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.
Frameshifting Stimulating Stem Loops Induce Ribosome Pausing by Inhibiting tRNA Binding to the Ribosome A Site
Lauren Benoodt, M.S.
Extending Pathways for Mechanistic Predictions from Large Scale Data
Michael Bryan, M.S.
Benjamin Miller Lab
Development of Integrated Photonic Microring Resonator Arrays as a Biosensing Platform for Characterizing Human Immunological Responses to Infection
Chapin Cavender, M.S.
Linear Fitting of Nonbonded Parameters for RNA Force Fields
Structural Analysis of Multiple Lab-Evolved Proteins that Bind HIV-1 TAR RNA with NanoMolar Affinity
Tyler Couch, M.S.
Human Erythroblasts with c-Kit Activating Mutations Have Reduced Cell Culture Costs and Remain Capable of Terminal Maturation and Enucleation
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
Lisa Houston, M.S.
Dissecting Mechanisms by which Particular Codon Pairs Regulate Translation
Mohammad Kayedkhordeh, M.S.
Monte Carlo: A New Approach to Predict RNA Secondary Structures Including Pseudoknots
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
Isreal Moreno, M.S.
The Role of Non-canonical Metabolic Isoforms During HCMV Infection
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?
Analysis of the tRNA Specificity of a Yeast Anticodon Loop Methyltransferase.
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