Thorsten Ritz

1996-2001 Beckman Instittute University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL 
 1996-2001 Department of Physics University of Ulm, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany 
 2001-2003 Department of Biology Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States 
 2003- Professor University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 
Theoretical Biophysics, Quantum Biology
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Klaus Schulten grad student 1996-2001


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Erin M. Hill grad student 2009 UC Irvine
Harindar S. Keer grad student 2009 UC Irvine
Yuanfeng Wang grad student 2013 UC Irvine
Gregory J. Zicarelli grad student 2013 UC Irvine
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Hong G, Pachter R, Essen LO, et al. (2020) Electron transfer and spin dynamics of the radical-pair in the cryptochrome from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii by computational analysis. The Journal of Chemical Physics. 152: 065101
Hong G, Pachter R, Ritz T. (2018) Coupling Drosophila Melanogaster Cryptochrome Light Activation and Oxidation of the Kvβ Subunit Hyperkinetic NADPH Cofactor. The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Procopio M, Link J, Engle D, et al. (2016) Kinetic Modeling of the Arabidopsis Cryptochrome Photocycle: FADH(o) Accumulation Correlates with Biological Activity. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7: 888
El-Esawi M, Glascoe A, Engle D, et al. (2015) Cellular metabolites modulate in vivo signaling of Arabidopsis cryptochrome-1. Plant Signaling & Behavior. 10: e1063758
Wiltschko R, Thalau P, Gehring D, et al. (2015) Magnetoreception in birds: the effect of radio-frequency fields. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society. 12
Müller P, Bouly JP, Hitomi K, et al. (2014) ATP binding turns plant cryptochrome into an efficient natural photoswitch. Scientific Reports. 4: 5175
Solov'yov IA, Ritz T, Schulten K, et al. (2014) A chemical compass for bird navigation Quantum Effects in Biology. 218-236
Janosi L, Keer H, Cogdell RJ, et al. (2011) In silico predictions of LH2 ring sizes from the crystal structure of a single subunit using molecular dynamics simulations. Proteins. 79: 2306-15
Chaves I, Pokorny R, Byrdin M, et al. (2011) The cryptochromes: blue light photoreceptors in plants and animals. Annual Review of Plant Biology. 62: 335-64
Wiltschko W, Wiltschko R, Ritz T. (2011) The mechanism of the avian magnetic compass Procedia Chemistry. 3: 276-284
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