Former members

Yamini Bisht

Lab Assistant, 2009-2010
• High School Teacher (Biotech), Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls, New Delhi, India

Matt Juergens

Undergraduate, NSF-REU Intern (Webster U.), ASPB-SURF Scholar, 2007-2011
• Graduate Student, Shachar-Hill Lab, Plant Biology Program, Michigan State University
• USDA-NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow, Umen & Allen Labs, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Yi H, Juergens M, Jez JM (2012) Structure of soybean beta-cyanoalanine synthase and the molecular basis for cyanide detoxification in plants.  Plant Cell 24, 2696-706

Will Musgrave

Undergraduate, NSF REU Intern, 2010-2011
• Medical Student, University of Texas - Southwestern

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

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

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

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

Sam McKinney

Undergraduate, Summer Scholar in Biology & Biomedical Research, 2009-2011
• Lead Technician, Pajarito Powder

Herrmann J, Ravilious GE, McKinney SE, Westfall CS, Lee SG, Baraniecka P, Giovannetti M, Kopriva S, Krishnan HB, Jez JM (2014) Structure and mechanism of soybean ATP sulfurylase - the committed step in plant sulfur assimilation.

Lavanya Palavalli

Undergraduate, 2005
• HHMI-NIH Physician Scholar, Obstetrics & Gynecology Resident, Baylor College of Medicine

Brendza KM, Haakenson W, Cahoon RE, Hicks LM, Palavalli LH, Chiapelli B, McLaird M, McCarter JP, Williams DJ, Hresko MC, Jez JM (2007) Phosphoethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PMT-1) catalyzes the first reaction of a new pathway f

Katherine Herrera

Undergraduate, NSF-REU Intern (Adelphi U.), 2005
• Tropical Field Botanist, N.Y. Botanical Garden

Herrera K, Cahoon RE, Kumaran S, Jez JM (2007) Reaction mechanism of glutathione synthetase from Arabidopsis thaliana: site-directed mutagenesis of active site residues.  J Biol Chem  282, 17157-65

Eric Bonner

Postdoctoral Associate, 2003-2004
• Scientist, Akermin

Hicks LM, Cahoon RE, Bonner ER, Rivard RS, Sheffield J, Jez JM (2007) Thiol-based regulation of redox-active glutamate-cysteine ligase from Arabidopsis thalianaPlant Cell  19, 2653-61

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