Lab Group '04 - '05

Ben lectures a rather bemused lab group on the the subtle incongruities of beta-ketoadipology:  from left to right Ben, Bothina, Maleka, Murat, Anupama, Amrita and Jiang

 

Currently.....

Liangyong Jiang, Ph. D. candidate (1999 - present day):   

  presently working on the interactions of PcaR with DDRP from Ps. putida,
along with the mechanisms that underlie the binding of PcaR to its congniscent binding sites.


  Anupama Shanmuganathan, PhD candidate (2002 - present day)

presently working on a comparative analysis of protein expression and their "targeted" oxidation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae in response to the presence of heavy metals.

Amrita Nrgund, PhD candidate (2004 - present day):

presently defining some of the more global aspects of PcaR-dependent control of gene expression in Pseudomonas putida using proteomic technology.

  Bishu Sapkota, Masters Student (2003 - present day);

investigating changes in the temporal chemotactic response to aromatic hydrocarbons in Pca-pathway mutants of Pseudomonas putida.

 Sukanya Mannava , Masters Student (2003 - present day):   
currently investigating variable transcriptional expression of pca genes in Pseudomonas putida.

  Suchita Sood, Masters Student (2004 - present day);                                                                              investigating the interactions of CatR with its various binding sequences

 Samrita Shrivastava , Masters Student (2004 - present day):   
currently analyzing the affinity of VfrH at various promoters in Pseudomonas putida.

 

 

Lab Alumni (1996 - 2004)

 

  Bothina Farag, Ph. D. (Graduated Dec 2003) "Identification and Characterization of Vf Homologue in Pseudomonas putida and determining its role in expression of pca genes"

" Present position: Research Associate University  of Cairo, Egypt.

  Benjamin Fear, Visiting Undergraduate Student (Summer 2003) Worked on temporal response of Pseudomonas putida to aromatic hydrocarbons.
Present position: Undergaduate student, University of Leeds, UK.

  Maleka Shabazz, McNair Undergraduate Student (Summer 2003) Worked on temporal response of Pseudomonas putida to aromatic hydrocarbons.
Present position: Undergaduate student, Georgia State University.

  Benoit Molinie, Undergraduate Honours Student (2002) investigated the differential binding of PcaR to various promoter DNA fragments using gel mobility shift assays and Atomic Force Microscopy.
Present position: Doctoral candidate University of Manchester, UK.

Zhu Guo, Ph. D. (1994 - 1999) "Characterization of the Regulatory Proteins, PcaR and CatR in b-ketoadipate pathway of Pseudomonas putida, PRS2000"
Present position: Post Doctoral Fellow, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Gregory Buck, Ph. D. (1993 - 1999) "Identification of pcaT, and Characterization of the pcaFTBDC Gene Cluster in Pseudomonas putida".
Present position: Asst. Professor, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi.

Hossam Soliman, M.S. non thesis (1999 - 2001) "Development of Atomic Force Micrsoscopy to Analyze Variable PcaR Interactions with Different Promoters".
Present position: Research Specialist, University of Cairo, Egypt.

Majid Abou-Jaber, M.S. (1998 - 2000) "CatR Interactions with its Binding Sites" .
Present position: Technical Specialist in Israel.

E. Andrew Bennett , B.S. (Hons) (1998 - 1999) "Characterization of the Supraoperonic Clustering of the pca Genes in Pseudomonas putida".
Present position: Graduate Research, Leeds University, United Kingdom.

Christopher Bates, M.S. (1996 - 1998) "Biosorption of Uranium by Pseudomonas putida in a Centrifugal Bioreactor"
Present position: Ph. D. candidate Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

Ayman Allam , M.S. non-thesis (1996 - 1998) "Characterization and Modification of the Subtilisin Gene(s) from Natural Isolates of Bacillus sp. "
Present position: Ph. D. candidate Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

Michael Hebert, Ph. D. (1993 - 1997) "Isolation and Characterization of a Regulatory Protein Involved in the Catabolism of Ornithine in Peudomonas aeruginosa"
Present position: Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Ohio, Columbus, OH.

Zoran Vuckovic, M.S. non-thesis (1994 - 1996) "Overexpression of CatC, adn Development of PCR Techniques to Enhance Chromosomal Walking in Pseudomonas putida".
Present position: Member of the Science Teaching Faculty, Winchester Academy, Atlanta, GA.

Bin He, M.S. non-thesis (1993 - 1996)"Definition and Metabolic consequence of CatR Regulatory Protein interactions with the Dual Promoters of the catR,BCA Operon in Pseudomonas putida".
Present position: (last known) Ph.D. candidate in computer sciences, University of California.