Aaron M. Beedle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Office: Pharmacy South, Rm Rm. 340   
Voice: 706-542-6422
: beedlea@uga.edu


Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Calgary, Canada 2003

B.Sc. (Honours) , Queen’s University, Canada 1998

Research Interests

Muscular Dystrophy Therapeutic Strategies

Dr. Beedle’s long term research goals are to identify proteins and pathways with therapeutic potential in dystroglycanopathy or broader muscle disease.

Of Note

Post-doctoral Experience
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 2003-2008
Honors and Awards
1996-1997, The Abramsky Prize, Physiology, Queen’s University
1997-1998, Undergraduate Research Project Prize, Physiology, Queen’s University
1997-1998, R.E. Semple Memorial Prize in Physiology (shared), Queen’s University
1998-1999, Cooper Prize, Neuroscience Research Group, University of Calgary
2009, Postdoctoral Teaching Award (Inaugural), Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa
2012-2014 Lilly Teaching Fellow, University of Georgia

Selected Publications

Beedle AM, Turner AJ, Saito Y, Lueck JD, Foltz SJ, Fortunato MJ, Nienaber PM and Campbell KP (2012) Mouse fukutin deletion impairs dystroglycan processing and recapitulates muscular dystrophy. Journal of Clinical Investigation 122:3330-3342.

Miki T, Kiyonaka S, Uriu Y, De Waard M, Wakamori M, Beedle AM, Campbell KP and Mori Y (2007) Mutation associated with an autosomal dominant cone-rod dystrophy CORD7 modifies RIM1-mediated modulation of voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels. Channels 1(3):144-147.

Beedle AM, Nienaber PM and Campbell KP (2007) Fukutin-related protein associates with the sarcolemmal dystrophin-glycoprotein complex. J. Biol. Chem. 282(23):16713-16717.

Kiyonaka S, Wakamori M, Miki T, Uriu Y, nonaka M, Bito H, Beedle AM, Mori E, Hara Y, De Waard M, Kanagawa M, Itakura M, Takahashi M, Campbell KP and Mori Y (2007) RIM1 confers sustained activity and neurotransmitter vesicle anchoring to presynaptic Ca2+ channels. Nat. Neurosci. 10(6):691-701.