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Buck-Koehntop Research Group Members


Aneesa Al Soodani

Postdoctoral Researcher

Education: B.S. University of Portland; Ph.D. Washington State University.

ResearchTranscriptional regulation of ZBTB MBPs in cancer.

Other Interests: Running, hiking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.


Amelia Hodges

Postdoctoral Researcher

Education: B.S. Utah State University; Ph.D. Washington State University

Research: The mechanistic roles of ZBTB MBPs in human cells

Other Interests: The beach, water sports, mystery novels


Nick Hudson

Graduate Student

Education: 2015 B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Bemidji State University.

Research: Biophysically characterizing zinc finger MBP recognition of DNA.

Other Interests: Skateboarding, hiking, biking, playing with my dog, reading.


Makenzie Hullinger

Undergraduate Student

Education: Major in Chemistry with Biological Emphasis and Minor in Italian

Research: Transcriptional regulation of ZBTB MBPs in cancer.

Other Interests: Spending time with family, Dancing, Traveling, Being outside 


Joshua Onyeagoziri Okafor

Graduate Student

Education: B.S. in Biochemistry/Zoology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; M.S. in Pharmacology from the University of Nigeria

Research: Biophysical characterization of methyl-CpG binding protein-protein interactions

Other interests: Soccer, Table tennis, Jogging

Last Updated: 6/12/19