Students

StudentYearLabResearch Project
Brantley, Sarah2Hilser
Devlin, Taylor2Fleming
Evans, Daniel2Lau
Fernandez, Amy2Berger
Henderson, Elizabeth1Currently completing rotations and coursework
Hurst, Miranda2Garcia-Moreno
Nwogbaga, Ifunanya2Camley
Yehya, Nicolas2Xiao
Beckett, Morgan3BaileyStructural and functional studies of methylated DNA binding proteins
Cook, Cyril3BarrickThermodynamic characterization of the Notch transcription activation complex
De La Cruz, Ana3WuDevelopment of a robust fluorescence method to detect RS218 E .coliinvasion of human brain endothelial cells
Lueck, Jacob3SohnStructural and biochemical studies of inflammasome signaling
Marincin, Kenneth3FruehMolecular communication between cyclization and substrate-loaded carrier protein domains from a non-ribosomal peptide synthetase
Morley, Drew3XiaoDevelopment of super-resolution microscopy techniques to study the structure of the E. coli chromosome
Plaza-Rodriguez, Alma3RobertsDevelopment of a whole-cell reaction-diffusion model for the Saccharomyces cerevisiae galactose metabolism pathway in order to study the dynamics and cell-state switching behavior under various environmental perturbations
Yovanno, Remy3LauConformational dynamics of the NMDA receptor
Blake, Lauren 4WuLocal control of translation in vivo
Chakrabarti, Mayukh 4AmzelUtilizing computational approaches to investigate the conformational dynamics of PI3K
Karl, Kelly 4HristovaCharacterizing FGFR signalling and differential ligand recognition
Latallo, Gosia4WuVisualization and characterization of G4C2 RNA repeat extension and repeat-associated non-ATG​ translation of C9orf72 gene
Nance, Morgan4GrayComputational modeling, docking, and design of glycans and glycoproteins
Siddiqui, Arman 4BergerStructural and mechanistic study into type IIA topoisomerase energy transduction capabilities
Wang, Yanbo 4HaCas9 mechanism study using smFRET
Bandak, Afif 5Berger Discovery and design of type II topoisomerase inhibitors
Bobrovnikov, Dmitriy 5Ha Single-molecule method development for characterization of DNA helicases
Martinez, Jaime 5Lecomte Structure-function relationships and determinants of heme coordination in hemoglobins using UV/visible spectrophotometry, NMR spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography
Petersen, Mark5Barrick Stability and coupling in autonomous repeat proteins
Rice, Anne 5Garcia-Moreno Patterns of hydration and packing affecting dielectric properties in hydrophobic cavities of proteins
Veltri, Anthony 5Green Characterizing the crosstalk between mRNA decay and translation regulation in eukaryotes
Zandi, Trevor 5Townsend Structural enzymology of mycobacterial L,D-transpeptidases
Zapata Mercado, Elmer5HristovaDevelopment of a thermodynamic methodology to study the interactions between membrane proteins
Grasso, Emily 6Hilser Characterization of conformational dynamics in allosterically-regulated protein systems by NMR spectroscopy
Marx, Dagan6Fleming Determining amino acid transfer free energies as a function of depth in the bilayer
Nune, Melesse 6Wolberger Investigation of the role of FACT and Ubp10 in histone H2B deubiquitination and nucleosome dynamics
Kougentakis, Christos 6Garc’ia-Moreno Characterizing pH dependentconformational transitions in proteins using NMR spectroscopy
Paul, Michael 6Hristova Fluorescent microscopy study of the interactions between receptor tyrosine kinases of different subfamilies in the membrane of live cells
Russo, Miranda 6HilserInvestigating the link between conformational dynamics and catalysis in Adenylate Kinase using NMR spectroscopy
Sternke, Matthew 6Barrick Biophysical investigations of protein consensus sequence design and other sequence-based design strategies
Hobson, Matthew7Berger Structural and mechanistic studies of E. Coli Gyrase
Bohrer, Chris 7Xiao Investigation of how different genetic switch stabilities are influenced by extrinsic noise
Kim, Sarah7Hristova Design and characterization of pH-sensitive membrane pore forming peptides for endosomal escape.
Lessen, Henry7Fleming Experimental and computational studies probingthe effect of local environment on bacterial outer membrane protein energetics
Matyszewski, Mariusz 7Sohn Structural and biochemical studies of DNA sensing proteins involved in human innate immunity
McQuillen, Ryan 7Xiao Development of an optogenetic toolkit to probe the role of FtsZ duringE. colicell division.