Undergraduate education

North Carolina State University at Raleigh, BA, 1981

Years in MSTP

1985-1988

PhD

Biochemistry, 1987

Mentor

Henry Lardy, PhD

Thesis title

Mitochondrial transport and metabolism: effects of ion and substrate gradients; II. Carnitine biosynthesis: The y-butyrobetaine-hydroxylase-catalyzed reaction

Residency

Internal medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1989-1991

Fellowship

Infectious disease, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1991-1992

Current position

Adjunct assistant professor, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, School of Medicine

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PhD publications

Breitbart H, Wehbie R, Lardy H. Regulation of calcium transport in bovine spermatozoa. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1990 Aug 10;1027(1):72-8. PMID: 2397222.

Breitbart H, Wehbie R, Lardy HA. Calcium transport in bovine sperm mitochondria: effect of substrates and phosphate. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1990 Jul 9;1026(1):57-63. PMID: 1696124.

Breitbart H, Wehbie RS, San Agustin J, Lardy HA. Inhibition by caltrin of calcium transport into spermatozoa, liver and heart mitochondria. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1990 Feb 16;1022(1):27-32. PMID: 2302400.

Wehbie RS, Punekar NS, Lardy HA. Rat liver gamma-butyrobetaine hydroxylase catalyzed reaction: influence of potassium, substrates, and substrate analogues on hydroxylation and decarboxylation. Biochemistry. 1988 Mar 22;27(6):2222-8. PMID: 3378057.

Wehbie RS, Runsheng C, Lardy HA. The antibiotic W341C, its ion transport properties and inhibitory effects on mitochondrial substrate oxidation. J Antibiot (Tokyo). 1987 Jun;40(6):887-93. PMID: 3610837.

Punekar NS, Wehbie RS, Lardy HA. Gamma-Butyrobetaine hydroxylase and the protective role of glutathione peroxidase. J Biol Chem. 1987 May 15;262(14):6720-4. PMID: 3571282.

Bobyleva-Guarriero V, Wehbie RS, Lardy HA. The role of malate in hormone-induced enhancement of mitochondrial respiration. Arch Biochem Biophys. 1986 Mar;245(2):477-82. PMID: 3954365.