Scientific Board

  • Dr. M. Dorrell
  • Dr. Robert P. Metzger
  • Dr. M. Philpott
  • Dr. D. F. Shellhammer
  • Dr. F. Weber

  • Dr. R.P. Metzger

    Summary:

    Dr. Metzger's research interests currently comprise the enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism, diabetes mellitus, Maillard or 'protein browning' reactions and natural products, especially terpenes, peptides and polysaccharides.

    Dr. Metzger is LuminaQuest Technologies' Vice-President for Scientific Affairs.

    Selected Publications:

    • C. A. Ng, W. Zhao, J. Dang, M. Bergdahl, F. Separovic, R. T. C. Brownlee, and R. P. Metzger, "The Conformation of Acetylated Virginiamycin M1 and Virginiamycin M1 in Explicit Solvents." Biochem. Biophys. Acta 1774, 2006 610-618.
    • R. P. Metzger, "Thoughts on the teaching of metabolism," Biochem. Molec. Bio. Educ. 34, 2006 78-87.
    • J. Dang, R. P. Metzger, R.T.C. Brownlee, C. A. Ng, M. Bergdahl and F. Separovic, "The conformational flexibility of the antibiotic Virginiamycin M1," Eur. Biophys. J. 34, 2005 383-388.
    • J. L. Lord, A. de Peyster, P. J. E. Quintana, and R. P. Metzger, "Cytotoxicity of Xanthopterin and Isoxanthopterin in MCF-7 Cells," Cancer Lett. 222, 2005 119-124.
    • J. Dang, F. Separovic, B. M. Bergdahl, R. T. C. Brownlee and R. P. Metzger, "Solvent Affects the Conformation of Virginiamycin M1 (Pristinamycin IIA, Streptogramin A)," Org. Biomol. Chem. 2, 2004 2919-2924.
    • J. Dang; B.M. Bergdahl; F. Separovic; R.T.C. Brownlee; R.P. Metzger, "Virginiamycin M1 Conformation in Solution Differs From the Form Bound to the 50S Ribosome and to Streptogramin Acetyltransferase," Aust. J. Chem. 2004 415.
    • D.F. Shellhamer, O. Sharts, V.S. Gorelik, et al., "Applications of quantitative pulsed laser isochronic Raman spectrometer detection of carbon-fluorine bonds in gases, solids, suspensions, and solutions," Am. Lab. Suppl. 2002 32.