People in the Lab

Post-PhD Trainees Term Present position
Rick Laguna, PhD
Molecular biology of viral oncogenesis
August 2104 - present Research Associate 2
Gatikrushna Singh, PhD
Dynamic role of viral and cellular proteins in nucleation of HIV-1 RNPs
December 2013 - present Postdoctoral Researcher
Ioana Boeras, PhD
RNA helicase A in HIV-1 RNA translation and packaging
June 2012 - present Postdoctoral Researcher
Amy Hayes, PhD 2008 - 2011 Environmental Health Specialist, Ohio Department of Health, OH
Deepali Singh, PhD 2007 -2010 Assistant Professor, Gautam Buddha University, Greater NOIDA, India
J. Marcela Hernandez, PhD 2006 - 2010 STEM Diversity Director, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio State University, OH
Tiffiney Hartman, PhD 2003 - 2005 Research Assistant Professor, Fox Chase Cancer Research Institute , PA
Andrew Dangel, PhD 2000 - 2002 Research Scientist, Ohio State University Eminent Scholar in Microbiology, Dr. R. Tabita, OH

Graduate Student Mentorship: Primary Advisor

Name, Degree Program Term Fellowship or Position
Sarah Fritz, PhD Candidate
Biomedical Sciences
July 2011 - present Presidential Fellow 2010-2011
Biomedical Sciences Fellow 2011-2013
Jonathon Picking MS
Ohio State Biochemistry
2010 - 2012 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med into Grad Fellow, 2010-2011; Center for RNA Biology Fellow 2011-2012
Amit Sharma, PhD
Molecular Genetics
2007 – 2012 Postdoctoral fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, Seattle, WA
Wei Jing, MS
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
2008 -2010 College of Veterinary Medicine, Barber Fellow
Arnaz Ranji, PhD
Molecular Genetics
2005 - 2011 Postdoctoral fellow, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Shuiming Qian, PhD
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
2003 - 2009 Assistant Scientist, Univ Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Cheryl Bolinger, PhD
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
2003 - 2008 Senior DNA/RNA MOD Engineer
Intrexon Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD
Nicole Placek, MS
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
2002-2006 Science writer/editor, Columbus, OH
Radhakrishna Sura, DVM, MS
Veterinary Biosciences
2002-2004 Veterinary Pathology Specialist, Dow USA
Alper Yilmaz, PhD
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
2000 – 2007 Assistant Professor, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Tiffiney Roberts, PhD
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
1998 - 2003 Research Assistant Professor, Fox Chase Cancer Research Institute, PA
Stacey Hull, PhD
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
1997 - 2002 Associate Faculty, Mira Costa College, San Diego, CA
Melinda Butsch, PhD, MPH
Ohio State Biochemistry
1997 - 2002 Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Medical School, OH

Lab Members who are and have been research interns and staff

  • Alison Mason, present
  • Greeshma Allareddy, present
  • Joey McGill
  • Stephanie Petyna
  • Jennifer Knippenberg
  • Justin Bale
  • Erin Pigott
  • Faith Barbur
  • Emily Vojt
  • 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