Patrick Laughlin

My research focuses on the structure and assembly of SARS-Cov-2 Nucleocapsid protein. Fun Fact: I love skiing, gardening, and birdwatching. Degree Program: Biochemistry Lab: Zlotnick Undergrad Institution: Indiana University Bloomington

Renee Kinne

My research focuses on the role of phase separation and disordered domains in oncogenic transcriptional co-activators. Fun Fact: My favorite movie is Shrek Degree Program: Cell, Molecular, and Cancer Biology Lab: Hollenhorst Undergrad Institution: Michigan State University

Austin Tedman

My research focuses on protein quality control mechanisms. Fun Fact: Folk Punk and forest walks for life! Degree Program: Biochemistry Lab: Schlebach Undergrad Institution: University of California LA

Hunter Richman

My research focuses on macrophage phagosome maturation. Fun Fact: I play Magic the Gathering Degree Program: Materials Chemistry Lab: Yu Undergrad Institution: Indiana University – South Bend

Allan Gramillo

My research focuses on investigating the phosphate starvation response and its role on biofilm formation in the plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumafaciens. Fun Fact: I started the wave at Dodger stadium. Degree Program: Microbiology Lab: Fuqua Undergrad Institution: California State University – LA

Caitlin Roof

My research focuses on the utilization of a tryptophan repressor (TrpR) biosensor that generates green fluorescence protein (GFP) in response to halogenated tryptophan that allows me to detect improved catalytic activity in the directed evolution of Flavin Dependent Halogenases. Fun Fact: I have two sons who were born over a decade apart. Degree Program: Analytical Chemistry […]

Averi McFarland

My research focuses on protein interactions, structure-function, and dynamics necessary for cell wall synthesis in the pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae. Fun Fact: I had a dislocated clavicle for 5 months that was repositioned using a cadaver ligament. I have yet to break a bone though. Degree Program: Microbiology Lab: Winkler Undergrad Institution: Idaho State University

Morgan Nyman

My research focuses on developing and understanding cancer therapeutics that specifically target diseased tissue inhibiting one-carbon metabolism, and more specifically purine synthesis pathway, within the cell. Fun Fact: I am a big fan of Jurassic Park. Degree Program: Chemistry Lab: Dann Undergrad Institution: Gannon University

Jessie Gudorf

My research focuses on the synthesis of a small molecule library to aid in computational modeling for drug design. Fun Fact: I love dogs. Degree Program: Chemistry Lab: VanNieuwenhze Undergrad Institution: University of Southern Indiana

Emily Erdmann

My research focuses on the role of ADARs (Adenosine Deaminases that Act on RNA) and Adenosine-to-Inosine RNA editing in the germline of C. elegans. Fun Fact: I love cooking and baking. Degree Program: Biology Lab: Hundley Undergrad Institution: Illinois Wesleyan University