John May

Assistant Professor
Chemistry And Biochemistry
4007 Cowley Hall
608.785.5281
jmay@uwlax.edu

Specialty area(s)

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Bacteriology (Salmonella), Glycobiology

Current courses at UWL

CHM 103: General Chemistry I

CHM 103L: General Chemistry I Lab

CHM 417L: Biochemistry I: Macromolecules Lab

Teaching history

CHM 103: General Chemistry I

CHM 103L: General Chemistry I Lab

CHM 417L: Biochemistry I: Macromolecules Lab

CHM 419: Advanced Biochemistry Lab

Research and publishing

May, J.F. and Groisman, E.A. (2013) Conflicting roles for a cell surface modification in Salmonella. Molecular Microbiology. 88: 970–983.

Wesener, D.A., May, J.F., Huffman, E.M., and Kiessling, L.L. (2013) UDP-galactopyranose mutase in nematodes. Biochemistry. 52: 4391–4398.

May, J.F., Levengood, M.R., Splain, R.A., Brown, C.D., and Kiessling, L.L. (2012) A processive carbohydrate polymerase that mediates bifunctional catalysis using a single active site. Biochemistry. 51: 1148–1159.

May, J.F., Splain, R.A., Brotschi, C., and Kiessling, L.L. (2009) A tethering mechanism for length control in a processive carbohydrate polymerization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 106: 11851–11856.

Dykhuizen, E.C., May, J.F., Tongpenyai, A., and Kiessling, L.L. (2008) Inhibitors of UDP-galactopyranose mutase thwart mycobacterial growth. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 130: 6706–6707.

Carlson, E.E., May, J.F., and Kiessling, L.L. (2006) Chemical probes of UDP-galactopyranose mutase. Chemistry & Biology. 13: 825–837.

Pirrung, M.C., Liu, Y., Deng, L., Halstead, D.K., Li, Z., May, J.F., Wedel, M., Austin, D.A., and Webster, N.J. (2005) Methyl scanning: total synthesis of demethylasterriquinone B1 and derivatives for identification of sites of interaction with and isolation of its receptor(s). Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127: 4609–4624.

Education

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale School of Medicine

Ph.D. Biochemistry (2009) University of Wisconsin–Madison

B.S. Chemistry with concentration in Biochemistry (2003) Duke University