Former members

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

Sheri Balogun

Undergraduate, MARC-uSTAR Scholar, 2010-2012
• Pharm. D. candidate, University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy

He Y, Galant A, Pang Q, Strul JM, Balogun S, Jez JM, Chen S (2011) Structural and functional evolution of isopropylmalate dehydrogenases in the leucine and glucosinolate pathways of Arabidopsis thalianaJ Biol Chem

Jonathan Herrmann

Undergraduate, Summer Scholar in Biology & Biomedical Research, ASPB-SURF Scholar, Amgen Scholar (CalTech), 2010-2014
• NSF Graduate Research Fellow and DOE Graduate Research Fellow, Wakatsuki Lab, Structural Biology Program, Stanford University

Jez JM, Ravilious GE, Herrmann J (2016) Structural biology and regulation of the plant sulfation pathway.  Chem-Biol Interact 259, 31-8

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

Megan Clements

Undergraduate, NSF-REU Intern (Northeastern U.), 2007
• Graduate Student, Barrett Lab, Food Science Program, UC-Davis
• Scientist, Treasure Brands, Oakland, CA

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

Barrie Cascella

HHMI-WUSTL Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, 2015-2017

Cascella B, Jez JM (2018) Beyond the teaching assistantship:  CURE leadership as a training platform for future faculty.  J Chem Educ 95, 3-6

Eitan Salomon

Vaadia-BARD Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2016
• Scientist, National Center for Mariculture, Eilat, Israel

Machingura M, Salomon E, Jez JM, Ebbs SD (2016) The beta-cyanoalanine synthase pathway: beyond cyanide detoxification.  Plant Cell Environ 39, 2329-41

Sanghamitra Dey

Postdoctoral Associate, 2012-2013
• Assistant Professor, Presidency University, Kolkata, India

Dey S*, Yi H*, 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

Naveen Bisht

Postdoctoral Associate, 2008-2010
• Assistant Professor, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, India

Roy Choudhury S, Westfall CS, Laborde JP, Bisht NC, Jez JM, Pandey S (2012) Two chimeric regulator of G-protein signaling (RGS) proteins differentially modulate soybean heterotrimeric G-protein cycle.  J Biol Chem 287, 17

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