Fellows 2017-2018

The University at Albany announces the third cohort of RNA Fellows for the Ph.D. training program in RNA science. The office of Graduate education in collaboration with Departments of Biology, Biomedical Sciences, and Chemistry provide the resources to train exceptional students in RNA Science relating to health and disease, in collaboration with the RNA Institute. These fellows will take an RNA-centric curriculum of courses and colloquia. They will also have the option to collaborate with the School of Business and the Writers Institute, to gain experience in entrepreneurship and science writing, respectively. We are happy to announce our third cohort of trainees who will start in the training program beginning this fall.

  • Amber Altrieth

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Mentor: Mindy Larsen

    Project:Endothelial cell signaling in salivary gland regeneration

  • Shane Breznak

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Mentor: Prash Rangan

    Project: RNA Regulation Durning Germline Stem Cell Differentiation

  • Jamie Corro

    BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

    Mentor: Anil Ojha

    Project: Functional analysis of alternative ribosomes in mycobacteria

  • Alyssa Hoy

    CHEMISTRY

    Mentor: Maksim Royzen

    Project: Synthesis of RNA phosphoramidites incorporating trans-cyclooctene

  • Kathryn Dill

    CHEMISTRY

    Mentor: Alan Chen

    Project: Using single-molecule experiments to calibrate nucleic acid base-stacking in molecular simulations