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Structural Biology and Biochemistry

Current Students

B.A. Chemistry Kalamazoo College
PI: First Year Student

B.S. Biology, Florida State University; M.S. Cell and Molecular Biology, University of South Florida
My research interests involve studying tissue remodleling associated with metastatic and non-metastatic tumors and how these changes are relfected in the composition of the extracelluar matrix.
B.S. Chemistry and Biology University of Colorado-Denver
PI: First Year Student

B.S. Biology, University of Rhode Island
Mitochondrial transcription.
BS Colorado State University; MS Colorado State University
Understanding the structural basis of RNA manipulation of ribosomes by IRES RNAs
B.S. Biochemistry & Biology, Kansas State University
Improved Tissue Proteomics - Characterizing the Extracellular Matrix
B.A. Dartmouth College; M.S. Thayer School of Engineering at Darthmouth College
​I'm interested in unraveling the mechanisms by which dynamic motions in biological macromolecultes enable and/or regulate function. Specifically, I'm working with the cyclophilin family of proteins, using NMR and other biophysical methods to determine what motions exist within the proteins, how regional dynamics communicate througout the proteins, and how those motions impact the family's ability to catalyze peptidyl-prolyl isomerization.
B.S. Biochemistry University of Arizona
Investigating the structure and function of lysyl oxidase, matrix gla protein, and DUF1220.isomerization.
B.S. in Computational Chemistry, University of Wroclaw, Poland; M.S. in Chemistry, University of Colorado Denver
Recipient of NIH F31 National Cancer Institute, National Research Service Award (NRSA), "The activity and molecular interactions of extracellular EMMPRIN" My research focuses on studying several of the primary mechanisms that underlay cancer progression with a particular emphasis on pancreatic cancer. I utilize combinations of biophysical, biochemical and cell-based techniques to assess the interactions and activities of two of the major proteins implicated in tumorigenesis and metastasis, which are Cyclophilin A (CypA) and the glycoprotein EMMPRIN (Extracellular Matrix Metalloproteinase).
B.S. Biochemistry University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
The role in which demethylation plays in epigenetic regulation by focusing on elucidating the function, mechanism, and structure of JmjC domain-containing proteins.  
B.A. Biological Sciences University of Colorado-Boulder
How cellular metabolism is reprogrammed during differentiation and maturation with an initial focus on erythropoiesis. 
B.A. Physics, Princeton University
Biophysics, protein evolution mechanisms and modelling.
B.S. Biochemistry; B.S. Microbiology; M.S. Biochemistry North Carolina State University
PI: First Year Student
B.S. Microbiology
PI: First Year Student
B.S. Biology, New Jersey Institute of Technology; M.S. Biochemistry, Rutgers University
Alteration of the Human Tear Proteome as a result of Ocular Surgery




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