Jesse Aiden Daniel Vargas

TITLE: Asst. Project Scientist & Director of Light Microscopy
OFFICE: Boyer 570
Ph.D. Biology, The Salk Institute | University of California, San Diego – 2012
M.S. Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Southern Illinois University  – 2007
B.S. Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine – 2003
B.S. Chemistry, University of California, Irvine – 2003

Research Interests

My current research interests are in developing image based assays for mammalian cell signaling systems that utilized live-cell approaches to view signaling events in real time at a single cell level to reveal events and mechanisms obscured by population averaging biochemical approaches. I am interesting in assays with workflows amenable to automation that can be used to generate functional data for the design and validation of mathematical models of gene regulatory networks.



Citation Link
Transient nuclear envelope rupture during interphase in human cancer cells. Nucleus 2012 PubMed
Recruitment of functionally distinct membrane proteins to chromatin mediates nuclear envelope formation in vivo. JCB 2009 PubMed
Type 2 intramolecular nitroso Diels-Alder reaction. Synthesis and structure of bridgehead oxazinolactams. Org. Lett. 2000 PubMed

Hobbies | Activities

In my spare time I try to stay fit doing judo 柔道 or gymnastics or playing volleyball at the beach. I also am a photography enthusiast and spend a lot of time taking random pictures of buildings or landscapes that catch my eye.  I’m a Mac.