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Mark W Hochstrasser

Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Biography

Part of the Yale faculty since 2000, Prof. Mark Hochstrasser holds appointments in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and the School of Medicine’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program. He earned his B.A. at Rutgers University and his Ph.D. at the University of California, San Francisco, and conducted postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has earned numerous honors for...

Part of the Yale faculty since 2000, Prof. Mark Hochstrasser holds appointments in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and the School of Medicine’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program. He earned his B.A. at Rutgers University and his Ph.D. at the University of California, San Francisco, and conducted postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has earned numerous honors for his scientific contributions, including a Young Investigator Award from the Cancer Research Foundation and designation as a Searle Scholar and a Fletcher Scholar. Prof. Hochstrasser holds two patents related to this work, which has been published in numerous scientific and medical journals, including Nature, the Journal of Cell Biology, Cell, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Genetics and Nature Cell Biology. A member of the editorial board/virtual faculty of the Targeted Proteins Database and the journal Cell, Hochstrasser has served on several National Institutes of Health study sections. He is a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society for Microbiology.

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Jason Michael Berk

Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Christopher M Hickey

Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Yanjie Li

Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Achuth Padmanabhan

Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Robert J Tomko, Jr.

Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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Jennifer Gillies

Graduate Students
Regulation of sumoylation and desumoylation

B.Sc. University of Pittsburgh

Publications
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Nicole Wilson

Graduate Student
Cellular functions of SUMO

B.S. Brown University

Publications
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Dimitrios Zattas

Graduate Student
Structure-function of the yeast Doa10 E3 ligase

B.Sc. University of Thessaly

Publications
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Noah Steinfeld


Undergraduate Researcher
Functional and Biological Characterization of a Novel Arsenite-Induced Protein
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Claire Donnelly


Undergraduate Researcher
MATalpha2 degradation
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Matt Kubicki


Undergraduate Researcher
Assembly of the 19S Regulatory Particle Lid Complex

FORMER STUDENTS:

Arendt, Casey S.
Triathalon coach
Austin, TX 

Bebiana Vigário da Silva Sá Moura, Maria
Currently a Post Doc

Chen, Ping
Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
pchen@cellbio.emory.edu

Connerly, Pamela L.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Indiana University Southeast (New Albany, IN)
pconnerl@ius.edu

Felberbaum, Rachael
Manager of Scientific Communications
Protein Sciences Corporation (Meriden, CT) 

Hannich, Thomas
Postdoctoral Fellow (Howard Riezman lab)
Dept. of Biochemistry 
University of Geneva (Switzerland)

Johnson (Roberts), Phoebe
Associate Research Fellow
Pfizer (Boston)

Kroetz, Mary
Postdoc (David Zarkower lab)
Dept. Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development 
University of Minnesota

Kunjappu, Mary
Working as Scientific Solutions at Envision Pharma Group
B.A. Barnard College, Columbia University

Lewis, Alaron
Postdoctoral Fellow (Susan Brockerhoff and Rachel Wong labs)
Dept. Biochemistry 
University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
alaron@u.washington.edu

Papa, Feroz
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
UCSF (San Francisco, CA)
frpapa@medicine.ucsf.edu

Schiffer, Linda
Staff Scientist
Dept. Medicine
University of Illinois (Chicago, IL)

Swanson, Robert
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN)
rob.swanson@valpo.edu

Swaminathan, Sowmya
Chief Editor
Nature Cell Biology (London, UK)

Xie, Yang
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow 
ovartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (Cambridge, MA) 

FORMER POSTDOCS:

Adle, David
Quality Control Scientist
Protein Sciences Corporation (Meriden, CT)
dvdadle@gmail.com

Amerik, Alexander (Sasha)

Bloom, Joanna
Scientific Writer
Envision Pharma
joanna.f.bloom@gmail.com

Deng, Min
Dentistry Resident (University of Connecticut)

Funakoshi, Minoru
Section of Educational System Center for Faculty Development 
Okayama University (Okayama, Japan)
funakosh@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp

Kerscher, Oliver
Associate Professor 
Department of Biology
College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
opkers@wm.edu

Kreft, Stefan
Junior Group Leader
Dept. of Biochemistry
University Konstanz (Germany)
stefan.kreft@uni-konstanz.de

Kusmierczyk, Andrew
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
akusmier@iupui.edu

Laney, Jeff
Assistant Professor
Department of Mol. & Cell. Biology
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
jlaney@email.arizona.edu

Li, Shyr-Jiann
Senior Research Scientist
Exelixis, Inc. (South San Francisco, CA)
jol@exelixis.com

Li, Xia
Senior Research Associate (Lab of Peter Novick)
Dept. of Cellular & Molecular Medicine 
University of California, San Diego

Pals-Rylaarsdam, Robin
Professor
Dept. Biological Science
Benedictine University, (Lisle, IL)

Radke, Susanne
Research Scientist
Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (New Haven, CT)

Ravid, Tommer
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biological Chemistry
Hebrew University (Jerusalem, Israel)
travid@cc.huji.ac.il

Eric (V.J.) Rubenstein
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana)
emrubenstein@bsu.edu

Sakata, Eri
Group Leader at Max Planck Institute

Schwartz, David
Data analyst
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
Department of State (DC)

Su, Dan 

Velichutina, Irina
Research Scientist
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Wang, Lin
Professor
Peking Union Medical College (Beijing, China)


FORMER TECHNICIANS :

Rakhilina, Larissa
Staff Scientist
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Tarrytown, NY)
larissa.rakhilina@regeneron.com