Graduate Students

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.

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

Caitlin Ramsey

Graduate Student - Plant Biology Program, 2008-2009
• Analyst - Energy and Data Analytics, ICF International

Chuanmei Zhu

Rotation Student - Plant Biology Program, 2009
• PhD - Dixit Lab, McDonnell International Academy Scholar, Monsanto Company/Normal Borlaug Corporate Fellow, Imaging Science Pathway Fellow
• Postdoc, Kellogg Lab, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Zhu C*, Schroeder AC*, Yanamadala SR*, Cahoon RE, Arkus KAJ, Wachsstock L, Bleeke J, Krishnan HB, Jez JM (2010) Threonine-insensitive homoserine dehydrogenase from soybean: genomic organization, kinetic

Amelia Nguyen

Rotation Student - Plant & Microbial Biosciences Program, 2011
• PhD - Pakrasi Lab, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Gates Millennium Scholar
• Presidential Management Fellow, US Environmental Protection Agency

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

Ashley Sherp

Graduate Student - Plant Biology Program, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2012-2017
• Scientist, Benson Hill Biosystems

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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

Ashley Galant

Graduate Student - Plant Biology Program, ASPB-Pioneer Hi-Bred Graduate Fellow, Olin Biomedical Fellow, 2008-2011
• USDA-ARS Postdoc, Citrus Research Center, Winter Haven, FL; Grain Quality & Structure Research Center, Manhattan, KS
• Maltster, Busch Agricultural Resources, Moorhead, MN

Galant A, Koester RP, Ainsworth EA, Hicks LM, Jez JM (2012)  From climate change to molecular response:  redox-proteomics of ozone-induced responses in soybean.  New Phytologist 194, 220-9

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.

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

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 

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