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Publications

  • Cheruzel, L., N. Tran, N. Huynh, G. Chavez, A. Nguyen, S. Dwaraknath, T. Nguyen and M. Nguyen. 2012. A series of hybrid P450 BM3 enzymes with different catalytic activity in the light-initiated hydroxylation of lauric acid. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 115: 50-56.

  • Tran, N., T. Bui, N. Huynh, Y. Nguyen and L. Cheruzel. 2011. Engineered P450 BM3 enzymes towards specific C-H bond oxidation using light activation. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society.

  • Ener, M., L. Cheruzel, J. Winkler and H. Gray. 2011. Photochemical oxidation of cytochrome P450. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society.

  • Cheruzel, L. 2011. Hybrid P450 biocatalysts for photocatalytic hydroxylation of C-H bond. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society.

  • Ener, M., Y. Lee, J. Winkler, H. Gray and L. Cheruzel. 2010. Photooxidation of cytochrome P450-BM3. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: 18783-18786.

  • Cheruzel, L., J. Winkler and H. Gray. 2009. Ru(II) diimine labeled single cysteine mutants of P450 BM3. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society.

  • Edison, S., S. Conklin, N. Kaval, L. Cheruzel, J. Krause, C. Seliskar, W. Heineman, R. Buchanan and M. Baldwin. 2008. Spectroscopic characterization of a Ni-organic radical intermediate in the aerobic oxidation of methanol catalyzed by a Ni(II)( polyoximate) complex. Inorganica Chimica Acta: 947-955.

  • Langley, D., D. Brown, L. Cheruzel, S. Contakes, A. Duff, K. Hilmer, D. Dooley, H. Gray, J. Guss and H. Freeman. 2008. Enantiomer-specific binding of ruthenium(II) molecular wires by the amine oxidase of Arthrobacter globiformis. Journal of the American Chemical Society: 8069-8078.

  • Cheruzel, L., M. Cecil, S. Edison, M. Mashuta, M. Baldwin and R. Buchanan. 2006. Structural and spectroscopic characterization of copper(II) complexes of a new bisamide functionalized imidazole tripod and evidence for the formation of a mononuclear end-on Cu-OOH species. Inorganic Chemistry: 3191-3202.

  • Cheruzel, L., M. Mashuta and R. Buchanan. 2005. supramolecular assembly of side-by-side polyimidazole tripod coils stabilized by pi-pi stacking and unique boric acid templated hydrogen bonding interactions. Chemical Communications: 2223-2225.

  • Cheruzel, L., M. Mashuta and R. Buchanan. 2005. 5,10-dihydroxy-5H,10H-diimidazo[1,2-a. Acta Crystallographica Section C-crystal Structure Communications: 6.

  • Cheruzel, L., M. Pometun, M. Cecil, M. Mashuta, R. Wittebort and R. Buchanan. 2004. Synthesis, properties and dynamics of novel water channel nano-assemblies. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society: 2.

  • Cheruzel, L., M. Pometun, M. Cecil, M. Mashuta, R. Wittebort and R. Buchanan. 2004. Solid state structures and dynamics of biologically relevant water chain assemblies stabilized by imidazole channels. Models of water chain structures found in aquaporin and proton transport proteins. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society: 2.

  • Cheruzel, L., M. Mashuta and R. Buchanan. 2004. Novel amide functionalized polyimidazole metal binding pockets. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society: 1.

  • Cheruzel, L., M. Pometun, M. Cecil, M. Mashuta, R. Wittebort and R. Buchanan. 2003. Structures and solid-state dynamics of one-dimensional water chains stabilized by imidazole channels. Angewandte Chemie-international Edition: 5452-5455.

  • Cheruzel, L., M. Cecil, A. Petrov, M. Mashuta, G. Pack and R. Buchanan. 2003. Toward stabilizing Cu(III)-oxo complexes in water. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society: 2.

  • Cheruzel, L., M. Mashuta and R. Buchanan. 2003. Synthesis, structures, and properties of metal complexes containing novel amide functionalized polyimidazole ligands. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society: 2.

  • Cheruzel, L., J. Wang, M. Mashuta and R. Buchanan. 2002. Structure and properties of an Fe(III) complex containing a novel amide functionalized polyimidazole ligand. Chemical Communications: 2166-2167.

  • Mashuta, M., L. Cheruzel and R. Buchanan. 2002. Tris[(1-methylimidazol-2-yl)methyl]-amine-boric acid (1/1). Acta Crystallographica Section C-crystal Structure Communications: 10.

  • Buchanan, R., M. Mashuta, P. Bauer, B. Tong, L. Cheruzel and R. O'Brien. 2000. Synthesis, crystal structures and properties of metal complexes of new bis-benzimidazole ligands. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society: 1.

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Educational Background

  • 2009 – Postdoctoral, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (Bioinorganic)

  • 2004 – Ph.D., University of Louisville, KY (Bioinorgnic Chemistry)

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Grants

  • Novel P450 hybrid enzymes with artificial electron donor photosensitizer for the selective oxidation of organic substrates

  • Alginate-encapsulated hybrid P450 enzymes as novel light-driven biocatalyst

  • Ru(II)-diimine labeled P450 mutants for the selective hydroxylation of substrate C-H bond using an innovative photo-oxidative approach

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Positions & Honors

  • 2012 – Early Career Investigator Award, San Jose State University, Research Foundation

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