Eric Haas

Eric Haas, Ph.D.

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Eric Haas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biochemistry

402.280.2276
Rigge Science Building 309 D EricHaas@creighton.edu

Eric Haas

Two areas of research are being pursued in the Haas lab. First is the design of inhibitors of human Galectins as basic research tools to better understand Galectin function and as potential lead compounds for chemotherapeutic drugs. This is being accomplished through a combination of computer simulation, organic synthesis, and bench biochemistry. The second project is an investigation of changes in total protein expression in insect cells exposed to various biochemically important compounds. Goals of this project include elucidation of biochemical pathways.

Education

Ph.D. (2001) University of Nebraska, Lincoln
B.A. (1992) University of Minnesota, Morris

Selected Publications

“Dietary wheat germ oil and age influences fatty acid compositions in adult oriental fruit flies” Chiou Ling Chang, Eric Haas, Athena M.M. Mina, Josephione A. Bustamante, Danielle Schneider, Emma Mitchel , Morgan Freilich, David Stanley Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology (2013) 16: 285-292.

“Eicosanoids: Exploiting Insect Immunity to Improve Biological Control Programs” David Stanley, Eric Haas & Jon Miller Insects (2012) 3: 492-510.

“Switchgrass PviCAD1: Understanding Residue Importance for Substrate Preferences and Activity” Aaron J. Saathoff, Mark S. Hargrove, Eric J. Haas, Christian M. Tobias, Paul Twigg, Scott Sattler & Gautam Sarath Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2012)

“Switchgrass Contains Two Cinnamyl Alcohol Dehydrogenases Involved in Lignin Formation” Aaron J. Saathoff, Christian M. Tobias, Scott E. Sattler, Eric J. Haas, Paul Twigg & Gautam Sarath Bioenerg. Res.M (2011)

“Two distinct waxy alleles impact the granule-bound starch synthase in sorghum” Scott E. Sattler, Jaswinder Singh, Eric J. Haas, Lining Guo, Gautam Sarath & Jeffrey F. Pedersen Mol Breeding (2009) 24: 349-59.

“A Nonsense Mutation in a Cinnamyl Alcohol Dehydrogenase Gene Is Responsible for the Sorghum brown midrib6 Phenotype” S.E. Sattler, A.J. Saathoff, E.J. Haas, N.A. Palmer, D.L. Funnell-Harris, G.Sarath and J.F. Pedersen. Plant Physiology (2009) 150:584-595.

"Characterization of an Infectious cDNA Copy of the Genome of a Naturally-Occurring, Avirulent Coxsackievirus B3 Clinical Isolate" C-K. Lee, K. Kono, E. Haas, K-S. Kim, K.M. Drescher, N.M. Chapman, S. Tracy  Journal of General Virology (2005) 86(1), 197-210.

“Biotinylation of human histone H3 and interactions with biotinidase.”  G. Sarath, K. Kobza, B. Rueckert, G. Camporeasle, J. Zempleni and E. Haas.  FASEB J. (2004) 18, A103.

“C-Terminal 23 kDa polypeptide of soybean Gly m Bd 28 K is a potential allergen”  P. Xiang, E.J. Haas, M.G. Zeece, J. Markwell, G. Sarath.  Planta (2004) 220, 56-63.

"Assessment of Motivational Methods in General Chemistry Laboratory." J. Mazlo, D. F.  Dormedy, J. Niemoth-Anderson, T.M. Urlacher, G.A. Carson, E.J. Haas, and P. B. Kelter. Journal of College Science Teaching (2002) 31(5), 318-321.

"Metodos Motivacionales para el Laboratorio de Química General. Un Estudio Comparativo Entre Dos Universidades Segunda Parte." G.A. Carson, D. Dormedy, C. Emal, E.J. Haas, T.L. Johnson, J. Mazlo, T.M. Urlacher, P. B. Kelter, M. Llano, G. Muller, R. Domínguez, and C.M. Castro-Acuña. Anuario Latinoamericano de Educación Química (1999) 11, 294-300.

"Metodos Motivacionales para el Laboratorio de Química General. Un Estudio Comparativo Entre Dos Universidades Primera Parte." G.A. Carson, D. Dormedy, C. Emal, E.J. Haas, T.L. Johnson, J. Mazlo, T.M. Urlacher, P. B. Kelter, M. Llano, G. Muller, R. Domínguez, and C.M. Castro-Acuña. Anuario Latinoamericano de Educación Química (1998) 10, 185-190.

“The Conserved C-Terminal Tetrapeptide of Sorghum C4 Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase Is Indispensible for Catalytic Activity, but Not for Homotetramer Formation”  L.Dong, S. Patil, S.A. Condon, E.J. Haas and R. Chollet.  Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics (1999) 371, 124-128.

“Preliminary X-ray crystallographic study of wild-type and mutant ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii”  A. Yen, E.J. Haas, K.M. Selbo, C.R. Ross II, R.J. Spreitzer, J.J. Stezowski.  Acta Crystallographica (1998) D54, 668-670.

"[Mo(CO)(dpepp)(dppm)]  (dppm=Ph2PCH2PPh2; dpepp=Ph2PCH2CH2P(Ph)CH2CH2PPh2)"  T.A. George, R.D. DeBord, K. Heier, R.C. Tisdale, M.C. Davies, E.J. Haas, C.R. Ross II, J.J. Stezowski.  Acta Crystallographica (1997) C53, 1251-1254.

"Identification of Epitopes and Affinity Purification of Thyroid Stimulating Auto-Antibodies Using Synthetic Human TSH Receptor Peptides" J.C.Morris, J.L. Gibson, E.J. Haas, E.R. Bergert, J.S. Dallas, and B.S. Prabhakar. Autoimmunity. 17, 287-299 (1994).

On-line peer reviewed publications

XPharm: the on-line encyclopedia of Pharmacology, Elsevier (2004)

Target records:

1. Stanley and Haas, 2004 The Phospholipases (9 pp.)

2. Stanley and Haas, 2004 Phospholipase C (12 pp.)

3. Stanley and Haas, 2004 Phospholipase D (11 pp.)

4. Stanley and Haas, 2004 Phospholipase A2 (9 pp.)

5. Stanley and Haas, 2004 Cellular Phospholipase A2 (10 pp.)

6. Stanley and Haas, 2004 Secreted Phospholipase A2 (11 pp.)

7. Stanley and Haas, 2004 Calcium Independent Phospholipase A2 (10 pp.)

8. Stanley and Haas, 2004 PAF Acetylhodrolases (10 pp.)

9. Stanley and Haas, 2004 Phospholipase A1 (9 pp.)

Books

Sequence Analysis Guide  William Chaney, Eric Haas, Chad Price.  2003

Sequence Analysis Guide 2nd Edition  William Chaney, Eric Haas, Guoqing Lu, Chad Price. 2007.