Weiner, Joshua
jjweiner@uwm.eduLapham Hall N380

Weiner, Joshua

Ph.D. Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Expected Year of Graduation: 2018
Research Lab: Dr. Nick Silvaggi
Major Area of Focus: Biochemistry
Minor Area of Focus: X-Ray Crystallography

Previously Attended

UW-Milwaukee, B.S. Biochemistry 2007, Medical College of WI, M.S. Biochemistry 2010

Why I like Chemistry

"Never trust an atom, they make up everything." -Unknown

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee

The faculty

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee

Going to the zoo with my kids (ZooPass is a great deal if you go twice or more per year), lots of fun/interesting museums (e.g. Discovery World, Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum) to visit. Eating is good, lots of good to great local restaurants. Stuff like that.


Hiromi Sato, Meredith L Hunt, Joshua J Weiner, Andrew T Hansen, Dara W Frank. "Modified needle-tip PcrV proteins reveal distinct phenotypes relevant to the control of type III secretion and intoxication by Pseudomonas aeruginosa." PLoS ONE 03/2011; 6(3):e18356.

Joshua J Weiner, Francis C Peterson, Brian F Volkman, Sean R Cutler. "Structural and functional insights into core ABA signaling." Current opinion in plant biology 10/2010; 13(5):495-502.

Francis C Peterson, E Sethe Burgie, Sang-Youl Park, Davin R Jensen, Joshua J Weiner, Craig A Bingman, Chia-En A Chang, Sean R Cutler, George N Phillips, Brian F Volkman. "Structural basis for selective activation of ABA receptors." Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 09/2010; 17(9):1109-13.

Karsten Melcher, Ley-Moy Ng, X. Edward Zhou, Fen-Fen Soon, Yong Xu, Kelly M. Suino-Powell, Sang-Youl Park, Joshua J. Weiner, Hiroaki Fujii, Viswanathan Chinnusamy, [......], Jun Li, Yonghong Wang, Jiayang Li, Francis C. Peterson, Davin R. Jensen, Eu-Leong Yong, Brian F. Volkman, Sean R. Cutler, Jian-Kang Zhu, H. Eric Xu. "A gate–latch–lock mechanism for hormone signalling by abscisic acid receptors"
Nature 11/2009; 462(7273):602-608.

Christopher T Veldkamp, Joshua J Ziarek, Jidong Su, Harihar Basnet, Richard Lennertz, Joshua J Weiner, Francis C Peterson, John E Baker, Brian F Volkman. "Monomeric structure of the cardioprotective chemokine SDF-1/CXCL12." Protein Science 06/2009; 18(7):1359-69.