Brenda S.J. Winkel

Professor and Department Head of Biological Sciences

  • B.S., Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, 1978
  • M.S., Chemistry and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University, 1981
  • Ph.D., Genetics, University of Georgia, 1989
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, 1989 - 1992


The Winkel Lab Website


Major Field of Interest

Intracellular organization of metabolic pathways

Current Research

Characterization of the architecture and localization of the Arabidopsisflavonoid enzyme complex using a variety of molecular, biochemical, and cell biological techniques; analysis of the effects of phytohormones on the plant root proteome and metabolome using mass spectrometry-based methods, in collaboration with the Helm Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry and colleagues at Wake Forest University; development of novel multimetallic complexes for use as anticancer agents, in collaboration with the Brewer Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry.

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