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Alaa Ahmed
Alaa Ahmed
First Year
Emily Berry
Emily Berry

Research Interest:
Understanding the role of lncRNA Neat1 in maintaining cell identity.
Jamie
 Burchett
Jamie  Burchett

Research Interest:
Understanding the role of the REV-ERB proteins in MYC-driven circadian disruption and cancer.
Adam Cornwell
Adam Cornwell, M.S.

Research Interest:
Leveraging genetic tools in model systems alongside computational tools to explore mechanisms of aging, toward understanding how we might promote healthier aging in humans.
Derek Crowe
Derek Crowe

Research Interest:
Commonalities between primary and recurrent tumors. Leveraging genetic and molecular similarities as shared vulnerabilities to reduce rates of recurrence.
Dakarai Esgdaille
Dakarai Esgdaille

Research Interest:
Understanding the roles of lncRNA Neat1 in regulating gene expression and early oncogenesis.
McKayla Ford
McKayla Ford
First Year
Matthew Ingalls
Matthew Ingalls

Research Interest:
Characterization of salivary gland acinar cell dynamics and regeneration.
Xiurui Lyu
Xiurui Lyu
First Year
Adrian Moises Molina Vargas
Adrian Moises Molina Vargas

Research Interest:
RNA biology, CRISPR-Cas systems. Understanding gRNA design rules for efficient and specific Cas13 RNA-binding in human cells.
Daxiang Na
Daxiang Na, M.S.

Research Interest:
The relationship between hearing loss and Alzheimer's Disease.
Thomas O'Connor
Thomas O'Connor

Research Interest:
Skeletal muscle cellular and molecular adaptations following exercise.
Jayme Olsen
Jayme Olsen

Research Interest:
Understanding human erythroid precursor self-renewal as part of the normal erythroid stress response and to improve the output of ex vivo culture red blood cells for cell based therapies.
Ludia
 Pack
Ludia  Pack

Research Interest:
Restoring Redox/Fyn/c-Cbl (RFC) pathway function as a therapeutic target in non-small cell lung cancers and ovarian cancers, and using transcriptomic and proteomic data to predict additional cancer types of interest
Brandon
 Park
Brandon  Park

Research Interest:
Nucleic Acid Biology, Epigenetics, and Development. My project is focused on the role of H2A.Z in epigenetic inheritance.
Zachary Ward
Zachary Ward
First Year
Xiaolu Wei
Xiaolu Wei

Research Interest:
How satellite DNA is regulated in the germline in Drosophila using functional genomics and cytogenetics.
Li Xie
Li Xie

Research Interest:
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms that Control Tissue Homeostasis and Somatic Stem Cells.
Shen Zhou
Shen Zhou, M.S.

Research Interest:
Mechanisms of c-Cbl inhibition in basal-like breast cancer
Marco Zocchi
Marco Zocchi
First Year