Biological Sciences

Linda C. DeVeaux, Ph.D.

Linda C. DeVeaux

Associate Professor of Cell Biology

DeVeaux Lab
Radiation effects in unicellular organisms; microbial stress responses


Biographical Sketch

Dr. DeVeaux joined the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences in 2005. Prior to that, she was a member of the research faculty at the Idaho Accelerator Center at Idaho State University and adjunct faculty with Biological Sciences. For her Ph.D., Dr. DeVeaux studied the transport of vitamin B12 in E. coli with Dr. Robert J. Kadner at the University of Virginia. After finishing her degree, she moved to Champaign, Illinois, where she completed a post-doc with Dr. John Cronan at the University of Illinois investigating the genetic mechanisms of fatty acid biosynthesis in E. coli. While in the lab of Dr. Gerald Smith at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Dr. DeVeaux characterized several novel mutations in genes involved in meiotic recombination in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The following several years were spent producing and raising three lovely, well-mannered and perfectly delightful children. Her husband's career brought the family to Idaho, where Dr. DeVeaux taught classes for ISU while spending the majority of her time with her family. Upon her return to research in 2001, Dr. DeVeaux established a radiobiology laboratory that utilizes the facilities at the Idaho Accelerator Center and provides unique interdisciplinary training for students. Recent work in the laboratory has focused on microbial radiation responses, and has resulted in numerous collaborations.



DeVeaux, L.C. Radiation-Induced Bystander Effects, In "Handbook of Cancer Models with Applications to Cancer Screening, Cancer Treatment and Risk Assessment", in press

DeVeaux, L.C., J. R. Smith, S. Hobdey, E. C. Spindler, D.P. Wells, C. Frandsen, T. Webb, W. Beezhold Effect of Electron Beam Dose Rate on Microbial Survival. Proceedings of the 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications (in press).

DeVeaux, L.C., J.A. Müller, J.R. Smith, D.P. Wells, J.E. Petrisko, S. DasSarma, 2007. Extremely radiation-resistant mutants of a halophilic archaeon with increased single-stranded DNA binding protein (RPA) gene expression, Radiation Research 168 (4) 507-514.

DeVeaux, L.C., L.S. Durtschi, J.G. Case, D.P, Wells, 2006. Bystander Effects in Unicellular Organisms. Mutation Research 597, 78-86.

DeVeaux, L.C., Wells, D.P., Hunt, A.W., Webb, T., Beezhold, W., 2005. Accelerator-Based Radiation Sources for Next-Generation Biological Research. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 562, 981-984.

Webb, T, W. Beezhold, F. Harmon, R. Spaulding, L. DeVeaux, J. Petrisko, 2005. Photonuclear and Radiation Effects Testing with a Refurbished 20 MeV Medical Electron Linac. Particle Accelerator Conference 2005 Proceedings

Wells, D.P, L.C. DeVeaux, E.L. Roethlisberger, T.F. Gesell, 2001. Development of Biologically-Based Radiation Dosimetry. Health Physics 80, S100.

Krawchuck, M.D., L.C. DeVeaux, W.P. Wahls, 1999. Meiotic Chromosome Dynamics Dependent upon the rec8+, rec10+, and rec11+ genes of the Fission Yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Genetics 153, 57-68.

DeVeaux, L.C., G.R. Smith, 1994. Region-specific activators of meiotic recombination in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Genes and Development 8, 203-210.

Munford, R.S., J.E. Cronan, Jr., L.C. DeVeaux, P.D. Rick., 1992. Biosynthetic radiolabeling of bacterial lipopolysaccharide to high specific activity. J. Immunol. Methods, 148, 115-20.

DeVeaux, L.C., N.A. Hoagland, G.R. Smith, 1992. Seventeen complementation groups of mutations decreasing meiotic recombination in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Genetics 130, 251-262.

Naggert, J. M.L. Narasimhan, L. DeVeaux, H. Cho, Z.I. Randhawa, J.E. Cronan, Jr., B.N. Green, S. Smith, 1991. Cloning, sequencing and characterization of Escherichia coli Thioesterase II. J. Biol. Chem. 266, 11044-11050.

Oden, K.L., L.C. DeVeaux, C.R.T. Vibat, J.E. Cronan, Jr., R.B. Gennis, 1990. Genomic replacement in Escherichia coli K-12 using covalently closed circular plasmid DNA. Gene 96, 29-36.

DeVeaux, L.C., J.E. Cronan, Jr., T.L. Smith, 1989. Genetic and biochemical characterization of a mutation (fatA) that allows trans unsaturated fatty acids to replace the essential cis unsaturated fatty acids of Escherichia coli. J. Bacteriol. 171, 1562-1568.

Lundrigan, M.D., L.C. DeVeaux, B.J. Mann, R.J. Kadner, 1987. Separate regulatory systems for the repression of metE and btuB by vitamin B12 in Escherichia coli. Mol. Gen. Genet. 206, 401-407.

DeVeaux, L.C., D.S. Clevenson, C. Bradbeer, R.J. Kadner, 1986. Identification of the BtuCED polypeptides and evidence for their role in vitamin B12 transport in Escherichia coli. J. Bacteriol. 167, 920-927.

Friedrich, M.J., L.C. DeVeaux, R.J. Kadner, 1986. Nucleotide sequence of the btuCED genes involved in vitamin B12 transport in Escherichia coli and homology with components of periplasmic-binding-protein-dependent transport systems. J. Bacteriol. 167, 928-934.


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