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

Mahul Chakraborty

Fry
Contribution of aldehyde dehydrogenase to variation in alcohol and oxidative stress resistance in natural populations of Drosophila

Nirmalya Chatterjee

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

Lili Chen

Welte
Exploring Jabba's role in histone storage and transport

Sophea Chhim

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Ritika Das

Samuelson
Elucidating the role of ER proteostasis and endosomal vesicular trafficking during aging in C. elegans

Anthony Geneva

Garrigan/Glor
Genomics of speciation in Hispaniolan bark anoles

Sayak Ghatak

Godfrey
GERD to Barrett's esophagus: understanding the etiology and molecular pathogenesis

Anwesha Ghosh

McMurray
Notch pathway CRGs control tumor initiation in basel-like breast cancer through Wnt9a and Sfrp2

Neha Gupta

Culver
Analysis of 30S subunit assembly in-vivo

Purba Gupta

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Adam Johnson

Lambert
Posterior growth and shell formation in Ilyanassa obsoleta

Matthew Johnson

Welte
Intracellular dynamics of histones during oogenesis and early development

Subir Kapuria

Jasper
Regulation of intestinal regeneration by insulin/notch signaling interactions

Zhonghe Ke

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

Adil Khan

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Emerson Khost

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Emily Landeen

Presgraves
The role of the X chromosome in hybrid male sterility

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

Zhihuan Li

Welte
Sfo protein and its function in Drosophila lipid droplet transportation.

Sean Lindley

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Zhaoyang Liu

Hilton
Investigating the role of Notch signaling in articular cartilage and joint maintenance

Zhengshan Liu

Goldman
The pathology of induced pluripotent stem cells-derived glial progenitor cells and astrocytes in a humanized mouse model of schizophrenia

LeAnne Lovato

Garrigan
Sex-specific processes in humans

Jie Luo

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Prabha Nagarajan

Sia
Role of Rad27/Fen1 in mitochrondrial genome maintenance and repair

Nathan Napper

Culver
Characterization of novel intermediates in 30S subunit assembly

Amanda Redding

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Yue Ren

Bi
The role of PCNA in silent chromatin

Sarallah Rezazadeh

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Sebastian Rojas Villa

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Daniel Scantlebury

Glor
Phylogenetic methods, Ecology and evolution of geckos

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

Hongying Sun

First year student (participating in laboratory rotations)

Shanwu Tang

Presgraves
Genetics of hybrid inviability in Drosophila

Xiao Tian

Gorbunova
Comparative biology of aging in rodent species

Michael Van Meter

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

Jeffrey Vedanayagam

Garrigan
Evolutionary genomics of piRNA mediated transposon silencing in Drosophila

Longjun Wu

Lambert
Exploring the genetic basis of Lophotrochozoan development

Jianyuan Zhang

White
Exploration of the effects from activated ErbB2 signal in mouse cochlear supporting cells

Tian Zhang

Ghaemmaghami
Proteomics analysis of autophagic flux

Zhongyang Zhou

Mariani
Exploring associations between mast cell accumulation and bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Jing Zhu

Fry
The effect of sexual selection on adaptation in Drosophila