Poulter Group Alumni

Postdoctoral Researchers

Professor Oliver J. Muscio
Murray State College, Department of Chemistry
Professor Georges Wolzcunowicz
University of Geneva, Department of Medical Biochemistry
Professor Liliana Chayet
Universidad de Chile, Lab de Bioquimica
Dr. Lai-Su Lee Yeh
Dr. Joseph Craig Argyle, Physician, private practice
Dr. John Roberts
Hoffman-LaRoche, Medicinal Chemistry Research
Professor George Gurria
University of Wisconsin
Dr. F. Mark Laskovics
Marion Merrell Dow Research Institute
Dr. Ronda M. Sandifer
Dr. Wendy I. Noall
Eli Lilly
Professor Tadashi Aoki
Hiroshima University, Suzugamine Women's College
Dr. Desiree L. Bartlett
Dr. Sonja Klein
Dr. Vyas M. Dixit
AnalChem Pvt Ltd
Dr. Lawrence Perez
Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Sandoz Research Institute
Dr. Mary M. Sherman
Dr. Matt S. Anderson
Merck Research Laboratories, Department of Biochemistry
Dr. R. Michael Lawrence
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Dr. Ian P. Street
AMRAD Natural Products Ltd
Dr. Mark Brown
Agridyne Technologies
Professor Matthias Mayer
University of Geneva, Centre Medicale Universitaire, Department of Medical Biochemistry
Dr. Shivanand K. Math
IBC-Advanced Technologies
Dr. Donglu Zhang
Biomolecular Screening Group
Professor Dirk Iwata-Reuyl
Portland State University, Department of Chemistry
Dr. Dan Rogers
Dr. Linsheng Song
Bio-Technical Resources
Dr. William G. Stirtan
Pfizer Central Research
Assistant Professor Philip Proteau
Oregon State University, College of Pharmacy, Corvallis, OR 97331-3507, (541) 737-5776
Dr. David Witter
CADUS Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Jeffrey Moore
Abbott Laboratories
Dr. David Owen
Universitaet Karlsruhe, Institut fuer Organische Chemie
Dr. Barbara Frey
Universitaet Karlsruhe, Institut fuer Organische Chemie,
Dr. Jeffrey R. Mathis
Software Engineer, Molecular Informatics, Inc., 1800 Old Pecos Trail, Suite M, Santa Fe, NM 87505, phone: 505-954-5463
Dr. Kathleen Rising Manna
University of Kentucky, Department of Agronomy
Dr. Brenda Kellogg
MIT, Department of Chemistry
Dr. David Rozema
Mirus Inc.
Dr. Lance E. Steward
Professor Kurt Dolence
University of Wyoming
Dr. Julia Dolence
Dr. Aquilles Leyes
Dr. Julie L. Kadrmas
Dr. Tom Siepmann
Dr. Christopher M. Harris
Dr. Jason McCary
Dr. Weiping Li
Dr. Hans Erickson
Dr. Christina Carrigan
Dr. Vallabh Desai


PhD Researchers

Dr. Richard B. Anderson, 1973
"Protonation of Pyrimidines"
Dr. Charles J. Spillner, Jr.; 1973
"A Model Substituted Cyclopropanemethyl Cation", Zeneca Ag Products
Dr. Gary D. Frederick, 1975
"Protonation Studies of Pyrimidines", Brigham Young University, Hawaii
Dr. John M. Hughes, 1975
"Model Studies of the Biosynthesis of Non-Head-to-Tail Terpenes", Hewlett Packard
Dr. Clyde L. Livingston, 1978
"Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Nucleic Acid Interactions.", Monsanto Agricultural Company
Professor Dennis M. Satterwhite, 1979
"Studies on the Mechanisms of the Reactions of Isopentenyl Pyrophosphate Isomerase and Farnesyl Pyrophosphate Synthetase", Lewis-Clark State University
Dr. Richard Gaughan, 1980
"The Synthesis of Terpene Analogs", Exxon Research & Engineering Co
Dr. Chi-Hsin R. King, 1980
"Model Studies of Terpene Biosynthesis. The Stereochemistry of Intermolecular and Intramolecular Electrophilic Condensation Reactions", Marion Merrell Dow Corporation
Dr. Paul L. Wiggins, 1980
"The Synthesis of Fluorinated Terpenes and the Mechanism of Farnesyl Pyrophosphate Synthetase", Ethyl Corporation
Professor Eugene A. Mash, Jr., 1980
"Studies with Analogs of Isopentenyl Pyrophosphate", Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0041, (520) 621-6321
Dr. Michael D. Thompson, 1981
"The Synthesis of Presqualene Analogs", Amylin Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Timothy R. Neal, 1981
"The Synthesis of Bisubstrate Analogs of Farnesyl Pyrophosphate Synthetase", Ricera Inc
Dr. Richard H. Griffey, 1984
"Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Nitrogen-15 Escherichia coli Transfer Ribonucleic Acids", ISIS Corporation
Dr. Todd L. Capson, 1987
"Synthesis and Evaluation of Ammonium Analogs of Carbocationic Intermediates in Squalene Biosynthesis", University of Utah, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Dr. Andrew B. Woodside, 1987
"Studies of Dimethylallyl-L-Tryptophan Synthetase with Fluorinated Analogs of Dimethylallyl Diphosphate", Owens Corning
Dr. Kay E. Stremler, 1987
"Substrate Analogs for Isoprenoid Enzymes", Immunex Research and Development Co.
Dr. Manfred Muehlbacher, 1987
"Active-Site-Directed Irreversible Inhibitors of Isopentenyl Diphosphate Isomerase", Reinhalteverband Salzburg Central Laboratories
Professor Darrell R. Davis, 1988
"Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Undermodified Escherichia coli Transfer Ribonucleic Acids", University of Utah, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Dr. Zheng Huang, 1988
"Structure and Biosynthesis of Botryococcenes", Merck Frosst Centre for Therapeutic Research
Professor V. Jo Davisson, 1988
"Cyclization Reactions Catalyzed by Farnesyl Diphosphate Synthetase", Purdue University, Department of Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy
Associate Professor William H. Gmeiner, 1988
"NMR Studies of Nucleic Acids", University of Nebraska Medical Center, Eppley Institute for Cancer Research
Dr. Douglas S. Mautz, 1990
"Phosphorothioate Substrate Analogues for Isoprenoid Enzymes", University of Washington, Department of Anesthesiology
Dr. Carmen L. Rodriguez, 1990
"Model Studies in the Terpene Biosynthetic Pathway. Determination of the Lifetime of an Allylic Carbocation", Arco Corp., New Process Research & Development
Dr. Donglu Zhang, 1990
"Biosynthesis of Archaebacterial Membrane Lipids. Ether Formation by a Prenyl Transfer Reaction", Biomolecular Screening Group
Dr. John Gebler, 1990
"Mechanism of Dimethylallyl Tryptophan Synthase", Abbott Labs, Abbott Diagnostics Division
Dr. Stylianos Mavromoustakos, 1991
"Model and Structural Studies of Transfer Ribonucleic Acids", Cyprus, Greece
Dr. Xiangjun Lu, 1992
"Mechanism-Based Inactivation of Isopentenyl Diphosphate Isomerase", Research Biochemicals International, a Sigma-Aldrich Company, (508) 651-8151 ext. 336
Dr. Dale J. Christensen, 1993
"Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Investigation of Peptide Structure and Enzyme Mechanism", Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc
Dr. Anjun Chen, 1994
"Archaebacterial Prenyltransferases: Isolation and Characterization of Farnesyl/Geranylgeranyl Diphosphate Synthase, Geranylgeranylglyceryl Phosphate Synthase, and Their Genes"
Dr. Eugene Yi, 1995
"Mechanistic Studies of Squalene Synthase Using Phosphorothioate Substrate Analogs", University of Michigan Medical Center, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Dr. Pamela Cassidy, 1995
"Kinetic Mechanism and Inhibitors of Protein Farnesyltransferase", University of Utah, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Dr. Frederick M. Hahn, 1996
"Isopentenyl Diphosphate Isomerase: A Comparative Study", University of Utah, Department of Chemistry
Dr. Jonathon Baker
Dr. Michael Jarstfer
University of Colorado, Department of Chemistry
Assoc. Professor Owen McDougal
Southern Oregon University, Department of Chemistry
Asst. Professor Mark Pugh
Brigham Young University, Idaho, Department of Chemistry
Dr. Hong Wang
University of Utah, Department of Oncological Sciences
Dr. Evette Radisky
Mayo Clinic, Assistant Professor
Ultra Cool Research Homepage
Dr. Brian Blagg
Scripps Research Institute, Department of Chemistry
Asst. Professor Suzanne Fernandez
The City University of New York, Department of Chemistry
Asst. Professor Timothy Soderberg
University of Minnesota at Morris, Department of Chemistry
Dr. Susan Rivera
Dr. Andrew T. Koppisch
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bioscience Division
Dr. Chad Testa
Research Scientist, Echelon Biosciences, Inc. Salt Lake City, UT
Dr. Richard Phan
Project Scientist, Battelle
Dr. Lisa M. Eubanks
Scripps Research Institute, Department of Chemistry
Dr. Sam Barkley
SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah
Dr. Rita Cornish
SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah


Graduate Researchers

Larry L. Marsh, 1973
"Model Studies of Non-Head-to-Tail Terpenes. Solvolysis of Chrysanthemyl Derivatives"
Peter S. Borromeo, 1980
"Solvolysis and Product Studies of N-Methyl-4-(spiro[2.4]heptane-4-oxo)pyridinium Iodide"
Eli Lilly
Dr. John C. Gebler, 1987
"Enzymatic Synthesis of Dimethylallyl Tryptophan", Abbott Labs Abbott Diagnostics Division
Zheng Wu, 1997
"Synthesis and Evaluation of Substrate Analogs for Prenoid Enzymes", University of Texas at Dallas
Anthony Hurlburt, 1997
Ventana Genetics, Inc.
Casey Watson


Undergraduate Researchers

Alan Sanderson, 2004
Construction of Poultergroup Website and Synthase Tutorials
Jim Morgan

Jim Morgan

Department of Chemistry

H.B.S. Chemistry

University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Jim maintains the group's website.

Contact him for information concerning alumni and current researchers

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