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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Joseph Wedekind
Joseph E. Wedekind, Ph.D.
MC 3-7409
Phone: (585) 273-4516
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Research Interest: Structure and function analysis of gene regulation by non-protein-coding (nc)RNAs as a basis for therapeutic development.


Jermaine Jenkins
Jermaine Jenkins, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (585) 275-5305
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Research Interest:

Crystallography of RNA and Protein-RNA complexes

Research Staff

Tiana Rohe
Tiana Rohe
Lab Assistant III

Graduate Students

Rachel Bonn-Breach
Research Interest:

A cyclic peptide library that targets HIV TAR RNA reveals key roles for cyclization linkers and peptide sequences in antiviral function

Sai Chavali
Research Interest: Arginine Forks Are a Widespread Motif to Recognize Phosphate Backbones and Guanine Nucleobases in the RNA Major Groove
Griffin Schroeder
Research Interest:

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

Yoshita Srivastava
Research Interest:

Two riboswitches with identical binding pockets show different tolerances to equivalent mutations and varied promiscuities for cognate effector binding

Research Assistants

Maya Lippard
Maya Lippard
Undergraduate Student