Former members

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

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

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.

Ashley Sherp

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

Sherp AM, Lee SG, Schraft E, Jez JM (2018) Modification of auxinic phenoxyalkanoid acid herb

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.

Caitlin Ramsey

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

Will Johnston

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

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