Former members

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

Geoff Ravilious

Graduate Student - Computational & Molecular Biophysics Program, 2008-2012
• IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow, Xiao Lab, NCI, Bethesda, MD
• Technology Transfer Specialist, NCI, Bethesda, MD

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

David Korasick

Graduate Student (co-advisor)- Plant & Microbial Biosciences Program, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, USDA-NIFA Predoctoral Fellow, Olin Biomedical Fellow, 2012-2015
• Postdoc, Tanner Lab, U Missouri-Columbia

Korasick DA, Jez JM (2016) Protein domains: structure, function, and methods.

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

Will Musgrave

Undergraduate, NSF REU Intern, 2010-2011
• Medical Student, University of Texas - Southwestern

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

Will Johnston

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

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

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.

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

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