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Bettinger, John

Interests: TBD

Brand, Cara

Interests: The evolution and genetics of two meiotic processes: recombination and segregation distortion

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Cammarota, Christian

Interests: TBD

Cefaloni, Eric

  • First Year PhD Student

Chang, Ching-Ho

Interests: Population dynamics and molecular mechanism of the Segregation Distortion system in Drosophila melanogaster

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Dao, Thao Kim

Interests: TBD

Dawney, Nicole

Interests: TBD

Driscoll, Rose

  • First Year PhD Student

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Gigas, Jonathan

Interests: TBD

Gregory, Lauren

  • First Year PhD Student

Gu, Ningyang

Interests: TBD

Guo, Gongbo

  • Master's Student

Interests: TBD

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He, Junyue

  • Master's Student

Interests: TBD

Hutti, Chuck

Interests: Using genome wide CRISPR screens to identify genes involved in prion tolerance and its mechanisms

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Johnson, Adam

Interests: Posterior growth and shell formation in Ilyanassa obsoleta

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Khan, Adil

Interests: Signal transduction by GPR56 and its functions in melanoma progression

Khost, Danielle

Interests: The organization and evolution of satellite DNA in Drosophila

Kilwein, Marcus

Interests: TBD

Kovelakuntla, Vamsi

  • PhD Student; Leave of Absence

Interests: TBD

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Lawson, Hannah

Interests: Developmental timing of sex-specific maturation of the C. elegans nervous system

Lentini, Jenna

Interests: Identification of the damaged RNA transcriptome and surveillance pathways

Li, Binshuang

Interests: Characterization of wing development locus aphicarus in pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum

Li, Xueying

Interests: TBD

Liang, Yingying

  • First Year PhD Student

Liu, Xiaomi

  • Master's Student

Longan, Emery

Interests: TBD

Luo, Jie

Interests: The role of neuroendocrine cells in the development of prostate cancer castration resistance and chemotherapy resistance

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Martinez, Jovany

  • Master's Student

Interests: TBD

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Parish, Kate

Interests: TBD

Phromsiri, Pakinee

Interests: TBD

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Ramos, Jillian

Interests: Determining the cellular targets and function of human KIAA1456, a putative tRNA methyltransferase enzyme

Ren, Yue

Interests: The role of PCNA in silent chromatin

Rezazadeh, Sarallah

Interests: DNA repair in cancer and aging

Rojas Villa, Sebastian

Interests: Study of novel transcription factors and their role in Drosophila melanogaster intestinal stem cell tissue homeostasis

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Saleh Ziabari, Omid

Interests: TBD

Stephenson, Roxan

Interests: The structure and function of the protein Jabba in Drosophila melanogaster embryos

Summers, Jeremy

  • First Year PhD Student

Sun, Hongying

Interests: Nearest neighbor parameter derivation and RNA structure prediction

Sun, Yu

Interests: Define RNA regulation for next generation using both dry and wet approaches

Swovick, Kyle

Interests: Protein turnover and aging

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Tan, Ruiyue

  • First Year PhD Student

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Walunjkar, Nilima

Interests: TBD

Wang, Wei

  • Master's Student

Interests: TBD

Wnuk, Hayley

  • First Year PhD Student

Wu, Longjun

Interests: Exploring the genetic basis of Lophotrochozoan development

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Zacher, Maxwell

  • First Year PhD Student

Zhang, Kejia

Interests: TBD

Zhang, Zhihui

Interests: TBD

Zhang, Rui

  • First Year PhD Student

Zhu, Mingyi

  • First Year PhD Student