Contemporary Resume

 Kershner, K., Valley, M.P., Lazar, D.F., Unch, J., Kupcho, K.R., Niles, A.L., Meisenheimer, P.L., and Cali, J.J. “A Novel Luminescent Cell Viability Assay with Greatly Enhanced Storage Stability” Second Annual SLAS Conference, Orlando, FL. January 12-16, 2013.  Valley, M.P., Hawkins, E.M., Scurria, M.A., Unch, J., Good, T., Good, D., Bernad, L., Klaubert, D.H., and Wood, K.V. “5’-Fluoroluciferin is a Novel Luciferin Analog that Improves Luciferase Reagent Technology” Assays and Cellular Targets 2007, San Diego, CA. October 17-19, 2007.  Valley, M.P., Zhou, W., Hawkins, E.M., Shultz, J., Good, T., Good, D., and Wood, K.V. “MAO-Glo™ Assay: Fast and Easy Luminescent Assay to Measure Monoamine Oxidases” 13 th North American ISSX Meeting, Maui, HI. October, 23-28, 2005.  Valley, M.P. and Fitzpatrick, P.F. “The Reductive Half Reaction of Nitroalkane Oxidase: Effect of Mutation of the Active Site Aspartate to Glutamate.” 18 th Enzyme Mechanisms Conference, Galveston Island, TX. January 4-7, 2003.

 Valley, M.P. and Fitzpatrick, P.F. “Asp402 is the Catalytic Base in Nitroalkane Oxidase.” 14 th International Symposium on Flavins and Flavoproteins, Cambridge, England. July 14-18, 2002.

 Valley, M.P., Vetting, M.W., Brown, K., Burk, D., Elango, N., Ohlendorf, D.H., and Lipscomb, J.D. “The Activation of Substrate by Protocatechuate 3,4-Dioxygenase.” EUROBIC-5, Toulouse, France. July 17-20, 2000.

 Valley, M.P., Burk, D., Elango, N., Ohlendorf, D.H., and Lipscomb, J.D. “Substrate Activation and the Role of Tyrosine 408 in Protocatechuate 3,4-Dioxygenase.” ICBIC-9, Minneapolis, MN. July 11-16, 1999.

 Valley, M.P., Elango, N., Ohlendorf, D.H., and Lipscomb, J.D. “The Trans Effect of Residue 408 in Protocatechuate 3,4-Dioxygenase.” National ASBMB Meeting, San Francisco, CA. August 24-29, 1997.

Activities and Honors

 Invited speaker at Gustavus Adolphus College, Department of Chemistry, Saint Peter, MN, May 1997.  University of Minnesota, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics graduate student body co-President, Minneapolis campus, 1996-1997.  Member of Alpha Chi Sigma, professional chemistry fraternity, Active 1992-1994, President Fall 1993.  NIH Biotechnology Training Program, 1996-1999.  University of Minnesota Graduate School Fellowship, 1994-1997.  Barry Goldwater Scholarship, 1993-1994.

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