Graduate Students

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Bellomio, Philip

Interests: TBD

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Cammarota, Christian

Interests: Biological physics and the role of mechanics in tissue development and cell processes

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Casler, Karli

  • First Year PhD Student

Interests: TBD

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Castano, Maria Isabel

Interests: Behavioral ecology and speciation of Neotropical birds

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Cefaloni, Eric

Interests: Epigenetic mechanisms driving breast cancer and epithelial to mesenchymal transition

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Chen, Minhao

  • First Year PhD Student

Interests: TBD

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Cutting, Joseph

  • First Year PhD Student

Interests: TBD

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Dao, Thao Kim

Interests: The roles of retinoic acid in shell and embryonic development in the mollusc Ilyanassa

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Dawney, Nicole

Interests: TBD

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Deng, Chenghong

Interests: TBD

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De Silva, Manikkuwadura

  • First Year PhD Student

Interests: TBD

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Driscoll, Rose

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Interests: Evolutionary genetics of phenotypic plasticity in aphids

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Edvalson, Logan

  • First Year PhD Student

Interests: TBD

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Gigas, Jonathan

Interests: Biochemistry and function of human Sirtuin-6 in cancer and aging

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Gona, Ram

Interests: TBD

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Gregory, Lauren

Interests: Investigation of the proximate basis of the aphid wing polyphenism

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Gu, Ningyang

Interests: Using microinjection, FISH, and single-particle tracking to understand the intranuclear movement of plasmids

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Hamazaki, Sakura

Interests: TBD

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He, Luying (Louise)

Interests: 3D printing engineered living material for bioplastics that can biodegrade in the ocean

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Hillpot, Eric

Interests: TBD

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Hu, Gang

Interests: TBD

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Hua, Shan

Interests: Investigating the role of H2A.Z and ANP32E on regulating gene expression

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Irvin, Joseph

Interests: TBD

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Jain, Anushka

  • First Year PhD Student

Interests: TBD

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Kilwein, Marcus

Interests: Embryonic lipid utilization in Drosophila

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Kim, Sei Joong

  • First Year PhD Student

Interests: TBD

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Kovelakuntla, Vamsi

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Interests: Bacterially-mediated fabrication of artificial nacre

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Lee, Minseon

Interests: The role of SIRT6 in rejuvenating the epigenome and maintaining heterochromatin stability in aged cells

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Leigh, Jennifer

  • Master's Student

Interests: TBD

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Leo, Cailyn

Interests: TBD

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Liang, Yuan

  • First Year PhD Student

Interests: TBD

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Lindley, Sean

Interests: RNA trans-splicing in cells

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Lindsay, Matthew

Interests: Evolutionary Genetics of Gene Drives and Repetitive DNA in Drosophila melanogaster

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Liu, Xiaomi

Interests: Wing plasticity in aphids, with a focus on a computational approach

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Longan, Emery

Interests: Genetic constraints on adaptation and their role in the evolution of domestication associated traits in the Saccharomyces yeasts

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Macoretta, Nicholas

Interests: TBD

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Marti, Emiliano

Interests: TBD

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Meadow, Michael

he/him/his

Interests: Cross-species proteomics to study aging!

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Moeller, Eric

  • First Year PhD Student

Interests: TBD

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Morandini, Francesco

  • First Year PhD Student

Interests: TBD

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Neville, Kathryn

Interests: Directed cell division and polarity maintenance in epithelial tissues

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Park, Jaeyoung (Jay)

Interests: TBD

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Phromsiri, Pakinee

Interests: Mechanisms and consequences of histone buffering in the early Drosophila embryo

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Rechsteiner, Cheyenne

  • First Year PhD Student

Interests: TBD

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Reger, Noah

  • First Year PhD Student

Interests: TBD

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Romero, Faye

Interests: Genetic architecture of inbreeding in the Florida Scrub-Jay. Population dynamics/fluctuating selection in the American red squirrel

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Saleh Ziabari, Omid

Interests: The parallel evolution of wings in aphids

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Seymour, Marete

Interests: TBD

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Shipley, Alicia

Interests: TBD

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Sidor, Lynn

Interests: Using synthetic biology to engineer bacteria to be able to polymerize a layer of polysilicate surrounding themselves, allowing for the creation of bacterial microlenses

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Summers, Jeremy

Interests: The demographic and genetic effects of habitat fragmentation and degradation on the Florida Scrub-Jay

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Tahir, Imran

Interests: Studying endothelial barrier dysfunction in the context of acute lung injury

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Tan, Ruiyue

Interests: snRNA modification and its role in the pre-mRNA splicing

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Thomas (Reuben), Cheyenne

Interests: Parallel local adaptation in independent species of wasps as a response to rapidly changing environments; evolutionary history and functional genomics

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Tolibzoda, Fara

Interests: Investigation of biochemical contributors of health in long-living animals and their role in aging associated neurodegeneration

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Walker, Tyler

Interests: The protection of DNA in response to stress in bacteria

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Walunjkar, Nilima

Interests: Causes and consequences of thermal divergence in Saccharomyces species

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White, Roger

Interests: The role fatty acid trafficking and usage during Drosophila melanogaster oogenesis

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Wnuk, Hayley

Interests: The influence of emotional well-being on Alzheimer's Disease progression

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Yang, Sifan

Interests: Role of SUMOylation and NEDDylation in aging and proteostasis

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Zacher, Maxwell

Interests: Genetic mechanisms underlying longevity and cancer resistance in the bowhead whale

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Zhang, Jiarui

Interests: Molecular mechanism of juvenile-to-adult maturation in the C. elegans nervous system

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Zhang, Kejia

Interests: Molecular functions of tRNA methyltransferase in neuronal development

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Zhang, Rui

Interests: TBD

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Zhang, Zhihui

Interests: Anti-aging and anti-cancer effects of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid

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Zhu, Mingyi

Interests: RNA secondary structure prediction