Graduate Program

PhD Students

Graduate Program

Yasir Ahmed

Orr
Genetics of postmating, prezygotic reproductive isolation in the Virilis group of Drosophila

Gurpreet Arora

Welte
Motor regulation in Drosophila embryos: mechanism of Halo function

Cara Brand

Presgraves
The evolution and genetics of two meiotic processes: recombination and segregation distortion

Mary Chaffee

Brisson
The role of chromatin remodeling and DNA methylation in developmental plasticity

Ching-Ho Chang

Larracuente / Presgraves
TBD

Nirmalya Chatterjee

Bohmann
Study of role of Nrf2 pathway in Drosophila development and homeostasis

Sophea Chhim

Fu
Elucidating the role of ALKBH7 in programmed necrosis

Romain Dahan

Rabeling
TBD

Ritika Das

Samuelson
HPK-1 is a heat stress response protein with essential roles in aging and proteostasis in C. elegans

Anthony Geneva

Garrigan / Glor
Genomics of speciation in Hispaniolan bark anoles

Sheng Gong

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Purba Gupta

Portman
Study of the genetic basis of sexually dimorphic behavior and mating systems in C. elegans natural isolates

Chuck Hutti

Ghaemmaghami
TBD

Adam Johnson

Lambert
Posterior growth and shell formation in Ilyanassa obsoleta

Matthew Johnson

Welte
Intracellular dynamics of histones during oogenesis and early development

Zhonghe Ke

Seluanov
Stem cell biology of the naked mole rat and reversing age associated degeneration of stem cells

Adil Khan

Xu
Signal transduction by GPR56 and its functions in melanomoa progression

Emerson Khost

Larracuente
The organization and evolution of satellite DNA in Drosophila

Emily Landeen

Presgraves
The role of the X chromosome in hybrid male sterility

Jenna Lentini

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Binshuang Li

Brisson
Characterization of wing development locus aphicarus in pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum

Hongjie Li

Jasper
Regulation of Instestinal Stem Cell function by Nrf2/CncC

Sean Lindley

Welte

Zhengshan Liu

Goldman
The pathogenesis of glial cells for schizophrenia

LeAnne Lovato

Garrigan
Population genomics and molecular evolution in the self-fertile nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Jie Luo

Chang
The role of neuroendocrine cells in the development of prostate cancer castration resistance and chemotherapy resistance

Lingfeng Luo

Gorbunova
The role of SIRT6 in DNA repair and longevity: clues from comparative biology of rodent species

Steven Messer

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Jillian Ramos

Fu
TBD

Yue Ren

Bi
The role of PCNA in silent chromatin

Sarallah Rezazadeh

Seluanov / Gorbunova
DNA repair in cancer and aging

Sebastian Rojas Villa

Biteau
Study of novel transcription factors and their role in Drosophila melanogaster intestinal stem cell tissue homeostasis

Brianna Shares

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Jasmine Siler

Bi
The role of Fun30 in cellular response to DNA repair

Alexis Stein

Sia
The Role of the RAD52 epistasis group in mitochondrial DNA repair and mainteneance

Hannah Steinert

Portman
TBD

Roxan Stephenson

Welte
TBD

Hongying Sun

Mathews

Nearest neighbor parameter derivation and RNA structure prediction

Yu Sun

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Zheng Sun

Master's Student

Kyle Swovick

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Morgan Thomalla

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Xiao Tian

Gorbunova
Comparative biology of aging in rodent species

Michael Van Meter

Seluanov / Gorbunova
Mechanisms of DNA repair and their roles in cancer and aging

Jeffrey Vedanayagam

Garrigan
Evolutionary genomics of piRNA mediated transposon silencing in Drosophila

Alyssa Weissman

Master's Student

Longjun Wu

Lambert
Exploring the genetic basis of Lophotrochozoan development

Jingyuan Zhang

White
Role of ErbB2 pathway in mouse cochlear supporting cell proliferation and hair cell regeneration

Tian Zhang

Ghaemmaghami
Global analysis of selective autophagy by isotope labeling and mass spectrometry

Shen Zhou

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)