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Michael Godsey

Associate Professor of Chemistry Department of Chemistry College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences
Office: Luther Hall 110 Phone: 503-493-6302
Ph.D., Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, 2001 (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
M.S., University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1997 (Institute of Molecular Biology, Chemistry)
B.A., Concordia University, Portland, Oregon, 1992

Michael Godsey, Ph.D. joined the faculty of Concordia University in 2005, following ten years of research in structural biochemistry. His recent research interests include the structural biology of neurotransporters (in collaboration with Yale University) and structural genomics (in collaboration with Northwestern University in Chicago) Dr. Godsey's postdoctoral work in cancer prodrug metabolism at the University of Illinois in Chicago is being pursued by students at CU under his supervision. Michael taught 7-8th grades at a Lutheran elementary school prior to returning to school to pursue his graduate degrees. Currently, Michael is teaching biochemistry, the chemistry 101/102 series and acting I.

Selected Publications

  1. Godsey MH, Minasov G, Shuvalova L, Brunzelle JS, Vorontsov II, Collart FR, Anderson WF. The 2.2 A resolution crystal structure of Bacillus cereus Nif3-family protein YqfO reveals a conserved dimetal-binding motif and a regulatory domain. Protein Sci. 2007 Jul;16(7):1285-93.
  2. Godsey MH, Ort S, Sabini E, Konrad M, Lavie A. Structural basis for the preference of UTP over ATP in human deoxycytidine kinase: illuminating the role of main-chain reorganization. Biochemistry. 2006 Jan 17;45(2):452-61.
  3. Godsey MH, Zheleznova Heldwein EE, Brennan RG. Structural biology of bacterial multidrug resistance gene regulators. J Biol Chem. 2002 Oct 25;277(43):40169-72.
  4. Godsey MH, Baranova NN, Neyfakh AA, Brennan RG. Crystal structure of MtaN, a global multidrug transporter gene activator. J Biol Chem. 2001 Dec 14;276(50):47178-84.