Former members

Akina Nagata

Undergraduate, HHMI-SURF (Knox College), 2009
• Graduate Student, Immunology & Microbiology Program, Shinshu University, Japan

Lee SG, Kim YC, Alpert TD, Nagata A, Jez JM (2012) Structure and reaction mechanism of phosphoethanolamine methyltransferase from the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum - an anti-parastic drug target.

Chuanmei Zhu

Rotation Student - Plant Biology Program, 2009
• PhD - Dixit Lab, McDonnell International Academy Scholar, Monsanto Company/Normal Borlaug Corporate Fellow, Imaging Science Pathway Fellow
• Postdoc, Kellogg Lab, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

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

Will Johnston

STARS High School Student Intern, 2009
• Medical Student, Vanderbilt University

Loren Ramirez

Undergraduate, Summer Scholar in Biology & Biomedical Research, 2011
• High School Teacher, Chattahoochee High School, Alpharetta, GA

Westfall CS, Sherp AM, Zubieta C, Alvarez S, Schraft E, Marcellin R, Ramirez L, Jez JM (2016) Arabidopsis thaliana GH3.5 acyl acid amido synthetase mediates metabolic crosstalk in auxin and salicylic acid homeostasis.

Qingfeng Chen

Visiting Graduate Student (Zhang Lab, National Key Lab for Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China), 2008
• Postdoc, Jiang Lab, University of Texas - Southwestern and HHMI

Chen Q, Chen X, Wang Q, Zhang F, Lou Z, Zhang Q, Zhou DX (2013) Structural basis of a histone H3 lysine 4 demethylase required for stem elongation in rice.  PLoS Genet 9, e1003239

Jonathan Wignes

Undergraduate, 2009
•Graduate Student, Plant Biology, University of Adelaide, Australia

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

Caitlin Ramsey

Graduate Student - Plant Biology Program, 2008-2009
• Analyst - Energy and Data Analytics, ICF International

Blair Undem

Undergraduate, CD-BioRAP Intern (McDaniel College), 2011
• Physical Therapy Student, University of Maryland

Alex Markov

STARS High School Student Intern, 2009
• Medical Student, Washington University

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