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.

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)

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

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
• Analytical Chemist, Monsanto

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

Blair Undem

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

Yamini Bisht

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

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

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