Associate Professor of Biology
Office: Dana 269
Current Teaching Interests
Plant biochemistry; proteases in seed germination & early growth
B.S., Hendrix College
M.S., University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Ph.D., North Carolina State University
- Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Missouri
- Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Dayton
- Visiting Lecturer; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professional Organizations: American Society of Plant Physiologists
Current Research Interests
My research interests are in the area of plant biochemistry. In particular, my most recent investigations involved the study of corn proteases during seed germination and early seedling growth and how these enzymes coordinate with the breakdown of the seed storage protein zein. I am also interested in carbohydrate metabolism and the enzymes involved with this process.
- Hay, P.C., T. Ramsaur, C. Smith, and J.A. Miernyk. 1991. Storage protein mobilization during germination and early seedling growth of Zea mays. Physiol Plant. 81:377-84.
- Camp, P.J., J.A. Miernyk, and D.D. Randall, 1988. Some kinetic and regulatory properties of the pea chloroplast pyruvate dehydrogenase complex. Biochem Biophys. Acta. 933:269-75.