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Current BMB Student Composite 

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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
Rachel Bonn

Research Interest:

Optimization of an HIV TAR-RNA-binding cyclic-peptide library for enhanced interactions and antiviral function

Jessica Ciesla
Jessica Ciesla

Research Interest:

Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNFα) Induces Metabolic Reprogramming to Promote an Anti-viral Cell State

Hannah Clary
Hannah Clary
First Year
Brandon Davis
Brandon Davis

Research Interest:

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

Jeffrey Gabell
Jeffrey Gabell
First Year
Justin Galardi
Justin Galardi

Research Interest:

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

Omar Hedaya
Omar Hedaya

Research Interest:

Understanding the Role of RNA Structures 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:

Potential mRNA Translation-Related Function of RNA-Binding Protein PRRC2B

Mert Koka
Mert Koka
First Year
Nicholas Macoretta
Nicholas Macoretta

Research Interest:

The Role of 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

Keegan Proctor
Keegan Proctor
First Year
Matthew Raymonda
Matthew Raymonda

Research Interest:

Identifying the Mechanisms of UL38-Mediated Metabolic Rigidity

Griffin Schroeder
Griffin Schroeder

Research Interest:

Discovery of a PreQ1 Riboswitch with a Fundamentally Different Mode of Effector Recognition and Gene Regulation

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:

Accessory to the Crime: The Pore Behavior of CRISPR-Csx28

Elinore Vangraafeiland
Elinore Vangraafeiland

Research Interest:

Targeting Programmed Ribosomal Frameshifting in SARS-CoV-2 with a Resin-Bound Dynamic Combinatorial Library

Ethan Walker
Ethan Walker

Research Interest:

The Impact of Protein Stability on Methionine Oxidation Rates in Folded Proteins

Ruoqiao Wang
Ruoqiao Wang
First Year