Craig C. Ulrich, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Pharmacology, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Craig Ulrich

Contact Information

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  • Phone: (775) 784-1731
  • Fax: (775) 784-1620
  • Mail Stop: 0319


  • B.S., Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Washington, 2005
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013

Professional Certifications and Memberships

2010-2013: American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
2012-2014: Human Proteome Organization
2012-present: The Society for Gynecologic/Reproductive Investigation
2013-present: The Society for the Study of Reproduction
2014-present: The American Society for Mass Spectrometry

Research Interests

The goal of my current research is to identify and classify protein responses to post-translational modifications during pregnancy and specifically how these modifications contribute to the induction of labor. Currently, we are analyzing both O-phosphorylation and S-nitrosation events in pregnant human myometrium in order to identify novel and innovative pathways that will ideally lead to future tocolytic targets.


  1. Ulrich. C. and N. M. Nadkarni. Sustainability research in enforced residential institutions- collaborations of ecologists and prisoners. (2009) Environment, Development, and Sustainability 11:815.-825. (doi:10.1007/s10668-008-9145-4)
  2. Buxton IL, Heyman N, Wu YY, Barnett S, Ulrich C. A role of stretch-activated potassium currents in the regulation of uterine smooth muscle contraction. (2011) Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, 32(6), 758-64 (PMID: 21642947)
  3. Ulrich C, Quillici D, Schegg K, Woolsey R, Nordmeier A, Buxton IL. Uterine Smooth Muscle S-nitrosylproteome in Pregnancy. (2012) Mol Pharmacol, 2012. 81(2): p. 143-153 (PMID: 22027755)
  4. Ulrich C, Quilici DR, Schlauch KA, Buxton IL. The human uterine smooth muscle S-nitrosoproteome fingerprint in pregnancy, labor, and preterm labor. (2013) Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2013 Oct; 305(8):C803-16 (PMID: 23948706)
  5. Ulrich C, Quilici DR, Schlauch KA, Buxton IL. Proteomic network analysis of human uterine smooth muscle in pregnancy, labor, and preterm labor. (2015) Integr Mol Med. 2015 Aug;2(4):261-269 (PMID: 26413312)
  6. Ulrich C, Quilici DR, Schlauch KA, Buxton IL. LC/MS/MS data analysis of the human uterine smooth muscle S-nitrosoproteome fingerprint in pregnancy, labor, and preterm labor. (2015) Data Brief 2015 Aug 1;4:591-4 (PMID 26322325)
  7. Copley Salem C, Ulrich C*, Quilici D, Schlauch K, Buxton ILO, Burkin H (2018). Mechanical strain induced phospho-proteomic signaling in uterine smooth muscle cells. J Biomech, 2018 May 17;73:99-107 (PMID 29661501)
  8. Barnett SD, Smith CR, Ulrich CC, Baker JE, Buxton ILO. S-Nitrosoglutathione reductase underlies the dysfunctional relaxation to nitric oxide in preterm labor. (2018) Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 4;8(1):5614 (PMID 29618799)
  9. Romanick SS, Ulrich C*, Schlauch K, Hostler A, Payne J, Woolsey R, Quilici D, Feng Y, Ferguson BS. (2018) Biosci Rep. 2018 Jul 30 (PMID 30061171)