S.StrainShinji Strain
Year in Program: MY3
Undergrad University: The University of Texas at Austin
Mentor: Mark Emmett, PhD
Graduate Program: Cell Biology

Shinji Strain

  • Development and implementation of novel analytical techniques, such as mass spectrometry and vacuum-ultra-violet spectroscopy, for the detection and quantitation of new biomarkers for oncological diseases. 
  • 2017 American Society of Mass Spectrometry Annual Meeting Travel Award
  • Cell Biology Teaching Award- 05/2017
  • UTMB Clinical and Translational Science Award NRSA TL1 Award, 12/01/2016-12/01/2018
  • 2016 American Society of Mass Spectrometry Annual Meeting Travel Award
  • The Luke Society Associate Board Member (07/2015-
  • Blocker Scholar Fellowship in Biomedical Research 2013-2014, 2014-2015
  • Thompson Endowed Scholarship in International Health, February 2014
    Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Spring 2012, Rice University
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med-into-Grad Fellowship, Summer 2011, Rice University/MDACC
  • Honors Senior Thesis- UT Austin Physics Dept
  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship, Rice Quantum Institute, Summer 2010
  • Freshman Research Initiative Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin Summer 2008
  • Be’er A, Strain SK, Hernandez RA, Ben-Jacob E, Florin EL. Periodic Reversals in Paenibacillus dendritiformis Swarming. J Bacteriol. 2013; 195(12): 2709-17.
  • Lichti CF, Wildburger NC, Emmett MR, Mostovenko E, Shavkunov AS, Strain SK, and Nilsson CL. "Post-translational Modifications in the Human Proteome." Genomics and Proteomics for Clinical Discovery and Development. Springer Netherlands, 2014. 101-136.
  • Neuroscience Grand Rounds, 03/07/2018
  • 2017 American Society of Mass Spectrometry Annual Meeting, Poster- 06/2017, “Lipidomic analysis of CSF from patients with neoplastic meningitis for early detection of metastasis to the leptomeninges”
  • 2016 American Society of Mass Spectometry Annual Meeting, Poster "Vacuum Ultra-Violet (VUV) Detection as a Complement to Mass Spectometry (MS) Analysis of Biological Metabolites”
  • 2016 UTMB Cell Biology Symposium, Poster “Vacuum Ultra-Violet (VUV) Detection as a Complement to Mass Spectometry (MS) Analysis of Biological Metabolites”
  • 2014 3rd Annual UTMB Global Health Education Symposium, Talk and Poster, Oct 11, 2014 “HIV/TB Clinical Mentorship Program increases clinical detection of smear negative TB in Kenya”
  • 2013 Biophysical Society Conference, Poster “Observing Prestin-Prestin Interactions through Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy”
  • 2011 American Physical Society March Meeting, Poster "Chemotaxis and Autotaxis in Biofilm-Forming Systems"
  • 2010 TX American Physical Society Meeting, Talk "Utilizing E. coli Autotactic Responses to Understand Quorum Dependent Behaviors in P. aeruginosa"
  • 2010 BioMedical Engineering Society (BMES) Conference, Poster "Thermally Induced Areal Strain of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles in a Magnetic Force Transducer"
  • 2008 ACS Southwest Regional Meeting, Poster “Why Bimetallic Pd/cu and Pt/cu Nanoparticles Are Good Catalysts for the Reduction of P-Nitrophenol”