Former members

Ang (Tony) Xu

Undergraduate, HHMI-SURF Scholar, MARC-uSTAR Scholar, 2012-2014
• Medical Student, Baylor College of Medicine

Westfall CS, Xu A, Jez JM (2014) Structural evolution of differential amino acid effector regulation in plant chorismate mutases.  J Biol Chem 289, 28619-28

David Nathin

Undergraduate, 2012-2013

Herrmann J, Nathin DLee SG,

Margie Gomez

Undergraduate, Summer Scholar in Biology & Biomedical Research, 2012

Ron Nwumeh

Undergraduate, Summer Scholar in Biology & Biomedical Research, uSTAR Summer Scholar, HHMI-EXROP Scholar (Cech Lab), UNCF-Merck Science Fellow; 2012-2016
• Medical Student, University of Pennsylvania

McClerklin*, Lee SG*, Harper CP, Nwumeh R, Jez JM, Kunkel BN (2018) Indole-3-acetylaldehyde dehydrogenase-dependent auxin synthesis contributes to virulence in Pseudomonas syringae strain DC3000.

Ian Swenson

Undergraduate, 2012-2013
• Clinical Research Assistant, Washington University

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.

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.

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.

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