Nathan Shaner

Title(s)Associate Adjunct Professor, Neurosciences
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Highly specific control of neurons with photoswitchable bioluminescent optogenetics.
    NIH R21EY030716Aug 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Probes for Luminescence-based Superresolution Microscopy
    NIH R01GM121944Feb 16, 2017 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    BioLuminescent OptoGenetics (BL-OG): A Novel and Versatile Strategy for Neuromodulation
    NIH U01NS099709Sep 30, 2016 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Fluorescent proteins for superresolution imaging
    NIH R01GM109984Sep 30, 2014 - Aug 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Selective control of synaptically-connected circuit elements by all-optical synapses. Commun Biol. 2022 01 11; 5(1):33. Prakash M, Murphy J, St Laurent R, Friedman N, Crespo EL, Bjorefeldt A, Pal A, Bhagat Y, Kauer JA, Shaner NC, Lipscombe D, Moore CI, Hochgeschwender U. PMID: 35017641; PMCID: PMC8752598.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7  Translation:AnimalsCells
    2. Endoplasmic reticulum tubules limit the size of misfolded protein condensates. Elife. 2021 09 01; 10. Parashar S, Chidambaram R, Chen S, Liem CR, Griffis E, Lambert GG, Shaner NC, Wortham M, Hay JC, Ferro-Novick S. PMID: 34467852; PMCID: PMC8486381.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    3. Bioluminescent optogenetic (BL-OG) activation of neurons during mouse postnatal brain development. STAR Protoc. 2021 09 17; 2(3):100667. Crespo EL, Prakash M, Bjorefeldt A, Medendorp WE, Shaner NC, Lipscombe D, Moore CI, Hochgeschwender U. PMID: 34286295; PMCID: PMC8273415.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    4. Local Electric Field Controls Fluorescence Quantum Yield of Red and Far-Red Fluorescent Proteins. Front Mol Biosci. 2021; 8:633217. Drobizhev M, Molina RS, Callis PR, Scott JN, Lambert GG, Salih A, Shaner NC, Hughes TE. PMID: 33763453; PMCID: PMC7983054.
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    5. Aequorea's secrets revealed: New fluorescent proteins with unique properties for bioimaging and biosensing. PLoS Biol. 2020 11; 18(11):e3000936. Lambert GG, Depernet H, Gotthard G, Schultz DT, Navizet I, Lambert T, Adams SR, Torreblanca-Zanca A, Chu M, Bindels DS, Levesque V, Nero Moffatt J, Salih A, Royant A, Shaner NC. PMID: 33137097; PMCID: PMC7660908.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    6. Miniaturized Devices for Bioluminescence Imaging in Freely Behaving Animals. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2020 07; 2020:4385-4389. Celinskis D, Friedman N, Koksharov M, Murphy J, Gomez-Ramirez M, Borton D, Shaner N, Hochgeschwender U, Lipscombe D, Moore C. PMID: 33018967.
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    7. Alkynamide phthalazinones as a new class of TbrPDEB1 inhibitors (Part 2). Bioorg Med Chem. 2019 09 15; 27(18):4013-4029. de Heuvel E, Singh AK, Boronat P, Kooistra AJ, van der Meer T, Sadek P, Blaazer AR, Shaner NC, Bindels DS, Caljon G, Maes L, Sterk GJ, Siderius M, Oberholzer M, de Esch IJP, Brown DG, Leurs R. PMID: 31378593.
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    8. Assay for Detecting Gαi-Mediated Decreases in cAMP in Living Cells. SLAS Discov. 2018 10; 23(9):898-906. Tewson P, Martinka S, Shaner N, Berlot C, Quinn AM, Hughes T. PMID: 29991302.
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    9. Spatiotemporal manipulation of ciliary glutamylation reveals its roles in intraciliary trafficking and Hedgehog signaling. Nat Commun. 2018 04 30; 9(1):1732. Hong SR, Wang CL, Huang YS, Chang YC, Chang YC, Pusapati GV, Lin CY, Hsu N, Cheng HC, Chiang YC, Huang WE, Shaner NC, Rohatgi R, Inoue T, Lin YC. PMID: 29712905; PMCID: PMC5928066.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 29     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    10. Characterization of a spectrally diverse set of fluorescent proteins as FRET acceptors for mTurquoise2. Sci Rep. 2017 09 20; 7(1):11999. Mastop M, Bindels DS, Shaner NC, Postma M, Gadella TWJ, Goedhart J. PMID: 28931898; PMCID: PMC5607329.
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    11. Blue-Shifted Green Fluorescent Protein Homologues Are Brighter than Enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein under Two-Photon Excitation. J Phys Chem Lett. 2017 Jun 15; 8(12):2548-2554. Molina RS, Tran TM, Campbell RE, Lambert GG, Salih A, Shaner NC, Hughes TE, Drobizhev M. PMID: 28530831; PMCID: PMC5474692.
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    12. Engineering of mCherry variants with long Stokes shift, red-shifted fluorescence, and low cytotoxicity. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0171257. Shen Y, Chen Y, Wu J, Shaner NC, Campbell RE. PMID: 28241009; PMCID: PMC5328254.
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    13. Structural analysis of the bright monomeric yellow-green fluorescent protein mNeonGreen obtained by directed evolution. Acta Crystallogr D Struct Biol. 2016 12 01; 72(Pt 12):1298-1307. Clavel D, Gotthard G, von Stetten D, De Sanctis D, Pasquier H, Lambert GG, Shaner NC, Royant A. PMID: 27917830; PMCID: PMC5137226.
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    14. New DAG and cAMP Sensors Optimized for Live-Cell Assays in Automated Laboratories. J Biomol Screen. 2016 Mar; 21(3):298-305. Tewson PH, Martinka S, Shaner NC, Hughes TE, Quinn AM. PMID: 26657040; PMCID: PMC4766961.
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    15. Special Section Guest Editorial: Protein Photonics for Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation: Honoring Prof. Osamu Shimomura, a Pioneer of Photonics for Biomedical Research. J Biomed Opt. 2015 Oct; 20(10):101201. Fujita K, Nagai T, Shaner N, Egner A. PMID: 26527157.
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    16. Occurrence of Isopenicillin-N-Synthase Homologs in Bioluminescent Ctenophores and Implications for Coelenterazine Biosynthesis. PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0128742. Francis WR, Shaner NC, Christianson LM, Powers ML, Haddock SH. PMID: 26125183; PMCID: PMC4488382.
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    17. Fluorescent proteins for quantitative microscopy: important properties and practical evaluation. Methods Cell Biol. 2014; 123:95-111. Shaner NC. PMID: 24974024.
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    18. A bright monomeric green fluorescent protein derived from Branchiostoma lanceolatum. Nat Methods. 2013 May; 10(5):407-9. Shaner NC, Lambert GG, Chammas A, Ni Y, Cranfill PJ, Baird MA, Sell BR, Allen JR, Day RN, Israelsson M, Davidson MW, Wang J. PMID: 23524392; PMCID: PMC3811051.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 535     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    19. A comparison across non-model animals suggests an optimal sequencing depth for de novo transcriptome assembly. BMC Genomics. 2013 Mar 12; 14:167. Francis WR, Christianson LM, Kiko R, Powers ML, Shaner NC, Haddock SH. PMID: 23496952; PMCID: PMC3655071.
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    20. Expression and characterization of the calcium-activated photoprotein from the ctenophore Bathocyroe fosteri: insights into light-sensitive photoproteins. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2013 Feb 08; 431(2):360-6. Powers ML, McDermott AG, Shaner NC, Haddock SH. PMID: 23262181; PMCID: PMC3570696.
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    21. The mFruit collection of monomeric fluorescent proteins. Clin Chem. 2013 Feb; 59(2):440-1. Shaner NC. PMID: 23213078.
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    22. Concurrent imaging of synaptic vesicle recycling and calcium dynamics. Front Mol Neurosci. 2011; 4:34. Li H, Foss SM, Dobryy YL, Park CK, Hires SA, Shaner NC, Tsien RY, Osborne LC, Voglmaier SM. PMID: 22065946; PMCID: PMC3206542.
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    23. Differential gene expression in the siphonophore Nanomia bijuga (Cnidaria) assessed with multiple next-generation sequencing workflows. PLoS One. 2011; 6(7):e22953. Siebert S, Robinson MD, Tintori SC, Goetz F, Helm RR, Smith SA, Shaner N, Haddock SH, Dunn CW. PMID: 21829563; PMCID: PMC3146525.
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    24. The maternal and early embryonic transcriptome of the milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus. BMC Genomics. 2011 Jan 25; 12:61. Ewen-Campen B, Shaner N, Panfilio KA, Suzuki Y, Roth S, Extavour CG. PMID: 21266083; PMCID: PMC3040728.
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    25. A monomeric photoconvertible fluorescent protein for imaging of dynamic protein localization. J Mol Biol. 2010 Sep 03; 401(5):776-91. Hoi H, Shaner NC, Davidson MW, Cairo CW, Wang J, Campbell RE. PMID: 20603133.
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    26. Simultaneous visualization of protumorigenic Src and MT1-MMP activities with fluorescence resonance energy transfer. Cancer Res. 2010 Mar 15; 70(6):2204-12. Ouyang M, Huang H, Shaner NC, Remacle AG, Shiryaev SA, Strongin AY, Tsien RY, Wang Y. PMID: 20197470; PMCID: PMC2840183.
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    27. Autofluorescent proteins with excitation in the optical window for intravital imaging in mammals. Chem Biol. 2009 Nov 25; 16(11):1169-79. Lin MZ, McKeown MR, Ng HL, Aguilera TA, Shaner NC, Campbell RE, Adams SR, Gross LA, Ma W, Alber T, Tsien RY. PMID: 19942140; PMCID: PMC2814181.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 125     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    28. Improving the photostability of bright monomeric orange and red fluorescent proteins. Nat Methods. 2008 Jun; 5(6):545-51. Shaner NC, Lin MZ, McKeown MR, Steinbach PA, Hazelwood KL, Davidson MW, Tsien RY. PMID: 18454154; PMCID: PMC2853173.
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    29. Advances in fluorescent protein technology. J Cell Sci. 2007 Dec 15; 120(Pt 24):4247-60. Shaner NC, Patterson GH, Davidson MW. PMID: 18057027.
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    30. Exploration of new chromophore structures leads to the identification of improved blue fluorescent proteins. Biochemistry. 2007 May 22; 46(20):5904-10. Ai HW, Shaner NC, Cheng Z, Tsien RY, Campbell RE. PMID: 17444659.
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    31. Novel chromophores and buried charges control color in mFruits. Biochemistry. 2006 Aug 15; 45(32):9639-47. Shu X, Shaner NC, Yarbrough CA, Tsien RY, Remington SJ. PMID: 16893165.
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    32. A guide to choosing fluorescent proteins. Nat Methods. 2005 Dec; 2(12):905-9. Shaner NC, Steinbach PA, Tsien RY. PMID: 16299475.
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    33. Dynamics of Z-band based proteins in developing skeletal muscle cells. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 2005 May; 61(1):34-48. Wang J, Shaner N, Mittal B, Zhou Q, Chen J, Sanger JM, Sanger JW. PMID: 15810059; PMCID: PMC1993831.
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    34. Actin and alpha-actinin dynamics in the adhesion and motility of EPEC and EHEC on host cells. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 2005 Feb; 60(2):104-20. Shaner NC, Sanger JW, Sanger JM. PMID: 15627283.
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    35. Improved monomeric red, orange and yellow fluorescent proteins derived from Discosoma sp. red fluorescent protein. Nat Biotechnol. 2004 Dec; 22(12):1567-72. Shaner NC, Campbell RE, Steinbach PA, Giepmans BN, Palmer AE, Tsien RY. PMID: 15558047.
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    36. Expression of green or red fluorescent protein (GFP or DsRed) linked proteins in nonmuscle and muscle cells. Mol Biotechnol. 2001 Jan; 17(1):65-71. Ayoob JC, Shaner NC, Sanger JW, Sanger JM. PMID: 11280932.
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