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Chemistry + Biochemistry


Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Tel. 512 863-1628
Room #: FJS 316

Ph.D. Chemistry (Biochemistry), New Mexico State University
B.A. Chemistry, Western New Mexico University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center

Research interests

Peptide synthesis, interactions of biological macromolecules in cellular signal transduction, intracellular protein trafficking, and transcriptional regulation.

Selected Publications

  • Doray, Balraj, K. Bruns, P. Ghosh, and S. Kornfeld “Autoinhibition of the Ligand-binding Site for GGA1/3 VHS
  • Domains by an Internal Acidic Cluster-dileucine Motif”. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 99, 8072-8077 (2002)
  • Doray, Balraj, K. Bruns, P. Ghosh, and S. Kornfeld “Interaction of the Cation-dependent Mannose 6-Phosphate Receptor with GGA Proteins.” J. Biol. Chem. 277, 18477-18482 (2002)
  • Davis, T., L. Tabatabai, K. Bruns, R. Hamilton, and M. Nilsen-Hamilton Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Induces 3T3 Fibroblasts to Synthesize and Secrete a Cyclophilin-Like Protein and beta-2 Microglobulin.  Biochim et Biophys. Acta  1095, 145-152 (1991)


  • General Chemistry I and II
  • Biochemistry  I and II
  • Biochemistry  I and II Laboratory
  • Advanced Topics in Biochemistry
  • Chemistry Connections