Lixia Jia, Ph.D.

Home town: Dongtai, People's Republic of China

Education:

B.Sc.: Microbiology, Fudan University

M. Sc.: Microbiology and Biochemistry, Shanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry

Advisor: Professor Chunbao Zhu

Thesis: Avermectins biosynthesis genes characterization and genetic engineering in Streptomyces avermitilis.

Ph.D.: Molecular Biology, Marquette University

Advisor: Professor Rosemary Stuart

Dissertation: Function of Oxa1 complex in the biogenesis of proteins synthesized in the yeast mitochondria

Publications:

Jia L, Dienhart M, Schramp M, McCauley M, Hell K, Stuart RA. Yeast Oxa1 interacts with mitochondrial ribosomes: the importance of the C-terminal region of Oxa1. EMBO J. 2003, 22: 6438-6447.

Jia L, Dienhart M, Stuart RA. 2007. Oxa1 directly interacts with Atp9 and mediates its assembly into the F1Fo-ATP Synthase. Mol. Biol. Cell. 18(5):1897-1908.

Jia L, Kaur J, Stuart RA. 2009. Mapping of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Oxa1-Mitochondrial Ribosome Interface and Identification of MrpL40, a Ribosomal Protein in Close Proximity to Oxa1 and Critical for Oxidative Phosphorylation Complex Assembly. Eukaryot. Cell. 8(11):1792–1802.

Jia L, Linder ME, Blumer KJ. 2011. Gi/o signaling and the palmitoyltransferase DHHC2 regulate palmitate cycling and shuttling of RGS7-family binding protein. J Biol Chem. 2011 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print].