William R. Montfort, PhD

Professor, Biochemistry

Biological Sciences West 518
P.O. Box 210088
Tucson, AZ 85721-0088

Phone: 
520-621-1884 (Office) and 520-621-8171 (Lab)
Education: 
  • Oakland University, Rochester,Michigan, 1980 (B.S., chemistry/biochemistry)
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1985 (Ph.D., chemistry/biochemistry)
  • University of California, San Francisco, California, 1985-1989 (Post-doc, biochemistry)
Honors & Awards: 
  • Outstanding Educator Award (Student Alumni Association), 2001
Selected Publications: 

Shokhireva, TKh, Weichsel A, Smith KM, Berry RE, Shokhirev NV, Balfour CA, Zhang H, Montfort WR, Walker FA: Assignment of the Ferriheme Resonances of the Low-Spin Complexes of Nitrophorins 1 and 4 by 1H and 13C NMR Spectroscopy: Comparison to Structural Data Obtained from X-ray Crystallography. Inorg. Chem. 46:2041-2056, 2007.

Cheung LSL, Quick R, Singh SK, Weichsel A., Montfort WR, Zohar Y: Microsystems for UV-visible and X-ray analysis of protein crystals, Proc. 20th International Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Conference, Jan. 21-25, 2007, Kobe, Japan, pp.569-572, 2007.
Schreiter ER, Rodriguez MM, Weichsel A, Montfort WR, Bonaventura, J: S-Nitrosylation-Induced Conformational Change in Blackfin Tuna Myoglobin. J. Biol. Chem. 282:19773-19780, 2007.

Kondrashov DA, Montfort WR: Nonequilibrium dynamics simulations of nitric oxide release: comparative study of nitrophorin and myoglobin. J. Phys. Chem. B 111:9244-9252, 2007.

Amoia AM, Montfort WR: Apo-Nitrophorin 4 at Atomic Resolution. Protein Sci. , 16:2076-2081, 2007.

Morrison S, Roberts S, Zegeer A, Montfort WR, Bandarian V: A new use for a familiar fold: The x-ray crystal structure of GTP-bound GTP cyclohydrolase III from Methanocaldococcus jannaschii reveals a two metal ion catalytic mechanism. Biochemistry, 47:230-242, 2008.

Sponsored Research Through MSRP: 

Patrick Vinck (MSRP 2007, 2008): “Protein S-Nitrosation in a Fibrosarcoma Cell Line.”

Last Updated: 
November 18, 2015