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Debbie Wilkerson (Knitt)

1992-1998

Thesis: Insights into RNA catalysis through investigations with the Tetrahymena ribozyme

 

Post-graduation Position: Research Associate, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Current Position: Senior Director, Clinical Affiars; Viveve, Inc.

 

Contact:
LinkedIn

 


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Geeta Narlikar

1992-1998

Thesis: Understanding RNA Catalysis through Study of the Tetrahymena Ribozyme

 

Current Position: Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics; University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

 

Contact:
Narlikar Lab


Suzanne Admiraal

1993-1999

Thesis: Mechanisms of Phosphoryl Transfer from ATP

 

Post-graduation Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Current Position: Senior Research Lab Specialist; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Contact:
O'Brien Lab


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Patrick O'Brien

1994-2000

Thesis:  Mechanism and Catalytic Promiscuity of E.Coli Alkaline Phosphatase

 

Post-graduation Position: Postdoctoral Fellow; Harvard Medical School

Current Position: Associate Professor, Biological Chemistry; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Shu-ou Shan

1994-2000

Thesis: The Role and Identity of Metal Ions in the Active Site of the Tetrahymena | Ribozyme

 

Post-graduation Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow; Univeristy of California San Francisco

Current Position: Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Caltech

 

 

Matthew Peck

1995-2001

Thesis: The Action of eIF4A in Eukaryotic Translation Initiation

 

Current Position: Research Scientist; University of Oklahoma

 

Contact:
Matt Peck


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Laura Bartley

1996-2001

Thesis: Single Molecule Fluorescence Probes of RNA Conformational Rearrangements

 

Post-graduation Position: Science Policy Fellow; American Association for the Advancement of Science

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Plant Biology; University of Oklahoma

 

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Katrin Karbstein

1997-2003

Thesis: Conformational Transitions in the Group | Self-splicing Reaction

 

Post-graduation Position:  Postdoctoral Scholar, Jennifer Doudna Lab; University of California Berkeley

Current Position: Associate Professor, Cancer Biology; Scripps Research Institute

 

 

Jihee Lee

1997-2002

Master's Thesis: Conformational Changes in Ribozyme Catalysis

 

Ivana Nikolic Hughes

1999-2005

Thesis: Catalysis by Alkaline Phosphating Transition States and Mechanisms

 

Post-graduation Position: Lecturer, Chemistry; Columbia University

Current Position: Associate Director for Frontiers of Science and Lecturuer, Chemistry; Columbia University

 

Rhiju Das

2000-2005

Thesis: Structural Probes to Study RNA Folding

 

Post-graduation Position:  Postdoctoral Scholar; HHMI and University of Washington

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Biochemistry; Stanford University

 

Felix Mueller-Planitz

2000-2006

Thesis: Dissection of the TOPO Topoic Isomerase II Reaction Cycle

 

Post-graduation Position: Postdoctoral Scholar; Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat Munich

Current Position: Group Leader; Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat Munich

 

Dan Kraut

2000-2006

Thesis: Investigation of the Mechanism of Ketosteroid Isomerase

 

Post-graduation Position:  Postdoctoral Scholar; Northwestern University

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Biochemistry; Villanova University

 

 

Yu Bai

2001-2007

Thesis: Probing Electrostatic Forces in Nucleic Acids

 

Post-graduation Position: Postdoctoral Scholar and Keck Fellow; WM Keck Center for Computational & Structural Biology

Current Position: Staff Scientist in Bioinformatics; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

 

Contact:
LinkedIn

 


Mark Engelhardt

2002-2006

Thesis: The Role of Peripheral Structural Elements in Catalysis by the Tetrahymena Group I Ribozyme

 

Post-graduation Position: Postdoctoral Fellow; Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute

Current Position: Partner; Ovodenovo Scientific Consulting

 

Jesse Zalatan

2002-2008

Thesis: Structural and Functional Comparisons in the AlkalinePhosphatase Superfamily: Implications for Mechanism and Evolution

 

Post-graduation Position: Postdoctoral Fellow; University of California San Francisco

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Chemistry; University of Washington

 

Dan Hogan

2002-2009

Thesis: Regulation of Gene Expression by RNA-Binding Proteins and microRNAs

 

Post-graduation Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate; Stanford University

Current Position: Bioinformatics Scientist; Tocagen, Inc.

 

Contact:
LinkedIn


Paul Sigala

2002-2009

Thesis: Physical and energetic dissections of enzyme active site properties

 

Post-graduation Position:  Postdoctoral Scholar

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Biochemistry; University of Utah

 

Helen Wiersma-Koch

2004-2013

Thesis: Catalytic Promiscuity in the Alkaline Phosphatase Superfamily

 

Post-graduation Position: High school teacher, Chemistry; Lincoln Park Academy

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Biology; Indian River State College

 

Contact:
LinkedIn


Max Greenfeld

2005-2012

Thesis: Dissecting Multiple Origins of Heterogeneity in RNA Folding

 

Current Position: Technical Lead of Sequencing; GenapSys

 

Contact:
LinkedIn


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Tara Benz-Moy

2006-2012

Thesis: Networked to the Catalytic Core: Structure-Function Studies of RNA Enzymes Reveal Distinct Connections from the Periphery

 

Current Position: Adjunct lecturer, Chemistry; Butler University

 

Contact:
LinkedIn


Logan Andrews

2006-2012

Thesis: Molecular Recognition of Phosphatases: Insights into Specificity and the Destabilizing Influence of an Enzyme Active Site

 

Post-graduation Position: Content Writer; Shmoop

Current Position: Scientist I; Achaogen

 

Content:
LinkedIn


Greg Hogan

2007-2014

Thesis: Evolution and Coordination of Gene Expression Through RNA-Protein Interactions

 

Post-graduation/Current Position: Operations Laboratory Scientist; Counsyl

 

Contact:
LinkedIn


Aditya Natarajan

2009-2015

Thesis: Hydrogen Bond Physical and Energetic Properties

 

Post-graduation Position: Life Science Specialist; L.E.K Consulting

 

Contact:
LinkedIn


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Namita Bisaria

2009-2015

Thesis: Testing a Reconstitution Model for RNA Folding 

 

Post-graduation Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Bartel Lab; Whitehead Institute

 

Contact:
LinkedIn


Breena Stoner

2011-2015

Master's Thesis: Roles of Non-Active Site Elements in the Functions of Two Related Group I Ribozymes

 

Post-graduation Position: Freelance Scientific Editor

 

Contact:
LinkedIn


Raghu Sengupta

2009-2016

Thesis: Conformational Transitions within an RNA Enzyme

 

Post-graduation Position: Biochemist; HP Labs

 

Contact:

LinkedIn


Seshadri Gowrishankar

2014-2016

 

Post-lab Position:

 

Contact:

LinkedIn