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Mallory Scott

Mallory Scott

Auxiliary α2𝜹 Subunits Confer Selectivity of Recombinant CaV2 Channel Subtype Membrane Expression in Rat Sympathetic Ganglia.

Advisor: Paul J. Kammermeier, Ph.D.

Karl Smith

Karl Smith

Understanding Sieving and Clogging in Ultrathin Membrane Filtration

Advisor: James L. McGrath, Ph.D.


Rakesh Chatrikhi

Rakesh Chatrikhi, Ph.D.

Structure and Function of a Phosphorylated Complex Containing the Myelodysplasia-Relevant Pre-mRNA Splicing Factor U2AF35

Advisor: Clara L. Kielkopf, Ph.D.

He Fang

He Fang, Ph.D.

Structural Transition of the Carboxyl-Terminal Domain of Xenopus Linker Histone H1.0

Advisor: Jeffrey J. Hayes, Ph.D.

Thomas Hilimire

Thomas Hilimire, Ph.D.

Strategies for Targeting the Frameshift Stimulatory RNA of HIV-1 with Synthetic Molecules

Advisor: Benjamin L. Miller, Ph.D.

Sarah Loerch

Sarah Loerch, Ph.D.

Investigating an SF3b155 Scaffold for UHM-Containing Pre-mRNA Splicing Factors

Advisor: Clara L. Kielkopf, Ph.D.


Anant Agrawal

Anant Akash Agrawal, Ph.D.

Structural Basis of Splice Site Recognition by U2AF65 and its Relationship to Human Genetic Disease

Advisor: Clara L. Kielkopf, Ph.D.

Dhrubo Basu Roy

Dhrubo Jyoti Basu Roy, Ph.D.

Exploiting the Self-assembly of Hydrogel Nanoparticles for Novel Applications in Biosensor Design and Cell Patterning

Advisor: Benjamin L. Miller, Ph.D.

Nicholas Leioatts

Nicholas Leioatts, Ph.D.

Allostery and Activation in the G Protein-Coupled Receptor, Rhodopsin

Advisor: Alan M. Grossfield, Ph.D.

Rajashri Sridharan

Rajashri Sridharan, Ph.D.

Relationship between Receptor Occupancy and Signaling Responses in Ste2p, a G Protein Coupled Receptor in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Advisor: Mark E. Dumont, Ph.D.


Laura DiChiacchio

Laura DiChiacchio, M.D., Ph.D.

Computational Prediction of RNA Secondary Structure with Applications to RNA Viruses

Advisor: David H. Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.

Joshua Horn

Joshua Horn, Ph.D.

Exploring Lipid-Peptide Interactions Through Computer Simulation of Antimicrobial Lipopeptides and a G Protein-Coupled Receptor

Advisor: Alan M. Grossfield, Ph.D.

Wenhua Wang

Wenhua Wang, Ph.D.

Structural and Functional Investigation of Phosphorylated Splicing Factor

Advisor: Clara L. Kielkopf, Ph.D.