Alumni
Graduate Students
Linda Blake
Linda Blake
Ph.D. 2012 (Medicinal Chemistry)
Dissertation: Cytochromes P450 as therapeutic targets and counter-targets for the prevention of lung cancer and treatment of steroidogenic diseases
Pharm.D. 2016
Current Position: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, Oregon Health and Science University
Melanie Blevins
Melanie Blevins
M.S. 2008 (Medicinal Chemistry)
Thesis: Human cytochrome P450 2E1: Functional comparison to cytochromes P450 2A13 and 2A6
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Natasha (Michno) DeVore
Natasha (Michno) DeVore
Ph.D. 2011 (Molecular Biosciences)
Dissertation: Structure and function of human cytochrome P450 enzymes: Xenobiotic metabolism by CYP2A and steroid biosynthesis by CYP17A1
Current Position: Associate Professor of Chemistry, Evangel University
Eva (Stephens) Hymel
Eva (Stephens) Hymel
M.S. 2012 (Medicinal Chemistry)
Thesis: Cytochromes P450: Inhibition of CYP2A enzymes involved in xenobiotic metabolism and generation of CYP26 enzymes involved in retinoic acid metabolism
Current Position: Human Subjects Protection Specialist, Technical Resources International
Megen (Miller) Culpepper
Megen (Miller) Culpepper
Ph.D. 2009 (Chemistry)
Project: Structure of prolyl-4-hydroxylase from Bacillus anthracis (with Dr. Julian Limberg)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University
Elyse Petrunak
Elyse Petrunak
Ph.D. 2015 (Medicinal Chemistry)
Dissertation: Structural and Functional Evaluation of Steroidogenic Cytochrome P450 Enzymes
Current Position: Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Patrick Porubsky
Patrick Porubsky
M.S. 2009 (Medicinal Chemistry)
Thesis: A tale of two enzymes: Identification of an unknown ligand bound to cytochrome P450 2A13 and understanding substrate selectivity of chtochrome P450 2E1
Current Position: Forensic Scientist, Kansas Bureau of Investigations; Adjunct Professor, Washburn University
Jason Sanders
Jason Sanders
2005
Project: Cytochrome P450 2A13
Current Position: Instructional Technologist, Northwest Independent School District
Postdoctoral Fellows
Natasha DeVore
Natasha DeVore
Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences
Project: Structures of CYP17A1 with inhibitors
Current Position: Associate Professor of Chemistry, Evangel University
D. Fernando Estrada
D. Fernando Estrada
Ph.D. in Biochemistry
Project: NMR studies of CYP17A1 (NRSA); Structural studies of CYP24A1 (K99)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, SUNY University at Buffalo
Victoria Jasion
Victoria Jasion
Ph.D. in Molecular BIology and Biochemistry
Project: Cytochrome P450 21A2
Current Position: Medical Science Liasion, AbbVie
Kathy Meneely
Kathy Meneely
Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences
Project: Structures of CYP2E1
Current Position: Research Associate, University of Kansas
Elyse Petrunak
Elyse Petrunak
Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry
Project: Steroidogenic Cytochrome P450 Enzyme Structure and Function
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh
Andi Skinner
Andi Skinner
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Project: Application of NMR to membrane cytochrome P450 proteins
Current Position: Scientist, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Youbin Tu
Youbin Tu
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Project: Cytochrome P450 2F enzymes
Current Position: Research Scientist, SUNY University at Buffalo
Aggi Walsh
Aggi Walsh
Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Project: X-ray structures of human cytochrome P450 enzymes and catalytic partners
Jelena Zaitseva
Jelena Zaitseva
Ph.D. in Membrane Proteomics
Project: Cytochrome P450 2E1
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Bayer CropScience
Research Staff
Archana Mishra, Laboratory Assistant
Archana Mishra, Laboratory Assistant
Project: Expression and Purification of Human P450 Enzymes
Anuradha Mehta Roy, Ph.D
Anuradha Mehta Roy, Ph.D
Project: Identification of inhibitors selective for CYP2A13 vs. CYP2A6 by high throughput screening
Current Position: Director, University of Kansas High-Throughput Screening Laboratory
Brian Smith
Brian Smith
Project: Structure and function of human cytochrome P450 2A13
Current Position: Director of Laboraory Operations, Quintiles
Undergraduate and Post Baccalaureate Students
Lindsay Astleford
Lindsay Astleford
Biochemistry major, University of Kansas
Current Position: Medical Student, KU School of Medicine
Eric Carillo
Eric Carillo
Pharm.D. program, University of Kansas
Current Position: Pharmacist
Molly Christian
Molly Christian
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
Current Position: Pharmacist
Eder Dávila-Contreras
Eder Dávila-Contreras
Biological Sciences, University of Kansas (McNair Scholar)
Current Position: Teach for America
Cara Davis
Cara Davis
Biochemistry major, University of Kansas (Honors Program)
Michelle Jackson
Michelle Jackson
NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
Current Position: Laboratory Technician, Avero Diagnostics
Nicholas Martinez
Nicholas Martinez
Undergraduate in Biological Sciences, University of Kansas
Current Position: REU Program, Brandeis University
Jenny Morrison
Jenny Morrison
Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program
Naseem Nikaeen
Naseem Nikaeen
Biological Sciences, University of Kansas
Current Position: M.D.
Wan To Poon
Wan To Poon
Pharm.D. program, University of Kansas
Current Position: Pharmacist
Anne Reed-Weston
Anne Reed-Weston
Lawrence High School
Current Position: Research Assistant, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Tyler Stone, Pharm.D. student
Tyler Stone, Pharm.D. student
Pharm.D. program, University of Kansas
Melbien Tinio
Melbien Tinio
Biological Sciences, University of Kansas
Dhanushka Weerasekara
Dhanushka Weerasekara
Project: Expression and purification of membrane cytochrome P450 enzymes
Current Position: Ph.D. student, Chemistry Department, University of Kansas
Christopher Wood
Christopher Wood
Chemistry major, University of Kansas
Visiting Scientists
Jeannine Chan, Ph.D.
Jeannine Chan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Faculty in the Chemistry Department of Pacific University Oregon, Jeannine Chan did a sabbatical in the Scott lab during spring 2013 to learn CYP2A6 protein expression and purification.
Allison Colthart
Allison Colthart
Ph.D. Student
A graduate student from the Pochapsky lab at Brandeis University, Allison visited the Scott lab during the summer 2014 to learn expression and purification of CYP2D6.
Malika Godamudunage
Malika Godamudunage
Ph.D. Student
A senior graduate student collaborating with the Aaron Rowland lab at New Mexico State University, Malika visited the Scott lab during the summer 2014 to learn how to express and purify CYP3A7.
Silvia Bonomo
Silvia Bonomo
Ph.D. Student
A graduate student in the laboratories of Lars Olsen and Flemming Steen Jorgensen at the University of Copenhagen, Silvia visited the Scott lab in early summer 2015 to test compounds from an in silico screen for binding and inhibition of CYP17A1.