Group Members

Aaron Fleming

Aaron Fleming

ReseaRch assistant professor

Education

BS: Adams State College in Alamosa, CO 

Ph.D. University of Utah

Project: Chemistry and biology of guanine oxidation products

Interests: Running, reading, and hiking

 

Anton Alenko

Anton Alenko

Graduate Student

Education

2010: Specialist degree in Chemistry, Saint-Petersburg State University, Department of Chemistry, St. Petersburg, Russia

2012: MS degree in Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA

Project: Studying guanine oxidation products in RNA

Interests

 Megan Browning

Megan Browning

Graduate Student

Education

B.S. Brigham Young University

M.S. Brigham Young Univrstity

Project: I'm trying to use α-hemolysin to sense modifications and damage in RNA

Interests: Writing, teaching, hiking, and Shakespeare

 

Yun Ding

Yun Ding

Graduate Student

Education

BS degree in science in Beijing Normal University in 2008

Project: Studying the role of DNA modifications and bioinformatics

Interests: I enjoy reading, running, and baking.

 

Jingwei Ma

Jingwei Ma

Graduate Student

Education

BS Wuhan University, China

Project: Redox Photochemistry of Oxidized Bases in DNA and RNA 

Interests: Cooking, eating, traveling, workout, outdoor, reading, music, laughing

 

CarlaOmaga

Carla Omaga

Graduate Student

Education

MS Chemistry, University of the Philippines

BS Chemistry, Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Project: Characterization of the G-quadruplex structure of a DNA repair gene promoter sequence

Interests: Eating different cuisines, watching films, plays and concerts, reading books, travelling, outdoor recreational activities 

 

 Samuel Redstone

Sam Redstone

Graduate Student

Education

B.A. Chemistry-Biochemistry, Colby College - Waterville, ME (2015)

Project: Binding kinetics of the Sp1 transcription factor to the guanine-rich promoter region of the proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) gene

Interests: Running, cycling, and reading

 

Aaron Rogers

Aaron Rogers

Graduate Student

Education

B.S. Chemistry; Texas State University-San Marcos, TX

M.S. Chemistry; Texas State University-San Marcos, TX

Project:I Study the biophysics and structure of the DNA i-motif, an intercalated poly-cytosine tetraplex complementary to the guanine-quadruplex, with an emphasis on elucidating the in vivo activity of these structures in gene expression.

Interests: Avid outdoorsmen and cat lover

 

Tao Zeng

Tao Zeng

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Education

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Sichuan University, P.R. China (2008)

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China (2015)

Project: Nanopore sequencing of modified DNA or RNA

Interests: Sports, family time

 

Judy Zhu

Judy Zhu

researcher student

Education

Honors BS University of Utah, Chemistry

Project: The project I am currently working on involves the incorporation of oxidized guanine triphosphate lesions into DNA and to see if the lesions could possibly affect DNA repair.

Interests: Reading and cooking

 

Julia Zhu Photo

Julia Zhu

Undergraduate Student

Education

Undergrad- Chemistry HBS (expected graduation 2019)

Project: Characterization of G-quadruplexes

Interests: Watching movies, eating, and exercising

 

Last Updated: 10/4/17