Dr. Constance Jeffery
Dr. Constance Jeffery is an Associate Professor of Biological Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has over 25 years of experience in protein biochemistry and biophysics and studies of protein/inhibitor complexes using multiple systems and techniques. His broad background in protein structure and function includes graduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley where he focused on biochemical studies of the E. coli aspartate receptor in the lab of Prof. Daniel E. Koshland, Jr., in the Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology. Dr. Jeffery learned X-ray crystallography as a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Greg Petsko and Prof. Dagmar Ringe at the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center. His current research at UIC includes the structure, function, and ligand binding of proteins involved in cancer and tuberculosis. As PI or co-PI for several university-funded, regional, and national grants, he successfully administered the projects, formed successful collaborations, and produced peer-reviewed publications from each project.