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Postdoctoral FellowsPh.D. StudentsM.S. Students

Postdoctoral Fellows

Masanobu Chinami
period: 1986-1988
Ph.D. degree: Kurume University School of Medicine; 1982
Title of project: NMR titration studies of staphylococcal nuclease
Mike Reily
period: 1987-1988
Ph.D. degree: Emory University; 1987
Title of project: NMR studies of cytochrome c553
Mark E. Anderson
period: 1987-1990
Ph.D. degree: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT; 1987
Title of project: Physiological NMR spectroscopy
Michael Zehfus
period: 1987-1990
Ph.D. degree: Pennsylvania State Hershey Medical Center; 1987
Title of project: NMR studies of cytrochrome c553
Prashanth Darba
period: 1989-1991
Ph. D. degree: Molecular Biophysics, Indian Institute of science, Bangalore, India
Title of project: Developmen of software for interpretation of 2-D NMR spectra of proteins.
Charles McNemar
period: 1989-1991
Ph.D. degree: Pennsylvania State University, College Park, PA; 1989
Title of project: NMR studies of cytochrome c553
Lars Skjeldal
period: 1989-1991
Ph.D. degree: University of Trondheim, Norway; 1989
Title of project: NMR studies of ferredoxins
Roger A. Chylla
period: 1990-1993
Ph.D. degree: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; 1990
Title of project: Algorithms for processing protein NMR data
Zeljko Dzakula
period: 1990-1993
Ph.D. degree: University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia; 1991
Title of project: NMR analysis of mobile regions of protein structures
Frits Abildgaard
period: 1991-1993
Ph.D. degree: University of Copenhagen, Denmark; 1991
Title of project: Multinuclear, multidimensional NMR spectroscopy of proteins
Hong Cheng
period: 1991-1994
Ph.D. degree: Hunter College, City College of New York; 1991
Title of project: NMR studies of iron-sulfur proteins
Honggao Yan
period: 1991-1994
Ph.D. degree: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; 1991
Title of project: NMR spectroscopy of proteins
Zsolt Zolnai
period: 1993-1995
Ph.D. degree: University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia; 1992
Title of project: NMR spectroscopy
Barbara Lewis
period: 1993-1996
Ph.D. degree
Title of project
Jurgen Schleucher
period: 1994-1997
Ph.D. degree: University of Frankfurt, Germany; 1994
Title of project: NMR pulse sequence development
Brian F. Volkman
period: 1995-2000
Ph.D. degree: University of California at Berkeley; 1994
Title of project: NMR spectroscopy of proteins
Henrik W. Anthonsen
period: 1996-1997
Ph.D. degree: Trondheim University, Norway; 1995
Title of project: NMR spectroscopy of proteins
Fariba Assadi-Porter
period: 1998-1999, 2000
Ph.D. degree: Biomolecular Chemistry Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title of project: Sweet protein and sweet taste receptor
Hikaru Hemmi
period: 1998-1999
Ph.D. degree: Tohoku University, Japan
Title of project:
Solution structure of an effector protein in toluene-4-monooxygenase complex (T4MOD)
Wen-Jin Wu
period: 1999- 2003
Ph.D. degree: State University of New York, Stony Brook; 1999
Title of project:
Timothy Machonkin
period: 2000-2003
Ph.D. degree: Stanford University; 2000
Title of project: NMR investigations of iron-sulfur proteins and other metal-containing proteins
Claudia C. Cornilescu
period: 2002-2004
Ph.D. degree: University of Maryland; 2002
Title of project:
John L. Newman
period: 2003-2005
Ph.D. degree: University of Maryland; 2003
Title of project: NMR studies on the oxidized form of T4moC; Studies on the VKORC1 membrane protein
Fariba Fathi

Ph.D. Students

Years in lab


Grad program

Current position

1985-1988 Robertson, Andrew D. Biochemistry Deceased
1984-1989 Alexandrescu, Andrei T. Biochemistry Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut
1985-1989 Stockman, Brian J. Biochemistry Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Adelphi University
1985-1989 Oh, Byung Ha Biochemistry Professor, Dept. of Biological Science, KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
1987-1991 Krezel, Andrzej M. Biochemistry Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Washington University in St. Louis
1986-1993 Walkenhorst, William F. Biochemistry Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Renan Bu Contreras and Monica LeDee Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry, Loyola University, New Orleans LA
1987-1993 Hinck, Andrew P. Biochemistry Visiting Professor, Department of Structural Biology University of Pittsburgh
1987-1993 Loh, Stewart N. Biochemistry Professor, Upstate Medical University, State University of New York, Syracuse NY
1989-1993 Edison, Arthur S. Biophysics Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar , Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Department of Genetics and the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens GA
1989-1994 Chae, Young Kee Biophysics Professor, Sejong University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
1989-1995 Olson, John B., Jr. Biochemistry Author
1990-1995 Hoogstraten, Charles G. Biophysics Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michigan State University
1991-1996 Xia, Bin Biophysics Professor, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China
1991-1997 Prehoda, Kenneth E. Biochemistry Professor, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon,
1991-1997 Choe, Soheui Biochemistry Intellectual Property Lawyer, Korea
1992-1997 Caldwell, Jane E. Biochemistry Clinical Assistant Professor; Nonmajors General Biology Program Coordinator, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
1991-1998 Truckses, Dagmar M. Biochemistry President, Board of Directors, Houston Texas Area
1993-2001 Zhao, Qin Biochemistry ProteinCT Biotechnologies, Madison WI; Co-Founder, Genome Surveillance Inc.
1995-2001 DeRider, Michele L. Chemistry Senior Scientist, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Morrisville , North Carolina
1996-2001 Wilkens, Steven J. Biophysics Takeda California, Inc., 10410 Science Center Dr.,San Diego, CA
1996-2002 Elgin (Kuloglu), Emine Sonay Biochemistry Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Mugla Üniversitesi, Mu_la, Turkey
1997-2002 Song, Jikui Biochemistry Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside
1993-2004 Blad, Heike Chemistry Living in Middleton, WI
2000-2005 Lin, I-Jin Biophysics Living in Taiwan; will look for a position when children are older
2003-2006 Wang, Liya Biophysics Computational Science Manager at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
1999-2006 Zornetzer, Gregory A. Biochemistry Plant Health Care, Inc, Seattle, WA.
2003-2009 Bahrami, Arash Biophysics Sr. Scientist at NetSeer, San Francisco Bay Area
2003-2009 Fuezery, Anna Biochemistry Clinical Biochemist for Alberta Health Services and Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada
2003-2010 Lewis, Ian A. Biochemistry Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2004-2010 Dittli, (Matheson), Sannali Chemistry Assistant Professor, Snow College, Ephraim, UT
2005-2011 Hsueh, Kuang-Lung Biophysics Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
2005-2011 Kim, Jin Hae Biophysics Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Republic of Korea
2007-2012 Ellinger, James IPiB Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2007-2012 Dai, Ziqi Biophysics Epic Systems, Madison
2009-2013 Lee, Woonghee IPiB Asst. Scientist, NMRFAM
2012-2015 Dashti, Hesamaddin Torabi Biophysics Research Associate, UW-Madison
2010-2016 Kai Cai IPiB Postdoc, University of South Western Dallas
2015-2016 Paulo F. Caobra Brazil, exchange student Research Associate, NMRFAM

M.S. students

Sum May Cheung
Training period: 1972-1974
Previous degree: B.Sc., Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1972
Title of project: On the Assignment of the Histidine NMR Peaks of Ribonuclease A by Hydrogen Exchange Technique
(M.S. Thesis, Purdue Univerity, 1974)
Xinjie Wu
Training period: 1981-1983
Previous degree: Diploma in chemistry (#(67)-578), Nanjing University, 1967
Title of project: One- and Two-Dimensional 470 MHz QH NMR Studies of Amino Acids, Water, Some Ammonium Salts, and Turkey Ovomucoid Third Domai
(M.S. Thesis, Purdue University, 1983)
Gilberto Ortiz-Polo
Training period: 1981-1985
Previous degree: B.S. in chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Title of project: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Turkey Ovomucoid Third Domain Variants
(M.S. Thesis, Purdue University, 1985)
Bin Yuan
Training period: 1986-1988
Previous degrees: B.S. in chemistry, Zhejiang University, China;
M.S. in biochemistry, Shanghai Biochemistry Institute, 1986
Title of project: NMR study of 15N Enriched Staphylococcal Nuclease
Ross J. Reedstrom
Training period: 1987-1992
Previous degree: B.A., Yale University
Title of project: Protein overproduction and isolation for NMR and X-ray studies
Marian Toscano
Training period: 1994-1995
Previous degree: B.S. in biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title of project: Inherent Instability of a Synthetic Tetrameric Peptide
Biao Sun
Training period: 1993-1995
Previous degree: M.S. in physics, University of Pittsburgh
Title of project: NMR Spectroscopy of [2Fe-2S] Ferredoxins
Mike Birkeland
Training period:
Title of project:
Tala Suidan
Training period: 2012-2013
Previous degree: B.S. in Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title of project: SAXS and NMR Studies on the Vitamin D Receptor in Complex with Pharmaceutical Ligands