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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
141 Chalmers Hall
1711 Claflin Rd.
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7278 fax

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

Biomolecular NMR Facility
37 Chalmers Hall

Academic Advisors

Janae Mooty, M.S.

Janae Mooty, M.S.

Office: 176 Chalmers
Phone: 785-532-6123
E-mail: jmooty@ksu.edu

Ms. Mooty began with Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics as an advisor in 2021. She is the primary advisor for Freshmen and Sophomores.

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Micheal Barnett, Ph.D.

Office: 72 Chalmers
Phone: 785-532-3441
E-mail: mikeedb@ksu.edu

Dr. Barnett began with Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics as a full time instructor and advisor in 2016.

Dr. Timothy Durrett

Timothy Durrett, Ph.D.

Office: 174 Chalmers
Phone: 785-532-3139
E-mail: tdurrett@ksu.edu

Dr. Durrett has been at Kansas State University since 2011 and an advisor since 2019. His research interests include biochemistry of triacylglycerol biosynthesis, structure and function of membrane bound acyltransferases, and genetically modifying the physical properties of seed oils for industrial and biofuel applications.

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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.

Dr. Michael Kanost

Michael Kanost, Ph.D.

Office: 63 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.

Dr. Phillip Klebba

Phillip Klebba, Ph.D.

Office: 53 Chalmers Hall
Phone: 785-532-3083
E-mail: peklebba@ksu.edu

Dr. Klebba has been at Kansas State University since 2012 and an advisor since 2018. His research interests include iron acquisition by active transport through the cell envelopes of bacteria; immunological approaches to bacterial pathogenesis; biophysical analyses of bacterial membrane transport in living cells

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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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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.