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Ruth E. Stark
Position: Distinguished Professor
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Phone: (212)650-8916
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. University of California San Diego
Research Interests: Structural biology approaches to study plant protective polymers, lipid metabolism, and potentially pathogenic melanized fungal cells
Selected Recent Publications:
W. S. Lagakos, X. Guan, S.-Y. Ho, L. R. Sawicki, B. Corsico, S. Kodukula, K. Murota, R. E. Stark, and J. Storch, “Liver Fatty Acid-binding Protein Binds Monoacylglycerol in vitro and in Mouse Liver Cytosol,” J. Biol. Chem., 288, 19805-19815 (2013).
O. Serra,* S. Chatterjee,* M. Figueras, M. Molinas, and R.E. Stark, “Deconstructing a plant macromolecular assembly: chemical architecture, molecular flexibility, and mechanical performance of natural and engineered potato suberins," Biomacromolecules, 15, 799-811 (2014).
R.E. Stark, B. Yu, J. Zhong, B. Yan, G. Wu, and S. Tian, “Environmental NMR: High-resolution Magic-angle Spinning,” in “NMR Spectroscopy: A Versatile Tool for Environmental Research,” M.J. Simpson and A.J. Simpson, Eds., John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, UK, pp. 87-102 (2014).
S. Chatterjee, R. Prados-Rosales, B. Itin, A. Casadevall, and R.E. Stark, “Solid-state NMR Reveals the Carbon-based Molecular Architecture of Melanized Cryptococcus neoformans Fungal Cells,” J. Biol. Chem., 290, 13779-13790 (2015). 
K. Dastmalchi, L. Kallash, I. Wang, C.V. Phan, W. Huang, O. Serra, and R. E. Stark, “Defensive Armor of Potato Tubers: Nonpolar Metabolite Profiling, Antioxidant Assessment, and Solid-State NMR Compositional Analysis of Suberin-enriched Wound-Healing Tissues,” J. Agric. Food Chem., 63, 6810–6822 (2015).  
S. Chatterjee, A. J. Matas, T. Isaacson, C. Kehlet, J. K.C. Rose, and R. E. Stark, “Solid-state 13C NMR Delineates the Architectural Design of Biopolymers in Native and Genetically Altered Tomato Fruit Cuticles,” Biomacromolecules, on web 12/10/15.