Students

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Ruth Azaria

Ruth Azaria

Joined CMB:
2021
Mentor:
Dr. Andrew Lieberman
Undergraduate Institution:
Univeristy of Michigan
Student Organizations:
Women Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and the Sciences (FEMMES), Biointerfaces Interlaboratory Committees (BIONIC)
Hannah Bell

Hannah Bell

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Yatrik Shah
Undergraduate Instutution:
University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests:
I am studying how immunotherapy such as treatment with PDL-1 and CTLA4 affects the immune profile of tumors in mice.
Christopher Bidlack

Christopher Bidlack

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Karl Desch
Umdergraduate Institution:
Bucknell University
Honors:
Botanical Society of America Undergraduate Student Research Award Recipient (2017), Phi Sigma member (2018)
Margarita Brovkina

Margarita Brovkina

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Josie Clowney
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Research Interests:
Understanding gene regulatory networks that govern neuronal circuit formation during development.
Brandon Chen

Brandon Chen

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Yatrik Shah, co-mentor: Dr. Costas Lyssiotis
Undergraduate Institution:
Emory University
Honors/ Service:
Phi Beta Kappa, HHMI EXROP fellowship/Editor for Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI)
Shahana Chumki

Shahana Chumki

Joined CMB:
2017
CMB Mentor:
Ann Miller
Undergraduate Institution:
Eastern Michigan University
Honors:
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient (2017)
Sam Collie

Sam Collie

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Carole Parent
Undergraduate Institution:
Millsaps College
Research Interests:
Understanding the role of NETs in neutrophil-mediated immune functions as well as the intercellular signaling cascade surrounding this process.
Sarah Connolly

Sarah Connolly

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Melanie Ohi
Undergraduate Institution:
Truman State University
Research Interests:
I am studying the H. pylori virulence factor vacuolating cytotoxin A (VacA). Using single-particle cryo-EM, I am determining VacA's pore-form and characterizing its membrane interactions.
Adele Correia

Adele Correia

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Andrew Lieberman
Research Interests:
I study the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Niemann-pick type C disease, an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder
Devon Dennison

Devon Dennison

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Ryan Baldridge
Undergraduate Institution:
University of California, Berkeley
Teaching Experience:
Undergraduate Intern for the Seattle Children's Research Institute's Science Adventure Lab program
Mark Dulchavsky

Mark Dulchavsky

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
James Bardwell
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Michigan
Research Interests:
Protein therapeutics - evolution, delivery, and design
Margaret Durdan

Margaret Durdan Durdan

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Mentor: Dr. Megan Weivoda, Co-Mentor: Dr. Evan Keller
Undergraduate Institution:
Loras College - Dubuque, IA
Honors:
ECTS and ASBMR Young Investigator Award, Ed Cawley Undergraduate Research Thesis Scholarship Recipient
Emily Eberhardt

Emily Eberhardt

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Michael Cianfrocco
Undergraduate Institution:
Mississippi State University & University of Wisconsin at Madison
Service:
Science Saturdays coordinator for community outreach in Madison, WI 2017-2018; DNA Day 2019
Najia Elkahlah

Najia Elkahlah

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Josie Clowney
Research Interests:
Understanding the genetic mechanisms regulating the development and function of neural circuits controlling innate behaviors
Carina Elvira

Carina Elvira

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Paul Jenkins
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Chicago
Research Interests:
Role of Ankyrins in neuropsychiatric disorders, such as bipolar disorder and autism spectrum disorder.
Sylvia Emly

Sylvia Emly

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Jordan Shavit
Undergraduate Institution:
University of South Florida
Honors:
Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award
Jacqueline Forson

Jacqueline Forson

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Ryan Baldridge
Research Interests:
Protein Quality Control
Gomez, Nicolas

Nicolas Gomez

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2017
Mentor:
Dr. Sami Barmada, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Tufts University
Kamya Gopal

Kamya Gopal

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Dr.Alice Telesnitsky
Service:
AWIS
Research Interests:
Structural dynamics of HIV-1 RNA
Desiree Gordian

Desiree Gordian

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Martin Myers
Research Interests:
Diabetes metabolism, and neuronal circuits
James Haggerty-Skeans

James Haggerty-Skeans

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Dr.Sriram Venneti, M.D., Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
UCLA
Research Interests:
Our lab studies how epigenetic and metabolic dysregulation influence the development and biology of pediatric brain tumors.
Maha Hamed

Maha Hamed

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Mara Duncan
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Missouri
Honors:
Rackham Merit Fellowship (2019), NIH IMSD EXPRESS Fellowship (2016-2019)
Mara Harwood

Mara Harwood

Joined CMB:
2018
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Billy Tsai
Undergraduate Institutions:
Grays Harbor College and Mills College
Research Interests:
Intracellular Trafficking Mechanisms of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Rosemary Henn

Rosie Henn

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2018
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Eva Feldman

Evelynn Henry

Joined CMB:
2020
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Scott Pletcher, PhD

Marshall Howington

Joined CMB:
2018
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Scott Leiser
Undergraduate Institution:
University of North Carolina
Research Interests:
Aging, biogerontology, stress resistance, longevity
Wesley Huang

Wesley Huang

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Benjamin Levi,MD
Undergraduate Institution:
Duke University
Sumin Kim

Sumin Kim

Joined CMB:
2017
CMB Mentor:
Dr. William Dauer
Undergraduate Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interest:
Studying the mechanism of nuclear pore complex formation in neurons and the role of torsinA with regards to nuclear pore biology.
Jeffrey Knupp

Jeffrey Knupp

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Billy Tsai
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Michigan
Research Interests:
ER protein quality control mechanisms and ER-phagy
Shannon Lacy

Shannon Lacy

Joined CMB:
2019
Mentor:
Dr. Matthias Truttmann
Undergraduate Institution:
Colgate University
Research Interests
Investigating the role of AMPylation on Hsp70 chaperones in Neurodegenerative Disease models

Jordan Machlin

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Ariella Shikanov
Undergraduate Institution:
Brandeis University
Research Interests:
Interested in human ovarian folliculogenesis and fertility preservation

Gabriel Manske

Joined CMB:
2017
CMB Mentor:
Sue Hammoud
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Washington
Research Interests:
Investigating the function of paternally-inherited histones during early embryogenesis.
Collin Marshall

Collin Marshall

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Dr.Daniel Beard
Undergraduate Institution:
California State University, Fullerton
Research Interests:
Developing a device to simultaneously measure NADH generation and oxygen consumption in mitochondria in order to investigate the role of metabolic intermediates in bioenergetics.
Michael McMillan

Michael McMillan

Joined CMB:
2018
CMB Mentor:
Dr. Sami Barmada
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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