Dunham Lab

dunhamChristine M. Dunham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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B.A. in Biochemistry from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City. She did her Ph.D. thesis work in the laboratory of Prof. William G. Scott in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz studying the structure and function of RNA enzymes. She was an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan’s laboratory at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England where she studied bacterial translation. Her work in Venki’s lab focused on how the ribosome performs translocation or movement of the tRNA-mRNA helix through the ribosome during protein synthesis. She also determined structures of extended tRNAs bound to the ribosome that cause mRNA frameshifts to understand how RNA-mediated structures promote ribosomal errors.

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Eric Hoffer

Eric Hoffer, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow
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B.S. Biochemistry, Kennesaw State University.
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate program, Emory University

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Ha An2Ha An Nguyen
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry, Emory University
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B.S. Chemistry, University of Richmond

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Ian Pavelich
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry, Emory University
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B.S. Biomolecular Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering

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John Shanks photoJohn Shanks
Senior Research Specialist
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B.A., Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Pooja Srinivas
Graduate Student
Molecular and Systems Pharmacology Program
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B.A. Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
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Dongxue Wang, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
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B.S. Biology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

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Kim Zaldana

Kim Zaldana
Emory College undergraduate
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Former lab members

Cheston Husein, Emory College undergraduate

Courtney Shin, Emory College undergraduate

Sam Hong, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2016-2017; Postdoctoral fellow at MD Anderson.

Jeff Meisner, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2016-2017; Research scientist at Kaleido.

Sunita Subramanian, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2015-2016.

Marc Schureck, Ph. D., BCDB Graduate Student; Postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Sanjay Desai's lab at the NIH.

Nina Onuoha, undergrad researcher, Emory University, 2013-16; Research technician in Dr. Anice Lowen's laboratory.

Miki Ruangprasert, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2011-2015; Scientific Instructional Designer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jack Dunkle, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2011-2015; Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Dayne West, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2013-2015; Research Scientist, Georgia Tech.

Tatsuya Maehigashi, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2009-2015; Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University.

Stacey Miles, Lead research specialist, 2009-14; Research technician at the Centers for Disease Control.

Crystal Fagan, Ph.D., BCDB grad student 2009-14; Postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Adrian Ferré-D’Amaré’s lab at the NIH.

Steve Kong, undergrad researcher, Emory University, 2012-14.

Shein El Cho, undergrad researcher, Agnes Scott College, 2012-13; Graduate student at Stanford University.

Julie Liu, undergrad researcher, Emory University, 2012; Ph.D. student at Rice University.

Jhomar Marquez, Research specialist, 2010-12; GE Sale Representative.

Nisha Giridharan, undergrad researcher, Emory University, 2012-13; Medical student at the University of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Glen Meades, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2010-11; Lecturer at Kennesaw State University.

Hasan Irier, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2009-2010; FDA.

Rachel Erdman, Research specialist, 2008-10; Patent attorney, Finnegan Associates.

Melon Nega, summer undergrad researcher, Emory University, 2010; Research specialist at Yerkes National Primate Center.

Alyssa Rabon, summer undergrad researcher, Clemson University, 2010; Pharmacy student at the Medical University of South Carolina.