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Post-Doctoral Fellows and Students

Kadijah Abston, Kadijah Abston
Graduate Student
Li Lab

Define the information carriers in semen underlying Pb-induced transgenerational behavioral alterations.

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Chen Bao, Chen Bao
Graduate Student
Ermolenko Lab

Elucidating the Mechanism of Ribosome Pausing Mediated by mRNA Secondary Structures

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Chapin Cavender, M.S.Chapin Cavender M.S.
Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

Capturing the Influence of Solvent in Quantum Chemistry Calculations of RNAs

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Sai Chavali, Sai Chavali
Graduate Student
Wedekind Lab

Structural Characterization of Multiple Lab-Evolved Proteins Reveals Signature Sequences in HIV-1 TAR RNA Recognition

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Kevin Chiem, Kevin Chiem
Graduate Student
Martinez-Sobrido Lab

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Hana Cho, Ph.D.Hana Cho Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Maquat Lab

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Michaelle Chojnacki, Ph.D.Michaelle Chojnacki Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Dunman Lab

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Jennifer Colquhoun, Ph.D.Jennifer Colquhoun Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dunman Lab

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Brandon Davis, Brandon Davis
Graduate Student
O'Connell Lab

Elucidating Guide-RNA Design Rules for Efficient and Highly Specific Cas13 RNA-targeting in Human Cells

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Meemanage  De Zoysa, M.S.Meemanage  De Zoysa M.S.
Graduate Student
Yu Lab

The Effect of U2 snRNA Pseudouridylation on Pre-mRNA Splicing in S. cerevisiae

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Thareendra De Zoysa, M.S.Thareendra De Zoysa M.S.
Graduate Student
Phizicky Lab

tRNA Quality Control Pathways in Evolutionarily Distant Yeasts

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Debapratim Dutta, M.S.Debapratim Dutta M.S.
Graduate Student
Wedekind Lab

Elucidating Signal Transduction Pathways in RNA Mediated Gene Regulation

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Kahina Ghanem, Ph.D.Kahina Ghanem Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Boutz Lab

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Dalia Ghoneim, Dalia Ghoneim
Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

RNA secondary structure prediction

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Omar Hedaya, Omar Hedaya
Graduate Student
Yao Lab

The Role of DDX3X in the Translation of Cardiomyocyte Transcription Factors

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Tom Hilimire, Ph.D.Tom Hilimire Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Martinez-Sobrido Lab

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Lisa Houston, M.S.Lisa Houston M.S.
Graduate Student
Grayhack Lab

Dissecting Mechanisms by which Particular Codon Pairs Regulate Translation

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Tian Jiang, Tian Jiang
Graduate Student
Turner Lab

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Feng Jiang, Feng Jiang
Graduate Student
Yao Lab

Cracking the Function of PRRC2B in Translation Initiation

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Mohammad Kayedkhordeh, M.S.Mohammad Kayedkhordeh M.S.
Graduate Student
Mathews Lab

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

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Wan-Jung Lai, M.S.Wan-Jung Lai M.S.
Graduate Student
Ermolenko Lab

The Role of the Intrinsic Closeness of mRNA Ends in Translation

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Debanjana Maji, Debanjana Maji
Graduate Student
Kielkopf Lab

Structure and Function of Cancer-Relevant Pre-mRNA Splicing Factors

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Rajyalakshmi Meduri, Ph.D.Rajyalakshmi Meduri Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Li Lab

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Adrian Moises Molina Vargas, Adrian Moises Molina Vargas
Graduate Student
Mello Lab

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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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Jun-Gyu Park, Ph.D.Jun-Gyu Park Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Martinez-Sobrido Lab

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Joseph Porter, Ph.D.Joseph Porter Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Lueck Lab

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Xavier Rambout, Ph.D.Xavier Rambout Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Maquat Lab

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Tyler Scherzi, Tyler Scherzi
Graduate Student
Dunman Lab

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Louis Smith, M.S.Louis Smith M.S.
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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Matthew Tanner, M.S.Matthew Tanner M.S.
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

Biology of 2'-O-methylation in the Anticodon Loop of Yeast tRNAs

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Jennifer Twardowski, Jennifer Twardowski
Graduate Student
Mello Lab

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Arica VanderWal, Arica VanderWal
Graduate Student
O'Connell Lab

Determining the Mechanism by which Accessory Protein Csx28 Enhances RNA-Targeting of CRISPR-Cas13b

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Jiyu Wang, M.S.Jiyu Wang M.S.
Graduate Student
Grayhack Lab

Stalled Ribosomes Maintain the Reading Frame Due to the Multi-protein Bridging Factor 1(Mbf1), Rps3 and Asc1

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Chandani Warnasooriya, Ph.D.Chandani Warnasooriya Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Wedekind Lab
Kielkopf Lab

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Li Xie, Li Xie
Graduate Student
Li Lab

Lie Xi joined the Proschel Lab in 2016, and is currently applying his extensive molecular skill towards analyzing the effects of EIF2B mutations in VWM disease on astrocyte function. He also collaborates with the spinal cord research team on investigating the effects of new pharmacological treatments on the Immune response in acute SCI. Lie Xi also became a proud father this year!

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Chengjin Ye, Ph.D.Chengjin Ye Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Martinez-Sobrido Lab

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Rui Zhang, Rui Zhang
Graduate Student
Mello Lab

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Jeffrey Zuber, Ph.D.Jeffrey Zuber Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Mathews Lab

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