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Stephen Juris

​​​​Associate Professor
Biochemistry
Biosciences 3104
989-774-3257
​Education
  • Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 2002
  • B.S., Boston College, 1996
Affiliations
American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; American Society of Microbiology; Council on Undergraduate Research; Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Professional Interests
Toxin biochemistry, Molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, Cellular biology of host-pathogen interactions.
Teaching Areas
Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Bacterial Pathogenesis, General Biology
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Selected Publications and Presentations
  • Yajing Ji, Austin Bowersock, Alec R. Badour, Neeraj Vij, Stephen J. Juris, David E. Ash, and Dillip K. Mohanty. 2016. Dichotomous Effects of Isomeric Secondary Amines Containing an Aromatic Nitrile and Nitro Group on Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells via Inhibition of Cystathionine-g-lyase. Biochimie. 133:103-111. 
  • Stephen J. Juris, Anja Mueller, Brian T. L. Smith, Samantha Johnston, Robert Walker, and Robert D. Kross.  2011.  Biodegradable Polysaccharide Gels for Skin Scaffolds.  Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology.  2: 216-225.
  • Basilio, D., Juris, S.J., Collier, R.J. and Finkelstein, A.  2009. Evidence for a proton-protein symport mechanism in the anthrax toxin channel. J. Gen. Phys. 133: 307-314.
  • Wimalasena, D.S, Cramer, J.C., Janowiak, B.E., Juris, S.J., Melnyk, R.A., Anderson, D.E., Kirk, K.L., Collier, R.J., and Bann, J.G.  2007. Effect of 2-fluorohistidine labeling of the anthrax protective antigen on stability, pore formation, and translocation. Biochemistry. 46: 14928-14936.
  • Juris, S.J., Melnyk, R.A, Bolcome, R.E 3rd., Chan, J., and Collier, R.J.  2007. Cross-linked forms of the isolated N-terminus of the lethal factor are potent inhibitors of anthrax toxin.  Infect. Immun. 75: 5052-5058.
  • Juris, S.J., Shah, K., Shokat, K., Dixon, J.E., and Vacratsis, P.O.  2006. Identification of otubain-1 as a novel substrate for the Yersinia protein kinase using chemical genetics and mass spectrometry.  FEBS Lett. 580: 179-183.
  • Krantz, B.A, Melnyk, R.A., Zhang, S., Juris, S.J., Lacy, D.B., Wu, Z., Finkelstein, A., and Collier, R.J.  2005. A phenylalanine clamp catalyzes protein translocation through the anthrax toxin pore.  Science. 309: 777-781.​