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Goldstrohm Lab Alumni

Alumni

Rene Arvola, Ph.D. (2013-2019)

  • Graduate student
  • Thesis: Mechanism of mRNA regulation by Drosophila Pumilio and Nanos proteins
  • Genetics Training Program, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Rackham Merit Fellowship
  • Currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Ohio State University

Elizabeth Abshire, Ph.D. (2014-2019)

  • Graduate student
  • Thesis: Structure and function of the obesity promoting exoribonuclease Nocturnin
  • Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship, Christensen Award for outstanding graduate student, University of Michigan EDGE Award.
  • Currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester

Jennifer Bohn, Ph.D. (2013-2015)

  • Graduate student
  • Thesis: Functional characterization of the human Pumilio proteins
  • Cellular Biotechnology Training Program, NIH F31 NRSA Fellowship
  • Currently a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University

Brian Alzua, M.S. (2015-2016)

  • Graduate student, Biological Chemistry Graduate Program
  • Currently a Research Scientist with American Preclinical Services, MN

Chase Weidmann, Ph.D. (2010-2015)

  • Graduate student
  • Thesis: Mechanisms of mRNA regulation by Pumilio and Nanos
  • Genetics Training Program, Biological Chemistry Graduate Program.  Awards include Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, Endowment for Development of Graduate Education Award, Christman Award for outstanding graduate student, Coon Award for excellence in research, teaching, and service. 
  • Currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, recipient of American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship

Jamie Van Etten, Ph.D. (2010-2013)

  • Graduate student
  • Thesis: Regulatory mechanisms and RNA targets of human Pumilio proteins
  • Biological Chemistry Graduate Program
  • Postdoctoral research scientist and American Cancer Society Fellow at the University of Minnesota, MN
  • Currently a Research Scientist at R&D Systems, MN

Nathan Raynard, M.S. (2011-2014)

  • Graduate student
  • Genetics Training Program, Biological Chemistry Graduate Program
  • Currently a ‎Research Associate at Twist Bioscience, CA

Nathan Blewett, Ph.D. (2008-2013)

  • Graduate student
  • Thesis: Identification of the mechanisms of mRNA regulation by PUF proteins
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology Training Program, postdoctoral research scientist at the National Institutes of Health, MD
  • Currently a Senior Scientist at Qiagen Corporation, MD

Kelsey Hughes, Ph.D. (2016-2018)

  • Postdoctoral fellow
  • Currently a Scientific Media Editor at MacMillan Learning, TX

Michael Kearse, PhD. (2013-2016)

  • Postdoctoral fellow
  • Supported by NIH F32 NRSA Fellowship, recipient of NIH K99/R00 Pathway to independence grant
  • Currently an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University

Paul Del Rizzo, PhD (2013-2014)

  • Postdoctoral fellow
  • Co-supervised with Dr. Raymond Trievel, University of Michigan
  • Currently a Lead Scientist at Cayman Chemical

Brittany Bowman, PhD. (2014-2015)

  • Postdoctoral fellow
  • Recipient of NIH F32 NRSA Fellowship
  • Currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Elise Dunshee (2018)

  • LSSURP undergraduate research student
  • Currently enrolled in graduate school at University of Minnesota

Anthony Rish (2017-2019)

  • Undergraduate research student
  • Current employed at PPD Laboratories, WI

Joseph Buytendorp (2017-2019)

  • UROP undergraduate research student
  • Currently entering medical school

Zachary Krumm (2016)

  • Undergraduate research student
  • Currently in MD/Ph.D. program at University of Florida

Jordan Killingsworth (2014-2015)

  • Undergraduate research student
  • Currently a medical student at Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Thishan DeSilva (2015)

  • Undergraduate research student
  • Currently a Clinical Research Data Coordinator at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH

Kamya Sankar, MD (2010-2011)

  • Undergraduate research student
  • Chemistry Summer Fellowship and Honors Thesis
  • Currently in residency program at Northwestern University School of Medicine, IL

Joel Hrit, PhD. (2010-2012)

  • Undergraduate research student
  • Honors Program Summer Fellowship and Honors Thesis
  • Currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Van Andel Institute, MI

Isabel Georges (2012-2013)

  • Undergraduate research student
  • Currently a Prosthetist at Central Prosthetics and Orthotics, Texas

Kelly Compton (2013)

  • UROP undergraduate research student
  • Currently a Project Officer at Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, WA

Adam Petterson (2009)

  • Visiting undergraduate from University of Chicago
  • Currently employed by Illumina Corporation, CA

Michelle Sung (2017), Summer high school research student, currently an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, MD