Aimee Eldridge

Laboratory Instructor

Teaching this semester

BIOC 2124/BIOL 2124. Biochemistry and Cell Biology, L1

Focuses on the structure and function of cells as we have come to know them through the interpretation of direct observations and experimental results. Emphasis is on the scientific (thought) processes that have allowed us to understand what we know today, emphasizing the use of genetic, biochemical, and optical analysis to understand fundamental biological processes. Covers details of the organization and expression of genetic information, and the biosynthesis, sorting, and function of cellular components within the cell. Concludes with examples of how cells perceive signals from other cells within cell populations, tissues, organisms, and the environment. Three hours of lab each week. Not open to students who have credit for Biology 2423.

Aimee holds a Ph.D in Biochemistry from the University of Oregon and is currently a laboratory instructor at Bowdoin.


  • B.A., Chemistry, College of Wooster; Wooster, OH, 1993
  • Ph. D., Biochemistry, University of Oregon; Eugene, OR, 2002

Publications (*indicates undergraduate co-author)

Eldridge, A. M., Roberts, J. N., Grim, N. E., and Wuttke, D. S. (manuscript in preparation)
"Accommodation of Heterogeneous Yeast Telomeric Sequences by the Single-Strand DNA-Binding Protein, Cdc13"

Eldridge, A. M., and Wuttke, D. S. (2008) "Probing the Mechanism of Recognition of ssDNA by the Cdc13-DBD," Nucleic Acids Research, 36, 1624-1633.

Eldridge, A. M., Halsey, W. A., and Wuttke, D. S. (2006) "Identification of the Determinants for the Specific Recognition of Single-Strand DNA by Cdc13," Biochemistry, 45, 871-879.

Eldridge, A. M., *Kang, H-S., Johnson, E., Gunsalus, R., and Dahlquist, F. W. (2002) "The Effect of Phosphorylation on the Inter-Domain Interaction of the Response Regulator, NarL," Biochemistry, 41, 15173-15180.

Lipscomb, L. A., Gassner, N. C., Snow, S. D., Eldridge, A. M., Baase, W. A., Drew, D. L., and Matthews, B. W. (1998) "Context-Dependent Protein Stabilization by Methionine-to- Leucine Substitution Shown in T4 Lysozyme," Protein Science, 7, 765-773.

*Roberts, E. L., *Eldridge, A. M., *Ames, S. L., and Williams, T. R. (1995) "Copper Concentrations in Bovine Ocular Tissues," Microchemical Journal, 51, 387-392.

Borders, Jr. C. L., *Broadwater, J. A., *Bekeny, P. A., *Salmon, J.A., *Lee, A. S., *Eldridge, A. M., and Pett, V. B. (1994) "A Structural Role for Arginine in Proteins: Multiple Hydrogen Bonds to Backbone Carbonyl Oxygens," Protein Science, 3, 541-548.