Former members

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

Corey Westfall

Graduate Student- Biochemistry Program, USDA-NIFA Predoctoral Fellow, Olin Biomedical Fellow, 2009-2014
• Keck Postdoctoral Fellow & Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, Levin Lab, Washington University

Damodarn S, Westfall CS, Kisely BA, Jez JM, Subramanian S (2017) Nodule-enriched Gretchen Hagen 3 enzymes have distinct substrate specificities and are important for proper nodule development.

Sarah Knapke

Undergraduate, NSF-REU Intern (Purdue U.), 2003
• Graduate Student, Plant Science Program, Purdue U.
• Scientist, Monsanto

Bonner ER, Cahoon RE, Knapke SM, Jez JM (2005) Molecular basis of plant cysteine biosynthesis: structural and functional analysis of O-acetylserine sulfhydrylase from Arabidopsis thalianaJ Biol Chem 280, 38803

Mary Preuss

Postdoctoral Associate, 2007-2009; NSF-ROA Fellow, 2010
• Associate Professor & Department 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

Amy Schroeder

Undergraduate, NSF-REU Intern (Truman State U.), ASPB-SURF Scholar, 2006-2009
• NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Privalsky Lab, BMCDB Program, UC-Davis
• Program Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA

Kim WS, Chronis D, Juergens M, Schroeder AC, Hyun SW, Jez JM, Krishnan HB (2012) Transgenic soybean plants overexpressing O-acetylserine sulfhydrylase accumulate enhanced levels of cysteine and Bowman-Birk protease inhibitor in se

Kiani Arkus Gardner

Undergraduate, NSF-REU Intern, ACS-PRF SUMR Fellow, 2004-2007
• NIH-NRSA Graduate Fellow, Erickson Lab, Cell Biology Program, Duke University
• Assistant Professor, 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

Keishla Sanchez

Young Scientist Program High School Intern, 2015
• Student, University of Puerto Rico

Will Johnston

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

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