Luke Daniels, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology
Contact:
208-459-5893
Expertise:

Neurobiology, Molecular/Cellular Biology, Ion Channel Physiology

Education

Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Southern California, 2009

B.S. Biology, Seattle Pacific University, 2001

Professional Experience

Prior to arriving at the College of Idaho in 2009, Professor Daniels completed a B.S. in Biology at Seattle Pacific University and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Southern California. An assortment of other experiences have contributed to his personal and professional development, including working in the biotechnology industry, adjunct teaching, travelling in Central and South America, and summer jobs in construction while in high school and college. Professor Daniels has authored or co-authored 15 conference abstracts, 7 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 23 GenBank records, and was a 2014 Finalist in the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Flame Challenge.

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS:

2015       Tran, Tran C., Otero, C. E., Fishburn, E.T., Noeker, J.A., Schulte, S.B., Totten, M.E., Stevens, M.M., Koga, A.P., and R.L. Daniels. JetBlade: a novel mycobacteriophage isolated in Southwest Idaho. Howard Hughes Medical Institute SEA-PHAGES Annual Symposium (Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, VA).

2014       Tachick, S.J. and R.L. Daniels. Discovery and genomic analysis of a novel mycobacteriophage isolated at The College of Idaho. Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research (Boise State University, Boise, ID).

2014       Tachick, S.J., Stevens, M.M., Auces, A.M., Kolich, L.R., Hoang, H.L., Dockstader, P.A., Koga, A.P., and R.L. Daniels. Genomic analysis of the novel F1 subcluster mycobacteriophage Bipolar. Howard Hughes Medical Institute SEA-PHAGES Annual Symposium (Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, VA).

2013       Indart, M.C., French, J., and R.L. Daniels. Functional responses of the GL261 cell line to capsaicin and anandamide. Idaho NIH-INBRE Conference (University of Idaho, Moscow, ID).

2013       French, J., Indart, M.C., and R.L. Daniels. Trp-ing up GL261 cells into apoptosis. MJ Murdock College Science Research Conference (Vancouver, WA).

2013       Schultz, Kaden N., Cervantes, Juan C., Chase, Anna M., Goodwin, Matthew L., Hampton, Maxwell K., Kinder, Meghan N., Lambright, Jessica R., Mendez, Esmeralda, Montgomery, Greg D., Wilson, Trevor L., Koga, Ann P., and R.L. Daniels. Rhyno: a novel A10 subcluster mycobacteriophage isolated from Southwest Idaho. Howard Hughes Medical Institute SEA-PHAGES Annual Symposium (Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, VA).

2013       Koga, Ann P., and R.L. Daniels. Phage discovery as effective pedagogy? A comparison between SEA-PHAGES and a traditional laboratory course in the introductory biology curriculum. Howard Hughes Medical Institute SEA-PHAGES Annual Symposium (Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, VA).

2013       Cervantes, J.C., Chase, A. M., Goodwin, M.L., Hampton, M.K., Kinder, M.N., Lambright, J. R., Mendez, E. Montgomery, G.D., Schultz, K.N., Wilson, T.L., Daniels, R.L., and Koga, A.P. Discovery, characterization, and genomic analysis of novel mycobacteriophages. Idaho Academy of Science Annual Meeting (Idaho State Univ., Pocatello, ID).

2012       Bodes, R.A. and R.L.Daniels, A model system for pain and temperature sensation: capsaicin-evoked responses in the PC12 neuronal cell line. Idaho NIH-INBRE Conference (University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.

2011       Quinney, K.B. and R.L. Daniels, Functional responses of DRG 50B11 cells to noxious heat and capsaicin. MJ Murdock College Science Research Conference (Seattle University, Seattle, WA).

2011       Bodes, R.A., Smith, E.E. and R.L. Daniels. Morphological changes to DRG 50B11 cells in response to forskolin. Idaho NIH-INBRE Conference (University of Idaho, Moscow, ID).

2008       Daniels, R.L., Takashima Y., Waters, H.N., Liman, E.R. and D.D. McKemy. Mechanisms underlying TRPM8 adaptation. Society for Neuroscience (Washington D.C.).

2007       Daniels, R.L. and D.D. McKemy, Phospholipase C regulation of TRPM8 activity.  Society for Neuroscience annual meeting (San Diego, California).

2006       Takashima, Y., Daniels, R.L., Teng, J., and D.D. McKemy, Generation of BAC-transgenic mice expressing eGFP under control of the TRPM8 promoter.  Society for Neuroscience annual meeting (Atlanta, Georgia).

PUBLICATIONS

Cresawn, Steven G., Welkin Pope, Deborah Jacobs-Sera, Charles Bowman, Daniel Russell, Rebekah M. Dedrick, Tamarah Adair, Kirk R. Anders, Sarah Ball, Dave Bollivar, Caroline Breitenberger, Sandra H. Burnett, Kristen Butela, Deanna Byrnes, Kathleen A. Cornely, Richard L. Daniels, David Dunbar, Ann M. Findley, Chris R. Gissendanner, Urszula P. Golebiewska, Grant A. Hartzog, J. J. Robert Hatherill, Lee E. Hughes, Chernoh S. Jalloh, Sphindile L Khambule, Rodney King, Christina King Smith, Karen Klyczek, Greg P. Krukonis, Christian Laing, Jonathan S Lapin, A. Javier Lopez, Sipho M. Mkhwanazi, Sally Molloy, Vanisha Munsamy, Eddie Pacey, Kimenthrie Pillay, Ruth Plymale, Marianne Poxleitner, Nathan Reyna, Joel Schildbach, Joseph Stukey, Sarah B. Taylor, Vassie C. Ware, Amanda L Wellmann, Daniel Westholm, Thabiso S. Zikalala, Roger W. Hendrix, Graham F. Hatfull. Comparative Genomics of Cluster O mycobacteriophages. PLOS ONE, March 5, 2015. 10(3): e0118725.

Pope, W.H., Bowman, C.A., Russell, D.A, Jacobs-Sera, D., Asai, D.J., Cresawn, S.G., Jacobs Jr., W.R., Hendrix, R.W., Lawrence, J.G., Hatfull, G.F., Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science*, Phage Hunters Integrating Research and Education, Mycobacterial Genetics Course. Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity. eLife, April 28, 2015. 107554/eLife.06416.

*This paper, as a collaborative effort among various member institutions of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Alliance, lists College of Idaho students and faculty as co-authors: Cervantes, J.C., Chase, A.M., Goodwin, M.L., Hampton, M.K., Kinder, M.N., Lambright, J.R., Mendez, E., Montgomery, G.D., Schultz, K.N., Wilson, T.L., Auces, A.M., Dockstader, P.A., Hoang, H.L., Kolich, L.R., Stevens, M.M., Tachick, S.J., Koga, A.P., and Daniels, R.L.

Knowlton, W.M.*, Daniels, R.L.*, Palkar, R.*, McCoy DD, and D.D. McKemy, Pharmacological Blockade of TRPM8 Ion Channels Alters Cold and Cold Pain Responses in Mice. PLOS ONE, September 30, 2011. 6(9): e25894.

*These authors contributed equally to this work.

Daniels, R.L. and D.D. McKemy, Design and Construction of a Two-temperature Preference Assay for Undergraduate Neuroscience Laboratories. The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Fall 2010. 9(1):A51-A56.

Daniels, R.L., Takashima, Y., and D.D. McKemy, The activity of the neuronal cold sensor TRPM8 is regulated by phospholipase C via the phospholipid phosphoinositol-4,5-bisphosphate. Journal of Biological Chemistry, November 18, 2008.  284(3):1570-1582.

Daniels, R.L. and D.D. McKemy, Mice left out in the cold: commentary on the phenotype of TRPM8-nulls. Review. Molecular Pain, 2007. 3(23).

Takashima, Y., Daniels, R.L., Knowlton, W., Teng, J., Liman, E.R., and D.D. McKemy, Diversity in the Neural Circuitry of Cold Sensing Revealed by Genetic Axonal Labeling of Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 8 Neurons. Journal of Neuroscience, December 19, 2007. 27(51):14147-14157.

REGISTERED GENBANK SEQUENCES

Auces, A.M., Dockstader, P.A., Hoang, H.L., Kolich, L.R., Stevens, M.M., Tachick, S.J., Koga,A.P., Daniels,R.L., Buck,G.A., Campbell,R., Carvalho,M.R., Duckworth,R.A., Dunn,T., Halpern,C., Johnson,A., Kiflezghi,M.G., Lee,V., Loviza,R.A., Serrano,M.G., Shah,Z.V., Sharma,K., Voegtly,L.J., Walstead,R., Wang,Y.P., Bradley,K.W., Clarke,D.Q., Barker,L.P., Bailey,C., Asai,D.J., Bowman,C.A., Russell,D.A., Pope,W.H., Jacobs-Sera,D., Hendrix,R.W. and Hatfull,G.F. Pittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Pittsburgh. Mycobacterium phage Bipolar, complete genome. Submitted September 22, 2014. Accession # KM597530.

Cervantes,J.C., Chase,A.M., Goodwin,M.L., Hampton,M.K., Kinder,M.N., Lambright,J.R., Mendez,E., Montgomery,G.D., Schultz,K.N., Wilson,T.L., Koga,A.P., Daniels,R.L., Buck,G.A., Campbell,R., Carvalho,M.R., Duckworth,R.A., Dunn,T., Halpern,C., Johnson,A., Kiflezghi,M.G., Lee,V., Loviza,R.A., Serrano,M.G., Shah,Z.V., Sharma,K., Voegtly,L.J., Walstead,R., Wang,Y.P., Bradley,K.W., Clarke,D.Q., Barker,L.P., Bailey,C., Asai,D.J., Bowman,C.A., Russell,D.A., Pope,W.H., Jacobs-Sera,D., Hendrix,R.W. and Hatfull,G.F. Pittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, Univ. of Pittsburgh. Mycobacterium phage Rhyno, complete genome. Submitted January 16, 2014. Accession # KJ156985.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens CD9 antigen (p24) (CD9) gene, complete cds.  September 24, 2003.  Accession # AY422198.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens complement component 3a receptor 1 (C3AR1) gene, complete cds.  October 31, 2003.  Accession # AY455929.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens heme oxygenase (decycling) 1 (HMOX1) gene, complete cds.  November 6, 2003.  Accession # AY460337.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens nuclear factor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B-cells inhibitor, alpha (NFKBIA) gene, complete cds.  December 5, 2003.  Accession # AY496422.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens interleukin 11 receptor, alpha (IL11RA) gene, complete cds.  January 22, 2004.  Accession # AY532110.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens integrin, alpha 8 (ITGA8) gene, complete cds.  January 30, 2004.  Accession # AY371697.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (acute-phase response factor) (STAT3) gene, complete cds.  March 12, 2004.  Accession # AY572796.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens TNFRSF1A-associated via death domain (TRADD) gene, complete cds.  March 17, 2004.  Accession # AY575851.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens vitamin K epoxide reductase complex, subunit 1 (VKORC1) gene, complete cds.  March 31, 2004.  Accession # AY587020.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens TRAF and TNF receptor associated protein (TTRAP) gene, complete cds.  April 30, 2004.  Accession # AY613922.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens interleukin 12 receptor, beta 2 (IL12RB2) gene, complete cds.  May 27, 2004.  Accession # AY640177.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens conserved helix-loop-helix ubiquitous kinase (CHUK) gene, complete cds.  June 14, 2004.  Accession # AY652653.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens interferon (alpha, beta and omega) receptor 1 (IFNAR1) gene, complete cds.  June 15, 2004.  Accession # AY654286.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens inhibitor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B-cells, kinase beta (IKBKB) gene, complete cds.  June 23, 2004.  Accession # AY663108.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens chemokine-like factor (CKLF) gene, complete cds.  June 25, 2004.  Accession # AY665769.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens interleukin 2 receptor, gamma (severe combined immunodeficiency) (IL2RG) gene, complete cds.  July 21, 2004.  Accession # AY692262.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens interleukin 8 receptor, beta (IL8RB) gene, complete cds.  August 10, 2004.  Accession # AY714242.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens carboxypeptidase B2 (plasma, carboxypeptidase U) (CPB2) gene, complete cds.  August 11, 2004.  Accession # AY714780.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens nuclear factor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B-cells inhibitor, beta (NFKBIB) gene, complete cds.  August 27, 2004.  Accession # AY736284.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens coagulation factor VIII, procoagulant component (hemophilia A) (F8) gene, complete cds.  October 1, 2004.  Accession # AY769950.

Rieder M.J., Daniels R.L., da Ponte S.H., Hastings N.C., Ahearn M.O., Rajkumar N., Yi Q., Nickerson D.A. SeattleSNPs. NHLBI HL66682 program for genomic applications, UW-FHCRC, Seattle, WA (URL: http://pga.gs.washington.edu).  Homo sapiens interferon gamma receptor 2 (interferon gamma transducer 1) (IFNGR2) gene, complete cds.  October 15, 2004.  Accession # AY644470.