Associate Research ScientistMichelle Kudron attended Smith College and received her AB degree in Biology in 2002. In 2001, she completed a Smith summer internship in the laboratory of Celia Schiffer in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at UMASS Medical School studying Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Following graduation, she returned to the Schiffer lab and Knight Lab to work as a Research Laboratory Associate uncovering a novel role for dimeric RecA in the assembly of nucleoprotein filaments and homologous recombination (Kudron et al., 2006). In 2003, she attended Yale University and earned her Ph.D. in Genetics in the laboratory of Valerie Reinke in 2009 studying the role for C. elegans nucleostemin in regulating cell growth and proliferation by modulating ribosome biogenesis (Kudron MM and Reinke V, 2008). Since obtaining her doctorate, Michelle has been interested in the role that transcription factors play at both the tissue-specific level as well as more globally in C. elegans.
Postdoctoral AssociateRole: Postdoctoral Associate Group: Prof. Valerie Reinke (Yale School of Medicine, Department of Genetics)Project: I am studying C.elegans epigenome to identify the molecular pathways that play a role in germline progression, using both computational and experimental techniques.