Education

Undergraduate
Washington State University (1983), Chemistry
Graduate School
University of Wisconsin-Madiso (1990), Chemistry

Research Interest

  • Molecular mechanisms of neurotransmitter release, as studied by x-ray crystallography.
  • Structure and function of lipoproteins from the bacterium T. pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis.
  • Structure and mechanism of enzymes and metalloenzymes.
  • Structure of proteins involved in cell signaling and division.

Publications

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Tetrahydro-2-naphthyl and 2-indanyl triazolopyrimidines targeting Plasmodium falciparum dihydroorotate dehydrogenase display potent and selective antimalarial activity.
Kokkonda S, Deng X, White KL, Coterón JM, Marco M, de Las Heras L, White J, El Mazouni F, Tomchick DR, Manjalanagara K, Rudra KR, Chen G, Morizzi J, Ryan E, Kaminsky W, Leroy D, Martínez-Martínez MS, Jimenez Diaz MB, Bazaga SF, Angulo-Barturen I, Waterson D, Burrows JN, Matthews D, Charman SA, Phillips MA, Rathod PK J. Med. Chem. 2016 Apr
Pathogenic C9ORF72 Antisense Repeat RNA Forms a Double Helix with Tandem C:C Mismatches.
Dodd DW, Tomchick DR, Corey DR, Gagnon KT Biochemistry 2016 Feb
Molecular insights into the enzymatic diversity of flavin-trafficking protein (Ftp; formerly ApbE) in flavoprotein biogenesis in the bacterial periplasm.
Deka RK, Brautigam CA, Liu WZ, Tomchick DR, Norgard MV Microbiologyopen 2015 Dec

Honors & Awards

  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship
    (1991-1993)
  • National Merit Scholar
    Washington State University (1979-1983)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society for Microbiology (2003-2016)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (1989-2016)
  • American Chemical Society (1986-2016)
  • American Crystallographic Association (1986-2016)