Former members

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

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

Sherp AM, Westfall CS, Alvarez S, Jez JM (2018) Arabidopsis thaliana GH3.15 acyl acid amido synthetase has a highly specific substrate preference for the auxin precursor in

Julie Francois

USDA Postdoctoral Associate, 2006-2007
• Regulatory Quality Assurance Specialist, Monsanto

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

Jeff Cameron

Rotation Student - Plant Biology Program, 2006
• PhD, Pakrasi Lab; Postdoc, UC-Berkeley, Kerfeld Lab; U WIsconsin-Madison, Pfleger Lab
• Assistant Professor, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute, U Colorado - Boulder

Krishnan HB, Song B, Oehrle NW, Cameron JC, Jez JM (2018) Impact of overexpression of cytosolic isoform of O-acetylserine sulfhydrylsae on soybean nodulation and nodule metabolome. Sci Rep 8, 2367

Leia Wachsstock

STARS High School Student Intern, 2007-2009
• Occupational Physical Therapist, St. Louis, MO

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 vi

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

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