Dr. Richard C. Willson

Huffington-Woestemeyer Professor
Professor of Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences

Office Location: S229, Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4308   |   Fax: 713-743-4323
Email: willson [at] uh.edu

More Publications:

  • Gibbs, P.R., Riddle, R.R., Marchal, M., Benedik, M.J. and Willson, R.C., “Purification and characterization of 2'aminobiphenyl-2,3-diol 1,2-dioxygenase from Pseudomonas sp. LD2,” Protein Expression and Purification, 32:35-43, 2003
  • Gibbs, P.R., Uehara, C.S., Nguyen, P.T., and Willson, R.C., “Imaging Polarimetry for High Throughput Chiral Screening,” Biotechnology Progress, 19(4); 1329-1334, 2003
  • Jandhyala, D., Berman, M., Meyers, P.R., Sewell, B.T., Willson, R.C., and Benedik, M.J., “CynD, the Cyanide Dihydratase from Bacillus pumilus: Gene Cloning and Structural Studies,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69:4794-4805, 2003
  • Kourentzi, K.D., George E. Fox, G.E. and Willson. R.C., “Hybridization-responsive fluorescent DNA probes containing the adenine analog 2-aminopurine,” Analytical Biochemistry, 322(1), 124-126, 2003
  • Murphy J.C., Fox G.E., and Willson, R.C., “Enhancement of anion-exchange chromatography of DNA using compaction agents,” J. Chromatogr. A., 984: 215-21, 2003
  • Murphy, J. C., Jewell, D. L., White, K. I., Fox, G. E., and Willson, R. C., “Nucleic Acid Separations Utilizing Immobilized Metal Affinity Chromatography,” Biotechnology Progress, 19: 982-986, 2003
  • Riddle, R. R., Gibbs, P. R., Willson, R.C., and Benedik, M. J., “Recombinant carbazole-degrading strains for enhanced petroleum processing,” J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 30: 6-12, 2003
  • Riddle, R., P.R. Gibbs, R.C. Willson and M.J. Benedik, “Purification and Properties of 2-hydroxy-6-oxo-6-(2'-aminophenyl)hexa-2,4-dienoic acid Hydrolase Involved with Microbial Degradation of Carbazole,” Protein Expression and Purification, 28:182-189, 2003
  • Kourentzi, K.D., G.E. Fox and R.C. Willson, “Microbial Identification by Immunohybridization Assay of Artificial RNA Labels,” J. Microbiol. Methods, 49(3), 301-306, 2002
  • Murphy, J.C., G.E. Fox and R.C. Willson, “Compaction Agents Enhance Anion-Exchange Adsorption of Nucleic Acids,” Journal of Chromatography, 2002
  • Shick, K.A., S. Mohan, S.J. Smith-Gill and R.C. Willson, “Calorimetric Study of Monoclonal Antibody HyHEL-10 Association with Hen and Japanese Quail-Egg Lysozymes,” Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 2002
  • Zhang, Z., R.C. Willson and G.E. Fox, “Identification of Characteristic Oligonucleotides in the 16S Ribosomal RNA Sequence Dataset,” Bioinformatics, 18, 244-250, 2002
  • Kourentzi, K.D., G.E. Fox and R.C. Willson, “Microbial Detection with Low-Molecular-Weight RNA,” Current Microbiology, 43(6), 444-447, 2001
  • Kourentzi, K.D., G.E. Fox and R.C. Willson, “Rapid Identification of Microorganisms using 5S rRNA Specific Molecular Beacons,” Current Microbiology, 43, 444, 2001
  • Murphy, J.C., G.E. Fox and R.C. Willson, “RNA Isolation and Fractionation using Compaction Agents,” Analytical Biochemistry, 295, 143, 2001
  • D’Souza, L.M., R.C. Willson and G.E. Fox, “Expression of Marker RNAs in Pseudomonas Putida,” Current Microbiology, 40, 91-95, 2000
  • K.A. Xavier, S.M. McDonald, J.A. McCammon, and R.C. Willson, “Association and dissociation kinetics of Bobwhite quail lysozyme with monoclonal antibody HyHEL-5,” Protein Engineering, 12(1), 79-83, 1999
  • Li, H., Ortego, B.C., Maillard, K.I., Willson, R.C., and Tu, S.-C., “Effects of mutations of the alpha His-45 residue of Vibrio harveyi luciferase on the yield and reactivity of flavin peroxide intermediate,” Biochemistry, 38(14), 4409-4415, 1999
  • Murphy, J.C., Wibbenmeyer, J.A., Fox, G.E. and Willson, R.C., “Purification of plasmid DNA using selective precipitation by compaction agents,” Nature Biotechnology, 17, 822, 1999
  • Riddle, R.R., Willson, R.C., and Benedik, M.J., “Temperature- and solvent-tolerant mutants of filamentous bacteriophage helper M13 KO7,” Biotechnology Letters, 21(1):87-90, 1999
  • Singh, N. and Willson, R.C., “Boronate affinity adsorption of RNA: possible role of conformational changes,” Journal of Chromatography, 840, 205-213, 1999
  • Wibbenmeyer, J.A., P. Schuck, S.J. Smith-Gill, and R.C. Willson, “Salt Links Dominate Affinity of Antibody HyHEL-5 for Lysozyme Through Enthalpic Contributions,” Journal of Biological Chemistry, 274(38), 26838-42, 1999
  • Wibbenmeyer, J.A., Xavier, K.A., Smith-Gill, S.J. and Willson, R.C., “Cloning, Expression, and Characterization of the Fab Fragment of the Anti-Lysozyme Antibody HyHEL-5,” BBA, 1430, 191-202, 1999
  • Benedik, M.J., Gibbs, P.R., Riddle, R.R., and Willson, R.C., “Microbial denitrogenation of fossil fuels,” Trends Biotechnol., 16, 390-395, 1998
  • Xavier, K.A., Shick, K.A., and Willson, R.C., “Association and Dissociation kinetics of anti-hen egg lysozyme monoclonal antibodies HyHEL-5 and HyHEL-10,” Biophys. J., 74, 2036-2045, 1998
  • Shick, K.A., Xavier, K.A., Rajpal, A., Smith-Gill, S.J. and Willson, R.C., “Association of the anti-hen egg lysozyme monoclonal antibody HyHEL-5 with avian species variant and mutant lysozymes,” Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1340, 205-214, 1997
  • Xavier, K.A., Shick, K.A., Smith-Gill, S.J. and Willson, R.C., “Involvement of water molecules in the association of monoclonal antibody HyHEL-5 with Bobwhite quail lysozyme,” Biophys. J., 73, 2116-2125, 1997
  • Chacko, S., Silverton, E.W., Smith-Gill, S.J., Davies, D.R., Shick, K.A., Xavier, K.A., Willson, R.C., Jeffrey, P.D., Chang, C.Y.Y., Sieker, L.C., and Sheriff, S., “Refined structures of Bobwhite quail lysozyme uncomplexed and complexed with the HyHEL-5 Fab fragment,” Proteins: Structure, Function, and Genetics, 26, 55-65, 1996
  • Maillard, K.I., Benedik, M.J. and Willson, R.C., “Rapid detection of mutagens by induction of luciferase-bearing prophages in E. coli,” Environmental Science and Technology, 30(8), 2478-2483, 1996
  • Moates, F.C., Somani, M., Annamalai, J., Richardson, J.T, Luss, D. and Willson, R.C., “Infrared Thermographic Screening of Combinatorial Libraries of Heterogeneous Catalysts,” Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 35(12), 4801-4803, 1996