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(Includes Name, Title, Research Interests)
Mentor:
Dr. Matthias Truttmann
Year:
2018
Honors:
Nu Rho Psi - The National Honors Society in Neuroscience, former chapter president (2017); Nancy Robell Memorial Prize in Neuroscience (2018)
Research Interests:

Protein aggregation dynamics in C. elegans polyglutamine disease models; Behavior and function of physiological polyglutamine-containing proteins

Nicholas Vangos
Joined CMB:
2021
Mentor:
Dr. Michael Cianfrocco
Research Interests:

Investigating the mechanism behind recognition/regulation of modified microtubules using cryo-EM. 

Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology-Department of Pathology
Research Interests:

The aims of our research are to understand the core mechanisms that drive brain cancers such as diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas( DIPG) and ependymomas in children, as well as gliomas in adults. With this knowledge we aim to develop treatments and cures for these deadly tumors.We study the relationship between cancer metabolism and epigenetics in brain tumors. Oncogenes in primary brain tumors in adults and children reprogram uptake and metabolism of nutrients such as glucose and glutamine to modulate many cellular functions including epigenetics. We evaluate the effects of altered...

Dr. Kristen Verhey
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
No
DEI Statement:
I believe that all differences – including field of study, lived experiences, culture, gender and ethnicity – widen our perspectives and help us to find the most innovative and impactful solutions to scientific questions. I am committed to an inclusive lab environment to which all their trainees may bring their whole selves.
Trainings and Identities
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:

cytoskeleton, intracellular trafficking, microtubules, kinesin motor proteins, cilia

Maria Virgillo
Mentor:
Kathy Collins
Year:
2017
Undergraduate Institution:
William Smith College
Alex Vizurraga
Mentor:
Gregory Tall
Year:
2017
Undergraduate Institution:
Michigan Technological University