Former members

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

Mary Preuss

Postdoctoral Associate, 2007-2009; NSF-ROA Fellow, 2010
• Associate Professor & Chair, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Webster University

Malik MR, Yang W, Patterson N, Tang J, Wellinghof RL, Preuss ML, Burkitt C, Sharma N, Ji Y, Jez JM, Peoples OP, Jaworski JG, Cahoon EB, Snell KD (2015) Production of high levels of poly-3-hydroxybutyrate in plastids of Camelin

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

Sangaralingam Kumaran

Postdoctoral Associate, 2006-2008
• Associate Professor, National Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India

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

Rebecca Cahoon

Research Associate, 2002-2008
• Staff Scientist, U. Nebraska

Cahoon RE, Lutke WK, Cameron JC, Chen S, Lee SG, Rivard RS, Rea PA, Jez JM (2015) Adaptive engineering of phytochelatin-based heavy metal tolerance.  J Biol Chem 290, 17321-30

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

Rebecca Rivard

Undergraduate, STARS High School Student Intern, 2006-2008
• NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Brown Lab, Cell & Molecular Biology Program, University of Pennsylvania

Cahoon RE, Lutke WK, Cameron JC, Chen S, Lee SG, Rivard RS, Rea PA, Jez JM (2015) Adaptive engineering of phytochelatin-based heavy metal tolerance.  J Biol Chem 290, 17321-30

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