Susan Miller, PhD

Phone: +1 415 476-7155
Fax: +1 415 502-4690

600 16th St, Rm S512B
UCSF Box 2280
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States

What I do

Broadly, I use a variety of biochemical and biophysical tools to investigate protein structure/function questions spanning the range of elucidating novel aspects of catalysis in individual enzymes to understanding the interactions of proteins within a pathway and how mutations influence flux through the pathway. Current work is focused on understanding how key enzymes and transport proteins of bacterial mercury detoxification pathways work individually, with each other, and with other host cell proteins to rapidly remove the toxic threat of organomercurials (such as Methyl-Hg) and mercuric ions from their environment.

My research expertise

Redox enzymology, Mechanistic enzymology, Flavoproteins, Enzyme kinetics, Protein structure/function, Mercury biochemistry, Mercury proteomics

Degrees

PhD, Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
BSc, Chemistry, University of Missouri Columbia, 1978

Biography

Broadly, we use a variety of biochemical and biophysical tools to investigate protein structure/function questions spanning the range of elucidating novel aspects of catalysis in individual enzymes to understanding the interactions of proteins within a pathway and how mutations influence flux through the pathway. Current work is focused on understanding how key enzymes and transport proteins of bacterial mercury detoxification pathways work individually, with each other, and with other host cell proteins to rapidly remove the toxic threat of organomercurials (such as Methyl-Hg) and mercuric ions from their environment.