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Department of Biology

Graduate Studies

Genetics, Cellular & Molecular Sciences Training Grant

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Graduated Trainees

(Mentor, Year of PhD)
Title of Dissertation Current Position and Institution
Cooper, Brandon
(Montooth, 2014)
The evolutionary genetics and genomics of physiological adaptation in Drosophila Postdoc, UC Davis
Konkol, Melissa
(Kearns, 2014)
Genetic competence in Bacillus Adjunct Faculty, Indiana University
Jones, LaDonna
(Kehoe, 2014)
Sulfur limitation in cyanobacteria Forensic Biologist, Western Lab - Madisonville, KY
Berger, Angela
(Danthi, 2014)
Reovirus host cell interections Postdoc, Emery University
Snyder, A.J.
(Mukhopadhyay, 2013)
Alphavirus assembly Postdoc, University of Michigan
Vineyard, Laura
(Shaw, 2013)
Microtubule movement in Arapidopsis Entrepreneur
McGrath, Casey
(Lynch, 2013)
Paramecial genomic evolution Entrepreneur
Hetrick, Kyle
(Foster, 2013)
Adaptive mutation in E. coli Postdoc, Indiana University
Schrider, Daniel
(Hahn, 2012)
Bioinformatic analysis of orangutan genome Postoc, Rutgers University
Zee, Peter
(Bever/Velicer, 2012)
Motility evolution in Myxococcus Postdoc, Stanford University
DeWoody, Rebecca
(Marketon, 2012)
Yersinia YopK effector protein Postoc, Rocky Mountain Lab
Wayne, Kyle
(Winkler, 2011)
WalRK Two-component system in pneumococcus Yale University
Waldman, Vincent
(Oakley, 2011)
Coiled-coil MukB protein function Postdoc, Washington University
Rupp, Jonathan
(Hardy, 2011)
Sindbis virus replication Postdoc, University of Alaska-Anchorage
Crown Coffey, Nicole
(Zolan, 2011)
Characterization of nsP4 activity in Sindbis virus replication Postdoc, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Sekelsky Lab
Hibbing, Michael
(Fuqua, 2011)
Homeostatic Control of Iron- and Manganese-Dependent Bacterial Physiology and the Impact of These Metals on Multicellular Interactions of Agrobacterium tumefaciens Postdoc, Washington University in St. Louis, Microbiology Department
Land, Adrian
(Winkler, 2011)
The Role of MreCD in Pneumococcal Peptidoglycan Synthesis. Postdoc, Washington University in St. Louis, Biology Department
Stansbury, Matthew
(Moczek, 2011)
Evolution and development of the bioluminescent organ in fireflies. Postdoc, University of Arizona
Bezy, Ryan
(Kehoe, 2010)
Transcriptional and Post-Transcriptional Light Color Regulation of the cpeC Operon by Two Separate Sensory Systems in Fremyella diplosiphon Assistant Professor, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
Burnham, Andrew
(Hardy, 2010)
The Role of Host Protein hnRNP K and 5' Untranslated Region of Sindbis Virus Subgenomic RNA in Efficient Sindbis Virus Gene Expression Postdoc, Saint Jude Children's Hospital
Platt, Thomas
(Fuqua/Bever, 2010)
Resource Competition, Cooperation and Population Dynamics of the Ti Plasmid Postdoc, Indiana University
Ramos-Montanez, Smirla
(Winkler, 2010)
Impact of Acetyl Phosphate, ATP and Hydrogen Peroxide on Streptococcus pneumoniae Metabolism and Virulence Postdoc, University of Washington
Cozy, Loralyn
(Kearns, 2011)
Bistable Motility Gene Expression in Bacillus subtillis Postdoc, University of Hawai'i
Kesselring Wasik, Bethany
(Moczek, 2010)
Expression of Function of Patterning Genes in the Evolution and Development of Beetle Horns. Postdoc, Yale University
Tomlinson, Amelia
(Fuqua, 2010)
ExoR, a novel genetic regulator in Agrobacterium tumefaciens, influences diverse processes including biofilm formation, cell surface functions, motility and virulence. Postdoc, Indiana University, Department of Biology - Kaufman Lab
Wasik, Brian
(Hardy, 2010)
Function of viral protein nsP4 during viral genome replication. Postdoc, Yale University
Hertzer, Kathleen
(Walczak, 2009)
Mechanistic Analysis of the Microtubule Depolymerizing Kinesin MCAK. MD/PhD, Residency, Surgery, UCLA
Barker, Michael
(Rieseberg, 2009)
Genomic analyses of paleopolyploidy. Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson
Klein, David
(Brun, 2009)
Analysis of the Role of the Polar Development Protein PodJ in Caulobacter crescentus Senior Information Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation, Washington DC
Salzer, Claire
(Kumar, 2009)
Compound eye development in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Project Scientist, Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Indiana University - Bloomington
Veley, Kira
(Michaels, 2009)
Genetic And Molecular Interactions Of The Autonomous Floral-Promotion Pathway In Arabidopsis thaliana Postdoc, Washington University - St. Louis, Department of Biology
Williams, Ashley
(Foster, 2009)
Mechanisms Of Stress-Induced Mutagenesis and DNA Damage Tolerance in Escherichia coli Postdoc, Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California
Christiansen, Katy
(Innes, 2008)
Characterization of defense responses in the Arabidopsis thaliana mutant enhanced disease resistance 1 Postdoc, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Berkeley, CA
Koskella, Britt
(Lively, 2008)
An examination of host-parasite coevolution and negative frequency-dependent selection in a snail-trematode system. Postdoc, University of Oxford, UK
Lawler, Melanie
(Brun, 2007)
Identification of critical regions of the Caulobacter crescentus polarity determining factor PodJ involved in function and degradation Clinical Manager, cme2, Advanstar Communications, Inc., New York
Pierce, Deanne
(Brun, 2007)
Genetic and biochemical analysis of a signal transduction pathway coordinating polar development and cell division in Caulobacter crescentus Postdoc, Center for Oral Health & Systemic Disease, Univ. of Louisville, KY
Stumpf, Jeffrey
(Foster, 2007)
Polyphosphate Kinase Regulates DNA Polymerase IV in Escherichia coli NIEHS IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow
Evans, Tim
(Duffy, 2006)
Characterization of Kekkon5, A Drosophila Lig Protein that Modulates Bmp and Integrin Function Postdoc, U. Pennsylvania
Held, Daniel
(Burke, 2006)
RNA Aptamer Inhibitors of Hiv Reverse Transcriptase - Molecular Evolution and Determinants of Target Specificity In industry.
Moved to U. Missouri with Burke
Mower, Jeffrey
(Palmer, 2006)
The weird world of plant mitochondria: transient mutators, horizontal gene transfer, and RNA editing Assistant prof., U. Nebraska
Niedowicz, Dana
(Daleke, 2006)
The mechanism of hyperglycemia-induced oxidative stress in human erythrocytes Postdoc, U. Kentucky, College of Medicine
Ng, Wai-Leung
(Winkler, 2006)
Identification of the Putative Pcsb Murein Hydrolase as the Essential Target of the Vicrk
(Yycfg) Signal Transduction Pathway and Characterization of the Roles of Pcsb in Cell Wall Biosynthesis in Streptococcus pneumoniae
NIH Postdoc, Princeton U.
Angelini, David
(Kaufman, 2005)
The sex combs reduced gene of D. melanogaster Assistant Professor, Colby College
Liu, P.
(Kaufman, 2005)
The Evolution of a Developmental Mode: Segmentation i9n the Intermediate Germband Insect, Oncopeltus fasciatus
Postdoc, UCLA
Mikulecky, Peter
(Feig, 2005)
Thermodynamics of RNA folding and RNA structural rearrangements Co-founder of Fusion Academy
Moon, Jennifer
(Estelle, 2005)
Characterization of CUL1 and CUL2: Subunits of SCF E3 Ubiquitin Ligases in Arabidopsis thaliana Postdoc, U. Texas Austin
Serbus, Laura
(Saxton, 2005)
Functions of kinesin-1 in early development of Drosophila melanogaster Postdoc, UC Santa Cruz
Smith, C.
(Brun, 2005)
Polar determinants of holdfast biosynthesis in Caulobacter crescentus Postdoc, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Case Western Reserve U.
Wagner-Herman, Jennifer
(Brun, 2005)
Investigations into the structure and function of the Caulobacter crescentus stalk Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Alvarado, Diego
(Duffy, 2004)
Functional Analysis of Kekkon 1, A Transmembrane Inhibitor of the Drosophila Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Associate Director of Research at Koltan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Amick, Jean
(Brun, 2004)
The response of Caulobacter crescentus to DNA replication stress Research Scientist, Immpheron Biotech, Lexington, KY
Berleman, James
(Bauer, 2004)
Molecular biology of photosynthetic bacteria Postdoc, U. Iowa
Ramey-Hartung, Bronwyn
(Fuqua, 2004)
Biofilm Formation by Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Its Role in Plant Interactions Industry Postdoc, PGXL Laboratories
Rice-Doetsch, Amy
(Duffy, 2004)
Characterization of Two Targets of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Activity, kekkonl and baldspot Asst. prof., So. Idaho State U.
Sly, Belinda
(R. Raff, 2004)
Comparative Developmental Genetics of Appendages and Other Structures of the Milkweed Bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus Asst. prof., Transylvania U.
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