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Gary Weisman

Research interest Nucleotide receptors and signaling in inflammation, cardiovascular and autoimmune exocrine disease. Research description Nucleotide receptors (P2 receptors) are present in nearly all cells and tissues where they mediate diverse functions including the regulation of platelet aggregation, muscle contraction, neurotransmission, insulin secretion, epithelial ion transport, wound healing and cell growth. We have isolated the

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Donald Burke

Fields of Interest Mechanism and evolution of catalysis by ribozymes. Education Ph.D. 1992, University of California, Berkeley Research Statement Understand the mechanism and evolution of catalysis by ribozymes and the molecular basis of retroviral inhibition by RNA-based drugs. Both aptamers and ribozymes are found in nature and can be isolated from combinatorial libraries containing ~1015

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John J. Tanner

Lab website link Education Degree School Location Major BS University of Missouri Columbia, Mo. Chemistry PhD Brown University Providence, R.I. Chemistry Research description We study protein structure and its relationships to protein function at the molecular and cellular levels.  The general term that is used for our brand of research is “structural biology”.  Common to

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Shuqun Zhang

Educational background Degree School Location Major BS Nanjing University China Biology PhD University of Texas Austin, Texas Plant Biology Notable honors and service CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2002) Research description Research description: Protein phosphorylation and dephosphorylation play important signaling roles in plant response to environmental stimuli. Extensive recent research in yeast and animals demonstrated

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Charlotte L. Phillips

Educational background Degree School Location Major BS University of Central Florida Orlando, Fla. Biology PhD North Carolina State University Raleigh, N.C. Biochemistry Notable honors and service Induction into the CAFNR Teaching Academy, 2008 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, 2004 Excellence in Education: Pre-Clinical, Medical Student Affairs Council, 2003 Best PBL Tutor, Block 6

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Michael J. Petris

Educational background Degree School Location Major BSc University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia Biochemistry/Genetics PhD University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia Genetics Notable honors and service Organizer FASEB Conference on Trace Element Micronutrients, 2006 Organizing Committee, 5th International Meeting on Copper Homeostasis and its Disorders, 2006 Scientific Advisory Committee, Gordon Research Conference on Cell Biology of Metals,

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Brenda A. Peculis

Educational background Degree School Location Major BS Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Ill. Biology MS Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Ill. Biology PhD Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Md. Biology Notoable honors and service Outstanding Service Award, RNA Society, 2012 Research summary My lab examines RNA metabolism to better understand how molecular events affect the growth rates of

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Dennis B. Lubahn

Educational background Degree School Location Major BS University of South Florida Tampa, Fla. Clinical Chemistry PhD Duke University Durham, N.C. Biochemistry Notable honors and service Director, MU Center for Botanical Interaction Studies Director, MU Center for Phytonutrient and Phytochemical Studies Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences, 1989-92 Research description I am the principal investigator and director

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Gerald Hazelbauer

Educational background Degree School Location Major BS Williams College Williamstown, Mass. Biology MS Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio Biology PhD University of Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Genetics Notable honors and service Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology MERIT Award NIH (2012-) University of Missouri Curators Professorship (2012-) FASEB

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Mark Hannink

Education: BS Calvin College Grand Rapids, Mich. Chemistry MS University of Washington Seattle, Wash. Organic Chemistry PhD University of California-San Diego La Jolla, Calif. Biochemistry Notable honors and service Associate Director for Fellowships and Education, Life Sciences Center PI NIGMS-funded T32 training grant in Molecular Cell Biology PI NIGMS-funded Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD)

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William R. Folk

Education B.A. Rice University, Houston, Texas, Magna cum laude in biochemistry Ph.D. Stanford University, Stanford, California, Biochemistry, Mentor: Dr. P. Berg, Nobel Laureate Honors 1966 Phi Beta Kappa, Rice University 1966 Phi Lambda Upsilon, Rice University 1966 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow 1970-72 Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories, London, England

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