At BVU since 2003
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Dr. Lenzmeier completed his doctoral work in Biochemistry at Colorado State University where he studied transcriptional regulation of the Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus.  Prior to coming to BVU, Dr. Lenzmeier was an American Cancer Society Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University in the Department of Molecular Biology where he studied replication and repair of unstable DNA sequences. 

Degrees Held

B.A., St. John’s University (MN)
Ph.D., Colorado State University

Works published

Zhou, B.O., S.-S. Wang, X.-H. Fu, W. Dang, Y. Zhang, B.A. Lenzmeier and J.-Q. Zhou. (2010)

Histone H4 lysine 12 acetylation regulates telomere dynamics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Submitted for publication -in peer review - Huang,Y.C., S.F. Tseng, H.J. Tsai, B.A. Lenzmeier and S.C. Teng. (2010)

Direct Interaction between Utp8p and Utp9p Contributes to rRNA Processing in budding yeast. Biochem Biophys Res press - Zhou, J., B.O. Zhou, B.A. Lenzmeier and J.-Q. Zhou (2009).

Histone Deacetylase Rpd3 antagonizes Sir2-dependent silent chromatin propagation. Nucl. Acids Res. 37(11): p. 3699-3713. - Ivessa, A.S., B.A. Lenzmeier, J.B. Bessler, L.K. Goudsouzian, S. Schnakenberg, and V.A. Zakian. (2003)

The Saccharomyces cerevisiae helicase Rrm3p Facilitates Replication Past Non-Histone Protein-DNA Complexes. Molecular Cell 12: 1525-1536. - Lenzmeier, B.A., and C.H. Freudenreich. (2003)

Trinucleotide Repeat Instability: A Hairpin Curve at the Crossroads of Replication, Recombination and Repair. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 100: 7-24. - Lenzmeier, B.A., E.E. Baird, P.B. Dervan, and J.K. Nyborg. (1999).

The Tax Protein-DNA interaction is Essential for HTLV-I Transactivation in vitro. J. Mol. Biol. 291: 731-744. Lenzmeier, B.A., and J.K. Nyborg. (1999).

Molecular Mechanisms of Viral Transcription and Cellular Deregulation Associated with the HTLV-I Tax Protein. Gene Ther. Mol. Biol. 3: 327-345. Lenzmeier, B. A., H. A. Giebler, and J. K. Nyborg. (1998).

Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type-I Tax Requires Direct Access to DNA for Recruitment of CREB Binding Protein to the Viral Promoter. Mol. Cell. Biol. 18: 721-731. Lenzmeier, B. A., and J. K. Nyborg. (1997).

In Vitro Transcription of Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type I is RNA Polymerase II Dependent. J. Virol. 71: 2577-2580.


2009: Recipient of the Buena Vista University George Wythe Award for Teaching Excellence
2005: Co-PI for National Science Foundation MRI Grant for a confocal microscope ($310,000)
2000-2002: American Cancer Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship ? 1997-1998: Colorado Institute for Research in Biotechnology Fellowship
1996-1997: Preecha Kownin Memorial Award for outstanding graduate research
1995-1996: Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year, CSU College of Natural Sciences

International Experience

Collaborates with scientists at the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences in Shanghai, China.


I have ongoing research collaborations with colleagues in Taiwan and China.