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Current Student Composite (Updated annually in fall)


Current Students

Viktoriya  Anokhina

Viktoriya  Anokhina, M.S.

Research Interest:
Increasing Cellular Concentrations and Specificity of RNA-targeted anti-HIV Compounds
Chen Bao

Chen Bao

Research Interest:
Frameshifting Stimulating Stem Loops Induce Ribosome Pausing by Inhibiting tRNA Binding to the Ribosome A Site
Rachel Bonn-Breach

Rachel Bonn-Breach

Tyler Couch

Tyler Couch, M.S.

Research Interest:
The Histone Mono-methyltransferase Setd8 is an Important Regulator in Human Erythropoiesis
Meemanage  De Zoysa

Meemanage  De Zoysa, M.S.

Research Interest:
Guide-Substrate RNA Base-Pairing Requirements for RNA Guided Pseudouridylation
Thareendra De Zoysa

Thareendra De Zoysa, M.S.

Research Interest:
Conservation of tRNA Quality Control Pathways in Eukaryotes
Sierra Fox

Sierra Fox, M.S.

Research Interest:
Dissecting the Function of Domain-Forming Transcriptional Enhancers
Justin Galardi

Justin Galardi

Christopher Goodwin

Christopher Goodwin, M.S.

Research Interest:
HCMV and NFκB Signaling: Viral Modulation of Host Cell Inflammatory Signaling During Infection
Fanfan Hao

Fanfan Hao, M.S.

Research Interest:
Communication between the Core Histone Tails and H1 Carboxyl-Terminal Domain
Omar Hedaya

Omar Hedaya

Lisa Houston

Lisa Houston, M.S.

Research Interest:
Understanding the Mechanisms of Codon Pair Inhibition
Nazish Jeffery

Nazish Jeffery, M.S.

Research Interest:
The Role of Histone H2A Variants in Erythropoiesis
Wan-Jung Lai

Wan-Jung Lai, M.S.

Research Interest:
The Closeness of the 5’ and 3’ ends is a Universal Property of mRNA
Bronwyn Lucas

Bronwyn Lucas, M.S.

Research Interest:
ER-associated Functions of the Double-stranded RNA-binding Protein Staufen1
Lingfeng Luo

Lingfeng Luo, M.S.

Research Interest:
The Roles of PDE10A and PDE1A in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Pathological Vascular Remodeling
Nicholas Macoretta

Nicholas Macoretta

Research Interest:
The Roles of Histone Variants and Histone Modifications in Aging
Luke Marr

Luke Marr, M.S.

Research Interest:
A Novel Method for Probing Chromatin Accessibility
Isreal Moreno

Isreal Moreno

Research Interest:
The Role of Non-canonical Metabolic Isoforms During HCMV Infection
Yuliya Muradova

Yuliya Muradova, M.S.

Research Interest:
Secondary Structure Clues About Function of Leukemic Protein PRDM3
Matthew Raymonda

Matthew Raymonda

Griffin Schroeder

Griffin Schroeder

Monika Tasak

Monika Tasak

Research Interest:
Analysis of the tRNA Specificity of a Yeast Anticodon Loop Methyltransferase.
Jennifer Twardowski

Jennifer Twardowski

Arica VanderWal

Arica VanderWal

Ethan Walker

Ethan Walker

Research Interest:
Global Analysis of Protein Stability by Mass Spectrometry
Jiyu Wang

Jiyu Wang, M.S.

Research Interest:
Multi-protein Bridging Factor 1(Mbf1), Rps3 and Asc1 Prevent Stalled Ribosomes from Frameshifting
Hong Zhu

Hong Zhu, M.S.

Research Interest:
Yeast Cell Surface Display of HIV Envelope Proteins for Vaccine Development