby L, Lindberg U, Chua NH, Schutt CE Structure. 5(1):19-32. January 15, 1997. View on PubMed.
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