Dr. Steve Ragsdale, professor of biological chemistry, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan Medical School, will present the seminar "Metabolic Regulation by Redox, Heme & Carbon Monoxide."
I was born and grew up in Rome, Georgia and received my BS and PhD degrees in Biochemistry from the Univ of Georgia, where I began research in Microbial Biochemistry and Enzymology with Dr. Lars Ljungdahl. After graduating in 1983, I was an NIH Postdoctoral Associate (NRSA) with Harland G. Wood at Case Western Reserve Univ. In 1987, I joined the Chemistry faculty at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where I was a Shaw Scholar. I joined the Biochemistry Dept at the Univ of Nebraska as Assoc Prof in 1991 and became full Prof in 1996 and Bessey Professor in 2003. In 2007, I joined the Biological Chemistry faculty at the Univ of Michigan. My research interests span the areas of microbial and environmental biochemistry, especially as these topics relate to greenhouse gases; metabolic regulation by redox, heme and CO; metallobiochemistry; and enzymology. Besides his passion for doing and teaching science, I am a jazz guitarist and avid practitioner of ashtanga yoga (AY:A2).
All Biochemistry/Redox Biology Center Seminars are free and open to the public.