About the Author

I was a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley in the Molecular and Cell Biology department and did my thesis in Dr. Eva Nogales' lab. My thesis topic explored the interactions between tubulin, a vital cellular protein, and XMCAK (formerly XKCM1), a novel kinesin-like protein involved in microtubule depolymerization and spindle formation.

My previous research has included atomic force microscopy of supercoiled DNA condensed phases, developmental effects of noggin on Xenopus laevis explants, and third-strand binding studies to unique genomic targets in Drosophila melanogaster.

I am now working as a postdoc in the lab of Dr. John A. Cooper at Washington University in St. Louis studying the interactions of various proteins involved in actin filament assembly and regulation.

More information on my previous research can be found through my personal web address.

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