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William Brad O'Dell (Fed)



  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Associateship
  • NC State University Molecular and Structural Biochemistry BD–A.R. Main Award for Student Research
  • UT-Battelle Graduate Student Researcher Award
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • US National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Trainee
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory GO! Graduate Opportunities Studentship
  • NC State University Molecular and Structural Biochemistry Samuel Tove Award for Student Teaching
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for emerging scientists, engineers and mathematicians
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society


  • E.M. Leith, W.B. O’Dell, N. Ke, C. McClung, M. Berkmen, C. Bergonzo, R.G. Brinson and Z. Kelman.  “Characterization of the internal translation initiation region in monoclonal antibodies expressed in Escherichia coli.”  Journal of Biological Chemistry (in press). 2019.
  • R. Ashkar, H.Z. Bilheux, H. Bordallo, R. Briber, D.J.E. Callaway, X. Cheng, X.-Q. Chu, J.E. Curtis, M. Dadmun, P. Fenimore, D. Fushman, F. Gabel, K. Gupta, F. Heberle, F. Heinrich, L. Hong, J. Katsaras, Z. Kelman, E. Kharlampieva, G.R. Kneller, A. Kovalevsky, S. Krueger, P. Langan, R. Lieberman, Y. Liu, M. Losche, E. Lyman, Y. Mao, J.P. Marino, C. Mattos, F. Meilleur, P. Moody, J.D. Nickels, W.B. O'Dell, H. O'Neill, U. Perez-Salas, J. Peters, L. Petridis, A.P. Sokolov, C. Stanley, N. Wagner, M. Weinrich, K. Weiss, T. Wymore, Y. Zhang and J.C. Smith. "Neutron Scattering in the Biological Sciences: Progress and Prospects." Acta Crystallographica Section D: Structural Biology. 2018, 74 (12), 1129–1168
  • G.C. Schröder*, W.B. O’Dell*, D.A.A. Myles, A. Kovalevsky, and F. Meilleur. "IMAGINE: Neutrons Reveal Enzyme Chemistry." Acta Crystallographica Section D: Structural Biology. 2018, 74 (8), 778–786. *equal contributors.
  • A.M. Bodenheimer, W.B. O’Dell, C.B. Stanley, R.C. Oliver, S. Qian and F. Meilleur. “Structural investigation of NcCHDIIA in solution using small angle scattering.”  Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: General Subjects.  2018, 1862, 1031-1039
  • A.M. Bodenheimer*, W.B. O’Dell*, C.B. Stanley and F. Meilleur.  “Structural studies of Neurospora crassa LPMO9D and redox partner CDHIIA using neutron crystallography and small-angle scattering.”  Carbohydrate Research.  2017, 448, 200-204. *equal contributors.
  • W.B. O’Dell, P.D. Swartz, K.L. Weiss and F. Meilleur.  “Crystallization of a fungal lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase expressed from glyco-engineered Pichia pastoris for X-ray and neutron diffraction.” Acta Crystallographica, Section F. 2017, 73.

  • W.B. O’Dell, P.K. Agarwal and F. Meilleur.  “Oxygen activation at the active site of a fungal lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase.”  Angewandte Chemie:  International Edition.  2017, 56(3), 767-770.

  • W.B. O’Dell, A.M. Bodenheimer and F. Meilleur.  “Neutron protein crystallography:  A complementary tool for locating hydrogens in proteins.” Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics.  2016, 602, 48-60.

  • M. Liberton, A.M. Collins, L.E. Page, W.B. O’Dell, H. O’Neill, V.S. Urban, J.A. Timlin, and H.B. Pakrasi.  “Probing the consequences of antenna modification in cyanobacteria.” Photosynthesis Research.  2013, 118, 17-24.

  • S. Busch, L.C. Pardo, W.B. O’Dell, C.D. Bruce, C.D. Lorenz and S.E. McLain.  “Water and ion interactions with a peptide backbone in solution.”  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.  2013, 15, 21023.

  • M. Liberton*, L. Page*, W.B. O’Dell*, H. O’Neill, E. Mamontov, V.S. Urban and H.B. Pakrasi.  “Organization and Flexibility of Cynaobacterial Thylakoid Membranes Examined by Neutron Scatteirng.”  The Journal of Biological Chemistry.  2013, 288, 5, 3632-3640. *equal contributors.

  • W.B. O’Dell, K.J. Beatty, K.H. Tang, R.E. Blankenship, V.S. Urban and H. O’Neill.  “Sol–gel Entrapped Light Harvesting Antennas:  Immobilization and Stabilization of Chlorosomes for Energy Harvesting.”  Journal of Materials Chemistry.  2012, 22, 22582.

  • W.B. O’Dell, D.C. Baker and S.E. McLain.  “Structural Evidence for Inter-residue Hydrogen Bonding Observed for Cellobiose in Aqueous Solution.”  PLoS One. 2012 7, 10, e45311.


Created October 2, 2019, Updated September 14, 2023