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Dixon Woodbury

Professor
Physiology & Developmental Biology

3066 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

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

Education

  • PhD, Physiology and Biophysics, University of California, Irvine, 1986
  • BA, Chemistry, University of Utah, 1980
  • BA, Physics, University of Utah, 1980

Experience

  • 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

Memberships

  • 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 2019

  • NEURO 449R: Neuro Research Experience Section 025
  • NEURO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 010
  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 018
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undergraduate Research Section 018

Fall 2018

  • NEURO 449R: Neuro Research Experience Section 024
  • NEURO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 001
  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 018
  • PDBIO 349R: PDBio Teaching Experience Section 022
  • PDBIO 362: Advanced Physiology Section 001
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undergraduate Research Section 018
  • PDBIO 568: Biophysics Section 001
  • PDBIO 601: Cell & Molecular Physiology Section 001

Summer 2018

  • NEURO 649R: Laboratory Research Section 001
  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 018

Spring 2018

  • NEURO 449R: Neuro Research Experience Section 021
  • PDBIO 295R: Introductory Undgrad Research Section 018
  • PDBIO 495R: Adv Undgraduate Research Section 018

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. doi:10.1085/jgp.201311110

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Woodbury DJ, Hall J. 1988. Role of channels in the fusion of vesicles with a planar bilayer. 54(6):1053 - 1063. 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. 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

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

Other

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