James Matchynski

James Matchynski

James Matchynski

Biography

Education: University of Michigan - Dearborn, B.S. 05/2015
Year in Program: G3
Mentor(s): Dr. Alana Conti & Dr. Shane Perrine

Personal Interests

Major Professional Societies:

  • 2018: Member, Michigan Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
  • 2018: Member, Society for Neuroscience
  • 2015-2017: Member, American Chemical Society
  • 2015-2016: Member, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
     

Teaching: 

  • 2013-2015 SI leader (peer instruction), University of Michigan - Dearborn
    • Introductory Physics II and General Physics II (FA 2013,2014)
    • General Chemistry IIA (W 2014)

Service:

  • Volunteer for Brain Day March 2018
  • Volunteer for St Mary Mercy Hospital in the CT department (2014-2015)
  • Jeans for Genes Fundraiser for ataxia-telangiectasia (2014)
  • Assisted Detroit Public School Teachers Transfer Classrooms (2012-2013)
  • Volunteer for the organizations IMPACT (2012-present) and Master Provisions (2007-present).
     

Research Interests

 Changing fear expression through the use of neuronal ensembles

Honors and Awards

  • 2017-2018 Thomas Rumble Fellowship, Wayne State University
  • 2015-2017 Board of Governors’ Tuition Scholarship, Wayne State University
  • 2015 Distinguished Research Award, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 2015 Biochemistry Honors Scholar, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 2015 ACS Outstanding Undergraduate Award, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 2015 Honors with High Distinction (3.92 GPA), University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 2015 class of Dearborn Difference Makers, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 2014-2015 James B. Angel Scholar, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 2014 ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award, University of
  • 2013 CRC Freshman Chemistry Award, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 2011-2015 University Honors, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 2011-2014 Dean’s List, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 2011 Chancellor’s Scholarship, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 2009 Mid-Michigan Brain Bee Winner, Central Michigan University

 

Publications

 

 

Other Information

Conferences Attended:

  • Matchynski JI, Manwar R, Kratkiewicz K, Perrine SA, Conti AC, Avanaki MRN. Photoacoustic imaging of neuroactivation using a cFos/LacZ gene reporter system. Brainstorm. 2018 May
  • Matchynski JI, Manwar R, Kratkiewicz K, Perrine SA, Conti AC, Avanaki MRN. Photoacoustic imaging of neuroactivation using a cFos/LacZ gene reporter system. Michigan Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. 2018 May
  • Matchynski JI, Manwar R, Kratkiewicz K, Perrine SA, Conti AC, Avanaki MRN. Functional photoacoustic imaging of neuron activity using a cfos/lacz gene reporter system. Translational Neuroscience Program Symposium and Research Day 2018 May
  • Matchynski JI, Manwar R, Kratkiewicz K, Perrine SA, Conti AC, Avanaki MRN. Functional photoacoustic imaging of neuron activity using a cfos/lacz gene reporter system. Translation Neuroscience Program Symposium and Research Day 2018 May
  • Matchynski JI, Manwar R, Kratkiewicz K, Perrine SA, Conti AC, Avanaki MRN. Optimizing photoacoustic imaging of lacZ cleavage products. SFN National Meeting, Scheduled 2018 October
  • Matchynski JI, Chamoun AW, Marilee B, Smith SR. Investigation of copper exchange between the avian egg proteins Riboflavin Binding Protein, Phosvitin and Vitellogenin. Experimental Biology, Boston, MA 2015 March
  • Smith, SR, Benore, M, Matchynski, JI. Eggs in one basket: Is there a role for riboflavin binding protein in copper transport and storage? 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, 2015 March
    (Assisted with methods development, data collection and data processing)
  • Matchynski JI, Marilee B, Smith SR. Development of New Protein Purification Technique of Avian riboflavin Binding Protein Utilizing its Isoelectric Point. 22nd Annual Natural Sciences Poster Session, 2014 April
  • Matchynski JI, Marilee B, Smith SR. Development of New Protein Purification Technique of Avian riboflavin Binding Protein Utilizing its Isoelectric Point. Meeting of Minds Conference, 2014 April
  • Matchynski JI, Virk U, Briggs C. Control of the Promoter Region in RPS3. Poster 21st Annual
    Natural Sciences Poster Session, Dearborn, MI, U.S.A. April 2013

 Funding: NIH NIDA R01 DA042057