CBI ALUMNI

Alumni

Thesis Title
Current Position
Abla Tannous
PhD 2015
New Insights into the Role of the UDP-Glucose: Glycoprotein Glucosyltransferase 1 in the Endoplasmic Reticulum Quality Control  
Sarah Wilson
PhD 2015
Multi-Scale Characterization and Engineering of Taxus Suspension Cultures Lecturer, University of Kentucky
Stephen McCarron
PhD 2015
Photochemical Tools for Fluorescent Labeling of Endogenous Proteins Research Scientist, Laurus Synthesis Inc.
Amanda Hussey PhD 2015 Chemical Biology-Based Probes for Labeling Targets on Live Cells Postdoc, MIT
Daniel Seeman
PhD 2015
Protein Charge Anisotropy Mediated Self-Association and Phase Separation Postdoc, NIST
Cornelius Taabazuing
PhD 2015
Inhibition and Cofactor Targeting of Hypoxia-Sensing Enzymes  
Adriana Zeledon Kita
Ph.D. 2014
Mass Spectrometry Based Experimental Strategies to Characterize Native and Non-Native Disulfide Bonds in Protein Therapeutics Scientist I, Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Tsung-Yi Lin
Ph.D. 2014
The Discovery of Fluvirucin B1 Polyketide Synthase Albert Einstein College of Medicine
John Hangasky
Ph.D. 2014
Factor Inhibiting Hypoxia Inducible Factor’s (FIH) Structure Controls O2 Activation and Reactivity Postdoc, UC Berkeley
Johan Sunryd
Ph.D. 2014
The identification and characterization of a group of ER TPR-containing adapter proteins Postdoc UMass Amherst-Cubist Pharmaceutical
Erika Saffer
Ph.D. 2014
Structure of Nearly Ideal and Multicomponent Polymeric Biomaterials Senior Product Development Engineer, 3M
Nilima Kolli
Ph.D. 2014
Structural Biology and Pharmacology of Human Cathepsin A and Neuraminidase Research Fellow, UMass
Whitney Stoppel
Ph.D. 2013
Mechanical and Transport Properties of 3-Dimensional Alginate Hydrogels for Cell Encapsulation Postdoc, Tufts
Yuping Zhou
Ph.D. 2013
Structural Analysis of Proteins by Covalent Labeling and Mass Spectrometric Detection Research Scientist, Eli Lilly and Company
Lawrence Borketey
Ph.D. 2013
New Tools for Probing Polyketide Biosynthesis Lecturer, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
Ralph Francescone
Ph.D. 2013
The Role of YKL -40 in the Progression of Gliblastoma Postdoctoral Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Gitanjeli Prasad
Ph.D. 2013
Reactive Heterocycles for Examining Polyketide Biosynthesis Analytical Chemist, NewLink Genetics
Seena Koshy
Ph.D. 2013
Differences Between Bacterial Chemotaxis Receptor Signaling States Revealed by a Novel Hydrogen Exchange Mass Spectrometry Approach  
Yadilette Rivera-Colón
Ph.D. 2013
Structural and Biochemical Studies of the Human Lysosomal Enzymes: N-Acetylgalactosamine-6-Sulfate Sulfatase, N-Sulfoglucosamine Sulfohydrolase and β-Galactosidase Adjunct Lecturer, Rutgers University
Mylene Ferrolino
Ph.D. 2013
The Unavoidable Threat of Aggregation: Implications for Folding and Function of a Beta-Rich Protein Postdoc, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Luis Ramirez-Tapia
Ph.D. 2013
Structural Changes that Drive Timed Promoter Release in Transcription Reciprocally Lead to Abortive Instability Postdoc, UC Berkeley
Reuben Chacko
Ph.D. 2013
Design and Development of Nanogels for Small Molecule and siRNA Delivery Senior Research Associate (Polymer Chemist), Brewer Science
David Griffin, Ph.D. 2012 Determining Structure and Function in Nanomaterial Biocomposites Lab Professor, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, Univ. of Kansas
Daniella Cristina González-Toro
Ph.D. 2012
Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric Nanostructures for Protein Sensing and Delivery Senior Scientist, L'Oréal
Sam Nicholls
Ph.D. 2012
Development and Characterization of Caspase Activatable GFP and a Family of Fluorescent Reporters Research Fellow in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Kristina Giorda
Ph.D. 2012
The viroporin activity of VP2, VP3 and VP4 contribute to the SV40 viral life cycle Scientist, Applications Development, 10X Technologies
Elih Velazquez
Ph.D. 2012
Suicidal & Homicidal Shape Shifters: Allosteric Regulation of Caspase-6 Proteolytic Activity Lab Head, US Navy
Fabian Romano Chernac
Ph.D. 2012
Structural studies of membrane-assembled PopD and PopB, the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Type 3 Secretion translocators Postdoc, Harvard Medical School
Kristen Huber
Ph.D. 2012
Regulation of Caspase-9 by Natural and Synthetic Inhibitors Senior Research Scientist at Signum Biosciences
Marty Kolewe
Ph.D. 2011
Development of plant cell culture processes to produce natural product pharmaceuticals: Characterization, analysis, and modeling of plant cell aggregation Senior Scientist at WikiFoods, Inc.
Cassidy Dobson
Ph.D. 2011
Molecular Interactions of the Tick Salivary Protein Salp15 Assistant Professor, Chemistry, St. Cloud State University
Michael Lartey
Ph.D. 2011
Linear and Crosslinked Polymers for Applications in Molecular Delivery and Separation Lecturer at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani, Ghana
Rob Smock
Ph.D. 2011
Allosteric Domain Docking in an Hsp70 Molecular Chaperone Postdoctoral Fellow, UMass Amherst
Witold Witkowski
Ph.D. 2011
Caspase-7 Loop Conformations as a Means of Allosteric Control Protein Crystallographer, Boston Biomedical Inc
Siriporn Jiwpanich
Ph.D. 2011
Design and Synthesis of a New Class of Self-Cross-Linked Polymer Nanogels Senior Product Development Engineer,
3M
Fe Sferdean Consolacion
Ph.D. 2011
Density Independence of Ligand Affinity and Kinase Activity of Reconstituted Bacterial Chemoreceptors: Insight into Signaling Mechanisms Data Curation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
Sravanti Vaidya
Ph.D. 2011
Structure and Function of Caspase-6 Assistant Professor, Dayanand Sagar Institution
Mariel Feliciano
M.S. 2011
Photochromic GABA-A receptor activators to perturb memory processes Sensor Deposition and QC Lead at Seahorse Bioscience
Ankit Vahia
Ph.D. 2010
Functional Tests of Structural Models for Abortive Cycling in T & RNA Polymerase Senior Analyst, Bionest Partners
Andrea Gomez Escudero
Ph.D. 2010

Using Self Assembling Amphiphilic Nanomaterials to Selectively Extract and Concentrate Peptides for Analysis by Mass Spectrometry Research Scientist, Analytical Chemist Ecopetrol
Vanessa Leah Mendoza
Ph.D. 2010
Structural Characterization of the Pre-Amyloid Oligomers of β-2-microglobulin Using Covalent Labeling and Mass Spectrometry Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University School of Medicine
Daniel Fowler
Ph.D. 2010
Quaternary Structure of Chemoreceptors in Active Signaling Complexes Differs from Crystal Structure of Isolated Fragments: Evidence from Solid-state NMR Postoctoral Associate, University of Vermont
Virginie Sjoelund
Ph.D. 2009
Retinoic Acid Transfer and Protein-Protein Interaction between the Cellular Retinoic Acid Binding Protein and the Retinoic Acid Receptor Probed by Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry Postdoctoral Associate, NIH
Abigail Guce
Ph.D. 2009
Structural and Mechanistic Studies of α-galactosidase A and Pharmacological Chaperones Scientist, Boston Biomedical Inc.
Bradley Pearse
Ph.D. 2009
The Role of ER Glucosyltransferase in the Quality Control of Glycoprotein Maturation Scientist II Antibody Discovery, Biogen Idec
Mona Gupta
Ph.D. 2009
Toward an understanding of the role of the L1 stalk in translocation by the Escherichia coli ribosome Postdoctoral Associate, Microbiology Department, UMass Amherst
Jenny Maki
Ph.D. 2009
The conformational gymnastics of the E. coli SecA molecular machine and its interactions with signal sequences Scientist, Alcresta Pharmaceuticals
Rochelle Arvizo
Ph.D. 2009
Applying Surface Modified Gold Nanoparticles to Biological Systems Quality Program Manager, Elite Solutions
Rebecca Breitenkamp
Ph.D. 2009
Title Oligopeptide-functionalized graft copolymers: Synthesis and applications in nucleic acid delivery President, Oberon Fuels
Naomi DeLong
Ph.D. 2008
PLA-PEO-PLA triblock copolymer hydrogels for soft tissue engineering: Properties, assembly, and structure Technologist, W. L. Gore, Inc.
Sharon Leitch
Ph.D. 2008

Metal Specificity in Nickel Responsive Transcriptional Regulators

Senior Scientist, Becton Dickinson

Anna Marie C. Marcelino
Ph.D. 2008

A Tale of Two Turns: Active and Passive Roles in Folding of a b-Clam Protein

Process Scientist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Metewo Selase Enuameh
Ph.D. 2008
The Effects of Weakened Promoter and T7 Lysozyme Binding on the Transition from Initiation to Elongation in T7 RNA Polymerase Scientist, Research & Development, ATCC Cell Systems, Bethesda, MD
Sarvesh Agrawal
Ph.D. 2008
Control and Modification of the Structure and Properties of Associative Network Polymer Hydrogels Research and Development at Exxon Mobil Research and Engineering
Shiv Redhu
M.S. 2008
Two Approaches to the Study of the Mechanism of the Transition Process from Initiation to Elongation in T7 RNA Polymerase Postdoctoral Fellow, Temple University
Robert Daniels
Ph.D. 2007
The roles of VP2, VP3 and VP4 in the SV40 viral life cycle Assistant Professor, Stockholm University
Joshua Hoerner
Ph.D. 2007
Characterizing protein conformation and dynamics using hydrogen-deuterium exchange electrospray ionization mass spectrometry Senior Analytical Scientist at Noramco, Inc (A Johnson & Johnson Company)
Anton Manuilov
Ph.D. 2007
Changes in the mutual orientation oftRNA and 23SrRNA at the peptidyl transferase center of the ribosome detected by crosslinking of a photoreactive transition-state analog Sr. Scientist II, AbbVie
Abdalin Asinas
Ph.D. 2007
Protein interactions and kinase regulation in template-assembled complexes of chemotaxis receptor fragments Postdoctoral Fellow, Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Toronto
Gang Han
Ph.D. 2007
Surface functionalized nanoparticles for DNA and drug delivery Asst. Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, UMass Medical School, Worcester
Rachel Kasinskas
Ph.D. 2007
Individual chemoreceptors of Salmonella typhimurium direct its accumulation in heterogeneous tumor tissue in vitro Amplification Technology Group Leader at Life Technologies
Juma Bridgewater
Ph.D. 2006
Using metal catalyzed oxidation reactions and mass spectrometry as a reliable method for determining metal binding-sites in proteins Scientist, Immunogen
Matthew Miller
Ph.D. 2006
Characterization of the protein matrix of Cod Otoliths Manager, Forest Laboratories
Sarwat Khattak
Ph.D. 2006
In vitro applications in drug metabolism and cell encapsulation Senior Scientist, North Carolina State University BTEC
Yi Zhou
Ph.D. 2006
The stability of T7 RNA polymerase elongation complexes and promoter function analysis by in vitro selection Senior Scientist, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Watertown, MA
Nicholas Fischer
Ph.D. 2006
Nanoparticle Receptors for Protein Surface Binding Biomedical Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Edward Esposito
Ph.D. 2006
From initiation to elongation in T7 RNA polymerase Laboratory Test Engineer, GE Healthcare, Microcal Products Group, Northampton, MA
Peter Bryngelson
Ph.D. 2006
Part 1. Nickel superoxide dismutase. Part 2. Computational studies of metallothiolate complexes Scientist II, Biogen Idec
Sergio Chai
Ph.D. 2006
A tale of sulfur and selenium metabolites: From dioxygenases with sulfur-containing substrates to the analysis of selenium by gas chromatography with atomic emission detection Sr. Research Technologist (High Throughput Screening), St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Anthony Shrout
Ph.D. 2005
Activation of E. coli Chemosensory Pathway Components by Template-Directed Assembly of Receptor Fragments Teacher, Longmeadow High School
Anirban Mohimen
Ph.D. 2005
Novel Methods to Study Protein Dynamics Using Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectometry Associate Director, CMC Regulatory Affairs, ImmunoGen, Inc.
Zhong Zhao
Ph.D. 2005
EGFR expression and activation in bovine cumulus cells and EGFR intramolecular regulation through interactions between tyrosines Chemistry Consultant, Genzyme
Li Zhi
Ph.D. 2005
Receptor clusters and dynamics in kinase regulation in bacterial Food & Drug Administration, Bethesda
Mike Naill
Ph.D. 2005
The use of flow cytometry to study variability of paclitaxel accumulation in Taxus cell suspension cultures Sr. Scientist, Abbott Labs
Dave Flanagan
Ph.D. 2004
Solid phase synthesis of graft copolymers of poly(thiopene)S and peptides containing 3-thienylalani Associate Director of Product Management, Wiley
Joffre Angelo Green
Ph.D. 2004
NIH 3T3 fibroblast adhesion to a fibronectin substrate:  role of the archidonic acid signaling pathway Scientific Reviewer at FDA
Syed Peeran
M.S. 2004
Probing the secondary structure of the HAMP linker domain in the serine chemotaxis receptor using solid-state NMR MD, General Surgery, Flushing, NY
Honor L. Glenn
Ph.D. 2003
Cyclooxygenase and cyclic amp-dependent protein kinase regulate actin organization and cell motility Postdoctoral Fellow, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
Catherine Goodman
Ph.D. 2004
Synthetic hosts as scaffolds for biomolecular recognition Senior Editor, Nature Publishing Group
Robert Cleverly
Ph.D. 2002
The interaction of signal sequences with the signal recognition particle Research Associate, Newcastle University, UK
Vivek Prabhu
Ph.D. 2002
Phase behavior of polyelectrolyte solutions Chemical Engineer, NIST
Kenneth Rotondi
Ph.D. 2002
Local sequence and folding:  the B-turn as a role model Lecturer, BMB UMass, Amherst
Rebecca Stockton
Ph.D. 2002
Characterization of arachidonic acid-mediated signal transduction in regulation of NIH-3T3 cell adhesion to extracellular matrix Assistant Professor, Principal Investigator at UCLA
Binumol Isaac
M.S. 2001
Solid-state NMR distance measurements provide insight into the structure and mechanisms of transmembrane signaling in the serine receptor Pharmaceutical Discovery Division, Abbott Laboratories
Tim Driscoll
M.S. 2000
Sequence-specific RNA ligands Bioinformatician at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech
Yael Balazs
Ph.D. 1999
Site-directed solid-state NMR distance measurements test mechanisms of transmembrane signaling in bacterial chemotaxis receptors NMR Facility Manager, Technion University, Israel
Eric Breinlinger
Ph.D. 1998
Model Systems For Flavoenzyme Activity:  Molecular Recognition in Multiple Oxidation States Research Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry Department, Albany Molecular Research

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