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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
141 Chalmers Hall
1711 Claflin Rd.
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6121
785-532-7278 fax
biochem@k-state.edu

Biotechnology Core Facility
206 Burt Hall
785-532-5956
785-532-6297 fax

Biomolecular NMR Facility
37 Chalmers Hall
785-532-2345

Academic Advisors

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Lawrence Davis, Ph.D.

Office: 62 Chalmers
Phone: 785-532-6124
E-mail: ldavis@ksu.edu

Dr. Davis has been at Kansas State University since 1975 and an advisor since 2015. His research interests include nitrogen fixation mutants, structure-function relationships, associating macromolecules; environmental metabolic processes, bioremediation; science education.

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Brian Geisbrecht, Ph.D.

Office: 101b Burt
Phone: 785-532-3154
E-mail: geisbrechtb@ksu.edu

Dr. Geisbrecht has been at Kansas State University since 2013 and an advisor since 2017. His research interests include innate immunity, molecular basis of infectious diseases and host-pathogen interactions, structural biology and molecular recognition.

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Erika Geisbrecht, Ph.D.

Office: 102 Burt Hall
Phone: 785-532-3105
E-mail: geisbrechte@ksu.edu

Dr. Geisbrecht has been at Kansas State University since 2013 and an advisor since 2017. Her research interests include formation and maintenance of muscle and heart tissue; biochemistry and molecular genetics of Drosophila; and cell signaling in development.

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Michael Kanost, Ph.D.

Office: 64 Chalmers Hall
Phone: 785-532-6964
E-mail: kanost@ksu.edu

Dr. Kanost has been at Kansas State University since 1991 and an advisor since 2010. His research interests include insect hemolymph proteins: biochemistry and molecular biology, structure and function of serine proteinases, proteinase inhibitors, and antibacterial response proteins from insect hemolymph.

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Om Prakash, Ph.D.

Office: 39 Chalmers Hall
Phone: 785-532-2345
E-mail: omp@ksu.edu

Dr. Prakash has been at Kansas State University since 1999 and an advisor since 2015. His research interest is structural characterization and molecular recognition using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Computer Aided Molecular Design (CAMD).

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Gerald R. Reeck, Ph.D.

Office: 203 Burt Hall
Phone: 785-532-6117
E-mail: reeck@ksu.edu

Dr. Reeck has been at Kansas State University since 1974 and advising since 1981. His research interests include biochemistry and molecular biology of insect enzymes and proteins, and the structure and function of proteinases and proteinase inhibitors.

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John M. Tomich, Ph.D.

Office: 206 Burt Hall
Phone: 785-532-5956
E-mail: jtomich@ksu.edu

Dr. Tomich has been at Kansas State University since 1992, and he has been advising students since 1997. His research interest is amphipatic peptides as models for the pore-forming structure of ion channels.

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Anna Zolkiewska, Ph.D.

Office: 177 Chalmers Hall
Phone: 785-532-3082
E-mail: zolkiea@ksu.edu

Dr. Zolkiewska has been at Kansas State University since 1997. She has been advising students since 2010. Her research interests include ADAM proteins, Notch signaling, and cancer.

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Michal Zolkiewski, Ph.D.

Office: 176 Chalmers
Phone: 785-532-3083
E-mail: michalz@ksu.edu

Dr. Zolkiewska has been at Kansas State University since 1997 and an advisor since 2016. His research interests include protein folding, molecular chaperones, structure and function of the heat-shock proteins Hsp100.