Profile – John Peters



John Peters

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Montana State University, Department of Chemistry, PO Box 173400, Bozeman, MT 59717 USA


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Current N-related Projects:

  • Role of P Clusters and FeMo-Cofactors in Nitrogenase Catalysis (National Science Foundation, 2013-2016)
  • Plant Nitrogen Network (PlaNNet): coordinating research on plant nitrogen for sustainable and productive agriculture (NSF, 2015-2019)


Hamilton TL, Koonce E, Howells A, Havig JR, Jewell T, de la Torre JR, Peters JW, Boyd ES. ‘Competition for ammonia influences the structure of chemotrophic communities in geothermal springs” Appl Environ Microbiol. Jan. 80(2):653-61. (2014)

Mitra D, George SJ, Guo Y, Kamali S, Keable S, Peters JW, Pelmenschikov V, Case DA, Cramer SP. “Characterization of [4Fe-4S] cluster vibrations and structure in nitrogenase Fe protein at three oxidation levels via combined NRVS, EXAFS, and DFT analyses” J   Am Chem Soc. Feb 20;135(7):2530-43. (2013)

Boyd ES, Peters JW. “New insights into the evolutionary history of biological nitrogen fixation” Front Microbiol. Aug 5;4:201. (2013)

Hamilton TL, Jacobson M, Ludwig M, Boyd ES, Bryant DA, Dean DR, Peters JW.Differential accumulation of nif structural gene mRNA in Azotobacter vinelandii” J Bacteriol. Sep;193(17):4534-6. (2011)

Hamilton TL, Ludwig M, Dixon R, Boyd ES, Dos Santos PC, Setubal JC, Bryant DA, Dean DR, Peters JW. “Transcriptional profiling of nitrogen fixation in Azotobacter vinelandii” J Bacteriol. Sep;193(17):4477-86. (2011)