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Elizabeth Boehm and Zhen Xu Earn PhD Summer 2016

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Boehm, ElizabethElizabeth Boehm, a Biochemistry PhD student mentored by Dr. Todd Washington, received her PhD on August 5, 2016. Elizabeth’s thesis is entitled, ” The regulation of translesion synthesis through the binding and activation of polymerases by PCNA”. Elizabeth has accepted a position as a postdoctoral position at Harvard Medical School in Johannes Walter’s lab to study DNA replication and repair in Xenopus laevis.

 

Xu, Zhen

Zhen Xu, a Biochemistry PhD student mentored by Dr. Ernesto Fuentes, received his PhD on August 5, 2016. Zhen’s thesis is entitled, “Auto-inhibition mechanism of the guanine nucleotide exchange factor TIAM1.” Zhen has accepted a postdoctoral position at the University of Iowa in Ernesto Fuentes’ lab.

Congrats Elizabeth and Zhen!

Xu Liu and Casey Andrews Successfully Defend Theses Fall 2014

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Liu, Xu Online Xu Liu, a biochemistry PhD student mentored by Dr. Ernesto   Fuentes, successfully defended his thesis on December 1, 2014, entitled “Specificity, Structure, Dynamics and Inhibition of the Tiam PDZ Domain/Ligand Complexes”. Xu is currently a post-doctoral research scholar in Dr. Ernesto Fuentes Laboratory. Later this year, he will begin a post-doctoral position in the Laboratory of Georges Mer at the Mayo Clinic.

 

Andrews, Casey OnlineCasey Andrews, a biochemistry PhD student mentored by Dr. Adrian Elcock successfully defended his thesis on December 2, 2014, entitled “Coarse Grained Potential Functions for Proteins Derived from All-Atom Explicit-Solvent Molecular Dynamics Simulations”. Casey currently holds a post-doctoral research scholar position in the lab of Dr. Adrian Elcock. Casey will also be teaching under Dr. Adam Moser at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

Congratulations Xu and Casey!