Veronica R. Moorman

Research Interests


Protein structure and dynamics

Macromolecular interactions

Protein allostery

Enzyme kinetics




Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

B.A., Molecular Biology, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2006



Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Kettering University, Flint,  MI,  2014-present

Lecturer (Biology), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA,  2012-2014


Selected Publications

Moorman, V. R., Valentine, K. G., Bédard, S., Kasinath, V., Dogan, J., Love, F. M., & Wand, A. J. (2014). Dynamic and Thermodynamic Response of the Ras Protein Cdc42Hs upon Association with the Effector Domain of PAK3. J Mol Biol, 426(21), 3520-3538. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2014.07.031

Moorman, V. R., Valentine, K. G., & Wand, A. J. (2012). The dynamical response of hen egg white lysozyme to the binding of a carbohydrate ligand. Protein Sci, 21(7), 1066-1073. doi: 10.1002/pro.2092

Tommos, C., Valentine, K. G., Martínez-Rivera, M. C., Liang, L., & Moorman, V. R. (2013). Reversible phenol oxidation and reduction in the structurally well-defined 2-Mercaptophenol-alpha(3)C protein. Biochemistry, 52(8), 1409-1418. doi: 10.1021/bi301613p

Wand, A. J., Moorman, V. R., & Harpole, K. W. (2013). A surprising role for conformational entropy in protein function. Top Curr Chem, 337, 69-94. doi: 10.1007/128_2012_418

Fu, Y., Kasinath, V., Moorman, V. R., Nucci, N. V., Hilser, V. J., & Wand, A. J. (2012). Coupled motion in proteins revealed by pressure perturbation. J Am Chem Soc, 134(20), 8543-8550. doi: 10.1021/ja3004655

Lichtenstein, B. R., Moorman, V. R., Cerda, J. F., Wand, A. J., & Dutton, P. L. (2012). Electrochemical and structural coupling of the naphthoquinone amino acid. Chem Commun (Camb), 48(14), 1997-1999. doi: 10.1039/c2cc16968a

Sarachan, K. L., Valentine, K. G., Gupta, K., Moorman, V. R., Gledhill, J. M., Jr., Bernens, M., Tommos, C., Wand, A. J., Van Duyne, G. D. (2012). Solution structure of the core SMN-Gemin2 complex. Biochem J, 445(3), 361-370. doi: 10.1042/BJ20120241

Nucci, N. V., Marques, B. S., Bédard, S., Dogan, J., Gledhill, J. M., Jr., Moorman, V. R., Peterson, R. W., Valentine, K. G., Wand, A. L., Wand, A. J. (2011). Optimization of NMR spectroscopy of encapsulated proteins dissolved in low viscosity fluids. J Biomol NMR, 50(4), 421-430. doi: 10.1007/s10858-011-9528-y


Contact Information

Email: vmoorman@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7918

Office: 3-215MC