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Graduate Students

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program

Hunter Aliff

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Visvanathan Ramamurthy - View Lab

Rawaa Aljammal

Rawaa Aljammal

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Visvanathan Ramamurthy - View Lab

Thomas Bradley

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: David Smith - View Lab

Celine Brooks

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Maxim Sokolov - View Lab

Janelle Chuah

Janelle Chuah

Graduate Student
Program Start: 2019
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: David Smith - View Lab  
Research: I’m currently studying the molecular mechanism of proteasomal impairment by neurodegenerative disease-associated proteins (ie. amyloid-beta, alpha-synuclein, and huntingtin).

Andrew Giromini

Andrew Giromini

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Eric Kelley - View Lab

Bohye Jeong

Bohye Jeong

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Peter Stoilov - View Lab

Evan Kerr

Evan Kerr

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Roberta Leonardi - View Lab

Fatimah Matalkah

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Peter Stoilov - View Lab

Faezeh Moakedi

Faezeh Moakedi

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Visvanathan Ramamurthy - View Lab

Ryan O'Connell

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Mark Tseytlin - View Lab

Taylor Parker

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Timothy Eubank - View Lab

Urikhan Sanzhaeva

Urikhan Sanzhaeva

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Visvanathan Ramamurthy - View Lab

Claire Smathers

Claire Smathers

Graduate Student
Program Start: 2018
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Aaron Robart - View Lab   
Research: My project aims to understand the mechanisms of RNA splicing and retrotransposition using a self-splicing Group II intron from bacteria as a model system.
Other Interests: I knit, crochet, ski, listen to true crime podcasts, cuddle with my cats, cook, and bake.

Taylor Thomas                                                          

Graduate Student
Program Start: 2016
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: David Smith - View Lab  
Research: I’m currently studying the molecular mechanism of how nuclear Proteasome Activator 28γ (PA28γ) regulates protein degradation through the proteasome to better understand it’s role in neurodegenerative disease or cancer.
Other Interests: I am interested in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and biking.

Schuyler Vickers

Schuyler Vickers

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Roberta Leonardi - View Lab

Cancer Cell Biology Graduate Program

Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Scott Weed - View Lab

Kristina Marinak-Whately

Kristina Marinak

Graduate Student
Program Start: BMS-2014, CCB-2015
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Elena Pugacheva - View Lab
Research: My research is focused on defining the mechanism that nuclear Aurora-A Kinase uses on promoting metastasis in Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
Other Interests: Spending time with my Husband- hiking, kayaking, sports, video games, card games.

Abha Maskey

Abha Maskey

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Elena Pugacheva - View Lab

Nafisa Nusha

Graduate Student
Program Start: 2019
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Elena Pugacheva - View Lab
Research:  I'm currently working on the role of chromatin modifications induced by Aurora-A kinase in metastatic breast cancer.
Other Interests: I love travelling and reading books.

Marc Purazo

Marc Purazo

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Elena Pugacheva - View Lab

Sila Yanardag

Sila Yanardag

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Elena Pugacheva - View lab

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Raymond Anderson

Raymond Anderson

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: David Smith - View Lab

Alexis Crockett

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Visvanathan Ramamurthy - View Lab

Sree Indrani Motipally

Sree Motipally

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Saravanan Kolandaivelu - View Lab

Cellular and Integrative Physiology Graduate Program

Andrew Nickerson

Andrew Nickerson

Graduate Student
Room: 3118 HSC-N
Lab: Vazhaikkurichi Rajendran - View Lab

Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences

Daniella Munezero

Daniella Munezero

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Visvanathan Ramamurthy - View Lab

Sajad Sarvari

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: David Smith - View Lab

Emily Sechrest

Emily Sechrest

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Saravanan Kolandaivelu - View Lab 

Siyan Zhu

Siyan Zhu

Graduate Student
Degree: Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Jianhai Du - View Lab