Former members

Ashley Galant

Graduate Student - Plant Biology Program, ASPB-Pioneer Hi-Bred Graduate Fellow, Olin Biomedical Fellow, 2008-2011
• USDA-ARS Postdoc, Citrus Research Center, Winter Haven, FL; Grain Quality & Structure Research Center, Manhattan, KS
• Maltster, Busch Agricultural Resources, Moorhead, MN

Galant A, Koester RP, Ainsworth EA, Hicks LM, Jez JM (2012)  From climate change to molecular response:  redox-proteomics of ozone-induced responses in soybean.  New Phytologist 194, 220-9

Alex Markov

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

Ashley Sherp

Graduate Student - Plant Biology Program, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2012-2017
• Scientist, Benson Hill Biosystems

Sherp AM, Westfall CS, Alvarez S, Jez JM (2018) Arabidopsis thaliana GH3.15 acyl acid amido

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

Amelia Nguyen

Rotation Student - Plant & Microbial Biosciences Program, 2011
• PhD - Pakrasi Lab, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Gates Millennium Scholar
• Presidential Management Fellow, US Environmental Protection Agency

Ravilious GE, Nguyen A, Francois JA, Jez JM (2012) Structural basis and evolution of redox regulation in plant adenosine-5'-phosphosulfate kinase.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109, 309-14

Hankuil Yi

Postdoctoral Associate, 2008-2012
• Assistant Professor, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea

Yi H*, Dey S*, Kumaran S, Lee SG, Krishnan HB, Jez JM (2013) Structure of soybean serine acetyltransferase and formation of the cysteine regulatory complex as a molecular chaperone.  J Biol Chem 288, 36463-72

Tara Alpert

Undergraduate, HHMI-SURF Scholar, ASPB-SURF Scholar, NSF-GRF Honorable Mentions, 2011-2013
• Graduate Student, Neugebauer Lab, Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Structural Biology Program, Yale University

Lee SG, Alpert TD, Jez JM (2012) Crystal structure of phosphoethanolamine methyltransferase from Plasmodium falciparum in complex with amodiaquine.  Bioorg Med Chem Lett 22, 4990-3

Jonathan Wignes

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

Wignes JA, Goldman JW, Weihl CC, Bartley MG, Andley UP (2013) p62 expression and autophagy in alphaB-crystallin R120G mutant knock-in mouse model of hereditary cataract.  Exp Eye Res 115, 263-73

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

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