Kathy Schegg, Ph.D.

Research Biochemist
Kathy Schegg

Contact Information

Currently Recruiting Students For:


  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno, 1980



  • 1970-1972: Junior Biochemist, Smith Kline Instruments, Palo Alto, CA
  • 1972-1973: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Departmental Fellow, Department of Biochemistry
  • 1974: Teaching Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1974-1979: Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1981-1983: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 1984-1992: Research Biologist, Reno VAMC, Reno, NV
  • 1992-Present: Research Biochemist, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno

Other Experience and Professional Membership

  • 1993-present Member, Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (member and past chair of ABRF Membership Committee)

Honors and Awards

  • NSF Predoctoral Fellowship 1973
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Research Interests

  • Proteomics
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Enzymology

Courses Taught

  • Molecular Biophysics 2009-2014


Selected Publications

  • Yamamoto-Mizuma, S., Wang, G-X., Liu, L.L., Schegg, K., Hatton, W.J., Duan, D., Horowitz, B.,
    Lamb, F.S., and Hume, J.R. (2004) Altered properties of volume-sensitive osmolyte and anion channels(VSOACs) and membrane protein expression in cardiac and smooth muscle myocytes from Clcn3 mice. J. Physiol. (London), 557:439-456.
  • Seal, B., Hiett, K., Kuntz, R., Woolsey, R., Schegg, K., Ard, M., and Stintzi,A. (2007) Proteomic analysis of a robust versus a poor chicken gastrointestinal colonizing isolate of Campylobacter jejuni, J. Proteome Res., 6:4582-4591
  • Hull, JJ, Copley, KS, Schegg, KM, Quilici, DR, Schooley, DA, Welch, WH. (2009) De novo molecular modeling and biophysical characterization of Manduca sexta eclosion hormone. Biochemistry 48:9047-9060.
  • Christie AE, Stevens JS, Bowers MR, Chapline MC, Jensen DA, Schegg KM, Goldwaser J, Kwiatkowski MA, Pleasant TK Jr, Shoenfeld L, Tempest LK, Williams CR, Wiwatpanit T, Smith CM, Beale KM, Towle DW, Schooley DA, Dickinson PS. (2010) Identification of a calcitonin-like diuretic hormone that functions as an intrinsic modulator of the American lobster, Homarus americanus, cardiac neuromuscular system. J Exp Biol. 213(Pt 1):118-27.
  • Seal BS, Fouts DE, Simmons M, Garrish JK, Kuntz RL, Woolsey R, Schegg KM, Kropinski AM, Ackermann HW, Siragusa GR. (2011) Clostridium perfringens bacteriophages ΦCP39O and ΦCP26F:genomic organization and proteomic analysis of the virions. Arch Virol. 156:25-35.
  • Ulrich C, Quilici DR, Schegg K, Woolsey R, Nordmeier A, Buxton IL (2012) Uterine smooth muscle s-nitrosylproteome in pregnancy. Mol. Pharmacol. 81(2):143-53.
  • Volozhantsev NV, Oaklet BB, Morales CA, Verevkin VV, Bannov VA, Krasilnikova VM, Popova, AV, Zhilenkov EL, Garrish JK, Schegg KM, Woolsey R, Quilici DR, Line JE, Hiett KL, Siragusa GR, Svetoch EA, Seal BS. (2012) Molecular characterization of podoviral bacteriophages virulent for Clostridium perfringens and their comparison with members of Picovirinae. PLoS One7(5).
  • Sindy J Chaves, Kathleen Schegg, Thomas R Kozel, David P Aucoin (2013) In Vivo Microbial Antigen Discovery (InMAD) to Identify Diagnostic Proteins and Polysaccharides That Are Circulating During Microbial Infections. Methods in molecular biology 1061:155-65.