BCP Alumni

 

Alumnus Dissertation

BOBBI ANGLIN, Ph.D. 2014

Currently: Adjunct Lecturer, University of Arizona

Title: Design and Synthesis of Pacap Based Glycopeptide Analogs; Effect of Clycosylation on Activity and Blood-Brain Barrier Penetration

Research Director:

Dr. Robin Polt

JULIANA THE, Ph.D. 2014

Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Structural Genomics Consortium

Title: Structural Studies of Thioredoxin S-nitrosation and Detection of Protein S-nitrosothiols by Phosphine Derivatization

Research Director:

Dr. William Montfort

KATIE STEWART, Ph.D. 2013

Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Leeds

Title: A Reduction in Structural Specificity by Polar-to-Hydrophobic Surface Substitutions in the Arc Repressor Protein: A Romance of Three Folds

Research Director:

Dr. Matthew Cordes

VINEELA KADIYALA, Ph.D. 2013

Currently:

Title:

Research Director:

Dr. Craig Aspinwall

SANTOSH SHAH, Ph.D. 2013

Currently: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Title: Structural and Functional Studies of DNA Nucleases: SgrAI and Mk0566

Research Director:

Dr. Nancy Horton

ELYSSIA GALLAGHER, Ph.D. 2013

Currently:

Title:

Research Director:

Dr. Craig Aspinwall

CHRISTOPHER CABELLO, Ph.D. 2013

Title: Identification of Experimental Prooxidants Targeting the Redox Vulnerability of Malignant Melanoma

Research Director:

Dr. Georg Wondrak

WENZHOU LI, Ph.D. 2012

Title: Protein Identification Algorithms Developed from Statistical Analysis of MS/MS Fragmetation Patterns

Research Director:

Dr. Vicki Wysocki

JULIO CARDENAS, Ph.D. 2012

Currently: Posdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Sciences

Title: New models and contrast agents for dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI

Research Director:

Dr. Mark Pagel

FEMINA RAUF, Ph.D. 2012

Currently: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, The Biodesign Institute

Title: Chimeric and recombinant protein reagents for cellular analysis and immunoassays

Research Director:

Dr. Craig Aspinwall

ERIN JOHNSON, Ph.D. 2011

Currently: Clinical Chemistry Fellow, Mayo Clinic

Title: Applications of Mass Spectrometry to Bacterial Diagnostics: Affinity Capture Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Polymerase Chain Reaction Mass Spectrometry

Research Director:

Dr. Vicki Wysocki

REID MCCARTY, Ph.D. 2011

Currently: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas - Austin

Title: Elucidation of the biosynthetic pathway for 7-deazapurines

Research Director:

Dr. Vahe Bandarian

BENJAMIN JESTER, Ph.D. 2011

Currently: Scientist, Luceome Biotechnologies

Title: Development of a three-hybrid split-luciferase system for interrogating protein kinase inhibition

Research Director:

Dr. Indraneel Ghosh

CAROLYN SHOMIN, Ph.D. 2011

Currently: Scientist, Luceome Biotechnologies

Title: A bivalent methodology for targeting protein kinases: Conjugating phage display selected cuclic peptides to staurosporine

Research Director:

Dr. Indraneel Ghosh

JAMIN STEFFEN, Ph.D. 2011

Title: Design, development, and evaluation of tools to study cellular ADP-ribose polymer metabolism

Research Director:

Dr. Myron Jacobson

BRADLEY FRITZ, Ph.D. 2011

Currently: Scientist, Ventana Medical Systems

Title: Molecular model of soluble guanylyl cyclase: Insight into allostery in nitric oxide signaling

Research Director:

Dr. William Montfort

MICHAEL KIMZEY, Ph.D. 2011

Currently: Assay/Product Development Scientist, ProZyme

Title: Identification, characterization, and quantification of dicarbonyl adducts in the plasma proteome in type-2 diabetes

Research Director:

Dr. Serrine Lau and Dr. David Galbraith

JENNIFER FURMAN, Ph.D. 2010

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, The Scripps Research Institute

Title: In vitro and in vivo detection of nucleic acids and proteins using split-protein reassembly

Research Director:

Dr. Indraneel Ghosh

KATHERINE BLOCK, Ph.D. 2010

Currently: Senior Development Scientist, Beckman Coulter

Title: Design of novel cancer therapeutics through the validation of PARG as a therapeutic target and the evaluation of small molecule inhibitors of hypoxia-induced transcription

Research Director:

Dr. Myron Jacobson

DAVIDE BOTTA, Ph.D. 2010

Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alabama at Burmingham

Title: Strategies for structural studies of poly(ADP-ribose) glycohydrolase: Towards the validation of a novel therapeutic target

Research Director:

Dr. Myron Jacobson

TORI LOCKETT, Ph.D. 2010

Currently: Lecturer, University of Arizona

Title: Gas-Phase Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Computational Studies of [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Inspired Catalysts for Hydrogen Production

Research Director:

Dr. Dennis Lichtenberger

JASON PORTER, Ph.D. 2010

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California San Francisco

Title: Biomolecular interactions and modulators thereof

Research Director:

Dr. Indraneel Ghosh

ALBERTO RASCON, Ph.D. 2010

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California San Francisco

Title: Enzyme kinetics and biochemical properties of serine proteases from the midgut of the Dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti

Research Director:

Dr. Roger Miesfeld

CHRISTIAN ROESSLER, Ph.D. 2010

Currently: Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Title: Two case studies of protein fold evolution: Bacteriophage Cro proteins and insect salivary lipocalins

Research Director:

Dr. Matthew Cordes

BRITTANY PERKINS, Ph.D. 2009

Currently: Instructor, Albuquerque

Title: Probing gas-phase peptide structure and protein-protein interactions using mass spectrometric techniques

Research Director:

Dr. Vicki Wysocki

JUSTIN CROTTY, Ph.D. 2009

Currently: Law student, George Washington University Law School

Title: Crystal structures and kinetics of S-nitrosoglutathione reductase from Arabidopsis thaliana and Homo sapiens

Research Director:

Dr. William Montfort

JUSTIN DIETRICH, Ph.D. 2008

Currently: Senior Scientist, Abbott Laboratories

Title: The design, synthesis, and evaluation of novel DFG-out allosteric kinase inhibitors

Research Director:

Dr. Laurence Hurley

ASHLEY FISHER, Ph.D. 2008

Currently: Senior Scientist, SIGA Technologies

Title: Chemical-induced post-translational modifications and the consequent structural and functional alterations

Research Director:

Dr. Serrine Lau

CLIFFORD STAINS, Ph.D. 2008

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska (Lincoln)

Title: Methods for the detection of protein-nucleic acid and protein-protein interactions

Research Director:

Dr. Indraneel Ghosh

JAMES SPOONAMORE, Ph.D. 2008

Currently: Research Scientist, Broad Institute

Title: Chemical transformations encoded by a gene cluster in Streptomyces coelicolor containing an unusual GTP cyclohydrolase

Research Director:

Dr. Vahe Bandarian

KEXIAO GUO, Ph.D. 2008

Currently: Postdoctoral Research Associate, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Title: DNA secondary structures in the promoters of human VEGF and RET genes and their roles in gene transcriptional regulation

Research Director:

Dr. Laurence Hurley

XIAHUI HU, Ph.D. 2008

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California San Diego

Title: Nitric oxide signaling through soluble guanylate cyclase

Research Director:

Dr. William Montfort

YONG QIN, Ph.D. 2008

Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Title: Targeting the promoter regions of PDGF ligand and receptor

Research Director:

Dr. Laurence Hurley

QIAN CHENG, Ph.D. 2007

Currently: Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University

Title: In vitro reconstitution of the entire enterocin biosynthetic pathway: New insights into type II PKS enzymology

Research Director:

Dr. Brad Moore

AIK OOI, Ph.D. 2007

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California Los Angeles

Title: Sequence-specific DNA detection utilizing custom-designed zinc finger proteins

Research Director:

Dr. David Segal

UZMA ZAKAI, Ph.D. 2007

Currently: Visiting Assistant Professor, Beloit College

Title: Design, synthesis, and evaluation of chalcogen interactions

Research Director:

Dr. Richard Glass

THOMAS DEXHEIMER, Ph.D. 2006

Currently: Research Scientist, NIH Chemical Genomics Center

Title: Defining the role of DNA secondary structures and transcriptional factors in the control of c-myc and bcl-2 expression

Research Director:

Dr. Laurence Hurley

BRANWEN HALL, Ph.D. 2006

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title: Functional evolution of the Cro protein family of transcription factors

Research Director:

Dr. Matthew Cordes

CHANDANAMALIE ADIKARAM-PUNCHIHEWA, Ph.D. 2006

Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Title: DNA and DNA-interacting proteins as anticancer drug targets

Research Director:

Dr. Danzhou Yang

STEVEN WARNER, Ph.D. 2005

Currently: Vice President of Drug Discovery, Tolero Pharmaceuticals

Title: Targeting the Aurora kinases to treat pancreatic cancer

Research Director:

Dr. Laurence Hurley

ISABEL ALVES, Ph.D. 2005

Currently: Associate Scientiest /  Professor, University of Bordeaux

Title: Signal transduction studies of G-protein coupled receptors using plasmon waveguide resonance spectroscopy

Research Director:

Dr. Victor Hruby

ANA ARAUJO, Ph.D. 2005

Currently: Research Associate, University of Sao Paulo

Research Director:

Dr. Michael Brown

MINYING CAI, Ph.D. 2005

Currently: Research Professor, University of Arizona

Title: Exploring the stereostructural requirements of peptide ligands for the melanocortin receptors and molecular mechanism study of GPCR based drugs

Research Director:

Dr. Victor Hruby

GILMAR SALGADO, Ph.D. 2004

Currently: Assistant Professor, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2

Title: Structure and dynamics of retinal in rhodopsin elucidated by deuterium solid state NMR

Research Director:

Dr. Michael Brown