Paul Alan Lindahl Bio

Paul Alan Lindahl Biography

Personal Data

Born January 20, 1957 in Chicago, IL. Married to Lora Schneider Lindahl; one son Karl Gunnar and two daughters, Grace Alexandra and Laena Elaine.

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, June 1985
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
    (William H. Orme-Johnson, Advisor)
  • B.A. in Chemistry, June 1979
    North Park College, Chicago, IL

Other Research Experience

  • Sabbatical Leave, September 1996-December 1996
    Rice University, Houston TX (George Bennett, Sponsor)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, June 1985 – June 1988
    University of Minnesota (Eckard Münck, Sponsor)
  • Graduate Student, August 1979 – June 1980
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA.
    Department of Biochemistry (Penhoet, Rabinowitz, Advisors)
  • Undergraduate Student, June 1978 – August 1978
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.
    Department of Chemistry (George Brubaker, Advisor)

TAMU Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    August 1988 - August 1994
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
    September 1994 - 1999
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
    May 1998 – September 1999
  • Full Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Biophysics
    September 1999 - Present

Honors and Professional Societies

  • American Chemical Society, 1978- present
  • NSF Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 1978
  • Summa cum laude (GPA 3.97), North Park College, 1979
  • NIH post-doctoral fellowship, 1986-1988
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Presented Papers and Lectures: (1991 - present)

  1. "Redox and Spectroscopic Properties of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", American Chemical Society Meeting, Atlanta GA, April 1991 (invited).
  2. "Redox and Spectroscopic Properties of the Nickel and Iron Complexes in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", University of Houston, Houston TX, March 1992 (invited).
  3. "Nickel and Iron Complexes of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase from Clostridium thermoaceticum", University of Texas, Austin TX, September 18, 1992 (invited).
  4. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", University of South Carolina, Columbia SC, March 16, 1993 (invited).
  5. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", University of Georgia, Athens GA, March 17, 1993 (invited).
  6. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Emory University, Atlanta GA, March 16, 1993 (invited).
  7. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", University of Wisconsin, Madison WI, April 12, 1993 (invited).
  8. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", University of California, Los Angeles CA, April 14, 1993 (invited).
  9. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", University of California, Irvine CA, April 15, 1993 (invited).
  10. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA, April 16, 1993 (invited).
  11. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", California Institute of Technology, April 19, 1993 (invited).
  12. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Stanford University, Stanford CA, April 20, 1993 (invited).
  13. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Yale University, New Haven CT, April 23, 1993 (invited).
  14. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, April 26, 1993 (invited).
  15. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, April 27, 1993 (invited).
  16. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Boston College, Boston MA, April 28, 1993 (invited).
  17. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Harvard University, Cambridge MA, April 29, 1993 (invited).
  18. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX, February 3, 1994 (invited).
  19. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, October, 1994 (invited).
  20. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Northwestern University, Evanston IL, November 27, 1994 (invited).
  21. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", University of Illinois, Urbana IL, November 28, 1994 (invited).
  22. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Metals in Biology Gordon Conference, Ventura, CA January 25, 1995 (invited).
  23. "The Nickel and Iron Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Texas Christian University, February 9, 1995 (invited).
  24. "The Quaternary Structure of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Texas A & M University, April 13, 1995 (invited).
  25. "The Ni and Fe Clusters in CO Dehydrogenase", Seventh International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Lubeck Germany, Sept 5, 1995 (invited).
  26. "The Novel Ni-Fe-S Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Baylor University, September 22, 1995 (invited).
  27. "Unraveling the Structures and Functions of the Novel Ni-Fe-S Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", American Chemical Society Regional Meeting, Memphis TN Nov 29 - Dec 1, 1995 (invited).
  28. "Unraveling the Structures and Functions of the Novel Ni-Fe-S Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans March 24, 1996 (invited).
  29. "The Novel Ni-Fe-S Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", New York University, May 3, 1996 (invited).
  30. "Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase", Nitrogenase Gordon Conference, July 1, 1996, Colby- Sawyer College, New Hampshire.
  31. "NiFe Hydrogenase Case Study" NSF Bioinorganic Summer Workshop, University of Georgia, Athens, August 11, 1996
  32. "Review of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" NSF Bioinorganic Summer Workshop, University of Georgia, Athens, Aug 13, 1996.
  33. Structure and Function of the Metal Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase, Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland OR, April, 1997
  34. "Mechanism of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" University of Massachusetts, September 11, 1997
  35. "Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" Michigan State University, October 30, 1997
  36. "Structure and Function of the Novel Ni-Fe-S Clusters in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" Fifth Chemical Congress of North America, Cancun Mexico Nov. 11-15, 1997
  37. "Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase; An Evolutionarily Ancient Enzyme with Unusual Ni-Fe-S Clusters" Texas A&M University, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Feb. 4, 1998.
  38. "From Slime on a Ni-Fe-S Surface to Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum: A Discussion of the Chemiautotrophic Theory of the Origin of Life" Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, August 26, 1998
  39. "Structure and Function of the NiFeS Clusters of CODH, Preliminary Genetic Studies, and Some Comments on Life and its Origins" Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry, Oct. 22, 1998
  40. "Structure, function, and biosynthesis of the novel Ni-X-Fe4S4 clusters of acetyl- Coenzyme A synthase (carbon monoxide dehydrogenase)", The Ninth International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Minneapolis MN, July 1999
  41. "Structure and Function of the NiFeS Clusters of Acetyl-Coenzyme A synthase" University of New Mexico, October 22, 1999
  42. "The Coordination Chemistry of Acetyl-CoA Synthase/Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" 34th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, Edinburgh Scotland, July 2000.
  43. "Kinetic Simulation of Sub-minimal Living Systems" Texas A&M University, Center for Advanced Biomolecular Research, June 2001
  44. "Mechanistic Enzymology of Acetyl-Coenzyme A Synthase/Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase, a metalloenzyme with novel Ni-Fe-S Active sites" University of North Texas, Denton TX, February 8, 2002
  45. "Acetyl-Coenzyme A Synthase: A Bifunctional Evolutionarily Ancient Enzyme with an organometallic mechanism of catalysis and Ni-Fe-S Active Sites connected by a Molecular Tunnel" University of Rochester, Rochester NY, February 11, 2002
  46. "Strategies for Simulating the Kinetics and Mechanism of Whole Cells at the Molecular Level" University of Delaware, Newark DE, April 17, 2002
  47. "Strategies for Simulating the Kinetics and Mechanism of Whole Cells at the Molecular Level" Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Blacksburg VI, May 2, 2002
  48. "Whole-Cell Kinetic Modeling of Hypothetical "Mechanical Cells" that Maintain Intracellular Homeostasis while Growing Autocatalytically on Environmental Nutrients Present in Variable Amounts" Virginia Tech University, September 9 2002.
  49. "Current Critical Issues Relevant to the Structure and Mechanism of Acetyl-CoA Synthase/Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase". Institut de Biologie Structurale Jean-Pierre Ebel, CEA/CNRS Grenoble, France, Oct 7, 2002
  50. "Acetyl-CoA Synthase: The Case for a Ni(0)-based Mechanism of Catalysis" ACS meeting, New Orleans, March 25, 2003.
  51. "Acetyl-CoA Synthase: The Case for a Ni(0)-based Mechanism of Catalysis", University of Kentucky, Lexington May 2, 2003
  52. "Eckard Munck's Contribution to Nitrogenase, Acetyl-CoA Synthase and to my View of Science", Carneige Mellon University, May 24, 2003
  53. "Acetyl-CoA Synthase: The Case for a Ni(0)-based Mechanism of Catalysis", University of Texas, Austin September 19, 2003
  54. "Acetyl-CoA Synthase: The Case for a Ni(0)-based Mechanism of Catalysis" Auburn University, September 25, 2003
  55. "Whole Cell kinetic Modeling" Texas A&M University, October 17, 2003
  56. "Acetyl-CoA Synthase: The Case for a Ni(0)-based Mechanism of Catalysis" University of Illinois, Urbana October 21, 2003
  57. "Acetyl-CoA Synthase: The Case for a Ni(0)-based Mechanism of Catalysis" University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, April 23, 2004
  58. "Acetyl-CoA Synthase: The Case for a Ni(0)-based Mechanism of Catalysis" Molecular Basis of C1 Metabolism Gordon Research Conference, Mount Holyoak College, MA, August 2004
  59. "Acetyl-CoA Synthase: The Case for a Ni(0)-based Mechanism of Catalysis" Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, October 2004
  60. "Acetyl-CoA Synthase: The Case for a Ni(0)-based Mechanism of Catalysis" Austin College, Sherman TX, November 2004
  61. "Acetyl-CoA Synthase: The Case for a Ni(0)-based Mechanism of Catalysis" University of Central Arkansas, Conway AR, Feb 22, 2005
  62. "Acetyl-CoA Synthase: The Case for a Ni(0)-based Mechanism of Catalysis" International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Ann Arbor Michigan, University of Michigan, August 5, 2005
  63. "Acetyl-CoA Synthase: The Case for a Ni(0)-based Mechanism of Catalysis" Wichita State University, Wichita Kansas, Sept 28, 2005
  64. University of North Carolina, Charlette (March 2006)
  65. Duke University, March 2006
  66. Phillips University Marburg Germany (Mitos) May 2, 2006
  67. Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology May 3, 2006
  68. Penn State Symposium on Molecular Biology (June 7 – 10 2006)
  69. Fudan University, Shanghai China (October 30, 2006)
  70. Third Asian Biological Inorganic Conference, Nanjing University, Nanjing China (November 2, 2006)
  71. Sogong University, Department of Chemistry (November 6, 2006)
  72. First International Bioinorganic Symposium in Seoul Korea, Ewha Women's University (November 7, 2006)
  73. Public Debate Panelist, Veritas Forum, March 27, 2007 (Creation Science vs. Evolution) (Argued in support of evolution position)
  74. Invited Speaker, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago IL April, 2007
  75. University of Nebraska, Department of Biochemistry (November 2007 )
  76. Invited Speaker, Metals in Biology Gordon Conference, Jan 28, 2008 (Ventura CA)
  77. Invited Speaker, Iron-Sulfur Enzymes Gordon Conference, June, 2008 (Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire)
  78. Keynote Speaker, Fourth Asian Biological Inorganic Conference, November 10-13, 2008 (Jeju island, Korea)
  79. Invited Speaker; "Challenges of Modeling Acetyl-CoA Synthase" University of Illinois, Urbana IL, July 2009
  80. Invited Speaker, "Bioinorganic Chemistry of Acetyl-CoA Synthase/Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" Nagaya University, Nagoya Japan, January 2010
  81. Invited lecture: "Biophysical Probes of Iron trafficking in cells" Wayne State University, Feb 2010
  82. Invited Speaker: "Whole-Cell Mathematical Modeling" Frontier's in Biomathematics Conference, University of Maryland, April 2010
  83. Invited Speaker: "Biophysical Probes of Iron trafficking in cells" American Chemical Society Meeting, Boston MA, August 23, 2010. This lecture was highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News (http://pubs.acs.org/isubscribe/journals/cen/88/i38/html/8838sci2.html).
  84. Invited Lecture: "Biophysical Probes of Iron Metabolism in Eukaryotic Cells" University of Texas at Arlington, September, 2010
  85. Invited Lecture: "Whole-Cell Mathematical Modeling" Trinity University, San Antonio TX, September 2010
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Other Conferences Attended (1991 to Present)

  • Metals In Biology Gordon Research Conference, Ventura CA, January, 1991.
  • American Chemical Society, Atlanta GA, April, 1991.
  • Metals In Biology Gordon Research Conference, Ventura CA, January, 1992.
  • Metals In Biology Gordon Research Conference, Ventura CA, January, 1993.
  • International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, San Diego CA, August 1993.
  • Metals In Biology Gordon Research Conference, Ventura CA, January, 1994.
  • Metals In Biology Gordon Research Conference, Ventura CA, January, 1995.
  • Midwest Bioinorganic Summer Workshop, Minneapolis MN, June, 1995.
  • Seventh International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Lubeck Germany, September, 1995.
  • Symposium on Recent Advances on the Chemistry of Polynuclear Metal Complexes, American Chemical Society Meeting, Memphis TN, November 29 - December 1, 1995.
  • American Chemical Society meeting, New Orleans Louisiana, March 1996
  • Nitrogenase Gordon Research Conference, New Hampshire, July, 1996
  • The Art of Anaerobes, University of Georgia, August 1996.
  • NSF Bioinorganic Summer Workshop, August 1996
  • Lost Pines Conference on Molecular Biology, Bastrop TX, September 1997
  • Fifth Chemical Congress of North America, Cancun Mexico, November 1997
  • Metals In Biology Gordon Research Conference, Ventura CA, January, 1998.
  • Molecular Basis for C1 Metabolism Gordon Research Conference, New Hampshire, June 1998
  • Welch Conference, Houston TX, October, 1998.
  • Ninth International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, Minneapolis MN, July 1999
  • Metals In Biology Gordon Research Conference, Ventura CA, January, 2000.
  • First International Conference on Computational Cell Biology, Lenix MA, March 2001
  • First International Conference on Computational Systems Biology, Pasadena CA, November 2001
  • Metals In Biology Gordon Research Conference, Ventura CA, January 2002
  • Systems Biology Approaches to Health Care: Mitochondrial Proteomics, National Institute for Standards and Technology, September 17-18, 2002
  • Second CABR Conference, Texas A&M University, December 2002
  • Second International Conference on Systems Biology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden, Dec 2002
  • Symposium Honoring the Career of Eckard Munck, Carneige-Mellon University, May 2003
  • University of Pennsylvania Symposium on Bioinorganic Chemistry, April, 2004
  • Molecular Basis for C1 Metabolism Gordon Research Conference, Massachusetts, August 2004
  • International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry, August 2005, Ann Arbor Michigan
  • International Conference on Systems Biology, October 2005, Boston Massachusetts
  • Computational Systems Biology Conference, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, March 2007 International Conference on Systems Biology, September 2008, Gothenburg Sweden (others…)
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Fellowships, Grants and Contracts Awarded (Current funding in bold)

  1. National Science Foundation Summer Research Scholarship Award, 1978
  2. National Institutes of Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1985-1986
  3. The Welch Foundation Fellowship, "Spectroscopic and Electrocatalytic Studies of CO Dehydrogenase", 1989-1992; $75,000
  4. Petroleum Research Fund, American Chemical Society "Spectroscopic and Electrocatalytic Studies of CO Dehydrogenase", 1989-1991 $18,000.
  5. National Institutes of Health Biomedical Research Support Grant Program, "Structural and Mechanistic Studies of Metalloenzyme Metal Centers", 1990-1991, $7,500.
  6. National Science Foundation, "The Purchase of an Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer" (I was the principal contributor to this Departmental grant); 1989 $334,000.
  7. Center for Energy and Mineral Resources Grant Program "Uptake and Transformation of Carbon Dioxide by a Metalloenzyme", 1990-1991, $24,000.
  8. Center for Energy and Mineral Resources Grant Program "Uptake and Transformation of Carbon Dioxide by a Metalloenzyme", 1991-1992, $24,000.
  9. The Welch Foundation Fellowship, "Redox and Magnetic Properties of Nickel Hydrogenase" 1992-1995; $91,500
  10. National Institutes of Health, "The Bioinorganic Chemistry of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" 1993-1996, $362,635
  11. The Welch Foundation Fellowship, "Crystallization of CO Dehydrogenase and Related Metalloenzymes" 1995-1998; $102,000
  12. National Institutes of Health, "The Bioinorganic Chemistry of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" 1996 -1999, $400,000
  13. Advanced Technology Project, State of Texas "Construction of a Genetically-Engineered Oxygen-Metabolizing Pathway in Anaerobic Bacteria" 1998-2000, $164,000
  14. The Welch Foundation Fellowship, "Crystallization of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" 1998-2001; $114,000
  15. National Institutes of Health, "The Bioinorganic Chemistry of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" 1999 -2003, $600,000
  16. National Science Foundation, "Upgrade of an Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer" (I was the co-PI for this Departmental grant); 2001 $180,000
  17. Department of Energy "Genetic Probes of Acetyl-CoA Synthase Cluster Assembly"08/01/01 to 07/31/04, $389,000
  18. Robert A. Welch Foundation, "Crystallization of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" 2001-2004; $150,000
  19. National Institutes of Health, "Kinetic Simulations of Minimal Living Systems" 2001 - 2003, $150,000
  20. National Institutes of Health, "The Bioinorganic Chemistry of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" 2003-2007, $1,100,000
  21. Robert A. Welch Foundation, "Biochemistry and Biophysics of YFH1p from Saccharomyces cerevisiae " 2004-2007; $165,000
  22. Robert A. Welch Foundation, "Probing Iron Metabolism in Mitochondria using EPR and Mössbauer Spectroscopy " 2007-2010; $150,000
  23. National Science Foundation, "Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Animal-Cell Cytokinesis" 2008-2012; $500,000
  24. National Institutes of Health, "The Bioinorganic Chemistry of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" 2007-2008, $140,000 (bridge funding)
  25. National Institutes of Health, R01 "The Bioinorganic Chemistry of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" 2008-2012, $210,000 (direct costs)
  26. National Institutes of Health, R01 "Iron in Mitochondrial Physiology and Disease" 2009- 2013, $175,000 (direct costs)
  27. Robert A. Welch Foundation "Biophysical Probes of Iron Metabolism in Yeast Vacuoles" 2010-2012 ($50,000 direct costs)
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Graduate Students

  1. Woonsup Shin, 1989 - 1992; "Discovery of a Labile Nickel Ion Required for CO/Acetyl- CoA Exchange Activity in the NiFe Complex of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" Post-doc with Prof. Ed Solomon, Stanford University. Currently Professor of Chemistry, Sogang University, Seoul Korea.
  2. Melvin Roberts, 1990 - 1994; "Redox Titrations of the Nickel Hydrogenase from Desulfovibrio gigas", Professor of Chemistry; Columbia Union College, Tacoma Park, Maryland.
  3. Mark Anderson, 1991 - 1995; "Identification and Characterization of the CO Oxidation Site of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" Post-Doc with Prof. M. Barber, University of South Florida. Currently scientific consultant at Hazmat Corporation.
  4. David Barondeau, 1991 - 1996; "The Methyl Binding Site of CO Dehydrogenase" Research Scientist with Professor John Tainer, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA. Currently Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University
  5. Jinqiang Xia, 1993 - 1997; "The Quaternary Structure and Distribution of Metal Centers in Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase". Post-Doc with Dr. Neal Lue at Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY. I believe he is presently working in a start-up pharmaceutical company, but I have lost contact with him.
  6. William K. Russell, 1992 - 1998. "Potentiometric Titrations of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase and Properties of the Ni-Labile and Nonlabile Forms of the Acetyl-CoA Synthase Active Site" Research Scientist with Professor David Russell, Texas A&M University.
  7. Bruce Wilson, 1994 - 1998 "The Nature of the Coenzyme A Binding Site of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase from Clostridium Thermoaceticum." Instructor Utah Valley State College, Orem Utah.
  8. Daniel Fraser, 1994 - 1999. "Redox Titrations of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase from Clostridium thermoaceticum" Dr. Fraser is teaching chemistry and biochemistry at St. Mary's College of Maryland
  9. Ernie Maynard, 1996 - 2002. "Kinetics and Mechanism of Acetyl-CoA Synthase, a COChanneling Enzyme". Post-doc with Professor Jeremy Berg at Johns Hopkins University. Currently an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD.
  10. Huay-Keng Loke, 1996 - 2003. "Biosynthesis of Acetyl-CoA Synthase and its Derivatives" Post-doc at Columbia University, New York. Currently a Scientist I researcher at Millennium corporation in Boston MA.
  11. Jian Feng, 1998 - 2004. Effect of Redox Potential, Sulfide Ions and a Persulfide Forming Cysteine Residue on Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase" Post-doc at Texas A&M University medical school. Currently a post-doc at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (Liz Howell's laboratory, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology)
  12. Eun Jin Kim, Spring 2000 – 2004 "Crystallization and Mutational Studies of Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase from Moorella thermoacetica" (Master's Thesis)
  13. Matthew Bramlett, Spring 2000 – December 2004 "Mechanistic Investigations of the Acluster of Acetyl-Coenzyme A Synthase" Post-doc with George McLendon at Duke University. Currently a research scientist at Syngenta Corp. in North Carolina.
  14. Brandon Hudder, Summer 2002 – Summer 2006 "Spectroscopic and Analytical Characterization of the Distribution of Iron in Intact Mitochondria from Saccharomyces cerevisiae" Currently a Technology Specialist at Medlen & Carroll, LLP, College Station, TX
  15. Jessica Garber, Summer 2004 – 2010 (graduated with PhD)
  16. Ren Miao, Summer 2005 - 2010 (graduated with PhD)
  17. Gregory Holmes-Hampton, Fall 2007 - present
  18. Jinkyu Park, Fall 2008 – present
  19. Sean McCormick, Fall 2008- present
  20. Nema Jhurry, Spring 2009 – present
  21. Allison Cockrell, Spring 2009- present
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Post-Docs and Research Scientists

  1. Dr. Mona Damaj, Nov 1, 1998 – March 2000. Dr. Damaj is an expert in molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology, biochemistry, and cellular biology.
  2. Dr. Xiang Shi Tan, April 2000 – August 2007. Dr. Tan is an expert in inorganic chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry department at Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  3. Professor Gheorghe Maria, January 2002 – January 2003. Dr. Maria was on leave from the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Reaction Engineering, Polytechnic University, Bucharest, Romania. His expertise is on numerical analysis of complex chemical and biochemical processes.
  4. Dr. Ivan Surovtsev, October 2003 – Dec 2008. Dr. Surovtsev obtained his Ph.D. from the Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustions in Novosibirsk, Russia and is an expert in computational biology and kinetic modeling. He is currently at Yale University doing a second post-doc to learn experimental methods.
  5. Dr. Tong Wang; Feb 2009 – Feb 2010
  6. Dr. Marco Vilela, Feb 2009 – July 2010
  7. Dr. Wolfgang Angerer, Jan 2010 – Dec 2010
  8. Dr. Yong-Woon Jung, September 2010 – present
  9. Dr. Mrinmoy Chakrabarti, October 2010 - present
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Teaching

  1. Fall 1988: Chemistry 101, General Chemistry, 275 undergraduate students.
  2. Fall 1989: Chemistry 628, Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 18 graduate students.
  3. Spring 1990: Chemistry 634, Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry, 28 graduate students.
  4. Fall 1990: Chemistry 628, Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 8 graduate students.
  5. Spring 1991: Chemistry 634, Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry, 8 graduate students.
  6. Summer 1991: Chemistry 101, General Chemistry, 94 undergraduate students.
  7. Fall, 1991: Chemistry 628, Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 18 graduate students.
  8. Spring, 1992: Chemistry 101, General Chemistry, 242 undergraduate students.
  9. Fall, 1992: Chemistry 628, Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 9 graduate students.
  10. Spring, 1993: Chemistry 462, Inorganic Chemistry, 37 undergraduate students.
  11. Fall, 1993: Chemistry 628, Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 8 graduate students.
  12. Spring, 1994: Chemistry 462, Inorganic Chemistry, 37 undergraduate students.
  13. Fall, 1994: Chemistry 628, Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 11 graduate students.
  14. Spring, 1995: Chemistry 462, Inorganic Chemistry, 39 undergraduate students.
  15. Fall, 1995: Chemistry 628, Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 6 graduate students.
  16. Spring, 1996: Chemistry 462, Inorganic Chemistry, 38 undergraduate students.
  17. Fall, 1996: (Sabbatical Leave, Rice University)
  18. Spring, 1997: Chemistry 462, Inorganic Chemistry, 29 undergraduate students.
  19. Summer, 1997: Chemistry 101, General Chemistry, ~100 students.
  20. Fall, 1997: Chemistry 628, Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 18 graduate students
  21. Spring 1998: Chemistry 462, Inorganic Chemistry, 27 undergraduate students.
  22. Fall, 1998: Chemistry 102, General Chemistry, 110 undergraduate students.
  23. Spring 1999: Chemistry 462 Inorganic Chemistry, 35 undergraduate students.
  24. Fall, 1999: Chemistry 628, Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 17 graduate students.
  25. Spring 2000: Chemistry 102, General Chemistry.
  26. Fall, 2000; Chemistry 481, Seminar for Undergraduate Chemistry majors
  27. Spring 2001, Chemistry 102, General Chemistry.
  28. Fall 2001, Principles of Biological Chemistry, 21 Graduate Students
  29. Fall, 2001, Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 9 Graduate Students
  30. Fall 2002, Principles of Biological Chemistry
  31. Fall, 2002, Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry
  32. Fall 2003, Principles of Biological Chemistry
  33. Spring, 2004, Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry
  34. Fall, 2004, Principles of Biological Chemistry
  35. Spring, 2005, Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry
  36. Fall, 2005, Principles of Biological Chemistry
  37. Spring, 2006 (Sabbatical Leave)
  38. Fall, 2006, Chemical Biology Journal Club
  39. Spring 2007; Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry
  40. Fall 2007; Chemistry 222 Elements of Organic and Biological Chemistry
  41. Spring 2008; Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry (half with Barondeau) and Physical Methods in Biological Chemistry (1/3 with Barondeau and Hilty)
  42. Fall 2008; Coordination and Bioinorganic Chemistry (11 graduate students)
  43. Spring 2008 Chemical Biology Journal Club
  44. Fall 2009 Special Topics in the Molecular Basis of Disease (31 undergraduate students)
  45. Spring 2009, 2010, Chemical Biology Journal Club
  46. Fall 2010: Special Topics in the Molecular Basis of Disease (13 undergraduate students)
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Service

  1. Director of the Departmental ESR/EPR facility (1989 - present)
  2. Secretary for the American Chemical Society, College Station Chapter (1991 - 1996)
  3. Inorganic Student Seminar Coordinator (1990 - 1992; and 1994 - 1996)
  4. Graduate Student Recruiting Committee
  5. Graduate Visitation Weekend Organizing Committee
  6. Coordinator of the Inorganic Post-Doctoral Summer Seminar Program (1991)
  7. Advisor to incoming graduate students (1992, 1993, 1994; 1999, 2001)
  8. Awards Committee (1997, 1998)
  9. Inorganic Division Seminar Coordinator (1997 - 2001)
  10. Organized "Metals in Biochemistry and Biophysics" Seminar Series (1997, 1998).
  11. Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (1997 - 2001)
  12. Biophysics Study Section at the National Institutes of Health, Feb 18-19, 1998. temporary member)
  13. Multidisciplinary Special Emphasis Panel (P41) at the National Institutes of Health to Nov. 18-20, 1998. (Ron Manning, program director).
  14. Metallobiochemistry Study Section at the NIH Feb 23-24, 1999 (temporary member).
  15. Post-tenure review committee (2000 – 2003)
  16. Physical Biochemistry Study Section, National Institutes of Health, October 23 – 24, 2003 (temporary member)
  17. Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2003 - 2005
  18. Chairman of the Biological Chemistry Division, 2004- present
  19. Special Emphasis Panel/Initial Review Group on Instrumentation, National Institutes of Health, June 21, 2004
  20. Ad-hoc member of Biochemistry Study section, National Institutes of Health, October 29, 2004
  21. External Reviewer for evaluating tenure and promotion of 4 assistant professors and of 1 associate professor.
  22. Member of the External Advisory Committee for Computational Neuroscience Training Grant, University of Minnesota (2004)
  23. Hydrogen Program Panel, Department of Energy (May 23, 2005)
  24. Editorial Board, Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry Executive Committee, Department of Chemistry (2004 – 2007)
  25. Treasurer for the American Chemical Society, College Station Chapter (2004 - 2007)
  26. Director, Chemistry Biology Interface Training Program (2006-present)
  27. Member, Advisory Committee for the Center for Research on Biological Clocks, TAMU (2008- present)
  28. Member of NSF chemical instrumentation panel (2009)
  29. NIH panel member (MSFA) (May 2010)