Select Graduate Student Profiles

John Mclarney

John McLarney
Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Estelle Hrabak
Research Topic: Identification of Protein Acyltransferase Substrates in Arabidopsis thanliana

Protein Acyltransferase14 (PAT14) targets in Arabidopsis thaliana

Juan Yang

Juan Yang
Faculty Advisor:
Xuanmao Chen
Research Topic: acid sensing ion channels (ASICs), primary cilia

 

Yuxin Zhou

Yuxin Zhou
Faculty Advisor:
Xuanmao Chen
Research Topic: Neuronal Primary Cilia, cAMP Signaling, Brain Ciliopathies

 

Chris Nordyke

Christopher Nordyke
Faculty Advisor:
Krisztina Varga
Research Topic: The structural and functional studies of the Polar Organizing Protein Z from Caulobacter crescentus.

 

Ian Mills

Ian Mills
Faculty Advisor: Kevin Culligan
Research Topic: The role of RPA1 subunit paralogs on the repair of double stranded DNA breaks in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Jennifer Nance

Jennifer Nance
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Feixia Chu
Research Topic: The function of acetylation for lineage specific differentiation of embryonic stem cells

Jennifer Spillane

Jennifer Spillane
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Matthew MacManes and Dr. David Plachetzki
Research Topic: Poriferan genomics and phylogenetics

Ashley Sterpka

Ashley Sterpka

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Xuanmao Chen
Research Topic: Astrocytic Primary Cilia

Matt Strobel

Matt Strobel
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Xuanmao Chen
Research Topic: The role of primary cilia signaling in major depression disorder

Mona Karbalivand

Mona Karbalivand
Faculty Advisor: Sherine Elsawa
Research Topic: Characterization of MLL1 role as an effector of TLR-MyD88 induced gene expression in Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) cancer

Cooper Park

Cooper Park
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cheryl Andam
Research Topic: Determine the distribution and origin of accessory genes found in Streptomyces that are associated with different species of earthworm

Jonathan Sreter

Jonathan Sreter
Advisor: Dr. Krisztina Varga
Research Topic: Protein Structure and Function- Antifreeze Proteins

Erik Swanson

Erik Swanson
Faculty Advisor: Louis Tisa
Research Topic: Bioremediation of dioxin-like compounds by Frankia and the actinorhizal symbiosis

Ryan Wilmot

Ryan Wilmot
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Louis Tisa

Jennifer Calawa

Jennifer Calawa
Faculty Advisor: Cheryl Whistler

Research Topic: Evolution of beneficial symbiosis using the Vibrio fischeri model system and increasing utility value in learning microbiology for undergraduate nursing students

 

Megan Worth

Megan Worth
Faculty Advisor: Louis Tisa

Research Topic: Studying the possible impacts of environmental stress on the typical specificity observed during the actinorhizal symbiosis, as well as on the community composition within the resulting nodules

 

Sydney Birch

Sydney Birch
Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Plachetzki
Research Topic: Investigating Sensory Integration and Settlement Responses to Sensory Stimuli in the Hydrozoans Ectopleura crocea and Hydra vulgaris

Haley Nolen

Haley Nolen
Faculty Advisor: Anissa Poleatewich
Research Topic: Assessment of molecular relationships among Peronospora variabilis isolates in New Hampshire and investigation of the Chenopodium microbiome for sources of beneficial microbes for use in space agriculture

Richa Gupta

Richa Gupta
Faculty Advisor: Rick Cote
Research Topic: Allosteric regulation of PDE6 induced by binding of Pg and cGMP

 

Weiyuan Wang

Weiyuan Wang
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian Barth
Research Topic: Epigenetic regulation of sphingolipid metabolism in acute myeloid leukemia

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith
Faculty Advisor: Cheryl Andam
Research Topic: Understanding population diversity of pathogenic bacteria based on their ecological niches