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Bhavana AcharyBhavana Achary, Ph.D.

BMMB Mentor: Dr. David Gilmour

Dissertation Title: "Role of chromatin in promoter proximal pausing in Drosophila"

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Laura DassamaLaura Dassama, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Northwestern University

BMMB Mentor: Dr. J. Martin Bollinger and Dr. Carsten Krebs

Dissertation Title: "Mechanistic investigations of class I ribonucleotide reductases and related oxygen-utilizing metalloenzymes"

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Sijie HaoSijie Hao, M.S.

Ph.D. Program in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

BMMB Mentor: Dr. John Golbeck

Thesis Title: "Investigation into the role of A₀ axial ligand met residue in photosystem I of cyanobacteria"

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Jing HuJing Hu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of California, San Diego

BMMB Mentor: Dr. Yanming Wang

Dissertation Title:"Roles of hepatoma-derived growth factor related protein 2 and ovary kidney and liver protein 38 in cell growth, apoptosis and DNA damage response"

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Deepti JainDeepti Jain, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

University of Washington School of Public Health

BMMB Mentor: Dr. Ross Hardison

Dissertation Title: "Genome wide dynamics of GATA1 binding provide insights into the mechanisms of erythroid differentiation"

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Michelle NguyenMichelle Nguyen, Ph.D.

Tissue Typing Technologist

Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System

BMMB Mentor: Dr. Melissa Rolls

Dissertation Title: "Why move it when you can make it?: Drosophila neuronal microtubule polarity requires local microtubule nucleation"

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Nitya Ramadoss, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Stanford University School of Medicine

BMMB Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Keiler

Dissertation Title: "The trans-translation pathway as a target for broad-spectrum antibacterial development"

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Junlei SunJunlei Sun, Ph.D.

Environment Research Lead

Boeing Research and Technology, China

BMMB Mentor: Dr. John Golbeck

Dissertation Title:"Light harvesting and primary charge separation in cyanobacterial photosystem I"

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Esta TamanahaEsta Tamanaha, Ph.D.

Research Scientist I

New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA

BMMB Mentor: Dr. J. Martin Bollinger and Dr. Carsten Krebs

Dissertation Title: "Showcasing two C-H bond-cleaving manifolds through mechanistic studies of isopenicillin N synthase"

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Simon YeungSimon Yeung, M.S.

Research Associate III

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

BMMB Mentor: Dr. John Golbeck and Dr. Donald Bryant

Thesis Title: "Expanding the versatility of the PS I-HydA nanoconstruct "