SSRLUO 2003 Executive Committee Members

  Uwe Bergmann (Chair)
SSRL, ESRD, 2575 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025
  Scientist in the Physical Bioscience Division at LBNL and assistant researcher in Department of Applied Science at UC Davis. Uwe was a postdoc at ESRF and LBNL and holds a Ph.D. in Physics from SUNY Stony Brook. Research interests include transition metals in biology, hydrocarbons, water. Work is based on application of novel synchrotron based x-ray techniques including time-domain Moessbauer spectroscopy, high-resolution x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and x-ray Raman spectroscopy.  
  email: ph: 650-926-3048
fax: 650-926-4100

  Corwin Booth (Ex-Officio)

LBNL, Chemical Sciences, MS 70A-1150, Berkeley, CA 94720

  Staff scientist in the Actinide Chemistry Group at LBNL. Corwin conducts x-ray absorption investigations on a wide variety of materials with interesting electronic, chemical, or structural properties. These include transition-metal oxides, intermetallic compounds (esp. heavy fermions), borides as well as materials that relate to environmental concerns, such as waste-form glasses, actinide species in solution, and other materials containing transuranic elements.
  email: ph: 510-486-6079
fax: 510-486-5596

  Ben Bostick (Vice-Chair)

Dartmouth College, Earth Sciences, Hanover, NH 03755

  Faculty member in the Earth Sciences Department at Dartmouth College. Ben's research at SSRL involves the study of structural environments of ions sorbed on the surfaces of geologic materials. Reaction mechanisms and the redox transformations of these surface species and minerals in response to changing environmental conditions are of particular interest.
  email: ph: 603-646-3624

  Richard Brennan

Oregon Health Sciences University, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park, Portland, OR 97201-3098

  Richard T. Jones Professor of Structural Biology in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Oregon Health & Science University. Dick's research focusses on structure-function studies on (1) protein-nucleic acid interaction, (2) multidrug recognition and binding by both cystolic and membrane bound proteins and (3) enzymes involved in nucleobase salvage. Dick and his lab members have used SSRL for its intensity data collection and MAD experiments exclusively over the past several years.
  email: ph: 503-494-4427
fax: 503-494-8393

  Jane DeWitt
CSU San Francisco, Chemistry & Biochemistry, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
  Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, San Francisco State University (1995-present). Jane's research involves using XAS to investigate the speciation of heavy metals in plants. Jane worked at SSRL from 1987-1992 as a graduate student.
ph: 415-338-1895
fax: 415-338-2384

  Andrew Fisher
UC Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616
  Associate professor of chemistry and molecular & cellular biology at University of California-Davis.  Andy's research focuses on biological macromolecular structure-function relationships in enzymes involved in sulfate activation/assimilation and viral proteins that suppress apoptosis. His research has required extensive use of SSRL beam lines over the past eight years and has been a general user of synchrotron radiation sources since the late 80’s.
ph: 530-754-6180
fax: 530-752-8995

  Cathy Knotts (SSRL Liaison)

SSRL, User Research Administration, 2575 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025

  Manager of User Research Administration since November 2000. Prior to that time, Cathy managed administrative operations and corporate communications in the biotechnology industry. She was a management analyst for National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health before moving to Northern California in 1994. Cathy received a B.S. from the University of Maryland majoring in Health Science and Policy.
  email: ph: 650-926-3191
fax: 926-926-3600

  Richard Lee
LLNL, 7000 East Ave., Livermore, CA 94550
  Senior Scientist in the Physics and Advanced Technologies Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory responsible for developing scientific efforts in high and moderate energy density science. Dick has been a member of the LCLS Science Advisory Committee since its inception and was the team leader for the Plasma and Warm Dense Matter experiment that was one of the five 'First Experiments for LCLS'. He is currently actively involved in both experiment and theory related to ultra fast x-ray scattering studies of laser-excited solids.
  email: ph: 92-422-7209
fax: 925-423-2463

  Anneli Munkholm
Lumileds Lighting, Research & Development, 370 W. Trimble Rd., San Jose, CA 95131
  Senior scientist at Lumileds Lighting.&nnbsp; Anneli's research interests include surface x-ray scattering, real-time x-ray studies of crystal growth, and III-V materials. Anneli was a graduate student at SSRL from '93 to '97. She was a postdoc and held a staff position in the Materials and Chemistry Divisions at Argonne National Laboratory, where she worked at the APS and was involved in a wide variety of synchrotron experiments incl. GIXS, XSW, ASAXS and time-resolved EXAFS.
  email: ph: 408-435-6801
fax: 408-435-6335

  Erik Nelson
LLNL, Chemistry & Materials Science, 7000 East Ave., MS: L-231, Livermore, CA 94550
  Postdoctoral research associate at LLNL. He received an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University in 1993, a Ph.D. from Stanford University, and was a postdoctoral research associate at NIST/NRC. Erik’s research interests lie in the determination of atomic and electronic structure of highly correlated electron materials, as well as environmental studies of actinide chemistry on mineral surfaces, using XANES and EXAFS on beamlines 4-1 and 11-2. His dissertation work was done on soft x-ray and VUV beam lines 3-3, 8-1 and 10-1, and involved UPS, XPS, X-ray absorption, and X-ray standing wave experiments of alkali metal adsorption on silicon surfaces. In his postdoctoral work, Erik used beam line 3-3 for experiments to help develop a site-specific valence photoelectron spectroscopy technique utilizing X-ray standing waves.
  email: ph: 925-422-2186
fax: 925-423-9719

  Nicholas Pingitore
UTEP, Environmental & Geosciences, El Paso, TX 79968-0555
  Analytical geochemist/professor at the University of Texas at El Paso with broad research interests and synchrotron experience involving the geological, environmental, and archaeological sciences. Nick's current research is funded by NSF, EPA, DOE, and NASA. Nick recognizes the contribution of the SSRLUO-EC to sustaining SSRL as a user-friendly facility, and he thus understands the responsibility of membership on the EC.
  email: ph: 915-747-5754
fax: 915-747-5073

  Martina Ralle
Oregon Health Sciences University, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 20000 N.W. Walker Rd., Beaverton, OR 97006
  Research scientist at OHSU in Oregon. Martina's research involves XAS spectroscopy as a probe for metal binding in proteins involved in copper homeostasis in humans. She has been a general user since 1994 and comes to SSRL 2-3 times a year to measure samples and to swim with the Stanford masters.
  email: ph: 503-748-1384
fax: 503-748-1464

  Deanne Jackson Rudd
Stanford University, Chemistry, MC: 5080, Keck Bldg., Rm. 201, Stanford, CA 94305
  Graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University. Deanne's research at SSRL involves using XAS K-edges and EXAFS to probe the electronic and geometric structure of metalloproteins and protein model complexes.
  email: ph: 650-723-2479
fax: 725-0259

  Dave Stout
The Scripps Research Institute, Molecular Biology MB8, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037-1093
  Faculty member in the Dept. of Molecular Biology at The Scripps Research Institute. Dave's research entails experimental crystallography of biological macromolecules with projects focused on iron-sulfur proteins and enzymes, RNA-protein and DNA:RNA complexes, membrane bound enzymes (cytochrome P450, transhydrogenase), fertilization proteins, and synthetic peptides. This research has made extensive use of SSRL beam lines over the past several years.
ph: 858-7843-8738
fax: 858-784-2857


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