Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Kristin Linscott: Pediatrics - Medical Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Select Grants and Awards:

  • Student Poster Award 2016 Awarded 2nd best graduate student poster at the Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Departmental Retreat in Lexington, KY
  • Student Poster Award 2015 Awarded 1 st place for best graduate student poster of the Terpnet Conference: the 12th International Meeting on Biosynthesis, Functions and Synthetic Biology of Isoprenoids in Vancouver, Canada
  • ASBMB Travel Award 2013 Awarded by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to attend the annual meeting in Boston, MA
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine Portfolio Award 2011 Awarded by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine at the Academic Convocation and Awards Day for a Writing Portfolio describing patient care experiences
  • PSMRF Fellowship 2011 The Professional Student Mentored Research Fellowship as awarded by the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science providing a stipend for medical students to participate in CTS research with a faculty mentor.
  • Bevier Internship Program 2009 Awarded an internship position to work in the Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA
  • Hubert Scholar Award 2008 Awarded to students with a demonstrated commitment to public service, this award was given to support a summer internship at the Hermano Pedro hospital in Antigua Guatemala
  • Dean’s Honor List 2006-2009 Awarded to students each semester who have completed 16 semester hours with a semester GPA of at least 3.7
  • Letitia Pate Evans Scholarship 2006-2009 Awarded by Agnes Scott College for four years to students with a competitive academic record

Select Publications: 

  • Jiang, Z.;Kempinski, C.;Kumar, S.;Kinison, S.;Linscott, K.;Nybo, E.;Janze, S.;Wood, C.;Chappell, J. "Agronomic and chemical performance of field-grown tobacco engineered for triterpene and methylated triterpene metabolism." Plant biotechnology journal 16, 6 (2018): 1110-1124. [PubMed Link] | [Full Text] Hide 
  • Linscott, KB ;Niehaus, TD ;Zhuang, X.;Bell, SA ;Chappell, J. "Mapping a kingdom-specific functional domain of squalene synthase." Biochimica et biophysica acta 1861, 9 Pt A (2016): 1049-1057. [PubMed Link] | [Full Text] Hide 
  • Kumar, S.;Kempinski, C.;Zhuang, X.;Norris, A.;Mafu, S.;Zi, J.;Bell, SA ;Nybo, SE ;Kinison, SE ;Jiang, Z.;Goklany, S.;Linscott, KB ;Chen, X.;Jia, Q.;Brown, SD ;Bowman, JL ;Babbitt, PC ;Peters, RJ ;Chen, F.;Chappell, J. "Molecular Diversity of Terpene Synthases in the Liverwort Marchantia polymorpha." The Plant cell 28, 10 (2016): 2632-2650. [PubMed Link] | [Full Text] Hide 
  • Dolan Thomas, J.;Hatcher, CP ;Satterfield, DA ;Theodore, MJ ;Bach, MC ;Linscott, KB ;Zhao, X.;Wang, X.;Mair, R.;Schmink, S.;Arnold, KE ;Stephens, DS ;Harrison, LH ;Hollick, RA ;Andrade, AL ;Lamaro-Cardoso, J.;Lemos, AP ;Gritzfeld, J.;Gordon, S.;Soysal, A.;Bakir, M.;Sharma, D.;Jain, S.;Satola, SW ;Messonnier, NE ;Mayer, LW "sodC-based real-time PCR for detection of Neisseria meningitidis." PloS one 6, 5 (2011): e19361. [PubMed Link] | [Full Text] Hide 
  • Robic, S.;Linscott, KB ;Aseem, M.;Humphreys, EA ;McCartha, SR "Bile acids as modulators of enzyme activity and stability." The protein journal 30, 8 (2011): 539-45. [PubMed Link] | [Full Text] Hide