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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

Increasing Cellular Concentrations and Specificity of RNA-targeted anti-HIV Compounds

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Chen Bao,

Chen Bao

Graduate Student
Ermolenko Lab

Frameshifting Stimulating Stem Loops Induce Ribosome Pausing by Inhibiting tRNA Binding to the Ribosome A Site

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Lauren Benoodt,

Lauren Benoodt

Graduate Student
Thakar Lab

Development of Computational Algorithms for Curation, Inference, and Analysis of Viral Responsive Gene-sets

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Kyle Berger,

Kyle Berger

Graduate Student
Turner Lab

Surprising Sequence Effects on GU Closure of RNA Loops

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Michael Bryan,

Michael Bryan

Graduate Student
Benjamin Miller Lab

Development of Integrated Photonic Microring Resonator Arrays as a Biosensing Platform for Characterizing Human Immunological Responses to Infection

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Chapin Cavender,

Chapin Cavender

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

Linear Fitting of Nonbonded Parameters for RNA Force Fields

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Sai Chavali,

Sai Chavali

Graduate Student
Wedekind Lab

Structural Analysis of Multiple Lab-Evolved Proteins that Bind HIV-1 TAR RNA with NanoMolar Affinity

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Hana Cho, Ph.D.

Hana Cho Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Maquat Lab

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Jessica Ciesla,

Jessica Ciesla

Graduate Student
First Year

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Tyler Couch,

Tyler Couch

Graduate Student
Steiner Lab

The Histone Mono-methyltransferase Setd8 is an Important Regulator in Human Erythropoiesis

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Brandon Davis,

Brandon Davis

Graduate Student
Land Lab

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Meemanage  De Zoysa,

Meemanage  De Zoysa

Graduate Student
Yu Lab

Guide-Substrate RNA Base-Pairing Requirements for RNA Guided Pseudouridylation

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Thareendra De Zoysa,

Thareendra De Zoysa

Graduate Student
Phizicky Lab

Conservation of tRNA Quality Control Pathways in Eukaryotes

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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

Elucidating Signal Transduction Pathways in RNA-mediated Gene Regulation

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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 the NFkB and ISGylation Host Defense 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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Lisa Houston,

Lisa Houston

Graduate Student
Grayhack Lab

Understanding the Mechanisms of Codon Pair Inhibition

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Nazish Jeffery,

Nazish Jeffery

Graduate Student
Bulger Lab

The Role of Histone H2A Variants in Erythropoiesis

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Feng Jiang,

Feng Jiang

Graduate Student
First Year

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Mohammad Kayedkhordeh,

Mohammad Kayedkhordeh

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

Monte Carlo: A New Approach to Predict RNA Secondary Structures Including Pseudoknots

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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

The Closeness of the 5’ and 3’ ends is a Universal Property of mRNA

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Ziwei Li, Ph.D.

Ziwei Li Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Li Lab

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Bronwyn Lucas,

Bronwyn Lucas

Graduate Student
Maquat Lab

ER-associated Functions of the Double-stranded RNA-binding Protein Staufen1

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Lingfeng Luo,

Lingfeng Luo

Graduate Student
Yan Lab

The Roles of PDE10A and PDE1A in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Pathological Vascular Remodeling

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Nicholas Macoretta,

Nicholas Macoretta

Graduate Student
Gorbunova Lab

The Roles of Histone Variants and Histone Modifications in 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

The Role of Non-canonical Metabolic Isoforms During HCMV Infection

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Yuliya Muradova,

Yuliya Muradova

Graduate Student
Perkins Lab

Secondary Structure Clues About Function of Leukemic Protein PRDM3

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Rina Nagao, Ph.D.

Rina Nagao Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Maquat Lab

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Rohith Palli,

Rohith Palli

Graduate Student
Thakar Lab

Ensemble Boolean Networks for Pathway Analysis of Omic Data

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Mukta Palshikar,

Mukta Palshikar

Graduate Student
First Year

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Matthew Payea,

Matthew Payea

Graduate Student
Phizicky Lab

Mutations in the Anticodon Stem Can Provoke 5’-3’ tRNA Degradation by the Rapid tRNA Decay (RTD) Pathway

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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

Fast and Slow Rhodopsin Activation Dynamics

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Louis Smith,

Louis Smith

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

Do Simulations of RNA Need Explicitly Modeled Hydrogen Bond Energies to be Accurate?

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Daniel Steiner,

Daniel Steiner

Graduate Student
Miller Lab

Alternative μPADs using Integrated Photonics

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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

TurboFold II: RNA Structural Alignment and Secondary Structure Prediction Informed by Multiple Homologs

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Monika Tasak,

Monika Tasak

Graduate Student
Phizicky Lab

Analysis of the tRNA Specificity of a Yeast Anticodon Loop Methyltransferase.

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Arica VanderWal,

Arica VanderWal

Graduate Student
First Year

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Ethan Walker,

Ethan Walker

Graduate Student
Ghaemmaghami Lab

Global Analysis of Protein Stability by Mass Spectrometry

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Jiyu Wang,

Jiyu Wang

Graduate Student
Grayhack Lab

Multi-protein Bridging Factor 1(Mbf1), Rps3 and Asc1 Prevent Stalled Ribosomes from Frameshifting

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Chandani Warnasooriya, Ph.D.

Chandani Warnasooriya Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Ermolenko Lab
Kielkopf 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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Hong Zhu,

Hong Zhu

Graduate Student
Dumont Lab

Yeast Cell Surface Display of HIV Envelope Proteins for Vaccine Development

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Jeffrey Zuber, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Zuber Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Mathews Lab

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