Dunham Lab

Christine M. Dunham, PhDChristine M. Dunham, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry

Associated Faculty Member, Department of Chemistry

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B.A., Biochemistry, Barnard College, Columbia University

Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, Laboratory of Prof. William G. Scott, thesis entitled "Structure and Function of an RNA enzyme"

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England, Laboratory of Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan


Awards and Honors

2021                   Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
2019                   American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Young Investigator
2018                   Emory School of Medicine Researcher Appreciation Day Recognition
2017                   American Crystallographic Association Etter Early Career Awardee
2016 - 2021        Burroughs Wellcome Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases
2011 - 2015        Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
2010 - 2015        NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
2004 - 2008        American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow
1999 - 2003        NSF-GAANN Graduate Research Fellowship

Evy KimballEvelyn (Evy) Kimbrough

Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry

2017 Emory Woodruff Fellowship

B.S. Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis and a Physics Minor, University of Utah

Link to Evy’s publications

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Jacob Mattingly
Graduate Student
Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology Program

2019 Margaret and Thomas Lew Graduate Award in Biomedical Sciences in Biochemistry award

B.S. Chemistry and Philosophy, University of Kentucky

Link to Jacob’s publications on Pubmed.


Alexandra (Lexie) Kuzmishin Nagy, Ph.D.
NIH FIRST Postdoctoral Fellow

B.A. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The College of Wooster
Ph.D., Biochemistry, The Ohio State University

Link to Lexie's publications in Pubmed.


Ha An2Ha An Nguyen
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry, Emory University

2018 Chemistry Department Outstanding TA award

B.S. Chemistry, University of Richmond

Link to Ha An's publications in Pubmed.


Ian Pavelich
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry, Emory University

ARCS graduate student fellow

B.S. Biomolecular Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Link to Ian's publications in Pubmed.

salas-eliseo.pngEliseo Salas
Graduate Student
Genetics and Molecular Biology Graduate Program

B.S. Biochemistry, St. Mary's University

M.S. Biochemistry, Texas State University


Pooja Srinivas
Graduate Student
Molecular and Systems Pharmacology Program

B.A. Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Julia Tanquary
Graduate Student
Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology Program

B.S. Biology and Spanish, Eckerd College

Julia’s publications in Pubmed 

Tiffany Trieu

Tiffany Trieu
Graduate Student

Joanna Lee
Emory undergraduate fellow

Former lab members

Dongxue Wang, PhD, Research Scientist

Michelle Boamah, Emory College Undergraduate

Eric Hoffer, Graduate Student

Jiayue Sun, Graduate Student

John Shanks, Senior Research Specialist, 2017-19

Cheston Husein, Emory College undergraduate, 2017-8.

Courtney Shin, Emory College undergraduate. 2017-8.

Sam Hong, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2016-17; Medical student at UT Houston.

Jeff Meisner, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2016-17; Research scientist at Kaleido.

Sunita Subramanian, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2015-16.

Marc Schureck, Ph. D., BCDB Graduate Student; 2012-16; 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, 2011-15; Scientific Instructional Designer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jack Dunkle, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2011-15; Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Dayne West, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2013-15; Research Scientist, Georgia Tech.

Tatsuya Maehigashi, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow, 2009-15; 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, 2009-10; 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.