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Vahe Bandarian

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BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY

Professor

B.S., California State University-Los Angeles, 1992
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

 


Phone: (801) 581-6366

Office: 3627 TBBC

Email: vahe@chem.utah.edu

Research Group

My research interests are centered in developing molecular level understanding of biosynthesis of complex natural products. Specifically, my lab has reconstituted the key steps in the biosynthesis of the modified transfer RNA base, queuosine, which is found in all kingdoms of life. Future directions in this area will include probing the biological role of this and other ubiquitous RNA modification. Additional new areas of research being initiated will focus on mechanistic studies of enzymes involved in complex radical-mediated transformations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE*

2003-2009-             University of Arizona, Assistant Professor,

                                 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

2009-2015-             University of Arizona, Associate Professor

                                 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

2015-present-        University of Utah, Professor

                                 Department of Chemistry

National/international outreach and service

National Institutes of Health (NIH) reviewer*

 Member, NIH MSF-E Study Section, 2011-2014

Member, NIH MSF-A Study Section, 2014-2015

  (Note that MSF-A and MSF-E merged in 2014)

Ad hoc panelist, NIH MSF-E Study Section, October 2010

Ad hoc panelist, NIH MSF-E Study Section, February 2010

Mail reviewer, NIH MBRS Review Panel, November 2009

Ad hoc panelist, NIH MBRS Review Panel, March 2009

Ad hoc panelist, NIH MBRS Review Panel, March 2008

Ad hoc panelist, NIH MSF-E Study Section, January 2008

Ad hoc panelist, NIH MBRS Review Panel, September 2007

Ad hoc panelist, NIH MBRS Review Panel, March 2007

Ad hoc panelist, NIH Chemical and Biological Sciences study section, November 2006

Ad hoc panelist, NIH Chemical and Biological Sciences study section, July 2006

Ad hoc panelist, NIH MBRS Review Subcommittee B, June 2006

*MBRS and MSF denote Minority Biochemical Research Support, and Macromolecular Structure and Function, respectively.

 

National Science Foundation reviewer

Ad hoc panelist, NSF Metabolic Biochemistry Panel, April 2011

Ad hoc panelist, NSF Metabolic Biochemistry Panel, April 2009

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

American Chemical Society

American Association for Advancement of Science

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

EDITORIAL BOARD

2013-2018    Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Biological Chemistry

Last Updated: 9/12/16