Kurt Krause is a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Otago. He obtained his MD at Baylor College of Medicine in 1980, his MA and PhD at the Department of Chemistry at Harvard University in 1983 and 1986, respectively.
His research areas include the structural biology of infectious diseases, structure-aided drug design, protein crystallography, X-ray diffraction, structure and function of enzymes and proteins—including antibiotic targets, redox proteins, nucleases, bioluminescence proteins—and bacterial pathogenesis factors.
Chen, Chuanying; Krause, Kurt; Pettitt, B. (2008) Advantage of Being a Dimer for Serratia marcescens Endonuclease, J. Physical Chemistry B, 2009, 113(2), 511-521. (Cover Art)
Daniel L. Milligan, Sieu L. Tran, Ulrich Strych, Gregory M. Cook, and Kurt L. Krause, “The Alanine Racemase of Mycobacterium smegmatis is Essential for Growth in the Absence of D-Alanine” J. Bacteriol. 189 (22) 8381-8386. (Published ahead of print on 7 September 2007, doi:10.1128/JB.01201-07)
Chen, C. I., Beck, B.W., Krause, K., Weksberg, T. E., Pettitt, B. M. “Effects of dimerization of Serratia marcescens endonuclease on water dynamics” (2007) Biopolymers, 85 (3): 241-252.
Weksberg, T. E., Lynch, G. C., , Krause, K. L., Pettitt, B. M. “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Trichomonas vaginalis Ferredoxin Show Loop-Cap Transition” (2007) Biophysical J., 92: 3337-3345.
Ulrich Strych, Milya Davlieva, Joseph P. Longtin, Eileen L. Murphy, Hookang Im, Michael J. Benedik, and Kurt L. Krause, “Purification and preliminary crystallization of alanine racemase from Streptococcus pneumoniae ” (2007) BMC Microbiology, 7:40 (17 May 2007).