Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, L220
Oregon Health Sciences University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97201


Phone: (503) 494-8098
FAX: (503) 494-6862
email: mcdermoj@ohsu.edu
          jason@jasonya.com
web: www.jasonya.com/jason/


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June 1993
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland Oregon
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Doctorate of Philosophy
'Structural analysis of retroviral capsid proteins', advisor Dr. Eric Barklis

Reed College, Portland Oregon
Department of Biology
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Thesis: 'The role of the matrix protein (p17) of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 in viral assembly and infection.'

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October 1994 Graduate Record Examination:
verbal, 690; quantitative, 770; analytical, 750

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June 2000-present

Post-doctoral Research Position, Dr. Eric Barklis, OHSU

Jan. 2000-present

Editor, JAM Post scientific paper editing service, Renton, WA.

July 1998-present

Interim network/computer support, Dept. of Microbiology, OHSU

June 1991-1995

Research Assistant, retrovirology, molecular biology and biochemistry.
Dr. Eric Barklis, OHSU
Sept. 1990-1991

Stockroom Technician, Reed College, Dept. of Biology


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Sept. 1997-2000

NIH Pathogenesis Training Grant Placement

October 1998

Sears Fellowship Award Recipient

August 1997

Tartar Fellowship Award Recipient

June 1988

National Merit Scholarship Finalist


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McDermott, J., Mayo, K., and E. Barklis. 2000. Three-dimensional organization of retroviral capsid proteins on a lipid monolayer. Journal of Molecular Biology 302:121-33

McDermott, J., Karanjia, S., Love, Z., and E. Barklis. 2000. Crosslink analysis of N-terminal, C- terminal, and N/B determining regions of Moloney murine leukemia virus capsid protein. Virology 269: 190-200

Zuber, G., McDermott, J., Karanjia, S., Zhao, W., Schmid, M.F., and E. Barklis. 2000. Assembly of retrovirus capsid-nucleocapsid proteins in the presence of membranes or RNA. Journal of Virology 74(6): 7431-41

Barklis, E., McDermott, J., Wilkens, S., Fuller, S. and Thompson, D. 1998. Organization of HIV- 1 capsid proteins on a lipid monolayer. Journal of Biological Chemistry 273(13):7177-7180

Barklis, E.*, McDermott, J.*, Wilkens, S.*, Schabtach, E., Capaldi, R.A., Schmid, M.F., Fuller, S., Karanjia, S., Love, Z., Jones, R., Rui, Y., and D. Thompson,*. 1997. Structural analysis of membrane-bound retrovirus capsid proteins. European Molecular Biology Organization Journal 16:1199-1213. *Authors contributed equally to this work.

McDermott, J., Farrell, L., Ross, R. and E. Barklis. 1996. Structural analysis of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Gag protein interactions, using cysteine-specific reagents. Journal of Virology 70(8):5106-5114

Wang, C., Zhang, Y., McDermott, J., and E. Barklis. 1993. Conditional infectivity of a human immunodeficiency virus matrix domain deletion mutant. Journal of Virology 67(12):7067-7076

Please Note: I am making the PDF files of these papers available to serve as single-copy reprints only. Please consult the web page of the journal for additional usage guidelines.

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Programming Languages: (high proficiency) C, C++, Python, Tk, HTML, Javascript, Basic, Pascal; (moderate proficiency) Fortran, PERL, Lisp, Tcl, vtk, DHTML, Java.

Types of Programming: UNIX and Macintosh, database management, GUI, scientific graphing and 3D depiction, EM image processing, general and mathematical data processing, CGI (PERL and Python), web design and user interface (javascript and HTML), fractals and alife, some AI experience.

Administration: Macintosh administration, 10+ years; UNIX SGI systems administration, 6 years; web site administration, 4 years; limited LINUX administration.

EM/Data Processing Programs: ICE, Spider, Suprim, Phoelix, Eman, CCP4, Midas, Xtalview, NIH Image, Rasmol. origtilt, TiltOrg, DOCK.

Other Programs: Photoshop, Premiere, Canvas, Word, Excel, Cricket Graph, many more.

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Counselor

Oregon Hemophilia Foundation summer camp, 2000

Web Master

OHSU Graduate Student Organization website, 1997-2000

Volunteer

OHSU NERDS/KIDS science outreach program, 1997-99

Chief Organizer

OHSU Student Research Forum, 1997

Lab Aide

Biological Bases of Disease, OHSU Medical School, 1996-97

President

OHSU Graduate Student Organization, 1996-97