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  • Miller, N.A., S.F. Kingsmore, A.D. Farmer, R.J. Langley, J. Mudge, J.A. Crow, A.J. Gonzales, F.D. Schilkey, R.J. Kim, J. van Velkinburgh, G.D. May, C.F. Black, M.K. Myers, J.P. Utsey, N.S. Frost, S.M. Virk, D.J. Sugarbaker, R. Bueno, S.R. Gullans, S.M. Baxter, S.W. Day and E.F. Retzel. 2008. Management of High-Throughput DNA Sequencing Projects: Alpheus. Journal of Computer Science & Systems Biology 1: 132-148.

  • Beavis, W.D., F.D. Schilkey and S.M. Baxter. 2007. Translational Bioinformatics: At the Interface of Genomics and Quantitative Genetics. Crop Science 47: S32-S43.

  • Baxter, S., S. Day, J. Fetrow and S. Reisinger. 2006. Scientific software development is not an oxymoron. PLoS Computational Biology: e87.

  • Baxter, S., J. Rosenblum, S. Knutson, M. Nelson, J. Montimurro, J. Di Gennaro, J. Speir, J. Burbaum and J. Fetrow. 2004. Synergistic computational and experimental proteomics approaches for more accurate detection of active serine hydrolases in yeast. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics : MCP: 209-25.

  • Hoffman, B., M. Nelson, K. Burdick and S. Baxter. 2004. Protein tyrosine phosphatases: strategies for distinguishing proteins in a family containing multiple drug targets and anti-targets. Current Pharmaceutical Design: 1161-81.

  • Fetrow, J., S. Baxter, S. Cammer and B. Hoffman. 2003. Functional Site Profiles for Proteins and Methods of Making and Using the Same. Patent Cooperation Treaty Application.

  • Baxter, S.M., J.S. Fetrow and S. Knutson. 2003. The Importance of Structure-based Function Annotation to Drug Discovery. Protein Structure: Determination, Analysis, and Applications for Drug Discovery. Daniel Chasman, Ed., Dekker.

  • Cammer, S., B. Hoffman, J. Speir, M. Canady, M. Nelson, S. Knutson, M. Gallina, S. Baxter and J. Fetrow. 2003. Structure-based active site profiles for genome analysis and functional family subclassification. Journal of Molecular Biology: 387-401.

  • Herrgard, S., S. Cammer, B. Hoffman, S. Knutson, M. Gallina, J. Speir, J. Fetrow and S. Baxter. 2003. Prediction of deleterious functional effects of amino acid mutations using a library of structure-based function descriptors. Proteins: 806-16.

  • Hart, B., J. Mathias, D. Ott, L. McNaughton, J. Anderson, A. Vershon and S. Baxter. 2002. Engineered improvements in DNA-binding function of the MATa1 homeodomain reveal structural changes involved in combinatorial control. Journal of Molecular Biology: 247-56.

  • Betz, S., S. Baxter and J. Fetrow. 2002. Function first: a powerful approach to post-genomic drug discovery. Drug Discovery Today: 865-71.

  • Baxter, S.M. and J.S. Fetrow. 2001. Sequence- and structure-based protein function prediction from genomic information. Current Opinion in Drug Discovery and Development 4: 291-5.

  • Baxter, S.M., J.S. Anderson, M.D. Forman, S. Modleski and F.W. Dahlquist. 2000. Cooperative ordering in homeodomain-DNA recognition: solution structure and dynamics of the MATa1 homeodomain. Biochemistry 33: 10045-10054.

  • Baxter, S.M., A. Shekhtman, L. McNaughton and R.P. Cunningham. 1999. Identification of the Archaeoglobus fulgidus Endonuclease III-DNA interaction surface using heteronuclear NMR methods. Structure with Folding & Design 7: 919-930.

  • Baxter, S.M. and J.S. Fetrow. 1999. Hydrogen exchange behavior of [U-15N] oxidized and reduced iso-1-cytochrome c. Biochemistry 38: 4493-4503.

  • Baxter, S.M. and J.S. Fetrow. 1999. Assignment of 15N chemical shifts and 15N relaxation measurements for oxidized and reduced iso-1-cytochrome c. Biochemistry 38: 4480-4492.

  • Baxter, S.M., J.C. Kowalski, M. Belfort, M.A. Stapleton, M. Holpert, J.T. Dansereau, S. Peitrokovski and V. Derbyshire. 1999. Configuration of the catalytic GIY-YIG domain of intron endonuclease I-TevI: coincidence of computational and molecular findings. Nucleic Acids Research 27: 2115-2125.

  • Baxter, S.M., M.D. Forman, R.F. Stack, P.S. Masters and C.R. Hauer. 1998. High level, context-dependent misincorporation of lysine for arginine in Saccharomyces cerevisiae a1 homeodomain expressed in Escherichia coli. Protein Science 7: 500-503.

  • Baxter, S.M., J.F. Fetrow and T.L. Boose. 1997. 15N Isotopic Labeling and Amide Hydrogen Exchange Rates of Oxidized Iso-1-cytochrome. Journal of the American Chemical Society 119: 9899-9900.

  • Baxter, S.M., D.M. Gontrum, C.L. Phillips, A.F. Roth and F.W. Dahlquist. 1994. Heterodimerization of the Yeast Homeodomain Transcriptional Regulators 2 and a1: Secondary Structure Determination of the a1 Homeodomain and Changes Produced by Interactions. Biochemistry 33: 9294-9302.

  • Baxter, S.M., M.B. Greizerstein, D.M. Kushlan and G.W. Ashley. 1993. Conformational Properties of DNA Hairpins with TTT and TTTT Loops. Biochemistry 32: 8702-8711.

  • Baxter, S.M. and G.W. Ashley. 1992. Modulation of neocarzinostatin- mediated DNA double-strand damage by activating thiol: deuterium isotope effects. Nucleic Acids Research 20: 805-809.

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Educational Background

  • 1992 – Ph.D., Northwestern University (Chemistry)

  • 1984 – Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia (Chemistry)

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  • California State University Pasadena Biotech Training Center (SBA)

  • Population Genetics Contract (NIAID)

  • Structural Studies of Intron-Encoded Endonucleases (NIGMS)

  • Interactions of the a1 and alpha2 proteins from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (NIGMS)

  • Structural Studies of a Eukaryotic Repressor Complex (NIGMS)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2007-present – Executive Director, CSUPERB, California State University

  • 2003-2007 – Chief Operating Officer, National Center for Genome Resources

  • 2001-2003 – Vice President, Genome Analysis, GeneFormatics

  • 1994-2001 – Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center, N. Y. State Department of Health

  • 1992-1994 – Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oregon (NIH NRSA)

  • 1990 – Outstanding Teaching Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University

  • 1987-1992 – Graduate Fellow, Northwestern University (Supported Leave of Absence, Monsanto Agricultural Company)

  • 1984-1987 – Research Scientist, Monsanto Agricultural Company

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