Jason Shearer was born in 1976. He received his B.S. degree in 1998 from the University of Maryland, College Park, Md, USA with a double major in biochemistry and cell and molecular biology. In 2001, he graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA under Professor Julie Kovacs with a Ph.D. degree in chemistry. Following postdoctoral work at The Johns Hopkins University, Md, USA where he was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow under Kenneth Karlin, Shearer moved to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno. Shearer is currently an assistant professor of chemistry, and his research centers on the synthesis, reactivity, and biophysical properties of metallopeptides relevant to oxidative stress and neurodegenerative disorders. He is also interested in the modulation of weak biomolecular interactions induced by posttranslational modifications (e.g., lysine and arginine methylation).
Biography Updated on 13 April 2009