Wayne A. Decatur


University of New Hampshire
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Rudman Hall Rm 322
46 College Rd
Durham, NH 03824

(phone) 603-862-0044
(fax) 603-862-4013

Education and Training

1998-2010 Research Associate: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. PI: Maurille J. Fournier

1992-1998: Ph.D. program: Cornell University, Department of Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology. Minor: Microbiology. Advisor: Volker M. Vogt

1988-1992: Hamilton College, Department of Biology, B.A. '92. Minor: Math. Advisor: Susan Morgan


Professional Activities:

Editorial Board: Proteopedia, a structural biology resource and 3D encyclopedia of proteins, nucleic acids & other macromolecules (2010- )



Wayne A. Decatur, Jeffrey A. Hall, Jeramiah J. Smith, Weiming Li, and Stacia A. Sower. 2013.
Insight from the Lamprey Genome: Glimpsing Early Vertebrate Development via Neuroendocrine-Associated genes and Shared Synteny of Gonadotropin-Releasing hormone (GnRH).
General and Comparative Endocrinology In press. PubMed

Jeffrey A. Hall, Wayne A. Decatur, Dana M. Daukss, Mary K. Hayes, Timothy J. Marquis, Scott J. Morin, Thomas F. Kelleher, and Stacia A. Sower. 2013.
Expression of three GnRH receptors in specific tissues in male and female sea lampreys Petromyzon marinus at three distinct life stages.
Frontiers in Neuroendocrine Science 7:88. Epub 2013 May 28. PubMed

Jeramiah J. Smith, Shigehiro Kuraku, Carson Holt, Tatjana Sauka-Spengler, Ning Jiang, Michael S. Campbell, Mark D. Yandell, Tereza Manousaki, Axel Meyer, Ona E. Bloom, Jennifer R. Morgan, Joseph D. Buxbaum, Ravi Sachidanandam, Carrie Sims, Alexander S. Garruss, Malcolm Cook, Robb Krumlauf, Leanne M. Wiedemann, Stacia A. Sower, Wayne A. Decatur, Jeffrey A. Hall, Chris T. Amemiya, Nil R. Saha, Katherine M. Buckley, Jonathan P. Rast, Sabyasachi Das, Masayuki Hirano, Nathanael McCurley, Peng Guo, Nicolas Rohner, Clifford J. Tabin, Paul Piccinelli, Greg Elgar, Magali Ruffier, Bronwen L. Aken, Stephen M. J. Searle, Matthieu Muffato, Miguel Pignatelli, Javier Herrero, Matthew Jones, C. Titus Brown, Yu-Wen Chung-Davidson, Kaben G. Nanlohy, Scot V. Libants, Chu-Yin Yeh, David W. McCauley, James A. Langeland, Zeev Pancer, Bernd Fritzsch, Pieter J. de Jong, Baoli Zhu, Lucinda L. Fulton, Brenda Theising, Paul Flicek, Marianne E Bronner, Wesley C. Warren, Sandra W. Clifton, Richard K. Wilson and Weiming Li. 2013.
Sequencing of the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) genome provides insights into vertebrate evolution.
Nature Genetics 45:415-421. Epub 2013 Feb 24.PubMed

Jaime Prilusky, Wayne Decatur, and Eric Martz. 2013.
Publishing in Proteopedia: The Guide.
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology. Advancing Methods for Biomolecular Crystallography, p. 277-295, 2013, R. Read et al., Eds., Springer (Dordrecht, The Netherlands). doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6232-9_24 Abstract

Stacia A. Sower, Wayne A. Decatur, Nerine T. Joseph, and Mihael Freamat. 2012.
Evolution of vertebrate GnRH receptors from the perspective of a basal vertebrate.
Frontiers in Endocrinology 3:140. Epub 2012 Nov 19. PubMed

Nerine T. Joseph, Allisan Aquilina-Beck, Caryn MacDonald, Wayne A. Decatur, Jeff A. Hall, Scott I. Kavanaugh, and Stacia A. Sower. 2012.
Molecular cloning and pharmacological characterization of two novel GnRH receptors in the lamprey (Petromyzon marinus).
Endocrinology 153:3345-3356. Epub 2012 May 8. PubMed

Vance L. Trudeau, Christopher J. Martyniuk , E. Zhao, Hongxia Hu, Hélène Volkoff, Wayne A. Decatur, and Ajoy Basak. 2012.
Is secretoneurin a new hormone?
General and Comparative Endocrinology 175:10-18. Epub 2011 Oct 20. PubMed

Wayne A. Decatur, Jeramiah J. Smith, Jeffrey Hall, Weiming Li, and Stacia A. Sower. 2011.
Annotation of the neuroendocrine-associated genes of the lamprey Petromyzon marinus and the implications for evolution of vertebrate gonadotropin-releasing hormones.
Front. Endocrin. Conference Abstract: NASCE 2011: The inaugural meeting of the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fendo.2011.04.00124 Abstract

Jeffrey Hall, Allisan Aquilina-Beck, Nerine Joseph, Caryn MacDonald, Wayne A. Decatur, Scott Kavanaugh, Mihael Freamat, and Stacia A. Sower. 2011.
Expression and functional studies of two novel type III GnRH receptors (2 and 3) in the sea lamprey, a basal vertebrate.
Front. Endocrin. Conference Abstract: NASCE 2011: The inaugural meeting of the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fendo.2011.04.00138 Abstract

Wayne A. Decatur and Daniel B. Eddelman. 2011.
Proteopedia entry: citrate synthase.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 39:229. Epub 2011 May 25. DOI: 10.1002/bmb.20519 Article at Wiley Online Library

Jaime Prilusky, Eran Hodis, David Canner, Wayne A. Decatur, Karl Oberholser, Eric Martz, Alexander Berchanski, Michal Harel, and Joel L. Sussman. 2011.
Proteopedia: a status report on the collaborative, 3D web-encyclopedia of proteins and other biomolecules.
Journal of Structural Biology 175:244-252. Epub 2011 Apr 23. PubMed

Wayne A. Decatur. 2010.
Proteopedia entry: The large ribosomal subunit of Haloarcula marismortui.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education 38:343. Epub 2010 Sep 13. DOI: 10.1002/bmb.20444 Article at Wiley Online Library

Wayne A. Decatur and Murray N. Schnare. 2008.
Different mechanisms of pseudouridine formation in yeast 5S and 5.8S ribosomal RNAs.
Molecular and Cellular Biology 28:3089-3100. Epub 2008 Mar 10. PubMed

Henri Grosjean, Christine Gaspin, Christian Marck, Wayne A. Decatur, and Valérie de Crécy-Lagard. 2008.
RNomics and Modomics in the halophilic archaea Haloferax volcanii: identification of RNA modification genes.
BMC Genomics 9:470. PubMed

Dorota Piekna-Przybylska, Wayne A. Decatur, and Maurille J. Fournier. 2008.
The 3D rRNA modification maps database: with interactive tools for ribosome analysis.
Nucleic Acids Research 36: D178-183. Epub 2007 Oct 18. PubMed

Wayne A. Decatur, Xuehai Liang., Dorota Piekna-Przybylska, and Maurille J. Fournier. 2007.
Identifying effects of snoRNA-guided modifications on the synthesis and function of the yeast ribosome.
Methods in Enzymology, Volume 425. RNA Modification, p. 283-316, 2007, Jonatha Gott, Ed., Academic Press (New York). PubMed

Dorota Piekna-Przybylska*, Wayne A. Decatur*, and Maurille J. Fournier. 2007.
New bioinformatic tools for analysis of nucleotide modifications in eukaryotic rRNA.
RNA 13:305-312. Epub 2007 Feb 5. *Both authors contributed equally to this work. PubMed

Isabelle Hatin, Celine Fabret, Olivier Namy, Wayne Decatur, and Jean-Pierre Rousset. 2007.
Fine tuning of translation termination efficiency in Saccharomyces cerevisiae involves two factors in close proximity to the exit tunnel of the ribosome.
Genetics 177:1527-1537. Epub 2007 May 4. PubMed

Mridusmita Saika, Qing Dai, Wayne A. Decatur, Maurille J. Fournier, Joseph. A. Piccirilli, and Tao Pan. 2006.
A systematic, ligation based approach to study RNA modifications.
RNA 12:2025-2033. Epub 2006 Sep 8. PubMed

Peter Schattner, Wayne A Decatur, Carrie A. Davis, Manuel M. Ares Jr, Maurille J. Fournier, and Todd M. Lowe. 2004.
Genome-wide searching for pseudouridylation guide snoRNAs: analysis of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome.
Nucleic Acids Research 32:4281-4296. PubMed

Arina D. Omer, Sonia Ziesche, Wayne A. Decatur, Maurille J. Fournier, and Patrick P. Dennis. 2003.
RNA-modifying machines in archaea.
Molecular Microbiology 48:617-629.PubMed

Wayne A. Decatur and Maurille J. Fournier. 2003.
RNA-guided nucleotide modification of ribosomal and other RNAs.
Journal of Biological Chemistry 278:695-698. PubMed

Wayne A. Decatur and Maurille J. Fournier. 2002.
rRNA modifications and ribosome function.
Trends in Biochemical Sciences 27: 344-351. PubMed

Thomas H. King, Wayne A. Decatur, Edouard Bertrand, E. Stuart Maxwell, and Maurille J. Fournier. 2001.
A well-connected and conserved nucleoplasmic helicase is required for production of box C/D and H/ACA snoRNAs and localization of snoRNP proteins.
Molecular and Cellular Biology 21:7731-7746. PubMed

Wayne A. Decatur, Steinar Johansen, and Volker M. Vogt. 2001.
Expression of the Naegleria intron endonuclease is dependent on a functional group I self-cleaving ribozyme.
RNA 6: 616-627. PubMed

Christer Einvik, Wayne A. Decatur, Martin T. Embley, Volker M. Vogt, and Steinar Johansen. 1997.
Naegleria nucleolar introns contain two group I ribozymes with different functions in RNA splicing and processing.
RNA 3: 710-720. PubMed

Wayne A. Decatur, Christer Einvik, Steinar Johansen, and Volker M. Vogt. 1995.
Two group I ribozymes with different functions in a nuclear rDNA intron.
EMBO Journal 14: 4558-4568. PubMed


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