Former members

Tara Alpert

Undergraduate, HHMI-SURF Scholar, ASPB-SURF Scholar, NSF-GRF Honorable Mentions, 2011-2013
• Graduate Student, Neugebauer Lab, Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Structural Biology Program, Yale University

Lee SG, Alpert TD, Jez JM (2012) Crystal structure of phosphoethanolamine methyltransferase from Plasmodium falciparum in complex with amodiaquine.  Bioorg Med Chem Lett 22, 4990-3

Loren Ramirez

Undergraduate, Summer Scholar in Biology & Biomedical Research, 2011
• High School Teacher, Chattahoochee High School, Alpharetta, GA

Westfall CS, Sherp AM, Zubieta C, Alvarez S, Schraft E, Marcellin R, Ramirez L, Jez JM (2016) Arabidopsis thaliana GH3.5 acyl acid amido synthetase mediates metabolic crosstalk in auxin and salicylic acid homeostasis.

Blair Undem

Undergraduate, CD-BioRAP Intern (McDaniel College), 2011
• Physical Therapy Student, University of Maryland

Sam McKinney

Undergraduate, Summer Scholar in Biology & Biomedical Research, 2009-2011
• Lead Technician, Pajarito Powder

Herrmann J, Ravilious GE, McKinney SE, Westfall CS, Lee SG, Baraniecka P, Giovannetti M, Kopriva S, Krishnan HB, Jez JM (2014) Structure and mechanism of soybean ATP sulfurylase - the committed step in plant sulfur assimilation.

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

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

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