Quin joined the Underbakke lab at the end of Fall, 2014. He's been working in biochemistry labs since his undergrad days at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. At Ball State, he worked with Dr. Jason Ribblett on designing COX-2 selective inhibitors and Dr. Scott Pattison on developing assays to assess lipid peroxidation. He graduated with honors, then came to Iowa State. Quin did his M.S. work under Dr. Adam Barb in the department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology. In the lab of Dr. Barb, Quin studied glycoproteins, specifically the role of N-glycan composition in Fc-Fc receptor interactions. Now that he is in Dr. Underbakke's lab, Quin studies the structural biology of synGAP1. Outside of the lab Quin loves cooking, mixology, and reading about positive psychology, learning, and memory. Quin aspires to rule the world someday, but wants get a job running his own research program first.
Other Affiliations: Peer Mentor, BBMB GLC