People in the Lab

Post-PhD Trainees / Project Term Present position

Andrew Dangel, PhD
Nuclear interactions are necessary for translational stimulation by retroviral PCE

January 2000 - Nov 2002

Research Scientist, Ohio State University Eminent Scholar Dr. R. Tabita

Tiffiney Hartman, PhD
RNA helicase selectively stimulates translation of retroviral and host cell mRNAs

November 2003 - March 2005

NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Research Institute

J. Marcela Hernandez, PhD 
Global genomic analysis of RNA helicase A stimulation of T lymphocyte translation

July 2006 - June 2010

Research Scientist, Ohio State University

Deepali Singh, PhD 
RNA structural and proteomic analysis of conserved features of retroviral and cellular 5'-terminal post-transcriptional control elements

July 2007 - present

Assistant Professor, University of EST India

Amy Hayes, PhD 
Biophysical characterization of retroviral and cellular 5'-terminal post-transcriptional control elements

September 2008 - September 2011

Faculty, Otterbein College, Newark, OH

Ioana Boeras, PhD

June 2012 - present

Fellowship

Graduate Student Mentorship: Primary Advisor

Student/ Degree/ Graduate program/ project Term Present position

Melinda Butsch, PhD
Ohio State University Biochemistry Program
Control of Retroviral Translation and Relationship to Genomic RNA Packaging

July 1997 - July 2002

NCI Cancer Prevention Fellow;
Earned MPH Harvard, 2003
Postdoctoral program 2003-2006; Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Medical School 2006-present

Stacey Hull, PhD
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
Identification and Characterization of New and Distinct Functional Roles of Post-transcriptional Control Elements in Cytoplasmic Expression of Retroviral RNA

July 1997 - November 2002

Postdoctoral fellow, Univ. CA-Irvine with Dr. Hung Fan; Fellow, American Cancer Society; and NRSA Fellow, National Institutes of Health, 2003-2008;
Associate Faculty, Mira Costa College, San Diego, CA 2008-present

Tiffiney Roberts, PhD
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
RedundantStructural Motifs in a Unique Retroviral Post-transcriptional Control Element Mediates a Novel Mechanism of Translational Enhancement

July 1998 - October 2003

NIH NRSA postdoctoral Fellow,
2004-2008
Research Scientist, Fox Chase Cancer Research Institute, 2008-present

Alper Yilmaz, PhD
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
Translational control of mRNAs transcribed from HIV-1 provirus and HIV-1 based lentiviral vectors

Jan 2002 - August 2007

NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellow, Plant Biotechnology Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Assistant Professor, University of Istambul

Cheryl Giles Bolinger, PhD
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
Study of retrovirus and host interplay: RNA helicase A and microRNA modulate viral gene expression

Jan 2003 - Nov 2008

Postdoctoral fellow, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Shuiming Qian, PhD
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
Study of retrovirus and host interplay: RNA helicase A and microRNA modulate viral gene expression

Jan 2003 - March 2009

Postdoctoral fellow, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Research Leader, Roche China, Bejing

Arnaz Ranji, PhD
Molecular Genetics
How RNA helicase A conveys selectivity for retrovirus and selective cellular target RNA

Sept 2005 - March 2011

Postdoctoral fellow, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Amit Sharma, PhD
Molecular Genetics
HIV-1 translation and infectivity are coordinately regulated by DHX9: discovery and mechanism

July 2007 - March 2012

Postdoctoral fellow

Jonathon Picking BS
Ohio State Biochemistry Program
Role of RNA helicase A in progression to neoplasia

March 2010 - present

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med into Grad Fellow, 2010-2011; Center for RNA Biology Fellow 2011-2012

Alaina Martinez, BS
Integrated Biomedical graduate program

July 2011 - present

Cell Microbe Interface NIH T32 Fellowship, 2011-2012
Dr. Boris-Lawrie, Mentor

Sarah Fritz, BS
Integrated Biomedical graduate program

July 2011 - present

Presidential Fellow 2010-2011; School Biomedical Sciences Fellow 2011-2012
Dr. Boris-Lawrie, Mentor

Lab Members who have been research interns and staff

  • Justin Bale
  • Erin Pigott
  • Faith Barbur
  • Dave Meleason, DVM
  • Kathyrn Chen, MD
  • Jermaine Cornell Byers
  • Jennifer Simpson
  • Jeong Ha, MD
  • Amber McCreary
  • Sae Bom Lee
  • Jennifer Frey, PhD
  • Jessica Kerney
  • Matt Resnick, DVM
  • Katy Beachy, DVM
  • Yalai Wang