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Mark Hochstrasser, PhD

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...

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John Beckmann

Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Biography

BA in Art and Physiology, University of Minnesota;

PhD in Entomology, University of Minnesota;

I study the biochemistry and genetics of Wolbachia induced Cytoplasmic Incompatibility in hopes to utilize it as a tool for insect population control.

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Research Interests

Biochemistry; Entomology

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Jason Berk, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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Christopher Hickey, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Biography

Christopher Hickey is a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Mark Hochstrasser. He earned a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Hickey has published extensively on diverse topics within the biological sciences, including metabolism, infectious disease, cellular organization and dynamics, and protein structure and function. His current research focuses on the roles of the ubiquitin and SUMO...

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Yanjie Li, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

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Achuth Padmanabhan, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Biography

I did my bachelors in biotechnology from Bharathidasan University, India and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County working under Dr.Charles Bieberich. My Ph.D. thesis focussed on understanding the regulation of MYC in prostate cancer. I joined the Hochstrasser lab in August 2012 and will be studying the assembly of the yeast and mammalian proteasome.

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Judith Ronau, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Biography

I received my B.S. in Biology from Marquette University where I spent some time in the lab of James Maki investigating adhesion of quagga mussels to various biofilms. For graduate school I attended Purdue University where I joined Mahdi Abu-Omar's research group in 2008 to study substrate binding in the metabolic metalloenzyme, phenylalanine hydroxylase. During this time, I was co-advised by both Mahdi and Chitta Das. Before joining Mark Hochstrasser's lab here at Yale, I stayed on as a postdoc...

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Jennifer Gillies

Graduate Students
Regulation of sumoylation and desumoylation

B.Sc. University of Pittsburgh

Publications

Nicole Wilson

Graduate Student
Cellular functions of SUMO

B.S. Brown University

Publications

Lauren Budenholzer

Graduate Student
Assembly and localization of the proteasome

B.A. Pomona College

Publications
    • Ethanol-induced differential gene expression and acetyl-CoA metabolism in a longevity model of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.Patananan AN, Budenholzer LM, Eskin A, Torres ER, Clarke SG. Exp Gerontol. 2015 Jan;61:20-30.

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
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)

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emptySwanson, 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) 

Zattas, Dimitrios
Research Fellow (Christopher Lima's Lab)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute (New York, NY)

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   


Tomko Jr.,  Robert J.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida)
robert.tomko@med.fsu.edu


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