Former members

Megan Clements

Undergraduate, NSF-REU Intern (Northeastern U.), 2007
• Graduate Student, Barrett Lab, Food Science Program, UC-Davis
• Scientist, Treasure Brands, Oakland, CA

Sarah Knapke

Undergraduate, NSF-REU Intern (Purdue U.), 2003
• Graduate Student, Plant Science Program, Purdue U.
• Scientist, Monsanto

Bonner ER, Cahoon RE, Knapke SM, Jez JM (2005) Molecular basis of plant cysteine biosynthesis: structural and functional analysis of O-acetylserine sulfhydrylase from Arabidopsis thalianaJ Biol Chem 280, 38803

Dustin Kline

Undergraduate, NSF REU Intern, 2011-2013
• Analyst, Yang Capital Group

Musgrave WB, Yi H, Kline D, Cameron JC, Wignes J, Dey S, Pakrasi HB, Jez JM (2013) Probing the origins of glutathione biosynthesis through biochemical analysis of glutamate-cysteine ligase and glutathione synthetase from a model p

Amy Schroeder

Undergraduate, NSF-REU Intern (Truman State U.), ASPB-SURF Scholar, 2006-2009
• NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Privalsky Lab, BMCDB Program, UC-Davis
• Program Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA

Kim WS, Chronis D, Juergens M, Schroeder AC, Hyun SW, Jez JM, Krishnan HB (2012) Transgenic soybean plants overexpressing O-acetylserine sulfhydrylase accumulate enhanced levels of cysteine and Bowman-Birk protease inhibitor in se

Leia Wachsstock

STARS High School Student Intern, 2007-2009
• Occupational Physical Therapist, St. Louis, MO

Schroeder AC*, Zhu C*, Yanamadala SR*, Cahoon RE, Arkus KAJ, Wachsstock L, Bleeke J, Krishnan HB, Jez JM (2010) Threonine-insensitive homoserine dehydrogenase from soybean: genomic organization, kinetic characterization, and in vi

Kiani Arkus Gardner

Undergraduate, NSF-REU Intern, ACS-PRF SUMR Fellow, 2004-2007
• NIH-NRSA Graduate Fellow, Erickson Lab, Cell Biology Program, Duke University
• Instructor, Guilford Technical Community College

Schroeder AC, Zhu C, Yanamadala SR, Cahoon RE, Arkus KAJ, Wachsstock L, Bleeke J, Krishnan HB, Jez JM (2010) Threonine-insensitive homoserine dehydrogenase from soybean: genomic organization, kinetic characterization, and in vivo

Corey Westfall

Graduate Student- Biochemistry Program, USDA-NIFA Predoctoral Fellow, Olin Biomedical Fellow, 2009-2014
• Keck Postdoctoral Fellow & Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, Levin Lab, Washington University

Sherp AM, Westfall CS, Alvarez S, Jez JM (2018) Arabidopsis thaliana GH3.15 acyl acid amido synthetase has a highly specific substrate preference for the auxin precursor in

Jeff Cameron

Rotation Student - Plant Biology Program, 2006
• PhD, Pakrasi Lab; Postdoc, UC-Berkeley, Kerfeld Lab; U WIsconsin-Madison, Pfleger Lab
• Assistant Professor, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute, U Colorado - Boulder

Krishnan HB, Song B, Oehrle NW, Cameron JC, Jez JM (2018) Impact of overexpression of cytosolic isoform of O-acetylserine sulfhydrylsae on soybean nodulation and nodule metabolome. Sci Rep 8, 2367

Jeremy Bleeke

STARS High School Student Intern, 2008
• Graduate Student, Cambridge University & CUNY (Art History)
• Willem de Koenig Foundation, Research Coordinator

Schroeder AC*, Zhu C*, Yanamadala SR*, Cahoon RE, Arkus KAJ, Wachsstock L, Bleeke J, Krishnan HB, Jez JM (2010) Threonine-insensitive homoserine dehydrogenase from soybean: genomic organization, kinetic characterization, and in vi

Sheri Balogun

Undergraduate, MARC-uSTAR Scholar, 2010-2012
• Pharm. D., University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
•Clinical Pharmacist, Senior PharmAssist

He Y, Galant A, Pang Q, Strul JM, Balogun S, Jez JM, Chen S (2011) Structural and functional evolution of isopropylmalate dehydrogenases in the leucine and glucosinolate pathways of Arabidopsis thalianaJ Biol Chem

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