Nellie Moshkovich, M.S., Ph.D. candidate
Holding a B.S. degree in Biology from George Washington University and a M.S. degree in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins University, Nellie is currently enrolled in the Molecular and Cell Biology Ph.D. program at the University of Maryland and is a member of the Graduate Partnerships Program at NIH. She is studying RNA-dependent heterochromatin formation.
Patrick Boyle, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Pat’s thesis work to purify and study DNA replication complexes was carried out at University of Notre Dame under the supervision of Dr. Subhash Basu. He moved to University of Virginia to map and characterize replication origins on a genome wide level as part of the ENCODE project in the laboratory of Dr. Anindya Dutta. He is devising a native biochemical purification strategy for chromatin insulator complexes and examining associated enzymatic activities.
Parul Nisha, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Parul studied molecular mechanisms of heterochromatic gene silencing in Dr. Amy Csink's laboratory. She is characterizing a novel DNA-binding protein involved in insulator function.
Leah Matzat, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Leah performed her thesis work on mRNA nuclear export in the laboratory of Lyne Levesque at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is using her expertise in RNA-protein biochemistry to examine the function of a newly identified insulator-associated RNA-binding protein.
Matthew Emmett, M.S., Technical IRTA (alum)
Matt obtained both a B.A. in Biology and M.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University. He studied the effects of insulators on the chromatin landscape using a variety of molecular techniques.
Patrick Murphy, B.S., Postbaccalaureate IRTA (alum)
Patrick graduated from St. John's University with a B.S. in Biology. He worked on the development of a visual cell based assay for higher order nuclear organization that will be used to perform a high throughput dsRNA knockdown screen. He is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Cornell University.