2022-2023 trainee B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska - Lincoln Ph.D. in progress
Research Project: Role of Antioxidant Nanoparticle Treatment in the Amelioration of Lysosomal Membrane Permeabilization Following Traumatic Brain Injury.
Mentors: Dr. Forrest Kievit and Dr. Xinghui Sun.
2022-2023 trainee B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Computer Science, South Dakota State University – Ph.D. in Progress
Research Project: Creating metabolic models of human immune cells, specifically hematopoietic stem cells. I will also be developing tools to speed up the creation of our lab's future models.
Mentors: Dr. Tomas Helikar, Dr. Lindsey Crawford
2022-2023 trainee B.S. 2020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of South Carolina - Ph.D. in progress
Research Project: Structural and Enzymatic Characterization of Methylglyoxalase Activity in DJ-1 and Related Homolgues.
Mentors: Dr. Mark Wilson and Dr. David Berkowitz
2022-2023 trainee B.S. 2021 Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Ph.D. in progress
Research Project: Exploration of cysteine modifications in human pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase.
Mentors: Dr. Don Becker and Dr. Tomas Helikar
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
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
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