Jerry L. Hedrick

Jerry Hedrick

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Unit
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Profile Introduction

Program Director, NICHD Training Grant "Fertilization and Early Development", http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/rbc2003/; Program Director, NIGMS Postdoctoral Career Development Program, "Professors of the Future" (PROF), http://prof.ucdavis.edu

Research Interests

Structure-function relations of proteins and glycoproteins. Lectins. Proteases. Cellular and molecular biology of fertilization.

Program Director, NICHD Training Grant "Fertilization and Early Development", http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/rbc2003/; Program Director, NIGMS Postdoctoral Career Development Program, "Professors of the Future" (PROF), http://prof.ucdavis.edu

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Animal Science

Specialties / Focus

  • Differentiation, Morphogenesis and Wound Healing
  • Reproductive Biology

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Senate Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award, UC Davis, 2002.
  • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1971-1972, "Studies on the Biochemistry of Fertilization", Cambridge, England.
  • Chair of Organizing Committee, 3rd International Symposium on the Molecular and Cell Biology of Egg- and Embryo-Coats, Granlibakken Conference Center, Tahoe City, California, August 27-31, 2000.
  • Citation Classic by the Institute for Scientific Information, "Size and charge isomer separation and the estimation of molecular weights of proteins. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 126, 155 (1968)." – one of …the 101 most cited articles of the 1960's in biochemistry and molecular biology. (E. Garfield, Current Contents 35:4-5, 1979).
  • Chairman, Gordon Research Conference, "Fertilization and Activation of Development," Plymouth, NH, August 17-21, 1987.
  • Chair of Organizing Committee, 3rd International Symposium on the Molecular and Cell Biology of Egg- and Embryo-Coats, Granlibakken Conference Center, Tahoe City, California, August 27-31, 2000.

    Professional Societies

    • American Society of Cell Biology
    • Society for the Study of Reproduction
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Degrees

    • 1958 BS Chemistry Iowa State University
    • 1961 PhD Physiological Chemistry University of Wisconsin

    Publications

    Vo, LH, T-Y Yen, BA Macher, and JL Hedrick. Identification of the ZPC oligosaccharide ligand involved in sperm binding and the glycan structures of Xenopus laevis vitelline envelope glycoproteins. Biology of Reproduction, 69 (6): Dec. 1 issue in press (2003).

    Lindsay, LL, TR Peavy, RS Lejano and JL Hedrick, Cross-fertilization and structural comparison of egg extracellular matrix glycoproteins from Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 136 (2): 343-352 (2003).

    Chang, YB, TR Peavy, NJ Wardrip, and JL Hedrick. The Xenopus laevis cortical granule lectin: cDNA cloning, developmental expression, and a human homolog. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, in press (2003).

    Lindsay, LL, JC Yang, and JL Hedrick. Identification and characterization of a unique Xenopus laevis egg envelope component, ZPD. Development, Growth & Differentiation 44: 205-212 (2002).

    Tseng, K, Y Xie, J Seeley, JL Hedrick, and CB Lebrilla. Profiling with structural elucidation of neutral and anionic O-linked oligosaccharide libraries by fourier transform mass spectrometry. Glycoconjugate Journal, 18: 309-320 (2001).

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