Undergraduates

Lavanya Palavalli

Undergraduate, 2005
• HHMI-NIH Physician Scholar, Obstetrics & Gynecology Resident, Baylor College of Medicine

Brendza KM, Haakenson W, Cahoon RE, Hicks LM, Palavalli LH, Chiapelli B, McLaird M, McCarter JP, Williams DJ, Hresko MC, Jez JM (2007) Phosphoethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PMT-1) catalyzes the first reaction of a new pathway f

Katherine Herrera

Undergraduate, NSF-REU Intern (Adelphi U.), 2005
• Tropical Field Botanist, N.Y. Botanical Garden

Herrera K, Cahoon RE, Kumaran S, Jez JM (2007) Reaction mechanism of glutathione synthetase from Arabidopsis thaliana: site-directed mutagenesis of active site residues.  J Biol Chem  282, 17157-65

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

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

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

Megan Clements

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

Sheri Balogun

Undergraduate, MARC-uSTAR Scholar, 2010-2012
• Pharm. D., University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
•Clinical Pharmacist, Senior PharmAssist

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

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

Amy Schroeder

Undergraduate, NSF-REU Intern (Truman State U.), ASPB-SURF Scholar, 2006-2009
• NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Privalsky Lab, BMCDB Program, UC-Davis
• Program Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA

Kim WS, Chronis D, Juergens M, Schroeder AC, Hyun SW, Jez JM, Krishnan HB (2012) Transgenic soybean plants overexpressing O-acetylserine sulfhydrylase accumulate enhanced levels of cysteine and Bowman-Birk protease inhibitor in se

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