Ricky Stull

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Frederick Stull (Ricky)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office: 
(269)387-2872
Fax: 
(269)387-2909
Location: 
3116 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5413
Mailing address: 
Department of Chemistry
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5413 USA
Education: 
  • Post Doc., University of Michigan, 2014-2019
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2009-2014
  • B.S., University of South Florida, 2005-2009
Teaching interests: 
  • Biochemistry
Research interests: 
  • Mechanistic enzymology
  • Flavin-dependent enzymes
  • Directed evolution
Bio: 

Dr. Stull is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Western Michigan University.

The overarching goal of his research is to understand how enzymes control catalysis. The Stull lab primarily focuses on the class of enzymes that use riboflavin-derived cofactors (flavin-dependent enzymes), which catalyze a wide array of chemical transformations that are crucial for life. Enzyme-bound flavin cofactors have spectroscopic signals that directly report on the chemistry occurring in the active site, which we exploit in order to study their reaction mechanisms using transient kinetics. The Stull lab also uses directed evolution and protein engineering to transform nature's catalysts into useful tools for biotechnology/medical applications. Feel free to email Dr. Stull at frederick.stull@wmich.edu if you'd like to learn more about his research.