Alumni

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Matthew Akamatsu

Thesis title: “Characterization of two types of interphase nodes that merge to form cytokinetic nodes for contractile ring assembly in fission yeast”

Position after PhD: Postdoc in Prof. David Drubin’s lab at the University of California, Berkeley (link).

Department(s): Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Thesis lab: Pollard lab

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Bara Badwan

Department(s): Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Thesis lab: Clark lab

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Diego Caballero

Thesis title: “Computational studies of protein structure”

Position after PhD: participant, European Central Bank Graduate Programme in Frankfurt, Germany (link)

Department(s): Physics
Thesis lab: O'Hern and Regan labs

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Jieming Chen

Thesis title: “Variant interpretation in personal genomes using protein sequences, networks and allele-specific analyses”

Position after PhD: Postdoc in the Butte lab at UCSF (link).

Current position: Associate Scientist at Genentech.

Department(s): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Thesis lab: Gerstein and Regan labs

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Edward Courchaine

Thesis title:  “Assembly mechanisms of nuclear bodies”

Position after PhD:  Postdoctoral Associate, Neugebauer Lab, Yale University

Department(s): Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Thesis lab: Neugebauer lab

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Garrett Debs

Thesis title: “Using cryo-electron microsopy to study microtubule heterogeneity”

Position after PhD: Data Science/Data Visualization/Image Processing, Gypsum, CO

Department(s): Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Thesis lab: Sindelar lab

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Stefan Elrington

Thesis title: “Developing new approaches to faster, high-spatial resolution Phosphorus-31 MR imaging of Bone”

Position after PhD: Consultant, Boston Consulting Group

Department(s): Physics
Thesis lab: Barrett lab

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Sofia Espinoza Sanchez

Thesis title: “Understanding the mechanisms of Arp2/3 complex activation”

Position after PhD: Associate Consultant at McKinsey & Company

Department(s): Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Thesis lab: Pollard lab

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Jennifer Gaines

Thesis title: “Computational studies of protein structure”

Position after PhD: Postdoc, UMass Medical School

Department(s): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Thesis lab: O'Hern and Regan labs

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Bridget Hegarty

Thesis Title:”Connecting indoor fungal communities and human health: Novel insights from DNA-based community profiling and metatranscriptomics”

Position after PhD: Postdoc, University of Michigan

Department(s): Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Thesis lab: Peccia lab

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Xinyu Hong

Position after PhD: Data Scientist, Enigma Technologies, Inc.

Department(s): Cell Biology
Thesis lab: Groisman lab

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Junyi Jiao

Thesis title: “Single-molecule studies of protein folding and interactions using optical tweezers”

Position after PhD: Software Engineer, Google

Department(s): Cell Biology
Thesis lab: Zhang lab

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Michael Lacy

Thesis title: “Single-molecule dynamics in clathrin-mediated endocytosis and membrane remodeling”

Position after PhD: Associate Scientific Editor, Elsevier

Department(s): Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Thesis lab: Berro lab

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Cong Liang

Thesis title: “Mathematical modeling of cell type evolution: gene expression and gene regulatory networks”

Position after PhD: Assistant Professor, Tianjin University (China)

Department(s): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Thesis lab: Wagner lab

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Yu Lin

Thesis: Designed and developed super-resolution microscopy based on single-molecule switching and single-molecule localization

Position after PhD: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at EMBL

Department(s): Biomedical Engineering
Thesis lab: Bewersdorf lab

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Ian Linsmeier

Department(s): Biomedical Engineering
Thesis lab: Murrell lab

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Lynn Liu

Position after PhD: Accounts Payable Specialist, Rave Mobile Safety

Department(s): Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Thesis lab: Solomon lab

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Junjiajia Long

Thesis Title: “From individual to collective behavior: The role of memory and diversity in bacterial navigation”

Position after PhD: Quantitative Trader, Tower Research Capital

Department(s): Physics
Thesis lab: Emonet lab

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Catherine Matulis

Thesis title: “Contrast adaptation in Drosophila direction-selective circuits”

Position after PhD: EDG Engineer, Mathworks, Boston, MA

Department(s): Physics
Thesis lab: Clark lab

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Lauren Ann Metskas

Thesis title: “Conformation and dynamics of the Troponin I C-terminal domain: Combining single-molecule fluorescence and experiments to bridge timescales”

Position after PhD: Post-doc, Briggs lab at EMBL

Department(s): Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Thesis lab: Rhoades lab (now at UPenn)

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Daniel Moonan

Thesis title:  “Design and construction of a recorded organism containing 62 codons”

Position after PhD:  Postdoc, Yale University and Co-founder of Briomics

Department(s): Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Thesis lab: Isaacs lab

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Paul Muir

Thesis title: “Studying gene duplication, divergence, and disablement across the mouse lineage and in the laboratory”

Position after PhD: Consultant at ClearView Healthcare Partners

Department(s): Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Thesis lab: Gerstein and Isaacs labs

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Nathan Nguyen

Thesis title: “The fate of autophagosome from start to finish: How do mammalian ATG8-family and ATG4-family proteins contribue to macroautophagy?”

Position after PhD: U.S. Navy Officer Candidate

Department(s): Cell Biology
Thesis lab: Melia lab

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Curran Oi

Department(s): Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Thesis lab: Regan Lab

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Ah Rume Park

Thesis title: “Transcriptional Regulation by Maternal HP1a is Essential for Drosophila Embryogenesis”

Position after PhD: Lecturer, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University

Current position: Preceptor, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department, Harvard University

Department(s): Cell Biology
Thesis lab: H. Lin lab

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Susan Pratt

Thesis title: “Development and implementation of a reversibly-interacting TRAP-peptide pair as a live-cell imaging strategy”

Department(s): Physics
Thesis lab: Mochrie lab

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Aleksander Rebane

Thesis title: “Exploring free energy landscapes of SNARE assembly using optical tweezers”

Department(s): Physics
Thesis lab: Zhang and Rothman labs

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Jared Rovny

Thesis title: “New NMR applications and methods: Discrete time crystalline signatuares and accelerated acquisition using iterated maps”

Post-Doc, Yale Physics Department

Department(s): Physics
Thesis lab: Barrett lab

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Raphael Sarfati

Thesis title: “Lipid membrane-mediated interactions between bound particles”

Position after PhD: Postdoc, University of Colorado (Schwartz lab)

Department(s): Applied Physics
Thesis lab: Dufresne lab - now at ETH Zurich

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Nicholas Sawyer

Thesis title: “Modular design and selection of phosphospecific tetraticopeptide repeat affinity proteins”

Position after PhD: Postdoc in the Arora lab at NYU (link).

Department(s): Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Thesis lab: Regan lab

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Jay Stanley

Department(s): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Thesis lab: Krishnaswamy lab

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Shira Stav

Thesis Title: “Comprehensive discovery of structured noncoding RNAs from individual bacterial genomes”

Position after PhD: Data Analyst at Wells Fargo

Department(s): Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Thesis lab: Breaker lab

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Kyle VanderWerf

Thesis title: “Geometry and contact mechanics of athermal jammed packings of frictionless spherical and nonspherical particles”

Position after PhD: Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Lab

Department(s): Physics
Thesis lab: O'Hern lab

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Mary Grace Velasco

Department(s): Biomedical Engineering
Thesis lab: Bewersdorf lab

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Alejandro Virrueta

Thesis title: “Predicting side chain dihedral angles of protein cores and beyond: An exploration of the limits of the hard-sphere model”

Position after PhD:Software engineer at Airbnb

Department(s): Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Thesis lab: O'Hern and Regan labs

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Hao Yan

Thesis title: “Positional fluctuations in synthetic and living polymer systems”

Department(s): Physics
Thesis lab: Mochrie lab

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Shari Yosinski

Department(s): Biomedical Engineering
Thesis lab: Reed lab

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Yao Zhao

Thesis Title: “Novel methods for optimizing light microscopy and live-cell image analysis”

Position after PhD: Insight Al Program Fellow, Insight Data Science

Current position: Applied Scientist at Microsoft AI & Research

Department(s): Applied Physics
Thesis lab: Mochrie lab