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Andrew Truman Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Group Leader, Charlotte Group for Proteostasis Research
Ph.D. Biochemistry, University College London, UK
BSc (Hons), Biochemistry, University College London, UK
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Dr. Yevheniia Bushman (starting Jan 2024)
Characterizing the chaperone-TDP43 complex in yeast and mammalian cells
Dr. Chathura Paththamperuma
Understanding the Kar2/BiP chaperone code and structural biology of chaperone complexes
Understanding the role of the chaperone code in the heat shock response
Understanding interplay between the chaperone code and metabolism
Structural biology of Hsp70-RNR complexes
Alicia Williard (Starting Jan 2024)
Role of Hsp70 phosphorylation in ALS
Understanding the role of Hsp70 phosphorylation on neurodegenerative disease
Understanding the connection between the Chaperone Code and proteostasis
Understanding the impact of the Hsp70 chaperone code on oncogenic kinase activation
Regulation and role of Ydj1/DNAJA1 PTMs in yeast and cancer cells.
Structure of the RNR-chaperone complex
The Mask of Good Results
A gift from Laura Knighton to the lab from Africa, this mask bestows good grant, paper and experimental luck to all those within a 2-bay radius.
Megan Ward (3900 Student):
Sarah Walsh (Certificate program)
Neha Galla (Honors Student)
Dr. Nitika (PhD Student): Clinical Scientist at Fosun Pharma (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nnitika/)
Lizbeth Saa (Honors Student): Medical School TBD
Laura Knighton (PhD student): Currently a Healthcare Consultant at Fenix Group International, LLC (https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-e-knighton/)
Jade Takakuwa (3900 student). Currently pursuing a Masters degree in Bioinformatics at UNCC
Jacob Blackman (3900 and 4700 Honors Student). Southern College of Optometry (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jakeblackmansco/)
Owen Strom (Lab Technician, 2018: Currently at Washington State Medical School.
Shawn (Jill) Waller (Master’s student, Fall 2016-Spring 2018): Board certified Physician Assistant (PA) in the Department of Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure at UT Southwestern Medical Center (https://utswmed.org/doctors/shawn-waller/)
Isaac Sluder (3900, REU and 4700 Honors, Fall 2015-Spring 2018): UNC Chapel Hill Medical School (https://www.linkedin.com/in/isaac-sluder-833181133/)
Monserrat Cuervas (3900, REU and 4700 Honors, Fall 2015-Spring 2018): Currently at NC State Veterinary School.
Alexandria Szalanczy (REU student, Summer 2017): Currently a PhD candidate at Wake Forest University Graduate School (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandria-szalanczy-35ab31167/)
Shahad Nedawi (Lab volunteer, Fall 2016): Currently Sales Account Executive at The Business Journals (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shahad-nedawi-21a80282/)