Current Trainees


Noelle Waltenburg

Noelle Waltenburg

2021-2022 trainee
B.S. 2016 Chemistry, Northern Arizona University
Ph.D. in progress

Research Project:
Design of synthetic Receptor Activity Modifying Proteins (RAMPs) as chemical probes to study the molecular mechanisms of diseases associated with RAMP dysregulation

Mentors:
Dr. James Checco and Dr. Robert Powers

 


Jacob Jones

Jacob Jones

2021-2022 traineeB.S. 2017 Chemistry, Truman State University

Ph.D. in Progress

Research Project:
Creation of DJ-1 affinity microcolumns for evaluation of small molecule binding

Mentors:
Dr. David Hage and Dr. Mark Wilson

 


Sydney Caparaso

Sydney Caparaso

2021-2023 trainee
B.S. 2020 Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D. in Progress

Research Project:
Development of a Physiologically Relevant In Vitro Platform to Model Neuroimmune Interactions in Nociceptor Hypersensitivity

Mentors:
Dr. Rebecca Wachs and Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait

 


Amanda Maliva

Amanda Maliva

2021-2023 trainee
B.S. 2020 Cell & Molecular Biology, University of South Florida (USF)
Ph.D. in Progress

Research Project:
Functional Genomics of Phosphatidylcholine Biosynthesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Mentors:
Dr. Wayne Riekhof and Dr. Oleh Khalimonchuk

 


Daisy Guiza Beltran

2021-2023 trainee
B.S. 2019 Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ph.D. in progress

Research Project:
Elucidation of the Molecular Mechanism of Transcriptional Regulation by Holo-WhiB1 in Mycobacteria

Mentors:
Dr. Limei Zhang and Dr. Jiri Adamec