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The following lists represents graduate students and post-doctoral fellows within departmental laboratories. For students in our graduate programs please see:

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Post-Doctoral Fellows and Graduate Students

Viktoriya  Anokhina,

Viktoriya  Anokhina

Graduate Student
Benjamin Miller Lab

Strategies for Enhancing Permeability and Specificity of RNA-targeted Anti-HIV Compounds

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Chen Bao,

Chen Bao

Graduate Student
Ermolenko Lab

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Lauren Benoodt,

Lauren Benoodt

Graduate Student
Thakar Lab

Defining Context Specific Gene Sets for Deconvolution and Pathway Analysis

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Kyle Berger,

Kyle Berger

Graduate Student
Turner Lab

Unexpected Structure and Stabilities for RNAs Containing GU Base Pairs Near Loops

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Christina Brule,

Christina Brule

Graduate Student
Grayhack Lab

Identification and Characterization of Inhibitory Codon Pairs in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

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Michael Bryan,

Michael Bryan

Graduate Student
Benjamin Miller Lab

Multiplex Detection of Biomarkers for Sepsis by Monolithically Integrated Photonic Microring Resonator Biosensors in a Hand-held Device

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Chapin Cavender,

Chapin Cavender

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

Conformational Dynamics of an HIV-1 RNA Hairpin Bound to a Lab-evolved Peptide

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Sai Chavali,

Sai Chavali

Graduate Student
Wedekind Lab

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Hana Cho, Ph.D.

Hana Cho Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Maquat Lab

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Udaysankar Chockanathan,

Udaysankar Chockanathan

Graduate Student
Wismüller Lab

Comparison of the efficacy of various correlation and causation algorithms for quantifying interactions in resting-state fMRI brain activity using graph theory approaches

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Jessica Ciesla,

Jessica Ciesla

Graduate Student
First Year

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Stephen Constable,

Stephen Constable

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

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Tyler Couch,

Tyler Couch

Graduate Student
Steiner Lab

Disrupting the Erythroid Enhancer for Setd8 in Human Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells with CRISPR/Cas9

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Amber Cutter,

Amber Cutter

Graduate Student
Hayes Lab

Mapping multiple nucleosome interaction sites of linker histone H1

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Brandon Davis,

Brandon Davis

Graduate Student
First Year

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Meemanage  De Zoysa,

Meemanage  De Zoysa

Graduate Student
Yu Lab

Substrate Recognition by Box H/ACA RNA Guided Pseudouridylation

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Thareendra De Zoysa,

Thareendra De Zoysa

Graduate Student
Phizicky Lab

The Role of Yeast Met22 and pAp Signaling in Rapid tRNA Decay

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Diana Dunn, Ph.D.

Diana Dunn Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Munger Lab

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Debapratim Dutta,

Debapratim Dutta

Graduate Student
Wedekind Lab

Relating RNA Structure to Regulatory Conformation in Live Cells

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Sierra Fox,

Sierra Fox

Graduate Student
Bulger Lab

Dissecting the Function of Domain-Forming Transcriptional Enhancers

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Dalia Ghoneim,

Dalia Ghoneim

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

RNA secondary structure prediction

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Christopher Goodwin,

Christopher Goodwin

Graduate Student
Munger Lab

HCMV and Immunity: UL26 Interactions with NFkB and ISGylation Pathways

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Lu Han,

Lu Han

Graduate Student
Phizicky Lab

Substrate specificity of the Trm140 C32 methyltransferase

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Fanfan Hao,

Fanfan Hao

Graduate Student
Hayes Lab

Communication between the Core Histone Tails and H1 Carboxyl-Terminal Domain

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Omar Hedaya,

Omar Hedaya

Graduate Student
First Year

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Steven Henderson,

Steven Henderson

Graduate Student
Gorbunova Lab

Exploring the Link between Longevity and DNA Double Strand Break Repair Coordination by SIRT6

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Lisa Houston,

Lisa Houston

Graduate Student
Grayhack Lab

Mechanisms of Codon-mediated Inhibition of Translation

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Nazish Jeffery,

Nazish Jeffery

Graduate Student
Bulger Lab

The Roles of Histone H2A Variants in Erythroid Maturation

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Feng Jiang,

Feng Jiang

Graduate Student
First Year

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Mohammad Kayedkhordeh,

Mohammad Kayedkhordeh

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

Investigating Genome-wide Patterns of Secondary Structure in mRNA Sequences

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Ashwin Kumar,

Ashwin Kumar

Graduate Student
First Year

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Wan-Jung Lai,

Wan-Jung Lai

Graduate Student
Ermolenko Lab

Regulation of Protein Synthesis by mRNA Structure

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Bronwyn Lucas,

Bronwyn Lucas

Graduate Student
Maquat Lab

3' UTR SINEs and Staufen-mediated mRNA decay regulate orthologous human and mouse genes

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Lingfeng Luo,

Lingfeng Luo

Graduate Student
Yan Lab

Regulation and Function of Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterases in Pathological Vascular Remodeling

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Nicholas Macoretta,

Nicholas Macoretta

Graduate Student
Gorbunova Lab

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Jerry Madukwe,

Jerry Madukwe

Graduate Student
Smrcka Lab

Role of Mitochondria in Osteogenic Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells During Aging

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Debanjana Maji,

Debanjana Maji

Graduate Student
First Year

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Luke Marr,

Luke Marr

Graduate Student
Hayes Lab

A Novel Method for Probing Chromatin Accessibility

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Laxmi Mishra, Ph.D.

Laxmi Mishra Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Hayes Lab

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Morgan Monaghan, Ph.D.

Morgan Monaghan Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Munger Lab

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Isreal Moreno,

Isreal Moreno

Graduate Student
Munger Lab

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Yuliya Muradova,

Yuliya Muradova

Graduate Student
Perkins Lab

Investigating Methyltransferase Activity of PRDM3

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Rohith Palli,

Rohith Palli

Graduate Student
Thakar Lab

Proportional Boolean Networks for Pathway Analysis of omicsData

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Mukta Palshikar,

Mukta Palshikar

Graduate Student
First Year

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Matthew Payea,

Matthew Payea

Graduate Student
Phizicky Lab

Characterization of Rapid tRNA Decay: High-Throughput Identification of tRNA Substrates

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Christopher Phipps,

Christopher Phipps

Graduate Student
Maquat Lab

Coactivator PGC1β Contains a Novel CBP80-Binding Motif That Orchestrates Efficient Target-Gene Transcription and Transcript Splicing

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Xavier Rambout, Ph.D.

Xavier Rambout Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Maquat Lab

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Matthew Raymonda,

Matthew Raymonda

Graduate Student
First Year

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Irene Rodriguez-Sanchez,

Irene Rodriguez-Sanchez

Graduate Student
Munger Lab

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Letty Salas Estrada,

Letty Salas Estrada

Graduate Student
Grossfield Lab

Characterization of Opsin's Activation Mechanism Using Multi-basin Structure-based Models

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Owen Smith,

Owen Smith

Graduate Student
Brookes Lab

KNa1.2 is a Mitochondrial Potassium Channel with a Potential Metabolic Regulatory Role

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Louis  Smith,

Louis  Smith

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

Benchmarking RNA Force Fields using Hairpin Loop Folding Free Energy Change

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Daniel Steiner,

Daniel Steiner

Graduate Student
Miller Lab

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Hongying Sun,

Hongying Sun

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

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Sreyoshi Sur,

Sreyoshi Sur

Graduate Student
Grossfield Lab

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Zhen Tan,

Zhen Tan

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

Model RNA Secondary Structure with Sequence Comparison and Experimental Mapping Data

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Arica VanderWal,

Arica VanderWal

Graduate Student
First Year

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Ethan Walker,

Ethan Walker

Graduate Student
Ghaemmaghami Lab

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Jiyu Wang,

Jiyu Wang

Graduate Student
Grayhack Lab

Defining Mechanisms that Maintain Reading Frame in Eukaryotic Translation

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Chandani Warnasooriya, Ph.D.

Chandani Warnasooriya Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Ermolenko Lab

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Li Xie,

Li Xie

Graduate Student
Li Lab

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms that Control Tissue Homeostasis and Somatic Stem Cells

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Qiangzong Yin,

Qiangzong Yin

Graduate Student
Yu Lab

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Jiang Zhu, Ph.D.

Jiang Zhu Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Li Lab

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Hong Zhu,

Hong Zhu

Graduate Student
Dumont Lab

Yeast Cell Surface Display of HIV Envelope Glycoprotein for Vaccine Development

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Jeffrey Zuber, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Zuber Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Mathews Lab

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