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Current BMB Student Composite 


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

Research Interest:
Methods for the improvement of bioavailability of RNA-Targeting Compounds: Application to HIV
Gloria Asantewaa
Gloria Asantewaa

Research Interest:
Interplay of Glutathione and Lipid Metabolism
Chen Bao
Chen Bao

Research Interest:
How do mRNA Stem-Loops Induce Ribosome Pausing?
Rachel Bonn-Breach
Rachel Bonn-Breach

Research Interest:
A cyclic peptide library that targets HIV TAR RNA reveals key roles for cyclization linkers and peptide sequences in antiviral function
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
Justin Galardi
Justin Galardi

Research Interest:
Distinguishing the role of a putative U2AF65 - SF3B1 complex in pre-mRNA splicing
Leon Harvey
Leon Harvey
Second Year
Omar Hedaya
Omar Hedaya

Research Interest:
Understanding the role of the RNA secondary structure context in regulating upstream open reading frames
Eric Hillpot
Eric Hillpot

Research Interest:
Identifying and Characterizing SIRT6 Interaction Partners
Lisa Houston
Lisa Houston, M.S.

Research Interest:
A reading frame quality control system acts during ribosome collisions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Molly Hulver
Molly Hulver

Research Interest:
Identification of intron-encoded neoantigens upregulated by cancer-associated CDK12/13 mutations
Nazish Jeffery
Nazish Jeffery

Research Interest:
Histone H2A.X Phosphorylation Activates Caspase-Induced Chromatin Condensation in Late Stage Erythropoiesis
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:
The Role Histone Modifications and Variants in Longevity of Rodent Species
Isreal Moreno
Isreal Moreno, M.S.

Research Interest:
The Role of Enolase 2 During Human Cytomegalovirus Infection
Julia Nicosia
Julia Nicosia

Research Interest:
The role of the Type VI CRISPR-Cas accessory protein Csx27 in the regulation of CRISPR-Cas13 mediated anti-viral immunity
Yi Pan
Yi Pan

Research Interest:
Exploring the potential role of U2 m6Am modification in branch site recognition during pre-mRNA splicing
Matthew Raymonda
Matthew Raymonda

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

Research Interest:
Discovery of a PreQ1 Riboswitch with a Fundamentally Different Mode of Effector Recognition and Gene Regulation
Lucas Simpson
Lucas Simpson
Second Year
Zachary Smith
Zachary Smith
Second 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
Second Year
Ethan Walker
Ethan Walker

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