Louise Goupil is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology. She received a BS in chemical biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in chemical biology from the University of California, San Francisco. Her graduate research focused on the role of cysteine proteases in the free-living flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea as a potential model system for parasitic flatworms.
Professor Goupil teaches general biology I/II, cell physiology, molecular biology, and parasitology courses for biology majors. She also teaches a freshman-year seminar microbiology course for non-majors.
- PhD in Chemical Biology, University of California, San Francisco
- BS in Chemical Biology, University of California, Berkeley
- Selected Publications
Patterson, J. C., Goupil, L. S., Thorner, J. (2021) “Cdc42-specific GTPase-activating protein Rga1 squelches crosstalk between the high-osmolarity glycerol (HOG) and mating pheromone response MAPK pathways.” Biomolecules. 11(10):1530.
Caffrey, C. C., Goupil, L. S., Rebello, K. M., Dalton, J. P., Smith, D.“Cysteine proteases as digestive enzymes in parasitic helminths.” PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 12 (8): e0005840. (2018).
Goupil, L. S., Ivry, S. L. Hsieh, I., Suzuki, B., Craik, C. S., O’Donoghue, A. J., McKerrow, J. H. “Cysteine and aspartyl proteases contribute to protein digestion in the gut of freshwater planaria.” PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 10(8): e0004893 (2016).
Goupil, L. S. & McKerrow, J. H. “Introduction: Drug Discovery and Development for Neglected Diseases.” Chem. Rev. 114, 11131–11137 (2014).
Chen, R. E., Patterson, J. C., Goupil, L. S., Thorner, J. “Dynamic Localization of Fus3 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Is Necessary to Evoke Appropriate Responses and Avoid Cytotoxic Effects” Mol. Cell. Biol. 50. 4293–4307 (2010).