Students

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(Includes Name, Title, Research Interests)
Mentor:
David Markovitz
Year:
2012
Undergraduate Institution:
Barry University
Honors:
Cellular Biotechnology Training Program (2015-2017); Cellular and Molecular Biology Training Grant; Rackham Pre-Candidate Research Grant (2014); Rackham Merit Fellow
Service:
Cellular and Molecular Biology Recruitment Committee (2017); Rackham Merit Fellow Graduate Student Advisory Council Member (2016); Cellular and Molecular Biology Recruitment Committee (2016); Cellular and Molecular Biology Social Committee (2016); Rackham Merit Fellow Graduate Student Advisory Council Member (2015)
Teaching Experience:
Teacher Assistant to DENT 525
Research Interests:

Elucidating the role of the Human Endogenous Retrovirus (HML-2) accessory protein Np9 in diverse human malignancies

Jennifer Chik
Mentor:
Uhn-Soo Cho
Year:
2013
Undergraduate Institution:
California Polytechnic State University
Honors:
Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, NIH Cellular and Molecular Biology Training Grant T32-GM007315
Service:
CMB Symposium Committee Member, CMB Student Advisor, Volunteer at Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, FEMMES Capstone Volunteer, MHSPEA Volunteer/Instructor, BrainsRule! Volunteer, GUMB Mentor
Teaching Experience:
Graduate Student Instructor- BIOCHEM 212
Research Interests:

Structure and function of centromere and kinetochore proteins

 

Mentor:
Ann Miller
Year:
2016
Undergraduate Institution
Eastern Michigan University
Honors:
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient (2017)
Service:
Science Communication Fellowship with UM’s Museum of Natural History, Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science (FEMMES), Lean in for Graduate Students, Association for Women in Science, CMB Career Committee.
Research Interest:
Using optogenetics, investigate the spatiotemporal regulation of small GTPase RhoA and how it orchestrates actin cytoskeletal dynamics responsible for junctional remodeling and cytokinesis in vertebrate epithelial tissues.
Mentor:
Manoj Puthenveedu
Year:
2016
Undergraduate Institution:
Penn State University
Honors:
NSF GRFP awardee, ARCS foundation Pittsburgh Chapter award recipient.
Service:
Social committee (Carnegie Mellon), Graduate sciences teaching club (Carnegie Mellon)
Research Interests:
I study the biosynthetic trafficking of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). GPCR localization to the the cell surface is critical for functional coupling to both extracellular agonists and G-protein effectors on the plasma membrane. Despite the functional importance of GPCR localization to the plasma membrane, relatively little is known about the biosynthetic trafficking of these receptors to the cell surface. I would like to understand how the trafficking of these receptors to the cell surface is regulated and how we can target receptors to the surface to increase signaling.
Research Interests:

I study the biosynthetic trafficking of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). GPCR localization to the the cell surface is critical for functional coupling to both extracellular agonists and G-protein effectors on the plasma membrane. Despite the functional importance of GPCR localization to the plasma membrane, relatively little is known about the biosynthetic trafficking of these receptors to the cell surface. I would like to understand how the trafficking of these receptors to the cell surface is regulated and how we can target receptors to the surface to increase signaling.

Mentor:
Billy Tsai
Year:
2013
Undergraduate Institution:
Westminster College
Honors:
CMB Training Grant, Rackham Travel Grant, Poster Presentation at FASEB “From misfolded proteins in the ER to Disease”.
Service:
CMB Career Development Committee (2014-2015), CMB Fall 2015 Short Course Committee (2014-2015), CMB Social Committee (2014-present)
Teaching Experience:
GSI for CDB 530 (Cell Biology) 2015
Research Interests:
ER-associated degradation of mutant proinsulins