Rod Merrill

University of Guelph, Canada

Biography: I obtained my B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Lethbridge and my Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Biophysics from the University of Ottawa/NRC. I conducted postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Bill Cramer at Purdue University and joined the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Guelph in 1990. In 2004, I joined the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph. Research: My research is in the general area of protein structure and dynamics and is specifically focused on the biochemistry of bacterial toxins involved in disease and consists of the following projects: Membrane structure of the colicin E1 ion channel Data mining and bioinformatics of bacterial virulence factors Optical spectroscopic approaches to study protein structure and dynamics Enzyme reaction mechanism of the bacterial mono-ADP-ribosyltransferase family Inhibition mechanisms and structural complexes of toxins with inhibitors X-ray structures of protein-protein complexes involving toxins

Biography Updated on 18 July 2012

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