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Jeremy Turkett

Research Assistant I

High Point University, 2011
B.S. Chemistry
Middle Tennessee State University, 2017
M.S. Chemistry

Phone: (615) 322-7415
Fax: (615) 778-1414
Location: Cool Springs Innovation Park

Mailing Address:
Vanderbilt University/WCNDD
Cool Springs Innovation Park
393 Nichol Mill Lane, Suite 201
Franklin, TN 37067

Biosketch and Research Interests

Jeremy joined the Lindsley Lab in July of 2017 as a Research Assistant working on positive allosteric modulators for metabotropic glutamate receptor 3.

Jeremy earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minor in Physics from High Point University in High Point, NC. He researched computational chemistry under Dr. Todd Knippenberg, focusing on non-quantum based modeling of dynamic hydrocarbon bonding processes. During the Summer of 2010, Jeremy worked at Siemens Energy materials lab in Casselberry, FL. Utilizing chemical staining techniques in conjunction with SEM and ICP-OES, he worked to determine the cause of materials failure in turbine engines.

in March of 2013, he began work at Theragenics Corporation as a radiochemist in the palladium brachytherapy seed lab. In addition to the handling and qualification of radioactive materials, he worked on several projects to improve the processes by which the seeds were produced.

In the summer of 2017, Jeremy graduated with a Master’s in Chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University. His thesis work under Dr. Kevin Bicker was focused on the combinatorial synthesis of peptide libraries and assay design to screen these libraries for antimicrobial potency.

Selected Publications

Turkett, J.A.; Bicker, K.L. ‘Evaluating the Effect of Peptoid Lipophilicity on Antimicrobial Potency, Cytotoxicity, and Combinatorial Library Design’ ACS Combinatorial Science (2017); 19(4): 229–233. {DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.7b00007; PMID: 28291947}

Fisher, K.J.; Turkett, J.A.; Corson, A.E.; Bicker, K.L. ‘Peptoid Library Agar Diffusion (PLAD) Assay for the High-Throughput Identification of Antimicrobial Peptoids’ ACS Combinatorial Science (2016); 18(6): 287–291. {DOI: 10.1021/acscombsci.6b00039; PMID: 27186808}