Faculty: Biography

Aaron M. Beedle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Address: Pharmacy South Building
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Office: Room 340
Phone: (706) 542-6422
Email: beedlea@uga.edu
Biosketch
B.Sc. (Honours)Queen’s UniversityCanada1998
Ph.D. NeuroscienceUniversity of CalgaryCanada2003
Post-doctoral Experience
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 2003-2008
Honors and Awards
1996-1997, The Abramsky Prize, Physiology, Queen’s University
1997-1998, Undergraduate Research Project Prize, Physiology, Queen’s University
1997-1998, R.E. Semple Memorial Prize in Physiology (shared), Queen’s University
1998-1999, Cooper Prize, Neuroscience Research Group, University of Calgary
2009, Postdoctoral Teaching Award (Inaugural), Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa
2012-2014 Lilly Teaching Fellow, University of Georgia
Research Interests
Dr. Beedle’s long term research goals are to identify proteins and pathways with therapeutic potential in dystroglycanopathy or broader muscle disease.
Representative Publications
Beedle AM, Turner AJ, Saito Y, Lueck JD, Foltz SJ, Fortunato MJ, Nienaber PM and Campbell KP (2012) Mouse fukutin deletion impairs dystroglycan processing and recapitulates muscular dystrophy. Journal of Clinical Investigation 122:3330-3342.

Miki T, Kiyonaka S, Uriu Y, De Waard M, Wakamori M, Beedle AM, Campbell KP and Mori Y (2007) Mutation associated with an autosomal dominant cone-rod dystrophy CORD7 modifies RIM1-mediated modulation of voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels. Channels 1(3):144-147.

Beedle AM, Nienaber PM and Campbell KP (2007) Fukutin-related protein associates with the sarcolemmal dystrophin-glycoprotein complex. J. Biol. Chem. 282(23):16713-16717.

Kiyonaka S, Wakamori M, Miki T, Uriu Y, nonaka M, Bito H, Beedle AM, Mori E, Hara Y, De Waard M, Kanagawa M, Itakura M, Takahashi M, Campbell KP and Mori Y (2007) RIM1 confers sustained activity and neurotransmitter vesicle anchoring to presynaptic Ca2+ channels. Nat. Neurosci. 10(6):691-701.
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