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Principal Investigator


Andrew Truman Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences


Ph.D. Biochemistry, University College London, UK

BSc (Hons), Biochemistry, University College London, UK

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Postdoctoral Fellows

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Dr. Tasaduq Wani
Postdoctoral Researcher

Understanding interplay between DNA damage response and the Chaperone Code

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Graduate Students

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Siddhi Omkar
PhD student

Understanding the role of the chaperone code int he heat shock response

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Courtney Shrader
Masters student

Regulation and role of co-chaperone PTMs in yeast and cancer cells.

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Megan Mitchem
PhD student

Understanding interplay between the chaperone code and metabolism

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Kehinde Ayinde
PhD student

Structural biology of Hsp70-client complexes

Undergraduate Students

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Ainella Rysbayeva
Undergraduate researcher

Understanding Hsp70 phoshorylation through the Hsp70 chaperone code array


Elizabeth Abedi
Undergraduate researcher

Understanding Ydj1/DNAJA1 phosphorylation in the DNA damage response

Research Technicians

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Bo Zheng
Senior Technician

The role of Hsp70 and Hsp90 on the APE2/APN2 endonuclease

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.

Lab Alumni

  1. Sarah Walsh (Certificate program)

  2. Neha Galla (Honors Student)

  3. Nitika (PhD Student): 

  4. Lizbeth Saa (Honors Student): Medical School TBD

  5. Laura Knighton (PhD student): Currently a Business Analyst at Lifescience Dynamics Limited, Boston, MA.

  6. Jade Takakuwa (3900 student). Currently pursuing a Masters degree in Bioinformatics at UNCC

  7. Jacob Blackman (3900 and 4700 Honors Student). Southern College of Optometry

  8. Owen Strom (Lab Technician, 2018: Currently at Washington State Medical School. 

  9. Jill Waller (Master’s student, Fall 2016-Spring 2018): PA School

  10. Isaac Sluder (3900, REU and 4700 Honors, Fall 2015-Spring 2018): UNC Chapel Hill Medical School.

  11. Monserrat Cueervas (3900, REU and 4700 Honors, Fall 2015-Spring 2018): Currently at  NC State Veterinary School.

  12. Alexandria Szalanczy (REU student, Summer 2017): Currently a PhD candidate at Wake Forest University Graduate School.

  13. Shahad Nedawi (Lab volunteer, Fall 2016). Currently, lab manager at 360 labs.

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