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Post-Doctoral Fellows and Students

Chen Bao,

Chen Bao

Graduate Student
Ermolenko Lab

Frameshifting Stimulating Stem Loops Induce Ribosome Pausing by Inhibiting tRNA Binding to the Ribosome A Site

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Kyle Berger,

Kyle Berger

Graduate Student
Turner Lab

Surprising Sequence Effects on GU Closure of RNA Loops

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Pilar Blanco-Lobo, Ph.D.

Pilar Blanco-Lobo Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Martinez-Sobrido Lab

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Samuel Carrell,

Samuel Carrell

Graduate Student
Thornton Lab

Testing the limits of antisense oligonucleotide treatment for myotonic dystrophy Type 1

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Ellie Carrell, Ph.D.

Ellie Carrell Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Thornton Lab

Explores genetic requirements for repeat associated non-AUG (RAN) translation in skeletal muscle with the goal of defining the pathogenic contribution of this process in DM.

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Chapin Cavender,

Chapin Cavender

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

Linear Fitting of Nonbonded Parameters for RNA Force Fields

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Sai Chavali,

Sai Chavali

Graduate Student
Wedekind Lab

Structural Analysis of Multiple Lab-Evolved Proteins that Bind HIV-1 TAR RNA with NanoMolar Affinity

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Hana Cho, Ph.D.

Hana Cho Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Maquat Lab

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Jennifer Colquhoun,

Jennifer Colquhoun

Graduate Student
Dunman Lab

Identification of antimicrobials with activity in non-laboratory media.

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Meemanage  De Zoysa,

Meemanage  De Zoysa

Graduate Student
Yu Lab

Guide-Substrate RNA Base-Pairing Requirements for RNA Guided Pseudouridylation

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Thareendra De Zoysa,

Thareendra De Zoysa

Graduate Student
Phizicky Lab

Conservation of tRNA Quality Control Pathways in Eukaryotes

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Debapratim Dutta,

Debapratim Dutta

Graduate Student
Wedekind Lab

Elucidating Signal Transduction Pathways in RNA-mediated Gene Regulation

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Katherine Ebsworth-Mojica, M.D.

Katherine Ebsworth-Mojica M.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dunman Lab

Developing the Adenylate Kinase assay for use with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and identifying antitubercular drugs.

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Dalia Ghoneim,

Dalia Ghoneim

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

RNA secondary structure prediction

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Neha Gupta,

Neha Gupta

Graduate Student
Culver Lab

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Lu Han,

Lu Han

Graduate Student
Phizicky Lab

Substrate specificity of the Trm140 C32 methyltransferase

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Lisa Houston,

Lisa Houston

Graduate Student
Grayhack Lab

Understanding the Mechanisms of Codon Pair Inhibition

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Tian Jiang,

Tian Jiang

Graduate Student
Turner Lab

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Mohammad Kayedkhordeh,

Mohammad Kayedkhordeh

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

Monte Carlo: A New Approach to Predict RNA Secondary Structures Including Pseudoknots

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Wan-Jung Lai,

Wan-Jung Lai

Graduate Student
Ermolenko Lab

The Closeness of the 5’ and 3’ ends is a Universal Property of mRNA

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Ziwei Li, Ph.D.

Ziwei Li Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Li Lab

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Bronwyn Lucas,

Bronwyn Lucas

Graduate Student
Maquat Lab

ER-associated Functions of the Double-stranded RNA-binding Protein Staufen1

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Rina Nagao, Ph.D.

Rina Nagao Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Maquat Lab

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Nathan Napper,

Nathan Napper

Graduate Student
Culver Lab

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Matthew Payea,

Matthew Payea

Graduate Student
Phizicky Lab

Mutations in the Anticodon Stem Can Provoke 5’-3’ tRNA Degradation by the Rapid tRNA Decay (RTD) Pathway

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Gines Perez, Ph.D.

Gines Perez Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Martinez-Sobrido Lab

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Xavier Rambout, Ph.D.

Xavier Rambout Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Maquat Lab

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Lauren Rice,

Lauren Rice

Graduate Student
Butler Lab

Understanding protein interactions in the VapBC toxin-antitoxin system and identifying the RNA targets of VapC endoribonucleases.

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Laura Rodriguez Garcia, Ph.D.

Laura Rodriguez Garcia Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Martinez-Sobrido Lab

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Ismail Sadiq,

Ismail Sadiq

Graduate Student
Sharma Lab

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Brian Smith, Ph.D.

Brian Smith Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Culver Lab

Using biochemical techniques to identify and characterize the roles of novel auxiliary protein factors in 30S ribosome biogenesis and decipher how 16S rRNA maturation is integrated into small ribosomal subunit biogenesis events in E.coli.

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Louis Smith,

Louis Smith

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

Do Simulations of RNA Need Explicitly Modeled Hydrogen Bond Energies to be Accurate?

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Hongying Sun,

Hongying Sun

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

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Zhen Tan,

Zhen Tan

Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

TurboFold II: RNA Structural Alignment and Secondary Structure Prediction Informed by Multiple Homologs

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Matthew Tanner,

Matthew Tanner

Graduate Student
Thornton Lab

Expanded repeat DNA tracts and their roles in splicing-mediated disease in myotonic dystrophy

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Monika Tasak,

Monika Tasak

Graduate Student
Phizicky Lab

Analysis of the tRNA Specificity of a Yeast Anticodon Loop Methyltransferase.

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Jiyu Wang,

Jiyu Wang

Graduate Student
Grayhack Lab

Multi-protein Bridging Factor 1(Mbf1), Rps3 and Asc1 Prevent Stalled Ribosomes from Frameshifting

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Chandani Warnasooriya, Ph.D.

Chandani Warnasooriya Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Ermolenko Lab
Kielkopf Lab

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Li Xie,

Li Xie

Graduate Student
Li Lab

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms that Control Tissue Homeostasis and Somatic Stem Cells

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Qiangzong Yin,

Qiangzong Yin

Graduate Student
Yu Lab

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Jeffrey Zuber, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Zuber Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Mathews Lab

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