Craig Ulrich, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology


  • University of Washington, Seattle B.S. 12/04 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • University of Nevada, Reno Ph.D. 05/13 Biochemistry

Personal Statement

Current research goals are aimed at identifying and quantitating protein post-translational modifications involved in the induction of preterm labor. Specifically, S-nitrosation and O-phosphorylation targets are currently being examined for their involvement in uterine signaling pathways.

Positions and Honors

  • 2000-2004: Research Assistant, Marine Molecular Biotechnology Labs, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 2001-2004: Research Assistant, Pediatric Molecular Neuro Oncology, Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • 2005-2007: Research Coordinator, Washington DOC/Evergreen State College, Lacy, WA
  • 2008-2013: Graduate Assistant, Department of Pharmacology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
  • 2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Ulrich, C. & Nadkarni, N.M. (2008). Sustainability research and practices in enforced residential institutions: collaborations of ecologists and prisoners. Environment, Development, and Sustainability, 11(4), 815-832
  2. Buxton IL, Heyman N, Wu YY, Barnett S, Ulrich C (2011). A role of stretch-activated potassium currents in the regulation of uterine smooth muscle contraction. Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, 32(6), 758-64
  3. Ulrich C, Quillici D, Schegg K, Woolsey R, Nordmeier A, Buxton IL (2012). Uterine Smooth Muscle S-nitrosylproteome in Pregnancy. Molecular Pharmacology, 2012. 81(2): p. 143-153
  4. Ulrich C, Quilici DR, Schlauch KA, Buxton IL (2013). The human uterine smooth muscle S-nitrosoproteome fingerprint in pregnancy, labor, and preterm labor. American Journal of Physiology — Cell Physiology, 2013 Oct; 305(8):C803-16
  5. Ulrich, C., Quilici, D., Schlauch KA, Buxton, I.L.O. Semi-quantitative proteomic and pathway analysis of human uterine smooth muscle in pregnancy, labor, and preterm labor (2013) Molecular & Cellular Proteomics USA, Under Review, (2013)

Research Support

  • NIH RO1 HD053028-01 Buxton (PI) 3/1/2007 - 2/28/2012
  • March of Dimes Prematurity Initiative Buxton (PI) 3/1/2006 - 2/28/2012
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Ph1) Buxton (PI) 71/2011 - 6/30/2012
  • PhRMA Pre-doctoral Fellowship Ulrich (PI) 1/1/2012 - 8/1/2013
  • NIH 4R00 HD067342-01 Burkin (PI) 8/1/2013- 7/31/2016