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Current BMB Student Composite 

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Mohammed Ali
Mohammed Ali
First Year
Viktoriya  Anokhina
Viktoriya  Anokhina, M.S.

Research Interest:
New Methods for the Delivery of RNA-Targeting Compounds: Application to HIV
Chen Bao
Chen Bao

Research Interest:
mRNA stem-loops can pause the ribosome by hindering A-site tRNA binding
Rachel Bonn-Breach
Rachel Bonn-Breach

Research Interest:
Structure and specificity of cyclic peptides in complex with HIV TAR provides insight into inhibitor development
Jessica Ciesla
Jessica Ciesla

Research Interest:
TNFα Induces Metabolic Reprogramming that is Essential for its Anti-Viral Activity
Brandon Davis
Brandon Davis

Research Interest:
Understanding Rules for Cas13 Mediated RNA Targeting in Human Cells
Thareendra (Teddy) De Zoysa
Thareendra (Teddy) De Zoysa, M.S.

Research Interest:
Similarities and differences in tRNA quality control decay pathways in evolutionarily distant yeast species
Justin Galardi
Justin Galardi

Research Interest:
Distinguishing the role of a putative U2AF65 - SF3B1 complex in pre-mRNA splicing
Fanfan Hao
Fanfan Hao, M.S.

Research Interest:
Communication Between the Core Histone Tails and the H1 Carboxyl-Terminal Domain
Leon Harvey
Leon Harvey
First Year
Omar Hedaya
Omar Hedaya

Research Interest:
Understanding the role of the RNA secondary structure context in regulating upstream open reading frames
Lisa Houston
Lisa Houston, M.S.

Research Interest:
Mechanisms Which Maintain the Reading Frame During Ribosome Stalls
Nazish Jeffery
Nazish Jeffery, M.S.

Research Interest:
Histone H2A Variants are Required for Normal Erythroid Maturation
Feng Jiang
Feng Jiang

Research Interest:
Cracking the Function of PRRC2B in Translation Initiation
Lingfeng Luo
Lingfeng Luo, M.S.

Research Interest:
Role of PDE10A in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Hyperplasia and Pathological Vascular Remodeling
Nicholas Macoretta
Nicholas Macoretta

Research Interest:
Mechanisms of Epigenetic Stability during Aging
Luke Marr
Luke Marr, M.S.

Research Interest:
Probing Chromatin Structure Through Accessible Histone Surfaces
Isreal Moreno
Isreal Moreno, M.S.

Research Interest:
The Role of Enolase 2 During Human Cytomegalovirus Infection
Matthew Raymonda
Matthew Raymonda

Research Interest:
Identifying vulnerabilities of β-coronaviruses using high-throughput drug screening
Griffin Schroeder
Griffin Schroeder

Research Interest:
Structural Analysis of a Riboswitch Reveals Long-Range Interaction Spine Bridging Distant Domains
Lucas Simpson
Lucas Simpson
First Year
Zachary Smith
Zachary Smith
First Year
Monika Tasak
Monika Tasak

Research Interest:
tRNA modifications and quality control decay pathways in evolutionarily distant yeast species
Jennifer Twardowski
Jennifer Twardowski

Research Interest:
Evaluating the Potential of Tumor Suppressor p53 to Preserve Pancreatic Acinar Cell Identity
Arica VanderWal
Arica VanderWal

Research Interest:
The Role of Csx28 in CRISPR-Cas13b Anti-Bacteriophage Defense
Elinore Vangraafeiland
Elinore Vangraafeiland

Research Interest:
Targeting Programmed Ribosomal Frameshifting in SARS-CoV-2 with a Resin-Bound Dynamic Combinatorial Library
Nicole Waild
Nicole Waild
First Year
Ethan Walker
Ethan Walker

Research Interest:
Proteome-wide Analysis of Temperature-Dependent Stability in Thermophilic Versus Mesophilic Bacteria