Joint Students

Blacklock, Kristin
B.S., Biology and Math, Chapman University (2013)
Advisor: Sagar Khare
Affiliation: QB/CCB
Two-domain protein design via loop-directed domain insertion
Proteomics 204/208
Cheng, Larry
PharmD, Pharmacy, Rutgers University (2014) MBA, Rutgers University (2014)
Advisor: Justin Drake
Affiliation: CMPharm/QB
CINJ 4533
Gaines, Colin
B.S., Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University (2014)
Advisor: Darrin York
Affiliation: CCB/CBMB
Investigation of the structure, dynamics, and reaction mechanism of the twister ribozyme through the use of a variety of computation tools including MD, QM/MM, and Constant pH MD simulations.
Proteomics 308
Gates, Colin
B.S., Chemistry and Biology, Rutgers University, Newark (2013)
Advisor: Charles Dismukes
Affiliation: CCB/CBMB
Improving the efficiency and applications of Photosystem II via modeling and modification
Gray, Jonathon
B.A., Taylor University Upland (2015)
Advisor: Not yet determined
Affiliation: CCB/QB
Hernandez, Nancy
B.A., Biology, Grinnell College (2013)
Advisor: Sagar Khare
Affiliation: CCB/CBMB
To develop a general computation-guided pipeline to redesign metalloenzymes for efficiently biodegrading toxic anthropogenic environmental pollutants. This work is supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Proteomics 208/204
Malliaris, Constantin
B.S., Chemistry and Physics, Harvard (2004); M.S., Physics, New York University (2010)
Advisor: Alexander Morozov
Affiliation: Physics/CBMB
Employing genetic algorithms to evolve organisms that combine elementary linear algebra operations to perform higher order linear algebra tasks (e.g., matrix inversion)
Hill 263
Moretti, Alysha
B.S., Chemistry and Biochemistry, Widener University (2013)
Advisor: Kathryn Uhrich
Affiliation: QB
Synthesis and characterization of rationally designed amphiphilic macromolecules (AMs) for bioactive delivery and inhibition of atherosclerotic pathogenesis
Panda, Anshuman
BS, Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012)
Advisor: Gyan Bhanot, Shridar Ganesan
Affiliation: Physics/QB
Cancer Genomics: Identifying biomarkers of response to immune checkpoint therapy and to conventional therapy for the purpose of predicting the risk of early recurrence
Pushkar, Alexandra
Advisor: Not yet determined
Putnins, Matthew
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology (2013); M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology (2014)
Advisor: Sanghyuk Lee
Affiliation: BME
My research interest is studying the innate immune response and other biochemical pathways in the cell using single molecular and super high resolution microscopy techniques.
Proteomics 308
Qadri, Maria
B.S., University of Hartford (2009); M.S., University of Connecticut (2011)
Advisor: William Craelius
Affiliation: BME/QB
My current research interests center on physiological modeling, clinical monitoring, and medical diagnostics. I am creating an ideal intracranial pressure model to observe analytical index changes under controlled physiological conditions, and using that knowledge, I will identify equivalent patterns in my analytical index within clinical cerebrovascular physiology. This work focuses on intervals preceding intracranial hypertension in the recordings of severe traumatic brain injury patients who are under continuous monitoring in surgical intensive care units.
Biomedical Engineering Building 201a
Reilly, Eve
B.A., Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Rutgers University (2012)
Advisor: Not yet determined
Affiliation: MMG/QB
Romanus, Melissa
BS, Computer Engineering, Tufts University; MS, Computer Engineering, Rutgers University
Advisor: Manish Parashar
Affiliation: ECE/QB
Design and implement a domain-specific language enabling users to define complex scientific workflows more expressively. Integrate this work with exascale computing architecture advancements, including burst buffers, to accelerate the time it takes to glean insight from simulations
Spendlove, Kelly
B.S. Mathematics, Montana State University (2012)
Advisor: Mischaikow
Affiliation: Math/CBMB
Woltz, Ryan
B.S., Biochemistry, University of California, Davis (2013)
Advisor: Gaetano Montelione
Affiliation: CCB/CBMB
Integration of multiple structural and biochemical techniques, (i.e. NMR, X-ray) to determine protein dynamics and interactions with macromolecules