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2013

  1. Photo of Kimberly Dean

    Kimberly Dean, Ph.D.

    Selection, Identification, and Characterization of Codon Pairs that Inhibit Translation and the Development of the RNA-ID Method to Measure the Effects of Cis-Regulatory Elements

  2. Photo of Geoffrey Lippa

    Geoffrey Lippa, Ph.D.

    Thermodynamic Analysis and Characterization of Viral-Host Protein Interactions as a Preface to HIV Therapeutic Design

  3. Photo of Sharon Pepenella

    Sharon Pepenella, Ph.D.

    Characterization of Intra- and Inter-nucleosomal Interactions of the Histone H4 Tail Domain and the Effects of H4 Acetylation on Chromatin Structure

  4. Photo of Cody Spencer

    Cody Spencer, Ph.D.

    Fatty Acid Biosynthesis: Elucidating the Mechanisms Behind the Manipulation and Necessity of a Metabolic Pathway Critical for Viral and Cancer Pathogenesis

  5. Photo of Jeffrey Zuber

    Jeffrey Zuber, Ph.D.

    Identification of Mutations Affecting the Thermal Stability of Ste2p, a G Protein Coupled Receptor in S. cerevisiae

2012

  1. Photo of Jennifer DeAngelis

    Jennifer DeAngelis, Ph.D.

    The Mechanisms for Catalytic Inactivation of FVIIIa by APC and Factor Xa

  2. Photo of Rozzy Finn

    Rozzy Finn, Ph.D.

    The Role of Glutamate Receptors in the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

    Advisor:

    • David A. Pearce, Ph.D.
  3. Photo of Jason Gloor

    Jason Gloor, Ph.D.

    Currently: Computer Consultant, Excellus

    Binding and Cleavage Specificities of Human Dna2 and FEN1 Define Their Enzymatic Activities during DNA Replication and Repair

  4. Photo of Chenguang Gong

    Chenguang Gong, Ph.D.

    Staufen1-Mediated mRNA Decay in Mammalian Cells

  5. Photo of Athena Kantartzis

    Athena Kantartzis, Ph.D.

    Currently: Clinical Chemistry Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of Genome Maintenance

  6. Photo of Jessica McArdle

    Jessica McArdle, Ph.D.

    Uncovering the Mechanism by Which Human Cytomegalovirus Mediates Glycolytic Activation

  7. Photo of Adam Miller

    Adam Miller, Ph.D.

    Human Telomere DNA Damage by Oxidation and Direct Effect Ionizing Radiation, and the Promotion of Telomere DNA Repair by Telomere Proteins

  8. Photo of Karyn Schmidt

    Karyn Schmidt, Ph.D.

    Air Proteins Control Differential TRAMP Substrate Specificity for Nuclear RNA Surveillance

  9. Photo of Wen Shen

    Wen Shen, Ph.D.

    Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad CA

    Factors that Promote Strand Transfer Recombination during HIV-1 Reverse Transcription

  10. Photo of Guowei Wu

    Guowei Wu, Ph.D.

    Constitutive and inducible pseudouridylation of S. cerevisiae U2 snRNA

    Advisor:

2011

  1. Photo of Keith Connolly

    Keith Connolly, Ph.D.

    Currently: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Biology Department, Culver Lab, University of Rochester

    Quality control and organization of small ribosomal subunit biogenesis

  2. Photo of Jennifer Gewandter

    Jennifer Gewandter, Ph.D.

    Currently: Assistant Professor, Wilmot Cancer Center, Strong Memorial Hospital

    Studies in Oxidative Damage Induced Signaling: A Focus Outside the Nucleus

  3. Photo of Ryan Henry

    Ryan Henry, Ph.D.

    Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

    Multiple Roles for Members of the Long Flap Pathway in Okazaki Fragment Processing

  4. Photo of Christopher Hine

    Christopher Hine, Ph.D.

    Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. James Mitchell Lab, Harvard

    Defying and Defeating Cancer: Hyaluronic Acid and the Rad51 Promoter

  5. Photo of John Karijolich

    John Karijolich, Ph.D.

    Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Michael Hampsey Lab

    Regulation of Translation Termination by Box H/ACA RNP-mediated Post-transcriptional Modification

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  6. Photo of Holly Kuzmiak

    Holly Kuzmiak, Ph.D.

    Roles of Hho1p, Esc2p, and the post-translational modification of Sir2p in transcriptional silencing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

  7. Photo of Ning Liu

    Ning Liu, Ph.D.

    Mechanism of ySWI/SNF and RSC catalyzed nucleosome sliding

  8. Photo of David Stephenson

    David Stephenson, Ph.D.

    Pseudouridylation of the Branch Site Recognition Region of U2 Affects Spliceosome Structure and Function

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  9. Photo of Amir Taslimi

    Amir Taslimi, Ph.D.

    Conformational Changes Associated with Activation of the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae α-factor Receptor Ste2p

  10. Photo of Joseph Whipple

    Joseph Whipple, Ph.D.

    Defining the Substrate Specificity Determinants for the Yeast Rapid tRNA Decay Pathway and the Identification of Factors that Mediate Degradation

2010

  1. Photo of Tamara Caterino

    Tamara Caterino, Ph.D.

    Currently: Clinical Research Associate, Bausch and Lomb

    Molecular Determinants of Linker Histone Binding to Nucleosomes

  2. Photo of Michael DeRan

    Michael DeRan, Ph.D.

    The Role of NPAT in S-Phase-Dependent Histone Gene Transcription and DNA Double-Strand Break Repair

  3. Photo of Suresh DeSilva

    Suresh DeSilva, Ph.D.

    Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University

    Development of a Bipartite Herpes Simplex Virus Sleeping Beauty Amplicon Vector Platform: Toward Site-Directed Integration of Large Transgenons Within the Human Genome

  4. Photo of Kriti Gaur

    Kriti Gaur, Ph.D.

    A novel role for tumor suppressor gene Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) in regulating ribosomal RNA (rRNA) synthesis

    Advisors:

  5. Photo of Amanda Getty

    Amanda Getty, Ph.D.

    Studies of the Cell Biology of CLN3 and Cell Motility Defects in the Cln3-/- Mouse

    Advisor:

    • David A. Pearce, Ph.D.
  6. Photo of Chao Huang

    Chao Huang, Ph.D.

    Currently: Research Scientist, Bristol-Meyers Squibb

    2'O-methylation of Yeast Telomerase in RNA

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  7. Photo of David Johnson

    David Johnson, Ph.D.

    Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Samuelson Lab, University of Rochester

    Mitochondrial membrane fusion, pH homeostasis and ROS signaling in C. elegans

  8. Photo of Chun Mathers

    Chun Mathers, Ph.D.

    Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Munger Lab, University of Rochester

    Mechanisms and Functional Roles of Pseudouridines in RNAs

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  9. Photo of Jason Pike

    Jason Pike, Ph.D.

    Currently: Laboratory Technologist, Indiana University Molecular Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory

    Understanding Why Three Pathways are Needed for Synthesis of Eukaryotic Nuclear DNA

  10. Photo of Jason Salter

    Jason Salter, Ph.D.

    Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Wedekind Lab, University of Rochester

    Biophysical Characterization of the HIV-1 Viral Infectivity Factor and the Innate-Immunity Factor APOBEC3G

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