Past Trainees


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Carnie Abajian

Rosenzweig, Chemistry
Biophysical and structural characterization of proteins involved in copper delivery to cytochrome c oxidase

Ryan Abdella

He, IBiS
Structure-function studies of the human Mediator complex in transcription initiation

Hena Alam

Freymann, DGP
Structure & function of the GTPase domain of SRP54

Beth Beadle

Shoichet, DGP/MSTP
Stability-function tradeodds, Beta-lactamase structure-function

Ronald Biggs

Marko, IBiS
Understanding the Roles and Interplay Between Topoisomerase II and the Condensin Complexes in Mitotic Chromosomes

Sumitabha Brahmachari

Marko, Physics & Astronomy
Free Energy model for a braided DNA system

Kristi Calvert

Silverman, Chemistry
Inactivation of GABA aminotransferase

Clarence Chan

Mondragón, IBiS, MSTP
The universally conserved regions in RNase P as they relate to its recognition of tRNA

Anita Changela

Mondragón, IBiS
Structural studies of type IA topoisomerase/DNA complexes

Po-Han Chen

Elucidate the strucutral basis of HGF-MET interactions using x-ray crystallography complemented with other biophysics cell-biological approaches

WeiTing Chen

Lackner, IBiS
The regulation and assembly of the syntaphilin tethering complex

Anthony Chipre

Leonard/Nguyen, Chemistry
Development of Polymer-grafted Nanobins (PGN) as a Versatile Platform for the Delivery of Biomedicals

Jennifer Czlapinski

Sheppard, Chemistry
DNA template directed synthesis and biophysics of metallosalen DNA

Anne d'Aquino

Jewett, IBiS
Characterizing the role of 23S rRNA peptidyltransferase center interactions in translation fidelity

Amanda Davis

Wignall, IBiS
Biochemical characterization of a novel protein complex required for meiotic chromosome congression and segregation

Kristen Dietrich

Rice, DGP
Understanding the mechanism of kinesin regulation and its structural base using x-ray crystallography

Ken Durbin

Kelleher, IBiS
Focused on the cellular phenomenon of senescence, which is a permanent cell cycle arrest

Quentin Dudley

Jewett, ChBE
Synthesis of isoprenoids from methane using cell-free metabolic engineering.

Kathryn Gunn

Mondragón, IBiS
Elucidating teh relationship between conformational changes in toposiomerases and topological changes in DNA using single molecule techniques.

Victoria Harrison

Meade, Chemistry
High relaxivity contrast agents for molecular imaging applications

Theodore Johnson

Silverman, Chemistry
Enzyme kinetics and mechanisms and inhibition

Sarah Kamper

Meade, Chemistry
Bioinorganic chemistry, biological molecular imaging

Julian Klosowiak

Crystal structure of the outer mitochondrial membrane protein Miro

David Klumpp

Pinto, IBiS
Ion channels

David Krist

Statsyuk, Chemistry
Exploring interaction dynamics of E2 enzymes in the ubiquitin system.

Valerie Leesch

Hoffman, Chemistry
Electron transfer in the zinc cytochrome c: and cytochrome c: peroxidase complex

Raquel Lieberman

Rosenzweig, Chemistry
Biophysical and structural studies of particulate methane monoxygenase

Samuel Light

Anderson, DGP
Structural studies of proteins from the biosynthetic shikimate pathway

David Lorber

Shoichet, NUIN
Molecular docking biophysics of ligand binding

John Magyar

Godwin, Chemistry
Mechanism of metal binding to structural zinc-binding domains

Ryan Marcum

Radhakrishnan, IBiS
The assembly and activity of the Sin3/HDAC corepressor complex in transcriptional repression.

Rebecca Martin

Widom, IBiS
Nucleosome Positioning and Gene Regulation in Drosophila

Kirby Martinez-Fonts

Matouschek, IBiS
To determine the mechanism of Cdc48 in protein unfolding

Robert Meagher

Barron, ChBE
DNA Sequencing and Genotyping by End-Labeled Free-Solution Electrophoresis

Amy Nilles

Lackner, IBiS
A biochemical and structural analysis of the MECA complex 

Caryn Outten

O'Halloran, DGP
Biophysics and structural studies of metalloregulatory proteins

James Patch

Barron, ChBE
Poly-N-substituted glycines as structured, biostable mimics of cationic, amphipathic antibacterial peptides

John Payne

Godwin, Chemistry
Biophysical studies of lead-protein interactions

John Pham

Sontheimer, IBiS
Reversible control of RNA srtructure with small biarsenical ligands

Jon Pokorski

Appella, Chemistry
Synthetic organic chemistry to create new molecules with unique biological activity

Austin Rice

Pinkett, IBiS
Efflux transporters involved in multi-drug resistance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae to better understand the mechanisms of drug binding and transport

Soo Ro

Rosenzweig, IBiS
Characterizing and engineering methane oxidation by creating methanotroph genetic manipulation tools and mutant particulate methane monooxygenase (pMMO)

Gabriel Rosanio

Widom/Uhlenbeck, IBiS
Direct in vivo DNA binding in yeast and mammals

Matthew Ross

Rosenzweig, IBiS
Advanced spectroscopic characterization of an integral membrane metal transporter

Elise Schultz

Meade, Chemistry
Coordination chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, biological molecular imaging

Michael Schwartz

Matouschek, IBiS
Biophysical studies of protein translocation through membranes

Mark Seeger

Rice, DGP
Structural and biochemical studies of an intramolecular regulatory mechanism in the molecular motor protein kinesin-1, and the role of this interaction in the cell

Megan Shelby

Hoffman/Chen, Chemistry
Excited-state structural dynamics of Zn-substituted hemoproteins and model compounds detected by transient and steady state X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy

Kyle Smith

Rice, DGP
Structural Studies of Phosphorylation-Dependent Movement in the Proteins Kinesin and Miro

Katarzyna Soczek

Mondragón, IBiS
Elucidation of mechanistic details from structural studies of DNA gyrase

Eric Sundberg

Jardetzky, IBiS
Coordination chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, biological molecular imaging

Kurt Swanson

Radhakrishnan, IBiS
Protein interactions of promiscuous proteins with their multiple partners at the atomic level

Leidamarie Tirado

Prakriya, DGP
Understanding control of drug resistance at the transcriptional level using structural and biochemical methodologies

Kari Tanaka

Pinkett, IBiS
The role of Zinc Cluster Proteins in Antifungal Resistance

Walter Voegtli

Rosenzweig, Chemistry
X-ray crystallographic studies of dinuclear metal cluster containing proteins

Cindy Wu

Barron, ChBE
Biophysical studies of novel biomimetic polymers with medicinal value (polypeptoids)

Ian Wolff

Wignall, IBiS
The role of kinesin-12 KLP-18 in acentrosomal meiotic spindle assembly 

Thomas Wytock

Motter, Physics
Constroction and Characterization of the Cellular Gene Interaction Network

Priscilla Yeung

Prakriya, DGP
Identification of structural rearrangements that mediate CRAC channel gating 

Houqing Yu

Matouschek, IBiS
In eukaryotic cells, the ubiquitin-proteasome system is involved in protein quality control by hydrolyzing the misfolded or damaged protein.

Eliza Zielazinski

Rosenzweig, Chemistry
Structural and Biochemical Studies of the P1B-4 ATPases: Determination of Cobalt Binding and Transport

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August 10, 2017