Hana McFeeters



Hana McFeeters

Research Assistant Professor, Chemistry


Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Masaryk University Brno (Czech Republic), Joseph Fourier University Grenoble (France), 2005
  • M.S., Physical Chemistry, Masaryk University Brno (Czech Republic), 2001

Classes Taught

Honors & Awards

  • Individual Investigator Distinguished Research (IIDR, The University of Alabama in Huntsville), 2014
  • Experimental Time at Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2014 and 2015
  • Visiting Faculty Program Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2013
  • Hamilton Company Polymeric HPLC Column Award, 2012
  • Doctorat en Cotutelle: Doctoral Fellowship Awarded by French Government, 2002-2005
  • Determination of High-Resolution Structures for the Post-Genomic Age, 2001
  • Chemistry Section Prize, 2001


  • American Chemical Society, 2012-present
  • American Society for Microbiology, 2014-present


  • Coates, L., Cuneo, M.J., Frost, M.J., He, J., Weiss, K.L., Tomanicek, S.J., McFeeters, H., Vandavasi, V.G., Langan, P., Iverson, E.B.: The Macromolecular Neutron Diffractometer MaNDi at the Spallation Neutron Source, Journal of Applied Crystallography, 2015, 48: 1302-1306
  • Holloway, W.B., McFeeters, H., Powell, A.M., Nidadavolu, G.S., McFeeters, R.L.: A Highly Adaptable Method for Quantification of Peptidyl-tRNA Hydrolase Activity, Journal of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2015, 6: 244.
    **Article selected for the GenScript Scholar Club Program.
  • McFeeters, H., McFeeters, R.L.: Current Methods for Analysis of Enzymatic Peptidyl-tRNA Hydrolysis, Journal of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2014, 5: 215.
  • Surapuram, V., Setzer, W.N., McFeeters, R.L., McFeeters, H.: Antifungal Activity of Plant Extracts against Aspergillus niger and Rhizopus stolonifer, Natural Product Communications, 2014, 9: 1603-1605.
  • Vandavasi, V., Taylor-Creel, K., McFeeters, R.L., Coates, L., McFeeters, H.: Recombinant production, crystallization and X-ray crystallographic structure determination of the peptidyl-tRNA hydrolase of Salmonella typhimurium, Acta Crystallographica F 2014, 70: 872-877
  • Taylor-Creel, K., Hames, M.C., Holloway, W.B., McFeeters, H., McFeeters, R.L.: Expression, Purification, and Solubility Optimization of Peptidyl-tRNA Hydrolase 1 from Bacillus cereus, Protein Expression and Purification, 2014, 95: 259-264
  • Hames, M.C., McFeeeters, H., Holloway, W.B., Stanley, C.B., Urban, V.S., McFeeters, R.L.: Small Molecule Binding, Docking, and Characterization of the Interaction between Pth1 and Peptidyl-tRNA, International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2013, 14(11): 22741-22752
  • McFeeters, H., Gilbert, M.J., Jones, J., Wood, A., Haggenmaker, C., Thompson, W., Kutsch, O., McFeeters, R.L.: Scytovirin Engineering Improves Carbohydrate Affinity and HIV-1 Entry Inhibition, Biochemistry and Physiology 2013, S2.
  • McFeeters, H., McFeeters, R.L.: Antifungal Approaches to the Recurring Threat of Botrytis cinerea, International Journal of Modern Botany 2012 2: 127-144
  • Hughes, R. C., McFeeters, H., Coates, L., McFeeters, R. L.: Recombinant production, crystallization and X-ray crystallographic structure determination of the peptidyl-tRNA hydrolase of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acta Crystallographica F 2012 68:1472-1476
  • Rathi, S., McFeeters, H., McFeeters, R. L., Davis, M. R.: Purification and Phytotoxic Analysis of Botrytis cinerea Virulence Factors: New Avenues for Crop Protection, Agriculture 2012 2:154-164
  • McFeeters, H., Gilbert, M. J., Thompson, R. M., Setzer, W. N., Cruz-Vera, L. R., McFeeters, R. L.: Inhibition of Essential Bacterial Peptidyl-tRNA Hydrolase Activity by Tropical Plant Extracts, Natural Products Communications 2012 7:1107-1110
  • Harris, S.M., McFeeters, H., Ogungbe, I.V., Cruz-Vera, L.R., Setzer, W.N., Jackes, B.R., McFeeters, R.L.: Peptidyl-tRNA Hydrolase Screening Combined with Molecular Docking Reveals the Antibiotic Potential of Syzygium johnsonii Bark Extract, Natural Products Communications 2011 6:1421-1424
  • Chandrasekhar, R., Salem, O., Křížová, H., McFeeters, R.L., Adams, P.D.: A switch I mutant of Cdc42 exhibits less conformational freedom, Biochemistry 2011 50:6196-6207
  • Macek P., Novák P., Křížová H., Žídek L., Sklenář V.: Molecular dynamics study of major urinary protein-pheromone interactions: A structural model for ligand-induced flexibility increase, FEBS Lett. 2006 580: 682-684
  • Křížová H., Žídek L., Stone M.J., Novotny M.V., Sklenář V.: Temperature-dependent spectral density analysis applied to monitoring backbone dynamics of major urinary protein-I complexed with the pheromone 2-sec-butyl-4,5-dihydrothiazole, J. Biomol. NMR 2004 28:369-384