Faculty Profile for Dr. Steven T Whitten

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Dr. Steven T Whitten
Associate Professor — Chemistry and Biochemistry
Program Faculty — Chemistry and Biochemistry
CENT 408B
phone: (512) 245-7893

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • English, L. R., Tischer, A., Demeler, A. K., Demeler, B., Auton, M., & Whitten, S. T. (2018). Sequence reversal prevents chain collapse and yields heat-sensitive intrinsic disorder. Biophysical Journal, 115(2), 328–340. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2018.06.006
  • Yarawsky, A. E., English, L. R., Whitten, S. T., & Herr, A. B. (2017). The Proline/Glycine-Rich Region of the Biofilm Adhesion Protein Aap Forms an Extended Stalk that Resists Compaction. Journal of Molecular Biology, 429, 261–279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2016.11.017
  • English, L. R., Tilton, E. C., Ricard, B. J., & Whitten, S. T. (2017). Intrinsic α helix propensities compact hydrodynamic radii in intrinsically disordered proteins. Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics, 85, 296–311. https://doi.org/10.1002/prot.25222
  • Tomasso, M. E., Tarver, M. J., Devarajan, D., & Whitten, S. T. (2016). Hydrodynamic radii of intrinsically disordered proteins determined from experimental polyproline II propensities. PLoS Computational Biology, 12(1), 1e1004686. https://doi.org/doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004686
  • Dasari, R., Masi, M., Lisy, R., Ferdérin, M., English, L. R., Cimino, A., … Kornienko, A. (2015). Fungal metabolite ophiobolin A as a promising anti-glioma agent: in vivo evaluation, structure-activity relationship and unique pyrrolylation of primary amines. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 25, 4544–4548. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2015.08.066

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Secretary-Treasurer, Intrinsically Disordered Protein (IDP) Subgroup of the Biophysical Society. March 2019 - March 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Secretary-Treasurer Elect, Intrinsically Disordered Protein (IDP) Subgroup of the Biophysical Society. March 2018 - March 2019
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Department Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas State University. 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Science and Engineering, Texas State University. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Elected co-organizer for the 2014 Gibbs Conference on Biothermodynamics. 2013

Selected Grants

  • Whitten, Steven T (Principal). Quantitative Description of Phosphorylation Effects on Disordered Protein Structure, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Federal, $335562. (Funded: August 1, 2015 - July 31, 2018). Grant.
  • Whitten, Steven T (Principal). Sequence and Charge Contributions to the Structures of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins, Research Enhancement Program (Texas State), Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: January 14, 2014 - March 31, 2015). Grant.
  • Whitten, Steven T (Principal). Structural Characterization of the Protein Ensemble by Equilibrium Unfolding Methods, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $45000. (Funded: November 15, 2012 - February 28, 2015). Grant.
  • Brittain, William J (Principal), Booth, Chad, Irvin, Jennifer A, Beall, Gary W, Sun, Luyi, Whitten, Steven T, Gulacar, Ozcan, Betancourt, Tania. Texas State University PREM: Center on Interfaces in Materials. A Partnership with the Research Triangle MRSEC, National Science Foundation (NSF): Partnership in Research, Education, and Materials (PREM), $3129000. (Funded: July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2016). Grant.
  • Whitten, Steven T (Principal). Structural Characterization of the Protein Ensemble by Equilibrium Unfolding Methods, Research Enhancement Program (Texas State), Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: January 1, 2012 - August 31, 2012). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Other
January 2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Biomolecules
January 2019-Present
Organizer
"Lunch and Learn" training for research active students
September 2018-Present
Reviewer / Referee
PLoS One
July 2018-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Human Mutation
2017-Present