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Thesis Title

Julio Sanchez 2020 Musselman Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital "Characteriztion of the DNA Binding Activity of the BRG1 AT-hook-bromodomain"
Tingting Duan 2020 Geyer Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Iowa "The nuclear lamina is required for stem cell mitosis and survival"
Sean Tompkins 2020 Taylor Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago "The role of the Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier in the development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma"
Nitija Tiwari 2020 Fuentes Research Scientist-Input Traits Discovery, Corteva Argiscience "Regulatory mechanisms of the S.aureus SrrAB two-component system"
Brittany Ripley 2020 Washington Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Iowa "Regulated recruitment of translesion synethsis polymerases through direct interactions with Rad6-18"
Devin Reusch (MS) 2020 Washington Protein and Crystallography Facility, University of Iowa "Time lapsed X-ray Crystallography of DNA Polymerase"
Ryan Mahling 2020 Shea Postdoctoral Researcher, Columbia University  "Recognition of NaV1.2 by Calmodulin and Fibroblast Growth Factor Homologous Factors"
William Hacker 2020 Elcock Clinical Instructor, University of Iowa "Computational modeling of the Escherichia coli chromosome and integrated simulations of bacterial transcription and translation"
Colleen Caldwell 2021 M. Spies TBD "RPA DNA-binding domain dynamics: A target for homologous recombination regulation"
Alicia Salvi 2021 DeMali Senior Scientist at Zeotis, Lincoln Nebraska "Mechanisms and Forced Transmission"
Diamond Jelani (MS) 2021 Fuentes TBD "Chemical regulation of two-component systems: a study of the regulation of Staphylococcus aureus two-component systems, SrrAB and ArlRS, through the effects of small molecules"
Robert McDonnell 2021 Elcock Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Iowa "Modeling RNAs: From Small Molecules to Bacterial Polysomes"
Colton Lankford 2021 Baker Postdoctoral Associate, The Scripps Research Institute "Function and regulation of the protoreceptor hyperpolarization-gated channel HCN1"
Kelli Davie 2021 Davies Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Iowa "The Regulation of Endothelial Lipase and Lipoprotein Lipase by ANGPTL3 and ANGPTL8"
Christopher Ball 2022 Price Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School "The Impact of Gdown1, IE2, and Human Cytomegalovirus Infection on Transcription"
Fletcher Bain 2022 M. Spies TBD "Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase 1 G-quadruplex DNA Binding and AutoPARylation is Dependent on DNA Sequence and Secondary Structure"
Zachary Wehrspan 2022 Elcock Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa "Whole cell models of Escherichia coli peptidoglycan"
Kathryn Hobbs 2023 A. Spies Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa "Caspase-7 Allostery and Drug Targeting"
Emily Lavering 2023 Weeks Assistant Professor, University of Michigan-Flint "Examining membraneless compartmentalization in the nucleolus"
Justin Ling 2023 Washington Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Kansas Medical Center "Structures and non-canonical functions of E3 ubiquitin ligases in DNA damage bypass"