Office: Sattgast Hall 218M
Phone: (218) 755-2798
Box #: 27
Faculty member in Biology Department since 2007.
- Bemidji State University
BS in Environmental Studies, BA in English
- Iowa State University
PhD in Biochemistry
- Mayo Clinic
- Cell Biology
- Advanced Projects
My research interests center around a category of cellular proteins called Rho-family GTPases. These GTPases participate in events that control cell movement and shape. Besides controlling cellular migration, Rho GTPases frequently act as signaling nodes within cells, and they participate in a wide variety of cellular events through their interactions with a series of upstream and downstream effector proteins. In particular, guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) play a critical role in events that stimulate the signaling function of GTPases.
Ham, H., Guerrier, S., Kim, J., Schoon, R.A., Anderson, E.L., Hamann, M.J., Lou, Z., and Billadeau, D.D. (2013). Dedicator of cytokinesis 8 interacts with talin and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein to regulate NK cell cytotoxicity. J. Immunol. 190, 3661–3669.
Anderson, E.L., and Hamann, M.J. (2012). Detection of Rho GEF and GAP activity through a sensitive split luciferase assay system. Biochem. J. 441, 869–879.
Hamann, M.J., Lubking, C.M., Luchini, D.N., and Billadeau, D.D. (2007). Asef2 functions as a Cdc42 exchange factor and is stimulated by the release of an autoinhibitory module from a concealed C-terminal activation element. Mol. Cell. Biol. 27, 1380–1393.