Past Group Theses

Wang, Y.-C. Solid-phase synthesis of C-terminal peptide libraries for studying the specificity of protein farnesyltransferase. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2014.

Dozier, J. K. Studies and applications of protein prenylation using isoprenoid analogues and site-directed mutagenesis. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2014.

Rashidian, M. Site specific protein labeling using farnesyl transferase. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2013.

Ochocki, J. D. Studies of protein prenylation in living systems: toward the better understanding of diseases. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2012.

Kyro, K.J. Photoaffinity labeling and characterization of protein targets using prenylated benzophenone-containing peptides. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2011.

Abate-Pella, D. Synthesis and applications of caged thiols for studying protein prenylation. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2011.

Lenevich, S. Transition state analysis for protein farnesyltransferase. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2010.

DeGraw, A.J. Applications of substrate analogues for studies of prenyltransferase enzymes. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2010.

Wollack, J.W. Exploitation of prenylation in biomolecules: cell penetrating prenylated peptides and prenylated proteins. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2009.

Duckworth, B.P. Site-selective modification of proteins using protein farnesyltransferase. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2007.

Zhang, Z.E. Synthesis and applications of alkyne-containing substrates of protein farnesyltransferase for chemoenzymatic immobilization of proteins. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2006.

Pierson, S.M. Oxidative catalysts based on leucine zipper templates. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2005.

Johnson, P.W. Investigation of green chemistry experiments for the organic teaching laboratory, Chem 2311. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2005.

Albers, L.N. Kinetic isotope studies toward a transition state structure for the reaction catalyzed by protein farnesyltransferase. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2005.

Mathews, B.K. Preparation and evaluation of isoprenoid diphosphate analogs that incorporate azide functional groups: tools for understanding the anticancer properties of farnesyltransferase inhibitors. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2004.

Tann, C.-M. Design of artificial enzymes by site directed mutagenesis and chemical engineering of a protein cavity. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2003.

Qi, D. Rational design of artificial transaminases by chemical and genetic approaches. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2003.

Jalas, J.R. Stereo- and regioselectivity in the cytochrome P450-mediated metabolism of the tobacco-specific nitrosamine 4(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2003.

Rose, M.W. Attachment of azide containing isoprenoids onto a pentapeptide: a method for specifically labeling proteins via a modified staudinger ligation. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2002.

Hsieh, S.-A.J. Studies directed towards the determination of the kinetic isotope effect of protein farnesyl transferase using mass spectrometry. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2002.

Kuang, H. Rational design of protein-based catalysts. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2001.

Kale, T.A. Photoactivatble prenylated cysteine analogs: synthesis and applications in studies of prenylated proteins. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2001.

Weller, V.A. The enzymology of protein prenyltransferases: investigation of mechanism and inhibition. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1999.

Turek, T.C. Enzymology of protein prenyltransferases: structural studies using photoaffinity labeling. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1999.

Edelstein, R.L. Enzymatic protein prenylation: photoaffinity labeling and mechanistic studies of protein prenyltransferases. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1997.

Davies, R.R. The stereoselective hydrolysis of amino acid esters by protein-catalyst conjugates. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1997.

Pfaff, J.L. Understanding the role of phytoplankton lipids in bioaccumulation. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1996.

Singh, S.K. Purification and preliminary characterization of yeast ras farnesyl transferase. B.S. Summa Cum Laude, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1995.