Current Students

Student Name E-mail Address Faculty Advisor Research Interests
RyanBehrens_000 Behrens, Ryan Email Sherer Defining host-specific cellular factors that modulate HIV-1 replication: CRM1-mediated nuclear export of HIV-1 components.
Cade, Emily Email Blum The role of the transcription factor Tcf7l1 in beta cell maturation, dysfunction, and de-differentiation in diabetes
 Scotty Cadet Cadet, Scotty Email Kamp
 Wenxuan Cai Cai, Wenxuan Email Ge Understanding molecular mechanisms underlying hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  I will employ a systems biology approach featuring cutting-edge top-down proteomics technology and cardiac tissue engineering to dissect the molecular alterations in cardiac tissues for the elucidation of the disease mechanisms
EunjinChojpg Cho, Eunjin Email Y S Lee Transcriptional control of normal cardiovascular development and function.
 Justine Coburn Coburn, Justine Email Xu Monitoring direct protein-protein interactions between transcription factors using Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer (BRET) assays in breast cancer
Eichelberg Eichelberg, Mark Email Johannsen Using a novel epithelial cell model to characterize oncogenic properties of Epstein-Barr virus genes expressed in latent infection
fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Jonathan Email Rotating  TBD
 Laura Funk Funk, Laura Email Weaver Investigating how increasing chromosomal instability can be used as cancer therapy
Emily Garnett Garnett, Emily Email Raines Exploring biological roles of ribonuclease 1
Gregorich, Zachery R. Email Ge G-protein coupled receptor signaling and top-down proteomics of myofilaments in heart failure
MikeHanna Hanna, Michael Email Audhya Vesicular trafficking from the ER: mechanisms of the C. Elegans Coat protein complex II (COPII) at ER-exit sites and tfg-1
Hornung Hornung, Megan Email Jorgensen Understanding the relationship between Wnt signaling and two Iriquois Homeobox Transcription factors, Irx3 and Irx5, in the development of the mouse ovary
Jones Jones, Jeffrey R. Email Zhang Investigating the link between astrocytes and motor neuron survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
 jorgensonkent Jorgenson, Kent Email Rotating   TBD
Jung, Oisun Jung, Oisun Email Rapraeger The syndecan family of matrix receptors and synstatin therapeutic peptide in Multiple Myeloma.
 hung-tae Kim, Hung Tae (HT) Email Davis Identification of intra-islet signaling pathways critical in the preservation of beta-cell mass and investigating the role of locally produced GLP-1 and CCK in the pancreatic islet to promote beta-cell survival
Klemm, Lucas Email Rotating   TBD
Kulick, Sasha Email Rotating   TBD
WalattaMesquitta Mesquitta, Walatta Email Slukvin Exploring small molecule regulation of the expansion, and lineage specific differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) derived hematopoietic progenitor cells
MorrowChris Morrow, Chris Email Rotating  TBD
 Harrison Pantera Pantera, Harrison Email Svaren Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of disease-associated myelin gene Pmp22
NataliePatzlaff Patzlaff, Natalie Email X. Zhao The Role of the Fragile X Protein family in Adult Neurogenesis
Schaenzer Schaenzer, Adam Email Sauer Understanding the role of PASTA-kinases in bacterial antibiotic resistance
Scribano, Christina Email Weaver Investigating cellular and drug-induced mechanisms of chromosomal instability and how these mechanisms can be exploited for cancer therapy
JoeSzulczewski Szulczewski, Joseph Email Keely How collagen reorganization leads to the progression of breast cancer
Tomko Tomko, Lucas Email Keely Cellular interactions with the extracellular matrix (ECM)
Tran, Khoa Tran, Khoa Email Sridharan Understanding epigenetic modifications during cellular reprogramming
Underriner, Celeste Email Rotating   TBD
Weng, Chao Email Kalejta Characterize the infection of normal oral keratinocyte cells with human cytomegalovirus, a beta-herpesvirus that infects the majority of the world population
mcp_zhou Zhou, Amber Email Rotating   TBD