Paul Jardine

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Academic Title

Associate Professor
Division of Basic Sciences
Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences


Biology, BS, University of New Brunswick, 1990
Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., University of New Brunswick, Department of Biology, 1997
Other Education
Diploma in University Teach, UNB Teaching Centre, 1996

Contact Info




Office Address

18-264 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Research Interests

Research Interest:

Virus structure and assembly; Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Teaching: Virology and Biochemistry

Dent5303, Microbiology for Dental Students, 2001-present - core course in microbiology for DDS students

Dent5301, Introduction to Oral Biology, 2003, 2005 - seminar course in scientific literature review for DDS

t5412, Professional Problem Solving, 2005 - seminar course in professional ethics for DDS students


Research Grant, Academic Health Center Faculty Research Development Grant, (PI),
Title - Structural Dynamics of a Motor Involved in Virus Assembly. University of Minnesota, 2003-2005.

Research Grant, NIH/NIDCR RO1, (co-PI),
Title - Morphogenesis of Bacteriophage phi29. University of Minnesota, 2003-2008.

Research Grant, NIH/NIGMS RO1, (co-PI),
Title - RNA in Viral DNA Packaging. University of Minnesota, 2004-2008.

Research Grant, NIH/NIGMS RO1, (co-PI),
Title - Mechanisms of Viral DNA Packaging. UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and University of Minnesota, 2004-2008.

Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 1997-98.
NSERC Post-doctoral Fellowship (Biophysics), University of New Brunswick, 1999-2000.

Research Grant, Interdisciplinary Research and Postbaccalaureate Education Program, (PI),
University of Minnesota, 1998.

Research Grant, Grant-In-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship, (PI),
University of Minnesota, 2001-03.


Jardine, P. J. and D. Anderson. 2005. DNA packaging in double-stranded DNA bacteriophages. The Bacteriophages, R. Calendar, ed., Oxford Press, in press

Guasch, A., J. Pous, B. Ibarra, F. X. Gomis-R?th, J. M. Valpuesta, N. Sousa, J. L. Carrascosa, M. Coll, A. A. Simpson, Y. Tao, P. G. Leiman, M. O. Badasso, Y. He, P. J. Jardine, N. H. Olson, M. C. Morais, S. Grimes, D. L. Anderson, T. S. Baker, and M. G. Rossmann. 2002. Note to the Paper by Guasch et al. (2002) Detailed Architecture of a DNA Translocating Machine: The High-resolution Structure of the Bacteriophage Connector Particle. J. Mol. Biol. 321(2):379-80.

Grimes, S., P. J. Jardine, and D. Anderson. 2002. Bacteriophage DNA packaging. Adv. Virus Res. 58:255-294.

Morais, M. C., Y. Tao, N. H. Olson, S. Grimes, P. J. Jardine, D. L. Anderson, T. S. Baker, and M. G. Rossmann. 2001. Cryoelectron-microscopy image reconstruction of symmetry mismatches in bacteriophage. J. Struct. Biol. 135(1):38-46.

Simpson, A. A., P. G. Leiman, Y. Tao, Y. He, M. O. Badasso, P. J. Jardine, D. L. Anderson, and M. G. Rossmann. 2001. Structure determination of the head-tail connector of bacteriophage. Acta Cryst. D57:1260-1269.

Simpson, A. A., Y. Tao, P. G. Leiman, M. O. Badasso, Y. He, P. J. Jardine, N. H. Olson, M. C. Morais, S. Grimes, D. L. Anderson, T. S. Baker, and M. G. Rossmann. 2000. Structure of the bacteriophage ?29 DNA packaging motor. Nature 408:745-750.

Jardine, P. J. and D. H. Coombs. 1998. Capsid expansion follows the initiation of DNA packaging in bacteriophage T4. J. Mol. Biol. 284(3):661-72.

Jardine, P. J., M. C. McCormick, C. Lutze-Wallace, D. H. Coombs. 1998. The bacteriophage T4 DNA packaging apparatus targets the unexpanded prohead. J. Mol. Biol. 284(3):647-59.

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