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  1. Photo of Stefanie DeVito

    Stefanie DeVito, Ph.D.

    Contributions of Pyrimidine Biosynthesis to Viral Infection

  2. Photo of Guangze Jin

    Guangze Jin, Ph.D.

    Characterization of PIN-domain Toxin-antitoxins VapBC from Mycobacterium tuberculosis

  3. Photo of Morgan Monaghan

    Morgan Monaghan

    Identification of A2 Inter-Subunit Interactions in Factor VIIIa of the Blood Clotting Pathway


    • Philip J. Fay, Ph.D.
  4. Photo of Chinmay Surve

    Chinmay Surve, Ph.D.

    Stimulation of Neutrophil Migration through the Dynamic Regulation of Signaling by the Heterotrimeric G Proteins ai and bgSubunit


  1. Photo of Brenda Cadiz-Rivera

    Brenda Cadiz-Rivera, Ph.D.

    Hyperacetylated Domain Formation and cis-acting Regulatory DNA Sequences within the Murine β-globin Locus

  2. Photo of Joshua Dewe

    Joshua Dewe, Ph.D.

    Characterizing the Role of Elongation Factor 1A and Other Cellular Proteins in the Yeast Rapid tRNA Decay Pathway

  3. Photo of Joseph Liberman

    Joseph Liberman, Ph.D.

    Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University

    Structural and Functional Analysis of Gene Regulatory PreQ1 Riboswitches

  4. Photo of William McDougall

    William McDougall, Ph.D.

    Characterization of the APOBEC3G ssDNA Editing Complex and its Regulation by RNA

  5. Photo of David Rabayev

    David Rabayev, Ph.D.

    Tissue Specific Gene Activation by a Class of Enhancers in Hyperacetylated Domains of Chromatin

  6. Photo of Jiashi Wang

    Jiashi Wang, Ph.D.

    Investigation of an evolutionarily conserved Staufen-mediated mRNA decay pathway that involves SINEs and lncRNAs


  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.

    Currently: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

    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


  1. Photo of Jennifer DeAngelis

    Jennifer DeAngelis, Ph.D.

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


    • Philip J. Fay, Ph.D.
  2. Photo of Rozzy Finn

    Rozzy Finn, Ph.D.

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


    • 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



  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


  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


  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

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