The following lists represents graduate students and post-doctoral fellows within departmental laboratories. For students in our graduate programs please see:
Students in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ph.D. Program
Students in the Biophysics, Structural and Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Post-Doctoral Fellows and Graduate Students
Define the information carriers in semen underlying Pb-induced transgenerational behavioral alterations.
Elucidating the Mechanism of Ribosome Pausing Mediated by mRNA Secondary Structures
Lauren Benoodt, M.S.
Extending Pathways for Mechanistic Predictions from Large Scale Data
Michael Bryan, M.S.
Benjamin Miller Lab
Development of Silicon Nitride Photonic Microring Resonator Arrays as a Biosensing Platform for Multiplex Setection of Biologically Relevant Protein Targets
Chapin Cavender, M.S.
Capturing the Influence of Solvent in Quantum Chemistry Calculations of RNAs
Structural Characterization of Multiple Lab-Evolved Proteins Reveals Signature Sequences in HIV-1 TAR RNA Recognition
Elucidating the Role of UL26 in Human Cytomegalovirus Infection and Proliferation
Tyler Couch, M.S.
Human Erythroblasts with c-Kit Activating Mutations Have Reduced Cell Culture Costs and Remain Capable of Terminal Maturation and Enucleation
Elucidating Guide-RNA Design Rules for Efficient and Highly Specific Cas13 RNA-targeting in Human Cells
Meemanage De Zoysa, M.S.
The Effect of U2 snRNA Pseudouridylation on Pre-mRNA Splicing in S. cerevisiae
Sierra Fox, M.S.
Dissecting the Function of Domain-Forming Transcriptional Enhancers
Christopher Goodwin, M.S.
HCMV and NFκB Signaling: Viral Modulation of Host Cell Inflammatory Signaling During Infection
Fanfan Hao, M.S.
Communication Between the Core Histone Tails and the H1 Carboxyl-Terminal Domain
The Role of DDX3X in the Translation of Cardiomyocyte Transcription Factors
Lisa Houston, M.S.
Dissecting Mechanisms by which Particular Codon Pairs Regulate Translation
Nazish Jeffery, M.S.
H2A.X Loss Results in Defective Erythroid Terminal Maturation
Cracking the Function of PRRC2B in Translation Initiation
Mohammad Kayedkhordeh, M.S.
Monte Carlo: A New Approach to Predict RNA Secondary Structures Including Pseudoknots
Mapping Inter-Nucleosomal Interactions in Model Nucleosomal Arrays
Lingfeng Luo, M.S.
The Roles of PDE10A and PDE1A in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Pathological Vascular Remodeling
Luke Marr, M.S.
Probing Chromatin Structure through Accessible Histone Surfaces
Single-cell RNAseq Analysis Reveals Immune Cell Heterogeneity in people with HIV+ and Atherosclerosis
Letty Salas Estrada, M.S.
Study of Ultra-fast Rhodopsin Activation Dynamics with
Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Louis Smith, M.S.
Do Simulations of RNA Need Explicitly Modeled Hydrogen Bond Energies to be Accurate?
Determining the Mechanism by which Accessory Protein Csx28 Enhances RNA-Targeting of CRISPR-Cas13b
Investigation of Proteome-Wide Trends in Protein Stability using Mass Spectrometry
Jiyu Wang, M.S.
Stalled Ribosomes Maintain the Reading Frame Due to the Multi-protein Bridging Factor 1(Mbf1), Rps3 and Asc1
Lie Xi joined the Proschel Lab in 2016, and is currently applying his extensive molecular skill towards analyzing the effects of EIF2B mutations in VWM disease on astrocyte function. He also collaborates with the spinal cord research team on investigating the effects of new pharmacological treatments on the Immune response in acute SCI. Lie Xi also became a proud father this year!
Hong Zhu, M.S.
Yeast Cell Surface Display of HIV Envelope Glycoprotein for Vaccine Development