Departmental PhDs 2018/19

September 20, 2019

Departmental PhDs 2018/19

Daokun Sun, Allison Webb Chasser, Irene Gentzel, and Stevin Wilson

In the 2018/19 academic year, 18 students (!) earned a PhD in Molecular Genetics or while working in a lab in the Department of Molecular Genetics. Together, those students have so far contributed to almost 50 published manuscripts, with additional papers in preparation or under review.

The department would like to congratualte the following students who earned a Ph.D in a Molecular Genetics laboratory in Summer 2019:

From the Molecular Genetics Program:
Daokun Sun (Leone and Chamberlin labs) "E2F proteins regulate cell proliferation and differentiation in development"
Stevin Wilson (Bird lab) “Towards a Greater Understanding Of Zinc Homeostasis Using Loz1 from the Fission Yeast”

Students from other programs in Molecular Genetics laboratories:
Yajun Liu (MCDB program, Wu lab) “Localization and Functions of Two Membrane-Associated Protein Complexes in Fission Yeast Cytokinesis”
Jian Wu (MCDB program, Bisaro and Ding labs) “Investigation of the relationship between RNA 3D structure and function using potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) as a model”
Allison Webb Chasser (OSBP program, Chamberlin lab)
Irene Gentzel (TPS program, Mackey lab)