Renee Strauch

Renee Strauch
Research Specialist
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Ph.D., Northwestern University
B.S., Miami University

Dr. Renee Strauch works in the lab of Dr. Xu “Sirius” Li. As a research specialist, she is a key component in the Plant Biology Lab. Research in the lab focuses mainly on plant secondary metabolites, which are known to benefit human health. Together, Strauch and Li seek to understand the production and accumulation of these compounds in plants,which will enhance our ability to generate crops, fruits and vegetables with improved health-promoting properties. Strauch will assist with the many tasks necessary for successful establishment of this burgeoning research program.


Manus LM, Strauch RC, Hung AH, Eckermann AL, Meade TJ. Analytical Methods for Characterizing Magnetic Resonance Probes. Anal. Chem. 2012 May 23; 84(15): 6278-6287. (Invited Feature, Cover Article)

Strauch R, Mastarone DJ, Sukerkar P, Song Y, Ipsaro JJ, Meade TJ. A reporter protein targeted probe for magnetic resonance imaging. J Am Chem Soc. 2011 Oct 19; 133(41): 16346-9.

Cilliers R, Song Y, Kohlmeir EK, Larson AC, Omary RA, Meade TJ. Modification of embolic-PVA particles with MR contrast agents. Magn Reson Med. 2008 Apr 59(4): 898-902.

Sigdel TK, Cilliers R, Gursahaney PR, Thompson P, Easton JA, Crowder MW. Probing the adaptive response of Escherichia coli to extracellular Zn(II). Biometals. 2006 Oct; 19(5): 461-71.

Sigdel TK, Cilliers R, Gursahaney PR, Crowder MW. Fractionation of soluble proteins in Escherichia coli using DEAE-, SP-, and phenyl sepharose chromatographies. J Biomol Tech. 2004 Sep; 15(3): 199-207.

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