Graduate Students

Lauren Adams

Lauren Adams
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Kelleher
  • Research Topic: Top-down proteomic characterization of RAS proteoform signatures in cancer

Moneeza Agha

Moneeza Agha
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: McLean
  • Research Topic: Functional organization of commissural interneurons mediating left-right alternation at different speeds of locomotion in larval zebrafish

Gloria Alvarado

Gloria Alvarado
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Lane
  • Research Topic: An investigation of cytokine expression dynamics in individual macrophages during Salmonella infection

Xavier Anderson

Xavier Anderson
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Petersen
  • Research Topic: Determining the roles of microtubules in injury response and regeneration

Brooke Angell

Brooke Angell
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Brickner
  • Research Topic: Elucidating the molecular mechanism of transcript buffering

Katherine Berman

Katherine Berman
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Lucks
  • Research Topic: Uncovering intermediate structural motifs and rearrangements in RNA folding pathways of prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems

Jonathan Boucher

Jonathan Boucher
  • Entry Year: 2018
  • Lab: Leonard
  • Research Topic: Programmable gene therapy vector tropism and in vivo cell therapy via engineered vesicles

Julianna Bourgeois

Julianna Bourgeois
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Mirkin

Evan Buechel

Evan Buechel
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Pinkett
  • Research Topic: Investigation of the molecular mechanism regulating Pdr1 transcriptional activity

David Bushhouse

David Bushhouse
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Lucks
  • Research Topic: Sequence and structure features of the Cbe pfl ZTP riboswitch regulate leak, sensitivity, and dynamic range

Delfin Buyco

Delfin Buyco
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Kamat

Eduardo Campos Chávez

Eduardo Campos Chávez
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Mondragón
  • Research Topic: Structural and biophysical studies of the T-box riboswitch

Matthew Capek

Matthew Capek
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Gallio
  • Research Topic: Investigations into the evolution of nocifensive and thermosensory behavior in insects

Lucas Carter

Lucas Carter
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Backman
  • Research Topic: Interrogating the molecular modulators of chromatin organization via genomic screening

Gabriel Cavin-Meza

Gabriel Cavin-Meza
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Wignall
  • Research Topic: Acentrosomal pole stability and maintenance in Caenorhabditis elegans oocyte meiotic spindles

Nicholas Chamberlain

Nicholas Chamberlain
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Bao

Edric Choi

Edric Choi
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Lucks
  • Research Topic: Deducing RNA structure and dynamics from quantitative analysis of chemical probing reactivities

Liyushang Chou

Liyushang Chou
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Mirkin
  • Research Topic: Developing immunotherapy targeting immune suppression using spherical nucleic acids (SNAs)

Eleanor Clark

Eleanor Clark
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Petersen
  • Research Topic: Investigating positional patterning systems of body-wide homeostasis and regeneration

Karlin Compton

Karlin Compton
  • Entry Year: 2018
  • Lab: LaBonne
  • Research Topic: The role of H3K4 methylation in formation and maintenance of the vertebrate neural crest

Ely Contreras

Ely Contreras
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Schmidt
  • Research Topic: Melanopsin phototransduction regulates diverse visual behaviors

William Corcoran

William Corcoran
  • Entry Year: 2018
  • Lab: Leonard
  • Research Topic: Investigating miniproteins as synthetic receptor binding domains to enable soluble ligand-sensing cell-based therapeutics

Corinne Croslyn

Corinne Croslyn
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Blythe

Emily Czajkowski

Emily Czajkowski
  • Entry Year: 2018
  • Lab: Wignall
  • Research Topic: Investigating the components of spindle assembly and stability that allow for faithful chromosome segregation in C. elegans and M. musculus

Eleanor Degen

Eleanor Degen
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Blythe
  • Research Topic: Spatiotemporal gene regulation by the Bicoid morphogen

Simrita Deol

Simrita Deol
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Leonard
  • Research Topic: Developing next-generation natural killer cell-based therapies through evaluation of tumor targeting strategies, therapeutic outputs, and signal integration strategies

Stephenie Droll

Stephenie Droll
  • Entry Year: 2018
  • Lab: Bao
  • Research Topic: Characterizing two putative tumor suppressors in epidermal homeostasis and cancer progression

Elizabeth Duvall

Elizabeth Duvall
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Braun
  • Research Topic: Temporal network-based analysis using gene coordination and activity level to identify influential networks

Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Carthew
  • Research Topic: Morphology directed fate specification during the retinal patterning of Drosophila melanogaster

Tiffany Ge

Tiffany Ge
  • Entry Year: 2018
  • Lab: Brickner

Natalie Gilbert

Natalie Gilbert
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Blythe
  • Research Topic: Investigation into the role of chromatin dynamics in IFN-stimulated gene transcription

David Gittin

David Gittin
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Petersen
  • Research Topic: Investigating the role of Wnt signaling in planarian antero-posterior polarization and patterning

Brent Groubert

Brent Groubert
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Brickner

Elias (Qingxu) Guan

Elias (Qingxu) Guan
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Petersen
  • Research Topic: Understanding the regulation and patterning of Wnt genes in Schmidtea mediterranea

Clare Harper

Clare Harper
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Lackner
  • Research Topic: Uncovering novel roles of MECA in cellular and mitochondrial function

Zhuoling He

Zhuoling He
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Bozza

Laura Hertz

Laura Hertz
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Lucks
  • Research Topic: Investigating distinct structures within the fluoride riboswitch to understand the dynamic cotranscriptional folding process

Patric Ho

Patric Ho
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Bao
  • Research Topic: Characterization of GATAD2A-NuRD and its interaction with the BAF complex in regulating epidermal homeostasis

Hannah Horton

Hannah Horton
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Wignall
  • Research Topic: The role of the plus-end directed kinesin KLP-19 in C. elegans oocyte meiosis

Richard Hwang

Richard Hwang
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Lee
  • Research Topic: Investigation of the signals that induce motion sickness

Alexis Jacob

Alexis Jacob
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Brickner
  • Research Topic: How nucleoporin-dependent spatial organization of the yeast genome impacts transcription

Kristin Johnson

Kristin Johnson
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: LaBonne
  • Research Topic: The role of DNA and histone methylation in the maintenance of pluripotency

Jenna Jouandet

Jenna Jouandet
  • Entry Year: 2011
  • Lab: Gallio
  • Research Topic: Higher order processing of temperature and humidity stimuli in the Drosophila brain

Alexandra Karagiaridi

Alexandra Karagiaridi
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Pinkett
  • Research Topic: Characterizing the complex assemblies and transport mechanism of the non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae ABC Sap transporter

Nolan Kennedy

Nolan Kennedy
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Tullman-Ercek
  • Research Topic: Investigating three functions of 1,2-propanediol utilization bacterial microcompartment shell proteins

Daniel Kranz

Daniel Kranz
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Klein
  • Research Topic: Spatiotemporal characterization of amyloid beta oligomer proteoforms in Alzheimer's disease

Kyle Krueger

Kyle Krueger
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Petersen
  • Research Topic: Uncovering deeply-conserved genetic regulators of neoblasts in Hofstenia miamia

Tiffany Kuo

Tiffany Kuo
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Backman

Julie Liang

Julie Liang
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Tullman-Ercek
  • Research Topic: Elucidating the roles of environmental and genetic factors in SPl-1 type three secretion system pathway expression and secretion

Brandon Liauw

Brandon Liauw
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Vafabakhsh
  • Research Topic: Dynamic mechanisms of metabotropic glutamate receptor activation and modulation

Andrew Liu

Andrew Liu
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Carthew
  • Research Topic: Growth control of Drosophila melanogaster wings

Sarah Lloyd

Sarah Lloyd
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Bao
  • Research Topic: Regulation of transcription elongation and termination in epidermal homeostasis

Katherine Lo

Katherine Lo
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Petersen
  • Research Topic: Investigating the role of wound-induced genes in planarian regeneration

Weifeng Lu

Weifeng Lu
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: He

Anika Marand

Anika Marand
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Lane
  • Research Topic: Investigating the dynamics of two-component system activation in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium in response to phagosomal stimuli

Jordy Martinez

Jordy Martinez
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Wignall

Meghan Masotti

Meghan Masotti
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Kozorovitskiy
  • Research Topic: Genetically targeted striatal proteomics across development in a mouse model of autism spectrum disorder

Ryan McKeown

Ryan McKeown
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Andersen

Karla Medina

Karla Medina
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Backman

Andrew Montequin

Andrew Montequin
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: LaBonne
  • Research Topic: Patterning the vertebrate neuroectoderm

Nicolas Moya

Nicolas Moya
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Andersen
  • Research Topic: The origins of Caenorhabditis briggsae hyperdivergent genomic regions

Juhi Narula

Juhi Narula
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Wignall
  • Research Topic: Investigating the role of a conserved kinase in acentrosomal spindle organization using Caenorhabditis elegans oocytes

Amy Neely

Amy Neely
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Bao
  • Research Topic: Characterizing the role of nucleoporins in epidermal gene regulation

Tonatiuh Ocampo

Tonatiuh Ocampo
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Mirkin

Jun Young (Daniel) Oh

Jun Young (Daniel) Oh
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Dombeck
  • Research Topic: Immediate early gene Fos and Arc expression during CA1 place field formation

Brett Palmero

Brett Palmero
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Tullman-Ercek
  • Research Topic: Determining the benefits of violacein pathway encapsulation in the 1,2-propanediol utilization bacterial microcompartment

Krishna Paranandi

Krishna Paranandi
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Mirkin
  • Research Topic: Spherical nucleic acids as a disease-modifying therapy in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Jungsoo Park

Jungsoo Park
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Mirkin
  • Research Topic: Design and use of IDH1-targeting spherical nucleic acids with enhanced gene knockdown efficacy for glioblastoma multiforme

Omar Payán Parra

Omar Payán Parra
  • Entry Year: 2018
  • Lab: Yang
  • Research Topic: Studying the formation of long-distance genomic interactions during mouse cerebellar development

Aldeb Perera

Aldeb Perera
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Allada
  • Research Topic: Identifying the molecular and cellular basis of sleep homeostasis in the Drosophila mushroom bodies

Emily Pujadas

Emily Pujadas
  • Entry Year: 2018
  • Lab: Backman
  • Research Topic: Genome-wide transcriptional engineering through the regulation of the physical structure of chromatin

Anthony Pulvino

Anthony Pulvino
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Amato

Jinkang Qing

Jinkang Qing
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: He

Rebecca Rasmussen

Rebecca Rasmussen
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: O'Halloran/Lucks
  • Research Topic: Zur- and zinc-mediated ribosomal protein regulation in Escherichia coli

Michael Ray

Michael Ray
  • Entry Year: 2018
  • Lab: Lackner
  • Research Topic: Investigating the molecular mechanisms of organelle inheritance and asymmetric fitness-based organelle partitioning

Reyvin Reyes

Reyvin Reyes
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Rosenzweig
  • Research Topic: Characterizing biosynthetic enzymes involved in the production of methanobactin

Reese Richardson

Reese Richardson
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Amaral
  • Research Topic: Identifying bias and improving reproducibility in RNA sequencing computational pipelines

Sara Rigney

Sara Rigney
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: LaBonne
  • Research Topic: Understanding the role of cell heterogeneity in pluripotency, lineage restriction and the establishment of neural crest cells

Kristen Rivera

Kristen Rivera
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Pinkett
  • Research Topic: Structural and biochemical investigation of the nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae Sap ABC transporter mechanism of selectivity and transport

Erica Rosario

Erica Rosario
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Lackner
  • Research Topic: Investigating the roles membrane properties and architecture have on membrane contact site formation and function

Michael Schamber

Michael Schamber
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Vafabakhsh
  • Research Topic: The activation and sensitivity-tuning of the calcium-sensing receptor

Yannick Schreiber

Yannick Schreiber
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Leonard
  • Research Topic: Development of tunable microenvironment-responsive CAR-T cells using synthetic gene circuits to enhance potency and safety

Nicolas Scrutton Alvarado

Nicolas Scrutton Alvarado
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Yang
  • Research Topic: Characterization of a novel neuronal-specific nuclear subcompartment and its mechanism of formation in the mouse cerebellum

Madison Spratt

Madison Spratt
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Lane
  • Research Topic: Characterizing the dynamics of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium virulence expression at the single-cell level

Taojunfeng Su

Taojunfeng Su
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Kelleher
  • Research Topic: Characterization of IDH1 proteoform signatures in cancer using top-down mass spectrometry-based proteogenomics

Jordan Summers

Jordan Summers
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Tullman-Ercek

Jack Sumner

Jack Sumner
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Hartmann
  • Research Topic: Pulmonary pressures: identifying lung microbiome structure, function, and dynamics

Bethany Sump

Bethany Sump
  • Entry Year: 2016
  • Lab: Brickner
  • Research Topic: Mechanisms of epigenetic transcriptional memory in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Anna Talyzina

Anna Talyzina
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: He
  • Research Topic: Structural characterization of RNA Polymerase II and RNA Polymerase III transcription initiation using cryo-EM

Elijah Taylor

Elijah Taylor
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Mondragón
  • Research Topic: A single-molecule approach to observe domain movement dynamics in type IA topoisomerases

Arielle Thames

Arielle Thames
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Jewett
  • Research Topic: Tolerance, toxins, and titers: interrogating the biology of glycan-mediated immune modulation in three therapeutic spaces

Yiren Tu

Yiren Tu
  • Entry Year: 2021
  • Lab: Wang/Vafabakhsh

Frank Tucci

Frank Tucci
  • Entry Year: 2019
  • Lab: Rosenzweig
  • Research Topic: Investigating the role of the membrane in particulate methane monooxygenase (pMMO) structure and function

Syed Uddin

Syed Uddin
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Lee
  • Research Topic: Can taste create an illusion of smell?

D. Jake VanBelzen

D. Jake VanBelzen
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Brickner
  • Research Topic: The molecular requirements and ubiquity of RNAPII promoter poising in epigenetic transcriptional memory

Citlayi Villaseñor

Citlayi Villaseñor
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Kamat
  • Research Topic: Probing the biophysical effects of fatty acids on membrane protein folding, stability, and function

Alex Vogt

Alex Vogt
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: He
  • Research Topic: Biochemical and structural investigation of end processing in NHEJ

Antoineen White

Antoineen White
  • Entry Year: 2015
  • Lab: Lackner
  • Research Topic: Investigating how the distinct domains and activities of the membrane contact site protein Num1 contribute to the biological functions of MECA

Brett Wisniewski

Brett Wisniewski
  • Entry Year: 2017
  • Lab: Lackner
  • Research Topic: Uncovering novel functions and regulators of the mitochondrial fission protein Dnm1 using cell biological, biochemical, and structural approaches

Bingxian Xu

Bingxian Xu
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Braun
  • Research Topic: Unveiling regulatory networks using dynamic circadian gene expression

Feihong Xu

Feihong Xu
  • Entry Year: 2020
  • Lab: Amaral
  • Research Topic: Severe pneumonia subtyping and prognosis from multi-omics data and electronic health records

Yue Yu

Yue Yu
  • Entry Year: 2018
  • Lab: Lee
  • Research Topic: Function of taste in regulating feeding behaviors

Ziyu Zhao

Ziyu Zhao
  • Entry Year: 2018
  • Lab: Yang
  • Research Topic: Investigation of the organization and regulation mechanism of megaloops in mouse cerebellum