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Structural Biology and Biochemistry

Current Students

B.A. Chemistry Kalamazoo College
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Daniel LaBarbera
Structure based drug design targeting transcription factors that regulate epithelial to mesenchymal transition.
B.S. Biology, Florida State University;
M.S. Cell and Molecular Biology, University of South Florida
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Kirk Hansen
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.
Alexandra Born 
​Alexandra Born
B.S. Chemistry and Microbiology, University of Rochester
Thesis Advisor: First Year Student

B.S. Biology, University of Rhode Island
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Mair Churchill
Mitochondrial transcription.
B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Loyola University Chicago
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Rui Zhao
My research interest is understanding the molecular mechanism of pre-mRNA splicing and gene expression using biochemical, genetic, and structural approaches
Leah Froehle
B.S. Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines
Thesis Advisor: First Year Student

BS Colorado State University; MS Colorado State University
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Kieft
Understanding the structural basis of RNA manipulation of ribosomes by IRES RNAs
B.S. Biochemistry University of Arizona
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Kirk Hansen
Coming soon...
B.S. Biochemistry University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Gongyi Zhang
Coming soon...
B.A. Biological Sciences University of Colorado-Boulder
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Kirk Hansen

B.S. Chemistry, Universidad del Valle
Thesis Advisor: First Year Student

B.A. Physics, Princeton University
Thesis Advisor: Dr. David Pollock
Biophysics, protein evolution mechanisms and modelling.
B.S. Biochemistry; B.S. Microbiology; M.S. Biochemistry North Carolina State University
Thesis Advisor: Dr. David Jones

Natalie Young
B.S. Biochemistry, Minnesota State University-Mankato
Thesis Advisor: First Year Student





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