User:Kam D. Dahlquist

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Kam D. Dahlquist, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, MS8220
Los Angeles, CA 90045 

I am the head of the Dahlquist Lab at Loyola Marymount University. I learned about OpenWetWare through a Google search when I was searching for a protocol online. I've joined because I run a lab with undergraduates at a primarily undergraduate institution and would like to post my protocols and supply lists online for easy access and to share them with the community. I also host some of my courses on this site (see below).

Courses Taught

Office Hours Fall 2011

Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-11:00 AM and by appointment

Office: Seaver 218


  • 2000, PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 1993, BA, Pomona College

Research interests

  1. XMLPipeDB: A Reusable, Open Source Tool Chain for Building Relational Databases from XML Sources; creating MAPPs and Gene Databases for the GenMAPP software
  2. The Global Transcriptional Response of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to Cold Shock and Recovery
  3. Mathematical Modeling of the Transcriptional Network Controlling the Environmental Stress Response in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  4. Identifying Soil Bacteria and Biochemical Pathways in the Ballona Wetlands for the Bioremediation of Organic Pollutants


Peer-reviewed Research

  • Demir, E., Cary, M.P., Paley, S., Fukuda, K., Lemer, C., Vastrik, I., Wu, G., D'Eustachio, P., Schaefer, C., Luciano, J., Schacherer, F., Martinez-Flores, I., Hu, Z., Jimenez-Jacinto, V., Joshi-Tope, G., Kandasamy, K., Lopez-Fuentes, A.C., Mi, H., Pichler, E., Rodchenkov, I., Splendiani, A., Tkachev, S., Zucker, J., Gopinath, G., Rajasimha, H., Ramakrishnan, R., Shah, I., Syed, M., Anwar, N., Babur, O., Blinov, M., Brauner, E., Corwin, D., Donaldson, S., Gibbons, F., Goldberg, R., Hornbeck, P., Luna, A., Murray-Rust, P., Neumann, E., Reubenacker, O., Samwald, M., van Iersel, M., Wimalaratne, S., Allen, K., Braun, B., Whirl-Carrillo, M., Cheung, K.H,, Dahlquist, K., Finney, A., Gillespie, M., Glass, E., Gong, L., Haw, R., Honig, M., Hubaut, O., Kane, D., Krupa, S., Kutmon, M., Leonard, J., Marks, D., Merberg, D., Petri, V., Pico, A., Ravenscroft, D., Ren, L., Shah, N., Sunshine, M., Tang, R., Whaley, R., Letovksy, S., Buetow, K.H., Rzhetsky, A., Schachter, V., Sobral, B.S., Dogrusoz, U., McWeeney, S., Aladjem, M., Birney, E., Collado-Vides, J., Goto, S., Hucka, M., Le Novère, N., Maltsev, N., Pandey, A., Thomas, P., Wingender, E., Karp, P.D., Sander, C., and Bader, G.D. (2010) The BioPAX Community Standard for Pathway Data Sharing. Nature Biotechnology 28: 935-942. Abstract Full Text
  • Ogando, D.G., Dahlquist, K.D., Alizadeh, M., Kunchithapautham, K., Li, J., Yu, N., LaVail, M.M., Rohrer, B., Vollrath, D., and Danciger, M. (2010) Candidate Genes for Chromosomes 6 and 10 Quantitative Trait Loci for Age-related Retinal Degeneration in Mice. Molecular Vision 16: 1004-1018. [Abstract][Full Text][PDF]
  • Dionisio, J.D.N. and Dahlquist, K.D. (2008) Improving the Computer Science in Bioinformatics Through Open Source Pedagogy ACM SIGCSE Bulletin 40: 115-119. [Abstract][Contact us for reprint]
  • Salomonis, N., Hanspers, K., Zambon, A.C., Vranizan, K., Lawlor, S.C., Dahlquist, K.D., Doniger, S.W., Stuart, J.M., Conklin, B.R., Pico, A.R. (2007) GenMAPP 2: New Features and Resources for Pathway Analysis. BMC Bioinformatics 8: 217. [PubMed][Full Text][PDF]
  • Doniger, S.W., Salomonis, N., Dahlquist, K.D., Vranizan, K., Lawlor, S.C., & Conklin, B.R. (2003) MAPPFinder: Using Gene Ontology and GenMAPP to Create a Global Gene-Expression Profile from Microarray Data. Genome Biology 4: R7.

[PubMed][Full Text][PDF]

  • Segal, M.R., Dahlquist, K.D., & Conklin, B.R. (2003) Regression Approaches for Microarray Data Analysis. Journal of Computational Biology 10: 961-980. [PubMed][Full Text][Preprint]
  • Dahlquist, K.D., Salomonis, N., Vranizan, K., Lawlor, S.C., & Conklin, B.R. (2002) GenMAPP, A New Tool for Viewing and Analyzing Microarray Data on Biological Pathways. Nature Genetics 31: 19-20. [PubMed][Full Text][PDF]
  • Dahlquist, K.D. & Puglisi, J.D. (2000) Interaction of Translation Initiation Factor IF1 with the E. coli Ribosomal A Site. Journal of Molecular Biology 299: 1-15. [PubMed][Full Text][PDF]
  • Recht, M.I., Douthewaite, S., Dahlquist, K.D., & Puglisi, J.D. (1999) Effect of Mutations in the A Site of 16S rRNA on Aminoglycoside Antibiotic-Ribosome Interaction. Journal of Molecular Biology 286: 33-43. [PubMed][Full Text][PDF]

Reviews, Book Chapters, Conference Proceedings

Dahlquist, K.D., editor (2010) Proceedings of the 11th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) 2010. BMC Bioinformatics 11(Suppl 12): S1-S13. [Proceedings Home Page]

Dahlquist, K.D. (2004) Using GenMAPP and MAPPFinder to View Microarray Data on Biological Pathways and Identify Global Trends in the Data. In Current Protocols in Bioinformatics (Baxevanis, A.D., Davison, D.B., Page, R., Stein, L., Stormo, G., eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, N.Y., pp. 7.5.1-7.5.26. [Current Protocols]

Puglisi, J.D., Blanchard, S.C., Dahlquist, K.D., Eason, R.G., Fourmy, D., Lynch, S.R., Recht, M.I., & Yoshizawa, S. (1999) Aminoglycoside Antibiotics and Decoding. In The Ribosome: Structure, Function, Antibiotics, and Cellular Interactions (Garrett, R.A., Douthewaite, S.R., Liljas, A., Matheson, A.T., Moore, P.B., & Noller, H.F., eds.), pp. 419-429. ASM Press, Washington, D.C

Dahlquist, K. & Puglisi, J.D. (1995) Investigating the Structure and Function of Translation Initiation Factor 1 in Escherichia coli. Nucleic Acids Symposium Series 33: 170-171. [PubMed]

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