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Lab Members

Lab Alumni

Principal Investigator

Clara Kielkopf
Research Interest: Splicing defects in hematologic malignancies; roles of human pre-mRNA splicing factors in HIV-1 infectivity; development of engineered splicing factors for correction of splicing defects; splice sites and their associated proteins as therapeutic targets.


Jermaine Jenkins
Jermaine Jenkins, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
MC 1-6818A
Phone: (585) 275-5305
Research Interest: Crystallography of RNA and Protein-RNA complexes

Research Staff

Eliezra Glasser
Eliezra Glasser
Laboratory Technician IV
Mary Pulvino
Mary Pulvino
Technical Associate II
MC 3-8547
Phone: (585) 276-3681

Graduate Students

Justin Galardi
Research Interest: Distinguishing the roles of TatSF1 and U2AF65 paralogues in HIV vs. host gene expression
Debanjana Maji
Research Interest: Cancer-associated mutations of the pre-mRNA splicing factor U2AF2 alter splice site signal recognition

Research Assistants

Victoria Bela
Victoria Nadezh Bela
Undergraduate Student
Selina Xu
Selina Xu
Undergraduate Student