Jake's Science Site


Hello everyone! My name is Jacob Kinnun. I have studied solid-state 2H NMR spectroscopy and membrane biophysics with experts in the field at the University of Arizona and now at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Over the years I have developed simple programs to make processing of solid-state NMR data and membrane structural calculations easier. On this website you will find the open-source software that I have created.

Some of my Publications

J. J. Kinnun, K. J. Mallikarjunaiah, H. I. Petrache, and M. F. Brown. 2015. Area per lipid and elastic deformation of membranes: Atomistic view from solid-state deuterium NMR spectroscopy. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1848:246-259.

S. R. Shaikh, J. J. Kinnun, X. Leng, J. A. Williams, S. R. Wassall. 2015. How polyunsaturated fatty acids modify molecular organization in membranes: Insight from NMR studies of model systems. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1848:211-219.

D. Marquardt, J. A. Williams, J. J. Kinnun, N. Kučerka, J. Atkinson, S. R. Wassall, J. Katsaras, and T. A. Harroun. 2014. Dimyristoyl Phosphatidylcholine: A Remarkable Exception to α-Tocopherol's Membrane Presence. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136:203-210.

J. J. Kinnun, A. Leftin, and M. F. Brown. 2013. Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy for the Physical Chemistry Laboratory. J. Chem. Ed. 90:123-128.

K. J. Mallikarjunaiah, A. Leftin, J. J. Kinnun, M. J. Justice, A. L. Rogozea, H. I. Petrache, and M. F. Brown. 2011. Solid-State 2H NMR Shows Equivalence of Dehydration and Osmotic Pressures in Lipid Membrane Deformation. Biophys. J. 100: 98-107.

Some of my Posters

I have created many posters over the years to share my research during various events. Unfortunately when the events are over, they are rarely seen again. So why not share them on the internet? Some are available below in Adobe PDF format.

DHA Disorders Raft-like Domains as Revealed by Solid State 2H NMR. Biophysical Society 59th Annual Meeting: Baltimore, Maryland. 2015.

Solid State 2H NMR Studies of the Disordering of Raft-like Domains by N-3 PUFA. Biophysical Society 58th Annual Meeting: San Francisco, California. 2014.

DHA and EPA Interaction with Raft Domains Observed With Solid-State 2H NMR Spectroscopy. 2013 IUPUI Research Day: Indianapolis, Indiana. 2013.

Membrane Structure and Intermembrane Forces Observed with SAXS. Biophysical Society 57th Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2013.

Disordering of Raft Domains by DHA and EPA Observed With Solid-State 2H NMR Spectroscopy. Biophysical Society 57th Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2013.

Intermembrane Forces Probed by Osmotic Stress and Solid-State 2H NMR Spectroscopy. Biophysical Society 56th Annual Meeting: San Diego, California. 2012.

Solid-State 2H NMR Spectroscopy for the Undergraduate Laboratory. 2008 Department of Chemistry Undegraduate Poster Fair: Tucson, Arizona. 2008.