Instructor, Mathematics, Natural Sciences
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Human Biology, Immunology Laboratory
Multidisciplinary biotechnology research, biodetection, bioassay development, immunoassays, monoclonal antibodies, recombinant protein purification
Institutional Biosafety Committees (University of Hawaii, Hawaii Biotech, Hawaiian Agriculture Resource Center), Member of the Board, Biosensors Journal
Owner, CSO/CEO of bioimmunotech, Hawaii! (2015-current)
Biodetection platforms, robotics and software design.
Principal Investigator, Black Ivory Biotech (2010-2014)
Designed objective-based work plan to develop equipment, software and assay for detecting anthrax; leading a team of engineers and biologists.
Research Assistant, Irwin Memorial Blood Bank (1999-2000)
Performed radio-labeled probe and real-time quantitative PCR to detect viruses and bacteria in saliva and blood.
Laboratory Assistant, Alpha Chemical and Biomedical Labs (1996-1998)
Designed thin-layer chromatography assays for quality control and active ingredient concentration of natural products such as hypericin in St. Johns Wort.
Instructor, Tenure track, Honolulu Community College (2019-current)
Lecturer, Honolulu Community College (2015-2019)
Anatomy & Physiology / Human Biology Lab and Lecture / Microbiology Lab & Lecture
Post doctorate, University of Hawaii (2006- 2010)
Developed monoclonal antibodies to detect Select Agents and to diagnose diseased plant materials for epidemiology, screening, quarantine, and damage control. Co-developed isothermal DNA amplification method for similar purposes.
Immunology Laboratory Instructor, University of Hawaii (2003-2004)
Immunology Laboratory Instructor, San Francisco State University (1999-2000)
Laboratory Assistant, Santa Rosa Junior College (1995-1996)
Ph.D. Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, University of Hawaii (2001-2006)
Dissertation title: A Green Fluorescent Protein-based Purification System for Plant Suspension Cells
Recombinant protein harvesting for high yield and purity of GFP fusion proteins: Transgenic tobacco plants, suspension cells and callus, construct design, coiled-coil transient fusion proteins, fluorescence resonance energy transfer, chromatography for low aggregation and high-quality protein recovery.
M.S. Clinical Laboratory Science, San Francisco State University (1998-2000)
Thesis title: Investigation of the macrophage response to lipopolysaccharide in L-selectin knockout mice.
The macrophage-signaling response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/ lipid A exposure. L-selectin knockout mice, signal transduction, immunoprecipitation (IPs), western blots, cytokine assays, ELISAs, genotyping, etc.
B.A. Psychology, Sonoma State University (1991-1993)
Humanistic/ Transpersonal, Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow and James Hillman.
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS)
Scholarship recipient, 2003
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN)
Fellowship recipient, 2001
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS current:
Member of the Board, Biosensor Journal (2020)
University of Hawaii Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) member (2017)
Hawaii Biotech Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) member (2014)
Hawaii Agricultural Resource Consortium (HARC) Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) member (2014)
56SSDProductions Science Team Leader (2019)
Hawaii Science Bowl moderator (2016-18)
Secretary of the Board, Rainbow Aquatics Swim Team (2017)
CTAHR Student Research Symposium, Oral and Poster Presentation Judge 2006-2014
American Phytopathological Society, Member (2007-2012)
Society for Glycobiology, Member (2003-2004)
Waller DF, Hew BE, Holdaway C, Jen M, Peckham GD. 2016. Rapid Detection of Bacillus anthracis Spores Using Immunomagnetic Separation and Amperometry. Biosensors 6:61:DOI 10.3390. 8 pages.
Peckham GD, Hew B, Waller DF, Holdaway C, Jen M. 2013. Amperometric Detection of Bacillus Anthracis Spores: A Portable, Low-Cost Approach to the ELISA. International Journal of Electrochemistry Article ID 803485, 6 pages.
Peckham, GD. 2011. Mouse MAb 3.H7 Recognizes Ralstonia solanacearum Race 3 Biovar 2 Strains. Hybridoma. 30(6):571-573.
Kubota R, Schell MA, Peckham GD, Rue J, Alvarez AM, Allen C, Jenkins
DM. 2011. In silico genomic subtraction guides development of highly accurate, DNA-based diagnostics for Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 and blood disease bacterium. J Gen Plant Pathol 77(3):182-193.
Peckham, GD. 2010. Monoclonal Antibodies 2D11 and 2A7 Against Pineapple Heart Rot Causing Dickeya sp. Hybridoma 29(5):383-9.
?Peckham GD, Kaneshiro WS, Luu V, Berestecky JM, Alvarez AM. 2010. Specificity of monoclonal antibodies to strains of Dickeya sp. that cause bacterial heart rot of pineapple. Hybridoma 29(5)
Peckham GD, Bugos RC, Su WW, 2006. Purification of GFP-fusion proteins from transgenic plant cell cultures. Protein Expr Purif. 49(2):183-9.
Bringing Lab Quality Biodetection Technology to the Field: Developing portable technology to detect high-consequence pathogens. Interview with Sarah Thomas. Select Science Online, News and Advice section. April 8, 2016.
Alvarez AM, Paret ML, deSilva AS, Kubota R, Peckham G. 2008. Saving ginger root in Hawaii. Tropical and Sub-Tropical Agricultural Research project ed. Miyahara D.
Kubota R, Schell MA, Peckham GD, Alvarez AM, Allen C, Jenkins DM. 2010. Simple, rapid, and specific DNA-based diagnostics for detection of the bacterial wilt pathogen Ralstonia Solanacearum Race 3 Biovar 2. Phytopathology 100:S66
Peckham GD, de Silva A, Berestecky JM, Alvarez AM. 2010. Correlation between antibody-binding properties and seasonal disease severity indices of Dickeya sp. that cause bacterial heart rot of pineapple. Phytopathology 100:S98
Peckham GD, Schell MA, Kim JS, Berestecky JM, Alvarez AM. 2009. Immuno-capture of Ralstonia solanacearum by an EPS-specific monoclonal antibody enhances sensitivity of PCR. Phytopathology 99:S101
Peckham GD, Marrero G, Kaneshiro WS, Luu VP, Berestecky JM, Alvarez AM. 2009
Generation of monoclonal antibodies based on phylogenetic relationships of Dickeya sp. associated with pineapple heart rot disease. Phytopathology 99:S101
Kubota R, Peckham GD, Alvarez AM, Jenkins DM. 2009. Use of molecular beacons for direct detection of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) amplicons of the plant pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum. Phytopathology 99:S68
Kubota R, Schell MA, Peckham GD, Alvarez AM, Jenkins DM. 2009. Strain specific detection of Ralstonia solanacearum Race 3 biovar 2 by Loop-mediated isothermal AMPlification (LAMP). CTAHR Student Research Symposium. University of Hawaii at Manoa
Peckham GD, Alvarez A, Schwiertz M. 2008 Effect of nitrogen fertilization on colonization of anthurium leaves by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. Dieffenbachiae. Phytopathology 98:S142
Peckham GD, Su WW. 2002. Analysis of N-linked glycosylation of recombinant secreted alkaline phosphatase (SEAP) expressed in tobacco suspension cells. 21st International Carbohydrate Symposium Cairnes, Australia
Most Recent Support:
Gabriel D Peckham (P.I.), Portable Hazardous Agent Detection (PHAD) Phase 2, United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity. 10/2010-3/2014, $2,599,600.
Creator and writer of Kipaku Kai, a graphic novel featured in:
-Hana Hou Magazine June-July 2015
-Draw Story, Honolulu Academy of Art August 2016 & 2017
Manoa Comics Group publishing and graphic design, owner
Hawaii Comic Book Alliance (member)