Jennifer E. Grant, PhD

Position title: Concentration Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout; Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Biology Department College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management


Phone: Advisor: Dr. Arnold Ruoho

Graduation: 10/2004
Research Interest: The impact of proteins in disease, and the creation of functional foods using biochemistry.


Alumni News

  • Jennifer Grant, PhD is a Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. An award-winning educator and researcher, Dr. Grant has applied her expertise in biochemistry to develop quantitative mass spectrometric approaches to understand the proteomic changes associated with cardiac and neurological pathophysiology. This translational biomedical research contributes to discoveries that increase our understanding of the disease process.
  • She received her bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin College Chemistry Department, and her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School. She completed a rotation on the Education Committee for the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS), and is the Founding Chair of the ASMS Interest Group Undergraduate Research in Mass Spectrometry.
  • Specialties: Cardiovascular proteomics, citrullination of proteins in multiple sclerosis, protein and peptide derivatization, mass spectrometry, affinity chromatography, post-translational modifications.
  • Accomplished Curious Stout Innovator program at UW Stout. Read more onpage 9.
  • 2009: Dr. Grant started undergraduate instruction on proteomics June 2009. Her research interests include: cardiac hypertrophy; the influence of gender on heart development; neuroscience, autism and multiple sclerosis; and novel proteomes.

Honors & Awards

  • 2013: NeXXt Fellowship
  • April 2013: iCollaborative Award for Teaching Resource in Chemistry, (Association of American Medical Colleges)
    • Six undergraduate faculty members received awards for the teaching resources they submitted to the Pre-health Collection this winter. These best-of-class resources teach topics relevant to the pre-health competencies, and include examples of resources with detailed faculty guides and independent self-study.
  • March 2013: Milton Pella Grant (Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers)
  • April 2012: Emerging Researcher (University of Wisonsin-Stout)
  • March 2012: Front and Center Award (Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers)


  • Wang H, Grant JE, Doede CM, Sadayappan S. Robbins J. and Walker JW (2006). PKC-betall sensitizes cardiac myofilaments to Ca2+ by phosphorylating troponin I on threonine-144. J Mol Cell Cardiol 41:823-833. PMID 17010989. Policy Exempt–accepted for publication prior to 4/7/08.
  • Grant JE, Bradshaw AD, Schwacke JH, Baicu CF, Zile MR, and Schey KL (2009). Quantification of Protein Expression Changes in the Aging Left Ventricle of Rattus norvegicus. Journal of Proteome Research 8:4252-4263. PMCID: PMC2752960
  • Guo LW, Assadi-Porter FM, Grant JE, Wu H, Markley JL, and Ruoho AE  (2007).  One-step purification of bacterially expressed recombinant transducin alpha-subunit and isotopically labeled PDE6 gamma-subunit for NMR analysis.Protein Expr Purif. 51:187-197. PMID 16938469
  • Geiser AH, Sievert MK, Guo LW, Grant JE, Krebs MP, Fotiadis D, Engel A, and Ruoho AE (2006).  Bacteriorhodopsin chimeras containing the third cytoplasmic loop of bovine rhodopsin activate transducin for GTP/GDP exchange. Protein Sci. 15:1679-1690. PMCID: PMC2265101
  • Grant JE, Guo LW, Vestling MM, Kirill AM, Arshavsky VY, and Ruoho AE. (2006). The N-terminus of GTPgS-activated transducin b-subunit interacts with the C-Terminus of the cGMP phosphodiesterase b-subunit. J Biol Chem. 281:6194-6202. PDF PMID 16407279
  • Guo LW, Grant JE, Hajipour AR, Murdov, K, Arbabian M, Artemyev NO, and Ruoho AE. (2005). Asymmetric interaction between rod phosphodiesterase inhibitory b-subunits and the b- and b-catalytic subunits. J Biol Chem. 280:12585-12592. PDF PMID 15668239
  • Grant JE, Guo LW, Vestling MM, Martenyamov KA, Arshavsky VY, and Ruoho AE.  (2004). Crosslinking of full-length intein-derived PDEb photo-probes to the Gat -GTPbS N-terminus.  FASEB J. 18:A972 Suppl. S.
  • Assadi-Porter FM, Guo L, Abilgaard F, Grant JE, Ruoho AE, and Markley JL. (2003). Structural studies of the gamma-subunit of cGMP phosphodiesterase by NMR spectroscopy. FASEB J. 17:A638-A639