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Protein Structural Analysis Laboratory Alumni

Michigan State University
502C Biochemistry Building
E. Lansing, MI 48824-1319

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Model for how monoclonal antibody 3D6 (yellow and green tubes) can recognize a helical peptide (blue) in Brugia malayi asparaginyl-tRNA synthetase and neutralize its enzymatic activity by occluding the active site.  See M. A. Kron et al. (2008), under Publications.
Protein Structural Analysis Laboratory

Research Group Alumni

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Name Title in PSA Lab MSU Degree Period (Year-Month) Current Position
Casey Borowsky Undergraduate Research Assistant 18-Aug to 19-Apr Undergraduate Researcher, Henry Lab, Michigan State University
Jiaxing Chen, M.S. Graduate Research Assistant 17-Feb to 18-July Graduate Research Assistant, Bioinformatics & Genomics,
Pennsylvania State University
Sebastian Raschka, Ph.D. Research Assistant Ph.D. 12-Aug to 18-Aug Assistant Professor, Statistics,
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Joseph Bemister-Buffington Research Assistant B.S. 13-Jan to 17-Aug Scientific Analyst, Accenture
Orlando, FL
Alex Wolf Professorial Assistant B.S. 14-Sep to 17-May Quality Analyst,
Auto Owners Insurance, Lansing, MI
John Johnston Systems Administrator M.S. 8-Dec to 15-Jun Bioinformatics Domain Specialist,
Michigan State University
Nan Liu, Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant Ph.D. 12-Jan to 15-May Cognitive Software Engineer
IBM, San Jose, CA
Eric Boerman Professorial Assistant B.S. 13-Sept to 14-May Theater Design,
Michigan State University
Santosh Gunturu Undergraduate Researcher B.S. 12-Jan to 13-Aug Information Technologist,
Ribosomal Database Project, MSU
Kristopher Opron Graduate Rotation Student Ph.D. 12-Dec to 13-Feb Bioinformatics Analyst,
University of Michigan Health Services
Stacey Kneeshaw Undergraduate Research Student B.S. 11-May to 12-Jun Research Specialist I,
Medical University of South Carolina
Leann Buhrow, Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant Ph.D. 07-Aug to 12-Dec Postdoctoral Fellow,
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Matthew Tonero Graduate Research Assistant Defended Ph.D. 05-Mar to 10-Dec Resident, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jeffrey Van Voorst, Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant Ph.D. 06-Jan to 10-Dec Principal Software Engineer,
Veritas Technologies LLC, Minneapolis, MN
Hussein Hejase Undergraduate Research Student B.S., M.S. 11-Jan to 11-May Researcher, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Laurel Hollow, NY
Qinghui Yuan Graduate Rotation Student   10-Sep to 10-Nov Pharmaceutical Equity
Analyst, Beijing
Sandeep Namilikonda, M.S. Graduate Research Asst. M.S. 04-Aug to 08-Dec Director of Integrations, The Rainmaker Group,
Atlanta, GA
Fadhiru Kamba Graduate Rotation Student Ph.D. 07-Nov to 08-Feb Lecturer, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Uganda
Chetan Sukuru, Ph.D. Graduate Research Assist. Ph.D. 03-Feb to 07-Dec Research Informatics Manager,
Amgen, Cambridge, MA
Rachel Szpond Undergraduate Research Student B.S. 07-May to 07-Aug Regulatory Affairs Coordinator,
Enymedica, Sarasota, FL
Anjali Rohatgi Goldwater Scholar B.S. 05-May to 07-Jul M.D., Movement Disorder Center, Washington Univ., St. Louis
Hanna El Chemmas Undergraduate Research Student B.S. 06-May to 07-Apr Pharmacist,
Ithaca, NY
Katie Frank Graduate Rotation Student 06-Jan to 06-Apr Ph.D. Student,
Physiology, MSU
Sean Law Graduate Rotation Student Ph.D. 05-Oct to 06-Feb Data Scientist,
Ameritrade, Ann Arbor
Wendy Chen Undergraduate Independent Study B.S. 05-Aug to 05-Dec Graduate Student
York University
Maria Zavodszky, Ph.D. Research Associate Ph.D. 00-Jan to 05-Jul Senior Scientist
Biogen, Cambridge, MA
Sameer Arora, M.S. Graduate Research Asst. M.S. 02-Nov to 05-Jul Drawbridge Cloud Services,
Microsoft, Inc., Redmond, WA
Andrew Stumpf Graduate Rotation Student M.S. 03-Jan to 04-Dec Attorney and Shareholder, Butzel Long, Ann Arbor, MI
Litian He Systems Administrator M.S. 03-Jan to 04-Dec Business Ops Principal, Dell EMC, Marlborough, MA
Erica Scheller Undergraduate Research Awardee B.S. 03-May to 04-Sep Asst. Professor
Washington University School of Medicine
Kanchan Champhekar Pavangadkar Graduate Rotation Student Ph.D. 03-May to 03-Aug Undergraduate Advisor, Neurosciences,
James Johnson, Jr., Ph.D. Graduate Rotation Student Ph.D. 03-Feb to 03-May Postdoctoral Fellow,
Batey Lab, University of Colorado, Boulder
Soledad Quiroz Graduate Rotation Student Ph.D. 03-Feb Biotechnology Program Advisor,
Universidad Santo Tomas, Chile
Rajesh Korde, M.S. System Administrator & Scientific Programmer M.S. 99-Sep to 02-Dec Principal Data Scientist,
Microsoft Inc., Redmond, WA
A.J. Rader, Ph.D. Graduate Research Assist. Ph.D. 98-Sep to 02-Dec Director of Data Science, DMC Insurance, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Brandon M. Hespenheide, Ph.D. Graduate Student Ph.D. 97-May to 03-Jan Reporting and Analytics Manager, USI Insurance Services, Southfield, MI
Paul C. Sanschagrin, Ph.D. Graduate Student Ph.D. 95-May to 01-Dec Support Specialist,
Schrodinger, LLC
Trevor Barkham Undergraduate Research Fellow Ph.D.. 1999 to 2001 Principal, Barkham's Craft Cider and Spirits, LLC, Oakland, MI
Michael Raymer, Ph.D. Graduate Student Ph.D. 94-May to 00-Sep Professor, Computer
Science, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Nan Song Graduate Rotation Student 00-Sep to 00-Dec Bioinformatist,
Precision Therapeutics, Pittsburgh, PA
Harini Krishnamurthy Graduate Rotation Student Ph.D. 00-Feb to 00-May Associate Principal Scientist, Merck Research Labs,
Philadelphia Area
Volker Schnecke, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow 97-Mar to 99-Dec Big Data Analytic Specialist, Novo Nordisk, Copenhagan, Denmark
Mahesh Krishnaswamy Graduate Rotation Student 99-Feb to 99-Jun Project Lead, Google,
Bay Area, CA
Amy Cayemberg McQuade Professorial Assistant,
Undergraduate Research Student
B.S. 95-Dec to 96-Dec
98-Oct to 99-May
Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Curriculum Coordinator,
Carroll University
Yi Yang Graduate Rotation Student M.S. 99-Feb to 99-May Staff Scientist,
Sugen, Inc.
Matt Larson Graduate Rotation Student M.S. 98-Jul to 98-Sep Bioinformatics Specialist and Database Administrator,
Vishal Thakkar, M.S. Graduate Research Assist. M.S. 96-Nov to 98-May Principal Architect,
Microsoft, Inc., Redmond, WA
David Holstius Professorial Assistant B.S. 97-Aug to 98-May Senior Advanced Projects Advisor at Bay Area Air Quality Management District,
Bay Area, CA
Michael Dahn Undergraduate Research Fellow B.S. 98-Jan to 98-May Engineer,
Carrie Barkham Professorial Assist.,
Undergraduate Research Fellow
D.V.M. 94-Aug to 97-May Veterinarian, Paint Creek Animal Clinic, Imlay City, MI
Wayne Anderson Graduate Rotation Student & Research Asst. M.S. 94-Nov to 95-Feb
97-Jan to 97-May
Staff Scientist,
Samit Sureka Graduate Rotation Student 96-Aug to 96-Nov
Tharuna Niranjan Graduate Assistant M.S. 96-Jan to 96-Jul Engineering Leadership, Software Development
Sridhar Venkataraman Graduate Rotation Student Ph.D. 95-Feb to 95-May Independent Biotech Specialist,
Bengaluru, India