Recent PhD Graduates


Congratulations to our newest PhD alums

Joe White, PhD
Defense: February 1, 2018
Thesis: "Identification of Potential HTT-Rab Axonal Transport Complexes"
Advisor: Gunawardena
Current position: postdoc, NIH
Yankun Gao, PhD
Defense: January 8, 2018
Thesis: "The Role of WT1 and BASP1 in the Development and Maintenance of the Posterior Tase Field"
Advisor: Medler, Roberts
Ashley Hanner, PhD
Defense: August 4, 2017
Thesis: “The Yeast Heterochromatin Protein Sir3 Evolved in the AAA+ Base Subdomain after Subfunctionalization”
Advisor: Rusche
Current position: Post-doc, NIH

Jie Ao, PhD

Defense: April 20, 2017

Thesis: “Characterization of Neurospora Crassa Cell Wall Biogenesis”

Advisor: Free

Dolon Chakraborty, PhD

Defense: January 24, 2017

Thesis: “Phage-encoded molecules regulate STEC virulence”

Advisor: Koudelka

Kristen Humphrey, PhD

Defense: June 19, 2017

Thesis: “Sirtuin deacetylases couple nutrient availability to gene expression”

Advisor: Rusche

Current position: postdoc, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Bhavana Muddukrishna, PhD

Defense: November 17, 2017

Thesis: “Dissecting a Role for Protein Arginine Methylation in pre-mRNA Splicing”

Advisor: Dr. Michael Yu

Christopher Mure, PhD

Defense: July 24, 2017

Thesis: “The rbcL mRNA binding protein RLSB is a bundle-sheath-specific, positive regulator of rbcL gene expression in C4 Plants”

Advisor: Berry

Tenzin Ngodup, PhD

Defense: January 25, 2017

Thesis: “Activity-dependent changes at the endbulb of Held”

Advisor: Xu-Friedman

Current position: postdoc, Oregon Health and Sciences University