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John May

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

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

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.