Graduate Students

Ryan Abdella

Ryan Abdella
  • Entry Year: 2014
  • Lab: He
  • Research Topic: Structure-function studies of human mediator in transcription initiation

Lauren Adams

Lauren Adams
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Kelleher

Pamela Agbu

Pamela Agbu
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: Carthew
  • Research Topic: A role for microRNA miR-7 in insulin regulation

Moneeza Agha

Moneeza Agha
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: McLean
  • Research Topic: Functional organization of commissural interneurons mediating left-right alternation at different speeds of locomotion in larval zebrafish

Sean Allen

Sean Allen
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Scott
  • Research Topic: Development of polymeric nanoparticles for the characterization of immune cell populations present in developing atheroma

Rachael Bakker

Rachael Bakker
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Carthew
  • Research Topic: Effects of miRNA regulation on gene expression heterogeneity in dynamic developmental networks

Katherine Berman

Katherine Berman
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Lucks
  • Research Topic: Uncovering intermediate structural motifs and rearrangements in RNA folding pathways of prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems

Ronald Biggs

Ronald Biggs
  • Entry Year: 2014
  • Lab: Marko
  • Research Topic: Understanding the function of SMC complexes, topoisomerase II and histone post-translational modifications in controlling the structure and mechanics of mitotic chromosomes

Nicolle Bonar

Nicolle Bonar
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Petersen
  • Research Topic: Investigating the role of integrin signalling in planarian regeneration

Ryan Borchert

Ryan Borchert
  • Entry Year: 2018

Jonathan Boucher

Jonathan Boucher
  • Entry Year: 2018

Shannon Brady

Shannon Brady
  • Entry Year: 2014
  • Lab: Andersen
  • Research Topic: Identification of the genes underlying variation in responses to bleomycin

Evan Buechel

Evan Buechel
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Pinkett
  • Research Topic: Investigation of the molecular mechanism regulating Pdr1 transcriptional activity

Elsy Buitrago Delgado

Elsy Buitrago Delgado
  • Entry Year: 2010
  • Lab: LaBonne
  • Research Topic: Functional insights into the neural crest gene regulatory network

Gabriel Cavin

Gabriel Cavin
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Wignall

Siyu Chen

Siyu Chen
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: He
  • Research Topic: Structural visualization of key intermediates in the NHEJ pathway by single particle cryo-EM

WeiTing Chen

WeiTing Chen
  • Entry Year: 2014
  • Lab: Lackner
  • Research Topic: Investigating the mechanism of Mmr1-dependent mitochondrial inheritance

Luyi Cheng

Luyi Cheng
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Lucks
  • Research Topic: Uncovering the role of cotranscriptional folding in riboswitches

Liyushang Chou

Liyushang Chou
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Mirkin
  • Research Topic: Developing immunotherapy targeting immune suppression using spherical nucleic acids (SNAs)

Karlin Compton

Karlin Compton
  • Entry Year: 2018

Ely Contreras

Ely Contreras
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Schmidt
  • Research Topic: Understanding the role of M2 ipRGCs in behavior

William Corcoran

William Corcoran
  • Entry Year: 2018

Emma Coughlin

Emma Coughlin
  • Entry Year: 2014
  • Lab: Odom
  • Research Topic: Exploring androgen resistance in prostate cancer

Emily Czajkowski

Emily Czajkowski
  • Entry Year: 2018

Anne d'Aquino

Anne d'Aquino
  • Entry Year: 2014
  • Lab: Jewett
  • Research Topic: Characterizing the E. coli 70S ribosomal peptidyl transferase center interactions to enable expanded backbone non-canonical amino acid incorporation

Nicolas Daffern

Nicolas Daffern
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Radhakrishnan
  • Research Topic: Dynamics and evolution in the NR5A sub-family of nuclear receptors

Alexandra de Paz

Alexandra de Paz
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: Tyo
  • Research Topic: An investigation of environmental, sequence-based, and structural determinants of DNA polymerase fidelity

Benjamin Des Soye

Benjamin Des Soye
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: Jewett
  • Research Topic: Engineering prokaryotic translation for artificial metalloenzyme synthesis and evolution

Clayton Dilks

Clayton Dilks
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Andersen

Nikita Divekar

Nikita Divekar
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Wignall
  • Research Topic: Characterizing the ring complex in C. elegans oocyte meiosis

Patrick Donahue

Patrick Donahue
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Leonard
  • Research Topic: Enabling cell-based therapy through an investigation of myeloid cell environmental signal processing

Bryan Dorsey

Bryan Dorsey
  • Entry Year: 2011
  • Lab: Mondragón
  • Research Topic: Structural studies of a CRISPR complex

Peter Doubleday

Peter Doubleday
  • Entry Year: 2014
  • Lab: Kelleher
  • Research Topic: Elucidating protein-level mechanisms of metabolic reprogramming in oncogene-induced senescence

Stephenie Droll

Stephenie Droll
  • Entry Year: 2018

Vasin Dumrongprechachan

Vasin Dumrongprechachan
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Kozorovitskiy
  • Research Topic: Genetically-targeted neuroproteomics of striatal neuromodulation

Bryan Eder

Bryan Eder
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Carthew
  • Research Topic: Examining the effects of reduced energy metabolism on yeast systems deficient in negative regulation

Kathryn Evans

Kathryn Evans
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Andersen
  • Research Topic: Identification of genetic variation that underlies responses to docetaxel and zinc treatment in Caenorhabditis elegans

Jennifer Ferrer

Jennifer Ferrer
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: Mirkin/Wertheim
  • Research Topic: Development of a dual-targeting liposomal spherical nucleic acid for treatment of liver fibrosis

Justin Finkle

Justin Finkle
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: Bagheri
  • Research Topic: Identifying the topological tradeoffs between robustness and efficiency in cell signaling systems

Molly Frey

Molly Frey
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Scott
  • Research Topic: Immunotheranostic probing of the pancreatic cancer microenvironment with nanocarriers possessing spion-loaded biomimetic ligand coronas

Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Carthew
  • Research Topic: Morphology directed fate specification during the retinal patterning of Drosophila melanogaster

Natalie Gilbert

Natalie Gilbert
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Horvath
  • Research Topic: Investigation into the role of chromatin dynamics in IFN-stimulated gene transcription

Ritika Giri

Ritika Giri
  • Entry Year: 2011
  • Lab: Carthew
  • Research Topic: Quantitative profiling of microRNA

David Gittin

David Gittin
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Petersen
  • Research Topic: The role of wound-induced gene expression in planarian regeneration

Clare Harper

Clare Harper
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Lackner

Carissa Heath

Carissa Heath
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: Wignall
  • Research Topic: Investigating acentrosomal meiotic spindle organization and chromosome dynamics in mammalian oocytes

Patric Ho

Patric Ho
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Bao
  • Research Topic: Characterization of GATAD2A-NuRD and its interaction with the BAF complex in regulating epidermal homeostasis

Hannah Horton

Hannah Horton
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Wignall

Xiaoxiao Huang

Xiaoxiao Huang
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: Kelleher/Licht
  • Research Topic: Characterizing a potential cancer-driving mutation in the epigenetic regulator MMSET

Nisan Hubbard

Nisan Hubbard
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: Mayo
  • Research Topic: The role of notch signaling during follicle assembly and growth in the mammalian ovary

Miranda Jacobs

Miranda Jacobs
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Kamat
  • Research Topic: Investigating how membrane mechanics affect the expression, folding, and function of a model mechanosensitive channel protein

Kristin Johnson

Kristin Johnson
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: LaBonne
  • Research Topic: Role of DNA and histone methylation in the maintenance of pluripotency

Jenna Jouandet

Jenna Jouandet
  • Entry Year: 2011
  • Lab: Gallio
  • Research Topic: Neural substrates of decision making in Drosophila melanogaster

Alexander Karge

Alexander Karge
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Petersen
  • Research Topic: Determining the function of bruton's tyrosine kinase in controlling cell number in planarian regeneration

Russell Keathley

Russell Keathley
  • Entry Year: 2018

Nolan Kennedy

Nolan Kennedy
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Tullman-Ercek
  • Research Topic: Investigating three functions of 1,2-propanediol utilization bacterial microcompartment shell proteins

Emmie Knobloch

Emmie Knobloch
  • Entry Year: 2018

Christopher Koo

Christopher Koo
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Rosenzweig
  • Research Topic: Heterologous approaches to the characterization of particulate methane monooxygenase

Lauren Kraft

Lauren Kraft
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Lackner
  • Research Topic: Understanding Num1's role in mitochondrial tethering and nuclear inheritance

Isaac Larkin

Isaac Larkin
  • Entry Year: 2014
  • Lab: Mirkin
  • Research Topic: Delivering CRISPR to understand SNAs

Jessica Lenoir

Jessica Lenoir
  • Entry Year: 2014
  • Lab: Horvath
  • Research Topic: Negative regulation of TRAF proteins by the immune regulator LGP2

Julie Liang

Julie Liang
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Tullman-Ercek

Brandon Liauw

Brandon Liauw
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Vafabakhsh
  • Research Topic: Characterizing conformational and interaction dynamics of metabotropic glutamate receptor 1

Andrew Liu

Andrew Liu
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Carthew

Sarah Lloyd

Sarah Lloyd
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Bao
  • Research Topic: Characterization of RNA polymerase II pausing as an essential mechanism for regulating epidermal gene expression

Jasmine Lucas

Jasmine Lucas
  • Entry Year: 2014
  • Lab: Schmidt
  • Research Topic: The properties and roles of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells during retinal development

Ryan Marcum

Ryan Marcum
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: Radhakrishnan
  • Research Topic: Assembly of the Sin3L histone deacetylase complex

Alexander McFarland

Alexander McFarland
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Hartmann
  • Research Topic: Examining the role of multidrug-efflux pumps in conferring tolerance to biocides and antibiotics in the indoor microbiome

Saoirse McSharry

Saoirse McSharry
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Beitel
  • Research Topic: Elucidating the role(s) of the Yorkie/DIAP1/drIce pathway in epithelial tube size control using the D. melanogaster tracheal system

Andrew Montequin

Andrew Montequin
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: LaBonne/Mani

Joseph Muldoon

Joseph Muldoon
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Bagheri/Leonard
  • Research Topic: Model-guided rewiring of innate functions in immune cell populations

Timothy Mullen

Timothy Mullen
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: Wignall
  • Research Topic: Investigating the mechanisms of acentrosomal meiotic spindle assembly in C. elegans

Amy Neely

Amy Neely
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Bao

Joy Nyaanga

Joy Nyaanga
  • Entry Year: 2018

Jungsoo Park

Jungsoo Park
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Mirkin
  • Research Topic: Design and use of IDH1-targeting spherical nucleic acids with enhanced gene knockdown efficacy for glioblastoma multiforme

Benjamin Parker

Benjamin Parker
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Weiss
  • Research Topic: The structural and functional basis of specificity in Mob-family kinase activators

Omar Payán Parra

Omar Payán Parra
  • Entry Year: 2018

Emily Pujadas

Emily Pujadas
  • Entry Year: 2018

Anjali Rao

Anjali Rao
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: LaBonne
  • Research Topic: Role and regulation of Snail family transcription factors in the maintenance of stem cell attributes

Rebecca Rasmussen

Rebecca Rasmussen
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: O'Halloran/Lucks

Michael Ray

Michael Ray
  • Entry Year: 2018

Alexis Reyes

Alexis Reyes
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: He
  • Research Topic: Structure and function studies of RSC-mediated chromatin remodeling

Sara Rigney

Sara Rigney
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: LaBonne
  • Research Topic: Understanding the role of cell heterogeneity in pluripotency, lineage restriction and the establishment of neural crest cells

Soo Ro

Soo Ro
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Rosenzweig
  • Research Topic: A genetic approach to particulate methane monooxygenase

Kaleigh Roberts

Kaleigh Roberts
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Meade
  • Research Topic: Cobalt(III) Schiff base complexes as inhibitors of metal-mediated amyloid-ß toxicity in Alzheimer's disease

Matthew Robey

Matthew Robey
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Kelleher
  • Research Topic: Largescale characterization of fungal secondary metabolites and their biosynthetic pathways

Matthew Ross

Matthew Ross
  • Entry Year: 2014
  • Lab: Rosenzweig/Hoffman
  • Research Topic: Advanced spectroscopic and biochemical characterization of integral membrane metalloproteins

Grant Rybnicky

Grant Rybnicky
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Jewett

Erik Schad

Erik Schad
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: Petersen
  • Research Topic: Identification of a niche regulating planarian pluripotent adult stem cells

Michael Schamber

Michael Schamber
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Vafabakhsh
  • Research Topic: Complexity of the conformational dynamics and heterodimerization of the calcium-sensing receptor

Heidi Schmit

Heidi Schmit
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Lackner
  • Research Topic: Investigating the role of mitochondria and altered cytoplasmic dynamics in the asymmetric retention of heat shock aggregates

John Seeler

John Seeler
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: O'Halloran
  • Research Topic: The role of EMI2 as a zinc-dependent regulator of meiosis

Daniel Shams

Daniel Shams
  • Entry Year: 2014
  • Lab: Schwab
  • Research Topic: The effects of individual behavior on collective systems: excitable collective behavior and the false discovery rate in top down proteomics

Kyle Siegel

Kyle Siegel
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: LaBonne

Katarzyna Soczek

Katarzyna Soczek
  • Entry Year: 2011
  • Lab: Mondragón
  • Research Topic: Elucidation of mechanistic details from structural studies of DNA gyrase

Sarah Stainbrook

Sarah Stainbrook
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Tyo
  • Research Topic: Determining the mechanistic basis for incomplete penetrance of activation in a yeast G-protein coupled receptor

Loraina Stinson

Loraina Stinson
  • Entry Year: 2018

Aaron Sue

Aaron Sue
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: O'Halloran
  • Research Topic: Modulating protein folding through intertissue chaperone signaling

Michael Sumner

Michael Sumner
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Brickner
  • Research Topic: Quantifying chromatin dynamics

Bethany Sump

Bethany Sump
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Brickner
  • Research Topic: Mechanisms of epigenetic transcriptional memory in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Kari Tanaka

Kari Tanaka
  • Entry Year: 2010
  • Lab: Pinkett
  • Research Topic: Controlling drug resistance: functional and structural studies of Pdr1 and Pdr3

Irem Unlü

Irem Unlü
  • Entry Year: 2011
  • Lab: Wang
  • Research Topic: Applying the CRISPR pathway to eukaryotic genomes

D. Jake VanBelzen

D. Jake VanBelzen
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Brickner

Matthew Verosloff

Matthew Verosloff
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Lucks
  • Research Topic: The impacts of sequence and structure on regulatory RNA function

Shuya Wang

Shuya Wang
  • Entry Year: 2014
  • Lab: Mirkin
  • Research Topic: Spherical nucleic acids as immunotherapeutic agents for prostate cancer

Antoineen White

Antoineen White
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Lackner
  • Research Topic: Functional characterization of novel proteins involved in membrane trafficking

Brett Wisniewski

Brett Wisniewski
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Lackner

Greta (Bauer) Wodarcyk

Greta (Bauer) Wodarcyk
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Backman
  • Research Topic: Effects of SIRT1 and SIRT7 on the dynamics of chromatin remodeling and transcriptional activity

Ian Wolff

Ian Wolff
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Wignall
  • Research Topic: Characterization of Kinesin-12/KLP-18 activity essential for acentrosomal meiotic spindle assembly in C. elegans

Jia Wu

Jia Wu
  • Entry Year: 2012
  • Lab: Bagheri/Miller
  • Research Topic: Transcription factor profiles and regulatory networks in human megakaryocytes

Fangke Xu

Fangke Xu
  • Entry Year: 2011
  • Lab: Allada
  • Research Topic: Identification of circadian rhythm's effect on neurodegeneration in a Drosophila Huntington's disease model

Gokay Yamankurt

Gokay Yamankurt
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Mirkin/Carthew
  • Research Topic: Determination of the biological interactions of spherical nucleic acids that lead to gene knockdown

Ran Yang

Ran Yang
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Beitel
  • Research Topic: Understanding tracheal cell growth control using genetics, imaging, and computational analysis

Yue Yu

Yue Yu
  • Entry Year: 2018

Stefan Zdraljevic

Stefan Zdraljevic
  • Entry Year: 2013
  • Lab: Andersen
  • Research Topic: Determining the mechanisms by which natural genetic variation in caenorhabditis elegans contribute to phenotypic variability in response to topoisomerase II poisons

Ziyu Zhao

Ziyu Zhao
  • Entry Year: 2018