University of California Santa Cruz
B.S. Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology with Honors Spring 2018
M.S. Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology Fall 2019
Hello, I’m Joe Kiblen and I’m from Southern California but spent about 6 years in Northern California for school where I loved hiking and exploring the hilly areas. I am incredibly grateful to embark on my journey as an MD/PhD student within the MSTP program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine- Tucson.
I received my bachelor's degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz. During my third year, I joined Dr. Glenn Millhauser’s lab studying the structural dynamics of the human prion protein and their relation to prion pathophysiology. In my fourth year and for my master's I joined the lab of Dr. Fitnat Yildiz to study the biofilm matrix proteins of V. cholerae. Throughout these years I shadowed Dr. Abidi at Golden State Orthopedics and conducted foot and ankle research simultaneously. Each of these experiences developed my passion for translational research and motivated my pursuit of becoming a physician-scientist.
In my free time I enjoy spending time playing sports, exercising, playing video games, and making custom mechanical keyboards.
Kiblen, J. (2019). Uncovering the Role of Biofilm Matrix Proteins in Vibrio Cholerae Biofilm Formation. UC Santa Cruz. ProQuest ID: Kiblen_ucsc_0036N_11915. Merritt ID: ark:/13030/m5n353jm. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/8d47z9xs
Schilling KM, Tao L, Wu B, Kiblen JTM, Ubilla-Rodriguez NC, Pushie MJ, Britt RD, Roseman GP, Harris DA, Millhauser GL. Both N-Terminal and C-Terminal Histidine Residues of the Prion Protein Are Essential for Copper Coordination and Neuroprotective Self-Regulation. J Mol Biol. 2020 Jul 24;432(16):4408-4425. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2020.05.020. Epub 2020 May 28. PMID: 32473880; PMCID: PMC7387163.
Schwechheimer C, Hebert K, Tripathi S, Singh PK, Floyd KA, Brown ER, Porcella ME, Osorio J, Kiblen JTM, Pagliai FA, Drescher K, Rubin SM, Yildiz FH. A tyrosine phosphoregulatory system controls exopolysaccharide biosynthesis and biofilm formation in Vibrio cholerae. PLoS Pathog. 2020 Aug 25;16(8):e1008745. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1008745. PMID: 32841296; PMCID: PMC7485978.
Kiblen J, Christensen C, Abidi NA. Accessory Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Discovered During Achilles Tendon Reconstruction: A Report of 2 Cases. JBJS Case Connect. 2021 Jan 14;11(1):e19.00447. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.19.00447. PMID: 33443935.
Manuscripts In Preparation/Submission:
OrthoNorCal, Relationship Between Ankle Instability and Plantar Fasciitis
Millhauser Lab, Structure and Function of Glycosylated Prion Proteins
Yildiz Lab, Biofilm Matrix Proteins
Kiblen JTM, Schilling KM, Millhauser GL. Do Histidine Residues in the C-terminal Domain of the Prion Protein Play a Role in a Copper Driven Cis Interaction?. Poster presented at: 2017 UCSC Undergraduate Research Symposium; June 2017; Santa Cruz, CA.
Kiblen JTM, Schwechheimer C, Park JH, Yildiz FH. Determining the Contribution of Vibrio cholerae Biofilm Matrix Proteins in Biofilm Architecture. Poster presented at: 2019 American Society for Microbiology Conference; June 2019; San Francisco, CA.
Kiblen JTM. Determining the Contribution of Vibrio cholerae Biofilm Matrix Proteins in Biofilm Architecture. Presented at: 2019 American Society for Microbiology Conference; June 2019; San Francisco, CA.
Kiblen JTM. Uncovering the Role of Biofilm Matrix Proteins in Vibrio cholerae Biofilm Formation. Presented at: University of California Santa Cruz METX Departmental Thesis Talk; July 2019; Santa Cruz, CA.
American Society for Microbiology
American Chemical Society
American Medical Association