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RECENT POSITIONS

Assistant Professor (2014 – Current)
University of Kentucky, Graduate Center for Toxicology

Assistant Dean for Academic Development (2014 – Current)
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine

Instructor (2014 – Current)
University of Kentucky, Graduate School

Assistant Director for Research (2011 – Current)
University of Kentucky, Markey Cancer Center

Adjunct Faculty (2013 – 2014)
Midway College, Department of Business

Staff Associate Senior/Director of Research Communications (2010 – 2011)
University of Kentucky, Markey Cancer Center

Staff Associate/Scientific Writer and Editor (2009 – 2010)
University of Kentucky, Markey Cancer Center

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Master of Business Administration (2011 – 2013)
Midway College, Midway, KY

Postdoctoral Fellow (2008 – 2009)
Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry (2003 – 2008)
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington, KY

Graduate Research Assistant (2003 – 2008)
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington, KY

Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Biotechnology (1999 – 2003)
University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Lexington, KY

PUBLICATIONS AND WRITTEN WORK

I. Doctoral Dissertation (University of Kentucky)

Vanderford NL. Regulation of MafA Expression and Degradation in Pancreatic Beta Cells. 306 pages. 2008.

Publisher: ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing
ISBN: 9780549719519
Date of Publication: 10/25/2008

Registered with: The Library of Congress, United States Copyright Office
Registration Number: TX0006653888
Copyright Claimant: Nathan Lane Vanderford

II. Master of Business Administration Capstone (Midway College)

Vanderford NL. Challenges Associated with Cancer Research Commercialization at the University of Kentucky. 70 pages. 2013.

Registered with: The Library of Congress, United States Copyright Office
Registration Number: TXU001846670
Copyright Claimant: Nathan Lane Vanderford

III. Research Instrument

Vanderford NL. A Research Instrument for Measuring the Barriers to Academic Research Commercialization. 7 pages. 2013.

Registered with: The Library of Congress, United States Copyright Office
Registration Number: TXu001853886
Copyright Claimant: Nathan Lane Vanderford

IV. Scientific Publications

Vanderford NL, Weiss LT, and Weiss HL. A Survey of the Barriers Associated with Academic-based Cancer Research Commercialization. PLOS ONE 8(8): e72268, 2013.

Vanderford NL. Regulation of β-Cell-Specific and Glucose-Dependent MafA Expression. Islets 3(1): 35-37, 2011.

Vanderford NL. The Role of MafA in Regulating Cytokine Expression in Pancreatic Beta-cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286(3): le1, 2011.

Vanderford NL. Defining the Regulation of IL-1β- and CHOP-Mediated β-cell Apoptosis. Islets 2(5): 334-336, 2010.

Vanderford NL. Comment on: Matsuoka et al. (2010) Regulation of MafA Expression in Pancreatic β-cells in db/db Mice with Diabetes. Diabetes 59(7); 1709-1720. Diabetes 59(9): e23, 2010.

Guo S, Vanderford NL, and Stein R. Phosphorylation within the MafA N-Terminus Regulates C-Terminal Dimerization and DNA Binding. Journal of Biological Chemistry 285(17): 12655-12661, 2010.

Ogihara T, Vanderford NL, Maier B, Stein R, and Mirmira RG. Expression and Function of Set7/9 in Pancreatic Islets. Islets 1(3): 269-272, 2009.

Guo S, Burnette R, Zhao L, Vanderford NL, Poitout V, Henderson E, Özcan S, Wadzinski BE, and Stein R. The Stability and Transactivation Potential of the Mammalian MafA Transcription Factor is Regulated by Serine 65 Phosphorylation. Journal of Biological Chemistry 284(2): 759-765, 2009.

Vanderford NL, Cantrell JEL, Popa GJ, and Özcan S. Multiple Kinases Regulate mafA Expression in the Pancreatic Beta Cell Line MIN6. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 480(2): 138-142, 2008.

Xing H, Vanderford NL, and Sarge KD. TBP/PP2A Mitotic Complex Bookmarks Genes by Preventing Condensin Action. Nature Cell Biology 10(11): 1318-1323, 2008.

Andrali SS*, Sampley ML*, Vanderford NL*, and Özcan S. Glucose Regulation of Insulin Gene Expression. Biochemical Journal 415(1): 1-10, 2008. *equal contribution

Vanderford NL, Andrali SS, and Özcan S. Glucose Induces MafA Expression in Pancreatic Beta Cell Lines via the Hexosamine Biosynthetic Pathway. Journal of Biological Chemistry 282(3): 1577-1584, 2007.

V. Published General Interest Science-Related Articles

Callier V and Vanderford NL. Mission Possible: Putting Trainees at the Center of Academia’s Mission. Nature Biotechnology. 32(6): 593-594, 2014.

Callier V and Vanderford NL. Opinion: Hone Your Craft, Sell Your Skills. The Scientist News: Published Online, 5/12/2014.

Vanderford NL. Fixing the Broken Graduate Education Experience. Nature Biotechnology. 31(12): 1149, 2013.

Vanderford NL. Mentors, Be Nice. Nature Biotechnology. 31(7): 659, 2013.

Vanderford NL. Broadening PhD Curricula. Nature Biotechnology. 30(1): 113-114, 2012.

Vanderford NL. Broaden Undergraduate Education. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 39(4): 251-252, 2011.

Vanderford NL. Endorsing Alternative Careers for PhDs. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 39(3): 246, 2011.

Vanderford NL. Ease Entry into an Alternative Career Field by Obtaining a Specialized Professional Degree. Nature Biotechnology 29(4): 368-369, 2011.

Vanderford NL. Opinion: Encourage Alternatives III | PhD Programs Should Integrate Relevant Non-laboratory Work Experience into their Curricula. The Scientist News: Published Online, 9/28/2010.

Vanderford NL. Publishing Research Data is Essential to Science. The Chronicle of Higher Education: Published Online, 7/25/10.

Vanderford NL. Opinion: Encourage Alternatives II | We Don’t Talk Enough About How Scientists Can Excel Outside the Lab. The Scientist News: Published Online, 5/13/2010.

Vanderford NL. Opinion: Encourage Alternatives | We Don’t do Enough to Prepare the Growing Number of Scientists Who Opt Out of Bench Work. The Scientist News: Published Online, 3/17/2010.

TEACHING

Course Director and Instructor (2014 – Current)
GS 600: Preparing Future Professionals

Teaching Assistant and Lecturer (2004 & 2006)
Biochemistry 401G: Fundamentals of Biochemistry

SERVICE

Reviewer (2014)
Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship

Reviewer (2014)
Louisiana Board of Regents’ Research Competitiveness Subprogram

President (2013 – 2014)
Midway College MBA Alumni Association

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Association of American Cancer Institutes

Cancer Center Administrator’s Forum

Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International