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.


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Honors & Awards

  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 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)