Woodbury, Dixon

Physiology & Developmental Biology

Email: 1Ejypo`XppecvszAczv/fev  (Email Form)

Website: http://woodburylab.byu.edu

4005B  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-7562


Curriculum Vitae

 Research Interests
Cellular and molecular physiology, particularly vesicle membrane fusion in neuronal cells and its block by botulinum toxin.
For more information go to: woodbury lab web page
 Administrative Positions
Department Chair
  • PhD, Physiology and Biophysics, University of California, Irvine, 1986
  • BA, Chemistry, University of Utah, 1980
  • BA, Physics, University of Utah, 1980

  • Professor, BYU (Provo, UT), Department of Physiology and Dev. Biol., 2003-Present
  • Associate Professor, BYU (Provo UT), Department of Physiology and Dev. Biol., 2001-2003
  • Associate Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit MI), Department of Physiology, 1997-2001
  • Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI), Dept. of Physiology, 1990-1997
  • Research Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (at Brandeis University), 1989-1990
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA); Graduate Department of Biochemistry, 1986-1989

  • BYU Neuroscience Center, 2001-Present
  • Biophysical Society, 1983-Present
 Honors and Awards
  • College of Life Science, BYU : College Professorship
  • BYU : College Creative Achievement Award
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine : University Service Award
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine : College Teaching Award
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association : Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Biophysical Society : Harold E. Lamport Award
 Courses Taught

Winter 2018
  • NEURO 449R: Neuro Research Experience Section 021
  • NEURO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 005
  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 018
  • PDBIO 349R: PDBio Teaching Experience Section 024
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 018
  • PDBIO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 018
Fall 2017
  • NEURO 449R: Neuro Research Experience Section 021
  • NEURO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 1
  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 019, 020, 023
  • PDBIO 349R: PDBio Teaching Experience Section 021
  • PDBIO 362: Advanced Physiology Section 001
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 019
  • PDBIO 568: Biophysics Section 001
  • PDBIO 601: Cell & Molecular Physiology Section 001
Summer 2017
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 19
Spring 2017
  • PDBIO 363: Adv Physiology Lab Section 001, 002, 003
  • PDBIO 494R: Undergraduate Research Section 018, 021
  • PDBIO 498: Advanced Senior Research Section 001

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Paxman J, Hunt B, Hallan D, Zarbock SR, Woodbury DJ. 2017. Drunken Membranes: Short-Chain Alcohols Alter Fusion of Liposomes to Planar Lipid Bilayers. 112(1):121–132.

McNally JM, Custer EE, Ortiz-Miranda S, Woodbury DJ, Kraner SD, Salzberg BM, Lemos JR. 2015. Functional ryanodine receptors in the membranes of neurohypophysial secretory granules. The Journal of General Physiology. 143(6):693-702. <website> doi:10.1085/jgp.201311110

Woodbury DJ. 2013. Is it Zippered? Does it Flare? That Darn Complexin Clamping SNARE. 105:835-836. <website>

Ogawa N, Taylor RM, Woodbury DJ, Prince JT. 2013. Resolving Double Disulfide Bond Patterns in SNAP25B Using Liquid Chromatography-Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 48(6):660-668.  doi:10.1002/jms.3211

Lee DE, Lew MG, Woodbury DJ. 2012. Vesicle fusion to planar membranes is enhanced by cholesterol and low temperature. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids. 166:45-54. <website>

Woodbury DJ, Rees CA, Thompson A, Meiners P, Adams A. 2011. A Nano-Assay to Quantitate Reducible Cysteines in GST-Fusion Proteins. Analytical Biochemistry. 417:165-173. <website>

Bock LB, Hutchings B, Grubmueller H, Woodbury DJ. 2010. Chemomechanical regulation of SNARE proteins studied with molecular dynamics simulations. Biophysical Journal. 99:1221-1230. <website>

Moffat JC, Vijayvergiya V, Gao PF, Cross TA, Woodbury DJ, Busath DD. 2008. Proton transport through influenza A virus M2 protein reconstituted in vesicles. Biophysical Journal. 94:434-445. <website>

Richardson ES, Pitt WG, Woodbury DJ. 2007. The role of cavitation in liposome formation. Biophysical J. 93:4100-4107. <website>

Wilson-Ashworth HA, Bahm Q, Erickson J, Shinkle A, Vu MP, Woodbury DJ, Bell JD. 2006. Differential Detection of Phospholipid Fluidity, Order, and Spacing by Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Bis-pyrene, Prodan, Nystatin, and Merocyanine 540. Biophysical J. 91:4091-4101. <website>

Helrich CS, Schmucker JA, Woodbury DJ. 2006. Nystatin channels form at the boundary, not the interior of lipid domains. Biophysical J. 91:1116-1127.

Woodbury DJ, Richardson ES, Grigg AW, Welling RD, Knudson BH. 2006. Manipulating vesicle size distributions with ultrasound: Bimodal size distributions. J. Liposome Research. 16:57-80.

Snyder DA, Kelly ML, Woodbury DJ. 2006. SNARE complex regulation by phosphorylation (Review). Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics. 45:111-123.

Franklin MJ, Woodbury DJ, Brusilow. WS. 2004. Determination of Proton Flux and Conductance at pH 6.8 through Single Fo Sectors from Escherichia coli. Biophys. J. 87:3594-3599. <website>

McNally JM, Woodbury DJ, Lemos JR. 2004. Syntaxin 1A drives fusion of large dense core neurosecretory granules into a planar lipid bilayer. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics. 41:11-24. <website>

Woodbury DJ, Rognlien K. 2000. The t-SNARE Syntaxin is sufficient for spontaneous fusion of synaptic vesicles to planar membranes. Cell Biology International. 24:809-818. <website>

Woodbury DJ. 1999. Building a bilayer model of the neuromuscular synapse. Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics. 30:303-329.

Woodbury DJ. 1989. Pure lipid vesicles can induce channel-like conductances in planar bilayers. J. Membrane Biol. 109:145-150. <website>

Woodbury DJ, Hall J. 1988. Role of channels in the fusion of vesicles with a planar bilayer. 54(6):1053 - 1063. <website> doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3495(88)83042-X

Woodbury DJ, Hall J. 1988. Vesicle-membrane fusion. Observation of simultaneous membrane incorporation and content release. 54(2):345 - 349. <website> doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3495(88)82965-5

Book Chapter

Woodbury DJ, McNally JM, Lemos JR. 2007. SNARE-induced fusion of vesicles to a Planar Bilayer. A. Leitmannova-Liu, editor. Advances in planar lipid bilayers and liposomes. vol. 5 p. 27

Kelly ML, Woodbury DJ. 2003. Planar Lipid Bilayers (BLMs) and their Applications. H. T. Tien and A. Ottova-Leitmannova, editors. Advantages and disadvantages of patch clamping versus using BLM. vol. 7

Rognlien K, Woodbury DJ. 2003. Reconstituting SNARE proteins into BLMs. H. T. Tien and A. Ottova-Leitmannova, editors. Planar Lipid Bilayers (BLMs) and their Applications. vol. 7 <website>

Woodbury DJ. 1999. Nystatin/Ergosterol method for reconstituting ion channels into planar lipid bilayers. P. Michael Conn, editor. Methods in Enzymology: Ion Channels Part C,. vol. 294


Busath DD, Woodbury DJ, Frost A. 2012. Endosis and exosis: New names for fusion and budding. <website>

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