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Chris Weitzel

Assistant Professor
Chemistry
Office
Science Laboratory Building - SLB 211
Office Hours
Mon. 12-1pm, Tues. 2-3pm, or by appointment on Mondays and Fridays
  • About
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Current Courses

299.020Independent Honor Study In Chemistry

499.020Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

290.061Research In Biological Sciences

290.020Research in Chemistry

490.020Research In Chemistry

499.108Independent Research For The Master's Thesis Last Term

Journal Article

Yawson, Gideon K.; Will, Mark F.; Huffman, Samantha E.; Strandquist, Evan T.; Bothwell, Paige J.; Oliver, Ethan B.; Platt, David C.; Apuzzo, C. Fiore; Weitzel, Christopher S.; Jones, Marjorie A.; Ferrence, Gregory M.; Hamaker, Christopher G.; Webb, Michael I. “A Dual-Pronged Approach: A Ruthenium(III) Complex That Modulates Amyloid-β Aggregation and Disrupts Its Formed Aggregates” Inorganic Chemistry, 2022, 61, 2733-2744.
Weitzel, C., Li, L., Zhang, C., Eilts, K., Bretz, N., Gatten, A., Whitaker, R., & Martinis, S. Duplication of leucyl-tRNA synthetase in an archaeal extremophile may play a role in adaptation to variable environmental conditions. Journal of Biological Chemistry 295.14 (2020): 4563-4576.
Oliver, E. B., Friesen, J. D., Walker, J. A., Weitzel, C. S., Peters, S. J., and Friesen, J. A. (2021) Characterization of an archaeal inorganic pyrophosphatase from Sulfolobus islandicus using a [31P]-NMR-based assay. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 585, 8-14.

Presentations

Deciphering the membership and functional significance of a LeuRS-I containing operon in Sulfolobus islandicus. NexSTEM Spring Research Symposium. NexSTEM. (2021)
Duplication of "housekeeping" genes in the Archaea - A mechanism of adaptation to extreme environments. Chemistry Club. ISU Chemistry Club. (2021)
Duplication of leucyl-tRNA synthetase in an archaeal extremophile may play a role in adaptation to variable environmental conditions. University of North Florida. (2021)
Duplication of leucyl-tRNA synthetase in an archaeal extremophile may play a role in adaptation to environmental conditions. RNA Society. RNA Society. (2020)
The effects of UV and antibiotics on the growth of wild type and knockout strains of Sulfolobus islandicus. NexSTEM Fall Research Symposium. NexSTEM. (2020)
Characterization of leucyl-tRNA synthetase homologs in the Archaeon Sulfolobus islandicus. NOBCChE. National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. (2019)
Conservation of leucyl-tRNA synthetase paralogs within the Sulfolobaceae. ACS Great Lakes Regional Meeting. American Chemical Society. (2019)
Elucidating potential binding partners of an Archaeal tRNA synthetase. Illinois State University Research Symposium. Illinois State University. (2019)
Monitoring protein expression of leucyl-tRNA synthetase paralogs in Sulfolobus islandicus through production of specified antibodies and genome marker constructs. ACS Great Lakes Regional Meeting. American Chemical Society. (2019)
Monitoring protein expression of leucyl-tRNA synthetase paralogs in Sulfolobus islandicus through production of specified antibodies and genomic marker constructs. Illinois State University Research Symposium. Illinois State University. (2019)