Stupka 2022 Alum Speaker

Justin Miller

Justin Miller, Ph.D. (B.S., Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry, ISU ‘15) is a Knight ADRC Postdoctoral Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). While at ISU, Justin completed an honors thesis in the laboratory of Dr. Basil Nikolau. Following graduation, he enrolled in the Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology program at WUSTL, where he performed research in the laboratories of Drs. Audrey Odom John and Joseph Jez. His thesis used a combination of structural biology, enzymology, and chemogenomics to understand how Staphylococcibecome resistant to various metabolic inhibitors, and how these resistance mechanisms can be leveraged to develop new and improved anti-infectives. Justin is now working alongside Dr. Greg Bowman (WUSTL) where he is working to understand why specific variants of human apolipoprotein E (ApoE) are associated with Alzheimer’s disease as well as develop new therapeutic options targeting ApoE.