Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Basic Biomedical Sciences, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD
1984 BA Chemistry, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
1989 PhD Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1990-1993 Post Doc Protein NMR, NIH-NIDDK, Bethesda, MD
HONORS, AWARDS, AFFILIATIONS:
1986- American Chemical Society
1986 Phi Lambda Upsilon (National Chemistry Honor Society)
1986-1987 Secretary of PLU NU Chapter
1990-1993 National Institutes of Health IRTA Fellowship
1996- New York Academy of Sciences
1998 Wyeth Team Work Award
2000 Wyeth Team of the Year Award, Team Co-leader
2003- American Association for the Advancement of Science
2005- Nebraska Academy of Science
2008- Redox Biology Center
2010- Cancer Genes and Molecular Regulation Program
2008- Editorial Advisory Board Member, Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
2008-2010 Advisory Committee, Functional Genomics Consortium at Kansas State University
The availability of the Human Genome is providing an unprecedented opportunity to expand our understanding of cell biology, development, evolution and physiology with tremendous potential benefits to human health issues and drug discovery. Capitalizing on this opportunity requires a concerted effort to identify the functional and therapeutic roles of the vast number of novel proteins being identified by genome sequencing. My research interest is focused on developing technologies that use bioinformatics, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, metabolomics, molecular modeling and structural biology to assign a biological function to novel proteins. Determining protein structures by NMR and deciphering their biological function provides a starting point for a structure-based drug discovery effort.
In the role of Faculty Member, Robert Powers contributes recommendations and reviews to the Structural Genomics Section in the Structural Biology Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles and adding rating score.
The Faculty comprises Heads of Faculty, Heads of Section, Faculty Members and Associate Faculty Members, as well as an International Advisory Board.
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