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Current BMB Student Composite 

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Mohammed Ali
Mohammed Ali

Research Interest:

Investigating differential intron sensitivity to PUF60, a gene that is deleted or amplified in developmental syndromes and cancers

Gloria Asantewaa
Gloria Asantewaa, MS

Research Interest:

Interplay Between Glutathione and Hepatic Lipid Metabolism

Brandon Davis
Brandon Davis, MS

Research Interest:

 Picking up the Pieces: The Fragmented Process of Cas13 Mediated RNA Cleavage in Human Cells

Wyatt Fales
Wyatt Fales
First Year
Jeffrey Gabell
Jeffrey Gabell

Research Interest:

Development of tools and tRNA-based therapeutics for rescue of PTC-derived disease and improved target protein expression

Justin Galardi
Justin Galardi, MS

Research Interest:

A UHM-ULM interface contributes to the pre-mRNA splicing functions of U2AF2 and SF3B1

Ryan Hardy
Ryan Hardy
First Year
Leon Harvey
Leon Harvey

Research Interest:

Investigating the Role of RNA Helicases in Splicing Changes caused by Cancer Associated SF3B1 Mutations

Eric Hillpot
Eric Hillpot, MS

Research Interest:

Structural Characterization of a SIRT6-Nucleosome Array Complex

Molly Hulver
Molly Hulver, MS

Research Interest:

Modeling CDK12 and CDK13 Loss-of-Function to Investigate Their Roles in Alternative Polyadenylation and Neoantigen Expression

Madeline Jensen
Madeline Jensen

Research Interest:

Cytoplasmic binding partners of Integrator endonuclease INTS11 and paralog CPSF73 are required for their nuclear function

Mert Koka
Mert Koka

Research Interest:

Pulling the plug on bacteriophage infection: investigating the molecular mechanism of activation of CRISPR-Csx28

Rahiim Lake
Rahiim Lake
Second Year
Nicholas Macoretta
Nicholas Macoretta, MS

Research Interest:

The Role of Histone Modifications and Variants in Longevity of Rodent Species

Julia Nicosia
Julia Nicosia, MS

Research Interest:

The role of the Type VI CRISPR-Cas accessory protein Csx27 in CRISPR-Cas13 mediated anti-viral immunity

Thomas Ossevoort
Thomas Ossevoort

Research Interest:

Defining the roles of 5’UTR length and secondary structure in eukaryotic translation initiation

Yi Pan
Yi Pan, MS

Research Interest:

Targeted tRNA pseudouridylation reveals a novel base interaction that facilitates nonsense suppression

Jack Schwartz
Jack Schwartz
First Year
Lucas Simpson
Lucas Simpson

Research Interest:

High throughput screening identifies EGLN family prolyl hydroxylases as important determinants of HCMV infection

Zachary Smith
Zachary Smith

Research Interest:

Regulation of Transcription by the Combination of a KDM5 inhibitor and Decitabine in Breast Cancer

Jennifer Twardowski
Jennifer Twardowski, MS

Research Interest:

Inhibition of Precancerous Transformation via Drug-Induced p53 Activation

Elinore Vangraafeiland
Elinore Vangraafeiland, MS

Research Interest:

Targeting programmed ribosomal frameshifting in SARS-CoV-2 with a resin-bound dynamic combinatorial library

Nicole Waild
Nicole Waild

Research Interest:

Novel CRISPR Screening Pipeline identifies JUNB as an Inflammatory Anti-viral Factor

Lindsey Wainwright
Lindsey Wainwright

Research Interest:

Stress-responsive regulation of translation initiation