SSRLUO 2004 Executive Committee Members

  Joy Andrews
California State University Hayward, Chemistry, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 94542

Associate Professor of Chemistry at California State University, Hayward, has had 10 years' experience at SSRL, first with University of California Berkeley from 1992-1996, and continuing with research in the remediation of heavy metals in the environment with plants and novel materials. Her work on safety and other committees at LBNL and CSUH will inspire her to help shape the professional and innovative environment at SSRL.  

  email: ph: 510-885-3492
fax: 510-885-4675

  Uwe Bergmann (Ex-Officio)
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

  Ben Bostick (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.
ph: 603-646-3624

  Richard Brennan

Oregon Health Sciences University, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 3181 S.W. 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

  Linda Brinen

University of California San Francisco, Sandler Center, 513 Parnassus Ave., HSW517, San Francisco, CA 94143-0511

  Assistant Adj. Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco, has made active use of SSRL's macromolecular crystallography resources since 1994 including two years of employment at SSRL within the Joint Center for Structural Genomics. She is the director of X-ray Crystallography at the Sandler Center for Basic Parasitic Disease research at UCSF. The research in her laboratory centers around two main areas: the structure, function, and designed regulation of proteolytic enzymes involved in parasitic infection and in allergic response.
  email: ph: 415-514-3426
fax: 415-514-3165

  Lisa Downward
University of California Santa Cruz, Physics Department, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064
  Graduate student in the Physics Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research involves condensed matter physics/EXAFS. She received a B.A. in Physics from Bard College in May 2001, and her research involves using EXAFS to investigate small changes in the local structure of La manganites as a function of temperature and applied magnetic field. She is also a representative for the Graduate Student Association at UC Santa Cruz.
  email: ph: 831-459-3646
fax: 831-459-3043

  Andrew Fisher
University of California 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 North ern 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
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 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 wa s 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.  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

  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

  Timothy Stemmler
Wayne State University, Biochemistry, 540 E. Canfield Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
  Assistant professor at Wayne State University. He has been a general user at SSRL since 1990. His research involves XAS to probe binding and redox properties of a series of metalloproteins involved in heme and iron sulfur cluster biosynthesis in yeast and humans.
  email: ph: 313-577-5712
fax: 313-577-2765

  Glenn Waychunas (Vice-Chair)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences, 1 Cyclotron Rd., MS: 70-108B, Berkeley, CA 94720
  Staff scientist in the Earth Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he is group leader for molecular geochemistry and nanogeoscience. He has been an SSRL user since 1978, with experience on a dozen beam lines performing both EXAFS/XANES and scattering experiments. His research includes determination of molecular structures at mineral-water interfaces including the nature of sorption complexes and water molecule orientation. He also conducts complementary synchrotron research programs at the ALS (soft x-ray spectroscopy) and APS (Crystal truncation rod surface diffraction), and has served on review panels for several CATs at the latter facility.
  email: ph: 510-495-2224
fax: 510-486-7152


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