Current Members

Jana Markley, PhD

WM Keck Fellow
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Jana completed her PhD work in the summer of 2016, under the direction of Prof.

Luting Fang

Graduate Student, Biological Division

Luting is investigating the mechanism of glutamine synthetase inhibition by tabtoxinine-beta-lactam. Outside of the lab, Luting enjoys spending time with friends, watching movies, and exploring good restaurants. She received her B.S.

Chanez Symister

Graduate Student, Organic Division
Chancellor's Fellow

Chanez is examining the mechanism for degradation of tetracycline antibiotics by tetracycline destructases via high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).

Tabbetha Bohac

Graduate Student, Organic Division

Tabbetha is studying siderophores produced by Acinetobacter baumannii, focusing on the total synthesis of fimsbactin and related analogs.

Dawn Lum

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Dawn is currently a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis. She plans on majoring in Philosophy - Neuroscience - Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Yifan (Ben) Zhang

Undergraduate Researcher

Understanding tissue-specificity of IBA-to-IAA conversion

Madeleine Kohn


Holland CK, Berkovich DA, Kohn ML, Maeda H, Jez JM (2018) Structural basis for substrate recognition and inh

Lorryn Wilhelm

Science Illustrator

Illustrating projects in the Strader Lab

Hongwei Jing

Postdoctoral Researcher

BS, Biological Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, China

MS, Cell Biology, College of Life Sciences, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, China

Thomas Spaventa

Graduate Student

Thomas is a second-year graduate student in the Memory & Cognition Lab.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 with degrees in psychology and biology.