Current Members

Bhagyashri Burgute

Postdoc 2018-

I am working on co-translational protein folding. 

I love badminton, swimming and yoga.

Kim Kyusik

Graduate Student
Molecular Cell Biology program 2017-

I am working on cap-independent translation. 

I am an amazing chef for korean cuisine. My specilty is korean BBQ. 

Alison Greenlaw

Undergraduate 2016-
NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOW 2018

My senior thesis is titled "Tranlation of master regulator GCN4 is resistant to eIF4E medited inhibition of cap recognition in Saccaromyces cerevisiae". 

Anjana Rajan

Undergraduate 2016-

My thesis was titled "The Role of the Ribosomal RNA in Translation Quality Control in Saccharomyces cerevisiae."

In my free time, I enjoy dancing, watching ice hockey, and eating good food.

Zina Osipova

Lab Technician 2017-

I am working on RNA damage and quality control. 

When I am not working in the lab, I like spending my time outdoors and reading. 

Erica Thomas

Graduate Student
PLANT & MICROBIAL BIOSCIENCES PROGRAM 2014-
Monsanto Fellow 2015-

I am interested in the potential effects of mRNA damage and modifications on processes relating to tra

Leo (Liewei) Yan

Graduate Student
PLANT & MICROBIAL BIOSCIENCES PROGRAM 2014-

I am working to understand the ribosome-based quality control pathway.

When I am not growing and playing with yeast, I spend time doing photography and playing video games. 

Hani Zaher

Assistant Professor

I am interested in the functional role of RNA during the process of translation. My long-term goal is to investigate the mechanism of ribosome function and to understand how other cellular factors and alterations to RNA modulate its function.

Pages