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Jonathan J. Wilker

Jon Wilker

 

Current Position:

Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University

Professor of Materials Engineering, Purdue University (by courtesy)

Background:

Professor of Materials Engineering, August 2011 - Present, Purdue University

Professor of Chemistry, August 2011 - Present, Purdue University

Associate Professor of Materials Engineering, March 2010 - August 2011, Purdue University

Associate Professor of Chemistry, August 2005 - August 2011, Purdue University

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, August 1999 - August 2005, Purdue University

Postdoctoral Scholar in Biochemistry 1996 - 1999, California Institute of Technology. Laboratory of Professor Harry B. Gray.

Ph.D. in Chemistry 1996, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory of Professor Stephen J. Lippard.

B.S. in Chemistry 1991, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Laboratory of Professor Michael J. Maroney.

Recent Awards:

Purdue University Faculty Scholar Award (2016)

Purdue University Undergraduate Student Mentoring Award: Most Distinguished Faculty for Research (2016)

PopTech Science Fellow (2013). For more information go to: http://www.poptech.org/sciencefellows

The College of Science Outstanding Teacher Award, Purdue University (2011)

Arthur Kelly Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University (2011)

One of the Ten Best Teachers in the College of Science, Purdue University
(~250 faculty) (2008)

College of Science Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor, Purdue University (2005)

One of the Ten Best Teachers in the College of Science, Purdue University
(~250 faculty) (2005)

One of the Ten Best Teachers in the College of Science, Purdue University
(~250 faculty) (2004)

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship (2002)

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Young Investigator Award (2001)

National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2001)

Publications Prior to Arrival at Purdue University:

From Postdoctoral Period:

"Substrates for Rapid Delivery of Electrons and Holes to Buried Active Sites of Proteins"
Jonathan J. Wilker, Ivan J. Dmochowski, John H. Dawson, Jay R. Winkler, and Harry B. Gray
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English, 1999, Volume 38, pages 89-92.
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"Optical Detection of Cytochrome P450 by Sensitizer-linked Substrates"
Ivan J. Dmochowski, Brian R. Crane, Jonathan J. Wilker, Jay R. Winkler, and Harry B. Gray
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 1999, Volume 96, pages 12987-12990.
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From Graduate Studies:

"Methylation of Iron-Sulfur Complexes by Trimethyl Phosphate"
Jonathan J. Wilker and Stephen J. Lippard
Inorganic Chemistry, 1999, Volume 38, pages 3569-3574.
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"Methyl Transfer to Mercury Thiolates: Effects of Coordination Number and Ligand Dissociation"
Jonathan J. Wilker, Karen E. Wetterhahn, and Stephen J. Lippard
Inorganic Chemistry, 1997, Volume 36, pages 2079-2083.
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"Alkyl Transfer to Metal Thiolates: Kinetics, Active Species Identification, and Relevance to the DNA Methyl Phosphotriester Repair Center of Escherichia coli Ada"
Jonathan J. Wilker and Stephen J. Lippard
Inorganic Chemistry, 1997, Volume 36, pages 969-978.
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"Modeling the DNA Methylphosphotriester Repair Site in Escherichia coli Ada. Why Zinc and Four Cysteines?"
Jonathan J. Wilker and Stephen J. Lippard
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1995, Volume 117, pages 8682-8683.

From Undergraduate Studies:

"Coupled C-H Bond Heterolysis and Tautomerism in a Nickel Macrocyclic Complex with a Thiolate Ligand"
Jonathan J. Wilker, Andrew Gelasco, Michelle A. Pressler, Roberta O. Day, and Michael J. Maroney
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1991, Volume 113, pages 6342-6343.