Link: University of Iowa

Tyler Weaver and Kyle Powers Co-winners of 2019 Subramanian Thesis Award

Tyler Weaver, who completed his PhD with Dr. Catherine Musselman, and Kyle Powers, who completed his PhD with Dr. Todd Washington, were awarded the 2019 Subramanian Award for the best PhD theses  in the Department of Biochemistry. The Subramanian Award is made possible by a gift from Dr. Alap Subramanian, a 1964 PhD student from the department, who parlayed his training with the late George Kalnitsky, (and with Irving Klotz at Northwestern and both Bernard Davis and Herman Kalckar at Harvard Medical School), into a highly successful career at the Max-Planck-Institute.

Dr. Weaver’s thesis was entitled “Regulation of polycomb repressive complexes by histone reader domains.” Tyler received his PhD in May 2019 and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Bret Freudenthal’s lab.

Dr. Powers’s thesis was entitled “Structure and Function of the Disordered Tails in Translesion Synthesis DNA Polymerases.” Kyle received his PhD in December 2018 and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr. Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel’s lab at the University of Bristol. 



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