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Paul Ellis, Ph.D.

Expertise

Paul Ellis
Paul Ellis

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

  • Phenomenological Theory—static and dynamic lineshape analysis and the extraction of NMR parameters from these lineshapes
  • Molecular Theory of Magnetic Resonance Parameters—chemical shifts, quadrupole coupling constants, indirect nuclear spin couplings
  • Multinuclear Magnetic Resonance Methods
  • Application of DNP Methods to Surfaces

Structural Biology

  • Structure/Function Relationships in DNA Repair and Bioremediation Proteins
  • Structure/Function Relationships in Metallobiochemistry
  • Application of Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Methods to Problems in Structural Biology

Heterogeneous Catalysis

  • Structure and Dynamics of Small Molecules Adsorbed to Oxide Surfaces and Metals on Oxide Supports
  • Elucidation of the Role of Promoters in Catalysis
  • Exploration of Catalytic Dechlorination Reactions

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California at Davis, 1970
  • B.S., Physical Chemistry, University of California at Davis, 1966

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2003.
  • Member of the Committee on Opportunities in High Magnetic Field Science, under the auspices of the Board on Physics and Astronomy for the National Academies of Science, 2003-2005 .
  • Member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada’s Major Facilities Access Committee (GSC 99), 2004-2007.
  • Member of the Executive Committee for the Council of Fellows at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2006-2009.
  • Member of the Committee on Opportunities in High Magnetic Field Science, under the auspices of the Board on Physics and Astronomy for the National Academies of Science, 2003-2005
  • Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2003
  • Member Editorial Board of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 2002
  • National Institutes of Health Reviewers Reserve, 1995-1999
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Fellow, 1999
  • Member BBCA Study Section: National Institutes of Health General Medical Sciences, 1991-1995
  • World Bank Visiting Scholar in China, 1991
  • Corecipient of the South Carolina Governor’s Award for Excellence in Science, 1990
  • Editorial Advisory Board for "Concepts in Magnetic Resonance," 1989-1995
  • Advisory Committee for the Biological Facilities Centers Program, NSF, 1987-1989
  • Chairman, Gordon Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biology and Medicine, 1986
  • South Carolina Chemist of the Year, awarded by the SC section of the ACS, 1985
  • Editorial Advisory Board for “Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry”, 1984-1996
  • Chairman Elect, Gordon Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biology and Medicine, 1984
  • Director Regional Instrumentation Facility in NMR Spectroscopy Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, 1978-1988
  • Chairman, Experimental NMR Conference, 1977
  • A.P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1977-1979
  • Russell Award for Science and Engineering, 1976

Professional Society

  • International Society of Magnetic Resonance

Selected Publications

Lipton AS, RW Heck, M Valiev, and PD Ellis. 2008. "A QM/MM Approach to Interpreting 67Zn Solid-State NMR Data in Zinc Proteins," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 6224 – 6230.

Lipton AS, MM Morlok, G Parkin, and PD Ellis. 2008. "67Zn Solid State NMR Spectroscopy of {[Tptert-Bu,Me]Zn(OH2)}[HOB(C6F5))3]. The Importance of the Anion, [HOB(C6F5))3]-," Inorg. Chem., 47(12), 5148 – 5189.

Lipton AS, RW Heck, S Primak, DR McNeill, DM Wilson III, and PD Ellis. 2008. "Characterization of the Mg2+ Binding to the DNA Repair Proteins Apurinic/Apyrimidic Endonuclease 1 (APE1) via Solid-State 25Mg NMR Spectroscopy," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 9332 – 9341.

Lipton AS, RW Heck, M Hernick, CA Fierke, and PD Ellis. 2008. "Residue Ionization in LpxC Directly Observed by 67Zn NMR Spectroscopy," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130(38), 12671 – 12679.

Lipton AS, and PD Ellis. 2007. "Modeling the Metal Center of Cys4 Zinc Proteins," J. Am. Chem., Soc., 129(29), 9192 – 9200.

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