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Logan BashlineLogan Bashline, Ph.D.

BMMB Mentor: Dr. Ying Gu

Dissertation Title: "The Characterization of Clathrin-mediated Endocytosis in Plants and Its Influence on Cellulose Biosynthesis"

 

 

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Joseph Hill, Ph.D.

BMMB Mentor: Dr. Ming Tien

Dissertation Title: "Arabidopsis Cellulose Synthesis: A Complex Greater than the Sum of its Parts"

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Matthew JenningsMatthew Jennings, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Northern Michigan University

BMMB Mentor: Dr. Song Tan

Dissertation Title: "Functional Recognition of the Nucleosome by Chromatin Complexes Ran/rcc11 and Lsd1/corest"

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Nicholas LanzNicholas Lanz, Ph.D.

Staff Fellow in the Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides

Food and Drug Administration

BMMB Mentor: Dr. Squire Booker

Dissertation Title: "The Role of the Auxiliary Iron-sulfur Cluster of Lipoyl Synthase in the Biosynthesis of the Lipoyl Cofactor"

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Cheri LeeCheri Lee, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

BMMB Mentor: Dr. Craig Cameron

Dissertation Title: "Viral polymerase mechanism-based strategies for viral attenuation and vaccine development"

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Smarajit MondalSmarajit Mondal, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Stanford University

BMMB Mentor: Dr. Paul Babitzke

Dissertation Title: "Regulation of Transcription by Nusa And Nusg in Bacillus subtilis"

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Kari OrgantiniKari Organtini, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Waters Corporation

BMMB Mentor: Dr. Frank Dorman

Dissertation Title: "Evaluation of Mixed-halogen Dioxins and Furans Generated by Combustion: Implications to First Responder Health"

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Matthew Radle, M.S.

Research Assistant

The Pennsylvania State University

BMMB Mentor: Dr. John Golbeck

Thesis Title: "Investigation of Formate Dehyrogenase and Sulfite Reductase Variants as Candidates for A Photosystem I Nanoconstruct"

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Joseph SalemJoseph Salem, Ph.D.

Research and Developmental Scientist III

Maine Molecular Quality Controls, Inc. (MMQCI)

BMMB Mentor: Dr. Lorraine Santy

Dissertation Title: "The role of a R-Ras and cytohesin-2 signaling pathway in epithelial cell migration"

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Shuyi ZhangShuyi Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

BMMB Mentor: Dr. Donald Bryant

Dissertation Title: "Exploring the metabolic diversity of cyanobacteria for green energy production"