Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine: 1992-1994
Advisor: Dr. Kimon J. Angelides
Project: "Sorting of GABAA Receptors in MDCK and Nerve Cells"
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN: 1986-1992
Advisor: Dr. James F. Koerner
Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, January 1992
"Characterization of the l-2-Amino-4-phosphonobutanoic Acid (l-AP4) Receptor Using Conformationally Constrained Analogues of AP4"
Master of Science, April 1989
"Assay of Natural Toxins for Inhibition of Excitatory Synaptic Transmission"
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN: 1982-1986
Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry, May 1986
Professor, North Central College, 2006-present
Associate Professor, North Central College, 2000-2006
Assistant Professor, North Central College, 1994-2000
Chase, L. A., Peterson, N. L., and Koerner, N. L. The Lathyrus toxin, ß-N-oxalyl-L-a,ß-diaminoproprionic acid (ODAP), and homocysteic acid sensitize CA1 pyramidal neurons to cystine and L-2-amino-6-phosphohexanoic acid. Toxicol. and Appl. Pharmacol. (2007) 219:1-9.
Peterson, N. L. Neurotoxin found in the freshwater bryozoan Lophopodella carteri. In Bryozoan Studies. ed. W. Jackson, Buttler, Jones. Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse. (2002) 257-260.
*Hamning, V. K., Yanites, H. L. and Peterson, N. L. Characterization of Adhesive and Neurotoxic Components in Skin Granular Gland Secretions of Ambystoma tigrinum. Copeia (2000) 2000:856-859.