The Rainey Lab
Dal logo Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Jan K. Rainey - Curriculum Vitae (abbreviated)
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, Room 10-N1
5850 College St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3H 1X5
Canada

    Phone: (902) 494-4632 (office) or (902) 494-4812 (lab)     Fax: (902) 494-1355      E-mail: jan.rainey<replace-with-at>dal.ca
    Webpage: http://structbio.biochem.dal.ca/jrainey/
Academic Appointments

Primary: Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (July 2011 - Present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Nov. 2006 - June 2011)

Cross-appointed:
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie Univeristy, Halifax, Nova Scotia (July 2011 - Present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie Univeristy, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Apr. 2007 - June 2011)

 
Education

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (2003 –  2006).

Postdoctoral Fellow – Structural studies of transmembrane and membrane associated peptides by solution and solid-state NMR, protein modelling, and computational biology.
Supervisor: Brian D. Sykes.

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (1999 – 2002).

   
Ph.D. –  Experimental Physical Chemistry (Conferred June 2003).
Thesis: Collagen structure and preferential assembly explored by parallel microscopy and bioinformatics.
Supervisor: M. Cynthia Goh.

M.Sc. –  Experimental Physical Chemistry (Conferred November 2000).
Thesis: Influences of charged and sterically bulky species upon the morphology and structure of preferential aggregates of collagen.
Supervisor: M. Cynthia Goh.

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario (1994 – 1998).
   
B.Sc. – Specialized Honors Biochemistry (Co-op) with Distinction (Conferred February 1999).
Thesis: Remote substituent effects on oxymercuration/demercuration of substituted norbornenes.
Supervisor: William Tam.
Fellowships & Awards

As an independent investigator:

Postdoctoral:
Graduate:
Undergraduate:
  • Canada Scholarship for Science (1994 – 1998).
  • Dean’s Honour List, College of Physical and Engineering Science, University of Guelph (1994 – 1998).
  • Honourary Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellow, Cornell University  (1998).
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry Book Award for Best Co-op Work Report, University of Guelph (1997).
  • Earl B. MacNaughton Entrance Scholarship, University of Guelph (1994).
  • Honours Biochemistry Entrance Scholarship, University of Guelph (1994)
Further Research Experience

Research Assistant - G.P. Hess Group, Section of Biochemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. (1998). Electrophysiology, molecular biology & cell culture.

Research Assistant - M.C. Goh Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. (1997). Atomic force & confocal microscopy; small-angle neutron scattering & fluorescence spectroscopy.

Research Assistant - DuPont Canada Inc., Research & Business Development, Kingston, ON. (1996 & 1997). Polymer characterization by spectroscopy & microscopy, development of remote data handling software & large-scale multi-user database design and implementation.
Publications & Conference Presentations

See publications page.

Professional Affiliations
Last Update: Sept 11 2012