People in the Conn Lab
Graeme Conn, PhD
Graeme received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and followed this with postdoctoral research as a Wellcome Trust International Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Graeme was a faculty member at UMIST/ The University of Manchester, UK, from 2000 and joined the Department of Biochemistry at Emory as an Associate Professor in September 2008.
Debayan Dey, PhD
Debayan received his
Paige graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. Paige joined the Conn lab in July 2018 where she will support our work on aminoglycoside-resistance rRNA methyltransferases as well as
Graduate Student, BCDB Program
Meisam Nosrati, PhD
Meisam received his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry at the Michigan State University in 2015 and joined the Conn lab in early 2017 following brief postdoctoral studies at Michigan and Rice University. His research will focus on structure-function studies of antibiotic-resistance rRNA methyltransferases.
Esther recently graduated from Syracuse University in New York with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Esther previously spent a summer doing research in the Conn lab and rejoined in June 2018 as Research Specialist. In this role, Esther research will focus on the aminoglycoside-resistance rRNA methyltransferases.
Graduate Student, BCDB Program
Natalia Zelinskaya, Ph.D.
Research Specialist, Lead
Natalia received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Moscow State University, Russia. She continued as a research scientist at the Institute of Protein Research, Pushchino, Russia, Natalia and was a Royal Society visiting researcher at the University of Reading, UK, and Royal Society/ NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sheffield, UK. In 2008 Natalia became the first Conn lab member at Emory. Her research focuses on antibiotic-resistance rRNA methyltransferases.
Former Lab Members
|Brenda Calderon||2012-2017||Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology and Immunology, Emory|
|Kellie Vinal||2012-2016||Freelancer, Science Communication
|Emily Kuiper (BCDB)||2011-2016||Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute|
|Ginny Vachon (MMG)||2009-2015||President, Principal
|Ping Chao*||2006-2011||Postdoc, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)|
|Catherine Royle*||2006-2010||Higher Scientific Office, ICR (London, UK)|
|Miloje Savic*||2006-2009||Senior Manager Epidemiology, GSK Vaccines|
|Ahmed Wahid*||2006-2009||Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Minia University (Egypt)|
|Mark Dunstan*||2001-2005||Senior Experimental Officer, University of Manchester (UK)|
||2001-2005||High school science teacher (Wollaston, UK)|
|Marta Witek||2013-2015||Research Scientist, Eli Lilly|
|Sunita Subramanian||2011-2015||Postdoctoral Associate, Emory University|
|Pooja Desai||2010-2012||Research Associate, Therapure Biopharma Inc.|
|Miloje Savic||2009-2011||Senior Manager Epidemiology, GSK Vaccines|
|Rachel Macmaster*||2006-2010||Scientific Content Manager, Merck (Millipore Sigma)|
|Mark Dunstan*||2006-2008||Senior Experimental Officer, University of Manchester (UK)|
|Jeanette Hobbs*||2002-2007||Global Product Manager, Molecular Dimensions Ltd|
|*Former lab members at University of Manchester (UK)|
|Other lab members/visitors (since 2008, at Emory only)|
|Laís Corrêa||2014-2015||Visiting graduate student|
|Sam Schwartz||2012-2015||Research Specialist|
|Amarachi Nnakwe||2014||Summer undergraduate volunteer, Emory|
|Jennifer Hernandez||2013||Summer undergraduate on
|Priya Patel||2012||Summer undergraduate on
|John Wang||2012||Summer undergraduate volunteer (Emory)|
|Jo Linpinsel||2010-2012||Research Specialist|
|Emily Rye||2011||Summer undergraduate on
|Angela Park||2010||Summer undergraduate on
|Menachem Spira||2010||Summer undergraduate volunteer (Yeshiva University)|
|Chris Kershaw||2009||Visiting researcher (University of Manchester, UK)|
Prospective graduate students should apply to the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS). Dr. Conn is a training faculty member of the Biochemistry, Cell
Undergraduate students and those interested in volunteering may also contact Dr. Conn directly by email (please including a current CV) to discuss possibilities.
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