Dunham Curriculum Vitae

Christine M. Dunham, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
christine.m.dunham@emory.edu
http://www.biochem.emory.edu/dunham
Emory University School of Medicine
Biochemistry Department
1510 Clifton Road, NE G223
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Education

1997- 2003            Ph.D. thesis entitled “Structural and mechanistic studies of an RNA enzyme” in the laboratory of
                             William G. Scott, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department,
                             University of California, Santa Cruz.

1993-1997             B.A., Biochemistry, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, New York.

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Research

04/2008 -             Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Biochemistry Department,
                            Atlanta, Georgia

2004 - 2007          American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan,
                            MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 
                            Structural Studies of Ribosomal Translocation

2003                     Short-term Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. William G. Scott,
                            Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, University of California, Santa Cruz.      
                            Crystallographic studies of an RNA-protein complex involved in RNA processing

1997 - 2003          NSF-GAANN sponsored Graduate Student in the laboratory of Dr. William G. Scott,
                            Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, University of California, Santa Cruz.         
                            Structural and mechanistic studies of an RNA enzyme

1997                     Undergraduate Researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Janet Larkin,
                            Biology Department, Barnard College, Columbia University.

1996                     NSF Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) in the laboratory of
                            Dr. Bennett Van Houten, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department,
                            University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
                            Kinetic study of the interaction of DNA repair enzyme UvrA with oligonucleotides

1993 - 1994          NSF Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Weber,
                            Biochemistry Department, Albany Medical College  
                            Synthesis and characterization of a radioactive dextran tracer to detect cancer

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Honors and Awards

2010 - 2015           NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

2004 - 2007           American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow

2004                     Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow

2003                     RNA Poster Prize, Gordon Research Conference on Nucleic Acids (Ph.D.)

1999 - 2003          NSF-GAANN Graduate Student Fellowship (Ph.D.)

2000                     NATO Advanced Study Institute Travel Grant, 30th International School of Crystallography,
                            Erice, Italy

2000                     NSF International Travel Grant, 30th International School of Crystallography, Erice, Italy

1994 - 1996          NSF Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF)


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