Group

Current members

Name

Role

Degree

Research Interest

E-mail Address

Sharon Batelu

PhD Candidate

MS Microbiology. University of Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Understanding the molecular & mechanistic details of the ferredoxin involved in the mitochondrial iron sulfur cluster (ISC) pathway.

gc3489@wayne.edu

Courtney Campbell

PhD Student

BS, Biomedical Sciences and Spanish, Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, MI

Understanding the iron binding properties of the scaffold protein of the ISC assembly machinery and its mutants in yeast and cardiomyocytes.

gn7901@wayne.edu

Noah Gleason

MS Student

BS, Chemistry, Alma College, MI

Understanding the role and biophysical properties of Yeast, Human, and Bacterial Acyl Carrier Protein within the ISC assembly pathway.

gp8205@wayne.edu

Tiara V. Hinton

PhD Student

BS, Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Understanding and characterizing the structure and binding properties of scaffold protein of the Fe-S Cluster pathway in Drosophila melanogaster and its interactions with other proteins in the pathway

tvhinton@wayne.edu

Dominic Mason

Undergrad

BS in progress, Wayne State University. MI

Protein Purification, isolation and characterization.

gq3646@wayne.edu

Zachary Mason

Undergrad

BS in progress, Wayne State University. MI

 

Protein Purification, isolation and characterization.

 

zachary.mason2@wayne.edu

Dr. Akshata R. Naik

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D, Physiology, Wayne State University, MI

Understanding the role of ISU and frataxin in diabetic cardiomyopathy.

 

anaik@med.wayne.edu

Lindsey Thompson

Lab Manager

BS, Biology, Western Michigan Univ, Kalamazoo, MI

Lab Director, Protein purification, Isolation, Characterization

lnico@med.wayne.edu

Past members

Postdoctoral students

  • Dr. Karl Koebke, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Dr. Krisztina Bencze, associate professor of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Fort Hayes, KS
  • Dr. Yanan He, Research Scientist, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Baltimore, MD
  • Dr. Ana Jankovick, postdoctoral student, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Dr. Akshoka Kandegedara, Postdoctoral Scholar, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Dr. Madushi Raththagala, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Dr. Anusha Sarath, Research Scientist, Apolife Inc., Detroit, MI

Graduate students

  • Dr. Dulmini Barupala, Med-Direct Program Coordinator, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Dr. Jeremy D. Cook, Product Assessment Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific, San Diego, CA
  • Dr. Stephen Dzul, Resident, Beaumont Hospital, Detroit, MI
  • Dr. Kalyan Kondapalli, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Dearborne, MI
  • Dr. Brianne Lewis, Postdoctoral Scholar, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Dr. Tao Li, postdoctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Univ. of California, Irvine, CA
  • Dr. Simona Proteasa, Graduate Student, Department of Physiology, Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI
  • Dr. Swati Rawat, Staff Biologist, Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA
  • Dr. Andria Rodrigues, Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA
  • Dr. Poorna Subramanian, Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • Dr. Yan Zhang, Scientist II, R & D Systems, Boston, MA

Master's students

  • Sudipa Rijal Ghimire, Senior Associate Scientist, Amgen, Cambridge, MA
  • Shanmugavel Jayabalan, Senior Quality Assurance Professional, Abbott Labs, Lake Forest, IL
  • Yogapriya Murugesan, Associate Scientist III, Biogen, Cambridge, MA
  • Rahul Ravindran Nair, Associate Scientist III, Bioverativ, Boston, MA
  • Anjali Patel, Senior Associate Scientist, Joinn Biologistics, Inc., Richmond, CA
  • Dr. Nicholis Spellman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Undergraduate students

  • Luke Antonczak, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Patrick Bradley, Medical Student, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Courtney Busch, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
  • William H. Childs, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Anna Crater, graduate student, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON Canada
  • Christina Dobeson, graduate student, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Kevin Eccles, Spring Arbor University, Jackson, MI
  • Kelly Ann Ferger, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Nicholas Fuller, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Jeanean Ghering, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
  • Kevin Grant, Henry Ford Community College, Detroit, MI
  • Allen Haddad, medical student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Kristia Hayes, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Dr. Amy Kent, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • Nicole Kok, Spring Arbor University, Jackson, MI
  • Danielle M. Levy, Wayne State University, Detroit MI
  • Chima Nwamba, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Alyssa Provagna, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Jackie Rawat, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • Jonathan Rotondo, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Alfredo Sanchez-Villarreal, University of Morelos, Cuernavaca, Morelos Mexico
  • Dr. Albert Schroeder, Alma College, Alma, MI
  • Alexandra Schroeder, Univ. of Detroit, Mercy, Detroit, MI
  • Ruth A. Sinnamon, graduate student, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Alexandra E. Spirou, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Miranda St. Amour, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Jing Wang, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Leah Warren, Wayne State University - Med-Direct Program, Detroit, MI

High school students

  • Luke Antonczak, Stevenson High School, Livonia, MI
  • Katherin Byrd, Cass Technical High School, Detroit, MI
  • Jonathan Dolant, University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Detroit, MI
  • Preeta Gupta, Groves High School, Birmingham, MI
  • LaTasha Lindsey, Cass Technical High School, Detroit, MI