Biographical sketch - Kevin Redding

a.       Professional Preparation

  • Rice University Biochemistry B. S., 1987
  • Stanford University Biochemistry Ph. D., 1993
  • University of Geneva Mol. Biology Postdoctoral studies, 1994 – 1998

b.      Area of Specialization: Structure/function analysis of biological electron transfer

c.       Appointments

  • Arizona State University, Associate Professor of Chemistry (1/1/08 – present)
  • Chercheur associé (CNRS), Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris (8/15/07–7/20/08) and Fulbright Research Scholar (1/2008 – 5/2008)
  • University of Alabama, Associate Professor of Chemistry (8/16/04 – 12/30/07)
  • University of Alabama, Assistant Professor of Chemistry (8/16/98 – 8/15/04)
  • University of Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland): Human Frontiers in Science Postdoctoral Fellow (1994),
  • N.S.F. Plant Biology Postdoctoral Fellow (1995-1997);
  • Maître-assistant in Plant Biology Dept. (1998)

d.      Professional Recognition

  • Fulbright Research Scholar, 2008
  • U.A. College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Fellow, 2006-2007
  • Robin Hill Award (International Society of Photosynthesis Research), 2004
  • N.S.F. CAREER award, 2004-2010
  • DuPont Young Professor Award, 1999-2002
  • N.S.F. Plant Biology Post-doctoral Fellowship, 1995-1997
  • N.S.F. Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 1987-1990

e.       Ten Recent Publications.

  1. O’Neill, B.M., K.L. Mikkelson, N.M. Gutierrez, J.L. Cunningham, K.L. Wolff, S.J. Szyjka, C.B. Yohn, K.E. Redding and M.J. Mendez (2011). An exogenous chloroplast genome for complex sequence manipulation in algae. Nucl. Acids Res., accepted for publication.
  2. Santabarbara, S., B. Bailleul, K.E. Redding, J. Barber, F. Rappaport, and A. Telfer (2011) Kinetics of phyllosemiquinone oxidation in the Photosystem I reaction centre of Acaryochloris marina. Biochim. Biophys. Acta., accepted for publication.
  3. Srinivasan, N., S. Santabarbara, F. Rappaport, D. Carbonera, K. Redding, A. van der Est, J.H. Golbeck. (2011). Alteration of the H-Bond to the A(1A) Phylloquinone in Photosystem I: Influence on the Kinetics and Energetics of Electron Transfer.J. Phys. Chem. B115:1751-9.
  4. Müller, M.G., C. Slavov, R. Luthra, K.E. Redding and Alfred R. Holzwarth (2010) Independent initiation of primary electron transfer in the two branches of the Photosystem I reaction center. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107:4123-8.
  5. Santabarbara, S., K. Reifschneider, A. Jasaitis, F. Gu, G. Agostini, D. Carbonera, F. Rappaport, K.E. Redding (2010) Inter-quinone electron transfer in Photosystem I as evidenced by altering the hydrogen bond to the phylloquinone(s).J. Phys. Chem. B114:9300-12.
  6. Jung, G. Gulis, S. Gupta, K. Redding, D.J. Gosztola, G.P. Wiederrecht, M.A. Stroscio, and M. Dutta (2010) Optical and electrical measurement of energy transfer between nanocrystalline quantum dots and photosystem I. J. Phys. Chem. B 114:14544-9.
  7. Santabarbara, S., K.E. Redding, F. Rappaport. (2009) Temperature dependence of the reduction of P700+ by tightly bound plastocyanin in vivo. Biochemistry, 48:10457-66.
  8. Gulis, G., K. V. Narasimhulu, L.N. Fox, and K.E. Redding (2008) Purification of His6-tagged Photosystem I from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Photosynth. Res., 96:51-60.
  9. Santabarbara, S., A. Jasaitis, F. Gu, F. Rappaport, K.E. Redding (2008) Additive Effect of Mutations Affecting the Rate of Phylloquinone Reoxidation and Directionality of Electron Transfer within Photosystem I. Photochem. Photobiol., 84:1381-7.
  10. Li, Y., A. van der Est, M. Gabrielle Lucas, V.M. Ramesh, Feifei Gu, A. Petrenko, S. Lin, A.N. Webber, F. Rappaport, and K. Redding (2006) Directing electron transfer within Photosystem I by breaking H-bonds in the cofactor branches. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 103, 2144-9.

f.       Service to the Profession

1.      Service to Journals.

  • Reviewer for: J. Phys. Chem., Biochim. Biophys Acta, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Biochemistry, Chemical Physics, Plant Cell, J. Biol. Chem., Biophys. J., Plant Mol. Biol., Photosynth. Res., Nature, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci.

2.      Conferences.

  • Co-organizer of Western Photosynthesis Conference (Asilomar, CA): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Co-organizer of Southeast Regional Magnetic Resonance Conference (Tuscaloosa, AL): 2007
  • Co-organizer of Midwestern/Southeastern Photosynthesis Conference (Turkey Run, IN): 2005


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