Former members

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

Sherp AM, Westfall CS, Alvarez S, Jez JM (2018) Arabidopsis thaliana GH3.15 acyl acid amido synthetase has a highly specific substrate preference for the auxin precursor in

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

Krishnan HB, Song B, Oehrle NW, Cameron JC, Jez JM (2018) Impact of overexpression of cytosolic isoform of O-acetylserine sulfhydrylsae on soybean nodulation and nodule metabolome. Sci Rep 8, 2367

Jeremy Bleeke

STARS High School Student Intern, 2008
• Graduate Student, Cambridge University & CUNY (Art History)
• Willem de Koenig Foundation, Research Coordinator

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 vi

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

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

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 Cahoon

Research Associate, 2002-2008
• Staff Scientist, U. Nebraska

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

Sangaralingam Kumaran

Postdoctoral Associate, 2006-2008
• Associate Professor, National Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India

Yi H*, Dey S*, 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

Mary Preuss

Postdoctoral Associate, 2007-2009; NSF-ROA Fellow, 2010
• Associate Professor & Chair, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Webster University

Malik MR, Yang W, Patterson N, Tang J, Wellinghof RL, Preuss ML, Burkitt C, Sharma N, Ji Y, Jez JM, Peoples OP, Jaworski JG, Cahoon EB, Snell KD (2015) Production of high levels of poly-3-hydroxybutyrate in plastids of Camelin

Emily Walter

High School Student Intern, 2017-2018
•Student, University of Missouri-Columbia

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