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Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)

Materials Transfer Agreements (MTAs) are used to transfer materials between institutions from all sectors of the scientific community.  Before you sign a materials transfer agreement, receive materials transferred from another organization, or send materials to another organization, contact Deb Covey so that she may review the terms and conditions of the agreement (, 294-1048, Room 311 TASF).

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  • Secondary Electron
  • Back Scatter Electron detectors
  • EDS capabilities

JEOL JAMP-7830F Auger Microprobe

JEOL JAMP-7830F Auger Microprobe

JEOL 8200 Automated Electron Microprobe

JEOL 8200 Automated Electron Microprobe

  • 5 wavelength dispersive spectrometers (WDS)
  • Integrated EDS system
  • High-precision stage for large samples

Mei Hong

1605 Gilman Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-3521

Research Interests

  • Elucidation of the structure, dynamics, orientation of membrane peptides and proteins
  • Antimicrobial peptide structure and function
  • Influenza M2 proton channel structure and dynamics
  • Structure of polysaccharides in plant cell walls and other complex biomaterials
  • Development of high-resolution solid-state NMR techniques for structure determination of biological macromolecules

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
  • B.A. Chemistry, summa cum laude, Mount Holyoke College, 1992

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2007 - 2010 John D. Corbett Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University
  • 2005 - present Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University
  • 2003 - 2005 Associate Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University
  • 1999 - 2003 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University
  • 1997 - 1999 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2010 Founders Medal, International Council on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems
  • 2010 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2007 John D. Corbett Professorship
  • 2007 Iowa State University Mid-Career Research Award
  • 2006 Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award, Iota Sigma Pi
  • 2004 Mary Lyon Award, Mount Holyoke College
  • 2003 Early Achievement in Research/Artistic Creativity Award, Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • 2003 American Chemical Society Pure Chemistry Award
  • 2002 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
  • 2001 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2000 Research Corporation Innovation Award
  • 1999 Beckman Young Investigator Award
  • 1998 National Science Foundation POWRE Award

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Wang T; Park Y B; Caporini M A; Rosay M; Zhong L H; Cosgrove D J; Hong M . 2013. Sensitivity-enhanced solid-state NMR detection of expansin's target in plant cell walls. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110:16444-16449. abstract
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Wang T; Zabotina O; Hong M . 2012. Pectin-Cellulose Interactions in the Arabidopsis Primary Cell Wall from Two-Dimensional Magic-Angle-Spinning Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Biochemistry. 51:9846-9856. abstract
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Schmidt-Rohr K; Fritzsching K J; Liao S Y; Hong M . 2012. Spectral editing of two-dimensional magic-angle-spinning solid-state NMR spectra for protein resonance assignment and structure determination. Journal of Biomolecular NMR. 54:343-353. abstract
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Dick-Perez M; Wang T; Salazar A; Zabotina O A; Hong M . 2012. Multidimensional solid-state NMR studies of the structure and dynamics of pectic polysaccharides in uniformly C-13-labeled Arabidopsis primary cell walls. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry. 50:539-550. abstract
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Harris D M; Corbin K; Wang T; Gutierrez R; Bertolo A L; Petti C; Smilgies D M; Estevez J M; Bonetta D; Urbanowicz B R; Ehrhardt D W; Somerville C R; Rose J K C; Hong M; DeBolt S . 2012. Cellulose microfibril crystallinity is reduced by mutating C-terminal transmembrane region residues CESA1(A903V) and CESA3(T942I) of cellulose synthase. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109:4098-4103. abstract
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Dick-Perez M; Zhang Y A; Hayes J; Salazar A; Zabotina O A; Hong M . 2011. Structure and Interactions of Plant Cell-Wall Polysaccharides by Two- and Three-Dimensional Magic-Angle-Spinning Solid-State NMR. Biochemistry. 50:989-1000. abstract
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ATTENTION: Forms that reside in an employee’s official personnel file (OPF) now have barcodes in the bottom right-hand corner. The most common forms are the Personnel Requisitions, Change/Reappointment Requisition, AL-473 form, and Associateship form. The barcodes were placed on the forms for the Content Management system that Human Resources will implement to scan employee records. Effective immediately, if old versions of official personnel file (OPF) forms are submitted, or altered forms are submitted (ie: barcode is missing, form and/or barcode has been resized) Human Resources will not accept the form and it will be returned to the originator. All new employee files will be scanned once employees complete check in starting in June 2011, so it is imperative that the official form from the website is used for the barcodes to scan correctly. Over time, other offices will also be moving to the Content Management system and adding barcodes to their forms resulting in paper savings, storage space, and the ability to store records more securely.

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Effective date: Feb. 2013

Version: 8

Document number: Form 48200.003